One Month - No eating out challenge

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One Month - No eating out challenge
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Mon, 10-24-2011 - 12:19am

I caught the last ten minutes of Suze Orman last night, Saturday night.

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Thu, 10-27-2011 - 2:55pm

Oh, Kate, two hours on the bus each way is brutal!

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Registered: 08-25-2006
Thu, 10-27-2011 - 5:30pm
Hey gal,

Although I don't do "diets," I do enjoy exercising and got back into it last January. You are about where I am at. In the middle of September I was at about 147 in my workout outfit with shoes (I am also about 5-5 and 43) and in the 4 weeks lapse in my gym membership I put the 3 pounds back on that took me 6 months to lose. Sigh....(OK, this may just be an excuse, but the gym did change to digital scales) So, I am not weighing myself on the same scale, but still....

For me, like you, it is more about food choices then counting calories. It is WORSE not to eat, as it slows your metabolism down. I was shocked when I had my analysis done in the Bod Pod in the end of May and saw how much fat I still had. That was after 5 months of working out 3 days a week.

I am also taking Nutrition right now and for goodness sakes, there is sure alot to it! At the end of the day it is calories, but if you add foods high in fiber, they are generally healthier choices and you will feel full faster. You can be thin or big and still be malnurished.

Although I don't really care about the scale, it is fair to say when the generous BMI puts your right on the edge of being overweight, it is time to do something.

Good luck! I know I need it...
Serenity
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Registered: 08-29-2006
Thu, 10-27-2011 - 9:34pm

That sounds just like me.

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Fri, 10-28-2011 - 9:31am
I am starting Novemeber 1. It gives me a full weekend to prepare foods that I can freeze for those days when I just don't want to cook!

I'm actually feeling pretty good about it!

WTG! Day 5 is awesome!

Bex -

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Registered: 11-14-2008
Fri, 10-28-2011 - 10:08am
I'm right there with you two on the weight although I am 5'4 and 37 so younger, shorter and fatter lol, I'm working on it!
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Fri, 10-28-2011 - 10:34pm

Welcome Girly!

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Registered: 07-06-2003
Mon, 10-31-2011 - 12:43pm

I decided to not only not buy anything in relation to food other than groceries in November but have taken it a step further!

Kassandra

"It is said that life has its peaks and valleys.  The challenge is to accept them equally and experience them

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Registered: 12-10-2009
Mon, 10-31-2011 - 6:07pm

Hi everyone,

I think this challenge that you are doing is great. I have actually been doing the opposite intentionaly to gain more weight for this pregnancy. It is a bit complicated but once the baby is born with in a week I will definately join in. One thing that we did already to prepare to cook more at home is I bought a meat share from our local coop of different cuts of pork, beef and chicken about 50lbs to make cooking at home more appealing. Otherwise I am going to definately encourage meals being brought to our house instead of gifts because we really don't need anything.

Liz

student loan paid off 2010

Bathroom remodel loan paid off 2013

Pending Car loan to be paid by the end of 2014!!!!!

 

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Mon, 10-31-2011 - 7:11pm

Best wishes to you with the impending birth!

Kassandra

"It is said that life has its peaks and valleys.  The challenge is to accept them equally and experience them

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Registered: 08-29-2006
Wed, 11-02-2011 - 2:33am

Still hanging in there!