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  • Refried beans were a godsend. I would also steam the heck out of broccoli florets (no stalks) and purree those. I'd bake a sweet potatoe in the microwave, remove the skin, add just a little butter and purree that with a blend stick. Also tuna with mayo was another favorite. Oh and finally, because I thought if I had to…
  • At every 50lbs I lose I get to buy a t-shirt from my fav fandom. Only 9lbs to go! ;)
  • 1) Get back up to 8,000 steps a day 2) Drink a minimum of 56oz a water a day 3) Get to PF a minimum of 4x a week 4) Get up and move during the day at the office a minimum of once a day. 5) Follow Doctor and Dietitian's guidelines 6) Complete my food journal daily. 7) Be patient and loving with myself. Change is a slow…
  • I did listen to the doc and the weights went well. Only did 5lbs on each machine on the circuit. Will do the circuit again on Wednesday. It felt soooo good to give my muscles a chance to work. Plus made me my step goals. Can't believe the energy level I have now! I made sure to pay attention for "abdominal 'ouchies'"…
  • I think to night I'm going to attempt do the strength circuit at Planet Fitness. I'm only allowed to do 5lbs but..hey..I really want to start incorporating the weights. Been back at the treadmill and that's been going well.
  • I agree. Don't focus on the scales. I'm a month post op from lapband. The weight will come off. Focus on your health. Focus on following your plan. Doing what you are supposed and let your body set it's course for recovery and weight loss. Seriously. I don't even own a set of scales. I weigh myself once a week at work but…
  • Finally on the pureed food my self. To get through the liquids: lifeway Kefir yogurt and all the savory soups I could find (my sis-in-law was a life saver - she made home made soups then strained them for me so I had flavor). In the pureed phase now - eating refried beans, tuna with mayo, and baked sweet potatoe that's…
  • -Increase water intake (at least 4 cups a day) -Water aerobics at least 3 times a week -Increase calcium intake -One more non-starch vegetable a day
  • I met my bariatric surgeon in mid July and just this month had my psych eval, sleep study and first diet/nutrition consult. I have 5 more months to go before I can get approved for surgery. I have been trying to adapt new behaviors in prep for the surgery and I have gone down a little though that isn't the goal for me at…
  • I for one am glad this group exists. I'm still in my consult phase. Just had my psych eval and my first diet nutrition consult. I have five more months of consults to go before they submit my paperwork through to insurance for approval (my insurance asks you do the six months consult before they will approve surgery -…
  • Wow! Such inspiration. I'm at least six months away before I can schedule my surgery (have to go to six months of consultations).
  • Morning all, Had a bit of a blow out day yesterday. Friend had a b-day party at a sushi place. Still, not down on myself and back on track today. I'm doing well and am focused. SR
  • Hello everyone, Haven't checked in awhile. Hope everyone is doing well. I'm still on track. Super excited today. Had a wellness check sponsored by work this morning. My numbers (BP, cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, etc...) were better than last years! I was in the optimal or near optimal (right on the border) range for…
  • Afternoon all! Real quick post - climbed down off the plateau! Lost 3lbs! Also am cleared to participate in the stair climb challenge starting on the 29th as long as I follow the 3 conditions - which I can do. I think some of my success last week was in part due to taking the extra time to weigh my portions, honoring my…
  • LOL I do water aerobics. So not all of me is underwater. :smile: Thanks for the link! I'll check it out! SR
  • Morning beautiful people, Welcome riekjeb! Beeps - Congrats!! Sounds like you are doing really well! Got 35 minutes in at the pool last night. I think I actually worked up a sweat. Was really pushing it. It was great. I really do want a water proof MP3 player. Need to save up for it. Was a good day yesterday. Have a…
  • Don't give up, Richard!
  • Morning all, Had a great day with my activity levels! Tonight..the Y! So my dept at work is forming a team to take part in a workplace stair climb challenge: 56 flights of stairs in 3 weeks starting the 29th. I'm going to check this weekend if I'm "cleared" for that. It's an average of 3.7 flights a day and I figure what I…
  • Sodium is hard for me. I love salt. So I've been practicing on just cooking with low sodium or reduced sodium options. Also I eat light salted nuts as snacks on occasion. What helps me is to be more mindful of what I'm eating and really really try and concentrate on the salty flavor so I can appreciate it. However, if I…
  • Afternoon all, KellySue - Good news on your husband. Sderreski- Baby steps are good steps - take and celebrate the wins no matter how "small" they you might think they seem. Ruby- i know what you mean by trackers - i love my fitbit zip. I wear it clipped to my bra all day at work and at night when I get home and change…
  • Hey everyone...checking in! Going to the Y tonight. Was a frustrating weekend. Had my weigh-in on Saturday - no change. Arghhh! I've been doing so well and for the 3rd time in a row I've remained the same. I mean I know we have plateaus but to plateau after only losing 10lbs? *shake head* Having said all that, I'm still…
  • Right now I'm focusing on my water aerobics because of some problems I'm having. However, I used to be like you and found walking boring...and then I discovered: Zombies, Run! It's addicting, fun, takes your mind off of walking and it incorporates your own music. It pretty much can be used for walking, running, biking…
  • Morning all! Hope everyone is well and staying warm (for those in the arctic blast zone like myself). Big shout out to Ruby70, Curiousgeorgia, sdereski,caramelgyrlk! Thank you so much! Your words of support and motivation really carried me through the day and to the Y! I had a great 30 minutes in the pool! Seriously, I…
  • Thank you! I'm just 10lbs into my journey to change..and I need to change..because breathing is important.
  • rbfdac - thank you for the idea of making goals for markers. I now have a list that I can put on the fridge and give to my therapist (who can help keep me on track). :) Casg01 teeth whitening...I never would have thought of that one! :) tineehaag OMG just turned 50 and have a 2 and 7 year old! You go! I'm single and 47, to…
  • Morning all! Need motivation not to talk myself out of going to the Y tonight. It's not even 10am and I've come up with a half a dozen excuses.
  • Jennwa, what an absolutely fantastic idea! I've never treated myself to a pedi or a mani!! Nor have I don't a spa day since my mother died. I love it! So if I can be 315 or less by my next doc appoint (mid-feb) I'm going to treat myself to a manicure! Thanks for the suggestion! If I'm under 300 by August then a facial or…
  • Beamer- I understand what you are saying. I'm certainly not denying myself anything at the moment because I know that doesn't work. :) I am working on taking better care of myself as a whole - not just about how I eat. I just want to be able to think of something to do for myself or to ask my friends/family for when I…
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