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Jennifer1966
01-18-2013, 07:36 PM
I'm just getting back on track with healthy eating after gaining back every one of the 42 pounds I lost on WW five years ago. This time, I have to make it permanent! My first mini goal is to lose 5 pounds by Groundhog's Day. I want to see a slimmer shadow no matter how much more winter we have coming:)


Fluffypuppy
01-18-2013, 10:09 PM
You can do it! Are you doing WW again?

Jennifer1966
01-18-2013, 10:17 PM
Not this time. I'm just using MFP to track calories and making healthy choices. Mostly lean protein, fruits, veg, lots of water and a little whole grain.


Fluffypuppy
01-18-2013, 10:21 PM
Sounds good. I'm a calorie counter too. I'm struggling with how many. MFP told me 1100 based on my goals. No way I can do that so I put the finish line farther away and did well at 1200 for a while. Now I'm struggling to do that. Doing more like 1300 and weight loss has slowed. What's your cal limit?

Jennifer1966
01-18-2013, 10:26 PM
I'm doing between 1200 and 1300, but I have usually been eating my exercise calories too. It's a huge change from the unlimited shoveling of high fat over-processed junk I was doing just a couple of weeks ago!

Fluffypuppy
01-18-2013, 10:39 PM
I havnt been exercising much, just some walking, so you are ahead of me there. I was shoveling junk too. A lot of eating out and ordering in. An added benefit: saving money. I'm kind of tempted to order pizza tomorrow night to celebrate the return of hockey but I'm thinking it might be too risky. Don't know if I could keep it to one or two pieces. I wish you could get one slice delivered! I am gonna be super busy all day at work and then I'm gonna really feel like I deserve to order in. But that's backward. I don't deserve to stay fat!

penmage
01-19-2013, 01:42 AM
You can do it! :cheer3:

Jennifer1966
01-19-2013, 08:32 AM
Fluffypuppy: Pizza is a huge weakness for me, and we were going out or ordering in all the time too. No control over ingredients or calories! My exercise is just walking too right now, but I'm trying to do 30-40 minutes 5 days a week.
Penmage: thanks for the vote of confidence! I was at 197 this morning, so 3 more to meet this mini goal!

hiddenstar
01-19-2013, 09:26 AM
Maybe not the best but i do frozen pizza which gives me a more acurate calorie count. I dont think that i could go without pizza occassionally. The frozen does keep cravings inn control.

Jennifer1966
01-19-2013, 10:07 AM
I was looking at Amy's frozen pizza at the store, but didn't want to buy till I read some reviews. Anyone try it?

PotScrubber
01-19-2013, 10:12 AM
Way to go Jennifer!

Do you like mushrooms? We often do Portobello Pizza's. Scrape out the gills then stuff with whatever ingredients you like. I like to use spinach, thin sliced tomato and green pepper and will throw some onion on DH's. Top with sauce (I use homemade) and cheese then bake. Hardly any calories and all the flavor of pizza. :)

Jennifer1966
01-19-2013, 10:29 AM
Unfortunately, I'm not a huge fan of mushrooms. I've seen recipes for cauliflower crust; have you tried that?

PotScrubber
01-19-2013, 03:43 PM
I've seen the cauliflower crust as well and a lot of people seem to like it but we've never tried it. DH isn't a fan of cauliflower even though I sneak it in here and there but that may be pushing it a little bit, lol!

susiefleshner
01-19-2013, 05:09 PM
You can do this!

I love pizza too. I'm gonna have to try some of the healthy versions mentioned. I love mushrooms PotScrubber...definitely gonna have to try that.

karen98745
01-19-2013, 05:43 PM
I'm just getting back on track with healthy eating after gaining back every one of the 42 pounds I lost on WW five years ago. This time, I have to make it permanent! My first mini goal is to lose 5 pounds by Groundhog's Day. I want to see a slimmer shadow no matter how much more winter we have coming:)

You can do it!

RageandMoxy
01-21-2013, 12:48 PM
I love Pizza too but I have tried my best to stay away from it, but if you think about it its only bread and cheese, and some restaurants have a low fat cheese option, you can also add veggies on your slice instead of pepperoni etc. Good Luck!! I know you can do it! WILL POWER WISHES to everyone:) 5lb loss and going strong :)

avalonmoon
01-21-2013, 07:26 PM
I bet you accomplish that with flying colors!!