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I am new to the menu planner and having trouble knowing how to creat a weeks worth of menus.

Changing how I eat. Aug 1, 2011 
Aug. 1, 2011 4:25 pm 
Updated: Nov. 17, 2012 9:20 pm
Since last year I took off 35 lbs.  I am maintaining my goal weight and as I looked to add recipes to the new menu system here at allrecipes, I realized it needed to revised.  I went through all my recipes I had saved since 2004! Stayed up till 2 AM!  Oh, I hadn't planned to go through my whole box until I accidentally deleted the folder that had my collection of main dishes. The recipes were not deleted from my box, so I weeded through all of them and checked out how much sugar, fat and over all calorie content there was in each recipe.  I threw away many that were over the top and plan to revise ones that I can alter to bring down the sugar/fat/carb content. 
Now for making menus.
We are keeping low on our carbs these days and I will be adding some Lean and Green meals. I don't plan on picking up those extra calories in the next two years. They say that 85 percent of people who loose weight gain it back in two years.   I have a great plan to not do that.
Aug. 2, 2011 4:39 pm
How did you initially start to lose the weight? Did you simply cut back on calories?
Nov. 17, 2012 9:18 pm
Hi Lovecakes, Sorry I just noticed that I had a comment here and it has been sooo long. I hope you'll see this reply. How it all started... I saw a friend of mine whom I had not seen in a year. She had lost 100 lbs and looked amazing. She was a health coach for 'Take shape for life', the coaching part of Metifast. The is a meal replacement program. Anyone can order Medifast. You see adds everywhere. But with Take Shape For Life there is support and teaching that helps you change the habits and understand how to build good habits. After I lost my weight I became a health coach too encourage my sister. I have maintained the goal weight and it is now 11/2012. Being a coach has taught me a lot about myself and how to help others. I enjoy looking for healthy meals to prepare and am amazed how many changes I have made. One good choice at a time hope this finds you well!
Nov. 17, 2012 9:20 pm
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I love to try new recipes. Now that I have lost 35 lbs I want to look for healthy low cal meals.
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Stir Fry
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My boys love it when I make Potato leek soup.
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Greek Feta Log Dot's Potato Salad
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I tried and failed at making apple pie.
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