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Old 04-03-2011, 09:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
almeeker
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Welcome aboard ElleNTT!!! I too have 3 beautiful daughters. I might be able to give you some pointers. I'm not good at being told what to eat so prescribed "diets" never work for me, but counting my calories and the burn from my workout, and using that information to make good choices for the rest of the day does work for me. Here are a few things I do everyday:

1 hour of workout (6 days a week)
2 servings of grain based carbs, and I try and keep it under 200 calories total
3 servings of fruit and mix it up, so it's not all the same kind of fruit.
4-5 servings of lean, low-fat proteins
6-7 servings of vegetables (especially lean, green & leafy)
8-9 glasses of water (actually 64 oz baseline + another 8 oz for every 10lbs you want to lose)
10,000 steps on the pedometer
1,500 calories/day (give or take)

I have to say one of the best things that has come of my improved eating habits is that it's rubbing off on the children. How's that for motivation?
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Starting weight: 244.6 lbs. 10/01/09
Pounds lost: 80.6 lbs
Current weight: 164 lbs
Goal weight: 120 lbs
Weight to go: 44 lbs
Goal Date: 1/1/13

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