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What are the biggest changes you've made since starting Peertrainer?

-I go to Dunkin Donuts almost every day, and never buy a donut
-I work out 4-5 times a week


Fri. Apr 21, 7:45pm

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The 3 bite rule! Saves me. Just today, I only took 3 bites of cheescake.

Friday, April 21, 2006, 10:05 PM

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I don't make big platters of melted cheesy nachos anymore.... I would use like 4 cups of cheddar at least.... with a half or 1/4 of a bag of santias...

Eat a loaf of french bread with real butter before dinner... or during dinner.

Saturday, April 22, 2006, 11:43 AM

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I have given up my daily pop (soda).
I eat more vegetables and fruit.

Saturday, April 22, 2006, 12:10 PM

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this is why I love peertrainer

the "three bite rule" is sheer brilliance, 10:05 poster. Thank you!!

Saturday, April 22, 2006, 12:52 PM

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i work out 30 min - 1 hour EVERYDAY!!

Saturday, April 22, 2006, 1:02 PM

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Realizing through myself and others that weight loss is a process. I'm not going to wake up one day be like a light switch, and once it is turned on I will do everything 100% healthy and perfect. In November I stopped eating all the the candy at work, in December......ok, I wasn't very good in December, in January I got up every morning at 5 am and worked out, in February I went on vacation and only gained 2 pounds........it is a process..............

Saturday, April 22, 2006, 6:40 PM

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It has given me support and motivation to see a therapist before my eating and exercise habits become unhealthy and take over my life.

Saturday, April 22, 2006, 7:52 PM

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7:52 - awesome for you, that's a HUGE change.

for me, the biggest change is not giving up if i've had a bad day or even meal.

Saturday, April 22, 2006, 9:37 PM

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I don't eat the red meats like I used to and I never fry only bake for me know I have learned to love chicken

Saturday, April 22, 2006, 10:13 PM

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For me the biggest thing has been an increased awareness of what I eat. It's easy to forget those nachos and candy bars and then be depressed and saying, "How could I have possibly gained weight?!" Now, that I record what I eat I know exactly why I've done well or not so well

Saturday, April 22, 2006, 10:34 PM

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I "stick to the bag"

Meaning - I eat my prepared meals that are portioned for me and cooked already - 1200 calories. Before peertrainer I was all over the board with my eating and many of these meals went to waste - not a good use of our hard earned money!! Now if I skip a meal I at least get it in the freezer and stockpile and use it!!!!

Sunday, April 23, 2006, 9:04 AM

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I'm more aware of what I eat. I have never watched my diet, and now before i put something in my mouth I think "the girls are going to read this"

Monday, April 24, 2006, 9:12 AM

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For me it's knowing that i've got the support that when i mess up it's OK as long as I get back on the bandwagon! I record what I eat here on peertrainer and I also have the 3 bite rule! Love it to death!
I've also learned that fitness IS a way of life..healthier eating and exercising w/ the support you get here can only mean one thing: weight loss and fitness and who doesn't want to be fit and trim????????
you don't need diet pills or special diets ..just portion control and exercise that's what i've learned most from being here!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006, 7:54 AM

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My biggest change is the way I prioritize my food now. I start with veggies when I plan my lunch and dinner. What do I have in the house and which ones "go" together. If I've got lots of fresh veg then that's usually all I'll eat. If I don't then I may add a small piece of fish.

I rarely eat red meat or dairy and I try to limit chicken to once a week. I eat fruit with almost every meal and because I don't want to make decisions too early in the morning, I have the same breakfast every day. It's a powerhouse, heart-healthy shake that I mix up.

I also exercise regularly. I do water aerobics 2-3 times per week and walk at least 30 mins 2-3 times per week, too. That's a HUGE change from my old couch potato lifestyle.

All this has added up to 53 lbs lost over the past 5 months! I'm feeling great and looking forward to taking that number up to 100 lbs lost by the end of 2006.

Many blessings to you all!
Trish

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Tuesday, April 25, 2006, 9:49 AM

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Trish, why do you cut back chicken to only once a week? I thought chicken was super-healthy! I also don't really like it, so if you have a good reason why it's not so good for you, I'm all ears!!

jilli10582

Tuesday, April 25, 2006, 10:10 AM

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I limit chicken because it's animal protein. It's higher in "bad" fat so I try to get most of my protein from vegetable sources instead. I eat a lot of beans, lentils and soybeans including tofu. A lot of fish has the added benefit of Omega-3 fatty acids so I opt for those before I go for the poultry. My diet is all about getting a healthy heart so it may not be for everyone. The incredible weight loss is just an added bonus.

Thanks for asking!
Trish

Tuesday, April 25, 2006, 1:49 PM

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Thanks for the info, Trish!

jilli10582

Tuesday, April 25, 2006, 2:19 PM

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