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Group active since Tue, Jun 24, 2014

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Need a pat on the back? Or a gentle push towards your goal? Come on in.. We're here for you at Team MFP.

Sherry Blizzard
Jun 13, 2018

Cabbage Soup Diet

Summer is ALMOST here in Fairbanks and I've got winter pounds to lose. My brother and I found this recipe in one of my mother's old cookbooks. The cabbage soup diet has been around since the mid 50's and varies from place to place and name to name. Mine is titled: Sacred Heart Hospital: WA for overweight heart patients. (No, I am not a heart patient) When I googled it there were a number of other names this diet goes by: The 7-Day Diet, The Mayo Clinic Diet, The Cabbage Soup Diet etc....I seem to remember that Weight Watchers had a soup recipe like this that was also a free food.

Yesterday was day one and I lost 2.5 pounds. The diet will tell you upfront that the weight loss is mostly water weight and difficult to maintain once off the diet. Right now, I just want to get off about 20 pounds so I can fit into my summer clothes :(

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. :-)