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Old 04-30-2012, 10:39 PM   #28 (permalink)
Mern
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kfleet, welcome! I, too, love that we have a new motivation thread each week. That way we can modifify our goals or put our missed goals behind us. Kudos to you for being ready to take care of YOU! My 35 year old daughter is a working mother of 4 and she has yet to learn that lesson. My advice on the grocery list in general is to be sure to get in plenty of veggies, especially green ones like broccoli, green beans,green peppers, cabbage, spinach and all other dark leafy green ones, cucumbers, green peppers, celery, zucchini, and if you eat lettuce know that the darker green has more nutrition than iceberg. Go for frozen or fresh rather than canned veggies. I use mostly frozen veggies except for ones I eat raw. (Looking forward to fresh green beans, tomatoes, and broccoli from our garden this summer.) If you eat white potatoes, white rice, and white pasta--go for yams or sweet potatoes, brown/wild rice, whole grain pastas. If you can do 5 or 6 small meals instead of three 3 larger ones, that helps. Remember the importance of water and exercise, too. And, if you snack in the evening, plan ahead for a satisfying but nutritious snack to help avoid binges on junk food. Mine tonight is a low carb protein shake and 3 ounces of celery spread with one tablespoon of almond butter (like peanut butter except more intense flavor and low sugar.)

Tori, kudos on being back in the wagon determined to put the past behind you, race to 170 with Mike, and moving on in the dating scene.

Joanna, that's wonderful that you know you should earn an A on your exam. Best wishes on the one tomorrow. And enjoy vegging out for a couple days--you surely earned that!

Cassie, you sweetheart. Yes, I'm feeling very good, thanks--whatever it was making me lightheaded yesterday is totally gone today.

Jho, your goals are wonderful! I don't know how you get in all that exercise after chasing the wee ones around all day. Take pics of what--me in my Dominatrix outfit whipping Mike? LOL Awwww, I'm truly touched to be the first winner of your goal #8. Thanks so much for your kind words about my participation here. You made my day. Big hug to ya!

Nobe, sorry for bursting your bubble over putting my whip down and rooting for both Tori and Mike.

April, wishing you more comfort in your reovery from the procedure! So sorry you have to deal with a stack o' crap on top of your discomfort! Big gentle hug to ya!
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Highest weight ever in the fall of 2010 246 lbs.
FitDay starting weight 1/17/2011 240 lbs.
Weight 6/25/2014 233 that obviously included a lot of water retention
Weight9/5/2013 226 with an eye on "Onederland"

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