TheKarenS's Journal, 26 March 2011

32 weeks on 'The Diet!' I've lost 46.4 lbs, which is an average of 1.5 lbs/wk. I'm down 23% of my starting body weight, and I've lost 73% of my goal weight-loss.
157.0 lb Lost so far: 20.0 lb.    Still to go: 17.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 26 March 2011:
1098 kcal Fat: 50.38g | Prot: 52.96g | Carb: 118.68g.   Breakfast: New Orleans Style Red Beans & Rice, Chicken Thigh Meat (Broilers or Fryers). Lunch: Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter, Graham Crackers (Plain or Honey, Includes Cinnamon), Fried Ham, Egg Omelet or Scrambled Egg with Cheese, Orange Juice, Cheddar Cheese. Snacks/Other: Almonds, Dried Cranberries, Pumpkin Seeds, Almonds. more...
2408 kcal Activities & Exercise: Resting - 4 hours, Sleeping - 8 hours, Desk Work - 6 hours, Standing - 6 hours. more...
on diet Calorie Count   gaining 0.7 lb a week


That is outstanding. You definately have made a good lifestyle change. It is hard to make that step and you are running with it. I noriced you have issues with water retension. I do as well due to Hypertension. You might try natural diuretics like the following I googled for you. You can just google natural diuretic food and you will see oodles of stuff. Congrats on the weight los. 73% rocks. Natural diuretic More and more people are resorting to natural foods and herbs that exhibit diuretic properties instead of diuretic pills. Moderation is the watchword even in the case of natural diuretics. Natural diuretics can aid in removal of excess fluids from the body and aid in treating of sciatica, kidney stone, lymphatic swelling, PMS, gonorrhea, liver disorders and high blood pressure. Green tea is a natural diuretic food that has been in use for centuries in China. Consumption of cranberry juice can aid in removal of excess fluid retention. Apple cider vinegar exhibits natural diuretic properties and in addition maintains the potassium levels. It can be added to the salad dressing. Dandelion is often used as a natural diuretic. Nettle has natural diuretic properties that facilitate good cleansing. Dandelion leaf tea aids in detoxification and has a beneficial effect on those suffering from cystitis and urinary tract infections. Fennel has carminative and diuretic properties and is frequently used in seasoning food. Diuretic food Natural foods with high water content such as watermelons and cucumbers help increase urination and better flushing out of toxins. Cucumbers are rich in sulfur and silicon that stimulate the kidneys into better removal of uric acid. Watercress and artichokes are also natural diuretic foods. Asparagus contains asparigine - a chemical alkaloid that boosts kidney performance, thereby improving waste removal from the body. Brussel Spouts help in stimulating the kidneys and pancreas. This helps in better cleansing of cells. Beets are natural diuretic foods that attack floating body fats and fatty deposits. Oats contain silica - a natural diuretic. Cabbage is known to aid breakage of fatty deposits, especially around the abdominal region. Carrots are a rich source of carotene that speeds the metabolic rate of the body and hastens removal of fat deposits and waste. Lettuce aids better metabolism and flushing of toxins. Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin C that aid the metabolism and release of water from the kidney to flush out waste. Other than the other excellent properties that Garlic possesses, it is a natural diuretic food that aids breakage of fat. Horseradish, raw onions and radish speed up your metabolism.  
27 Mar 11 by member: windrider
Hows the biggest loser going for you? 
29 Mar 11 by member: windrider
Last week wasn't good for me, but it wasn't good for the other girl either, cuz she had an abcess on her leg. I think i'm still in the running. I've kinda changed my outlook on it, though. I was trying to avoid any muscle development cuz muscle is heavier. BUT, I dont want to be a flabby weak little twig, and my health is the main goal, so this week i plan on starting wii active again for the muscle toning, etc. If i win, then great, if not, i will still be a healthier me. :-) 
04 Apr 11 by member: TheKarenS
Tone is good. The thing I read alot is to get tone versus heavy muscle is lighten the weights on weight training and up the cardio. It increases fat burn and doesn't build bulky muscle. Good luck in the Biggest Loser. Bet you win.  
04 Apr 11 by member: windrider


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