Hosted by Diane C.
Group active since Tue, Jun 24, 2014

This group is for everyone using Counting calories? Tracking your workouts?
Need a pat on the back? Or a gentle push towards your goal? Come on in.. We're here for you at Team MFP.

Heidi Hoerman
Jun 29, 2017

Chicken stock as hunger pang remedy.

I made a pot of stock with the bones, skin, sinews, etc. from a 10-pound bag of chicken leg quarters. It being summer, I used all the bones for just one pot of stock and it came out very tasty and quite gelatinous. (I did skim off the fat after overnight in the fridge.) I accidentally ascertained that a warm cup of it erases hunger pangs for a few hours. Who knew?

I'll need to do further testing when I next make stock. Was it just this batch? But if it continues to work, I'll be using homemade stock as an appetite suppressant. It's a less-than-100-calories snack that actually works (for me anyway).

Right now I'm in the midst of a battle to keep six as the middle digit of my weight. I had it yesterday but it eluded my grasp and the seven reappeared today. The battle continues!

Sherry Blizzard
Jun 23, 2017

On another note...

I am really disappointed. I've been walking/hiking every day for the past 3 weeks. The day before yesterday, I hiked 10.8 miles, yesterday I got 8. I've been averaging over 22,000 steps a day and my weight is not going down! And I'm not talking about leisurely strolling, my heart rate is up and I am sweating. I spend 2 hours straight walking like this. What's up with that? I'm not taking in any more calories.

Diane C.
Jun 21, 2017

new members

Welcome to the group, Sherry and Heidi!

Sherry Blizzard
Jun 21, 2017

Interesting Observation

So, I normally walk every day in the neighborhood in the summer while listening to a book I've borrowed from the library. I reached my limit of 7 checkouts and had nothing to listen to. A friend on FB suggested I listen to the radio on my ipod instead. I tuned into the local 70's and 80's station and had the best walk of the summer. I knew all the songs, sang along when I wasn't out of breath, and by the time I got home 2 hours and almost 6 miles later, I was "Happy". I forgot how much joy MY music brought me: David Bowie, REO Speedwagon, Billy Joel, Boston, Kim Carnes, America and even Billy Idol! I am making a resolution to myself from now on....when I go walk the dog and hike the neighborhood, I'll listen to that music because it makes me step higher and more in time with the music...when I am in the garden, shopping or driving somewhere, I'll listen to my book.

Heidi Hoerman
Jun 18, 2017

Glad to make contact with the JAP/MFP folks!

Sherry just let me know about the group. What a lovely cross-fertilization!!

Renée G.
Sep 9, 2016

New to the group

I never even knew this group was here...hope to be checking in frequently now. :-)

Diane C.
Jan 5, 2016

been a while

It been a while since we chatted. I saw the Dr today and got some good news. My cholesterol has dropped THIRTY points in 6 months. I am so happy!!!! My weight is up, but internally, I'm good! Yayyyyy! Doing the Kermit Happy dance!