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MISSY153 SparkPoints: (253)
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10/23/12 11:27 P

need to learn more on how to use the dif tracker need to learn how use a computer lol

SUZYKBACK SparkPoints: (5,152)
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10/23/12 1:09 A

Hi Missy153, welcome! Good for you for starting and for staying on track. There is lots of support on SparkPeople, I would encourage you to take advantage of as much as you can.

MISSY153 SparkPoints: (253)
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10/23/12 12:33 A

hi started today stayed within the calories need to
start walking to

LINKOW SparkPoints: (61)
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10/21/12 8:09 P

Thanks everyone. I really appreciate the support.

BUBBLESTOO Posts: 1,658
10/20/12 8:50 P

A good late night snack that I have occasionally is hot chocolate with whipped cream. I use sugar free hot chocolate but it does help wih the sweet tooth. And I make sugar free cookies. Fruits are always good, grapes,apples pears.etc....When the kids were still at home I would slice banana's put a dab of peanut butter on the slice then put them in the freezer.

SUZYKBACK SparkPoints: (5,152)
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10/20/12 7:03 P

Can you find a protein bar you like? I have a chocolate fudge protein bar (from Herbalife) when I want chocolate. When I want salty I have shrimp (pure protein) with cocktail sauce. Both do the trick without blowing the day. Also, if I really HAVE to have sweets I try to really make it yummy and acknowledge it as a treat - not just something I eat every day. So, a banana split? Ok - 1scoop real ice cream, 1/2 banana, fresh or frozen strawberries, fresh or frozen blueberries and a couple of tablespoons of dark choc syrup, slivered almonds. That is at least nutritionally sound. I eat what I want with the rule that it has to be as "clean" as possible - that is to say no preservatives, artificial stuff, etc. it makes a huge difference!

LINKOW SparkPoints: (61)
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10/20/12 6:42 P

Thanks Laurie. I try to drink plenty of water, but I'll have to keep track of my protein intake. Any suggestions for snacks, especially late night. I can't give up sweets altogether, but want to find healthier options for when I just have to have somethings.

SUZYKBACK SparkPoints: (5,152)
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10/20/12 3:46 P

Welcome Linda! What I have found that really helps keep me from over eating is getting plenty of protein each day. I aim for between 75 and 90 grams a day. I have gone from an insatiable craving for sweets/carbs to having trouble eating 1200 calories in a day because I'm just not hungry - all because of the protein. That and drinking plenty of water. Don't worry about "dieting" - just follow the small steps laid out by SparkPeople (SparkCoach is a big help to me) and concentrate on good nutrition. The pounds will come off! Hang in there - you can do this! Laurie k.

LINKOW SparkPoints: (61)
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10/20/12 3:25 P

Hi, this is my first post. I turned 50 in May. Last January I started WW and between January and May I lost 17 pounds. I got lost somewhere and gained back 9. I need help getting back on track. I know whatI problem is. Now that it's getting colder (I live in the Northeast), I don' walk as must as I used to, if at all now. I also love my sweets and need to find foods to eat as my "snacks" that will satisfy my sweet tooth. I want to lose about 20 pounds. I also work from home and work very late into the evenings/early morning hours, and that's when I want to eat the most. Any suggestions/help? Thanks. Linda

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