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post #151 of 543 Old 04-16-2013, 01:00 PM
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I look at those things and gain weight!

I am an "on the go eater" too and I also eat it if that's what's available. What's helped me is planning out my meals. I know I'm going to have a yogurt every morning with fruit. Lunch I usually have a sandwich made from WW bread (there are ther low cal breads too) with a lean meat and FF mayo. Another good lunch is progresso soup and I add steamed mixed veggies. Or salad with chicken or tuna salad, no dressing. Dinner... Well that's a crapshoot. I'm eating good today to save up my points for dinner. Meatloaf, roast potatoes and steamed veggies. I try to fill myself with salad first also. There are several tasty low cal dressing brands. I personally like the bolthouse farms raspberry merlot vinergarette. If I don't plan a head of time or don't have good snacks available I will eat anyyyything, so I always try to keep that in mind. I'd write out a list of things that would be better for you to eat or make. I used to think I "couldn't eat anything" until I stopped and really analyzed what I was eating and how to eat it.

Have you tried the my fitness pal app? I'm girlfriend is doing it and she loves it. It gives you suggestions of other things to eat instead of what your about to. It tracks you calories, the % of nutritional value your getting for the day (the app toldmy gf doesn't eat enough potassium), your exercise for the day, and if you ate like you did today how much you would weigh in 5 weeks. You can also "friend" other people to see what they are eating and exercising like. Pretty handy if you ask me!
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post #152 of 543 Old 04-16-2013, 01:05 PM
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Awesome, thanks!

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post #153 of 543 Old 04-17-2013, 09:47 PM
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How many of you read labels to see what's in the foods that are easier to cook or merely microwave. If I can't pronounce and ingredient at first glance I don't buy it. If there are words that end in ose, those are sugars of one form or another but nonetheless sugars, I don't buy it. If the amount of salt or sodium is higher than recommended daily allowance, I don't buy it. Guess who buys fresh or frozen veggies, fruits, and meats and cooks them myself. I will cook in large batches and freeze it in portions then I have fast food, fixed my way. I eat butter, (marg. makes me nauseus) lard and bacon fat why? because they offer more holding power between meals.
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post #154 of 543 Old 04-17-2013, 09:56 PM
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I totally forgot about this thread!
My mom and I started weight watchers last week, and I've been exercising a lot. I run a total of 6 miles every day, and I've been eating really healthily.
I actually lost 6.2 lbs since last week! very happy!
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post #155 of 543 Old 04-18-2013, 05:58 AM
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ThoroughbredJumper, you won't believe how picky I used to be! It's just plain embarrassing when I look back on it. However, now that I'm a LOT better I don't think it's a matter of really having certain tastes, I think I was just afraid to try new things.

Anyways, cut the fast food almost entirely out of your diet. It will be hard, but so worth it. After a while you don't even really crave it or want it anymore. You don't have to go cold turkey, if you currently eat fast food say...five days a week then eat it four or three days a week, and so on.

Next, try to introduce some variety to your diet. I know it might be hard being allergic, but diets tend to be "boring" even for people who aren't allergic to a lot.

After you feel comfortable with those changes, try cutting down on sugar- most Americans have way too much, and if you drink soda, you probably do as well. I highly recommend cutting soda almost entirely out of your diet along with fast food. Again, it will be hard, but after a while you stop craving it.

Then, start adding healthier things to your diet slowly.

And I have to say, I really respect that you realize your diet isn't healthy and you want to change that even though your weight is healthy. :)

Saddlebag, I also read labels, though I haven't yet used the "ose" and pronunciation rules. I really think I am going to start doing that, though.

Lexiie, congrats on the weight loss! That's amazing! Just watch with the running, especially if you run on a hard surface like the sidewalk or the road. That's about how much I used to run a day and my knees started to hurt because of my bad form. Just wanted to give you a heads up, you probably have better form then me- I like to say that I am only the most awkward runner
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post #156 of 543 Old 04-18-2013, 04:57 PM
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If the thought of not drinking pop overwhelms you, try making your own, the original way pop was made. It's called water kefir or tibikoss. Lot's of internet info. It's simple to make, takes 5 min of your time about every three days and you have pop, that packs a whopping 60-80 calories per 12 oz. My favorite is ginger ale, made with real ginger with a dash of lemon juice.
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So how much has everybody lost so far? ;)
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post #158 of 543 Old 04-20-2013, 01:50 PM
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I'd like to join this thread.. Im not over weight. Im 5'5 and about 137? I really just wanna lose 10 pounds and gain some muscle.. It would make myself feel better.. Its harder for me to "watch what I eat" because Im only 16 and I have to eat what the family eats.. My dad is overweight.. and He is kinda watching what he eats now.. My mom REALLLYY watches what she eats.. literally like obsessed with it.. she is the same height at me and 110..<< I dont think that is soo healthy.. I just wanna get rid of the little belly;) and some of my legs. and tone up a bit.. but I dont know what to do .. :(.. I need help with this BIG PROBLEM
____**** WHEN IM BORED.. OR HOME ALONE.. I EAT.. AND EAT.. EAT EAT EAT.. what do you guys do when you get that urge to eat?

everyday I do chores outside.. horse related feeding blah.. and then I do 20+ situps in my bed everynight before I go to bed.. what other exercising could I do quick at night.. (or during riding) because of school I dont have much free time... well I do.. but yeah.. thanks guys:) << read about Sunny and I. Our journey
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It's a good idea to try to take care of eating when bored. I also find it's linked to emotional eating, so think if you do that, too.

Anyways, if you're bored and feel the urge to eat, try drinking some water, chewing a piece of gum or a mint. Gum works well because you can actually chew on it, and get some flavor, which is personally what I really want out of boredom eating.

If that doesn't work, exercise. Do some countertop push-ups, wall-sits, planks, etc. Go for a walk or run.

Maybe read a book or write something.

Jogging/running is a good "quick" exercise, because you just need to grab your shoes and head out the door. Plus, you don't need to do it all at once- you can run ten minutes in the morning, then twenty minutes in the afternoon, then five minutes later at night, etc.

Bodyweight exercises can also be quick. Just look them up online, you'll find a ton.

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Barrelbeginner, I eat like that too. I eat purely out of boredom and stress. I try to keeps good snakes handy. Grapes are excellent (very convenient), apples, oranges, etc. Another solution is to chew some gum. That could give you the oral satisfaction you want, minus the calories.
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