Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register


Main Forum Page  ♦   Latest Posts  ♦   Member Center  ♦   Search  ♦   Archives   ♦   Help   ♦   Log In/Out   ♦   Admins
Forum Login
Login Name: Create a new account
Password:     Forgot password

BTD Forums    Lifestyle    Nonnie Clubhouse  ›  Lost Five Pounds last week just by ditching grains
Users Browsing Forum
No Members and 1 Guests

Lost Five Pounds last week just by ditching grains  This thread currently has 5,410 views. Print Print Thread
6 Pages « 1 2 3 4 5 6 » All Recommend Thread
Peppermint Twist
Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 3:48pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Gatherer; iNfj; BTD/GTD aficionado; lost 97 lbs
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 11,030
Gender: Female
Location: Florida
Age: 53
Update:  I'm holding right now at about 7 or 8 lbs lost since ditching grains.  I'm bummed that things have slowed again since the initial 5 lb. drop.  Since then I've had to work very hard for the additional 1 or 2 lbs.  I'm walking, walking, walking, WALKING.  Plantar fasciitis or whatever the flip it is wrong with my right foot be darned!

I'm holding fast to the no grains.  Sometimes it is hard because, as Brig so classically, hilariously and accurately pointed out to me recently, "being a Type O is pretty cool...it's just d*mn inconvenient when you want a sandwich."  Well, along that line, it is so convenient to go for the refined grains sometimes, to slap together a sandwich or even throw together something with brown rice, etc.  It seems so much more challenging to keep fresh veggies in the house and prepare them instead.  The key is planning.  I try to cook up a bunch of rootin' tootin' root veggies and other carby-type veggies once per week to use in the place of grains.  Like, the other day, I roasted up a bunch of sweet potatos, shallots (never had those before--interesting!  You always hear about 'em on cooking shows, and they are nice!), radishes (they had some gorgeous ones still attached to their stems at the HFS.  I cut the stems off, roasted 'em, and YUM), and purple onions with a little organic poultry seasoning (left over from Thanksgiving--this is mostly sage), sea salt and olive oil.  So then I had these veggies to mix and match with various and sundry protein sources for a few meals.

It is also helpful to keep bags of salad greens like romaine lettuce around, but sometimes I buy it and then don't use it.  I go through salad phases and then phases when I stare at the bag and know I SHOULD have it but I don't want it.

I have got to get a blender one of these years and get back to smoothie making.  Fruit smoothies make the grain-free world go round, imho.  Plus they seem to help me lose weight.  I did look at blenders recently but they all seemed cheaply made yet too expensive.  I'm going to check at Bed, Bath and Beyond, which has recently re-opened here after being closed since that freak storm we had in February, which blow down its roof.

ANYHOOO, doing well.  Even though the weight loss has throttled back as I feared it would, it has not come to a total standstill.  Also, I can feel my leg muscles, etc., getting stronger, as I am walking a LOT.  As I've said, it's go time.  My face is getting thinner, too.

What is weird about my body fat distribution is that the only parts of me that really get fat are my BUTT, hips, thighs and upper legs.  The rest of me stays pretty much fine unless I'm at a very high weight, at which point, everything gets a little fat, but still it is mainly in the southland that I get whale-like.  It is funny because I can fit in any size top, basically, but trying to find pants that fit is a six-hour project (seriously).  Anyway, so I'm really working on the lower "pear" areas.

I'm trying to git 'er done, people.

I must say I do wish I could at least buy the compliant 100% rye or rice bread to make SANDWICHES with, but then again I wasn't doing that in recent years, even when I wasn't grain-free.  It just does take a lot of planning to be grain-free, because you must ENSURE that you have in the house, prepare and consume daily enough veggies and fruits to make up for the grains you aren't having.  You have to live fresh, which means a lot of shopping and prepping.  Then again, if you really are organized and plan well (not my forte!), you can freeze a lot of stuff in Gladware and then you are set (if you remember to defrost as needed).  I saved a few single-serving Gladwares of turkey and grain-free squash and artichoke stuffing, and I can take them to work and microwave them for lunch like I have already done once.  DELISH.  But that stuffing was a LOT of work and I don't do that all the time.  I just have to change my lifestyle a bit for the better here and get more into setting aside time to plan and cook meals to freeze.  Hard to squeeze that in between working full time, taking care of four pets, a house, a yard, etc., and walking so dern much *lol*!

But I'll git 'er done.


"If you are on one of Dr. D's diets and it isn't joyful, you aren't doing it right." - moi

my Facebook page
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 100 - 147
Peppermint Twist
Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 3:54pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Gatherer; iNfj; BTD/GTD aficionado; lost 97 lbs
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 11,030
Gender: Female
Location: Florida
Age: 53
P.S.!!!  Yay!

Encouraged by something I just bothered to take the time to calculate.  This thread is really helping me, btw.  In fact, this board as a support group and tool for weight loss and/or whatever one is trying to accomplish with the BTD ROCKS, but I digress slightly.  This thread is kind of a way to "journal" and have a reference point and I see that I first went grain-free on Oct. 23.  So, depending on whether I've lost 7 or 8 pounds, I have either lost an average of 1.4 lbs per week or 1.6 pounds per week.  Granted, they (the infamous "they" again) say you can lose about 2 lbs per week safely and that is about what you can strive for in a sane weight loss program, so I'm a little under par.  HOWEVER, at least I see that I'm going at a respectable clip, I'm not at the standstill it can feel like sometimes.  The initial dramatic five-pound drop had to be balanced by a period of leveling off a bit, yet I'm still losing at least 1.4 lbs per week on average.  I'll take it!  It may take me a few centuries to get the 50 lbs off, but it is moving!  If it ain't broke, don't fix it:  I'm gonna keep up with the grain-free'ing and the walking!

I'm glad this thread is here for me to refer to when it feels like nothing is happening, as really things ARE moving along.

"Pulp can MOVE, baby!" - George Costanza -


"If you are on one of Dr. D's diets and it isn't joyful, you aren't doing it right." - moi

my Facebook page

Revision History (1 edits)
Edna  -  Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 3:56pm
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 101 - 147
Drea
Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 3:59pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI Warrior ~ Taster, NN, ENFJ
Sun Beh Nim
Moderator
Posts: 11,539
Gender: Female
Location: Northern New Mexico
Age: 52
Quoted from Edna
It is also helpful to keep bags of salad greens like romaine lettuce around, but sometimes I buy it and then don't use it.  I go through salad phases and then phases when I stare at the bag and know I SHOULD have it but I don't want it.


One thing that I've been doing lately is to buy whole heads of romaine and wash/dry/ chop it up, put a paper towel inside a plastic bag, and keep the whole thing in the fridge.

Also, I've been pre-chopping/shredding my veggies like celery, carrots, green onions, etc and keeping them in separate containers in the fridge so I can throw together a salad at a moments notice, or even use them in stirfrys.

I notice that in the colder months (I realize you live in FL where the term cold is relative) I don't want raw veggies or salad as often. But it's nice to be able to eat fast food because sometimes I don't have time to make a big production out of eating.


It is not my responsibility to convince anyone of anything.
Logged Offline
Site Site Private Message Private message Reply: 102 - 147
mhameline
Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 4:18pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh+
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 1,204
Gender: Female
Location: Missoula, MT
Age: 41
I also go through phases where I get so sick of salads that I just can't bare the thought of another one.  I think that's why the thought of soup lately has been so appealing to me.  But to have compliant soup that means making it myself.  And right now I have a bunch of this wonderful home made turkey soup that I used the turkey bones to make the stock.  And then I waited about 3 days to eat it and the flavor is truely wonderful.  I was tempted to add rice to it but decided to add a can of black eyed peas to it along with some tomatoe sauce and and onions, celery and garlic and it is so good.  And now I feel so much more confident in making soup stock that I need to try it with some beef for sure.  So today will be a grain free lunch of that soup along with some leftover sweet potatoe stuffing from Thanksgiving - yum.  On Monday I had some of my soup with me for lunch and someone walked through our lunch room and stopped and told me how great my food always smells - and someone sitting at the table with me - who always brings frozen dinners for lunch almost every single day - either that or pizza said it was because I bring in home made food.  So, it's interesting how people notice what I eat and think it's so great when I tend to think I'm not all that great of a cook - but it is at least made by me and not heated up from a frozen chunk of who knows what?!?  


Blessings,
Missy

Married to Kris a B+
Pursuing domestic infant adoption.
Jordan Alexandra - born 5/12/08
Placed in our arms - 5/21/08


Revision History (1 edits)
Edna  -  Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 5:21pm
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 103 - 147
Mrs T O+
Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 4:20pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Concealed Carry Gatherer! SWAMI Explorer Blend
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 3,208
Gender: Female
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Hey, PT!  Remember that you may be gaining muscle as you lose fat!
So you may be losing, e.g., 2# of fat a week & gaining 1# of muscle.
The appearance may be a better indicator than the scale!
BTW, after a year of 130 with eating fewer carbs, I have gained 5# by adding more Nishiki brown rice(a good, clean name brand).  I'll have to taper it off again.
During the past year, I was using organic brown rice flour & it was OK.  I wonder if organic has anything to do with weight control.  I bet it's a little bit of the equation.
 Keep up the good work & remember that we Os are the expensive, time-consuming type--but that it's worth the effort.  I love the saying you posted,  "Nothing tastes as good as health feels."  Get it copywrited!!
Sea Salt & Light,
Mrs "T"     O+
PS Remeber the thread about the Vita-Mix.  It may be expensive, but in the long run is worth the cost as we read here & a friend was sharing.  She uses it a few times a week.  I can't afford it, either, , but someday.....


Interested in nutrition, lactation, religion, politics; love to be around people; talkative, sensitive, goofy; a "fishy Christian" ><>; left-handed; lived on a farm, small town & big city; love BTD/GTD; A staunch La Leche League veteran; b. 10/1947 Check BTD/GTD on facebook!
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 104 - 147
Peppermint Twist
Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 4:24pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Gatherer; iNfj; BTD/GTD aficionado; lost 97 lbs
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 11,030
Gender: Female
Location: Florida
Age: 53
Soup!  Missy, what a brilliant idea.  I have never mastered the art of stock-making but now it is time to learn.  Goodness knows I have tons of cookbooks.  I just need to get a good soup pot and get about employing the John Dewey method of "learning by doing".

I'm so glad you posted this because I think soup could be a key for me to sticking with the grain-free lifestyle.  If I get to where I can make wonderful soups such as you just described, I can simply freeze up a bunch and defrost as needed.  No need to buy frozen dinners like your co-worker to bring for lunch if you simply do this, and how much better is homemade soup in terms of nourishment, purity, and dare I say satisfaction than your co-worker's Lean Cuisine or Swanson Whatever, which is basically corn syrup, wheat and transfats?

I'm so glad you brought up soup just now!  I think I'm going to embark on a soup spree!  Thanks, Missy.  This is what I love about this board (among other things), that just when you need someone to mention something, they mention it, even though you didn't know what it was that you needed to have mentioned!

Soup!  YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!


"If you are on one of Dr. D's diets and it isn't joyful, you aren't doing it right." - moi

my Facebook page
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 105 - 147
Peppermint Twist
Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 4:30pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Gatherer; iNfj; BTD/GTD aficionado; lost 97 lbs
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 11,030
Gender: Female
Location: Florida
Age: 53
Quoted from Mrs_T_O+
Hey, PT!  Remember that you may be gaining muscle as you lose fat!

See, case in point, here's another instance in which someone mentioned something I needed to hear!  Because after I posted the post above about how I calculated that things truly are moving along apace, I got depressed again when I thought about how, considering that I lost the first five pounds in that first week, I have really only lost one or two pounds in the past MONTH...but it is better to focus on the average loss per week, I guess.  Still, it helps to remember that I might be gaining muscle at the same time with all the walking I'm doing.  I'm talking WALKING!  Saturday I walked for hours and hours and couldn't even count the blocks but it was around 90.  What a lovely, wonderful, special city it is that I live in!

Quoted Text
I love the saying you posted,  "Nothing tastes as good as health feels."  Get it copywrited!!

Well, while I did make it up in the sense of changing one word to "health", I kinda sorta "borrowed" the general idea from, of all things, an old Jenny Craig TV ad for that diet which had the slogan, "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels."  I like my version, with the word "health" in there much better!


"If you are on one of Dr. D's diets and it isn't joyful, you aren't doing it right." - moi

my Facebook page
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 106 - 147
mhameline
Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 5:20pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh+
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 1,204
Gender: Female
Location: Missoula, MT
Age: 41
Glad I could help with the soup suggestion.  Do you have any turkey bones left over from Thanksgiving?  If so, just start your soup experimenting with that - put it in a pot and simmer it with some onions, garlic, celery and whatever other veggies you want to add in and let it go for several hours.  Or if you have a crock pot you could maybe simmer everything in there while you're at work.  I made mine on the Friday after Thanksgiving when I was at home.  And I would suggest after getting the stock made to let it sit in your fridge for a couple of days to let all the flavors come together - that's what I did and it's so yummy.  And the black eyed peas work wonderfully for a grain substitute in the soup.  If I would have had some canned tomatoes on hand they would have gone in too but all I had was the tomatoe sauce so that worked just fine and mainly just added to the flavor I think.  Oh and one thing I did do is add a good amount of sea salt - I didn't measure it but just kept adding it until it tasted right.  


Blessings,
Missy

Married to Kris a B+
Pursuing domestic infant adoption.
Jordan Alexandra - born 5/12/08
Placed in our arms - 5/21/08

Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 107 - 147
mhameline
Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 5:27pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh+
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 1,204
Gender: Female
Location: Missoula, MT
Age: 41
Oh and as far as the lack of satisfaction from those frozen meals that so many of my co-workers bring in - I often sit there with whatever I bring from home and I look at what they have in these little plastic trays - with the tiny little portions and usually graven laden grayish kind of food and I wonder how they can ever get full at all?  I seem to be able to eat so much more food than they do - I never say anything about the frozen dinners and I really don't talk much about the BTD unless I'm asked but I just can't see why people chose those to eat day after day.  I can see once in a while but there is one girl who literally has one almost every single day and wonders why she has problems with migranes and vertigo.  I could probably tell her exactly why - but I can just tell she's not open to that kind of stuff at all.  


Blessings,
Missy

Married to Kris a B+
Pursuing domestic infant adoption.
Jordan Alexandra - born 5/12/08
Placed in our arms - 5/21/08

Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 108 - 147
Drea
Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 5:55pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI Warrior ~ Taster, NN, ENFJ
Sun Beh Nim
Moderator
Posts: 11,539
Gender: Female
Location: Northern New Mexico
Age: 52
Missy, I remember when I used to think that cooking meant: out of the freezer, into the microwave, and onto the plate. **. It's true that I couldn't get full eating just one, so I used to routinely eat two.

A big bowl of homemade soup, or a stirfry, or homemade whatever is far superior to the aforementioned freezer junk, even if the former has more 'calories', it also has more Qi.


It is not my responsibility to convince anyone of anything.
Logged Offline
Site Site Private Message Private message Reply: 109 - 147
Peppermint Twist
Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 5:56pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Gatherer; iNfj; BTD/GTD aficionado; lost 97 lbs
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 11,030
Gender: Female
Location: Florida
Age: 53
Quoted from mhameline
... there is one girl who literally has one almost every single day and wonders why she has problems with migranes and vertigo.  I could probably tell her exactly why - but I can just tell she's not open to that kind of stuff at all.  

omg, she has migraines and vertigo?  Those are both such quality-of-life affecting disorders that I would suggest just trying to gently broach the subject of how diet can affect things like that.  Also, for the vertigo, if there is anything in your area called a "Center for Balance" or something like that, she might want to go to one.  There are a few of these in different regions of the country and, as I understand it, they take an interdisciplinary approach to vertigo and try to treat it with balance exercises, etc., versus drugs.  Thank GOD I didn't end up needing to find out, as my vertigo turned out to be caused by a double ear infection.  It has not come back, thank God, thank God, thank God, because I can tell you it was one of the scariest things I've ever been through.  I was so scared that I might be stuck with it and that my quality of life would basically be gone, let alone my ability to even function (take care of the house, the pets, work, drive, etc.).  Scary, scary stuff.  Just a few bouts of it during that mystifying-as-to-how-I-contracted-it ear infection were enough to prompt me to respond here and say, even if she seems like the resistent sort and the will-brush-off-any-suggestion-to-look-into-diet-to-help-with-this sort, I would STILL give it a try.  The worst she can do is brush off the suggestion.  I feel really bad for her.  Migraines AND vertigo.  Man.



"If you are on one of Dr. D's diets and it isn't joyful, you aren't doing it right." - moi

my Facebook page

Revision History (2 edits)
Edna  -  Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 5:59pm
Edna  -  Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 5:58pm
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 110 - 147
Victoria
Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 6:10pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami Nomad 56%
Sun Beh Nim
Moderator
Posts: 15,393
Gender: Female
Location: Oregon
I'm thinking that the less we say about the BTD, the better;  that is . . until someone notices our health, or increasing youthfulness, or absence of ailments, and then ASKS us about what we do.  Then, they will want to hear about how we eat.  (I'm referring here to the people at work who don't want to hear about our approach to food, and not referring to the person with migranes and vertigo.)

Edna,
Anytime I start exercising more than usual, I always put on a few pounds.  It makes me upset at first, and then I remember about the weight of muscle being more than fat, and I'm ok with it again.  Keep up your walking.  One of the biggest benefits is that it will keep your metabolism awake and burning calories even when you are sitting still.

And check out the thread on Rebounding again, especially the links to benefits of rebounding.  I am loving the way it is firming my body all over, even places that I am not actively using, like backs of my arms, and the buttocks.  Remember, you don't have to jump on it.  It's the bouncing that is so good for the cells of your body.  And it helps clean up the lymphatic system, improve digestion, aid in sound sleep, clear up the complexion and rev up the immune system.  



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest
of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
~Mary Jean Irion

Revision History (2 edits)
Edna  -  Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 6:18pm
Edna  -  Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 6:12pm
Logged
Site Site Private Message Private message Reply: 111 - 147
mhameline
Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 6:12pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh+
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 1,204
Gender: Female
Location: Missoula, MT
Age: 41
Well the tough thing with her is she always thinks she is extremely poor and she often makes comments about how fresh fruits and vegetables are usually too expensive for her to even buy - so she stocks up on the really cheap versions of the frozen meals - the ones that are usually on sale for $1 each or sometimes even less and pretty much thinks she's doing well because at least she's not getting fast food.  I see her with apples or pears once in a while, but that's about it and any veggies are usually from the frozen dinners and are usually peas or corn.  She actually knows about the BTD at least somewhat - I told her about it when my homeopoathic doc first put me on it and when I was still learning about it, but I just think she'd tell me that the changes she'd need to make were too expensive.  


Blessings,
Missy

Married to Kris a B+
Pursuing domestic infant adoption.
Jordan Alexandra - born 5/12/08
Placed in our arms - 5/21/08

Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 112 - 147
Peppermint Twist
Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 6:16pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Gatherer; iNfj; BTD/GTD aficionado; lost 97 lbs
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 11,030
Gender: Female
Location: Florida
Age: 53
Victoria, will do on the rebounding front.  Who is TUT?  Very wise and very provocative...and scary.  This whole life business is not for the fainthearted.  I don't know why it should be that "following your bliss" is so scary, yet it is.  Seems like it should be bliss *L*.  *shrug*


"If you are on one of Dr. D's diets and it isn't joyful, you aren't doing it right." - moi

my Facebook page

Revision History (2 edits)
Edna  -  Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 6:17pm
Edna  -  Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 6:16pm
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 113 - 147
Peppermint Twist
Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 6:27pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Gatherer; iNfj; BTD/GTD aficionado; lost 97 lbs
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 11,030
Gender: Female
Location: Florida
Age: 53
Quoted from mhameline
Well the tough thing with her is she always thinks she is extremely poor and she often makes comments about how fresh fruits and vegetables are usually too expensive for her to even buy - so she stocks up on the really cheap versions of the frozen meals - the ones that are usually on sale for $1 each or sometimes even less and pretty much thinks she's doing well because at least she's not getting fast food.  I see her with apples or pears once in a while, but that's about it and any veggies are usually from the frozen dinners and are usually peas or corn.  She actually knows about the BTD at least somewhat - I told her about it when my homeopoathic doc first put me on it and when I was still learning about it, but I just think she'd tell me that the changes she'd need to make were too expensive.  

People tell me I spend too much on organic food, shopping at the HFS, etc., and I just tell them I'm investing in my health because quality in, health out, versus junk in, accessing the health care system out, ya know?  I figure I can pay more now to build and maintain health, or pay more later to go to doctors and take prescription drugs.  I like Option A!  A stitch in time saves nine!

Another thing is that, with careful planning (which I don't do, but theoretically one COULD *lol*), you can buy fruits and veggies and high-quality meats, cook up a bunch of entrees at once, freeze in single-serving Gladware (I'm all about Gladware, can yazzz tell?), and it would be not only so much higher in quality than the frozen meals she is buying, and so much purer and free from chemicals, processed doo-dads and transfats, but it would also be the same or cheaper in cost, if you really plan it out and cook up a bunch at once and freeze it all.

I just feel very bad for her and I kinda don't agree that the less said the better in this case because, if I were her, I would appreciate any suggestion that could set me free from those two devastating health issues.  You might be surprised at how open she would be to hearing something.  When I had vertigo I let Dr. Rod (chiro), whom I trust, do something dubious, therapy-wise, because I was SO flipped out with fear and in need of just trusting someone (didn't even HAVE a primary care doctor at that point).   Looking back, I wish I hadn't done it, but I'm just saying that even someone who is normally skeptical about certain things often becomes amazingly open to them when they are scared and/or in pain and/or unable to function.  I mean, speaking of chiropractic, I used to think it was a bunch of hoooey until my back got into enough of a twist that I couldn't function and suddenly I was like...it's worth a try.

I would just bring up the BTD...but you know her better than I do, Missy, plus apparently she already knows about it... ... ...still.  Migraines and vertigo.  Poor kid.


"If you are on one of Dr. D's diets and it isn't joyful, you aren't doing it right." - moi

my Facebook page
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 114 - 147
Victoria
Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 6:27pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami Nomad 56%
Sun Beh Nim
Moderator
Posts: 15,393
Gender: Female
Location: Oregon
Quoted from Edna
Victoria, will do on the rebounding front.  Who is TUT?  Very wise and very provocative...and scary.  This whole life business is not for the fainthearted.  I don't know why it should be that "following your bliss" is so scary, yet it is.  Seems like it should be bliss *L*.  *shrug*


TUT is Mike Dooley, whose thoughts are definitely not for the faint of heart.  I discovered him when a friend told me about his free email "Thoughts for the day".  They are different than anything I had let myself think before.  And then I went to the website and read about his family, and it's pretty interesting.
CLICK HERE

Here's an example of one of his thoughts:

"Your invisible limiting beliefs are only invisible when you live within their limits - or when you keep on doing what you've always been doing.

Push yourself. Dare yourself to think bigger, to reach, and to behave as if a dream or two of yours has already manifested.

Then, you'll see 'dem little buggers pop out of the woodwork painted florescent orange, loaded to the teeth with logic, imploring you to turn around and go back to safety!"



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest
of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
~Mary Jean Irion

Revision History (1 edits)
Edna  -  Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 6:36pm
Logged
Site Site Private Message Private message Reply: 115 - 147
Victoria
Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 6:34pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami Nomad 56%
Sun Beh Nim
Moderator
Posts: 15,393
Gender: Female
Location: Oregon
Quoted from Edna

I just feel very bad for her and I kinda don't agree that the less said the better in this case because, if I were her, I would appreciate any suggestion that could set me free from those two devastating health issues.  You might be surprised at how open she would be to hearing something.

I would just bring up the BTD...but you know her better than I do, Missy, plus apparently she already knows about it... ... ...still.  Migraines and vertigo.  Poor kid.


I'm in agreement with you!  I went back and edited my post, where I suggested that the less said, the better.  I was not referring to the person with the migranes, but the hoardes of co-workers who like to make fun of all of us who discriminate between food and poison in our daily meals.  I finally decided that the less said (to folks like that), the better . . unless they ask first!



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest
of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
~Mary Jean Irion
Logged
Site Site Private Message Private message Reply: 116 - 147
gulfcoastguy
Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 6:36pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

B to Bnonnie to Nomad, the journey continues
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 2,434
Gender: Male
Location: Ocean Springs, MS
Age: 54
You might try a set of dumbells. When your feet are to sore to walk no mo you can still be burning calories and adding upperbody muscle mass to increase your base metabolism. It also doesn't matter if it is to hot or cold outside. You can probably find them at a yardsale, just don't get those wussy pink ones. Try for a good 10 to 20 pounds set. Just think; curls, flys, squats, lat lifts etc. Of course I am still pushing for a return to yoga but might as well add variety.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 117 - 147
mhameline
Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 6:51pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh+
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 1,204
Gender: Female
Location: Missoula, MT
Age: 41
Yeah - I will just have to feel her out and see how it goes.  I'm partially not feeling like I can give that much advice about BTD right now - because even though I have good meal choices with me today I am still struggling myself to stay compliant and away from wheat and corn lately.  I don't know why either - it screws my body up big time - especially my hormones and I know better but can't seem to stay consistantly away from the stuff.  So, I almost feel like if I'm not following the BTD to the best that I know to do then who am I to be dishing out advice you know?  


Blessings,
Missy

Married to Kris a B+
Pursuing domestic infant adoption.
Jordan Alexandra - born 5/12/08
Placed in our arms - 5/21/08

Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 118 - 147
Drea
Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 6:57pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI Warrior ~ Taster, NN, ENFJ
Sun Beh Nim
Moderator
Posts: 11,539
Gender: Female
Location: Northern New Mexico
Age: 52
Quoted from mhameline
So, I almost feel like if I'm not following the BTD to the best that I know to do then who am I to be dishing out advice you know?  


I hear you there. I feel the same way. I know what makes me feel good and yet I still eat things that give me an immediate craving relief only to put me three steps back from my ultimate health. So even though I know what works, I am not always setting a shining example.

I don't tell people unless they ask. But whoa, if they ask, that's another matter.

I guess the difference is not dishing out advice, but sharing our personal experiences.
The BTD has helped me...(fill in the blank).


It is not my responsibility to convince anyone of anything.
Logged Offline
Site Site Private Message Private message Reply: 119 - 147
Mrs T O+
Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 7:06pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Concealed Carry Gatherer! SWAMI Explorer Blend
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 3,208
Gender: Female
Location: Chicago, Illinois
She's probably in kindergarten nutritionwise.  So maybe just educate her about how bad the additives are.  The latest is how bad corn syrup is.  
I also know how hard it is to plan good meals.  A working woman is too tired to get creative at night!
Even with my knowledge of nutrition, I haven't mastered the art or discipline of making homemade 'TV dinners' ahead of time altho it sounds like such a logical solution.
Cheers!
Mrs "T"   O+


Interested in nutrition, lactation, religion, politics; love to be around people; talkative, sensitive, goofy; a "fishy Christian" ><>; left-handed; lived on a farm, small town & big city; love BTD/GTD; A staunch La Leche League veteran; b. 10/1947 Check BTD/GTD on facebook!
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 120 - 147
Victoria
Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 7:55pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami Nomad 56%
Sun Beh Nim
Moderator
Posts: 15,393
Gender: Female
Location: Oregon
Food is not just food.  It is so emeshed with our emotional security (comfort foods), our memories (childhood, holiday meals), aromatherapy (coffee reminds me of my dad . . ), addictions (carbs, sugar, caffeine, etc.), programmed behavior (as soon as I wake up, I have to have . . ) and I could go on.  

If we confront someone about how what they are eating is bad for them, and we recommend they stop eating "_ _ _ ", this can unleash a whole cascade of thoughts and feelings that don't really have much to do with the actual food item.

When I finally stopped drinking coffee, it was after several years of struggling with my attachment to it.  I finally saw that I was unwilling to let go of my father (who died 19 years ago).  Coffee always meant early mornings with him in quiet conversation, before Mother woke up.  He built a fire and made our coffee and we had a few special minutes before we started our busy day.  Precious times, and still the coffee was not him.  Once I could see that, I let go of the coffee, and kept the memory.



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest
of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
~Mary Jean Irion
Logged
Site Site Private Message Private message Reply: 121 - 147
Susana
Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 9:45pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1 Hunter 51%
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 1,445
Gender: Female
Location: Tenerife, Spain
Age: 51
Quoted from Mrs_T_O+
 
I also know how hard it is to plan good meals.  A working woman is too tired to get creative at night!
Mrs "T"   O+


Fascinating how humans tend to find excuses which, generaly, are false. For example, one blames the BTD because it is restrictive and not varied and yet, in most cases, if one goes back to the previous "ways" one finds they are as restrictive, if not more than the BTD.

I wonder if this woman mentioned by Mhameline varies her frozen meals, or if these meals taste better than a prepacked bag of salad with a can of sardines some evo, little lemon and salt.

I remember in my good old days, just a few weeks ago, I would not have the time to open a bag of salad and a can of tuna but I had the time to go buy myself a french baggette and some mortadela, and I would have it every day, and every day I would buy it fresh . we are just fascinating

Mrs T, I am reading in between your lines. I know exactly what you mean although I am not sure what you have written is what you or me believe if we think of it.



Well done PT. Perseverance is the name of the game and do not listen do the sirens they have nothing good to offer.

Revision History (1 edits)
Edna  -  Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 9:48pm
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 122 - 147
mhameline
Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 9:54pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh+
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 1,204
Gender: Female
Location: Missoula, MT
Age: 41
I agree - we are great at finding excuses for not doing what we know is best for us - I am as guilty of that as anyone.  I always talk about how tired I am after work so then I don't want to always cook - but if I would just do a little planning and get to it and get in my beneficals and avoid my avoids then I would probably be far less tired and wouldn't really even notice that I needed to plan my meals and cook with the extra energy I would have.  

Gives me something to think about at least.  


Blessings,
Missy

Married to Kris a B+
Pursuing domestic infant adoption.
Jordan Alexandra - born 5/12/08
Placed in our arms - 5/21/08


Revision History (1 edits)
Edna  -  Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 9:55pm
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 123 - 147
Peppermint Twist
Friday, December 1, 2006, 5:59pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Gatherer; iNfj; BTD/GTD aficionado; lost 97 lbs
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 11,030
Gender: Female
Location: Florida
Age: 53
Guyzzz, there are so many fantastic posts in this thread since last I posted!

As the originator of the thread, I don't want y'all to think I haven't read 'em and am not duly enthralled by them, I just haven't had a chance to respond yet because they are all so substantive and muse-worthy that they require some time and thought for responses.  So, I'll try to get to it next week, but meanwhile, thanks for all the amazing discussion, ideas, insights, and fabulous wisedom expressed here.






"If you are on one of Dr. D's diets and it isn't joyful, you aren't doing it right." - moi

my Facebook page

Revision History (1 edits)
Edna  -  Friday, December 1, 2006, 6:00pm
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 124 - 147
6 Pages « 1 2 3 4 5 6 » All Recommend Thread
Print Print Thread

BTD Forums    Lifestyle    Nonnie Clubhouse  ›  Lost Five Pounds last week just by ditching grains

Thread Rating
There is currently no rating for this thread