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Christmas 2011

Christmas 2011 after losing 15 lbs!



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    Hey howdy hey! Thanks - I just saw your response message now that I came to check up on you to see how you are doing. So?? How is everything going? any changes in the traveling out-to-lunch department? I see that you tried some new recipes and got a new exercise award! YAAAY!
    Come over to my page and drop me a note there! emoticon
    2311 days ago
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    Thanks for your input Annie, I really appreciate it! :) PS you are a really good writer and communicator!
    2315 days ago
    On the road a lot huh? Honestly, your best bet is probably to be uber-proactive and make a cooler bag full of your favorite things...kinda like how we send our kids to school these days - I mean, why do we always forget about doing something like that for ourselves? It's way healthier and cheaper in the long run.

    If you happened to pack a sandwich for lunch, your water, a bag of something crunchy (and please, chips are fine here b/c they are portioned out - I lost weight and still had chips with my sandwich!) and a lock&lock container of fruit already cut-up....then I'd say you are on the right track. those metallic-lined soft-cooler are everywhere and if you throw in a frozen ice-pack - your possibilities are endless!! Yogurts, cheeses, more fruits, etc. etc.

    I always get hungry at 10am and 3pm - like clockwork! So usually I grab 10 almonds or a chewy kashi bar (140 cals/6gm protein) or a banana with nutella (I live on the stuff) or a low-fat cheese stick with an apple and those things usually will get me through.

    2 fruits I ALWAYS have cut up in the fridge are pineapple and cantaloupe - I buy one of each every week and when I get them home, I cut them up. It really saves time in the long run when making smoothies, lunches, or feeding the kids something healthy for snack instead of goldfish or cheese-its!

    So let's say you ran out without getting lunch together - seriously look at the fast food menues and do the caloric math...grilled chicken (I like the snack wraps), yogurts with granola, salads, Wendy's has baked potatoes....but with all of that, it's what we put on it that adds up fast right? the cheeses, the dressings, the nuts....Do the math & pre-track it in the nutrition tracker on here especially if you know where you are going to be located that day.

    Pretty much every menu has healthier choices now, we just have to use them...and even then, we have to listen to our bodies when we are full...betting money that half the time we eat out, we are shoveling it in because we have to get somewhere else and totally unaware of how full we actually are.

    I hope this gave you some ideas...I don't have the crazy on-the-road schedule you have, but this is what I would do if i did. Things take time to track & figure out, but once you do it & get used to it, it will get easier!

    Oh, so sorry it's so long!!!! You can totally do this!!!!

    Oh...and as for the mom-guilt...hubby & I sat in front of our computer's 75% of the day yesterday while the kids ran around us playing! So you are not alone in that arena! Mom guilt + vegging out all in one day! LoL
    2317 days ago
    Hey there!!! Just popping around the friend page - seeing how people are doing....so??? How are you doing? LoL I hope fine and dandy!

    2443 days ago
    Thanks for adding me as a friend. It took me about two weeks before 12-1500 calories felt filling, but i was eating about 3000 cal per day before i started spark people. Drinking the full eight glasses of water helps. The first three days were the worst then it got progressively easier. At about 2 weeks it started to feel normal.
    2649 days ago
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