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Old 03-30-2011, 08:41 PM
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Grand when I eat something bad frequently it's open season on bad food. So if you can stop there good for you.

Judy - So proud of you for avoiding those brownies. Wow! You are amazing.

I had a salad tonight. The dressing on it was bad, and had some cheese on it, but I'm fine with that for now. Snacked on almonds and coconut flakes. Drank water. Hope to have carrots for snacks tonight.
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I actually fixed myself a pork chop last night and it wasn't bad at all, Peaches enjoyed her portion too, the best part was the spinach with a little olive oil and lemon juice mmmmm. A week ago I had a mole removed inside my lower lip (yes INside grrr) and it is still raw so eating for the past week has been a challenge, the slightest hint of saltiness or really any spice on the wound can start intense pain or if the food has rough edges that touch the wound I start screaming, even soup is out unless I would eat it cooled off and I like my soup piping hot...so anyhow the pork chop was a little bland and I had to go real light on the lemon juice on the spinach as that would irritate the wound (any citrus bothers it). Blah food may be better for my stomach but it sure is boring.
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Got up and had some almonds and coconut flakes. Did a quick work out then had some bacon, eggs, spinach and squash. Have plans to go out for dinner tonight, but I get to pick where and already know what I'm pickin...and it fits my diet.

Did have some sausage and shrimp last night.

Drank water and coconut milk, and that's what I'll drink tonight.
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:32 PM
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long day at work, just got home. Well I won't beat around the bush, I had two cupcakes. A bday thing for one of my team members.

One thing I did that makes me happy is avoid dinner once i got back home...I didn't need it, was not really hungry, but felt myself going through the motions.. It's that point, that tipping point at which my mind triggers something that just says go for it (same thing for my drinking btw).

So I had the fridge open and then just realized, I'm not hungry, I know I'm not. Poured some water, that's it.
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:07 PM
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GF: But did you enjoy them? Sometimes things like that are going to come up, if you enjoy it and don't make a habit of it, I don't think that's a bad thing.

I've discovered light vanilla yogurt, chopped apple, granola (I know, I know), almonds and craisins. Mix 'em, up....dang good. I eat the whole thing by myself. It's probably a 2 serving thing, and I don't care.
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You guys are havin some yummy stuff. Fruit in light vanilla yogurt is amazingly good.

So...I'm off of work for quite a while. I got to pick the dinner destination tonight with my co-workers. Picked Chipotle. I skipped the tortilla and rice. Had a bowl (regular bowl - non edible). Had pinta beans, steak, veggies, guac...and also cheese / sour cream. Still...that's ok for at least now.
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:46 PM
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Grand - My problem, as I've written here, is I'm so all or nothing. Two cupcakes could literally equal 10 cupcakes. Or, I can just have none. No moderation. That's why that first one is so dangerous for me.
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Guess what I'm eating? Light vanilla yogurt with fresh blueberry's and strawberry's I added. Not great, but better than a lot of options. Yummy.
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Old 03-31-2011, 10:53 PM
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Just threw out a bag o chips I found. Was tortilla chips, and was gounna cut up a ton of cheese to eat with em. Yummy. I would have had grains (not having any) and a huge amount of dairy. No, no. Dumped out the chips so I didn't have the cheese and I had almonds instead.
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multigrain english muffin: butter/jam on one half nutella n banana on the other.
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Old 04-01-2011, 05:45 AM
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This is a great thread! I am in the process of elimanating processed foods and artificial dyes from me and my daughters diet. I've been doing a lot of reading on studies that link artificial dyes to adhd. My daughter is autistic and adhd, so it's worth a shot I have never given her sweets or junk food, she's 3 1/2. I've also cut out juice as it is nothing but extra sugar. I am looking forward to finding a farmer's market near us so I can start buying fresh fruits and veggies at a cheaper price. I have gained weight in the last 2 months and I need to change what I am eating and I need to start exercising. I am ready for a change and commit myself to a healthier lifestyle Going grocery shopping today and I'm really looking forward to it!
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:35 AM
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Had a bowl (regular bowl - non edible).

LOL Ghostly glad you didn't eat the bowl!

I had a gluten free vegetarian pocket sandwich last night, Amy-O's, very good, and then I had rasberries and some nuts mixed with dried fruit. All day long I am fine just eating a simple breakfast and lunch with maybe a piece of fruit in between; then after I workout I go home and I fix dinner (usually more than last night) and it seems no matter how much or how little I eat or what I eat I can't seem to stop eating in the evening. Usually from about 6pm to 9pm I just eat and eat and eat whether I'm hungry or not it's healthier now than it used to be but I still need to find a way to stop it.
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:05 AM
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Welcome Jess! Let us know how the shopping goes, and hope you can find that farmers market soon. Congrats on making healthy choices.

Judy - I say this a lot but maybe you need some more fat, and that is why you're stayin hungry in the evenings. Especially with all your exercise. There are plenty of places to get healthy fats, and that may help you feel full. Saw on the Kickin Asphalt you will be gone for a wile. Glad you're on vacation but will miss you. Have fun.

Late last night I had some left over steak and shrimp. Was good. Still fits with my diet.
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Does everyone have a post work out favorite snack?

I love chocolate milk. Not a milk fan but I do like a tall glass of it full of Hersheys chocolate after a hard run.

Keep it healthy, friends!
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Oh Oh I better join this group, I love to eat salt and vinegar potato chips, McDonald's, KFC, El Pollo Loco, Taco Bell, Cane's Chicken, Subway, Olive Garden, energy drinks, and Coke (the soda yo).

Maybe I need a new diet, ya think?
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Welcome stacy. I love those things too, that's why I need this group.

Coffee - I try to get some protein post work out. Love it when I have fresh hard boiled eggs to eat quick. Like sweet potatoes too.

Started lazy today...one of those days I got up and vegged out for a bit. Had some almonds. Then got some chicken tenders from the grocery store. Not great for me but ok. Had some carrots and some fruit. Water and coconut milk.

Then...and I'm really excited about this y'all...I looked up and made something from a recipe. Now, I cook a lot. I just throw stuff together, throw some spices and cook it. A lot of meat and shrimp, cook some veggies...stuff like that. Wanted to actually make something from a recipe.

So made taco chicken wings and guacamole. All of this fits in my diet. Turned out awesome. Guac can be really good for you if you keep out sugar and processed garbage. It turned out really great, and excited I can make it more regularly now. Eating well does NOT have to be boring.

I posted a link for the recipe below. For those of you that get really hungry at night, guac has a lot of healthy fat form the avocados that can fill you up.

Taco Chicken Wings with Guac Dip | Health-Bent

Tomorrow we are going to a family get together. There will be lots of BAD food. I gotta be strong.

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Ghostly, can you take a tray of something you can pile high on your plate? Something like a tray of veggies or fruit, maybe w/a dip?

Then you can 'treat' yourself w/their stuff, but know you'll be able to have a full plate of good stuff?
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Coffee - There will be plenty of good food there. I just need to stay away from the bad stuff.
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:19 AM
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Jess, Stacy welcome! I hope I can take inspiration from you all to keep track of the good things to ingest and to keep out the junk. This thing about artificial dyes is interesting, I'm gonna investigate that.

Coffee, as far as post-workout goes I tend to go with cream of wheat with butter when i am doing winter runs. As it warms up I'll do cereal and a banana...I still have a couple of these EAS protein drinks left over from the marathon so I had one of those today.

I know chocolate milk seems to be a big favorite for many people.
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