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Today's off to a great start! We just got home from church and the chili is nice and hot in the crock pot. I've got meals planned for the day and will drink all of my Water. I've logged everything into my fitness pal to make sure Protein is high and carbs are low.

Sunday is a day of no exercise for me, so no accountability there. I talked to DH and we will start back up on our exercise videos tomorrow.

What's your plan for today? How can you make it happen? Talk to me!!

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I'm getting evaluated by a new program that will include various supportive in-person components. They include a pedometer as well as nutrition/counseling. Also some new drugs, which I will not be adopting.

'Diet drugs' circa 1963 was ineffective for what I was after.

So I'm ready to 'become accountable'.....as long as it's not inconvenient!!!! HAR!

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Until I moved in May, I went monthly to weigh and meet with a nurse practitioner. We talked diet, nutrition, and success strategies. I loved it and am trying to find that again. I hope you enjoy that in-person support, you lucky duck!

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OK... accountability! Just in from church and lunch out. Ate approx. 2 oz chicken small T. salad and 2 T mashed potatoes. 1/4 corn muffin no butter. Very content fullness. 1 1/2 hours later a Cup of green tea which was suggested by my wt. loss class last Mon. night. It is supposed to rev up our metabolism. It tastes great on a cold day so I am willing to do this daily. Nutritionist said with or without caffeine makes no difference. Trying some new exercise and foods were also suggestions from my Mon. night class. I did cook quinoa in my goulash last evening and it gets two thumbs up. It is a complete Protein and other grains are not. Changing things up in 2015 to keep me on track is my goal! God is good!

Punkinvine

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Glad you got the mall walking in. My life yesterday was "the best laid plans of mice and men" gone awry. Woke up to having to bring my 90 year old mother to ER (all is now good), to witnessing my 84 yr old mother-in-law trip and fall on a curb and running back to the same hospital ER for 20 stitches to her forehead, 30 minutes after my mom was released. So, I did not: 1. Exercise, 2. Have one planned meal or even a back up plan. Called my husband to bring a Protein bar, only to find out that the college son left with them all that morning. Today is another day..... I just went to the gym and did my hour of cardio and I just made a POT of three bean beef taco Soup. Lots of Protein in that pot, and lots of meals!!!!!! I have not gotten on the scale for three days now. Hopefully, I will continue to get back to weighing just once a month (which works best for ME). I will also have a Protein shake today. Did make one poor decision today...... Went to the grocery store after Church, and I was HUNGRY. I try to not do this, but couldn't avoid the timing today. Didn't buy any crappy food items, but fought head demons the entire shopping trip. Yes, it was a victory, but I try to not put myself in the position of having to win that war when shopping.

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My pooch got his neighborhood walk today after missing it for a week due to sub zero temperatures. It was 27 balmy degrees this early morning, so back to walking it was!

My goal for dinner is to keep it under 500 calories since my lunch contained Thai noodles and went over 600. So my plan is Protein. Salsa chicken and a salad.

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@@punkinvine - I'm interested in the quinoa. What brand did you buy? How do you cook it? Thanks for sharing the tips from your Monday night class! I love hearing strategies that others will share!

@@HealthyNewMe -Congrats on the exercise and the shopping victory. Like you, I am careful about when I hit the grocery store. I'm tight in the early morning, so I try to go at that time. I get it. I'm so sorry about your mom & m-i-l. I can't imagine. Kudos for thinking of a Protein bar!

@@JustWatchMe - is that salsa chicken done in the crockpot? Balmy 27?!? WHEW! I just moved to TN from southern GA and I'm learning about cold weather. Until this move, the 50s were cold for a winter high temp. We hit a low of 1 last week and today's 47 seemed warm after being below freezing for several days.

I've eaten OP today and already working on my plan for tomorrow. I fought the snack demon all afternoon. Finally at 3pm, I mixed a Protein shake, added a couple scoops of Fiber, and slowly drank it. I logged it into my fitness pal to keep an eye on carbs and protein and I'm right on track. Victory! Exercise is a biggie for me, so I'll need an exercise accountability check tomorrow evening...

Thanks so much for posting and joining me on this journey! I look forward to getting to know you and celebrating your victories!

Edited by s_suther

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Little things can fling us unexpectedly into a divot.....I had to make Urgent Care call myself Sat AM. They wanted me on scales....gus asked 'weight?' & I tole him 2 weeks ago check. It was 11# UNDER Sat AM reading....

Of course I accounted for it...I weigh in with a constant short/shoes etc....while Sat had on extra sweat shirt/heavy coat/insulated hat/walking stick/heavy boots! I told him to made a note as I didn't want my internist to give me a chewing out.

So we're all getting geared up for ACTION!!!!

Yea!!!

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The salsa chicken was leftovers, and I actually just had a salad and was full, so I stopped at 800 calories for the day. Hard to believe I just typed that.

Recipe for salsa chicken:

Eight boneless skinless chicken thighs.

One large jar of green tomatillo salsa.

One or two packets of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix. I like two.

Put it all in a crockpot on low for six hours.

Serve with tortillas or rice. Yum. Yum. Yum.

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