BIGGEST LOSER 2010

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  1. MrsC

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    I'm walking by the holiday treats (piled in tins on the dining room table) about 10 times a day. So far (knock wood) they haven't called too loudly since last Thursday. Of course, I have 2 teenagers who are only to happy to be sure that they don't go to waste (or waist)!
     
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    You know what they say:
    "A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips" LOL
     
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    Here's my lunch for tomorrow--all packed and recorded in my journal:

    Salmon/Blueberry Salad
    3 cups mixed greens
    3 oz. salmon fillet
    1/4 cup canelli beans
    1/8 cup crumbled light feta cheese
    1/4 cup blueberries
    1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
    2 tablespoons organic blueberry vinaigrette
     
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    I'm having leftovers from tonight's dinner...1/2 chicken breast cooked in garlic/lime salsa over brown rice. Fresh pineapple for dessert.
     
  6. SCTeachInTX

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    Can I really eat this for a life time? What about steak? What about baked potatoes? What about a cheeseburger? Day 3 of my diet. Make me strong friends. :angel:
     
  7. TeacherNY

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    If you take that basic salad and switch out the protein, beans and fruit for something different each time you could probably eat that a few times a week without getting bored.
     
  8. MrsC

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    Small broiled steak and a baked potato? Why not? I wouldn't load up the potato with butter, cheese and full fat sour cream, but a bit of light sour cream and chives? Yummm.

    I love salads and could eat them every day. Wednesday, to my greens, I'll add some leftover chicken, some broccoli, red and green bell peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, a sprinkle of feta cheese and use balsamic vinegar for the dressing!
     
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    I HATE salads. I try so hard to like them but I can't stand them.
     
  10. Proud2BATeacher

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    I joined a gym today. I wish I would have joined months ago. It looks really ugly outside but it is beautiful outside. It has tons of cardio machines and it has a aerobics group exercise room and a yoga/pilates room. It also has 2 floors. The best thing about it is...it's a women's only club :D
     
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    MrsC~that sounds good!

    today I had 2 slices peanut butter toast for breakfast, taco and enchilada for lunch, and a baked chicken with carrots and baked beans for dinner.
     
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    That's great Proud. I'm about the research a local gym here.
     
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    I joined a gym 12/30. I've been every day since I joined, but with students starting tomorrow and my master's classes starting back up next Monday I hope I can keep it up.
     
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    Buy and inexpensive diet scale to weigh meat and potatos (I got mine at the market for under $10).

    (Split your steak and potato into 2 different meals)

    Steak: A small 3 oz. round steak is only 205 calories, and that's cooked! Have a steak and a big side of steamed veggies.

    Baked Potato: I actually depend upon baked potatoes when I diet because they seem so decadent. BUT you have to weigh it to make sure it's only 8 ounces, which is 250 calories. Add a small pat of light butter or some non-fat sour cream. Another thing I do, is buy those boxes of green giant mixed vegetables - very low calorie - and pour the whole thing on top of the potato.

    Burger: Veggie (soy cheese) is only about 35 calories per slice. Put a slice on top of a 3 ounce extra-lean beef patty (200 calories), eat it on 1 slice of bread (100 calories) and topped with lettuce. You can add pickles, ketchup, and mustard - all very low calorie.

    Weigh the meat after it's cooked. You'll be surprised at how big a 3 ounce serving actually is.
     
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    Now THIS I can do! THANK YOU! Now, where do I buy a food scale? Walmart? Have I told you that I love you????:wub:
     
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    I weigh my food too Special-t. It was a hassle at first but I found out the hard way that I would take also twice as much food when I try to eyeball it.
     
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    Yeah! I LOVE my gym. I had to go at a peak time today ... 6pm. Still plenty of cardio machines, a TV, my IPOD and I ran for 50 minutes. I love cardio! Hmmm.... Tomorrow is a weight day. Not as fond of weight training. But the results I know outweigh my reluctance.;)

    My food for today... honest?

    doughnut for breakfast (just one - it was there calling me!)
    Lunch - 4 small bites baked roast tenderloin and one scoop pasta
    dinner - I T scoop of mashed potatoes and 3 bites of steak (worth every small bite!)

    Keep in mind that I am a Language Arts teacher and I see things visually not mathematically. That's my story and I am sticking to it.:rolleyes:
     
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    :lol: SC!!

    Weighting the food sounds like a great idea! I sometimes get too much of a serving because I don't have good eyeballing skills. I know that right now I ate too much because my stomache is telling me off.
     
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    Ok, so Anytime Fitness it is! There's one not far from home and work and they have a coupon on their website for 50% off until 1/31 so I'll be printing that off and taking it up there tomorrow.
     
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    You won't be sorry! You will love it! Just have your headphones and your workout gear with you at all times so that when you get the chance you can scoot in and there will be no excuses like....

    Oh, I have to go home and get dressed... (Have your stuff ready!)
    Oh, I forgot a pair on socks... (Really???? Pack 2 pair!)
    Oh, I sat down and now I am feeling exhausted...(Shake it off - you're paying for it)
    Oh, I have this hang nail... (Bite it off)
    Oh, I need to grade these papers.... (They will keep)
    Oh, I have to go buy a scale to weigh my meat (That's a new one!)

    I have used almost every one of these excuses. And now, I have the belly bulge. So, guess what I am doing it... SO CAN YOU! :hugs: And I like it!:)
     
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    SC~how much do you pay or membership a month?

    and I will definitely pack something to take to the gym, will pack two pairs of sox, the only time I'll sit down is to drive to the gym, I won't have a hangnail...right now I don't have any papers to grade. I actually loved going to the gym when I went, but we moved and then couldn't afford to go to the gym.
     
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    $64 month - But I have a family membership.
     
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    Make sure you ask if there is a discount for teachers. Most of the gyms here have them and my rate is less than 50% what they 1st quoted.
     
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    So i successfully made it through the day without my soda yesterday, or any other processed, faux-sugar beverage. Finding some really great teas!
     
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    I drink 3 or 4 cups of green tea per day.
    Like it, I easily got used to it.
    Grrr... imagine that cause of the diet given by the Gastroenterologist I haven´t drunk any sodas since October.......
     
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    I really like Teas' Tea in Green Jasmine and Inko's white with mint. Both are unsweetened.

    I am really missing the soda, especially my cola in the morning. And we always have cans of soda in the fridge, and I know it sounds lazy but it is so easy to just reach for the can than it is to pour a drink, dirty a glass, etc. But I can do it!
     
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    Does Green Tea have caffeine? I have to cut back on caffeine, but I get bored with usual herbal tea blends.
     
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    My bottle of Teas' tea that I am drinking says that it has 1/3 the caffeine of coffee. But yes it does have some.

    White tea has even less.
     
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    If you need a kick without the caffeine, try drinking chicory tea. It opens up the blood vessels naturally and it tastes a little like coffee if you miss the flavor.
     
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    I've been good about not snacking at ALL and about drinking lots.

    Of course, in these frigid temperatures, that presents other challenges.
     
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    I've been good about the snacking, too. I know I'll see a difference if I can keep it up!

    I've never been a breakfast eater, but I'm making a conscious effort to have something in the morning. So far so good!
     
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    You are RIGHT, Alice.
    Being on a diet is really easier in spring or summer.

    When you are cold it implies an enormous effort.

    Here most of Drs usually recommend green tea; so I consider the level of caffeine may be minimum.
     
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    I've been good about snacking as well; I take one to school to eat after the bell while I'm working before heading home. Today's was plain yogurt and some frozen mango. The water is always an adventure, isn't it? Before I gulp a bunch back I really have to think about what I'm going to be doing in the next 30-60 minutes!
     
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    I did well today on my eating. For breakfast: peanut butter toast, lunch was crackers and cheese (1 serving), applesauce, banana, dinner will be rolls, filet mignon, carrots, baked beans.
     
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    As these days I´m a little bit nervous it´s getting more difficult.
    But I won´t give up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I know I can MAKE IT!!!
     
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    We all can! We're all in this together.

    I hope things settle down for you soon. :hugs:
     
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    :hugs:thanks a bunch!
    You remind me of High School Musical song, it´s one of my daughter´s favorite.

    Yes , I guess 2010 brings in a good mood to face up to diets and Gym routines!!!!!!! :)
     
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    I cannot be a snacker because my snacking could last until my next meal:blush:.
    Breakfast: 2% plain yogurt, frozen mango and ground flax seeds smoothie & raw and unsalted pumpkin and sunflower seeds
    Lunch: turkey sandwich (with lettuce) and green beans
    Dinner: chicken and vegetable soup (made with homemade chicken stock) and an apple sprinkled with cinnamon
     
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    When all is said and done, I ingested 1000 calories today. Not bad for the first day!
     
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    That's great STG. I still need to figure out the whole calorie counting thing. I did eat a lean cuisine for lunch. And... (honest time? I have ANOTHER doughnut for breakfast. Hey - only one!) Anyway, I plan to be super good at dinner. Three bites of a baked chicken breast and one T. of red mashed potatoes with fat free gravy. Ho hum. No snacks. And ok.... water with one coke. And yes, I savored every last drop of my REAL (not diet) Coke. I would give up three bites of potatoes for that!
     

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