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Ham Balls with Sweet and Sour Sauce

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There are a few recipes that I always associate with the person who made them for me in the past. This Ham Balls with Sweet and Sour Sauce recipe was a specialty of my Grandma. She grew up in the farm country of Western Maryland which was heavily influenced by many of the traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch. This recipe was a favorite to be enjoyed at our many family gatherings and I’m happy to share it with you. I am sure you will love it as much as we do.

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Non-Scale Victories

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I am pleased to again introduce my friend Robin as a guest writer for the Food Tracking Momma blog. She is going to teach us today a new way to measure weight loss success. Non-scale victories (NSVs) are a way to focus our weight loss process onto more than weighing ourselves and having the scale dictate our response and mood.

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10 Ways for Maintaining Weight Loss

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I don’t want to discourage you, but I must be honest. Losing weight is great, but it’s only half of the battle. Equally important is the process of maintaining weight loss. When I lost 70 pounds, I was determined to not gain it back. Below are 10 ways I have used to successfully maintain my weight loss. I have included professional sources to support that these ways are applicable to most anyone for maintaining weight loss.

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New Year’s Focus Word- Identity

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I am pleased to introduce Robin who wrote this guest post. Robin is in full-time ministry as a Children’s Director, she is a wife and mom of twin 5 year olds, and is a good friend. Thanks, Andrea- The Food Tracking Momma

With this new year, I have heard many people recommend choosing one focus word as opposed to setting traditional new year’s resolutions. This is not a focus quote but a word that you will meditate on for the entire year. After some contemplation, I have determined my new year’s focus word is “identity”. Let me tell you why this word is applicable to both you and me.

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New You Challenge for the New Year

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The new year is such a great time to commit to new beginnings! Some people discourage making New Year’s resolutions, but I encourage you to consider a new way, a new habit, a new healthier lifestyle that will lead to a healthier, new you. For this New You challenge, I would like you to join me this New Year in learning ways to lose weight and become a healthier person.

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Pumpkin Sausage Lasagna

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Pumpkin Sausage Lasagna Recipe

Have you ever enjoyed a pumpkin ravioli at a fine dining restaurant? If you have, this Pumpkin Sausage Lasagna recipe is for you! It has the clear taste of pumpkin which is balanced with the sausage and the cheeses. It’s fairly easy to make and it is kid friendly (my toddler gobbled it up).

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Fast Versus Slow Weight Loss

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When I made the decision to lose weight, I considered either a fast weight loss diet to lose weight quickly or a slow weight loss method to lose weight over time. For me, I knew I did not want to lose weight to only gain it back after a short period of time. I needed a weight management solution that would help me successfully lose weight and keep the weight off long term.

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17 Healthy Habits to Successfully Lose Weight

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This blog is committed to helping you successfully lose weight! This article will give 17 habits that will allow you to successfully weight loss.

1. Count your calories and log them in an electronic food diary

Well, after all, I AM the Food Tracking Momma. This habit helped me lose 70 pounds. And minus serious medical issues, it can work for you also. Take a few minutes after every meal and log your calories. Stay under your recommended calories for the day. This habit teaches you to become accountable for what (and how much) you eat in a day. For more information, please see my post, How I Lost 70 Pounds by Counting Calories.

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Slow Cooker Tangy Beef Stew

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Everything within me screamed to title this recipe, The BEST Slow Cooker Tangy Beef Stew because it really is the easiest and tastiest beef stew recipe. In our family, we only make one beef stew recipe and it is this one. This comes from my mom’s collection of recipes, and anytime I make this, I always think of her.

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Don’t Quit- Even When You are Out of Calories

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I almost quit. It was the end of the day and I was tired from getting the house prepared to host a large Christmas gathering. After my last guests had left, my husband and I put our toddler to bed and then started the task of cleaning up the mess. When we finally finished, we rested on the couch and I started tracking my calories and logging the party food.


I had gone over my calories for the day. Right when I was going to close my food diary app, I remembered a party sandwich (high-calorie, of course) that I had not tracked. But now, after remembering, I simply didn’t want to track it. In my mind, I just wanted to quit for the day and start fresh tomorrow. Finally, I logged the sandwich, observed my now 2,000+ calorie day (my daily calorie goal is 1500 calories) and went to bed. Continue reading “Don’t Quit- Even When You are Out of Calories”