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    Linda - I have a couple of thoughts to share with you - hope you don't mind? Have you looked into the Spark Teams that advocate low-carb and healthy fats? For example, the "Flat Belly Diet" is one that I follow fairly closely, and there is another team called "Eat Fat to Lose Fat" - oh, gosh - I hope I'm remembering the team names correctly. Anyway, usually when I plan to eat regularly - meaning that there is always a morning snack and an afternoon snack, it helps take care of the "hunger-monster" showing up at odd times during the day.

    Keep at it, girl - you'll find what works best for you!

    3478 days ago
    Linda - I feel your pain about the lunch salad not quite pulling its own "weight" - perhaps you need to add some protein. What I try to do when I know I'm going to be stuck at McDonald's with the grandkids for lunch, is put a baggie in my purse with "extras" for the side salad - like chopped/slivered almonds, sunflower/pumpkin seeds, unsweetened coconut, flax seeds, maybe some avocado slices. By the time I get through "dressing up" my side salad, the two little ones are off playing and I can enjoy my salad with all the trimmings. I do think it is important to add some protein to each meal - but am not sure it is a good idea to stuff one's purse with cooked chicken????

    My best advice is for all of us is to keep searching for what works for us, individually - asking questions - and staying focused.
    3480 days ago
    Hi Lindapnw - I'm new here too. Just wanted to say hello and to let you know that we are in this together. One day at a time and just keeping track of each day is making me more responsible to make good choices. Good luck to you (and me)! emoticon
    3480 days ago
    Hi - I say "welcome" as well! There are many, many 'low-carbers' on this site, including me - and it is very easy to get good, useful information and motivation from members and various teams. Tap into the resources and you'll be very glad that you did. Best wishes - our weight goals are somewhat close to each other - so maybe we can reach out and help one another along the way! Best wishes.
    3482 days ago
    hello Linda! My name is Nancy and I'm a member of the Positive Bloggers. I saw you blog posted, so I came by to say hello and check out your page. Welcome and much success to you with your healthy lifestyle.

    3482 days ago