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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!! Hope everyone is enjoying family and friends, and some food too.
I just got back from a 35 minute walk with our dog, Scout. It's about 35 degrees here in upstate NY and trying to snow. Not unpleasant but did have to bundle up a bit for the walk.
Trying to follow my mantra for today "Before you eat, move your feet!" from one of the SP Coaches.
This morning, I did the recipe calculator on most of our favorite family recipes for our Thanksgiving dinner this afternoon. Yikes, what an eye-opener! I should be able to enjoy everything, in moderation, and will skip a few non-essentials (like the store-bought dinner rolls). Next year, I will make a few changes - like using "raw" sweet potatoes for the base of my "tipsy sweet potatoes" (and not use canned, even in the lite syrup). Also use plain bread cubes for our stuffing - not the seasoned - it just tastes salty, even tho the sodium isn't screamingly high.
Also I have to share that I have used the Nutrition Tracker to pre-enter all my intended foods for the "feast", to know what's reasonable & what's not. I'm not missing anything I want!! :)
Enjoy the day! Among many other things in my life (mostly my family), I am also grateful for finding SparkPeople (thanks to a wellness nurse practioner). It's really helping!! THANKS SP!!

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POORGIRL_DIET 3/25/2011 8:28PM

    Hey love, hope you are doing great. I haven't seen you blogging in a while just wanted to send some positive vibes and prayers your way! Take care

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MOMOF3NEWYORK 11/28/2010 11:21AM

    Hi GMN, I'm in the Finger Lakes, south of Syracuse. There's a couple groups here by me but I havent connected in "real life" yet! Make yourself a Spark team for your area & go for it!
It's pretty by Kingston - my hubby grew up near Poughkeepsie (now very congested over there).
Thanks for reading my blog!

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GMN5153 11/28/2010 6:09AM

    What part of NY do you live in..?I'm in Kingston..south of Albany.I had always wished I could get a group of Sparkers together..

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My first blog entry..!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

OK, something worth sharing. I have finally learned the benefits of planning ahead for what I know I am going to eat later. Using the Nutrition Tracker I can put in various scenarios - AHEAD OF TIME! - and make changes to it. This lets me see how much I can have, what various quantities will do to my daily intake, and lets me see what I need to adjust. I can plan for snacks etc and maybe even a glass of wine or a dessert. Not rocket science, but something important for me.

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ELISADENK 9/26/2010 9:47PM

    Yep! I've learned that too. Good for you!!

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CGARR442 9/26/2010 7:51PM

    I love using the nutrition tracker also. I don't know what I would do without it. I do the same thing you do especially when I know I'm going to have a bigger than normal meal during the day.

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SHAWFAN 9/26/2010 5:52PM

    The nutrition tracker is a great tool as is the exercise tracker. Use both for success! emoticon

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