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KathyBlue - Monday Jun 21, 2010
(Healthy eating (with doctor) and Exercise)
Weight: 246.9

Morning, Ladies!

I had a very tough day yesterday, got food poisoning or something like that... Had diarrhea and it was awful as you can imagine... I slept.

Today's menu:

08H30 - a cookie (20 kcal)

10H00 - LF milk w/ coffee (100 kcal)

13H00 - grilled chicken breast with veggies and a LF fresh cheese (400 kcal) and an orange (80 kcal)

16H00 - a plain yogurt (100 kcal)

17H00 - a soy yogurt (100 kcal)

19H00 - an apple and a fruit smoothie (have to boost my vitamin stocks ) (200 kcal)

20H00 - leftovers: lamb biriani w/ a pinapple soy dessert (400 kcal)

Grand Total: 1400 kcal

Progress as of today: 79.3 lbs lost so far, only 55.9 lbs to go!

tangalyn on 06/21/2010:
i hope u r feeling better

loveray on 06/21/2010:
oh, no!! i hope you get to feeling better soon. xo

Umpqua on 06/21/2010:
Oh yuck, food poisoning is the worst. Sorry to hear that and I hope you feel better!

liza36 on 06/21/2010:
Hope today's a better day!

legcramps on 06/21/2010:
Uh-oh, feel better soon!!!

just42day on 06/21/2010:
Sorry about the food poisoning! Hope today's a much better day for you!

sweetpea1977 on 06/21/2010:
Ugh, food poisoning! I hope you are feeling much better today!

KathyBlue - Sunday Jun 20, 2010
(Healthy eating (with doctor) and Exercise)
Weight: 246.9


Today's menu:

09H00 - toasts w/ LF cheese cream, radish and LF milk w/ LF cocoa w/ black sugar (300 kcal)

11H00 - a soy yogurt and an apple (180 kcal)

13H00 - a slice of pork meat w/ raw and cooked veggies and salad, and a soy vanille dessert (500 kcal?)

16H00 - an apple (100 kcal)

20H00 - veggie soup, two toasts

21H00 - LF milk w/ LF cocoa w/ black sugar and 2 cookies

Grand total: 1600 kcal

Progress as of today: 79.3 lbs lost so far, only 55.9 lbs to go!

KathyBlue - Saturday Jun 19, 2010
(Healthy eating (with doctor) and Exercise)
Weight: 246.9

Morning, Ladies! 

Saturday, started with a headache (period's comin...) and a nice cocoa drink with cereals instead of bread. I really have to vary more, because I 'd be able to eat the same things during months. I'd be good as a sailor, heheh... maybe I 'd already been one, in an other lifetime... I have so little time because of the phyisoterapy, I don't eat my dinner with my man 3 times a week - a thing we never missed before. We only meet at night and we have these "things to do together" list, dinner is one.

I'm still searching for the excercise to do from September. I'd like to do core, aquafitness and tennis of course. But I can't afford all three. I've been looking for places, timetables and for you to imagine the complexity: 

1. tennis - this year has been a catastrophe because of the rainy weather. There have been months with only 2-3 opportunities to play, all the other classes went for fitness (in-door). I have been paying 50 euros per month, 2 times a week tennis: well, in-door fitness is much cheaper (like 30 euros per month) and at the end what I really want is tennis, right, hugh?! I questioned the leaders of the tennis court, the responsibles and the coaches as well. They say there's been a project to cover some of the courts but... nothing's happening of course. Then, I said, I won't contribute to this from September... PROGRESS: Next week I'm going to visit the National Stadium and its covered tennis grounds and its school. We'll see. It's very far, so the only option for me is 1x Saturday tennis. OR still, I would need to find SOMEONE to play with on a regular basis instead of paying for classes, but that I couldn't find during the last 4 years in Portugal so...

2. swimming - I am not a good swimmer. I'd need classes or I'd need Aquafitness because the main goal here is to get my spine and posture better. I don't want classes so I want Aquafitness: cool. Now there's a pool at the end of the road near my house (9 min walking distance) but this is a very dangerous zone of the city and everybody says I should find an other pool. OK, I've found one, half-way between home and work. 60 euros / 3 times a week for Aquafitness. Well... here in Damaia it would cost 50. I have to pay an extra 10 for being Lisbon (capital).

3. core - this is the easiest because I only know 1 place to do it, it's realtively near to work, and I like the coach. But it would be an extra 33 euros/month, once a week and I want to do something else, too... I have to exercise more than once a week, more than twice. Core helps posture also, but it's aerobic and not aqua activity...

So, girls, any suggestions? :-) Thanks in advance!

Today's menu:

09H00 - LF milk w/ LF cocoa powder and black sugar, cereals (300 kcal)

12H00 - an apple (100 kcal)

13H30 - lamb biriani @indian restaurant (500 kcal?)

15H00 - 2 balls of sugar-free ice-cream (200 kcal?)

16H00 - grapes and a slice of WW bread w/ LF cheese and radish (300 kcal)

Grand total: 1400 kcal (done!)

Progress as of today: 79.3 lbs lost so far, only 55.9 lbs to go!

loveray on 06/19/2010:
aqua is awesome because it is so easy on the joints- i love zumba and yoga, however for their fun, cheap benefits. walking is always a free substitute- my dad always used to repeat the mantra, "young lady, it costs you nothing but your health to lace up those shoes and go for a stroll"...haha

Umpqua on 06/19/2010:
I would vote for swimming too, but that's just me! Does your weather dry out there as the summer progresses? I think your climate is very similar to where my parents live in the northwest US. They get rain from October through May/June, then it dries up completely and they have a hot and dry summer. It's very extreme, but they don't get snow or ice or the freezing temps we get here where I live. I hope you find a program that works for you!

sleepy on 06/20/2010:
Ohhhh aqua fitness. When I stayed in a hotel the other night with a pool in the room I thought how much I would love to have a pool. I had this ball that I used to push down into the water that really worked my triceps and other arm muscles. There's so much you can do in water besides swim to be fit. Many creative ways to work out in water that don't require painful joint impact and other body aches you can get from exercising out of water.

KathyBlue - Friday Jun 18, 2010
(Healthy eating (with doctor) and Exercise)
Weight: 246.9

Hello Ladies!

I posted this yesterday (below, about happiness) for you all. Have a nice Friday!

Today's menu:

07H45 - 2 slices of WW toast w/ 0F cheese cream and fresh bio radish, LF milk (300 kcal)

09H00 - coffee w/ LF milk (100 kcal)

11H00 - a plain yogurt (100 kcal)

13H00 - a grilled chicken leg with raw veggies (500 kcal?)

14H00 - 100% fruit smoothie (100 kcal)

16H00 - a yogurt (90 kcal) and a half cookie (50 kcal)

18H30 - a WW cookie (100 kcal)

21H30 - veggie soup, 2 slices of bread w/ LF cheese and radish and 4 slices of LF chicken ham (450 kcal)

Grand Total: 1850 kcal


Happiness is our birthright. When we see a small baby we instinctively squeal with delight at his or her first smile. Our natural human instinct is to lean is towards happiness, but as time passes and life’s experiences unfold, we can sometimes lose our mojo. When that happens it can be hard to retain our sense of perspective and we can fall into the habit of negative thinking. Maybe money’s tight, or your relationship has ended, or you had a row with your best friend.

No matter what has happened to wipe that smile off your face, you must try to do whatever you can to define in a healthy, life affirming way, what happiness means to you. And I don’t mean eating another bar of chocolate or having another plate of macaroni cheese!

Here’s 15 steps to happiness you can start on today that will bring a smile to your face, if not get you laughing out loud!

1. Avoid negative people.

I don’t really need to expand on this one too much do I? You know who they are, and you know how they make you feel, and you know you need to avoid them. If you can’t avoid them altogether then at least keep them at arms length, and minimise your contact with them. Stick with the positive ones.

2. Stand in front of a mirror, look into your eyes and smile.

Tell yourself how wonderful you are and that you deserve to be happy. Do this a few times a day, even if it feels silly. This works wonders to lift your spirits!

3. Avoid wearing black clothes, and inject some colour into your wardrobe.

We tend to wear black when we want to make ourselves invisible and blend in with the walls (unless you’re a vampire or Count Dracula?) No but really, wearing brighter colours will cheer you up. Get some pinks to feel more feminine, blue to feel calm and orange to get that spark of creativity flowing!

4. Do some exercise and get some air into those lungs!

We all know that regular activity benefits us enormously, both mentally and physically, even if it’s just for 20 minutes a day. So take a brisk walk, run up and down your stairs a few times, do star jumps during the commercial breaks when you’re watching TV. This will ensure you feel more energised and help you stay trim and fit, which will in turn have a knock-on positive effect on your mood.

5. Put on music that makes you happy, or with lyrics that cheer you up.

Try Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto’s or Mozart’s Ein Kleine Nachtmusik. If you prefer mainstream music then try Jimmy Cliff “I Can See Clearly Now” or Michael Jackson “The Way You Make Me Feel”, “My Love” by Justin Timberlake or even Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” to name but a few. Anything that’s definitely going to put a smile on your face.

6. Watch comedy shows, funny movies or go to a comedy night with your friends.

Happiness is the aim here and what could be better than laughing?

7. Decide to be happy.

Habits are formed very easily and if we simply decide to be happy then it will become a habit. Aristotle said “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.”

8. Say yes to your dreams.

All too often we want a better lifestyle, or a more fulfilling relationship, or a slimmer body, but we look at what we have now,which may be a far cry from the ideal life of our dreams, and in our frustration we kill the dream off before it’s even started to develop. Instead, let the seed of the dream take root, and you will find that in a very short time, things will start happening that will help turn that dream a reality. You might meet someone wonderful, or you might get a great new job offer, and this will happen simply because you said yes to your dreams and allowed them to unfold.

9. Fake it till you make it!

This is one of my personal favourites. It doesn’t mean if I act like a billionaire then I’m necessarily going to become one, but it does mean that my confidence is boosted, I’ll stand taller and feel elevated. All of these are going to make me feel happier, and I’ll give off a happier vibe, and as a result I’ll attract positive experiences and positive people. Cultivate an internal dialogue that’s always geared towards happiness.

10. Smile!

This is one of the best and most effective happiness tips I can give you. Try it now!

11. Bloom where you’re planted.

3 years ago, I had to move 200 miles away from my friends, my parents and my partner, and I hated it. My entire support network was gone overnight. I did everything I could to avoid putting roots down in my new home. I kept telling myself it was a temporary move, and that I’d be back before I knew it. And as might be expected, I got more and more miserable. So I decided to heed my own advice, and try to make the best of it. I joined a gym, I started to socialise more, made lots of new friends and now I know that wherever I find myself geographically, I can be happy mentally. And I am!

12. See the silver lining, because every cloud has one.

If a relationship has ended, consider the reasons it’s ended and be glad because now you can attract the person who is more suited to you – someone who wants to be with you, rather than the person who was happier with his friends. Someone who can’t wait to spend the rest of his life with you, rather than the person who hesitates or runs in the opposite direction when togetherness is mentioned. When you’re sick and your body isn’t as healthy as it was, use the time convalescing to review your lifestyle, your diet, and fitness routine. This will give you a renewed focus and allow your body to heal from a mentally positive perspective.

13. Have faith.

Believe and have faith in a Higher Power, whether that’s God, Allah, the Jedi Master or The Universal Great Lord, and trust that your happiness matters to that Higher Power. This will enhance your sense of value, as well as renewing your confidence and allowing you to relax into a happier frame of mind. Someone else has got your back, and you’re always safe.

14. Contribute.

Contribute to the community and help others in an area that means something to you. Run the marathon for charity or volunteer at a local charity shop. The beneficial attributes here are self explanatory.

15. Remember tomorrow is another day!

You get another chance to do it all over again, and the best part is you can improve on what you did today, tweak a few things here and there, and relax – it’s never going to be perfect. But you’ve done your best, and that’s all you ever need to do.

Progress as of today: 79.3 lbs lost so far, only 55.9 lbs to go!

loveray on 06/17/2010:
love this!! xo

sweetpea1977 on 06/18/2010:
thanks for posting this!!

Umpqua on 06/18/2010:
Great list! Although black clothes can be slimming....and lengthening. And I'm height challenged! ;)

geevee on 06/18/2010:
I think you're high on calories for the chicken leg. You barely ate much at all yesterday.

hollybelle on 06/18/2010:
YAY on this Happiness blurb! loved it!

sleepy on 06/18/2010:
I myself am specifically avoiding a negative person in my life. Its so true. A few years ago I befriended this girl in one of my bio classes and we became close, but over the last 2 years I've just realized she makes me miserable. My relationship with her consists of me constantly defending myself. She simply makes me feel bad about myself, my weight included even though she herself is overweight. Thanks for the list : )

KathyBlue - Thursday Jun 17, 2010
(Healthy eating (with doctor) and Exercise)
Weight: 246.9

So, this is the 112 kg me (246,9 lbs). I have awful arms! My grandma and my mum have the same type... I hope, one day, it turns back to normal. IT HAS TO!!!

Today's menu:

06H30 - two toasts w/ LF cheese and LF milk w/ LF cocoa powder and black sugar (350 kcal)

10H00 - a yogurt (100 kcal) and a peach (50 kcal)

12H45 - steamed white rice and grilled salmon w/ tomatoes and a yogurt Activia (500 kcal)

19H00 - 2 peaches (100 kcal)

21H30 - veggie soup, two small slices of bread w/ LC LF cheese and radish, cucumber (400 kcal)

Grand total: 1500 kcal

Progress as of today: 79.3 lbs lost so far, only 55.9 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 06/16/2010:
You look FANTASTIC!!!

getmebackto150 on 06/17/2010:
you look awesome... The change from your previouse pictures is dramatic! keep up the good work!

just42day on 06/17/2010:
Congrats on all you've achieved so far. Picture definitely worth 1000 words. Great, great job. You should be VERY proud of yourself. Thanks for sharing your success.

tangalyn on 06/17/2010:
you look great, thanks for sharing ur pic :)

Umpqua on 06/17/2010:
Great job! I have an apple shape and I tend to gain more in my arms/shoulders/chest area. That's always the last area to lose for me too, but when I do I see a dramatic difference. You're doing so well!

geevee on 06/17/2010:
You don't look like the "old" Kathy! Your face is so thin now. You are doing FANTASTIC!

missdetermined on 06/17/2010:
You look WONDERFUL! You have come so far, thank you so much for sharing, keep it up, you are an inspiration!

KathyBlue - Wednesday Jun 16, 2010
(Healthy eating (with doctor) and Exercise)
Weight: 246.9

New weight! :) 112 kgs. Only 5 kgs missing to have 107, a long time ago achieved weight. And only 4 kgs missing to say: "I've lost 40 kgs already". These will be landmarks, girls!

I'm very happy and I wish you strength and success all the time! I wish you never give up and keep up with DD, give your contribution to a better "you" and to the best community ever! 

Tomorrow I post a photo my man took today morning. New clothes fit! :D

Today's menu:

07H30 - LF milk w/ cocoa powder and black sugar, 2 toasts with a LF LC cheese (350 kcal)

09H00 - coffee w/ LF milk (50 kcal)

11H00 - a natural yogurt, 1% fat (100 kcal)

12H30 - cooked veggies (at the vegetarian restaurant, food called: "The veggies of India") dunno the kcal value: 500 kcal? and a yogurt Activia (100 kcal)

17H00 - a natural yogurt, 1% fat (100 kcal)

21H40 - veggie soup w/ WW slice of bread (400 kcal)

Grand total: 1600 kcal

Progress as of today: 79.3 lbs lost so far, only 55.9 lbs to go!

just42day on 06/16/2010:
You're doing so well! Will look forward to seeing the new pic tomorrow!

Umpqua on 06/16/2010:
You go Kathy! And it's so wonderful when you can fit into close that were previously too tight. How satisfying!

getmebackto150 on 06/16/2010:
Great job! I can't wait to see your new pic!

nosetwitch on 06/16/2010:
Great job, Kathy!

tangalyn on 06/16/2010:
congrats on ur loss :)

jubileecoast on 06/16/2010:
Go for it! You're doing really well and today's menu looked great!

geevee on 06/16/2010:
You're just roaring through the 240's, soon to be 230's. In no time you'll break 200. What an inspiration!

sweetpea1977 on 06/16/2010:

legcramps on 06/16/2010:
Wow, good job! Can't wait to see the new pic!

KathyBlue - Tuesday Jun 15, 2010
(Healthy eating (with doctor) and Exercise)
Weight: 249.5

Good morning!

I had tennis today, and I'm into physiotherapy 3 times a week so I have excercise 5 times a week. The hidrotherapy is really nice! Relaxing. :-)

06H30 - LF milk w/ cereals (250 kcal)

10H30 - coffee w/ LF milk (100 kcal)

13H00 - 2 slices of grilled fish w/ veggies and yogurt sauce (500 kcal)

15H00 - a yogurt (80 kcal)

16H30 - 3 toasts with low-cal strawberry jam and a coffee (300 kcal)

21H00 - veggie soup and a slice of finnish rye toast w/ LF cheese and cucumber (400 kcal)

Grand total: 1700 kcal (wrong!)

Progress as of today: 76.7 lbs lost so far, only 58.5 lbs to go!

just42day on 06/15/2010:
You're being so great with all your exercise! Go for it!

Maria7 on 06/15/2010:
I like coffee in the morning, too! Hope you have a nice day! :-)

liza36 on 06/15/2010:
Hidrotherapy sounds wonderful! Have a great day.

legcramps on 06/15/2010:
Awesome exercise! Great job today, have a great week!

jubileecoast on 06/15/2010:
great menu! Well done on the exercise. Have a great day!

just42day on 06/15/2010:
thanks for the positive thoughts. I'm sooo relieved my cousin's wife will be fine!

nita51 on 06/16/2010:
You're looking good sis, :) :) :) Take Care.

KathyBlue - Monday Jun 14, 2010
(Healthy eating (with doctor) and Exercise)
Weight: 249.5

Morning! Back to Work... Blagh.

Today's menu:

08H00 - LF milk w/ LF cocoa and black sugar, cereals (300 kcal)

10H00 - 2 peaches (yummmy) (150 kcal)

12H30 - chicken biriani leftovers (500 kcal)

14H00 - yogurt with 2 peaches (200 kcal)

22H00 - veggie soup

Grand total: 1450 kcal

Progress as of today: 76.7 lbs lost so far, only 58.5 lbs to go!

tangalyn on 06/14/2010:
i love peaches :) havent had any yet this year, everytime i go to the store there is either none there, or they dont look good... hope u have a great day :)

Umpqua on 06/14/2010:
Chicken Biriani - yummo :) Hope you have a great week!

Umpqua on 06/14/2010:
I have 4 recipes posted in the forums section on this site. Enjoy!

Umpqua on 06/14/2010:
No stevia? Really? It was only approved as a sweetener in the US a couple of years ago. But before that it was still available in natural food stores as an herbal supplement. It's just an extracted herb, so maybe it would be available to you that way, if not labeled as a sweetener?

Maria7 on 06/14/2010:
Hope you're having a nice day! ;-)

Umpqua on 06/14/2010:
That's horrible about the stevia Kathy. The FDA banned it as a sweetener here years ago, and it's speculated that it was for political reasons. I don't know what changed and why it is now approved as a sweetener, maybe because there are so many different artificial sweeteners on the market here.

legcramps on 06/14/2010:
mmm, peaches. Have a great day today!

nita51 on 06/15/2010:
Hi sis, going for cat scan today, keep me in your prayers. xoxo

KathyBlue - Sunday Jun 13, 2010
(Healthy eating (with doctor) and Exercise)
Weight: 249.5

Morning, Ladies!

If anyone wants e-books (in pdf) about overeating, healthy eating, etc., drop me a line to katalin1981 at

gmail.com (sorry, I have to be aware of email seeking robots) and I send you some!

Today's menu:

10H30 - cup of LF milk w/ coffee substitute, 3 small slices of WW toast w/ LF cheese and cucumbers (350 kcal)

13H00 - a slice of turkey breast, grilled with veggies (400 kcal)

14H00 - a soy yogurt and grapes (250 kcal)

17H00 - a slice of grilled turkey breast w/ veggies (300 kcal)

18H00 - a frozen natural yogurt (50 kcal)

Grand total: 1350 kcal

Progress as of today: 76.7 lbs lost so far, only 58.5 lbs to go!

KathyBlue - Saturday Jun 12, 2010
(Healthy eating (with doctor) and Exercise)
Weight: 249.5

Good morning!

That weight loss yesterday was a phantom weight-loss. Today I'm back at 249.5. No worries. That must have been lack of water, I haven't had my usual dose of it.

Today's menu:

10H30 - cup of LF milk w/ LF cocoa and black sugar, 2 slices of WW toast w/ LF cheese and cucumbers, fruit (450 kcal)

13H30 - chicken biriani at the indian restaurant (600 kcal)

23H30 - a nice, warm milk w/ LF cocoa and black sugar (150 kcal)

Grand total: below 1400 kcal, good

Progress as of today: 76.7 lbs lost so far, only 58.5 lbs to go!

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