Sunday, August 01, 2010

This post is for those of you that are interested in the new diet I was put on!
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1 egg or 1/4 cup egg substitute ( 1 protein Choice)
1 slice regular bread or 2 slices low calorie bread (1 carbohydrate choice)
6 oz light yogurt or 1 cup skim or 1% milk (1 carbohydrate choice)
1 orange (1 carbohydrate choice)
1 teaspoon margarine (1 fat choice )

2 oz deli sliced lean ham or 1 oz ham and 1 oz low fat cheese (1 protein choice)
2 slices low calorie bread (1 carbohydrate choice)
1 pear ( 1 carbohydrate choice)
lettuce, tomatoes, raw broccoli ( vegetable choices)
1 tsp mayonnaise or 2 tsp whipped salad dressing (1 fat choice)


3 oz baked boneless, skinless, chicken breast (3 protein choices)
1 cup cooked pasta (2 carbohydrate choices)
Mushrooms, zucchini, green peppers ( vegetable choices)
2 tbs low fat salad dressing or 1 tbs. regular salad dressing ( 1 fat choice)


1 cup skim or 1% milk (1 carbohydrate choice)
3 squares graham crackers (1 1/2 of the 2-part pieces ) (1 carbohydrate choice)

* The egg can be scrambled without fat, boiled, or grilled with cooking spray. Or you may use the margarine to cook the egg and eat the toast with sugar free jam or jelly.

*Low calorie bread has about 40 calories per slice; substitute 2 slices for 1 slice regular bread

*Choose sugar free, fat free yogurt with less than 100 calories per serving

*Eat non starchy vegetables without added fat as desired.

*Use mustard (free food) instead of mayo and save the fat for dinner

*Soft tub margarine's are lower in saturated and trans fats than butter or stick margarine.


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    wishing you luck in your new diet plan! :-) Keep smiling! emoticon emoticon
    3639 days ago
    Sounds like you are in expert hands. Did she talk to you at all about making sure that those bread and pasta choices are whole grain? Does that make a difference in the plan count? I just know that when I eat whole grains that I feel fuller longer. I think it is because there is more fiber in the whole grain and it takes longer to digest.

    Good luck following the plan April.
    3654 days ago
    Goooooooooooooooo April! Have a fantastic August - wishing you success with your new meal plan!
    3656 days ago
    NOW I get it - did she give you a copy of the basic exchange lists then? Sounds as tho Mrs Lisa knows her stuff, and if anyone can get you on track BG-wise, she will. Hopes 'n' prayers, hon, hopes 'n' prayers! :-D
    3656 days ago
  • DLG0505
    Hi April!

    Love the title! I was just telling someone that each month is like a new beginning. It's like New Years all over again to re-evaluate and re-adjust where necessary.

    You WILL succeed! I like your diet plan - sounds a lot like what I'm doing. Except I try to eat a protein at every meal - I read an article tonight on how more protein makes you feel less hungry.

    You GO girl and rock this!

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    3657 days ago
    I just love the title it's emoticon Your a success girl & your in control emoticon You are a winner! emoticon Your menu is emoticon & working out at the gym those lbs are gonna melt away. Woot! emoticon emoticon
    3657 days ago
    You have a great attitude and positive thinking...that's half the battle. You have Mrs. Lisa helping you with your food choices and all your friends here at SP cheering you on every step of the way. How can you not succeed?!

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  • CLYN204
    This will work for you. You can and will achieve . Just keep stepping forward. emoticon
    3657 days ago
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    You know what I like best about this blog? The title. You are going into this with a fantastic attitude, and that is why you will be successful! New Life and New Hope. I'm getting excited, too!
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    That sounds a lot like what I ate when I was on Weight Watchers years ago. I think once you get used to it, you will do fine, and feel better to boot.

    Don't forget spray butter. It is my best friend. Just remember it is a fat and you can't use as much as you want, but it is great for grilled cheese sandwiches etc. emoticon
    3657 days ago
    You will do this April, the trick is in getting used to it. I don't think these changes to your eating plan will be anywhere near as hard as when you first became a Sparkie - just think back to all those restrictions then! One step at a time, one day at a time and before you know it you'll be making the right choices without any problem.

    Besides, just think of how much better you're gonna feel.

    3657 days ago
    You can do this, boo!! You can.

    3657 days ago
    April, I am sending lots of Prayers and Love your way. It is almost always One Child who bears the Lion's share of the responsibility for aging parents, and the other kids stand by and let them. I don't understand it but I have seen it happen too many times to count. If your parents do move, hopefully your Sister will step up and fill the responsibilitys that you have been carrying.
    emoticon Hopefully it will be a little easier once your health is better and you aren't dealing with the pain on a daily or nearly daily basis.
    Know that we are thinking of you whether you on On-Line or not.
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    emoticon OK, I answered the other Blog here. EGADS!!
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  • SROUS1340
    That sounds like a great spark diet! I know this is going to work for you April. I know it's hard for you to have your folks move away, but it is going to give you a little more time to focus on taking care of April. And you've got Mrs. Lisa there, I'm jeleous, your own personal nutritionist. Pretty cool, girl! You're gonna get it going now, salad buddy. PS. ya know ya can take dinner and plop it in the middle of a bunch of salad greens. emoticon
    3657 days ago
    Your new diet sounds very healthy and balanced...a great tool for your new beginning full of new hope as you embrace your new life and journey forward to the new you. Now that was a mouth full...I'm sending along emoticon for a successful August...and I know that emoticon

    ...and remember always that...

    YOU area strong person. YOUR faith is in God!
    YOU are working on becoming fit and healthy!
    YOU are beautiful in God's eyes!
    With God's help YOU can do anything YOU put my mind to!
    YOU are loved!

    YOU are special my friend.
    3657 days ago
    Sounds like a good balance and I wish you a great and healthy August.
    3657 days ago
    Looks like a good healthy balance to me! Best wishes for a successful August!

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