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Living the Good Life blog, theme... New Habit, day 3

Monday, March 04, 2013

What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track?

In order to make this challenge a true success and get to the point where a healthy lifestyle is a foregone conclusion I must plan my eating in such a way that it won't fail.
My daily intake has to be foods that I enjoy and at the same time I want to introduce new, unexplored items. I terribly need to add more vegetables into the daily plan.
I have started a diary of sorts, a list of go-to meals.
They are divided into categories of Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner and include my family's favorites. I have a "make again" list, a party list, a holiday list, a fast cook list.
After suggestions from other SP members I have included at least one new recipe a week to my repertoire. This in itself is an encouragement because I have the opportunity to take a beloved cookbook down and dust it off. It's like getting together with an old friend.
My family has come to expect some pretty exotic menus (they don't always rate on the make again list, LOL) and enjoy looking over my different menu possibilities. I find this very rewarding because I know I am showing them the steps to eating healthy. Two of my three children have begun to enjoy cooking themselves.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DIET_FRIEND 3/5/2013 3:33PM

    I like cooking too. I have a recipe collection here on Spark of things I've tried or would try. I also have one at and I consider cooking one of my hobbies.

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TANYA602 3/5/2013 2:11PM

    Very cool! I like that you divided the family favorites up.....this motivates me to get more organized with my own recipes.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 3/5/2013 1:38PM

    sounds like you gots this

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2BEHEALTHY2014 3/5/2013 10:45AM

    You make me want to get back into the habit of menu planning. I used to sit down with my cookbooks and go through the and plan weekly menus. Sounds like you're doing great!

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VANBSJ 3/4/2013 11:20PM

    This sounds like a great plan! I love that you've already inspired your kids to cook, too.

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MIDGIEDAWN2 3/4/2013 11:15PM

    I love exploring new recipes. I'm staying with a friend this week who is a vegetarian, so for 5 days this week I will eat almost all vegetarian. Good luck with your new recipes.

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FAIRLIGHT914 3/4/2013 10:54PM

    What a great idea! I love lists! My motto is... if it ain't on the list, it don't exist!

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