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May 24, 2005



Thank you for sharing. Your plan makes a lot of sense to me and I think I'll give it a try.


Sounds like you've got a good plan (combination of plans) and you know what works for you. I need to do something similar but have yet to acquire the nessecary motivation.

Isn't a steamer an awesome thing? Until Myria got our first one some years back, I never knew how GOOD vegetables could taste. Now I can't get enough of them and believe me, that's a BIG change.

I'll keep my fingers crossed. Just remember, even if there are "oops"s from time to time, we're all going to love you regardless :)


Good luck with the diet! I have been trying to lose the same 30 lbs for 3 years...lost half at one point and then next thing I know I had gained the 15 back plus 5 more - like my body was saying "ha - take that for trying to lose weight!"! It sounds like you have a really good plan of attack mapped out to erradicate those extra pounds - I'll be cheering for you!!


hey thanks for the info. i'm trying to lose 60 lbs but it's not in my head yet so i'm not very successful these days. but you've got some good ideas there. thanks!


Thanks for the info, Bron.

I'm working on a diet, too. I've lost about 10 pounds since the first of the year (I ended up taking 6 weeks off after getting side-tracked by being sick)... maybe a little more, because I'd bounced up a bit w/ the holidays.

This last week, though... I worked my tail off on the eliptical and walking to pick the kids up from school, and I was eating less (even a bad day only amounted to a normal amount of food), but it didn't seem to make any difference. I'm not thinking it should be easy... I'd be happy if I seemed to be making progress for my effort, so...

I think I may need to try a metabolism booster. Do you think any of those you mentioned are better than the others, or if not, are any of them cheaper?


Okay, I am up to 20 pounds. So hurry up will you! Just kidding because I know that you don't like my diet. And I know that you hate the exercise part of my diet. Have you tried going veggie yet? It does really work. I think the boys would be game. Atkins is really harsh on the body. The trick is to never deny yourself. I still eat a cookie or two. Heck, I tried a piece of cake from my favorite coffe shop last week. I was only able to eat 2 bites of it. But I had planned to share it anyway.


Check in your area to see if you have Lundberg Family rice products. They have black rise, Japonica, Wehani (hawaiian red rice), wild rices, good brown rice, and mixtures. What a way to get whole grains. I love it! If you can't find them, drop me a line with your address and I will hook you up


Oooh...thanks for the info,Kim - I checked out their website & found several places that carry their products in Albuquerque. :) I'll definitely be trying some!

Mia - Veggie - ha! If you say so, but I'm not convinced. Yeah - Atkins is hard on the body if the dieter eats high fat all the time. But actually it's about lean meats, salads & veggies. I think too many people start with bacon & eggs & never get past it.

Leisel - Right now I'm taking a Walgreen's knockoff of Hydroxycut & that seems to be working the best. Just don't get sucked in by Relacore or something like it - it's a "mood adjuster" NOT a metabolism booster. As near as I can tell, it doesn't do diddly!

And yes - I understand your frustration! That's why I had to cut calories drastically in order to see any change. It was hard, but worth it.

You're welcome, Maryse - definitely, it's all a mind game - when you're ready, you'll know it. :)

Kimberly - I can really relate - I've been trying to take off this weight since I had my babies - 10 years now - it's a lot harder than it would seem, dang it!

Robbyn - definitely a steamer has changed the way I look at rice & veggies. Just to eat veggies that aren't water-logged is an amazing thing. :::Grin:::

Karen - Good luck with whatever plan/system you decide to follow. There are so many plans out there and I don't think anyone has the "right" answer...that's why I decided to pick & choose. :)


Good for you! It seems as though you really have it all worked out... And someone else who has a gluten issue! I get the same way and Oats are actually the worst thing ever for me. It stinks even more that my favorite cookie is Oatmeal Raisin!

Keep it up Bron... I am super proud of you!


Thanks, Dani. :) The cool thing is that I'm finding that gluten is less of an issue the less I eat overall. In fact, most of my stomach problems have disappeared over the last month - I think it's because they were caused by over-eating rather than actual physical reactions to certain foods. We'll see if it keeps up!


Oh, Bron, I am so glad you posted this! I love your philosophy about this whole life change. I am so happy for your that you're having success with it too!

You know how I feel about my weight, and I think what you said about really upping the natural (vitamin-rich) stuff is important.

Also, I did Atkins two years ago and lost so much weight. It all came back, plus some. No way could I eat a side of cow every night for the rest of my life... in time I was dreaming of bagels. I know some people have great success with it, but I missed carbs soooo much.

Thanks again for posting this :)

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