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10/22/11 12:33 A

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I decided to start my planning by doing an inventory and makeover in my pantry. A fresh start feels really good.
Then I found some new recipes that sounded good and looked at some of my favorite dishes and made them over (on paper) with healthier ingredients.
After that I listed the main course ie. "Stuffed Peppers" then started a "To Buy" list for the ingredients that I need for each recipe.
I did fall asleep in the middle of my planning session but I got a good start and will pick up where I left off . I should be ready to go by shopping day.
I am thankful for this site with so many Ideas and encouragement and practical steps to make the life altering changes necessary to live a long strong life. emoticon

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10/20/11 7:47 P

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I've never been 100% successful at meal planning, mostly because our schedules change unexpectedly so what I plan for Monday may not be made until Wednesday. So, I've learned to plan 3-4 recipes for the week and fill the other days with my healthy standbys: chicken rubbed with some mixture of herbs and broiled or slow cooked, pork chops cooked with veggies and/or fruits (peaches, apricots, or apples).

So, don't beat yourself up too much. And it's not necessarily bad if you only plan a few days and shop for them as long as you're able to stick to your grocery list. (I would be too tempted by the goodies if I visited the store that often.)

Good luck!
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10/20/11 6:58 P

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Nice going on your wins!!! GREAT JOB!! And now you know what to do about what didn't work well, so I'm betting you'll put another check in the WIN column next week!



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10/20/11 12:36 P

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Well, my first week has been o.k. I've had some wins and losses!
WINS: clean kitchen, healthy meals, planning, got back on wagon after a fall
LOSSES: did not plan the entire week, ( I would run to the grocery store a few times/week with recipes etc for next few days)

GOALS:
- weekly meal plan
- cooking a big batch of stew/soup etc on Saturday
- making healthy snacks for kids
- addressing healthy after school snacks

Hope everyone had a great week.
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