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How to Make This Work for Me

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

I've lost 3.4 pounds so far without even really trying. Imagine what I can do when I put my mind to it.

Like many, my house is so chaotic. By the time the evening comes and I want to make my blog entry, I'm so tired I can't see straight. So I haven't been doing them. I have about an hour to myself every morning so I'm going to start to take advantage of that. If you see anything that doesn't quite make sense, just ignore it as it's probably because I'm still waking up...I'm not a morning person at all!

Took a friend of mine to do her shopping for the month. That's a lot of walking. Should get a pedometer to track my walking when I'm with her. So I had some exercise but not like I wish I had. Post surgery is probably pretty good though. I'm getting on the treadmill today!

As far as our diet goes, we are working out of the Comfort Food Diet cookbooks by Taste of Home. By doing this, it is allowing me to prepare the foods we love but make adjustments to make things even healthier. We love cheese in our house and I have found that by replacing about 3/4 of the cheese with Cheddar Cheese soup and using a sharp cheese saves a ton of calories, fat, etc.

Last night I made Macaroni Scramble. Everyone loved it but my youngest (6 year old) granddaughter. She would prefer it without the beef, the green stuff (celery), and the orange stuff (peppers). Keep the macaroni and the tomato sauce please. Anyway, it was 353 calories for a 1 1/3 cup serving. I added a huge salad with homemade ranch dressing that I found on the recipe member boards. It was just 10 calories a Tablespoon. It takes some getting use to if you aren't used to greek yogurt but otherwise it was very good.

Well the kids are stirring so I guess my quiet time is over. Time to get moving for the day.

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