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chiquiNO's picture

I have vowed to do so!!  I just feel awful.  I splurged waaaayyyy too much on the sugar this holiday.  I didn't so much overeat on regular foods...just the sweets and for a type 2 diabetic..that's not good.


I'm thinking of buying the book by Jordan Rubin....The Master's Diet...or some such title.


Chiqui from way down yonder in New Orleans

 

RuthWells's picture

(post #57116, reply #1 of 40)

Well, I did something wrong over the holidays, 'cuz I gained 4 pounds. : ( But I'm mostly planning to do better with the exercise and tighten up on my junk eating, rather than starting an actual Plan.

Are you testing your sugar regularly, Chiqui?

Ruth Wells


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chiquiNO's picture

(post #57116, reply #3 of 40)

Yes, every morning.  They were a little high...115-120 a couple of times....but back to 85-90 now.  I just really want to lose some weight and feel better !!


Chiqui from way down yonder in New Orleans


Edited 1/3/2007 11:57 pm by chiquiNO

 

delice's picture

(post #57116, reply #4 of 40)

There seems to be a direct correlation between our wgt and his blood sugar levels and the number of bags of flour and sugar I carry into the house.  I just don't get it!! :-)

chiquiNO's picture

(post #57116, reply #5 of 40)

Cute, real cute.  I have the same problem, but I am carrying in those bags of flour and sugar into my house for clients....LOL....how then do they find their way into my mouth??


 


For instance...tonight for the Sugar Bowl Game..oldest DD had about 25 people over for the game....."Mom, if I buy the BUTTS, can you make pulled pork for me.....oh and maybe some of your macaroni and cheese???  Pretty Please???"  Sure honey, would you like a dessert, too???  How about some Heavenly hash brownies?????  I haven't made those in a while!!!!


 


Others brought coleslaw, hot dogs, more desserts, nachos, chips, baked beans, rolls and drinks.  I limited myself to one tablespoon pulled pork (NO SAUCE), one tablespoon beans, one tablespoon mac & CHeese, two tablespoons of cole slaw.  NO BREAD but a couple of chips with the nacho cheese.


One small portion of dessert....couldn't help it...it was chess cake...UGH!!


Tomorrow I start grilled fish, steamed veggies and salads!!!  HIP HIP>>>HOORAY!!!


Chiqui from way down yonder in New Orleans

 

delice's picture

(post #57116, reply #6 of 40)

That all sounds so GOOD!   The win by the Tigers must have been great for your group!  I think you demonstrated amazing restraint to limit yourself like you did tonight!!  That is my husband's problem more than mine--portion control and an amazing amount of denial!   Are you finding time to exercise? 

chiquiNO's picture

(post #57116, reply #12 of 40)

Right now I am suffering from that same horrible sickness that everyone else is complaining about.  Dizziness and fatigue coupled with larangitis has not been too fun.  I really want to at least start walking...but around my neighborhood....NOT in the malls.  The smells and the sales interfere too much with my walking at malls.  Our weather has been horrible.  Heavy rains and flash flood warnings today and this evening...UGH!! Not too good for my ailments right now.  Soon, real soon I will start walking!!

Chiqui from way down yonder in New Orleans

 

jaq's picture

(post #57116, reply #7 of 40)

I tried on clothes at Macy's because a gift certificate I got for Christmas, and the dressing room mirrors and unsatisfactory fits convinced me that I need to do SOMETHING.

My only plan right now is to write down everything I eat, every day. This way I will have a better sense of the little noshes that I do and I will hopefully gain some awareness and be more careful of what I put in my mouth. DH has agreed to look at my little notebook each week so I don't feel tempted to slack. He's a brave soul!

There was an article, I think in Gourmet, recently about how much the average chef tastes each day and how many calories it translates to. It was an eye opener!

MadMom's picture

(post #57116, reply #8 of 40)

When I have successfully dieted, a notebook in which I wrote every morsel I ate was the key.  For some reason, having to write down that I actually ate a cookie made it more difficult to cheat.  I've deliberately decided not to make a resolution to lose weight this year.  My only resolution is that I will clean out the basement and unpack the boxes there.  Might even unpack the boxes in the garage.  Might even get moved in, before the year is up!



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jaq's picture

(post #57116, reply #9 of 40)

That sounds like a daunting task! I have about 20 boxes of books downstairs that I pick at when I have the gumption, which isn't often. I bet the moving and hauling will get you into wonderful shape! :)

MadMom's picture

(post #57116, reply #10 of 40)

As one of our CT friends says, "Round is a shape."  By the time I finish, I should be ready for a good massage.



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jaq's picture

(post #57116, reply #11 of 40)

Hee!

chiquiNO's picture

(post #57116, reply #13 of 40)

Trying on clothes ALWAYS does it for me, too!!!!  I hate dressing rooms!!  Those mirrors somehow manage to shrink the clothes while you are trying them on!

Chiqui from way down yonder in New Orleans

 

MadMom's picture

(post #57116, reply #14 of 40)

Dressing rooms have trick mirrors.  Somehow when I look in them, there is always this fat old lady staring back at me, instead of the trim young thing I know I am.



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courgette's picture

(post #57116, reply #16 of 40)

I loved the mirrors on the cruiseship in the gym. Took about 20 lbs off, I'd say! Spent a lot of time there, just looking at myself-I looked so good!


Mo

chiquiNO's picture

(post #57116, reply #17 of 40)

ABSOLUTELY!!

Chiqui from way down yonder in New Orleans

 

Marie Louise's picture

(post #57116, reply #19 of 40)

LOL, we have those same mirrors in the Bay Area. Imagine that!!!

jaq's picture

(post #57116, reply #15 of 40)

Yes, and they expand your rear end to much larger than normal size!  :)

chiquiNO's picture

(post #57116, reply #18 of 40)

So TRUE!!

Chiqui from way down yonder in New Orleans

 

Ozark's picture

(post #57116, reply #20 of 40)

How about some Heavenly hash brownies?????


You better cook a bunch of food! LOL


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Millie's picture

(post #57116, reply #21 of 40)

I started keeping track of everything I eat too - on a website dedicated to healthy living.  It's a food diary and an exercise log - you can get a rough breakdown of calories spent vs. calories taken in - a rough estimate of your vitamin and mineral intake for the day.  I started this about a month ago when december eating started - I still ate as much as I wanted, didn't go to the gym b/c i was studying for finals and writing papers - i gained 10 pounds since mid-Nov.


ANYWAY!  Starting fresh, I have set a few NYResolutions.  First, stop spending time with people who are not nice.  You know, those mandatory friends that everyone has that they still email even though you don't REALLY like them?  I gave up on that.
Second, walk 30 minutes with my dog every day.  Go to the gym sometimes, but ALWAYS walk the dog for 30 minutes minimum.
Third - decide what to do with myself following this degree I am working towards. 
And FINALLY number four - limit my intake of alcohol in a week.  December was a party month - we east-Canadian gals have strong livers or something... oh boy.  Time for a little detox!

Lee's picture

(post #57116, reply #2 of 40)

I put myself and DH on a healthy-eating diet yesterday.  Fish, chicken, salads, whole grains, lots of veggies and smaller portions are the new guidelines for the foreseeable future.  I don't think I gained more than a pound or two over the holidays, but I know I overdid it on the no-no foods we all love, like butter and cream-rich desserts and cookies, cheeses, red meat and carbs.  And then there was all the wine.  DH, OTOH, really needs to lose 20 pounds, so it's spa food for both of us for awhile.  I'm making a shrimp and veggie stir fry tonight and NO rice.  Le sigh.  Being virtuous is no fun. 

JillElise's picture

(post #57116, reply #22 of 40)

I ordered "Eating Light" and "Prevention" magazines and hope for inspiration to strike.

I read somewhere that for my size, I shouldn't eat more than 1800 calories a day. I wanted to put my head down and cry. It seems I'd need to be a marathon runner not to eat what I want and not gain weight.

Plumply yours,

Jill Elise Vancouver BC
chiquiNO's picture

(post #57116, reply #23 of 40)

Oh Jill, I think many of us can relate!!  I don't have a problem with portions...just what I chose to eat.  I love sweets and since last November, cannot have them.  Also I am Italian and used to eating pasta dishes often!!  I always had some kind of pasta at least two - three times a week!!  Not a lot...but still!!


 


I went to WalMart today and got some South Beach meals and some lean Cuisines.  Both are tasty though small...LOL WHat I KNOW I need to do is "GET THE LEAD OUT!!!"  I have to move this body around!!  This morning I was walking from one room to another and somehow pulled a muscle in my right knee and have been limping all day with pain!!!!!  I planned on walking today...it is so beautiful today.


I looked like a very old lady pushing my cart at WalMart limping around!!!!


Chiqui from way down yonder in New Orleans

 

beebuzzled's picture

(post #57116, reply #24 of 40)

The big food plan for me is to STOP EATING ALL THOSE #$%^@$& COOKIES.  My jeans hate me. Time to earn back the love. I hate middle age.


 


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knitpik's picture

(post #57116, reply #25 of 40)

Just got this diet by email

ITALIAN PASTA DIET - IT REALLY WORKS !!

1) You walka pasta da bakery.

2) You walka pasta da candy store.

3) You walka pasta da Ice Cream shop.

4) You walka pasta da table and fridge.

:)

Quilter's picture

(post #57116, reply #26 of 40)

LOL!


Two years ago I managed to take off 35 pounds and I did it by more-or-less following the Weight Watchers point program and I also kept a daily journal.  I'd write about how good I felt about what I was doing and how each 5 pound milestone was such an achievement.  It was to boost my determination.  I felt that it really helped me stay on track.  I'd record my weight each morning on the calendar section of Outlook, so every time I checked my e-mail I'd see the number and it would remind me of what I was trying to achieve.  I kept the calendar on the 'month' display, so I could see from day to day how I was doing.  I'd always been told you shouldn't weigh yourself daily, but I found that even a difference between 171.3 and 171.1 from one day to the next made me feel like ignoring those pieces of cake were really worth it.  I kept it up until I was 161 and then I just couldn't seem to loose any more.  I so wanted to get down to about 150 - an amount that may seem like a lot to be happy with, but I felt that at my age, and height - I'm 5'7"- was about right.  If I get down below that, my face starts to sag and I start to look more than my age.  Not a pretty sight.


Anyway, I really need to get at it again.  I'm back up to 171 - and I just can't seem to get motivated to get serious about getting it back off.  I don't want to weigh this much, my clothes feel tight, heck, even my rings feel tight!  But I just can't seem to stop eating all those lovely things.....like the New York Times bread...with butter....and all the lovely chocolate that's left over from Christmas...and the cookies....OK - maybe tomorrow! I'll try again!
 

chiquiNO's picture

(post #57116, reply #27 of 40)

WOW Quilter!!!  I'm printing out your stratedgy and am going to put it into practice for me!!  I would feel skinny at 171!!LOL  I'm doing pretty well on my current plan...but I still need to get over this awful cold/whatever it is thing and feel better so I can do the pasta diet, too...I love the walka pasta diet!!!!LOL

Chiqui from way down yonder in New Orleans

 

segundo's picture

(post #57116, reply #28 of 40)

I don't understand how anyone can go on a diet when reading all these delicious recipes in cookstalk. I don't know about you but when I looking at these threads it just keeps getting me hungry and hungry by the minute.What? You just go to the diet talk section and not look at all the other threads.  How do you do it?


 

Adele's picture

(post #57116, reply #29 of 40)

My secret is to cut desserts really small, keep the leftovers in the fridge or freezer (brownies).  That way, you have to get up from the couch (working the thighs), walk to the kitchen (cardio), reach into the freezer (upper arms).  Repeat.


 


But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

MadMom's picture

(post #57116, reply #30 of 40)

Sounds like my exercise regime!



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Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

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