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Welcome! I'm 54, married and an empty-nester. I've bought the Clean Eating magazine to give me some menu ideas.
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"Eating crappy food is not a reward-it's a punishment."-Drew Carey
I will do what I need to do, in order to be who I want to be.
Eat a little bit and quit!
I'm pretty much in the same boat. I've been up and down for the last 10 years but lately I'm mostly UP and want to try and get back down. I'm 34 and married with two daughters 12 and 2 years old.
I have recently learned about the dyes in food and how they can affect young children and made the move to get my youngest daughter off of them, in the process I started learning about eating 'clean' and going organic. I bought Tosca's family book and read it in one day, I loved it! I don't plan on going ALL CLEAN, ALL THE TIME, but I certainly want to get a lot of clean foods into my family. I also read Jillian Michael's "Master Your Metabolism" and loved that, I'm waiting for her cookbook to arrive now. I did notice that a lot of Tosca's recipes seem to be a bit daunting with TONS of ingredients and things to prep...I am a busy mom and need quick, easy dinners most of the time. Hopefully I can get some advice from this group.
"Always concentrate on how far you have come, rather than how far you have left to go. The difference in how easy it seems will amaze you."
I have been up and down the scale and I finally decided to get healthy and fit. I like to take long walks but have a love hate relationship to the gym. I am married with two boys 12 and 18.