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Day 3 Check In

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wow, day three has come and gone now. I haven't had all of my calories AGAIN but I am full. I wish I could say I worked out but today has been one of those busy days when you just can't find the time. Ok so that is an excuse... not a good one huh? Well I will have to try harder tomorow.
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  • DULCINEA54935
    Glad to hear Day 3 went well -- pretty soon it will be a whole week. Congrats.
    1888 days ago
    Like many said, fruits and vegetables are great to eat. Keep it up and before you know it eating healthier will become second nature to you both. There are many great things on here that can help you, like recipes and other things.
    Before you know it a week, then a month has gone by and you both will be getting healthier and losing weight.
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    1888 days ago
  • 2013LOSE20
    You can still have pizza if you make a healthier version at home. I make a very thin crust and top it with sauteed mushrooms and sliced tomatoes. I then sprinkle a little cheese on top. No sauce on the bottom or cheese on the bottom. It is delicious. I watch the portion and have a big green salad with it and fruit salad for dessert.
    You need to be satisfied with your food to keep with it.

    You can have fun in the kitchen with your wife trying new foods. The best of luck to the two of you. Water aerobics is good to try as it is easy on the joints.
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  • MICHELLE4355
    You can do it. It is going to take time. Pace yourself and eventually it will turn in your favor. When I use to look at broccoli, cauliflower, and asparagus I would turn my nose up. Now when I know I am having them for dinner, I smile. Why? Because of the different low-calorie ways I am able to prepare them. They are delicious. I can not eat red meat; so I eat a lot of fish, turkey, and chicken breast. There are great meals (recipes) on this site. I am going to order the cookbook I heard it s full of great ideas. Good luck Mr.Jason80

    1888 days ago

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  • PICKIE98
    I agree with cakemaker: White bread is horrible,, if you can train our mind and tongue to like Roman meal bread, it is by far the healthiest bread. It is whole grain, low sodium, low sugar,etc..
    learning to love any green veggie is a a big coup to you.

    Something that i did in the beginning was to picture my stomach as a pail. To fill the pail at meals,snacks,etc, there were fats,(mayo, Miracle whip, oleo,cheese,etc) produce, white stuff(breads, noodles, rice, pizza crust,etc, proteins,meats.
    I would picture that pail being filled, but it was gross that I ate so many fat things that all the fat rose to the top of the pail and STAYED THERE, ON MY BODY!!!!! This visual really helped me see how the foods are processed in my body.
    I learned to always eat lettuce on a sandwich to make up for the pile of meat I USED to make it with.. that helped. Tomatoes, cabbage, etc.. radishes,,

    I am diabetic (diagnosed five years ago) and another thing you can check out on Sparks is the diabetic menus.. there is a very long list of FREE stuff to eat,, like the lettuce, celery, radishes, etc,, they fill you up, are crunchy, and can be added to bulk up salads,sandwiches,etc..
    okay, get lots of rest,, that is a key to weight loss too.. see you tomorrow Bud!! Linda
    1888 days ago
    A good place to start with the food is lots of fruits and veggies. And whole wheat items. Like whole grain bread and rice so you can still eat them but they are better.
    1888 days ago
    Oh, the grocery store, where diets can be fulfilled or lost. My belief in healthy foods are if it grew from the ground or ate something from the ground, then it's healthy. One degree of separation from the source is good too. Fruits and veggies are healthy, pop tarts, not so much.

    Try replacing the processed foods with natural foods. If you understand the ingredients on the box, then it's more likely to be healthier for you. Butter (in moderation) is healthy, margarine is man-made, not nature made.

    Start trying new fruits and veggies. You can get them in the frozen section too, but you have to read the ingredients, some of them have added sugar or salt, it should just say the fruit or veggie that is displayed on the package.

    Change out minute rice to long grain brown rice. Pasta should be whole grain, but I tend to use multi-colored too, they're made with veggies too.

    Hamburger Helpers are not a help, they're a sodium bomb, try using all fresh ingredients and you can make a healthier version of a one-pot pasta dish.

    Shop the exterior of the store. You should rarely have to go toward the interior. Produce, meats and dairy are the only departments I really shop, the interior shelves are just full of processed items with way too many ingredients that are unpronounceable. I only go in the middle shelves for tomatoes in cans, rice and pasta. The only thing I get from the bakery is bread for sandwiches.

    If it says "diet", "Low fat" or "healthy" on the package, I don't tend to believe it. If they have to tell you that, they're probably lying. You still have to read the ingredients on the back.

    Check out my blog today and you'll see what my kitchen looks like this morning. It gives fair insight to my kitchen and how I'm prepared to face the day healthy.

    One step at a time, continue to research and you'll eventually find the things that help you best. Don't stop just because you're overwhelmed, you're learning and will eventually figure it out.
    1888 days ago
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