beefche

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  1. I had someone very, very close to me accuse me of being a sheep when it comes to the church. And I confirmed that accusation. I am a sheep. A free thinking and free to choose sheep, but a sheep, nonetheless. I understand that there are people in the church who feel marginalized because they feel differently, think differently, struggle differently than what they perceive others to feel, think, or struggle. And I will always try to be loving, kind, and thoughtful to them. But, we are warned time and time again to be very careful with our criticisms of the prophets--and the members of the First Presidency and 12 Apostles are prophets, seers, and revelators. Are they fallible, mortal men? Of course. But, any criticism I might feel, I'm very careful to either share with a trusted, faithful friend to work out my feelings/thoughts or I keep it to myself. While that may be construed as sheep-like following, I'm ok with it. Christ thinks of me as His sheep, so I embrace that name calling. Put me in the camp of not appreciating the beginning of this article. I understand the overall thought and even agree with it. But, I do think it could have been approached differently. I am really ok with being accused of being a TBM (or is that now a TBLDS?) and a sheep. That's exactly who I want to be. I wish others were just as ok with being a sheep (which now appears to be a curse word or awful accusation).
  2. beefche

    2019 Weight Loss Group

    I'm doing well so far. Not perfect by any way, but better. I've had a truckload of stress this month and haven't gone too nutso except for a couple of days. I really am trying to focus one day at a time. We are going out for pizza tomorrow night so that has helped me to focus on eating healthy in the days leading up to pizza night. My struggle will be to go right back to healthy eating and not use this as an excuse to choose more unhealthy foods. One thing I've been doing to help is watching youtube videos on making healthy choices. Not only are these videos giving me knowledge and tools, they are inspiring and keeps me focused on my goals and WHY I want to choose health.
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    2019 Weight Loss Group

    I lost nearly 50# in the last year. One thing that surprised me the most was that my shoe size went down. I went from an 8.5 to 7.5 and in some shoes I even fit into a 6.5! I've never, ever been able to wear anything less than a 7.5! Sadly, I had to get rid of some of my shoes since I was literally walking out of them.
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    2019 Weight Loss Group

    It's a program I'm doing. Essentially, I eat 6 times a day -- about every 2-3 hrs. And they are small meals but nutritionally healthy. When I stick to the program, I feel better and am losing weight.
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    Nursery help

    I work in the Nursery. As expected, these kiddos have the attention span of, well, a 2 year old. Are there any places where I can 1) find out physical activities we can do (I'd like to have at least 1 or 2 things that are more organized for the kiddos); 2) places I can download pictures to color; and 3) other ideas for Nursery leaders. Anything will help! Thanks!
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    2019 Weight Loss Group

    Yay! Great job! One day at a time!
  7. beefche

    2019 Weight Loss Group

    I am only going to weigh in every other week. I allow that dang scale too much control over my inner thoughts and emotions. And weight loss isn't SOLELY about a number on the scale. These Non Scale Victories (NSV) are ways to focus on other benefits of weight loss/healthier living. So, some NSV for me this week: my jeans aren't as snug; I actually wore boots (to the knee boots that I can easily zip over my calves); I went out to eat and had a yummy burger but special ordered it to be healthier for me. Yay!
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    2019 Weight Loss Group

    Ugh, I am struggling to make good choices today. Tomorrow is a work lunch and while I plan on going off plan, I don't want to go nuts. I suppose my issues tonight are in anticipation of tomorrow. Yowza, why do I let food have such a hold on me?
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    Obituatry

    I'm so sorry, Carb.
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    2019 Weight Loss Group

    Oh, dude. I get that. Sometimes, I have fight snacking on unhealthy things on a minute by minute basis. One thing to keep in mind, your body fluctuates weight on a daily basis--even an hourly. So, not losing 2 lbs in one day is perfectly normal. Be consistent in your behaviors and you will see the weight come off. Just be patient (I know! easier said than done!).
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    1000 years in hell??

    Isn't the 1,000 years referring to the Millenium? The Millenium isn't final judgment.
  12. beefche

    2019 Weight Loss Group

    My official weigh in is today. I'm down 6.6# this first week--yippee! My goal is to be down 23# by March 15--totally doable. And I ran after the kiddos today in nursery, so got in some exercise too.
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    2019 Weight Loss Group

    Good job on being prepared, NT! Weekends are always the most difficult. Stay focused on WHY you want to be healthy. I'm fighting my snacking monster today. I want a big ol' bucket of buttered popcorn, but I'm kinda stuck inside (we got a bunch of snow dumped on us and staying off the roads is a good idea). But being stuck is good as we don't have popcorn in the house. I will splurge a bit and have a diet soda (in addition to my water intake). Stay strong!
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    2019 Weight Loss Group

    @SpiritDragon I found that condiment thing in the canned vegetable aisle. It was on the top shelf near the canned (bottled?) asparagus.
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    2019 Weight Loss Group

    Yes, my husband got it at our local grocery store, Meijer. I don't know where in the store it was. I'll have to ask him (he's out with the guys tonight). I was very impressed by the low sodium. Most can/bottles contain a truckload of sodium, but this is just 125 mg per serving.
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    2019 Weight Loss Group

    It's not loose like a relish. I'm sure one could eat it room temperature or cold, but warming it up loosens it and allows it to coat the rice or noodles (in my case, spaghetti squash). I think it loosens due to the coconut milk (almost like it's got an oil in it). I think it's closer in texture with a pesto.
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    Second Generation Public Safety Family

    Don't policy and fire have some kind of rivalry or feud or something? Does this mean you two are gonna start trading insults and daring each other to physical competitions? Congrats to mirk jr!
  18. beefche

    2019 Weight Loss Group

    My husband found this and I thought I would share. This is so yummy! Full of flavor but very healthy. I used 2 tablespoons with 2 cups cooked spaghetti squash and shrimp (just warmed everything in the microwave). My husband mixed some with brown rice. This one is spicy. There is also an Italian one and Mexican one that we are going to try to find.
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    2019 Weight Loss Group

    @unixknight amazing suit! Seriously, that is so dang cool! But, I want you to lose weight to not only be healthier but to see what other suits you'd come up with! Random thought: there was a Time Out for Women (run by Deseret Book and with lots of LDS speakers) at the convention center at the same time ComiCon was going on. So many people in costume. I was taking pics surreptitiously. Now I think I should have just asked them--I'm sure they would have said yes and have been proud to show off their talents! I was kinda funny to see some women walk by dressed in....um....not so virtuous looking outfits next to a bunch of church ladies dressed for church. LOL!
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    2019 Weight Loss Group

    I am a ramen lover! I wish, wish, WISH there was some way to make it healthy. I've wanted to try a restaurant that makes fresh ramen because if I love the crud that comes from the local 7/11, I can only imagine how much better fresh would be! Hope you feel better. Drink those fluids and rest. Don't stress about exercise until you are better.
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    2019 Weight Loss Group

    Oh, yeah, I get that doesn't work for everyone. My husband gave me the stink eye when I told him this. He thoroughly disagrees with it. And, hey! It works for him to have his cheat days. He's lost a lot of weight doing so. I just have to change my way of thinking of food. I certainly don't ban unhealthy foods, I just have to limit them or try to make them healthier (I still have a brownie or cookie, but the ones I choose are so much healthier than Betty makes or that Mrs. Fields chick). I have a tradition on Superbowl Sunday to eat snack foods or make a decent meal with dessert--I'll probably do the same just make it a healthy meal with a small splurge rather than the day long splurge fest I normally would do.
  22. beefche

    2019 Weight Loss Group

    Today is Day 3 for me. Doing really well! So far, I've lost 4#. I don't officially weigh in until Sunday morning, but I wanted to see how much a difference it can be when I'm 100%. Pretty significant! Reading of everyone's success, not so much success, and suggestions help me. I appreciate everyone being so open on here! And thanks, SpiritDragon, for making great suggestions/advice. BTW, I'm someone who shortens people's names. Why is it I wanted to shorten yours to Spit? LOL!
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    2019 Weight Loss Group

    My husband does the same thing, NT. He eats within a certain amount of calories (no matter what the calories--which means he can eat donuts everyday as long as he's within his calorie count). Then he has a cheat day. His problem was sometimes those cheat days kept extending. He's now trying a cheat meal vs. a whole cheat day. Me? I can't do cheat days. I have a very unhealthy relationship with food (who doesn't?) and if I do a cheat day, then it eventually turns into cheat years. Someone once described a cheat meal/day as "so, it's ok to be in a healthy marriage 6 days a week, but 1 day you can cheat on your spouse? does that make sense? why choose to do that with your health?" That really resonated with me. Now I have changed my vocabulary. Instead of a cheat meal, I choose to eat this meal even if it isn't as healthy as other choices. For whatever reason, that helps me to look at my choices and make primarily healthy ones.
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    2019 Weight Loss Group

    @anatess2 girl, you need to eat (I understand while sick, eating takes a back seat). When you are healthy again, you have got to give your body food on a regular basis. Food is fuel--you are basically running your car on a nearly empty tank. By not eating regularly, you are sabotaging your health--even if you eat healthy, going without food for such long periods deteriorates your health.
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    Missionaries

    Did I miss your wife getting baptized? Or is this a case of an awesome ward recognizing that callings help non members connect (even if they choose to never join)?