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buffettbride wrote:
iuparrothead wrote:Okay, I'm here now. This is going to be quite the experiment since I haven't been visiting BN regularly lately, but I'm going to try. I may have to give more weekly updates than daily.

Anyway, I had a hard boiled egg & 2 pieces wheat toast for breakfast. A Trio bar for a snack. 2 crab cakes & a bowl of cooked spinach for lunch. A Quaker granola bar for a snack & then a buffalo chicken wrap for dinner (it was small & no blue cheese). Oh, and a I drank a large glass of milk. Now I'm having a small V-8. No exercise today because I worked 12 hours, but I'll do 60 minutes of cardio (including a mile run) & resistance training tomorrow (a variation of my regular routine).

I got a compliment that I looked like I'd lost weight tonight. I haven't, but it was nice to hear that since that's what I'm aiming for!!
ANNNIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

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As for me, I did my run last night and upped the speed, too, so I beat my mile time. Down 6lbs so far and my calves look awesome. :D
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Just a quick question , I am going to teach spin class but I need some impute on music to played during class. If you have any suggestions please let me know. Looking for upbeat music. Thanks in advance.
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So has anyone done a vegetarian or even semi-vegetarian diet?

I've already stopped eating pork....and I'm not to hip on beef these days.
I don't think I could give up chicken......but just not that in to meat anymore....

Just curious.....
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pbans wrote:So has anyone done a vegetarian or even semi-vegetarian diet?

I've already stopped eating pork....and I'm not to hip on beef these days.
I don't think I could give up chicken......but just not that in to meat anymore....

Just curious.....
I tried the vegetarian thing for a while in my early twenties. Got a little tired of salad. :lol: I do definitely go through stages when meat is altogether unappealing for a while, though. I'd rather give up chicken than anything else.

It probably wouldn't be so bad if you like beans and have a taste for tofu and boca burgers. soy, however, is one of those high-allergen, hard to digest foods, so i'm generally not a fan.

on the other hand, much of what we're eating at our house these days are veggies and brown or wild rice and the family isn't complaining.
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buffettbride wrote:
pbans wrote:So has anyone done a vegetarian or even semi-vegetarian diet?

I've already stopped eating pork....and I'm not to hip on beef these days.
I don't think I could give up chicken......but just not that in to meat anymore....

Just curious.....
I tried the vegetarian thing for a while in my early twenties. Got a little tired of salad. :lol: I do definitely go through stages when meat is altogether unappealing for a while, though. I'd rather give up chicken than anything else.

It probably wouldn't be so bad if you like beans and have a taste for tofu and boca burgers. soy, however, is one of those high-allergen, hard to digest foods, so i'm generally not a fan.

on the other hand, much of what we're eating at our house these days are veggies and brown or wild rice and the family isn't complaining.
I love beans, but haven't really tried tofu......
I've found that I really like soy milk and prefer it to cow's milks.....

I'm sure I'll eat a burger or something once in a while.....but I'm just kind of skeeved out by meat lately....
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pbans wrote:
buffettbride wrote:
pbans wrote:So has anyone done a vegetarian or even semi-vegetarian diet?

I've already stopped eating pork....and I'm not to hip on beef these days.
I don't think I could give up chicken......but just not that in to meat anymore....

Just curious.....
I tried the vegetarian thing for a while in my early twenties. Got a little tired of salad. :lol: I do definitely go through stages when meat is altogether unappealing for a while, though. I'd rather give up chicken than anything else.

It probably wouldn't be so bad if you like beans and have a taste for tofu and boca burgers. soy, however, is one of those high-allergen, hard to digest foods, so i'm generally not a fan.

on the other hand, much of what we're eating at our house these days are veggies and brown or wild rice and the family isn't complaining.
I love beans, but haven't really tried tofu......
I've found that I really like soy milk and prefer it to cow's milks.....

I'm sure I'll eat a burger or something once in a while.....but I'm just kind of skeeved out by meat lately....
Paige I'm with Mal on this one. I tried it about 10 years ago because I thought I would be healthier........I missed meat......oh well..... :roll:

One word of advice.......be very careful you get your required protein each day. Too little protein can cause brittle bones and make your hair fall out...... :o
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Yeah, I've been pretty diligent about the protein thing.....I'm kinda vain and I don't want my hair to fall out.

If I'm low for the day, I'll make a protein shake latte as dessert......
Chocolate Unjury, soy milk, and a tsp of decaf instant coffee....pretty darn good!

I'm getting between 60-80 gms a day..........

Mostly it's just pork and beef that bug me.....so pretty much animals with hooves....I still like beaks and fins!
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pbans wrote:Yeah, I've been pretty diligent about the protein thing.....I'm kinda vain and I don't want my hair to fall out.

If I'm low for the day, I'll make a protein shake latte as dessert......
Chocolate Unjury, soy milk, and a tsp of decaf instant coffee....pretty darn good!

I'm getting between 60-80 gms a day..........

Mostly it's just pork and beef that bug me.....so pretty much animals with hooves....I still like beaks and fins!
I think they served that today for lunch! :lol:
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buffettbride wrote:
iuparrothead wrote:Okay, I'm here now. This is going to be quite the experiment since I haven't been visiting BN regularly lately, but I'm going to try. I may have to give more weekly updates than daily.

Anyway, I had a hard boiled egg & 2 pieces wheat toast for breakfast. A Trio bar for a snack. 2 crab cakes & a bowl of cooked spinach for lunch. A Quaker granola bar for a snack & then a buffalo chicken wrap for dinner (it was small & no blue cheese). Oh, and a I drank a large glass of milk. Now I'm having a small V-8. No exercise today because I worked 12 hours, but I'll do 60 minutes of cardio (including a mile run) & resistance training tomorrow (a variation of my regular routine).

I got a compliment that I looked like I'd lost weight tonight. I haven't, but it was nice to hear that since that's what I'm aiming for!!
ANNNIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

:D :D :D


As for me, I did my run last night and upped the speed, too, so I beat my mile time. Down 6lbs so far and my calves look awesome. :D
MAL!!! Nice work! I find that my calves are the first place my body really gets toned well. They feel like rocks & they still hurt from my early morning class last Friday!

I had oatmeal for breakfast (the instant kind so it wasn't that good for me), glass of oj. We had croissants & jam to celebrate Admin Asst's day & I had a Trio bar later on. Now I'm going to lunch so I'll update later this afternoon or evening after the gym!
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Capt.Flock wrote:Just a quick question , I am going to teach spin class but I need some impute on music to played during class. If you have any suggestions please let me know. Looking for upbeat music. Thanks in advance.
Play that funky music by wild cherry is a good one!
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pbans wrote:So has anyone done a vegetarian or even semi-vegetarian diet?

I've already stopped eating pork....and I'm not to hip on beef these days.
I don't think I could give up chicken......but just not that in to meat anymore....

Just curious.....
My brothers been a vegetarian for over 30 years. He will eat milk and cheese but no eggs. He also avoids all processed foods. No sugar or preservatives. Physically, he's very lean and all muscle. I try to pattern my eating habits after him, but I am a carnivore. He misses meat, but if he eats it, he gets violently sick.
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Post by Barefoot Gypsy »

Everyone sounds to be doing well and staying on track. I am definately finding that being here helps me get my body moving. This cardio twister thing is pretty cool. I am mixing it up with a couple other things and walking. Not really changing much with eating. I thankfully don't seem to have any real issues there. I am trying to undo the effects of taking way way too much prednisone. Back about 3 years ago just couldn't get allergies and athsma under control. I have a great great doc and he tried everything. Ended up having to take prednisone for 3 months......20 a day!!! Never even dawned on me that was why I was gaining weight until I heard someone else talking about it. Ding ding...bells went off. Went back and looked at calendar and the weight gain started right along with my high dose regimen of prednisone. It was driving me crazy because I was eating the same and walking everyday and could not figure it out. After looking into it I found story after story. That stuff resets your whole body in all sorts of ways. I have been sitting at the same weight since I quit taking them and no matter what I have done can't budge the scales. Suddenly around Thanksgiving/Christmas (when we all eat more usually) I got on the scale and had lost 5 pounds. I was doing nothing at that time to lose because I was so discouraged. Decided to see how far it would go on its own. Lost 5 more pounds. Have maintained the 10lb. loss since January. So, decided it was time to make a real effort to start working out again and see if I can keep it going. Finding this thread was what got me really doing it again. Haven't lost anything yet but I feel better and I can feel muscles working. I advise everyone these days to avoid prednisone unless it is a last resort. because I sing I have had to go and get injections a few times of it due to having a show to play and no voice. Other than that I am staying away from it. Just wanted to share in case anyone doesn't know about it. Peace
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Intake and Output for 4/23/08

Snack-1/4 tuna sandwich, water
Gym
B-fast-1 egg scram w/spinach, tomatoes, parmesan. Slice cracked wheat bread, coffee
Swim laps for 30 min
Lunch-tuna sandwich on cracked wheat bread, water, 2 squares dark chocolate
Dinner-sirloin burger on whole wheat bun w/cheese, water
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Post by keynorthwestprthd »

Breakfast: Egg Whites and Whole Wheat Toast

Lunch: Chicken Pita

Dinner: Chicken

I stupidly had some mozzarella sticks today but I will just work extra hard at the gym tonight!

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Down 27 lbs as of this morning!

Feeling great.....my exercise has been a little lacking this week....I let the weather be my excuse.

I do move a lot at work.....so I know I burn calories....but just not getting the cardio that I need.

Picked up a set of resistance bands and have started working with them.....a stability ball, too. Damn dogs think it's a play toy whenever I bring it out, though......
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Interesting article.....

What if no one were fat?
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[quote="pbans"]Down 27 lbs as of this morning![quote]

WTG Paige! :D

Well, I broke down yesterday after lunch... I couldn't fight the sugar craving & I bought a Blow Pop in the convenient store downstairs... & some Lifesavers. At least I didn't eat the whole role, just 3. Oh, and approximately 90 ozs of water.

I went to the gym & did a half hour of hard eliptical & then finished off with a 15 minute hard run on the treadmill (about 1.5 miles). Then I worked on upper body strengthening machines for 20 minutes.

We have no food at our house, but I had to make one of those instant meals in a frozen bag... it was something like garlic chicken & pasta with vegetables. I only ate the chicken & veggies. Plus I had a handful of carrots & hummus right when I got home after work.

I got a little extra in my workout by running up and down the stairs several times to do laundry.

This morning I had 1 hard boiled egg, 2 pieces wheat toast, small glass of oj & coffee.

Trio bar & 3 lifesavers. So far I'm on track to have 96 ozs of water today. Off to the gym in an hour or so!
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Ooh! And what do you know!? As soon as I hit send on the previous post, our assistant brought me the mail & I received my copy of 'Get The Sugar Out: 501 Simple Ways to Cut the Sugar Out of Any Diet' Can't wait to read this to get some real, practical advice! I'll share if I find anything interesting!
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iuparrothead wrote:Ooh! And what do you know!? As soon as I hit send on the previous post, our assistant brought me the mail & I received my copy of 'Get The Sugar Out: 501 Simple Ways to Cut the Sugar Out of Any Diet' Can't wait to read this to get some real, practical advice! I'll share if I find anything interesting!
Yes, the sugar monster gets us all and I've found lifesavers a good way to curb it too. 10 calories each. So what....We could be eating something so much worse.....and I used to everyday!
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Post by keynorthwestprthd »

Sugar was a bad habit to break, I pretty much didn't really have any energy my first week of cutting out soda and energy drinks.

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