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current weight: 256.8
Fitness Minutes: (17,457) Posts: 2,272 12/12/11 12:23 P
i make this mixture for breakfast , lunch and dinner. i have lost 34 pounds .
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. 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.
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 164 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 worth
i went to the doctor. for the first time in a long time i was not ashamed to get on the scale. i did not have to get beet red because doctor said i was over weight. it felt GREAT.
Fitness Minutes: (54,048) Posts: 3,151 12/9/11 10:08 A
Welcome to the team! If Spark had been available after I had my daughter almost 26 years ago, it might not have taken me 18 years to get rid of those 15-20 pounds that kept hanging around. Of course, the Internet wasn't around then. Good luck! I'm sure you'll get all the help you need here.
current weight: 0.5 over
Fitness Minutes: (30) Posts: 21 12/9/11 4:50 A
So my name is Samantha and I am 22 years old. My son just turned two. I am still carrying around about 20lbs from him. I am so in love with this website so far! I love all of the fun tools and the community aspect of it. Hopefully i will get some good spark friends from this :) Send me a message if you are interested! Good luck to everyone on your goals!
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