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Ihadcancer    283

I noticed this forum is pretty dead.  I know I'm not the only person who wants to lose at least 10 more lbs! 

Anyone interested in some sort of challenge where we can encourage each other and share suggestions or even recipes for healthy eating? 

Exercise helps clear my head.  I enjoy going for walks in the park on the weekend with my husband and I usually go to the gym 3 days a week but the next two weeks I have several doctor's appointments and my yearly Blue Cross biometric screening on gym days.  

Here's a sample menu a high school friend who has her doctorate in Critical Nutrition made up for me. She also teaches at a college in New York, works with a famous dance troupe and has her own practice for people with eating disorders. For my weight, I needed to eat approximately 1,500 calories a day to lose weight in a healthy way. 

Breakfast

1 cup cooked cereal

6 oz. Greek nonfat strawberry yogurt

1 cup berries

Warm Beverage

1 hard boiled egg sliced into a 6” whole wheat warm pita

Sliced tomatoes

1 tbps. pesto

½ cup orange juice

Warm Beverage

¼  cup low fat cottage cheese

1 slice whole grain raisin bread toasted

Cinnamon

1 slice melon

Warm Beverage

 

1 whole grain toaster waffle

2 tbps. peanut butter

1 tsp. jam

1 cup berries

Warm Beverage

1 cup cooked oatmeal

6 oz. Greek nonfat blueberry yogurt

1 cup berries

Warm Beverage

Egg white omelet

1 oz. smoked salmon

1 slice whole grain toast w/jam

1 slice melon

Warm Beverage

1 buck-wheat

pancake

Topped w/cup of fresh fruit

1 scrambled egg

Warm Beverage

Lunch

3 oz. can tuna

½ cup chickpeas

Over green salad w/lots of veggies

1 small red potato microwaved and sliced into salad

Tbsp. vinaigrette and extra lemon

1 slice cheese and mushroom pizza

Small green salad w/tbps. dressing

3 oz. grilled chicken over spinach salad w/mushrooms

½  cup cooked grain as part of the salad

1 tbps.  vinaigrette and extra lemon or balsamic

 ½ sandwich:

4 oz. sliced turkey on 1 slice of whole wheat bread w/mustard

Side soup or salad

1 cup low fat cottage cheese over salad greens

Tbps. vinaigrette w/extra lemon or balsamic

4-5 whole grain crackers or crisp bread

1 cup turkey chili

½  cup cooked brown rice

Steamed broccoli and carrots w/drizzle olive oil

4 oz. sliced steak

½ micro-

Waved

Baked potato (small)

Green salad w/tbps. vinaigrette and extra lemon and balsamic

Dinner

4 oz. grilled chicken

Sauteed kale w/garlic and oil

1 cup cooked grain

4 oz. poached salmon

Sauteed escarole w/garlic and oil

1 cup cooked grain

4 oz. sliced steak

1 small red potato

Steamed green beans and carrots w/drizzle lemon and oil

1 slice quiche

1 slice whole grain toast w/jam

Steamed cauliflow-er and

Broccoli w/drizzle oil

1 cup turkey chili

1 cup cooked brown rice

Grilled veggies w/brush of oil

Stir fry w/4 oz. chicken, lots of veggies, garlic, sesame seeds, ginger, lemon

1 cup cooked brown rice

4 oz. grilled fish

Sauteed collard greens w/lemon and oil and sliced apple

1 cup mashed potato

Dessert

1 slice water

melon

1 cup berries

1 slice melon

1 cup berries

1 slice watermelon

1 cup berries

1 cup berries

 

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JOYCICLE    623

I am not ready to go on a ' diet' but I am making two steps per month to improve health. I figure rather than a radical change which I may not stick with , I can handle small steps. So for 3 wks now I have been doing situps daily and I cut out baked goods ( desserts).   A friend and I are doing it together and challenging each other. We started out with just 15 situps a day but we both are one upping the other and now are up to SIXTY in just a few weeks time.  I want to add one positive thing and subtract one positive thing each month. Then we add another the next month while still doing the first. So we added situps and cut baked. For March, we are adding those little ankle weights but not if we are out in public, lol. 

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JOYCICLE    623

Isn't it funny / strange/ ironic that the one part of this forum that could literally help every single member, is the one with the least posts and no activity? 

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Ihadcancer    283
2 hours ago, JOYCICLE said:

Isn't it funny / strange/ ironic that the one part of this forum that could literally help every single member, is the one with the least posts and no activity? 

It really is!  I have to assume that people don't realize how any physical activity can help clear our heads and get our minds on other things.  I never worry about my health when I'm at the gym!  Exercise is like an energy pill for me!  I can work out like crazy and leave the gym with more energy than I've had in over 20 years!  There's only 3 of us who do more than 1 class a day.  We're 64, 66 and 70 and we're all hooked!  

Good for you and your friend!  That sounds like a plan!  I don't consider myself on a diet.  I was bad about not eating if I eat alone.  I'm eating more now than before.   

This is our intermediate class.  It has several who are in their 80's. 
 

 

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Ihadcancer    283

March 1st, I did my 30 minutes of walking outdoors at 10 minutes each.  It was super easy.  Supposed to hit the gym today for the treadmill but may have to bike in the house instead.  I have aerobics for an hour tomorrow and that's a rest day.  Waiting for a phone call to schedule that MRU and cystocopy.  If they call early enough, I might have time to get to the gym before all the classes begin. 

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JOYCICLE    623

I am still doing my stuff. I just haven't posted in a bit. Had a little real life drama to contend with. But Gilly and I started something on youtube two days ago. The Bikini Body Mommy work out. It's ROUGH!  It's difficult and my legs are crying all the time now and I've only done it twice! 

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