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Note to Self…

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SNAP OUT OF IT!!
Avoid the post dinner, tired, bored and a little ‘out of it’ snacking cycle. You can feel it coming.

Cheer up!

Yes it’s cold, Yes it’s winter, Yes you are frustrated at work but food doesn’t make any of that go away. You KNOW this!

OH! and don’t read articles like this and looking for an excuse to indulge in pizza and ice cream!




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    Dani Spies

    January 16, 2008

    Just keep on catching yourself…and keep your “intentions’ in line. Winter is more challenging hands down, but remember, “the greater the challenge, the greater the success”!!!
    We’re here for you Roni…don’t get down on yourself!!

    Vickie

    January 16, 2008

    I wonder if you have ever considered the “sun light bulbs” – you are such an upbeat person and if you feel down at this time of year or just feel like you can’t get going – I wonder if it is the lack of sun light. I have several friends who have tried this and it really made a difference. Just an idea.

    Recipe questionf for you. Have you ever seen a “recipe” or formula for making your own taco seasoning??? I have to keep my salt as down as low as possible. So, I tend to avoid packaged things – but taco seasoning is one thing that I wish I could use more often – ideas???

    You might not be interested in this – but I will pass it on as general information for you – I buy Roma tomatoes and wash them and freeze them (whole). When I want to make something where I “need” canned tomatoes – I run them under VERY hot water and the skins come off very easily. Then, since they were frozen, they are “loose” and easily cut or crushed.

    I am also the one that cooks dried beans in the crock pot, drains, measures into 1 cup servings and freezes – then I have them available for any recipes.

    Two of my tricks for reducing sodium. And reducing cost.

    CaRoLyN

    January 16, 2008

    Recognizing when it’s coming is a HUGE success. Better that than staring down the empty bag of chips wondering where they all went!

    Winter is hard because it’s not like you can just go out for a walk after dinner (unless you want to freeze your butt off) and the days are shorter but we’ll get there.

    Roni

    January 16, 2008

    Dani – I did catch myself. Thanks for the words, honestly it’s this blog that keeps me going. If I didn’t write that message I think I would have totally pigged out!

    Vickie – LOVE the ideas. And normally I make my own seasoning I just happen to have a package from, gosh, over a year ago. I use a combination of chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder and cilantro. No SALT!
    I love the tomato idea, I’ll do that with ones from my garden! and the BEANS I LOVE that too. I may steal these and put them on GreenLiteBites if that’s OK!

    Kate

    January 16, 2008

    This time of year it’s soooo easy to get into the cycle of mindless snacking. Before WW’s I used to always put on weight in the winter, and lose it in the summer, it was just my cycle, I loved to eat in the winter.

    RunningNan

    January 16, 2008

    Do you like gum? if so, chew it! I can chew gum all night, and it keeps me from snacking. They even recommend it on the Biggest Loser.

    Vickie

    January 16, 2008

    Roni you are welcome to use anything – anywhere – glad to share.

    tips for beans – as soon as they are done in the crock pot – drain them immediately, if you let them cool down in hot crock pot – they over cook.

    I always make a little extra when I make rice and freeze 1 cup amounts of that too. Frozen rice is a bit sticky – but can be used in casserole or mixed into tacos or the like easily

    Another trick of mine is to cook and then freeze meat in individual portions. I do not freeze raw meat. I have found that if the meat is cooked – that is half the battle/time for most meals.

    Tiffany---Windsor, Ontario, Canada

    January 16, 2008

    I was soooo on track Monday also, then came home on Tuesday and did the same thing. WHY oh WHY! I think it may be a hormonal cycle…because it seems like every few weeks this is happening. I have lost 35 lbs since school started in Sept. I thank you for being a big part of this, and I tell everyone I know about this website. THANKS RONI!

    Ashley

    January 16, 2008

    Thank you! I am going to copy that note to self to make me stop and think after dinner! Nights are hard…

    Julie

    January 16, 2008

    I have been reading your page for a while now and even started my own blog as a part of the Weight Watchen community. I wasnted to say thanks for always being honest. Your success is a good example, but your honesty is what makes you even more motivating. Knowing that you struggle with the same things we all struggle with, but that you still have been successful long term gives us all hope. Thank you!