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Feb. 6th, 2006 | 04:18 pm
posted by: audreybelle in allmost_there

I wanted to make an introductory post here. My name is Audrey. In the past year or so I've managed to loose about 15 pounds or so which managed to creep up on me in my last few years as an undergrad. Here are my stats:

HW: ~160
CW: 146
Goal Weight: 130-135

I'm 5'7" or so. I've got skinny legs and skinny arms kinda big boobs and a big ole pot belly. Over the summer someone asked me if I was expecting, which was fairly embarassing. It seems that no matter how much weight I've lost the belly stays: arms legs butt hips all get smaller. I've been on a few trials of phase one of the south beach diet and followed all the rules fairly strictly but don't really loose any weight. I am excersizing regularly and have managed to loose the 3 or so pounds that I gained over the holidays, but the three pounds that I have gained since being back to school are proving harder to loose. I go to a kickboxing class about once a week, sometimes twice when I'm good, and I try to go get some other cardio wether at the gym or on a run once or twice more a week. I walk all over the place. To the grocery store, the coffee shop I study at, all around campus.

The thing is is I'm a grad student and my schedual is crazy! I'm doing something different every weekend and trying to get loads of work done when I'm not in class or interning. The south beach hasn't worked quite as well because I don't have time to always cook and make sure that for instance salad dressings on campus are sugar free. As for other dietary thing I don't like fruit especially bananas, and with the exception of chocolate don't really like much sweet stuff which works to my advantage.

If anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear them. Or any easy recipies that keep well and are healthy.


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From: feetmonkey
Date: Feb. 6th, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC)

I did SB for a while, and i learned some quickie things you can make:

1. meatballs, sauce, and cheese is a good microwave meal (but check those meatballs, some are made with bread)
2. you can stir fry just about anything, just skip the rice
3. broil or george foreman-ize hamburgers, or grill/nuke hot dogs

As far as salad dressings, as long as it's not fat free or low cal, Ranch, Italian (& creamy italian), 1000 island, blue cheese, and other similar dressings are usually okay. I'm recalling this from memory though, so I'm sure there are a lot more. Unfortunatly, french dressing needs to be reserved for special occasions.

If I think of other quickie things, I'll comment again

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