I've Been M.I.A.

Monday, May 27, 2013

I have not been on Spark People as often as I used be. I won't even make excuses for it. I will talk about where I am in my journey. Last year I put back on 30 of the 61 pounds I lost. Talk about devastated. Even though I put that weight on, I am still constantly fighting the good fight in my journey to health. I recently went vegetarian when I realized I was having a very hard time a majority of my life digesting meats. I definitely feel better with that change. I lost 2 inches off of my waist one month into that lifestyle. I'm still pretty new at it and trying to find healthy new recipes to follow. I'm trying to get back in the habit of at least tracking my exercise. I have always been terrible with tracking my food because: 1) I have no idea how many calories my self made recipes add up to, 2) Not certain what a serving size of my self made recipes is. I just wanted to check in and let everyone know that I am okay and that I am NOT giving up! June 1st I will be trying my hand at both the 30 day squats challenge and the 30 day push-ups challenge! Wish me luck! I hope all is well with each and every single last one of you. Best wishes to you all and Happy Memorial Day!!
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  • MARYBETH4884
    Use the recipe calculator! It figures the calories ect. Get a small kitchen scale and that will help with portions. Figure out the whole casserole or whatever dish and then what seems like a portion to you. Subtract the amount of your serving from the amount of the whole and then you know number of servings. Put that in the recipe calculator and it will do the nutritional data. If you don't have a scale use measuring cups. I know a 9x13 pan is 12 servings, I have a Pyrex bowl that is 8 cups. It is a little time consuming in the beginning and when you have the info you need to continue following the recipe exactly so your info is correct or you need to tweak the recipe each time you change. Home made foods are so much better than the packaged and processed! Keep up the good healthy work and you will reach your goals!
    1849 days ago
    I'm so glad to see you back on Sparkpeople! And please keep us posted on your June challenge!

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    1850 days ago
    So glad to hear that you haven't given up! Welcome back!
    1851 days ago
    You only fail if you give up, so great job!
    Did you ever try the recipe calculator on sparkrecipes? It's kind of time-consuming, but if you have a few favorite recipes you make often, it would be worthwhile to put them in. Then you can keep better tabs on what those meals are like nutritionally.

    1851 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Welcome back! emoticon
    1851 days ago
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