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Re: Pound-A-Week Club
« Reply #175 on: June 10, 2011, 11:07:20 pm »
Tonight my mom reminded me that she only buys the frozen petite sweet peas and that is why they taste good. The only peas that are better are ones straight from the gaden.


That is also part of the reason all of her cooking tastes so good ... she fixes good quality foods that are as fresh as possible.

Tonight for the after dinner dessert we had peppermint tea with her homemade gluten free ginger cookies made from the recipe found at Bob's Red Mill web site. Mom substituted slightly less agave syrup for the honey, 1/2 cup garbanzo bean flour for part of the white rice flour, brown rice flour for the rest of the flour, and at least doubled the ginger.

Eat dessert but make it a healthier dessert and watch the portion size.

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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #176 on: June 11, 2011, 06:13:15 am »
    Ummm...don't know why, but I suddenly have a craving for cheesecake.  ....not blaming anyone here, of course!   ;D

    Eat dessert but make it a healthier dessert and watch the portion size.

    Agreed!  :)  For me, I know there are some things I'm just not going to do without and thankfully none of them are unhealthy in proper amounts.
    I'm enjoying the farmers markets - I've actually found tomatoes that have some taste, and twice a week we're having squash stir fried with whatever veggies I have on hand - maybe even a bit of meat/chicken thrown in.  I can do without meat but hubby thinks a meal is not a meal without meat.  Those good tomatoes are saving our weekends - we're actually choosing tomato sandwiches instead of treating ourselves to big meals out.  If only Dairy Queen wasn't the first place we pass on our walks.   ::)  But..they have fat free and low fat goodies.

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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #177 on: June 11, 2011, 03:50:10 pm »
    I am turning into a bit of a Caesar salad freak.  3 days for lunch this week.  Trying to find a dessert last night that I could eat, I bought some strawberries and will have them (sans shortcake) with some Cool Whip tonight.  Unfortunately, I seem to be thinking of food A LOT.

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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #178 on: June 12, 2011, 12:16:09 am »
    David's weigh-in for this week, ending 6/12/11: NO :( :(
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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #179 on: June 12, 2011, 10:16:24 am »
    Hey PAWpals! I neglected to check in on Friday. Week one = YES!!

    I got home the other day to find that my DH had gone to Costco, and he was eager to tell me he got me a present! I saw a huge box of king size Reese's Peanut Butter cups and said "Please... not those!" I have no defenses against certain things and those are at the top of the list. I said he knew I was trying to lose weight and that wasn't helping. He said "Nope, those are for me... I didn't get you anything." He then grabbed that box AND the big canisters of peanuts he had also gotten for me and hide them. No place to hide the whipped cream cans though. I haven't touched them!
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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #180 on: June 12, 2011, 10:37:36 am »
    I absolutely told my DH not to sabotage me by bringing home anything that in the slightest way would tempt me.  There are lots of desserts that he loves that I don't, so that's what he's bringing home.

    If he brought home chocolate ice cream or potato chips I would eat them.  Absolutely no question.

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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #181 on: June 12, 2011, 10:47:24 am »
    NapCat's weigh in for the week ending 6/12/2011  YES
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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #182 on: June 12, 2011, 10:49:11 am »
    David's weigh-in for this week, ending 6/12/11: NO :( :(

    Don't forget the PAW Club "no guilt" rule !!  Step forward smartly !!
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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #183 on: June 12, 2011, 10:49:59 am »
    Congrats SongbirdVB and NapCat. Well done!
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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #184 on: June 12, 2011, 10:50:40 am »
    Hey PAWpals! I neglected to check in on Friday. Week one = YES!!

    I got home the other day to find that my DH had gone to Costco, and he was eager to tell me he got me a present! I saw a huge box of king size Reese's Peanut Butter cups and said "Please... not those!" I have no defenses against certain things and those are at the top of the list. I said he knew I was trying to lose weight and that wasn't helping. He said "Nope, those are for me... I didn't get you anything." He then grabbed that box AND the big canisters of peanuts he had also gotten for me and hide them. No place to hide the whipped cream cans though. I haven't touched them!
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    « Reply #185 on: June 12, 2011, 10:51:34 am »
    Don't forget the PAW Club "no guilt" rule !!  Step forward smartly !!
    No one to blame but myself. But - like writing - dieting is a marathon, not a sprint. This week will be better.
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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #186 on: June 12, 2011, 10:59:00 am »
    "...not to sabotage..."
    Songbird and Spotsmom bring up the very real problem when someone else living in the household does not want to/need to follow our new eating patterns.
    Suggestions? (other than divorce?)
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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #187 on: June 12, 2011, 11:16:38 am »
    Songbird and Spotsmom bring up the very real problem when someone else living in the household does not want to/need to follow our new eating patterns.
    Suggestions? (other than divorce?)

    This may sound weak, but: accept that the whole world around you will keep eating and annoy you with temptations. It may help to avoid those temptations at first, and obviously help from housemates/colleagues/family etc. would make it easier. But in the end, you cannot avoid dinner invitations, lunches at work, or an afternoon in a cafe with a friend. You will have to deal with temptations and finding the right balance, and if your housemates don't help you, it will aid you to deal with it sooner.
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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #188 on: June 12, 2011, 11:38:34 am »
    My wife is into the IsaGenix thing and is happy with her results there. She's a physical therapist and has friends trying it, and is now venturing into the weight loss coach thing. I don't follow the program other than I do like the shakes now and then in lieu of a meal, and the powdered energy mix doesn't have caffeine and keeps me from drinking too many diet sodas.

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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #189 on: June 12, 2011, 02:34:17 pm »
    It's one thing to have to make choices when one goes out to lunch, etc. but it's another to have someone bring home something he/she knows will tempt the other person.  Divorce isn't the answer, but perhaps a stern "talking to"?

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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #190 on: June 12, 2011, 02:40:44 pm »
    Annalog's weigh-in for the week ending 6/12/2011 = YES

    My DH usually buys snacks and goodies that he likes and knows that I don't. When he buys something that I like, such as the giant bag of M&Ms with the ziploc top, then he puts them out of sight in the cupboard. When I am tempted, I read the serving size and have 1/2 serving. If that satisfies me then I stop, otherwise I know that I can have another 1/2 serving and think of it as seconds. ;D  (Yes, I measure.)

    When at work or out in public then I decide if I want it out of habit or if I really want it. I also ask myself if it is special, such as homemade item versus Dunkin Donut. I will usually have a small piece if it is special and skip it if it is ordinary. Losing weight is tough enough without feeling deprived. However, I do not feel deprived skipping something that is easy to have later. I just try to make later weeks and months away. ;D

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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #191 on: June 12, 2011, 05:58:35 pm »
    However, I do not feel deprived skipping something that is easy to have later.

    This is helpful.  By that rule, we don't need to deprive ourselves of a piece of special birthday cake, but we can easily skip a donut that's going to be available at the store in identical form next week and next month.  It helps in deciding what's really worth the splurge. 
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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #192 on: June 12, 2011, 06:04:30 pm »
    I agree.  If it's special, go for it (in moderation, of course).  It's just so tempting with the large bag of Ruffles on the kitchen counter (which it isn't, thank goodness)!

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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #193 on: June 12, 2011, 06:40:22 pm »
    Ruffles! Oy vey! Many things I can eat in moderation but potato chips and peanuts are not included in that list.    :D  And watermelon - I cannot stop. 

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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #194 on: June 12, 2011, 08:03:40 pm »
    And watermelon - I cannot stop. 

    They call it watermelon for a reason. I'd say you're pretty safe with that. (Unless you really overdo it and drown.)
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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #195 on: June 13, 2011, 05:59:58 am »
    Check in for week ending 6/13 - no :(
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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #196 on: June 13, 2011, 09:10:57 am »
    Check in for week ending 6/13 - no :(

    Fortunately, with the PAW Club's "No Guilt" Policy....you can march proudly on !! (hug)
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    « Reply #197 on: June 13, 2011, 09:49:02 am »
    Fortunately, with the PAW Club's "No Guilt" Policy....you can march proudly on !! (hug)
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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #198 on: June 13, 2011, 10:56:06 am »
    No one to blame but myself. But - like writing - dieting is a marathon, not a sprint. This week will be better.

    More like a life-time commitment; and enjoying food we eat. Food is our friend and not the foe..And we all know that... Food industry is too busy processing it till it becomes our foe...

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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #199 on: June 13, 2011, 11:15:54 am »
    I am turning into a bit of a Caesar salad freak.  3 days for lunch this week.  Trying to find a dessert last night that I could eat, I bought some strawberries and will have them (sans shortcake) with some Cool Whip tonight.  Unfortunately, I seem to be thinking of food A LOT.

    If anyone is just DYING for ice cream...Skinny Cow makes some awesome ice cream sandwiches for pretty low calories.  They have 5 or 6 flavors, but my favorite is strawberry shortcake.  Tastes fantastic!
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