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Eat less, and move more.
Yes, but with a codicil. I think it needs to be changed to "eat BETTER, move more." Some people are in this condition because they aren't eating enough, and when they do it's all the wrong things.
by stmueller (submitted 5 years ago)
bored. CHEAP healthy easy foods
A quick question - why are you the only one trying to eat better?
by stmueller (submitted 5 years ago)
Five Words In A Sentence
But it's yesterday, right? Wrong... SIFRM
by stmueller (submitted 8 years ago)
Can you help? Using oil in cooking...
I overestimate a bit i.e. 1/3 of the EVOO, I'm on weight watchers and am usually at the high end of my daily points so I like the bit of wiggle room that allows. If you are a person who finds it hard to get enough calories than I would ignore that small portion or count maybe 1/4 Tbsp. like Kmartin suggested.
by stmueller (submitted 8 years ago)
Never turns out crunchy...
Use Panko crumbs! Panko is Japanese bread crumbs, much lower than regular bread crumbs and it takes a LOT to make them soggy! I buy them in a box at Safeway in the bread/bagel area, I think mine are Kikkoman brand. Wonderful!
by stmueller (submitted 8 years ago)
Snacking at Before Bed
The baked tortilla chips are really low, have just a few of them with a little salsa. Will definitely satisfy a salt craving.
by stmueller (submitted 9 years ago)
Don't know much about the Slim Fast plan, but I know that it's a low fat-low cal, and nuts have a high fat and calorie count (though they are good fats most low fat diets don't take that into account!) Everything in moderation!
by stmueller (submitted 9 years ago)
Down a pound this week, not following terribly well but still having a smoothie for breakfast seems to be helping!! Exercise is crappy, unless you count running in circles and jumping through hoops and bashing your head against a wall repeatedly at work LOL:p
by stmueller (submitted 9 years ago)
Haven't had time, energy, or motivation this week to weigh in, so I'm going to take a pass and leave my stats the same. My grandpa went back into the hospital on Tuesday with a silent heart attack and had a minute of lung failure, and the same day we found out that in order to get any funding for school Steve would have to quit his job, and then they would only give us 15% of tuition. So it is going to be VERY tight to manage Disneyland and paying for his school this year. But I am determined!!! I've been trying to make healty choices and watch what I'm eating without actually pointing - I know I've gone over sometimes but in general am OK. Good luck to all!!! Tia
by stmueller (submitted 9 years ago)
[quote=juanab]I have now lost 20 POUNDS - 17 pounds for this challenge.[/quote] Wow, how fantastic!! Do you realize that you are 34% of the way to the 50lb Challenge only counting that 17 pounds?!?!?! I hope this is the motivation that you needed to feel good about your journey again, you are doing so amazing and I don't want you to be feeling sad :( Tia
by stmueller (submitted 9 years ago)
Okay, a one pound gain this week, which I'm actually quite happy with as I hosted my first barbeque and had a great week overall. Had originally gained 6 pounds, but by reining things in quickly and focusing took off all but the one pound, good accomplishment I think!! Here's my Challenge: Part 1: The Basics 1. What is your full name? Tiara-Lee Mueller. 2. Where and when were you born? Born here, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. 3. Who are/were your parents? (Know their names, occupations, personalities, etc.) My grandparents Ed and Elaine helped raise me, he is retired RCMP, she was a telephone operator. Papa is strong and silent type, but always took me every Saturday morning to get groceries and bought me a book. Mama thought she was meek and mild, though she’s the one that kept us all in line! Mom is Sherrymk on here, Sherry Mueller-Kerber. She is the person I most admire in this world, strong, gentle, caring, generous, and eternally happy. 4. Do you have any siblings? What are/were they like? 1 half-sister Brandi, she just turned 18 a few days ago, temperamental but a great cook and has a huge heart. 5. Where do you live now, and with whom? Describe the place and the person/people. Lethbridge is a city of about 75,000, biggest small town in the west, you can get anywhere in 15 minutes or less and you’ll probably run into a whole bunch of people you know. I rent a manufactured home set in a foundation with my husband Steve (phoenixsm) and 4 cats and a dog. We live in a cul-de-sac with a lovely park. 6. What is your occupation? I’m a night Auditor. 10. Are you right- or left-handed? Steve and I are both Leftys. 12. What words and/or phrases do you use very frequently? Are you kidding? Gag me with a spatula. I mix metaphors a lot. 13. What do you have in your pockets? Visa, Safeway Club card, Air Miles card (I was just getting last-minute stuff for my barbeque. Cell Phone!! 14. Do you have any quirks, strange mannerisms, annoying habits, or other defining characteristics? Asking hubby….. I'm phobic of moths, EXTREMELY empathetic (feel bad for bugs, inanimate objects, etc.), must always be right. Part 2: Growing Up 15. How would you describe your childhood in general? Simple, loved, happy. 16. What is your earliest memory? Throwing rocks in the lake at Waterton. 17. How much schooling have you had? Most of a Bachelor of Commerce degree (but it bored me!) 18. Did you enjoy school? Sometimes. 19. Where did you learn most of your skills and other abilities? By being stubborn and teaching myself whatever is necessary to feel on top of whatever task I’m doing. 20. While growing up, did you have any role models? If so, describe them. Just my parents, who I’ve already described. I had a couple of really good teachers too. 22. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Everything, and when I grew up I still never figured it out. 23. As a child, what were your favorite activities? Reading, pretending to be an equestrian rider, writing. 24. As a child, what kinds of personality traits did you display? I was very shy around others until I went to summer camp the summer before grade 6, and I came back a huge extrovert and always had a giant gang of friends after that. 25. As a child, were you popular? In Junior and Senior High definitely. 26. When and with whom was your first kiss? Well, in grade 1 I kissed Jay Peacock, but my first real mutual kiss was with my best friend Rob at a party in grade 8. Part 3: Past Influences 29. What do you consider the most important event of your life so far? Positive experience: getting married. Negative experience: losing Mama last year. 30. Who has had the most influence on you? Mom definitely. 31. What do you consider your greatest achievement? Finishing high school – I was smart enough, but health problems and laziness made that a questionable thing. I ended up going through an outreach high school and doing 46 credits in less than a year. Was valedictorian and got 2 scholarships! 32. What is your greatest regret? Not finishing University, even though I hated it the degree would have been nice to have! 33. What is the most evil thing you have ever done? Sleeping with someone else’s boyf (though she was certain that we already were, so it was simply an ‘if you can’t beat them, join them’ type of thing). 34. Do you have a criminal record of any kind? Squeaky clean! 35. When was the time you were the most frightened? When Mama got sick. 36. What is the most embarrassing thing ever to happen to you? I don’t embarrass easily at all, though Steve never thinks before he speaks so he has come close before in front of others! 37. If you could change one thing from your past, what would it be, and why? If it was change one thing that I had no control over it would be to bring back Mama because I miss her every day. If it was something that I had done there is no major decision that I would take back, other than the odd ‘foot in mouth’ statements. I don’t bother regretting, what I’ve done makes me who I am. 38. What is your best memory? My wedding day. 39. What is your worst memory? The day Mama passed away. Which happened to be the day before my first anniversary – it was very hard to try and separate the events, though I owed it to my marriage to give it a good shot (and Mama wouldn’t have wanted to make my anniversary sad!!!!!!) Part 4: Beliefs And Opinions 40. Are you basically optimistic or pessimistic? Optimistic definitely, even deeply depressed I find silver linings. 41. What is your greatest fear? More deaths of loved ones. Pain and suffering of loved ones. 42. What are your religious views? I have faith, but don’t believe in religion. 43. What are your political views? I wish everyone could live their own lives while considering the impact on others. More liberal I guess, but have no interest in politics itself, just human rights. 47. Do you believe in the existence of soul mates and/or true love? I truly believe that I am with my soul mate; I just don’t always believe being soul mates automatically makes everything easy between you! And I think that soul mate doesn’t necessarily mean romantic partner. 48. What do you believe makes a successful life? Happiness, fulfillment, comfort. 49. How honest are you about your thoughts and feelings (i.e. do you hide your true self from others, and in what way)? I’m honest with tact usually. 52. Who or what, if anything, would you die for (or otherwise go to extremes for)? My family and pets. Part 5: Relationships With Others 54. Who is the most important person in your life, and why? Tie between Steve and Mom. 55. Who is the person you respect the most, and why? Mom. She is the person I most admire in this world, strong, gentle, caring, generous, and eternally happy. 56. Who are your friends? Do you have a best friend? Describe these people. They are a motley crew, not lots but very good. My best friends would have to be my Mom and husband though. 57. Do you have a spouse or significant other? If so, describe this person. Steve, 28, is a server right now and going back to school to take nursing in the fall. Insecure but loving and generous, huge heart and a cute tushie!!!! 58. Have you ever been in love? If so, describe what happened. A few times, but the best time is still continuing after the wedding! 59. What do you look for in a potential lover? Thoughtfulness, caring, and a sense of humour!! 60. How close are you to your family? Attached at the hip 61. Have you started your own family? If so, describe them. If not, do you want to? Why or why not? Our family right now consists of furbabies, a dog and 4 cats, full house! We are thinking of having a flesh baby sometime in the next couple of years maybe? 62. Who would you turn to if you were in desperate need of help? Anyone close to me I know I could trust. 63. Do you trust anyone to protect you? Who, and why? See above – I’m not close to anyone who I couldn’t trust to take care of me, or try to!! 66. Do you tend to argue with people, or avoid conflict? I avoid it until absolutely necessary, but if something really needs to be conflicted about I’m willing! 67. Do you tend to take on leadership roles in social situations? Yes if it is a situation that matters to me, but if there is someone there who seems to need that role to cover up some insecurity or something I’ll hand it over if they are competent. 68. Do you like interacting with large groups of people? Why or why not? Sometimes, not as working teams but the odd party is nice. 69. Do you care what others think of you? Not the way that most people do. I try to put my best foot forward in public and so acquaintances generally do like me, and people closer to me like me to! I worry what my hubby thinks of me. Part 6: Likes And Dislikes 70. What is/are your favorite hobbies and pastimes? Reading, movies, Facebook and Fatsecret. 71. What is your most treasured possession? My Mr. T. doll that Mama made for me, and my diaries. 72. What is your favorite color? Purple 73. What is your favorite food? KFC 74. What, if anything, do you like to read? Fantasy, fiction, horror, supernatural conspiracy theory (e.g. Da Vinci code, anything by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs) 75. What is your idea of good entertainment (consider music, movies, art, etc.)? It’s easier to say what I don’t think is entertaining, namely the pseudo-slapstick vulgarity that is called comedy nowadays. 76. Do you smoke, drink, or use drugs? If so, why? Do you want to quit? Quit drugs in 1997, quit smoking in 2006, and drink 2 or 3 times a year. 77. How do you spend a typical Saturday night? Working at the hotel. 78. What makes you laugh? My pets, my husband, the Naked Gun movies. 79. What, if anything, shocks or offends you? Shocks not much. Offends??? Human right violations, small-minded people, people with no common sense (and there are a lot of these!!!) ANY case of animal abuse or child abuse. 80. What would you do if you had insomnia and had to find something to do to amuse yourself? Read, watch TV 81. How do you deal with stress? Not terribly well!!!! 82. Are you spontaneous, or do you always need to have a plan? Mostly planner, though I like to throw in spontaneity occasionally 83. What are your pet peeves? See above, offensive stuff!! Steve expecting me to take care of everything. Part 7: Self Images And Etc. 84. Describe the routine of a normal day for you. How do you feel when this routine is disrupted? Different routines for different days, off work at 7am, bed around 2pm, up for work at 10 pm on work days; chaos on days off. I get very edgy when schedule is screwed with on work days. 85. What is your greatest strength as a person? Intelligence 86. What is your greatest weakness? Patience 87. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Get rid of depression 88. Are you generally introverted or extroverted? Extroverted 89. Are you generally organized or messy? Both 90. Name three things you consider yourself to be very good at, and three things you consider yourself to be very bad at. Good: job, problem solving, reading. Bad: letting go of a grudge, athletics (though every once in a while I surprise myself), calculus. 91. Do you like yourself? I love myself, I don’t like who I let myself become occasionally. 93. What goal do you most want to accomplish in your lifetime? Find my true passion in life outside of family. 94. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Home with first child, Steve finally out of school! 95. If you could choose, how would you want to die? In my sleep, at the exact same time as everyone I love so that no-one would have to grieve for each other!! 96. If you knew you were going to die in 24 hours, name three things you would do in the time you had left. Eat whatever I felt like and be with my family, and tell everyone I love them! 97. What is the one thing for which you would most like to be remembered after your death? Just that I was a good person people wanted around. 98. What three words best describe your personality? Silly, controlling, quirky. 99. What three words would others probably use to describe you? Together, smart, fun.
by stmueller (submitted 9 years ago)
Wow, this one is going to take a while!!! :lol: 1 pound down this week, was pretty scary for a minute but was just water weight! Need more exercise, but the eating is ok!
by stmueller (submitted 9 years ago)
I am pregnant!
Oh CONGRATS!!!! Dieting out the window, but healthy eating isn't, and I've been told that if you eat lots of veggies while pregnant the baby will generally like veggies, so that sets a good eating pattern right away. SOOOO Happy for you! Tia:idea:
by stmueller (submitted 10 years ago)
I have learned that: 1) Nothing works for everyone, and that if someone has found something that works for them (and isn't directly endangering them) I should be supportive even if I don't necessarily agree. 2) Perfect strangers can be more supportive and intuitive sometimes than the people in our lives. 3) I'm great at cheering others on but not so great about cheering on myself. 4) A bad day is just that, and you can start again tomorrow. 5) I really do want a Wii Fit! :lol: 6) People from all over the world all have things in common, and you are not alone!
by stmueller (submitted 10 years ago)
Word Association
by stmueller (submitted 10 years ago)
:idea: Week 6 was simply a glitch. If we all looked at our diets as one bad week being this huge bad omen then we would all quit immediately. The MIA's don't affect our totals, and the rest of us just need to step it up a bit to get back on track. We can do this, we will do this, we will NOT be discouraged:!: :!: :!: :!:
by stmueller (submitted 10 years ago)
Okay, Ive tried to put some good thought into this, and so far I've come up with: 1) I will try not to let one small annoyance set my mood. 2) I will take a deep breath before answering any touchy subject. 3) I will smell the air, gaze at the stars, marvel at the flowers, and snuggle my pets and my husband as much as possible. 4) When I want to strangle Steve (or any of the animals) I will hug him instead! 5) I will do my very best to leave the stress of work at work! 6) I will reassess the direct cause of my unhappiness every 5 minutes, and appeal to my logical side to determine whether it is truly upsetting or self-inflicted misery. (I think this one is most important at this moment!) So there are my main motivators at this time - happy happiness hunting:lol:
by stmueller (submitted 10 years ago)
Wii Fit
Arghhhh, I've got to find one!!!!
by stmueller (submitted 10 years ago)
I definitely succumb to a lot of cravings, but keep the portions under control. I try to guage exactly how badly I want something, and if I think it's going to continue to nag me then I have it pretty soon so that I'm satisfied with a small bit. If I put it off then I tend to binge out when I do finally give in. So sad about last week, boo hoo:( Was it just that not many people weighed in?
by stmueller (submitted 10 years ago)
not losing!
Is there anything that you eat on a regular-ish baasis that makes you feel full or bloated or achy or anything when it really shouldn't? I've been doing some research into food allergies, and they can cause weight issues without you even knowing it. I recommend trying different meals this next week so you can maybe judge if it's something you are eating? And no food 2-3 hours before bed!
by stmueller (submitted 10 years ago)
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