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9/27/16 11:34 P

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Changed the GGMS to hot autumn drink by using Constant Comment tea , pumpkin pie spice, vanilla and of course apple cider vinegar. Took it out on my front porch and enjoyed watching the season changing - geese flying south, some leaves turning red, and the last corn rustling - It will be gleaned Thurs or Fri and then all mowed and churned into the soil.

Enjoying reading and learning from the book - almost through Chap 3 --- learning more all the time - secure in a S breakfast and E lunch but then kind of grazed through the afternoon and evening... Will go check the final calorie count ...sorry I know that calories will fade from THM lifestyle with time but I am more comfortable seeing how they all fit together for this beginning phase. Does anyone else "have to count" for a while and then gradually let go of it?

Linda in WA state ***John 10:10b Jesus came to give me life, an abundant life!
*Gluten free, Heart Healthy, Anti-inflammatory, Diabetic Low Carb way of eating and life structure
Jan 1 2020 immediate goal of 199.5# = ONEderland Long term goal of 170#


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It's good to have you here on the front porch, Linda! I'm pretty new to the team and are really new to this way of eating. I bought both the plan book and the cookbook about a month ago, and have been reading the plan book and trying to figure out the combo. ways of eating. So I' learning right beside you! There's so much support and encouragement here, so that feels so good, while we're trying to understand it all.

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9/24/16 2:17 P

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New beginning - finding a front porch to chat on is fun. I learned enough before to know I am a compulsive calorie counter and think that is OK for my life style and learning phase - not going to take that away right now but will be learning more food combinations are more important than feeling guilty in the calorie department.

DH just raised his eyebrows when he saw the new books on the desk but he then smiles and says - just so you are getting happier and healthier - you have had a long hard year of working other things out - you will conquer the scales too. I have a good man!!!

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Linda in WA state ***John 10:10b Jesus came to give me life, an abundant life!
*Gluten free, Heart Healthy, Anti-inflammatory, Diabetic Low Carb way of eating and life structure
Jan 1 2020 immediate goal of 199.5# = ONEderland Long term goal of 170#


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9/24/16 6:44 A

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Thanks, I'll check it out Candy. I'm a list kind of person..like to cross things off as I go, my best friend laughs at me..but if I don't then I'll forget what I was planning on doing lol.



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9/21/16 9:46 A

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It is a journal that you just keep short notes, etc. On mine I keep a monthly calendar, a two week overlook that I track things with check marks (THM, exercise, goals).

You can really do whatever you want with it, I just like it because I don't have to remember exactly what I eat, just what type. And it helps me see how often I am eating CO, OP, etc. bulletjournal.com/

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Hi Candy, what is the bullet journal?

Deb

"Enemy" of motivation is the tendency to see yourself as the hapless victim of forces (or urges) over which you have no control."

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NEWBEGINNINGS16: I have been doing THM for 6 months, I have had my good moments, and some bad. The main thing I keep going to is that this is a lifestyle not a diet. Baby steps help me, even though the weight loss may not be as fast. I also track in a bullet journal, just what each meal is S, FP, S, CO, OP.

I know this may or may not be what you need to do, but trying to find what works, and shows progress!

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Hi NUBEGINNINGS16 - please DO not give up on THM. I gave up on all diets before I was introduced to this plan...I've went from 206 to 150 in 16 months....it works once you get the concept.

I ate out yesterday and totally enjoyed myself without a diet in mind, 3 egg omelet with a bunch of meat and cheese, dinner was a huge side of vegges and Gorgonzola cheese on top of chicken breast and spinach. Not who calls that a diet or ya and a side salad without croutons of course.

Trust me, I did not think this would work for me...I really didn't...

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Deb

"Enemy" of motivation is the tendency to see yourself as the hapless victim of forces (or urges) over which you have no control."

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And Trudy -
HA HA..Thanks! Good to see you! Glad I could give you a smile ;-)

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9/16/16 7:32 A

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NUBEGINNINGS16 -
Take it One meal at a time. Every meal is a new opportunity to eat mindfully. Never look back - always look forward.
We are all here for you - rooting for your next "feel better" moment!

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Ok....I've been dabbling with THM for about 3 months now. I always seem to have an excuse. I've even considered trying "other plans" again, but each time, I got SO frustrated!!! I do NOT want to count calories! I do NOT want to count points! I see and read the testimonials here and on Facebook and each time it inspires me to try. Then I talk myself out of it. But one thing I do know....when I follow the plan, I feel better! So....no more excuses. It is time to take back control of my health and body!!! I'm gonna do this....because I'm worth it!!!

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Thanks for the help, Phyllis. I'm trying to take in bits of info. here and there and just winging this way of eating while I'm learning. emoticon

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On the Subject of XO's and OP's (for the newbie joiners - those are the Crossover and Offplan meals) - I typically have at least 1 or 2 XO's per week - usually a Friday night or weekend dinner out with my DH.. But this is what I have experienced - it always seems that psychologically I go "dang it" and I dread the scale..but every time I do have one of these - the scale actually tips in my favor - so, don't fret - I think surprising our bodies with an occasional "XO" and every once in awhile is not as bad as we "think" they are - as long as they don't become the norm. Occassionally the OP strikes too - and again - keeping them to a minimum - has had no impact on the scale. I just have to remember - OK, I had one - I have to make an effort not to have another too soon - and that it is ok that I did..Let's move forward - no harm done.

I am mindful of the XO's and OP's - and mindful not to allow myself to let them become a habit over and over again - but the occasional blip is nothing to even get stressed over.

So, enjoy your occasional XO and OP - enjoy the moments and memories of the occasions that brought them about - don't dwell on the food itself - it was ONE meal out of what 21-42 meals(snacks too) in a 7 day week - Focus on the Positives!!!

And to all of my fellow TH Mama's (and daddy's and babies/kiddo's) - Keep on Trimming Healthfully and Sparkling like the Stars that you are - Have a Wonderful Day!



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9/8/16 11:41 P

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WOW, Phyliss!! Your activity level is awesome! Thanks for encouraging success.

Going out of town tomorrow, so I plan to pack lunch. I'll take an emergency pack in case the included dinner/b'fast/lunch needs it.

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Thank you both for your responses - I would like to tell you that you have time with your youngins' - but try not to blink - it goes wayyyyy too fast.

As far as what exercises I'm doing - I walk A LOT - I also have a bike that I ride and I go to a Personal trainer a few times each week (literally 30 minute sessions on my way home from work). When I don't go to the Trainer - I golf (walk walk walk) and I have some exercise stuff at home (some bar bell weights, pilates bands, sand filled balls, a core ball, etc. that I pull out during commercials or in between other chores.

At work I walk instead of taking the breaks that used to be spent sitting with staff and "chatting" - I also find myself doing all sorts of chair exercises and stretches..I have a "Happy Yoga With Sara Starr" set to always record on my DVR - and I save all of them - and burn through one or a couple whenever I can.
I also have an hour commute to and from work (2 hours per day..ugh) - so, I use cruise control whenever I hit the expressway and literally do abs, knee lifts, and other such body resistance exercises during my commute - hey, I can't go anywhere but the driver's seat - so, I use the cruise time to my advantage.
I found a bike stand for my bike on e-bay - that allows me to set my bike on it and ride it with a magnetic resistance that can be set to nothing or make me feel like I'm hitting a major hill - This has been a lifesaver - as I keep the bike on it 75% of the time - (only off when I hit the streets) - so, I can always go down to my basement and get in a few miles even if all I'm doing is waiting for the oven timer to go off..

As far as XO's and OP's - sure we all have them - and I don't believe any of them are "failures" - in fact, I believe that if 2 out of 3 of your meals happen to be XO or OP - change your mindset - 1 out of 3 was on plan - that may be 1 more than I was able to do before THM - WIN! (I will say, I'm doing better than that, but my point is that it doesn't matter. Take all wins whenever you can)

I know I sound very upbeat - and I would probably be all Blah blah blah ..whatever, too much effort if I was reading me in your place - but, I have honestly been able to fit stuff in at times and in ways that I can because I have decided that's what I want and will do for myself.

It takes some effort - but, in my mind I have choices. I can sit down and mindlessly watch TV for an hour - with 25 minutes of commercials - or I can use those commercials as start and stop watches to get up off my butt and move - even if only to do a few squats, a few laps up and down my stairs, etc. - those minutes and opportunities add up to a lot of time over the course of a day. I am a 46 year old expert at finding excuses why not to do something - and I made the conscientious decision a few months ago to change that in myself.

So here's to you my fellow THM's - Mama's, Sisters, Daughters - May your Days be Gentle Sweet and overflowing with a Cornucopia of this Fall's Harvest! emoticon emoticon

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9/8/16 8:41 A

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Phyllis - Loved reading the picture of your home life as it is right now. DS is 16, going on 25. He is very involved in Boy Scouts, so he's gone many weekends. I consider it training for me to get into the Empty Nest. Looked at your Sparkpage - My! You are getting the exercise time in! You go, Girl! What exercise are you doing?

I've lost 2.5 pounds now in 10 days. My downfall is snitching a little here and there, as I pass thru the kitchen or as I prepare dinner. It can get out of hand but has not been too bad these last 10 days.

I do find that if I walk for at least 20 minutes, my eating is more in line, and temptation is far less of a factor. I try to get 30 to 40 minutes in.

Janet in Georgia

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9/7/16 11:31 A

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Phyliss-I am really glad to hear you are taking life in stride and doing so well with THM. I already hate all of the back to school/college stuff and my daughter is only two! I not at all ready for her to grow up, but I do enjoy each new thing she learns!

This has been a very stressful time in my husbands life, shifting careers. He is still in process of shifting his career, and will be for a while. We will be going from a steady paycheck to a job by job paycheck! It is amazingly scary ! But, my DH and I (and most of our friends and family) know he needs to leave his current job. We are lucky that while he is learning the ropes of his new career, he can still get a steady paycheck!

I have had my ups and downs with THM. I am still on the path, and that is a great accomplishment for me! I usually give up after a while, and I have been doing THM for 6 months now!!! I have a loose adherence to the plan, which I hope to eventually tighten up. I also have a considerable amount of XO and OP meals. However, I am taking this as a lifestyle change and not a diet!

I sometimes feel shame or guilt for XO or OP, especially when a fellow THMer (spark, Facebook, or blogs) is being so strictly on plan. However, forward momentum is forward momentum.

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Been tracking every day - but haven't been as active in posts, etc. - as one gets busy with "life" as you all know.
As summers and seasons of life go, looking back on the past few months - I am happier than I've been in years. Of course, I would be remiss if I didn't thank you all for your support and encouragement as part of that found "happiness" - Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

DD received her bachelors in Accounting in May - and went back to college for one more semester to finish her Masters. Shipped her off for one more season of apartment living on her 22nd birthday. I miss her every day - and every day I realize more and more - that she is little by little (lot by lot) making her own way into a life mostly separated from ours. I say this not in a negative way (damn it hurts to see one's baby bird fly from the nest). She already has a full time job offer accepted at a Big 4 accounting firm once she graduates in December. I am proud of her. I just would give both of my butt cheeks to have her little girl self snuggled up in my lap one more time.

DH and I have taken several weekend trips this summer. Twice to Cleveland to see his (our) son and his girlfriend, catch 3 Indians ball games, Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, etc. Once to Watkins Glen, NY - Nascar Race and a wonderfully long walk up the Glen State Park Gorge (I made it y'all - without pain and without huffing and puffing). We have taken drives to other places within an hour or 2 of our home - and spent really good quality time together both riding along, finding state parks to walk in, lakes to sit beside and enjoy the scenery.

During our trips, I have had to make some extra efforts to keep to my new lifestyle - like taking a disposable fork and spoon, or a low carb wrap in my purse - so that when faced with the threat of dieing of starvation and your only options are ballpark food all served on Bread/rolls - I can go sans roll - and with a few tweaks - make the meals my own. A little effort - that gets easier with practice - and worth every extra second of effort considering the impact to both my body and psych later on if I didn't take those few extra seconds to modify.

DH and I are going to Las Vegas for his 50th birthday on October 31st - November 3. I actually bought 2 bathing suits for this trip. DH surprised me - and scared me this weekend (I'll explain the scared in a second) - He was laying on the couch with ipad to eyeballs..and suddenly asks me what my bust, waist and hip measurements were..What? Why? "Cuz I'm shopping for dresses for you to take to Vegas and need to know your size on this chart"..I didn't know what to think about this sudden announcement, or the fact that this same man doesn't even buy his own underwear (that's me)..I was immediately struck dumb. Do I check him for needle marks, look for signs of a stroke, call 911 before answering him? My former self would have stomped my feet and said that under no uncertain terms was I 1) going to divulge my 'size' to him and 2) I can buy my own dresses, thank you very much..but I didn't. I was honest and calm - and allowed him his parlay into the world that is Lady gear shopping. besides, I can always return them if they don't fit. Luckily, He was smart enough to approach this by placing his picks in a shopping cart - about 6 of his choices - and then allowed me to narrow down the cart with the one's I would even consider based on my actual body type and not the "models" body types wearing the dresses.

My biggest concern with going to Vegas is - whether or not or how I can take my THM Preparedness kit with me. Small concern in the scheme of things. I'll make it work.

Yes, we lost a loved one this summer - and yes we have another loved one struggling with Colon Cancer - but everyone has the downs with the ups. Thankfully, our Ups have been bountiful enough to carry us through the downs.

I will stop this rambling/life sharing post with you all now - and close by saying, Thank you again for your support - you all have given me the power to see those Ups and keep on keeping the Ups aplenty!







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9/1/16 1:39 P

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I'm glad we can help! My husband wasn't too keen on THM to begin with, but he is much happier knowing he can add whatever he wants to a meal.

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Thank you so much! We do a lot like this too. It helps to cook with whole foods. I love the fact that we can have meals pretty much apart and each can have what they want.

I need to go to town and get some grocery shopping, etc. done, so I'll pick up more veggies, etc. for this coming week.

I hope everybody has an enjoyable Labor Day weekend!

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9/1/16 10:19 A

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Karen - Some of my meals are only slightly modified from mine to theirs:
1 - Chicken enchiladas. I use the low carb tortillas for me, regular for them.
2 - Chicken vegetable stir fry: Theirs is over Japanese noodles; not mine.
3 - Steak & salad - they also get baked potato
4 - Taco night - I don't eat shells; just taco salad for me.


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Thanks Candy! I had an Atkins meal for dinner, while the guys had the old-fashioned and yummy Hungarian Pancake, you know with all the butter oozing all over, when you take it out of the oven? So little by little, I'll be getting the hand of this.

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I think everyone has their own level of sticking to the plan, some are purists, and some have a lot of "personal choice items". I try and keep to the numbers with what I eat, and keep away from the main three off plan items-sugar, white flour, and white potatoes. My husband adds in off plan items to an on plan meal (potatoes for example). Sometimes we practically have two meals (usually something easy though). My toddler just eats whatever. It can be a pain sometimes, but we have made it work. I really like Gwen's Nest Quick Start Guide.

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Hi and I just joined the team today. I ordered the 2 main books from Amazon today too.The new plan book and their cookbook. I feel skeptical in several areas, and yet I want this to work for us. It's the three of us, myself, my husband and our grown son, who lives with us with farming full-time with us. I know that they won't want me to cook anything "funny". I'm going to keep it simple, especially at first. I won't be baking anything THM yet, and I'll mainly keep with whole foods and just watch what combos I have and let the guys have the mashed potatoes, etc. Also, we dairy farm, so it would be like the end of the world if I would bring in almond milk, coconut milk, almond flour, coconut flour. It just won't jive with my husband's way of thinking. We have buttered popcorn a couple of time a week. I know that will be a no-no for me. I've printed off the Gwen's Nest Quick Start Guide and have been reading that and have joined the THM page on FB. I have hopes that I will be able to incorporate this into my life. I feel that this would be so much simpler if I were single, but I don't want that!! What do you all do, who have a family to cook for?

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so, I had a delicious Green Curry Chicken over wilted greens this past weekend -
I had no idea what was in "Green Curry" - but after doing some googling - I am definitely going to try my hand at this in my kitchen! - What a great way to get those super food spices into one dish - and OH so delicious!!!!!! My next challenge is to recreate the Chicken dish with : baked or braised Chicken (on bone) - Pickled vegetable "slaw", wilted greens with the Green Curry "gravy"
I have no idea if this will be an S or an E ..but I will figure it out and let y'all know! (I skipped the Coconut Rice side that was available - as I didn't want the heavy E battling with the Dark meat chicken - S - so, I believe my meal was an S.
Anyone else experiment with Thai foods or Curry's?

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Everyone baking makes me want to, I'm not sure I will get around to it this week!

I finished resurfacing our deck this weekend! Yeah! It's been a long process, but it feels nice to be done!

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Thanks Phyllis and Deb!

I ended up making the easy snack balls instead of the mud pies. It was pretty blah, so I added cinnamon--much better, and little calories, plus it helps control that blood sugar. When I went for my skin biopsies yesterday my blood pressure was 110/74 !!! Love this.

Today's menu is the giant blueberry pancake, leftovers, the chicken pot pie, and my daughter has asked for the Fudge and PB swirl brownies. So some baking, but not a ton.

I have to say, not a huge fan of the blueberry pancake, I like the blueberry baked oatmeal better---but I tried something new.

Also--I made the cinnamon rolls, not a super huge fan. Any tweaks you want to share?

Spending today and tomorrow finishing up getting ready for homeschooling this year, and sewing some baby blankets.
Trying not to sweat, since I can't shower until late tonight.

Have a great day all!!

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Another Staple that I have on my grocery list every week - a Rotisserie chicken from the Deli at our super market. I bring home - halve it - so I can pull apart half and put in storage bags for easy nuke to reheat and put on a salad (chicken ceasar..yum) - or whatever I may feel like having...and the other half - I reheat for my DD and DH (DH likes the breast, DD likes the thigh/drumstick) - one night for dinner. My half of the chicken usually gets me through a dinner and a lunch or 2 during the week. for under $6.00 its the most economical - "stretch" and almost no effort when I need to put dinner on the table and am exhausted!

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Phyllis--thanks so the ideas. I am a stay at home mom, so I should be doing this easy peasy, but I also have Fibro--so there are days, such as today, when all I want to do is go to bed.

My solution to the dry biscuits===great croutons!! and they are an S, so yeah, I can have them.

My solution right now is to make huge batches of stuff, and then freeze it, for those tired days.
I also try to make up a batch of some kind of S dessert, that I know I can have, and will get me over the crazy munchies and sugar cravings. This week we are enjoying the baklava cookies, and I am planning on making up the 'mud pies' AKA no bake cookies. I had planned on a few others, but am just too tired.

I am going for skin biopsies tomorrow, so that is why I am even doing these. Also making a huge batch of the cheeseburger soup for dinner. It can easily be lunch, dinner tomorrow.

Hattie

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I should really like seafood, but I don't. I have used some of the Atkins plan stuff as frakenfood. There is some off plan stuff, but it's the best I can find.

One of my biggest struggles is quick food. There are definitely some things quick and easy, but a lot of things take prep and cook time. I ate a lot of TV dinners, cereal, cereal bars, fast food, and there are not a ton of options that don't require at least some forethought. There are only so many bun less burgers you can eat.

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As I do not always enjoy cold lunches - and need to fill my tummy at work with only the use of a microwave - I have discovered a "frankenfood" as THM would call it - that I add frozen veggies to.
Sea Cuisine makes some great packaged fish products. They are tasty..I skip on the "sauce" package that comes with each portion (2 portions in a box) I have yet to have a bad variety that I have tried (tilapia, salmon) -
Today I had the Sea Cuisine Applewood Smoked Salmon - nuked for 2 minutes on high, then added my frozen cauliflower and nuked for another 2.5- 3 minutes till my veggies were hot..
Sea Cuisine Applewood Smoked Salmon (No sauce), 1 fillet, 112 grams, 1 serving ⊗ 170 calories 4 carbs 7 fats 22 protein 0 fiber

Cauliflower, frozen, cooked, 1 cup (1" pieces) ⊗ 34 calories 7 carbs 0 fats 3 protein 5 fiber

If anyone is looking for "convenience" that tastes good and is a great go-to when you don't have time to do the whole home-made or have a freezer handy at work - Sea Cuisine has been a life saver for me during my hectic weeks! Heck - I keep a box or 2 varieties in my freezer at home - so I have something handy that I can quickly make when the family is begging for take-out that isn't on my "I choose to eat lifestyle" (aka OFF-PLAN)


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SO yeah--made the country biscuits--DRY dry dry!!! Good thing they are an S and you can have butter on them. Gonna need to tweak that recipe. anyone else had the same problem?

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Thanks Phyllis--way to get your workout in and start August with an BANG!!!! emoticon

So what are some of your go to recipes? I have the breakfast thing down, it is probably my easiest meal, and it it usually an S. E meals just leave me starving.

I am trying to find some good rotation lunches/dinners. I make a big pot of the TTT soup, and use that for lunches, but after a while---boring. For dinner I love the Chicken Divan topped with FF onions, but my family is getting sick of that too. Since they are being good sports, I want to meet them half way.

Thanks!

Hattie

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Of course I'm with you - Always Here with All of you!!! Glad you had a wonderful vacation! Welcome Back!

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Back from vacation--no plan following what so ever, but I did have a great vacation! I have my weeks meals planned out, and am shopping tomorrow morning.

Going for a month of full-on THMing!!!

Who is with me?!?!

I am going to do a August Challenge thread.

Have a great day!!

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I completely understand the tiredness keeping you from doing your best! I have a two year old and I am exhausted all the time!

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I've been struggling since I got back from Italy. I binged really bad on Wednesday. I'm finding that I often "grab a bite" between meals. (No wonder weight loss is slow.)

I do find that the days I walk in the morning are easier to stay on plan days. Tiredness is the death of good eating for me.

Janet in Georgia

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emoticon Thanks

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Sparkfriends is what its all about. so many have stories they have had to deal with, and sometimes we get ideas or answers on problems.
Hope the Job pays off, Change is Good.


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I have been back on plan fully for three days. We went to the lake with my family. It was nice, although really hot, 101. My husband got stung by a bee, which is highly allergic to. I had benedryl in my purse and he was ok. A large pancake size welt on his arm, but ok.

Things are still up in the air with his new job, he's going for a trial run starting next week, but will also keep his current job. My MIL is still living with my SIL, so don't know what is going to happen there.

I'm feeling better, but hate all of these thing being up in the air. I wish I had a more it will be what it will be/let go and let God attitude, but I don't. I want everything and everyone to be ok!

Thanks for reading, I hate that I have to unload on you guys! But I appreciate the opportunity!

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Did KITTY come home???


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Back on THM and walking! We went did a day trip to Atlanta yesterday, stayed on plan. I've lost 1.5 of the 5 that I gained in Italy. Yippee!!

Dragonfly, very sorry about your kitty.

Deb, glad you got a vacation!

Janet in Georgia

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yumm!! Thanks for the cookie recipe! We love almond joy so that will be a definite try for us.



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http://savvyhomemaking.com/trim-healthy-tu
esday-amazing-chocolate-chip-cookies-s
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Was the inspiration and foundation for my Almond joy cookies
I used the virgin coconut oil..to keep the coconut flavor. Added 10 roasted/sea salt almonds lightly "crushed" with my rolling pin..and used Hershey's sugar-free chocolate chips..


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Phyllis, sounds like you had a great party! Having a plan usually helps! I try to have a plan before any meal outside of home. Usually it works!

It has been over 100 here for the last week! My daughter hasn't been really happy that we have had to forgo our it side time! We have a baby pool we got her when she was tiny, it just isn't enough to cool down in. I plan on getting her a new one the end of summer sales!

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