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kittykar1
Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 2:40am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Sure, why not. Have tried so hard in the past, working out 2 to 3 hours a day until I all but collapsed. Thinking if I just tried harder it would work. Lemon is only a bene for me but lime is a diamond. Would lime work? Going on vacation 1-14 thru 1-21. Will get on board til  I go and then after.


"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality."  John Lennon

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geminisue
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Sounds good to me, maybe lemon in hot water with green tea in it too.

I'm trying to space my meals further, apart also. 4 between B&L  5-6 between L & D.

without a snack, as long as my glucose, doesn't drop.

Focusing on 9 fish servings and 7-9 egg servings a week, also

I go with salmon, catfish, and sardines

Flax seed is coming in play a little more often lately, too.

Plenty of water, at least a gallon a day and should be more, but I figure tea counts in there also, I strive for 1/2 my weight in oz of water a day and grams of protein a day, but the latter is harder to reach.

I need to focus on increasing my veggies, again probably doing 2 1/2 cups instead of five (only because I don't have enough of them in the house, most of the time)

Fruits I have at least two, and save juice for low glucose.

Also, I am using prayer to succeed, and bible reading when I don't want to think about eating, and lately it has worked, well.

Do you want to post weight and repost weekly? here or PM  Either way is fine with me.
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jayneeo
Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 3:45am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Oh boy, posting weight? scary. But good idea. I will start with tomorrow's weight (I weigh every morning)
and we're doing lemon water in the morning....yeah, I think warm sounds good, with or without gr. tea.
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Lola
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a gallon a day and should be more, but I figure tea counts in there also


tea is dehydrating, should not be counted in the water intake cuota


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
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Skillie
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Hi there Gatherers, I am glad to see that we are off to a bang on the Gatherers Log in the new year. And yes the festive season has taken its toll on this Gatherer, I tried to be very good and stick to my ben foods, but some naughty bread rolls jumped on to my plate and straight into my tummy!This and some fruitcake was my major sin and the inches just showed up to confirm it. Well I have started the detox as suggested in the news letter.

May every one have an successful year personally and weight wise


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Lola
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''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ISTJ
The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
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geminisue
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Thanks Lola, did not realize that, will not count in the future!
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jayneeo
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Skillie, hop on board for a new year slimdown!
Weight this morning: 165.5 lbs
Am drinking my hot water with lemon juice.
brkfst: 2 eggs, 1 toast w flax oil and also ground flaxseed (toast was spelt, but tomorrow I will use millet-rice, I have both in freezer) (I shall try harder to avoid bl. dots)
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Skillie
Thursday, January 7, 2010, 1:43pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Ok, always up for a challenge.
In South Africa the weigh is measured in KG's
My staring weight is 65.7kg, here I said it ou in the open   WOW
Breakfast was 50 g oats with gojiberries and blackstrap molasses and tea. Will ake a litre of Carbonated Filtered water with added lemon slices as well as a salad with turkey to work for lunch.


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good morning!
brk: ground flaxseed, 2 eggs, 1 sl. millet toast with flax oil. rooibus tea.
weight: 165.2

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Thursday, January 7, 2010, 9:33pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I'll post weight when I get home from vacation. Wish I could eat fish; tried to make myself eat it. But absolutely hate the taste, smell and texture, so gave up on that. Not doing fish or daily grains per SWAMI but am easily meeting veggie and fruit portions. Think I will count carbs when I get home, about 60 gms a day, within  my SWAMI food list. For fruits, could eat  an assortment of berries and grapefruit. For veggies will change around carrots, parsnips, sweet potato, beets and peas (carby veggies), with all the healthy greens  and radishes that are low in carbs. Will only add rice a couple of times a week. Should be enough carbs to give energy and keep from getting sick. Since I started adding more fat to my diet belly is dissappearing and a waist is trying to appear. I know I will eat some bad things on vacation ( am planning on it), so will have to knock-out craving quickly when I get home, to get back on track.

P.S. Wish I had bought more cranberries and froze them, put away about 12 lbs. Not sure if you can still get them?


"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality."  John Lennon

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geminisue
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Jan 01,2010-313.6 will weigh in tomorrow for what I lost in a week.
Jan.08,2010-303.9 yahoo!

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jayneeo
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an amazing weight loss, g'sue!!
welll, I don't know why but I gained: 166.2! (a whole pound....gulp!) ...shouldn't weigh every day.
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geminisue
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Thank You, I found once a week is good for me, but especially in the beginning I have to admit to an extra weigh in the first week. lol
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jayneeo
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can't help myself now...I'm obsessed with weighing everyday, even though I should go with once a week. I guess right now I need the feedback. I'm desperate. But today was not pretty. 166.6. I'm not really going down, am I? (however before we started this I was at 169) so I'm still generally on the move downward. You see, last night...(here goes we went to friends' for dinner. One of the worst scenarios. You have no control, you can't even order. But luckily, they had a great dinner for my diet:
steak, fresh fruit salad, asparagus, and assorted other things like cashews, brie, wine, chocolate. I ate some cashews, had a glass of wine, but left the rest alone. So, mixed success.
Tonite I am the hostess for another couple. Making slowcooker short ribs with carrots and onions, steamed collards, and green salad with pears. (some bl dots in there, and I will mostly eat around them)
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Today, seems a bit hard for me.  I feel very alone, today,and am striving to stay busy. I had my three meals, already, plus 4 Chinese Almond Cookies (that alone must be a 1000 calories, I don't know)  I could have stopped at three, was full, but didn't.  Why do we do this to oneself?  Well, Head Up, Onward and Downward, I will do it!
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It is hard, G'sue! some days are harder than others. I really can't even eat one cookie lately. the sugar in it makes me want to eat everything in sight. When I blow it it's often on almond butter. Once I get started I keep wanting more. (I love that stuff). but at least it is a beneficial food.
Still, we know it is high calorie.
Find a good book to curl up with. Good luck, and keep the faith!

Hey, come on down, guys, join us in our quest to lose in 2010! You don;t have to post your weight if that is too scary, just check in about your food choices.
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uh oh! Things are not going so well here! We had friends over and it was just too difficult. First of all, there are the obligatory snacks before dinner....goat cheese and rice crackers. Fine. But once you have some of those with wine you practically don't need dinner! Then comes dinner...short ribs braised with carrots onions, etc. (the etc. is potatoes). I cooled off the juices until I could scoop off the cooled fat before I thickened it with tapioca flour. Wait! What am I saying???? This is not how a dieter should be eating!!! (I guess I use company as an excuse)... However, I did my best, friends, I did my best!! But we're not mentioning my daily weight today! What a trial!
I did not eat potatoes.....
Onward and downward
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geminisue
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Give yourself a pat on the back!  You did great for having company over.  Relax, take it one day at a time.  Like you said and I say.

Onward and Downward  
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Thanks, G'sue! Tomorrow's another day.
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my weight is playing havoc on me , I am at 66.1kg this morning. I honestly do not know where it came from. Had little time to eat on Saturday during the day  and had a protein shake for breakfast some nuts and beef with onion for lunch and pecorino cheese grated onion and turkey slices and rice crackers for dinner. Went for a long run 1hr45min on Sunday. Had a protein shake and cranberries for bfast nuts for a snack and Chicken, pumpkin and rice noodles for lunc and then the cheese and turkey thing for dinner. I expected to have lost, but not this body of mine!!Have you girls tried cooking pumpkin with agave and then adding cinnimon and ginger for taste. It was yummee.
Jayneeo you did well with all the social gatherings,I am weak when it comes to socialising.

Geminisue, you are doing very well with your weigh loss, please share your secret with us.


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I joined Sparks and I record every meal right after I eat it, I try and stay in the calorie range they chose for me, (I am working on a 50# weight loss by June 30th, than continuing on from there)  I follow the gatherer diet, know, better than before.  I, also gave up ordering pizza into my home that is my resolution from know on.  Besides that I was mainly eating the topping and leaving most of the crust, but never gave the cheese any thought, or the calorie and sodium level of my choices) so glad I gave it up and am able to stick to it.  One of the teams I joined was the Christian One and it has helped me to remember to turn myself over to God and to do what I feel he wants me to do with my food,so I am making better choices.  Like do I eat a almond cookie to raise my glucose level? No I ate pumpkin with ricotta cheese, black strap molasses in it and it was so good and it worked.  I can't exercise much at all because of my health and a new pain I have, so I try to do a few minutes at a time, when I feel up to it, and I make more trips around the house, when feasible.  Sometimes, I just do isometrics from my lift chair and I just seen a new one today and that was to hold weights in each hand, and do shoulder shrugs, 10-12 repetitions,
at least two times.  So I will give that a try, and see how it goes. They say do with good posture and shoulders back,  I have to remember good posture!  It helps the pain level.
Mainly just stay focused and do what were taught, eat what were suppose to eat, enjoy life and get some exercise in.  
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Good plan, G'sue!
Skillie, good to hear from you! Not a lot of veggies or fruits in your menu. Try cooked collards! Don't know why but I love them! They are pretty filling, for a leafy veg. I cook them whole, just rinse and put in a big pot, add a half c. of water . Slow boil....very slow, at some point (it doesn't even matter how long) cover and turn heat off. It' not spinach (which you cook briefly)...it can take longer cooking, that;s why I say time doesn't matter...longer, shorter......drizzle with evoo and enjoy!
Anyway.......let's keep at this! It helps!
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Fruits are not one the favorite things for me to eat. I like the watermelon and pineapple and berries are fine, I just dont seem to have time to fit them into my daily schedule. I know it sounds silly but really my days pass very quickly at work.They seem to think that because they pay me they can keep me very busy all day  just joking!! I fit the nuts in as a midday snack before lunch and I am adding cranberries to my oats for breakfast. And I know Geminisue has told me previously that fruit juice are not really allowed, but this is the only way I get close to fruits is by drinking a glassful after excersize in the evening. I have cut down gsue  after your advise.I do add currents to the nuts and linseeds.I hope that this will make up for some of the fruits I need. Today for lunch I am having a piece of chicken with a cannelini bean salad made with bell peppers, parsley, onion and seasoned with lemon juice, olive oil, cayene pepper and sea salt.


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the lunch sounds great, Skillie!
Last night I really blew it...popcorn at the movies! DH bought a large one.....what could I do?
But nonetheless, I had my lemonwater this morning and a T. of flax.
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