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CAR58OLE Posts: 718
7/4/13 8:32 A

Yes - I bought the new book, looking for a meal planning guide... I am not good at trying new recipes... just hate to take the time to "plan",

Haven't had time to truly READ the darned book!!

THIS weekend, I think I have some time to myself... which will go a LONG way in HELPING Myself to feel better ABOUT myself!

Happy 4th to all! emoticon

MOM1014 Posts: 19,540
7/1/13 7:50 P

I have a sugar craving after dinner: Solved. Not in house. However I do drink water and that helps. I also by Vita Tops. I get the chocolate only 90 calories and healthy. Add a bit of of Cool Whip Free. Satisfying and filling. Another tip: Buy them BOGO as they are a bit pricey. Our grocer offers those about every other month and I stock up for the freezer.

GRACE1054 Posts: 605
7/1/13 12:21 P

I just saw a video of Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition Chris Powell talking about how needing to get at least 45 minutes of exercise to lose weight is a common misconception (of which I am guilty). He showed how you could get a good full body workout in 10 minutes. So, 10 minutes of exercise is a great goal! Small changes add up to big results.

Good Luck!


KNUCKLES145 Posts: 15,787
7/1/13 12:04 P

I live with three other young adults and I have stopped trying to cook for them. I only cook for myself and it is so much easier.

MEGAPEEJ Posts: 732
7/1/13 11:49 A

I will say - being the primary meal planner makes it SO much easier to stay within my ranges and reach my goals for the day. I can serve exactly what I need to balance out my nutrients for the day to make sure I'm on track, whereas when someone else cooks or I'm eating out it gets increasingly difficult to control.

Using the nutrition tracker here helps immensely - I'll "build" my dinner early in the day and plan from there.

CJYOUNG74 Posts: 69
7/1/13 9:28 A

Carole - sounds like a great start! I am "restarting" today as well. I've had a hard time getting back in the "groove" so to speak since I stopped seriously tracking in October. Put back on 10 lbs and just feel terrible in general. I have to stop blaming circumstances and start being accountable for my actions. No one else is going to lose this weight for me!

I have the new Spark Book - bought it mostly for some inspiration and new meal ideas as well - there are some in there that I am looking foward to trying. :)

I KNOW we can do this!!

Edited by: CJYOUNG74 at: 7/1/2013 (09:31)
SLIMMERKIWI Posts: 25,948
7/1/13 6:26 A

It is sad when other adults don't share the responsibility of feeding themselves and cleaning up after. I guess you could always do YOUR stuff and leave them to their own devices.

Remember to start this journey off with baby steps, changing only one or two things and allowing your mind/body to get used to the changes before adding something else to the mix.

Best wishes for a healthy journey :-)

CAR58OLE Posts: 718
7/1/13 5:46 A

I have been on & off SP over the years, and am back to it ( in earnest) - started yesterday.

I am happy to report I did very well for Day 1 which included a birthday party! I need to re-set my mind set, and re-think my goals, and plans.

Biggest hurdle for me is not getting exercise, and enjoying wine more than water!

I am slowly making my way through some of the emotional stuff I've been dealing with the past several months, and plan to come out feeling better (physically & emotionally) when all is said and done!

I have the new SP book - but haven't been able to read it yet! I am hoping there are some "sample" meal plans in there that I can adapt to my family... I am losing my patience with being the main meal planner - cook and clean up crew in a house of 4 adults!

I know - I could "make" them help, but seriously, if I have to force them to help - it just isn't worth it to me!

My goals for today are:
1.) drink my 8 glasses of water - more if possible
2.) eat in my "range", lower end of it if possible
3.) get SOME exercise today even if it's "only" 10 minutes

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