I need Help.....part 2

Saturday, March 14, 2009

I just want to say thank you!! I remember why I love spark soooo much, you are all always there to give a boost. no matter what!! emoticon

I know i can do it, I am just feeling so discouraged right now.
In October I was 156 pounds, yay me!! But over the months I have put on 14 pounds as of yesterday....ughhh that is so frustrating. I worked so hard to get it off and I am once again, slowly but surely putting it back on. I am angry with my self, which just discourages me that much more. I try to eat as healthy as i can but then we will have a bad week ($ wise) and I have to beg steal and borrow just to get food on the table, so sometimes its not the healthiest (not even close) and I feel like i have to start over and over and over. 2 steps forward.......5 back!!

The recipes and suggestions were very helpful. I have never been a good grocery shopper, so being tight on money makes it that much harder for me. I just have to do alot more planning ahead.

Thank you all for listening to my rant and offering your help!!

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    I read an article this past week that showed that frozen veggies and fruits actually hold their nutrients better than fresh fruit. That will help save money if you get the frozen ones instead of fresh and more nutrients to boot :)

    Also, I love red beans and rice. I love my crockpot. You can eat for a week on less than 7 dollars. You get a bag or 2 or red kidney beans and then add water and cajun flavoring to the crockpot. then you just let cook. I usually add some kind of sausage. I get the cheapest the store has. When I am about an hour out from eating it, I add the rice or I cook the rice separately and put the beans over it. It is great. It lasts a while and you can freeze it to heat up later if you don't do left overs.

    I also do soups and roasts etc.. in the crockpot. It is so much easier and you don't have to be a great cook or anything.

    I know what it means to be on a budget and you will make it work. I know you have gotten a lot of advice here and I am glad to see you posting and coming to us for help.

    I pray that you find ways to smile and be blessed this week. I know that you are on the upswing.

    3327 days ago
    For me, it helps to list it out. Get a menu plan figured out for yourself. I know it isn't easy, at least not for me with a teen age boy, and two adults, all three with different tastes, and me trying to get all to eat right. I'm finding making in bulk and freezing helps, especially for work lunches for me. but making a menu list out for the week, then doing a shopping list from that and sticking to it will help out a lot. That can be a start.
    3327 days ago
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    The Goonies always support their own. I know how tight money can get and when it happens, you do what you have to to survive. I hope that the suggestions helped. Let us know if we can do anything else.

    3328 days ago
    You are very welcome. That is the best part of Spark People that we care for each other and help each other out!
    3328 days ago
    yeah know I know you can get back to where you were and where you can get to, so don't ever give up cause we will never give up on you.

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    3328 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/14/2009 9:13:44 PM
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