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I'm Starting Again
« on: January 05, 2013, 08:40:25 AM »
I've tried FTS before and did not stay on it for long. Here I am, many, many months later, basically the same weight I was before. I'm ready to do something about it now. Every year I make a resolution to lose weight. I'm not going to do that this time. What I really want to do is gain health. And if weight loss results in getting healthier, then I'll be pleased.

I'm going out to do a grocery hall in just a bit, so I have some healthy foods to eat. Right now, I'm eating an egg, fried in butter and topped with a little cheese to hold me over until my errands are done.  I'll post my menu for the day when I get back.  I'm so excited to be back!!
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Re: I'm Starting Again
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2013, 08:51:07 AM »
Welcome back :) you know what to do  ;)
Keep The Faith, Stay The Course, Spread The Word on Facebook and Twitter  8)

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Re: I'm Starting Again
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2013, 09:02:06 AM »
Nice to see you again  ;)

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Re: I'm Starting Again
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2013, 11:11:02 AM »
Welcome back  ;D

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Re: I'm Starting Again
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2013, 11:54:57 AM »
Thanks everyone! 

Back from the grocery haul and my pockets are much, much lighter!  Food is so expensive nowadays!! I spent $140.  Aside from a pack of toilet paper, this is what I got:

1 bag frozen chicken breast
1 bag frozen chicken tenderloin
1 bag frozen chicken wings
1 family size pack of chicken thighs
6 lbs ground beef
2 rolls of breakfast sausage
2 pks bacon
summer sausage
4 cans green beans
3 limes
2 bunches green onion
celery
snow peas
bok choy
2 doz eggs
sea salt
heavy cream
2 English cucumbers
shredded cheeses (1 triple cheddar mix and 3 sharp cheddar)
block cheese (1 medium cheddar and 1 pepper jack)

And for the family:
sugar and kool aid

How ridiculous is that!?  Maybe it's time to start buying in bulk.  Gotta look around and see what I come up with.



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Re: Re: I'm Starting Again
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2013, 02:09:31 PM »
Welcome back, let's make 2013 the year of getting healthy and fit :)

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Re: I'm Starting Again
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2013, 03:42:52 PM »
Welcome back home, Itsoversugar!!! :) :) :) :) :) :)

I agree!... Food is VERY expensive and getting to be more so all the time! :(

Buying in bulk at Costco has helped our food budget a lot.
Many of their offerings are cheaper than the local grocery stores.
But you still must pay attention to prices as not all items are cheaper.

Perhaps joining Costco, Sam's Club, or other local wholesale retailer will help you too.
With a family to shop for, it should! :)

Making good health your primary goal is not only smart, but will help you stay the course for life.
Plus, you have us here to help you along the way.

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Re: I'm Starting Again
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2013, 08:10:51 PM »
Thanks for the welcome Tony.  It's so good to be back.  :)

For quite awhile, I had been buying meat bundles from a couple of small local grocers.  One of them has raised prices so much, it's no longer affordable, and the other just lost me as a customer (extremely hairy chicken and odd smelling beef  :o).  I wish we had a Costco near, I've heard great things.  We do have a Sam's club as well as a GFS. I may check GFS first as it is closer to me than Sam's. 

   
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Re: I'm Starting Again
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2013, 10:37:19 AM »
Don't forget veggies and fruit ;)

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Re: I'm Starting Again
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2013, 10:59:11 AM »
Of course!  I love veggies and fruit. The more the better! 
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Re: I'm Starting Again
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2013, 11:07:36 AM »
Recap of Day 1:

Breakfast - egg fried in butter, topped with cheddar

Lunch - sausage with 2 hard boiled eggs

Snack - 1/4 cup green yogurt with 1 crushed blackberry and zero sweetener

Dinner - chicken bok choy (chunked chicken, onion, orange peppers, snow peas and bok choy in a sauce made of soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar and a little zero sweetener)

Snack - small square of vanilla butter cake (low carb recipe)

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Re: I'm Starting Again
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2013, 11:16:55 AM »
I just recently moved and cannot find my scale, so I had to buy a new one. This one is so much better than the standard digital I had. It's called the EatSmart Precision Tracker. It can store 8 profiles, recognizes each user that steps on, and keeps track of starting weight, current weight, how many pounds you've lost from your last weigh-in, plus total pounds lost.  I'm loving this thing already! 

Starting weight (yesterday) was 263.2
This morning: 260.4 for a total loss of 2.8 lbs!!

I'm not suppose to weigh everyday, i know, but I couldn't help myself this morning. I won't weigh again until next Saturday.

I'm doing a little cooking right now. I just made cheddar garlic biscuits and have breakfast sausage balls cooking in the oven.  Can't wait to have breakfast, it smells so yummy.
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Re: I'm Starting Again
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2013, 03:15:12 PM »
You're doing great, Itsoversugar!!! ;D ;D ;D

And it's a great idea NOT to check weight too often.

Our bodies net (scale) weight moves up and down constantly... Even while we lose FAT.
It's easy to get discouraged by checking the scale too often.

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Re: I'm Starting Again
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2013, 06:47:09 PM »
Welcome Back!!  I for one would love to have your recipe for the Vanilla Butter Cake!!   :)



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Re: I'm Starting Again
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2013, 08:36:20 PM »
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I for one would love to have your recipe for the Vanilla Butter Cake!!


Me too  ;D  Congratulations on the 2.8 lbs lost!!   ;D