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Thursday, June 07, 2012

I posted a blog about me slipping recently. My spark friends gave me so much support and advice. I think a big part of my success is due to the spark friends I have. I get the support I need just from writing a blog or posting a status update.

I was stressing about work. I have made some changes with the kids so now things are better in my classroom. I was also offered the morning shift which will probably be 7:30-1:30 everyday. Instead of my 1230-630 time. The morning shift is preferred because I get to teach more, don't have to close the school (which means lots of different age kids in my room and it gets hectic).

Also I can cook dinner again. Hubby is not that good and I miss it so much. I actually like to cook, I just hate dishes. Luckily I have 2 boys that do dishes for me. lol

The snacking at work will still be an issue.
I tried a tofu smoothie yesterday. It worked at keeping my hunger away. I blended raspberries with tofu, one stevia sweetener packet and a little water. It was creamy and good. It kept me from being starved. (I know some of you hate tofu but it really takes on the flavor of the berries I added in)

emoticonNow this weekend I go out of town for a baseball tourney. emoticon
Any suggestions on some bottled smoothies or all natural juices I can sneak into the ballpark are welcome. emoticon
We are not allowed to bring food into the games. However I plan to bring a BIG Purse and bring in my water and some food. (I will not eat ballpark food it is always bad for me)
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    I agre...most ballparks will check ur bags and purses. So becareful trying to sneak aything in. Some ballparks allow coolers with restrictions. Check with ur specific ballpark to see what they allow.
    1646 days ago
    I used firm tofu cause i bought it to stir fry. I decided to try it in a smoothie anyway and it was great. Nice and smooth. The one with coconut water and pineappple was so good.
    1647 days ago
  • JANDK156
    Bring a cooler and leave it in the car and sneak in stuff when you can, or enjoy it in the car, whatever works. But at least it will be there!
    1647 days ago
    The ballparks we used to go to always checked bags, backpacks, anything. They are there to make money and don't want any conpetition. Good luck!
    1647 days ago
    I actually love tofu but have never made it into a smoothie. I'm assuming you used the soft kind.

    1647 days ago
    I hve had tofu in a couple different things and it's not so bad. It's not my favorite but it's not to bad. I like your idea for the ballpark. I did that at the movies this last week to try and keep myself from eating all the goodies. It worked for me, so good luck.
    1647 days ago
  • BARBIE1967
    (((Karendee)) I have missed you so much. I just bought some tofu to try a smoothie. I live in a small rural town so I could not get the silky tofu just the firm. Am going to give it a try anyway.
    Absolutely you should sneak healthy options into the ball park with you. The food in there will kill you. Hot dogs and nachos are pretty much it in the ball parks around here too and when stopped the one time last year I looked the boy dead in the eye and told him docotor's orders. He did not say another word. Big hugs.
    1647 days ago
    Yey. You are doing so good. You should be proud. Tofu smoothie sounds great!
    1647 days ago
    Glad you are feeling better! emoticon
    1647 days ago
    I love 1 cup strawberries, 1 cup spinach, 1/2 cup raspberries or blueberries, and 1/2 cup orange juice... all blended up with ice, or yogurt if you prefer.

    Glad you are adapting and your situation is getting better.

    And I love tofu
    1647 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/7/2012 10:53:10 AM
    I'm so glad you are feeling better! It sounds like getting that morning slot would take away much more stress. I would find it much easier to eat before work in that time slot and then eat after than in the afternoon time slot. I'm glad the smoothy worked for you. I need to get a blender to try that kind of thing. I'm really nervous about buying tofu in the package and doing stuff with it even though I have like it in every application I've had it in so far. Which texture did you use? Our store carries a couple and I really don't know what the uses of them are.
    1647 days ago
    Congratulations on doing so well and adapting healthy ways to your situation.
    As to the ball park food, I totally agree. The one we go to does not allow large purses and they check all bags. I found I can get a diet soda there and bring whatever I can in my pocket as they don't check pockets. Usually it's a small baggie of nuts with some sugarfree hard candy. I always eat beforehand and then we go out to eat afterwards. Looking forward to going out to eat helps me wait for it.

    I wish you well with this and you are doing so good, I hope this doesn't spoil things.
    Stay strong!!
    1647 days ago
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