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KCDELENN Posts: 87
6/28/12 9:40 P

one thing at a time! You can accomplish all of the things on your list! Tackle them one at a time. You are awesome! I'm inspired by your list.

SUNRISE14 Posts: 5,216
6/21/12 3:01 P

Sounds like you got a good plan ! Keep up the good work ! emoticon emoticon emoticon

6/15/12 3:11 A

Sounds like you've got a fantastic plan! It definitely takes a little bit to get used to preparing in the kitchen, but once you've got it down you'll save time, money, and will have delicious things on your table. I like to sign up for grocery store specials to come to my email and then I'll look for the good and healthy things on sale and find recipes to fit the items I decided on. is great or just open up that new cookbook and you'll find lots to do with it. From there all you've gotta do is list out the ingredients that you don't have and need to purchase. Don't forget to list everything out by departments, fresh vegetables, frozen goods, canned/dried goods, etc. If you list it by grouping you'll be spending less time in the store and are a lot less likely to get caught up by those impulse buys. And most importantly have fun! Discovering cooking is a great adventure! You're doing great already! :)

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6/10/12 12:19 A

Thank you for the encouragement. emoticon

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6/8/12 11:26 A

Sounds like you have a great plan!! Good for you!! emoticon

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6/8/12 1:48 A

I have never planned our meals, I just used what was in the fridge or the freezer. Now everybody is grown and gone its time for Mom.
2. I want to learn the proper way to utilize the cookbook
1. I want to prepare foods for the different meal .
3. I want to know how to make a grocery list and not forget stuff.
4. I want to be prepared so that each meals components are ready and available.
5. I really am ready to stop being overwhelmed.
6. It feels so strange doing things for me and not someone else.

I know what I mean but I'm not sure I stated it correctly. I have managed to plan my movement activities besides heavy house cleaning. I love water aerobics and now that I am well again its starting all over. The classes are offered by the Parks and Recreation Dept for $2 a 50 min class. Believe me its a workout but a lot of fun. The ladies, approx. 30 of us are all ages and we have a blast encouraging one another. So three times a week is what I have scheduled.

The other three days i plan to try the DVD I purchased when I purchased the book and the cookbook. I do the 15 min rests a day. I was thinking that I might posts some positive affirmations for myself on the bathroom mirror. Any suggestions?

I weight myself on Monday am and that is the only time i get on the scale.
I found a thermos cup that holds 64 oz. of water and I can do a little over half now and the rest i drink before I leave the house to do errands.

I think this is enough for now. Thanks for letting me post here and meet new people and gain the encouragement I need to stay on track.

Oh, one more thing. When I have fallen off the wagon i still try to make better choices for the other meals of the day.
Thank you.

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