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where did it go? [03 Aug 2008|01:24am]

burnyourbones
hey. I was just wondering if this community still exists, cause there's been no posts for aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaages.
purr, baby

Sweet Poison [31 Oct 2007|09:34am]

objectsubject
I got this in an email today, it's about Aspartame. Now, I'd always read in science journals/health magazines that Aspartame caused cancer, so I've always avoided anything diet or sugar free for this reason. But the information in this email (while it ought to be taken with a grain of salt) was new to me and made quite a lot of sense. I figured it couldn't hurt to share it.

The dangers of artifical sweetener...Collapse )
purr, baby

size differential [19 Apr 2007|12:09pm]

objectsubject
I'm actively buying all my clothes in smaller sizes and taking up the clothes I have and love that are sizes too large. I need to not have a safety net. I don't want to think it's alright to gain back any of the weight I've lost just because I have clothes in my closet that will fit me if I get fat again. I want to know if I've put on 5lbs by the way my pants look on my ass, you know?

I'm still adjusting, though. I realize that maintaining a healthy size is a lifelong commitment, so I'm trying to stay positive about how years from now, I'll reap the benefits of all the effort I'm making now. My weight has been stable for the past few months, somewhere around 138 or so, but I'd like to eventually lose 10lbs. I say eventually because I still haven't come to terms with the fact that I wear a size 6/8 now, and I have no idea how losing more inches will change my body, let alone my wardrobe.

I just started a new job at a new school and I have no desire to end up 30lbs heavier the way I did at the last school I worked for. I realize that I need to eat breakfast, but instead of eating a huge breakfast, I eat 0.25 cup of granola with milk and half an apple, 12oz of water and 12oz of green or black tea. That way, I'm ready for lunch by my lunch time, which is 11:40. Also, I've been packing my lunch every day instead of buying it.

Daily Lunch:

Salad with 0.5 oz of cheese, sunflower seeds, tomatoes and 2tbs of texturized soy protein, no dressing. I squeeze lemon or lime juice over the whole shebang with a drizzle of olive oil and a couple sprinkles of salt and pepper. I eat a couple slices of homemade flat bread or a half cup of rice or a cup of soup with noodles in it and the other half of the apple, along with 20oz of water which I drink throughout the rest of the afternoon.

I've been wearing my pedometer, too, and the kids think it's cool which encourages me to try and wear it daily. Today so far I've taken 2,344 steps, but I'm hoping to have closer to 9 or 10 thousand by the end of the day.

I've also been hoping to do more yoga. I dunno yet how I'm gonna fit it in with the rest of my schedule since my life is pretty hectic these days, but I hope to figure it all out sooner or later.

My main goal right now is to be as fit/toned as I can be by June 18th, the day of my best friend's wedding. I'm her maid of honor and I don't want to be up there in the front of the church looking flabby and lumpy. heh.

I hope all of you are doing well!
purr, baby

HUGEEEE SALES POST! Click the fake LJ-CUT to go to my selling journal. [26 Mar 2007|05:05pm]

dreamingtanai
Tons of brand new clothes, lots of plus size, great STOMPY boots, great knee-high socks, check it out, it's worth a look. Make sure to check all the sections!
purr, baby

i probably sound crazy [03 Mar 2007|04:48pm]

thornthistle
[ mood | distressed ]

ok. i have gained about 10 pounds in about 2 or 3 months. and i have probably gained about 3 or 4 more in the recent couple of weeks. i up to about 135. i am supposed to weight 115. here is what my life is like:
i am a full time student = stress.
also = walking to school every day, often more than once a day (back and forth to apartment)
i live on the 3rd floor= going up 3 flights of stairs about 4 to 5 times a day
i eat around 1200 calories a day. i dont eat white bread or pasta. i eat mostly special K cereal, fruit, yogurt, skim milk, baby spinach, tunafish and ground turkey, i only eat bad things occasionally.
i work at starbucks. i usually only get about 5 to 7 hours of sleep a night.
i used to go to the gym every single day before i got this freaking job. i haven't been consistently in about a month.

could it be that by eating 1000-1200 calories a day, my body thinks its headed into starvation and is holding onto everything i eat?
i don't eat more because i am tired. but does my lack of sleep make my body store more in the form of fat?

3 purr, baby

quick healthy on the go breakfast [25 Jan 2007|03:09pm]

thornthistle
Flaxseed Morning Glory Muffins

12 muffins Prep time: 15 min start to finish: 40 min

Ingredients:

1 cup “Fiber One” cereal
2/3 cup vanilla soymilk
1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
½ cup ground flaxseed or flaxeed meal
¾ cup chopped apple
½ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup finely shredded carrot
¼ cup flaked coconut
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup fat free egg product
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions:

1. Heat oven to 375°F. Line 12 regular size muffin cups with paper baking cups. Spray bottoms only of baking cups with cooking spray. Muffins will stick if cups are not sprayed. In zip lock bag, crush cereal with rolling pin

2. In large bowl, mix crushed cereal and soymilk; let stand 5 min or until cereal is softened. Stir in all remaining ingredients. Divide batter evenly amoung muffin cups

3. Make 22 to 25 min or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately remove muffins from pan to cooling rack. Serve warm

(High altitude 3500-6500ft, reduce baking powder to 2 12 teaspoons)

Nutrition:

1 muffin: 170 calories (40 from fat) 4g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 280mg Sodium, 28grams total Carbohydrate, 4g dietary fiber, 4g protein,
Vitamin A: 15%
Vitamin C: )%
Calcium: 15%
Iron: 15%
purr, baby

[24 Dec 2006|04:06am]

celtgurl
[ mood | frustrated ]

i have a bit of a conundrum that i need advice on: healthy eating on a tight budget. i really want to start eating food that's good for me, but unfortunately my finances are that of a broke college student. i've gained quite a bit of weight in the psat month (BOO!) and i'm looking to start eating better again. any ideas on healthy food for not-so-much cash?

2 purr, baby

starting down the road of fitness [19 Oct 2006|12:11pm]

thornthistle
[ mood | artistic ]

dear fellow kittencurvers,
here is my plan of action!
i have started running every day. I run for a minute and walk for a minute for 30 minutes. Over the next 15 weeks i will slowly add minutes of running until i am running for a solid 30 minutes. I also rock climb several days a week to keep my upper body stregnth. I am starting yoga (although rather intermitenly) to help with flexibility and balance. I have also started a stretching series i found in the community bendypeople i am trying to reduce the amount of fat (mainly trans fat and saturated fat) that i eat as well as sugar. I walk or ride my bike to school every day and i live on the 3rd floor, and there is no elevator.
i'll post my results after my 15 weeks and we'll see where i stand.

i am finding it hard to keep healthy food in the fridge and in a rush to get out the door i often have to buy food at school, and its impossible to eat healthy it seems. any tips? what can i make into snack food that's good for me?

1 purr, baby

[01 Oct 2006|11:12pm]

thornthistle
so i have gained a few pounds in the past few weeks. when my boyfriend is in town, its hard to go to the gym because he is no longer a student and can't get in. we enjoy hanging out and go get wine and ice cream at the store about once a week or every other week. he likes to cook for me, and he makes food he knows i like (like chocolate chip pancakes) because we rarely get to see each other, we like to indulge when we get to spend time together, so we aren't frugal about fat or calories or sugar. now i am regretting those bad food decisions.
i need some helpful hints. i have very little money and need to start eating healthier. pasta (normal and ramen) is so cheap but i know that it's not the best as far as nutrition goes. what can i buy that is versatile and cheap and good for me. i cant buy in bulk because we have very little room in our cabinets.
how do you curb your cravings?
also, i am hungry all the time and i can't figure out why. does anyone else have this problem and what do you do about it?
3 purr, baby

[17 Aug 2006|06:38am]

jezabel
This book!!!
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:) [05 Aug 2006|11:44pm]

merlynspen
I've lost around 12 pounds in two months (give or take, scale fluctuations and water weight and stuff) which I'm pretty happy about. Still a long way to go but it's a start!
I haven't really felt like it's *showing* yet though, which kinda sucks. :(
But then the other day I felt like it was starting to show a LITTLE bit.. so we'll see!

about foodCollapse )

If anyone has any good low-cal recipes for meals lemme know, I'd love to try making some good healthy stuff that tastes great.
1 purr, baby

Pi-lates. [05 Aug 2006|10:13pm]

ex_lark
[ mood | curious ]

Hey everyone! I haven't been around for a while. But hello again! Always looking for new friends, so add me if you are the same way.

I've been really good with working out lately, and I find myself enjoying it a lot. I go to Curves, do pilates, and go on a stationary bicycle at home. (I just listen to my iPod, and go for it.) I only picked up pilates recently (because of my younger sister), and I am really enjoying it. You can get some good videos anywhere, really, for low prices. I got a video for my butt and abs, which is where all my weight goes, and afterwards you can really feel it.

Anyway, my main problem right now is compulsive eating. With all this working out I am doing, I find myself wanting to eat more, and even though I am working on it, I do go for sweets. I have recently tried to limit my sweets only to food that I have to get up and buy... but I was hoping for anymore tips. Aside from the usual 'keep carrots handy' (I hate carrots) and 'drink lots of water' (water is pretty much the only thing I drink).

Thanks!

3 purr, baby

[11 Jul 2006|11:06pm]

goldenhollow
wow neat community.
I jst joined and wanted to find out if anyone has suggestions for working out.
I am very curvy and really do love my body for the most part. I just want it to be a little smaller.
not this part or that part...just...everything like 4 inches smaller.
I' 5'1.5" (yes i insist on adding the half inch, at my height, every bit counts!) and weigh 143. I am HUGE chested (34F) and fairly small waisted and dont want to lose it. what do you do for exercise?
1 purr, baby

ooooh [08 Jul 2006|04:08pm]

objectsubject
I've just discovered that Comcast digital cable features a channel/network called FitTV that offers workout shows 24/7. I've fallen in love with a show called All Star Workouts which has a different fun routine/trainer every day. I try to exercise 2 hours a day, three times a week and walk at least 6-8 miles so that my metabolism stays up. Also, incline sit-ups are my new crack-cocaine. They make me ache in places I didn't know I could ache before.

I hope all of you are doing well and enjoying the summer :)
3 purr, baby

[18 Jun 2006|01:39am]

ohparamnesia
I just found this community...

The info makes me smile. ♥
2 purr, baby

[03 May 2006|07:33pm]

kagetenshi
[ mood | contemplative ]

First time poster. Hello!

My main goal is, really, to put some strength back into my arms and legs as well as getting rid of that slight roll on my belly. I've been doing some research on what I should do for an exercise regimen, and I have a question. Why do women "have" to do push-ups differently than men? I've tried doing them as I always knew, on my toes, and I was told to rest my weight on my knees. Is there really a big difference?

1 purr, baby

[29 Apr 2006|03:38pm]

thornthistle
i think i discovered why my stomach is getting bigger no matter how much i am working out. tony and i have been going to the gym pretty steady now for about 3 months. the only results i have seem are a bit in my legs and a lot in my arms. my stomach has just gotten fatter and fatter. i run a mile and a half a day or i get on an elliptical for 45 min plus lifting weights. i just read an article about cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone that is created by stress and makes the body store fat in the middle. Stress releases a higher level of cortisol in women than men. this explains some why my stomach isn't really affected by all this work. that and i am an apple shape anyway.
i hope my stress level will go down after school ends. but tony will probably be leaving so thats stress too...
2 purr, baby

[27 Apr 2006|12:55pm]

tipsyteacup
Hello dolls.

This is yourghosts exercise / pampering / get fit lj
if anyone wants to add me.

sigh. i put on weight during winter holidays, bah. so i want to
get back in shape the good way.

xx, Nicole
purr, baby

Summer wake-up call. [21 Apr 2006|10:57am]

scdsam
Wahoo summer time! Hopefully we'll all be bright and cheery and healthy this summer. I hope everyone's doing well... *blows dust off of community*

I just wanted to throw in some of my latest god-sends for shaping up:

-Carmen Electra's Aerobic Striptease. Greatest stuff EVER. Volume 1 can be found at Wal-Mart. A little fast-paced but the most fun I've had in a long time.

-Minute Maid frozen lemonade bars. Comes in lemonade, raspberry lemonade, cherry limeade and limeade. 70 calories a bar and waaaay better than ice cream, I think.
2 purr, baby

[09 Mar 2006|07:19pm]

im_me_not_u
[ mood | mixed. ]

Hello, i'm a newbie. :)
I'm actually really excited to be here haha.

My name is Cindy, and i'll be 15 years old on March 15[6 days]. I am currently overweight. And although my weight used to pull me back, and I was very ashamed of myself, i've learned to accept what i've been stuck with. And now I would like to shed it all away. not into a stick, I love my curves. :)
Anyway, I'd like a few suggestions on something you might do that you enjoy and don't get bored with.
I'm starting Pilates soon, and I am buying DDR for my xbox[or playstation 2 depending on if I sell my xbox and buy the ps2, but thats not important.]. I hear they are both really fun and enjoyable.
The pilates is something I decided myself recently.
Once the snow disappears i'll be out more.

My goal is mostly for summer, but fat certainly doesn't disappear overnight.
But i'd like to be a bit healthier by then, you know what I mean?

I'm going to grade 10 in september, and I would love to have a noticable difference by then.
I think the greatest achievement would be for someone to come up to me and say "wow, you look great!" after not seeing me for 3 months.
Alot can be achieved in 6 months, so why not start now?

I really hope you guys can help me, and cheer me on.
Much thanks,
Cindy -

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