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Old 03-03-2008, 02:47 PM   #661
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been avoiding this thread like the plague...but here goes...i weigh exactly what i weighed yesterday plus 1 slice of pizza and 2 reeses's peanut butter cups that i ate today for lunch.

you didn't think i was going to give an answer in lbs, did ya?
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:16 PM   #662
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SimpleGirl, I bet it is good with the soy! That is a great idea!
Since we eat the soy bars every day for our snack, I don't usually add any other soy to DH's intake (worry just a bit about the effect it might have in higher amounts on men).

Sarah, what's the scoop on soy and men (potential negative effects?)
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Sarah, what's the scoop on soy and men (potential negative effects?)
Apparently, soy is an aphrodisiac?!! Who knew?!
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Well, I'll defer to the doctors on the board for specifics, as food science is a morass of competing special interest groups that make politicians look reasonable, but here's a basic answer:

What are phytoestrogens doing to the men? Researcher, W. David Kubiak reports that "...because female hormones or estrogen given to men in small quantities can quickly overwhelm androgen activity, and soy produces estrogen molecules in biologically significant amounts, it might be inferred that a steady diet of miso, tofu, soy sauce, and so on might not be best for leadership trainees or aspiring Lotharios (lovers)."
Researchers believe that the trend toward lower male fertility may be due to environmental estrogens, including the soy phytoestrogens. There is strong evidence that soy phytoestrogens inhibit an enzyme which is required for the synthesis of testosterone and the development of the CNS-gonadal axis. Much research is now being done to determine the effects of soy on male animals (even male insects) of all sorts. Research with animals and insects from the grasshopper to the cheetah, are showing that soy affects males by making them less confident, less aggressive, indecisive, show less sexual interest, lower sperm count and in some studies less everything male. Research on humans is slow (years), but the short-term studies on men are showing the information obtained through animal life spans correlate with what is happening in human research.


We don't go crazy over this sort of stuff--I love the new Michael Pollan book in Defense of Food where he says "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants". I have a friend who buys all-natural breath mints. I mean, really?
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We don't go crazy over this sort of stuff--I love the new Michael Pollan book in Defense of Food where he says "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants". I have a friend who buys all-natural breath mints. I mean, really?
LOL! I agree, it's really easy to go overboard with all the different guidelines, pro's and con's, etc. I did a google search and was overwhelmed by all kinds of studies, etc.

Thanks for the info. I think we'll be safe since it will just be the breakfast drink, and he rarely eats the soy snack bars (although I do).
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LOL, one of the stories I read said that a woman reported her cup size increasing after she exchanged her daily 2 cups of regular milk for soy milk, and I'm like--gotta get some more soy!
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LOL, one of the stories I read said that a woman reported her cup size increasing after she exchanged her daily 2 cups of regular milk for soy milk, and I'm like--gotta get some more soy!

For sure!
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LOL, one of the stories I read said that a woman reported her cup size increasing after she exchanged her daily 2 cups of regular milk for soy milk, and I'm like--gotta get some more soy!
DW needs to stay on the regular milk.......according to her..........
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127. Another pound bites the dust.
And another one down, and another one down.....126!


Just in time for my weekend cruise with my girlfriends. It was so fun trying on on my clothes for the trip last night. They fit soooo much better than they did for our last cruise just 8 wks ago. I've lost 10# since then! I'm only 5# away from my college graduation weight, 19 years ago

Hopefully I will at least maintain my weight...I do plan on enjoying the food, but I also have two intense dance workouts planned. If not, oh well, I plan on having fun!

P.S. DH is doing great, too...he weighs less than I have ever known him - 159# (he's 5' 8"). This sure has been easier having him on board for the healthier eating.
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FANTASTIC, Simple Girl--you are an inspiration to me for the rest of the week, as I've eaten way too many restaurant meals since last Wednesday and am up to 150 today.

That is awesome that you are so close to your graduation weight--when I dropped below the weight I was when we got married 15 years ago (at 23), I had to try on my wedding dress again! It was pretty cool!

Have a blast on the cruise with the girls! And enjoy the dance workouts in between all that great food and girl-gossip time!
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1/23: 196.8 17.1% body fat.
1/30: 196.0 16.6%
2/06: 198.2 16.9%
2/13: 194.8 16.4%
2/20: 191.8 16.5%
2/27: 192.0 16.6%
3/05: 190.0 16.3%

Goal: 192.0 15.3%

Funny... made the weight goal the last three weeks, though the fat percentage is well off. Somewhat ironically, Wednesday is consistently my lightest day of the week. For instance, yesterday I was 194.0 with 15.6 body fat. Last night, dinner was a small waffle cone Blizzard from Dairy Queen. Completely void of nutritional value, though that helped drop my weight for the day.

But any way you slice it, the trend is in the right direction.
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UP to 235...........was 233 a week ago...........and I exercised the most ever in a week for over 10 years............6 days..........

Maybe my fat is turning into muscle,which weighs more.......
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Mar-05-08: At 170.0 lbs, BMI of 25.8
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Feb-20-08: At 170.5 lbs, BMI of 25.9, Hips/Waist: 36-3/4"/34-1/4" (93%)
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176 - up a lb. Lots of evening snacking, I'm sure if I could control this I'd lose a few lbs
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Signed up for the gym about 5 days ago, strange, it doesn't hurt this time. I guess I must be taking it a little easier in my old (46) age...
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2/20 238
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Signed up for the gym about 5 days ago, strange, it doesn't hurt this time. I guess I must be taking it a little easier in my old (46) age...

excellent progress, keep it up
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Interesting info on the soy products... could be that all this Cialis and Viagra market is a result of all the estrogens floating around and the soy? Somehow I don't picture the average Viagra user sipping it down with soy milk, but maybe... there's a lot I dont know about how thing work out there!

Alan, I'm in the same boat -- up a few pounds from my lows last summer but I think the warm weather will pull things back into line. I had two days this week of no bkfst/lunch except for a few handfulls of granola/gorp and a piece of fruit, so I'm thinking my body is getting ready to lose those few pounds again.

One thing is different this year, though: I'm eating a few ounces of chocolate a day. Somebody please tell me it's a health food
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One thing is different this year, though: I'm eating a few ounces of chocolate a day. Somebody please tell me it's a health food
Absolutely it is - beats up those free radicals really well , and all the better if it has a high content of cacao (60% and higher).

We eat chocolate every day, treating it just like like a prescription.
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2/20: 191.8 16.5%
2/27: 192.0 16.6%
3/05: 190.0 16.3%
3/12: 192.8 16.2%

Goal: 192.0 15.3%

Fell off the wagon a bit this past week. Ordered enough pizza that we had leftovers, then we actually made food on consecutive days (chicken parm, sweet & sour pork, pork fajitas), which is more food than I usually have in the evenings.
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And another one down, and another one down.....126!


Just in time for my weekend cruise with my girlfriends. It was so fun trying on on my clothes for the trip last night. They fit soooo much better than they did for our last cruise just 8 wks ago. I've lost 10# since then! I'm only 5# away from my college graduation weight, 19 years ago

Hopefully I will at least maintain my weight...I do plan on enjoying the food, but I also have two intense dance workouts planned. If not, oh well, I plan on having fun!
Well, I didn't maintain, I gained 2#, up to 128. However, I had a darned good time gaining those 2#! LOL

You don't think it could have been the melting chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream that I had two nights in a row, do you? Or the excessive #'s of margarita's and pina colada's pool side? Tee-hee! It was worth it!

I am rather surprised that I didn't at least maintain. I mean, come on, I worked out intensely for 1 1/2 hours each Friday a.m. and Sat a.m. Just shows how much work it is to lose weight and keep it off. Back on the wagon this week
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