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Do you like sugar?

Is there sugar in syrup?  Then YES!!!

 

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Sugar and Wheat are a sticking point for me too.  I like your goals.  For Bodyfat Percent, I've used the army body fat calculator and the regular(?) body fat calculator and averaged the results.

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For Bodyfat Percent, I've used the army body fat calculator and the regular(?) body fat calculator and averaged the results.

Wonderful information!  I shall try this to see how much it differs from what I found out today.

 

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Your goals are AMAZING!!! Im so excited to see how you accomplish losing 9% bf, Ill be following and cheerleading!!! namaste friend

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Your goals are AMAZING!!! Im so excited to see how you accomplish losing 9% bf, Ill be following and cheerleading!!! namaste friend

Thank you!  :frog:

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Does anyone else have an aversion to broccoli stumps?  There's just something about them that I find unscrupulous.   :offended:

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Does anyone else have an aversion to broccoli stumps?  There's just something about them that I find unscrupulous.   :offended:

Bizarrely enough, they are my favorite part.

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Bizarrely enough, they are my favorite part.

That's just WRONG!  LOL!!

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Does anyone else have an aversion to broccoli stumps?  There's just something about them that I find unscrupulous.   :offended:

Ehehehe, me too. xD They have a weird mouth-feel and they're not as tasty as the flowery bit. But you know, you can use those stumps when making a nice strong soup... Because it'll be mixed with the nice part of the broccoli it's not as bad. Add a bit of potato in it to bind the soup (I don't even know if this is proper English xD ) and some salt and pepper and you're done. I think. I guess that's how my mum makes it. When she makes vegetable soups like that, the strong ones that aren't so runny, that isn't see-through-soup, it is amazing and you really taste the vegetables. Everything is fresh that goes in there. :) You can use that kind of soup-making for lots of different vegetables and this way you wouldn't have to throw away the edible broccoli stumps. Or other veggies for that matter. This way you can even make a brick tasty. 

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Does anyone else have an aversion to broccoli stumps?  There's just something about them that I find unscrupulous.   :offended:

 

I hate them - so much that I specifically remember which brands of frozen broccoli mostly give you stumps. Weirdly enough, I've found that Aldi has the best frozen broccoli. 

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I did yoga tonight, but I could NOT shut my brain up.  The whole time I was looking at the floor seeing stray pine needles from our Christmas tree that we took down yesterday.  It was all I could do to get through the DVD without grabbing the Dust Buster to clean up.  The important thing is that I made it through the first two days with flying colors!   :)

 

Ehehehe, me too. xD They have a weird mouth-feel and they're not as tasty as the flowery bit. But you know, you can use those stumps when making a nice strong soup... Because it'll be mixed with the nice part of the broccoli it's not as bad. Add a bit of potato in it to bind the soup (I don't even know if this is proper English xD ) and some salt and pepper and you're done. I think. I guess that's how my mum makes it. When she makes vegetable soups like that, the strong ones that aren't so runny, that isn't see-through-soup, it is amazing and you really taste the vegetables. Everything is fresh that goes in there. :) You can use that kind of soup-making for lots of different vegetables and this way you wouldn't have to throw away the edible broccoli stumps. Or other veggies for that matter. This way you can even make a brick tasty. 

Thanks for the tip!  Now I won't have an excuse to throw the stumps away!   :lol:

 

I hate them - so much that I specifically remember which brands of frozen broccoli mostly give you stumps. Weirdly enough, I've found that Aldi has the best frozen broccoli. 

Oh, I TOTALLY know which brands of frozen broccoli rip me off.  I've even considered writing them a sharply worded letter!  I don't think I've ever hear of Aldi…I must Google it immediately.   :frog:

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Killing it so far my friend!!! And the stumps for soup is something I do and it is truely wonderful, and Aldi s is a grocery store hopefully you have one by you, I don't go often enough but my friends love it,

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Killing it so far my friend!!! And the stumps for soup is something I do and it is truely wonderful, and Aldi s is a grocery store hopefully you have one by you, I don't go often enough but my friends love it,

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Unfortunately, after my Google search…Aldi isn't even in my state.  Or the surrounding states.  Bah.  

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We have Aldi in Europe as well. It's very cheap. You do need to keep an eye on whether everything's not over the date of expiry, but if you just keep your attention to that you're fine. I don't go to Aldi very often, though. But I'm going off track. Even though there's no Aldi nearby you (within 200 km xD ) I am sure there are some brands that do sell good broccoli, so you can get those. Still, personally I like fresh broccoli the best, the ones you still have to cut up yourself. 

 

Oh, and when you're making soups, you can also add all kinds of other vegetables of course. Spinach soup is nice as well. You can even make colour themed soups. Green soups with spinach, broccoli and whatever else you like. Or an orange soup with pumpkin, carrot, red lentils. You can make it as nice as you want. Making soups like that is also pretty good for using vegetables that are almost off and that you REALLY need to use. Just make soup out of them and you can just make a whole load of soup and freeze the leftovers in little boxes, so when you have a lazy day you can just get one of those froxen soup boxes and warm that up. You'll have a lovely meal, quick, lazy, yet still healthy. 

 

I love these kinds of soups. Usually I don't like soup, but these ones (the thick fresh filled ones) are reaaaally good. :D

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So I found a sneaky way to help keep my water intake up:

 

I usually like to have one black cup of coffee on the mornings that I work, however, that ONE cup tends to make it harder for me to get my 60 oz in.  So.  This morning, I told myself that I could only have my cup of coffee once I'd finished a whole 20 oz of water.  By the time I finished the 20 oz, I didn't even want coffee anymore, and I've actually had more water today (so far) than the previous couple of days.

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So I found a sneaky way to help keep my water intake up:

 

I usually like to have one black cup of coffee on the mornings that I work, however, that ONE cup tends to make it harder for me to get my 60 oz in.  So.  This morning, I told myself that I could only have my cup of coffee once I'd finished a whole 20 oz of water.  By the time I finished the 20 oz, I didn't even want coffee anymore, and I've actually had more water today (so far) than the previous couple of days.

 

Nice hack.

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I try to make myself have at most 2 cups of coffee in the morning, but I swig on my water in between sips of coffee - and a big gulp in between cups. 

 

Before I joined NF, I had just recently cut the sugar/artificial sweeteners out of my coffee. Never thought I could do it but I did! And it was a BIG victory for me and I am so proud of it! It was the one thing I focused on for weeks, and it worked for me. In my last challenge, I broke myself of the vending machine. And as you know, this challenge I am breaking the sweet addiction at home (way hard!). So I am making small changes here and there, but it's working for me!

 

Now... taking the half and half out of my coffee and going black   :hopelessness: that will take some time and encouragement. LOL. 

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Now... taking the half and half out of my coffee and going black   :hopelessness: that will take some time and encouragement. LOL. 

 

You can do it! Now half & half for me is a decadent treat (something I only do on vacation or when I'm out for something fancy) and it feels too rich for my daily cup. 

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Two big glasses of water right when you wake up is so amazing!!! It works for me better than coffee, just a thought for ya!

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Great way to reprogram the environment, LT!

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Update time.  Gah!  I don't even know where to start.

 

I woke up Thursday to find our basement flooded due to the water heater taking a crap.  It could've been a LOT worse (i.e. we don't have carpet downstairs), and the plumber was able to come out and replace our water heater that same day.

 

That being said, I am SUPER proud of myself for not letting the stress make me go into binge mode - which was exactly what I wanted to do.  I've stayed 100% on task this whole week and it feels great.  No wheat and no sugar!

 

We went to a bar/restaurant yesterday (to watch football) and they serve terribly unhealthy food.  BUT!  I viewed the online menu before we got there and stuck to ordering a chicken breast with TONS of veggies and no bun.  I didn't drink any alcohol either.  It was really REALLY hard, but I feel so much better today!  I saw people eating cheeseburgers and pizza and my mouth was watering and I thought I'd go insane, but I just chugged water and chewed sugar free gum.

 

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