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8/21/10 8:48 A

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Welcome to the team, Norma ! You'll find the team an active and friendly place. The more your participate and the more you'll get in feedback and support. Be sure to check out the start page, It is under the tab the MY TOOLS it will give you tips and instructions on how to make the most of the site.

For picky eaters try looking for the book Stealth Health by Evelyn Trimbole . She shows you ways to introduce foods into your diet that you may not like but are vital for your health.

I look forward to your posts.

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2. Suffering is caused by our attachments and avoidances.
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8/5/10 9:40 P

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8/5/10 7:15 P

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Welcome. You can do this and get back into being more active. It is always hard to get back to something because it seems like it is taking longer than it should.

Veggies are easy. Find frozen ones (cheaper) and blend them and put them in soups, casseroles, even spaghetti sauce. It is often the texture that makes them difficult to eat. They say that it takes about 20 exposures to a new food to learn to like it.

It is so important to introduce your children to veggies and a variety of foods. You can do this also. It isn't always fun, but you can do it.

Some people are more sensitive to textures and tastes but you can get past that and manage to eat new foods even a taste every time you are exposed. If you don't like all veggies, you can still survive, but none is probably not a good idea.

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8/5/10 6:35 P

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emoticon Norma and welcome to the team. Keep up the good work with the walking--you are doing good being able to walk two miles in about a half hour. You must not live in FL where it is hot, hot, hot! i walk both out doors and in doors on the Gazelle.
When you go shopping, get enough veggies and fruit for a week--they will keep. If you buy bagged salad, keep them on the lowest shelf standing up---the produce manager of Publix told me that--they will keep for about a week also. Try and plan your meals ahead of time and make out your grocery list ahead of time. It takes a little planning but it well worth it. Keep on walking!

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8/5/10 2:56 P

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I have found that it is harder to get back on once you have stopped. But, you are doing it, so great job and keep up the great work.

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8/5/10 1:53 P

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My name is Norma Sanders and I joined SparkPeople maybe 2 or 3 weeks ago and just now introducing myself. Sorry. I'm 42 years old and I'm wanting to lose approx. 25-30 lbs. I've started walking again in the evening when it's cooler and walk little over 2 miles. I started slow but I'm getting back up there. I was able to walk 2 miles in about 30-35 min before I stopped. Why did I stop? I'm really not sure. I can give you all kinds of excuses but I won't.
I know I don't eat right cuz there are soooooo many veggies that I do not like so I don't eat veggies. I live in a very small town of approx. 650-700 people and our closest grocery store is an hour away so I can't just run down to the store and get "good for me" foods when I run out of what I have. It makes it really hard---that plus the fact that I don't like veggies LOL.
Anyway, I'm here and I want to make this work for me. Thank you for listening!!!

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