I told my daughter if she can help me get under 200 I'll take her for a girls day out at the local hotel/indoor waterpark. She works me harder than Jillian some days. So far I'm down 26 and have 10 to go.
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I add vegetables to pre-made or canned stews, soups, and chilis to make them last longer, reduce the amount of calories per serving and sodium I ingest, and keeps me fuller. In the long run, this seems to save money, too. It's also a great way to use leftover vegetables, or last night's leftovers. Might also be a good way to get kids to eat more veggies without them noticing. It's win-win-win-win.
Pre-made things don't have enough veg servings in them.This saves calories because the additional veggies make me full with just 1 serving of the soup. Like, I added mushrooms to beef chili. Has all nutritional benefits from the mushrooms, and they soaked up lots of flavor and sodium.
I buy Scrip cards from my kids' school. It helps me budget how much I spend at each of those stores and I get 50% of the rebate applied to my kids' tuition and the rest of the rebate goes to the school. It's a win/win situation
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