Thank you all for the warm welcome! I will take your advice to heart especially I will not eat and run but try to make it a genuine meal at the table. My husband and I don't always eat together (I take evening classes) so it would be tempting to just eat whatever is handy while over the sink! Thank you Mybulldogs for your inspiring post. Sometimes I worry I am too old to lose weight! Your story really encourages me.
First thing, get the junk out of the house !!! if you get chips or pop tarts when they are visiting, have them carry away any that are left :)
Then get out of the box, for breakfast you can have watermelon and chicken breast if you want, BUT DO NOT GRAB AND EAT. make a nice meal and enjoy it. there are lots of good fun foods, have them, don't worry that they are more expensive, you now have three times as much to spend on just your meals
We are so glad to have you on the team. I enjoy the cook books that I can find that have recipes just for 1-2. I have been alone for quite a while now and although I miss my kids it is much easier to buy the right things when you are not having to include the junk stuff.
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Both of my kids will be in college in a few short weeks! Phew, what a relief, high school is finally over. Any hints you can give me to cook and eat more healthfully would be appreciated. My youngest works most evenings so I am getting used to cooking for two and I find it easier and less stressful than cooking for everyone. As much as I will miss him (my daughter is already on her own.) I won't miss the poptarts etc in my cupboards. Eating healthier should be easier now.
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