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KimberleyW

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  1. I love the idea. Forum activity has often suffered from myopic focus over the years. I can't tell you how many great buddies we've lost because they no longer felt welcome posting here if they switched to another program. I, myself, was asked to leave a group here when I "outed" myself as following a different WOE, even though I was losing weight that way & struggling so much with WW. Lately, I just adopt a "don't ask, don't tell" approach. I'm not counting points but I am committed to healthy eating & establishing a good exercise rhythm to support that. If the goal here is to do what it takes to make weight loss a reality, then we need to either be supportive of everyone who comes here with that goal or we continue to dwindle in numbers to the point where only the most entrenched threads survive. Many of which only survive because the people in each group have made a connection that transcends (and in some cases doesn't even include a main focus on) weight loss. If we want the activity & membership here to increase, we have to be more inclusive. There is more than one way to maintain a healthy lifestyle and I would love to see more BCBers return so they can share their successes and struggles with whatever program they are currently following.
  2. Annie- I went back into the moderator site again and updated your rank but there wasn't a save option so it won't stick! I can view your profile and see that it hasn't updated your status but my clearance isn't high enough to fix this! Hopefully Jace will check in soon and help you out!
  3. I'll contact Jason. He's been visiting family out of state for the holidays & was delayed in returning.
  4. Cheryl- Thanks buddy!! Super- Glad you're okay and back on the grid!
  5. Hey SB! Things are well here on the weight loss front. I'd gone into a bit of a tailspin for a couple of years eating my way through some personal issues (like that's ever productive). I decided almost 6 months ago that instead of putting all this pressure on myself to be POP, I would tackle my major issues one by one. The most important one was giving up gluten and continuing to stay MSG-free. Along the way, I've tackled other issues-- corn, yeast, fresh dairy (excluding cheese), etc. I'm watching my food quantity even though I'm not counting points or journaling. I'm approaching my 6mth "health-iversary" and I'm on track to hit 30lbs down. That's comparable results to what I would have achieved had I put myself in a pressure-filled fish bowl to stay POP and exercise pretty much every day. I feel like I'm proving a point to myself that I *can* lose weight without counting calories, without chronic high intensity exercise, and just following my body. When I started out, I didn't know if I was lying to myself or in denial. Some people here at BCB weren't supportive at all so I haven't been posting much out of respect for the WW purists. However, I always felt that there had to be a way to lose weight and maintain the loss without having to put everything I ate under a microscope (and/or scale). I'm not back to goal weight yet and I haven't tested the maintenance waters but the initial findings are very promising. I have not starved myself. I haven't worried about my food choices. I haven't binged in 6mths. I haven't blamed myself when I've had those days that contained very little nutrition (into everyone's life a day of ice cream must fall! LOL). This has been the "easiest" weight loss I've ever had and I hesitate to talk about it too much because I don't want to jinx things!!! Like Luanne, we're in the middle of getting our house ready to sell. Renovations are such a PITA. We probably had no other choice than to do these things and hopefully it will show in the purchase price of the house. Prepping 3 children for a mid-school year move has a lot of issues as well. Add in that my husband is currently working two jobs as he transitions from one company to the other, it means that while the extra money is nice (paying for all the renovations!! LOL), we don't see much of him. That's leaving me to essentially be a single parent *and* get this house and all of its contents ready. How are you??!!
  6. The links in the forum manager for moderators haven't been updated since some of the past changes. I can't edit/modify the title of the group. Jason is the only one who can handle things at this point. You can always send him a PM so he's sure to see the request.
  7. MM-Welcome! We may be moving to Minnetonka in the upcoming months. I researched all the school districts in the area and the Middle/High School in Minnetonka ranked at the top of the state.
  8. Allie, welcome! I edited your post to remove the link to your blog as we don't allow spam on the site. I know your blog isn't spam per se but we have to set guidelines. Please feel free to jump in and participate in our communities!
  9. I've seen them at Costco here in Canada. Not all the time though.
  10. Watch your blood sugar. Eating wheat is cut ally higher on the glycemic index than plain sugar. If you're spiking your blood sugar levels, it's going to result in unnecessary hunger cues. Aso, chemicals in your food can trigger binges too. Anything you haven't cooked yourself will be loaded with binge-inducing chemicals. I find it's best to just not go there at night. I eat all my food from 9-5 (generally) and only eat veggies at night, unless I'm truly ravenous. If so, I eat protein at night-- nothing to spike my blood sugar.
  11. Quinoa is a complete protein grain. I'm gluten intolerant so quinoa is a staple for me. I usually combine with various veggies (duke, tape tomatoes, celery, etc), plus parsley or cilantro, plus some balsamic vinegar and a bit of oil. Toss together to make a cold salad. I use it like rice a lot-- make curries and stir-fry & use quinoa as a base. I've made quinoa pudding too-- like tapioca. The recipe shoud be in the dessert section here.
  12. Welcome! Come join us on the 20s, 30s & 40s forum. One of our ranks is from Montreal as well!!
  13. Peg- Juicers take away the fiber and just keep the water/sugar in fruits/veggies. When you make juice smoothies with the VitaMix, you use it whole. I can make enough smoothie for the entire family with a couple pieces of fruit and some soy milk. Likewise, I can make a litre of vegetable juice with just a handful of veggies and some water!
  14. PS- We've got the 5200. Both wet and dry blades. We use the dry blade to grind brown rice to make cream of rice hot cereal. Jeff's also used it in the past to grind wheat/spelt to make flour.
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