10-06-2010, 02:30 PM
Glad to have you both back!! I have sent out a few requests for the other Diamondz to come back, but no takers yet!! We are a good team and I think the aeorbic garage exercise sounds like a good thing for me to do also!
(10-06-2010 02:30 PM)wiyaga Wrote: [ -> ]Glad to have you both back!! I have sent out a few requests for the other Diamondz to come back, but no takers yet!! We are a good team and I think the aeorbic garage exercise sounds like a good thing for me to do also!
(10-07-2010 11:47 AM)wiyaga Wrote: [ -> ]This is just the weigh ins... None of the weight any of us lost in the last 3 weeks even counts for our team.. BUMMER!! We have all been struggling lately (last couple years!) Not sure I have much to offer, but a sounding board. I am exceeding happy that I have maintained the majority of my original loss, but I could not do it with out the accountability to the Diamondz and the Crushers.
(10-08-2010 12:12 PM)Heyitsdenise Wrote: [ -> ]Tomorrow I'm ending my dairy-free week. I am delighted to say that eliminating dairy absolutely did not help my joints a bit. However, I have found something that does: gelatin. I read about it here:
and thought it was worth a try. I had some Knox packets in the back of the cupboard, and started with one packet a day. Within a day I could tell a difference--riding with my son to get lunch I just noticed that my neck and shoulders weren't so stiff and turning my head was easier, painless, and smooth and quiet (as opposed to that cricky, crackling noise it normally makes). It's been 4 days now and although I haven't noticed improvement in my knees, I have noticed improvement everywhere else. I have increased to 2 packets a day--one in the morning dissolved in my coffee, and another at night just before bed dissolved in a cup of hot herbal tea. I find it easier to take it in a hot drink than any other way--I never liked Jello (don't like eating things that wiggle, a personal problem, I know; I'm not a fan of egg whites for the same reason) and just the thought of taking it dry makes me want to gag.
I have also noticed the increased energy levels that she reports, and while sleep wasn't particularly a problem before, it's certainly good now. In fact, I have not found a down-side (with the possible exception of the taste, which is pretty easily disguised by almost anything else you put it in). One packet is low in calories (23), zero fat and carbs, moderate in protein (6 grams), and does not seem to affect my blood sugar. I'm going to add another packet a day (which will bring my total to 3, each packet is 1/4 oz.) and dissolve it in some broth and have it before dinner (as a sort of soup course, let's say). It has not negatively affected my weight loss, although I don't know that it has positively affected it, either. I just ordered a pound for $8 and change from netrition.com because I plan to keep up my experiment for as long as it keeps working. The packets are handy and would be great for travel, but the pound is a lot cheaper. And I am also hoping for the traditional benefits to my nails and hair.