veggies yuk
Joined October 2007
Weight History

Start Weight
180.0 lb
Lost so far: 3.3 lb

Current Weight
183.3 lb
Performance: losing 1.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
150.0 lb
Still to go: 33.3 lb
We came back from a family vacation in Jamaica in Sept. 2007 and when I looked at the pictures all I can see is a big orange blob...(was wearing orange and yellow)...

I am 39.11 years old and until I was 35 I was never overweight...never had a weight problem...never weighed more that 115 and a size 6 was hugh for me...

We got married at at age 35 and I wore a size age 35-36 found out I was perimenopausal and have early stage ostiopenie(sp?)...and I could not not put on weight...i topped out at did not seem like much as it was a fast gradual process and my husband never said a word...

But as I have found out the pictures never lie

UPDATE: since starting this woe - my marriage went through a disaster time, i broke my leg (nov. 2007)and had to have a metal rod and 4 screws put in (may 2008), spent a total of 8 months on the couch and through it all i have managed to lose 29 pounds...i cannot tell you how much being on this site has helped and encouraged me...

veggies yuk's Weight History

veggies yuk's Latest Member Challenges

  40 pounds - Slim for Christmas 2011
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ended: 02 Jan 12
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  Hot Fun in the Summertime!
status: Completed
ended: 23 Aug 09
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clint and i 9/08
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veggies yuk's Cookbook

cals: 204kcal | fat: 3.31g | carbs: 39.03g | prot: 7.86g
Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
Homemade healthy pizza dough, perfect for any pizza.
cals: 594kcal | fat: 5.34g | carbs: 114.73g | prot: 31.64g
Whole Wheat Pizza Crust
Delicious whole wheat pizza crust.
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veggies yuk's Latest Posts

Carbohydrates: Your Diet's Fuel

Many fad diets give carbohydrates a bad rap, leading you to believe that they're the cause of unwanted weight gain. But carbs are an essential part of a healthy diet.
By Diana Rodriguez - Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH

Before you feast on chicken and boycott carbs, take a closer look at the U.S. Food Pyramid. Carbohydrates are highlighted as an important part of a healthy diet, and not banned by any means. Your body needs a wide variety of foods to function and stay healthy.

"Carbohydrate is one of the macronutrients that we need, primarily for energy," says Sandra Meyerowitz, MPH, RD, a nutritionist, online nutrition coach, and owner of Nutrition Works in Louisville, Ky. While fats and protein are also necessary for energy, they're more of a long-term fuel source, while carbohydrates fulfill the body's most immediate energy needs. "It's your body's first source of energy — that's what it likes to use," adds Meyerowitz. Why does the body prefer carbs? Specifically because they're easier and faster to break down and use than proteins or fats, she explains. So don't deny your body what it needs to keep up with your active lifestyle.

What Are the Types of Carbohydrates?

There are two types of carbohydrates: simple and complex. Complex carbohydrates, which should make up most of your carbohydrate intake, require more work and take longer for your body to break down.

"It's a slower process," says Meyerowitz. But that’s a good thing — while simple carbohydrates are broken down more quickly, they don't do much for your body. Because complex carbohydrates are broken down slowly, they give your bloodstream a more consistent level of energy, so you avoid the "highs and lows" that simple carbohydrates can give you, explains Meyerowitz.

What's the Best Source of Carbs?

You need to get between 50 and 60 percent of your daily calories from carbohydrates, according to Meyerowitz. Most should be whole grains and other complex carbohydrates, but the fiber in fruits and vegetables make them a good simple carbohydrate choice. If you don't get enough carbohydrates, you run the risk of depriving your body of the calories and nutrients it needs, or of replacing healthy carbs with unhealthy fats.

To get the carbs you need, fill your plate with the best carbohydrate sources for your body:

Whole grains like barley, bulgur, buckwheat, quinoa, and oats Whole-wheat and other whole-grain breads Brown rice Whole-wheat pasta Fruits and vegetables Beans, lentils, and dried peas Whole-grain cereals like 100 percent bran This doesn't mean that you're never allowed to have a sweet treat for dessert, a bowl of white rice, or a baked potato. It just means that those should be the exceptions instead of everyday carbohydrate selections.

At the same time, you should also avoid loading up on complex carbohydrates or making them your primary source of calories. A diet too rich in even complex carbohydrates — or in any food — packs more calories into your body, which eventually leads to weight gain.

Complex carbohydrates are good for you, so don't look at a bowl of hearty whole-wheat pasta or brown rice as a bad thing or a big diet no-no. Instead, consider it a source of healthy fuel that your body needs to maintain consistent energy
posted 10 Jul 2010, 10:18
weird things you see people do at the gym
this page is too funny...needed a good laugh...
posted 18 May 2010, 13:15
Try this seasoning to help you slim down
@sooki...that would require alot more water from
posted 17 May 2010, 07:49
Try this seasoning to help you slim down
Try This Seasoning to Help You Slim Down
By RealAge

This Week's TipsTry This Seasoning to Help You Slim Down

Wouldn't it be great if you could just sprinkle something on your food to help you lose weight? Research suggests these fiery flakes might fit the bill: crushed red pepper.

A small batch of studies has shown that a key ingredient in hot peppers -- capsaicin -- may help curb appetite and hinder the storage of fat.

Slim and Spicy
If you're serious about losing weight, red pepper flakes alone aren't going to move the dial much. But they could be a useful addition to a legitimate weight loss plan. Researchers in one study concluded that capsaicin may boost sympathetic nervous system activity in a way that dampens hunger and calorie intake later in the day. And related research found that capsiate -- a capsaicin-like compound from sweet peppers -- hindered fat storage and boosted weight loss.

Fiery-Hot Weight Loss
Besides possibly helping you lose more weight, adding heat to low-calorie meals will boost flavor and interest as well -- whether you choose capsaicin-rich cayenne pepper, diced jalapenos, or any variety of hot chili peppers. Try a few of these pungent pepper recipes from EatingWell:

Hearty, spicy, and low fat. Everyone wins with Three-Bean Chili.

Light, aromatic, Asian inspired. Treat yourself to Coconut-Crusted Tofu with Peach-Lemongrass Salsa.

Cheesy, gooey, hot. Give your toasted cheese some zip with Hot Chile Grilled Cheese
posted 17 May 2010, 07:26
you can post it in yours and they can copy it to theirs...but you cannot add a pic to their posts/journals
posted 20 Apr 2010, 16:44
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