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Sunday, March 17, 2013

OK i admit it. I have had a "couple" of off eating days. The problem was I needed new recipes for my very tall growing and always hungry teenagers. So I found the pioneer woman website with deliciuos recipes. The problem with that is her recipes are like Paula Deen, no low fat ingredients at all. So I am sauteing in butter and olive oil and making pastas that are delicious but High fat. I have found I cannot eat regular pasta without repercussions such as cravings for sugar, salt whatever.

So the positive is I refuse to fall off the bull completely. ( forgive the analogy but I do live in Houston and we just had the rodeo). I am still hanging on and will tweek a few things in my cooking. I will adapt the recipes using healthier alternatives and I will stick to my brown rice and quin oa. safer alternatives for me.

I made a small waffle today and instead of the usual syrup and butter I had cottage cheese and fresh strawberries on top. I trick my eyes into thinking of whipped cream. I put a sprinkle of cinnamon and it was so delish. I am back and happy that I now see mistakes as learning experiences and I can just move on. This is a lifestyle change after all. Ciao
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  • X5X52000
    I feel you in the attempt to feed teens while trying to maintain your caloric goals. It came into light for me when I went into Costcos the other day and my cashier who I see every 2 weeks asked me if im shopping for a group home. Its a little challenging but you can sneak in those healthy recipes and our little human vacuum cleaners wont even notice lol.
    1767 days ago
    Keep hanging on til you reach your goal and after. You'll be glad you did. I fell off at Thanksgiving, just got back on. It is by the grace of God, I was willing start back up and there really isn't any other place I'd rather be.
    1767 days ago
    Good job. It's always more tricky when you cook for others not bound my calorie guidelines.
    1767 days ago
  • SPARKLE1908
    1767 days ago
    I have a 6 year old and a 13 year old ~ I can totally relate to keeping the meal planning "fresh". To prevent us from eating the same foods over and over again, they help in the planning. They look over recipes and tell me which they'd like to try. My 6 year old has selected a fruit salad for this week and my 13 year old is still debating. We've made several substitutions with many of the selections in order to keep the calories and fat count far so good!

    GOOD FOR YOU for staying POSITIVE! That's the SPARK SPIRIT!
    1767 days ago
    the waffle you had sounds yummy! emoticon
    1767 days ago
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