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KathyBlue - Wednesday Jul 21, 2010
(Healthy eating (with doctor) and Exercise)
Weight: 239.3

Good morning, Ladies!

I forgot to mention that I'm doing excercises at home for my back. It's like Pilates, I have a book called "15 minute workout for a healthy back" and it's AWESOME! ... Without wanting to do publicity work, here's the link for US: http://us.dk.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9780756628567,00.html?/15_Minute_Better_Back_Workout_Suzanne_Martin

It's AMAZING, really. I have muscle pains all over today, after only 15 minutes... :-)

I also found these interesting:


And an other topic: I started to read this book: The End of Overeating: Taking control of the Insatiable American Appetite (http://books.google.com/books?id=LPTHQQAACAAJ&sitesec=reviews)

And I want you to read this from the Introduction chapter:

"One afternoon, I decided to conduct an experiment that pitted
temptation against willpower.
I walked into a bakery in San Francisco and asked for two semisweet
chocolate-chip cookies. Back home, I pulled the cookies out
of their bag and placed them on a paper plate, just beyond my arm's
reach. They were thick and gooey-chunks of chocolate filled the
craters of the cookies and rose into peaks.
I focused my attention on them, monitoring my own response.
I sighed deeply and bit my lower lip. Almost indifferent to the flowers
on the table and even to the framed photos of my children on the
counter, I was fixated on those cookies until I forced myself to pull
away. At some point, I noticed that I had moved my right hand a few
inches closer to them, but I had no conscious recollection of my
decision to act. I tried to concentrate on reading the newspaper, but
I kept glancing back to the plate.
Feeling vaguely uneasy, I headed to my upstairs office, which
is about as far away from the kitchen as I can get. But even from
that safe distance, I could not fully shake the image of the cookies.
Eventually, I left the house without having eaten them, and I felt
Hours later, I headed to Caffe Greco, a North Beach institution
where the cappuccino is said to be the best in the city. A large glass
jar filled with homemade cookies sat on the counter.
I ordered an orange-chocolate cookie and ate it at once.

My conversation with a journalist, a forty-year-old man I'll call
Andrew, reminded me that the struggle respects neither gender,
nor socioeconomic class, nor age. Andrew, who is about five feet
nine inches tall and weighs about 245 pounds, has written fearlessly
from many of the world's battlegrounds. He has spent time with
jihadists, suicide bombers, and war-hardened soldiers, and he hasn't
flinched. But when I placed M&M's on the table before him,
Andrew felt barely able to cope.
"When I'm in a meeting or interviewing someone and there is
food on the table, I'll spend half my time thinking about that food,"
he admitted. His internal dialogue seesaws between "Man, that
looks good, I could eat that," and "I'm not going to eat that because
I don't need it."
His conflict begins early in the day and never lets up. "I wake up
in the morning knowing that food is my enemy and that I am my
own enemy," he observed. "It's uncontrollable."
At lunch Andrew is likely to be tempted by a basket of hot, fresh
bread served with butter. On city streets Starbucks seems to summon
him, and at home his refrigerator beckons irresistibly. "It just
goes on and on and on," said Andrew. Like so many people who have
difficulty controlling their eating, he sees food as an obstacle course
he must navigate.
Andrew finds pharmacies and convenience stores particularly
challenging: If he manages to get past the candy aisle without succumbing,
he has to stare down more candy at the checkout. In a typical
tug-of-war Andrew will pick up candy, put it down, then pick it up
again, over and over and over. Sometimes he'll win his battle to get out
the door without buying the candy; sometimes he won't. If he does
make the purchase, he often feels so disgusted with himself that he'll
pour half the contents into the trash-and then polish off the rest.
He described what he calls his "food soundtrack." "When I finished
my bowl of Wheaties today, I immediately thought, 'Let me
bring a banana and an apple to work so I'm not tempted, so I don't
eat that corn muffin downstairs at the office.'"
But any success is momentary and is quickly replaced by further
thoughts of food. "I talk to myself," he said. "I'll ask, 'What am I
going to eat for lunch?' 'What if I get hungry at three?' 'What are
we having for dinner? I hope it's good.'"
On a successful day, using maximum restraint, Andrew will
consume about 1,500 calories, which is what he wants to eat in order
to lose weight. But the next day he may consume 5,000. He rarely
knows when he's full and feels mystified by people who don't share
his single-mindedness.
"I can comprehend suicide terrorism more easily than I can
comprehend somebody who just doesn't think about food," he said,
without a trace of facetiousness.

Now who says "I'm not like this?". I can't. And I recognized this a long time ago - I'm thinking about food all the time, what will I eat, etc. and it got worse with the diet. I mean, not the wrong way because diet controls me and I'm motivated to raise more and more willpower. But still, food is one of my main thoughts all the time... Lunch continues to be my favorite part of the day... And I see my colleagues who don't snack, etc. and do not put the food as number 1º in their everyday lives. I'm so jelaous. I want to be like them. I hope this book helps me a bit, though I'm not american and we don't have these fast food restaurants every corner (YET) but bad food attacks the same way... and I'm still thinking of what to eat next... as you see I eat almost in every hour, can't stand it. My choices are good, fruits, veggies, etc. but I just feel the need of munching something... Why am I like this?!

Today's menu:

08H30 - a cup of LF milk, cold and a WW cookie (100 kcal)

09H30 - LF coffee w/ milk (100 kcal)

11H20 - plums (50 kcal)

13H00 - Portuguese bacalhau (codfish) tin, in olive oil and garlic, and whole rice (500 kcal) and an orange + yogurt dessert (120 kcal)

16H00 - a plain yogurt

17H00 - coffee w/ LF milk and 2 toasts (180 kcal)

20H00 - small amount of not so tasty veggie soup (sour because of the hot weather, even when it's in the fridge all the time it expires rapidly) and a small bread, a 400 gr soy yogurt (I'M SOOOO F... UP!!!!! AMOUNT CONTROL!!!! GRRRR....) 500 kcal

Grand total: 1550 kcal

Progress as of today: 86.9 lbs lost so far, only 79.3 lbs to go!

2luvself on 07/21/2010:
fricken nuts... I had 1/2 cup of one type and a 3/4 cup of another which was like 3 handfuls then I check the label and that came to around 850cals... I was so choked. They were just so tasty and I was talking to a friend that was munching away at them too at the time, so instinctively I tried to get in on that cornucopia of nuts, it totally screwed up my options for the rest of the days calories. But I was actually not hungry all day, they say nuts are a good way to suppress cravings and hunger so I ended up ending the day better then ever.

and on the topic of having to think about eating all the time. Why not try and fall outta love with food for a while, Try the motto "Eat to live not live to eat." Set your week up with a meal plan that consists of 3 different meal plans and repeat that stragedy again and again. I think my biggest problem is that I want to put everything in my mouth because I think variety is better. But really in the diets I have done before its better when I have my set meals and I really don't have to think about what I "want" because I already have planned what I "need".

Bikiniwax85 on 07/21/2010:
Heya! Thanks for droping a few line earlier on! Sure We will get to know each other Will update hows my cal intake for today maybe tomorrow morning. (Wonder where you are with our time different!) :P

Btw, its amazing that you like Pilates. Its freaking hard to do. Tried Yoga for beginner. Feels good when ever I went for the classes :)

V on 07/21/2010:
Kathy I will talk to you later gotta head out for work but I just wanted to tell you thanks and have a good day!

sweetpea1977 on 07/21/2010:
Your new workout sounds awesome! I can't wait to hear more about it. Oh, and thanks for sharing all the links with us. :)

tangalyn on 07/21/2010:
ty for sharing links, good luck with ur new workout, have a good day :)

Umpqua on 07/21/2010:
Thanks for including that excerpt. I think (here in the US at least) that the huge amount of corn syrup and corn fillers in our food is a problem. It's almost like a drug and people develop mental and physical addictions to it. Once you break the cycle of eating processed foods and get a taste for real, clean eating it becomes easier to resist the garbage. But it's always a struggle.

I love Pilates, and in fact the floor exercises I do are taken straight from my Method Pilates DVDs that I did for years. I love the emphasis on strengthening the core and I think it's a huge benefit for everyone. Keep up the awesome work and preach it!

geevee on 07/21/2010:
From what I've read, eating every hour or so is much better for your body than overloading it with a heavy meal.

I'm with you on the thinking about food constantly. I find that planning what I'm going to eat a day in advance works very well for me. It removes the possibility of an unwanted binge. I eat only what I plan for and no more. I haven't looked up and figured out what the ideal number of calories for me would be and have ended up eating 1200-1300 a day. At that rate, I lose 2lbs. a month and don't feel deprived. All my many lapses are included in the 2lbs. a mo.

hollybelle on 07/21/2010:
Oh, I so relate to Andrew above. I find the drug stores and convenience stores so challenging and I have also been so disgusted by not "resisting" candy, etc. that I've thrown it ALL out at the curb outside the store! I have found it helps to "practice" resisting. That is, everything gets easier with practice and any habit we want to develop gets easier the more we do it. Change is hard, but NOT impossible. I love food. I love to cook, I love to eat, I love to share food with others and try new tastes - it is very much fun for me to try a new recipe that really turns out well. I get really excited. We live in such a food culture in the US. Billions of dollars are made in the food industry. Those drug stores pay a lot of $$ to consultants that teach them how to merchandise goodies effectively to play on weak impluses. It's all by design. It's war, I tell you! We gotta out-smart the enemy. It's not like we can eliminate food from our lives - we very much need it to survive. But it must hold a proper place in our lives and it's up to us to decide what importance it will have. Easier said than done. But it is possible. (Sorry for a bit of a rant here - exerpt definitely struck a chord with me!)

skinnygrlwithin on 07/21/2010:
I am completely like Andrew as welll... my every waking moment is consumed with two thoughts... FOOD and THE BAR EXAM...sadly food over takes even my thoughts of the Bar...which isprobabably why I spend so much time on this website. I do however know people that never have to think about what they eat. One of my best friends will be forever skinny, and she's always saying that food and my weight has always been an issue and she doesn't understand why I think about it so much... and I always want to say to her because not all of us can eat pasta 4 meals a day (she's a vegetarian and doesn't really eat properly for the diet) and still weight about 90 lbs and have skinny size 0 jeans be big on us... not all of us can carry fat in all the right places (boobs and butt)... and some of us have to hate/love food every moment of every day and focus all of our energy on it just to maintain a somewhat attractive figure... so yes... I relate to Andrew.

Moody3 on 07/21/2010:
Wow can I relate to that excerpt~Food tends to consume my thoughts, from the time I wake up, til I go to bed~it's a struggle..I could've written much of what you posted~As alot of probably could've~Thank you so much for sharing!

selina on 07/22/2010:
I enjoyed reading the account above - so many points where I relate to the guy! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Looks like you have a weakness for soy yogurt ... it happens but don't get too mad at yourself - go right back to portion control and you'll be fine! Stay well! Beijinhos e bom dia!

2luvself on 07/22/2010:
I should also mention that I started to watch this show called Superersize vs Superskinny

Documentary series in which two extreme eaters - one very overweight and the other severely underweight - swap diets in an attempt to change the way they view food and eating. Its interesting because I get a look into what a super skinny person thinks about food. It has really helped me resist my urges because I see myself in the heavy people as well.

here is a link to some free online streaming


I usually watch it with zSHARE

KathyBlue - Tuesday Jul 20, 2010
(Healthy eating (with doctor) and Exercise)
Weight: 239.3

Goodies, ladies!

I just came from tennis, already played with my new racquet!!! :-) LOVELY!!!

Today's menu:

06H30 - LF milk w/ LF cocoa powder, black sugar and some cereals (350 kcal)

10H00 - a plum (30 kcal)

11H00 - a plain yogurt and smashed fruit puree (150 kcal)

13H00 - grilled chicken with salad (and olive oil) and a nectarine (700 kcal)

14H30 - cherries (couldn't resist) (100 kcal)

17H30 - a nectarine (70 kcal)

20H30 - broa with LF cheese and cucumbers, and a soy yogurt (400 kcal)

Grand total: 1800 kcal

The very famous ginjinha (Portuguese sour cherry liquor, this village is very famous of its drink):

Feeding lots :-):

Lizzards on the sun :-):

The evil black knight, Olivier. He lost over the good guy of course, and he got nervous and got very near the public sometimes:

Progress as of today: 86.9 lbs lost so far, only 79.3 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 07/20/2010:
That sour cherry liquor looks dangerous! Hope you have a good day!

skinnygrlwithin on 07/20/2010:
I agree with Umpqua...I am sssoo jealous this all looks amazing!!!

skinnygrlwithin on 07/20/2010:
White cherries are SSOOO amazing!!! THey are white and pink really...and much sweeter than the regular cherry... I could eat them and regular cherries all day!! SUCH A WEAKNESS!! I'll ask my bf their actual name so you can try and find them.

loveray on 07/20/2010:
thank you for your sweet thoughts. looks like you had an amazing time:) hope you have a wonderful and healthy day.

skinnygrlwithin on 07/20/2010:
loveray was right...Rainer cherries!! aka white cherries... you should look for them soon because their season is very limited like a month or two ... SO GOOD!!!

tangalyn on 07/20/2010:
very nice pics again :)

panda22 on 07/20/2010:
Wonderful pictures! you look fantastic =) Thanks for the comment, hope you have a great day! ...hahaha my bill isn't too terrible, but it has gone way up since I've become a stay at home mom...I'm going to try to get on every day but just cut it to coming here and a few other things and turn the computer off!

hollybelle on 07/20/2010:
More great pics. The sun on your face - awesome. Hey - those clothes look a little "big on you"! Keep up the good work -you'll need a whole new wardrobe! Small price to pay for success, though!

don'tstoptrying on 07/20/2010:
I don't know what to get for a new veggie, any suggestions?

geevee on 07/20/2010:
In Miami, those Rainer cherries are $6.95 lb! And to think that there was a 2 for 1 special last week I didn't take advantage of! Darn. Well, I'm ready to buy if it happens again. Meanwhile I'll replenish today my supply of regular cherries.

V on 07/20/2010:
Hey Kathy! Great pictures, I am glad that you are having a good day!

Moody3 on 07/20/2010:
Absolutely LOVE your pictures~I always look forward to them, thank you so much for sharing!!

Glad you got to try out your racquet~Yay!!!

KathyBlue - Monday Jul 19, 2010
(Healthy eating (with doctor) and Exercise)
Weight: 239.3

Helloooo! Crazy monday - without any will to work, yet. I have the top of my head sunburnt so I have to use a stupid summer hat all the time...

A nice article: http://www.lose-weight-with-us.com/healthy_eating.html

Today's menu:

08H30 - a slice of broa w/ LF cheese and 2 slices of turkey ham, LF milk w/ cocoa powder and black sugar (400 kcal)

10H30 - smashed fruits (50 kcal)

12H45 - sardines in tomato sauce with tomatoes (250 kcal) and peaches (150 kcal)

19H00 - plums and plums...

20H00 - two small slices of broa w/ LF cheese and the last 2 slices of turkey ham and veggies, and finally an ice-cream (600 kcal)

Grand total: 1600 kcal

... ready for more photos? Who has not seen the previous photos, roll back to day 17th because I started there, in chronological order! :-) And don't forget, I posted the photos in a resolution high enough to use them as a wallpaper, but you have to click on them to see them in their real size.

After lunch photos, and on the third photo is ME! :-) I still have photos for tomorrow. :-)


Progress as of today: 86.9 lbs lost so far, only 79.3 lbs to go!

selina on 07/19/2010:
These photos are SO COOL! The sky is so blue and the landscape is so green outside of the castle! Everybody seems to be having fun!

You look very cute with your flower wreath on your head ;) Hope the sunburn will heal soon! Abracos e beijinhos pra vc!

just42day on 07/19/2010:
Thank you for your support. I really appreciate it!

tangalyn on 07/19/2010:
and the great pics continue :) thanks again... have a good day!

skinnygrlwithin on 07/19/2010:
These pictures are amazing!! They make me so happy!

Umpqua on 07/19/2010:
That's a fine looking gladiator there ;) And you look adorable!

V on 07/19/2010:
Love your pics Kathy! You are beautiful inside and out! Thank you for sharing with us! Nita and yourself inspire me to post my photo as well...I think we all should :)

loveray on 07/19/2010:
awesome photos!! it looks like you had a great time. have a wonderful week!

Umpqua on 07/19/2010:
Kathy, my shoulders and upper back were a little sore last night, but are fine this morning. Kayaking also works the abs a bit since you have to keep it balanced (especially with a squirming 3-year-old on board).

hollybelle on 07/19/2010:
Wonderful pictures. Wish I could have been there. Naturally I zeroed in on the delicious-looking kabobs on the grill down there! Was the weather as nice as it looked?

2luvself on 07/19/2010:
what a cutey!

panda22 on 07/19/2010:
You pictures are BEAUTIFUL! You are such an inspiration and are doing soooo well! Keep it up! You deserve it!

Maria7 on 07/19/2010:
Sloopy joe was meant to be spelled sloppy joe...ground beef cooked with fat drained off and a can of 'sloppy joe' added to the beef which is mainly tomato sauce and flavorings. It's real good.

sweetpea1977 on 07/19/2010:
I just got caught up on all your entries. The medieval fair looks awesome! We have Renaissance Festivals take place here in Atlanta every April-June. I LOVE going to them, but I have skipped the last two years since my son isnt really old enough to appreciate them just yet. Hopefully, we'll return soon. I always love all the shows and good foods!

And you look great! Congratulations on your 6 months of living a healthy lifestyle. You have come a long way and should be very proud of yourself!!! :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/19/2010:
cool photos! thanks for giving us a glimpse of you! we all love to see and visualize who we're talking to here!! so, nice to see you! :-)

sardines are a great source of protein...thanks for reminding me!

KathyBlue - Sunday Jul 18, 2010
(Healthy eating (with doctor) and Exercise)
Weight: 239.3

Hello Ladies! I'm back.

Please, start by looking up my entry for yesterday because I have 10 photos posted there!  I continue here! :-) I have loooots!

Today's menu:

11H00 - a slice of broa do lavrador, LF cheese cream, 2 slices of turkey ham and a cup of LF milk with LF cocoa powder (350 kcal)

13H00 - slices of turkey meat with LF cream and white rice and salad, and a soy dessert (600 kcal) and plums (I bought bio plums at the medieval fair!)

17H00 - plums, a plain yogurt (200 kcal)

20H00 - veggie soup, a slice of broa do lavrador (400 kcal)

Total: 1550 kcal

So let's continue on the Medieval Fair, now inside the castle!

pictures today are the picture taken BEFORE lunch: stores and feeding place (all grilled, so relatively easy to buy HEALTHY food)

Tomorrow I'm going to post the after lunch and maybe night photos! :-)

Progress as of today: 86.9 lbs lost so far, only 48.3 lbs to go!

skinnygrlwithin on 07/18/2010:
It looks like so much fun!! I would have had problems not shopping haha! I love that candle holder shaped like a sun a few pictures down!!

Umpqua on 07/18/2010:
Great pictures, that looks like a lot of fun!

V on 07/18/2010:
Great photos! I am sure you will enjoy the remainder of your weekend

V on 07/18/2010:
By the way are you on any of the pics????

Maria7 on 07/18/2010:
Thanks for including the photos in your journal. The grilling out the meat looks the most interesting to me. :-)

selina on 07/18/2010:
Such cool photos! Reminds me of a fair I went to in Dresden-Germany last December - lots of people dressed in medieval costumes, too! Your food choices were also excellent - they did eat healthily in the medieval times in Europe, I assume, hehe. That broa sounds scrumptious!

selina on 07/18/2010:
I'd go straight to Pasteis de Belem, haha! Saudades de Portugal!

KathyBlue - Saturday Jul 17, 2010
(Healthy eating (with doctor) and Exercise)
Weight: 239.3

Hello girls!

This is my backpost to saturday! I went to the medieval fair and let me just write down what I ate and then I post some photos...! :-)

breakfast: a plain yogurt and a plum
lunch: a grilled chicken leg (whole)
snacks and dinner: 2 slices of corn bread, 4 cookies, 2 sweet cookies, plums
Total calories: must have been around that 1400 limit, or below so I'm cool!

and now, the photos! Gonna post more daily because I have made a "best of collection" and there are many! Medieval fair, I thought it would be interesting to you! There were looooads of americans there, and they were having fun!

Just click on the images so they will appear larger!

1. Selling handmade bread (the closest to me is the famous "broa do lavrador" which I bought. Can you imagine, one loaf of this bread weighs 6,5 Kilos! (approx. 14 pounds!!!) The calories are lower, 50% lower than average flour bread, but one has to be very careful with a single slice, LOL!!!! :-)

2. on the way to the castle, one has to walk on a narrow little main road of the village - filled with shops, and already in medieval clothings! :)

3. - 5. handmade arts for the wall (ya know ladies, this kind of stuff what one buys when the house is neat and fully furnitured - a thing I couldn't achieved so far! :-D)


6. Typical village street view... This image can be applied as a wallpaper, I set up a typical resolution so be my guests! :-)

7. now it gets exciting !!! A medieval mini-show marching on the village's main street... also can be applied as wallpaper ;-)


9. the evil knight called Olivier (I got to know this detail later at night when a mini-theatre was set up with fighting and knight contests! :-) Also, if you open this you can have a nice wallpaper! ;-)

10. a glimpse of the castle from the village (way to the ticket office)...

Progress as of today: 86.9 lbs lost so far, only 48.3 lbs to go!

tangalyn on 07/18/2010:
cool pics, thx for posting, looking forward to seeing more :) have a great day!!

tangalyn on 07/18/2010:
wow looks like a very fun and interesting place :)

selina on 07/18/2010:
Kathy - These are amazing photos, I love them! Looks like you had lots of fun! I love the shadows on the white stucco walls, so dramatic! The characters dressed in medieval fashion is also very attractive - it's like in Disneyland!

KathyBlue - Friday Jul 16, 2010
(Healthy eating (with doctor) and Exercise)
Weight: 239.3

Good morning, Ladies...

FRIDAY in its best : headache, without a glimpse of goodwill to work... LOL... well ya know.

Today's menu:

08H00 - a plain yogurt (100 kcal)

10H00 - LF milk w/ coffee (100 kcal)

13H00 - grilled fish w/ cooked white () rice and salad (lettuce, tomato, olive oil and a plain yogurt on the top) (600 kcal)

16H00 - a plum and a lot of soy yogurt (prune) (300 kcal)

Tonight: my man asked me to eat out, in a restaurant... again, sushi... ARGH, I hope he gets sick of this one day...

update at 23h00: well, we went to the japanese and I told my man that I wouldn't like to go to these restaurants anymore, at least not on a weekly basis. It's way too much for me, I feel fat and overeaten, my mood went down... and to be honest the worst of it is that I don't know how many calories were in there, I don't remember EXACTLY what I had, I can never control this! Me who dislike to get a restaurant soup because it's very questionable (nomally they put oil in the soup and fats I don't need!), I cannot let myself get into this more often than once a month! No way... I FEEL TERRIBLE!!! 

Well, tomorrow is an other day, and I'm going to go out: medieval fair @Óbidos... VERY NICE city, I'm going to post a lot of photos for my supporter ladies around here. :-) Kisses...

Grand total: 1100 kcal + 1000 kcal = 2100 kcal (AWFUL, BAD, HORRIBLE, TERRIBLE!!!)

Progress as of today: 86.9 lbs lost so far, only 48.3 lbs to go!

selina on 07/16/2010:
Bom dia! Espero que melhore querida!

V on 07/16/2010:
I hope your headache goes away, have a good weekend!

loveray on 07/16/2010:
take is easy and maybe leave work early;))

Moody3 on 07/16/2010:
Awww hope the headache goes away~did you take anything for it?

Your menu looks yummy and healthy! Great choices!

Wishing you a wonderful day!

legcramps on 07/16/2010:
Sorry you're not feeling the best today, hope it gets better as the day progresses!

Thanks so much for your comment on my entry - chances are slim that i'll meet anyone in the near future as I feel so vulnerable still - obviously I still have some work to do on myself! But I appreciate your positive outlook and, who knows, life jumps out at us when it's least expected, right?!

Have a great day today!

Maria7 on 07/16/2010:
Eating out is a temptation. We all overeat sometimes. Hope you feel better. Thanks for your encouraging comment to my entry. :-)

2luvself on 07/16/2010:
Holy **** 86 lbs in 6 months. THATs CRAZY WOMAN! What an inspiration. Thanks for leaving feedback on my diary. Its nice to know my approach works for others. Gives me strength. So thank you. And yes 1 time a month is more then enough for restaurants. Plus it wont pull on your purse strings if you limit yourself, save those extra dollars you were going to spend at a restaurant and buy yourself a sexy outfit after you have reached your goal. Thats what I say anywho.

selina on 07/17/2010:
OMG - I can't control myself at sushi restaurants, either!

nita51 on 07/17/2010:
SIS, I LOVE YOUR STRENGH AND WISEDOM! " God grant us the serenity to change the things we can and the WISDOM to know the things that we can not change." Sis you really put your foot down about going to the restaurant so frequently. If we don't stand up for ourselves, who will stand up for us? I can see your true commitment to what you believe in,,, and that is to stay on your journey and not let ANYTHING stand in your way. Yes, to indulge once a month should be enough,,,I agree, because, we can get side tracked by too many visits to our favorite restaurants, and lose sight of our goals. Your man should have been So proud of you, for speaking your mind. What an example for us all. I love you sis. Take Care

nita51 on 07/17/2010:
Hope you feel better. Don't stress sis, You're doing great.

KathyBlue - Thursday Jul 15, 2010
(Healthy eating (with doctor) and Exercise)
Weight: 239.3


I just cannot thank you enough your continous support and love towards me and towards life! I wish you the best and I wish us to keep on going, full of motivation and inspiration, and LOVE! Thank you for the celebrations yesterday! We are far away from each other but so close in the same time!

Yesterday I finished the physiotherapy.. I went to see the "bone-doctor" for evaluation, and she said I had an inherited difference in my body, which can be considered "not normal" and it has to be watched. I'm defect. LOL. Anyway, I presented her with the plan I made and what you've already seen - and she said it was a great plan. She said I lost too much weight (yeah, I'm happy about this anyway, lol) and most probably my backpains were because of it... So I have to create muscles, abdomen and back muscles as a principal goal. I'm on it, Searg.... :-)

And yes, I'm addicted - today my addiction is to plum!!! :-) I bought red plums in the supermarket nearby... First I bought 3 pieces, yesterday evening. Today I bought 2+ kgs... (5 lbs)... they are LOVELY!!!! I really love the contrast between the sweet flesh inside and the sour skin outside. Ladies, DON'T YOU DARE to peel these types of fruits! The fiber is very important, full of stuff high in nutritional values doing no harm to you! 


Today's menu:

06H50 - LF milk w/ LF cheese and a slice of WW toast (250 kcal)

10H00 - plums and a plain yogurt (150 kcal)

12H30 - quite a big dose of grilled chicken with summer salad (various types of lettuce and tomato with a bit of Portuguese olive oil ) (600 kcal)

16H00 - plums plums plums (300 kcal)

20H00 - 2 finnish rye toasts (100 kcal) w/ 0F cheese cream (40 kcal) and 4 slices of turkey ham (40 kcal) and veggies (50 kcal) and a peach (80 kcal)

Grand total: 1600 kcal

Progress as of today: 86.9 lbs lost so far, only 48.3 lbs to go!

lobster on 07/15/2010:
defect? not a chance. sounds cheesy, but i think people are all the greater for their 'imperfections'! its great you sound so positive! i also think this is an amazing place for support!

V on 07/15/2010:
Good morning Kathy! I am glad all went well at your Doc and as far as your body issues they will diminish as you shed lbs.From years of gymnastics my knees are shot to you know where!However since dropping a few lbs my aches are almost non existent well except for the end of the work week which is understandable because I don't sit at my job. Well have a good day and congrats on your weight loss!!!

Umpqua on 07/15/2010:
Umm, plums :) You know, my mother peels ALL of her fruits because she's paranoid about pesticides. And she eats almost exclusively local/organic. I told her she's insane and she's losing so much in vitamins and fiber. I'm careful to wash everything and even my boys eat the peel and like it!

geevee on 07/15/2010:
I never peel fruit either. i eat it in all its glory.

tangalyn on 07/15/2010:
ur post today is so sweet :) i would never peel plums, i agree, they r too yummy how they r... have a great day :)

Moody3 on 07/15/2010:
Wow, wonderful doctor report!!! Losing "too much weight"~Something my doctor has never said to me~Sigh, LOL...Good for you!! Keep it up and just do what your doctor says and try to strengthen the muscles you need to in order to aliviate the pain in your back~You can do this!!

And I LOVE plums too~I never peel em!!!

nita51 on 07/16/2010:
What's up Sista? My kids & grand kids are using my computer room until they find an apartment. So I rarely get a change to post, as I use to. But I check you out every now and then, and I smile when I see your weight loss numbers. You make me so proud. Keep it up sis. Now,,,YOU are MY idol. Well, take care and I'll be keeping in touch. Love Ya to pieces :) :) :)

KathyBlue - Wednesday Jul 14, 2010
(Healthy eating (with doctor) and Exercise)
Weight: 239.3

AND... IT'S TODAY!!!! 6 MONTHS OF DIETING, HEALTHY LIFE, SPORTS, giving a chance to my unique, once in the universe personality to live more, in a healthier body!... 

The physiotherapy is ending today, too. Last session + seeing doctor (physiotherapy doctor) is today afternoon. Lovely. I'm going to continue from home.

I weighed in: Need to lose 1 pound to achieve the goal til the end of this month (28th July)

Today's menu:

08H00 - fruit puree (100 kcal)

10H00 - coffee w/ LF milk (100 kcal)

11H00 - 1 plum and 2 peaches (170 kcal)

13H00 - veggie restaurant, cooked veggies (400 kcal), a plain yogurt and a plum (130 kcal)

17H00 - a plum, smashed fruits and a WW toast (120 kcal)

21H30 - veggie soup and my man offered me a soy ice-cream, without added sugar but a lot of sodium and fat of course (I didn't say a thing, because he was so sweet and he has chosen the "no added sugar" one...) (200+250 kcal)

Grand total:1500 kcal

Progress as of today: 86.9 lbs lost so far, only 48.3 lbs to go!

just42day on 07/14/2010:
Your doctor should be very pleased today. You've done amazing! Your commitment to exercise and healthy eating is inspiring. Congrats!

selina on 07/14/2010:
Kathy, I just scrolled down to see your weight loss development - awesome! Congratulations!

Umpqua on 07/14/2010:
Congratulations Kathy! You are doing amazingly well and are such a wonderful example and inspiration for others. Woo hoo!

Moody3 on 07/14/2010:
Congratulations is right!! You're doing awesome~you're doctor will be very pleased!!! Very inspiring to us all~Perserverance and consistency over 6 months and look what you have achieved~Wonderful!!!!

V on 07/14/2010:
Great job!

tangalyn on 07/14/2010:
congrats, u have done amazing and i know u will keep going :)

don'tstoptrying on 07/14/2010:
What a great job you are doing I bet you are feeling fantastic, I know you'll get to your goal.

KathyBlue - Tuesday Jul 13, 2010
(Healthy eating (with doctor) and Exercise)
Weight: 240.3

I'M SOOOO EXCITED!!! My man bought me on eBay a racquet for my coming birthday (12 August)!!! Isn't she beautiful?!:


Today's menu:

06H45 - a WW toast w/ LF laughing cow cheese and LF milk (250 kcal)

10H00 - coffee w/ LF milk

13H00 - jasmin whole grain rice with steamed liver and "sauerkraut" (sour cabbage) (600 kcal)

14H00 - a peach (50 kcal)

16H00 - cherries, 3 WW toasts and a 0F yogurt (300 kcal)

21H00 - veggie soup with corn bread (300 kcal)

Grand total: 1600 kcal

Yesterday I had like 1700 kcal, too... :(  I'm doing exercise everyday and I go over 1400, it's been happening for a month now, I just cannot keep it sometimes... Well, but even then I don't eat anything wrong, or greasy.. we'll see the scale on the 28th when my next weigh-in occurs at the doctor's.


Good news for meat lovers:

This summer, when you're looking for something a little healthier to throw on the grill, consider the buffalo. Buffalo (or bison) meat is actually much better for you than beef, with less fat and fewer calories. (It also beats chicken and pork for fat and calorie content!) A 3.5-ounce serving of bison has only about 2.4 grams of fat and 143 calories compared to the same size serving of skinless chicken, at 7.4 grams of fat and 190 calories, and select beef, at 18.5 grams of fat and 283 calories.

Since buffalo tend to graze on grass and are usually not raised with hormones and chemicals, they are a healthier meat with high levels of omega-3 fats. Bison is also a great source of iron and vitamin B12.

If you crave beef burgers, buffalo has a very similar taste, but a little sweeter and richer. Find buffalo in the gourmet or specialty meat section of your supermarket or meat market—and enjoy this barbecue season!

Progress as of today: 85.9 lbs lost so far, only 49.3 lbs to go!

tangalyn on 07/13/2010:
nice gift, i am positive u will get plenty of use out of that. congrats :)

just42day on 07/13/2010:
Congrats on the new racquet! That's great that your bf is so supportive of your commitment to health! :0)

Umpqua on 07/13/2010:
Nice gift! You are a lucky lady :)

legcramps on 07/13/2010:

loveray on 07/13/2010:
aww very sweet! enjoy:)

selina on 07/13/2010:
Nice and supportive husband! Lucky you!

Moody3 on 07/13/2010:
What a great gift!! I'm sure you'll get lots of use out of it!!!

KathyBlue - Monday Jul 12, 2010
(Healthy eating (with doctor) and Exercise)
Weight: 240.3

Goodies, Ladies...

Well, Spain is the champion. I hope they will eat Paul the octopus... :-P as dinner.

Today's menu:

06H30 - "broa de lavrador" with LF milk, cocoa and black sugar and LF cheese cream (400 kcal)

broa: 185 Kcal / 100 gr, based on WW corn flour.

08H30 - coffee with milk (100 kcal)

13H00 - horrible chinese food (600 kcal)

14H30 - 2 peaches, horrible.. blagh (100 kcal)

16H30 - cherries and 2 yogurt (200 kcal)

21H30 - veggie soup and a slice of WW bread, home made, w/ LF cheese cream and veggies

Grand total: 1700 kcal

Progress as of today: 85.9 lbs lost so far, only 49.3 lbs to go!

getmebackto150 on 07/12/2010:
I see broa de lavador... I'm curious as to what that is?

getmebackto150 on 07/12/2010:
mmm it looks yummy!

selina on 07/12/2010:
Hi Kathy you are doing wonderfully!

Entao os espanhois ganharam a copa ontem... estavam jogando melhor do que os holandeses, entao achei que mereceram! Todos estavam torcendo para os holandeses aqui em casa - temos muitos amigos de lah!

Aquela broa parece otima, estou ficando com fome!

legcramps on 07/12/2010:
That picture looks yummy!

Trophster on 07/12/2010:
Oh poor you, horrible chinese food followed by horrible peaches doesn't sound too appetizing. But it's fantastic that you didn't compensate by eating more.

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