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Baby step changes...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hi friends!

Well, I've been making some small changes to get a grip on my snacking. Here's what I've been doing:

I eat a smaller breakfast, I'm not super-hungry first thing anyway, and then a few hours later have some fruit and a small protein, like 3oz yogurt, or 100 calories worth of nuts. I do the same thing at lunch, and then have a snack mid-afternoon...also healthier, like some homemade black bean hummus and celery, apple and peanut butter. After dinner, since I seem to think I need a treat (husband does!) I allow myself a calorie controlled goodie, or fruit and yogurt.

Another thing I'm doing is reading labels for sugar. Even though most of my cereals etc. are lower, there are a few that contain more than 5 grams and they don't all have dried fruit to account for the sugar. So, since I'm thrifty, and my husband eats these cereals as well, I'm reducing my serving size and eating the lower sugar ones mixed with these others, just eating the lower sugar ones. Yogurt also can have added sugars...so I'm reading labels, and have been choosing the plain yogurt. I don't do artificial sugars, so plain may be my best choice, and I haven't really missed the sugar since I mix fruit into the yogurt.

I'm continuing with daily exercise..but taking it easy on my joints...still getting a good workout I think.

My husband and I ate Thai takeout for Valentine's Day. I ordered a seafood curry, my favorite! I ate half a cup of the white rice, and half of my seafood and veggies. I can have the rest for lunch. We also had Smart Ones sundaes as our dessert. Very yummy, even my husband enjoyed his!



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  • no profile photo CD9786087
    emoticon emoticon Sounds like you've got it going! Good For you!! emoticon emoticon
    3177 days ago
  • CINDYSUNFLOWER
    Hi Sheri...I'm still here! Thanks for sharing your helpful hints! Have a happy, happy day!
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    3178 days ago
  • BLUE48DOWN
    Sounds good! I do something similar in terms of the snacking in between and the smaller meals. I like how I never get "starving" and any potential craving can be delayed until a snack or meal time.

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    3179 days ago
  • WOLFSPIRITMOM
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    3179 days ago
  • GOATS03
    Good planning Sheri! That's awesome...I love it. You're definitely on the right track and can't go wrong reading labels...very important to be aware of the sugar in our food. Plain yogurt is the way to go...I just love it with fresh fruits and I do add 2 Tbs. of Muesli in it cause I love the crunch.

    Great blog..thanks for sharing...good tips to follow :)

    You're doing great girl...keep it up!

    Hugs
    Sue
    3179 days ago
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