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Old 07-23-2011, 01:58 AM   #1
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Hello from OKC! Here's my story.

Hello everyone!

I am 23 and a single mother to a 7 yr old girl here in Oklahoma City. I did not grow up in a cooking family - I grew up on fast food and it was considered a "treat" if my stepdad cooked hamburger helper (no, really) or pork chops and fries covered in shortening. So basically I did not have the luxury of having my parents teach me how to cook however I want to learn how to cook healthy meals for my daughter. I work FT and am in nursing school FT so this past year I have done nothing but eat fast food and have gained about 40 lbs. I just took a leave of absence from school today to get myself refocused as I was drowning with my schedule - I worked 7p-7a, went to school from 8a-4p, then had to stay up till 9p with my daughter.

Anyway, now that I wrote a book LOL, with this time off I figured it'd be great to get myself healthy with preparing good meals for us and going to the gym. Can't wait to meet y'all!

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Old 07-23-2011, 02:20 AM   #2
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Old 07-23-2011, 04:07 AM   #3
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Welcome to DC :) You've come to the right place for tips on cooking good food!
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:00 AM   #4
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Welcome from your neighbor to the east.
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:37 AM   #5
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Welcome to DC! An acquaintance of mine (and her husband) cut fast food out of their diets (they have triplets!) and each lost 20 lb in 3 months. They ate at home, home cooked, simple meals (how much time to cook does s/one have running around after toddler triplets!).
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Old 07-23-2011, 07:42 AM   #6
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Welcome to DC. Glad you are learning to cook for your kids!
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:53 AM   #7
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Welcome to DC, nice to meet a nursing student and very glad you are looking after your own health. Something nurses forget to do.
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Old 07-23-2011, 04:28 PM   #9
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Thank you everyone!

PrincessFiona60, you are so right! Are you a nurse?
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:29 PM   #10
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PrincessFiona60, you are so right! Are you a nurse?
Yes, for 11 years.I work in Geriatric Rehab and End-of-Life Care.
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