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Thursday, December 01, 2011

I actually enjoy the nutrition tracker. It is really helping me be more mindful of what I am eating. I kept my calorie goal yesterday but the carbs went over a little. I am not worried to much about it though because I ate 0 junk food yesterday and had no soda yesterday. Today, we were bad for breakfast (hubby and I). We stopped at McDonalds and each got a Egg McMuffin meal. I can not tolerate their hash browns so I never eat those but my hubby does. I am hoping to inspire him a little on the eating. he has a gym membership and doesn't use it as often as I would like him to use it. He has a guest pass but the guest has to go with him and having young kids that can't stay by themselves, makes it a little hard.

I read some reviews last night and watched a video called "Walk the Pounds off at home". I am seriously thinking about getting this just to have a routine to do in the winter. I am also thinking about setting a family goal of walking a mile everynight after dinner. To walk to the kids' school and back is just over a mile.

I am approaching 40 quickly, I need to do something now before it is too late for me. I just pray I can stay motivated....
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    Thank you for your kind words! I needed them. I am slowly making changes instead of diving in too fast. That has been my issue in the past then I get discouraged if I don't see results quickly. Then my attitude becomes "why bother" and I just gain all the weight back and then some.
    3042 days ago
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    The nutrition tracker is a great tool! I love it and I think it's been one of the more eye-opening and helpful things I have found with this site (it's something I needed very badly!). For me, it's really helped to plan out my meals and snacks--being at work actually is better than staying home for me! I also learned that I MUST have snacks druing the day or else I get too hungry and eat everything I can lay my hands on.

    Motivation is a tricky thing. I'm trying not to burn out by doing too much at once, trying to make too many changes. I've started doing 'one spark recipe a day' now, tyring different things to make the healthier-eating lifestyle exciting and fun. I'm having the kids cook with me so that they learn how.

    I think a nightly walk is a good idea. It doesn't have to burn a ton of calories as long as you're out there doing it and making it a habit--chase the kids as you go!

    More than anything I wanted to say 'good luck!' and that you can do this and you can stick to it. I know you can.
    3046 days ago
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