Group photo
Author:
2PONDS's Photo 2PONDS SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (18,307)
Posts: 207
5/8/11 9:17 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
As Tony the Tiger always says emoticon . emoticon

 current weight: 195.0 
203
197.25
191.5
185.75
180
CD9680928 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (49,535)
Posts: 10,863
5/6/11 3:47 P

Reply
Congratulations BHOLMAN1005 and all the other losers. Listen to your daughter. You done good!!! emoticon

For me, I am still on the slow track, but every ounce counts. I know I will get there and for me, that is a big change. I used to be so doubtful.

And on the topic of healthy cooking, I love cookbooks. Now, when I look at cookbooks I am looking at the nutritional information as well as the ingredients. That's another positive change for me.



BHOLMAN1005's Photo BHOLMAN1005 Posts: 925
5/6/11 9:15 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I did not lose my 9 lbs like I hoped for but loss 8.4 (which as one of my daughters pointed out) was much better than gaining that amount. It was about 2.1lbs a week and the second week I went off pretty bad on two different days and had lost time to make up. Can't complain I guess

 current weight: 154.4 
185
170
155
140
125
BHOLMAN1005's Photo BHOLMAN1005 Posts: 925
5/5/11 10:04 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Tomarrow I will have been on the program for a month and I hoping for at least a 9 lb loss and the healthy cooking challenge will be a big part of me reaching my goal.

 current weight: 154.4 
185
170
155
140
125
BHOLMAN1005's Photo BHOLMAN1005 Posts: 925
5/3/11 10:30 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
It is going great, I made my menu for the week and when I wne grocery shopping I saved money because I knew just what I wanted. I shop at Winn Dixie and they had some of their meat & chicken on buy one get one free so I have some of next weeks menu already planned. Years ago I checked a book out of the library and made a copy of it "Fat Burning Go For It". I have made several recipies from it and forgot how good healthy cooking could taste

 current weight: 154.4 
185
170
155
140
125
BHOLMAN1005's Photo BHOLMAN1005 Posts: 925
4/30/11 9:38 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
It just started yesterday but it has me inspired

 current weight: 154.4 
185
170
155
140
125
CD9680928 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (49,535)
Posts: 10,863
4/29/11 4:25 P

Reply
Malevy, you are so right. I, too, have found lots of great receipes. But, by far my favorite thing about this challenge is making over some of my heavy calorie recipes and experiement with different seasonins.

CD9748800 Posts: 15
4/20/11 8:02 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Message Removed

ANALAA's Photo ANALAA SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (3,358)
Posts: 133
4/2/11 3:33 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Great to finish this today. I have come a long way since I started the challenge! emoticon

Love the challenge of cooking new veggies - and finding I can make mistakes and will learn from them.

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.
~Leo Buscaglia~



 Pounds lost: 20.0 
0
25.75
51.5
77.25
103
MTPOETNH's Photo MTPOETNH Posts: 337
4/2/11 12:26 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I tried cooking kale for the first time and will definitely do it again. Also tried cooking different types of fish- usually always have salmon ... last week I tried cooking both talapia and haddock with pretty good success. I really like looking up recipes on SP cook book and trying them out. emoticon

Peggy from New Hampshire


 Pounds lost: 3.4 
0
6
12
18
24
818VALERIE's Photo 818VALERIE Posts: 1,034
3/17/11 8:52 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
This has been a good challenge along with the 5K. I gave up alcohol for Lent, so all combined I'm doing really well!

 current weight: 125.0 
141
134.5
128
121.5
115
PHIT4YOU's Photo PHIT4YOU SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (15,385)
Posts: 243
3/16/11 6:54 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Since spring/summer is approaching, I will be incorporating more meals that I can cook outside on the grill-especially grilled veggies/fruit. However, this week, the objective is to try to control portion sizes and add more variety to my diet.

 Pounds lost: 6.0 
0
4
8
12
16
CD3994064 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (20,299)
Posts: 1,409
3/16/11 10:10 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I'm just starting week four, and I'm really motivated. I love trying new recipes, and will continue to do this.
I hope everyone has a great week!

emoticon

SPARKLED146's Photo SPARKLED146 Posts: 12,341
3/13/11 7:39 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Week 4 is completed. I plan to continue to try new Spark recipes in addtion to remaking my old favorites into healthier versions. This was a good challenge.

Kristi

5% Challenge- Central Time Zone
CD8309002 Posts: 235
3/12/11 4:57 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I'm just starting week 4 & I have learnt so much. I have been making changes to our favourite meals to make them healthier & also have been trying new meals off SP recipe site & have found them really good.
I'm really enjoying this challenge & what I have learnt about food. Making the meal planner at the start of the week also helps with the finances as I buy what's on special & in bulk for the meals for the week.

SBEHNKE2 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (9,426)
Posts: 325
3/12/11 7:04 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
This was a great challenge for me. I was able to try some new recipes and some new simple substitutions (that my family did not even know I made). I think I am on my way to much healthier cooking - and it is a lot easier than I thought it would be!!

 Pounds lost: 0.0 
0
25.25
50.5
75.75
101
SWEETMAGNOLIA2's Photo SWEETMAGNOLIA2 SparkPoints: (257,703)
Fitness Minutes: (142,141)
Posts: 19,538
3/6/11 7:19 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
This was a good challenge. Although I had already organized my kitchen and make out menus on a regular basis, I was reminded of substitutions that I can incorporate and ways I can use time more efficiently such as cooking extra and freezing.

Jeanette
Time Zone: CST
Tennessee


 current weight: 29.2  over
30
15
0
-15
-30
JUSTJUSTY's Photo JUSTJUSTY Posts: 4,821
3/5/11 9:10 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
This challenge has been very eye opening. I never realized how much time I wasted searching for this or that in my unorganized kitchen. Life's been a lot less stressful at meal time simply because I know where everything is. Changing up recipes was the most fun for me. I'd sit there secretly chuckling as my kids wolfed down their favorite meals with less fat, sugar, and salt. There'd always be at least one who would stick their nose up at what was served but, hey can't please 'em all all the time right? Grocery shopping is still my downfall. I can't go alone because I just don't have the stamina yet (but that's another story) and bad foods often find there way into the cart. We're getting there. Hubby is the biggest obstacle! GRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Blended Families: Stepchildren, Mine, Yours, Ours:
teams.sparkpeople.com/stepchildren


 Pounds lost: 1.0 
0
22.5
45
67.5
90
POLSKARENIA's Photo POLSKARENIA Posts: 12,899
3/5/11 3:52 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm really pleased that, although I took more than 4 weeeks, the challenge has been really beneficial, as I've been better when faced with temptation. I'm better at stopping before I'm full, and at plumping for cooking instead of the easy option of processed food or a take-out....

Renia , Lavalette, France GMT +1



 current weight: 206.0 
230
214.5
199
183.5
168
CREATIVEJOY39's Photo CREATIVEJOY39 Posts: 1,829
3/5/11 9:16 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have completed week 4 and I'm not convinced that I have mastered 100% of my goals for this challenge. This past week was particularly stressful and I reached for my meals out of the freezer rather than the stove. The good news is I ate mostly what I had prepared last weekend with my big batch of chili. I only ate one commercial frozen dinner the entire week as a backup. The bottom line is that I need more motivation during the week to cook. My goal this weekend is to do more cooking - add variety and stick to my weekly cooking plans.

I am happy that I've learned a lot of new techniques to reintroduce cooking into my life. That is huge! I'm keeping a running grocery list, I'm shopping on off hours/days, and planning ahead for the week. I'm taking my lunch to work now 4 out 5 days per week on average. I like big batch cooking and have come to rely on it. I'm cooking new ways with substitutes for fat,sugar and salt.

All and all, it has been a good challenge and I'm glad I did it.

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Plant seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses.

- Norman Vincent Peale


 December Minutes: 0
0
47.5
95
142.5
190
SBEHNKE2 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (9,426)
Posts: 325
3/5/11 8:11 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Unfortunately, this was a horrible week for me - there were personal items that came up and I really did not have the time to focus on SP - it was hard enough to fit in my exercise time (but I did it most days).

So - I am going to "redo" week 4, I don't want to "cheat myself" out of learning all that I can.

 Pounds lost: 0.0 
0
25.25
50.5
75.75
101
CATWOOMAN's Photo CATWOOMAN Posts: 847
3/4/11 2:04 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Going good. Just plan to make some of my substitutions as a matter of course. If it doesn't change the taste of a recipe for the worst I'll be subbing: plain nonfat yogurt for sour cream or mayonnaise; reduce sugar; reduce butter or omit that fat completely.



 Pounds lost: 9.8 
0
8.75
17.5
26.25
35
LOTUSBURGER's Photo LOTUSBURGER SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (37,784)
Posts: 2,846
3/3/11 2:43 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Cooking chicken is not so scary now.
I like to cook it at the beginning of the
week and make meals through the week
with it. Probably my favorite food now.
I used to be afraid to cook a whole chicken,
I can't believe I am cooking a whole one now!!

MST


 current weight: 230.0 
230
217
204
191
178
LOTUSBURGER's Photo LOTUSBURGER SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (37,784)
Posts: 2,846
2/28/11 8:10 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm really liking plain greek yogurt and
how well it substitutes for sour cream.
Used it several times as topping and
a healthy sauce.

Edited by: LOTUSBURGER at: 2/28/2011 (20:11)
MST


 current weight: 230.0 
230
217
204
191
178
CD1711297 Posts: 3,588
2/27/11 9:51 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I'm just beginning week 4 and I'm ready to set my long term cooking goals. I'm just going to use the skills I learned during this challenge and continue to try and make new healthy recipes along with substituting unhealthy ingredients for healthy ones and keep planning my meals every week. I'll also continue to make my shopping list every week and stick with it to avoid impulse buys and overspending.

Here's to a great last week!

CATWOOMAN's Photo CATWOOMAN Posts: 847
2/27/11 1:52 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Just beginning week 4. Remade a lasagna recipe of ours... substituting where I can, used a mixture of lowfat/whole milk for the cheese sauce. Still a very high calorie meal. What I've learned is that this is a meal to be eaten on rare occasions. It's less calories than ordering it in a restaurant but high. Weigh in on Monday....let's hope it's good.

 Pounds lost: 9.8 
0
8.75
17.5
26.25
35
CD7895679 Posts: 149
2/26/11 10:53 A

Send Private Message
Reply
The complete challenge was very useful. It looks like we already do most of the suggestions, and this is good to know.

LADYCAT16 SparkPoints: (5)
Fitness Minutes: (1,462)
Posts: 57
2/23/11 10:33 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have finished with this challenge and I am proud to say that i think it went really well even if it took some getting used to on my husbands part. Though during this our living situation was a bit harder then what my family is used to I was able to practice my batch cooking, and a few other recipes on someone other then my picky family.

I have added in new substitutions which have been a hit and I plan to keep using them and maybe I will be able to add in more and more over time as I get use to it myself.

 current weight: 239.0 
239
218
197
176
155
JEANUT's Photo JEANUT SparkPoints: (118,633)
Fitness Minutes: (80,460)
Posts: 7,739
2/20/11 8:50 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I agree it's great to have something ready
also batch cooking helps to save energy in the summer time
I hate heating up the house every day in the summer... so I batch cook once a week

Jeanut in Ga
eastern time zone


 Pounds lost: 12.4 
0
10.45
20.9
31.35
41.8
JMAMAT's Photo JMAMAT SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (27,995)
Posts: 60
2/16/11 8:30 A

My SparkPage
Reply
Last night I came home and pulled a small package of Turkey Chili out of the freezer that I had made during an ice storm last week. I put it in the microwave to defrost, took the pup for a 30 minute walk, did 2 10 minute SP videos and by then the Chili was nearly ready. I mixed up a quick salad and put the chili in the get good and hot. It was easy since it was already done. Today I'm taking the leftovers to work for lunch. I can't tell you how nice it was to have it ready and I didn't have to do any work during the week. Any ideas of what to make in a big batch this weekend?

 Pounds lost: 11.0 
0
3.75
7.5
11.25
15
JAMMIN711's Photo JAMMIN711 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (12,590)
Posts: 127
2/15/11 12:56 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Tonight I am making another new recipe that I found on spark recipes. I did make a muffin recipe last weekend where I substituted some things but they didn't turn out well, they were hard as a rock. Since then I have tried some other variations that worked much beter. Trial and error but I am sticking with it.

 Pounds lost: 5.0 
0
7.5
15
22.5
30
CRAZYDOGLADYBO's Photo CRAZYDOGLADYBO SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (40,733)
Posts: 2,934
2/14/11 9:30 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I made my casserole with some changes, 100% from scratch. This casserole is one of my batch cooking items as it makes six servings.

I also made a spring roll, this is something that I liked a lot. I am going to play around with the veggies on this and see what I get. The spring roll was easier to make than I thought it would. Spring rolls are now in my kitchen to stay!

emoticon

Bo

Northern Arizona MDT

I love my dogs! Annie is a fearful dog and is doing great under careful management. I raw feed my dogs.

Diagnosed with Celiac Disease 02/25/2011

Non-smoker after smoking 30 years and was at 3 packs a day.

Former skinny person who never exercised and is now trying to make exercise a habit.


 current weight: 180.0 
200
183.75
167.5
151.25
135
JULESRULES78's Photo JULESRULES78 SparkPoints: (44)
Fitness Minutes: (77,145)
Posts: 1,444
2/13/11 8:02 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have set new speed records in the kitchen this past week and had dinner on the table earlier that ever simple by being organized and thinking a little bit. The biggest time saver was with the ham and potato casserole. Instead of cooking it for an hour, I cooked the potatoes in the microwave before slicing them and only baked the dish for 30 minutes, manageable for a weeknight. I am also using the laptop in the chicken to access my spark recipes instead of spending the time and paper to print them off.

Julie
EST


CRAZYDOGLADYBO's Photo CRAZYDOGLADYBO SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (40,733)
Posts: 2,934
2/12/11 11:20 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
This week I am taking an old casserole dish and making some changes, more vegetable, making my own sauce and not using jarred. Smaller portions. I am going to make creamed buckwheat with vanilla and a fruit for breakfast, limiting my eggs to a couple of times a week. I am feeling positive!

emoticon

Bo

Northern Arizona MDT

I love my dogs! Annie is a fearful dog and is doing great under careful management. I raw feed my dogs.

Diagnosed with Celiac Disease 02/25/2011

Non-smoker after smoking 30 years and was at 3 packs a day.

Former skinny person who never exercised and is now trying to make exercise a habit.


 current weight: 180.0 
200
183.75
167.5
151.25
135
JSPEED4's Photo JSPEED4 Posts: 1,701
2/12/11 5:31 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
In my SP folder, on my computer, I put these goals in for long-term healthy cooking:

Make one new or tweaked recipe at least once a month.

Cook about 2 meals a week that are gauged for four servings, and package the extras for other meals.

Stir-fry fresh veggies most days, for a quick, healthy side-dish.

Make fruit/veggies smoothies several times a month.


J. Speed Eastern Standard Time, UTC/GMT -5
www.thebushwhacker.com/the-old-new-n
uclear-fuel-thorium


1,176 Days since:  flour
0
300
600
900
1200
PAULASTRAS's Photo PAULASTRAS SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (12,697)
Posts: 2,897
2/6/11 11:15 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi LeaKay and everyone,

I finished week four and received my Trophy...ty :) I am continuing doing all I have learned it has been fun and worth the challenge.
The best to everyone :)

hugs, Paula:)

New Spark Team
"Life Is Like A Bunch Of Chocolates"
Leader
Grab a Tootsie Roll & roll on in and JOIN US!!!
t.y.......
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=49109
LEAKAY59's Photo LEAKAY59 SparkPoints: (48,842)
Fitness Minutes: (34,644)
Posts: 5,583
2/6/11 7:30 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Congratulations on all you've learned so far! Now the task is to KEEP learning, and DO what you've learned!

Laurie

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Calvin Coolidge

Co-Leader, Official Healthy Cooking Challenge


 current weight: 230.0 
235
232.5
230
227.5
225
PAULASTRAS's Photo PAULASTRAS SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (12,697)
Posts: 2,897
2/5/11 9:14 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi,

I am just starting wk 4...doing the first three weeks has improved many of my cooking and baking skills. It has been a great learning experience.
Now onto week four :)

New Spark Team
"Life Is Like A Bunch Of Chocolates"
Leader
Grab a Tootsie Roll & roll on in and JOIN US!!!
t.y.......
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=49109
ERCELLAJS's Photo ERCELLAJS SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (24,590)
Posts: 1,568
2/4/11 10:18 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
What a great idea. I have tons of recipes in a box...mine and my moms.

Ercie
Reminder for fall: Simple Pleasures
Dancing Daisies
Hardy Hummingbird
Courageous Cyclers
Motivated Marigolds
Captivating Cupids
Forget-Me-Not
Beach Babes
Sunflowers
Peaches
Cala Lilies




 Pounds lost: 0.0 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
MFABER3's Photo MFABER3 Posts: 1,287
2/4/11 3:15 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am going thru my thousands of recipes (on my computer), making them healthy and then trying one or two during the week. Since I'm printing them out, I'm also filing them after cooking into 3 categories...
1. Great, everyone loved it - make again.
2. OK but needed something - try again.
3. Don't bother - no one liked.

Not sure of the use of the notebook. Any ideas?

"Life's a dance, you learn as you go. Sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow."
~John Michael Montgomery~

Twitter: twitter.com/MFaber3

Facebook: MFaber3


 Pounds lost: 37.9 
0
13.75
27.5
41.25
55
SPARKINGMYWAY's Photo SPARKINGMYWAY Posts: 73
2/3/11 10:32 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
thank you so much...I've learned so much

I am Sparking My Back To Me Babe


youtu.be/t_Q-usJgCes


 current weight: 187.8 
212
193.75
175.5
157.25
139
CLUMBOY's Photo CLUMBOY Posts: 2,293
1/28/11 8:07 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
this has been a good challenge. i have learned a lot and started using the spark recipes, which is an incredible resource. i have also been using the recipe analyzer to help me with some of my fave items. my big main goal is to develop some super quick "go to"options for summer. i run a plant nursery and when growing season begins (usually some time in march) i go outside and i don't come inside again until the snow flies. i am almost always exhausted by the end of the day and we eat out way too much. its too expensive for one thing, and its not the kind of healthy stuff i want to be eating. i have already found some good spark recipes for this, and have come up with some ideas of my own.

focus on the parts you get right.
CD8967328 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (1,305)
Posts: 156
1/27/11 6:04 P

Send Private Message
Reply
This has been so exciting for me and my family. Almost everyday I make a new spark recipe or create a new recipe of my own and each night the family looks forward to seeing what new exciting healthy meal will be introduced at the dinner table. My husband said the other night that he loves this new way of eating and all the great meals coming out of the kitchen. So far each and every new meal has been a hit...well my daughter didn't care too much for last nights okra and tomato stew over brown rice or the broccoli slaw salad...but hubby loved it!

LIVINGSIMPLY355's Photo LIVINGSIMPLY355 Posts: 2,010
1/27/11 2:44 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
This has been a challenge this week. I was low on meat for most of the week. So I got a chance to use some ideas I had for vegetarian meals in my menu plan.
It is amazing what one can do when you don't have much on hand. Using what you do have makes it a challenge and lots of fun.

Sue
Washington State USA
Pacific Time Zone


 current weight: 194.4 
202
184
166
148
130
NANADERRICK's Photo NANADERRICK SparkPoints: (56,016)
Fitness Minutes: (51,051)
Posts: 2,394
1/23/11 3:51 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Wouldn't you know, in the middle of a helathy cooking challenge, DH and I have been invited out to eat 4 times!!! We don't usually get invited out 4 times a year!! Well, I did manage to lose a pound last week. I love cooking and getting back to basics is good. I am organized in the kitchen again, planning menus and shopping, using my leftovers wisely and now thinking about the long term goals.

I will be away from home this week for the birth of a new grandchild. One goal is to cook some healthy meals to leave for the kids when I come home and to think before I eat no matter how happy or excited I am.

Love this teamj!!!

CD8689328 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (3,191)
Posts: 835
12/25/10 11:50 P

Send Private Message
Reply
The only meal I struggled with during the holidays was last night at the Christmas Eve post evening mass meal. My sister's in laws went nuts and put out soooo much food. I tried a few new things but stuck to the fruits and veggies! I definately said no to the ice cream cake. As a lactose intollerant person, it wasn't worth the pain AND the calories.

NEVERORNOW's Photo NEVERORNOW Posts: 31,485
12/15/10 4:21 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm down 2 lbs this week and I'm sure that's partly a result of the new recipes I've tried and the substitutions I've made. My long-term goal is to continue to be adventurous in my cooking and to try substitutes in recipes more often. I've always been nervous about tinkering with what I have done the same way for years. I love trying the lower cal recipes I'm finding here, and plan to make at least one a week if possible, even if is just something as simple as the last one I tried which was a popcorn seasoning. I plan to batch cook more, especially crockpot soups during these winter months. That will get more veggies in my diet which was one of my goals when I started this challenge. I've started also buying single serve raw veggies (carrots, celery) and that has helped and is worth the extra cost. I've loved this challenge and learned so much and am recommending it to friends.

"The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. Zechariah 3:17

KAREN

NY/EST



 current weight: 6.0  over
10
5
0
-5
-10
FURIAFOX's Photo FURIAFOX SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (3,753)
Posts: 18
12/15/10 1:51 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Surprise to me I sneaked at peak at the scales and it was a few pounds less. This is the perfect time of the year for a challenge and planned meals and grocery lists have helped. More parties but I am able to think of things that are on my list like carrots or wheat crackers. My husband really gets into this(he is the planner type)Having bought the ingredients for meals means that we skip fast take outs or eating out after shopping etc. List of substitutions is a great help as well. Thanks. emoticon

Facebook
Napitime blog


 current weight: 166.0 
180
172.75
165.5
158.25
151
LEAKAY59's Photo LEAKAY59 SparkPoints: (48,842)
Fitness Minutes: (34,644)
Posts: 5,583
12/14/10 9:32 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Tinker, there are several homemade pizza recipes available here on SparkRecipes that are healthier and might satisfy your teenager at the same time! If you're having more time to cook, there's no time like the present to try it!

Laurie

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Calvin Coolidge

Co-Leader, Official Healthy Cooking Challenge


 current weight: 230.0 
235
232.5
230
227.5
225
TINKER292's Photo TINKER292 Posts: 222
12/14/10 8:42 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
It's going good. I have been laid off from my job now since November 15th. I haven't gained anything back with the help of SP, and my exercise classes that I take 2 days a week. I have been cooking more since I have been laid off. We haven't had pizza for dinner once since I have been at home. When I was working we would do pizza once a week. I know my teenager isn't happy about it but he will get over it.

 current weight: 169.0 
209
193
177
161
145

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Official Healthy Cooking Challenge Week 4 Discussion Posts

Topics:
Last Post:
8/30/2020 4:57:02 PM



Thread URL: https://sparkrecipes.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15463x42561x34968821

Review our Community Guidelines