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post #401 of 543 Old 02-17-2014, 11:00 AM
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Your body needs the carbohydrates from whole grain bread.
Absolutely! I wasn't very clear. Eat Whole grain bread and crackers. Basically, cut out WHITE. Make sure the label lists WHOLE whatever as the first ingredient...not Enriched.

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post #402 of 543 Old 04-03-2014, 10:41 AM
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I think we should get this thing started back up!!!
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post #403 of 543 Old 04-03-2014, 02:00 PM
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Saw this and decided to give it a go!

My name is Kelley, and I'm a year and a half into my weight loss journey. I started at close to 400 lbs in January of 2013, and now have lost over 60 lbs. I follow the ketogenic diet, which was created for children with seizures and people with other neurological issues, and it has worked out wonderfully for me. In short, I eat meat, very little dairy (used to eat more but I have been cutting down on it), fish, nuts, some high-fiber fruits and lots of veggies. I have determined through trial and error that my body functions at it's best when I don't eat grains or grain-based products - it's had the nice side effect of controlling my ADHD and also my need to eat EVERYTHING that isn't nailed down.

Right now my major need-to-do's are tracking my calories (join MFP or similar), and making sure I am getting exercise. Now that it is warmer and I actually have some daylight left when I get out of work, I plan to start walking on nice days, and incorporating weights in as well. I have a kettle bell and I LOVE IT! It takes almost no time to squeeze in a workout (most kettle bell workouts can be done in less than 20 min), it was a pretty minimal investment, and it takes up virtually no space. Love it and can't recommend it enough.
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post #404 of 543 Old 04-03-2014, 04:48 PM
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I did very good today!

Breakfast: No back energy bites (pinterest recipe)
Snack: sunflower seeds and dried chickpeas (nature box.com)
Lunch: blackened talapia with mago salsa, brown rice, and steamed veggies
Dinner will be cereal probably!

I am going to ride today and do lots of no stirrups and 2 point!
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post #405 of 543 Old 04-05-2014, 12:20 PM
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Hi! I am new to this forum but wanted to join in!

My name is Nancy and I am 31 years old, 5' 3" and live in mid-MI. I have a 16 year old Paint mare named Gia, who I ride just fun and for "mental therapy" lol.

I have been heavy my whole life, but the largest I have ever been was this past Fall and weighed around 225lbs. I was afraid to get on the scale, but after a couple weeks of low cal eating, I got on and weighed in at 220 (Jan 7th). I pushed myself really hard in January and February by low cal eating, 1-3 hours exercise/day on treadmill, weight machines and doing what I call "freestyle" cardio (going "crazy", jumping around, dancing, doing my old cheerleading routines, etc). I started by walking at 2.7-3.0mph on the treadmill and slowly building up to 3.5-6.0mph. I jogged my first full mile on January 30th, something I hadn't done since high school! I plan to start running outside soon (have a cold now lol) and will train for my first 5K in November!

One of my main reasons I want to lose, in addition to being healthier, is for Gia. I want to have more confidence in the saddle and not have my weight be a factor. I have already noticed a difference in my riding and hope it keeps improving!

I have since lost my strong motivation and lost track of the strict eating habits and exercise routines I had in January, but I am now in the 200-205 range (weight is 203.5 this morning). I really need to get back to it. I am hoping with Summer coming I will lose more by being outside a lot! My official goal weight is 137, but would be happy around the 150 mark. I really want to be about 170 at our county fair at the end of July, but I don't think it will happen by then lol!
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post #406 of 543 Old 04-05-2014, 05:24 PM
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Sounds like everyone is doing really well! 8D

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post #407 of 543 Old 04-07-2014, 10:57 AM
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I am starting a 30 day no cheat meal challenge today! All clean eating! WHOOP! Ready to see the results!
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post #408 of 543 Old 04-07-2014, 11:34 AM
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This was a really bad weekend for eating for me. I had to put my 7 year old ferret down on Saturday. I wound up taking him to be buried on my dad's property in MD since I live in an apartment, and after that did a lot of emotional eating and drinking of stuff that was most definitely NOT on my diet. It also wound up triggering some other emotional junk that had been floating around from my divorce and that didn't help one bit either.

Apparently stressful life events trigger emotional/comfort eating in a big way for me. I still haven't quite gotten over the hurdle of "Something bad happens = stuff your face to feel better". Definitely something I need to work on in the future.

But today it's back to the drawing board and eating clean, and also going to be adding in some much-needed exercise.
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post #409 of 543 Old 04-07-2014, 12:43 PM
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So sorry for your loss :( I am an emotional eater as well. I try to keep myself busy and out of the kitchen when I feel sad! Or try to remind my self that food will not fix it..... But I hope it gets better for you. Start fresh now!


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This was a really bad weekend for eating for me. I had to put my 7 year old ferret down on Saturday. I wound up taking him to be buried on my dad's property in MD since I live in an apartment, and after that did a lot of emotional eating and drinking of stuff that was most definitely NOT on my diet. It also wound up triggering some other emotional junk that had been floating around from my divorce and that didn't help one bit either.

Apparently stressful life events trigger emotional/comfort eating in a big way for me. I still haven't quite gotten over the hurdle of "Something bad happens = stuff your face to feel better". Definitely something I need to work on in the future.

But today it's back to the drawing board and eating clean, and also going to be adding in some much-needed exercise.
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post #410 of 543 Old 04-10-2014, 10:55 AM
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Ok. I think I'm getting it now. This winter was hard and with it being severely cold out I didn't do much. On Monday I started working out on the Wii fit again and am loving the boxing. I really start to sweat and feel it when I'm playing. I also did 545 hoola hoops today lol. And my yoga has vastly improved in just 4 days.

I'm also tracking my calories again and am proud to say that I have consistently been eating around 1300 calories per day. Still need to bump it up because I'm burning about 1000 per day, but it's better than the 900 I usually eat :)

Oh - and I rode Nick on Sunday (first time since September) and have been lunging him. He turned into a lard butt too this winter lol.
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