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Get In Control

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I have been eating on the high end of calorie wise and need to get in control. I have not binged in 14 days, trying for a streak of 21 days. But I have been eating some things that were high calorie and have gained back 1.4 pounds. One of the things I like to do is go out to eat and that can be high calorie at times. I love hamburgers and like to go out to eat one once a month. I bought some pre made patties but when I cooked one up it was mostly all fat. So I bought a pound of lean ground beef and am going to make my owen patties.

I love chicken and it is a treat when some one else cooks it and was going to this restaurant and having teriyaki chicken with white rice and cabbage. They give you a large serving and I was eating the whole thing in one setting. I knew I had to do some thing about this so I went to the supermarket and got a whole chicken already cooked. I brought this home and shared it with my Hubby. Since I was at home I could use my scale to portion out a reasonable serving.

I love a salty snacks in the afternoon and had bought some chips on sale. I was measuring them out and having one or two serving, but I was having more then two servings in a day. So I got some lightly salted nuts and eat 2 oz for my afternoon snack. They feel me up and I don't want to eat more then one serving.

I have a sweet tooth and had gotten in to the habit of eating some type of candy every day. Last week I bought several pounds of pears and I am finding out as they ripen that they are very sweet and cost less then candy bars.

I read today some thing that I want to share "What you do today can improve all your tomorrows". I am taking control of my eating starting right now!!!


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CVRONEK 2/16/2013 5:28PM

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LIVINGFREE19 2/16/2013 10:16AM

    That is how I make the trade off for sweet things (candy) is by eating fruit!
It really helps for taking in less calories, and once off sugar, the change is amazing!

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JULIERAE41 2/13/2013 7:27PM

    Yay, pears!

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A_NEW_JAN 2/13/2013 7:47AM

    I have trouble with salty snacks, too. Nuts are so good for you, it's a great swap!

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PHATPAT18 2/13/2013 6:22AM

    Way to find the right mix. The pounds should start falling off. (I love those store bought pre-cooked chickens.) emoticon

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NESARIAN 2/13/2013 12:06AM

    Yay you! Let nothing stop your personal power to claim a healthy life!

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KARRENLYNN 2/12/2013 9:24PM

    Take each day 1 choice at a time. The quote at the bottom is right on!

Have a great week,


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SUNSHINEGB 2/12/2013 6:00PM

    Happy that you're taking control again Kathryn, you do so well when you are at the helm!
I did the very same thing a couple of days ago . . . took charge of my food again!
All the best, I know you're going to be okay!
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PENNYSAVER2 2/12/2013 5:49PM

    emoticon I believe you will be back on track soon. emoticon
You are making great progress already!!

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LOLEMA 2/12/2013 5:15PM

  good for you!

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DLBROWN93 2/12/2013 5:03PM

    Congratulations on taking control of your eating. I have been off my eating plan for several months now and have not found my way back. Thanks for the suggestions, I have sweet teeth also. emoticon

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    You can do it, my sweet friend. I believe in you!

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SLIMTHICK2 2/12/2013 5:01PM

    Good for you emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 2/12/2013 4:58PM

    And you can!

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