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Happy Dance with High Fiber!

Monday, October 20, 2014


Last Tuesday night I kicked off the high fiber diet. I assembled all the foods I needed to make DD's meals for the next day.


The right foods in the right amounts. Have to measure EVERYTHING! No eyeballing it.


Here is an example of a lunch. DD's Day One high fiber, calorie appropriate lunch, served with a large sliced apple.


My Day One lunch.

Having DD as a new diet buddy has given me renewed interest in the kitchen. To plan and prepare DD 3 meals and 3 snacks, I record the foods in my nutrition tracker to calculate the 40g fiber and the calories. That is what she eats. At the end of the day, I adjust the tracker to what I ACTUALLY ate. Sunday I ate fewer calories and fiber than she did. I took out the snacks and added in 2 beer.

I've been asked about what type of foods I am making for this high fiber diet. You can look in my food tracker and see what I am eating. Another Sparker's recipe inspired me to create one of mine and post it.

Curried Butternut Squash & Onions

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Happy Sparking!

Edit - you can look in my tracker for the day ahead to see what DD is eating the next day.

  
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CAROL_31649731 10/22/2014 11:30PM

    Thanks for sharing . . . this looks like a diet I might be interested in trying myself. I hope you have very good luck on it, as I'm sure you will. emoticon emoticon

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SWEDE_SU 10/22/2014 4:30AM

    looks delicious! i also aim for high fiber, and am pleased every day i see the nutrition count go "over" the recommended amount. emoticon

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LIS193 10/21/2014 12:11PM

    Those meals look great!
Thanks for the inspiration!

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SEWINGMAMACDS 10/21/2014 11:12AM

    Yummy & filling!

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SHEILA1505 10/21/2014 2:36AM

    Thanks, L, and also for the reminder to look at your Tracker
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CHERIRIDDELL 10/21/2014 12:08AM

    That looks fabulous I am impressed !

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SVELTEWARRIOR 10/20/2014 11:58PM

    Those meals look delish!!!!

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LYNNIERN 10/20/2014 9:27PM

    I purchased that book you mentioned, I can't wait to get it. The food looks yummy.

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/20/2014 8:43PM

    That looks really good

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ROXYZMOM 10/20/2014 8:31PM

    Yum!!

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COLOR-BLUE 10/20/2014 8:19PM

    Thank you for the food blog! I use to do that for all of my meals at the end of the day, pictures and all, but it got so time consuming and when I got sick I quit doing it. You make me want to start again! However, I'm going to put it on hold until after my surgeries! I'm so happy that you and DD are doing this together! Keep up the good work!!!

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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MRSGOFARR 10/20/2014 7:56PM

    And I want to share with you. I love this blog. I love that you made a food one. I know some people on spark over the years have actually kept a food blog as it does hlep with accountability. Keep it going.

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SIRIUS2014 10/20/2014 7:06PM

    Very lovely!

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ROCKPORT9 10/20/2014 7:06PM

    Yum! So healthy and tasty!

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BAHAMAMARG 10/20/2014 6:52PM

    Well done - what a great mom you are to prepare everything for your daughter - enjoying the prep is certainly a plus!

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GRACEOMALLEY 10/20/2014 6:42PM

    Looks lovely!

Thank you so much for getting me going with this! I am having fun with this eating plan! Right now there are many types of squashes around that are fresh and local and YUMMY. Beans are always good and I love barley and lentils and brown rice. You can dress up all these things with a little spice or a can of fire roasted diced tomatoes or adding a chopped onion. Baked acorn squash is heavenly with a little orange juice and cinnamon on it. You can make an amazing frittata with chopped up broccoli and a little finely diced red onion and celery.

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PATRICIA-CR 10/20/2014 5:57PM

    Lunch looks YUMMY!! I wish I had someone to prepare my meals!

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DBEAU57 10/20/2014 5:47PM

    What a beautiful lunch! You have inspired me to make my own plate look so pretty! Your recipe sounds great, but my husband doesn't like curry...I might make it with garlic and turmeric instead.

How old is your daughter?

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LESLIELENORE 10/20/2014 5:46PM

    I like cooking... I just don't like cooking for one all that much. That is why I go to my parents' house on Saturdays and cook for everybody. Much more fun that way. I eat a lot of salads the rest of the week. Glad you have found renewed interest in the kitchen!

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PBAILEY06 10/20/2014 5:10PM

    Had to check out your blog with a title like that! The meals look great and I think its wonderful that your interest in cooking/preparing meals is renewed. I was a little surprised how much I enjoyed cooking once I started doing it again.

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WALLAHALLA 10/20/2014 4:57PM

    Doesn't the Spark America page let you add family members so that it tracks their stuff separately, and you don't have to delete anything? Wish you were fixing those for me too. Yummilicious! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/20/2014 4:46PM

    Very pretty meals!

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FRUITYFUL 10/20/2014 4:03PM

    Holy Cow those meals look amazing! I wish someone was making my meals like that! Your daughter is lucky!

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Nutrisystem Concept

Saturday, October 18, 2014

When I suggested to my dear daughter that I would make all her meals and snacks to get her launched with the Full Plate Diet, she said 'like Nutrisystem'. The Wiki definition of Nutrisystem - portion-controlled entrees and snacks. Customers supplement these packaged foods with grocery foods, including vegetables, fruits, and dairy items. I am including her vegetables, fruits, and dairy items.

DD lost 3 pounds in 3 days and is quite motivated to keep going with the diet. This morning as I was prepping her meals and snacks for the weekend, I decided that I too will prep my foods a day in advance and eat the same as she eats. I need to buy more food saver containers!

Hopefully this will get me off the plateau and get the scale moving again.

  
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MAINEALI 10/20/2014 12:26PM

    You are such a great mom and you're setting a good example for her too!

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SEWINGMAMACDS 10/20/2014 11:40AM

    Congrats to your DD! So glad you are having motivation together!

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MORAVIANSTAR 10/20/2014 11:14AM

    Good for you and for her, too! A wonderful idea - it helps so much to have a partner. I agree with BARB4RICK - I want to be adopted!

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ROXYZMOM 10/19/2014 11:00PM

    So cool! You are supporting eachother!!

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COLOR-BLUE 10/19/2014 9:06PM

    That's so great that your helping your DD with her weight loss journey! YEP, get those containers, as you'll find as you've made your DD ahead of time you are able to do the same thing for you, and it should get you motivated and off that plateau! emoticon emoticon

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/19/2014 8:33PM

    She is very fortunate to have you as her personal nutritionist!! It is great for both of you. I much prefer home made meals.

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 10/19/2014 7:05PM

    Nutrisystem is REALLY high in sodium! And the portions seemed so small the first time I looked at them, though now I know better!

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SLIMLEAF 10/19/2014 3:42PM

    Wow! I'm impressed! If only I lived a few thousand miles nearer I'd be tempted to ask if I could join in too!

Keep up the good work.

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NHES220 10/19/2014 2:22PM

    Sounds like a great approach. Glad it's working!

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WALLAHALLA 10/19/2014 2:19PM

    Wanna make mine too??? Don't I wish. I'm the only one in the family that can cook, and I'm lousy at it. I need to look up more info on the full-plate diet.

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LIS193 10/19/2014 12:36PM

    emoticon to you and your DD. Making your own healthy portion controlled meals is so much better than the chemical laden NS junk

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MRSGOFARR 10/19/2014 10:01AM

    I did NS back in the day and it helped jumpstart my weight loss. I lost about 20 in 3 months! After that I got tired of the food and switched to weight watchers but it was a great jumpstart if you follow to a T and dont cheat

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SHEILA1505 10/19/2014 6:52AM

    That's awesome!
Would you consider putting your daily menu plan / recipe up as a blog so we can ALL join in with you?

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    what a great idea! emoticon emoticon

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SVELTEWARRIOR 10/18/2014 11:46PM

    If I send you food containers will you make my meals too? LOL

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BARB4RICK 10/18/2014 11:40PM

    Need to be adopted!

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CHERIRIDDELL 10/18/2014 10:51PM

    How lucky she is !

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BA5454 10/18/2014 7:55PM

    emoticon! So glad you have your daughter involved, too!

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EJOY-EVELYN 10/18/2014 7:51PM

    What a blessing you are to your daughter. Sounds like a mutually beneficial endeavor.

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    What a GREAT Mother you are! emoticon emoticon

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LINDA! 10/18/2014 7:49PM

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PATRICIA-CR 10/18/2014 7:45PM

    Your DD is totally LUCKY to have you as her mom!!

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SIRIUS2014 10/18/2014 5:08PM

    Wow! Wonderful MoM

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SUEARNOLD1 10/18/2014 5:01PM

    What a terrific mom you are .. . .

Good luck with busting your plateau. I know that feeling - been there and probably will be there again emoticon

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ROCKPORT9 10/18/2014 5:00PM

    Great weight loss!

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VELVET_01 10/18/2014 4:59PM

    emoticon I absolutely love your never give up attitude! That is the only way to get to our goals. You're doing so great.
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FRUITYFUL 10/18/2014 4:48PM

    Wow, that is so nice of you to do that for your daughter! I've never heard of the full plate diet...I'm going to have to look it up.

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LYNCHD05 10/18/2014 4:46PM

    3 pounds in 3 days is very encouraging. I am going to chck into this right now!!!
You are such a good Mom!!!!

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CANDYMOUSE 10/18/2014 4:46PM

    Sure wish I had somebody that would prepare and package healthy meals for me. How lucky your daughter is! emoticon

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CANDYMOUSE 10/18/2014 4:44PM

    Have you ever seen a Nutri System meal? I am sure yours are MUCH better! emoticon

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Week Flying By & Lots of Fiber

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Friday is almost here. I had a busy week and I am looking forward to relaxing this weekend. Tonight I am going to bed early so I can be up and ready to leave earlier. I am making all DD's meals to get her launched in the Full Plate Diet. I am record her meals in Spark, then make them. She gets them and then I twitch Spark a bit for what I eat. She just completed day 2 and loves it. She said there is too much food, but that's the great thing about the diet. She doesn't live at home so we have quick chats about how she likes the food, etc.

The diet has been my priority this week and will remain so till I feel it's easy, and I can do it without thinking about it too much. I am doing well with the Full Plate Diet and will be happy with any amount of weight loss. Today I had 58 grams of fiber and my calories were a little over but I am ok with that. I am adjusting to the new menus and expect it will level out.

  
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GRACEOMALLEY 10/20/2014 6:46PM

    You are doing great and I am so happy you let me in on this eating plan! This is sensible and healthy! Keep up the good work for both you and you DD!
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MRSGOFARR 10/18/2014 8:45AM

    Congrats on ALL that fiber! I think you got that down.

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SWEDE_SU 10/18/2014 7:11AM

    sounds like it is really working for you!

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LYNCHD05 10/17/2014 7:55PM

    I don't think I have ever eaten that much fiber in a day. I am impressed. Will have to look into this eating plan.

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VELVET_01 10/17/2014 3:42PM

    Wow.. you want to adopt me and make my meals for a few days too? emoticon

You're doing so amazing with this full plate diet. How are you feeling? Any changes?

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SLIMLEAF 10/17/2014 3:34PM

    Your daughter is blessed to have such a kind and helpful mother! I look forward to hearing how you both get on.

Best wishes

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WALLAHALLA 10/17/2014 3:16PM

    That sounds like something I need to look into.

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LESLIELENORE 10/17/2014 12:49PM

    It does become habit. I find it harder to get the fiber when I eat out.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/17/2014 11:41AM

    I wish I could relax but I have a lot to do this weekend since I'm finally feeling a little better.

Good luck on the weight loss!! I hope it's working.

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MAINEALI 10/17/2014 11:17AM

    It's always easier and more fun to do stuff like this with a family member. Best of luck to you and your daughter in learning this new way of eating.

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2WHEELER 10/17/2014 9:29AM

    emoticon Keep up the great work. It's great that you & your daughter are doing this as a team. That must be very helpful to both of you. Best wishes for your success!

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BAHAMAMARG 10/17/2014 8:48AM

    Sounds like a good week!

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SUEARNOLD1 10/17/2014 7:36AM

    Way to go. . . .

Keep keeping us posted on your success!

Have a great Friday and weekend!

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ROXYZMOM 10/17/2014 7:32AM

    You sound so excited! I hope this works for you!!

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ISLAMOM 10/17/2014 7:14AM

    How terrific that you and your daughter are doing this together!! Keep up the great work and thanks for all you do for the challenge!! It's greatly appreciated!!

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PATRICIA-CR 10/17/2014 6:53AM

    emoticon Keep up the good work, it is already producing big positive results!!

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CHERIRIDDELL 10/17/2014 12:20AM

    How wonderful you are helping your DD too !

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MISSLORI5 10/16/2014 11:43PM

    You are doing wonderful!! I am interested in this "Full Plate! Recently I have begun really struggle with my IBS. I imagine somewhere in all the doc talk, the mention of fiber is going to come up. I thought I was getting enough, til this happened. Now I realize I need more, so I'm going to look up the diet you are talking about. I'll probably have to tweak it a bit for my guidelines, too, but I'm hoping! Thanks for the write-up at just the right time!!! emoticon

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SVELTEWARRIOR 10/16/2014 11:41PM

    I is nice that you can share this with you DD. You are doing great!!

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More Energy Renewed Good Habits

Sunday, October 12, 2014

I am consistently going to the gym at least 3 times a week. It is starting to feel like a habit again and I am into workout mode with the strength training and cardio. I learn by watching others using the equipment and I have tried yoga and zumba. In general my energy level is improving.

When we moved here 3 years ago, we chose the closest gym for easy access and to meet people. In the last year we were away a lot and stopped going. Now we go to the YMCA, which is a little further, but it has more facilities, programs and we opted for the Plus which includes the private change room, hot tub, etc. The timing is good because soon it will feel like fall and there will be rainy days.

Relaxing at the Y after the workout is the reward. I meet DH in the public hot tub for a few minutes, then head to the change room for a leisurely shower, put on my robe, make a cup of International coffee, then sit and read the daily paper (supplied). By the time I leave I feel refreshed and rewarded.

I fell behind in tracking my exercise in the fitness tracker, but I am consistent with nutrition tracking. Two of my Spark friends are doing the Full Plate Diet too, aiming for 40g of fiber daily, so I get a few ideas from them. Yesterday was a low fiber breakfast of bacon and eggs, so for lunch I had 1 cup of Fiber One Honey Clusters 13g fiber, 1/2 cup of Kellogg's All-Bran Cereal 10g and 1 cup of sliced strawberries 4g. The cereal will be my go to if I am low on fiber for the day. Focusing on the fiber content is changing my whole food focus. I am not longer thinking what do I 'feel' like eating? I am looking at how much fiber I have eaten and planning how I will get enough to hit 40g.

While we are away we get out of touch with our friends here so we are catching up this weekend. Last night we had a couple over for dinner, and tonight it's another couple. Monday we are having family over for turkey dinner.

This week I got a china cabinet and started unpacking china I packed up over 3.5 years ago, when we were getting ready to move here. My little buddy helped, and she was so excited like she was opening up birthday presents. What fun to open boxes and discover pretty tea cups, etc. Hopefully I will have more unpacked and be able to set the table on Monday with vintage china.

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RITEEBEE 10/15/2014 2:02PM

    That gym sounds amazing! What a great reward for a hard workout!

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CAROL_31649731 10/15/2014 1:16PM

    What a wonderfully, positive blog! Sounds like things are going very well in your life, especially health-wise. Very happy for you! And I love the idea of the Full Plate/Fiber-Full Diet you're on. Good luck . . . sounds really promising. Keep up the good work at the gym & keep rewarding yourself--you deserve it! emoticon

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SINFULLYQUAINT 10/14/2014 3:58PM

    Your Y sounds awesome, and it sounds like you are doing a fantastic job being healthy! Way to go!!

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SEWINGMAMACDS 10/14/2014 10:17AM

    Great at getting back into a good gym routine. That's next on my list.

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MADMANSMAMA87 10/14/2014 6:48AM

    You are doing FABULOUS, Doll!!!
I'm so VERY proud of YOU!!!!
Hugs, Lynn!!!

Jes

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SVELTEWARRIOR 10/14/2014 12:22AM

    Your Y sounds heavenly!!! It sounds like you are back on track!!! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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SUEARNOLD1 10/13/2014 2:08PM

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Your Y sounds wonderful. What a way to end a good workout!

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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LIS193 10/13/2014 12:02PM

    Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your pretty china!

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MRSGOFARR 10/13/2014 10:40AM

    Your gym routines sounds like harmony. Its so wonderful that you share that together. Let that become an important part of your friendship with each other and it will be come habit!

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JUJUH51 10/13/2014 8:08AM

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

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CHERIRIDDELL 10/13/2014 1:20AM

    Happy Thanksgiving !

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MAINEALI 10/12/2014 11:13PM

    Your YMCA sounds so wonderful! Good for you for making good use of it and enjoying it. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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CANDOK1260 10/12/2014 11:10PM

    i am happy you enjoying the y

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GRACEOMALLEY 10/12/2014 10:42PM

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

I am loving this full plate diet! THANK YOU!!!!!! I am eating stuff I love and this is getting me to do a good job at it. I baked an acorn squash tonight to eat for dinner and to take some to work for lunch. Broccoli, sweet potatoes, beans, barley, quinoa are all big favorites. The Fast Metabolism diet has a great recipe for chili, similar to the Full Plate and it is quick and easy. A few cans of beans, rinsed and drained; a can of diced tomatoes, maybe add in some chicken sausage or ground turkey, and a diced up zucchini or two and simmer for about 20-30 minutes. Season with chili powder and hot sauce to suit - delicious, quick, and high fiber!

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    Happy Thanksgiving!

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SIRIUS2014 10/12/2014 9:04PM

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/12/2014 8:14PM

    Glad to see you are back on your plan. The gym there sounds very nice.

We are remodeling our back enclosed porch/mudroom. It is a lot of work but will be nice when we get it done.



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FLORNH 10/12/2014 7:21PM

    Sounds like a great gym and self-care routine!

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COLOR-BLUE 10/12/2014 7:20PM

    I need a Y in my town! Even though I'm unable to drive right now, I would sure get someone to take me and I would call them back, to get me in 3 or 4 hours. Girl, I would get a great workout and just sit in that hot tub, for hours! God really blessed the two of you, of you by getting you hooked up with the "Y"!

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/12/2014 7:14PM

    Sounds like the perfect routine - especially ending with the hot tub - :)))

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WALLAHALLA 10/12/2014 6:56PM

    Looks like everything is working well for you!

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ROXYZMOM 10/12/2014 6:55PM

    Your gym sounds heavenly! I would want to go too!
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STEPBYSTEP1955 10/12/2014 6:17PM

    emoticon on your progress. I love your Y, wish I could be amember!

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ROCKPORT9 10/12/2014 6:02PM

    Your Y sounds so spa like. Love it!

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MT-MOONCHASER 10/12/2014 5:59PM

    It looks like you have a good plan that is working.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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SLIMLEAF 10/12/2014 5:13PM

    Congratulations on your gym attendance habit - that's great!

What with that, your Full Plate Diet and the china unpacking - it sounds like you're doing really well! Keep up the good work.

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Back on Track!

Monday, October 06, 2014

I struggled to get back on track with my eating but it's has not been going well. My portion sizes, calories, cravings, choices, etc. are crazy. I am eating too much, too often and the wrong foods. I often 'feel hungry', so the empty calories are not filling me up.

I decided hunger was the biggest issue, so the answer for me is the Full Plate Diet. The last time I really committed to the Full Plate Diet (high fiber diet), it went well. The meals are so filling I won't think about eating in between meals. It is easy to find and prepare the right foods.

I am re-reading the online book 'The Full Plate Diet', it's free. I have a hard copy book, but I read so much on the internet I have become a little ADHD and can't sit and read for an hour at a time, so I am reading it a few minutes at a time online.

www.utexas.edu/student/housing/pdfs/
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My Food Plan -

1. Fiber intake a consistent 40+ grams each day.
2. Reduce intake of meat, dairy, and other high calorie, high fat and low fiber foods.
3. Eat fiber foods at the beginning of every meal or snack.
4. Experiment with a wider variety of high-fiber foods.
5. Daily drink 8-10 glasses of water
6. Stop eating when when I no longer feel hungry.
7. Meals planned and home cooked.

Today's high fiber meals

Breakfast - oatmeal, blueberries, walnuts, milk, Splenda 7 grams of fiber
Lunch - brown beans on toast 15 grams of fiber
Snack - apple slices 5 grams of fiber
Dinner - beef, brown rice, cauliflower, green beans 13 grams of fiber

Total 40 grams of fiber and 1522 calories.

This is the question posed in the book - So do you want to eat tiny portions or a full plate?

So I am opting for the full plate!

  
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BEAUTY_WITHIN 10/10/2014 12:31AM

    You can do this! Keep track of all of your health too though! I agree with Dianedoessmiles - it's easy to get overwhelmed at the prospect of a big milestone!

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DIANEDOESSMILES 10/9/2014 9:34PM

    Hi, Lynn Hon, u have been though this b4 and have succeeded.

Let me ask u a ? Since u went under 200,, how have you been mentally, emotionally, etc? Did others comment thrill yet also overwhelm u? That's what is happened to me. I needed to work on my body image and emotional health first.

Hugs Hon,

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SHARON10002 10/8/2014 11:25PM

    Good luck on evaluating and making adjustments. Since you have had success with this before, you are already well on your way to another success!
Thanks for the link, and the explanation.

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BA5454 10/8/2014 6:04AM

    Oooh, interesting! Have not heard of this before--will got take a look. Good luck with your plan!

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EJOY-EVELYN 10/8/2014 12:08AM

    Well done! Keep up the good work.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 10/7/2014 10:30PM

    I know you will get yourself back on track

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COLOR-BLUE 10/7/2014 9:19PM

    Kalis,

I'm opting for the full plate, also! I just skimmed over the first chapter really quick, and I need to go back and read the book, when I have a bit more time, to do so. Thank you for the link and your overview!

Blessings!


- Nancy Jean -
GA

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GRACEOMALLEY 10/7/2014 6:00PM

    Great success you've had in looking at yourself honestly - for starters.

I've been getting flustrated with all the cooking required in the Fast Metabolism diet - as in I am not being as good about doing it as I should be. This plan looks more do-able for me and I am definitely going to try it. Thank you for sharing this and best of everything to you in your endeavors!

Success will be ours - RIGHT?
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SLIMLEAF 10/7/2014 4:26PM

    I'm very impressed - well done!

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MADMANSMAMA87 10/7/2014 3:20PM

    You got this, Lynn!!!
YOU are FABULOUS, Darling!!!
Hugs,

Jes

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WALLAHALLA 10/7/2014 2:49PM

    Looks like a book I ought to read.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/7/2014 2:15PM

    I try to get plenty of fiber in too by eating plenty of healthy vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts. legumes, and low carb, reduced fat dairy. Everything but the highly processed starches. I don't like to be hungry either. I don't do well with hunger.

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VELVET_01 10/7/2014 1:03PM

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I always do so much better when I plan my whole day of food. Looks like you'll be all set if we do a week of tracking fiber on this challenge too!
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SEWINGMAMACDS 10/7/2014 11:35AM

    Glad you are back on track! I downloaded the book and started to read it.

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PATRICIA-CR 10/7/2014 10:24AM

    emoticon plan! Best wishes.

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/7/2014 10:22AM

    Good for you!!

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WILSONWR 10/7/2014 10:13AM

    Sounds like a good plan, Lynn! Good luck with the program.

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MRSGOFARR 10/7/2014 10:04AM

    Great job catching yourself and recommitting! You got this. High fiber and lots of water is my old trick and friend. Nothing plugs up hunger than that technique. Remember back in the day I would drink 4 cups of water BEFORE each meal. I consistently lost every week doing that.

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MAINEALI 10/7/2014 9:23AM

    You can do it! It sounds very satisfying.

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ROXYZMOM 10/7/2014 8:50AM

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SUEARNOLD1 10/7/2014 8:00AM

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This is a new one to me.

Thanks for the link - I'm going to check it out. Some days I just v=can't see to get enough and I keep eating.

Please keep us posted on how you're doing with this one.

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DOROTHYBERO 10/7/2014 5:57AM

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SHEILA1505 10/7/2014 3:05AM

    Thanks, L
I've downloaded - always trying to find sources of fibre since I'm gluten intolerant and can't handle most grains /starches

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WIZKEY 10/7/2014 1:53AM

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ISLAMOM 10/7/2014 1:35AM

    Sounds like a terrific plan!! Way to go!!

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SUBMOM2 10/6/2014 11:17PM

    My eating has been out of whack most of the summer, and I'm paying for it on the scale. This morning, I was out of my stash of frozen steel cut oats, and too lazy to make another batch, so I settled for cold cereal. And I was hungry all day. Thanks for reminding me to focus on fiber on each meal. I will make oatmeal tomorrow morning!

Hang in there!

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MISSLORI5 10/6/2014 11:10PM

    Yeah!! Sounds like a very healthy, and filling way of eating!! Thanks for the title, I think I'll look into that one as my IBS can use all the fiber I can give it!! Have an awesome week!!! emoticon emoticon

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LESLIELENORE 10/6/2014 11:07PM

    I like the idea of the Full Plate. I normally eat a high fiber diet anyways, so I am not certain how much it would change what I eat.

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ROCKPORT9 10/6/2014 11:01PM

    You will get yourself back on track!

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