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    DMATTISON   34,877
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I used to hate cooking, now.....

Sunday, December 02, 2012

OK, I'm not a total convert, I would still rather be doing something else besides cooking. But I have learned that cooking healthy often takes far less time than they way I used to cook. I've tried many recipes from Spark and I am amazed at how easy they are and how little prep time they take. Of course it helps that I have made it a habit to do a bit more planning ahead and often have a menu for the week figured out before I go shopping. That's what I've learned from my experience on Spark, that cooking doesn't have to be a chore and that a little planning now avoids a lot of poor eating choices down the road.

I have lost 35 pounds so far, I'm just 1 pound away from my goal weight. Most of that is due to religious daily tracking and learning to be a better, healthier cook. I no longer feel the need to go out to eat because I'm exhausted after work. I'm still exhausted but I have simple, easy, healthy and trim alternatives planned that I can put together in little time. Hubby helps a bunch by prepping veges, he's kind of like my own personal kitchen assistant (-; I've discovered that healthy eating is much easier than I thought and that eating out isn't as stress free as I thought. After all, eating out was the main cause of my weight gain in the first place and I was definitely stressing about that! Now that I feel comfortable cooking at home and have the support of the great recipes here on Spark I am confident that I will be able to maintain my weight forever! That's a feeling I honestly thought I'd never have.
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KEITH39 12/3/2012 11:16AM

    I grew up cooking for my younger siblings so never thought much about whether I liked to cook or not. I did most of the cooking for my family over my lifetime.
I think I was like my dad who liked to cook something that others liked and appreciated.
There is one drawback; however; I like my own cooking!!!
The last couple years has brought on reasonable portion control but I still eat pretty much what I want as far as variety.
A big help in reducing caloric intake is I like to garden and have a small but productive garden which steers me to a very healthy diet during the five months I am eating out of it.

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WAY2GOCAT 12/2/2012 9:30PM

    I used to hate cooking until I found SP and SparkRecipes. I love cooking tasty, healthy meals now. I'm never bored anymore. Congrats on your weight loss and being so close to goal. I can do this, too! emoticon

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USMAWIFE 12/2/2012 8:49PM

    Congrats on being so close to your goal weight


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