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Re: Irrevocably in love with...getting healthy!

Postby Muffinmom » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:40 pm

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The one advantage is that they give me time to think and make some plans… specifically I think I'm going to have to bite the bullet and go gluten free for a while. So I planned my food for the week, we'll see how it goes. Will also try to let go of decaf coffee, and make sure I have veggies most meals. Let's see how it goes!

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Re: Irrevocably in love with...getting healthy!

Postby absolutelyvlc » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:51 pm

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Re: Irrevocably in love with...getting healthy!

Postby kelbel75 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:45 pm

absolutelyvlc wrote:this.is.romantic.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/trending ... 08507.html

I.would.not.like. :shock: out at a restaurant or even the jumbo-tron at a sporting event (not really) is one thing, but during a news broadcast on television? he was so rehearsed too :| he might have been anyways, b/c he was nervous or whatever, but IDK; not for me *shrugs* of course, I TOTALLY knew my proposal was coming b/c my husband CANNOT keep a secret from me w/out me figuring it out :roll: so the surprise aspect would've been really romantic to me 8-)
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Re: Irrevocably in love with...getting healthy!

Postby absolutelyvlc » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:49 pm

truth be told
I'm not really big on the whole idea of marriage anyway
. But it's still romantic that he did this for the whole world to see. I think the notion that he's "shouting it from the rooftops" is the romantic thing. He loves her enough to let everyone know in a mass broadcast. YKWIM?
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Re: Irrevocably in love with...getting healthy!

Postby amynkansas » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:20 pm

absolutelyvlc wrote:truth be told
I'm not really big on the whole idea of marriage anyway
. But it's still romantic that he did this for the whole world to see. I think the notion that he's "shouting it from the rooftops" is the romantic thing. He loves her enough to let everyone know in a mass broadcast. YKWIM?


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Postby Muffinmom » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:31 pm

Um, no, not no way!! To me its a private thing... luckily Muffindad agreed, when he proposed it was just the two of us.
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Re: Irrevocably in love with...getting healthy!

Postby amynkansas » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:17 am

Muffinmom wrote:Um, no, not no way!! To me its a private thing... luckily Muffindad agreed, when he proposed it was just the two of us.


my proposal was at the student health center on campus.... right after they told us I was pregnant. :?

You can understand that about any kind of propsal would be more romantic that that.
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Re: Irrevocably in love with...getting healthy!

Postby BrooklynBabe » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:13 pm

I would be too embarrassed for a public proposal. My cousin's son (I guess my second cousin) who is a techie millionaire, bought commercial time on his fiancee's favorite show (Veronica Mars), and proposed that way while he was sitting next to her watching the show. I think it's on Youtube somewhere. So it was public for the world to see and then private when she said yes. But they taped it and put it out there so not so private.

My proposal was private and unexpected, meaning I knew I was getting proposed to, just the where and when were suspect. He did surprise me because he was wearing a tee shirt, shorts and a backwards baseball cap and had just gotten off work so he was kind of stinky. I was surprised but finally happy to get that ring on my finger. Twenty-six and 1/2 years later, it's still all good.
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Re: Irrevocably in love with...getting healthy!

Postby BrooklynBabe » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:14 pm

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Muffinmom wrote:Um, no, not no way!! To me its a private thing... luckily Muffindad agreed, when he proposed it was just the two of us.


my proposal was at the student health center on campus.... right after they told us I was pregnant. :?

You can understand that about any kind of propsal would be more romantic that that.


Yet you guys are still together, which is more than I can say than for some people with romantic or public proposals.
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Re: Irrevocably in love with...getting healthy!

Postby Muffinmom » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:18 pm

Amy - Yikes!! I can understand how *anything* else would be more romantic. Hopefully he's made up for it over the years? He better!

Currently I'm annoyed that the soup I got from the cafeteria has more broth than stuff in it. Grumbles. Also annoyed that I'm so hot from my workout that I probably shouldn't have bought soup. Ah well, at least its healthy :)

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Re: Irrevocably in love with...getting healthy!

Postby BrooklynBabe » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:38 pm

Muffinmom wrote:Amy - Yikes!! I can understand how *anything* else would be more romantic. Hopefully he's made up for it over the years? He better!

Currently I'm annoyed that the soup I got from the cafeteria has more broth than stuff in it. Grumbles. Also annoyed that I'm so hot from my workout that I probably shouldn't have bought soup. Ah well, at least its healthy :)

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And filling and helps to make you eat less. Since you are hot-have some water to wash it down.

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Re: Irrevocably in love with...getting healthy!

Postby amynkansas » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:35 pm

i just got back from a Step Class at the gym. it was really hard and confusing but I will go back again. someday.
I think I want to try the anti-gravity class next which is done in the pool.
I cleared out a bunch of junk in my bathroom and cleaned it. that was my goal today.

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Re: Irrevocably in love with...getting healthy!

Postby BrooklynBabe » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:10 am

amynkansas wrote:i just got back from a Step Class at the gym. it was really hard and confusing but I will go back again. someday.
I think I want to try the anti-gravity class next which is done in the pool.
I cleared out a bunch of junk in my bathroom and cleaned it. that was my goal today.


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Re: Irrevocably in love with...getting healthy!

Postby Muffinmom » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:22 am

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Ok girlies, I need a reality check, hoping someone here can give it to me. Sorry if its too long & boring! Image

I'm thinking of seeing professional (nutritional) help with my dieting… I've done it before with mixed success, but clearly doing this on my own is not cutting it either. The problem is that I've spent oodles and oodles of money on this and though I’m better (not as heavy and digestive is calmer) I'm still not where I want to be.

I've tried the following so far: 2006 naturopath (she was terrible), 2008 "natural" dietician (lost a bit of wt), 2009-2010 accupuncture (helped with digestive/sleep issues but got taken to the cleaners), 2011 holistic nutritionist thru my dr's office (lost some wt).

Problem is that with any of these - things (wt loss/digestive issues) would get better then stop improving. And I'd have DH breathing down my neck about HOW much money I'm spending, how I struggle maintaining these diets therefore why spend the money, about how everyone prescribes uber expensive supplements.

Doesn't help that DH is a libra with an iron will, when he sets out to do something it *happens*. So he has a hard time understanding why I'm struggling with all my dieting issues.

So - I'm getting frustrated here. I pretty sure there's something off balance with my body that's keeping me from sticking to my diet. I'm due to see my Osteopath dr for my annual work required physical. I'm thinking of seeing the nutritionist at her office again but I just KNOW he's going to prescribe expensive supplements which I'll get an earful about. TBH its not like we can't afford the supplements, but DH is so anal retentive about spending/ saving money, I am guaranteed to get an earful and a half if I bring this up. Sigh.

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Re: Irrevocably in love with...getting healthy!

Postby JodieO » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:32 am

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Ok girlies, I need a reality check, hoping someone here can give it to me. Sorry if its too long & boring! Image

I'm thinking of seeing professional (nutritional) help with my dieting… I've done it before with mixed success, but clearly doing this on my own is not cutting it either. The problem is that I've spent oodles and oodles of money on this and though I’m better (not as heavy and digestive is calmer) I'm still not where I want to be.

I've tried the following so far: 2006 naturopath (she was terrible), 2008 "natural" dietician (lost a bit of wt), 2009-2010 accupuncture (helped with digestive/sleep issues but got taken to the cleaners), 2011 holistic nutritionist thru my dr's office (lost some wt).

Problem is that with any of these - things (wt loss/digestive issues) would get better then stop improving. And I'd have DH breathing down my neck about HOW much money I'm spending, how I struggle maintaining these diets therefore why spend the money, about how everyone prescribes uber expensive supplements.

Doesn't help that DH is a libra with an iron will, when he sets out to do something it *happens*. So he has a hard time understanding why I'm struggling with all my dieting issues.

So - I'm getting frustrated here. I pretty sure there's something off balance with my body that's keeping me from sticking to my diet. I'm due to see my Osteopath dr for my annual work required physical. I'm thinking of seeing the nutritionist at her office again but I just KNOW he's going to prescribe expensive supplements which I'll get an earful about. TBH its not like we can't afford the supplements, but DH is so anal retentive about spending/ saving money, I am guaranteed to get an earful and a half if I bring this up. Sigh.

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I will straight up admit that I'm no kind of expert on this, but I would think that a nutritionist should be helping you make better nutritional choices rather than trying to throw a bunch of supplements at you. Getting your nutrition from food is WAY better for you than taking a bunch of pills. I would speak to your doctor about these concerns and maybe do some research on the nutritionists in your area before making any kind of commitment.
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Re: Irrevocably in love with...getting healthy!

Postby Muffinmom » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:47 am

Thx for the comments Jodie.

I happen to agree with you, which is why I was trying to work with a dietician to start with, then with the nutritionist. The point of the supplements is to 'balance' out whatever was off IN ADDITION to making dietary changes. They're intended to be temporary.

I'm pretty sure that whoever I work with will require supplements. Even my general dr prescribes them though she's more generic about it -ie she'll recommend I take fish oil, D3, Iron, Nexium, etc. Her nutritionist recommended more 'targeted' but expensive supplements. They also wanted me to do a weekly 2 hr iron IV supplement not covered by my insurance :shock: which I tried twice and refuse to do again. Yeah my iron levels are ridiculously low and spinach/supplements only bring it up a bit.

My friend is working with a counselor from the Institute of integrative nutrition, and has done well. So that's another (expensive) option to consider.
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Re: Irrevocably in love with...getting healthy!

Postby Muffinmom » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:50 pm

Some more thinking... and for now what I think I'll do is keep a journal and see what I can discover from journaling my food/exercise/cravings history.

And I think it will also help if I meditate while thinking of these pictures...
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Re: Irrevocably in love with...getting healthy!

Postby BrooklynBabe » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:55 pm

Muffin-I think journaling is an excellent idea. I've gone to nutritionist route years ago and all it did was empty by bank account. Maybe something like weight watchers would be more effective.

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Re: Irrevocably in love with...getting healthy!

Postby guitargirl » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:29 am

I have really dug my heels in this week and stuck to everything I said I would. I'm really pleased to say I have lost 3 lbs, just by cutting out snacks and making nutritious choices. I have tried to make every meal enjoyable which is key, as there's nothing worse than having a crap meal when you're cutting back on food. I've had a lovely, varied salad every lunchtime, and have put fruit and seeds in it to make it as tasty as I possibly could, and have added either fish or sweet chilli chargrilled chicken. I feel like I'm back on track. Phew.
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Re: Irrevocably in love with...getting healthy!

Postby guitargirl » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:37 am

JodieO wrote:
LCneiny wrote:My personal WC this week is to get at least 7000 steps on my pedometer at least 3 days this week. It's a lot harder (for me) than it sounds. Plus I had a little setback yesterday since I had to go home to take care of my dad who was involved in a car accident. He's at home now, had to get 16 stitches and 15 staples on his head. I have the utmost respect for caregivers, it's difficult! Luckily my dad is with it, just needed help changing bandages and running errands since he can't drive and currently doesn't have a car. Send healing and positive thoughts his way please!! So far 2013 has not been good to him.


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I'm glad your dad is ok and I'll be sending you both good vibes!

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Re: Irrevocably in love with...getting healthy!

Postby guitargirl » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:39 am

[quote="BrooklynBabe"]I visited the flat first and was very disappointed that there was barely one pic of him there. You guys did much better and get a gold star for posting the new Rover still. So how is everyone. Missed you guys. Believe it or not, I tried to follow my own challenge while I was MIA. I think I lost a little but I didn't gain which is a plus. Going to catch up soon and see what's been happening while I've been away. Can't leave you without some porn though.

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I LOVE this pic. Even though the shirt is a bit odd (and i dont like the drawings on his arms, they look shite) I do really like the way the shirt fits.
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Re: Irrevocably in love with...getting healthy!

Postby guitargirl » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:46 am

Muffinmom wrote:Image

Ok girlies, I need a reality check, hoping someone here can give it to me. Sorry if its too long & boring! Image

I'm thinking of seeing professional (nutritional) help with my dieting… I've done it before with mixed success, but clearly doing this on my own is not cutting it either. The problem is that I've spent oodles and oodles of money on this and though I’m better (not as heavy and digestive is calmer) I'm still not where I want to be.

I've tried the following so far: 2006 naturopath (she was terrible), 2008 "natural" dietician (lost a bit of wt), 2009-2010 accupuncture (helped with digestive/sleep issues but got taken to the cleaners), 2011 holistic nutritionist thru my dr's office (lost some wt).

Problem is that with any of these - things (wt loss/digestive issues) would get better then stop improving. And I'd have DH breathing down my neck about HOW much money I'm spending, how I struggle maintaining these diets therefore why spend the money, about how everyone prescribes uber expensive supplements.

Doesn't help that DH is a libra with an iron will, when he sets out to do something it *happens*. So he has a hard time understanding why I'm struggling with all my dieting issues.

So - I'm getting frustrated here. I pretty sure there's something off balance with my body that's keeping me from sticking to my diet. I'm due to see my Osteopath dr for my annual work required physical. I'm thinking of seeing the nutritionist at her office again but I just KNOW he's going to prescribe expensive supplements which I'll get an earful about. TBH its not like we can't afford the supplements, but DH is so anal retentive about spending/ saving money, I am guaranteed to get an earful and a half if I bring this up. Sigh.

Ok I'll stop rambling- anyone have comments?? Image


I have a really food book that is called 'Foods that harm, foods that heal' and it's great for saying what foods you should be eating for different ailments. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis which is caused by a faulty immune system and it has been a real help. It is cheaper than paying a nutritionist and it may help you get on track. Whether it will help you lose weight though is another issue. Maybe it would help if you could get a friend to weigh you each week. I do think its more important to eat right though. Hope this helps. :D
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Re: Irrevocably in love with...getting healthy!

Postby amynkansas » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:10 pm

I have been listening to "how to speak French" books preparing for our upcomng trip to Paris (Pah-ree).

I can't seem to get "I don't understand" I can't pronounce it.

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Re: Irrevocably in love with...getting healthy!

Postby Muffinmom » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:17 pm

GG - thx for the book suggestion, I'll check it out. And yes Rob looks hot in that shirt even if the shirt isn't.

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