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Foods Eating Schedules Aug 27 2007
11:55 (UTC)
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I also work the 3rd shift and I usually consume around 400 calories during my shift.  I'll have 2 containers of yoplait with a banana around 3-4am.  When I get home around 7am I have another light meal before getting to bed.  Usually a granola bar and some fruit or a bowl or cereal.  Around 2pm I'll have my lunch again keeping it around 300-400 calories.  I'll normally have a salad and sandwich or a lean cuisine.  I'll have dinner at 6pm with the family. 

I also snack around 200 calories in the evening before I come into work.  It is a tough schedule but you can be sucessful at weight loss working this crazy shift.  Listen to your body and eat when you are hungry.

-Ed

Foods One serving of fruits Aug 27 2007
11:29 (UTC)
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A serving of fruit is 1/2 cup.  A medium-sized fruit is also considered a serving.  Those apples sound like they could be 2 servings. 

If you want to be precise on your servings, I'd chop your pineapple, apples, watermelon, and use a measuring cup. 

-Ed

Weight Loss To how many calories do you +300 cut down to ? Aug 27 2007
10:58 (UTC)
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When I started, I was at 379 lbs and I was eating 2000-2200 calories a day.  If you are over 300 lbs, I would eat at at a minimum of 2000 calories a day and see how you feel and how you do.  I have lost over 100 lbs and I am still eating 2000 calories a day.  Slow and safe is the best way as we all know.   

-Ed

Foods Hurrah for the mighty TOMATO! Aug 15 2007
20:56 (UTC)
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Colleen,

The nearest TJ is about 45 miles from me in MA.  I go there every so often.  I will have to look for them the next time I am there.

-Ed

Foods Hurrah for the mighty TOMATO! Aug 15 2007
11:00 (UTC)
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I love tomatoes and just the other day, a friend brought me some from his garden.  They were a unique variety that I never had before.  They were a small yellow pear shaped kind.  They were so good.  I wish I could find these in the market.

-Ed

Foods Favorite Frozen diet TV dinners Aug 15 2007
10:55 (UTC)
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Lean Cuisine Butternut Squash Ravioli.  Delicious!

Foods how many calories in a big chocolate chip muffin? Aug 15 2007
10:50 (UTC)
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I agree with dm.  Play it safe and say around 700 calories.  Yikes!  One muffin :(
Foods What happens if you don't refrigerate better 'n peanut butter like it says to on the package? Aug 15 2007
10:41 (UTC)
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Yeah, because it lacks to oils, it does have the tendency to go rancid.  On another note, I just had to throw my jar away.  The shelf life of that stuff is not as long as regular peanut butter.  I went to use mine and found little fuzzy mold under the lid.  The jar was refrigerated since I bought it and it was about 10 months old.  I think the stuff should be consumed within 6 months after opening.

-Ed

Foods Scary Foods Aug 15 2007
10:36 (UTC)
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What a great thread.  We should move it to the support section.  I no longer feel hungry.  LOL
Foods pastry filled with spinach Aug 15 2007
10:18 (UTC)
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sounds like a spanikopita to me.  Those are yummy.
Foods healthy breakfast ideas... Aug 15 2007
10:16 (UTC)
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The Brown N' Serve Turkey Sausages that I eat are 110 calories for 3 links. 

Some of my favorite Breakfast menus.

1.) 1 c. Plain non-fat yougurt  with 1 c. frozen unsweetened berries.  I use raspberries, blueberries, or even cherries.  I mix it up and top it with 1/2 c of fiber one cereal.  This holds me for a while.  Total calories is around 240.

2.) 1/2 c. egg beaters scrambled with a slice of fat free cheese, chopped peppers, mushrooms, or frozen spinach.  2 slices of light wheat toast and 3 Turkey sausage links.  Total calories around 300.

3.) Plain Oatmeal mixed with 1 c. unsweetened applesauce, 1 tbsp cinnamon, and then topped with 2 tbsp chopped walnuts, pecans, or almonds.  Total calories around 300.

These are usually on my beakfast menu each week.  On the day I have the egg beaters, I watch my sodium at lunch and dinner.  The egg beaters, cheese, and sausage are high if sodium is a concern for you.

-Ed

 

Weight Loss To weigh or not to weigh? Aug 15 2007
09:59 (UTC)
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I would just weigh myself on Sunday morning before you leave on the scale you've been using.  If you wait and use a scale at the hotel, you might not see the results you want.  All scales are different.  My moms scale at her house is always 3 lbs more than my scale at my house.
Foods I miss my sausage, any alternatives? Aug 15 2007
07:42 (UTC)
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I use the Brown N' Serve Turkey Sausages.  They are 110 calories for a serving of 3 links.  They dont taste too bad either.  They sell them in the frozen section with the regular Brown N' Serve breakfast sausages.

-Ed

Weight Loss Need to Repent :( Aug 04 2007
09:14 (UTC)
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Everybody deserves a treat night.  Don't feel guilty.  You treated yourself.  Today is a new day, a new start.  Get back on the horse.
Weight Loss what is the best....... Aug 03 2007
10:33 (UTC)
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moms home made chicken soup always worked for me.  :-)
Weight Loss How do you curb your cravings? Jul 27 2007
05:49 (UTC)
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When I have a sweet tooth, I give in with a snack around 100-150 calories and then have some water.  Latley, I've been having an attack for a candy bar.  What has helped me and kept me on plan is eating a fiber one bar followed by some water.  They quench my sweet tooth and are loaded with fiber which holds me for a while.  
Motivation 95lbs (43kgs) lost Before & After Pics Jul 26 2007
10:35 (UTC)
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Thanks for sharing your story.  I've lost a little over 100 lbs.  You look amazing.  What a difference.  I bet you feel great too.

Ed
Weight Loss walking Jul 26 2007
10:18 (UTC)
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Walking is great.  I'm not one of those that walk 10 miles a day.  I walk about 2 miles a day in about 30 minutes and it burns around 200 calories.  They way I figure, 200 cal x 7 days is 1400 calories burned in  a week.   I've lost over 100 lbs so something must be right. 

I think every little effort helps.  Walking 2 miles a day instead of sitting on the couch will surely assist in your efforts.

Ed
Weight Loss How long should I wait to sleep for the night after I eat? Jul 26 2007
10:05 (UTC)
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LOL on the morning farts.  Since eating healthier, I have them morning, noon, and night.
Weight Loss Any other Guys here? Jul 26 2007
09:57 (UTC)
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Hi Solo,

This is a great place.  I find the more I visit, the more I stay focused and with my program.  I also have it set to my home page in my web browser.  I eat around 2100 cals a day.  I've lost just over 100 lbs and would like to lose another 70 to get myself around 200 lbs. 

Good Luck and Welcome.

Ed
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