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Frozen grapes and bananas

For a hot-day treat, freeze grapes and peeled banana halves. They take longer to eat than the fresh kind, and cool you down as well as filling you up!
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- Submitted by MARITIMER3 7/17/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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No real secrets; just back to basics and careful tracking

There is no "secret" to losing weight with SP. SP isn't a diet, it's a weight management program which gives you the information and the tools you need to change the way you eat, cook and exercise, while supporting you every step of the way. I found SP purely by chance, through a reference in a magazine article. I've lost 17 lbs. so far and plan to lose at least another 13, then learn to maintain that weight loss for the rest of my life. emoticon

- Submitted by MARITIMER3 7/13/2011 in Breaking a Plateau | 2 Comments
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Have protein with every meal

Make sure you eat protein at every meal. It helps you stay satisfied until your next meal or planned snack.

- Submitted by MARITIMER3 6/23/2011 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Ate out successfully today!

My daughter and I went out for lunch today, and the restaurant didn't have nutritional information available on line or on the menu. I remembered the SP article I'd read about "word clues" on the menu, and chose cedar-planked salmon with grilled vegetables. It was satisfying, well-prepared and within my correct range. Thank you, SP, for teaching me how to eat out without blowing the plan for the day.

- Submitted by MARITIMER3 6/10/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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If your friends aren't with you, do it in spite of them!

My husband refuses to exercise with me. My daughter is obese but refuses to deal with it... I'm losing weight on SP in spite of them. DH has 3 flavours of ice cream on hand, salted cashews, candy... I ask him to keep it out of my sight but sometimes he forgets and I slip up... but darn it all, I'm going to succeed in spite of them, because I matter! emoticon

- Submitted by MARITIMER3 6/9/2011 in Staying Positive | 2 Comments
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Using less mayonnaise

I use haf mayonnaise and half honey mustard when mixing up tuna or salmon salad for sandwiches. emoticon

- Submitted by MARITIMER3 5/29/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Today I set new, realistic goals for myself and found an exercise buddy!

I've put myself back at the beginning of Phase 2 of SP because I know that I haven't really made all the new techniques part of my every day life.

My goals for this week are:
- to exercise a minimum of 10 minutes/day
- to eat 3 whole grains/day
- to post motivating messages where I will see then during the day... on the computer screen, the bathroom mirror and the fridge door. emoticon

- Submitted by MARITIMER3 5/25/2011 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Set tiny goals!

Don't get so bogged down in the big picture that you don't recognize the tiny successes.
- If you exercise for 10 minutes, celebrate it.
- If you stick to your meal plan for lunch, celebrate it.
- If you avoid snacking in the evening, celebrate it!
All these tiny successes add up to big lifestyle changes.
Be proud of yourself, and celebrate your successes. emoticon

- Submitted by MARITIMER3 5/24/2011 in Staying Positive | 4 Comments
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Start using the kitchen scale and measuring cup!

My weight loss has stalled, and I believe that one of the ways to get it moving again is to be more careful with my portion control. I eat healthy foods, but probably portions, especially chicken and fish, are larger than recommended. I've moved the food scale to the front of my counter and put a measuring cup and set of measuring spoons next to it.
Wish me luck, please! emoticon

- Submitted by MARITIMER3 5/17/2011 in Healthy Eating | 4 Comments
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For me, fewer is better...

When I joined SP in January 2011, I set all kinds of goals for myself, joined many different teams and subscribed to lots of blogs. I realized recently that I wasn't even trying to meet many of the goals, or joining any of the team challenges, so today I spent a couple of hours re-evaluating my use SP commitment. As a result, I reduced my teams to 5, which I will huddle with daily. I made realistic goals, which I will strive to meet daily/weekly. I un-subscribed from some blogs.

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- Submitted by MARITIMER3 5/16/2011 in Using SparkPeople | 4 Comments
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