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3 Square meals does make a difference!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

the pounds are stubborn this time of year - but I know if I stay on track, they will move!

I went back to "square meals" and I believe I am eating more but eating less! WooHoo!!

Even so, the weight is stubborn so I do believe Winter has something to do with it.

Stay strong sparkers - you are worth the extra effort!!

**by "square meals" I mean freggies and protein at every meal - filling, satisfying and less calories equals a successful program.

I buy Salmon Filets from Walmarts - I know it isn't the best salmon but you get 4 pieces frozen for $5 and each portion is 100 calories. It is "wild catch from China" so I know it isn't choice quality - but I do get fish-protein and it's only 100 calories! (even tuna is more than that) I eat 1 cup of mixed veggies (you remember them - the bag says mixed vegetables - $1 per pound) and it's very satisfying!

Some fruit for dessert and I find I don't get hungry after dinner.

Munchie? Yes. Hungry? No.

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***thank you PattySpencer - now at least I do know it is Pacific Salmon even if it is shipped to China for packaging. While not "catch of the day", I started noticing at Sam's Club that even the fresh Salmon is pink (not red) and has food coloring added! What's up with that? and at $8 pound too! and shipped in from Chile!!

I actually buy the Walmart not so much for price as for ease in being individually portioned and all the portions at 100 calories! I do make sure it is thoroughly cooked as well (thank goodness for the microwave!). Thank you for sharing your concerns with us!
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  • v ONEREALLYBIGDOG
    I recently found some individual packaged tiiapia and found it very user friendly. Love the idea of defrosting only what is needed, NIFTY idea

    Keep the faith and the SPark emoticon
    1596 days ago
  • v ERTSMOM
    Thanks for sharing - will definitely look into the salmon at WalMart.
    1607 days ago
  • v DESTINYE
    Really does make a difference! Tastes good too!
    1607 days ago
  • v LITTLEFARMMOMMA
    I love salmon! I have to say that I only shop at Wal-Mart any more when I am forced into it! I know it's less expensive, but I'm doing my best to support local businesses. I'm glad their salmon is good, though! Yummy! emoticon emoticon
    1607 days ago
  • v MSLZZY
    Square meals-good info. Thanks!
    1607 days ago
  • v MARTHASPARKS
    You are really doing well. I'm proud of you. I need to eat 3 meals and two snacks a day but making sure I have a little protein at every meal makes a BIG difference.
    1607 days ago
  • v TAGSUIT2
    I like wal-mart salmon with the skin on it, and i like when kroger have the 10 for 10 on the freggies. Sound like a good dinner to me. emoticon Lets eat!!
    1608 days ago
  • v CRAZYDOGLADYBO
    I agree about winter being harder to lose the weight, great meal plans you have there.
    1608 days ago
  • v SAC-6582
    Sounds like a winning plan. I know when I stick to 3 meals it makes a difference for me. And the Wal-Mart salmon may not be the best but I love it. In fact we are having it to night with brown rice and mixed veggies.

    Keep up the great job and thanks for being such an encouragement.

    Baby stepping my way to a new me,
    Steve
    1608 days ago
  • v SPOKENWORD
    Sounds good! Good advice!
    1608 days ago
  • v WALSHLOESCH
    Winter+boredom+munchies! Sounds like you have awareness AND a plan to fight back! Kudos to you!
    1608 days ago
  • v GRANNYSUE9
    Good information. Thanks for sharing! Keep up the good work.
    1608 days ago
  • v GERMANIRISHGIRL
    Great advice Linda! emoticon
    1608 days ago
  • v OLDERDANDRT
    emoticon A sound plan of action!! You GO girl!!!!! Move as much as you can and all will be well!! This is NOT my favorite time of the year b/c I just want to curl up in a blanket and try to stay warm. BUT! Friction causes heat and I know if I just move around a bit (even marching in place) will warm me up right quick. (And burn a few calories!)
    Be well, my friend! emoticon
    Jayne
    1608 days ago
  • v BITTYGIRL51
    Exactly! I love feeling full...that's why I choose wisely as you are to get my veggies, fruit and protein in. I eat 3 meals and 3 snacks most days. Try not to go more than 3 hours without eating a little something. emoticon
    1608 days ago
  • v PATTYSPENCER
    Adding pounds in the winter is a genetic thing that goes back to the cave man - it helped them go through harsh winters when food was scarce. Apparently our DNA hasn't caught up with the 21st century - lol

    On your salmon - altho I don't eat fish much I looked into what you said - WalMark + cheap salmon + wild catch + China. At first my thought went to my thoughts on how healthy any food from China could be with their history of lead in items so I dug a little more and found this info from Self.com - http://www.self.com/fooddiet/blogs/
    nutritiondata/2010/09/how-safe-
    is-imported-fish.html

    Maybe the above combination when buying salmon isn't the best even if it is the cheapest. But then again since I don't buy fish what do I know. That being said - my son buys his fresh packaged fish at Kroger but I haven't looked at the packaging on that (something I should probably do but he'd probably not listen to me anyway)

    Hope you're having a sparkling Sunday!
    1608 days ago
  • v DUXGRL1
    A great plan! And winter is tough. January is depressing! But it's almost February, and after that, SPRING will be here!
    1608 days ago
  • v MEADSBAY
    When you say something- I believe it!
    tnx
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    1608 days ago
  • v DOTTIEJANE1
    Winter is a slow weight loss time . But feggies and protein seems to be a key also water. Have a GREAT weekend , and stay strong .
    1608 days ago
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