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My husband has some things wrong with him and one of them is lack of appetite. That has not stopped me from food shopping. My freezer was a mess and I didn't know exactly what was in it. I bought some open trays, took everything out shelf by shelf and entered them on Excel, printed out the sheet and put it on the door of the freezer. Now on to the freezer in the refrigerator. Its so much easier to prepare when you know what you have.

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Planning meals is not a strong suit for me so will start incorporating it so I can get healthy.

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Taking inventory of what is in freezer and fridge, than planning meals for next week.

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I started to clean out the closets too. I have a few more to go. I'm finding it difficult to get rid of some things more than others.

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Cleaning out pantry and going through all the cabinets.

Take a deep breath and Smile.


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10/5/16 9:40 A

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I am going to cook up some different types of dinners this week such as apple stuffed acorn squash and layered Mexican dip. I know that it's a dip but I'm going to eat it as a salad leaving out the tortilla chips.

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Having just read "Is Your Kitchen Due for a Makeover?" I am pleased to say that I was able to tick 11/14 items off the checklist.

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I'm actually not sure if my iron count is up yet. I am hoping that the results of my Health Check will be in soon and then I'll know for sure.

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Am really pleased that my iron has been good for the last week.

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10/2/16 7:39 P

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I have been feeling wonderfully since I started Spark. I believe it's all because of eating healthy which I will not give up.

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I am looking to continue eating healthily and also to up my iron intake.

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9/24/16 7:25 P

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I want to continue to eat healthy. It makes me feel good inside and out.

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I'm always looking for new ideas for menu planning and meals. I am looking to get my pantry organized and cook with less salt and more seasonings. Maybe I will learn better portion control

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Today I would have liked it very much if I could have continue doing what I have been doing but no I did not. I'm a caretaker for my husband and I allowed it to get to me today. My plan for myself is to step back into my role both for myself and for him.

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Week 1 targets

1) Spring clean kitchen
2) Full inventory of kitchen, freezer and garage (some food is stored there)
3)I am using a ready made meal plan to make things easier, but need to purchase, cook in advance as required etc to follow it.

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9/22/16 1:46 P

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What do I hope to accomplish:
1. Learn something new about healthy eating.
2. Learn some new healthy recipes and make them

I already eat very healthy and have had nutrition training through my cardiologist nutritionist, but I am always seeking out more healthy ideas and recipes.

"Today's the day! I have the courage to start, the perseverance to keep going, and the unwavering spirit to cross my finish line today."


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9/17/16 7:36 P

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What I do for the days that I don't feel like cooking is go to my freezer. There are so many recipes to choose from on Spark that are any where from four to eight servings. I freezer at least two of them. You can try that.

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I used to eat a lot of Lean Cuisine, until I really checked out their sodium content! I'll probable pass them by from now on. WAY too much for my liking.

My next problem is Sunday. I don't cook that day, so what do I have now. Sunday was my Lean Cuisine night.

Next is my laziness. I enjoy cooking, but it is definitely not my favorite thing to do. We live in the boonies of NH, and it is hard to get a variety of fresh vegetables, but I suppose I will have to start looking harder.

I'll try this and see how it goes.


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8/24/16 10:28 A

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Thanks BJ, I'll try that one too.

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8/23/16 8:49 P

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Going to try the SP Chicken Tortilla Soup, all made in a slow cooker. Sounds easy and yummy to me.

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8/23/16 7:18 P

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Made the two salads and I must say that I liked the bean salad better than the blueberry one. I have half of the jicama left and am going to try the watermelon and jicama salad next. I find this to be very exciting.

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Last night I had a Lean Cuisine Panini and Broccoli spears

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8/21/16 10:36 A

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I enjoy eating salads for lunch. This week I am trying two different ones, Black Bean & Corn and
Blueberry, Apple and Jicama.

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Made a new baked chicken dish. It was delicious. Will definitely make it again.

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Good for you , Jan. I made Stuffed Peppers which I had put into the freezer. When I took them out they were just as good as when I first cooked them.

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My goal is to use the protein I got on sale this week and add lots of veggies. I'm in the process of making a week of menus.

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Today I made a new dish, Eggplant Stew. It was delicious. My goal is to try different fresh vegetables from the Farmers Market. SP makes it easy due to all the great recipes.

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Planned my nutrition for the day and weekend ahead. New concept for me. emoticon

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Ready or the new week and the weekend. I'm pondering my goals for the week I will share when I get them done...

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8/18/16 7:35 P

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My goal is to do the very best that I can to achieve eating healthy as well as meeting my proper weight.

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emoticon Frankie! Now that's sticking to a goal.

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I have achieved No Bagels with cream cheese 4 days this week one more day down.
Exercised 2 nights tonight is the 3rd.

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I am going to reorganize my cabinets and get rid of junk this week emoticon

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I have tried to print it out to no avail. When I went into the site it brought me to a message board. I didn't see where I could print out the shopping list. Any help I would truly be grateful.

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I planned our dinners for the week..I planned my breakfast and lunch for the week and I'm ready to get it done..The grocery list was a big help. II posted the link below if anyone is interested..(http://www.sparkpeople.com/re
source/printable_shopping.pdf)

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I did better than I thought I would when we went out for dinner with some of our family. Today I will figure out my meals for the next few days.

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Today I am going to plan my week's meals, mainly dinner meals. Then I'm going to the grocery store and get the ingredients. Also I have picked out a Spark Healthy Recipe and going to try it. I'm hoping it comes out yummy.

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I planned my menu this week and the grocery store was a breeze. Did not end up with any junk in the cart for myself...BIG WIN..

My kitchen has always been well organized I love to be in the kitchen no matter what I'm doing. We have a island and I sit there and do a lot of different things that don't include food.

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I am in the process of re-organizing my kitchen. I never realized how much clutter I did not need in there. Now I have everything I need right at my fingertips. Makes it easier to fix meals when I am not searching all the time for something I need.

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We went on a Senior trip yesterday. I kept saying to myself that I will be picky with what I will eat. I did well at first then I blew it on dessert. My goal went down the drain. Today I will follow my proper meals.

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What do you hope to accomplish during this challenge? I guess I would love to make healthier meals my whole... picky... family will eat and want again!

Do you hope to cook a certain number of meals each week? I normally cook the 5 days a week, so maybe switch that to 6 meals a week made at home (wink ~ One day to rest, hee hee)

Cook faster? Quicker and easier meals... BUT healthy!!!

Make over your favorite recipes with healthier ingredients? Made over my Mac-N-Cheese and it was a hit! Still not the best for us, but still good to enjoy every few months or so. Looking to do the same with another family favorite! Have to think of one. Maybe our Chicken/Turkey Pot Pie?!!??
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7/6/16 8:17 P

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I am amazed at how many different salads that are posted on Spark. The combinations are overwhelming. I will continue the introduction of at least three new salads a week.

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I am going to cook at least 2 meals from scratch per week

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I have made 4 different salads today which should last me the whole week.

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One of my goals is more consistent meal planning and to add variety to those menus.

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I am going to cook healthy meals because I know that they are good for me. Cooking two meals plus doubling them is such a great idea someone shared. There is enough in the freezer for a week.

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My goal was changed. I now plan to watch my potasium level and heart rate at the gym because of my chronic kidney disease my heart rate is not suppose to go over 120, mine has been 125 at gym,too hard a workout for me. I changed all menus for the week to lower my potasium so I do not get sick with the help of many other websites that state exact amounts in food. I will do better with my health now and hope to lose more weight. I will walk today for 60 minutes and be more careful at the gym.

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I would like to find 1 new healthy recipe a week to try. This should be easy, right?
Keeping this simple until I get my sea legs.
I hope to find new ideas and creative change ups.

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I made up my mind that I was going to eat fruit as my after dinner snack with the usual Greek yogurt. So far so good. It makes me feel full and contented.

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I started making a weekly menu years ago not as a way to lose weight, but to manage my grocery budget. I wrote up the menu, made a list of the things I needed, and if something wasn't on the list, I didn't buy it. it helps keep my grocery budget on track, and when I plan healthy meals, it helps keep my calories on track!

We already cook most of our meals at home, so my goals this week are to try some new (toddler-friendly) recipes, and to plan my snacks better so I'm not tempted to buy a muffin or other bad treat. I work downtown and there are far too many options for baked treats (a weakness of mine), etc.

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On the 27th I stated that I wanted to stay on track. Want and doing are two different ways of the mind. Went on a trip with my Senior club and the mind or whatever took over. May 1st. is a new goal, gonna lose that two pounds plus I hope.

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My goal is to cook at home more and eat out less.

"It takes 4 weeks for you to see your body changing. It takes 8 weeks for your friends and family. It takes 12 weeks for the rest of the world. Keep Going "
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My goal for this week is to stay on track.

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My week 1 Goal is to plan my meals for the week and include vegetables in each one

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This has been a hard day and night for me as well as tomorrow evening. When I get through these next two days I plan on getting back on track.

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I'll try to eat a new vegetable per week. Today I've bought bok choy, Chinese cabbage.

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