|Motivation||Need some motivation!||Oct 05 2011
I know I am doing the right thing and I will work at keep eating healthy food at going up to a more natural calorie amount per day. It would be great if I could ingrain these habits I'm creating now for the rest of my life. And as long as I can see changes in my figure I know I will be losing fat.
This is why I love this site!
|Weight Loss||What's going on here? Weight gain :(||Oct 04 2011
Hi kkenne14, I feel completely the same as you!
Our situations are a little different, i'm 30 and weigh 80kg. I have been eating healthily for the last 10 days. Kept my calories to 1200 for a boost week. And I'm doing some excercise, 3 times a week. And I got on the scales at the gym and I gained 0.2 kg. I know that is tiny, but I was so disappointing. I have seen a diffeerence in my shape, so you expect a loss. I have been this weight for months and it's at times like this where you just need some encouragement.
So, keep it up, vary your intake, up it perhaps little by little to find the tipping point. If you are excercising you are getting healthier. Keep going and you will get there!
|Motivation||Need some motivation!||Oct 04 2011
hi blankchocobo, thanks for telling me to stop worrying. I guess it was just the disappointment.
I do think I need to up my intake a little. I'm getting bored, altough not hungry.
And I also know it's going to be amarathon and not a sprint.
My husband has been hitting the gym ( a little more than me but not that much) and you can really see a difference. I guess I am also a little jealous of him, but his results are not from just 1 week. I think I will start taking pictures of myself to chart the progress.
Onwards and upwards!
|Foods||Favourite Food & Meals Survey - Long!||Oct 03 2011
Breakfast - What is your favourite…
Cold Cereal: Jordan's crispy musli Raisin or nuts (with yoghurt)
Hot Cereal: none
Milk: semi skimmed
Bread for toasting: white
Toast topping: margerine
Fruit Juice: fresh orange or grapefruit
Quick Breakfast: cheese sandwich
Naughty breakfast treat:cream cheese and smoked salmon bagel (with capers, onions and ghurkins)
Way of serving eggs: omelet, boiled
Pastry: any without fruit. French croissants rule
Lunch – What is your favourite…
Sandwich: cheese salad
Wrap: houmous and mediteranian veg
Soup: chicken noodle or potato and leek
Rice Salad: don't tend to make them
Pasta Salad: with pesto, chicken, plenty of veg
Salad: tomato salad with onion, capers ( + mozzerella) with a lemon juice and olive oil dressing
Dressing: balsamic vinigar, sometimes with olive oil
Couscous Salad: normal and giant couscous with lots of veg, some olives and feta
Cheese: how many can I name?
Quiche: not bothered, but I will have some of any if they are freshly made
Snack – What is your favourite…
Crisp/Chip Flavour: ready salted
Chocolate Bar: bounty or kitkat
Nut: cashew or pistachio
Seed: not really my thing
Sweets/Candy: right now two flavour Skittles
Doughnut: just plain sugared ring
Fruit: depends on the mood
Dip: home made guacamole, salsa or sourcream and chives
Yogurt: greek yoghurt with honey and melon
Milkshake: chocolate (or bounty if I can choose)
Coffee Shop Drink: don't drink coffee, so chocolate ice drink
Coffee Shop Snack: not that bothered by them, little choc waffles?
Biscuit/Cookie: Prince biscuits with choc cream between 2 biscuits
Cereal Bar: none
Dinner – What is your favourite…
Pasta dish: lasagna (home made from scratch) with white sauce and cheese
Mexican meal: nachos and chili with rice
Chinese Take-away:sweet and sour chicken balls or king prawns in dry pepper salt
Baked Potato Topping: chili and sour cream
Vegetable: any from my garden!
Noodle dish: bami
Rice dish: nasi
Italian meal: Pollo con funghi, mushroom risotto
Comfort Food: mash potato or chili with rice
Healthy meal: cottage pie without cheese (250 cal per serving!)
Fish dish: salmon/ tuna/ prawns
Meat: chicken (it's so versitile)
Curry: the ones my colleague makes (chicken jalfrezi and turka dahl)
Pizza: pepperoni or tuna, onion and anchovis
Condiment: depends on the food, ketchup perhaps
Ultimate Dish: depends on my mood
Dessert – What is your favourite…
|Vegetarian||On the topic of 'Honey' --||Jun 09 2009
sunflower, it's great to see someone on here who actually keeps bees. I think it's very interesting for a lot of people to read how bees are kept and if they are happy. Can you explain a bit about the smoke that is blown into the hive and what it does to them? This seems to be a point of concern.
|Weight Loss||Weightloss making your life perfect?||Jun 08 2009
I think a lot of people are trying to say a similar thing, but all slightly different. It's good that so many people realise that weight is not an answer to your problem, it's more of a variable. If the variable is good, the problem seems less?
For me personally, I know that becoming and hopefully staying slimmer will not always be a happy thing. I love food and dealing with cravings and such does not make me happy. But then again I am feeling stronger and more in control than I have in months, because I am making so many healthy choices.
I know that I am still uncomfortable meeting new people. Applying for jobs soon is going to be hard enough, with all the rejections. but I can be happy knowing that I don't have to worry about how they will perceive me, meaning my body (healthy). And not having to worry about that, makes it just that tiny bit easier to bear.
|Fitness||What's your Non Scale Victory ( Brag away )||Jun 08 2009
Haven't got any exercise brags because I've been poorly for the last 10 days, but I bought some clothes this weekend and tops I picked up were too big! Back in the medium range!
|Weight Loss||Alcohol!||Jun 07 2009
I agree with skydoll. I have been to uni. I now live in Dubai (a party capital) and I decide when I want a drink.
Sure I have night where I have 5+ drinks and I usually drinks spirits or cocktails. cosmos pack a great punch without too much sugar. I avoid beer, rarely drink wine as they are calorie choices for me. they make me want to eat as well as drink.
But just try to be smart about it. you can drink every night, but the questions is do you want to and have to?
|Foods||10 ten favorite foods, 10 least favorite||Jun 07 2009
Top 10 Least Fav:
1. sauerkraut (eating it does make me physically sick)
3. sea food (too slimy)
4. porridge (all types)
5. tea (yes, it's a beverage, but I hate it)
6. the fatty bits on meat (they squish between your teeth when you chew, gross!)
8. Emental cheese (or most strong cheeses)
9. grapes and watermelon because of pips
Top 10 Fav:
1. Brie, Camembert and most mild cheeses
2. Nachos (bad, but yum)
3. peppers (mainly red, raw or cooked)
5. cottage cheese (here in Dubai it's so expensive though)
6. pancakes (with sweet or savory topping)
7. dark chocolate
9. potatoes any way other than plain boiled (so I love mashed, jacket, chips, pommes nicoise, gratin
10. coconut - the fleshy stuff, not the juice (in food and fresh)
And a ton more, but had to pick a top 10.
|The Lounge||MMR debate||Jun 03 2009
While parents should be able to decide for their kids, wouldn't any parent what's best for their child?
It seems kind of logic to choose the option that protects your child.
Measels can cause a lot of problems, with teenage girls especcially.
In the Netherlands (where I'm from) these combined shots are completely normal and I think it helps to keep the population healthy as a result. I think it's a great medical achievement that illnesses such as polio desease does not exist anymore in Europe. Surely that's a good thing?
I don't have children yet, but when I do I will always want to keep them healthy and preventative jabs are part of that.
|The Lounge||Off-limits dating||Jun 03 2009
Please wait till after graduation.
I have a lot of teacher friends, and they really feel strongly about this. I have seen several times where this happened and it will always be a shadow on your relationship and his career.
suggestions: suggest to go for coffee right after graduation. Or perhaps there is some alternative reason to bump in to him in your summer hols?
|Foods||Cottage Cheese||Jun 03 2009
I guess the easiest answer is to not eat it.
But that doesn't really help you. i can give some examples that I have that are similar. My sister likes chocolate, but will always feel sick after eating a small amount; cake, just chocolate, pudding. this is (we think) because when she was 2 (20 years ago) she had to take horrible medication, syrup, and was given a small piece of chocolate after to make her feel better.
I used to love jacket sweet potato, with cottage cheese and/ or chili sauce. I ate this several times last year when my father in law was very ill. this was a stressfull week and he passed away that week too. Now I cannot eat sweet potato anymore. I used to love it, but now it makes me feel sick.
I think lots of people have different experiences, but I know that some extremely stressfull situations can be linked to a food. My sister and I both have this. It's weird, but for me that is the reason why I can't eat something I liked and is healthy.
Sorry for the essay-style post.
|Motivation||it feels so good||Jun 03 2009
Wow! that is brilliant. You sound so motivated.
I wish I could get that motivated for exercise. Then again I tried on some trousers this morning that were too tight for a long time and they fit me comfortably! I haven't lost much in weight, but I can sure tell the difference in pictures!
|Foods||Water - how much is too much?||Jun 03 2009
Original Post by dlbrown1020:
Thanks for the link. i really liked the application. Shame there isn't some extra info with the specific questions, like why this makes a difference.
I drink about 2 l. per day. I have a desk job so drink more during work hours and yes, sometimes you need to go more than once an hour ;-)
|The Lounge||suckiest day, ever||May 27 2009
I hope things turn out for the best. They sometimes do.
A lot of people are worrying at the company I work at because there will be considerable losses.
I resigned a few weeks ago, because I'm moving across the globe.
Let's all keep our fingers crossed that the economy picks up soon.
|Weight Loss||Post your BMI||May 25 2009
Original Post by risza:
I just found out I had my height wrong! I am 174 in cm and never use feet/inches. I once guessed that I was 5'6", but the website puts me at 5'8".
It makes sense as I was finding it hard to compare with others my size and how much their goal weights were.
|Foods||If I eat roughly the same things everyday would that be bad?||May 24 2009
Hi xlovelyx, I just read your profile message and I just wanted to say well done! You have lost a lot of weight already and I think that is really inpsirational.
I don't need to lose quite as much, from 176 to 145, lost 4 lbs so far.
I know from my husbands experience that getting used to eating veg is a major and long process. I think it took him a good 5 year to enjoy most veg, but still doesn't like certain ones, or takes out too big a pieces. His diet is quite the same on a day to day basis. As long as you are aware of your (greatly improved) eating habits and keep working towards it, you will do well.
|Weight Loss||Dinner Dilemma||May 24 2009
lynnmm, I think that's a great idea. That is very positive and nobody will even notice your different food choice.
|The Lounge||Profile Pictures||May 21 2009
Thanks for making this thread. I was just thinking the same thing, yesterday. Couldn't find it online.
|Weight Loss||How long does it take to form new habits?||May 19 2009
I'm not sure. I know that I hardly eat chocolate (in a bar) now. I have sugar free boiled sweets at work of which i eat 1 - 3 a day. I haven't eaten crisps in like 2 months. I still have something, usually cake based with chocolate once a week.
I don't really think about those foods, unless i'm in the supermarket and it's staring me in the face. It's kinda hard then.
I now feel like I'm craving different food. For example, I crave chocolate milkshakes and frappechinos, and ice cream. I seem to crave things that I see that are on my way back from work.
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