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What things REALLY WORKED for me this past week

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Hey guys...
Well, I am a little over 1 week in so I figured I would write about what worked for me this week. As I posted earlier I am a working mom with 4 kids, so trying to eat healthy and get in my fitness time is difficult. I guess I will start with food.

-Kept a bowl of fresh FRUIT right on the counter so I would see it every time I walked in the kitchen
- FROZEN strawberries, rasberries and blueberries. I would scoop out a cup. but them in a plastic container. They would defrost when I went to work and I would pour a CHOBANI YOGURT over them for a snack.
- Lightly salted ALMONDS. I bought a container then divided them into portion sizes into baggies so I could just stick a baggie in my purse and run out the door. { i actually did 1/2 suggested serving which was about 14 almonds, 85 calories and 8 grams fat.
-INSTANT OATMEAL is my go to breakfast. I add in 1Tbls. CRAISINS and 1 Tblsp. WALNUTS. I measure out 1 cup SKIM MILK put 1/2 in to cook oatmeal and drink the other 1/2.
- EGG BEATERS- they have a southwestern flavored one that has a nice kick to it. I add 1/2 cup FROZEN DICED PEPPERS and ONIONS{ very convenient, i dont have to chop, or worry if its gone bad in the fridge, just scoop!} and 1 TBSp. reduced fat shredded cheese. Great omelette for breakfast or lunch.
- JOSEPHS PITA BREAD small size i think about 80 calories. These are great!. I stuff just about anything into them. They are also good if you over toast them a bit{not burned} and break them into pieces, then dip into HUMMUS.
- Making a big pot of homemade soup with lots of veggies. I froze 1/2 in individual portions.
_ CHEF MEGS SLOW COOKER SALSA CHICKEN great recipe, good over rice, and stuffed in the pita.

* I keep a 1 cup measuring cup, bright red , ontop my water cooler at home to remind me to drink water. This has actually worked. Whenever I pass by I just grab it, fill it up and drink!

* doing just 10 minutes of exercise a day was a great way to get back into fitness ! I joined The JANUARY JUMPSTART and the 10 MIN. FITNESS CHALLeNGE. The 10 min. videos are great and no matter how busy or tired I am that day I know can do just 10 min. And YAY! i did it.
*I joined SPARK COACH! This has helped a lot to keep me focused and motivated. Every morning I get up and do my check ins and watch a 2-3 min. video and this really helps me focus in on what I need to do .

My biggest challenge is dinner and portion sizes, So If any of you guys have any helpful hints or ideas I would love to here from you. I hope this helped some of you and good luck to all this week! KAT
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    You're doing great!
    1967 days ago
    I love all of these tips! I am glad you are making progress toward your goals. Keep up the great work.
    1967 days ago
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