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Thursday, November 06, 2014

Wow what a struggle I have had going on. Living in a rural area where you are not able to get the choices that you can get in a city has definetely been a challenge for me. I have finally gotten to know where I can get the more healthier foods. Now for implementing the healthier eating without breaking the bank. I know what puts weight on so now I know definitely what to avoid. It seems any wheat product that is refined or processed adds weight on for me. I still find it hard to entirely avoid processed wheat although as some of the alternatives are just as bad for you.
Today I woke up having a nasty cold but I am going to try a new recipe that I found on sparkrecipes that is done in a crock pot. I managed to do some running around in town and take the dog for 25 minute walk. Drinking lots of tea I am determined to get rid of this cold fast. Well it is time to finish putting dinner on.

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GOLDENRODFARM 11/6/2014 3:52PM

    You often have to be creative when living out in rural areas! I live in a sparsley populated area too, and long ways to grocery stores. But on the up side I have a farm with lots of fresh stuff to pick and eat!
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WIFE49 11/6/2014 2:59PM

    Good plan emoticon

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 11/6/2014 2:42PM

    Sounds like you have a good plan now, how you feel better very soon. emoticon

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Good Day For a Walk and Gardening

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Made myself a smoothie with spinach and flaxseed, bannana, frozen berries and skim milk for breakfast. I then set off for a morning walk with the dog. Last night we got a bit of a frost so I hadmto do some rescuing of plants. They should be okay I found that those blue recycle bags make good little green house for peppers and tomatoes. Picked a few weeds out and water the fruit trees. Decided the dog needed a bath so I got that chore out of the way.
Got a few minutes to figure out eating menus for the next few days. I find that if I don't eat enough calories then I don't loose weight. So no starving allowed. I found some recipes that I want to try so now I am off to the store and will by only what is on my list.


Going to get another walk in hopefully later on if the thunder storm passes over. Hope everyone has a good day doing whatever makes them feel good.

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B-NANA 6/8/2014 11:48PM

    Well I'm getting back on track as well. Just wanted to give you a quick HI, and say I appreciate that you're having smoothies and walking and gardening. ME TOO. Tomorrow I'm getting a health coach from my DH's work to call and help us both out. I plan on telling her about SP. Wonder if she's heard of it??? emoticon

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Time to Get Back On Track

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

It's been a year since our move into rural country and small town living now it's time to get back on track. It helps that their are three of us at my work all trying to get healthy and loose some weight as well. I did my best weight loss when I used the food tracker. So I am going to start using it again because it really helped me to stay in balance with my foods so I didn't get those hunger cravings as much. My metabolism is slow so I need to eat the required calories and the foods that speed it up. When I did this the last time the weight came off weekly so I no it works.

Walking is hard for me at the moment to do longer than 15 minutes but hopefully after my surgery I will be able to get back to longer walks. Surgery is at the end of the month.

I am looking to seeing results again. emoticon

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WIFE49 6/4/2014 7:51PM

    Hoping you soon be back in the pink and walking along at a brisk pace. emoticon

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Making The Most Of My Day Off

Monday, March 03, 2014

Well I have two days off so I am going to make the most of it by preparing meals for me to take to work. This has been helping dropped 5 lbs this week as it has been really busy at work. I want to make sure that I am eating healthy because the food we have has too many sugars and salt in them
I make lots of stirfry foods, lots of vegetables and very little meat. I have also been eating a green salad every day. We will see if by next I can drop another 5.


Feeling Out of Control

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I don't know what happened ut ever since our move to the country I have een struggling to get back into the routine that I had started. It didn't help that I developed a vein problem in one of my legs so it is painful for me to do the long walks I use to do. I just bouht an excerise bike but have found that after 10 minutes my legs get cramps sometimes. I still try to do at least 10 minutes plus a short walk daily. I just wish I could get back the momentum that I had last year. I have got my husband and I back to eating a salad daily as well as eating fruit but the worst time is the evenings after I come home from an eight hour shift of being on my feet all day. I have a tendency to want to snack and have been eating peanuts, usually about a cup, then I will eat an apple. I am not really hungry I am not sure of why am dong this. Everyday day I say that today will be different I can conquer this then before I know it I have started snacking. It is not to ad on the days that I have not worked as I can sit and eat a meal properl where as at work I have 15 minutes to get a meal down. I usually bring healthy prepared food fro home. I am trying my best to control my food and exercise routine but I am definitely feeling a lose of control. Hopefully today will be better.

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TMCAT1129 2/27/2014 9:25AM

    Please don't give up, a trick i use for the munchies is to slice an apple into chip thin slices & eat them slowly making sure i chew each one of them well before i put another one in my mouth. Another one i use, is to eat Greek yogurt with a baby spoon & try to eat slowly & enjoy every bite. Also, walking in place while watching tv, time goes by fast & you get a workout (just don't look at the clock while walking, that just makes each minute feel longer than they are). I hope any of this might help you get back on track. Best wishes

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