OMG! I weighed in - and gained 5 more pounds!!!

United States
May 28, 2011 12:27pm CST
I have been eating like a horse. But I thought maybe my increased activities would help balance it all out. SO now -- here's my plan. 1- increase activity a little more (carefully of course, I am old!) 2- change my eating! 3- stop snacking!!! My question is with eating. I have warned my kids and visitors that as I eat all the stuff that's here I will not be buying sugars or junk foods anymore. But I am thinking maybe I should be more radical and dump it all! I just hate wasting so I am trying to be smarter with what I have. That just means it all lasts longer and stays here in my house longer!! Which would you do? 1- dump it all and just plunge in or 2- gradually move it all out by slowly eating it and make a mor gradual change?
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@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
29 May 11
No, no, don't dump it if you mean throwing in the trash. Give it away to anyone who would want to use it. Not everyone is going to be dieting and exercising and would appreciate some free groceries. Then you could go on with whatever dieting program you choose. I've been making a lot more sweets lately than I had before. I just need to cut down too but my store of stuff would be in the form of ingredients such as flour, sugars (brown sugar, powdered sugar, white sugar, corn syrup) and things used to make the calorie-loaded cakes, pies, etc. My jeans and shirts are getting rather snug I think. Maybe I should just slow down on the baking.
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• United States
29 May 11
Baking has been one of my downfalls as well! I love this new soft ginger cookie recipe and if I could hold myself to two or three cookies that would be okay, but I end up eating six or twelve at one sitting! I gotta get a handle on this thing! lol!
@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
29 May 11
I made a batch of brownies Friday night. But I did give half of it away. I've still got four more to go before my share is gone. I'm trying to eat 'em in increments.
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• United States
29 May 11
Good luck with that one!!! lol!! I have a terrible time with it!
@locakai (166)
• United States
29 May 11
I would gradually move it all out by slowly eating it and make a small gradual change. If you throw it out or plunge it, 1. be wasting food, 2. may gain more weight. I heard that when a person eats right, and exercising they can gain weight until the body adjust to the change, then the weight will come down. She, said it depends on the person, the lifestyle, the issues, etc.. It makes sense to eat healthy, but you might have a craving for the sweets, and if you have none, then you will spend money, to get, then feel bad for spending the money on the sweet. So, take it slow, enjoy. Eat 5-6 small meals a day, that is including snacks, veggies, and fruits. The extra weight is probably your body adjusting to the change of something new.
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• United States
29 May 11
Thanks for the information! It all makes sense. I tried to start eating 6 small (300 calorie meals) today. Well, I got up late so I only got 5 small meals in.. probably why i am starving right now!
@locakai (166)
• United States
29 May 11
Drink ice water in the morning, when eating snacks. Then at dinner drink ice water with *lemon, lime, or orange at dinner. And have water by your bed during the night, so you don't have to get out of bed to go to the kitchen. Water is good for you, and it helps loosen, and hydrates the muscles you use when running. Ice water is good for your metabolism, drinking water with fruit* not only for flavor, but helps with the digestive fluids in the stomach.
• United States
29 May 11
Thanks.. I know I need more water but it's kind of difficult for some reason. I have started setting it through the house and that seems to help some. I also have a little peppermint plant out back and I'm gonna make some ice cubes and put a leaf in it and see if it will flavor my water for me.. if it does that will help some too! Thanks..
@louievill (18966)
• Philippines
29 May 11
I think like the majority I would go for gradual change, remember it's not always advisable to do an abrupt one since our body needs a little time to adjust especially at our age . I think plunging or thrashing would be an awful lot of waste friend, remember what's bad or good for our body could sometimes not be true for everyone, so if I may suggest, study again the food value or contents of what you plan to trash and see if there might be something there that would be beneficial to others,or could be fortified with some kind of vitamins or minerals, some foods that can make us fat might be needed by someone who might be under weight and things like that, good luck on your choice and your decision to live healthy
@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
29 May 11
No way could I eat just 2 T of popcorn. That is just like the potato chips; can't eat just one. I don't even see how you can pop that small of an amount.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
29 May 11
If you really wants to cut-down your weight, then you should take a strict action regarding your food intake from now onwards. Stop extra snacking of those unhealthy food. Try to control yourself in case any of your kids is eating some snack in front of you. After you have eaten finished those snacks that are in your home, try to go for some healthy snack for a change. Although, i am trying to cut-down some of my weight, i am still snacking but snacking on healthy food like fruits and nuts. hope you are able to change your snacking habit now...
• United States
29 May 11
I a seriously working on all of this that you advised! My plan is that when my food is gone it will all be replaced with healthier options a little at a time. Last night I did eat some popcorn and that's a lot less calories than chips or other snacks of its sort! Thanks for the input!!
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
30 May 11
Happy to hear it. Hopefully your goal to cut-down some of your weight will become successful. Do let us know your success story in future...
@millertime (1398)
• United States
28 May 11
So as not to be wasteful, I would use up the stuff I had and then just not buy new to replace it. I do that myself when I change my eating habits and diet. I cut out certain foods but I never throw away food. I just use it up, while still cutting down, and then go on my diet. It's hard to resist some things, especially when it's in the cupboard or refrigerator, but I would tend to try and resist and let the other family members use it up. I live alone, so I don't have to worry about having stuff on hand for other family members. I just have to worry about myself.
• United States
28 May 11
It's mostly just me too. On Mondays my daughter comes to sit with my son while I tutor so I provide food for them. And on Friday nights we all have a meal together. This is okay but if there are leftovers I will splurge. Think I better start having them take all the leftovers home with them!
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
28 May 11
I would go with the gradual change or give it away. When I was dieting I made sure not to keep snacks in the house.. but if ever we got some for whatever reason I'd give them away. Like once I really wanted to try these new cookies.. but of course I kept stopping myself from buying them because I wanted 1, not the whole package.. and I knew if I bought the package I'd eat them all. Well hubby ended up buying them, and I tried a few, but the next time we had visitors I sent the rest of the package home with the visitors.
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• United States
28 May 11
I've got a few things I need to give to my daughter probably. I have finished off some snacks with the help of my grandson! And I won't be purchasing any more! I will continue to gradually shift over to fewer and more healthy items! thanks!
@BART78 (2932)
• Canada
28 May 11
start with eating those stuff with little amount but make sure in every meal you have balance of carbs, protein and EFA, then gradually change it with healthier snack like nuts....or any unprocess process snack, hope this help...have a good one!
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• United States
28 May 11
That's kind of what was thinking. I was hoping to avoid those crazy cravings that happen when you suddenly stop all the extra carbs. I just really need to cut back a whole lot. It's difficult as I get really hungry since am a runner! Thanks!
@KrauseHome (35341)
• United States
30 May 11
Personally this is always a hard decision to make. Since food these days is getting quite expensive, anytime you want to make a radical change and start eating better, it can be a hard thing for sure. I think your best bet would be to go thru some of the stuff, and see if there is stuff there you need to get rid of, and then stuff you would hate to do this with slow down on the amounts you eat, and in time it will be the best for you. Loosing weight can be an adventure and if you are like me there are a lot of factors play into place more than food.
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