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3/9/09 7:25 P

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Sorry I have not posted in a few days. I have not been feeling well so I have not been keeping very good track.
Today I had
Blueberries 1 serv.
cabbage 1 serv.
apple 1 serv
cooked carrots 2 serv.
asparagus 2 serv.
7 servings for today emoticon

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3/9/09 6:29 A

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So, we had a long weekend here so wasn't on.
Thurs I had at least a bowl of veg soup, but I can't remember, probably had some other veg and an apple during the day, oh had two kiwi. But must of ended up around 3-4 servings.

Friday. Corn-1 serving. Pea salad-2 servings. Carrots-1 serving. Again 4 all up. Had potatoes too, but they were the starch for the meal.

Sat. Cabbage vareniky-1 serving. Chicken teriyaki-2 servings. Grilled veg.-1 serving. 4 again.

This is interesting. It has really pointed out to me my need to eat more veggies. I know that part of it is just because I have had a Ukrainian family living with me for 3 months and their idea of vegetables is the occasional soup or salad (not green leafy, more like mayo covered cabbage). But this gives me a good goal to work towards for this month. Thanks for the challenge, Lizbethryan!

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3/6/09 10:53 A

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nOT BEEN TO GOOD SO WILL SO 5TH AND 6 TH TOGHTHER....
5TH.......GRAPES.APPLE.PEAR. 2 PORTIONS SALAD.
RHUBARB. BERRIES
THATS 7

6TH
PRUNES. GRAPES. APPLE. 2 POPRTION SALAD.BERRIES.
THATS 6 TODAY

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3/5/09 5:40 A

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Wanderr thanks for the pep talk. Now I have a cold so nothing tastes good but I will just eat it.LOL

banana 1 serv
V8 3 serv (so the can said)
lrg apple 2 serv
banana 1 serv
7 for me today (March 4)

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3/5/09 4:57 A

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Hey Ellie, don't knock yourself down. It is a process. Just keep trying to make the right decisions. Life sticks some hard stuff to us sometimes, but we just need to learn to keep making the right choices even then. So keep trying and don't get down on yourself!

March 4
salsa, about 1/2 c
1 apple
1 banana
1 serving potato soup (I use potatoes as a veg not a starch, plus it has spinach and onions in it)
1 serving veggies, split between breaky and lunch

5 servings, yipee!

March 5
1 apple
2 kiwi
1 serving salsa (well 1/4 cup)
That is through lunch today, will see what the rest of the day holds.

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3/4/09 2:26 P

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I know I need to do better.
My husband just found out his company is not going to operate until they get some orders for steel or the economy picks up so I am in a little slump. I will try to pick things up.

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3/4/09 1:45 P

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COME ON TEAM LETS KEEP THOSE FREGGIES GOING !!!!!!

Today 4 th march
1 portion grapes
apple
pear
1 portion rhubarb
2 x 2 portions salad
thats 6

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3/4/09 8:27 A

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March 3
Bananas 2 serv
Orange l serv

salsa 1 serv

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3/4/09 5:05 A

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March 2
1 serving frozen blueberries
1 serving veggies/split between breaky and lunch
1 apple

March 3
2 mandarins
1 portion veggies/split between breakfast and lunch
1 apple

Obviously, I need to amp up my intake! I think it'll help when my houseguests leave this week, even though my new roomie is allergic to fruit.

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3/3/09 8:34 A

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Welldone everyone we are going well.
March 3rd
apple
pear
two plums
grapes
swede
brocli
large salad 2
That makes 8

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3/3/09 5:43 A

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March 2
Fresh fruit 2 serv
Banana 1 serv
Taco salad 2 serv of veg toppings
Dried cherries l serv
Veg in my soup - lots l serv

7 serv emoticon I didn't realize I had so many today.

Edited by: ELLIE381 at: 3/3/2009 (05:51)
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3/2/09 6:04 A

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Oi vey. Life gets away from me, hard to believe it is March!
Yesterday (March 1) I ate some veggie soup, probably equivalent to at least 2 servings of veg. And some tomato soup, probably 3 servings (homemade). So that would be about 5 for me.

Today hasn't really happened yet, but when I get to it I'll get to it. ;)

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3/2/09 4:00 A

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wELL DONE EVERYONE , IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN 5 A DAYS PLEASE PUT IT DOWN .......
2 portions fruit compote.
1 portion grapes
2 portions salad
i brocli, 1 cauil, 1 swede.
Thats 8 wow

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3/1/09 9:40 P

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Sunday - March 1

banana - 2 servings
spaghetti squash with onions and olives - 3 servings


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3/1/09 6:40 P

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Today March 1st

Fresh Blueberries 2 serv.
Salsa (Tomato) 1 serv.
Yellow pepper 1 serv.
Carrot & tom. 1 serv. emoticon

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3/1/09 8:03 A

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Today Sunday 1st March.

Two portions fresh fruit compote
Apple
Two portions salad
One portion of mixed veg ( swede, carrot, brocli)
Thats 6 for me.

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2/28/09 10:45 A

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Please read ths articel and think about what it means to you !!!
Snacking Healthy
Add Snacks to Subtract Pounds
-- By Liz Noelcke, Staff Writer
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While some dieters happily accept when someone suggests a snack, others feel pangs of guilt when a nibble is merely suggested. However, there is nothing inherently wrong with a bite between meals. In fact, snacking might be the missing ingredient that will help you reach your weight loss goals.

But how can this make sense, since snacking theoretically adds calories?

Snacking doesnít serve to replace a meal. In fact, you should spread meals and snacks out by an hour or two, and snacks should total a couple hundred calories or less.

Munching between meals can actually reduce your overall caloric intake by curbing overeating at your next meal. By controlling later binging, snacking can help you stay on track. You can actually use this to your advantage. If you know you are going out to a big dinner with friends later, for example, make sure you have a healthy snack before you head out so youíre less likely to order (and finish) a large entrťe.

How You Snack Can Make or Break Your Diet
There is definitely a wrong way and a right way to snack. You should avoid sugary items like candy and soda, and shouldnít be consuming enough calories to constitute a meal. Instead, steer towards foods that will satisfy you and keep you feeling fuller longer. Fruits and vegetables are always a safe bet because they are low in fat and calories. (Just be sure to avoid high-calorie dips.) Yogurt, fruit smoothies, even a slice of whole-wheat toast all make great snacks during the day. Combining lean protein, some healthy fat, and complex carbohydrates will help you feel fuller longer.

Mini Meals
Many experts are recommending several smaller meals throughout the day instead of the usual three. By eating at regular intervals, your blood sugar levels (and therefore your energy levels) remain stable. So, instead of that mid-afternoon crash, youíll be full of vigor through dinnertime! Eating every few hours (especially if you chew on fruits and veggies) can also help add extra nutrition that might be missing from other meals.

Snacking Isnít Grazing
Mindless eating is often the downfall of many snackers. You may start with only a handful of your favorite crackers, only to finish the entire box, without even thinking about it. Obviously, this example isnít the healthy snacking that can help you reach your weight loss goals.

To avoid grazing:
Fill a small plate with your snack, and leave the kitchen. Just walk away. When your plate is empty, snack time is over.
Never bring the entire container with you in front of the television or computer. Enjoy your snack without distraction and you wonít be tempted to reach for more.
If you stand around the snack table chatting at a party, you may find yourself reaching for food when the conversation lulls. This can often lead to an unintentional binge because you simply arenít paying attention to what you are eating.
Limit yourself to a single serving.
Plan out your snacks just like you would a meal. Is one cookie worth the calorie cost, when you could eat a plate of fresh fruit instead?
Practice Moderation
As with the rest of your diet, moderation is crucial when snacking. Make sure that you are adding every snack to your Nutrition Tracker, along with the larger meals you eat during the day. If you donít keep track, you might add excess calories and fat to your diet without realizing it.

Donít sabotage your diet with unhealthy nibbles throughout the day; stick to nourishing foods whenever possible. If you know you have a weakness for junk food, do yourself a favor and donít purchase these items next time you are at the grocery store. Then you wonít have to fight the temptation of ice cream or potato chips when hunger pangs hit.
Thanks for reading , now please tell us wot fruit/veggies you have eaten or are going to eat ?

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