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post #141 of 156

I'm still "overweight" according to BMI but my waist is under 30" (which is half my weight in inches - the "dr oz" healthy waist size) and my body fat percentage is now 29% which is in the "acceptable" range.  I want ALL the indicators saying I'm a healthy weight though, so I'm gunning for that BMI - I'm in the "normal" zone when I hit 127.  Interestingly though, the lower end of "normal" for someone my height is 95 lbs, and I have over 95 lbs of completely lean body mass, so I'd not only need to lose every speck of body fat I have (which is impossible, and it's really, really unhealthy to go below about 12% for a woman) but I'd have to lose some muscle as well, to hit that.  If I don't put on any extra muscle, at 127 lbs I'll be at 24% bf, which is close to where I want to be anyhow (I was aiming for 20-25%).  So for me, the upper end of BMI-good is definitely the place to be. 

 

I think an Imbolc thread would be a great idea.  thumb.gif

post #142 of 156

well, i lost 5 lbs over the past two weeks. which i guess means i've gone from "cant lose weight when stressed" to "can"... or, "can lose weight during tragedies", anyway.... 

 

i'm all for a new thread for lunar new year. gods, i'm all for New Life in lunar new year. 

 

we're all sick. again. really? we never do this! i dont even know what to do. 

post #143 of 156

I had a consult with someone I really respect.  Not going to focus on loosing any weight for now but just on health.  I've started a 30 days without gluten to see if it change anything and I avoid raffined sugar (honey and maple syrup are ok).

post #144 of 156

yay! i'm jealous. not of the diet restrictions, but getting to talk to her. yay!

 

i've been taking a new FE (advice of same said wonderful person).... and i think it's really doing something remarkable. i am slowly unraveling stuff that goes deep and wayyy back, and i know that ultimately it is going to affect tremendous change. i already feel sort of shifted onto a slightly different track.....everything is looking just slightly different from this new place, and it's fascinating. going slow, but feeling hopeful.

 

i am determined to make better food. we've NOT been eating wonderfully the past few weeks. and we were doing really well before that, i really want to get back to it. and SOUP is so the answer. so, i'm going to focus on making soups. got a recipe for split pea soup from a professional chef friend, and am excited to give it a try.... i know we sort of started talking about soup recipes before.... anyone have any faves to share? 

 

i made a really yummy soup with roasted acorn squash, navy beans, and gosh... i forget what else..... see, i never write them down, and so i can never make them again! ha. oh, well. i need to stock up on some good basics. it's been ages since i was at the farmer's market! boo. i'm not feeling inspired. i need to feel inspired.......... 

post #145 of 156
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Could you share your split-pea soup recipe?  Pretty please?

 

Here's one that suits the non-user of recipes.  I'll be making it with some frozen garden tomatoes sometime soon:

 

Roasted Tomato Soup

 

Take a roasting pan.  Fill with tomatoes.  Drizzle with olive oil, rosemary and basil (garlic and other spices if you like, these do it for me.)  You can add some eggplant or zucchini or red pepper, but it should be mostly tomatoes

 

Roast at 350 for an hour or so - till tomato skins are brown and bubbly.

 

Puree.  You can pull out the skins if you like first, but I have a good blender and they add taste and fibre, imo.  Taste, adjust seasoning (depending on the acidity of the tomatoes , I add a little sugar to get rid of any acidy taste and some sea salt)

 

Serve with nice bread, salad, and grated or crumbled cheese.  If you let it cook down, makes lovely pasta/pizza sauce, too.

post #146 of 156
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Originally Posted by aweynsayl View Posti am determined to make better food. we've NOT been eating wonderfully the past few weeks. and we were doing really well before that, i really want to get back to it. and SOUP is so the answer. so, i'm going to focus on making soups. got a recipe for split pea soup from a professional chef friend, and am excited to give it a try.... i know we sort of started talking about soup recipes before.... anyone have any faves to share?

 

I have a bean and kale soup recipe if you're interested. It calls for tomato (paste?) near the end, but I forgot it the first time I made it, and it was just yummy! What do you like/not like, or eat/not eat, and I'll see what I have.

post #147 of 156

aubergine, the recipe is on FB. i dont dare post it here, as he's a professional, kwim? 

 

maia, ugh. i cant stomach kale. <shudder> i ate a TON of it when i was pregnant, and i can hardly look at it now without wanting to do vile things. 

 

i made scrumptiousness today, though! huzzah. bacon, onion, chicken stock, potato, sweet potato, carrot, napa cabbage, navy beans, peas, splash of cream... i LURVE making soup. i lurve eating soup. i love it! 

 

i'm feeling better. getting there. ahhh. i even got some journaling time today. well, sort of. lol. waded thru my old notes, and... funny thing about my new FE... it really seems to be working in amazing ways. half the stuff i'd written down, super emotional stuff that i intended to do some major journaling/meditating/tapping on..... and it's just.... *poof*... seems to no longer be an issue. i'll still go thru it at some point, to make sure, but ... WOW. all i can say is wow. i'm really looking forward to getting "going" more, and seeing how things look...... but wow. 

 

hugs and vibes to all!

post #148 of 156

Well, it wouldn't have to be kale. You could probably use anything green. Spinach?
 

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Originally Posted by aweynsayl View Postmaia, ugh. i cant stomach kale. <shudder> i ate a TON of it when i was pregnant, and i can hardly look at it now without wanting to do vile things.
post #149 of 156

yeah, i guess-- the napa cabbage worked quite nicely, although ds called it lettuce, lol.... both boys ate it, though! soup is so magical. ;-)

post #150 of 156

sneaking in before we change the thread for Imbolc! I've just signed up for my workplace's weight loss & exercise challenge - it starts today and goes through I think until the equinox.  I've been slacking on both fronts - not gaining, but not losing either.  Oh and I've totally started over 3x with the push-up challenge. Ahh January you have done me in with sickness and the blahs... *tsk*

 

I love walking and I get points for the exercise that I do... so any recommendations for walking videos, since I am in the snowy cold midwest right now?  DH does p90x and I'll work my way back to that level, but first I want to accomplish one goal walking 5 mi in under 1 hour before spring, so I could consider attempting to walk to work in the mornings.

 

I'm not willing to walk during lunch as that is my meditation time and it does wonders for me especially with all the stress and crud I have going on at work. 

 

Any good recs of walking videos?  I can then see if netflix offers any online....

post #151 of 156
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Originally Posted by aweynsayl View Post

yeah, i guess-- the napa cabbage worked quite nicely, although ds called it lettuce, lol.... both boys ate it, though! soup is so magical. ;-)


Mmm...napa cabbage is my new love yummy.gifheartbeat.gif

post #152 of 156
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I'm having napa cabbage steamed for lunch with some ham and dh's stirfry sauce right now.  Mmmmm.  It is Very Cold here, nearly minus 40, and even though I am not outside in this today I feel like eating hearty.

 

 

Tested into the lower level of week 5 of the pushup challenge - I've been doing the upper levels.  The thing I like about it is that one *can* start over or change levels easily to suit once one sees how it is organized.

 

What is a walking video?  Do you walk around the living room while it plays or on a treadmill?  

 

post #153 of 156

i remember clay talking about a walking video, you might ask her. i remember it because i made fun of her for it. but yes, apparently, you walk around the LR. 

 

i am a mess. i am so glad we moved back to az, because it is cold and raining and gloomy today, and i feel like i want to hide. i am in so much pain... it's just like instant-back-to my weird symptoms of last year at this time. it's freaky. 

 

i havent been swimming since that last time i posted about having swum for the first time in three weeks. gak! and this week is supposed to be cold (highs 40s, lows 20s, which is rather on the extreme end of things for here), so i do not think i will be making it to the pool...... whimper. 

 

i am ready for summer. cold.gif

post #154 of 156

A walking video would be one where I get to tromp around the LR... sad but true.   Like "walking away the pounds" by leslie something or other.  Otherwise I'll have to try and jump/walk through snowdrifts which would be excellent exercise too (cold, but good!)  winky.gif

 

Mmmmm I love napa cabbage.  I think I had a recipe for pork/shrimp meatballs which are then steamed in layers of shredded napa cabbage.  They were very tasty and so easy to make.  Let me see if I kept a copy of it in my recipe book & I'll post it if anyone is interested.

post #155 of 156
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Originally Posted by _ktg_ View PostI think I had a recipe for pork/shrimp meatballs which are then steamed in layers of shredded napa cabbage.  They were very tasty and so easy to make.  Let me see if I kept a copy of it in my recipe book & I'll post it if anyone is interested.


wave.gif Me, please! (That's me with my hand in the air-- and I'd have my other elbow "helping" it lol.gif )

Napa cabbage is my new discovery and I absolutely lurve it. Slurp, YUM. I can't wait to make something in layers or rolls with it. I am dying for cabbage rolls, actually. I haven't had any kind of those in ages. When we were vegetarian, I used to make them with...with...oh heck. What was it. It was right on the tip of my tongue. Not TVP, not quinoa. Dang. The recipe made enough for an army, though.
I want to make them with meat, but not rice. NOM.

 

post #156 of 156
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Started a new thread, will post my full intro later and measurements tomorrow.  Go post there, please!

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