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#82597 Mar 20, 2013
And really -- WHO CARES if the receptionist is out sick? Is it so important to know the "why"? It's really none of his bees wax.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#82598 Mar 20, 2013
I equate pushy and relentless to = interrogation.
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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It actually IS "friendly concern." But he's pushy about it and he is relentless. shut up and retire already, dude! Is what I want to say to him.

Since: Jan 10

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#82599 Mar 20, 2013
RACE wrote:
I equate pushy and relentless to = interrogation.
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THat's fair. He's NICE about it, but pushy.

Since: Jan 10

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#82600 Mar 20, 2013
Friend getting married has dropped 10 pounds in two weeks by cutting out bread and pasta. I asked her what she's been eating. She sent me their week's worth of meals (she plans them in advance, otherwise she knows she'll fall back on bread and pasta). Believe me, they are eating PLENTY and they are eating yummy stuff.

THen she sent me this article she got from her trainer re: why grains aren't the best way to get nutrition. Interesting stuff to read, for those who care:

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/why-grains-are...

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#82601 Mar 20, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Friend getting married has dropped 10 pounds in two weeks by cutting out bread and pasta. I asked her what she's been eating. She sent me their week's worth of meals (she plans them in advance, otherwise she knows she'll fall back on bread and pasta). Believe me, they are eating PLENTY and they are eating yummy stuff.
THen she sent me this article she got from her trainer re: why grains aren't the best way to get nutrition. Interesting stuff to read, for those who care:
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/why-grains-are...
That fits in with thetheory of the one I am on.

Lunch today:leftover Christmas turkey defrosted and cooked in crock pot with chicken broth, some older little baby carrotsfrom the back of the vegetable drawer in the fridge, cut up onion and a box of fresh mushrooms and spices plus one half baked sweet potato on the side. Very filling. Texture like pulled pork. Todays spice was curry powder. Yesterday's was black pepper, garlic powder and some lemon with some white and brown rice.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Knoxville, TN

#82602 Mar 20, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Friend getting married has dropped 10 pounds in two weeks by cutting out bread and pasta. I asked her what she's been eating. She sent me their week's worth of meals (she plans them in advance, otherwise she knows she'll fall back on bread and pasta). Believe me, they are eating PLENTY and they are eating yummy stuff.
THen she sent me this article she got from her trainer re: why grains aren't the best way to get nutrition. Interesting stuff to read, for those who care:
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/why-grains-are...
Any chance you can share that list? I am just curious about what different people do to try to satisfy themselves when they are dieting.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#82603 Mar 20, 2013
Well...she's on her way. Train's running on time, so far, so at least that's a positive.

In other news, my niece *might* get fired today (she'll) know at 3, and she's freaking the hell out. Plus, I think I mentioned she and my sister don't get along, so I recently heard "great she's getting here on a day I get fired, right before my birthday."

Ummm it's actually my sister's birthday too (they share a day) so there's that, plus S.T.F.U. you DO have a bad attitude and a smart mouth that you can't be using all the time at work...freaking DUH. I kinda hope they do fire her then she (and her kid) can go back to Oklahoma.

/rant

Since: Jan 10

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#82604 Mar 20, 2013
Sam here you go:

Saturday, March 16
Breakfast – crepes (3 eggs, 2 packets stevia, 1 tsp vanilla) top with cinnamon and sugar free syrup
Lunch – tuna on cucumber rounds (cucumber, tuna, mayo, dill pickle)
Dinner – shredded chicken lettuce wraps (lettuce, chicken, cheese, salsa, taco seasoning)

Sunday, March 17
Breakfast – eggs and sausage and cheese
Lunch – chicken with mushroom and onion and cream sauce and salad
Dinner – cauliflower pizza (cauliflower, mozz, egg, garlic, olive oil, pepperoni, green pepper, topping cheese)

Monday, March 18
Breakfast – apple and eggs
Lunch – chicken with mushroom and onion and cream sauce and salad
Dinner – zucchini lasagna (zucchini, meat sauce, onion, ricotta, mozz)

Tuesday, March 19
Breakfast – eggs and sausage and cheese
Lunch - zucchini lasagna (zucchini, meat sauce, onion, ricotta, mozz)
Lunch –Dinner – stuffed peppers (bell pepper, olive oil, onion, garlic, tomato, meat, cheese)

Wednesday, March 20
Breakfast – apple and eggs
Lunch – leftover lasagna
Dinner – hamburgers and broccoli salad

Thursday, March 21
Breakfast – crepes (3 eggs, 2 packets stevia, 1 tsp vanilla) top with cinnamon and sugar free syrup
Lunch – salad with meat, cheese, ranch
Dinner – blt lettuce wraps

Friday , March 22
Breakfast – eggs and sausage and cheese
Lunch – blt lettuce wraps
Dinner – cauliflower pizza (cauliflower, mozz, egg, garlic, olive oil, pepperoni, green pepper, topping cheese)

("cauliflower" pizza = pizza with a crust made with cauliflower (and other stuff) and she said it's damned good.)

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#82605 Mar 20, 2013
I already feel better on day 3 of low carbs. It's after lunch and I don't feel like napping or shotgunning a Monster drink, even though I didn't sleep great last night. I'm also not super hungry. I had bacon and eggs for breakfast, two string cheeses mid-morning, and a turkey sandwich on one of those low-cal flat rolls.

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#82606 Mar 20, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Friend getting married has dropped 10 pounds in two weeks by cutting out bread and pasta. I asked her what she's been eating. She sent me their week's worth of meals (she plans them in advance, otherwise she knows she'll fall back on bread and pasta). Believe me, they are eating PLENTY and they are eating yummy stuff.
THen she sent me this article she got from her trainer re: why grains aren't the best way to get nutrition. Interesting stuff to read, for those who care:
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/why-grains-are...
I'm not even going to the link. I know that bread and pasta is not good. I could not give them up. No willpower whatsoever.

I should though.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#82607 Mar 20, 2013
I made that cauliflower pizza crust before, it's very yummy. But it is NOT low cal, it's cheese that holds it together IIRC. And kind of time consuming to make.

SIL makes mashed cauliflower sometimes. Again, also not low cal because of the cream cheese, but OMG...I love it. I've never been a fan of mashed potatoes, so I far prefer the cauliflower.

Since: Aug 08

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#82608 Mar 20, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Friend getting married has dropped 10 pounds in two weeks by cutting out bread and pasta. I asked her what she's been eating. She sent me their week's worth of meals (she plans them in advance, otherwise she knows she'll fall back on bread and pasta). Believe me, they are eating PLENTY and they are eating yummy stuff.
THen she sent me this article she got from her trainer re: why grains aren't the best way to get nutrition. Interesting stuff to read, for those who care:
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/why-grains-are...
Most of that is water weight. To lose ten pounds of fat in 2 weeks would require her to consume 2500 less calories than she burns in a day. The base amount of calories burned for a woman who is sedentary is about 1600 calories. Even if she didn’t eat any food at all she’d still have to burn another 900 calories a day to achieve that mark.

I started my boflex diet and exercise program last Monday and I dropped 5 pounds in two days, despite super hydration (The first week you drink 128 ounces of ice cold water a day and you add 16 ounces of water each week, until you get up to 192 ounces of ice cold water in 6 weeks).

Since I'm superhydrating, I can't possibly be dehydrated. It's more so that a normal diet has a lot more salt in it than I am eating now. So my body was retaining a lot more water than it is now. The same is probably true of your friend.

Everything is super healthy on this program:

Breakfast: 300 calorie breakfast with a 1/2 cup of skim milk and a 1/2 cup of special k granola and a small glass of OJ.

Lunch: I have a 300 calorie turkey sandwich on whole wheat with low fat promise spread and non-fat cheese

2-3PM snack: a total of 200 calories … I have a 100 calorie non-fat yogurt and 100 calories of raisins or a banana

Dinner: 500 calorie dinner of a 3 ounce sirloin steak 1/2 cup of beets and 1/2 cup of peas and two pieces of whole wheat bread with a little promise spread for dinner.

After dinner snack: a total of 200 calories … I can pick from a yogurt, low fat popcorn, or frozen yogurt … I usually have two 100 calorie bags of popcorn cause it really fills me up.

After two weeks, you reduce each of your snacks by 50 calories. Two weeks after that you reduce them again by 50 calories.

It’s a 6 week program, but I’ll probably do it for about 8 weeks (I'm about a week and an a half in and I'm down a little more than 8 pounds, but some of that is water weight as I said).

I only do a light weight lifting work out while on this, 3 times a week, too. On a low calorie diet, you don’t want to do too much exercise cause your body will go into starvation mode.

I’m usually pretty consistent at losing 2-3 pounds a week on this program, but there are points in time where I stagnate and points in time where weight just flies off of me. I don't get too concerned about that ... I just stay the course and don't worry what the scale says day to day. It works really well for me.

Since: Aug 08

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#82609 Mar 20, 2013
There are different choices for breakfast lunch and dinner, but I just do the same thing. It doesn't' bother me to eat the same stuff every day.

I can do certain micro-meals for lunch tho, if I get tired of the turkey sandwich and I will sometimes make sirloin steak kabobs with pepper and onion instead of the peas and beets. I can also do a low fat tuna sandwich for dinner, but I prefer a steak.

Breakfast, I can have some sort of shake or a bagel with low fat creme cheese, but I don't mind granola.

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#82610 Mar 20, 2013
Red -- I'm assuming that the zucchini lasagna the zucchini acts like the "noodle". Is that correct?

The menu sounds very doable but I'd be missing my bad carbs.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Knoxville, TN

#82611 Mar 20, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Sam here you go:
Thanks! That doesn't sound bad at all. I just like seeing what different people sign up for. For me the hardest part is always what to do about eating out. There are not a lot of smart choices at bars and restaurants, and some of them are not good at fielding substitutions, etc.

Since: Jan 10

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#82612 Mar 20, 2013
Toj: Yes, I had to ask her that myself.

Sub: I also can eat the same thing every day.(Well, in week-long stints -- I need a different lunch nextg week than I ate this week.)

Folks: This is hilarious. 19 reasons why parents shouldn't text:

http://now.msn.com/parents-text-funny-photos-...

Since: Aug 08

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#82613 Mar 20, 2013
No caffeine for me. I went cold turkey on coffee (i doesn't bother me and I usually have 2 or 3 16 oz cups a day). I can have decaff coffee and tea, but no cream or sugar. I usually have some decaff tea with splenda in the afternoon.

No alcohol for me, either.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#82614 Mar 20, 2013
Toj wrote:
Red -- I'm assuming that the zucchini lasagna the zucchini acts like the "noodle". Is that correct?
The menu sounds very doable but I'd be missing my bad carbs.
Have you considered gluten free carbs as a bridge?. Some aren't bad- I make the when my BIL is coming to dinner

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Since: Mar 09

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#82615 Mar 20, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
I made that cauliflower pizza crust before, it's very yummy. But it is NOT low cal, it's cheese that holds it together IIRC. And kind of time consuming to make.
SIL makes mashed cauliflower sometimes. Again, also not low cal because of the cream cheese, but OMG...I love it. I've never been a fan of mashed potatoes, so I far prefer the cauliflower.
Recipe please?

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#82616 Mar 20, 2013
Eff that! Michelob Ultra Amber baby! 3 carbs a bottle, lots of water and grains.

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