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Old 07-29-2013, 03:41 PM   #10
dak1lls
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Originally Posted by ReginaLynn View Post
Thank you @Ragdoll74, I truly needed to hear that & I think I've decided I will just weigh once a week. Maybe I will be happier at my results that way. I'm so glad to hear the encouragement that it gets a little easier!! That makes it worth keeping up!

@coloradogirl , I would like to ween off the diet dr. peppers but I think I was more or less waiting for the "go ahead" from the coach. I hated the taste of them at first but after about day 3, i started looking forward to them! =\ I've been drinking a lot more water than usual but can't help but feel like I'm not doing my very best at that. And for the 2 cups of veggies, that's a LOT more veggies than it sounds like and it's so hard for me to finish them all sometimes! Does anyone know what difference it makes if you finish all the food or not anyway?? =\

Thanks for your help everyone.
I had a really hard time getting my water and veggies in at first. I still have some days that are really a chore to drink the water. On those days I make herbal tea and drink that without sweetener. I use Lemon Zinger and it is so good without sweetener, but I am sure it is good with some splenda or stevia as well. I never drank a lot of Diet soda, but I had the occasional Diet Coke and it was hard to not have that at first. I know you can do it, and maybe coming of the Diet Dr. Pepper will help you to get the water you need.

As to veggies, many people will put spinach in their morning drink blended with some ice, cinnamon, espresso, etc....I have not tried that, but it is an easy way to get the veggies in and I hear you can't even taste it. I will saute spinach and mushrooms with a little chopped turkey and then add some eggs for a nice omelet. The spinach cooks down to almost nothing, and mushrooms shrink up a lot as well.

There are a lot of recipe threads to go through. Just take some time, as you can find it, and peruse those for recipe ideas. There are veggie purees that can be added to soups or used as sauces. Another easy way to get your veggie quota for the day.

Good luck to you! This site has been invaluable to me and I really don't know if I'd be able to do this without the support and info from everyone.
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