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My Baby Steps are Getting Results!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Since my heart-to-heart with my scale and using my 'new' tracking system, the scale is moving downward again in noticeable increments!! emoticon

Looking back in my log, I think one of the biggest helps was that I started eating ~1/3 cup refried beans with some reduced fat cheese and salsa for breakfast. I also have been eating much more broth based soups- after a few cans Campbells chicken noodle (doggies got the noodles! emoticon ) I made a big pot of chicken tortilla vegetable soup. I eat a bit of the shredded chicken thigh meat, but mostly the beans and carrots and broth with 1 TBSP parmesian cheese. It's hot and filling and low cal and has protein. emoticon

I also traded my fat-free half & half I used in my tea for skim milk and am eating more ff cottage cheese. My new best friends are reduced fat cheese sticks.

Making protein drinks with water instead of skim milk.

Hitting my protein goals with fewer calories. Also drinking 60+ oz of water & non calorie herb teas & sf apple cider. Hot drinks are my 'thing' these days! I sip the hot herbal teas in the afternoon and the hot apple cider in the evening and it keeps the munchies away emoticon

I'm also walking and moving around more. The doggies are happier and my house is cleaner these days emoticon I guess steam cleaning the floors and vaccuming the rugs really do burn calories emoticon

I'm just putting one foot in front of the other each day~~~~
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  • PATTYR81
    Re sf hot cider mix: I first found it at Foodmaxx. Then it disappeared and I found it at Raley's for $$$. The last time I found it at Winco for half the price of Raley's so I bought 4 boxes!
    1411 days ago
    sugar free hot cider? where do I find this? sounds AWESOME!!
    1411 days ago
  • PATTYR81
    YES! I have WAY MORE ENERGY these days!!! I totally surprised myself last Friday by steam cleaning the floors and vacuuming the downstairs carpets! It had rained all week and the doggies tracked in mud faster than I could get it with a rag.

    I also have more energy if I take a walk.

    I notice that if I don't drink enough tho, then I get tired faster.
    1412 days ago
  • CHYNNA81
    Sounds like you are back on track Patty. I am loving hot/warm decaf tea as well. Are you feeling like you have way more energy too?
    1413 days ago
    Great work, it is so much fun when the baby steps result in real movement. It makes taking the next steps so much easier!
    1413 days ago
    Great work, it is so much fun when the baby steps result in real movement. It makes taking the next steps so much easier!
    1413 days ago
  • EILEEN828
    Good Job! I love to make homemade soup too! You can throw just about anything in them, so they are always different. Also it's a fantastic way to use up leftovers! I always like to keep on hand those cartons of chicken broth, so when I add whatever is in my fridge I can make instant soup. emoticon
    1413 days ago
    Sounds like you are making some great swaps and choices. I love soup too. Keep on going. You can do it!
    1413 days ago
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