korali

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Pregnancy & Parenting Stopped with the pill, trying for a baby Feb 03 2010
12:47 (UTC)
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I stopped the pill on Nov 8th, thinking that it would take my husband and I 6-9 months to get pregnant, it didnt. I havent had a period since, and Im less than one week away from completing  the first trimester.

What a great surprise to find out on Xmas eve that we are expecting our first child just in time for our 1 year wedding anniversary.

Im proof that it CAN happen right away, I had been on BC for over 2 years, with 2 years of Depo shots before that, and 6 years of BC before that, so we assumed it would take time.

Good Luck to you, I was 2 weeks late before I even thought about the possibility of being pregnant, since I figured my cycle wasnt regulated, but when I woke up on XMas eve sick as a dog, I knew ... heheh

Fitness Starting at a Gym tomorrow ... give me your best advice ?? Dec 09 2009
12:43 (UTC)
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Thanks for the advice =) its much appreciated !

Motivation SCHMOOZE & LOSE IV (FINAL WEEK: Jan 17-23) CLOSED GROUP Dec 04 2009
15:29 (UTC)
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Motivation SCHMOOZE & LOSE IV (FINAL WEEK: Jan 17-23) CLOSED GROUP Nov 27 2009
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Motivation SCHMOOZE & LOSE IV (FINAL WEEK: Jan 17-23) CLOSED GROUP Nov 26 2009
12:58 (UTC)
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Happy thanksgiving to you guys !!!

Since Im from Canada no turkey day for me today !! I had mine last month =)

 

As for the Challenge:

I think that the most surprising finds for me has been the amount of Salt in things that I had no idea even had any salt !

Alsorts of condiments, crackers, frozen dinners ( which i didnt eat much of anyway) Frozen veggies, so much hidden salt !

Ive since been trying my best to eat clean: meaning, food is grown or born. But its not easy =)

Congrats everyone so far on their weight loss =)

Fitness Exercise and large boobs.........help! Nov 23 2009
15:46 (UTC)
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I have this problem too, even tho I dont run, I still find some exercise moves really hard, with bigger breasts. ( 42H).

These work, they are pricey, but they are fantastic !( these are the ones that they use on the before pictures of the Biggest Loser.) Make sure you get your measurements right, atfirst the bra feels so tight, but youll get used to it, they are so great !!

http://www.enell.com/index.php

 

Motivation SCHMOOZE & LOSE IV (FINAL WEEK: Jan 17-23) CLOSED GROUP Nov 20 2009
15:22 (UTC)
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What motivates me:

I have alot of reasons to lose weight, most because I want to be healthy for my family, and live a long life.

I would also like to start a family soon, and the thought of gaining more weight with pregnancy is just too much for me .. haha

I ofcourse would also love to look smoking hot ! haha

Motivation SCHMOOZE & LOSE IV (FINAL WEEK: Jan 17-23) CLOSED GROUP Nov 17 2009
19:11 (UTC)
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I would love to join this group for more motivation !

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Let me know if there is anything else I need to do in order to join up =)

 

Weight Loss Sodium Levels Before Weigh-in Nov 13 2009
19:58 (UTC)
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I would never recommend ppl to not watch what they eat, Im just saying that if you set something as offlimits ppl feel way more restricted than they are.

enjoying the foods you love in moderation, is something that ppl can do for the rest of their lives !! and thats the key here i think, and why so many ppl gain back the weight they lost, cus they cant continue to restrict the things they love forever.( and to a certain degree thats what happened to me, why Ive gained back some of the weight Ive lost.. along with lots of other things)

I will be the first one to admit, that i love foods that arent that great for me, something things I can do without ( oreos for example) , others moderation is key, and trying to find alternatives that help you along the way.

Anyway this is way off topic, my whole point was to let you know that you shouldnt get discouraged over water weight, i have in the past and its sucks !

** EDIT

As I said earlier, you should really check out prevention.com .. great website, with nice recipes.

 

Weight Loss Sodium Levels Before Weigh-in Nov 13 2009
18:25 (UTC)
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Yes it is right there in my profile, and just like you Ive come up with other ways to enjoy the things I love by tweeking recipes etc and using healthy alternative.

I dont eat oreos any more I make oatmeal raisin cookies with flax seeds.

I dont eat french fries any more, I make my own in the oven with olive oil and spices.

ive even made my own icecream with natural ingrediants.

I woudlnt eat a 100 calorie snack pack if my life depended on it ... why would i when I could have my own homemade cookie at 80 cals each, or my own lemon poppy seed muffin , made with wholesome natural ingredients.

You guys are all so quick to judge, this was the first post Ive replyed to in a LONG time, because I honestly felt that I should let you know that you are not the only one who struggles with sodium issues. Sorry to have tried.

So much for trying to help ppl out. my god.

Weight Loss Sodium Levels Before Weigh-in Nov 13 2009
18:04 (UTC)
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OK so obviously i didnt do a good job with getting my point accross.

It doesnt have to be Pizza, or fries, or Burgers or whatever ( for the record I havent eaten a burger or deep fried fries  in as long as I cant remember.) they were just examples that i came up with to make the point that MY body retains water very easily, this is why I cannot have any processed foods in my diet.I do try my best to stay away from garbage food, and for the most part eat a pretty clean/ unprocessed diet.

Comparing me to an Alcoholic .. wow that's just classy. =)

The mentality that certain foods are OFFLIMITS is what leads to serious binges.

My original post was to let Dr grim Know that water weight comes off, its just water, every one has it, just some ( like me ) have it more severe than others.and to let him know that he shouldnt get discouraged by a few lbs of water weight !

Im sorry if you took so much offense in my post as to equate me to someone who is an alcoholic, for someone like my self who was once a train smoker, and someone who has over come a drug addiction, Im sorry you are rude and i do take offense.

 

 

Health & Support Fasting, doctor's orders Nov 13 2009
17:45 (UTC)
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My ex was once having that problem too, he coudlnt keep anything down, he was given some type of pills, and was told to fast for 4 days.

During which he was only allowed to have clear broths.

I would seek a 2nd opinion tho.

Weight Loss Sodium Levels Before Weigh-in Nov 13 2009
16:15 (UTC)
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I think you missed my point,

my point was that processed foods that are high in sodium dont mix with me, in post ppl they cause 2 maybe 3 lbs water weight gain, where  for me they can cause 10-15lbs.

You seemed to be rather freaked out by 2-3lbs of water weight, which imo isnt very much.

The best ways to reduce water weight, is to pee !! and Drink lots of water !

Its unrealistic to avoid foods or food groups untill goal weight, eating everything you want in moderation is what works, for most ppl.

Moderation really is the key to success here, not depriving your self of the things you like untill you are at a healthy weight, learning to eat properly and in healthy portions in a healthy manor is what this forum is all about.

as a side note you will notice that half fat cheeses and  other Low fat items will have almost 2x the sodium amounts of those with reg fat, they add more sugar and salt to items to replace to fat so that they still taste good.

I see that you are new to CC, just as a tip Prevention magazine has a great website for healthy recipes. You might want to check their site out. 

 

Weight Loss Sodium Levels Before Weigh-in Nov 13 2009
15:31 (UTC)
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I have to reply to this post ...

I totally feel your pain about water weight, salt and I do not mix, we have a love hate relationship, meaning I love it .. it hates me.

 I dont know how to explain really what happens, but mostly if I have a high sodium intake day it is nothing for my weight to be up 10+lbs the next day, my body loves to retain water.

My dr says that this will go away once i lose weight, BUT what he doesnt understand is how Im suppose to lose weight, if i can regain everything ive lost in water weight after one meal. 

Im sorry its really hard to explain, let me see if i can give an example.

By having a high sodium day, it is easy for me to gain 10+lbs over night, and that really sucks ! and by High Sodium I mean more than 2000mg of sodium per day.( which is lower than the 2400mg recomended by adults)

Dont get discouraged by water weight, just drink lots of water and pee lots !

*ive edited this example since it was thrown way out of proportion since i gave a crappy example anyway *

Weight Loss Any others out there looking to lose weight for a healthy pregnancy? Sep 22 2009
16:46 (UTC)
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Yes pls !! I also want to have a baby in the near future, but i think im way too unhealthy to start trying yet, the thought of gaining more weight is so scary !

Would like to lose about 80lbs or so before I try to have a baby, and even then ill still be over weight =/

 

Add me as a friend if you like =)

K

Weight Loss 300+ Club, counting down to Jan 2010 Apr 26 2009
16:30 (UTC)
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Hey everyone

Just wanted to stop by and say hi, I havent been around much, been busy with exams and stuff but now im just trying to get my house straight for all the ppl who will be here visiting for the wedding in July/August

Hoping to weigh in on the first, and hoping that there hasnt been too much damage done !

Hope everyone is well

Laurie

Weight Loss 300+ Club, counting down to Jan 2010 Mar 01 2009
21:54 (UTC)
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March 1st: 291 =(

Recipes What's for Dinner Tonight? Feb 25 2009
20:00 (UTC)
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You could fry up a few chicken breasts with alittle garlic or whatever spice you like, 

then once its cooked add in a cassarole dish, frozen veggies, cooked pasta or rice and a can of cream of whatever soup ( mushroom or chicken) bake for a while, then top off with a little cheese and bake again !

Weight Loss 300+ Club, counting down to Jan 2010 Feb 24 2009
13:23 (UTC)
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Hey everyone !!

Just wanted to stop by and say hi, even tho I havent been writing .. I have been lurking,  Ive had a super busy week, with 4 exams, but atleast Im on break now, just a short break, but its better than nothing.

I havent been doing well, with eating clean, studying for 4 exams kinda blew that out of the water, and now im suffering from extreme water retention ! My feet and fingers are so swollen !

Its ok tho, I know how to get it back to normal =)I am hoping to still somehow pull off a loss for this month * fingers crossed*

Hope all is well with you guys !

~Laurie

Weight Loss 300+ Club, counting down to Jan 2010 Feb 11 2009
12:12 (UTC)
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Thats exactly it, I just need to know my numbers., I dont know if Im way above the caluclators ( giveing me way too high of a deficit) or way below and eat way too much, now i know that my diet isnt perfect, but I will say that 75% of the time Im on track, and the times that im not on track its not like I go back to my old ways or anything but I should be losing weight imo.

What got me was yesterday, I my weight loss ticker said * oh its 88days without an update..* so it showed no data.. I updated it .. and I had to add one lb !!!!!!!!! in 88days .. i managed to lose nothing. well thats a lie, I lost the same 10lbs 6 or 7 times .. but that doesnt count !! haha

Today is grocery day. and Im excited, I love buying groceries, im always excited to see if they have new veggies I have never tried, or sales on new  fruit that i usually dont buy because of the price.

Glad to see everyone is well !

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