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  1. I haven't bothered to read everyone's posts because of a time crunch so I apologize if I am repeating someone's suggestion. I take all the veggies I usually like on my pizza ( onions, green peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes) and cook it witih tomato sauce on the stove and add some salt, pepper, and cheese. Tastes just like a healthy pizza or pasta. YUM!
  2. Hi everyone Happy New Year:) So I am back on the forums, I was on here back when they first started but just got busy with life ( sorry) . I am 5'3, 154 lbs, and trying to get back to a healthy 120 lbs for my small frame. My friend just started training people as a personal trainer and this is the meal plan she has recommended for me. I am a vegetarian by the way, I don't eat eggs and I am allergic to most nuts and avocado. She is saying I should have three protein shakes a day + 3 meals + snacks :S. I am scared this is too much because I usually hear protein shakes can be used as m
  3. Okay, so I admit I haven't been working out in the last few months, I have been WAY too busy. However I read somewhere that losing weight is 80% food and 20% exercise. So i decided to try and watch my intake instead. Since September I have lost 10 lbs with just watching what I eat. I know it's not an amazing number I do wish it was higher, but I am the slowest weight loss loser alive I really think , and hey it has stayed off so far, knock on some wood. I have also determined that eating a big breakfast, and small tiny healthy snacks throughout the day just keeps me munching and wanting more
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    Anyone eat Semolina? I've started to eat this and am slightly border line addicted. We add cut up small veggies to it, and some salt and pepper, and I"ve been eating one cup for lunch and it has been filling for a few hours. It's mainly carbs though but am I right to assume it's still healthy? Is this a good thing to eat to lose weight, if I replace it for sandwiches and cereal? any recipes?
  5. I have the same issue! I've been a vegetarian all my life ( except I sneak in eggs every blue moon), and if there aren't any big complex carbs ( bread, pasta, rice) i get hungry still. I"ve been making a veggie stir fry daily for dinner for about a month now, It's just 3-4 cups of sauteed vegetables ( green peppers, onions. mushrooms, tomatoes, broccoli) , 2 tsp of spaghetti sauce, and one slice of cheese. I find that the cheese and sauce makes me fill up. Perhaps you are not eating enough vegetables? Try adding in some protein with it , it will def help
  6. I have been swinging light Indian clubs"- haha when you said that, it made me think you were talking about a different form of exercise. lol.
  7. I found this to be a good resource for figuring out budget grocery trips http://www.weightwatchers.com/util/art/ ... t_id=80871 I can't remember where, but somewhere also on that same site, they have menus planned that you can eat enough for one week with a variation and keeping it healthy and cost efficient. Eating healthy is all about taking control. Yes it takes longer to make things from scratch and I'm sure with youngsters in the house, that task is daunting. But a little bit of time and prep on the weekends can make it a lot easier during the weekdays. I try to eat almost everything I
  8. So my family is big on using the juicer. However it usually is a revolting shade of dark green or brown and doesn't look too appetizing , nor taste good. I am guessing it has to do with the green veggies they put in it. Other than drinking freshly squeezed orange juice, I don't know of any other recipes. Can anyone post some they have tried and can recommend? I prefer just fruit juice recipes, so nothing w/ vegetables added. Thank you:)
  9. so, i injured my right foot somehow jogging too much i guess. spent this weekend recuperating. anywho recently i discovered, taking every ingredient of veggie pasta (minus the pasta) is YUMMY. tastes like pasta, and feels like it's a treat that you are getting away with, but lets you get in so many veggies and very few carbs. going to attempt to eat this more often. i am going to try and work on my eating habits. they are very good 5/7 days but i need them to be better all the time now.
  10. Ooh I like your challenges and your sign in name Water used to be the biggest issue for me, I hated the taste. i went from zero glasses a day to now about 11! I'm posting what worked for me incase it helps for you!. -crystal light- tastes like yummy juice, about 5-10 calories per cup, gets you to drink in 2 glasses. This is my go to, if I'm wanting a snack, if I crave sugar, etc. I used to drink about 12 cups worth daily but now use this only if I'm eating a meal that water can't work with ( ie pizza) - start using big glasses, 16 oz, 24 oz or 32 oz. This way, if you have water with a m
  11. woohoo awesome goals! I especially like the last two, about eating better during the day to afford something not as perfect in the evening. that's kind of how i am going as well. I can totally relate to the academic goals. what i suggest is to plan ahead. If you know something is to be done in 2 months, set mini daily goals. If it's 200 pages to be read, doing a tiny bit every day can come a long way and helps build discipline and avoids the last minute cramming. best of luck! On a side note: I used to use a tbsp of peanut butter in my chocolate protein powder shakes. It made it a bit more f
  12. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/images/imag ... 684213.jpg they are awesome. I went and bought many diff types trying to find a good pair for jogging and working out. they are adjustable, and cup around the ear so they can't fall off. they are also in black. i got them from best buy for about $20 i believe. I think they are cheaper these days.
  13. I was on weight watchers for a bit and used their etools, then I did Microsoft word for a bit. Now I currently use www.the dailyplate.com , it's free for me at the moment and gets the job done.
  14. Thanks Dante:) did 3 km jog on treadmill in 50 minutes . as well as an legs lower body workout. studied 5 hours today. A+
  15. okay so I seem to be a bowser at posting here. I get onto something and then get sick of if real fast. I have been working out amazingly well and my diet is a lot better. But being part of a challenge and sticking to posting daily will help. note just edited my goals. i'm busy at the moment and going to stick to attainable goals that can get me where i want, but not struggle or fall off the band wagon in the middle of it. Goal1. workout 5 days a week Goal 2. one protein shake and one salad daily. Goal 3. study daily Currently I am 157 lbs and 39.8% body fat. I am a slow loser and I am
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    what a genius idea! I'm going to pour my crystal light into popsicle moulds tomorrow!
  17. haha i just realized the challenge was over.
  18. UGh F- I went really well for the first bit. However, I've been dealing with back pain for a while and that threw off my working out. And because I felt sick, I ate badly. I didn't eat poor food, luckily it was all healthy. However, ensuring it was a lot of protein, ensuring I got my fruit/veggie servings , and a lot of water in, went out the window. I kept in check with my calorie counts, which is good. And I haven't lost a single pound, but 2 inches off my thighs, grr.
  19. I agree that it's lacking in upper body. However, surprisingly I was soooooo sore at my arms the next day, and even a day after that. I think it might have been the shoulder presses, something I have never done- but now LOVE. I am looking basically for strength training moves that are combinations, just to keep them more challenging. Today I repeated the workout, however I was surprised that i wasn't sweating as profusely or as out of breath. Maybe it's because I wasn't hopping to each exercise like I had with the trainer. I added 50 shoulder presses in without the calf raises as you suggeste
  20. So I had a workout session with a Personal Trainer, it was a one time freebie. And I just wanted to post it up here , not only to have members benefit in case this inspires you in some way, but also to get your feedback on it. I was DRENCHED in sweat, my legs were shaky and I was breathing so hard. The next day ( today) I am so sore, everything hurts but in a good way. I really can't stress how sore I am, I have never been this sore before. The only part I worked out that was new were my abs, since I keep neglecting them without meaning to. Bear with me if my descriptions of the exercises ar
  21. i'm going to opt out of this month's challenge. my back has been hurting a lot lately, esp when touched. i've ignored it the past few months, but it's gotten worse. i'm going to get checked out before i resume exercising.
  22. hey again, wow i feel like this is our own personal convo for the world to read lol. what are you studying for by the way? my exams are never ending, i can't wait for them to be over and i can just start making money . how did your exams go? Maybe I should explain my strength training a bit more, I def do alot more than that day alone. I do walking lunges, squats ( I can go very low ) , calf raises as well holding weights.. I recently started an aerobic video which uses weights as well and does compoud movements, such as lunges with shoulder raises and what not. I am trying to get more i
  23. Hi again, you were def not annoying nor rude w/ ur post, no worries. thank u again. i am frustrated with my workout, bc i feel like i always am doing it wrong. also, i used to use 15 lb bicep curls, until recently I realized i was doing them wrong (oops) so now the 10 lbs are really what makes me struggle to finish the last rep and feel the burn the next day . I know 2 minutes of joggins is not very long,however at the moment I can't seem to jog longer than that, I am trying to push myself, and also I figured doing it in intervals made me sweat and burn more?? I actually just started liking
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