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monkey, i suggest running or jogging in the park in addition to walking. It supposedly helps burn calories and stuff too.
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What I put on that list is what I typically eat in one day. Is that not enough protein?
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I'm sure with your shake it's enough, but they say that nothing synthetic can replace the absorption of protein from actual food. If you're depend on a whey protein shake or something, you might not be getting all the use out of it.

Eggs a couple times a week is a great thing to mix in. Maybe a lean turkey breast sandwich every now and again for lunch. A good protein meal after a workout is good for recovery.

Here's the Brussels Sprouts recipe. It delicious and not too-healthy and nasty emoticon

Bacon Brussels Sprouts:
For 1 lbs Brussels sprouts, Quarter the sprouts, cutting with the core so the leaves don’t fall apart. This is enough for three people probably.

In a large pan, render down a pieces of bacon in a couple teaspoons of canola oil. When bacon gets crispy, remove from pan. Save to garnish. Try and leave as much fat in pan as possible.

Add quartered sprouts to the pan. Turn every few minutes to brown as much as possible. Season with salt and black pepper.

When they’re nice and brown, add in ¼ cup chicken stock and cover. When liquid is complete evaporated, add another ¼ cup chicken stock and 2 teaspoon smooth Dijon mustard. Coat the sprouts evenly with the mustard. It’s easier to do when the stock is in there as well. It makes a nice glaze.

Check to see how done the sprouts are. I like them a little crunchy in the middle but some like them nice and soft. If they’re too crunchy, just add little more stock, broth or water and cook until evaporated again.

Remove from pan and garnish with the crispy bacon bits.


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monkey, i suggest running or jogging in the park in addition to walking. It supposedly helps burn calories and stuff too.



i'd like to run, but i can't run to save my [sign in to see URL] flat feet + bad knees = not a good combo

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I've got to lose some as well and it is going oh so slowly.

Chef: I did the online weight watchers and worked well the first time around but not so much so the second time. Found a free website at [sign in to see URL] that you can track your meals (with good daily dietary information that you don't get on WW) as well as tracking daily exercise. Just watch for a lot of emails (but you can manage that fairly well). They have a diet program and a maintenance program. Good message boards, lots of recipes (although I love to see what you post) and good information. Even the story behind the creator of the board is good (he has a book out called "The Spark").

I'm up to 7 miles a week walking and trying to do more interval training if the ankle and knees allow. And, then there's softball, golf, bowling, volleyball... I'll have more time in a couple of months so will be trying to get up to 10-12 miles a week.

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I'll check out the sparkpeople.

I also found this app for my android phone called "calorie counter." It works in conjunction with a website called [sign in to see URL].

The app is awesome, even if you're not using it for the fatsecret stuff. It has a huge database of foods and gives the calories, fat and protein for items. It also gives the Weight Watchers points, which means you don't have to carry around your little calculator everywhere. It's convenient if you're out shopping or eating and just want a quick idea of what you're eating.

The best part is that it has a barcode scanner that works with the camera. It's pretty good at finding things. Works great for scanning something to find the WW points. You can also scan them and enter it into your food diary.

The downside is that the weight-loss plan is purely based on Calories. In theory, it should work just fine---2000 calories is 2000 calories---but it just didn't work for me. I said below my calorie for a week and lost nothing.

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Week 1 on Weight Watchers complete: 5.2 lbs lost.

EDIT: WW has a mobile version, so I keep the bookmark on my phone for entering while away from the house. Super convenient.

Example daily intake:

Breakfast (6 pts):

Egg Sandwich: Fried farm egg, 1 oz smoke ham, 1/2 oz aged cheddar cheese on a whole-grain/flax english muffin

Lunch (7 pts):

Chicken Tacos: 3 oz chicken, two corn tortillas, pica de gallo, 1 oz Avocado, 1 oz. Baked Lays Potato chips

Dinner (9 Pts):

Coconut Shrimp: 4 oz shrimp cooked in broth of lite coconut milk, tomato sauce, cilantro, scallions, garlic, red pepper flake, bell peppers, jalapeno, olive oil, lime juice. Served on 1 cup brown rice

Snacks:

Organic Pink Lady apple -- 2 pts
Trade Joe's Dark Chocolate Pretzels -- 2pts
2 pints Guinness-- 6 pts

Total points: 32 (31 allowed per day)



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5.2 lbs in a week? Nicely done Chef. emoticon

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You weren't kidding when you said you won't give up taste while losing weight. Those meals look deeeeeelicious.

Last I checked I'm down to the 200 mark. Still hitting the gym / weights pretty hard though so my weight has kind of been fluctuating a bit around that number (hoping its the muscles growing.. oh please oh please oh please be the muscles).

Feeling great though and not letting temptation take over. Here's to another couple of weeks before I check in again in the thread emoticon

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Right on.

It is tough to track weigh loss when you're working in serious weights. You can stay the same weight and look and feel completely different. Does it really matter if you didn't lose if you went up 2-5 lbs in all your exercises? Or your jeans fit better? Nah, not if you feel good doing it.

I've seen that referred to as a "NSV" or "Non-Scale Victory."

I weigh in every Saturday morning. One thing my wife and I started way back when we first did WW was to have a nice bad meal for Saturday lunch. So I've eaten a 10 piece Chicken McNugget meal from McDonalds just about every Saturday for the past 2 1/2 years! I love cooking and eating at good restaurants, but man, oh, man do I love fast food.

I used to feel awful about it because I know exact what's in it and where it comes from. Between being a chef and now studying Food Science, I've got no reason to eat that !@#$. But it so good! I we've always figured that if we didn't eat it once a week or so, we'd probably end up falling of the wagon big-time at some point.

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Chef, that daily intake looks like a good (single) meal.
But I'd want a lot more of that shrimp, and one more Guinness to wash it down with.

And good luck to you all who are showing so much restraint and determination.
I know it is not easy, and I see dieting and eating properly as being very admirable, and not just narcissistic or vanity based, like some forms of physical self improvement can be based on.

PS- I just came up with a very innovative and unique cheer for you all.
Do you think it will catch on? :

Live long and prosper.


<ducks flying low calorie tomatoes>

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