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Old 08-17-2011, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Lizards13 View Post
a serial adulterer of a husband who didn't work, and bills I couldn't pay
I love how Europeans are so much more polite than we Americans. Around here the language describing such a husband probably wouldn't be allowed on this site. Sorry to hear you had such a dog of a husband, sounds like you've moved on, good for you.
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:14 PM
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Ruby, congrats on the preggers exercise videos.

That was a really good question about the peas. I found this on the Internet:

What Food Group Are Legumes In?

"Legumes, including beans, lentils, soybeans, peanuts and peas, are plants with seed pods that split in half. They are an inexpensive, nutritionally dense source of plant protein. Legumes may be counted as a vegetable or as a source of protein in the meat and bean group....Individuals who regularly consume meat generally count peas and beans as a vegetable selection.

If I were to eat peas myself as a low carber, it would register as a protein, high carb, and veggie.

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Old 08-17-2011, 03:30 PM
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Haven't had time to read posts. Ate like crap yestersay but not as many calories as I thought. Feelign ab it under the weather. Hope everyone is well. I will check in maybe later.

Goals
1) eat between 1200-1600 calories, 1924 (was at 1200 until night when I got hungry and ate "real" food; 1607 (mostly crap)
2) water, water everywhere, drink it! 64 oz min-80, 48
3) gym or walk 4x- gym, no
4) stretch daily -yes, no
5) more veg-some cucumber at dinner; salad for lunch
6) control the "social eating"- yes, no
Other
1) seriously write not just journal minimum 2 hours daily- journal, journal
2) meditate- yes, no
3) do not be such a neurotic lunatic with family-no, yes
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:51 PM
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Tuesday check-in

1. Keep calories below 1400 980, 1452
2. Drink 8 to 12 cups of water daily 8, 8
3. Take vitamins, calcium, and fiber Yes, Yes
4. Exercise 3 to 5 times a week, 2 to 3 times each day Yes (3 times), Yes (3 times)
5. Go out for walks 3 to 4 times a week No, No
6. Log everything! Yes, Yes
7. Take a picture of weight loss Not yet, Not yet
8. Post on my weight loss blog two times this week with picture Not yet, Not yet
9. Go out to eat only twice this week Ate in, Ate Out #1


Other goals
1. Apply to jobs fast Applied to one, Didn't Apply
2. Get a new job Nope, Nope
3. Once get new job, join a gym Nope, Nope
4. Start apartment hunting, hopefully Nope, Nope
5. Post a new article in hubpages Nope, Nope
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:18 PM
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Hi all!

I have an incredibly busy life being a mother to four under the age of 6, and being a full-time business owner. I finally got a trainer a few weeks ago, and somehow I am still making bad food choices here and there and "forgetting" to go to the gym too sometimes. I'm not sure what it'll take to finally get it through my thick skull that I NEED to do this for ME. I stopped counting what I have been putting into my body on here too, and I feel like I did so much better when I was keeping track. Here's to starting over...Again...

Health:
1) Eat around 1500 calories per day or less
2) Go to the gym at least 5 days this week (went Mon-Tues-Wed so far)
3) Eat no more than 1/2 cup of pasta at lunch every day
4) Do not eat past 7pm
5) Eat breakfast
6) Eat at least 5-6 small meals/snacks each day

Personal:
1) Pray every morning before the start of each day
2) Post a personal blog post
3) Edit two weddings

I wish everyone much luck this week with their goals. It is HARD!
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by almeeker View Post
Exactly, I spent that whole third pregnancy craving foods that DH loves, but I'm sort of marginal on, bratwurst, hot sauce, horseradish, etc etc. I thought for a while we were finally going to have a son, just like DH. What we actually got was a carnivorous daughter, which is somehow much scarier than a son....
This is my 2nd pregnancy so I'm due end of Feb.

I have had some nausea but have been eating pretty well I think. "They" (books, doctor, etc.) say you're really eating for 1.1, not eating for 2, but I find that I get really dizzy and hungry when I'm not eating often enough. I was craving watermelon and kettle chips early on but haven't had any new cravings since. We did have a "Burger King" emergency where I had eaten 3 dinners already but still felt dizzy and headachey so my husband came to the "rescue" and bought Whoppers, onion rings, and huge milkshakes! My headache went away after eating all of it!

I can't believe how much extra-curriculars can cost. I always joke that if I had a lot of teenage sons they would only be allowed choir, cross-country, and swimming b/c in theory all they would need is shoes, trunks, and goggles!
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:07 PM
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Hi everyone!

Sorry for not participating this week. 3 things have happened:

1) I fell off the wagon, tumbled down the hill, and landed on my face. I'm back up to around 171 lbs. after a bad, bad weekend. I won't throw food porn at you, but there was a gigantic bowl of chicken Parmesan involved.

2) My internet was out for 2 days at home.

3) Work has been nuts.

I've got a very dear friend coming to visit next week and I'm also prepping for her arrival; she's staying for 5 days.

I've gotten myself back on the horse this week and I'm hoping it sticks during the visit. I'll poke my head in this week and next but I might not really be able to join back in until the visit is over
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:14 PM
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Terri...glad you made your way back. You will be fine. I find that once I overeat or eat something I shouldn't that for a few days I am up 2-3 lbs and then it goes away. As long as you are keeping active I am sure you didn't do too much damage. I bet you will have a wonderful time with your friend staying for the week. Come back when you can. We'll still be here!
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by rubypeanut View Post
This is my 2nd pregnancy so I'm due end of Feb.

I have had some nausea but have been eating pretty well I think. "They" (books, doctor, etc.) say you're really eating for 1.1, not eating for 2, but I find that I get really dizzy and hungry when I'm not eating often enough. I was craving watermelon and kettle chips early on but haven't had any new cravings since. We did have a "Burger King" emergency where I had eaten 3 dinners already but still felt dizzy and headachey so my husband came to the "rescue" and bought Whoppers, onion rings, and huge milkshakes! My headache went away after eating all of it!

I can't believe how much extra-curriculars can cost. I always joke that if I had a lot of teenage sons they would only be allowed choir, cross-country, and swimming b/c in theory all they would need is shoes, trunks, and goggles!
A Burger King Emergency? LOL. I used to get something similar only it was Taco Bell, at like 6:00am, when of course Taco Bell isn't open. In desperation, DH used to stop at the gas station and heat up frozen burritos in the microwave oven.

And believe me when I say this, swimming isn't that cheap. The suits are $25-50 each and they need at least 2, one for racing, one for drag and probably a third one to match the team. Goggles aren't too bad, but they lose them every where, so you have to buy them a crate full at a time, and the price goes up exponentially if they wear prescription lenses. Swim caps aren't too expensive either, but again they lose them all the time, and the kind that are best for the least drag rip super easily. Then there's the expenses involved in traveling to the away meets, and swimmers eat like mad the minute they are out of the pool, seriously double their normal amount. And last but not least is pool time and private coaching, $400/year for the pool membership and $15-20/hour for private coaching. So swimming isn't quite as expensive as travel hockey, but it's a near thing. And I don't know about you, but the last pair of running shoes I bought set me back $100 and they were on sale, and will have to be replaced next month. Maybe you can steer the little rascals toward ping-pong.

And probably just for thinking you'll have sons, God will send you a daughter just to show you how much more they cost than boys. I'm pretty sure that's what happened to us.

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Old 08-17-2011, 07:20 PM
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I heard on the radio today that a local farmer was fitting his cows with special little pedometers. Now that threw up lots of mind pictures, herds of cows in leotards doing aerobics or jogging round the fields and I wondered was he trying for leaner beef. Apparently its to check when they are fertile as they moooove (sorry) around more then.

Terri - good to see your name up again. Have a great time with your friend.

Almeeker - Trust me i had a bunch of choice names for my ex and yes I got rid of him many many years ago. He never bothered with his boys or contributed in any way financially and although it was very hard I was kinda glad that he wasn't around but I've often worried that it had a negative effect on my kids. They have never asked about him, in fact my eldest changed his name to my maidename (I had gone back to using it) just before he graduated and got married as he said that my family had given him everything and made him the person he is today so why should he have the name of somone who had never cared. there must be an element of rejection deep down though and that makes me sad that I didn't make better choices. I was very young and stupid now I'm much older but still have the stupid moments, just not so often.
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