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One Step At A Time

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Alright, I know this title is cliche, but it is cliche for a reason right? I am re-starting my new healthy lifestyle, both food and money wise. I loved Weight Watchers, but it didn't fit financially with my budget, so I am here. I found SparkPeople through Team Taralynn. The Team Taralynn girls are AMAZING and INSPIRATIONAL! They found success here, and I believe I can to. I love healthy food, but my current lifestyle both ruins and creates success for it. I work overnight, so when I wake up at 8 pm, I am eating breakfast. The positives are that I have no choice but to cook or eat Lean Cuisines due to not many restaurants are serving what I want when I want them. (Unless it's Jack In The Box) I have to pack my own lunch meal, but sometimes that is just something that my mother made, which is never that healthy (though she tries to be supportive). I slipped back into bad habits when I quit WW, but now am trying to stop them one at a time, by trying to replace them with something else positive. Like no more chocolaty, unhealthy sweets in the house and replacing that with journalling. I eat those things when I'm stressed or upset, so I figure writing them out balances it. Now I am trying to incorporate exercise by doing at least ten minutes a day, like is suggested on here. I'm doing this one step at a time, and going backwards happens but I am just trying to keep my eyes on the prize of a healthy lifestyle I can be proud of.

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STARGIRL311 7/11/2013 2:09AM

    Thank you all for the comments! It means a lot seeing that I'm not alone! emoticon

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POSEY440 7/10/2013 5:41PM

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NEWFLABULESS 7/10/2013 11:00AM

    Sounds like a great plan. Something you may want to try is batch cooking. You prepare healthy meals on your day off and then put them in containers for the freezer (or refrigerator if you plan to eat in a week or less) to re-heat for quick and easy meals.

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YMWONG22 7/10/2013 4:38AM

  Slow and steady will let you achieve your goal. Well done and keep up the great effort.
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STARGIRL311 7/10/2013 3:47AM

    Silver - Thanks for the comment! Also, your blog is great! Can't wait to read more!
LuLu - Thanks for the comment! Just think, you are teaching her good habits for the future. Most of the time people take for granted their inability to gain weight, but it catches up with them in the end. Maybe try to have healthy sweets for her, and you so you don't feel as bad if you slip a little. I have recently cut back on the Lean Cuisines, but do go to them when I am craving pizza or Chinese.

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LIVELYLULU37 7/10/2013 3:46AM

    Just be careful because tv dinners are high in sodium and that will make you retain water. But I understand where you are coming from. I have to get everything unhealthy out of the house too due to temptations and such. I have a daughter at home which makes it hard because she wants sweets in the house. A lot of the time I tell he I just can't, and that makes me sad and feel bad. Because she is not struggling at all with weight.

Sorry I didn't mean to go off like that on my life.

I Love The Lean Cuisine with Tortilla Encrusted Fish!!!! My favorite.

That is so difficult...working overnight. I commend you. I guess my advice to you is keep will find your way!!!!! Jen

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SILVER1369 7/10/2013 3:41AM

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You are not alone with working overnight, I have strange hours so I understand what you are saying.

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