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23 Aug 2010, 7:27 pm

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If I could afford it, I would rarely eat anything but big salads. Unfortunately, I can spend more than fifty bucks in the produce section just buying stuff for salads that will only last me a couple of days, and on Disability, that's half my grocery budget for the entire month. :(


You should get a sprouter. You just take some seeds, soak them overnight, then spread them out in the trays and pour a cup of water over them every morining and night, and in 3 days you've got salad. That means if you stagger when you fill each tray you get salad every day. The seeds will last for ages, and they're really cheap too, considering how much you get.

Or you could go all the way and try Window Farms.


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23 Aug 2010, 8:28 pm

By switching to a semi-Mediterranean diet, I lost 10 lbs. But I need to be active to lose the next 40 or so.


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23 Aug 2010, 8:47 pm

I had problems with my weight from around third/fourth grade all the way up through high school and my first couple years at college. Now I've lost over 40 pounds, and I'm my ideal weight (fluctuating around 115-118 depending on certain factors). I can't say its improved my relationship with or trust in other people, but I certainly feel better about myself. I never thought I'd enjoy shopping for clothes. :)

Everyone can do it. It took me two or three years, because I did it very slowly and without any drastic changes other than putting a stop to my ridiculously sedentary way of living.



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24 Aug 2010, 1:30 am

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I had problems with my weight from around third/fourth grade all the way up through high school and my first couple years at college. Now I've lost over 40 pounds, and I'm my ideal weight (fluctuating around 115-118 depending on certain factors). I can't say its improved my relationship with or trust in other people, but I certainly feel better about myself. I never thought I'd enjoy shopping for clothes. :)

Everyone can do it. It took me two or three years, because I did it very slowly and without any drastic changes other than putting a stop to my ridiculously sedentary way of living.

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thats great that its made you feel better about yourself. Im so pleased for you :D



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24 Aug 2010, 1:32 am

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By switching to a semi-Mediterranean diet, I lost 10 lbs. But I need to be active to lose the next 40 or so.

Thats really good, the health system says the first 10% of fat off, makes the biggest health difference and you have lost more than that so thats brillient! :sunny:

what activity are you planning to do?

I like doing exercise dvds and weights.



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24 Aug 2010, 1:35 am

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big salads are the best!



If I could afford it, I would rarely eat anything but big salads. Unfortunately, I can spend more than fifty bucks in the produce section just buying stuff for salads that will only last me a couple of days, and on Disability, that's half my grocery budget for the entire month. :(

So I have to settle for the occasional splurge with a coupon at an all-you-can-eat restaurant with a big salad bar, or a trip to Subway, where they ask "What would you like on your salad?" and I tell them "EVERYTHING! and LOTS of IT!" :P

I know what you mean, fresh food is so expensive :x

Im lucky as there is a lidl just down the road from me and its veg and fruit are a 1/4 the price of tesco.



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26 Aug 2010, 1:29 pm

I quit smoking today and was very good and did not eat any extra food.

I was worried I would eat loads with the cravings but Ive been able to keep control.



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26 Aug 2010, 2:21 pm

I've been doing well recently. My family has been eating brownies, ice cream, and very very fatty things. I have resisted by eating plain frozen grapes or , when I'd want something fancier, strawberries with some fat-free whipped cream on top. Sadly, I think I pulled a muscle in my lower back while exercising today so I don't think I'd be able to do my exercises for at least a week. :(



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26 Aug 2010, 2:23 pm

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I like doing exercise dvds and weights.


That's what I'm doing. Yaaay kettle bell weights. My arms are so much more toned than they were before I started and I have much less back fat now. Seriously I've gone from having three rolls of fat on my back to just having some padding back there. I'm soooo happy about that. My bras fit soo much better now. ^_^



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26 Aug 2010, 3:10 pm

Erisad wrote:
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I like doing exercise dvds and weights.


That's what I'm doing. Yaaay kettle bell weights. My arms are so much more toned than they were before I started and I have much less back fat now. Seriously I've gone from having three rolls of fat on my back to just having some padding back there. I'm soooo happy about that. My bras fit soo much better now. ^_^

Thats great! yes Im prone to back fat too :x

Ive got a kettle bell, its fantastic but expensive, when I get more money I will buy heavier ones.

hope your back gets better soon :D



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26 Aug 2010, 3:12 pm

lotusblossom wrote:
Erisad wrote:
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I like doing exercise dvds and weights.


That's what I'm doing. Yaaay kettle bell weights. My arms are so much more toned than they were before I started and I have much less back fat now. Seriously I've gone from having three rolls of fat on my back to just having some padding back there. I'm soooo happy about that. My bras fit soo much better now. ^_^

Thats great! yes Im prone to back fat too :x

Ive got a kettle bell, its fantastic but expensive, when I get more money I will buy heavier ones.

hope your back gets better soon :D


I have a 10 pound and a 15 pound kettle bell. I don't think I'll be increasing that weight anytime soon since I managed to injure myself with what I have. :(



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26 Aug 2010, 3:20 pm

Erisad wrote:
lotusblossom wrote:
Erisad wrote:
lotusblossom wrote:
I like doing exercise dvds and weights.


That's what I'm doing. Yaaay kettle bell weights. My arms are so much more toned than they were before I started and I have much less back fat now. Seriously I've gone from having three rolls of fat on my back to just having some padding back there. I'm soooo happy about that. My bras fit soo much better now. ^_^

Thats great! yes Im prone to back fat too :x

Ive got a kettle bell, its fantastic but expensive, when I get more money I will buy heavier ones.

hope your back gets better soon :D


I have a 10 pound and a 15 pound kettle bell. I don't think I'll be increasing that weight anytime soon since I managed to injure myself with what I have. :(

thats quite heavy for a begining woman, you probably shoulda started with 5 pounds. Make sure you hold your tummy muscle in tight when you exercise as it protects the back.



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26 Aug 2010, 3:39 pm

lotusblossom wrote:
Erisad wrote:
lotusblossom wrote:
Erisad wrote:
lotusblossom wrote:
I like doing exercise dvds and weights.


That's what I'm doing. Yaaay kettle bell weights. My arms are so much more toned than they were before I started and I have much less back fat now. Seriously I've gone from having three rolls of fat on my back to just having some padding back there. I'm soooo happy about that. My bras fit soo much better now. ^_^

Thats great! yes Im prone to back fat too :x

Ive got a kettle bell, its fantastic but expensive, when I get more money I will buy heavier ones.

hope your back gets better soon :D


I have a 10 pound and a 15 pound kettle bell. I don't think I'll be increasing that weight anytime soon since I managed to injure myself with what I have. :(

thats quite heavy for a begining woman, you probably shoulda started with 5 pounds. Make sure you hold your tummy muscle in tight when you exercise as it protects the back.


I did use 5 pounds for the first 3 weeks. I handled it okay so I went to 10. I recently added the 15 for the lower body which was probably a mistake. D:



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26 Aug 2010, 4:04 pm

Erisad wrote:
lotusblossom wrote:
Erisad wrote:
lotusblossom wrote:
Erisad wrote:
lotusblossom wrote:
I like doing exercise dvds and weights.


That's what I'm doing. Yaaay kettle bell weights. My arms are so much more toned than they were before I started and I have much less back fat now. Seriously I've gone from having three rolls of fat on my back to just having some padding back there. I'm soooo happy about that. My bras fit soo much better now. ^_^

Thats great! yes Im prone to back fat too :x

Ive got a kettle bell, its fantastic but expensive, when I get more money I will buy heavier ones.

hope your back gets better soon :D


I have a 10 pound and a 15 pound kettle bell. I don't think I'll be increasing that weight anytime soon since I managed to injure myself with what I have. :(

thats quite heavy for a begining woman, you probably shoulda started with 5 pounds. Make sure you hold your tummy muscle in tight when you exercise as it protects the back.


I did use 5 pounds for the first 3 weeks. I handled it okay so I went to 10. I recently added the 15 for the lower body which was probably a mistake. D:

no that sounds the right sort of increase (every 3 weeks), I should think you just got distracted for a minute and used improper technique (easy to do). When your backs better remember to keep your tummy pulled in to prevent it happening again.

Its so good your working hard :flower:



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26 Aug 2010, 4:07 pm

lotusblossom wrote:
no that sounds the right sort of increase (every 3 weeks), I should think you just got distracted for a minute and used improper technique (easy to do). When your backs better remember to keep your tummy pulled in to prevent it happening again.

Its so good your working hard :flower:


That's probably what happened. I may have leaned too far forward while doing the dead lift. It makes me sad. I'm now laying on the couch with a heating pad. I feel like an old lady. >.<