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find foods that work with your chemistry. i created this meal on my own. i can't seem to loose weight if i eat any grain products. so one day i experimented.

i make this mixture for breakfast , lunch and dinner. i have lost 28 pounds in 14 weeks. i cook

4 large portabella mushrooms sliced, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, 4 large onions sliced, 2 large green peppers, 3 cans green beans, 1 can rutabaga and 5 sliced chicken sausages.

it makes enough for at least 4 days, three meals a day. total cost is 12 dollars. i buy the mushrooms and chicken at sams club. sounds crazy but it taste good and most importantly it's working. i'm not hungry . if i feel the urge to cheat i go get a fork full of my mixture. i chew very slowly as to enjoy my meal.

i have added a small banana and grapes for my snacks and to be a fix for my sweet tooth.

you can add other foods into your menu. just know what works with your body chemistry.

I have gone from 198 to 170 pounds. i can now fit into a size 14 comfortably. i feel so much better. think of carrying a 2 year old around your waist every minute of every day. no i am not done. on the obese chart i have gone from being obese to just plain fat. my goal is to drop another 22 pounds. then i will be happy, healthy and never allow myself to get in this condition again.

one might say eating the same food every day would get boring. not true. when you look in the mirror and can see the difference it's totally worth it. once i reach my goal i will change my menu. not until then.

portion sizes are critical to your success. exercise has to become a way of life. good luck


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9/19/11 7:26 P

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Hey welcome to a great bunch of outdoor people. I think all of us share your love of hiking and most of us pursue a lot of other outdoor adventures. Most of the regulars hang out on the thread called, "Happy Hour on the Deck". It's a magical place where we exchange stories, laugh, joke and support each other. We sort of mix the virtual world and reality there so don't worry if you can't figure it all out right away. Stop in there and introduce yourself. I think you'll like the place just fine.

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They will run and not grow weary,
They will walk and not be faint.

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Hi! I just joined this team but have been on sp for a little over a month. My name is Angie and I'm from central Massachusetts. I spent years being a couch potato but now have a new found appreciation for being outdoors. Since I've started my weight loss journey, I've taken up hiking and found that I absolutely love it! I'm sure there are plenty of other things I would enjoy if I gave them a chance too. Looking forward to being a part of the team. Have a great day everyone! :)


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Willing is not enough; we must do."

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