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3/21/11 4:32 A

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If i dont have breakfast, i find that i'm more susceptible to cravings all day. i'm a sloooooow eater, and i almost always read while eating.

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2/23/10 9:55 P

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I eat oats, we call it porrige, at least once or twice a week, more in winter. Cooked just like you, JanKent, on the hob, I sprile a little sea salt in, and a small handlful of saltanas. When I eat it, I sprinkle a little organic brown sugar on it or stewed fruit if I have it, and skim milk, sometimes yogurt.

Don't know what the 2 birds is, getting my little one off to school on time is enough mult-tasking for me, but if I don't eat my breakfast it sets me up for a BAD day of energy & mood swings!
I used to be like Ladycity - coffee and cigarettes! Ouch! So glad I don't choose that for my body anymore.

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1/18/10 4:48 P

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Mine are in soak right now ready for tomorrow. I really do love my oats and am growing oat grass alongside my wheatgrass to juice when it is about 6" high. I always have a glass of wheatgrass every morning first thing.

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1/18/10 3:39 P

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I didn't know you could soak the steel cut oats over night and cook quickly in the morning. I'll have to try that. I liked them when I made them once because a friend gave me a container but they take so long to cook according to the package. That would make it so much easier to enjoy them. I did like the different texture of them.

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1/18/10 2:06 P

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I have even bought the oat groats and cooked them to use instead of rice and they do not take very long to cook at all. I have tried freezing and they freeze ok so go ahead and experiment. I like my oats the Scottish way ,made with water. I soak my steel cut oats over night and cook the next day and they only take a couple of minutes to make.2 mins in a microwave. I add a dash of rice milk and a drizzle of honey. I do not personally use a microwave for oats as I like to stir it on the hob but a lot of people do.

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1/18/10 12:29 P

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I usually eat oatmeal for breakfast. The longer cooking kind is what I like because of the texture. I mix a carton of Dannon lite & Fit yogurt into it instead of milk. I've also been told that if you like steel cut oats and have a small (snack type) crockpot you can cook them overnight in t and they will be ready when you get up. I haven't tried it yet because my crockpot is pretty big. I was also told that you can cook a weeks supply at a time and freeze it in baggies or microwave containers and then just microwave it to thaw and warm it up. I haven't tried that yet either but it would be a big timesaver, especially if you like the consistancy of steel cut oats which is different and takes about half an hour to cook.

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1/12/10 7:00 A

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emoticon Jan - you are so right about breakfast. I never was a breakfast eater, despite my parent's attempts to get me to eat before school.

Now I still work on this as a goal and it is getting better. love my morning emoticon .

Nice to hear from you.

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1/12/10 6:57 A

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emoticon LADY CITY,

You are so correct about by working and staying active on Spark, it does make a difference by causing us to stop and think. This allows us to see over time what unhealthy habits we can work on eliminating one day at a time.

emoticon for progress.

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1/12/10 4:31 A

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Ya know that's like oatmeal for us in the states or grits which is made out of cornmeal *raised in the south lived on it and love it*. It's true it does stick to your ribs and make you hold in heat lol perfect for the winter.

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1/11/10 7:18 P

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A really healthy breakfast can see you through until lunch time without the need for snacking. To me it is the best meal of the day and it doesn't have to be calorie laden either. Good wholesome oats are a good start.My Mother used to say "eat your porridge it will stick to your ribs and warm you up " ,very true it really is central heating for bodies. emoticon ( of course living in Scotland what else would I eat but oats !!!!!)

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1/11/10 6:51 P

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Ya know I used to be a breakfast eater and now not much because I can't wake up in the morning but as soon as I do wake up I have a cigarette, coffee, and something to snack on. Maybe that's my downfall eating lunch/dinner things for breakfast lol.

As for the snacking, I don't do much of that either I don't think......I saw my nutrition today though and was shocked. I ate 4 cookies and normally that wouldn't be a bad thing.......except 2 steak wraps to go with that. Already almost at my calorie limit.

It really makes you think what your putting in your mouth when you see that but good luck, hope it works out for you!

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11/29/09 10:28 A

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emoticon Jan,

That sounds good. I don't remember hearing from you before so I visited your spark page. Scotland, huh? Sounds so beautiful when you described where you live. Look forward to hearing more from you.

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11/29/09 8:38 A

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Breakfast is the best meal of the day. For me it is usually a bowl of Scots oats made with water and a banana.

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Thanks, Nancy.
I picked up a lot of good breakfast ideas here and am going to try some of them. (I also like scrambled eggbeaters with salsa!)

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emoticon JAKEANDNELLIE,

Love the picture of your cat. I visited your Spark page because I didn't recognize your name in here yet. We are glad you checked in. This is a great group.

Love your breakfast idea. Looks like from the points both fitness and regular that you have been pretty busy on the site. We are here if you need anything.

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11/24/09 3:27 P

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A quick brakfast for me (a few minutes in the microwave) is Lower-Sugar Oatmeal mixed with Dannon Light & Fit yogurt (I don't like milk). I sometimes add blueberries or fresh fruit. I've started adding 2 tablespoons of flax meal since I've been reading about all it's health benefits.

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11/23/09 8:39 P

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Great idea for getting breakfast and points at the same time!

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11/19/09 11:35 A

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Sandy Thanks for the tip.

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Here is a little breakfast meal that can help and is fast:Sticks with you for HOURS.
1 egg, with a TBLS of water mix in a bowel
1 wedge "Skinny Cow Swiss" cut into parts and mix in to egg mixture
Mic for about 90 sec.

Excellent and I do not really like breakfast. Try it. Got it from Hungry Girl web site. A good place to google. Have a good day. Sandy



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11/19/09 12:18 A

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sounds like a wonderful plan and a great solution to breaking your habits

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11/18/09 10:18 P

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I'm in the same position as you. I've always been a "breakfast on the go" type person, but since starting I've made myself sit down in the morning as well.

It really makes a huge difference throughout the day!

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Great job Phyllis!!! you are working the program and thats GREAT!!

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11/18/09 12:37 P

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emoticon strategy Phyllis,

I was not a breakfast eater either, still am not really. But I do eat earlier and healthier since I don't keep a lot of junk food around anymore. I replaced with healthy cereal and fruit.

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11/18/09 12:24 P

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I am not a good breakfast eater and that has been a real challenge. I also have been one of those who ate in front of the tv mindlessly filling my mouth with whatever was on hand.
Since beginning the SP program, I have really tried to make breakfast a priority and have discovered that it isn't too bad if I utilize the time I am eating breakfast to read all the great emails I receive from SP. I get the nutrition I need to begin my day on a better footing than before and fill my mind with new information to make my journey more successful. The emails are very interesting and helpful. I have also found I do not snack endlessly if I get up and peruse the articles on the SP site instead of giving in to eating because I am bored. The articles are much more edifying than the not so healthy snacking I have been doing and I am definitely not bored. Thanks to everyone for all the encouragement. Hope everyone has a very successful and blessed day today.

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