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honey at 5'4"and 99 pounds you were underweight ( and yet thought you were fat! See how crazy that thinking is?).

The minimum for all adults of 5'4" is 117 pounds and the maximum is 146 pounds.

You may be closer to the top than you like but are certainly in the healthy range.

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Good Morning! :wave:

 

I think I'm going to have to stay home from the gym today. My interval teacher was in the spin class yesterday and she greeted me by saying "Hello, Stranger". I told her I'd be in this morning for her class. I'd been doing back to back classes for so long that it's hard to cut back and not have it be noticed!! I tend to feel that I can do interval workouts at home with my DVDs so I go in to the gym for spin & yoga. But, I pulled something at the front of my knee yesterday in spin class so I don't want to make it worse. I'll consider just going to WW to WI and not stay for the meeting on Friday and take her Pilates class instead.

 

After lunch I'm supposed to meet up with a friend to walk 10K in the park. I'll take some ibuprofen this morning and see how my knee feels in the next couple of hours. I find that my knees hurt the most after walking (even more than running) so I might have to bail. Claire's got track & field after school and there's a movie in at the library the boys want to watch this weekend. Maybe that will be my walk for the day! We'll listen more to our current audiobook trilogy while we wait for the next 39 Clues book to arrive. DH has yoga tonight.

 

Have a great OP day everybuddy! :salut

 

Linda- So, it sounds like you're in the same boat as me where you're a few pounds below the top of the range and trying to psyche ourselves up to lose a few more. It just takes looking at things differently. I'm focusing on getting my hormones balanced (primarily through sleep and food choices)!


Kimberley

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Hi all ! today is a beautiful day so I am gong to do the unthinkable and instead of mowing the grass with a riding mower I am pulling out the push mower that should burn some calories the yard is pretty big . I hope you all have a great day both mentally and physically.

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So Linda, if you are 5'4" I am pretty convinced that you ARE at a healthy weight! Unless you are very small boned....even so, you are probably at a good weight for you.

 

I'd imagine Bridget and Kimberley are in the same boat. At perfectly fine weights but want to weigh less. I hope no one minds me saying this!

 

REALLY BUDDIES, think about this!!!!

 

WHY exactly are you trying to lose more? Is it just some crazy number that you "want" to weigh? Or some size you want to wear or some unattainable way of looking you are going for???? Are you trying to make every spot of visible fat disappear? Every lump/bumpy place (I have bumpy places for SURE that will NEVER disappear unless I was emaciated!!!)

 

You're just torturing yourself and possibly doing yourself harm overworking yourself and undereating.

 

Right now I eat A LOT following core/SF and obviously also work out a lot...and my weight is pretty much stable. A few pound below my goal weight.

 

Kimberley, I suspect you've been eating a lot less than me (counting points) and working out a lot, and trying to lose...I just think there's a big contrast between the way the two of us are eating and I think it's interesting....My weight has gone down with all the biking, but I've ramped up my eating at the same time. And I'm not trying to lose. Just trying to get in shape for the bike ride...

 

Anyway, I hope nobuddy is bothered by what I'm saying. I just want everyone to REALLY think about WHY they are trying to lose more weight when they are at goal....:salut


Lynn

 

I bike for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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Lynn- No offense taken! :buddysmoo I want to lose more weight because I do still have some significant belly rolls of fat. Some of it (at the bottom) is mostly skin but when I sit down, I have two rolls-- the top sits on the bottom and the bottom sits on my lap. I do have a bit of "love handles" and some extra butt flab but it's the tummy I want to work on. The number on the scale isn't as much of a motivator for me, except for the fact that I'd like to get *and maintain* a good cushion below my WWGW so when things like TOM or a bad week of eating happen, I don't have to panic about losing my Lifetime status and then kick off a chain of events that lead to me missing one of my monthly WIs and potentially not going back for a year. Two weeks ago, I weighed 158lbs and that put me beyond the 2lb grace above my WWGW. I managed to get it back down a couple of pounds below my WWGW by the next week. But I don't want to *ever* be in that position again so I need to keep a good cushion there!!

 

Lately, I'm not so much concerned about reaching my personal goal weight. It will happen or it won't. I'm more focused on eating the right foods so I can stay balanced and not wind up in a binge&bust cycle. I'm cutting back on my exercise because I was doing too much and it left my hormones shot to heck and back. As far as food quantity goes, I've been back doing Flex for the past two weeks. I eat *all* my APs & WPAs. It averages out to around 30-32 points a day depending on how much I exercise. Before I cut back on the exercise, I was able to eat 35-40 points per day on *losing* points from the amount of working out I was doing!! :crazy: So, 30 points per day is lower than I'd eat to maintain my weight but still enough to get me through the day as I'm probably around 1800 calories all told (I eat a lot of high fiber foods and tons of veggies). I do go hungry with Flex during PMS but the rest of the time I'm okay with hunger levels if I make the right choices.

 

Right now, I'm working a hybrid of Core and Flex where I am counting my points but am in the process of making dietary changes. I've given up cow dairy products as I'm sensitive/allergic. I've switched to soy milk & goat/sheep cheese. I'm working on eliminating wheat as well since I've tested allergic to it and have been avoiding dealing with it for YEARS. I have horrid yeast infections every single month that I could manage through proper nutrition if I just better controlled my wheat & sugar intake. I'm also pre-diabetic so I have to work harder at eliminating sugar/simple carbs. I basically can't tolerate any sugar substitutes either so that presents some challenges. Add in all my other food allergies and I get overwhelmed sometimes trying to figure it out. But I'm making progress of finding ways to make it all work with Core/Flex. I can use brown rice pasta instead of whole wheat pasta and it's still Core. I can count the WPAs for my cheese (since none of it comes fat-free). I'll just have to shrink my options down because I can't use yogurt or cottage cheese or things like that so I either have to find ways to tweak existing recipes or find new ones. I am in the process of working through all this and have found some exciting avenues to explore!

 

I've also dropped the expectations and pressure. I'd kind of hoped to hit 100lbs lost for my birthday/2yr anniversary since I recommitted with WW/BCB. But that's 4 weeks away and not going to happen at this point. So, it's freeing to accept that as now I can just focus on working the program and it will happen when/if it happens. I'll continue to work on increasing my strength/resistance workouts to tone areas I'd like to tone. I'll continue with my cardio, albeit on a reduced level (no more half-marathons for me for the time being). I'll join DH at yoga more often (I used to do it 4-5 times a week when I was working out 2 hours a day and I've cut down to 1-2 times lately). Even more importantly, I'll focus more on family walks and bike rides. I plan to just enjoy our summer, relax more and focus on LIFE!! :bcb_up

 

Bridge- BTW, I got on my Tanita scale the other day. I weighed 150lbs and it put me at 30% body fat. I told you that thing was broken!! LOL :bcb_down


Kimberley

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Well, I'm 57 years old and weigh 10 lbs more than I did when I first got pregnant 31 years ago. I think that is pretty good. I'm 5'5" and got married at 118 but that was very low for me. I was stressed with wedding stuff. I've always been happy in the 125 range as a YOUNG adult. But my feet broke (literally) when I hit 40. I put on 17 lbs or so due in part to an inability to walk. With painful feet, my goal is to carry less weight, since I can feel how much better they are with every lb. gone. My goal is to stay under 140. Which I was doing for 6 months after making lifetime back in 05. An injury timeout that lasted 2+ years bcb_sad and the weight was creeping back up again.

 

For me it's all about carrying less so my poor feet can carry me more! If I get to 135, where I was back in 05, I'll be happy. But the sands of time have shifted, and realistically I'll work with what I got!! :bcb_grin


~Nancy in SJ

 

HW 152

CW 144

GW 138

 

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend, inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."

 

www.englishsetterrescue.org

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Good Morning! :wave:

 

My knee is still bothering me a bit so I'm going to go to yoga with DH this morning instead of spin class. Not too much else planned. I've got a few things to do around here this afternoon. I'm not sure if I'm going to walk down to get the kids or drive over to the school to pick Claire up after track & field. We'll see how the knee feels later on. DH & Lucas are going to check out the other Cub troop tonight. Claire has hip-hop tonight as well.

 

I know I've been a broken record about "The Hormone Diet" lately. Can I just say again that I *love* this book? Outside of all the essential information I've learned about hormones, diet, exercise & supplements, there's also a recipe section at the back with *perfect* recipes for me!! They're dairy, wheat & sugar-free and geared for someone like me with so many food allergies. I made a batch of almond protein oatmeal bars last night that were just INCREDIBLE!! I've been trying to find a viable recipe for protein bars as the packaged ones are very expensive and they ALL make me sick from the chemicals (preservatives, additives, etc-- even the organic and "natural" ones are all processed). I am sensitive to most nuts so I'll have to see how this works and experiment with other nuts if almonds aren't going to work for me. Even the recipes with dairy can be easily substituted with goat/sheep cheese or soy alternatives. This has given me back some JOY about eating because I can now keep some of the foods I thought I'd have to give up!! The plan even allows for one "cheat day" a week which, for me, would just mean being able to have some of the eliminated items I wouldn't be able to eat the other 6 days-- like chocolate/sugar. There's no such thing as a "cheat day" with WW but I like the idea from a food control perspective where I can look forward to a planned (journaled & counted) treat once a week so the feelings of deprivation won't get overwhelming. Heck, with all these great recipes, I might not even *need* that "cheat day"!! :bcb_up

 

Have a great OP day everybuddy! :salut

 

Lynn- From your other post-- I agree! The body will do what it wants to do and that might not always be what we want it to do. We need to listen to our bodies!! Right now, I'm focusing (like Carol & Peg from the other post) on just staying OP. For the time being, I might stick with eating filling foods but counting points because of the cheese & nut factor (healthy foods but not SF foods so they'd take up my entire WPA). If I'm feeling deprived by the number of points, I can easily switch to SF/Core for a week since I'll be eating the same foods either way. Or, just add those extra 4 points and go for maintenance that particular week (I'm thinking it's a good coping strategy for PMS week). I may or may not hit 140lbs. Time will tell!


Kimberley

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GOOD Morning, Momentous Buddies! :bcb_smile

 

Well, if you've been reading me, you'll see that Peggy's story yesterday INSPIRED me. I was caught up in minutiae.:bcb_huh: Thinking about the YEAR ahead released me...:bcb_grin

 

I'm going to do SF for the moment. I'm not going to lock myself in to anything, food-wise. I'm just going to choose my food-ruts (as Momma25 called them) as they appear, and enjoy them til they're gone...! :bcb_up

 

I'm reintroducing strength-training. I'm going to keep up with the big salad at lunch and greens at dinner, too. And follow SF, for now. :salut That's the Plan.:salut

 

I wish you all WELL~ :wave:

 

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Lynn

Great question. I really just have it in my head that I should weigh 130 pounds. My body isn't cooperating, though, and I frankly have been at this weight since last August. I dipped down in December for about an hour and a half:bcb_grin, and have settled back here.

I just posted on the other thread about having an attainable and livable weight /size/behavior goal.

I have something new to think about now, and try to embrace. Boy would THAT be nice. To have this "ideal" replaced with one that MAKES SENSE and I can do for life.

I don't try to analyze it too much because I really don't know why - other than I did not like myself when I was so heavy and I am trying to over-compensate for it now ?

Dunno. But you please keep spreading your wisdom and common sense, please, and maybe some of it will rub off.

Thanks, Buddy !


Bridget

SW 230

CW 151.8:bcb_march

GW 130

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Morning buddies!

 

Haven't been around much for the last couple of days - but have remained OP.

 

Last night we re-scheduled our vacation from Mexico on May 15 to Jamaica in August. The airline & the online site that we had booked with (bookit.com) were fantastic. I am sad not to be going in 2 weeks time...but do not want to risk bringing influenza A back to my community.

 

We have our interview this afternoon for the Chamber of Commerce Accolades Awards. Fingers crossed!!! There are 4 of us so the hour should be easy to get through - so glad I have partners!!

 

Anyway, it's a rainy PED day so i'd better get a move on. Should be a busy one for us!

 

Have a great day buddies!

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DS, 26, has taught me to say, "What da bizness is?" for How's it going? :bcb_grin

 

...That is so considerate of you, Becky. DH saw an old friend who's going to Mexico next week...:bcb_huh: (What do you say?...:bcb_confu)

 

I am in the BEST PLACE mentally. I've got it in my head that I'm losing weight/OP for a YEAR! :salut So when I got on the scale today it didn't even matter...It was like "Eh. So what. That's nice. But it doesn't affect what I DO today." :salut:bcb_happy

 

I'm not even counting-down, figuring how long it SHOULD take to get to goal, etc. I'm pretty sure I"ll get there in a year...but that's not the point. It's about the BEHAVIOR (as Lynn would say).

 

I am paying more for chicken that is vegetarian-fed (no animal by-products, etc.). Luckily it was "reduced" (which I would normally avoid on chicken) so it was almost the same price as regular chicken...I mentioned it to a woman next to me in the store, eyeing it: "I bought this on it's sell-by date, and it was really good." English was her second language and she said, "It tastes like a chicken." And I replied, laughing with her, "Imagine that!" :bcb_up

 

LOVE WHAT YOU HAVE! :wave:

 

 

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It's Friday, Friday, Friday!

 

Yippee! It has been a loonngg week! Busy, Busy Busy with all of the end of the year "stuff".

 

So, Lynn, I love your post about the weight goals! It is so true! It's so refreshing to read it from someone! Thanks!

 

Bridget~I was laughing out loud when I read your post about being at a weight for an hour and a half! :bcb_grin

 

Have a great day buddies! We have a busy weekend with DD final dance performance tomorrow and both sets of parents coming for lunch!:bcb_wink3

 

Make it great!


Kim

 

 

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Good Afternoon! :wave:

 

What a day! I made it in to WW to WI for the month of May. Ten months at Lifetime now. And I looked at my booklet and I've been at 150lbs (with clothes & breakfast) for the past 8 months (the first two I was higher as I made my way down). A very good job at maintaining my weight where it is. I do not take that for granted. I'd like to be solidly in the 140s but that will come in time. Just two weeks ago I was at 158lbs so my priority for the time being is BALANCE. I have a much greater chance at maintaining long-term (and even possibly losing more weight) if I keep things on an even keel instead of getting into a cycle of gaining and losing the same pounds over and over again through the month.

 

I didn't stay for the meeting as I had Nathan with me. He was coughing through the night (which meant not a good night's sleep for any of us). I needed to get some blood work done as it's been a couple of years since my last physical. So, we went off to the doctor this morning. He's fine and I've got the form to get my blood tested. I was glad to go as I was talking to him about my yeast infections getting worse and he mentioned a few things I hadn't considered, like jacuzzi tubs (never supposed to do those but I've been having 2-3 baths a week through the winter!!). Hopefully following his advice will help improve things there as well!

 

Nathan wanted to go back to school so I had to drop him off, go home to get his back pack and make him lunch. Then DH & I went off to check out a used camper that DH found online. He feels he's negotiated a good price but I'm still undecided on the whole matter. My parents have a trailer, we've got a tent and there are normally cabins in a lot of the US & Canadian parks we'd be visiting. We'll have to make a decision about this soon.

 

After I dropped DH off at home, I had to go to Costco to get Nathan a new cough syrup. Then home to do a FIRM workout. The kids are home from school now. Claire's reading and the boys are playing basketball outside. I have to shower and get dinner ready before heading over to the gym for Kundalini yoga.

 

Have a great OP day everybuddy! :salut


Kimberley

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I not only survived the interview for the Awards this afternoon...I also survived the urge this morning to eat all the things that would put me off-program. I realised that eating 'food porn' would not make me win the award. big revelation.

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Hey Buddies!

 

It seems like it's been a long time since I posted! I've been so busy lately and spending lots of time outside :bcb_up. I'm doing well staying OP this week and planning how I'll handle our 32nd anniversary dinner on the 14th! It's never too soon to plan! I went to the farmer's market yesterday, and when I took everything out and put it on the counter, it was pretty as a picture! Full of colors, shapes and sizes, beautiful!!! :bcb_happy

 

I work both Saturday and Sunday, but then I'm off for a few days. I hate to work the weekends, I feel like I miss out on so much bcb_sad. Everyone is here and having fun without me. I have to go to bed pretty early (even if I don't fall asleep forever :bcb_confu) and feel like a little kid not wanting to go for fear of missing something. Oh well, somebody has to work. Actually, a women I work with had someone from her church offer to pay her way to a retreat......she was going to pass so I said "you better pack your bags and I'll work your weekend! Go and have fun!!" She really deserves it and I think she may "need" it right now.

 

It's time for a shower and then a bowl of berries before bed. I'll "see" ya tomorrow. Hope you all have a great weekend! :salut


*Linda*

 

SW- 168

 

CW- 140

 

GW- 130

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Hey, Buddies

 

Lots going on here as well. We are super busy this month- something going on every weekend. My 16 & 14 y/o DSons are helping with an Americares project today at two local homes that need some help. This is the third year for my 16 y/o. He really enjoys it. My 14 y/o couldn't wait to start this year. They have been SO amazing helping me paint the house this week. We still have quite a bit to do, but the weather is not cooperating, so we are taking a well- deserved, and necessary break. (I personally could just keep going to get it done, but the kids are so relieved it's raining !!)

We borrowed a pressure washer last night to get some of the chipping paint off the high parts of the house. DH actually broke it-so he will spend today trying to fix or get a replacement part. UGH ! That means household chores for the rest of us. Oh well, lots to do inside anyway.

 

I have been really thinking about where I want/need to be with regard to weight loss.

I have a great book- Hot Point Fitness that is an awesome weight lifting/ aerobic exercise guide. There is also a nutrition section, and pairing the concepts there with SF is a snap- basically the same thing.

I have decided that instead of working on a specific weight for myself (since I may be there already) I am going to focus on following the exercise program . It's in two week increments. VERY concrete,lots of weight lifting, and the aerobic component is very specific. PLUS-it's from a book, so I do not have to get annoyed listening to someone tell me what to do:bcb_grin. I can always just close the book if I need to !!!

If I can focus on REALLY doing that program well, and complimenting it with the sound, proven methods that I have learned from WW-I will feel great, and hopefully confident that I am in a wonderful place.

I totally need to change around my "stinkin' thinkin'" and be more positive. I am afraid I am sending a bad message to my DDs, and as they approach their teen years, the body image thing is getting more pronounced. The last thing they need is their 44 y/o mother griping about it all the time !

 

Well, buddies. My little helpers are up now- off to breakfast & laundry.

 

Lynn- 32 years- how great !!! Congratulations. And fresh produce to boot. very nice:bcb_wink3


Bridget

SW 230

CW 151.8:bcb_march

GW 130

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Good Morning! :wave:

 

We're having a relaxing morning here. I'm toying with the idea of a quick trip up to the mill to pick up some gluten/wheat free grains as well as some legumes/beans. Claire & Lucas have junior lifeguards at 11. I'm going to drop them off and go for a 6-7 mile run.

 

I bought a new PVR unit (with a rebate) at Costco yesterday so I have to empty out the rented PVR before I can turn it back in. I'd taped all 3 Indiana Jones movies off the Movie Network and DH has convinced me to let the kids watch them with us this weekend. I guess we were watching those movies at the same age when we were kids so I should loosen up the reins a bit. Nathan's only 6.5 but he's more in touch with his emotions so he'll just leave the room if he's feeling scared. Lucas was always one to sit there riveted in fear (which looked the exact same as riveted in fascination) and then have nightmares for weeks. Claire wasn't much better. At least those two are old enough to handle things now and Nathan can just sit on the stairs and run up and down depending on what's going on!! LOL :crazy:

 

Have a great OP day everybuddy! :salut

 

Bridge- I'm right there with you. I'm integrating the nutritional guidelines of The Hormone Diet within Filling Foods and my POINTS Target. It'll take some time to get it all "gelled". I'm not worrying about the scale right now. Every time I get to this point, I start to have some kind of backlash from the internal pressure. Instead, I'm going to just focus on staying OP this month and worry about the future later!


Kimberley

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PVR? Trying to figure that one out...:bcb_confu

 

And I think your idea, Kimberley, of the weekly thread is working. Lotsa' action.

 

Loving the early mornings. I'm going to bed at 9 and getting up before 5:30!

 

It rained last night and sounded so nice in bed...Love to smell the world after a rain...:bcb_bigsm

 

Time to strength-train~ :strong:

 

MAKE IT GREAT, Buddies~

 

Oh. And I got new SHOES! Brooks. Just replaced my others (same ones). I was feeling shin splints, etc. when I walked, so I guess I had had them long enough. Can't wait to try my NEW SHOES out on my walk this morning.

 

 

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Carol- PVR is personal video recorder or something like that. It's the same as the DVR in the states (digital video recorder). It's the HD terminal & recorder for our TV. I have to empty out the rented one before turning it in and activating the one I bought!

 

Good for you with the shoes! It's important to replace them every 500 miles-- even walking shoes!!


Kimberley

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hey buddies

 

Dh is busy building a deck along the front of the house, the front garden will finally look finished. I am getting the house cleaned up. then have to take one of the boys to get a passport photo & then to a party. He has another party tomorrow - an expensive weekend for gifts.

 

I am finding it so much easier as I spend more time on SF to stay on track at the weekends. It really is becoming a lifestyle now.

 

Anyway, back to the chores, have a great day,

 

Becky

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hey buddies

 

 

I am finding it so much easier as I spend more time on SF to stay on track at the weekends. It really is becoming a lifestyle now.

 

 

Becky

 

I agree, Becky!


~Nancy in SJ

 

HW 152

CW 144

GW 138

 

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend, inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."

 

www.englishsetterrescue.org

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Hi all....It has been a while since I posted on the daily, now SF Weekly thread! :bcb_happy

I have noticed lately that since I made lifetime....I have been getting lazy with everything....journaling, keep track of my WP, exercising....drinking water. I don't want to go down the path of "why did I do this to myself again after I worked so hard to get the weight off?" :bcb_cry: :bcb_huh: :bcb_cry:

SO...I am starting "this minute" to use the tools that I know helps me to stay focused with my continuing weight loss success! The Weight Watcher's Plan.....:bcb_up

It just helps me to post my thoughts! Thanks for being here!


~*Melodee*~

 

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It just helps me to post my thoughts! Thanks for being here!

 

Mel, that's it exactly, posting my thoughts. I just realized this is like a diary for me. Sometimes I write, and then think, who needs to see this, and I delete my thoughts. But it's good to be able to get them out!

 

I'm where you are and I know it's hard to maintain, cause the you can't look toward a finish line, as you're already there, you know??


~Nancy in SJ

 

HW 152

CW 144

GW 138

 

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend, inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."

 

www.englishsetterrescue.org

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Morning buddies!

 

We have another lovely sunny day here today. DH is still working on the deck at the front. I hope he finds time to get my bike out & checked over for me as I want to start using it.

 

My 9 yr old has yet another party this afternoon.

 

Anyway, my oatmeal is calling my name! And I promised the kids pancakes for breakfast this morning,

 

Have a goodd one - make it count!

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Good Morning! :wave:

 

We postponed our plans to walk through the woods and go out for lunch with friends last week to today but the woods are still muddy. So, we're meeting up at a park and walking downtown to go out to the market for lunch. This works *much* better for me as I was going to have to pack my own lunch if we went to Subway (can't eat the bread, meat or cheese)!

 

My "Hormone Diet" update. For anyone who is interested, send me a PM and I can email out some notes I took highlighting the key points I was interested in. I'm making some progress getting my food choices balanced properly for me. It's strange how so many of the things on the list match SF/Core but they just didn't hit me the same way in the past. With this plan you're supposed to have your oil with breakfast in the morning. Getting in my oil serving was always something left to the last minute, if I even got to it, unless I cooked something in oil at some point through the day. I bought some good quality extra-virgin olive oil to have in my soy/fruit shakes and now I don't struggle with getting in my oil. But as I'm trying to blend in Flex (counting points) with Core (filling foods) and the nutritional guidelines of the glyci-med plan from the "Hormone Diet" (a combination glycemic index/Mediterranean diet approach) plus addressing my food allergies, I realize that once I get it all together, I'll be eating even more healthier for me. It's given me a good framework of how to get through the day without dairy, wheat, sugar, most nuts and the whole host of other things I can't eat. It's going to be a longer term trial and error thing. I may have to eventually suck it up and do the entire two week detox as I'm still experiencing headaches, etc.

 

I guess I equate the whole thing to procrastination and how good it feels to actually take some steps forward. I've been feeling sub-optimal for YEARS due to all my food allergies/sensitivities. I tackled some and just either denied or procrastinated with the others. I'd have bad physical reactions and tell myself that I had to face it but would just go off into denial-- much like when I was at my heaviest and knew that I'd have to face reality and get back on track eventually. I just didn't know how to approach things. I got overwhelmed by the sheer logistics of it all. But now that I've started to move forward with this slowly, it's becoming easier each day to foresee how to handle this on a "permanent lifestyle" basis. I've found some *wonderful* websites with recipes I can use. I've got hope that I can get my body in TRUE balance and ultimately get control over my health (*very* long range view on that). I've had constant headaches every single day of my life for the past 25 years. I don't know what it's like to not have my head throbbing to one extent or another. I've learned how to tolerate pain and other physical discomforts that are a direct result of the foods I'm eating. This has been a work in progress thing for me since I was a child and I feel optimistic for the first time that I have the strength now to make some more changes and hopefully feel even better long-term!!

 

Have a great OP day everybuddy! :salut


Kimberley

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