Having issues with technology this week so it cut me off but after recording for the 5th time I’m just going with this short clip and type the rest, lol. Here is what I was going to say for the rest of the video:

This week I weighed in at 135.2 lbs and last week was 135.6 So still downward but not what I’d hoped for. I think because 135 is my body’s “normal” weight–or rather what it’s normal weight has been for several years, it’s getting really hard to get OVER that hump and ditch the last 10 lbs. I’m going to be focusing on recording my eating this next week to try to get back on track again!

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Also in conjunction with this I’d like to include the following info from MyBlogSpark that ties right into eating healthy–and a good coupon in case you’d like to use it! ­čÖé

People really want to make healthy eating decisions, but there are a lot of messages vying for their attention in the supermarket. This can be especially true when it comes to determining which foods have a meaningful amount of whole grain. Dr. Stork has some additional recommendations to help you include whole grain easily into your diet. They include:
  • Start Early! The Dietary Guidelines recommend people get at least 48 grams of whole grain in their daily diets. Get a jump-start on the day┬┤s nutrition by incorporating whole grain into your morning routine. For instance, when choosing cereal make sure whole grain is listed as the first ingredient. One easy choice is cereal with the white check, which have more whole grain than any other single ingredient.
  • Make Simple Swaps. Choose whole grain versions of the foods you love. Great options include whole wheat pasta and whole wheat bread or even whole grain crackers. Also, try different types of whole grain. Use brown rice instead of white rice as a side dish at dinner or popcorn, which is a whole grain, for a snack.
  • Don┬┤t Judge a Food by Its Cover. The front of food packages provide good nutritional cues, but don┬┤t forget to read the ingredients and check the nutrition label and side labels for additional health information. Cereals with the white check even include the amount of whole grain per serving on packaging.

Tune into “The Doctors” on January 13th when the experts will discuss the importance of whole grain. Plus, check out Dr. Travis Stork in this brief video on how to find whole grain.
To help make it easier to find whole grain products, General Mills developed “Fast Lane for Whole Grain,” an online educational game. Consumers can navigate virtual grocery store aisles and identify products that have whole grain as the first ingredient, with the option to enter a sweepstakes to win one of each of the 50 cereals with the white check.
In connection with healthier lifestyles, a diet rich in whole grain has been linked to healthier body weights, and it may help reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers.
Make a commitment to incorporate more whole grain into your family┬┤s diets by starting their day with a bowl of cereal with the white check, including Cheerios┬«, Lucky Charms┬«, Cinnamon Toast Crunch┬«, Honey Nut Cheerios┬« and Total┬«. For more information on the importance of whole grain and a chance to enter the “Fast Lane for Whole Grain” sweepstakes visit www.WholeGrainNation.com.

 Here is the link: http://www.myblogspark.com/uc/main/d537/ to download a printable coupon for $1.75 off the purchase of any (2) cereals with the white check today!