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10/13/10 10:29 A

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Like everyone else in the world these days, I am super busy. If I don't make it easy, I don't do it. Even though I pay a little more for the pre-cut veggies, I know I will eat them. Salad is great. I also have been eating a lot of sandwiches. It works for now. When I need to switch it out, I will figure out something else. Yesterday, I celebrated two weeks of doing what I need to do. I haven't been perfect, but I haven't been "eating wild" either!!!!!

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10/13/10 10:05 A

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I second what Miss Caty said:

One of my best tricks, which I picked up from another sparkperson somewhere, is to keep lots of fresh, already washed and chopped veggies in the fridge so I can whip up a quick salad whenever. I could eat salad 2x a day I think!

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7/24/10 8:47 A

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Agree taking baby steps is the way forward through knowlege and acquiring new habits.

I'm starting week one over as I didn't apply myself.

Here's to the next few weeks of learning and changing. emoticon

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MISSCATY's Photo MISSCATY Posts: 185
7/23/10 7:35 A

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I so agree with that. The site helps you change your life by learning and applying new habits. I can't diet anymore. I have to live by what I am going to do. I am at a bottomed out bad place and am taking this as a step in the right direction.

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7/22/10 8:08 P

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The nice part about spark is that it gives you the flexibility and the nutrition tracker lets you know if you are on track.

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MISSCATY's Photo MISSCATY Posts: 185
7/22/10 8:20 A

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Every time in my life that I have tried to lock into something that was not flexible, I went off the rails after awhile. This time, I want the change to be a lifestyle change. When I have choices, I just do better.

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CHEFSOPHIE's Photo CHEFSOPHIE Posts: 21,174
7/21/10 6:35 P

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I fully understand your need for some flexability. I have the very same need.

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MISSCATY's Photo MISSCATY Posts: 185
7/21/10 9:03 A

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I think that the ability to swap meals is what makes this work. Whenever I get locked into something, I tend to go off the rails pretty quickly. I know basically what I will eat for the week and then I swap out the "pieces." It makes it a lot easier for me to eat within healthy guidelines.

Part of my current plan is to keep salad fixings in the house for dinner. I can throw together whatever looks good and still eat happy and healthy.

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CHEFSOPHIE's Photo CHEFSOPHIE Posts: 21,174
7/20/10 2:08 P

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When I plan my menues I try to build in a lot of variety. That way if I'm not in the mood for what is on the plan, I just swap meals.

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7/20/10 12:51 P

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Soverdahl--We are moody eaters too. I solved it by taking about three hours one day a week preparing almost everything on my weekly menu. Everything goes into individual containers for the fridge and freezer. It works well for us because we have a wide wide variety of food that takes minutes to serve and our kitchen is a mess just once a week.

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7/20/10 11:52 A

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I like the idea of baby steps! I also like taking them with each other.

Linda, I am gluten-free, too, so maybe we can help each other.

I'm going to try a new recipe from Spark Recipes for a Salmon Burger, or could be tuna. The link is below. It uses ground oats instead of bread crumbs. The recipe suggests serving with rice or quinoa, both of which are great for GF health.

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7/20/10 11:51 A

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I understand that planning the menu for the week is a good weight-loss help, but I have done that in the past and when it comes time to fix that night's dinner, what I have planned just doesn't sound good. I am a moody eater. Any suggestions?

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7/20/10 11:25 A

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That is a "tall order" for the week.

When we were looking at healthier alternatives (and limiting gluten because of my grandson and me), we packed up a car trunk full of groceries and gave them to a young couple who'd just had a baby. They'd both been working until the baby came and unsure of how they were going to make it w/ just one salary while she recovered.

Now, we try hard not to get a lot of junk gathered up, but it seems to creep in when nobody's looking.

Good luck on all three goals! Read those labels carefully as you go; some things are really tricky.

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7/20/10 11:20 A

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Goals as of emoticon - I do have a grocery list. But several things will need some work emoticon

1. Clear counter space to work on requires excavation!
2. Planning a menu for a week is a new to our house so that needs effort.
3. The pantry makeover means a major look through and re-shuffle.

More than enough to do for my first week...I suspect this is likely to take longer than one week but I'll keep working on it.

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