What Have You Tried ... And Liked!

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Registered: 12-31-2006
What Have You Tried ... And Liked!
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Sat, 01-23-2010 - 4:29pm

I was thinking the other day of the things that I have tried (food, techniques, strategies) in the name of losing weight that I liked and worked for me ... some were surprising.

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Registered: 06-20-2007
Sat, 01-23-2010 - 7:48pm

I am totally using the smaller plate thing too!

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Registered: 05-05-2009
Sun, 01-24-2010 - 12:29pm

Colleen - I just 'discovered' the thin buns - multi-whole grain with half the calories of regular bread for sandwiches.

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Registered: 05-08-2006
Sun, 01-24-2010 - 8:52pm

Eating breakfast is a big one for me.

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Registered: 10-03-2004
Mon, 01-25-2010 - 9:26am

Bagged salad--talk about fast food! Just grab one of these baby's, some cherry tomatos, and some low-cal (or just a tad of the regular stuff) and you have a pretty decent snack or a good starter to dinner. Plus you'll eat less at dinner doing this.


Drinking more water--especially during a workout and afterwards. Normally, I don't drink much water 'cause I'd be going to the bathroom constantly (rough childbirth=pelvic floor/bladder issues). But when I drink it while working out and sweating, I don't pee as often. I guess it goes right back into where I sweated it out from. LOL


Working out. Jeeze, just getting out of the house and going to the gym is like a break in itself. No one there bothers me or asks me to find anything for them (like at home!)

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Registered: 05-08-2006
Mon, 01-25-2010 - 9:14pm

'just getting out of the house and going to the gym is like a break in itself. No one there bothers me or asks me to find anything for them (like at home!)

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Registered: 05-05-2009
Thu, 01-28-2010 - 10:26pm

I have found that baby carrots, celery sticks, snap peas, etc (crunchy veggies) with Ken's Steak House Lite Vadallia Onion dressing as a dip is a GREAT 'need to snack' food.


Also, Quaker Quakes rice cakes with flavors.