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MELLY3183's Photo MELLY3183 Posts: 2,009
12/14/11 11:25 A

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welcome to the team, one of the great things about this book is that it has lower calorie snack items that are phenomenal!! and you could always eat a salad when your husband eats. good luck with your journey.

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12/13/11 9:37 A

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maybe since you enjoy snacking with your husband in the evening, you could make adjustments to your eating plan the rest of the day so you can enjoy it with him without feeling so guilty. this is a lifestyle change, not a diet. so, you want to make changes you can keep up with for the rest of your life.

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MEWHENRYSMAMA's Photo MEWHENRYSMAMA Posts: 6,734
12/11/11 10:47 P

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HI,
WELCOME! YOU ARE DOING THE RIGHT STUFF AND I THINK THIS MAY BE THE CHANGE YOU NEED TO FINALLY MAKE THE GOAL! I WISH YOU MUCH LUCK. I HEAR YOU ON WISHING SPARKPEOPLE HAD BEEN PART OF MY LIFE LONG AGO, BUT THIS IS A JOURNEY AND WE DON'T GET TO UNDERSTAND ALL THE WHYS AND BUMPS IN THE ROAD. I GUESS WE NEED TO BE GLAD WE HAVE IT NOW.
GOOD LUCK AND KEEP US POSTED ON WHAT YOU ENJOY FROM THE COOKBOOK!
MARY
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12/11/11 9:39 P

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Hi, I just saw this team. I joined it because I bought the cook book. I've been having difficulty losing the last 20 pounds. I can manage exercise well, but eating not too much is not easy for me. That's why I bought the cook book; to learn about cooking for myself.

I've make a few things from the book and I generally do well during the week, when I eat my home made lunches. The weekends, and too often the evenings, get challenging. My husband likes to have treats in the house and he likes to eat late, so I often snack through his dinner time and end up with too many extra calories. Also, I much prefer cake to spinach for snacking, so that adds up without much effort.

One of the things that makes it most difficult is that I'm almost there. I have many healthy habits. My refrigerator has skim dairy products and lots of produce. I think I'm just a few tweaks from success, but these last tweaks are the toughest.

Many years ago I lost all I wanted by copious workouts, but I don't have the time or energy for that anymore. I wish I had found these resources then, and struggled my way through maintenance instead of first having to get back to my goal weight. Any way, I lost 15 last year and I've been pretty much steady this year...but I've lost and found the same 3-5 pounds all year.


Any way, that's why I'm hear trying to learn how to eat better through this cookbook.

Edited by: GORIANA at: 12/11/2011 (21:43)
Goriana, So Cal, USA


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