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A New Weight Loss Support/accountability Thread

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Hello Everyone,

I think this thread is a great idea! It's nice to have a support group. I'll tell you a little about me and some of my goals and then go back and read more of this thread (I only got to page 7 so far).

I'm 43, have 2 children a boy age 7 and a girl age 9. I was diagnosed with celiac August 1st and went gluten free the same day since I knew this is what I had due to positive blood tests. Anyway, I've been trying to lose about 15 lbs for a couple years and no matter what I did pre-gluten free it would not come off. Since August 1st, I have lost 4 lbs. and I notice my belly is shrinking. I jog 3 miles at least 5X a week and plan on adding weights and yoga back in my routine. I had to stop those back in January because i was feeling too fatigued to keep up with it all. My goal is to lose 10 lbs. and eat healthy everyday and plan on exercising everyday (even though it won't happen).

Good luck to everyone!

Do we post what we eat, our exercise for the day and post our weight in on fridays?

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Hello Everyone,

I think this thread is a great idea! It's nice to have a support group. I'll tell you a little about me and some of my goals and then go back and read more of this thread (I only got to page 7 so far).

I'm 43, have 2 children a boy age 7 and a girl age 9. I was diagnosed with celiac August 1st and went gluten free the same day since I knew this is what I had due to positive blood tests. Anyway, I've been trying to lose about 15 lbs for a couple years and no matter what I did pre-gluten free it would not come off. Since August 1st, I have lost 4 lbs. and I notice my belly is shrinking. I jog 3 miles at least 5X a week and plan on adding weights and yoga back in my routine. I had to stop those back in January because i was feeling too fatigued to keep up with it all. My goal is to lose 10 lbs. and eat healthy everyday and plan on exercising everyday (even though it won't happen).

Good luck to everyone!

Do we post what we eat, our exercise for the day and post our weight in on fridays?

Hi, and welcome.

Yes we have been posting what we eat. exercise and yes we post the our weight in on Fridays, You don't have to worry about any one making fun of you. We may comment on what you ate but not make fun, glad that you have joined us.

donna

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Hi Donna and "Bellyfat" and "Lonewolf"

DONNA:What do you do at the hospital? I am in nursing school and I work 12 hour shifts at a hospital too, and will probably be on midnights myself soon, when I graduate. For now I am a contingent nurse tech. I have read so many people do the gluten free thing even though they have no diagnosis for celiac and just continue with it because they feel so much better. And since there are so many misdiagnosed celiac's out there, it seems like if the diet works well for your body, then that is just what you need to do, with or without a diagnosis! I have also read that people can be gluten sensitive without acctually having celiac, so if that is you, I wonder if that is why they don't have a positive diagnosis for you. Gluten free is so so hard, especially when I don't have the horrible symptoms to go along with it that some do. Constipation is an issue for me, as well as some gas / bloating, and I have not done the diet long enough to say for sure but I do think those issues are lessening, and I look forward to that continuing to get better. I am also very very tired all the time due to the iron deficiency anemia, which I believe is also an issue that should resolve on a gluten free diet after some weeks or months, since it is most likely caused by the celiac too. I have always been tired, lethargic, unmotivated, and just feeling kinda crappy my whole life that I can remember, so I hope to be seeing some improvements from all of that! And hopefully lose some weight in the mean time. Yeah I have the cafeteria issue as well, there is virtually nothing gluten free to eat there, unless I find some select junk food out of the vending machine. It's so hard cause I am not used to packing a lunch or planning my meals at all! Sadly - you may want to double check on the wontons, I do believe those are made with that infamous wheat flour. Beth :angry::(:angry:

BELLYFAT: sounds like you are in the same time frame as me, with this whole celiac thing. I'm so glad we don't have to go through this alone! Sounds like you have a great routine going for exercise, I'm impressed! I am terrible at self discipline, but I have to get over it and get moving. I have several work out videos I want to start doing and an exercise ball and some hand weights, I just need to get to it! Sounds like I will be having children about the same time you did as well, if all goes as planned : ) I am 30, no kids, been married for 7 years, and want to finish nursing school and then start trying to have a baby. Hopefully I will have this celiac thing totally controlled by then. Beth :wacko::blink::wacko:

LONEWOLF: Thanks for the welcome! Looking forward to it! Beth B):):rolleyes:

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Hi Beth

I work on the post pardom floor in the newborn nursery with the healthy kids and the newborns who are not sick enough for the NICU, these kids just need some extra care, like blood suger issues, infections that need IV meds, or just little we get the 34 weekers under 1900 grams, drug babies that sort of issues.

I also had an issue with constipation all my life it was really bad as a kid, and the older I got the other symptoms reared its ugly head, my daughter if mirroring me as far as constipation is concerned. I was also not too motivated eighter, lake of energy, tired all the time, but fortuneately she is not lacking in energy always wants to play, talk, and sing so that is not a problem.

Yes the diet is working for me, I did not eat gluten free last weekend and at work all week and I did eat gluten free at home but did not take the time to make my lunch. Yah the Wonton soup was not a good Idea, I was miserable at work all night, I was so tired even though It was my second night, working Sat, Sun, and Monday off tuesday and working Wednesday and off until next Tuesday and I am ready. But anyway I was tired all week not motivated, it was so hard for me to get motivated, I do admit that I needed to go shopping for my food which I did this morning after work and I had gluten-free before I can to work and I have more energy tonight than I did last night, Part of my problem may have been that I was just tired but after eating my Chinese did not help.

But I do enjoy working with the babies, sometimes not when at 2am I have the same baby who does not want to settle down. I do enjoy the excitment of getting a baby that I have just something to like vitals and hear a murmur, I tell my RN that I hear something on this baby that needs attention, or if the infant is getting to the point where it needs some intervention, my nurses are great, I love to see them working with the baby to get everything ok. I am just a Tech I can't do the cool things that the nurses can.

What field of nursing do you want to do?

My meals since last night

Monday

Up at 2pm

Coffee

D- 1/2 amy's Rice crust pizza with, Ham, onion, and Bell Pepper

DDP

the other half of Pizza for my meal tonight and

DDP

donna

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I posted on here a while ago. I have a question. What do yo do when you have such severe cravings? I eat plenty or protein, but cereal, etc. is killing me!!! I don't have a lot of weight to lose, but enough that my clothes are a little too tight for my comfort. Example, tonight I had salmon with pasta and spinach, but an hour later I was dying for some food...specifically the banana quinoa muffins I made today! :ph34r: Also, I am on the pill so I think that may have something to do with it?

Kassandra

Thanks for any advice!

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Kassondra: I have not figured out the cure to cravings yet, that is for sure! I have been eating so much junk food lately, and not exercising, so needless to say I have some work to do. I have heard people say if you distract yourself for like 10 minutes by going and doing something else that the craving will pass but I don't know if that really works or not... can't say I have ever acctually tried it. I guess in the long run it is just about building self discipline and having control over your own body! : ) Don't starve yourself either... are you having a craving for junk or are you really hungry? I always feel hungry and find if I eat several small meals throughout the day that helps. I also do find that my cravings are usually when I am sitting at home. (I like to eat when I am "bored" or studying... if I am up and around and distracted I don't eat so much junk.) Maybe that goes with the theory of distracting yourself by doing something for 10 minutes, I don't know. : )

So today I have eaten a couple eggs with toast (gluten free bread of course), a handful of raw almonds, drank lots of water and had some corn chips with salsa for a snack. Now I have to figure out what to pack for lunch to bring to the hospital for my nursing clinical... I am there for 7 hours, so I need to be prepared, otherwise I will find myself at the vending machine!) Oh and I worked out for 20 minutes plus 10 minutes of streching so I am feeling pretty good and proud!

Donna: Not sure what field of nursing yet, I worked for years as an aide in a nursing home and with hospice, and now I am on a medical telemetry floor. Maybe I will end up as a hospice nurse or in the ICU or who knows... : )

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I posted on here a while ago. I have a question. What do yo do when you have such severe cravings? I eat plenty or protein, but cereal, etc. is killing me!!! I don't have a lot of weight to lose, but enough that my clothes are a little too tight for my comfort. Example, tonight I had salmon with pasta and spinach, but an hour later I was dying for some food...specifically the banana quinoa muffins I made today! :ph34r: Also, I am on the pill so I think that may have something to do with it?

Kassandra

Thanks for any advice!

Do you know your metabolic type? Eating according to your metabolic type can help with cravings and keeping your blood sugar in check (and all sorts of different things). People are either protein types, carb types or mixed types. I took a pretty lenghty test to determine that I'm a mixed type, and eating that way really does help me. There's a book about it called "The Metabolic Typing Diet." Might be worth checking out.

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Thanks for the warm welcome all!

Hey Beth, it does sound like we're on the same track. Good for you going to nursing school. You have plenty of time for children after that. They are a lot of fun! My life totally revolves around them now. I'm a soccer coach, girl scout leader, go to all school trips and parties, etc.

Sounds like you have a ton of good exercise resources at home. Maybe you could try and plan out some kind of workout schedule with your favorite tapes. For me, I like to mix it up. It takes some time to plan for the week ahead, but it makes the week of exercise more fun and interesting. I did a power yoga tape this morning. It was nice since I've only been doing the jogging since I got sick earlier this year. I'm going to add weights back in a couple weeks, maybe. I see my GI doctor tonight and want to see about getting tested for vitamin deficiencies because I am still so tired most of the time.

little d, I admire you and what you do in your job. I'm sure it's hard sometimes, but there must also be some very rewarding days.

Kassandra, I always gained weight when on birth control pills. I think the cravings might be part of that. Also do you eat a variety of fruits and vegetables every day. I know when I don't eat the way I should my body also tends to crave sugary foods.

Mango04 - I read something a while back about eating for your blood type, but wasn't sure how much to believe it. What kind of tests do you go through to figure out your metabolic type? It sounds very interesting.

I'm not posting what I ate because I haven't been tracking it yet. I'll try to do it for tomorrow. I haven't done too bad, but did eat 2 Reese's cups yesterday! :blink:

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Mango04 - I read something a while back about eating for your blood type, but wasn't sure how much to believe it. What kind of tests do you go through to figure out your metabolic type? It sounds very interesting.

Yeah, I don't buy the blood type thing either. Metabolic typing is actually a bit different than the blood type diet. Here's a link to the amazon page w/ more info about the book, or there are some shorter tests you can take online to get a better idea of what it's about. Something to try, anyway B)

edit: oops..I forgot amazon links don't usually work here...sorry

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Hi everyone--and welcome to our new participants :)

I haven't checked in lately, because, frankly, I haven't been doing well with my diet.

I don't know what this is all about, but I have perfect willpower when it comes to the gluten-free diet and all of my food intolerances.

But, when it comes to portion control, or sugar consumption, I seem to have no will power at all lately :(

You all are doing so well...I hope some of it will rub off on me :D

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I don't know what this is all about, but I have perfect willpower when it comes to the gluten-free diet and all of my food intolerances.

But, when it comes to portion control, or sugar consumption, I seem to have no will power at all lately sad.gif

I can totally relate! I have no problem being free of all these foods, but portion control and SUGAR!!!!!! All I want is SUGAR!! It's just so good. Lol. :huh: But it's not good for the figure. I guess I'll just keep trying.

Kassandra

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I don't know what this is all about, but I have perfect willpower when it comes to the gluten-free diet and all of my food intolerances.

But, when it comes to portion control, or sugar consumption, I seem to have no will power at all lately :(

Jerseyangel, that is so true, I have perfect willpower when it comes to gluten-free!!! But give me chocolate or gluten-free yummies and all that will power goes out the window. Even if they make me sick, "as in I ate too much" I am still a sucker for them.

Do we do this to ourselves because we feel deprived in one way, so we make up for it by eating what we can, to compensate for what we can't eat? Feeling sorry for ourselves? For me, I don't think so, as I have always been a gluton for yummy food. Reminds me, I saw some "gluten free sausages" at our local butcher called "gluton free sausages." That was enough to put me off them!

I have been doing quite good. The weight is still slowly and surely leaving. Nearly hitting 12 stone. I don't seem to have as many cravings. I have been meticuously writing down all I eat, and round it up at the end of the week, that way I have to eat pretty good all week as I will be accountable. I notice the weeks I don't exercise the less I loose.

I am still taking on Stef's suggestion of 300 cals per meal. It is not hard. The hardest bit is at work. Our breaks are 11am and again at 12.50pm. Not the three hours that are required. So I am having breakfast, another feed at 11am, then at 2pm I sneak a meal in my office, then again about 6pm I will have tea. All meals about 300. I'm not as hungry, and I consiously wait the three hours, and then all I have to worry about is 300 calories. Maybe this will be the way to wean myself out of my food diary. I feel I am becoming a little eccentric! I have for the last three years written down nealry every morsel that has passed my lips. Firstly because I was dieting, then because I had to watch out for reactions to gluten contamination and now it is a habit, a bit of a security blanket to say I am not doing too bad.

got to go, good to see all the new people on.

Cathhy

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Hi everyone. I went back to work this week and haven't had a chance to get on here. I've been doing really well with my eating. Lots of fruits and veggies and lean meats. Daughters and I are doing a "challenge" for 10 days to see who can stick perfectly to no sugar, no chips, only 3 grain-based carb servings a day, only 4 fruits and limited fats. So far, so good. We'll see what the scale says on Friday. I'm in a rush so can't even think about writing down what exactly I've eaten.

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Hello!

Sounds like your doing really well. The challenge sounds like a great plan to lose weight! Good luck to you and your duaghers.

I finally wrote down what I ate today starting this morning.

Breakfast: 1/2 cup soy milk

3/4 cup Perky's and Gorilla Munch Cerials

1 Tablespoon Flax Seed

1/2 cup blueberries

Lunch: 2" x 2" square lasagna (my first ever home made with gluten-free noodles - GOOD!)

Snack: 1 cup grapes (snack was kind of big today, but lunch was small )

1/2 cup potato salad

1/2 ounce mixed nuts

10 glutinos pretzels

Dinner: 1 Lean Jenny-O Turkey Burger with fried mushrooms and onions

1 small ear of corn

Snack: 1/2 cup of Edy's vanilla 1/2 the fat ice cream (Looking forward to this snack tonight)

1/2 of a banana

Smuckers Chocolate Syrup

I wanted tell you about a website I found that is easy to use and is what I'm trying to go by to lose weight. You can customize your plan based on your exercise and weight loss goals.

It's: www.foodpyramid.com

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Hi Ya'll

I'm back at work and after tonight I will be off until next Tuesday :D so I don't have a computer at home yet but we are working on it, so here are my meals since yesterday.

Tuesday

Worked until 7am to bed at 9am and up at 12:30pm off Tuesday so sleep will come later.

Coffee at 2pm

D- Salman patty made with rice crakers and egg

Carrots, gluten-free mac and cheese

1/2 DDP

snack for Sonic Strawberry - banna Smoothie :P I hope that this is a good choice

Wednesday

I worked in the yard from 7-9am

water

B- Coffee

2 gluten-free van waffles

L - gluten-free sandwiche ham and cheese

ddp

at Work

snack, really hungry from yard work I guess

Banna

shelled sunflower seeds

DDP

and my meal for tonight is

Amy's gluten-free Black eye Pea dinner

DDP

I am off until next tuesday so I hope that I can manage my diet pretty well since my husband worked alot of overtime so I know he will want to go out to dinner.

donna

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Hmm I haven't posted my meals in a while. Maybe I should do that. Up until yesterday I've been really bad - to the point where I don't really remember what I've eaten (though I do recall an entire bag of Whole Foods veggie chips two days ago :ph34r:). So yeah, let's start with yesterday LOL

Yesterday:

Breakfast - Jay Robbs egg white protein with rice milk and a bananna

Lunch - brown rice with corn, tomato, green onion, chicken a bit of olive oil and sea salt

Snack - a couple Enjoy Life apple cinnamon bars and a grapefruit

Dinner - avocado, tomato, cucumber, green onion and olive oil

Today:

Breakfast - a peach and a bit of cranberry harvest trail mix

Lunch - brown rice with tomato, avocado, garlic and sesame oil (basically mixed together the few things I could find in my fridge this morning)

I need to find more food (particularly protein) to prevent myself from binging on carbs when I get home from work. We'll see how it goes :)

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I've had 5 good days in a row now. I think I remember what I ate today.

B - several bites of a smoked turkey drumstick

L - grilled "fake cheese" sandwich, banana, tomato

S - cherry pie Lara Bar

D - taco salad: lettuce, gr. turkey, guacamole, salsa and a corn tortilla

S - 1/2 C pistachios

No exercise yet, but hoping to go for a walk right before bed. Too busy to make it to the gym.

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Hello again,

it is Friday night in Australia so I am being accountable and reporting that there has been no change in my weight this week... at least it didn't go up I suppose..

I've had a bit of a low week this week; I just feel as though everything is working against me and my attempt to shed this weight! I am doing a phd so I am constantly sitting at a computer.. I broke my exercise bike... my partner made a carrot cake tonight... plus today was so hot (even though it is the last day of winter here) that I had to pull out clothes that to my horror don't fit anymore... WHINGE WHINGE WHINGE...

Right, back on the horse and all that... So I am not going to post until a fortnight from today... the Friday after next; and I am determined to post a loss.

On the upside having looked at what some of you eat I am very pleased I live in Australia; we don't have half the gluten-free goodies and temptations that it sounds like you guys have in the states.. In an average supermarket there would be one shelf or two dedicated to gluten-free stuff; like one brand of flour; two brands of biscuits (which taste like arse anyway).

By the way I noticed trawling through the posts that a few of you have said to steer clear of diet fizzy drink (what you call soda) if trying to lose weight, would the rest of you concur? Also I am beginning to wonder if I am dairy intolerant too now.. I wonder how many of you are hit with the coeliac stick + the dairy one too??

My biggest weakness at the moment is a total uncontrollable obsession with Indian food... curries, rice, papadums... can't get enough of the stuff.. Plus I am also having difficulty with alcohol; I am quite partial to one drink a night (I never have more than just one).. not sure if this makes a difference to my weight??

Well I have vented my spleen for the week... Perhaps we should create a coeliac-fatties commune so that we can all go there and eat and drink and be merry and not give a damn what non-coaeliacs think, cause they don't understand anyway...

:) Kathleen

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Perhaps we should create a coeliac-fatties commune so that we can all go there and eat and drink and be merry and not give a damn what non-coaeliacs think, cause they don't understand anyway...

:)

I'll be there!

Not posting but reading. I've discovered that I can't eat anything but fish and veggies at night if I want to sleep and have been too busy at work to explore other options.

Lost the two pounds I gained after coming back from vacation and lost 4 more as well. Not happy and cheerful about it, but hungry and grumpy and really tired of fish. Takes all the fun out of it when you can't cheat.

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On the upside having looked at what some of you eat I am very pleased I live in Australia; we don't have half the gluten-free goodies and temptations that it sounds like you guys have in the states..

Actually, you definitely do LOL. I won't elaborate on that though since this is the weight loss thread LOL :P

So...today:

B - young coconut (I had fun chopping it open at 6:30 this morning LOL) and a handful of almonds

L - garbanzo beans, pistachios and herb salad mix with sesame oil and sea salt (random, I know)

S - some more almonds and and a couple of those Trader Joe's fruit leather type things

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Kathleen, your supermarkets sound like ours in nz, you really have to troll the ailses to find what you want, and usually what is in the miniscule gluten-free section is food I wouldn't want to touch, (apart from Marcels gluten free crepes), all the other foods and breads seem to be full of preservatives etc etc.

I'm on a high here, I started the week Monday at 77 kilos, and today, Saturday, I am nearly 75! (12st (168lbs)) Wonderful. I am very nearly lighter than my husband. He finds it easy to go up and down. A couple of years ago I was lighter, but he has lost weight since, but he is putting it back on.

I can't remember the last time I was this weight, but it seems to be a downward trend, let it continue.

I would write what I ate yesterday, but I have left my journal at work! I will have to cope for two days without it! It's like not having your friend around.

Cathy

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I'll be your friend Kaycee! I'm 77kgs at the moment... hoping to get down to 65 eventually (I was there last year before being diagnosed with coeliac disease) good for you for losing some weight :) My mini-goal is to be lighter than my partner too; so it sounds like we are in the same boat.

I went for a really big walk this morning and got up a big sweat.. I had to take a stick with me because it is magpie season already here and they are crazy, so I looked like a bit of a knob but who cares?

Still not weighing until the Friday after next though - I get too disheartned if I get on the scale and don't see a loss.

Kathleen.

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I weighed in today at 162-1/2. Still have a long way to go, but at least I'm down a pound since last week.

I'll be too busy to post for several days. Tomorrow I'll be doing some cooking and freezing meals for my busy fall and then we're going to the beach on Sunday and Monday. School starts on Tuesday and I'll be back in the grind - working, carpooling, running to sports practices and games...

Have a great weekend everyone!

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