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Feeling a little blue today.

Friday, January 18, 2013

I'm just struggling alittle today. I want to eat healthy but I don't have any healthy food in the house right now and i'm completely broke. I just feel like i'm failing. Everytime I try to lose weight something knocks me off track. I really want this and I just can't figure out how to eat healthy on such a tight budget. I'm having a hard time staying motivated with working out. I just wish I had someone to help me with food ideas and to help keep me motivated. Its really hard doing this alone. I guess i'm just having a pity party today. I will get back on track and feel better I'm sure.
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EVWINGS 1/18/2013 8:54PM

    We buy a lot of staple stuff at the dollar store where is is usually 1/2 price from even the least expensive grocery. Things like our milk, cottage cheese, cereal, canned products to keep on hand when we get towards the end of the month. We also get cans of nuts, peanut butter, pita bread, etc. We are both on SS, so we understand being paid once a month and having it stretch the entire month.

i hope this helpsd you. As far as exercise goes, there is so much to do and/or try. Check out Coach Nicole's videos or articles recommending different ideas. There can be dancing around as you clean or put things away, hooping, walking, just keep trying until you find something you really like.

Good luck and I hope you feel up tomorrow.
Ev

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SCHUBERTR1 1/18/2013 8:45PM

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GOPINTOS 1/18/2013 6:29PM

    I know beans and eggs already suggested. I get my meats all on sale also. The markdowns are still good and I freeze them right away.

I know many ppl say to stay away from potatoes. Starch and all. But they are a resistant starch, and a pretty complete protein. I know some ppl that do all potatoes but no more than 2 weeks at a time. I can do a few days now and then, I can handle that and I always drop weight when I do. Just dont use much fat, but you can use spices, vinegars, little ketchup, etc. I bake them, or boil them whole and keep them in my frig. If you can eat them cold, all the better. That is where you get the most resistance starch. Warm, not so much but they are still a pretty complete protein and very filling and will blunt your appetite if you eat them w/0 fats.

This is all just my experience. YMMV



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METIS457_79 1/18/2013 3:32PM

    *hugs* for you. Hope your day gets better. I think we all have those days where we get down in the dumps. emoticon Just do your best to push through it and hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.

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JENNY888 1/18/2013 3:07PM

    I would suggest visiting a bulk food isle in a supermarket and invest in several different types of dried beans. They are very inexpensive and easy to cook. I soak mind overnight, drain them in the morning, and then cook them on the stove. I get a large pot of beans that I can use for many different recipes. They are really good for you. I like to mix mind with a little flavored hummus as one example.

I have just started on the Eat to Live six week diet and have completed three weeks of the six weeks. I have lost 10.5 pounds during the three weeks, my blood pressure has returned to normal and I feel better than I have for a long time. If you go to drfurhman.com you can read articles including articles on how satisfying and good beans are for you.

Good luck on your progress. Make 2013 the best one ever.

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SMLAPINSKI 1/18/2013 2:32PM

    I understand about being broke and trying to eat healthy. There are ways though. Veggies and fruits aren't as expensive as we think. Cottage cheese is a cheaper staple that can keep you full, because of the protein. Canned veggies and fruits are better than none. I'm always watching the stores for deals. Some stores have well-hidden "clearance" sections that have beatup cans of veggies and such, as well as beatup boxes of stuff. Here are some "cheap" staples I keep around the house: eggs, cottage cheese, yogurt (when it's on sale), salad--just watch the amount and type of dressing, oranges (they were on sale), canned green beans (I love having these as one of my meals), canned tuna with ritz crackers. I learned how to coupon, so we eat whatever is on sale and I have a coupon for. I've been able to get all name-brand stuff for cheaper than the generic...sometimes free or almost free!

Don't worry so much about the type of foods you are eating right now. I would just suggest working on staying within your caloric intake range with what you have. Don't feel down, because it won't help. Sit down and think about things you are grateful for right this moment. Hope I don't sound too "pushy," I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who owns her own business, so I know broke and I know "down." I just lifted you up in prayer. Blessings!!

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