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What happened to this Forum? I really would like some hints on dieting and healthy food tips. Come on VBB, help me out. I am in my 60s and never had to diet and now I need to lose about 30 pounds afte
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Re: Healthy eating

posted at 1/23/2011 7:56 AM EST
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Iam staying with this diet and it is working for me.

Re: Healthy eating

posted at 1/23/2011 2:34 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Healthy eating:
Iam staying with this diet and it is working for me.
Posted by Maryann O


I am a firm believer that the best "diet" is the one that is working for you.
If you ever need encouragement post a little "HELP" note here and I am sure that you will get the boost that you need.
Keep up the good work.

Re: Healthy eating

posted at 1/23/2011 5:01 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Healthy eating : Hips are great. The first one was done in 2002 and the second last year. One in NY and the last in FL. The only problem is everything is requiring replacement. Now it is knees, but I want to hold off as long as I can if possible. I know that the knees take a longer time to heal. How are your knees doing?
Posted by Angela F


  Eating healthy can become a habit.  I read labels all the time.  If something mentions trans fat it goes back on the shelf.  I use lots of whole grains, veggies and fruits, very little meat and when I do it is usually chicken or turkey.  Try TVP instead of hamburger in chili or spaghetti sauce.  You get the protein but not the fat and soy is good.  Portion control is a really good thing.  We always have dessert, but small portions make it possible so we don't put on those pounds.  Neither of us is overweight and we eat well.
I can honestly say I've never had to lose weight and I'm quite active.  That said, I'm getting a hip replacement the first of February.  I know that will cut my activity for a while.  Hopefully by spring/summer I'll be back to gardening and all the other stuff I do.

Re: Healthy eating

posted at 1/23/2011 5:09 PM EST
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WOW!! Angela, you have been through a tough time.  I had to face dieting when my blood glucose was getting close to type 2 diabetes.  I decided I didn't want to take another pill, so I set out to lose a few pounds and really watch the carbs.  I really made some progress, and at last testing I was back in the normal range, but I can't just go back to old habits.  I walk 3 plus miles 5 days a week ( I have some friends that join me, which helps) and I ride a stationary bike for 30 min on days that I walk, and 60 min on days that I don't.  I have a bad knee, and the bike really helps that!!!  Exercise is really important!!  If you have access to a bike use it as it is not weight bearing, but builds the muscles that support the knee.  Nikki has really given you great info on the dieting!   Good Luck and we will all be rooting for you!!!!

Re: Healthy eating

posted at 1/23/2011 5:29 PM EST
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HiNIKKIGREAT  TIPS;  no wonder youve been  so sucessful in losing weightKiss
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Awareness of dehydration  mimicking hunger;   & eating higher fiber  foods; haveboth contributred to my weight loss, though confined to a wheel chair for 27 years. Several doctors have commened that I would be expected to put on10# yearly instead of losing  about2# a year, is somethingto beproudof ; they tell me.  Ido not DIET;  I try to  LIVE IT; making good choices
w/o suffering fom feeling of self-denial.Innocent
In Response to Re: Healthy eating:
Carol, almost any high fiber cereal could be used to do a crumb coating on chicken or fish.  The flake type might be easiest crush a bit then add the Panko crumbs if you have them, I think they are there just to "lighten" the coating.  I think a rub with mustard will give you a way to get the coating to stick without using egg wash or milk.  As an added benefit the mustard will add more flavor.  A home made honey mustard would be good as would a spicy one like a horse radish mustard or even a Dijon. By the way if you get an "urge" to snack at night snack on the high fiber cereal, it will fill you up and much lower in calories than other snacks.  I love the Kashi Go Lean Crunch with a bit of Greek Yogurt." And a reminder when you "feel hungry" drink a glass of water first and wait 10 minutes.  Quite often the signs of hunger really mean you are dehydrated.  "Hunger" is a signal your body sends out that you recognize when you "miss" the thirst signal.  Not only that you will be fuller after drinking the water. Good work on the 5 pounds.  Keep it up!
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Re: Healthy eating

posted at 1/23/2011 5:30 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Healthy eating :   Eating healthy can become a habit.  I read labels all the time.  If something mentions trans fat it goes back on the shelf.  I use lots of whole grains, veggies and fruits, very little meat and when I do it is usually chicken or turkey.  Try TVP instead of hamburger in chili or spaghetti sauce.  You get the protein but not the fat and soy is good.  Portion control is a really good thing.  We always have dessert, but small portions make it possible so we don't put on those pounds.  Neither of us is overweight and we eat well. I can honestly say I've never had to lose weight and I'm quite active.  That said, I'm getting a hip replacement the first of February.  I know that will cut my activity for a while.  Hopefully by spring/summer I'll be back to gardening and all the other stuff I do.
Posted by JUDY O


Judy, my sister had both hips done, first one was done about 5 years ago and the other more recently.  She told me that the one thing her doctor did not tell her before hand was to build up her upper body strength.  He gave her leg exercises to do but nothing for upper body.  She said she had a more difficult time using the bar to help pull herself up in bed, had a harder time holding up her body weight with her arms.  She suggested the doctor tell his patients in the future to just fill 2  one gallon milk bottles with water then sand to use as weight to help build up some more strength.  If you have access to some weights or a place like Curves do some extra exercises to build up the upper body a bit in preparation.
Good luck! Keep us posted as you see from other posts "we" worry if we don't here from someone in a while.

Re: Healthy eating

posted at 1/23/2011 6:14 PM EST
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Hey Angela,
 I'm 58 and suffer from extreme pain after a broken back. Diet can't take care of all the weight gain as I too have a serious limitation on exercise. I am not eligible for patient rehab but your surgeon should be able to assign you to REHABILITATION for exercises precisely for your ability. Sit and lifts, light weight lifting, walking etc. maybe.  I wish I could join you to get back in shape. Check with your doc...  Good luck.

Re: Healthy eating

posted at 1/27/2011 6:36 AM EST
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In Response to Re: Healthy eating:
Hey Angela,  I'm 58 and suffer from extreme pain after a broken back. Diet can't take care of all the weight gain as I too have a serious limitation on exercise. I am not eligible for patient rehab but your surgeon should be able to assign you to REHABILITATION for exercises precisely for your ability. Sit and lifts, light weight lifting, walking etc. maybe.  I wish I could join you to get back in shape. Check with your doc...  Good luck.
Posted by JOHN H


John,
Thanks for the tip. Who are the people in you photo? Grandchildren? Sorry to hear about your pain, it is something that is so difficult to endure at times. I have been pretty lucky since my last hip operation. I am able to function, although arthritis occasionally rears its head, especially in my hands and I have to take a break from making prayer shawls for church and typing on the computer. How is the weather where you are (Georgia ?). It is cool once again here in FL. When will we see the warmth these old bones need and love.

Re: Healthy eating

posted at 1/27/2011 8:09 AM EST
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Iam eating health because we found out about my mom with the surgar and we are eating better .

Re: Healthy eating

posted at 1/28/2011 9:02 AM EST
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In Response to Re: Healthy eating:
In Response to Re: Healthy eating :   Eating healthy can become a habit.  I read labels all the time.  If something mentions trans fat it goes back on the shelf.  I use lots of whole grains, veggies and fruits, very little meat and when I do it is usually chicken or turkey.  Try TVP instead of hamburger in chili or spaghetti sauce.  You get the protein but not the fat and soy is good.  Portion control is a really good thing.  We always have dessert, but small portions make it possible so we don't put on those pounds.  Neither of us is overweight and we eat well. I can honestly say I've never had to lose weight and I'm quite active.  That said, I'm getting a hip replacement the first of February.  I know that will cut my activity for a while.  Hopefully by spring/summer I'll be back to gardening and all the other stuff I do.
Posted by JUDY O


Judy,
You won't believe how quickly you recover from hip surgery. I think after about 5 weeks, I was walking without a cane! I know everyone doesn't heal as quickly, but do the physical therapy religiously and you will be surprised. My last hip replacement was last April and I will be 69 next month.

Re: Healthy eating

posted at 1/29/2011 7:39 AM EST
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It appears that most of the joint replacements go to us older kids! Thank God we live in and era that this is possible and the quality of our lives improved.

Re: Healthy eating

posted at 2/20/2011 8:50 AM EST
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Portion control and lots of vegetables and fruits help to make a healthy diet.  Exercise is important especially when we don't want to do it.  One needs a "cast iron" will at times.  At least there are some good knee and hip replacements available.  I wish there were more progress made in "ankle replacements" as so far they can only be done once and no one knows how long they will last  My son was told to come back when he was 70 - he was only 35 at the time.

Re: Healthy eating

posted at 2/20/2011 10:44 AM EST
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It would be nice if the calorie count could be listed with the recipes......

Re: Healthy eating

posted at 2/20/2011 1:49 PM EST
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Nikki, I read your posts to everyone and you my dear clearly get the award to be the Sweetish, most understanding, kind hearted person here.  Take a bow.....You deserve it!

Re: Healthy eating

posted at 2/20/2011 2:41 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Healthy eating:
Nikki, I read your posts to everyone and you my dear clearly get the award to be the Sweetish, most understanding, kind hearted person here.  Take a bow.....You deserve it!
Posted by Elsa M


Embarassed Gosh, thanks you are sweet to say that.  I just love passing on info and possibly helping someone that is going through what I did.  It also keeps me "on the straight and narrow".  I get a lot of good info and have met lots of great people on this site. 

Re: Healthy eating

posted at 2/23/2011 11:27 PM EST
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Angela F:  Tried to post under your comments, but it would not let me.  Therefore, I am writing a separate response.

The first knee replacement (right one) done in June of last year is great!  The second one which I had done in November of last year is ok, but not as good as the other one.  Taking longer to heal for some reason.  I do get around better though.  Right now I am walking with a cane.  Take care and feel better.

Re: Healthy eating

posted at 2/25/2011 12:12 AM EST
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Try drinking a glass of cold water before you eat

Re: Healthy eating

posted at 2/25/2011 8:29 AM EST
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Smaller portions, less carbs, less bread/pasta, easy on the dressings & condiments, cut back on sugar especially soda, fresh fruit, yogurt, vegetables especially green ones, glas of milk a day.  My strepmother does Weight Watchers for 40 years - one glass of fat-free milk a day not only gives you calcium for bones but helps metabolism balance.  My son's dietician said everything in moderation-if you change to a drastic diet, your body adjusts for the first month or so than levels off & that's when people get frustrated & starting eating again to the point they're eating twice the original amount.  My stepson's dieting - grilled chicken/salad everyday - salad or mixes everything together on a pita or wrap, soup for lunch, oatmeal/farina/cereal for breakfast & he lost 50 pounds in 3 months.  My italian sisterinlaw said soup for lunch in Italy is a staple regardless of weather & they're all thin

Re: Healthy eating

posted at 2/25/2011 9:08 AM EST
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How is everyone doing on their healthy eating programs today?  I flunked out so many times I just eating less and doing more.  Hate the word "diet". 

Re: Healthy eating

posted at 2/25/2011 6:01 PM EST
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How is everyone doing on their healthy eating programs today?  I flunked out so many times I just eating less and doing more.  Hate the word "diet". 
Posted by Elsa M


Elsa, I hate the term "diet" as well.  As soon as you say "I am on a diet" you start thinking about all the stuff you "can't" eat.  I like to think of it as a "lifestyle change".  That way you do not eliminate anything permanently from your diet you use portion control.  Most of the portions we are served in restaurants are large enough for two meals.  I always ask for a to go box with my order.  That way when it comes I pack up half my meal right away.   If I am out with a group this also allows me to share a dessert with friends.
So you don't "Flunk" or fail you just keep going.  You learn to make other choices. 
The most important thing is you can't quit.  Just one better choice a day may be enough to help and the next day will be easier.
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