SparkPeople A Healthy Mouthful... Team Messageboard We are done with dieting! Instead we are striving for the healthy way to eat by making the right food choices. It all starts with the first healthy mouthful… SparkPeople A Healthy Mouthful... Team Messageboard Fell off the wagon... Okay so I had a good week last week but I really got off track over the weekend. Several of my meals I could have made much better choices and I did not exercise at all. I did my weight in…. The good news is I did not gain. The bad news is I did not lose anything either! S o I feel like I wasted a week. <BR> <BR> Getting off track this weekend did show me something though. There is a big difference in how I feel when I eat right versus not eat well at all. Las week I had more energy... Wed, 15 Jun 2011 09:13:52 EST On the go... I have found that the easiest way to keep on track with healthy eating is planning. Our lives are hectic and unfortunately, we will not always have time to properly prepare our meal plans. Well I found myself in a bind just this morning. For breakfast on weekdays I usually prepare my lunch and breakfast to take with me to work. This morning I was running late. My lunch was prepared because it was leftover from my dinner however, breakfast became a big problem. I normally make a breakfas... Thu, 9 Jun 2011 13:27:16 EST Weigh In Mondays! WhoooHooo! Okay ladies, drumroll please! of this morning I lost a whopping 2 pounds! <em>247</em> Thanking myself for staying the course! Luv u all! Tue, 7 Jun 2011 11:13:24 EST Just Walking... We have had the most beautiful weather, this is the time of year to get outside. It is time to find our pedometers. I have been researching to see how taking 10,000 steps a day will help us shed those pounds. The American Council on Exercise estimates that the average person can burn up to 3,500 calories per week by walking 10,000 steps a day. Now keep in mind that 3,500 calories is equal to 1 pound. Focus on eating a reduced-calorie, nutrient-rich diet to keep your body fueled for more w... Tue, 7 Jun 2011 07:48:13 EST Burning calories.. Went for a 1 hour bike ride and burned 541 calories!! <em>104</em> Fri, 3 Jun 2011 20:28:07 EST Making better choices... breakfast. We all have foods we enjoy. Just because we are changing our lifestyle does not mean we have to give these foods up entirely. Of course there is moderation, but we can also make different choices to fit our healthy eating. There are so many things in the market to help us choose wisely. So tell us what your favorite what your favorite breakfast is, then make different choices to make it healthier. Compare the calorie and fat count for each meal. I am sure we will be surprised with the r... Fri, 3 Jun 2011 08:41:49 EST Hi Team! I wanted to thank you for joining us on our journey to a healthy lifestyle one mouthful at a time. We are not dieting; we are changing our relationship with food. We begin with examining our relationship with food. Then we will learn to make the right food choices. Finally, exercise along with healthy portion sizes, caloric and fat intake, and nutritional values are the only other tools needed for your new healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Please post your experiences with food, dieting, heal... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 13:06:10 EST Eating Triggers I think we should begin by recognizing what our eating triggers are. Eating triggers usually fall into three categories; trigger foods, trigger feelings or trigger environments. Eating triggers set you on a course to over indulge. A trigger food is a specific food where control is lost. A good example of that is a large bag of potato chips. Instead of eating one portion, which is usually 9-12 chips, you consume the entire bag. Trigger feelings, also known as emotional eating, is where y... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 11:17:12 EST