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What are you healthy staples?

Friday, January 28, 2011

I am curious to see what healthy staple do you keep or eat/drink on a regular basis??

I need some ideas on healthy things to snack on, or drink. I have a hard time pulling away from unheathy stuff, like soda, chips, and stuff I find myself munching on. Or if I but nuts I wind up eating to much of them.

Soooo.......What do you use??

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PIGLET410 1/29/2011 10:16PM

    I do alot of fruit but also low calorire fruit roll ups and craisins. I try to do alot of veggies

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KARLYNCANDOIT 1/28/2011 3:51PM

    I love greek yogart with some healthy cereal.
Oranges, apples
Feel free to look at my food logs. I eat a lot of snacks LOL

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TYPE_A 1/28/2011 3:47PM

    Chobani Greek Yogurt
LF String Cheese
Gala Apples (sometimes with a little crunchy PB)
Cinnamon Life Cereal
Deli turkey or chicken
Lite Wheat Bread
Laughing Cow Cheese Spreadable Wedges

I can't have anything too "carb-y" in the house -- no pretzels, chips, crackers, etc., because they're trigger foods for me.

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Thursday, January 06, 2011

I am having a hard time. I am tempted soooo much. Even by my own kids. How can I break habits and not give in when it's right in my face?? Soda in the fridge because hubby "WANTS" his soda, and I don't want to deprive him of what he wants.

Today my kids had no school it was a snow day. My son, who is 13 nagged and nagged about using his $10 to buy lunch. It didn't seem to matter what I said it was a total battle of wills. So I finally gave in with making an excuse of,'s my daughter's 17th birthday and I am sure she would like it. Off to Wendys we go. Along the way I told all of my kids......I NEED YOUR SUPPORT I CAN'T DO THIS ALONE!!!!

I think maybe they are more understanding now. I told them if "WE" don't treat are bodies good now, they will not treat us good later, and that it's hard for me to loose wait and be healthy when I see them eating things I enjoy and am trying to change. I also told them that there is things I want to do and can't because of my weight and it makes me sad.

So How, how do I go to Basketball games without Nachos, and the mall with out eating the junk. I try sometimes just to fall flat and feel like it's not worth trying. When will I be able to say NOPE I don't want that crap??

Is it all in my head?? I hate giving in!! Maybe this vent will help me feel beter!!

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PIGLET410 1/23/2011 7:07PM

    Soda and Coffe for me as always been something that was hard togive up.About 2 weeks ago I made the decision to not have soda/coffee until March 1st. I was doign good untill earlier this week when I had half a can. Wemust remember that we are human and wil slip and that if continend to deprive ourselves then we will give in more. If you slip enjoy it but pick yourslef up and keep moving.As for fast food eat, u can still hae it but pick things that are better for you. Good luck

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GARDENDIVA2 1/6/2011 2:16PM

    When I was young my Mom did Weight Watchers. She made one dinner and we all ate the same thing. Remember this is a life style change not a diet. Make fast food a "treat" not a standard. As for eating at events, either eat before you go or make that your "treat." Make changes to your other meals to allow for the one splurge. As VANSMOM said, you can do it.

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VANSMOM 1/6/2011 1:50PM

    I am the same way!
I am a "food associator" too:
Going to my dad's house = stop at Popeye's
Disneyland= churros, turkey leg (must have or not the same)
Etc, etc, etc...

I think that for myself, it is going to be a battle at first, but then I will hopefully think, "Well, that churro would be delicious, but wouldn't you rather fit in the seat on CA Screamin'?

I am trying to be better about taking my water bottle EVERYWHERE so that I can have something to help with the hunger and will remind me of the changes that I am making. I am also going to be making better choices when I do have to go to Popeye's (or Wendy's in your case)

I try to remember the saying "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels". I haven't been thin since I was a kid so this is kind of abstract, but I have a good imagination... :0)

We can do this!

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Afraid.....Why am I so afraid???

Thursday, September 03, 2009

I have noticed lately.....I am afraid. I am afraid of things I never used to be afraid of. I am paranoid of things that in my early 20's never bothered me. Like heights, other peoples driving, and once a person told me "your allergic to change".
I have tried to chop some of it to "age" and getting older. My 31st birthday was not one I like to celebrate. I cried!!! So I ask myself, what is going on?? How does this play in my wanting to loose weight and have a "better" and healthier life?
It has EVERYTHING to do with it!!! I am afraid if I don't loose weight.....Husband being unattracted to me, can't do things I once was able to, Hello "HEART ATTACK"!!!!!
I am afraid of loosing also! Afraid of loosing and regainning, not liking to exercise, slipping into old habits,repetitive same old boring food, and the biggest one "FAILURE".

Wow, what a relief just telling everyone, and anyone listening! I AM AFRAID!!!!
It's ok for me to be a afraid!!! The only way to get past it, is to "WORK" threw it right? Then I will prevail and not be afraid anymore!

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    I am also afraid of alot a things. I am trying to work thru it also. I think it will make us stronger when we finally do accomplish what we are afraid of. we can do it.

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SKMINNY 9/3/2009 7:57AM

    Some fear is good. Some times it is something that motivates us into change. Sometimes it is crippling. It stops u from making the changes u want to do , or need to do. Only u can decide which way it will go. positive or negative. In your case i believe it is a positive. i want to lose weight and look good for me. emoticon

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I wish I was that "FAT" now!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Today......I have had some realazations.......

In the past year I have kept kicking myself over and over. Last year I had started on Sparks with a go get them attitude and I went and got em. I had been down almost under 200 pounds. I was so proud of me and HAPPY!! Them I just let go. I found my self making excuses over and over. Then before I knew it I had blown right back up and even bigger than I was to big with. Grrrr.....Talk about frustrating and depressing.
So last night I tried to pep talk myself and find a good source to motivate me. I went through some old photo's and boom! I found it. A picture of myself about 10 years ago in a bathing suit and I weighed around maybe 160ish. Which is really funny to me because I remember when I got that picture developed I remember looking at it and swearing I looked soooo fat. UGH! I which I was that "FAT" now.

So I need to ask myself, what's so different now?? At the time I was married to a man that had a drug problem and we ALWAYS fought. All his money went for his addiction. We had no car so I walked everywhere, and I worked as a CNA (so always moving) 40 plus hours a week to try and pay the bills. Now? I married to a great man, I have a car and have to force myself to walk! I don't work and am a stay at home mom. So, now I am happy, will it make my demise as far as my weight goes?? I say "NO" I will no longer let it. I want to be Happy and have my health too!!!!!

Cheers to finding my mojo!! emoticon

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ROSETATT 1/29/2010 10:22PM

    I relate. In 2006 I lost 45 lbs. I have since gained it back. I was on this "hating" binge and not caring and depressed...etc....then I found Spark. With all the support and success stories, tips, articles, blogs, etc... I am inspired. I have been using the nutrition tracker and the fitness tracker..I am on a roll. Once the weight is off again, I want to learn to maintain. That is always my problem, I lose, keep it off for awhile and just don't know how to keep it off permanently....Let's support each other.... emoticon

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EEKTHECAT 1/26/2010 2:30PM

    I can relate to this post. I now weigh 192 and yearn for the days I thought I was fat at 150. I know we will never ever be truly happy with how we look, 100% but now I can appreciate and accept myself. I can't wait to lose all this excess weight and get back to the 130's/120's (yes, please! cross your fingers!). I realize that I should be happy with myself and make my body healthy, not just strive for a number on the scale. Thanks for posting! Reading your post was a bit of an "a-ha!" moment for me.

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Inviting Disaster

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Ok, so....I have been doing fairly decent most of this week. Walking everyday, tracking. Even when I don't want to add things. For some reason I have it in my head, that if I don't track it, that is doesn't exist, or was never put in my mouth. Like for instance:
I am standing in the kitchen and dinner is over. So as I am cleaning up and making the lunched for next day I eat a few chips as I put them in the bag, and a bite of spaghetti o's. HELLO the only person I am fibbing to is me!! So I am proud of myself because I have been faithfully tracking!!! Yay go me!! husband has been walking with me and I tell him this is great it helps motivate me to get up and walk. So we have been after dinner. However.... then the dreded Mc Donalds craves come. He says to me I want a Coke. Well I know what he means by this small phrase. We have made a habbit of the "MCDONALDS" run for coke (him) and sweet tea(me) not always, but a few times a week. However, my weakness is french fries, dipped in BBQ sauce, and so.......the mouth waters. I can't pass them up, well then you might as well add a ranch wrap to and make it complete!!!
Why do I sabbotage myself?? How do I just say no?? Grrrr.......... to be continued........

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PATTI575 5/7/2009 8:58AM

    I completely understand how you feel... it's like the few snack-y type things I eat while cleaning up aren't really food so why count it???? Lately I've taken a pad and pen and put it on the counter while I'm cleaning. If I eat a chip, I write chips and make a hash mark for each one. As for McD's... sometimes we feel like "well, I walked here so I can treat myself" I did it this morning. I walked with my friend to the local bagel shop and before I knew it I had ordered my usual latte and bagel. But as soon as she was ringing it up, I changed it to a small latte, non fat and a bagel with the cream cheese on the side. I sipped the coffee on the way back but before I even took the bagel out of the bag, I logged in and wrote it down. When I saw how many calories I decided to have half the bagel and 1/3 of the cream cheese. I'll have the other half tomorrow. Maybe it isn't that we have to do without, but make concessions and have a smaller size. I think if we totally cut out these things then we are setting ourselves up for a fall...

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