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Hi! My name is Amy and I hit my goal weight of 140 in Feb 2006. I lost 9 more pounds and have settled in around 134. It's amazing to think that I've lost over 110 pounds!

To get a grip on serving sizes I weighed and measured food. This sounds like a pain, right? But I was amazed at how much 4 oz of something is, or how small a ½ cup serving really is. I think portion control is key. You can have 2 portions of something as long as it fits in your meal plan for the day.

I eat alot of chicken. We use our crockpot to cook chicken and pork. It’s wonderful and so tasty! Another staple for me is more fruits and veggies. I try to take advantage of seasonal items. They are so good and nutritious.

When we go out for dinner, I drink water before we leave so I won’t be so hungry when we get there. I ask for a to-go box when the meal is served. I put half of my meal in the box right away. It’s possible to eat healthy when you eat out. Order fish or chicken instead of that big steak. If you have questions about how something is prepared, ask the server. And if something is prepared with butter, ask to have that left out. If you order something with gravy on it, ask for the gravy on the side. Dip your fork in the gravy instead of dipping the food in the gravy. Less calories and the same taste. This also applies to salad dressing.

My biggest tip would be if you have certain foods that tempts you just DON'T BUY IT! You can't have a bad food moment if you don't have it in the house.

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