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  • Have to admit, I love the cabbage soup - just not the diet part. However, the cabbage part of that soup, well, no one likes me liking the soup.... buahahahahaha. Anywho - I have adjusted the soup to just all the other veggies, FF chicken broth (low sodium) and 2 cups of Salsa verde and 2 cups of any other salsa you like,…
  • Breakfast was 1/2 cup Fage 0%; 1 tsp peanut butter; 1/2 cup fresh blueberries; 1 hardboiled egg white; 1 clementine; oh, and coffee/creamer (3 Tbs) (223) snack: 1 serving Veggie Straws (130) Lunch: 2 corn tortillas, 1 oz Tillamook sharp cheddar; 1/2 C Spicy Enchilada shredded chicken; 1/2 c red seedless grapes (356)…
  • Started with the Flex a few years ago and switched to the Charge HR a couple years ago. I find, when I'm paying attention, that it helps remind me I need to move more. I do not use it to "eat back" any of the calories - I use MFP to log and track calories and stay within that range. I also use the Charge HR for my 5 a.m.…
  • You are the Devil[/quote] Hahahahahaha -- why yes, yes I am! That would be Mrs. Beelzebub, thank you very much. Still hate Bacon.
  • Have to go with my #1 Don't Get It -- Hate it -- BACON Can't stand the taste, the smell, nor the look of it. I know immediately if there is bacon, bacon grease, bacon flavor in anything from 10 feet away.... ;-) oh, #2 pumpkin spice
  • OP - you will find saying No Carb No Sugar gets many people's undies in a bunch. I sincerely hope you will find a happy medium. And go by how you feel and the energy you have and being able to lose weight doing deficit. I am "allergic" if you would (makes me puke fairly quickly) to the artificial sweeteners, so avoid those…
  • By losing weight, exercising (just run/walking) both my husband and I have managed to lower our BP's significantly. Your reading really isn't too awful and can be managed through a low dose of HBP medication. My husband was on 3 different ones and I was on 2. We are both now on 1/2 a dose of 1 medication. Now, I have to be…
  • Not to be a "debbie downer" -but, hate to tell you, post menopausal does not get any easier. Fact is, it gets harder and harder as we age. Now that I've poohed poohed on everyone, let me say this. I'll be 59 in another month, hypothyroid/hashimoto/post menopausal/desk job/ AND Short! hahahahaha and with all that life is…
  • Like so many others have said - it's for me - my time. Being in my head or with my playlist as I run/walk or whatever I choose to do that particular day. People have asked before if they could join me and I have said sure, this; is when I go. And they tend to poop out on you or don't show up (I'm a VERY scheduled person)…
  • I am not Celiac - but do have an intolerance. Sounds like you may have it to "grains" instead of just gluten if you have that feeling with oatmeal. I know everyone pounces on the eat anything and everything - unless you have a medical issue. Well, I'm in the camp of eating to make myself feel better, also. And limiting…
  • We've all been desperate to lose weight. There may be an event, wedding, reunion that we want to rock it out. Probably many many of us have lost it, gained it back, lost it, gained it back and lost it again, only to find it and put it back on plus more. Slow and steady wins this race! Sure, you can lose it fast - but, that…
  • Ah, yes, the old devil alcohol. I struggled with that concept also and almost 4 years ago now, I did give it up for almost a whole year. I truly felt I needed to rethink, retrain, and reassign my relaxing time. Now, I will have a grey goose/soda/lime maybe once a week on Friday evening (only 1). And 1 glass of a nice wine…
  • ^^ this!! That old saying -- What we eat in private shows on our bodies in public...... So, it is not really "secret".
  • Hearing what you are saying...feeling your pain. It can get very discouraging. As an older (& hopefully wiser) female, short, and Hypothyroid/hashimoto issues, it can get depressing to carry on at such a low level. Oh to be younger and burn up those calories! Even at run/walking 5-7 miles daily and strength training I HAVE…
  • My go to "skinny" drink is vodka with club soda and a lime - or 2!
  • Sure, they work to make you jittery, jumpy, nauseated (me), and gets rid of $$ for you! Sometimes you may even lose "some" weight - and then put it right back on when you stop the pills since you have not learned a darn-tootin thing about calorie consumption. Save yourself some money and aggravation and that unfortunate…
  • This is all part of the process....learning how to live your life. You choose or not choose to eat the cake, cookies, pastries, eggnog. If you feel you just cannot have a small portion - then don't do it. However, also, don't say anything about it! I was that unfortunate relative/friend that pronounced to the whole world…
  • Like most of the other posters have stated: eat what you want, just less. However, for myself, as my journey got started almost 4 years ago, I tried that only eat a little tiny bit - and it sure seemed like a tiny bit - of pasta, rice, potatoes. 1 slice of toast instead of 4, blah blah blah. When weighing out my food, I…
  • Really depends on how much you wish to spend. Ive had from simple pedometers you attach to belt that came free from wellness check to a FitBit Flex and now I have a FitBit Charge HR. Depending on how much you move your arm also while not actually moving as to the accuracy. I take mine off while doing some tasks at my desk…
  • Living with hypo/hashimoto can be trying at times. However, not life threatening if treated and you take care of yourself. I'm 58 and my levels fairly normal with my meds and a diet of gluten free, soy free, soda free, - I know some folks don't go down that road, but it makes ME feel better. Less bloated, less fatigued.…
  • Not sure about everyone else - speaking only for myself - I totally understand where you are coming from. Have done, am doing, will still be doing the same thing of trying daily to not overeat and getting super depressed when I seem to have no control. So, I have thought about crashing but know in myself it is not a good…
  • I don't do the cabbage soup "diet" -- However, I love a spicy cabbage soup during the winter. Emphasis on the spicy. My husband and I both love it. I will make a big pot of it and we will have it for lunches for that week - just a part of my prep. We DO eat other normal things during that week also. When it is cooked down…
  • O H !!!
  • Agree with most of the posters - love yourself, first and foremost. Have been in your shoes and as I look back on it, (38 years of marriage) my husband was damned if he did, and damned if he didn't. I was overly sensitive to all reactions, because I was so incredibly unhappy in my own skin. Look passed your sensitivity and…
  • Yes, I have done that challenge. What is it going to physically hurt to give up those products for 21 days and see how you feel at the end of it? None of those foods contribute to your overall health - question on peanut butter. And well, Chocolate for mental health! j/k If you don't feel any different than before, then it…
  • I've tried eating larger at lunch - but, then want to sleep at my desk during the afternoon. So, stopped that real quick. Thinking if I could eat a large lunch and then be active, that would be good. Doesn't count when the only thing active are my fingers typing all afternoon ;-) . I still try to not make supper real…
  • Something really is wrong - I agree, either your scale has been broken the whole time or you are terribly ill. 30# of fluid would be extremely noticeable. The skin of your calves would be tight - I speak from experience of fluid retention problem. Actually painful to walk when retaining fluid - and I sure did not retain…
  • Yes, but I also, had to put away a time frame. It took me 55 years to put it all on; certainly did not want to take 55 addition year to take it off. It was a little over a year to reach goal. And have kept it off more than 3 years now. It was slow - but made it much easier to accomplish than crash dieting and burning out.…
  • If walking is what your planned exercise is, yes, count your walks. Do not count shop walking as exercise - unless, that is you are being one of the "mall-walkers" that take advantage of open space to walk in the winter freeze or summer heat with a continuous walk. The way I look at it - I got to be way overweight…
  • I agree with several - after 4 years into this journey - I have noticed that if I go out and run 5+ miles, I'm burning it up and actually get hungrier and need to feed the beast (after a couple hours). If I'm shopping all day at the mall or up in Amish country, I do not count it. I let my FitBit figure all that out and do…
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