lisabinco Member

About

Username
lisabinco
Joined
Visits
107
Last Active
Roles
Member
Points
225
Badges
19
Posts
1,016

Replies

  • Breakfast: Coffee and Silk (normally have more than this but am trying to only eat when hungry and I'm just not that hungry this morning) Lunch: Vegan stuffed bell peppers cooked in the crockpot (easy-peasy) Dinner tonight: Chickpea Avocado Salad from Forks Over Knives cookbook (new recipe to try) Maybe a bit of fruit for…
  • Ok, I'm going to try to hit this group more often. It's way more inspiring to me than anything else on MFP. Mihani, I hope your smoking ban is going well. I'm a thankful non-smoker, too, although I kicked it cold-turkey in my early 20s, struggled on and off for about 5 years after that, and then "poof!" -- never had the…
  • Seems fitting to be the last blogger for August. I've been off-line on a road trip and am on Day 2 of logging again. I just wanted to post on how pleased I am on not gaining any weight while on the road. For a change. I normally put on 5 pounds, at least. This time, it was almost surreal how easy it was to not eat the crap…
  • After three years and a lifestyle change, I have not gained the weight back. (Boy, am I glad I didn't read that study beforehand.)
  • Some of us actually make real lifestyle changes and we DO keep the weight off long-term. It depends on how bad you want to get healthy. "Do or do not. There is no try."
  • Same for me. I don't worry about how much sugar is in whole fruit nor do I limit whole fruit. (Sugars from dairy? Easy fix. I don't do dairy anymore at all -- way too lactose intolerant.)
  • I feel for you Zoot; we are just starting to go through this with my mom. None of us can agree on what to do. It's so hard. Try to take care of yourself amid the stress. Except for a dental procedure coming up (which I try not to think about -- ugh!), life is good right now. I'm wishing everyone a peaceful Sunday and…
  • I don't hear it very much but no, it doesn't ever get old for me.
  • Your doc can actually do a specific blood test that measures the vitamins, minerals, etc. in your blood to see if you are low (or high) in something. That way you actually know whether you need or don't need to supplement anything.
  • I'm sorry to see this group flagging, and I'm part of the problem. Haven't been here in awhile. Summer does tend to divert our attentions elsewhere. At 60, having maintained a 45 pound weight loss for 3 years now, I have finally found a way to eat that I can live with till my non-disease-riddled end. So yes, it can be done…
  • Compromises are the stuff of life. It's a balance, always. Compromise and change. I guess that's what makes life interesting, though not always easy. Wedding plans are stressful no matter what. Your own, especially. Somehow, though, it all comes together. Balsamic on roasted beets... sounds delicious. Could I do that on a…
  • Reading these posts are inspiring to me! Haven't been here in awhile -- maybe because I'm way over 50 :-0 -- and it's already middle of June. This month I'm concentrating on (1) eating mindfully not mindlessly; (2) getting at least 30 minutes of exercise 3-4 times a week; (3) only eating when I'm hungry; and (4) only…
  • ridleyprime, I can only hope to see it in my lifetime.
  • liapr, tapering off of cheese was hard. Getting away from sugar was harder. The truth is, the longer I stay away from dairy and sugar (and oil and salt), the less cravings I have for them. That is a great motivator to continue to stay away from them all. I really don't want to be back where I was before.
  • Diet. Health equals nutrition over calories. Works for me.
  • Well done. That is very inspiring. Doctors don't see too many patients who will actually take charge of their lives like this, so they don't get their hopes up. (My doctor told me that I was her only patient who had actually done what I said I was going to do, start eating healthy and lose the excess weight so I could get…
  • Lose weight in the kitchen, build muscle in the gym.
  • I have not read any other posts yet, but I will chime in with my two cents: I highly recommend Eat For Health by Joel Fuhrman (or Eat To Live or any of his other books) and the Forks Over Knives website. I began my final weight loss journey at 57 and today, at 60, I have lost 50 pounds (10 more to go!) and have finally…
  • I started out 60 lbs overweight too. Almost 3 years later I have lost all but 10 pounds of it, and have not gained it back -- the most important part. I made vegetables and salads the main dish at every meal and taught myself to eat mostly the most nutritious foods possible (all sorts of vegetables and fruits, lots of…
  • I don't eat eggs either. Nor do I eat any dairy products (severely lactose-intolerant). I don't mind oatmeal now and then but it isn't a favorite food. There's so many things to eat when you include lots of vegetables and fruit as mainstays of your daily intake. I make a green smoothie, enough for two breakfasts, and I…
  • Join some groups first and find like-minded people. There's one called Diabetes, Prediabetes and Insulin Resistance group: http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/group/512-diabetes-prediabetes-and-insulin-resistance There are probably more but this is a good start. Do a search for diet strategies that work for you.
  • You're young; it will shrink much faster than for us old gals. If you've been heavy for a long time, it will take longer but youth is on your side. I've lost 50 lbs and I have loose skin. My doctor said keeping the weight off is most important and will give the skin time to shrink (although in my case it is much slower and…
  • I see it this way: The journey is about regaining my health and weight loss is one part of my good health. In 2012 I lost 40 pounds. In 2013 I didn't lose a thing all year. BUT I kept the lost pounds off. Big win! In 2014 I was within 10 pounds of goal weight and lost 1 pound all year. BUT I kept the lost pounds off. Good…
  • Right! Here's how I look at it: The main reason is to regain my health and a healthy weight is only part of the equation. And I never want to have to do this again. Been there, done that, three times already. I wanted to teach myself a healthy, improved lifestyle and I wanted it to stick this time. No going back! So... in…
  • Nice job! Meal planning and prep is a must for me. I spend about 1-2 hours every few days making sure I have stuff I can easily throw together for a meal. I don't cook every day; I cook large batches of food once a week or so, and that makes several meals for the week. The freezer and crock pot are my friends. Vegetarian…
  • Why do you need to eat 3 times a day? If you want to only eat once a day, then do that. Whatever works for you. At only 1000 cals/day (maybe you could bump it up to 1250 at least?), your meal should be as nutritious as possible. Pretty much everything you eat should give you a lot of nutrition bang for the buck at that low…
  • Agree. Talk to HEALTHY vegans/vegetarians, especially athletic ones. You can be fat and unhealthy no matter what the diet if you aren't eating nutritiously. The most nutritious food you can eat, every day, is your goal to staying healthy, fit and active. Health is your #1 goal; weight loss is only part of good health. I…
  • Do what feels best for your body and makes sense in your mind. Forget the rest. Forge ahead. I highly recommend Forks Over Knives -- website and cookbook. I've been 95% vegan (still eat fish now and then) for almost 3 years and vegetarian for over 20 years. I love how much better my body feels. I've never regretted it.…
  • 2012: Women's size 16 heading toward an 18 Today: Women's size 6/8 (and 50 lbs lighter) :)
Avatar