FOOD

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FOOD
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Mon, 05-12-2003 - 5:44pm
I'm on another "I'm going to be skinny" kick, and trying to figure out what the heck people who are skinny eat and not be hungry all the time. So, here is my mini survey to help me grocery shopping.

1. What is your typical breakfast?

2. What is your typical lunch?

3. What is your typical dinner?

4. What do you snack on?

5. How often do you snack?

6. Do you count calories or even pay attention to them?

7. Would you consider yourself in shape?

8. What is your favorite healthy meal?

9. Do you think we're too obsessed with weight?

10. Exercise? Do you?


Folks, I need a kick in the butt to get myself to the gym lately. I USED to have a motivator to keep me going everyday, but he's deserted me during my most needed motivating times. ;-)

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: cl_shywon
Tue, 05-13-2003 - 11:07pm
1. What is your typical breakfast?

It varies depending on where I am and

how much time I have. Sometimes a bagel w/

veggie cream cheese, other times cereal or

oatmeal and yogurt w/ granola, other times

and egg sandwich, on special holidays and

some weekends more of an eggs, pancakes,

bacon, toast, hash browns kinda deal

2. What is your typical lunch?

Again.. all depends. Sometimes a sandwich,

sometimes fast food, sometimes just soup



3. What is your typical dinner?

If I have meat I try to include a salad, a

starch and a green vegetable or at least another

veggie that's not a starach. If I have pasta then

I have a salad with it... sometimes bread.



4. What do you snack on?

Any and everything. Sometimes junk food like chips,

ice cream, popcorn, chex mix, other times stuff like

fruit, dried fruit, etc.



5. How often do you snack?

A lot... I'm always eating a meal or snacking lol



6. Do you count calories or even pay attention to them?

Absolutely not



7. Would you consider yourself in shape?

Sort of... I'd like to gain weight if I could, but I've

tried time and time again and can't. But I'm not at an

unhealthy weight and I do watch a lot of what I eat to

make sure it is healthy.



8. What is your favorite healthy meal?

I'm not sure about a whole meal .. though I do love

steak (filet mignon- dont know how healthy that is!

lol) but I am in love w/ veggies and salads



9. Do you think we're too obsessed with weight?

Absolutely w/o a doubt



10. Exercise? Do you?

When I'm dancing on the team, I regularly exericse

b/c we regularly have practices. When I'm off, I don't

exercise too much. I'll walk to classes often instead

of taking a ride and I love doing abs so I will do that

on my own. I used to belong to a gym but I don't anymore.

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In reply to: cl_shywon
Tue, 05-13-2003 - 5:52pm
Don't you know chocolate is a vegetable and ice cream is dairy?? Sounds healthy to me!

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In reply to: cl_shywon
Tue, 05-13-2003 - 5:47pm
I think you look just right (from what I can tell from your picture). You can eat that many calories b/c you exercise so much! That much bike riding would wear just about anyone out.

Me, I have to stick to around 1500 calories a day if I want to lose anything, plus lots of exercise. I struggle with both.

Still wish I were a guy sometimes.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: cl_shywon
Tue, 05-13-2003 - 5:44pm
true

i bet the guys lost a lot of muscle, tho.

hey, did you notice how "well fed" they all looked in the aftermath episode?

nothing like starvation to make ya gain it all back and then some ;-)

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Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: cl_shywon
Tue, 05-13-2003 - 4:31pm
It's NOT fair.

I watch Survivor (I admit to being borderline obsessed with it) and on the last show - the 3 remaining survirors got to weigh themselves. On average - the guys lost 30-35 pounds. The girls lost 15-20. Same diet, doing the same things everyday.

Men and women are SOOOO different.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: cl_shywon
Tue, 05-13-2003 - 4:31pm
Well, I am NOT skinny but I'll answer anyway.

1. What is your typical breakfast? My low fat oatmeal cookies, banana pancakes, granola bars (225 cal). If nothing is premade, I'll get a scone on the way.

2. What is your typical lunch? sauteed veggies over rice or pasta

3. What is your typical dinner? nothing typical! Last night I had gelato...night before I had a whole plate of broccoli...whatever my body craves :)

4. What do you snack on? veggies, veggie soup, dried/fresh fruits, homemade granola bars/cookies/etc.

5. How often do you snack? 2 or 3 times a day

6. Do you count calories or even pay attention to them? I used to. I eat like 2500-3000 cal a day which is OUTRAGEOUS for my size. Anything less and I feel starved - then I binge. So I don't cut them anymore.

7. Would you consider yourself in shape? Definately

8. What is your favorite healthy meal? Spinach and artichoke pasta

9. Do you think we're too obsessed with weight? Yes, I know I am

10. Exercise? Do you? Yes. Ride 30-50 km a day, softball 2x/week, pushups & situps 2x/week...and I'd like to start getting back to the gym 3x/week...

Hope it helps! Have you tried body for life? I know LOTS of ppl that really love it...

Go.

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In reply to: cl_shywon
Tue, 05-13-2003 - 3:57pm
I'd be about 500 pounds if I ate that much!! Ahh..to be a guy. You ate more calories in your breafast than I've had all day at this point.

Shy...who's actually getting hungry again, but only has jelly beans.

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Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: cl_shywon
Tue, 05-13-2003 - 2:57pm
1. What is your typical breakfast?

Cottage cheese and pineapples, or a homemade egg burrito (scrambled egg whites, low fat cheese, salsa in a whole wheat tortilla), or peanut butter wheat bread toast - something with a good mix of protein and quality carbs. ALWAYS a cup of coffee.

2. What is your typical lunch?

turkey on whole wheat with lots of veggies and mustard. No mayo, no cheese.



3. What is your typical dinner?

bbq meat (either chicken, pork, steak, fish or shrimp (and I live in Vegas - we bbq year round), a quality carb (either a small potato, brown rice, corn) and a steamed green veggie (I like broccoli the best.)

4. What do you snack on?

raw fruit, veggies, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, cottage cheese, low fat cheese and wheat crackers, weight watchers chocolate snack option bars.

5. How often do you snack?

3 or 4 snacks a day.

6. Do you count calories or even pay attention to them?

I don't pay any attention to them at all.

7. Would you consider yourself in shape?

Yep.

8. What is your favorite healthy meal?

Favorite healthy meal is when I take the time to make veggie lasagna.

9. Do you think we're too obsessed with weight?

If it weren't for my doctor's office, I wouldn't know my weight. I don't own a scale, I never weigh myself at the gym.

10. Exercise? Do you?

6 days a week.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: cl_shywon
Tue, 05-13-2003 - 2:25pm
I would love to be able to eat like you do, but I'd be putting on a lot of weight if I attempted it.
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In reply to: cl_shywon
Tue, 05-13-2003 - 2:08pm
1. What is your typical breakfast? 3 eggs, toast, 3+ sausages or something equivalent. (600-1000 calories)

2. What is your typical lunch? sandwich at 1pm, sandwich at 5pm (400 calories each)

3. What is your typical dinner? bowl of rice, salmon steak, 12 oz steak, bowl of salad, soup, bowl of something else (had some sauteed eggplant + fish sticks last night). or something equivalent. aprox 1500 calories?

4. What do you snack on? i don't snack.

5. How often do you snack?

6. Do you count calories or even pay attention to them? roughly. 3000 calories is good day.

7. Would you consider yourself in shape? yep

8. What is your favorite healthy meal? big fat juicy steak

9. Do you think we're too obsessed with weight? yep. i weigh myself every morning.

10. Exercise? Do you? yep, twice a week.

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