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I've had a lifelong struggle with my weight. This time I decided I would do things I have never done before in my effort to lose weight, and win my battle for good.
I asked a nurse practioner if she heard that artificial sweetners were dangereous she had printed out some info and it scared me Splenda-your body doesn't recognize it so it hooks on to anything, artificial sweetners such as Equal and sweet and low are not in the healthy group, so I went to my doctor and told him I was not going to use sugar or sweetener and told him about the article he told me since I drink hot tea to use honey and I use a teaspoon of sugar on anything else I need sweet-----
You do not have to make sweet oatmeal in the mornings. This morning I had Bacon Egg and Cheese Oatmeal.
Making use of the Notes section at the bottom of the trackers has helped me to keep track of the lessons I am learning in my first weeks of SparkPeople. I'm treating this as a science experiment so as to not deter myself from progress. By taking notes without judgment, I'm able to see and break patterns. This week I have noticed I am over my daily allowance on weekends and during special events. Now I can plan alternative snacks and be prepared the next time I am at an event or on the weekends.
01.03. 2012. my body weight was 275 pound ( tall 6,6 feet, old 54 years( 30.10. 213 pounds
When making stews, curry meat and soups, stir in a Frozen 10 ounce Block of Cooked Squash for unusual delicious taste, and fiber. It blends right in to beef, turkey, lamb, pork, and chicken Stews, Tomato based anything, Curries, and Soups. What a delicious difference for hardly any calories!
I can not take credit for this idea, but I am using it. Every time you workout, whether it's a short walk, strength training, anything put a dollar in a jar. Set a goal for yourself 50$ or 100$ and then once you meet it treat yourself to a new outfit or something that will make you feel good.
When you've purchased fresh berries and they start going bad, like you don't really want to use them, blend them, pour them into ice cube trays and use them for smoothies! Saves you money in not through them out and