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Taking that first step..... 
Mar. 16, 2010 8:35 pm 
Updated: Mar. 17, 2010 9:22 am
The hubbie and I are seeing a "health psychologist".  He prescribed a "diet program" not a diet.
It is supposed to teach lifestyle lessons instead of "eat only cabbage for the rest of your life".

There are 12 weekly lessons and I started us out tonight. 

Write down the Benefits and Sacrifices of starting a weight loss program-if the "S's" outweigh the "B's" then you are not ready to start.  The only real sacrifice is junk and the easy way out. The benefits are
numerous, feel and look better, new clothes someday, more energy. I am wondering how taking
control will make me feel, paying such close attention will take away the "plausible deniabitlity" card.
There won't be any excuse now, especially with neither of us working.  Don't have time better not
cross our lips now.

Another part of the first lesson, just making copies of the blank food records.  I had to laugh because I
read the part about the making the copies being part of the lesson as I was waiting for copies to print.

Record every cotton picking little fricking thing you eat.  Was that a tablespoon of butter or a tablespoon
and a half??? Were there 14 cashews in the container or 17??????  It has a space for steps but we don't
have pedometers, we do have a treadmill, recumbent bike and a Wii(the boxing will make you sweat
and it good for when you want to pound someone LOL).

There is also a weight change record. You don't write down the actual weight but once a week weigh
yourself and record the change -5 or +2.  That way if you backslide a little hopefully earlier on you
lost enough that you can take heart in how much you accomplished so far.

All in all it should be interesting
Mar. 17, 2010 12:46 am
An interesting blog. Keep us posted on your progress and continue to share tips w/us. Good luck!
Mar. 17, 2010 4:44 am
Ditto on Andees post best of luck to you both:-)
Mar. 17, 2010 9:22 am
Thanks for the encouragement andee and silasmiles! I've already learned that writing down what I am going to eat is making me have wheat toast with peanut butter instead of strawberry poptarts for breakfast LOL.
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My mothers veggie soup. I get requests for my lemon bars and macadamia nut cookies.
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When my mother was alive we would come up with any reason whatsoever for a potluck.
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When I went to make my husband my mothers bread stuffing and he was EXTREMELY skeptical of it. I stuffed a 15lb turkey and filled a 6qt crockpot and there were no leftovers. Now we make a turkey so we can have stuffing.
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Hands down--EGGPLANT PARMESAN. The recipe called for the eggplant to be grilled on a standard grill pan until pliant. Seemed simple enough but we did not notice the smoke filling the kitchen,kitchen eating area,tv room and den(it is a very large open area). All of a sudden the fire alarm went off and the alarm company was calling to see what was going on. His quote to the operator "my girlfriend is just cooking." I could have just died--thankfully the fire trucks didn't come all the way to the house. What was really a bummer is the smell of grilled eggplant took forever to go away and the dish was definitly not to our taste. It's a couple years since I first found this site and the Eggplant Parmesan is still my biggest disaster....and one of our biggest laughs.
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