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    I was afraid to check my average calorie intake but it was a lot better than I feared...
    about 300 calories for breakfast
    about 300 calories for lunch
    about 600 calories for dinner
    about 200 max calories during the day, i.e. sugar in my tea or coffee,
    almonds for my 10 AM snack.

    I guess my snacking in front of the tv at night is what is keeping me fat.
    If I could discipline myself to just drink tea when I feel like eating, I could do better.

    I do have someone loaning me a stationary exercise bike so I can add more exercise to my daily routine.
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    I'm doing night walks. Hope it helps.
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    I found out the other day I can still run 2 miles. I'm a bit slower, I was a little sore the next day, but damned if it did not feel amazing to know I could make it the whole way without stopping and gasping my guts up. I think I can definitely make my goal of 3 miles during the spring.

    I still haven't tried out swimming yet. I have to go up to the VA hospital on friday though, so I think maybe I will try to go afterwards. Also, I'm getting a pretty badass bread maker from craigslist for super cheap, and I'm excited about it. ^_^b There are a lot of bread recipes I've been wanting to try, and part of my 'cook your own shit' plan is trying to reduce all of this buying it brand new stuff. I think if the bread maker works fine even as a dough prepper I'll be more than satisfied, but if it bakes the bread well enough.. then cool beans. My room will smell like bread all the time hahah.

    Quote Originally Posted by INTJMom View Post
    I was afraid to check my average calorie intake but it was a lot better than I feared...
    about 300 calories for breakfast
    about 300 calories for lunch
    about 600 calories for dinner
    about 200 max calories during the day, i.e. sugar in my tea or coffee,
    almonds for my 10 AM snack.

    I guess my snacking in front of the tv at night is what is keeping me fat.
    If I could discipline myself to just drink tea when I feel like eating, I could do better.

    I do have someone loaning me a stationary exercise bike so I can add more exercise to my daily routine.
    First off, congrats on the calorie counting. Sounds like a pretty healthy distribution of calories. I didnt even make it to 1200 today. I tried really hard, then IBS kicked in and said, 'Nah, you dont really want that awesome pho anymore.'

    Have you ever tried any of these things? I've gotten them from several sources throughout a time.

    - Home-popped popcorn - old air poppers are like nothing at thrift stores.. popcorn feels really snack-y without a lot of the calories when it's not store bought.. with some Mrs. Dash seasonings + light mist of olive oil or cinnamon + pumpkin spice + powdered sugar + coconut oil spray for some knock off 'kettle corn' flavor. Best snack for eating high volumes for little calories. Alternatively, a brown paper bag would function in the microwave.

    - The TV work outs - they have things where you do things in chairs during the show, or during commercials, or 'cues' for your favorite shows you're re-watching (like when watching Star Trek for example, you do 5 jumping jacks whenever Captain Kirk says 'Beam me up, Scotty.')

    - Chair jazzercise during commercials, or stretching your legs and getting up and walking during them.

    - Really awesome flavored chewing gum. Those ones that taste like desserts like apple pie and mint chocolate chip ice cream. Some people have a lot of luck with those, some don't.

    - Getting up and walking for 20-30 minutes before or after sitting to watch TV at all.

    ... I don't really sit down and watch a ton of TV, so I can't speak much on that, but I AM on the computer nearly constantly.. and I do some of these things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    I think if the bread maker works fine even as a dough prepper I'll be more than satisfied, but if it bakes the bread well enough.. then cool beans. My room will smell like bread all the time hahah.

    old air poppers are like nothing at thrift stores..
    I never buy an appliance without seeing if I can get it off the EvilBay first for nothing. I bought a secondhand breadmaker once, worked awesomely. Food dehydrator got the same way. Popcorn poppers can also roast coffee beans reasonably well.....tis true. And my espresso machine was another 2nd hand purchase. Save tonnes of $$$$ this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chthonic View Post
    I never buy an appliance without seeing if I can get it off the EvilBay first for nothing. I bought a secondhand breadmaker once, worked awesomely. Food dehydrator got the same way. Popcorn poppers can also roast coffee beans reasonably well.....tis true. And my espresso machine was another 2nd hand purchase. Save tonnes of $$$$ this way.
    Oohhh man let me nerd out with you on this shit for a second! Have some late night tea with me!



    Yeah, omg I want an air popper so badly. I found ONE at the thrift store the other day (and I swear I could find them ALL OVER THE PLACE before I wanted one.. now they're gone and I have to wait until bikini-season is over again to see them in the stores. This is the time everyone panics over spring and tries to eat healthy.) but I couldn't test it before I bought it so I had to leave it. I was trying to think of other ways to use an air popper.. that's a pretty cool one. I didn't think of that but it makes sense! Probably smells awesome too.

    I like the idea of minimalist like... one machine or utility for several items thing like a kitchenaid mixer + attachments. But dude that sort of stuff is really expensive! For the price of that kitchen aid I can get soo many items. And everyone says uni-task things are useless... but I've always loved them. My donut maker I bought for $5 is awesome and makes fluffy donuts/donut shaped pancakes sooo fast! My sandwich griller is awesome and makes the best fast grilled cheese sandwiches.. and I got it for $3 on a black friday sale. I really really want a Texas shaped waffle maker. I could eat Texas shaped waffles on the daily.

    I think gadgets are what make healthy eating so dang fun. When I got my nutribullet I went bananas. When I got my food processor I couldnt (still cant!) stop using it!! Decent blender? I now love soups!

    I wonder if you could roast nuts with an air popper too? Or if that'd burn them too much... :x roasted almonds and hazelnuts quickly would definitely make an air popper more than worth it!

    Also, I never buy any gadget brand new pretty much if I can help it. I almost always get it used. I'm waiting for some suckers who bought a very nice kitchenaid that super need money willing to nearly give it away. I'll find him/her one of these days. Same with a fancy vitamix or blendtec blender and a Breville juice fountain. (I swear I'll only take over two cabinets in the kitchen for gadgets... >.> ...)
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    Trying to figure ways to not be hungry while dieting. Just been eating fruit salads and other high fibre stuff but it's not particularly enjoyable. I'd be happy for a diet soylent equivalent. Not doing any of the fad diets. Just plain old low calorie intake.

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    Maybe your calorie intake is too low? I know for me, if I'm white knuckling it, it's not going to be sustainable. I try to stay in a zone that is about 300-500 calories under my TDEE. Personally, a 300 calorie deficit is plenty for me; I get hangry when I go much lower than that.

    Of course any deficit is going to involve a little hunger from time to time. IME, fiber does help, but not as much as adequate protein. My goal is one gram per pound of lean bodyweight, daily- that comes to about 110 grams/day for me. If I come close to that, I don't have nearly the level of hunger I do when I don't get enough protein.

    A good resource for estimating your TDEE: Health-calc - Energy expenditure adv.
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    My dad just got officially diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I told him for years he was headed down the road. It's sad that only a diagnosis convinced him to change.. so we're slowly changing his eating habits. Fiber with his food, large increase in veggies and a few whole grains, no more sweets.. he's not really enjoying the transition, but here's to hoping this really wakes him up!

    Meanwhile, SO proud of my mother: Even with her stress, and anxiety from us living in this awful place, she's still at 180 something pounds. She started out at 280 when she started exercising and eating right. Being off her medication has helped a LOT (she didn't lose a single pound for 4 months of exercising 4-5x a week. That's GOT to be frustrating.) but her own eating/exercising routine is what got her off of it and what's kept her off of it and she's going to continue losing weight as we get more settled into a new place hopefully soon. She used to be 135 all her life.. tiny thing considering she's a few inches taller than me. But she's going to try to aim for 150 lbs to be a comfortable weight for her. I know for a fact she can do it.
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    That's awesome about your mom! Hope your dad is able to make the transition. Some people really do need the wake-up call of a health crisis. Hell, I did.
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    Can I EVER get enough coconut? I'm a milk fiend but coconut milk is such a great dessert drink for a 'snack' when I'm really just having a sweet tooth.

    Yesterday was a food prep day apparently. I made about 12 breakfast sandwiches for people to grab-and-go. Spinach eggs, a slice of ham, and whole wheat english muffins with a dab of olive oil and dipping seasonings on top of it all. The whole thing took me only 40 minutes to make, threw them individually wrapped in the freezer, and ta-da!

    My brita filter transition is working VERY nicely. It took a lot of will power to not buy fancy-looking water. My favorite brand (acqua panna) was at the clearance discount grocery store. @_@

    This house is a fresh produce desert my sister and I noticed. My youngest brought home all kinds of fruits and vegetables, and now we're chowin' down on them and enjoying some vegetable hummus wraps. Hummus at the store: $3. Hummus at home: $1. And I get more. <3
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