I have: Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression, TMJ, anxiety
Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren
As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it. Prov. 25:11
I heard about this diet study on t.v. over the weekend and just thought I'd post the article:
Hello ladies, isn't this going to be fun? Losing weight doesn't have to be a diet. I totally agree it must be a lifestyle change, I have to continue with this eating plan. I have been watching "The Biggest Loser" & it always gets me thinking of learning to eat healthier.
Kelly - great advice-good job- I was hoping this would happen-we know how to support each other so why not extend it to eating healthy & lose some of this weight at the same time. Hoo HOO!!! I am so excited to learn.
tyno - I use low carb because it has worked for me in the past. But as I said in my earlier post it has it's down side too. If it isn't a lifestyle change it will just all come back & with a little extra to make you feel that much worse. Just google low carb & there are many different sites out there with recipes & carb counters that you can use & print out if needed. A lot of them say only 20 carbs but that is definitely a diet so I have lost weight staying at 30 to 40 carbs. You automatically lower your calorie intake because we eat no suger, flour or starches like pasta, potatoes etc. I eat mostly meats, veggies, a very few fruits & dairy but no milk. I use heavy cream mixed with water & half & half. I don't go overboard on the fats like most do with a low carb but I will say you will lose wight faster if you do. My cholesterol is high so I do have to watch it for myself. When I did use fattier meats my cholesterol was actually good because of the balance of foods I was eating. I hope this helps. Carbohydrates are listed on all food in a per serving amount & I use that in my figuring of what I will eat. Nuts are another good thing to have but in moderation. Peanut butter is a real treat when I am craving something.
Austen, Marlee & LeeAnn- "Can we do it? Yes, we can!!" (waving pompoms in the air as she does the splits on the floor) I am so happy we can all lose together. I spent most of my life at 105-118LBs. Once I hit middle age the weight just kept piling on & I didn't know how to stop it. I had never had to watch what I ate or how much. Now I just take those potatoes & smear them on my thighs but through my mouth. I have 5 or 6 different sizes in my closet & I am almost out of the largest size.
Right now I am drinking a latte double shot with splenda & 1/4 cup half & half with water added to about 1-1/2 Cups of latte. YUMMY!!! So rich & is only 2 carb due to the half & half.
I am going to have a cheese omelet for breakfast made with cheddar & thin sliced ham for a carb count of about 5 carbs. Oh, and another latte.
hugs to all, & thank you so much for supporting me & I hope I can support you just as well. Denise
Hi all, I have made it through my first day of low carb eating. I didn't have too much trouble but had one period of time when I really wanted something sweet. I wanted one or two of those Cadbury Eggs. Man, I could taste it but I had some pepperjack cheese with some Blue cheese dressing to dip it in & I made it through. It wasn't the same but I was content with it. I am going to get some fudge bars because they are so low carb & low calorie I can have one in the evenings to help with the cravings. I hope I can make it through when I am sick & depressed. That's when I need the comfort of "comforting chocolate". I need to make some sugar free Jello also. It is so hard not to get into the feeling of being denied something I love so much but I am trying to stay positive.
How are you all doing? What kinds of eating programs are you trying? My SIL loves the cabbage soup diet & lost alot of weight on it but it is too limiting to me. Too much like dieting. I have to keep in mind I am finding a new eating lifestyle. Sounds good on paper but I am going to have to fight to stay on it for the full 10 LBS.
I may need to put up an inspiration dress or top. I have done that before, actually twice. Once I made it into the inspiration dress and the other time I sold it in a yardsale because I just couldn't do it.
Hugs, Denise I am hoping you are all doing well both in the diet & with your illnesses.
Post Edited (AustenFan) : 3/3/2009 7:29:33 AM (GMT-7)
ohh good!! i was not the only one. I feel better now ;)
so far, so good today.
I am off to the store to buy myself some food I can eat. I just hate it that everything in my cupboards is hands off for me. GRRR!! I thought I had shopped & got myself ready but there is no getting ready, I have had some depression today & feel like maybe I bit off more then I can chew. See!!! I even write in eating terms. LOL
Welcome Aliza to our weightloss group.
Thanks everyone for the great suggestions.
I know it is going to be hard & cheating is going to be a certainty, at least for me. As soon as the snow melts Dairy Queen will open again for the season. Oh, how I love my Dairy Queen. They are so nice here not to be opened during the cold months, gives me time to lose the weight I gained. (ya right) I need to follow you guys who are exercising, man that would help me in more ways then one. I need to get motivated. Do you feel that your depression is less, those of you who exercise & have depression? I usually eat but then only one arm & my mouth are exercised, so I guess that doesn't count.