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1/11/08 12:04 P

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Welcome!!

 
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1/10/08 10:57 A

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Hi Ya'll,

1st-Welcome CASSANDIE

and 2nd--Urban Mommy is the best!

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"When you had your indulgent meal of {name it here} instead of going all out, WHY not turn it around right there?

Anyone who has successfully figured out that SMALL SUCCESSES make BIG SUCCESSES.

In an enormous act of love, the kindest thing you can do is walk away from this junk food.

The act of saying NO lays down a boundary of love. NO to junk food means YES to you, which after all is the point."

~~Tosca Reno~~



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CASSANDIE_YR's Photo CASSANDIE_YR Posts: 305
1/9/08 9:18 P

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Thank you everyone for the welcome.

Tracy, I like your idea of putting the menu on the fridge. Normally, I am a good planner (like packing lists when we go on vacation) but meal planning seems so tedious to me. And so frustrating when I do do it, but get to the grocery store and find they don't have ground turkey that day, or whatever, or that the fish isn't on sale or whatever. Something is always going wrong!

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1/9/08 11:25 A

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Ah...gee, Dawn! emoticon I'm blushing!

Great tips, everybody!

Kim
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Change Your Body.
Transform Your Life.

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LWATERH's Photo LWATERH SparkPoints: (16,067)
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1/9/08 10:22 A

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Welcome to one of the best teams on Sparkpeople!

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1/9/08 10:16 A

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We've all been in your spot. Start slow like you are, ease into things that way you are more likely to stick with it. I, for the most have for the last 5 or so years have made dinners clean. Breakfast and lunch....not so clean.

I've only been doing this type of cooking for 2 weeks....(breakfast,lunch and snacks)I'm very pleased with how things are going. Cravings are getting less and less. I'm staying within my calorie limit...sometimes even less than what I should be at but I'm finding myself fuller on less food!! I still have to have a piece of chocolate but I make sure its atleast 70% dark and i find that one square does satisfy me and not the 3 squares (or more) that I woudl eat before.

I could not survive without my crockpot!! I LOVE, LOVE my crockpot. I need a 2nd one but then I run into the problem of where would the 2nd one go??!?!

My only suggestion for you...you have to get into the habit of planning. I know you said you hated planning so did I. I started planning meals probably 2 yrs ago (just dinners) now I'm planning everything right down to mid-morning snack to mid-afternoon snack. I'm thankful that I atleast had some planning under my belt cause it was a bit easier to take it a couple steps further.

My menu hangs on the refrig and it goes up on Sunday nights and this past MOnday I forgot to get it up on the refrig. My youngest daughter (8yrs)about flipped out cause the menu wasn't hanging up!LOL I think I've created someone anal when it comes to lists. It was kinda of funny. She said she likes knowing what will be for dinner ahead of time that way she can ask for something different LOL doesn't always work with me though!!

I wish you the best of luck with this new syle of eating....there's anoter thread here about challenging yourself to clean out your cabinets and getting rid of the processed stuff, very interesting thread and very motivating you should take a look!

best of luck
Tracy

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"You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face."
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CASSANDIE_YR's Photo CASSANDIE_YR Posts: 305
1/9/08 10:09 A

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Wow it doesn't take you girls long to roll out the welcome mat! Thanks!

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1/9/08 10:07 A

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Welcome! UrbanMommy (isn't she great :0) is right, and it is what I am learning right now. It takes planning, small changes. Some of which is an experiment until you find what works for you.

You can do this!

Dawn



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Baby #3 due November 2011-blessed surprise!

"We all must suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons." Jim Rohn

“Nothing happens until something moves.” Albert Einsten

No regrets in 2011: working towards 6 days/wk of fitness and a lifestyle of consistent clean eating.
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1/9/08 10:04 A

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Welcome! We're glad you've joined us.
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1/9/08 10:03 A

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Welcome!!

Ah, yes...we've all been there!! It's so easy to buy the easy pre-made stuff. So ease into this new way of eating. Once it clicks, you will LOVE IT!!

Start slow...for me, it's all about planning. That's a great place to start. Try the 5-6 smaller meals, if you can, and see what happens.

The crockpot will be awesome for your late gym nites. I use mine alot for that very purpose.

Keep logging on and keep us posted! So glad to have you!





Kim
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Change Your Body.
Transform Your Life.

Romans 12:1-2


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1/9/08 9:57 A

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Hi everyone. I'm a lazy carbaholic who hates to meal plan and relies on convenience food too often. I find myself at the grocery store about every other day, late in the day, picking up something that doesn't take too long to cook. Bad bad habits. Drives my husband nuts.

I recently bought Tosca's cookbook. I'm going to ease into this. The only thing I've made so far is the grapefruit-orange salsa that I served with fish.

The price of fresh fruit and veggies in the winter makes me cringe!

One of my challenges is what to eat for dinner on the nights that we go to the gym and don't get home until 7:30 or 8pm. We make a protein shake... and then usually nuke some frozen dinners. I want to stop this!

I got a slow cooker for Christmas but haven't used it yet. I'm hoping to find some clean, low fat meals I can do in the slow cooker. That just might be my answer to the dinner-after-the-gym problem.

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