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I want to MOVE!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I'm really annoyed right now. I really, really want to go exercise, but I can't. My legs hurt too much for it. I can't tell if it's DOMS or something more like those annoying shin splints, but I wasn't able to work out this morning. My husband pretty much made me stay home; he (rightly) doesn't want me to injure myself.

So I'm taking a rest day, but dammit... I'm itching to move.

IF I'm feeling better, I'll go to step and body blast tomorrow; if not, just body blast. I WILL go to Yoga on Saturday; normally I can't go, but my oldest daughter sprained her ankle (poor baby) and can't go to her soccer game as usual. So I'm taking the opportunity to go to the gym.

I'm also craving a salad, but I'm completely OUT of dressing. Maybe I'll eat some tomatoes.

Oh, and I bought some Nature's Own whole wheat 40 calorie bread... I'm pleasantly impressed.

  
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FRANCESCANAZ 4/29/2012 3:59PM

    Glad you are taking a day off. Husband is so right! emoticon

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PENDRAGON_NY 4/27/2012 3:34PM

  Sorry to hear you've been forced to rest. Try to enjoy it, if you can! With your drive, you'll be back on your feet sooner than later!

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DOGSTARDADDY 4/27/2012 3:26PM

    I'd bring the workout down a little bit. And make sure you're eating well.

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INFINITEJESS84 4/27/2012 1:43PM

    How about upper body? Punches? Weights?

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RABBLERRABBIT 4/27/2012 1:27PM

    I know it's a little weird, but I love being sore (the good kind, not the injury kind) -- after years of being lazy.
Don't know if you figured it out or particularly want the advice (but): I noticed you work out a lot (like me) and with intensity - I recently incorporated more running into my workouts and was horrified to feel on the verge of shin splints because they can sideline you for quite a while (I read about your dizziness nightmare and really felt for you). My trainer said that in my drive to increase my speed (true), I was overextending my leg forward (causing too much pressure and instability on the strike), when I should be pushing off more from the back. I had to think about the motion while I did it, but I tried it and it worked. Good luck, I hate rest days! emoticon

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NEWMOM20121 4/27/2012 1:21PM

    Take it easy for a day. Hope you feel better tomorrow.

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DRAGONCHILDE 4/27/2012 1:11PM

    Nah, I've been exercising at this intensity for a while; I think it was the treadmill intervals I did Wednesday. LOL.



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JADOMB 4/27/2012 12:13PM

    Maybe you just need to bring down the intensity of your workout.

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Why I'm not a failure!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I had a revelation today. While I was posting some encouragement on the message boards, I realized something. I've had a hard month or so; I'm stuck on a self-inflicted plateau, I can't control my food, I'm not losing weight, and I can't make any progress.

Then I got to thinking. Wait a minute.

I'm not losing weight. *BUT I'M NOT GAINING IT, EITHER!*

That's right; while I have lost very little (1.5 lbs in the last month and a half or so) I haven't GAINED anything! Have I failed a few times at sticking to my range? Sure. but what I HAVEN'T done is gone on a major binge and started gaining weight. While I do overeat, and don't stick to my deficit-producing calorie range, I have only eaten over 2100 calories TWICE in the last month... and those two times were deliberate indulgences where I was out to eat and had planned for it.

That means that even while I'm struggling with losing weight, I'm naturally eating at maintenance.

Holy crap, batman. I've gone from eating 3,000 calories a day and gaining constantly to a state of true equilibrium in my diet!

That, my friends, is an accomplishment!

That's not all, either. While I've struggled with a lot of physical setbacks (yay vertigo) that derailed my exercise efforts, I only missed a week at the gym. Otherwise, I've steadily gone to the gym 4-5 days a week, and have really, really been working hard, lifting weights, and building endurance. I look so much better. My butt? Looks FANTASTIC. (Seriously, J-Lo's got competition, baby!) I'm running better in my intervals, and I am eating SO healthy. While I do occasionally overeat, I'm still getting five times as many vegetables as I used to!

So even in failure... I'm a success.

  
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CALI_POPPY 4/27/2012 9:05PM

    Wow, that is a great way to look at it! I love that you like your butt!!!!

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JADOMB 4/27/2012 12:15PM

    Yes, success comes in many colors. You're doing great, Keep the Faith.

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RABBLERRABBIT 4/27/2012 8:21AM

    "Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel."Napoleon Hill
You will be a one sharp, strong sword by the end of your journey!

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PENDRAGON_NY 4/26/2012 4:36PM

  You Go Girl! I also have to remind myself of that sometimes. It feels great to just change that failure mentality and start realizing that you ARE doing things right!

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DOGSTARDADDY 4/26/2012 12:20PM

    Not gaining is half the fight :)

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EVER-HOPEFUL 4/26/2012 12:54AM

    i disagree with your last line totally as i donīt see any failure there at all only success.have you been measureing yourself with a tape measure as i am sure with all your extra exercising you will find you are toning up.as you say your bum is toning up nicely,lol.keep up the good work you are doing great by the sound of it.let your fitgirl shine through emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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**RENEE** 4/25/2012 7:29PM

    Maintaining when you are having a tough time is such a HUGE success. You are doing a fantastic job taking care of yourself and keeping your eyes on healthy goals. emoticon

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HONBAD 4/25/2012 6:42PM

    Great revelation! Woohoo!

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-CORAL- 4/25/2012 5:33PM

    Yes! I have to remember this too, since I've been on a "plateau" for about 3 years! At least I'm not gaining it back! It could be worse!

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ALLYTHEATHLETE 4/25/2012 4:50PM

    I want pictures of that booty!

You're right - you ARE doing awesome! Glad you had such a great revelation!

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TORIAMAE 4/25/2012 4:37PM

    Great job and great blog!

When I first started, that was my goal. I said to myself: "I just want to stop gaining weight. Then maybe lose a little so my clothes aren't so effing tight!"

When I get discouraged, I tell myself the same thing: I'm not gaining weight. Therefore, I am succeeding.

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INFINITEJESS84 4/25/2012 3:58PM

    Great job! In western culture, maintaining is truly a difficult task. Keep it up!

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NEWMOM20121 4/25/2012 3:50PM

    I love it. You are correct, you may not be loosing but you are not gaining either. Keep up the good work. Exercising is very important and you are doing it.

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TATTER3 4/25/2012 3:44PM

    Yea You!!! Keep Sparkin'!!

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Blargh. Dinner spoiled it again.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

And this time, I can't blame my husband. He had a lodge meeting, so I took the girls out for pizza. I wanted to try something new, so I got a stromboli (it was, by the way, AWESOME.) I would have been just fine if I'd stopped there... even with the coke I drank.

the problem was that I ordered the girls a pizza... and a large (the smallest they serve) was cheaper than two personal pans. So, dummy me ordered them that to save two bucks.

Next time, I'm going to just order the damn personal pans.

Because that hot, cheesy, yummy, made-from-scratch pizzeria pizza with pepperoni and mushrooms was simply too much for me to deny. So I had not one... but two.

So once again, I'm over my calories by quite a lot. I HAD plans to run this afternoon anyway, which might have done the job for increasing my calorie differential, but my husband's lodge meeting ran late and it's 11:15 and bedtime... so I couldn't go.

I'm just feeling bloated and icky.

With that said... I did NOT snack today. Well, I did, but small amounts, pre-measured, and I mostly drank tea when I started craving stuff.

I did do an hour of yoga and 45 minutes of weight training, though, so that was done properly. I just... ugh. I'm frustrated with myself AGAIN.

I will do better tomorrow.

In other news, I DID talk to my husband about making things more healthy for our meals, and he agrees with me! He's going to make a point to include GREEN vegetables in every meal. So yay!

Today's sabotage was ALL ME, though.

  
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JADOMB 4/25/2012 12:20PM

    Tsk, Tsk, what am I going to do with you sweetie. OK, you messed up, and it sounds like you messed up pretty good. That means you need to make sure you eat right for at least a week to balance out. You need to strenghten those "push away" muscles. You can do it, just Keep the Faith.

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HONBAD 4/25/2012 9:52AM

    At least it was delcious and worth it!! Don't beat yourself up about it - I like your attitude that you will just try harder today! That's awesome that you talked to your husband about the meals.

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SILVERMOONFAIRY 4/25/2012 9:43AM

    Little setbacks happen, it was one day. You're acknowledging it and getting back on track. Shake it off, and keep moving forward. You're doing great!

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OBIESMOM2 4/25/2012 7:18AM

    I'm having a tough time of it right now too. Just in a funk lately.



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EVER-HOPEFUL 4/25/2012 1:08AM

    what is a stomboli?the mind boggles emoticoni have no idea what that can be.it is great that your husband is getting behind you re the veggies etc.and re the pizza you are down on yourself enough for that that we donīt need to .nobodies perfect and tomorrow is another day and it was not wasted as you have learned next time to get the individual one for your kids.so all in all a good day in my book.when you canīt get out for a walk/run as hubby not there you can always walk on the spot at home or if you have a tampoloine you can walk/run on that so not to disturb the neighbours,lol.keep on keeping on you are doing great love emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PIPPAMOUSE 4/25/2012 12:54AM

    Remember this journey isn't about perfection. It is about learning and making different decisions. This is an experience that you can reflect, learn and move on. Perhaps next time you remember how icky you feel, and not go for the extra pizza. You owned it, you reflected, move on. You can do it!

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JUJIFRUIT 4/24/2012 11:58PM

    At least you are owning responsibility and tracked your food even if it was over your calories. Sometimes I think we need a "mess up" in order to help us be more motivated. I know when I mess up and overeat the way I feel (too full and yucky) helps me remember the next time why exactly I want to make better choices.

And it sounds like you're making some great decisions overall. Hang in there!

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This isn't working. Help!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Okay folks; I'm not losing weight. And I know why! I eat too much. My current calorie range, based on my activity level, is 1600-1900 - now, if I could EAT in that range, I would lose weight! I know this, because well, last week I did, and I lost 1.5 lbs! I'm very active, and that generally puts my daily calorie differential in the right place.

My problem is eating within my range. I did so well for so long, but this has put me on a month-long plateau.

I have some interesting challenges; namely that my husband does most of the cooking, and he... doesn't cook well. I do take charge occasionally, but frankly, I work a lot, and don't have time... and it's kinda unfair to work full time AND cook supper. ;) Anyway, he's a good cook... the problem is, he tends to cook calorie-heavy meals with few vegetables; I do try to convince him to do more, but the odds are that the vegetables in question will be a baked potato or dried peas... which are great, but shouldn't be the ONLY vegetable you eat.

I'm doing better about fixing a salad and eating that, but let's be frank... slap a grilled ribeye with potatoes and sausage, and my willpower crumbles. I'm just not that good!

So please, what tips do you have for dealing with this? I generally do well at dinner, and USUALLY do okay for lunch, but snacks and his calorie-dense suppers are killing me.

I have to have a semi-substantial breakfast, because I work out HARD in the morning, and have to refuel. Today, for example, I had a banana and three eggs... I was starving! That was a bit too much, I usually eat less, but you get the idea. I do tend to eat 300-400 calories for breakfast... less than that, and I can't stop eating.

Sometimes breakfast is a protein shake before workout, and a banana after. Lunch is more flexible... we tend to eat whatever's around, and I can keep healthy things. Another problem I have is he's constantly bringing junk in the house... fortunately, I don't have a major sweet tooth, but he has terrible taste, and well... I can't tell him not to buy this stuff, it's his house and money too. I can't make him eat well. I've tried to make tweaks, and they're working, but this is a slow, uphill battle.

I'm just REALLY struggling to stay in my range! Does anyone have any suggestions? coping mechanisms? Sympathy?

  
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-CORAL- 4/25/2012 12:37PM

    I haven't read all the comments but you probably got some great advice, but here is what I would do.

I eat 4 to 5 meals a day and I concentrate on making sure I get a "palm size" portion of protein (usually meat for me that is around 3 to 4 oz.) a fist-size portion of carbohydrates, and a thumb size portion of healthy fat, and all the green veggies I want. So for instance if your hubby is making steak and potatoes for dinner, I just would make sure I always have a variety of green veggies such as green beans, broccoli or zucchini, that I would make myself, and I would take 4 oz. of yummy steak, half a baked potato, and a couple cups of broccoli. I would probably add some low-fat cheese to the potato and some salt and pepper and low fat sour cream. I am challenging myself right now to not eat any white flour or sugar at all, so most of my food is made from scratch (and I work full time also...) , I get one day off a week where I can eat some sourdough bread or regular pasta, etc. It seems to be working. I eat 5 times a day and try to get 300 cals at each meal roughly. Oh, and instead of eating 3 eggs in the morning now to regulate the fat content I have a carton of 100% egg whites and I will use 1 egg plus extra egg whites. It doesn't really taste any different but you are getting more protein and still good fat from 1 yolk.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 4/25/2012 1:39AM

    sorry i am behind on my blogs as you see.havenīt the time to read other peoples replies so if i am repeating any sorry.what i do when my husband fancies food that is not on my aganda rather than cook loads of differant meals we always have a vegtable soup on the go and when they are eating something i donīt want i will either have the soup or make a quick salad or more often than not have cottage cheese and pinapple.but the soup option is always on offer and i ring the changes by having differant soups.like if they are having cannolloli which i love i will have the soup and one maybe too cannolli rings while the kids have 5-6 and my husband 6 or more .that way i am getting the taste so not missing out.alot is down to will power.have you a veg steamer(they are very good)while your husband is cooking you or he can steam veg for you.have a little of the rest and bulk up.remember it is your mouth,your body and you are the one that decides what goes in it.you just have to be stronger and stand up for your rights.you have the choice. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JADOMB 4/24/2012 12:40PM

    "NO THANKS", Two simple words that can do you wonders. You already know what you are doing wrong, now you just need to correct it. Even though my wife is also trying to lead a healthy and fit lifestyle, she is not as dedicated to knowing what to eat. She does very well with small portions and so she does OK there. But she doesn't measure like I do and so her losses are up and down. She also gives into starbucks and small chocolates, etc. Just the other day as we were at the Mall, she got the urge for a starbucks and I said, "NO THANKS".

If you remember, I thought I hit a plateau about two weeks back since I actually gained .4 lbs after 3 months of steady 1.5 lbs per week losses. But I really do think that what really happened was that I had taken in too much sodium over the week and especially the day before my weigh in. So I retained water weight. The day after my weigh in, my weight was more in line with my past losses and this week due to the one up tick, it looked like I had a 3 lb loss. Actually, it was just the more accurate two week loss with a glitch at the one week mark.

So you have to not only get your will power in line, ignore other foods and make your own foods, you have to lay off the salt. I also love Ribeye, but that's a once a month or two treat. Even then I balance it out over the day and the week to make up for it. Even when I had my Lobster lover's Dream the other day, I was still at my minimum caloric intake by the end of the day and I am slowly making up for the sodium intake.

You can do it, you just have to want to do it. Keep the Faith

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HONBAD 4/24/2012 10:13AM

    I'm a little late to the comment party so my ideas have pretty much already been given but I add my votes to:

- Having lots of veggies around that you can quickly steam and then have half a portion of what he makes and fill up on the veggies

- Make veggie-heavy soups that freeze well

- Egg beaters are amazingly filling and very low calorie. I was hell bent on never switching but I can't even really tell a difference and it's so many fewer calories! Breakfast for dinner could work since it's usually quick to prepare.


I do offer you sympathy because I know how hard it is to be around my parents and stay on a healthy track, and that's only about once a week. I can't imagine if my husband was also a bad influence on my eating habits! One thing I have asked my husband to do is eat foods I'm really trying to avoid (like Burger King emoticon) when I am not around. Like you said, baby steps - hopefully your healthy habits will wear off on him and it will benefit the entire household!

I know Spark has good tips on recipe modifications too - do you think your husband would be willing to make little swaps and switches to help you save calories or is he a purist when it comes to his cooking?

Maybe another idea is if you do the cooking, he could do the clean up? That might be a good way to share responsibilities if you have to get back to work quickly.

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RABBLERRABBIT 4/24/2012 9:50AM

    I think they say 'Patience is a virtue,' because only saints possess it. I worked my tail off this week, ate GREAT and lost... 1 lb. I feel your pain!!! I'm discouraged at how hard I have to work to take off weight -- and I have a lot to lose -- but even more by how on earth I'm going to sustain it, especially with a son whose favorite food is Buffalo Chicken Cheese Steak and pronounces anything green as unacceptable.

By the numbers, I should have easily lost 3 lbs. between diet and exercise (seriously, I did 25 miles plus a 45 minute strength-training class this past weekend alone AND stuck to my diet). Nope. I try to focus on the following while NOT focusing on my glacial progress:

-I didn't gain weight.
-The exercise is good for my heart and yes, my clothes fit better, blood pressure, etc. is optimal.
-I eat the same breakfast sandwich every morning (EVERY MORNING), and that helps me with discipline on those days when I wake up wanting to eat everything but the drapes!
-A plateau of a month is really not that long (sorry to say). It may be your body's way of saying, you know, we need to rest right here, right now, for a little while. I went to a dietician and she said that if you just keep at it, that plateau will eventually give way. She also said:

Eat within half an hour of getting up.
An hour before a workout (more carbs, less protein)
Within half an hour after a workout (more protein, less carbs).
Dairy: 3 servings if you can tolerate lactose.
3 servings fruit.
5 servings veg.
5 oz of meat and meat-like products (eggs) - that's my downfall!
5 servings grains
5 tsp. fat.
-You can see I had to learn to use veggies as a main dish and use meat as a condiment. It's a rare thing for me to eat red meat (doctor's orders) and the calories (like the ones in pasta and white rice) are hardly satisfying, so my cheat is to get my carbs in through fruit and minimize grains.

Good luck. I always enjoy reading your blogs and appreciate that you are always reaching out to others. I'm sure you'll get a TON of advice on blasting through this - and between losing your dear cat, your car breaking down, your recent post about your SO... that's a lot of stress to ride out. Please be kind to yourself. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KISHYMARIE 4/24/2012 8:09AM

    What if you bought a lot of steamed veggies (frozen, in the bag) and while it's ok to eat 1/2 of whatever you normally would have, that your husband made, and then steamed veggies for the other half? This would dramatically cut down on your calorie intake. I love the Parkay spray (0 calories) on my veggies.



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LULUBELLE65 4/24/2012 7:20AM

    A few ideas:

Can you cook together on the weekends? I cook at least two things every weekend and freeze them in portion controlled servings. If you have yummy chili or a soup in the freezer, it is easy to thaw that and add a salad. If he wants more, he can make rice or noodles to add to the soup.

Buy him a new cool cookbook for the healthy version of whatever his favorite type of food is? There are tons of healthy Mexican or healthy Italian books out there. Maybe he needs some inspiration.

Always have salad ready to go, even if it means buying bagged or stopping off at the salad bar (and getting greens and veggies, not mayo-based salads and croutons). If he grills a steak, you can have a portion with your salad and then save the rest for dinner the next night, or on a salad for lunch.

As for breakfast. I am a huge fan of Egg Beaters. A whole carton (the kind that come in the three pack) is about 60 calories, and if you have some veggies pre-cut, can be scrambled together in a couple minutes. I like to put the eggs on a whole wheat wrap with a big scoop of home made pico de gallo. (Pico is one of those foods I make in bulk and eat pretty much daily.) If you want more calories, you can add a little cheese.

I also like Ryevita with either hummus or peanut butter for breakfast. As long as I have protein I am good to go.

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TORIAMAE 4/24/2012 6:28AM

    You're right: it isn't fair to work full time and cook dinner. But it's also not fair for your requests for healthier fare to be ignored.

And if preparing your own dinner is what it takes to jumpstart your weight loss, it may be worthwhile.

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**RENEE** 4/24/2012 1:26AM

    It's so difficult to stay on track if both people don't have the same nutrition goals. I know how exhausting it can be to even think about preparing dinner after a day at work that has left you zapped of energy and ready to refuel with the quickest thing available. I have started to rely on pre-packaged vegetables as a quick way to get in more servings. It is such a time saver not to have to chop everything up and get it ready to cook, and the pre-packaged items are often about the same price as the items in the produce bins. I like the Marketside brand of vegetables available at Wal-mart, but there are others in the produce section at every grocery store. Some of them can even be cooked right in the bag. I regularly buy broccoli, spinach, and green beans pre-packaged. It takes no time at all to throw a few cups of spinach onto a wrap, into some pasta, or in an egg white omelette. I have been relying on the microwave to steam veggies more quickly than I could on the stovetop as well. It only takes 3 minutes in the microwave before brussell sprouts tossed with a little olive oil and some spices are ready to eat. My husband doesn't always eat the quick veggies, but it is easy for us both to prepare them. You can't really argue with a less than 5 minute prep time.
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Another thing we have done is create a dedicated drawer for unhealthy snacks instead of having them in the pantry. If I'm feeling munchy for nothing in particular after a long day and I open up the pantry, I might be more likely to grab chips and candy than the almonds and dried cranberries on the same shelf. Making sure the pantry is a safe zone that will not trigger compulsive overeating of unhealthy foods has made a huge difference. Out of sight, out of mind with those unhealthy snacks.

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PINKFZZYSLIPPRS 4/24/2012 12:08AM

  I'm the same...making something different for me than anyone else. I'm ok with it. You tell yourself over and over that it's best for you and sooner or later it sinks in.

Breakfast sandwiches are GREAT! I love making them! I use egg whites, but break the yolk on one egg so it gets a little of that healthy stuff once in a while. I cook the whites up like a fried egg, only using cooking spray. Fold it over til it fits on the english muffin and you're good to go. FF Cheese slice and canadian bacon and you got a reallly yummy meal! My kids ask for that for dinner now and then.

I'll compile a few veggie but dont feel like veggie options you can easily use and post them as soon as I can. Maybe you'll find something that'll give you that extra satisfaction edge you need. (i have that prob too. if i'm not satisfied by taste and satiety it's game over man...game over!).

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DRAGONCHILDE 4/23/2012 11:24PM

    Oh wow, that sounds great! I love that idea... breakfast sandwiches are one of my favorite breakfasts, and while I have found one I like (Jimmy Dean french toast griddlers... super sweet and turkey sausage with a slice of 2% cheese) How do you usually cook the egg? Scrambled, or what?

Low cal isn't the name of the game for breakfast, but I"ve had to get OUT of the whole biscuit thing... I've always loved them, but 400+ calories in one sandwich that didn't leave me full was just not smart!

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DAISY-HIBANA 4/23/2012 11:11PM

    For years, I struggled with what everyone else was eating. My only effective solution was to eat an entirely separate meal from everyone else or to only eat one thing from the dinner and substitute other items for the rest. I understand that this is not terribly practical for many, but it was my only answer to the problem.
I have also found that eating cold salads is less satisfying than warm meals, so I try to include entree's or side dishes that fill that need.
I had fallen back into that self-sabotaging routine of eating fast-food (when I failed to plan and prepare meals). My waistline got bigger and my wallet grew thinner...not the way you want to live.
We live with temptations and pitfalls 'round every corner, in each cupboard, with every well-meaning offer of treats from loved ones. You will find a way, one that works for you!
{One of my favorite breakfast sandwich substitutes: Whole-wheat english muffin, egg (or egg substitute), salsa, red peppers, sprinkle of sharp cheddar. It's full of flavor and is a nice, warm breakfast that takes little time to prepare. Sometimes I use lettuce or cilantro and other times I substitute Canadian bacon (breakfast ham) for the egg. It isn't super-light on calories, but I don't feel like I am running on empty and tempted to snack excessively.}
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Thank you.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

I just want to thank each and every one of you who took the time to express your condolences for the loss of my kitty. His loss has been a shock and a traumatic event, and all of your kind words have been a great comfort to me. Thank you so much.

  
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DOGSTARDADDY 4/23/2012 4:11PM

    I just now saw your blog. I'm very sorry for your loss. My cat Cujo passed away on New Year's Eve four years ago, and I still miss him.

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BEATLETOT 4/23/2012 12:35PM

    I, too, am glad to hear you have other furbabies to help you through this difficult time. Glad that we can be a comfort to you, as well.

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HONBAD 4/23/2012 11:53AM

    I was hoping you had some others around still. It does make things a little easier. It is terrible losing a pet when s/he is the only one you've got! Way too lonely then.

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DRAGONCHILDE 4/22/2012 11:41PM

    Thanks, Jadomb; He was a beloved pet, and his loss has been hard on us. Fortunately, we still have three other furbabies to love on. They don't replace him, but they do help. Having someone fuzzy to love on is critical.

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JADOMB 4/22/2012 11:38PM

    I am so sorry to hear this. I was busy this weekend and didn't get to read as much as I usually do, so I missed that post. Sounds like she lived a very long and loving life in your family. You can be happy for that and that she seemed to go out quite peacefully. God bless.

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