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Old 08-15-2012, 10:28 PM   #1
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WEll I have gained 40 pounds in 18 months. very sad about this.
I am trying to lose some of this weight but have not been able to focus. I was drinking really fattening beer 300 calories a pop, sometimes having 3. that is 900 calories extra a few times a week...no wonder I gain all of this weight back.
So I have switched to ultra michelob light raspberry beer. and it only has 95 calories a beer.
I have started to watch my carbs and went grocery shopping tonight filled the freezer with meats and veggies.
I need to get back to the gym, it stinks paying and not going!
wish me luck!
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:44 PM   #2
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Best of luck Bizi! Today I went shopping and filled the cart with a lot of fresh veggies and fruit. Tomorrow I start my new adventure. Two years ago I had a fall and have had so many medical problems and I'm in contant pain. I just need to work around the pain and exercise. But more important eat better and be consistent. I've been going to the gym but with my injuries I can't do the things I wanted to do when I joined. My weight has been yo-yoing for years now and it's time to knock it off and get serious!
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I am so sorry that you suffer with pain issues.
I have no excuse for the weight gain just plain lazyness.
went out with a girl friend and had many margaritas....sigh was fun but fattening.
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WEll I have not had a drink in 19 days so it is time to start dieting to lose some of this weight. I went out and bought larger pants to wear, faded blue jeans seems like such a let down to buy bigger clothes, but I needed them. One pair of blue jeans.......I feel so fat my stomach hangs over the belt line....I look pregnant.....sigh
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....for your journey to a healthier lifestyle!

I can relate to you both with weight and pain issues. I have tried every diet there is, and lost and gained many pounds over the years.

I have neuropathy which limits the way I can exercise. My daughter has convinced me the way to go is to cut down on sugar and anything made with white flour (simple carbohydrates). Instead to eat more fruit, veggies, and fish. She would always preach to me about my eating habits, and now I finally believe we are what we eat.

I used to drink lots of diet coke, and use a lot of artificial sweetners. I completely did away with the coke. I switched to Stevia sweetner, and only use a few a week. That has made a big difference in the bloating I had in my belly.

These past couple of weeks I've been researching on the internet about wheat intolerance, and am amazed at how much damage gluten is causing to so many people. It causes so many illnesses and chronic pain. For the past week I have cut way back on anything made with wheat to see if it helps with my pain issues and weight loss. I'm eating a lot healthier now but still have my 2 or 3 glasses of Merlot with dinner on the weekends. I have read that red wine is good for us in moderation, and I choose to believe itthat's my story and I'm stickin' to it!

I am 73 and the computer boggles my mind. I have learned so much from these forums about getting healthier with a new way of life. I would love to keep in touch here on this forum to discuss our common goals and anything new we have discovered that helps. I love being part of this wonderful high tech world we live in.

Wishing you both a healthy and pain free day.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:14 AM   #6
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thank you rosie for you contribution to this thread. I am happy for you that you are learning to incorporate healthier eating habits. yes diet sodas are so bad for us, well actually all chemicals that are added to food can plaque us. try to stay away from the center isles of the grocery store...that is where the non food items are sold and tempt us so. I eat at a health food store monday thru friday so get a good lunch then. I weighed in this morning at 158 would like to be 135 by my cruise in feb. I started drinking herbal teas in the evenings to replace the alcohol and it seems to be satisfying enough. I am an oral person. I am surprised I never started smoking.
have a great day.quinoa is a great grain that cook with instead of cracked wheat. they use it tabouli at the cafe. delicious and high in protein.
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Bizi, I agree chemicals that are added to processed foods are slowly killing us. I try to eat mostly whole foods. You're lucky you never smoked. My DH and I stopped about 10 years ago. It was the best thing we ever did. In my day it was the thing to do. It's seems so funny now to watch the old movies, and how everyone is smoking.

I went to visit my granddaughter yesterday. She just delivered our first "Great" grandchild, a beautiful little girl, Sophia Catherine. I was telling her how when I had my son (her dad) 53 years ago, my cousin brought me cigarettes instead of flowers or candy. In those days they even let us smoke in the labor room at the hospital.

I have cooked quinoa, and I like it. I was a great fan of bulgur but I will switch and try to stay away from wheat. I'm following a wheat free diet as much as I can.

Where are you going for your cruise? I've been on cruises, and they are soooo much fun. The food is unbelievable. You have time to shed some pounds...think positive.
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I've been going to the gym inconsistently but have been doing strength training at home on a more consistent basis. I lost a few pounds and have been maintaining. I gave some serious thought to my family and our eating habits. I don't like them and am making changes that my DH and DD are not liking. We don't eat many processed foods, very few in fact, since I cook almost everything from scratch. I do allow myself one can of Diet Coke a day and know I shouldn't be drinking any. I have spurts where I want to drink it but then decide not to for a while and go without.

Rosie 33 congrats on your new great-GD! I hear you on the lost and gained a few pounds thing. I've been doing that since my teens! But when I gain the lost weight back I've been gaining more than I lost. So this time it's not about the weight, it's about how I feel. If I loose pounds, great. If not...not sure how I'll feel!

Bizi I'm still wearing my larger jeans that I bought a year or so ago. They're very loose on me but I'm not ready to get back into my old jeans so I'm stuck wearing these uncomfortable jeans. I bought the jeans to get me through until I lost the weight and could fit back into my old jeans. Hasn't happened yet.
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I gained 20 back out of the 60 I lost. doc. recommended glutton free diet. I'm not convinced yet, as dairy has alot of calorie, eggs have colesterol. Hard to find glutten free products. Whole food markets have more of this kind of product. One way or the other I will loose the weigh right along side you. Having home made chicken, greenbeans blanched first, then in a pan in olive oil Add. garlic pieces and red chilli pepers top with slivered almonds. These are really good. ginnie
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I have been drinking peach herbal tea, it is good.hubby and I walked a quick walk around the neighbor hood last night wanted to get back to watch the debates, which I could only tolerate about half of, I don't know who to believe....
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down 4 1/2 pounds but think I need to drink more water, slightly dehydrated.So I have not lost that much. in one week. I am almost 50 and am finding it really hard to diet.
I am going with my sisters to cozamel mexico, 4 day cruise out of new orleans.WE leave the day after mardi gras...will try to take it easy because I will have to drive to N.O.L.A. to pick my sis's up from the airport, we are spending the night before and doing bourbon street.
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