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Well, when I opened the dictionary and found my picture right there next to the definition of yo-yo dieter, I realized something had to be done.  When I went on my major quest to lose half a Sally a few years back, I managed to lose 36 lbs.  Then, I slacked off and gained 26 back.  Then I focused again, and lost 22 of that before we moved up here.  Then I started slacking off and gained 12 back.  The only consolation is that my highs are getting lower, LOL.


Decided it was time to get serious, so younger DD and I have joined Gold's Gym.  She is really dedicated, and is also doing Nutrisystem.  This is the child who got upset when her size 0 jeans got too tight, and now, after two children, she would kill to get into a size 10!  I'm not really dieting, just sort of South Beaching it and watching my portions.  Anyway, the results for my first week are:


Weight, lost 5.5 pounds


Inches, lost 11.5 inches


So, I'm happy with that, and hoping it will continue.  I figure that by putting the info out here for the whole CT world to see, I will be forced to continue this.  Anyone else still dieting?




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whatscooking's picture

(post #57107, reply #1 of 60)

How can you diet during High Pie Time?  Blueberry, peach, cherry...

Chicago-style deep-dish:  "Pizza for people who just aren't fat enough"
Anthony Bourdain
http://theoutdatedkitchen.blogspot.com/

MadMom's picture

(post #57107, reply #2 of 60)

...not to mention fresh corn season.  That's why I said I'm "sorta" doing South Beach.  I'm really enjoying the fresh produce, and have decided it would be criminal to miss the fresh berries, fresh corn, etc.  At least I'm minimizing it, eating the berries plain, rather than in a pie, cooking the corn without a stick of butter, LOL, but I cannot let summer pass without participating in its bounty.



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Jean's picture

(post #57107, reply #3 of 60)

Does South Beach work if you follow it every other day? LOL.



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MadMom's picture

(post #57107, reply #4 of 60)

As my political cartoon of the day says, "Don't be a smart aleck!"



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Jean's picture

(post #57107, reply #5 of 60)

LOL, I was being serious for a change. We want to start that diet, but are having a problem with social obligations. LOL.



My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.

- Buddy Hackett

http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
MadMom's picture

(post #57107, reply #6 of 60)

Oh, thought you were making fun of me.  I definitely went off the diet yesterday for Willie Ray's birthday (you realize you and he are almost the same age, right?) and managed to put on 1/2 lb, but worked my bum off at the gym this morning, so hope to get back on track.



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Jean's picture

(post #57107, reply #7 of 60)

Moi, make fun of you? -- never. ;)  No I'm serious. We're having a heck of a time trying to get our act together and still have a social life.  And then, there is the ripening corn.  sigh.




My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.

- Buddy Hackett

http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
MadMom's picture

(post #57107, reply #8 of 60)

As someone reminded me, summer is short...enjoy it while you can.  So, I am.  It slows down the weight loss, but it's worth it to enjoy the wonderful food.  If I had a social life, that would be a problem, too, but being new to the area, our social life is pretty limited!



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Jean's picture

(post #57107, reply #10 of 60)

People I haven't seen for a while comment on my weight loss, but the scale has been stuck for months.  Maybe i need a new scale. :/



My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.

- Buddy Hackett

http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
MadMom's picture

(post #57107, reply #11 of 60)

I always blame the scale when it gets stuck, LOL.  Maybe you are exercising more?  We all know that muscle weighs more than fat, so you could be building up muscle and still losing fat. 



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Jean's picture

(post #57107, reply #12 of 60)

Oh, in my dreams!!



My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.

- Buddy Hackett

http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
MadMom's picture

(post #57107, reply #13 of 60)

Hey, it's my story, and I'm sticking to it.



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schnitzel's picture

(post #57107, reply #14 of 60)

It's been my story for the last month or so, too!


Ozark's picture

(post #57107, reply #15 of 60)

Jean,


How about this?


 


Rick


"A wink is good as a nod to a blind man."

 

Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional!

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MadMom's picture

(post #57107, reply #16 of 60)

Not Jean, but that sure sounds like a plan to me, LOL.



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Jean's picture

(post #57107, reply #17 of 60)

Tooo cute. 



My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.

- Buddy Hackett

http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
Jean's picture

(post #57107, reply #18 of 60)

Well, wish us luck. We've started week one of SB diet. So far I've learned I'd better not take my glipizide (for diabetes)> I took the last one on Sunday morning, we went to dinner at friends and I ate maybe 2 Tbs of her potato dish - a couple of baby carrots, a serving of green beans, a couple of Ts of coleslaw, a porkchop with a couple sliced of baked apple and 1/2 of her goopy dessert.  That evening at home stuck to the diet foods as prescribed, checked my blood sugar before bed b/c I felt a little 'funny'.....it was 61. I promptly at a slice of  homemade ww bread with a little butter and a dollop of peanut butter. O my, I'm glad I checked it. I've not taken a pill since and the highest sugar reading I've gotten was 134 which is a great number for a post-prandial reading. I am totally amazed!


Met a friend for lunch today and ordered a burger without the bun, no chips, but a dish of cottage cheese, didn't touch the dressing but ate the dill pickle with relish.  (Pardon the pun).
The first thing she said was, Jean, you've lost weight- wow in 3 days? oh, no, that 10 pounds from a couple months ago. When I get down to under 170, it will be a milestone!! That's the lowest I got post surgery until my hips gave out on me.


I'm pretty sure this is going to work. Rod is being good too. I told him that he could certainly have 1 (only 1) glass of red wine at his usually evening libation time, but he had to count how many nuts he eats, could have some cheese or a salad, but no crackers or chips of any kind.  He misses crackers the most. I miss chocolate!


Wish us luck. He wants to lose 20 pounds through his belly, I'll be thrilled with 10 (for now). Will report back in 2 weeks.




My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.

- Buddy Hackett

http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
MadMom's picture

(post #57107, reply #19 of 60)

Jean, I really enjoyed South Beach, and frankly, it worked as well as any "diet" I've tried.  The premise, of course, is that you change your way of eating, which I have, to some extent.  I haven't been too good on it for the past couple of weeks, what with birthdays and all, but have been working out at Gold's Gym, and I think that is helping.  Last time I checked, had lost 18 inches (boobs, waist, hips, abdomen, and thighs are what I measure) so that's good, even though the weight loss isn't happening.  Maybe when I get seriously back on the diet, I will drop some weight, too.  I think it's great about your blood sugar.  DH is sort of dieting with me (he eats whatever I fix him, LOL) so perhaps I should have him start checking his blood sugar again.  He takes glipizide twice a day, so it wouldn't do to have it drop too low.



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chiquiNO's picture

(post #57107, reply #21 of 60)

Does the SB diet work with the glycemic index like Jenny Craig and Nutrasystem???  Or is it toatlly low carb/no carb???  I'd love to get rid of my diebeties pills...they've put on 20 pounds onto my body since last November since I was diagnosed and I don't eat that much at all!!  BUMMER!!  I had lost a half a Sally and was going down..BOO!

Chiqui from way down yonder in New Orleans

 

SallyBR1's picture

(post #57107, reply #22 of 60)

Well, I might as well post the question here

Recently I read some place (maybe in the airport) that one of the reasons for women to gain weight after menopause is that each month as the body prepares for and goes through menstruation, it spends 500 calories.

So, when your body stops doing it, you need to burn an extra 500 calories per month, or the weight will start slowly going up.

It seemed a little iffy to me - anybody knows if this is solid data? Gary????

 


 


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Jean's picture

(post #57107, reply #23 of 60)

You eliminate all carbs for the first 2 weeks only. Then you start gradually adding fruit back in to your diet or bread, whatever. The secret is to do it gradually.


As I mentioned in another thread I've stopped taking my pills after my sugar dropped to 61 on the first day. This was at bedtime and I had to eat a slice of bread with a little butter and peanut butter to tide me over. This is day 4 and so far my highest sugar was a 2 hour PP at 135. Interesting, eh? Do you check your sugars yourself?


Get the book from the library. He convinced this sceptic.


 




My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.

- Buddy Hackett

http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
chiquiNO's picture

(post #57107, reply #26 of 60)

Mine is tested every morning.  I range between 75 and 95.  Sometimes it drops to 65.  Not good!!  I think it is because I don't eat enough sometimes.


I'll try the library.  Thanks


Chiqui from way down yonder in New Orleans

 

MadMom's picture

(post #57107, reply #27 of 60)

I'm assuming that's with medication, because there's no way you could be called a diabetic with blood sugar that low.  Have you mentioned your test results to your doctor?



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MadMom's picture

(post #57107, reply #24 of 60)

I think Jenny Craig and Nutrisystem have copied the Low Glycemic Index idea used by South Beach and others.  I like it because, unlike Atkins, it is not a "No Carb" diet, but rather one which concentrates on the glycemic index to determine good carbs from bad carbs.



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

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

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chiquiNO's picture

(post #57107, reply #25 of 60)

Great...I'm going to have to find a copy of the diet somewhere.  I'd love to throw away my pills!!


Chiqui from way down yonder in New Orleans

 

Jean's picture

(post #57107, reply #28 of 60)

Well, I'm sure this going without the pills is just a temporary thing.  Unless I want to severely cut my carb intake forever. No fruit, no bread, nothing with sugar or even ww flour.  nothing. My 2hour pp was just 128 and for fun I checked Rod's which was 99, and he ate 2 kabobs to my 1 tonight. So the diabetes is not cured!


I miss chocolate, DH misses crackers. But the numbers on the scale are slowly creeping downward. We've been eating veg/venison soup for lunch, last night had lettuce rollups for supper, tonight venison kabobs, tomorrow will be chicken breast.
No potatoes, but all the salad and vegetables we want, no corn or carrots or beets, though.  But it's just 2 weeks, then we can slowly add a few carbs.  If we stop losing before we reach our goal eating that way, it's right back to the strict phase 1.  We are determined to do this. Time for some sugar free gelatine right now. Yum.




My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.

- Buddy Hackett

http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
Jean's picture

(post #57107, reply #29 of 60)

Yippee, i reached that milestone this morning. I'm 169 and shrinking!



My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.

- Buddy Hackett

http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
Marcia's picture

(post #57107, reply #30 of 60)

Congratualations, Jean!

helena's picture

(post #57107, reply #31 of 60)

Hooray! Good going Jean!

MadMom's picture

(post #57107, reply #32 of 60)

I'm so proud of you!  I've lost a lot of inches while working out, but in the process have gained 2 1/2 lbs.  That is not good.  I understand that muscle weighs more than fat, blah blah blah, but I want to lose pounds and inches.



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

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!