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6/16/13 4:13 A

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Breathe. Pray. and go with the flow!
Romans 8:28 "ALL things work together for good to those who love God and are fitting into His plans." Using this as a mantra helps keep me sane during the unexpected!!
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The best cure for stressing is to count your blessings...and a long walk won't hurt either!

Never give up what you want the MOST for what you want at the MOMENT!


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6/7/13 8:44 A

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the curve ball I frequently get thrown at me is time constraints. sometimes I just don't have time to cook, although I have learned to put together a squeaky clean meal in less than 30 minutes! For those times when I don't feel like cooking, I keep salad fixings. I also depend on turkey hot dogs on an 80 calorie bun or turkey bacon sandwich with lite mayo on a whole grain sandwich round.

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CJYOUCANDOIT's Photo CJYOUCANDOIT SparkPoints: (45,808)
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1/3/13 11:36 A

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When I get thrown a curve ball in my menu planning. I usually just switch things around. Just because I plan something it is not cemented in stone. Sometimes I swap days or just bump things ahead giving me one less day to plan the next week. It pays to be flexible.

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." -Socrates


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5/3/12 3:57 P

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I generally WORK REALLY HARD at discouraging drop in guests. I love them, that's not the problem, it's just that I have fibromyalgia and I have no idea from one day to another whether I'll be feeling up to entertaining. I depend heavily on my husband in those instances,he's an exceptionally good cook himself but he doesn't really concentrate on HEALTHY if you get my drift. The best thing is to keep good freezer meals; I love the lasagna recipe my sister gave to me, it freezes well and is very tasty. Throw a salad together and chuck some garlic bread in the oven and you have a wonderful meal. I do like meals that have both healthy things and things healthy people can eat; I don't eat the garlic bread. There's always stews and soups to keep on hand, I love to can my own and they're low fat and low sodium. Thinking ahead is sometimes complicated, but taking advantage of prepared meals makes it worth while!

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3/10/12 9:27 P

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I just keep working on the plan to make it better.

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3/9/12 10:52 A

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You're so right on, FRAN533! Changing our eating habits is a challenge and our current plans
are better than our old plans, which were probably no plans at all!

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3/9/12 10:07 A

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Great job you worked on maintenance before you arrived. have not had that problem yet my favorite rest. Apple Bees has started helping people printing information on the menu very helpful. they will even bring the take home box with the meal so you use before you start to eat if you want. which helps me at time when i order something that will put me over my calorie count for the day. If i know I am going our I will often arrange a lower count at lunch so i have them for dinner in the past i would have skipped lunch all together if "I know i was going out and then you know what happened.
It may not be the best plan but its better than what plan I used in the past.
Have a great week end and keep Sparking everyone





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3/9/12 7:54 A

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We all run into those days when the plan just doesn't work. Maybe you can leave your tips here. This is what I did...
In my first two weeks of planning a menu, I was thrown a couple unexpected situations. Out-of-town company arrived so I made a Sparkpeople BBQ pulled pork dish, served with whole wheat buns, cole slaw and tomatoes. That worked out great. We went out for a couple meals one day and that was more difficult- the planning went out the window, but I kept portion control and calories in mind and didn't do too bad. I did go over the nutrition and calorie goals, but learned a few things.The next week, I ended up out to dinner with my mother- at Bob Evans, of all places. I was pleased to find that they have added an insert with some nutrition information added. Ordered a cranberry-apple-chicken-spinach salad (364 calories, I think). It was excellent and I was very satisified- kept all the nutrition goals for that day...WooHoo!

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