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I'm still tracking food daily. It's allowing me to see what I'm eating, and make better choices. I've lost ~2lbs.  I'm slowly changing food habits, like not buying processed foods, and buying more fruit (and eating it) and cutting back on portions.  I haven't bought a single package of cookies, but I am going to mix up some brownies for game night, so my friends can eat them. (and then the brownie mix is not in the pantry staring at me).  I found some seaweed crisps at a local asian market that satisfy my cravings for salty and crispy,  with about half the calories of traditional chips. 

 

One of the big pitfalls I've discovered is restaurant salads. Most of them are horrible.  DH and I tried a new place earlier this week and each had a beautiful tasty salad. I looked it up on their website when we got home.... over 800 calories each, and over 1200 sodium on DH's salad!  Add some breadsticks, a roll, chicken strips or a slice of pizza like they were offering, plus a sweet drink and you'd hit your daily allowance in no time.  For one meal! And of course this place had "healthy" and "natural" and "organic" signs all over the place making you feel like you were eating right.  

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8 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

Intermittent fasting is a good method.

Also, cut out sodas and replace with water, once used to it, you won't be able to stand the sweet sodas anymore.

I now rarely drink sodas, a cola , I can't even drink 7up/sprite anymore, I feel like me teeth fall out when I taste it.

 

Problem...

 

I never drank sodas in the first place ::P: The carbonation is physically painful. Injected CO2 (sodas, Pop Rocks, cheap beers) feels like acid when I drink it. So I never learned. CO2 from natural fermentation (good beer, kombucha, funky pickles, real root beer) doesn't feel like that, at least nowhere near as bad as that.

 

Everybody always says 'cut out sodas' because it's a great idea, I fully support it, and it works for them. But when you never drink sodas...

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1 hour ago, NebulousMissy said:

 

Problem...

 

I never drank sodas in the first place ::P: The carbonation is physically painful. Injected CO2 (sodas, Pop Rocks, cheap beers) feels like acid when I drink it. So I never learned. CO2 from natural fermentation (good beer, kombucha, funky pickles, real root beer) doesn't feel like that, at least nowhere near as bad as that.

 

Everybody always says 'cut out sodas' because it's a great idea, I fully support it, and it works for them. But when you never drink sodas...

 

Ah, I get that.

I don't know if you drink fruit juices , most of those contain as much sugar as sodas.

So maybe that is something useful?

 

Anyway, good luck with the intermittent fasting thing.

I do it as well, but since I had some bad stuff happening last days, I'm now eating whatever I want.

Just to feel a bit better.

Stupid, I know...

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17 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

Ah, I get that.

I don't know if you drink fruit juices , most of those contain as much sugar as sodas.

So maybe that is something useful?

 

Anyway, good luck with the intermittent fasting thing.

I do it as well, but since I had some bad stuff happening last days, I'm now eating whatever I want.

Just to feel a bit better.

Stupid, I know...

 

Still good advice. Many people think because it's fruit juice it's healthy. On the rare occasions I do fruit juice I've always gone for the no-sugar-added stuff. At least then it still tastes like fruit. And whatever rum I've put in it :devil:

 

Food is an important tool in the "feel better" box. Guilt later, cookies now. Or whatever your preferred 'feel good' foods are.

 

Tonight I'm making chicken fajitas for Pathfinder. One of my gaming group said he'd bring dinner and so he's bringing a pot of rice and beans and... said I should make the rest. Normally is fine but he told me with scare hours to plan and cook and acquire ingredients <_<

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I'm very careful with juice. So much of it isn't juice at all, it's sugar water or corn syrup mixed with flavorings. Anyway, I bought some little 4oz juice glasses a few years ago.  I typically pour half a glass of juice (2oz) and fill the rest with water. It's still very sweet.   Lately I've been drinking coconut water. Only 50cal for an 8oz glass (and I never drink that much) and it is plenty sweet enough.  It also has all the electrolytes, so it is great if you are feeling dehydrated or ill. 

 

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Eventhough I eat more than I want right now, stress seems to help lose weight.

Jay...something good comes out of all this crap!

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Weight Watchers is continuing to do me good - my last weigh-in was 345.2 pounds, which is a significant loss from December, where my doctor weighed me at 360.  I'm really liking how they help me to manage my eating, and the app that they provide has made the program much easier to follow than it was the last time I followed it.

 

 

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On 2/11/2019 at 2:36 PM, John Fiala said:

Weight Watchers is continuing to do me good - my last weigh-in was 345.2 pounds, which is a significant loss from December, where my doctor weighed me at 360.  I'm really liking how they help me to manage my eating, and the app that they provide has made the program much easier to follow than it was the last time I followed it.

 

 

 

My only quibbles with their app are that they are constantly updating it, so I seem to have it stop working regularly while I figure out what went wrong, and I feel like it should cache more data locally, since I spend much of my day (when I'd like to be tracking) in a near dead zone for cell phones.

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3 hours ago, Rob Dean said:

 

My only quibbles with their app are that they are constantly updating it, so I seem to have it stop working regularly while I figure out what went wrong, and I feel like it should cache more data locally, since I spend much of my day (when I'd like to be tracking) in a near dead zone for cell phones.

 

Well, I haven't noticed it updating, and as it happens I live and work in the middle of Denver, so my cell phone is always live.  But that does sound like a pain.

 

One thing that does annoy me is the WW Connect social media thing.  You can write new posts on your phone, but you can't update it from the website, which really annoys me.

 

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Perhaps I exaggerate a little for effect, but they do update the app every couple of months at least, which is a shorter cycle than I get around to app updates on my phone.  I haven't tried the social media thing; except for hobby fora, I've been avoiding social media for a year and a half or so.  I guess WW would count more as hobby, though...

 

Do you find that talking about things helps?  My SO is also doing this with me, so I happily don't have to go too far for support.

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I forgot to update. At day 30,i was down a total of 10 inches between bust /waist /hips, and 12lbs. 

That means I'm back down a pant size, and I feel so so much better. We decided to do ankther 30 days to keep up the good results, and I'm going to start exercising 3 days a week. I'm a terrible exerciser, so that is actually quite a commitment. I've been mostly doing YouTube exercise videos so I can mix it up. I generally yell at the skinny girl in the video and curse the whole time. Lol

The nice thing is, GBO is on the diet with me. So we're able to talk about changes and our struggles together. It's really not hard, it almost habit by now. But it does get kind of.... Boring? Tedious? We have to keep trying to find stuff we're excited about because it's all veggies and 'good' food. Considering we have spent the majority of our 12 year marriage celebrating with food, it makes things seem a little flat. 

Anyways, sorry! Results are good! I can see it in my face, and I'm gonna keep working. ::D:

I'm proud of everyone! Keep it up! 

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