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Hi and welcome to the team
Smile .... it makes people wonder what you're up to ;-)
The fourth glass of wine is always a good idea before you do it and a really bad idea afterward! ;-)
It is far easier to MAKE time to exercise than it is to FIND time to exercise. You want results???? MAKE it happen.
Only those who risk going too far can find out how far they can go.
Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours. ~ Noela Evans.
to the team, and to the fun!
This sounds like the right place for you to be, just now.
Baby steps - one thing at a time, whether exercise or lifestyle.
Don't overload - you'll burn out and give up.
You have so not being having an easy time of it lately - stress is a big part of the body problem.
RE feeding a family of 5 - my sons left home (for university) and for a few years, there was only hubby and me. I was just beginning to get to "counting the mouthfuls" properly for the 2 of us, when younger son had to move back home again after graduation.
Thankfully. I had had just about enough time to think through what I was cooking for hubby and me. And so I am continuing to •try• to do that counting, for the 3 of us.
I do have to admit, though, that I •can• happily overdo the amount of veg that I prepare and cook, to some extent, because my hubby will usually take the left-overs and incorporate them into his lunch-time soup.
Or I use the left-overs as a stir-fry for the next evening meal.
But for now - I must admit that I am still back at counting the pieces of potato (or whatever) going in to the pan, just so that everyone gets enough.
I used to have big problems visiting my maiden aunt with my boys - there was never enough for dinner, because she only ever cooked for one for many years. And latterly with my Mum - though she left the kitchen to me in her last few years - so we weren't too starved. I just had to make sure that I was taking the food to her house, then taking the left overs away with me.
I don't think there should be any problem with counting the mouthfuls, though. You don't want your family overeating and then having a similar problem. So just the right amount to feed them, plus a wee (very wee) bit more. And plenty of fruit available for afters, if they're still hungry.
in Scotland, UK BST
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Walden Farms has a whole line of calorie free foods.
I love some of the salad dressings and chocolate syrup.
Check them out.
Edited by: JENAE954 at: 2/5/2013 (17:00)
Nice to have you on the team. Make one small change at a time so you don't become overwhelmed. Taking small steps will add up over time. Patience is not my virtue, either, but I want whatever weight I lose to stay off, so I believe making healthy choices that I can live with for the rest of my life will get me where I want to be. And remember, slow and steady wins the race.
Progress, not an Perfection....
Crazy schedules are hard to live with but eating simply can be done.
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The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better.
remember that raw vegetables require no cooking and are quite portable.
New here and trying to be patient so I am hoping this group will help me get through. I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. I want my self back! I have been working away from home for the last 6 months and that has really not helped. Crazy hours, lousy sleep schedule and more easy take out at midnight than I care to admit. Although I have the facilities to cook for myself I find that I only know how to feed a family of 5! I am going back home soon for at least 2 weeks and will take it 1 day at a time - using the support and hints I learn here to build a new, healthier routine.