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Old 02-01-2010, 01:27 AM   #1
NEVER EVER going back
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S/C/G: 377/240's/150

Height: 5 feet 5 inches

Talking I just cooked...

EVERY SINGLE DINNER for the next two weeks. Batch cooking for the win!

So I made

pasta sauce x2
chili x2
chicken and vegetable soup x2
taco beef with peppers and onions
chicken with mushrooms, celery and onions (and low sodium mushroom soup)
salsa chicken
chicken pita pizza's x2 dinners worth
beef and cheese burrito's x 2 dinners worth
shrimp and vegetable stir fry

3 hours... and $95 later...

lol!!!! Now keep in mind we'll add brown rice or whole wheat pasta to some meals along with frozen or fresh veggies as a side. But wow. That's pretty darn good for a family of 5!

I'm going to post pictures and recipes to my blog tonight or tomorrow.

And I will get back into posting tomorrow... MY LIFE WILL NOT SLOW DOWN! But on plan, things are good. Weight has to move below 208 eventually right? RIGHT? lol!
On my own personal journey I started on September 27, 2008
Starting weight 377, Weight in spring of 2010 198, Weight in August 2011? In the 240's.
Still plugging along on this weight loss highway!
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:27 AM   #2
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S/C/G: 252/210/145

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Good for you! It's a nice feeling to have it all under control, isn't it? I do that to some extent but I've never done two solid weeks of it!
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:06 AM   #3
Really maintaining now!
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S/C/G: 375.6/low 160s maintaining

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This is why I need to get off my butt and buy a chest freezer, because I would love to do that. And, yes, you are totally due to have a whoosh.
Began 14 August 2008
Initial goal of 175 reached 5 July 2010
Goal reset to 160
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:17 AM   #4
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Fantastic! That is a huge accomplishment and is setting you up for doing WELL! Go girl.

Move ticker, move!
Next Mini Goal - 214

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I can't lose 100 pounds....but, just maybe I can lose five pounds twenty times.
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:54 AM   #5
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Cfmama, that is impressive and so industrious of you! I've always wanted to try batch cooking but am too lazy. I do plan my menus out for our family of 4 though.
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:09 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by losermom View Post
Cfmama, that is impressive and so industrious of you! I've always wanted to try batch cooking but am too lazy. I do plan my menus out for our family of 4 though.
I actually find that I batch cook (though I don't do it i the same exact way that cfmama did) BECAUSE I AM *lazy*. Not sure if lazy is the right word, but I like having things DONE, in advance, so that I can be *lazy* come meal time. So I kinda look at cooking and then freezing as the best way to have instant meals, since I don't rely on store bought things. It's my way of having quick & lazy meals on hand.
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:15 AM   #7
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Wow! I am so impressed!! And for a family of 5! Holy cow! Good 4 you! You are my HERO!!

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Old 02-01-2010, 09:13 AM   #8
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Wow that is so awesome. I live in an apartment with a pretty small freezer so batch cooking doesn't work for me. I do freeze ahead as much as I can and try to save money by picking one or two ingredients for the week and then using them up so I don't have to throw anything out.
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:16 AM   #9
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great work! I'll check out those recipes. I'm going to need to start being more proactive cooking wise.
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:59 AM   #10
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Wow! You got that much cooking done in one day? You are awesome! And $95 for 5 people for 2 weeks is awesome too. You did a good job.

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Old 02-01-2010, 10:26 AM   #11
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Good for you! I haven't done that in quite a while. Thanks for the inspiration! It definitely makes life a whole lot easier!
Long term goal: To still be calorie counting 11/9/2010
mini goals: ~211-10% lost;12/24/09 ~203 class I obesity 1/28/10; ~199 Onederland/15% 2/19/10; ~188-20%; ~185 half way 5/14/10; 179-bye 180's 6/12/10; ~174 overweight 7/3/2010;169-bye 170's 8/13/10;~164-30% 10/23/2010159-bye 160's~11/1/10; 153-35%~12/23/10; 149-bye 150's~2/11/11; 145 normal~2/14/2011; ~141-40%; 139-bye 140's ~135 GOAL! (129-45%; 117.5-50%)

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