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  • I would say that you should focus on eating only good, wholesome, healthy foods in healthy, recommended serving sizes and see how you do. Sometimes I think we get too caught up in numbers. Keep up with your food diary open so new friends can help. After a couple of weeks of healthy eating with exercise, you'll be able to…
  • These sound wonderful, thanks!
  • Wrote her a heartfelt card expressing your best wishes for her future happiness and how much she means to you. Apologize for any misunderstandings and tell her how much you love her. And if you can, include a check for what you would have spent on a wedding here in the states and let her do what she likes with it--put it…
  • Everything is easier when you are healthier. Eating well affects your energy level, your sleep, and your mood as well as your overall appearance. So Ronnie is right, now is the time to put YOU first. Keep up your good work, think of ways you can make and save money to visit your daughter (and eventually your grandkids) in…
  • Realize that you start again each time you have a meal or snack. Each time you are putting something healthy in your mouth instead of junk, each time you take the stairs instead of the elevator, you are making a conscious choice to live a healthy lifestyle. Look at it as stacking up the positive efforts and as your choices…
  • Instant fiber-high oatmeal with dried fruit, chopped apples and nuts added. Fat free cottage cheese with strawberries or blueberries, pecans and a sprinkle of Splenda. I am usually a coffee drinker, but I also have always loved hot chocolate. To increase my calcium intake without the sugar of chocolate, I make hot milk and…
  • I can sort of see something like this happening here as national health care broadens. Companies could be charged more for premiums for having overweight employees, kind of like higher premiums for smokers is becoming the norm. I could see us having to step on the scale just like we already may have to pee in a cup.
  • You look great-congrats!
  • Wow, you look so good. I'd love to hear how your life has changed.
  • Thanks for passing this on. Touching story.
  • Depends on if you are in the mood for sweet, salty, crunchy, hot, cold etc. ONE small but delicious piece of chocolate OR a cup of low-cal cocoa OR a baked apple with splenda, cinnamon and granola for a sweet tooth. For salty, popcorn or chedder rice cakes. For real hunger, I like cheese cubes or peanut or almond butter…
  • I am widowed and my kids all grown and out of the house. I used to dread cooking for just myself until I started MFP and challenged myself to make easy healthy meals. Now I buy frozen individually packaged meat and fish--my current favorites are keta salmon, tilapia, mahi-mahi, and 5 ounce steaks from Gordon Food Service.…
  • Mine is to try a little of everything, eat slowly, and enjoy every bite. Then to stay the heck away from the leftovers and enjoy visiting with everyone instead of continuing to nibble!
  • Whenever I plateau, I mix it up a little. Eat your top calorie limit or more for several days, then several hundred less for a couple of days. It usually bumps me out of a rut. The way it was explained to me, too little calories make your body think you are starving and reacts by slowing down your metabolism. So giving…
  • You look terrific. I've only lost 43 in the same amount of time. Great job. And I'm sorry for your loss. Hang in there, being healthy and fit will help you through it.
  • You lost 30 lbs AND quit the most addictive substance known to mankind? You ROCK, girl!
  • I forgot my glasses this morning in my bedroom upstairs. I was late and rushed up to get them---but I DIDN'T have to take one step at at time! I shocked myself by bounding up the stairs and my heart didn't pound and my knees didn't give out! I'm 43 lbs down, want to lose 157 total. This gave me hope.
  • Totally agree with the writers. Your sugar intake can cause some wicked highs and lows. I used to really love to have a donut with my coffee at the office in the morning, then wonder why I felt so tired and grumpy halfway through the morning. I feel so much better since I completely cut out sweets. Now if I want to treat…
  • Thanks everyone. Great ideas.:smile:
  • Bumpity bump bump. LOVE fish recipes! Thanks everyone.
  • Depends on what you like. If you like cereal for breakfast, read the labels. Choose less sugary ones with higher fiber and whole grains. If you like rice and pasta, choose brown rice and whole grain pasta. If you eat meat, get skinless chicken, lean beef or pork. Try to eat legumes (different types of beans) and fish…
  • Some are okay. You have to watch the sodium in them because you can retain water. I just never felt satisfied with them. I used to eat them because I thought it took all the guesswork out of watching your calories, and I told myself I didn't have time to cook. But now I enjoy taking a little time and making myself…
  • Big old bump to this one. Thanks!
  • Well said. Great advice. I'm going to remember it when I slide.
  • Oh my gosh these comments just break my heart. We all know what we look like. Why do some people feel the need to point it out to us or others? Especially elderly folks; I work with the elderly and I think in the Forties it must have been a crime to be overweight. Whether it was living through the Depression or the…
  • Wow you look great! Congrats! I love the app too! Keeps me accountable.
  • Try smaller motivational steps. For example, commit to starting the day eating a healthy breakfast. Or walking the dog every day for a mile. Or log in here every day to read other success stories and blogs. As the other member said, we ALL go through this, especially when we hit a plateau. That's when we really need…
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