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   Posted 9/9/2009 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
A week or so ago I posted that I was going to start walking on my treadmill because of my triglycerides...well it's going pretty well.  I bought the Carnation instant breakfast and I have been having one of those for breakfast and lunch along with a banana sometime in mroning.  Then I eat what ever I want for dinner.  I have been drinking a ton of water and have not had any sugary drinks in a week...with the exception of the weekend when I was at my dads...I cheated tongue   and had a Micky D's Tea...that's what I miss the most by the way.  I've been putting Splenda in my coffee instead of sugar not too bad.  I have also been walking every evening on the treadmill.  So far I have lost 4 pounds...YAY ME!!!!! yeah
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   Posted 9/9/2009 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
That is awesome news.... tongue
Sounds like you are doing really good at this so far... and to have already lost weigth.. Wow..
You should be proud   yeah yeah
Please keep us posted with your progress.
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   Posted 9/9/2009 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
 Meg, you are off to a wonderful start! Visualise 4lbs= 16 sticks of butter. turn
 It is great that you have been able to cut back on the sugar, no sugary drinks for
 a week, yeah!  Sometimes cutting back on the sweets is the toughest thing.
 Be sure to include plenty of veggies and fruit in your daily diet along with lean protein,
 to give you that energy boost; to keep on walking on your treadmill. You really have
 taken a giant step towards feeling good. turn
  Pat yourself on the back, you earned it!!!!!!
  Keep us updated
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   Posted 9/9/2009 6:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I tend to mix the sweetened and unsweetened tea at least half and half ... otherwise, it's waaaay too sweet for me.

If you make your own tea, try using 1/2 C maple syrup, 1/4 C honey to sweeten a whole gallon. I find the maple flavour makes it extra tasty and I think that that much sweetener for a whole gallon isn't too much.

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   Posted 9/10/2009 12:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Try gradually cutting the sweetener until you adjust to plain tea. Experiment with different teas; some, like honeybush, are naturally sweeter and easier to adjust to.
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