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11/15/07 7:32 A

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That's great, Merry! It's nice to see the results of our habits sinking in to them!

Lauren, sounds like he's coming around! Keep working on him without being pushy, and he'll probably be eating clean with you before he knows it!

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11/14/07 7:42 P

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That reminds me of my 10 year old daughter. She was out with friends and they were taken to McD's for lunch.
When she told me, I started yelling about how she knows what that stuff does to her(makes her very moody) and she should know better!

Then she says "I know it's all rubbish Mum, so I chose nuggets instead of a cheeseburger, I chose apple slices instead of fries and juice instead of coke. I don't want that stuff I used to eat".

OH MY BABY!!! I WAS SO PROUD!!!

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11/14/07 1:45 P

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It sounds like he's going down the right path.

If he's like me, once he's ready to make a change, get out of the way! I really enjoy reading the SP articles. Some of them are just terrific. He may want to do the same.

Knowledge is power. SP has given me lots of it.

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11/14/07 9:33 A

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I have to tell you all about our grocery shopping trip yesterday. We got a few healthier foods than normal ( ones that I will eat- he probably won't). But he asked me when going down the snack aisle, which snacks were better than others, and how to read their nutrition labels. He said that he didn't want a totally healthy snack, but he didn't want to get something as unhealthy as he was before. He isn't ready to make big changes yet, but he totally got his feet wet per say, I am so excited that he is taking his first baby steps to being healthy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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11/13/07 2:06 P

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RUNNINGSLOW: You are right. He is starting to realize that what he is eating isn't healthy and that he is gaining weight from eating "bad foods". He is starting to make realizations and he has noticed how much better I feel since I have been eating healthy and exercising. He hasn't made the leap to eating healthy himself, but I know that with time he too will start eating healthy.

I can't wait to read the "Eating Clean Book" I put it on my Christmas list.

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11/13/07 1:35 P

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Oooh! I want to try bison! I will have to stop at Trader Joe's on my way to pick up the kids today!

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11/13/07 1:17 P

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It's great that your hubbies are eating healthier, too! I'm so glad that John and I started our change to a healthy lifestyle together!

We tried bison for the first time last night, and we really liked it! We found the frozen patties at Trader Joe's, so that's what we used. I know that our Kroger has it every once in a while, so I will be on the lookout for it!

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11/12/07 9:30 P

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RUNNINGSLOW, that's a really good point. When my hubby & I first met, he used to eat like cr@p. Slowly but surely he started eating better. Now he even surprises himself with some of the stuff that he eats...like broccoli. I even have him eating whole wheat pasta & stuff and he loves it!

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11/12/07 4:09 P

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Lauren, all you can do is lead by example. That is what I did and now hubby is on board. He still makes some bad choices outside the home but knows that "bad" food doesn't come here. If he really wants fried foods you could make some of them at home and switch to olive oil and whole wheat flours. He might get tired of cooking himself. LOL

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art." ~ La Roch

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11/11/07 8:11 P

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Mmm, that sound so good. Great snack for watching a DVD.

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11/11/07 6:52 P

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I would suggest swapping things over gradually, and replace them with the really yummy good things. Like yesterday we were watching a DVD and he felt like chips, so I made a fruit platter with huge strawberries,blueberries, juicy oranges, etc and banana smoothies. He loved it!
Leave the lentils and rye bread till later...

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11/11/07 5:55 P

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Thank you all for the warm welcomes and the advice! You are all so wonderful and helpful! I really appreciate it!
Rhonda- I don't know how he would feel about eating clean with me, he is kind of on the fence about whether he should continue with his old habits or start being healthy. I am trying to encourage him to be healthy. I think that we will go to the grocery store together this time, and I will suggest some healthier alternatives. I know he's not ready to give up his white bread, but he might just give up those potato chips for some fruits and veggies!


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11/11/07 11:12 A

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Lauren, John and I do almost all of our grocery shopping together, and if one of us is going to the store without the other, we almost always discuss what we need beforehand. It helps that we are doing this together! Is Charlie interested in eating clean with you? Like John said, you don't have to make it an instant change, so maybe if it's a gradual change, he will see how much better he feels eating cleaner! Good luck to you!

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11/10/07 9:07 P

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Welcome to the team! So good to have you here! Congrats on making the decision to eat cleaner! You will love it!

Mary Jane

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11/10/07 11:38 A

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I say- be in charge of the grocery shopping! Offer to "help" out. He might even appreciate it.
I just joined this team, because it motivates me seeing how people can eat clean all the time.
I am not ready to give certain things up yet, but I am improving my eating habits by making "cleaner" choices for a lot of things that I am ready for.
It's actually been a fun journey to by natural, real food without additives. I am still a hard candy addict however and lately been falling prey to tootsie rolls and laffy taffys, which have partially hydrogenated fats- Let's just say in the candy sense, I am a hypocrite. But, as for real food, I enjoy eating cleaner and would like some encouragement, tips and motivation from you guys.
I really give you so much credit and am honestly a little jeaulous, because I know what great benefits you are reaping. I feel so much better, the cleaner and more natural I eat.
I have an ED history, so I am trying to accept where I am at, even with my addictions to candy. I know, if I stick to Sparks and this boards, I will have the support I need when I am ready to take that next step!!!!

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11/10/07 11:30 A

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I would recommend that the two of you shop together, so you can have some input into what gets bought. Make small changes at first and ease into a healthier way of eating; that may be easier on him!

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11/10/07 9:18 A

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Welcome! I'm new to this team also...and I'm taking it day by day. Best of luck with your goals!

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11/10/07 1:50 A

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I am so ready to start eating clean! I know that it will be difficult, but I believe that it is the next step in my health and fitness journey. My boyfriend does most of the grocery shopping, and loves greasy foods- any tips for helping him with shopping?
I am excited to start on this new journey. When I first started spark, I had checked out the team, but I wasn't ready for the challenge at the time. Now, I am up for the challenge and I don't want to give up.



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