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Old 09-29-2013, 09:39 AM
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Good morning, just saying hello and have a good day. Eat lots of healthy food!

Yesterday, I fell asleep and napped for most of the afternoon. Woke up for a little bit, bathed, went back to bad. Never had my ice cream. Didn't eat anything else actually. I was exhausted. It was exactly like coming down off of a massive drug high. Now I've hit a bottom I don't like one bit.
Sorry to be such a downer here. I'll be back later with a better attitude.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:51 AM
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Ok. I'm (almost) too embarrassed to show my face around here. I have reached a point where almost my complete diet is processed over sugared and over salted junk.

I had a tough week at work. But, no excuses....today I have just eaten chocolate and cookies that my daughter made. It's almost 6 pm and not a single piece of fruit or veg or anything even vaguely healthy has passed my lips...

This is it then. Yeah, yeah, I know I've said it a million times before, but I REALLY mean it today. I've got a headache (sugar), and I need to get healthy. Right now.

There. That should do it!!
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:20 AM
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Hey Jeni.....it doesn't matter if you've said it a million times......just say it a million and one, and press on. You have done the hardest thing already....kicked booze.....now you will kick sugar. Go for it.

My sister eats frozen dinners every night. She is single and has never been even close to a "cook".... Has no desire to either....She "nukes" her food every night. Can you say processed? She is complaining of massive migraines, and I keep trying to convince her there is a connection. Why won't she listen to me?

Joygirl....I know that low that comes after the runner's high...... It can be exhausting. I hope you get more rest. And You should replenish your body. DON'T SKIP EATING! Especially after a race ( but you already know that).

I just ate crawfish étouffée on rice, and I am not a bit guilty about that. It was fabulous! Later on it will be Sunday night pizza and.....and....oh Lord, I can barely say it....the LAST episode of 'Breaking Bad'........ I'm Breaking Sad
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:24 PM
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Hey Jeni ,
You can change it .
I'm rootling through my cupboards trashing everything which i recon is unhealthy . Makes opening the cupoard less of an ordeal
I have 7st 4 to loose as a target for next june .. my mate at work has just gone on a diabetic diet so it seemed an oppertune time for me to make a lifestyle change as well .

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Old 09-29-2013, 02:38 PM
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QUOTE=LDT;4209071] You have done the hardest thing already....kicked booze.....now you will kick sugar. Go for it.
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Jeni,this sums it up perfectly

I love this thread and have missed it-reading the last page is good light entertainment for a Sunday night-LDT & joygirl with ghostly as mediator
Bless her heart made me laugh A pet hate of mine,probably aBritish thing, is when people say "Ah bless" when talking about something/someone/anything-

Plodding along mainly sugar free with the odd lapse of judgment here and there, On the whole progress is being made. I'm very conscious of what I'm eating and when. My portion sizes are smaller and totally avoiding pasta,rice and bread which I'm sure is reducing my bloated stomach hugely. Whilst I've not lost any more weight since the 5 initial pounds my clothes are looser and I look less bloated. Maybe losing inches not pounds

Congrats on 2nd in the race joygirl
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:21 PM
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Gosh mecanix...that's a lot of weight! Why by next June may I ask? Is there something special happening then? I'm so pleased to have you and RAL on this thread as the British contingent as I have a lot of trouble understanding American...

I have never in my life eaten crawfish étouffée LDT...I haven't got a clue.

I really laughed at the 'bless your heart' too. I understand what you're saying about 'oh bless' RAL. It doesn't quite get to me like that, but I HATE being called 'love' or 'darling'. Just hate it. I'm very close to London, and I think they might be more of a Londoner thing to say? Not sure though. Just realised I've exposed myself to LDT now calling me darling in every sentence....

Ok, it's 6.15 am and I've had a coffee and a bowl of oats with raisins. Thought that was ok but I've realised the oats had added sugar so I've failed already. Still...not to be disheartened. I've got chicken salad and fruit packed for lunch. There can't be anything wrong with that now can there??

Have a good day everyone. I will check in later x
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:09 PM
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I didn't stick to it either Jeni:

Ok, my confession time, ate great all day. Made chicken in the slow cooker, and cooked it in the same water / juices that I had just cooked pork ribs in. So, it turned out great. I also threw in a bunch of veggies to the slow cooker...onions, pepper, garlic, cilantro and a tomato. Was really good, and I have enough for lunches this week. Chicken turned out best its ever turned out compared to other times I slow cooked it. The fat from the ribs really makes it tasty and moist.

Then...I gave into the urge. Had four: Soft shells, covered in cheese and microwaved, then smothered in sour cream, then took some of my chicken and veggies described above, and put it in the shell. A-FREAKIN-MAZING! So good. Hit the stop...still several things in that concoction I try to avoid.
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:41 PM
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Morning all

Jeni- I know what you mean about 'love' and 'darling' and yes it's definitely a London thing.I can almost stand it from a man but when a woman says it just sounds so wrong.

Your lunch sounds good.For mid morning/afternoon snack I buy dark rye biscuits oat biscuits with soft cheese-philadelphia or just the store own brand, got to be full fat as many low fat products - dairy and all other products which have thefat removed,only to be replaced with sugar.When you're in the supermarket just look at the sugar content of red milk v blue milk.Thefirst 4.7g per 100g of sugar in dairy is ok as is lactose. Anymore than that is added in.

Breakfast is def the hardest meal for me with no sugar.Be cautious of dried fruits as are full of sugar.Itend to have Greek yoghurt and berries or eggs, cheese, rye biscuit with sardines and avocado, just some ideas for you

Your menu yesterday sounds heavenly Ghostly

Hi Mecanix.I agree it's nice to have some Brits aboard

Well further to my post last night about no further weight loss I weighed myself this morning and I've lost half a stone I've not weighed this since before I was pregnant with Junior RAL.This calls for a small dance
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:49 AM
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Jeni....I will never call you darling.....I will call you what most southern gals would.....Darlin'...... No 'g' at the end. And it doesn't come anywhere close to bless your heart....In fact, I've already called you that like a hundred times, darlin' .... I could also call you "Cher", which is pronounced down here as " Cha" ( with the a as in apple).... That's Cajun French for darlin'.....but since I'm only a Cajun transplant, that doesn't roll off the tongue...... and you "don't understand American"??..... (Right).

RAL....congrats on the weight loss. And it's definitely possible to lose inches and not have that reflected on the scale. I never weigh myself. My H weighs everyday.....Different strokes.... I just go by how my clothes fit. .... and I am not looking forward to how they will fit this week because I sort of ate anything I wanted this past weekend. I must have been consoling myself for Breaking Bad ending ( excuses excuses ). .....I am seriously back on the paleo wagon as of today.

Have not been to yoga in about 2 weeks, but I am going back this morning. The wrist shots are working, I will wrap my wrists, and will modify poses.

Breakfast: green smoothie
Lunch: probably another green smoothie
Dinner: Cincinnati Chili on spaghetti squash.

Happy Monday, Heaters!
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:50 AM
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I am here, under extreme duress and threat of life and limb and burning of my gumbo recipe.
Good morning heaters!
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:57 AM
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RAL, love, that is so wonderful on the half stone loss!

Jeni, darlin, your lunch sounds delish. Good choices, I must say!

LDT, Cha, I'm soooo glad your wrists are well enough for some yoga action. You know you'll be sore tomorrow?

Dang! I meant to put a beef roast in the crock pot this morning and of course I forgot. It's noon, is that too late? Anyone know?

Ghostly, honey, you cook in the crockpot a good bit. Can I put the roast in at noon on high to be ready for dinner around 7?
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:18 AM
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Oh, and yesterday I didn't really eat much, some red beans and rice I think. But last night, I ate half pint of cherry garcia while in the jacuzzi, and it was insanely divine!

I'll do better today. yogurt, smoothie (I got kale!), roast beef for dinner.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:25 AM
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Thanks LDT & joygirl, bless your hearts

I just remembered another foodchange I made ten days ago and wonder if it has any impact on bloat/weight loss. I live in the middle of nowhere with no mains water so our water comes from a well. (It is pumped into the property before you have images of me winding a bucket up the well ) Anyway, whilst it is filtered it can be a bit gritty and I prefer to drink bottled water. Over the last6 months I've been drinking sparklingwater,1-2liters per day. I recently read that it isvery acidic with a ph of 4-5 So off I changed to still water with ph of 7.5-8.2.

how's your day been Jeni? The 'don't understand American' made me chuckle too though I know what you mean
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Well played, RAL.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:41 AM
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Ok. I'm home from work. My chicken salad and fruit was rather delish...but I was absolutely starving driving home...it was all I could do not to career off the road and crash through the front window of a sweet shop....

Got home and found a plate full of chocolate chip cookies on the top that my daughter had made...I mean, is the world conspiring against me?!? I ate 3 immediately. I mean, how could I resist? It would have been impossible. For me. I bet you lot would have just put them away sensibly in a cupboard or something...

So...poor start I guess. H has been home today so is cooking tonight. He's a much better cook than me (not difficult). He's making chilli which I hope is sugar free!

Tomorrow is my loooong day. I go straight to meditation after work so I'm not home til 10.30 pm. It is my worst day for eating junk. Any suggestions? I usually just take a sandwich, eat it at lunchtime then stuff a few chocolate bars in my face as I'm driving.

Am I completely beyond hope?!
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:05 AM
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Jeni, there is always hope!

Do you like nuts, almonds or cashews? Raw almonds are good and filling. Have with a bit of fruit, fresh or dried.
Take some chili in a thermos for lunch.
I love fresh sugar snap peas, raw. Maybe you could try those?
A spoonful or two of peanut butter is always good!
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:08 AM
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Jeni, you know I'm going to tell you to bring/drink a green smoothie while you are at work. Did you buy that darn blender yet? hmmm??

Yoga this morning was good...I have been humbled though. If there ever was a lesson in just flat out accepting one's limitations, it's me...right now...in my yoga practice. Everything I did, I had to modify to forearms, which, in many respects, is more challenging and more of a work out...but less stress on the wrists. It's also much less graceful, (oh well)..... The whole practice I kept telling myself that "wherever I am is perfect"....then my alter ego would chime in and say " No it isn't, LDT.... You should be able to do_____ ( fill in the blank).....Then nice LDT would say " Listen to your body...if it hurts, don't do it".... Mean LDT would counter with " If it don't hurt, it ain't no good.".....( sigh ).... I decided to go with nice LDT.

Green smoothie this a.m.... spinach, kale, raspberries.
Green smoothie coming up.... cucumber, pear, and whatever green stuff is in the fridge.
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:21 AM
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I'm sorry your yoga practice frustrated you, LDT. But if you further injure yourself, think of how frustrating that will be! Pretend your pregnant and modifying for that. I loved yoga when I was pregnant, but the blocks came out, and the bands! I must say though, it was the easiest and fastest- I literally laughed that baby out! My doctor was making jokes and cracking me up and I laughed so hard and there he was! A 6 pound screamer! hahaha!

I do like kale in the smoothie! Yay!

Jeni, you could take a simple fruit smoothie to ease you into them.?
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:29 AM
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I have had a blender for about 6 weeks...it's still in the box!! Oops!

Thanks for the suggestions you two. And LDT...will you quit sending me PMs calling me DARLIN'!!!!!!! Ugh...what an error that was admitting that to you!

I know how important yoga is to you L. Just be a little gentle on yourself now though. Do what you can. Your injuries will last longer the more you push yourself.

BLESS YOUR HEART!!!

Ha!
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^^^ Ah yes....Spoken like a true smart a$$! Good girl, Jeni...Now go unpack your blender.
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