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  • My heart goes out to you, I developed migraines when I crossed into the range of turning 40 and boy do they knock you down. IDK if I'm the best to give any kind of advice but I have learned to keep track of foods and headaches for any kind of associ…
  • Could be your underestimating your calorie burn and not refueling. Could be you're trying to sleep too soon after exercise. Also could be the types of foods you're eating. I had the problem when I changed up my cardio routine, started having a warm …
  • Thank you I thought I was going crazy when I saw I paid 1.49 a piece for avacados last week, usually they're about a third of that.

    I'll second the wholly guacamole individual packets, more expensive yes but they freeze and travel really…
  • I giggle at these people, healthy living doesn't mean giving up cake or doritos or pizza and so on it just means you find your own personal balance. I know I couldn't personally live of broiled salmon cooked with no oils, steamed brown rice and sala…
  • I'm going on record saying I have not been diagnosed with fibromyalgia however a friend who has been suffering with it for years is convinced I've had it for years and found a way to beat it or shall we say manage it.

    I used to suffer ho…
  • Oh and one more thing doritos! I will not give these up I have however altered how I eat them. They are now crushed up on the top of a taco salad, small bag gets purchased, they immediately get crushed and then used to top 2 fairly large salads.
  • I can't complain about my wine "going bad" and I often have bottles in the fridge for months after they've been opened. I keep them sealed with the pressurized stoppers. You can also buy several types of wine in smaller 4 packs, these are considered…
  • I always have options available for example, say tonight I'm having quinoa, chicken and roasted veggies. My hubby isn't a fan of roasted veggies so he'll heat up a different veggie (frozen or canned) and we'll both pick our own seasonings for the ch…
  • Peanut butter, avacados and nuts were regular adds for me, I ate them throughout the weight loss process but now I know I have room for just a bit more. I also find the seasonal items fill the extra calories too, we've just gone through pumpkin seas…
  • I don't really have recipes as I just create stuff as I go but some of my favorite things with butternut squash are on the savory side.

    I add spices like sage, garlic, celery salt, black pepper, cumin as well as use onion and apple or ap…
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    I'm in this group and I'll add I get downright mad if I dine out and it's not spectacular tasting food.
  • Butternut squash bisque is amazing. I know you said you're not big on soup but it's seriously good. I just roast my squash as is, bake whole on 350 for around 45 minutes, let them cool a bit then cut in half and scoop out the seeds.
    Puree it d…
  • Halloween is a gathering of friends, everyone brings trick or treat items and I provide random foods, typically they look a little gorey as it is a spooky time.

    Thanksgiving is one of my favorites but a horrible time to travel in our are…
  • The crock pot is not just for dinners. Don't be afraid to experiment, make up a batch of eggs with all your favorite cheese and veggies then toss them in the crock pot before you go to bed, in the morning you'll have a nice egg dish similar to a bre…
  • Almonds have usually 100-150 calories per serving and a great addition. Use an assorment of dried fruits as well and if you added the protein powder or powdered milk you've got more calories there as well. Don't think just quick oatmeal packets, use…
  • The first thing that comes to mind is oatmeal with nuts and dried fruit, some powdered milk or protein powder can be added right in the mix if you wanted a bit more protein. I'd just use ziploc baggies and have each day ready to go just add hot wate…
  • Try chewing gum during the party, it's a great excuse to not try dishes because honestly the gum with distort the flavor.

    I am a little concerned that you would avoid the social situation though, you will have to deal with this so might …
  • Building muscle will help some but what gets me is the drafty kind of cold. For a while I had to wear thicker soles shoes and I travel with a jacket or sweater at all times just in case. It's gotten after a couple of years, I discovered for me the …
  • I took a look at your diary for the past couple of weeks, if that's pretty normal for you then you're eating pretty well. A few more veggies wouldn't hurt but otherwise it looks pretty good. What sticks out is not eating back many of the exercise ca…
  • Cauliflower, raw, steamed, baked with some sharp cheddar cheese or sprinkled with ranch dressing.
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    This right here was me and I hit a trail (old railroad bed) with very few people so that no one would see me jiggle as I ran from one telephone pole to the next. It's been a couple years now, now I run just because I can, doe…
  • The holidays are coming up and you'll find canned pumpkin afterwards on clearance, seriously stock up it makes a great addition to soups, chili, spaghetti sauce, baked goods.

    Frozen veggies are big money savers. I use frozen broccoli in …
  • Today I said YES to a craving, it hasn't happened yet as it's dinner but it will in just a few more hours.
    Pumpkin sage cream sauce over grilled chicken, zucchini, summer squash and mushroom ravioli.
  • When I notice the lack of motivation to workout after work I add a walk to my work day even if it's just a 5 minute walk around the building. For some reason this is what gets me out of the funk.
  • You've done great so far so take a minute to process that, be proud of yourself!

    I try to figure out my cravings before I eat. If I want sweets I take a few minutes to think what kind of sweet I want. This particular time of year what I …
  • I'm not cold all the time but I have noticed since weight loss when I'm cold it feels like I'm colder and it takes longer to warm up.

    I've learned if I get chilled to hug a hot mug and cover the back of my neck.

    I've also lea…
  • Realizing today I really need to keep track of my NSV's better, there have been way more of them than I've taken the time to ackowledge so I'll list a few.

    Seeing my food journal and being proud of what's in it.

    Going to the …
  • This is probably way off course from others but it's what I do to avoid all the excess food in general.

    I think about where the food was prepared, I try to think that it's always in a dirty or messy kitchen or maybe the person who prepar…
  • I like taking pumpkin, roasting it and then mixing that with sage, garlic, cream and parmesan cheese for a nice pumpkin alfredo sauce. Really fabulous to have with cubed zucchini and summer squash mixed with tortellini or ravioli and grilled chicken…
  • I just went through a similar experience. What I discovered was once I started to feel like eating again I didn't want the same foods as before I was sick. Try different foods, if you ate fruit and yogurt before being sick and it doesn't have much a…