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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Top Ten Ways to Get Skinny

These are things that I am doing to lose weight.

1. I make a weekly menu before I shop. That really helps! 

2. Bring lots of fruits, veggies, and egg whites into the house. 

3. Make a weekly date with a couple of girlfriends to go to the park (while hubby takes kids to karate). (I learn new exercises to teach the ladies, which forces me to learn proper form.)

4. Make a weekly date with hubby to walk at the local park while the kids play on the playground.  (I also work out 30 minutes a day, but these weekly dates keep me on track.)

5. Have a standard menu of 200 - 300 calories breakfasts and 400 - 500 calories quick lunches that I can eat anytime that I don't have time to count calories. Same with 100 - 200 calorie snacks. 

6. Have a list of no calorie to 20 calorie snacks for when I am over budget (like my coffee with 20 cals of fat free half/half, sugar free jello, carrots, or lettuce/cucumbers with balsamic vinegar). 

7. Learn one new under 500 calorie recipe a month, usually using a crockpot, a quick stir fry, or slow roasting in the oven, so I don't have to do much work. 

8. Freeze leftovers in under 500 calorie servings so I can pop in a "frozen dinner" anytime and note the calories on the ziploc bag. 

9. Freeze fruits and veggies that are about to go bad with an idea for their use on the bag. Extra peppers? I add some onions and garlic clove, freeze, and label it for fajitas (just add chicken or pork). 

10. Get on a free calorie counting website everyday and log my calories.

What do you do to stay organized and on track with weight loss?


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