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    Quote Originally Posted by alexsmom View Post
    That recipe is delicious, but it needs the sweet potato, or its.... meh.

    I may try this one that has the sweet potato cooked with it in little pieces... and omit the rice.
    https://thevegan8.com/sweet-potato-c...coconut-curry/
    That makes it a stew, right?

    My thought about the weight loss and effort at health is that Im getting to the age where health problems pop up, (like your genetics induced blood pressure), and i might as well be as healthy as I can be other than that.
    (Ive also kept the weight off for a month now, Im feeling optimistic. In the fall. I want to diet again, and take off all the rest of my excess weight. (BMI says I need another 40 gone to be “normal”.)
    But for now, Im feeling very pleased with myself for closing my activity rings every day on my watch, and for eating better. Its definitely easier to do things weighing less!
    Have you found that the longer you do this, the easier it is? From everything I've read, the exercise and eating healthy have to become as much of a habit as brushing your teeth. May I ask how much weight you have already lost? When I lost mine, it was 60 pounds over a little more than a year.
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward


    Daughter (22), a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son (21), a Purdue University senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    I lost 50 pounds with my first round of careful dieting (produce and eggs only; I didnt lose weight with beans or grains). I will do another round in the fall.
    I guess Im game-motivated to keep consistent with getting my walks in. (I know its not really the endall of exercise, but it is what Im starting with.) My Apple Watch wants me to be briskly moving for 30 minutes a day, and I like “closing my rings” every day. And playing Pokemon Go gets me visiting new parks and going interesting places. I dont think consistency would be as easy.
    For food, eating better is definitely more an intrinsic thing. Whatever food and nutrition paradigms I have are reset to not see refined carbs as good things. Vegetable sides are more appealing than starchy ones. We are going to breakfast today, and Im more interested in trying the acai bowl than the pancake offerings.

    So far, Ive lost 50 pounds, enough to put me back in pre-DS7 clothes. I plan another diet “season” in the fall, after giving my body some time to recover from my spring diet (was limited to produce and eggs, I didnt lose weight when eating beans or grains. I had a “portions practice” meal weekly where I ate restaurant food that wasnt compliant with my diet - even then I gravitated toward hummus and vegetarian dishes.).
    Thats my diet story, at least.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

    Atheist.

    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexsmom View Post
    I lost 50 pounds with my first round of careful dieting (produce and eggs only; I didnt lose weight with beans or grains). I will do another round in the fall.
    I guess Im game-motivated to keep consistent with getting my walks in. (I know its not really the endall of exercise, but it is what Im starting with.) My Apple Watch wants me to be briskly moving for 30 minutes a day, and I like “closing my rings” every day. And playing Pokemon Go gets me visiting new parks and going interesting places. I dont think consistency would be as easy.
    For food, eating better is definitely more an intrinsic thing. Whatever food and nutrition paradigms I have are reset to not see refined carbs as good things. Vegetable sides are more appealing than starchy ones. We are going to breakfast today, and Im more interested in trying the acai bowl than the pancake offerings.

    So far, Ive lost 50 pounds, enough to put me back in pre-DS7 clothes. I plan another diet “season” in the fall, after giving my body some time to recover from my spring diet (was limited to produce and eggs, I didnt lose weight when eating beans or grains. I had a “portions practice” meal weekly where I ate restaurant food that wasnt compliant with my diet - even then I gravitated toward hummus and vegetarian dishes.).
    Thats my diet story, at least.
    Sounds like you've worked hard and have an excellent plan for moving forward. Great job!
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward


    Daughter (22), a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son (21), a Purdue University senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    Hi! I'm new to this forum. I am located in Indianapolis. I homeschool two children ages 8 and 6 while also juggling a one year old baby, with my co-parent and partner. We are not patriotic so had no plans for the fourth. Trying to figure out what next year homeschooling will look like. Last year was really hard!

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    Welcome, PLeguin!
    Not a lot of us had plans for the 4th, either.
    INmom seems to be the resident party animal!
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

    Atheist.

    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLeguin View Post
    Hi! I'm new to this forum. I am located in Indianapolis. I homeschool two children ages 8 and 6 while also juggling a one year old baby, with my co-parent and partner. We are not patriotic so had no plans for the fourth. Trying to figure out what next year homeschooling will look like. Last year was really hard!
    Welcome, PLeguin. You have your hands full, so don't be too hard on yourself. Are you involved with any local secular support groups/co-ops in Indy? I'm in the NW part of the state but may be able to help you find groups.

    Also realize that the homeschooling life evolves from year to year as you become more experienced and aware of how each child learns, as well as how your kids mature. Be willing to chance approaches/curriculum if one doesn't work.
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward


    Daughter (22), a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son (21), a Purdue University senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexsmom View Post
    Welcome, PLeguin!
    Not a lot of us had plans for the 4th, either.
    INmom seems to be the resident party animal!
    LOL....a party for an 80 year old isn't really all that raucus. Even most of the adult grandchildren (20-somethings) weren't there as they have jobs/schools/live far away. There was alcohol available, but us old fogeys pretty much stuck to soda.

    On the other hand, I actually got to see all of my siblings but one. And the conversations stayed away from any "trouble" subjects, so we all left happy!
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward


    Daughter (22), a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son (21), a Purdue University senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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