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post #21 of 662
Name:Michele
Starting Weight: 237
Current Weight: 184
Lifetime Goal (if you've set one): Right now 125, but if 115 is doable..then 115

Do you do WW through meetings, on-line, or on your own?online

Do you follow another special diet at the same time?
I'm diary free. Due to PCOS, I also try to follow the IR diet.

Do you have a WW goal for March?
Exercise regularly. Get back on the couch 2 5k program and add more strength exercises in. Do some kind of exercise every day, even if it's just the wii fit. Eat salads with lunch and dinner...every day.
post #22 of 662
Good morning everyone! March is finally here. Wow.

Name: Jen
Starting Weight: 195
Current Weight: 185.8
Goal Weight: 137

Do you do WW through meetings, on-line, or on your own? I WI at a center but I haven't been to a formal meeting in a few weeks. I'm meeting up with the other locavore mamas on WW outside meetings instead. I'm going to try to hit Tuesday morning's meeting. And I am subscribed to etools for help too. Plus, I love looking at my chart.

Do you follow another special diet at the same time? I'm a locavore. I try to stay within a 250 mile range for food. And I make a lot of my own stuff like bread and cheese.

Do you have a WW goal for March? I want to be out of the 180s this month. My first 10% is 175. I'd love to be within site of that. A non-weight goal is to be walking around on our trails by the end of the month, when the snow hopefully melts and I can get the stroller out there again. Another nonweight goal is to fiddle around in the kitchen and see if I can make a homemade version of Fiber One bars without the HFCS.
post #23 of 662
Michele, has it sunk in with you that you've lost more than 50 POUNDS?? Do you realize how amazing that is?? I'm so proud to know you. That is a huge accomplishment!! How do you feel?

Oh and Hazel, I'm going to give TTCing a real try when I'm in the mid 140s. Next week, I need to make annual appointments with my doctors for May-June and if my back is ok, I'm going to start TTCing this summer. I'm waiting for my health planets to align properly.
post #24 of 662
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Originally Posted by Jennifer3141 View Post
I'm a locavore. I try to stay within a 250 mile range for food. And I make a lot of my own stuff like bread and cheese.

Another nonweight goal is to fiddle around in the kitchen and see if I can make a homemade version of Fiber One bars without the HFCS.
Jen, I am trying to start eating more locally, too, though it's really hard! Baby steps, though. At least i've stopped eating tomatoes in the winter
anyway, I picked up our local food guide and lo and behold, there is a chart in there showing what fruits/veggies are available locally throughout the year!
Here is a question for you:
there are no fruits available locally at all, in april. and the rest of the year, depending on the time of year, all that's available is berries, melon, and apples. i'd go utterly ape trying to do the local thing, with fruit. what would you do if it was you? especially in april? freeze stuff? eat dried?

also, if you get a fiber one bar recipe, please do share! especially if it has chocolate and ends up being only 2 points!
post #25 of 662
Fruit year round is a hard one for Michigan too!

Here's what I curently do: lots of no sugar/low sugar homemade jams. Raspberry is my favorite. It's hard for me to think of "jam" as a fruit but when it's only fruit, a tiny bit of sugar, and some lemonjuice it pretty much is a fruit serving. I make mine in half pints and use about 1 a day. I buy bulk local frozen fruit when our farms have it ready every year.

This year: I bought myself a Food Saver. I intend to freeze much more fruit like blackberries, raspberries, blueberries for year round consumption. And I'm stalking some of the sites MDC mamas have shared with good quality food dehydrators. I'm growing a variety of tomato that is supposed to be the most excellent dried tomato grown. It'll be fabulous on homemade pizzas. And I want to dry apples and cranberries and maybe even try some grapes. I want to do mroe fruit smoothies.

I can about a hundred quarts of tomatoes and then make my own salsa and tomato sauce too.

This year, I'm going to learn how to pressure can veggies like peas and corn, in addition to freezing it.

I'm learning from MDC that some big investments now in food saving will yield healthier food and huge savings next year!
post #26 of 662
And my foodie confession of the day: I do have organic bananas on my kitchen counter, Maia. Oh heck. No one's perfect.
post #27 of 662
Jen if you figure out a homemade Fiber One bar alternative, will you please share your recipe? I'd love it!

my little one did not sleep well last night. she is still having a fever. poor thing
I notice if I dont get good sleep, my back hurts really bad in the morning.
not feeling so great today.
post #28 of 662
AKwifeandmomma, we are the same height! I am actually 5' 10-3/4"

Oddly, when I did WW back in the early 90s, my/their goal weight was 155. I got down to about 170 and seemed *really* skinny.

Speaking of locavores, I went to a CSA meeting yesterday that I'm joining for this year. We belonged to another CSA for the last couple of years and I hate to leave because I like the farmer, a single lady, but she was SO disorganized and it was just hard to do. I'm excited about the new one and am thinking of buying a freezer so I can put up some stuff over the summer. I will have a lot to learn from you ladies!
post #29 of 662
Ooo Melissa!

You're really tall! You're like supermodel tall.

I'm an odd height. I'm right between a regular and a tall in pants. So the regular lengths are always too short and the talls are teench too long. I used to make a friend laugh because I always took my pants to a tailor and she didn't know tailors still existed...
And welcome to your new CSA!

I'm been ruminating on the Fiber One bars for awhile. It's the HFCS that holds them together and HFCS is less sticky/tacky than honey. I've been trying to figure out what to make them with so they'd be portable without a giant mess. So far, I've come up with reduced balsamic vinegar but "vinegar" flavored Fiber One bars doesn't exactly grab me. Anyone?
post #30 of 662
yeah, No Jen. vinegar fiber one bars...no thanks.
post #31 of 662
When I made granola bars, I used a mixture of agave nectar and honey. Brown rice syrup was what the recipe called for, but I didn't have any. I'd pass on the vinegar.
post #32 of 662
Thread Starter 
Will you be on plan with me today?

1. eat all daily point (or eat to satisfaction if doing simple filling)

2. use WP and AP without guilt

3. get in all GHG

4. at least 30 min of activity (any activity, any intensity)

5. don't weigh unless it is your WI day.
post #33 of 662
Huh. No one's going for my vinegar bars. But brown rice syrup?? that's an idea!
post #34 of 662
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Originally Posted by Hazel View Post
my little one did not sleep well last night. she is still having a fever. poor thing
I notice if I dont get good sleep, my back hurts really bad in the morning.
not feeling so great today.
poor LO! and poor mama! my LO just kept us both out of school for a week b/c he had the flu

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Originally Posted by Jennifer3141 View Post
I used to make a friend laugh because I always took my pants to a tailor and she didn't know tailors still existed...
yeah-- my friend-- and she's not all that young, 34 i think? had no idea how to make popcorn on the stove. and my babysitter (18) had no idea that you could.

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Originally Posted by Jennifer3141 View Post
So far, I've come up with reduced balsamic vinegar but "vinegar" flavored Fiber One bars doesn't exactly grab me. Anyone?
um....no. how would that be sticky, anyhow? is balsamic vin sticky?
post #35 of 662
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Originally Posted by Linda on the move View Post
Will you be on plan with me today?

1. eat all daily point (or eat to satisfaction if doing simple filling)

2. use WP and AP without guilt

3. get in all GHG

4. at least 30 min of activity (any activity, any intensity)

5. don't weigh unless it is your WI day.
nope. not today i will eat my daily points, i will maybe use weeklies if i need them, i will try to get all the GHG, but i am not doing activity today and i already weighed

what i will NOT do is have ice cream or sorbet today. i have it in the freezer, but my commitment to you guys is i will have sweet rice or yogurt or yogurt/fruit or something, later for dessert. i had ice cream/sorbet for the last two nights. that will become a habit and i will derail myself if i don't nip it in the bud now.
post #36 of 662
I have a fiber one bar every day for breakfast so one w/o hfcs would be great!
post #37 of 662
I'm there Linda except for the activity. I'm not allowed yet. Well I could do my PT exercises, they take my about 30 min. so I'll do those!
(also I did weigh myself but that's because I bought a new scale-story follows-and wanted to see how it weighs me).


Ok, I need some takes on this.
The scale I've been weighing on is about 11 years old. It's been through 6 moves and dropped a couple of times (at least). I know the top has come off at least once or twice and it has been used by my kids a lot (used=played on/with). So I decided to get a new scale. I was in Costco and found a WW scale and it had a rebate even so I bought it!
I weighed on that one today (not my WI day but I was curious as to how it would weigh me compared to my old one). According to my new WW scale I weigh anywhere between 4 to 4.5 lbs LIGHTER. which would mean I'm in a new points (lower points) weight-and I've been eating at teh higher points. I stepped on the new WW scale a few times and it did vary by .7 depending on how my feet were placed. straight, it was .7 higher than if they were in a slight V shape.
so....do you think the WW one is accurate? should I go with the new scale since it has been abused less even though it varies by my foot placement? on my old scale it didn't matter where I placed my feet.
or is this WW scale not a good scale? I could always return it and get a different scale. what's your take on it?
post #38 of 662
Name: Melissa

Starting Weight: 235
Current Weight: 235
Lifetime Goal (if you've set one): 165

Do you do WW through meetings, on-line, or on your own? Meetings

Do you follow another special diet at the same time? No, although I was counting calories and I was finding it too confusing and time consuming

Do you have a WW goal for March? It's very loose right now. I'm in my last semester of nursing in university, so I'm doing my pregrad. I work twelve hour shifts (nights & days) so my schedule is hectic. I also have two little girls, ages six and one and am currently going through a separation. My mother convinced me to join WW with her because she's concerned about me. I weigh more today than I did when I delivered my daughter over a year ago. So, my March goal is to simply be more active - take the stairs at work, walk to the mail everyday, little things.

Thanks for letting me join! :
post #39 of 662
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Originally Posted by Maiasaura View Post
my LO just kept us both out of school for a week b/c he had the flu
I hope your LO is feeling much better!
post #40 of 662
anyone else feel really tired right after going on ww?

I'm pretty much eating half of the cals I was eating pre ww so I've been suffering with a serious case of the sleepies. Prior to ww I had quite a bit of sugar and carbs so now I feel like I have no energy. Protein and grains just don't do it like sugar and fat . I know thats horribly backwards and messed up but, oh well!

I'm pretty excited about my tuesday-freeday this week. Last week I didn't end up doing much with it oddly. 4 big peanut butter, chocolate chunk cookies and a big fat organic freerange steak. Aside from those 2 things I ate very reasonably the rest of that day. Strange, I thought I'd try to shove everything in I could. I guess my freeday is sort of my adaptation of the extra weekly points. I don't use them at all during the week (heck, I haven't even been managing to let myself eat all of my daily pts). Last tme I was on ww I let myself have one pts counting free meal per week. This time I'm allowing the whole day so I don't try to starve myself up until dinner. Keeps me sane and not feeling too deprived of the horrid desserts and pastas I love.
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