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hello Amy & welcome to the team glad your here with us...
hello from france :)
find foods that work with your chemistry. i created this meal on my own. i can't seem to loose weight if i eat any grain products. so one day i experimented.
i make this mixture for breakfast , lunch and dinner. i have lost 32 pounds in 23 weeks. i cook
4 large portabella mushrooms sliced, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, 4 large onions sliced, 2 large green peppers, 3 cans green beans, 1 can rutabaga and 5 sliced chicken sausages.
it makes enough for at least 4 days, three meals a day. total cost is 12 dollars. i buy the mushrooms and chicken at sams club. sounds crazy but it taste good and most importantly it's working. i'm not hungry . if i feel the urge to cheat i go get a fork full of my mixture. i chew very slowly as to enjoy my meal.
i have added a small banana and grapes for my snacks and to be a fix for my sweet tooth.
you can add other foods into your menu. just know what works with your body chemistry.
I have gone from 198 to 166 pounds. i can now fit into a size 14 comfortably. i feel so much better. think of carrying a 2 year old around your waist every minute of every day. no i am not done. on the obese chart i have gone from being obese to just plain fat. my goal is to drop another 22 pounds. then i will be happy, healthy and never allow myself to get in this condition again.
one might say eating the same food every day would get boring. not true. when you look in the mirror and can see the difference it's totally worth it. once i reach my goal i will change my menu. not until then.
portion sizes are critical to your success. exercise has to become a way of life. good luck
Welcoming you from Tallahassee, FL!
Edited by: TIHAITIEN at: 10/8/2011 (17:21)
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Hi Amy! Welcome to SP. I love this site, but are not enough hours in the day to do all that I enjoy. I have a baby brother that lives in Jacksonville, FL. I love to visit there and spend time with him. He lives right on the beach. I was born in Delaware, but raised in North Dakota, and now live in E. Texas.
If you'd like some ideas for recipes here's one of my favorites: Black Bean Chicken. It's easy only requires 4 ingredients and I got it from this site!
1 lb. frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 - 16 oz. jar of Salsa
1/2 cup brown rice
2 cans of black beans (undrained)
Place it all in the crock pot on low for 6 - 8 hours.
Yummy! I like to serve it on whole wheat tortillas with light shredded cheese.
"We are twice armed if we fight with Faith"
"Don't ever let your fear grow larger than your faith"
1. Location (State) Titusville FL
2. Is this where you are from? Nope - originally from Portland, CT and then Ledyard, CT
3. Married, single, etc.: Divorced
4. Kids ? (have any): 2 grown daughters
5. Animals ? (have any):2 kitties that are like my kids
6. Hobbies, interests: Spending time with family, crocheting, and reading
7. How long a member of spark? Just joined
8. How many are you cooking for? Just me
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? Looking to find
things that I can cook for myself without too much preparation time. Also looking for ways to buy food that is healthy and inexpensive.
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I love the New York Yankees and always will. My family means everything to me.