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This is the last week of sharing pork recipes.  I hope that you have learned some new recipes to make healthy delicious food for your family.  I’ve really branched out from our typical pork chops with rice!  This has all been part of a campaign with the National Pork Board to help folks realize that pork is a healthy lean meat choice.  I also learned that you only need to cook pork to 145 degrees, that was possibly the highlight of the month for me.  No more dry over cooked pork!

If you are just joining in, the National Pork Board wants everyone to make a healthy living challenge.  It can big or small, but at least come up with some goal to strive for with your health.  I have made a few, but the one I’ve stuck with the best has been getting at least 30 minutes of exercise 6 days a week.  It was a big change for me, but I’ve really gotten to enjoy those 30 minutes.  I even got my husband to join me!

Each week, there has also been a sale on a different cut of pork at Publix.  This week pork cutlets are on sale, so that’s what we used for our recipe.

I made Pork Quesadilla’s, definitely a first for me…  they were delicious, but I learned that I am not a master quesadilla maker.  I was determined to flip them to melt cheese on both sides in the skillet pan.  I only succeeded once out of 6 tries.  All the others tasted fine, but they didn’t look so pretty.  It probably didn’t help that I had stuffed them pretty full with peppers and onions.

If you are curious, we modified the recipe slightly to use corn tortillas and shredded our own cheese.  This way it made them gluten free so everyone in the house could enjoy them.  I also added green peppers to add more zero point filler to the recipe (weight watchers friendly).

A few other recipe ideas:

Chile-Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops
Apple-Cranberry Sirloin Chops
Cinnamon Sirloin Chops with Peach Sauce
Beer-Braised Sirloin Chops with Mushrooms
Braised El Paso Sirloin Chops
Orange-Marmalade Sirloin Chops
Pork n Kraut Skillet


I am working with Publix, the National Pork Board and the Motherhood to bring you this series, all thoughts above are 100% my own.

    • rose

      I try to brush my teeth at night after I eat so that I won’t graze on JUNK!

    • Rgillilan2

      I am making healthier food choices here and there and hope they become habit

    • CyndiB

      My personal healthy challenge is to get more active after work.  I come home tired and cranky, and I just want to veg out.  I am trying to challenge myself to get on my exercise bike or walk around the neighborhood and work off some of that stress and those pounds!

    • SARAH


    • Hansen Eb

      Working on prepping raw vegetable as soon as I get them home so that I’m more likely to snack on healthy items than reach for the prepackaged snacks…

    • Sandy Williams

      Are you putting one whole tortilla on top of another whole tortilla? That’s what I did in the beginning, and it was always a mess. I started just folding one tortilla in half. I can flip them much more easily! I just make two half tortillas per adult.

    • Snowski824

      I am trying to eat less sweets and get moving more. 

    • Aly

      My personal healthy challenge is portion control! I’m much better at choosing healthier options, but I still need to work on limiting the quantity of food I eat at once so I don’t feel like popping after a meal! :)

    • imcjsmilf

      My personal healthy challenge is to lose this little pooch I’ve got left after having 3 c-sections. I’ve been doing cardio and dieting, but my husband says I need more caloric intake, so that is also a goal of mine.

    • LeahP

      I need to eat more fruit and veggies!

    • Proudpatriot2007

      I’m trying to make healthier food choices that fuel my body for workouts. Thanks for hosting this giveaway too, I think pork is my husband’s favorite meat, haha.

      Amy Lauren

    • Melissa

      Everything fresh :) And working out 4 times per week.

    • Charlotte

      My personal challenge is to get myself (and my husband) in shape – my goal is to have a Christmas card this year that I love!

    • Japan-Banana

      I try not to eat out or JUNK FOOD!! It’s hard to make my own meal every time every day but I’m happy to know what I’m eating.Also,I can make nutritious meal so that’s even better! :)

    • Lmoore77

      My goal is to start exercising again.  It has been awhile and I know it will make me feel better.

    • Garyf22

      I am trying to add more vegetables to my diet and reducing my sugar content.  I want to pursue excercise but that is proving to be a challengs.

    • Heather Chandler

      We are attempting to eat mostly local, organic vegetables and leaner meats. 

    • Stanleyx32002

      Portion control… lost 2 lbs last weekend!

    • Carrieandtrey0529

      Trying to eat less junk food and more fruits and veggies each day.  

    • Arlene

      My goal is to start working out everyday. But I am waiting for ellipticals to go on sale. ;)

    • Donnavines

      I am trying to eat kale, blueberries and other super foods…and taking b12 and b6

    • Gardening girl

      I am adding more legumes to my diet (yes, that includes peanuts!) as a  source of healthy protein. 

    • Ggonzales8

      i wanna lose weight and I know that pork is the other white meat

    • Pat elalem

      try to eat healthier!!! cut out the junk food and eat more veggies and fresh meats instead of fast food

    • SarahinSC

      My husband and I joined a new gym and have a great time going together- re-discovering our fitness goals AND spending more time together!

    • Reashnh

      i have committed to taking the stairs, using the first parking spot i find instead of the closest and taking at least 1 family walk a week

    • Cathy

      I am going to include 2 veggies with a lean protein for dinners, with enough leftovers so I am assured lunch will be healthy and lean too.

    • Ljefferson

      My husband and I are GOING to quit smoking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Pam Thompson

      I just found out that I’m diabetic, so I have quite a challenge in front of me.   I need to eat healthier by lowering my carb intact.  Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Kat

      I decided that my workout routine was getting boring, and my body had adjusted to it wasn’t much of a challenge. I joined a Zumba class and not only is it a full-body workout, it is anything BUT boring!

    • JennT

      My personal healthy challenge is portion control! All things in moderation!

    • Rberstler

      Hubby and I are in our sixties and I want us to keep healthy and fit, we love pork it can help us with our goal plus tastes so good at the same time…

    • Annette Miller

      I want to exercise more and get my diabetes under better control.

    • Amandah

      My daughter and I are training to run!

    • Since 2004 I’ve lost 263 pounds….I eat 6 very small meals a day, lowered my salt intake, fat intake, water, water, water, increased protein and walking.  

    • Danielle O’Neal

      I am trying to walk three-four times a week, as well as include my kids in the exercise. I am also trying to eat more whole grains, fruits, and veggies.

    • Scoffey352

      I am trying to change my eating habits to control by diabetes better.  Pork is a great lean meat to help with that!

    • Barbie1032

      Eating healthier foods to help lower cholesterol

    • Harr3077

      My challenge to myself is to eat less beef & more lean pork. Roasted pork is so good, if not cooked too much, love it.

    • Mandy

       I am trying to lose the rest of my baby weight after having my 2nd daughter 8 weeks ago. We have been eating lots of lean roasted pork tenderloin for a healthy alternative to red meat.

    • Ann

      I am eating less and less beef, which means more pork and chicken! Doctor’s advice.

    • Beth

      Everything fresh, cutting back on red meats going more with pork, fish.

    • Nicolepiper

      My personal challenge is to raise my boys to eat healthy as a “normal” routine so that when they are older and on their own, they will make healthy choices. I make sure to make healthy meals, and offer fruits and veggies as snacks so that they don’t think junk food is a “normal” food option!

    • guest

      I am trying to eat healthier, by adding more vegetables to my meals.

    • Jcamp1981

      My NEED in life is to not eat so many sweets! i just love chocolate :)

    • Katrina E

      I am definitely trying to eat out less and not snack as much.

    • Michellefurr

      I want to get healthy ….i am 40 and i dont want to die at 52 like my mother did

    • Tina

      Pork is the Only meat I eat, I have started walking everyday to be healthy. I need to gain weight to become stronger.

    • Misilou38

      Trying to shop only the outside edge of the store…fresh baked goods,Fresh meat, fresh dairy, and fresh veggie. Publix makes it so easy to do too because with the awesome customer service comes great ideas for prep.

    • Lisa G

      I have quit smoking and now want to start eating healthier!!

    • Teddysmom

      Pork is the one meet that all 3 of my boys will eat, so we have it a lot!  My healthy challenge is to drink more water with it! :)

    • Elizabeth

      I want to work on the time to take advantage of my company’s gym! Get weight under control but also build some muscle.

    • Geema1952

      I want to lose some of the weight I have and to exercise more .

    • sarahcas

      Walk 30 minutes at least three times a week.

    • Couponnut67

      I am working more veggies into our meals, hiding them from my son is a real trick!

    • amanda b

      I want to eat less and exercise more. I need to drop 50lbs. I’m trying to get my husband and kids to do the same. Wish me good luck!

    • Joannsmith108

      I Am taking steps to quit smoking. I have thus far cut my smoking by 75%.

    • Kemccarthy

      I will start walking at least 3 days a week.

    • Cailenebrown

      incorporate more vegetables into meals in a way that my boyfriend will actually eat!! We are trying to eat healthier but he has a huge sweet tooth :)

    • Djsmom92199

      I just joined weight watchers and I am trying to get my weight under control.  Thanks Jenni for all that you do. 

    • KD73

      Exercise more!

    • Karen in FL

      My husband and I are big pork eaters.  My favorite is when he does pork steaks on the grill.  He browns them and then puts them in foil with fresh cut celery and onions and seasonings.  They make the most wonderful juice and are so tender you don’t need a knife. 
      Our biggest change has been portion control.  We’ve cut down the size of how much we put on our plate.   We find we do so much more and feel better when we aren’t stuffing ourselves.

    • Happy couponer

      I anything to eat healthy in this fast paced world and with the economy the way it is.

    • Ugababe1985

      Instead of dieting, eating more fruits and vegetables, smaller and leaner meats and not drinking sodas. Dropped 2 pants sizes . Walking 5 days a week.

    • Danyeln

      My goal has been to drink mor ewater.  I am trying to drink at least 2 20oz bottles per day and replace at least oen other drink a day with water.

    • Lyra

      Simply eating more veggies! I am VERY bad at this!

    • Tara V

      We have started grilling most of the time in order to get healthier….

    • Cheryl

      I will be having a baby any day now, and will be aspiring to lose the baby weight by walking and eating a diets lower in carbs and higher in meats and green veggies.  Pork is great!

    • Llt 1969

      diagnosed with diabetes this week, 180 degree life change, but I can have lean pork included in my diet of veggies and fruit.

    • Nurseamie

      I recently joined a gym, and my goal is to go at least 5 times a week. Also, watching what I eat, and more importantly, how much of it!

    • Scombs58

      Over 1 year this month without cigarettes!  Now dropping the extra weight i put on by eating healthier and getting more exercise.  Actually going 2 miles every night on the treadmill.  Feel better.  Outlook better.

    • anna mccall

      Drink more water!

    • Terry

      My personal health challenge is to get at least 45 minutes a day of walking or some kind of exercise in.  It is a real challenge but I have been real good since the first of the year telling myself that there is no excuse!

    • gina

      I will try to eat more protein with each meal so that I will stay more full and be less likely to snack in between

    • Marisa

      I have lost 30 pounds in the last 4 months. I am trying to live a long healthy life for myself and my family. I try to purchase healthier foods for my children as well, this will help us all stay healthy and me to reach my weight loss goal!!
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    • d-d

      I’m asian and we eat rice almost everyday, but i tried to eat less rice but more vegetable stir fries.

    • Saconley31

      My goal is to be more organized with my meal planning and preparation, so we can cut WAY back on all those last-minute fast food stops!

    • Kathy

      Exercise daily! Drinking lots of water!

    • mg

      i am trying to eat better and less!

    • I want to quit smoking first and foremost, however my dogs are starting to get ‘fluffy’ like me so it’s time for us all to get out and walk!  

    • CG85

      I’ve been starting out the day with a healthy breakfast.

    • b j

      trying to take my vitamins and eat whole grain cereal every day—-thanks.

    • Ladidragon77

      My personal challenge for myself and my family is to eat less fried food and find other tasty ways to prepare it. In the south, this is a huge problem. Trying to combat 100 years of bad but delicious habits.

    • Triciaroberts

      Working toward exercising atleast 3 times a week and losing 20 pounds to start.

    • Delucas65

      Trying to eat healthier and stay off of processed foods, sodas. I need to lose atleast 100 pounds, just want to feel a lot better and not so yucky! Good luck to everyone in their endeavors!

    • Susan

      I want to keep going to Jazzercise 4-5 times per week.

    • Taclark97

      I need to drink more water, but somehow find that very hard to do!


      I will take advantage of the nice weather and try towalk a mile a day.

    • Megan Bray

      I have a relatively good diet, however, I eat WAYYYYY too much sugar! I need to cut out at least half of my sugar intake. It would probably help with maintaining/losing weight as well!

    • Danelle

      We are trying to be healthier as a whole family.  to start with we are eating veggies more and trying to exercise daily.  

    • Vfoster42

      At my last job, I sat for 8 hours a day and gained 15 pounds in 9 months! :( Now I have a new, more active job, with a better schedule and my goal is to lose the 15lbs and then 20 more after that. 

    • Ann Segler

      I’ve started walking since Jan and have already lost 10 lbs. Eating at home and couponing at Publix makes me feel way to guilty to eat out. 

    • Sassi_grani

      My granddaughter and I have partnered together to get up and moving…we would both like to lose 50 lbs in six months.We are committed to making a lifestyle change. She will be helping me as much as I will be helping her. 

    • Greatwascertain

      I would like to drop my post baby weight and start walking again. My goal is to lose 15 lbs so I can keep up with my two girls.

    • Helena

      I will get off my butt and get some exercise in at least 5 days a week. I need to do this for ME!

    • JessieC

      I’d like to add more whole grains into the diet.

    • Cindy

      My husband’s cholesterol has gone up again despite meds and a pretty good diet. We’re reducing our meat intake, no more fast food, more healthy pork and chicken means (sautees) and use yet more stir fry veggies. We need to buy more pork! :-) 

    • Bowb4me2

      I never exercize so I’m trying to do squats and lunges in the kitchen while I cook or do it at night when I watch tv.

    • Sweetnana3

      cook more white meats with vegs…..

    • VonMitchell66

      Cut down significantly the number of soda I take in, watch the portions and what I eat, exercise.  Increase the amount of water I drink daily to accoomodate 1/2 my weight in ounces. 

    • Joy

      I am limiting my sugar intake.  I cannot believe how much it has made a change in my overall health!!!  Love me somp PORK!!!! I am a “Southern Girl”.

    • Kenzie

      Our family is adding a meatless night to our weekly menu. We have also stopped buying cokes and would like to eat more lean meat (including lean pork roast!).

    • Joshlin

      My husband has high blood pressure and we are trying to eat healthy and make good choices for our family!

    • Playerprincess

      Eat drink and happy! Thats what I say!!!

    • debbie

      Sweat more!  Walk, walk & walk some more!


    • I am going to fix more fresh foods instead of processed ones. 

    • Bonnie

      Work out at least 3 days a week and change my diet to include more fruits and veggies.

    • Frawleyknox

      I am going to try to have only one soda a day…if that. I went from having maybe one or two per week to sometimes like 2 or 3 a day. I am going back to drinking juice instead of so much soda since I still have to keep my sugar up.

    • Deb

      I am trying to exercise more and sleep more!

    • Denise Bowman

      I recently gave up soda and dropped a couple of pounds in a couple of weeks. Way worth it!!!

    • Elizabeth

      I need to gain a few pounds and work an exercise routine into my schedule.

    • BethaBean

      Hubby & I should limit our desserts (sugar) & begin to walk in our neighborhood in order to lose some weight.  I don’t fry nearly as much food as I used to do. By the wasy,  I LOVE pork!!!  bacon, pork chops, ham, pork rost, tenderloin. . .YUM! YUM!!

    • Sandy

      Running every day and less sugar intake. Have to cut down on the cokes

    • Wainrightmommy

      My goal is to lose weight and improve my cardiovascular health so I can keep up with my two sons. They are getting to the age where they want to play sports and they want me to help them practice. I want to get healthier so that I can practice with them for more than 10 minutes without being completely wiped out.

    • Buffym1220

      My goal is to stop drinking my 1 soda a day and replace it with water

    • Melissa

      Get up and move more.  Eat less junk.  Drink more water.  Take vitamins daily.  Eat more Fiber!

    • Rachel

      I am trying to drink more water each day.  I find myself drinking too much coffee.  I am working on drinking a glass of water for each cup of coffee I have.

    • Kirklakc

      I will make healthy family meals at least 6 nights a week.

    • I am drinking more water and making sure to eat a yogurt with every meal/snack. its not much but I have to start small because i will lose motivation on a high restriction diet

    • Daphne

      I normally only drink soda.  I recently have added at least one tall glass of water every day.  I don’t like water, but I have stuck to it.

    • Marianne Gill

      I am counting calories to lose weight with an app on my phone. This is making me more accountable :-)

    • pennypinchin2

      I am trying.the Mayo clinic diet.

    • janrobinson8

      The healthiest thing that I am doing is trying to quit smoking and not gain 100 lbs in the process.  It is a daily, no, a minute by minute, struggle for me.  

    • neverrestranch

      Exercise 5 days a week

    • Pocohontaswhite

      eating too much

    • patti

      I am working really hard to bring my A1C down to a reasonable level

    • Jana

      I am giving up all soft drinks so I can have a healthier life.  

    • Kimiscarter

      Eat more fruits and veggies!!!

    • Kalika_313

      I am trying to drink more water and eat more home cooked meals. I am trying to avoid all fast food and most processed food.

    • mrn1

      After working all day, the last thing I want to do is exercise, but that is my personal challenge…add at least 30 minutes of exercise several times a week.  

    • Shelly_girl1971

      i am slowly giving up a soda a day in exchange for more water.

    • Meghan

      I am trying to increase my workouts from 3 to 5 times per week. 

    • Chris

      I am trying to eat more veggies & cook from scratch more.

    • Peggy

      My favorite is pork tenderloin! Love it fixed with steamed cabbage! Yummy!

    • Jonessu

      I gave up diet sodas 2 weeks ago.  My next challenge is to limit trans fats and increase walking distance each day. 

    • Jennifer

      I eat so healthy but don’t exercise.  My goal is to do the couch to 5k program!

    • Peggy

      OOps! I misread the instructions! I am trying to drink flavored water to replace my diet soda addiction!

    • FranL

      I have given up eating breads at dinner time and also making a salad instead of sandwiches for lunch.  

    • Susan

      I am trying to get a lot mor exercise in,and hope to continue with that, and keep trying to change over to more healthy foods, especially fresh fruits and vegetables, and remember to drink more water. Definitely a big challenge for me, but very needed.

    • sara

      I have been committing to working out three times/week, but I would like to start getting better about drinking more water too.

    • Amanda

      I am trying to be more active and pay closer attention to what I eat and cook for my family

    • Flgirlrpb

      Want to increase my water intake as well as fruits and vegetables.

    • Katen21

      We are working as a family to eat more healthy & make sure we cook at home 5-6 days per week. We have also limited our sugar intake to only a few natural sugars (honey, agave, dates, etc) when baking.

    • Vee

      I need to take advantage of going to the campus gym!

    • cyndi

      We are trying to cook more meals at home and avoid fast food

    • micrid

      I am quitting smoking and I bet my pork recipes will taste even better!!!

    • Caviardreamz

      I would love to eat more BBQ ribs and Boston Butts:)

    • Savings

      I’m increasing water and decreasing soda!

    • Cristy421

      I have started to try to keep more fresh fruit and veggies on hand ,so that my 4 year old can have something healthy beside something that comes out of a bag or box,and eat something that grew on a tree or come from the ground.I know I have change the way my whole family eats but i know it’s never to early to chang.And we have also cut way back on our fried foods.this year we will eat healthy and stay healthy

    • Bockstie

      I JUST started making pork recently.  I’m afraid of roasting because I usually over cook so I put a roast in the crock pot with tons of veggies, onion soup mix and broth.  It turned out totally moist, tasty and my husband loved it!  And the meat was great for quesadillas which we make all the time!  I am SO looking forward to the next one! and I would love to win and get the meat for free!

    • Mitmomwhatever

      As an overweight diabetic, I am trying to make healthy meals that keep my sugar low and calorie low but taste good. Pork is always a good lean protein that works different side dishes to make everyone in my household happy.

    • Kathyneff

      Walking at least 2 miles, 4 times a week and eating more vegetables!

    • Kathryn Petrie

      My health challenge: I have been doing the bodybyvi 90 day health challenge and have already lost 14 pounds! My goal is 30 pounds in 90 days and I still have til the end of march!! I have decided to change my lifestyle. I want my son to grow up knowing that healthy food is fuel. I already have a 4 year old who loves avocado and artichokes!

    • Megedev

      Trying to lose my baby weight! And keep my family on a healthy balanced diet.

    • Johnandangela

      Find at least one family favorite recipe a week that I can change to make more healthy.

    • Patty

      I’m trying to eat healthier, loose weight  and live a better life.

    • Rhomiz

      Attempting to cut back on processed foods and cook more at home.

    • Find more healthy recipes that the three-year-old will actually eat. 

    • I have joined the gym at work and I am consciously trying to watch what I eat everyday.  I love vegetables so I eat them all kinds of ways.

    • Pan_102

      Move the old bod more.

    • Nicole

      I REALLY need to eat more fruit.  It’s weird, but I eat lots of veggies but not enough fruit.  Weird, right?!

    • Sherri

      I need to cut back on sweets.

    • rhondab24

      I have been eating healthier the last year (lost 50 pounds).  My goal now is to exercise.  Good Luck to everyone!

    • Toifrogs

      Since my 6 year old is allergic to all meats but pork, we have it for every meal and love it!!!

    • BPerr

      With high cholesterol an issue for my husband and I, we are trying to change some bad habits.

    • Mandokicook

      I love pork! I joined WW and have been monitoring my intake and trying to up my exercise.

    • Lillusurillo

      My husband and I are eating healthier to lose some weight and to just be healthy.

    • itismedia

      We are trying to be healthier in general. Organic fruits, veggies and meats and eating vegetarian a couple of nights a week. The great thing is that with cutting back on meats we can still stay in our food budget even though our new choices are more expensive. Things like pork and beef have become “special occassion” meals and these coupons, etc… would be awesome!

    • Cate

      My personal healthy challenge is to eat more whole grains!

    • As an extended Family, we have several diabetics at the table everyday. We plan our menus together and eat pork at least twice a week. 

    • Scl2163

      Drink more water and snack less…

    • Jwatt416

      We are drinking more water and eating more friuts and vegatables for snacks.

    • scprincessrn

      I will drink more water and less sodas.  I will also make healthier choices in food!

    • love2run

      My goal  to eat less processed foods, dairy products, cut down on my sugar and salt intake, drink more water, consume more fruits and vegetables and exercise more.

    • Thomas

      We have started walking and drinking more water.

    • Aprilmh1628

      I am doing yoga and zumba atleast 4 times per week and trying to drink more water.

    • Ranchycy

      to me is not a challenge is a most for everyday. eat fresh made food and never from the box or can.we eat every kind of meat or sea food, lucky kids!!

    • Lynn

      If I snack, I’ll make it a healthy one!

    • Tricia

      No more skipping my daily walk because “I’m just not feeling it today!”

    • Momof2girls31

      My husband and are are eating healthier to maintain weight and a healthier lifestyle.

    • Rauksu

      Use more whole grains.

    • Christina

      I am now tracking my calories and fat intake in an attempt to lose some weight and get healthy. So far it is paying off. I have lost 12 pounds. 

    • Teetooshort

      Our goal is to eat healthier!  We are trying to save money by eating meals at home and planning on what we are eating for the entire week so we are not tempted to order out.  We are planning on going to the gym at least three days a week and drink water only. 

    • Rlblackmon

      Doing 10 or more sit ups a day really takes inches off the waistline.

    • Beth

      I care for my father who is 87 and has cancer.  While trying to put some weight on him, I gained a few pounds myself.  My new goals are to eat smaller portions, eat at home rather than out at restaurants, and to sit less and move more.

    • KJ

      I am striving to live a healthier life by drinking more water and eating smaller meals throughout the day.

    • LOC2010

      I am eating healthier to lose weight, and I just started exercising. I won’t to control my acid reflux, which is terrible.

    • eazbroze

      I’m trying to get at least 7 hours of sleep a night!!  Pretty hard to do with an infant, school, and a job!

    • Laura

      Cooking more meat & two veggie meals instead of fattening casseroles!

    • JackieKC

      I need to drink more water and less soda. 

    • Beaub757

      Along with our goal to walk for 30 minutes or more each day my personal challenge to myself is to drink water several times a day.  I have never liked it but am making a special effort to include it as its much better for me

    • Tammy7506

      I make sure every meal there are veggies. Veggies are really tasty and good for you. Try to quick stir veggies with garlic or ginger, season just with salt and pepper. This way you don’t have to eat mushy veggies. 

    • neenah

      I am trying to drink more water.  Dehydrated = kidney stones for me….no more kidney stones.

      • sandra

        I too have suffered from 1 kidney stone. One was enough for me! I start the day out MAKING myself drink 32 ounces of coffee so when I forget to drink the rest of the day at least I have gotten a good start. I don’t get thirsty so I forget to drink.

    • Blessedabundantly

      I am walking around the parking lot at my office on my break – it’s about the same distance as a track field – 1/4 mile.  Trying to increase the laps that I can get in in 20 minutes. only 2 so far.

    • Candace

      trying to stay away from teas and sodas, have been drinking more water and walking 3-4 times a week. its hard being a single mom of three and trying to find time to fit more into your schedule

    • Savanna

      My personal health challenge is to attend yoga classes 3 times per week.

    • Janie

      Wjertjer it is at home or a resturant I will strive to make healthy choices and order water only drink.

    • Lorriasmith44

      I am striving to lose weight by finding a way to work exercise into my daily routine of work and family.

    • Mena

      I am trying to cut way back on carbs, so my focus is on lean protein and vegetables. 

    • homeschoolmomof1

      I am trying to fix healthy meals each day for my family as well as walk each day.. 

    • Jackie

      Husband just found out need to eat less red meat due to health and has lost 15 lbs and me 8 lbs. We are doing it together. We are gone to eat more pork to replace red meat.

    • Valerie

      Our healthy challenge is trying new veggies and fruits and introducing them to the kids by incorporating them into our meals.  – Hope we win!

    • sandra

      My friend and I are walking 3.5 miles at least 6 days per week. Pretty challenging since we wlk outside at 5 AM 4 days per week and 6 AM 2 days per week.

    • Donna

      I am trying to cut carbs for my family.

    • Efritz

      I need to lose about 20 pounds. To do that I have started running and playing outside with my dog and son more!

    • I have started to drink water instead of soda. I know I’ll be healthier and maybe lose a pound or two :)

    • Amm6300

      I try to buy organic as much as possible.

    • MWH

      I am making an effort to walk or run at least 1 mile per day. 

    • Melissam0202

      We are cutting out sugar!

    • Exercise more

    • Afexinate

      cutting back to a 1200 cal diet,getting on my new elliptical & eating more pork, veggies and fruit. my ultimate goal is to lose 40 lbs by my wedding, Aug 4th :)

    • Almsw119

      We are trying to make everything from scratch, less packaged foods. 

    • ShoeBoxSherri

      Stay faithful at continuing to take my new vitamins which I can now afford since Qponing and get back on the treadmill to stay fit.

    • Michelle Jones

      I am going to start getting back up every morning at 0430 to go walking with the dog. Not only does it give him exercise but me as well. It also jump starts my day!

    • Nwoleslagle

      Drink more water.

    • Scrowe02

      For the season of lent, my family will be giving up fast food. Should this be easier than we thought, we will continue to do so. We have realized that with all the money we are saving on groceries (with couponing) meals are best served at home and not just a quick fix. My children mean more to me than some cheap burger. I want them to have happy memories of home cooked meals at home. Thanks southern savers for helping to make it easier for us to do such. :)

    • Mmc785

      I am making an effort to cut back on soda and try to get outside and play with my kids more often.

    • Kgreenup

      Reduce my salt intake!

    • I’m trying to eat just one sweet/baked good a day.  I’m sure I should aim for once a week, but I’d better start small! :)

    • Chester49

      I am trying to drink more water before a meal.

    • Sissy

      I am trying to drink water more, and walk as much as possible.

    • Ana Maria S.

      I am going to drink more water throughout the day instead of soda and sweet tea.

    • Kgibson7600

      I am trying to not drink so much soda.

    • Ehami1973

      I have had 2 kidney transplants and have to watch what I eat. I have been exercising and trying to eat better things. Not so much fast food.

    • Mellie44

      My healty challenge is to drink more water. About 5 years ago I had one glass of milk a day and drank 100 oz of water and I excercised regularly now I dirnk more soda and tea than water I am adding more in to my daily routine but havent cut all the other stuff out yet….

    • Pdms3

      No chocolate, or soda, or fast food!

    • Beckyporter30

      Eat less process food.

    • Mlholland

      Our family is reducing the amount of sugar and carbs we eat. We are eating more fruits, vegetables, and lean meats. We have also eliminated caffeine.

    • Lucy

      More lean proteins in my diet

    • Drinking more water and less soda!

    • i am going to try and add more veggies adn proteins to my meals and have less refined carbs!

    • M

      I am actively trying to reduce teh amount of sugar in my diet!

    • Nieves

      My personal goal for this year is to lower my BMI by 8.3 points.

    • Virginiaakin

      I’m walking to New Zealand!  I’m accruing miles on my pedometer and every mile of walking (and swimming) goes toward getting me to New Zealand.  It may take a lifetime to get there, but it’s the trip of a lifetime for sure!

    • Mmmodla

      to cook more at home and eat out less

    • Rachel

      drink more water

    • Strussell14

      To make more meals frim scratch and limit pre-packaged foods in my family

    • Jenn

      Lose about 10 pounds

    • Niddi

      trying to substitute low fat mayo, light butter , Pam spray and using more goya flavoring in recipes

    • stephanie

      Very little processed foods!  I want to do the processing so I know what is in it.  

    • babyjay1029

      My healthy challenge is to not drink any of my calories! Cut out all the juice and soda and replace it with water.

    • bebea

      my husband and i both are quitting smoking! (well, he is smoke free almost 2 wks, and i have one week till my chantix quit date).  we are both cutting out sodas and adding more water to our diets.  lean pork cuts are a staple in our house – we have a competition bbq team to spread the love of pork!  everything is now grilled or cooked in a counter top rotisserie.  and we experiment w/ different spices to replace heavy sauces and frying. 

      i also spend my breaks at work walking around the parking lot, instead of smoking.  i also make an effort to park farther away from the door and take the longest route to the water fountain, copier, etc.  every step helps!

    • Bizzimum

      enjoy smaller portions

    • Miranda

      lose 31 pounds before I’m 31.  got 10 months, let the training begin.

    • Erinp500

      We are no longer eating fried foods. We have substituted regular chips with baked.

    • MichelleOU

      We drink water!  Sodas and juices are a rare treat in our home.

    • Diane

      I have eliminated fried foods and sweets from my diet.  My exercise goal is to walk 10,000 steps per day.

    • Htaylor32

      My revelation to eat healthier began when I attended the MOVE (Motivating Overweight Veterans Everywhere) program offered at the Veteran’s Association clinic. After retiring from the military, I had fallen in the trap of gaining way too much weight since my daily active lifestyle had dramatically changed. The dietitian’s classes changed how I look at foods, what I purchase at the grocery store, and what I eat! I am proud to say that I lost 70 pounds by doing just that along with a moderate exercise routine. My challenge is to now increase my exercise capability and now tone my body more.  I now eat foods with high fiber, healthy fats and proteins and cook with whole wheat pasta and rice.

      • Htaylor32

         I meant to say that I was also a guest speaker at the dietitian’s new classes to share my success story to reemphasize all the fundamental knowledge about healthy grocery shopping and to share my thrifty shopping skills to dispel the notion that buying healthy means more expensive, including sharing the SoutherSavers.com website!

    • Lyntique3

      I already walk daily but need to make it 2 miles a day and eat smaller portions.  I also read labels and avoid food additives and try to buy organic or natural but I need to be more determined to do that as well.  I love pork BBQ!.

    • Paws212

      Our family has made a pledge and so far we have stuck to it. We have  cut out almost all fast food. We have been eating more fresh fruits and veggies and leaner cuts of meat.  We have even began cooking dinner as a family more often. Each week we weigh in on our wii and the person with the most weight loss gets to pick out the following weeks menu.

    • Get back to eating whole foods, not man-made.

    • Donna30461

      love bacon

    • Sandy565

      I eat at least one organic food a day and take a vitamin!

    • Kathleen

      im trying not to drink anymore coke or sweet tea, which is part of my daily diet haha. its really hard but ive also started working out which makes it easier for me to drink water

    • Rlvhewett

      I could excersise more by walking.

    • Cullen-7

      We love to eat Pork as a healthy alternative!

    • I am drinking more water and changing what foods I eat for snacks. 

    • Herrmdjlr

      I am working on being more active and stretching to stay limber.

    • Kinkyheadedgal

      I have cut sugars and decreased red meats by eating more pork!

    • Brandi

      we are eating more fruits and veggies and putting less on our plate.  we also have a new grill so we are trying some grilling recipes to make the veggies tastier for my hubby. 

    • As a family we have, due to necessity had to curtail our spending in the last year.  Once the whining was over, thankfully a short-lived process, we noticed that we were eating better, doing more things together as a family, and feeling better.  I’d always heard money was the root of all evil, but it also seems to have been the root of lazy, chubby people too. :)  My husband has more time available and has started buying whole pork loins.  It’s such good meat, there’s very little waste, and there are so many different meals you can make with it.  We live in the country so working around our place is easier now that we feel better and the good results just keep pouring in.  I’m seeing a garden in our future soon.  I found the Southern Savers not long ago and I’m glad.  I’ve really enjoyed the things I’ve found and learned here.

    • Stormy

      Im trying to exercise more and stay away from the sweets.

    • Nicole

      I’ve cut most diary, and mostly eat lean meat like chicken, turkey, and pork.

    • A_beauty_with_wings

      My family has been on a diet for about 6 months now. We have cut out the red meat and eat only pork or chicken.  My husband and I have lost 70 lbs and still have more to lose!

    • Francomom00

      We replaced kool-aid with crystal light and are drinking more water.

    • Brenda Buckelew

      I have lost 50 lbs by cutting back on portions, walking and eating less bread and beef.

    • Peggy

      We have stopped buying sodas.

    • chrystalm

      I will make more healthier dishes for my family and cut back on the starches. Eat more  lean meats and veggies.

    • Cecilia415

      I’ve begun walking in my neighborhood a couple times a week.

    • I should workout more often and eat healthier! 

    • Evanscab

      Move every day ! usually that means walking our dogs.

    • chrystal bachmann

      I am challenging myself to eat more healthy by adding fresh vegetables to my diet!

    • gvillenick

      We are working to reduce our cholesterol and fat intake using lean pork.  Also teaching others in our group how to use even the fattier pork cuts in moderation as condiment and occasional accoutrement to good meals.

    • Tracey

      We are working to include more veggies in our meals.

    • Vicky

      We eat more whole grains, vegetables and fruits.

    • 5higgins

      I have rejoined Weight Watchers and I’m going to try to lose the 15 I put back on plus another 10! 

    • Ppreacherswife

      Thanks to some health issues, seriously, Thanks!  I am losing weight, so I’m trying to make important changes to our diet to not only make my issues better but to also help my husband with his cholesterol and my son’s to make better choices!  30 lbs down and counting!  

    • Ginmcveigh

      We are eating out less and cooking more healthy meals at home

    • Heazer

      We have stopped drinking soda this year in our house.  Not only is it cheaper, but way healthier on many levels!

    • Chrisena96706

      I am trying to cut down on my 3 oclock candy bar at my desk.

    • marlene

      less red meat more veggies and no sugar!

    • Squirreles

      Cooking more pork to eat healthy and to be healthier

    • I’m trying to drink more water.  I used to be good when I was working and now that I’m home I don’t drink enough.

    • Joan

      I have a family reunion coming up this summer and I would love to shed :atleast” 30 lbs. Needs to be more, but I think that would be a start. I am trying to eat more salads, fresh fruit and “the other white meat”.

    • Tammy R

      I am proud to say that I have managed to lose 89 lbs with just a few simple changes.  First and foremost-I use a food diary each and every day. Second – I’ve replaced a lot of our meat with pork and turkey.  Tonight we had pan seared chops with a teryaki dipping sauce.  Yummy

    • gatormomx2

      Move more, eat less and cut back on the dark chocolate!

    • Ronlee01

      More exercise, smaller food portions, less sodium and fat in foods

    • Steph4575

      Lately I’ve been wanting to work out more, whether its parking at the end of the parking lot at the grocery store to get more walking in, or actually going to the gym, I just need to move more.  Make healthier meals, and stop going to my convenience foods all the time.

    • shelleyschu

      Do Zumba or walk 6 days a week.  I have been doing Zumba 3 days a week, so just getting out for a half an hour to walk would be great! 

    • chelsey

      As a family we have been eating healthier foods and working out together or walking in the evenings.

    • Kkullinger

      my personel goal is to make healthier food choices and exercise at least 3-4 days a week to get to a healthier lifestyle.

    • Tonya

      Get to yoga twice a week

    • Whitts3

      My healthy challenge is to drink more water!

    • Stephanie

      My nutritionist helped me realize how restrictive my supposed “health” diet/lifestyle was, which in turned worsen my mood and made me ill. I’m trying to eat 3 well balanced meals and two snacks everyday. This means adding more (healthy) carbs and fats.

    • Lauren

      I’ve started making myself exercise after the kids go to bed. It’s so hard to get motivated that time of the day, but I feel so much better when I’m working out!

    • Lori

      I’ve really been trying to eat healthier, drink more water, exercise a bit more consistently.  The biggest change is no more french fries, if I do give in to a fast food urge, I order from the kids menu and get apple slices as my side item!

    • MagzieM

      I’ve cut out flours since January 1st. I’ve only cheated…4 times? lol. I used to live on pasta dishes and doughy treats.

    • Portertown Saver

      Trying to lose 40 pounds this year to help my old joints. I have lost 10 pounds so far and looking forward to more.

    • Monkzardo

      I’m trying to stop eating dessert every night.

    • Greenbp

      I want to exercise more. Maybe do more walking and drink more water everyday.

    • Dixie

      We’ve been eating less red meat and more whole foods. As a diabetic, my goal is to control it with diet and get off medication.

    • Stacy DiNello

      I need to drink more water… less Starbucks and Pepsi {sigh}… this is totally do-able though :)

    • Inthemountains

      I need to lose weight and increase my vegetable intake with meat recipies.  I love pork!

    • Jeriboss9

      I stay away from red meats

    • Asgcoach

      I am eating a lot more fresh fruits and veggies.  Even trying out the new microwave chip maker in the microwave with all types of fresh produce.

    • Donna Ballard

      We’ve cut way back on all types of meat.  Now I stock up on more raw foods such as fresh fruits (especially berries) and organic greens.  My down fall is sweets.  I feel like I have to have something sweet everyday and fruit just doesn’t satisfy the craving.

    • ARe

      Drinking water

    • To Quit Smoking, and eat better. :)

    • Seanancy

      My healthy goal is to walk farther and farther away from the couch every evening!

    • Angie

      I’m trying to drink more water and less diet soda.

    • Harriett Foshee

      Cuttin down portion sizes.

    • Corie

      Trying to exercise and cut back on coke

    • Arrantsc

      I usually take the shortest and most direct route to my car when leaving work, but I have started taking the long way out.  I walk the hallways in my building before I go to my car.  It’s a small and “free” change toward a healthier me.

    • Dawn

      I am trying to drink more water!

    • Terry

      I’m trying to eat more local whole foods. Also some exercise….maybe?

    • Barbara

      Walking 4 times a week. I also gave up sugar. Would love to win. Thank you.

    • Tomatocoupon

      I don’t mean to be rude or contrary, but pork really is unhealthy for you.  Pigs eat some nasty stuff and really are not meant to be food.  I’m not going to get into the details you can google those for yourself.  Just as this post said though, this is a campaign brought to you by the people selling pork to get you to buy more pork.  I would encourage everyone to do your homework.  Some things just were not meant to be eaten.

    • Aimee

      We are trying to get more whole grains around here…

    • Martha

      Pork-the other white meat. Love it! Would love to win…Walking is good!

    • I started a walking program and am now up to 30 minutes 2x a day for 4 days and 1x the other 3. I’ve also given up on the whites…… breads, pasta, rice. I really love the difference. I also love pork and have it at least once a week.

    • My personal healthy challenge is to make better food choices, and I’m using couponing to do it. Every week, my husband comes home with such things as gluten free whole grain chips, V8 juices, frozen vegetables, guacamole, whole grain cereals, and so on. Every one of these items are either free or less than a dollar in most cases. It just goes to show that you CAN eat healthier foods (not to mention higher quality NAME BRAND) foods, and save a TON doing it.

    • theresa

      My healthy challenge is to eat more white meat like pork!

    • Mel

      My personal healthy challenge is to eat more frequently smaller portions and healthier choices…

    • Cindy

      I’ve been trying to feed my family more vegetables and fruits.  We stopped eating so much red meat and eat more pork and chicken.  We are also eliminating our late night snacking!

    • Mariella B

      Working out 6 days a week (30 minutes cross-trainer + weight lifting all done at home as I got myself so don’t lose time driving to the gym). My goal is to lose 12 pounds that have been holding on my body since my daughter was born.

    • orchidlady01

      I am drinking more water to make my eating habits more healthy. If i drink more water that will fill me up without the calories.

    • katkoupon

      Eat more pastured meats.

    • Pashley29

      we are trying to eat healthier with more veggies and exercise at least 3 times a week! lots of water!

    • Piegharris

      Starting to take control of my life! i have let myself and my family down with my cooking. gonna change the way i cook and eat!

    • cindyp

      less suger more fruit and veg and pork the other white meat!

    • Suzu2k

      I am going to exercise daily!

    • Drink double the water I have been.

    • Sheila

      Trying to eat as little processed foods as possible and only lean meats, fruits, and veggies in our diet. I have fibromyalgia and sometimes wonder if all the chemicals in processed foods are part to blame.

    • Dcountess

      eat smaller portions and more fruit as snacks

    • KelliB

      I’m going to join a gym!

    • Joyce

      I am going to start the Daniel Fast.

    • lapcouponer

      I am trying to make sure I eat more lean meat and veggies. I love pork in any form.

    • Karwal4840

      I plan to eat less greasy foods and stop eating out at fast food places, drink more water, crystal light, vegetables and fruits.

    • Sue H

      I am going to move more and make more healthy choices. My goal is to first loose my muffin top and then continue after that. Thank you. 

    • Denamar2

      Exercise, eat less and make better food choices!

    • Amanda G.

      My goal for 2012 is to get more active.  My plan is to workout at least 3 days a weekk.

    • My goal is to exercise more.

    • Lora

      I’m going to watch my portions & choose lower-fat meal choices.

    • Robin

      Drink more water and eat lean meat and veges.

    • breich

      cut out liquid calories such as juice, coffee creamer, etc… and exercise more

    • Laurie

      Through couponing we’ve been able to bring our weekly grocery spend down.  The next goal is to stop eating out so much and to cook more meals at home.  That way we can begin to eat healthier choices instead of fast food or processed food.  Looking forward to getting my family on a healthier track!! Thanks.

    • Msskelton1

      My cholesterol is elevated so I’m trying to lose a few pounds and lower my cholesterol so I don’t have to go on medication.

    • The Knapps

      Trying to eat more fruits and veggies

    • Felicia

      I am working out and eating more fruits and vegetables. I also drink 6-8 glasses of water a day.

    • Crystal

      Trying to drink more water

    • Patricia Brousseau Caradonna

      I joined weight watchers at the beginning of this year. I am eating fruits and vegetables and attending the weekly meetings. I definitely need more protein in my diet!

    • Dottie R

      ZUMBA- my new obsession!

    • Campbelltwinsx2

      I am using myfitnesstracker app on my phone to keep track of my calories and exercise routine at the gym to lose weight and be healthier.  I am have 4 young boys and I need the energy to keep up with them! 

    • Cara Peace

      I want to drink my water and I’ve added a calorie counter app to my phone which has been eye opening!

    • Alli415

      drink more water and cook healthier meals at home!!

    • Doug

      Leaner meats, more fiber and complex carbs

    • Jacquelyn Merrill

      I have made a plan to exercise 3-4 times a week for 45-60min at a time, drink more water, and eat smaller more frequent meals to keep my metabolism going. So far, I have been able to keep this going.  Working 12hr shifts, it makes it difficult to work out more than this.

    • Sabrina Terry

      My goal is to portion control and to try to move a little bit more :)

    • Gayle

       I just found out I have high cholesterol and with heart attacks in my family, I am determined to eat healthier and lose weight too.  I have started limiting sugar and eating more vegetables and fruits and a better balanced meal.  I gave up my sweet tea habit, snacking, and am drinking more water. 

    • Cblankwriter

      My family is eating more pork and white meat. Also, we are working out together. We have talked about it before, but now we are actually doing it! Bike riding and tennis after work. It feels really great.

    • Sue

      I am trying to cut more salt out of my diet, drinking more water, and I am exercising 30 minutes to an hour at least 6 days a week.

    • Christine S.

      I’m going to try and start hitting our apartment complex gym at least twice a week (I know that may not sound like much, but as a working full-time grad student with an August wedding to plan, I’m trying to set attainable workout goals!)

    • Kwikzotic

      Drinking water is a big one for me and ive begn to carry a water bottle with me to try and up my intake.

    • Anna Stastny

      My goal is to drink more water and work out at least three times a week.  

    • Ntduck

      We are increasing our lean proteins and decreasing complex carbs…and walking..walking…..walking!!

    • Kristin

      I am vowing to drink more water and fewer sodas!

    • VP22

      My health challenge is to get more sleep.

    • Donna Tucker

      I started 3 & 1/2 years ago to live a healthier life – I quit smoking.  Then,  this and that happened and I gained 40 pounds.  My son is 18 now and has pushed me to eat healthier.  I will do anything and everything for my son, but this is hard to do.  So we have cut out red meat this month and thanks to Publix we have been eating more pork.  Also thank you for the recipes.  We are drinking more water.  Until we get the vitamins in our daily foods, we are taking vitamins and minerals to help us on our daily nutrition.  Next we are
      going to try to eat more fresh veggies and when we can’t we will chose frozen.  Then hopefully I can get into the routine of exercising.  My son already does this (did I tell you that  he is 18) and I will get there.  We are trying to make this a life change and not just a diet.  And my the way I’m always afraid that I will not cook to temp and always overcook (over 145 degrees) just to make sure….So far I have not lost any weight but my son has, but I will with a little help.

    • Couponzalot

      My goal is to prepare more foods at home instead of unhealthy choices from fast food restraunts

    • evewitch

      My personal health challenge is to do yoga every day.

    • Darleen66

      Not to have my nightly bowl of ice cream!

    • Patricia Calhoun

      My goal is to prepare more meals at home.

    • Patricia Calhoun

      My goal is to prepare more meals at home.

    • Saviorbucks

      My personal healthy challenge is to keep searching for ways to add needed nutrients to our regular dishes to ramp up it’s nutritional value. For example adding flax or wheat germ to more than just my kids oatmeal.

    • Pndbear2003

      My challenge is to exercise daily.

    • Pndbear2003

      My challenge is to exercise daily.

    • Shelley Hunt

      snacks at my house are limited to just fruit! 

    • Shelley Hunt

      snacks at my house are limited to just fruit! 

    • Barbara

      I absolutely need to get outside more often to soak up some sunshine and fresh air….and I really need to drink more water!!!!

    • Bkittie

      My daughter and I are going to join a gym on Monday!

    • Melberry77

      i would like to start traking my steps and calories

    • Melberry77

      i would like to start traking my steps and calories

    • Our3arrows

      In the ‘olden’ days, most families would take an evening stroll after dinner. We have adopted this as well. It includes our whole family, and sure beats sitting around in front of the TV after dinner. Our kids look forward to it every night, and beg to take our ‘stroll’!

    • KaraFos

      Cooking more fresh veggies and snacking on fresh fruit (woohoo for clementines)!

    • Subru

      I need to drink water. I know that 64oz/day is suggested, but I can barely make it to 8oz.

    • Michele

      My goal is to get outside more with my kids.

    • Ann S

      Eating better and drinking more water.

    • Ann S

      Eating better and drinking more water.

    • Veggiemomma

      You could NOT eat pork (or any meat whatsoever) and be even healthier!

    • Veggiemomma

      You could NOT eat pork (or any meat whatsoever) and be even healthier!

    • Deb F

      Getting more exercise and drinking more water.

    • Deb F

      Getting more exercise and drinking more water.

    • ChristiL

      I am trying to drink more water — I don’t mind it so much if it’s ice cold.

    • ChristiL

      I am trying to drink more water — I don’t mind it so much if it’s ice cold.

    • Kim

      Find a diet I can stick to so I can get my diabetes under control again.

    • Kim

      Find a diet I can stick to so I can get my diabetes under control again.

    • Crittersandcreepers

      Exercising more

    • Crittersandcreepers

      Exercising more

    • Babydale2

      My husband and I are eatting less drive thru and replacing those meals with home cooked meals.  We are also trying to eat more organic fruits & vegetables (replacing the all chemical snack foods).  I must say we are both enjoying our time together in the kitchen.

    • kd108

      Hubby and I have decided to go back to the gym. We had stopped for a while but now that we have gotten our financial situation under control, we have the money again.

    • Jbaima2

      To lower my stress level by walking & relaxing more. Hopefully, this will also lower my blood pressure.

    • kp

      Eating more fruit

    • dawn

      i will try to eat less sugar

    • Johnsonpamela_3

      I have already started doing cardio 2-3 times per week. I will also be cutting down on my snacking on high calorie, high sodium, high sugar foods. 

    • KimberlySJ27

      My personal healthy challenge is more for my brother in law than me really. He recently had a stent placed after a 95% blockage was found in one of his arteries. Needless to say he has to make MAJOR lifestyle changes now so I’m trying to do the same to show my support. I would give him the coupons if I wontbecause I want to help him on this journey.

    • Brendan

      we are trying to simply eat healthier at home and not eat out much at all.  it’s too expensive and we always end up eating way too much of the wrong thing.

    • Andrea

      My friend and I signed up for 10k at the end of March and i’ve never been a runner, so now I’m running or walking every day!

    • Gumridgemill

      We love pork and if our family can come up with a healthy way to eat it then all the better!

    • Ddebra

      Just started exercising last week.  Now working on eating healthier and cooking healthy meals at home instead of picking up fast food.

    • Ferrugiae

      Bought some Nicoderm patches today :)

    • atlantashopper

      We’ve committed to fewer processed foods this year. I’ve committed to making one new vegetable a week. (My husband and son think i should be committed FOR that one.)

    • Kay U.

      Lose 20 pounds by December 31.  Taking it slow….20 more next year.

    • Dolsen

      We are trying to move away from beef….and drinking more green tea instead of soda.  Small steps…but, we’re trying.

    • dup post, sorry

    • I’m trying really hard to eat more fresh veggies.

    • Sarah

      I’m trying to eat more unprocessed foods throughout the day.

    • Bpinzer

      Just read no flour, no sugar-very convicting!

    • Stickrn3

      i try to walk or bike everytime i’m off from work!

    • Lianne Carper

      This year, I started back at the gym.  And while I’m not going everyday, I am going about 4 days a week.  I’m usually there about 2 hours though with about 1-1/2 hours of it being cardio.  

    • Cowspotzchic

      Trying to eat more food made at home, and less eating out and fast food. Also less sodas!

    • Amanda

      Trying to cook more so my children have less “frozen foods.”

    • Kristie

      Cook more healthy meals at home. Less on the run meals and less processed foods. 

    • Barbara T

      Walk a half mile a day. Eat less for supper.

    • Linda B

      In addition to walking 30 minutes a day I’m eating more fruits & vegetables, drinking water instead of soda, & taking the time to read labels.

    • I’m working to exercise three times weekly – Zumba, Step Aerobics, or Walking.  Would love to serve more pork.

    • Mtdorachic

      I already cook at home at least 5 nights a week. I am challenging myself to not use as many processed foods. I am trying to feed my family lean meats like pork and chicken with wholesome sides and veggies. 

    • Justataylor111

      Drink less soda and more water!

    • Papes330

      More H2O & Exercise!

    • Popibob_nanadeb

      I’m trying to make more one-dish meals that are low in fat and carbs and high in lean  meat, veggies, and whole grains. It’s kind of a lazy woman’s way to cook healthy!

    • Christine

      I’m trying to eat less potato chips…they seem to be my weakness

    • Kristinlopoezduprey

      I started planning and sowing my new garden since I’ve recently become unemployed my fiancé tilled me a patch 14×31 I already have spring mix and snow peas conning up. It will physically challenge me and mentally. Prepping a garden this size as a beginner is a bit scary right now. My challenge is to make my inlaws and fiancé eat from my garden specially this spring mix it goes for 3.99 for a clamshell at the grocery store and my mother in law and fiancé looked at me like I was crazy thinking I was going to make them
      Eat spring mix this spring! Lol

    • Andersenbrenda

      my biggest challenge is  portion control and binge eating under stress.   

    • Suzy

      my biggest challenge is mountain dew. i have GOT to cut back

    • Tara

      I am aiming to eat smaller portion sizes to lose a little weight.

    • Michele Tappan

      I love food and want to experience with all kind of food . So my way to stay healthy Is small portions

    • Abrileysaving

      drinking more water

    • Cindi Boger

      I really need to quit smoking!

    • Kathdavis

      Watching what and how much I eat.

    • Sarah

      Eat less sugar

    • Tonya

      Our entire family has committed to drinking more water and much less sodas.

    • Sharonj1529

      eat less fat

    • April

      Pork is the other white meat!

    • Shannongorka

      I would like to learn new healthier recipes!

    • Jinxyman

      Drink more water and lose 1 lb every two weeks for four months.

    • Ashlee Taylor

      I need to read up and get some more healthy recipes. I also need to stop drinking soda. I just love it so much! haha! But I know I would drop a few pounds and be healthier overall if I stopped drinking it all together. :)

    • Denice

      I have vowed to lose weight this year and get in shape since I’m now in my 50’s and what better time to get fit.  I have joined weight watchers and a gym.  I do zumba, weight training, spin and yoga.  Last year this time I was a couch potato with maybe a walk here or there.  So far I’ve lost 25lbs over the last year and will strive to lose another 30 in 2012.

    • Danarnd

      I have such a big sweet tooth!  My biggest challenge is limiting my desserts.

    • Beverlyw

      My goal for this year has been to cook healthier, fresher food.

    • Sdavisva

      Snacking on fruit in between meals, insted of chocolate.

    • Tpf1435

      my goal for this year is to eat healthier and loswe alot of weight-i have RA and getting the weight off will be alot better on my joints. love the recipes you have been sharing

    • Misty C.

      My goal is to lose weight by exercising. My husband got me a Kinect for my birthday, so now I love to workout!

    • Liz K

      I’m a coffee addict, and I know I can never cut it completely out of my diet, but I’m going to try to drink it black, because I heard just using creamer in your coffee adds a lot of calories. wish me luck!!

    • Lauryann

      I want relieve acid reflux.

    • tina

      I’ve been trying to eat healthier i have a 18 month old and i want her to never deal with a weight problem tha ive been dealing with for 20 years we walk everyday at least 2 miles she rides in her stroller most of the time we’ve been eating more vegs and fruit

    • Flmparker

      I am trying to lower my cholesterol with a low fat / healthy fat diet, high fiber, and aerobic exercise (biking).  I lowered my cholesterol in the fall by doing all of that, but it went back up with the busy winter holidays (and holiday treats).  Now I am back on the healthy trek, and would love to have some lean pork to add to our menus!

    • Suziq37397

      I had a severe stroke several years ago, but still suffer from its effects. My son is serving in the United States Marines and getting ready to deploy again. I want to work on a healthier diet while he is gone so he won’t worry so much about me while he’s gone. Afterall, I am the one who should be worrying about him instead of the other way around.

    • Jody

      I am a mother of three young children and I am constantly trying to find ways to make healthy meals for our family.  My oldest son recently discovered that he liked pork which influenced my other two children.  So we now can incorporate some wonderful pork recipes into their diet..I am so excited because they have typically been chicken lovers.  So it is great to add pork (the other white meat) into their diet.  I thank you for the opportunity to win some yummy lean pork to help provide my kids with a healthy diet. 

    • lilbit66

      we have pork twice a week, usually!  I’m going to join a walking/running group to have someone hold me accountable…maybe that will get me out there 5 days a week

    • Grestituyo

      I am the mother of 15 month old beautiful little boy, and he’s made me realize I need to take care of me so that I can take care of him. So I need to get healthy and lose weight.

    • Kayla

      My commute to work involves some uphill and stair walking. Despite doing it for months I still find myself huffing and puffing up the stairs, I want to shed a few pounds and build up the endurance to do my commute without being red in the face.

    • clk_mom

      When I think I’m hungry for a snack, make sure I try a glass of water first. Sometimes I’m thirsty, not hungry, and don’t realize it!

    • Ken

      My personal challenge is to cut out sugar from my diet.

    • Cori C

      My personal challenge is to decrease processed foods and eat more fresh foods. As part of this, we are also planning on eating in much more than we have been – hopefully 5-6 nights a week.

    • Dmillz

      I just started the gym and my challenge is to do Zumba 2X a week and go to gym atleats 3x a week!!!

    • mt579

      My personal goal for right now is to walk my dog more often and for longer periods of times. I hate going to the gym, but I love to go for walks with my dog. It’s all about the baby steps for me!

    • melissa0317

      I am the mother of two wonderful kids I have joined ww and a diet program at work I want to include them on my journey so they can loose weight also we are playing games on the wii for excerise we love the hulu hoop game. I have become severly obese in the last 5 yrs due to stress and my son is 6 and weights 82lbs so It is time I talke controll of our lives!

    • Darbiswas

      I started a new 30 minutes a day===everyday!!!  I am already starting to feel better : )

    • SmoochTheCook

      I want to cut back on my coffee (allll day long, sipping coffee) and drink more water.

    • Melissa

      I am trying to cut out my soft drinks and add exercise daily.

    • Audrey

      I live near my college campus, so I am doing a lot of walking instead of driving. Also drinking lots of water.

    • Deborah Horsting

      I am striving to eat more pork, and to exercise at least 30 minutes 5 times a week.

    • Sharstevens

      I sit all day at work so my challenge is to walk at least 4-5 times a week.

    • Srhtabor

      We are going vegan for lent.

    • susan schiemann

      I walk 39 minutes a day and i feel better I love family time a bbq on the smoker. good food and family

    • Melsmayhem

      I am trying to make a little more time for exercise several times day, even if it is packing and housecleaning. I feel better after a short walk or stretch and I have to get some weight off to feel even better. I have had challenging stomach problems that make meal planning an issue but pork is one thing I can eat. 

    • Kasloan

      My healthy habit it’s to drink more water and exercise 30 mins a day. I’m trying to take up running.

    • Lcasey65

      Eating all natural foods – no processed – more veggies and lean proteins.  Especially at dinner, low carb, high lean protein meals.  It’s tough not having the bread and white pastas but for one meal a day it will make a huge difference.  Especially for the last meal of the day!

    • Lee H

      simply drinking more water would be a great start for me getting healthier

    • Lisa

      Oh, there are many things I could do, and am trying to do. I am focusing right now on eating my full complement of fruits and veg each day. When I do that, I naturally end up eating less of other food groups.

    • Catbusmama

      I love pork and I am trying to make my family’s diet more neutricious.

    • maehingo

      I went back to weight watchers at the end of January, so overall getting healthy and loosng weight is the goal!

    • Jody

      Looking to get back into a healthy lifestyle by eating right and walking everyday. These recipes look like a great way to reintroduce pork into our meal plans! 

    • Bebe

      I need to exercise and pay to how much starch and fat I consume.

    • Dawn

      Exercising more and drinking more water.

    • Wendy H.

      My diet still needs some work, especially when things get crazy around here.  But this year I’ve gotten consistent with going to the gym, and I’m starting to feel so much better!

    • peapodlissa

      We’re trying to eat more natural foods. I can’t afford to go all organic yet, but we’re trying to start with short ingredient lists on the back of packages!

    • More lean meats and fresh vegetables.  Buying Pork tenderloins when they go on sale, we make center cut pork chops, trim off all the fat.  Delicious and low fat, and super economical.  Dinners are made for less than $1 per person most nights,  and the whole family loves juicy, pork chops.

    • candace

      Eat healthier, including learning ways to eat pork, the healthy way!  I also have a goal to run a couple of half marathons this year the first being March 4th!  

    • Dawnbakeringram

      One of my goals for this year is to eat more veggies.  

    • Camiele

      I’m trying to drink more water!

    • Toshua Brooks

      My goal is to not eat out as much. Premake all meals on the weekend and freeze them so we dont eat out. Another way my family can be healthier is to get moving. Most of the times i dont get home from work until 630pm and then by the time i get finished with dinner it almost 8 pm and the kids need a bath and then its bed time. So my goals are to not eat out, premake my meals,and get moving.

    • guest

      Healthy goal (and money saver) for the year:  taking lunches to work!

    • pmac

      I’m cutting out some fats & using elliptical trainer again. It’s been a coat rack for the last 3 years.

    • leaner foods and less red meat..I love love love my pork chops!!!

    • Jennandandy

      In the words of my hubby We havent met a pig we did not like.  We love pork its whats for dinner.

    • Jgunter742

      no more fried foods

    • Talarico

      Cutting sugar out!We’ll see how long it lasts:)

    • Gail

      not more fried foods for me

    • Jai

      I have enjoyed finding great recipes to use pork. I vow to exercise at least 30 minutes a day six days a week. It is becoming a time I look forward to.

    • Papercandy

      My personal healthy challenge is to eat out less and move more.

    • Thepierces

      Drink less soda; exercise more

    • Sharon

      Last Thursday my husband found out he has diabetes.  I take care of my handicapped sister and I am obese.  Since I am the caregiver and my husband’s “chef”, I need to lose weight and learn how to cook for a diabetic.  Life’s a challenge, but it beats the alternative!

    • Rhende77

      Lower my cholertrol and lose weight and save my knee for a little longer.

    • 4gladkids

      I follow southern savers and this week i began walking my dog for 30 minutes before dinner. I realized we both needed some excercise.

    • Kat

      Begin working out again after my back surgery to get back in shape

    • Ellen

      I have eliminated cooking with any type of salt. I also rinse all canned veggies  and beans before cooking.

    • nisha1997

      To be faithful in working out 4 to 5 times per week and to include the kids.

    • Susan

      Drink more water and less soda.

    • Kristin S.

      As always, I’m trying to eat more vegetables.

    • Rhonda Norwood

      I am 42 and just had my second child and am looking to lose some pounds.  I am trying to curb the calories by utilizing lean proteins, like pork.  We love pork, so any new recipes are always welcomed!  Hopefully I will be bathing suit ready for summer!

    • Marie Shackelford

      My daughter and I have decided to get up early before homeschooling and walk our neighborhood for 30 minutes. We also went through our cabinets and got rid of all sugar foods and gave them to my mom. We both have put on a few pounds since my car accident( me 30) and (her 15) since starting homeschooling. So we have decided we need to get healthy.

    • Amber

      Training for a 10K :-)

    • Tyeallen2

      Next year I will be 50.  Yesterday I took the training wheels off my daughters bikes. Yes I started late with kids. Being the father of 2 “Daddy’s Girls”,I have to aim for living a healthy lifesstyle.

    • Csgarcia4

      I tossed out the deep fryer!!

    • Milkmom38

      Eating more whole grains and started yoga a few weeks ago

    • Dee

      Eating our evening meal earlier and taking a walk afterwards, now that the days are getting longer!  Hooray!

    • Treesmith315

      working out with a friend

    • Starlafairest

      My husband is going into the army and needs to get “back in shape” before he heads off to boot camp.  We have decided that we need to eat healthier and I am going to go walking, running, work-out or whatever he needs to do together.  I want to be his inspiration as much as he is mine.

    • Ljs1961

      I am trying to cut out sugar and high fructose corn syrup from my diet and to excercise at least 5 times a week/

    • Piphidancer

      Trying to cut back on the chocolate.

    • Dljc3000

      After going through several months of no exercise program and just eating anything that resulted in gaining weight,  I am going back to Weight Watchers along with the exercise program, it does work. 

    • victoryin10

      Love pork loins and working out 3 times/week!

    • Traci0322

      Our family goal since the beginning of this school year has been to enact a sort of backwards peer pressure.  When my daughter (11) and son (9) take their lunches to school, I always pack extras of cut fruit or veggies, so their friends can try some.  My daughter carries her own snacks to mall outings with friends, and soccer practices for my son mean offering the team fruit or whole grain goodies instead of gatorade and sugary snacks.  We often have pizza parties where the kids invite friends to roll out their own homemade whole grain dough and they can “decorate” with a toppings bar of fresh vegetables and fruits and roasted chicken, along with yummy sauces like pesto and sauteed roasted sweet peppers.  I have never had so much fun making a healthy meal that doesn’t feel like we are depriving ourselves.

    • Crystal

      My family turned our garage into a gym, no excuse to not workout, just walk downstairs. I need to lose about 100 pounds

    • Laurake11

      Not buying sodas for the fridge anymore. Also, working out with someone helps alot.

    • Tonya

      I want to cut back on my soda consumption and drink more WATER!

    • MomLovesCoupons

      My family no longer drinks sodas.  It’s also crazy cheaper without the cost of buying drinks in restaurants.  I tell my son, we’re saving and eating (drinking) healthier!

    • ericswifeowensmom

      I have started doing an exercise routine at home. When time permits, I go to the gym with my husband to run. I have also started drinking more water.

    • Stlchic

      I’m trying to have more control over how many sweets I eat. Say NO to girl Scout cookies!!

    • Tina

      I plan to start exercising even if it’s only 15 minutes to get myself started. 

    • nancycrom

      Trying to eat less processed foods and more whole foods, to help cut down on my migraines.

    • Sandy

      I am trying to eat only fruits, veggies, and proteins.  Also, trying to hit the gym to work out.  Not always an easy task!

    • Edisto

      Quit smoking!

    • love making pork schnitzel and have tried to eat more local meats along with growing our own produce,have a hog living at a near by farm, just can’t make friends with him like I want to, if ya know what I mean

    • Kristin r

      I am drinking water instead of soda during the day. I take a water bottle with me everywhere instead of plastic water bottles.

    • Dalton r

      I am eating at least 2 veggies every day and cutting out the fatty meats.

    • sd

      My husband and I did a weight loss competition with each other.  We named a cash prize, and a comparable weight loss percentage for each of us.  The first one to reach their goal weight got the money.  Watching the other person work out, or have a light meal was motivation to do the same (or lose the competition). We both lost about 20-25 pounds, and had a blast, as we are both super competitive.  We’ve since done a smaller version of this where we’ve said, “if you don’t work out “x” number of times this week, then I get…”, and we’ve named smaller prizes.  Its motivated us when nothing else did.  

    • Forchurchandcoupons

      I am tracking my calories and trying to burn about 3500 calories a week at the gym.

    • Kimberlyeloy

      Adding chipotle to shredded pork and throwing it in a warmed up corn tortilla can be a five minute meal and healthy too.  Just add in your favorite taco toppers (remember to keep them healthy) and forget Taco Bell!

    • Civjfc

      I am going to try to lay off the sugar and eat more fruits and veggies.  Plus I often forget to drink, so I am going to consciously try to remember to drink more water.

    • Kelli McGuire

      we added pork to our meal planning once a week and my 2 1/2 year old son loves it.  i would love to win the recipe book to try some new things!

    • Darla

      I’m doing a low carbohydrates diet to lose weight and be healthier.

    • Teresa

      quit smoking, started drinking more water, and eating better

    • Ladyrms

      I’m trying to eat more veggies to be a good example for my kids. Also, I’m trying to lose the last 8 pounds to get back to the weight I was on my wedding day.

    • Nstadler

      I have cut out all soda and caffeine! Super hard at first but gets easier. I have a warm cup of fat free milk with fat free  caramel creamer and feels like a real treat. I have been walking 3 to 5 miles at the park with my mom who is my biggest inspiration!  Love the new pork recipes.!

    • Tippetterica

      more exercise!

    • Mel327

      I am trying to exercise more.

    • guest

      I grill meats mostly, instead of frying and also eat more salads!

    • I am trying to watch my weight and prevent some of the health issues that run on both sides of my family such as high blood pressure.

    • Susanjacobs109

      I am cutting down on carbs and adding more protein to help manage my diabetes and loose weight

    • cheapomommy

      My goal is to provide less processed foods for my family. I want it to come from the butcher to my table. Using pork helps me provide nutricious lean protein for my family which I am proud to serve!

    • Lindsey Frizzell Morgan

      My goal is to maintain my smoke-free status. I feel so much better after four months; now I want to turn my focus to healthier eating. 

    • Coopthefrog

      I’m training for a marathon – lean proteins are great for recovery. I don’t really eat a lot of pork, but I’ve been inspired to try some new things.

    • heather

      I am trying to eat more proteins, less refined sugars, and make healthy options for my family.

    • SarahWr21

      I would like to eat healthier and exercise more in order to be healthier.

    • Meemaw60

      I always used to laugh at other peoples’ weight problems. I could eat anything I wanted and never gain weight!!  But I am 60 now and not as active as I used to be.  I gained a TON over this last holiday season and am struggling to lose it!  I’m eating a low carb diet, taking lots of walks with my grandkids, and doing Wii Just Dance with them!!

    • Clydemouse

      I am trying to cut out soft drinks, lift weights and exercise more and am planning on signing up for a 5K in order to make sure i exercise and eat healthier.

    • Sara

      My goal is to eat a more balanced diet with less splurges so I can lose some weight.

    • Amy

      I started weight watchers and learning what is good for you and want isnt is key. The mix of food and excercise has me in high hopes to get healthy.

    • Wendy68

      My goal is to visit doctors that I have been avoiding. I get sick of going to doctors. I have come to realize that I am not taking as good care of myself that I should. I hope others with a chronic disease will take control of all their health needs.

    • Jen W

      When I have the craving for “sweet”I am trying to eat more fruit. When I want a soft drink, I try to go for water.

    • lesjets

      My goal is to feed myself and my family healthier homemade choices rather than frozen convenience foods.  Working with my teenagers to find meals featuring healthier choices like pork and chicken over red meat with delicious and not overly complicated recipes.  It is a challenge/struggle well worth having!  Thank you for helping on the budgeting side!

    • Skinnyworld

      Drink less soda!

    • Chuchubi

      try to get at least seven hours of sleep a night….a MUST for just about everything that happens

    • Hhbeverly

      Our family has pledged to eat fewer processed foods. If we can’t identify most -if not all – of the ingredients on the label we will find a healthier alternative.

    • Collegenugget2

      I have started to grind my own sausage at home so that I can better control the ingedients.  My favorite meat to grind and cook with?  Pork, of course!

    • Donna S

      I want to feed my family healthy meals but we get a little tired of chicken so the “other” white meat is beginning to grow on us.  Thanks for all the yummy recipes

    • echall219

      My goal is to provide better, well-rounded meals at home for my family, and to provide a wider variety of food choices. 

    • Karen D.

      I am working to get all processed food and refined sugars/flours out of my diet.  My family is shifting to more traditional foods.  I already make many foods from scratch.  We eat meat and vegetables and whole grains.  Pork tenderloin is a new family favorite.

    • AmberHollister

      We are trying to cut out soda completely! We already barely eat any red meat. I would love to add more pork into our diet, so I am glad to hear about the temp it must be cooked to. Dry pork always turned me off, so I’m happy to try it in a different way now.

    • Rdjohnson85

      I am trying to get rid of sugar around the house! Also to focus on eating whole foods instead of packaged processed foods like pasta and bread. I started making our own yogurt! Yum!

    • Lindajean114

      MUST lose weight and get BP under control :(

    • Amelia

      During the past two year of marriage, my husband and I have fallen into the very bad habit of not planning time for meals at home.  So, instead, we just grab some takeout or delivery.  Not surprisingly, our waistlines have suffered.  Our immediate weight-loss goal is to first change our eating habits by always eating well-rounded meals at home–because anything we eat at home has got to be nutritionally better than McDonald’s! I’m proud to say that  we have stuck to our goal for the past month.  We’ve each lost a few pounds and we have saved so much money it’s embarrassing.

    • Nataliejones79

      I am trying to cut back on sugar and processed foods.

    • Karen P.

      We are adapting a better way of eating w/ less sugars and salts and more natural foods for a better life!

    • Ann Hall Freeman

      We grill pork chops or pork loin once a week. Any left overs are perfect sliced and added to top salads. We also pan grill sandwiches with lettuce and tomato with left over pork which is great with soup or salad for a quick lunch or dinner.

    • Tampa Area

      We eat lots of fruit and vegetables and try to eat more fish and “white” meats than “red” meats.

    • Danielle T

      trying to eat more fresh produce

    • Carol

      My personal healthy challenge is to fill up with healthy lean meats and vegies, then limit sweets.

    • Juliasam2001

      This year my family and I have been trying really hard not to eat out and save money by making meals at home from scratch. I started to freezer cook to make weekdays less stressful and not eat pre packaged frozen food. I feel better about our diet and choices we have made so far this year. My kids love helping me in the kitchen when we are cooking for freezer cooking. And I love know what we are eating because we made it from scratch.  

    • I really want to make better food choices and train for a 5k!

    • I have already made some changes including drinking more water, eating smaller portions, and exercising. I would love these coupons; I have a very limited grocery budget and these would go to good use!!

    • Maryoneday

       This year we have made a resolution to lose weight,exercise more and eat more fresh fruit.I am glad to see all the pork recipes as we buy a pig every year and end up with a full freezer of pork.A lot of recipes for beef or chicken can be adapted for pork,especially ground pork.Thank you for giving me some new ideas. 

    • Tamblankenship

      I’m trying juicing. Going to do one meal replacement a day, to detox and help with weight management.

    • tootired

      trying to take 10000 steps a day

    • Darkshae

      Trying to be a role model for my 15 year old daughter who also struggles with weight.  She follows my example.

    • Kylie

       Trying to eat healthier and quit smoking.

    • Kara

      After the first of the year I took on the challenge of teaching my family (husband, 38, son, 2, daughter, 3 and myself, ?? LOL) to eat better.  This meant I had to learn for myself.  We have made alot of progress but have miles to go.  We are loving pork tenderloins now and before I could not get my husband to eat pork to save his life.  We (me and the kids) are hitting the gym multiple times per week too.  Trying to keep up the motivation and ambition to make my family better and HEALTHIER!

    • beme2004

      I really need to work on eating at least a little something even when I don’t feel like it and portion control when I am hungry.

    • Jlaleonard

      My goal is to eat more vegies, drink more water and exercise more!

    • Preciousbaby821

      I am working on drinking more water and less sodas, as well as finding time to exercise. My husband is currently trying to quit smoking. 

    • Santana

      I am trying to lose weight because of high cholesterol and to make a better healthier me for myself and my family. I don’t want my two little girls to grow up with high cholesterol and weight issuses.

    • Zoo

      Although my doctors told me that I need to eat fat free with lots of fruits and vegetables I decided to do some research and learned that pork is very heart healthy.  Even fatty pork. Since I’m made this change my health has amazingly improved. No raw foods only well prepared pork accompanied with vegetables.

    • Jmholley

      I need to get “heart heathly”, in my late 30’s and heart diease runs in my family!

    • Meredith Criswell

      As a family, we are trying to exercise more, eat more “balanced meals” and drinking less soft drinks and more water.

    • Leighnamie

      Definitely eating better. More veggies less junk

    • Jimmynsook

      At 46 I needed to be a little bit more aware of eating habits and exercise and set a good example…

    • PaigesL

      Drinking more water, exercising at least 15-30 minutes per day. Buying less processed foods to snack on. Fruits and veggies here I come!

    • ShandaB

      I come from a family where food heavily celebrated. Baby showers, anniversaries, play dates, etc, we find reason to eat and 99% of the time it is not healthy.  My challenge is to substitute more healthy options for the fatty ones that my family is used to (i.e. olive oil versus bacon fat).  I am also focusing more on portion control as well as drinking more water

    • A_bernot

      My goal is to drink more water each day and not eat after 7:30 in the evening.  This winter, a cup of hot cocoa at night has been my downfall!:)

    • Deanbiscuit

      Have really cut back on my carbs. Have already loss 30 lbs in last 4 months

    • Amy m

      Goal is to stop eating so much clearance chocolate and start eating healthier!!

    • Fae

      I have started my year getting chek-ups… You cant be a healthier you unless you know where you are starting at. 

    • Lisa C

      I bought a brand new bike and am enjoying riding it. My company also just put in a small gym that I have started to utilize. Add this new exercise routine to a nice balanced diet, and hopefully next summer I’ll be able to wear a bathing suit again!!!

    • Lindarella

      I have been losing weight slowly for quite sometime, and eating healthy, but I haven’t been getting any excercise.  I’ve lost alot of muscle, so my goal is to excercise 4 times a week, doing something like walking or playing with my grandchildren outside!

    • beverly

      I am drinking more water, adding more spices(ie. saigon cinnamon on top of natural peanut butter on whole wheat, -great for blood pressure)  and taking my vitamins. I also bought a juicer and this is the next project on my to do list.

    • Erica

      I am trying to plan my meals in advance. My personal challenge is to rely on take-out less often. 

    • Mykalanglo

      Last year I planted my own garden and learned to can my own foods in order to put healthier food on our table.  This year I am going to learn to cook smaller quantities to reduce the temptation of left overs and reduce waste and hopefully reduce my waistline.

    • Molly

      I’m starting simple by tying to drink more water. I’ll move on to reducing sugar and breads in my diet once I get the water habit established.

    • I’ve also been trying to walk everyday to be healthier.  Trying to work up to doing 3 miles a day.  Its not easy, but I’ll get there!!

    • LThompson

      I have taken sugar out of my coffee and no more sodas.

    • Megan D

      I’ve been trying to drop my soda habit.

    • Holly

      trying to drink MORE water and watch my diet.  Also, walking for 30 minutes each day.

    • RainAngel757

      After I give birth to my second son sometime in the next week, I want to continue to drink water instead of juice, walk 30 minutes everyday with my husband and sons, and strive to make more healthy meals for my family.

    • 302799

      1)  I don’t eat after 5 PM.
      2)  No less than 7 hours of sleep.
      3)  Walk “hiking trail’ with BFF at least 3 days a week.
      3)  Working up to drinking “one gallon” of water a day.

      Now if I can cut back on the cream and sugar in my coffee.

    • Dbld2w2

      I’m starting simply by drinking water instead of diet soda and exercising three days a week.

    • Stephanie

      I am aiming for less soda!

    • carakestraw

      I need to get back to using my crockpot again. It makes life so much easier when dinner is ready, and you aren’t exhausted from just having prepared it.

    • Rlmoore10

      i have quit drinking sodas, in which I was drinking 3 to 4 a day. I am drinking 100 ozs of water a day, plus watching what I eat to improve overall

    • angie

      I really need to drink less diet soda and more water!

    • Laura

      To not eat late in the evening when I’m working on schoolwork or housework…..

    • Hpowers1129

      I allow my self one cup of Black coffee a day and then I drink nothing but water the rest of the day :) I also started taking yogurt and fruit to work for snacks

    • Carla

      I go to Curves 3x a week and getting back into WW

    • Kel

      My personal health challenge is the same as many – exercise.  I’m starting out at exercising 3 times a week.

    • Samprintup

      I have been getting up at 430 every day and having me time. This includes my workout and getting things done around the house without little people running around me. ; )

    • Carrielsergio

      Training for a 5k. :)  

    • Eliza Viaggio

      I need to change my eating habits.  Working at night is a challenge, but not impossible.  I am thinking paleo is the way to go to better my diet and lifestyle. I have been advised that life changes must be made.

    • Nikkipel

      Lost weight, know trying to maintain & keep the new healthy me!

    • cindharb

      Goal:  curb the slide away from mindful cooking and mindful eating.  Energy for new 12+ hour workday schedule cannot be maintained through convenience food.  Home cooking where the result tastes worth the effort is a must.

    • baron5150

      My husband and I are juicing!!

    • Wendi

      I am trying to make more “from scratch” meals instead of so much packaged food. That way I know exactly what my family is eating.

    • Skul

      Ride my bike to work every day.

    • Niki F.

      My hubby and I are eating better and taking a walk every evening with our boys :)

    • Exercise at least four times per week.  

    • Mickey

      I am trying  to eat heathier and drink 8 glasses of water everyday.

    • thatgurl

      I’m working on not skipping breakfast and exercing portion control when I do eat.

    • Rebell40

      Working on logging everything I so I can keep track. I am also working on portion control.

    • Eat more salads everyday!

    • Dan

      Trying to eat healthier and take more walks. 

    • Amanda

      My goal is to go to the gym more often. 

    • Ssyoung1977

      My husband and I are cutting out sugar. Boy is that hard as everything has some amount of sugar.

      • Kedmunds1

        You may already know this but Heinz makes 75% reduced sugar ketchup.  We use it all the time now.  It does not go on sale but you can occasionally find a coupon for it!

    • trkidsmom

      Heart attack and quadruple by-pass at age 44.  I am setting an example and making healthy and nutritional changes for my entire family!  Reading labels, using more fresh ingredients in the meals I make, getting exercise everyday, and spending quality family time around the table!

    • Chele17rene

      Eat pork at LEAST once a week! 

    • My husband just loves his breakfast; as in scrapple, bacon, sausage etc. But sadly it’s been delelted from his menus because of the fat content. So we found that lean pork from the loin is the best in the west for breakfast meat. Very little fat and he is satisfied. So in our house PORK rules breakfast!!

    • ashlynnsmom74

      I have switched to drinking water at work and now I walk 3 times a week at work during my lunch break.

    • Jennifer

      Get up by 6 every morning and do 30 minutes on my ancient Nordic track machine.

    • Laingj

      Last year about this time I was diagnosed as diabetic. Back in September my blood work  came back to show that I had beat it!  Over the holidays I gained a few pounds and am working to get them back off.

    • Khkennedy

      In an effort to be healthier, I am following the advice of Beyond Diet.com. If a food item has only 1 ingredient, for example; corn, apple, nuts, etc. It is good for you. The diet really tries to eliminate processed food and go all organic- which I know is better for us.

    • gailscoupon

      I have high cholestrol which is mostly from low HDL and my sugar continues to creep up.  I am going to try for 30 minutes 5 days a week to lose some of the weight I have gained so that maybe my sugar will be lower and my HDL will be higher.  My husband and I love pork chops and we love to grill them.  Pork  is our other white meat.

    • Angela Sutton

      My personal goal is to get healthy and set an example for my baby brother who at age 18 needs spine surgery but cannot have it due to his weight. Since I cook for our whole family, I know that I can set this example, and sneek in all the great foods to make our meals healthier!

    • Cbsellers

      trying to manage cholesterol with diet instead of meds,,,,lots of fish, vitamins, exercise, nuts and then more fish.  (but I really don’t like fish…I know the good out weighs the bad)  I 

    • Melissa Whatswehavin

      We’re starting to cut out artificial sweeteners.

    • Chaspowell

      I am doing weight watchers online and wish to lose 100 lbs.  I have lost 16 already!!  On the way!!

    • Z1andb2

      I have started walking in the mornings and we will not eat beef but once every few months. We also will be useing as much whole grain and whole wheat as we can for breads and other foods. It is hard to save sometimes and buy all healthy.

    • MissLEX

      Since I started couponing my husband and I don’t eat or feel as healthy. We decided to keep couponing to save money but incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables in our meals! Fresh produce and couponing… couldn’t get more budget friendly than that!

    • Sharon Farley

      I have been on a low carb diet following the diet at “Rapid Weight Loss & Esthetics Center” under Dr. Kevin M. Sattele, MD since last April and have lost 60 lbs.  My goal is to continue exercising and not to gain weight back.  Currently hit the 135lb.  My favorite food is ham (pork).  My grandmother’s receipe was to always make ham rice (rice being carb but my favorite).  Use the juice from the steamed ham and incorporate with water to cook the rice instead of just plain white rice.  Our family tradition every Christmas & Thanksgiving.  Ham just recently went on sale at $.79lb bought 10 of the them for the freezer. Thanks for a chance to win more.

    • Kelli

      Portion control is my #1 priority right now!  I am a mom, and I know that our schedules are crammed and fast food is easy.  I can still choose to eat a smaller amount and wait until I’m home to get a healthier option.  Thankfully peach and nectarines are almost in season (and a good accompaniment to pork, I might add!

    • mary

      I am trying watching my calories and trying to eat right.  sometimes i’m very hungry after eating salads, soups or other stuff.  with pork i am very full and satisfied,  hope i win this

    • Darcieturner

      Since my husband quit smoking he has gain some weight. So to help him and the whole family I have been cooking a lot on the grill and eating a lot of salads.

    • Huff

      I have been trying to fill half of the plate with veggies.

    • Denisescoupons

      I just started a new job as a health coach at a gym so I HAVE to loose the extra 10 lbs. I gained while unemployed….pork is the other ‘white’ meat in our house, as I have cut back on the amount of red meat we consume.  My goal is loose the weight properly through a healthier balance, including more fruits and veggies, while exercising three times weekly myself.

    • Mamabearslw

       I am trying to stop smoking I am down to 3 or 4 a day & I am very fearful of putting on the pounds so I am trying very hard to watch what I eat

    • Emgrider

      Since I was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I have had to learn new ways to eat. Pork has become my protein source since most sources are not raised on gluten containing feed. I rely on Publix for all of my shopping needs too!

    • Candaceandjosh628

      I am trying to consume less carbs! 

    • Mark

      I must lose at least twenty-five pounds to help control my hypertension. I am committed to reducing my calorie intake and a regular schedule of exercise.

    • My family are looking to make better dinner choices.

    • Rgbarron01

      Walk more!  I joined a walking club…I need to step it up!  Thanks for the opportunity.

    • Jen

      My goal is to lose weight

    • Jm4love

      My goal is to loss weight and be a healthier me!

    • Elyse

      My goal is to eat less sweets, and exercise more.

    • Smtrueunc

      My goal is to feed my family more whole foods

    • Hgmcgaugh

      my goal is to exercise at least 30 minutes 3 times a week

    • Msmicster

      My goal is to attack my arthritis by using the exercise bike, starting 15 minutes a day and eating healthier meals.

      • Kedmunds1

        You may want to consider a gentle yoga or restorative yoga practice also.  I am a yoga therapist with arthritis and I find the more regularly I practice the better my body works.

    • Jdeucker

      Exercise 5 days a week and limit my carbs.

    • melissacholliday

      Cut back on snacks and regularly follow Weight Watchers.

    • Linda

      My goal is to lift weights more as this keeps your metabolism going after your workout.

    • Southerngal608

      I am trying to cut what I eat in half…. portion size can make a difference

    • Nicole R

      don’t skip meals then overeat

    • Kristina H.

      I am trying to drink more water and less soda

    • Candice

      My goal is to cut back on the empty calorie snacking… stop eating the chocolate/candy/etc. in between meals.

    • Bellajade

      Join the local YMCA, they have great workout classes.  Fun too.

    • Bnethers

      I am trying to drink more water/less soda, eat more fresh veggies /fruits, and keep the sweets to a minimum.

    • Kedmunds1

      My goal is to continue the eating plan that I am on until I reach my goal weight and then follow through with the stabilization phase.  I also plan to add at least three 30 minute cardio sessions each week to the 5 yoga sessions I am already doing.

    • Kim

      My goal is to encorporate fresh vegetables every time I cool dinner for my husband and myself. Lately I have been stir frying an assortment of vegetables as a side item for our meal. We both feel much healthier!

    • Dtaylor34

      i want  to eat more vegetables with  lean proteins and start my walking routine again.Work and wheather have contributed to my putting exercising on the  on the back burner, but i need to loose the weight that came after my surgery that does not seem to want to leave

    • Parry_family

      My goal is to feed my family as healthy as possible! After being diagnosed with food allergies, it has become a challenge to find foods that fit into my needs. I have been gluten free for a year now and feel much better than in years! One of my favorite new recipes with pork is cranberry pork made with homemade cranberry sauce!

    • Scharpers

      Growing and eating more from our garden this year.  Building a chicken coop also.

    • Chrissy

      I want our family to eat more vegetarian meals. I would like to get more exercise.

    • Jlf_10

      My goal is to eat less sugars and carbs an eat more lean meats to keep me
      And my baby healthy =)

    • Anne

      I am increasing my water intake, exercising every day, and steering myself toward more organic food choices.

    • Georgeann

      I want to eat more fresh vegetables and fruits and less processed items!!

    • Ni May

      We are determined to exercise more and make eating healthy more exciting again. When my spouse was first diagnosed with diabetes it was fun finding new ways to prepare food we always love and find new things to love. 

    • Akhwbj1

      I need to start exercising again, and start eating healthier.

    • Alisa

      I pledge to include more vegetables and choose lean meats for my family. 

    • Denise

      I’m trying to cut out added sugar.

    • Dmkearse

      I need to add exercise to my week. dianek.

    • Ram_z99

      I would love all of the pork prize pack give-away items but am really hoping to win it for the meat thermometer.  I had some relatives “help” me with the Thanksgiving meal and end up ruining my old thermometer!

    • Faye

      We have been trying to eat less processed foods and more fresh vegetables and fruit.

    • Gmhobbs107

      I’m trying to eat at least 3 servings of fruits and veggies a day.  After I get that down, I will try for 5! :)

    • Sparklecat2009

      I am trying to cut back on my sugar intake. It sure is hard!!

    • julieinGA

      I’d love to have a new thermometer and pedometer.  I’ve begun walking again and my goal is to get back up to 20  miles a week.  Lean pork has always been a valuable source of protein for our healthy dinners.

    • Liz Hayes

      My personal healthy challenge is to eat out less.  It is way too convenient to just hit up a fast food place while running errands but I think that I can do better by planning better and taking lunches with me when I leave the house.

    • Ann Delong

      My personal health challenge is to detox for a min. of 5 weeks cutting out sugar, wheat, gluten and other things. I will be eating protein every meal and every 2-3 hour increasing exercise & water intake to 8 glasses per day. This is to help find out what’s causing the Fibromyalgia.

    • My personal Health challenge is to drink more fluids (particularly water). More often than not, feeling hungry is really when I’m dehydrated and need to drink more fluids. my goal is to consume 96 ounces of fluids daily.

    • Courtneyslp1

      My goal is to lose 10% of my body weight by reducing intake and increasing activity.

    • Beverly

      My personal goal is to exercise 4-5 days a week.

    • Karolyn

      Get to the gym 3 time per week for 45 min. of cardio and 25min. weight lifting.

    • Lee

      I am trying to eat more fruits & vegetables and get more exercise.

    • Amykw70

      I will be 42 on Tuesday, Feb 21 and I have recently made the firm commitment with the power of the Lord in me to shed the “baby” pounds that I have kept since my youngest was born 9 years ago.  I have lost 5 1/2 pounds so far and I have made the choice to do this by feeding myself and my family with healthier, natural foods instead of the more convenient processed foods!

    • Heather

      I am trying to reduce how much soda I drink to be healthier.

    • yolandav

      My challenge is to walk at least 2 miles three days per week.

    • Bogie992002

      I am not using the word diet.  I am changing my life style.  Eating better and exercise more.  I have lost 17 lb since I started 6 weeks ago.

    • Sallycoupons

      Eating better everyday instead if dieting

    • Monscoop

      I am changing my eating…more fruits and veggies…setting a better example for my son.

    • Tarac98

      I want to try to get more excercise…we already made the switch to healthier eating.

    • Stephstrawder

      I am trying to limit my soda intake.  I drink way too many.

    • elenadams

      Being paralysed, losing weight w/o exercise is hard. I changed the way I eat by eating more! Fiber & protein is the key. Fresh spinach salads,lots of fruits, yogurts, and a reg dinner of pork or chicken. If its in a box, say no! I’ve lost 20lbs:)


    • Shannanwade

      My family and I have cut out all processed foods and sugar.  We feel better and look better.  Hurray for healthy eating!

    • Couponeagle11

      I have made a house challenge to eat no more than one bag of chips shared for 4 peoplle (succeded), no more cookies I havent bought ne in 6 weeks none in house either, my last goal to conquer cut down on sugar and soda..good luck to us all

    • Raquel

      No drink coke!!!!

    • Rachel

      I would like to cook healthier meals for my family.

    • Katiemoore02

      to drink way more water and cut out a lot of the sugar!

    • Jeanettegonzales07

      My family and I are exercising more.  Thirty minutes six times a week is what we changed.  I love pork quesadilla’s.  I also make a pork goulash, which is what I call it.  I use pork, fresh tomatoes, green beans, chili powder, onions and garlic.  I let it simmer and serve with tortillas.  My kids love it.

    • Mcchmln

      I ended up with high blood pressure after my 3rd child. My goal is to eat low sodium foods, exercise more and lose weight until my blood pressure is back to normal and I can quit taking the BP meds.

    • AP

      My husband and I have established our workout schedule the past couple months, so now we’re ready to take on healthier food choices. We both love pork, so we are ready to see what tasty healthier options are available!

    • kkos

      My goal is to eat high fiber, low fat foods to lower my cholesterol.

    • irini

      I exercise  4 times a day.. (speed walking ) have more energy for the whole day.

    • Lacey530

      my goal is exercise more with my child.

    • Amanda

      My challenge is to eat extra healthfully while I am pregnant and also afterwards.

    • Jecamandi

      My goal is to begin an exercise regime.

    • Dlbandjeb

      walk my son to school instead of driving.

    • Mary Smith

      My challenge is to get more greens in my diet! I’ve been making green smoothies with kale, since I’m not a huge salad lover. 

    • Rwkingv

      My goal is to work out at least 3 days per week. We eat healthy, but need to be physically fit as well.

    • Laduga

      my goal is to start working out on a regular basis

    • Valenciafl

      For years I have used those electric scooters at teh front of any store that had them and often avoided stores tht didnt.  As I am losting weight (close to 50lbs now) I am branching out and also even not using them for short tips to stores that have them.  My goal is to be rid of my need fr them by year’s end.

    • my goal is to fit yoga into my routine at least three times a week

    • Kcroxburycoupon

      My goal is to keep working out and eating healthier. We are always trying to introduce new healthy menus each week. We will definitely be trying out some of the recipes you posted above! 

    • Mebrantl

      My personal challenge is portion size and eating foods that are filling. I have a very bad habit of eating foods that have “empty” calories!

    • Squirrellyec

      More water, less caffeine.  As a mom on the go I seem to survive on caffeine and all the calories that come with it.  Water would definitely make me feel better and look better too.

    • Conniem Hardin

      My goal is to walk more 3-5 times a week ..drink more water…no diet pops…and to eat better…no sugar..

    • TnSara

      cut back on caffine and exercise at least 40 minutes 3 days a week!  I definitely need that “me” time!!!!

    • Virginia Bridgewater

      Be sure to start the day off with a good breakfast. Something like an egg white omelete–egg whites, left-over cubed pork, lowfat cheese, tomato, spinich, salt & pepper. Add an English muffin. This has the protein & carbs to boost your metabolism & start your day off right.

    • Stac

      Cut out the Dr Peppers and drink more water!!!

    • Ashley

      I am going to boot camps 3 days a week

    • guest

      My dear hubby and I are trying to walk each day before we cook dinner.

    • momoffive

      I love my chocolate and really anything sweet. My goal is to cut out most sweets and eat more produce. I also want to start walking. I really need to start exercising on a regular basis.

    • kt

      Just signed up for a 15K, so my husband and I work out everyday to get ready for it.  Hope to lose my winter weight as a result.

    • Charhsana11

      Pork is new to my family. We have recently started to eat it more. My children actually like it and it doesn’t have to be fried. Our goal, as a family, is to eat more healthfully while having more variety. Pork can help us do that.

    • Changt1978

      cut out more sugary drinks

    • Beth

      I am going to try and walk everyday!

    • Terry

      i am going to try to walk 30 minutes five times a week like the doctor ordered!

    • karenrhyne

      I’m going to walk everyday for at least 30 minutes. I must do this.

    • LaineLaineDaniel1

      I want to take the time to ENJOY my family AND to get more active by walking 30 minutes or more at least 4 times per week.

    • Firechick10_5_2005

      I am giving up sugar in all forms. And I have joined a gym, I am definitely making my 30’s a better decade for me.

    • Ajawee83

      Exercise 3 times a week

    • We are cutting back on red meat to only 1 time every 2 weeks and focusing on more poultry, fish and pork!

    • Suzanne

      I am trying to eat under 1900 calories a day and exercise 30 min 6x per week adding a little something extra each week.

    • Lynda F

      I am limiting my calories to 1300 a day and i am aiming for 30 minutes of moderate exercise.

    • Crwcfw

      I want to walk more often and drink more water.

    • Amy

      I’ve been drinking more water and limiting desserts and sweets to once weekly.

    • Donna

      I’m trying to cut down on sweets. I’ve got a bas sweet tooth.

    • amberkaribe

       Everything counts for my family and my healthy habits. More fresh fruits and vegetables. Leaner cuts of meat. More exercise on a consistent manner.

    • cammy

      I have decided to buy more fruits and offer them to the kids(we have4) for a snack and of course you do have to cut them p so they can eat it but trying different shapes sometimes helps and makes it a little more fun to eat for them!

    • Cecrc88

      Followed Pork Campaign: I made Cuban style Pork Shoulder in crockpot-this was a hit with boys! I also made pulled pork with barbecue sauce in crock pot.  Loved it.  We love pork in this house!

    • Jennifer

      eat more fresh produce and not buy the junk.

    • Katie

      I’m a college student trying to improve my overall health.  This encompasses eating healthy which can sometimes be difficult on a college student’s budget.

    • Megan_A

      We’re trying to eat less red meat and swap in more poultry, pork, and vegetarian proteins.

    • Wilsondj7

      Pork loin cooks beautifully in a crockpot or the roaster without all the fat marbled through beef.  And since you can only eat so much chicken it is a great “white meat” substitute in my stir fry and other oriental dishes.

    • heather

      take vitamins and eat more vegetables!

    • amber

      we are trying to work less and enjoy life more… sitting down to eat together and eating healthier home-cooked meals!

    • Doliver184

      Less fast food!

    • Kevinstacy

      When I turn the kitchen lights off each night….no more eating!!

    • Taz1967

      I have switched from sugar to stevia.

    • Karen

      Start walking!

    • t r

      Baking, not frying

    • Jenks27

      My personal healthy challenge is to lose 100 pounds.

    • Alyson

      To drink more water

    • Amber

      To cook and eat healthier food for me and my family.

    • Sandy M

      I am drinking more water, eating mostly lean meats, veggies and fruits….am laying off of the carbs as much as I can (no easy task, I love taters and pasta!). I am buying the fruits when they go on sale and sticking to that fruit until the next fruit goes on sale. :)

      • Sandy M

        I made buffalo chicken tenders for Superbowl Sunday instead of having wings……..I used chicken breasts, cut into strips, doused them in hot sauce, breaded them with Panko bread crumbs and baked them….they were delicious!

    • Harleyq1969

      Eating less beef(More Venison), pork and chicken, lowering cholesterol and losing 80ish lbs.

    • Mpitre

      I get bored with chicken.  I would love to find more ways include pork in my healthy life style. 

    • Dyork007

      I had a baby on February 1st.  I am trying to find ways for my family to live healthier.  Drinking more water, taking daily walks together, trying different foods and recipes.  I love my family too much to keep living such an unhealthy lifestyle.

    • Pollard1184

      We are eating more veggies. Filling more of our plate with veggies leaving less room for the carb side.

    • Jessica

      Daily Vitamins and Tons of Water…..I am hoping this helps!

    • Emertice

      My goal is to fix meals at home more often. 

    • April

      I am trying to LivFit this year by eating more lean/white meat

    • Onenonly29172

      Adding herbal spices to foods that will keep the body healthy as well as fit is a goal.  Fresh is better and to grow some will be another challenge.

    • Hubbardca

      I’m trying to bring less junk into the house and buy more fruit.

    • Auriella

      I’d like to seriously cut down my soda intake.  Help me, I just can’t say no to that bubbly sugar sweetness!

    • Alice

      eat more veggies and less junk

    • Sugarmae_f2000

      ok I am cutting out soda all together, if I want one I drink a fruit20 water. no calories and no sugar in it. And I am not eating any candy except for 1 funsize piece a day if I really crave the chocolate. I eat more fruit and I try to eat as many of my veggies raw as possible. so far so good!!!

    • Angela

      I am trying to drink my 8 glasses of water per day!

    • Dawn

      Less processed foods and more water for me

    • Jill

      Eat more whole foods, I.e. I add every ingredient.



    • Tennessee

      My goal is to loose 1-2 pounds per ,month

    • Akumphrey

      I want to lose 20 lbs and start using other seasoning such as Mrs. Dash instead of salt.

    • Carmen S.

      I want to lose 8 lbs (last of the baby weight) and trying to cut down on the soda…

    • Rustin-k

      I have been working on losing weight for over two years now. To date I have lost 65 lbs. Hoping to lose the rest before the year is out! I feel so much better. Exercising and drinking water have been the biggest key for me! I am trying to eat healthier not only for myself but also for my family!

    • Katdthompson

      I have cut down on the diet sodas and I definitely want to start walking with my girls in the afternoon again. This is a great time for us to share what has happened in our day and be healthier too. I enjoy reading anything about living a healthier lifestyle.

    • georgia

      Trying to serve my family only whole grain bread, pasta and rice, higher fiber foods, lower salt and less refined sugar, and lower fat!

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    • Sabst21

      I started carrying a resuable water bottle everywhere with me to get in my 8 glasses a day

    • sue

      Increase our fruit, vegs, fiber and soy intake.

    • Guest

      Cut backing snacks and get back to regular exercise!

    • deb

      We strive to not eat after 9pm, drink more water, and only water at meals, and eat at least 3 servings of fruit/vegetables a day!

    • JEN C

      I’m trying to stick to only 1 can of pop per day.

    • Cmthom

      Would Like to lose a few pounds by eating healthier and baking more white/ lean meat like pork and chicken and by drinking more water.

    • Deborah

      We’ve been trying to eat “real” food (as opposed to processed)

    • Bblynbolton

      Trying to eat more lean cuts of meat and veggies.  Also, trying to exercise 30 minutes a day.  Thanks for all the new lean pork recipes.

    • Mindtrouble

      My goal is to drop 35 lbs off that have hopped on me over the years. I’m currently using My Fitness Pal to know what I’m eating and a Fitbit to detail some of exercise. 15lbs gone with 20 to go since January 8th.

    • val

      Get back on my Weight watchers online and drink MORE WATER! :0)

    • Mrcslaton

      It’s a daily challenge to try to exercise and eat right at home.  It’s so easy to run through the drive through or order delivery.  I try to make sure that we have something for my family to eat at home because it is healthier and cheaper.  Exercise is important so that I can keep up with my little girl.

    • I am cutting out soda and sweet tea- That’s a tough one in the south!

    • Missy Craven

      My goal is to be a healthy person! It isn’t the number I see on the scales, it’s how I feel!  I have to take care of my body…eat foods that fuel my body (and pork is a major part of it) exercise, good sleep and a little time for me!

    • Peatra

      My goal is to lose weight so that my husband and I can get pregnant. I have joined Weight Watchers and we are making lifestyle changes at home. Hopefully this will do the trick!

    • Elizabeth

      I would like to lose 20 pounds.  I am hoping to achieve this by drinking more water, cutting out sweets and no late night snacking.

    • Rhonda

      I am changing my food and exercise habits to lose 15 lbs and change the way my family prepares our food. One step to closer to healthier hearts! Go Pork… the new meat in our fridge!!

    • Candy

      I hope to juice more.

    • angie

      I would love to try several of the pork recipes that u posted. My goal is feeding my family healthier meals. I would love to instill healthier eating habits to my children while they are young! thank you!!

    • Alison Akard

      Walk around the block every day with my dogs (small start since I haven’t been getting any exercise for a while).

    • Debscoupons

      More Lean Pork on the menus in my house (lots less ground beef). Since my husband started his walking and exercise program I am stating my own exercise program if I don’t do some heavy housework everyday then I have time to walk and this keeps my house cleaner and my heart healthier.

    • Thegoldens8500

      My healthy challenge is to lose 5lbs per month this year!

    • Peggy

      My goal is to eat more fruit, veggies and lean meat so I can lose weight and be more fit. I also want to teach my children the importants of having health eating habits. The pork definitley fits into our plan!

    • Nonnie Mouse

      Drink at least 8 cups of pure water daily.

    • Wendy

      We eat pork at least 2-3 times a week. It’s much healthier than beef. My poor kids want to know why we eat the same thing over & over! Lol



    • Michelle B.

      Try to incorporate more whole grains into my diet, and eliminate processed foods

    • LaKeisha

      My family are limiting our sodium intake.

    • Jessica Edwards

      Today begins my “Run for God” Program where I will meet three times a week with other believers and by May 19, will be able to run a 5k!

    • BeckyB

      My husband has high blood pressure so we are lowing our salt intake.

    • Heather

      I am trying to make a healthy change by cooking more meals at home and also using weight watchers!

    • buddybabs

      When I fry I only use olive oil