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(((((INDI)))) honey and sea salt are a big nono on my current plan  but they have taught me to use seasonings instead. Mrs Dash (do you have that there??) has a whole line of MSG and sodium free seasonings. I used to make salt & vinegar popcorn, now I use the lemon pepper one and got used to that. Instead of seasoned salt I use ones like Tex Mex, Grilling for chicken & Ribs, Grilling for beef. I lightly brush meats, poultry and fish with unsalted butter or lite margarine and sprinkle with my favorite flavour. Bake in the oven and voila! Believe me I do not have a lot of will power ... I just find ways to trick my mind. I had a really bad headache for a couple of days because I cut sugar salt and caffeine but day by day I missed them less. Now it has become habit for me. I even trick my picky family by using turkey or chicken in stews, meat loaf etc. With enough seasoning they can't tell the difference!! If I can do this ANYONE can sweetie ... I am the queen of procrastination and emotional overeating
Hang in there ... trick your mind ... we did it through chemo to get over the SE, we CAN do this

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Edited to add: instead of honey try Stevia which is a natural sweetner. I don't have much of a sweet tooth but this works when I feel the urge

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Indi,
when I am stressed and I want to eat, walking really helps...I still eat but I don't feel so bad, might as well be in a good mood when I eat the cookie, right?

Cheryl,
you are such a role model!!! Last time you were too.
I exercise but I feel like the same size all the time, actually yesterday I felt like I am losing but I was soooo hungry after the run, I o.d.ed on carb cereal and had bread and veggie burger for dinner and chocolate milk...chiminichristmas...thinking about it makes me feel bad....and I did not feel well afterwards lol....probably the guilt

Salmon with garlic and then let it brown....you don't need salt sooo good, need to make it again.

I made terijake chicken and rice, no veggies....bad girl here....that was salty, I put a tbsp of turmeric in it even though it isn't powerful like the capsules....it's actually very tasty.
organic wild rice from Costco, lean chicken breast, whole garlic gloves (so I find them before DD finds them lol....she doesn't want any).... sauteed in the pan with the chicken (after it was done) and then the terijake sauce
I forgot to weigh myself and because of the salt, I won't tomorrow or I get a heart attack
But I did 60 sit ups plus crunches, trying to strengthen my tummy/core, seems like the skiing helped starting this, I used to not be able to do sit ups anymore....Need new running shoes...been saying that for months....good cushion for arch support, my feet hurt lately after the trail run....

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Hey all,

I sautee frozen green beans, onions and garlic in olive oil.  Right before removing from the heat, I throw in some slivered almonds. I love this with baked salmon sprinkled with lemon pepper.

Kay
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Oh, I also put bell peppers in the green beans.  Forgot.  Sorry.

Kay
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CALICO... I'm no role model, I just try a lot of things and hope they work lol. As a matter of fact I doubt I would be able to do this on my own! Checking in here keeps me motivated and honest!

I had an awful week as they pump you full of high soduim carp to drink before the colonoscopy. You'd think my doing all the prep and starving for a day I would have lost ... but noooo I gained a pound

I went and got a Gymstik ... trying to do pilates a bit and this is a good tool. Tried the 30 Day Shed but I'm so out of shape I will have to work up to that one! Have to be careful though because my bone density came back really bad in one hip and spine even though I am on Fosomax, Vit D and calcium.

KAY ... the green bean dish sounds yummy, I'll have to try that tonight.

Keep on keeping on girls! We'll get there together!

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Cheryl,

We now have two German-based grocery stores in Evansville.  They have items that I never see in our other stores.  I get a bag of frozen asparagus spears there.  I sautee them in olive oil and add herb/spices.  Yum!  They have goat cheese too.  I get wild caught salmon, flounder and shrimp at affordable prices.  Their European chocolates look heavenly; however I pass by them.  Oh, I do get dark chocolate there.  Great place to shop.

Kay
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The clinic where I received Chemotherapy treatments, had enticing bowls of candy everywhere.  When I was about seven years old, I ate so much Halloween Candy, it made me sick.  Looking back, I think it must have been intestinal flu, but whatever it was, the smell of processed sugar, chocolate, or anything vaguely sweet, brought on a gag reflex.  Sweets were never a problem, although I have always enjoyed pies, fruit, yogurt, honey, jellies, and dried raisins, figs, prunes, apricots, pears, apples, etc.

Chemotherapy caused me to have "dry mouth" and a sore throat, which was relieved  by consuming the hard candy; and the "gag reflex", was gone.  It began with fruit flavors, mints, and butterscotch.  It was the beginning of an addiction that has progressed into full-blown sugar-ism.
I was wondering if there is a Sugar-anonymous Program.  I'm looking into Sugar Busters.  It's miserable to crave sugar constantly.  Is it a "brain" thing?  Endorphins?  I went into "instant menopause" following A/C, and believe the "sugar addiction" began at that exact time.  Hormones.  I have been trying to curb the cravings with honey, and fruit.  Any ideas on how to make this uncontrollable cookie monster go away?

Help...my hand is in a bag of m&m's, and I may have to toss the bag in the trash.  They were on sale with a coupon; my dh was being sweet, and bought me 2 jumbo bags.  I'm gaining so much weight, it's scary.  It's distorted weight gain, to make matters worse.  I think my feet are getting fat...lol.

The "bottom line" is (wide), the "bottom line" is exercise, exercise, exercise.
It's good for the mind, spirit, and the waistline.
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Indi,

I'm gonna try some Agave Nectar.  Good substitute for honey I read and can be used in recipes.

Also, I fix Quinoa and while hot, mix in Stevia and Cinnamon.  One cup of Quinoa cooked makes a considerable amount.  Brown Rice is also good fixed this way.

I also make green tea, ginger root tea and turmeric tea with Stevia.

Plain yogurt is good sweetened with Stevia and add a little vanilla.  I have added nuts and grated dark chocolate.

I think my friend, Rosemary, has a sugarless muffin recipe.  I will ask her.

I love pasta.  I have tried different whole wheat pastas, but hate them.  I make an omlet filled with hummus and lots and lots of grilled veggies that satisfies sometimes.

Kay






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Indi, my twin
the 3 pound bag of m&m's was $ 7.14 at Sam's, bought it for Superbowl Sunday and yes....I am not reporting weight or anything today

I cheer Cheryl from a distance..."go Cheryl"

but remember, we fall of the wagon and get back on....just like with the horse....just because you fall and you're hurt, doesn't stop ya, right??

New game, new luck!!!

I'll climb the hill again today and hope this will stop my chocolate endevurs....when I am annoying myself, I really get antzy.....

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Hey,

Also this site has cheesecake, brownie, peanut butter cookie, and oatmeal cookies using stevia  http://www.everstevia.com/steviarecipes.html

Kay
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Quick snack idea. 

Whole Grain crackers
Top with a thin slice of low-fat cheese (I buy a fresh mozarella ball and slice)
Top with a thin slice of cherry tomato
Sprinkle with basil.  (Fresh basil is you have it)  I just sprinkle dried leaves.

Kay


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Kay,
I read great things about Quinoa and youtube of all things has great receipes too.
Thank you for your ideas.

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Hi kids,

Monday is a new day for me.  I am going to eat healthier and I bought a Wii yesterday.  I plan to get fit in my pj's.  lol

I hope to get the Wii fit as soon as I can find one.  Everyone is out right now. 

My goal is to eat more fruits, veggies and fish.  I love seafood so the problem will be to find decent seafood here.  I may take an ice chest to Oklahoma City and buy some there.  I saw some yesterday while there that looks really good.

I'm depending on you guys to keep me in line. 

Today though I plan to enjoy a nice steak, salad and most likely baked potatoe at an awesome restaurant.  We are going there to celebrate my good scan news and our 22nd wedding anniversary.

See ya later.



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OK LIZ!! Monday will be a new day for me too. I fell off the wagon a bit and gained a pound. It may be because I started a new program at a gym and my LE acted up right after or then again it may be that bacon cheeseburger I gave into after craving it all week   But I dusted myself off and hopped back up on the wagon. Lost the pound and hope to lose another by Wednesday weigh in.

KAY ... CALICO thanks for the recipes, hints and encouragement. You guys keep me honest lol

INDI ... sugar cravings are hard to beat because you get a spike of energy when you eat sugar and then a crash when it wears off. Stevia is a good way to get off of sugar. Step away from the M&Ms lol!!

Well I am on 3 programs now and if this doesn't work ... well ... we'll see. I'm still on weight watchers because I finally hit goal for lifetime membership. Then I joined Herbal Magic which is a diet program supported by herbal supplements. I have a coach and check in 3 times a week. Then the gym I joined yesterday ... it's a strange new exercise workout where you are on a platform that vibrates while you exercise. For instance you do 5 crunches but with the machine it equals about 50 (something about the vibrations causing muscle contraction) The whole body workout takes 15 minutes and when you are done you feel like you really worked out for an hour. My pcp recommended it for my bone density so thought I would try it.

So keep on keeping on girls  ... Liz welcome to the group. You will love the Wii Fit when you get it!

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HAPPY 22nd anniversary and congrats on the good news too ... enjoy that steak Liz!!

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Liz,
happy anniversary!!

Cheryl,
that machine sounds interesting.
Could not walk today, the weather is really bad (insert really bad word here lol) It is black ice, freezing rain and yuck.

Went out to eat tonight, I will be a good girl next week, DH is gone for 5 days, that should help

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Thanks (((Kay)))!  Great Stevia Site.  Love the recipes, weight loss advice, and your crackers!  I immediately made some crackers & tomatoes, with Cheese & Basil, popped them under the broiler, and enjoyed it as a snack with tea.  I'm going to buy some Stevia tomorrow!  I have often pondered trying it, but didn't because it's so expensive.  I love Tea, and look forward to adding Stevia to the brew...I didn't know it has all the medicinal qualities, as well.  Very cool. 

Cali, I didn't toss the m&m's...when I eat a few, then a few more, and I go into a sugar coma...lol, I don't remember how the peanut m&m's disappeared.  I am working on eliminating Salt...another craving...and butter...I love butter, and butter makes everything better.  Using "unsalted" butter really helped to eliminate those cravings.  

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, LIZ!!!  
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR "GOOD SCAN", (((LIZ)))
Liz, Frozen Fish, when purchased from a reputable Fish Monger, is often the freshest fish you can buy.  It's frozen on the ship, as soon as it's caught.
I hope you have a wonderful Celebration Dinner!
 
Cheryl, what is Herbal Magic?  I won't join a gym, my health issues are to fragile, and I've become extremely nervous about bacteria, virus, fungus, now that I know how vulnerable we are.  Looking for a program that will build the immune system; Wii, what is it?  I am clueless, truly clueless...lol.

I love Kashi-go-Lean Cereals, with fruit, bananas, raisins.  It tastes sweet...don't know what's in it.  I generally feel pretty good when I stock up on fruits, veggies, Kashi, Flax Bread, and Lentil & Bean Soups. 
I'm shopping for a small freezer to stock up on blueberries, frozen veggies, fruit, ice treats, etc.

For now, my body is swollen, puffy, out of shape, and struggling with pain.  I dread the thought of going anywhere, because none of my clothes fit, anymore.  I am tired of wearing T-shirts, sweat pants, and pajama bottoms...this winter really did a number on me because the exercise completely ended...I wonder if my Oncologist will inspire and give some advice.  His wife is a Nutritionalist, and they are both "runners".  My knees can barely make it down to the mailbox and back to the house.  Hips are bugging me too. 

Maybe I should TRY what is likely a scam & a rip-off, lol:  http://www.AbCirclePro.com ...fun and easy, just three minutes a day...I wonder if my knees would suffer?  oh, I must put this television back into the closet.  I got it out for the Westminster Dog Show and the Olympics...and I haven't turned it off...
like sugar, give it an inch and it takes a mile (I wish I could walk a mile, groan).

Love,
Indi 

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INDI ... Wii is a gaming console by Nintendo. It is different because you move around to use the remote. For instance you play bowling by doing the actual arm movement. There is an exercise program you can get and now they have an attachment called Wii Fit which you stand on to do exercises.  Herbal Magic is a wellness centre that promote weight loss by healthy eating, herbal supplements and exercise. I weigh in 3 times a week and keep a food journal. If I go up or don't lose my coach looks at what I have eaten and makes recommendations. One big difference for me is the lack of salt. This is the first time I have limited my salt intake and it seems to be working. Although I haven't shed many pounds I have lost 27 inches overall. Now that I have added exercise I feel much more energetic.

CALICO .. I find it hard to stay on track on weekends because DH and DS don't need to lose weight. During the week at work I do better. I like the exercise machines because I can't walk much in winter. Our town is pretty rural and there are no good paths to follow.

KAY ... is Stevia used like sugar in recipes or only to replace the sweet flavor?

LIZ ... are you still doing the 30 Day Shed? I tried it but couldn't even get past the warm up lol. I am soooo out of shape it's scary.

Have a good week girls ... think of me going   if you feel like you're going to fall off the wagon. Now will somebody do the same for me lol. Maybe we need Socal to supervise us with her frypan 

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Good morning everyone,

I'm glad  I chose to begin my new healthy eating on Monday.  I ate way more than I should have this weekend.  I've been looking into soups.  I love thin soups and they are usually so filling.  I will use low sodium items to make some.  I found a great sounding Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe.  I plan to eliminate the tortilla's though.

Cherryl....I haven't done the 30 Day Shred for a couple weeks.  I do enjoy it.  It's a killer workout for sure.  I hope to get back to it soon though. 

I need to get up and start laundry, throw something on and run to the store.  Of course I will run into everyone I know since I plan to go without make-up etc. 

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A nice Sunday to all... I was revisiting the latest about this guy (French-American doctor, 16 year brain cancer survivor) and his book, and, really, it is so well done and clear (slide-show type if you click on the button they show...), I thought it may be a helpful thing to post here:

http://www.anticancerways.com/steps.html

Mind you, this was our way of life before bc, but I am even more determined to follow this diet and life style advice...

Thanks for the thread Gina, I do not know where you find all those B&W pictures... they are great!  Hoping you are feeling gradually better... snowing here, not very conducive to walking that much... shoveling vigorously though...
Take care, all...
Catherine
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(((Catherine)))
Great to see you!   Thank you for the link to Dr. David Servan-Schreiber...what an interesting physician.  Listening to one of the pod-casts, he explains why 95% of all physicians have very little knowledge regarding nutrition, herbs, exercise, lifestyle, and complementary medicine as an alternative, and/or, companion therapy to cancer treatment. From his heart to our ears & mind...easy to understand why many specialists don't have time, money, or capacity to leave their field of expertise to learn about the importance of spices, water, nutrition, riding a bike.  It makes perfect sense, and it made me feel much better about my own experience with physicians. 
 
He also states that Breast Cancer Patients who have a network, a few good friends, supportive loved ones & family, will live much longer than those who are alone, sad, and abandoned.  He advised anyone who feels lonely to "get a dog or a cat for companionship, exercise, and to lift one's spirits".  I love his message, and he is a 16 yr. survivor of Brain Cancer...and it's an easy, flavor-packed plan...love his suggestions about food, diet, and exercise. Do 30 minutes a day of moderate exercise...what a wonderful introduction to HOPE!

Cheryl, Thanks for explaining the Wii Exercise Games...I still don't know exactly what it is, since I don't play the games...but it sounds like a great routine!  I need an herb diet centre...is there one on the Internet?  Love the idea of having a professional go over the list of healthful foods.  I did see a Nutritionist last year, and it was useless.  My expectations were high...but she didn't tell me anything I didn't know, beforehand...and she was not in the least bit hopeful, encouraging, or supportive.  If you've found someone who actually helps, I stay...hang on!  wow!!!  You sound like you're getting all better, and it's great to see sunshine back in your replies!  Stay healthy, and don't walk on the ice...we must always remember...we have delicate shoulders...meaning...don't shovel too much snow!  lol...
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To All who are helping everyone to learn, cope, live, and survive... 
Thank you for sharing so many fascinating, stimulating, and educational links to health, music, recipes, communications, travel, exercise, and more...and always, excellent material & sources!  Thank you, once again, for your valuable insight and keen eye for "good ideas", .
 
Love,
Indi
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