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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009
11:51 am
[instrumelodies]

hey all, just joined yesterday. i'm currently on a journey to lose 100+ pounds. i do need some tips on staying full with healthier foods. which foods are the best for protein? any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks again. also, are there any vitamins i should take? no diet pills please, those things are worthless.

Tuesday, July 6th, 2004
1:54 am
[somekindapretty]
Hey, I'm Steph. I just thought I would kind of introduce myself, so that if I comment or something you'll have an idea of who I am.

So, alright. I'm 13. I know, that bothers a lot of people. But I'm really much more mature than the majority of cats my age. Possibly because I've been casted aside for always being kind of heavy, and only truting in people who are much older than me, and don't have such scanning eyes. I weigh in somewhere around 160-170. I'm very introvertish unless I know you well.

I dont have a goal weight. I dont have anything like that. I just want to be able to go look at myself and be comfortable with what I see. Or go into a dressing room and not have to come out to go get a bigger size, or feel like I'm going to cry. It may be vain, but it's for my own sanity.

Feel free to add me, I'll add you back.

God Bless!!
Stephanie
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Saturday, June 12th, 2004
8:38 pm
[lizzieb]
So...

I'm on atkins now.. started it almost 4 weeks ago..

I'm down 25lbs

but I've hit a standstill.. I am no longer losing.. I took myself off undiction a few days ago, and it seems the second I did that, boom, I'm not gaining, but I'm not losing either... mayhaps the second phase is not for me? which sucks, I do miss things on it.. I dunno.. maybe I'm overreacting? *sighs*

I was so looking forward to working my way to phase three when I could have potatoes again... *pouts*


anyways.. anyone have any suggestions?

Current Mood: discontent
Wednesday, February 4th, 2004
11:50 am
[wyera]
Keep Milestones in Mind.
A week of taking the stairs -- milestone!
A week of fitting in a healthy breakfast -- milestone!
Eating a few more fruits or vegetables -- milestone!
What small milestone have you reached today?
What milestone are you aiming for tomorrow?
Tuesday, November 4th, 2003
4:12 pm
[carmelight]
hiya
am doing fine...on some days am a champ on some i fail...but all in all not bad.
i did step on the scale finally and was really confused about the # showing.
the exact same weight as 8 weeks ago.
now...i did check the scale.....it is working.
i don't really wanna panick much about this.......because i feel better and look thinner despite the number on the scale.....
i am confident about my food intake...
never less than 1000kcal, mainly fresh stuff............very lil oil......no processed food.....tofu/seitan on daily basis....etc
plus water.
still seeing the same number is a bit of a bummer....

(i was stupid enough not to measure my waist, bum, hips.....)
Monday, October 27th, 2003
2:51 pm
[carmelight]
i took a week off.
i wasn't really able to plan my meals not to mention to cook hem so basically i ate whatever i came across plus i was pulling allnighetrs so go figure..bad carbs gallore.
but am back on track.
i grilled all the veggies i found in the kitchen today and served it along with marinated tofu.uber yummy.
i was reading about south beach diet and i won't even go into whether it's safe health-wise or not ....but there's one thing that really really makes me wander.
i mean i can survive cutting carbs(cakes, cookies, candies, dough, rice, potato, pasta..heck even bread)but i would never for the life of me survive a day without fruit.
is that a cultural thing?
i mean forget about 5 servings a day......
i have at least 10.
nothing in the world beats an apple.or a banana.

ok.....
so as from today i am really gonna be super careful...since my goal is to be 65kg by nov 30th
i have no idea how much i weigh atm....since i refuse to step on the scale...but i fel thinner and my pants are tad loose round the waist.
though still on the cupcake side.

cheers!
Tuesday, October 14th, 2003
3:20 pm
[carmelight]
questions questions questions
1.anyone has a nice low cal recipe for a dish involving a pumpkin?
2.are 1lbs dumbells too light?
Monday, October 13th, 2003
12:47 pm
[carmelight]
ignore my saturday food list....it ended up being a pancake day.
yummmmmm
sunday's been OK though.
and today's shaping up to be even better.

banana
apple
1 thin slice of bread w/ soy paste
lunch and dinner to follow
prolly spinach/cabbage combination
and yogurt

i decided to weigh myself on nov 3rd...not sure i mentioned this before but i have been really paranoid about stepping on the scale.........i did start with 73kg......and am hoping to drop down to 60.
i reckon that i'm ~68 now.....but not sure.
let's wait and see
Saturday, October 11th, 2003
10:40 am
[carmelight]
i forgot to post this as well

my cravings have ceased
honestly
maybe it has a lot to do with the fact that i DO eat A LOT
when I say grilled veggies I mean

two medium carrots
some cauliflower
one tomato
1/2 pepper
some cabbage
and anything else i find it the house

But when you count the calories and the fat content it appears to be rather low.
I literraly just brush my pan with extra virgin olive oil and avoid sugar and white flour and cheese and cream and the only fat i get is from my daily dose of four olives.
10:21 am
[carmelight]
morning!
am amazed how good i am
(food-wise)
yesterday

fruit
(banana, 2 apples)
tomato juice
lunch:grilled veggies----loads of them
plus seitan and tofu
a drop of extra virgin olive oil
an apple
etc

today

grapes
banana
apple
brown bread
soy paste
grilled seitan
roasted peppers

dinner
not yet decided
....
kukicha tea
calcium supplement
vitamin b
all healthy
all super filling
uber good

how about you?
Wednesday, October 8th, 2003
9:17 am
[carmelight]
ww online.yes or no?
been thinking about joining.........but
60$ for 3 months is way way way over my budget(i make a lousy 120$ a month......third world country) so i have to be really sure
1)it will be productive
[erm....joining ww is not productive by default...don't get me wrong....it is worthless if i don't follow it of course]
2)there isn't a cheaper option

any advice?
9:12 am
[carmelight]
yday was hectic.
while i managed to organise my lunch i failed flat at choosing my dinner.
cake.cakes.

went to a bday party last night straight from work feeling rather hungry......
but it's ok because i did not eat out due to some emotional breakdown..been having them quite a lot lately.
today i should wisen up.
Monday, October 6th, 2003
12:19 pm
[carmelight]
hello
i appreciate all the comments i got about my walking question.
thank you so much.


lately i've been functioning like this:
eating right all the time.
though i allow myself a treat once a week......a healthy treat.
i've discovered that protein works wonders for my mood.....
been really down on saturday and while saying no to cravings would be the perfect scenario i reckon that pistachio nuts and grapes and brown bread are not that bad.
i did eat a lot..........
and i am aware that it was all due to emotional (di)stress but hey......

yesterday i felt equally awful but managed to have a decent day food-wise

today
banana
apples

lunch
soy paste
brown bread
salad

dinner
?
have yet to decide

i am really amazed that bad food lost its appeal.
my parents had pizza for lunch and dumplings for breakfast and cake for dessert, while i did my best sticking to my choices.
(it's so not fair....my parents have no probs with their weight at all......my mum can eat whatever she wants and maintain her highschool weight doing no excersize whatsoever)
i don't have a clue about my weight in numbers since i've been refusing to step on the scale.
my first weigh in will be on Nov 1st
eeeeeek!
i do feel leaner though.
no doubt about that

and it feels really good.
Thursday, October 2nd, 2003
3:14 pm
[carmelight]
yumm
am stuffed to my gills really
yummy healthy stuff

fruit for breakfast

chunky tomato soup
salad
seitan

....
haven't yet decided on dinner/snack
but all is well.
Wednesday, October 1st, 2003
7:14 pm
[carmelight]
also a question
if i decide to stick to walking instead of gym or home workout how often should i do it and for how long?
i have just posted about the fact that i walk to work and back.....not sure how many km would that be...but let's say that i walk rather fast and it takes 30mins-one direction.
if i want walking to be my main cardio how often should i do it?
thanks for the input
6:50 pm
[carmelight]
here i am again
survived the exam period...hopefully will have more time now to focus on my work out

been eating alright today
(touch wood!but i think i've stopped craving bad carbs....
like yesterday evening i was kind of peckish so i grabbed my container with nuts..few cashews...few pistachio nuts...and some grapes....it feels really really good)
anyway

today:
woke up at8
1tsp honey
water
zinc
banana
coffee


was in a bit of a hurry.....so skipped my mid morning snack

coffee

LUNCH:
now hat was a treat

boiled mushrooms&carrots
(no salt/oil)
raw tomato
roasted pumpkin seeds&some cashews
soy paste
olives
1 pickled green tomato
toasted brown bread-2 thin slices
dressing made of 1.6% yogurt
and a tsp of mustard
herbs....
was delicious
and uber healthy

walked to work
snack
two apples
some plums

1/2 cup yogurt

still at work......will wlak back home and have a cup of yogurt with a tsp of gomasio and a handful of cashews

that'll be around 1100kcal.

all.is.well.





now work out....
well i have to take out the-no-time-card for workour..since i have a very hectic schedule
student/proper job
but what i do instead:

i do light weigh workout every morning..it is really really light.....
and lastst for about 5-10mins
also i walk a lot.
at least 60mins a day.
i take stairs instead of an elevator.
i know i should put some mnore effort here......and am thinking about running again....i used to a month ago but i have three big exams and it is really hard for me to manage everyhting.

any tips for me?
or any criticism?
feel free to add....whatever you feel like saying.

cheers!
Monday, September 29th, 2003
1:48 am
[carmelight]
under major stress lately.
trying to eat right...but sometimes i fail.
good thing is that i stuff myself with cheese and bananas and raisins and brown bread and not chocolate or ice cream....so it's bad but not that bad.
now i don't know whether anyone eats like i do....
i make my own luncn and dinner.
it is kind of hard and sometimes i have to wake up at 5:30 to cook but cooking is my obsession really and by preparing my own meals i know i will stay on the right track.
so....
i eat fruit in the morning.
i don't believe that that makes you lose weight per se; it's more of a habit of mine..i've been having fruit for breakfast for 4 or 5 years now.
then i usually have lunch at 1pm.
yesterday i made a proper veggie feast.
roasted pepper.
roasted aubergine.
boiled cauliflower.
boiled mushrooms.
tofu.
toasted brown bread.
pumpkin seeds.
cashews.
and yogurt dressing.
lots of spices and herbs.
no oil whatsoever.
(roasted dry)
then for a snack i had baked apples with cinnamon(again no butter, no oil, no sugar)
and for dinner 1 cup of yogurt with a spoon of gomasio
gomasio is basically a home made mixture of roasted sesame seeds and sea salt.
since i don't include salt in my diet and we all know that salt is bad but on the other hand you still need it(small quantity)i eat 1 tsp of gomasio a day

i would really like to shar emy experience with someone who leads a similar lifestyle.
Monday, September 22nd, 2003
4:11 pm
[carmelight]
my "diet" kicked off just fine.
then i had a week of bad choices..
and now am back on the track.

my problem is that i eat fine when i have time to cook.
i love to eat healthy...i rarely crave anything that is not healthy......but when i don't get enough sleep and when i have to pull all nighters and have no time to cook then it all goes down the drain.

anyway...am back now.
aiming for better choices.
Sunday, September 7th, 2003
2:53 pm
[carmelight]
hello
yesterday's been OKayish.
Did go slightly over my cal range.....but it was healthy stuff(raw grapes)plus I was really hungry and it wasn't late in the night but around 5pm.
Went running in the evening....and went pleased to bed.
Today's shaping up to be even better.
No running today, just walking.
As far the food is concerned:

breakfast
banana
some grapes
snack
apple
lunch
4 tiny slices of brown bread
soy creme
roasted peppers(no salt/fat added)
4 olives
some nuts(cashews, pumpkin seeds&pistachio nuts)
1cup of yogurt
dinner
~~~

weigh in is on Tuesday
Friday, September 5th, 2003
2:55 pm
[carmelight]
hmmm..a question to those of you whose cardio consists of running
1.how often do you do it?
2.how many km you run?
3.what do you think of my strategy

am aiming for 5 times a week.
usually it takes 2hours.
brisk walk to the place where i run(30mins)then i run for 5,6 rounds...that is 2000m alltogether...and then brisk walk back.



now onto food
yday was good.
today's aiming to be good as well.

BREAKFAST
banana
plums
SNACK
peach
figs
plums
LUNCH
seitan
1/2 pepper
2 carrots
onion
nuts&seeds
yogurt dressing
DINNER
not sure yet


no running tonight, but an hour of wlaking instead
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