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Yvaine 3 years ago on 04/07/13
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I am down a pound this week, had a rough week with eating. But im super proud of my day today. Did yoga and zumba in the morning and although I was tempted to nap I motivated myself to take a 2 mile run instead.

Also yeah Steph and Jamie. Gooooooo Whoooooo!
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fukkake 3 years ago on 04/08/13
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My jeans are getting too big and I am so excited! I cooked ALL of my meals for this week so I don't have to worry about ANYTHING and it is all Weight Watchers adapted recipes.

Life is good man. Life is REAL good!

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Laurana 3 years ago on 04/08/13
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Bah. I'm going to the gym, warring older, cuter clothes.
3 kids effed me up
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fukkake 3 years ago on 04/09/13
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Get it gurl! You can do it!
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Toastersix 3 years ago on 04/09/13
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So I'm trying to start getting back into shape since I'm nowhere near as thin as I once was. I've done Weight Watchers before, but the folks at the meetings were all at least double my age and I felt a little singled out. Honestly, though, my main problem is eating out. I don't do a ton of cooking myself, and wanted to see if you guys had any simple recipes to share!

I'm also going to set myself a goal of running the Disney Marathon next January and see if I can start running to train for that! I'm so tired of being a skinnyfat lump.
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fukkake 3 years ago on 04/09/13
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All the ladies are double my age and weight as well. The thing I like the most is how they have taken me in as their daughter so to speak. It is kind of nice. Once you start sharing your story and losing the weight with them you will find that it is one big family of people that have the same goal.

Jamie and I will add you to our Facebook group where were are posting up receipes and workout ideas and such!
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FluffyGreenMan 3 years ago on 04/10/13
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Today was the first day in over a week that I didn't go work out at the gym! This is the second week of the spring quarter, so I'm starting things off on the right foot this quarter.

Today, instead of working out for an hour or so, I spent two hours in dance classes at the gym. If I keep this up, this quarter should work out pretty well...

... pun intended.
 
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Britishly Delicious 3 years ago on 04/10/13
I need to buy a new pair of jeans because this pair is now stupidly baggy and not flattering at all.
I'm trying not to buy 'interim' clothes while I still have a way to go, but these really are needed.

It makes me feel pretty good actually!

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Toastersix 3 years ago on 04/10/13
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I thought I'd share a delicious lunch recipe with you guys that goes great with a heaping side of fruit! It's from the Weight Watchers cookbook and is both simple and delicious.

Lemon Thyme Zucchini on Flatbread
serves 6

3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, or 1/2 tsp dried
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 whole wheat naan flatbreads
2 zucchini, but crosswise in half, then lengthwise into 1/4 inch slices
1/2 cup crumbled soft goat cheese, at room temperature

1. Combine lemon juice, oil, garlic, thyme, and salt in large zip lock bag. Add zucchini and let stand for 30 minutes.
2. Spray grill(or skillet) with nonstick spray. Set burner/grill to medium-high.
3. Grill zucchini until tender, about two minutes per side. Transfer to plate. Grill naan until lightly crisped on the bottom, about two minutes. Turn naan over, sprinkle evenly with goat cheese and top with zucchini. Grill until naan are lightly charred on the bottom, about 3 minutes longer. Cut Naan into slices and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts per Serving:
158 Calories, 4g Total Fat, 1g Saturate Fat, 0g Trans Fat, 4 mg Cholesterol, 240 mg Sodium, 24g Total Carb, 5g Fiber, 8g Protein, 34 mg Calcium

4 PointsPlus Points Per Serving

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Creepy Stalker 3 years ago on 04/10/13
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Yeah, dude.
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Toastersix 3 years ago on 04/11/13
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Oh man, today is two full days of eating correctly! I made an amazing light tuna salad and am super pumped about being able to use it later this week for sandwiches too! I have too many of those lazy days where I don't feel like cooking.
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fukkake 3 years ago on 04/12/13
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This is my favoprite recipe ever and it makes so much so leftovers are awesome. I don't bother with the peppers. I just filled them zucchini like a boss! Makes 6 zucchini halves!

http://...foodnetwork.com/...ell-peppers-recipe/index.html
PS: English me...sorry. I got all excite.
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Kirei the Klown 3 years ago on 04/12/13
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Proud of myself that I managed to resist the mighty temptation to get fast food while passing many restaurants (McDonald's, Chick-Fil-A, Five Guys, etc.) on my lunchtimey work errands today.

Instead, I waited it out til I got back to the office and had my leftovers from last night - curried lentils and spinach with basmati rice.
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fukkake 3 years ago on 04/12/13
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Does anyone do emotional binging? I ask you this because I feel like this is something that I struggle with so much. I know my binging is tied to emotional and whatever needs (depression & anxiety) but that still doesn't stop me from doing it even though I am aware of doing it.

IF you binge what things do you do/what tricks do you make in order to prevent yourself from doing this?

I read an article that states just acknowledging that you are about to binge and thinking about what is going on around and inside of you at the time you feel the need to do this helps. I found that I am ble to do this but will still binge anyway and then cry about it because I am aware of my diregard for my own well being.
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pamelaNeko 3 years ago on 04/12/13
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Yes, I do. Binge snacking, as well as emotionally inspired baking. I've found two tactics to help...

1) Make it harder to snack by limiting what's available. This is fairly obvious but important. I used to sit at my desk at work and feedbag on Cheetos; I couldn't control myself when eating small candies. First I got rid of all the snacks I was binging... just stop buying them! I replaced them with stuff like
- Almonds & dried fruit... fill me up faster & less guilt
- Full size, high-quality dark chocolate bars... the big size allows me to satisfy my craving, but I avoid the binge trigger of popping a small candy and going back for more ...and more and more and more!
- Coffee... When craving snacks, I instead force myself to swill the shitty office coffee (for desparate times only)
- Mint gum. If you start to snack, have one serving and then chew some gum. The minty taste will discourage you from going back for more, and, the chewing motion satisfies the physical urge.

We rarely have ANY ready-to-go snacks like chips, crackers, cookies etc in the house. So if I want to snack I have to make myself something. when I bake cookies, I freeze 75% of the dough in little balls - so I'm less likely to eat 20 cookies in 2 days, and, I can easily have a freshly baked cookie later.

When you cut back on sweets & junk food, eventually you crave it less. You will get to the point where binging isn't providing the same emotional release. This is not achievable if one utilizes substitutes like diet soda & sugar free candy.

2) Don't allow yourself to feel guilty or upset if you do binge. This may be counterintuitive, but if you binge try to do it unapologetically. I've found that I feed on the guilt, helplessness and other negative emotions that come after eating, which just reinforces the cycle of negative validation and ultimately inspiring more future binging.

I allow myself time for processing negative emotions, but I set boundaries for myself. One of them is, I get to EITHER binge, OR cry about it. If I binge, that's my "self pity" time. I call it (in my head) my Snackrifice.

YMMV; I don't count calories any more so it's easier to forgive a snackrilege. I'm also working really hard in therapy to cut down on negative thinking, which for me has been a huge snack-binge-enabler. Acknowledging the negative thoughts/instigators is the first step... it took me months of this before I actually started to notice a decline.
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nategri 3 years ago on 04/13/13
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Holy hell I lost 3 this week. Now at 205.5 lbs. A frigging giant one week loss for me considering I've been at it 6 months now.

Gonna go ahead and assume this is related to the fact that I went on two 3.6 mile runs. Gonna go ahead and assume exercising works.

Good job, urrbody!
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fukkake 3 years ago on 04/17/13
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Hey bro and gals! I wanted to keep us motivated and awesome! I have been walking every day that the weather is nice at work and with my poochie! I found that Zumba is too much for my knees even though it is an AWESOME workout!

So far I am 7 lbs down from where I started and I am starting to see some major changes in my body! If I can do this I KNOW all of you can! Keep on moving and keep on eating awesomely!
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the.avidpedestrian 3 years ago on 04/18/13
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I've been feeling really mopey and blah lately...I don't know if it's because I fell off the healthy eating wagon and the crap food is making me feel bad, or if I fell off the healthy eating wagon BECAUSE I was feeling really mopey and blah (LITERALLY every emotion in my family is accompanied with food--broke up with your boyfriend? "let's go have pizza," didn't get that job you interviewed for? "well, bake some cookies/cake." DID get that job you interviewed for? "let's go to cheesecake factory/olive garden/spaghetti warehouse to celebrate")...

So basically, I feel like shit, it's making me want to binge like a boss, and while I'm mostly resisting, it's difficult, and I still give in occasionally, and this has been going on for like two weeks now. I've pretty much erased my 6lb weight loss and am back where I started, which isn't helping my malaise AT ALL.

I am accepting any and all suggestions about how to break out of this depression/binge eating/depressed about binge eating/binge eat some more cycle, please and thank you!
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fukkake 3 years ago on 04/18/13
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You got this!

Instead of reaching for a pizza or baking a cookie decide to do something awesome like pick up a good book and read it in your favorite spot, get your nails done, go for a walk in a nice place or just simply go take a nice hot shower to relax!

I used to associate bad feelings with food too. That is how my family runs as well. UGH! Now I just try and do something for myself that doesn't involve anything food related!
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pamelaNeko 3 years ago on 04/19/13
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I started cross stitching - it's really simple, cheap to start, and there are tons of nerdy/subversive patterns out there. The repetitive and simple stiches have a calming effect. I have been reaching for the cross stitch when I would boredom-binge on snacks or booze, and it's been an effective & rewarding calorie-free distraction.

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