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The Lion Thinker
Me, August 2010. About 35 pounds lost.
2/3/11-Made it to One-derland.
Before Pic (I'm the blob sitting down_
After Pic (April 2011)
August 2011. A year later, and almost 90 pounds lost.
First dresss I've bought in 20 years!
August 2012, with new puppy
3 Years...168 pounds
week 25 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 90 minutes per week" earned 12/20/2014
day 300 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 1/4/2015
week 30 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 90 minutes per week" earned 1/24/2015
Today's lunch...tilapia on sautÃ©ed cabbage
Dinner: sweet potato topped with turkey chili and asparagus
Lunch today: Quinoa Fried Rice...only time I've eaten quinoa and liked it!
Dinner,,, baked chicken, French green beans, and kale salad
Breakfast is one of these babies. Sunflower seed butter, blueberries, banana, and oats
Would have loved to go further but it was just too hot.
Dinner...baked chicken and lots of green. No more carbs on my dinner plate
Took my little bug to the pool after dinner for a swim
Nice power-walk through the park this morning.
More like brunch today... Roasted veggies with scrambled eggs and berries
Made a chicken pizza with fresh salsa verde on a cauliflower pizza crust
Lunch today...homemade tomato soup and half a chicken sammie
Made zoodles, but they shrunk down to nothing, so I added a little pasta into it.
This is me.
Made some zucchini corn fritters and grilled chicken for dinner. Too bad I have to wait until after my run to eat it!
This is so stupid, but so funny.
My late morning pick-me-up... An oatmeal cookie smoothie,
Came across a whole family of masked critters. This one wanted to be friends. I didn't.
I need this mug.
Dinner today...balsamic pork tenderloin with green beans and salad
Mixed greens, roasted red peppers and chicken...yummy
Homemade chicken lo mein for dinner tonight.
Smoked sausage and cabbage.
"Feels Like" temperature was 88 before I left the house. So glad I didn't let that stop me
Weather was just awesome this morning...I didn't want to go home!
Greek yogurt with fresh strawberries and almonds is my post workout breakfast
Baked eggplant parm topped with creamed spinach... Getting in my veggies
Fresh greens topped with black bean and corn salsa, tilapia, and a Greek yogurt chipotle dressing
This was today's breakfast...a homemade banana breakfast bar and melon
Turkey meatloaf and loaded cauliflower casserole
Stuffed chicken parm and steamed broccoli
Some homemade lentil soup for lunch today
Cold cereal with low fat milk. Not at all fascinating but healthy
Turkey stuffed pepper and a yummy salad
Guys, if you're a carb lover like I am, you HAVE to try these pancakes. No gluten and the entire recipe is 315 calories, and 42 grams of protein!
The Mother's Day dinner I made for myself...pumpkin sage lasagna cups
My exercise room selfie. You could never tell by my face that I'm down 5 pounds in 2 weeks!
Well, that stuff was amazeballs..
Found on Pinterest today
Broccoslaw and tilapia for lunch
Roasted chicken and veggies for dinner
The sauce isn't very healthy but at least the chicken is skinless and baked
Made my protein pancakes with blueberries today
Lunch... Lots of antioxidants today
My turkey taco salad...yum!
Pork tenderloin medallions and a kale and bread salad for dinner
Made these Chocolate Chip Expresso Banana Bread Muffins courtesy of PaleOMG
The fruit salad I made my daughter for an after school snack. It's love to share your raspberries
Yummy...I made turkey teriyaki burgers with fresh, grilled pineapple for dinner
Thought I'd post some Pinterest posts for a good laugh
Chicken breast with pineapple salsa and broccoli... But first, My run!
Awesome sunset on the way home from my run
Jerk shrimp and grilled onions on a sweet potato mash
The veggies I bought today to throw on the grill
So sad... I don't think this guy is going to make it.
Been wanting a nose stud forever. Today I finally did it!
My daughter's excuse was, "no one told me to shut the jets off"
Lost him when I moved, July 30th. Found Sunday, September 20th. Skinnier, but still so lovable!
Lunch today, salmon on a bed of greens
My project of the day, caramel made with dates
Breakfast cheesecake...yes, cheesecake can be healthy! Made with cottage cheese and Greek yogurt... Full of protein, low in fat!
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Trying to make a comeback. First run in 10 weeks.
Homemade apple butter in the works
Oatmeal cookie smoothie...made with oats, banana, walnuts, almond milk, and sweetened with dates
My protein pancakes with homemade apple butter for breakfast
Not much faster, but I feel better... Only week 2
Less than glamorous after running... At least there was a cool breeze tonight
Cheesy spaghetti squash... Yum!
Beautiful sunrise this morning
Pork stir fry for dinner
Dark chocolate paleo almond joy. bars for dessert
Dinner when I come back from running... Pumpkin pasta with spinach and sausage
I shaved 4 minutes off of my time from 2 weeks ago... Not great but it's progress
Breakfast today before I go grocery shopping... I hate going on an empty stomach
So happy...it's my fastest time in months. I hope Tuesday night's RunClub goes as well.
My protein cheesecake for breakfast
First, a halfway decent workout. and then a yummy breakfast
Made a container of these delicious pumpkin spice latte energy bites. They're G/F, Paleo, and Vegan. Check out www.thebigmansworld.com for great healthy treats.
I feel like I need to push myself harder.
Dinner tonight... Lemon pasta with shrimp and asparagus
Classic Cuban dish, vaca frita, with a salad, for dinner tonight.
Made sandwiches for dinner. Turkey, apples, and cheddar. I will eat a better dinner tomorrow.
Healthier dinner tonight... Tortellini soup packed with fresh veggies
Did 2 extra laps today...wish it would cool down already. It would make running more enjoyable.
It's supposed to be cookie dough yogurt. Greek yogurt, nut butter, vanilla, agave. Not bad, but I'll have to use my imagination for it to taste like cookie dough
Homemade baked taquitos, made with ground turkey and black beans. So much better tasting than the boxed ones, and healthier too.
Behind my house this evening
Roast jerk pork with coconut rice and beans for dinner.
Spaghetti squash from Trader Joes... These babies weigh 4 lbs each! And they were only $2.50 a piece
Buffalo chicken spaghetti squash. I'm hoping it cures my craving for wings.
Saw a few of these little guys while grocery shopping today
Pumpkin coffee cake... I know, I know, but it was soooo good. I won't cheat at run club tonight
Longest run in months. Felt good
Feels like temperature is 88 today. Completely knocked me out.
Strawberry cheesecake smoothie...frozen berries, cottage cheese, low fat milk and vanilla extract. Nice on a hot day
Made some skinny bang bang shrimp with sautÃ©ed cabbage for dinner tonight. Find the recipe on Skinnytaste.com!
Hubby bought me flowers today, "just because".
Kids didn't have school today so we took them north to South Beach
Happy Early Halloween
Found this abandoned playground this morning on my way to the track...gave me the creeps. Happy Halloween
Not my best, but much better than Thursday's time
My daughter got a tattoo today, symbolizing "Jesus Moves Mountains". I think it's beautiful
Daily exercise. Current feels like temperature is 93 degrees. Hello November.
Treated myself to one of these today after my workout...600 mg of potassium
Portion controlled lasagna roll-ups. I made them with ground turkey, and part-skim cheese
Tuesday night run
Tonight's post-run dinner...grilled tilapia, coleslaw and a biscuit
We are a work in progress, people.
So excited...found a new running path for Saturday. Hubby can fish while I get my cardio in.
Turkey stuffed peppers for dinner
Admission to the Perez Art Museum Miami is free today. I was amazed by the hanging gardens.
I made a Paleo cake batter mug cake (ok, maybe the sprinkles aren't paleo, but don't judge).
Local market had tomatillos for just .99 per pound...just can't resist a good salsa salsa verde!
Where I ran this morning.
I thought it was awesome that my gps had me running on water
Mm mm, pasta with a slow cooked beef ragu. It was worth the wait
Made the kiddos (and myself) some cashew date granola bars
I heart lentils
Tuesday night Run Club
Working on pacing myself. Overall time is the same, but my second mile is my fastest in almost a year
"I have told you these things so that you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! For I have overcome the world." -John 16:33
Made some low fat whole wheat apple muffins for breakfast
I'm finally making a comeback! I ran a mile in 12 1/2 minutes... Next goal: A 12 minute mile
Love this stuff...banana pumpkin baked oatmeal
Piperine, what gives pepper its potency, stops the development of new fat cells from forming. I love black pepper on my popcorn
Dinner...grilled chicken and pineapple, rice, and green beans
I knew I had no time today so I woke up extra early to get in a run. I would have met my goal of it hadn't started pouring
Big pot of broccoli cheese soup for dinner tonight
I was craving turkey chili today. It really hit the spot.
The weirdest thing I've ever eaten at 10:30 in the morning
These are Pumpkin Sage Lasagna Cups, made in muffin tins. Pure deliciousness!
Honestly, there's really no way to photograph oatmeal to make it look appetizing
I have not ran in a week. That hindered my progress a bit. But I'm still in a better place than a few weeks ago.
And the cooking begins... First, homemade cranberry sauce. I added orange zest and fresh grated ginger.
Fresh out of my oven, the biggest calorie bomb on Thanksgiving Day, and the one true love I wait 364 days for!
Thank you cattiecannslugg! This stuff is amaze balls!! And yes, I ate the corner of it...shhhhh
Who needs processed canned soup? Just green beans and shrooms... Simplicity.
A lighter dinner after yesterday's feast. Tilapia with oven roasted potatoes, peppers and onions
Hubby bought a crate of 50 ears of fresh corn from a farmer this morning. Now I'm blanching it to freeze... This stuff tastes like summer!
Made these carrot cake energy bites today before I run. Recipe courtesy of Running with Spoons
Clearly, the energy bites didn't help as much as I would have liked.
My colorful dinner plate. An organic chicken sausage, asparagus, salad, roasted peppers, onions, and red potatoes
Simple dinner of sliced London broil with mushrooms, mashed potatoes, and half an ear of corn
No, I do not have a lake behind my house. But the more than 4 inches of rain is making one.
Today's dinner... Chicken Caesar salad
8 inches of rain in 2 days. I now have a waterfront property. The "lake" has doubled in size.
Dinner is a bit monochromatic, but still delicious. Roast loin of pork, sauerkraut, and organic baby potatoes. Oh, and I did have a green salad too
My version of Kung Pao chicken. No rice.
Sliced round steak and fresh corn for lunch.
Breakfast on the go.
Well, that was yummy ðŸ˜Š
One Florida avocado made one HUGE bowl of guacamole!
4 down, 3 to go!
My Christmas present to myself... Can't wait to try them in a smoothie!
My Christmas present to myself... Can't wait to try them in a smoothie!
My Christmas present to my hubby.
Chicken breast with yellow rice and peas, and the best sautÃ©ed kale ever!
Notice the "feels like" temperature... too hot, even for Miami standards. Have a Happy Holiday, everyone!
Turned those power foods into these chocolate bars for my friend
Organic hemp hearts, chia seeds, and cocao nibs
My son was stricken with a stomach virus yesterday, so Christmas dinner is a day late here. God, bless you for the gift of your son, and this prime rib of beef.
Hubby bought me some beautiful fresh raspberries, so I turned them into lemon raspberry muffins
Turkey meatballs and rice.
First breakfast of 2016. Star fruit, almonds and 1/4th of a Belgian waffle
I got 2 lbs of walnuts today for under $10. Now time to use up some browning bananas.
Late lunch... Turkey breast with lettuce on marbled rye
Steak with Parmesan Brussel sprouts
Breakfast today, a whole wheat banana nut muffin and an orange
My snack...freshly made guacamole and Rice Works crackers
Grilled eggplant rollatini, salad, and ciabatta bread
Today's snack. At church, I grabbed what I thought was a raisin bagel. Turned out to be chocolate chip. The intent was there ðŸ˜•
My star fruit and banana muffin breakfast
Got a gym membership today. Time to get my groove back.
Lunch... Open faced turkey sandwich and salad
Yes, this is a bad, bad dinner, which is why I halved everything. Recently, if I ate a bad meal, I just wouldn't post it. But from now on, I'm owning everything.
Tonight's dessert, a cup of tea and 3 dark chocolate covered dried cherries
Breakfast cheesecake smothered in a mixed berry compote I made last night
My second workout today. The treadmill, elliptical, weights and running. I'm going to feel it tomorrow
Fish tacos with cilantro coleslaw and lime crema
30 minutes on the elliptical today, followed by some calf extensions and leg presses.
Apple breakfast quinoa, I added some walnuts for healthy fats. Not bad, needs something...maybe I'll add some agave next time.
A coconut chai smoothie... Now that was delicious!
I made this great crockpot soup... Creamy chicken and wild rice. Did you know wild rice is actually a grass, not really rice. http://pinchofyum.com/crockpot-chicken-wil
Quick breakfast this morning
Cabbage and shrimp stir-fry for lunch.
Dinner... Crockpot creole turkey sausage, chicken and shrimp
Breakfast today with a little crunch
My puppy had a hard day...got her head stuck in a vase..had to break it to get her head out. Now she's sleepy
Breakfast today is a mixed berry and coconut milk smoothie
25 minutes on the elliptical...my legs feel like rubber bands
I forgot to post lunch. It was turkey and Swiss on white bread. Dinner is the most awesome shrimp Caesar salad
This is crazy...a hot chocolate smoothie. So filling, and tastes so delicious. Recipe courtesy of Runningwithspoons.com
Oh mercy...slow braised beef ragu with spaghetti. My one night I will violate my "no carbs for dinner" rule
Every day is a new day.
Dannon Light & Fit Greek yogurt in strawberry cheesecake flavor with sliced berries
My lunch today was roasted sweet potatoes, onions, apples, and smoked turkey sausage
Copycat recipe of the Olive Garden's Zuppa Tuscana but better because it didn't cost me $8.99
I've never been an egg person. Saw this on Pinterest. Kale with bacon for breakfast. Yum!
My treadmill workout today.
Today's dinner is a crockpot honey garlic chicken. I served it on top of quinoa (I hate quinoa) and some steamed broccoli
Grits and turkey sausage for breakfast.
Lunch... Chicken with snap peas and peppers
Turkey chili topped sweet potato wedges. I'm so proud I haven't eaten cheese all week.
Tonight I made a turkey stuffed eggplant for dinner. Can't wait to dig in because it smells fantastic!
Quick blend and run vanilla coconut matcha smoothie
Got this in the mail from Amazon today. Thought I'd try it on popcorn, eggs and veggies
Rice-stuffed flank steak and steamed veggies
Quinoa, grilled chicken breast, roasted peppers, onions, and corn with a spicy queso sauce
Can't make it to the gym for the next 3 days, so eating has to be spot on. Decided to save the protein bar for a snack later.
This is really cold for us, but my New York blood absolutely loves it!
Basically, my lunch is leftovers from last night, sans grilled chicken. Quinoa with queso, and grilled veggies with corn
Dinner is a turkey burger salad with salt and pepper croutons
I passed on this tonight. All of it. Please give me a round of applause!
Made this spinach and feta pie for lunch today.
Finally finished my first adult coloring book page. I never have the time, but I'm looking forward to beginning another.
TGIF...homemade tomato soup and Italian panini's
My puppy is looking like she needs the aid of Pep, and Spark People!
Hot leftover tomato soup for lunch
Carnitas for dinner
Miami doggies need to sleep inside when the temperature dips below 50.
I don't have the heart to tell her she's not a lap-dog
Simple salad with grilled chicken for dinner
"Cloud Bread"...saw it on Pinterest. Don't be fooled peeps. Doesn't taste like bread, tastes like cooked egg whites.
Today on the treadmill. Did walk/run intervals. Exactly a year ago, I ran a half marathon, and now I've sunk to this. #longroadahead
I made a monte cristo on cloud bread. It's actually mighty tasty!
Turkey meatloaf with a loaded cauliflower mash, green salad on the side.
Breakfast...a single serve blueberry muffin in a mug
Homemade chicken and brown rice soup. Hits the spot on a rainy day.
Made Asian chicken lettuce wraps for dinner. I ate 4.
Visiting a dear friend at the hospital, so this is what I grabbed for lunch. Apple, almond butter, and coconut water coffee.
Eating my fajitas deconstructed into a salad.
Reduced-fat blueberry coffee cake
Treadmill, for a total of 410 calories burned
Greek yogurt pumpkin pancakes...8 pancakes for 300 calories and almost 20 grams of protein
Cheesy taco skillet, served on top of organic brown rice
Hubby surprised me and took to get my hair done today
My healthy version of a Shamrock Shake...frozen banana, Greek yogurt, kale, peppermint extract, stevia, milk, and some dark chocolate chips
My daughter today at her Junior Ring Ceremony
Brown fried rice with lean ham, eggs and broccoli
My birthday dinner...chicken cutlets and caprese quinoa
I found a healthy chocolate muffin recipe. Trader Joe's oat bran, whole wheat flour and organic coconut palm sugar are just a few of the ingredients
Say whaaaat? Toasted coconut almond milk? Hello!
Wasn't needed at work, so I squeezed in a workout
Dinner...spaghetti squash with kale, bacon and onions. It was supposed to have goat cheese, but I was out
Beef and barley soup was cooking in the crockpot all day...yum!
Grilled pork chop, baked potato, and green beans for dinner
Went to Olive Garden last night. Let's not talk about it. Need to reset this morning.
Breadsticks=fuel...LOL. Actually got back on after strength training and ran another .5 mile
Face still red from my workout 2 hours ago. And I'm having a good hair day. TGIF, everyone! Enjoy the long weekend
Chopped apple with Greek yogurt, cinnamon and almonds
Sliced steak with salsa and red beans and rice
My cat loves shower curtains.
Seriously...what kind of dog sleeps like this? And she's snoring too.
It's a Big Mac salad...yum!
Shredded balsamic beef, roasted cauliflower and mashed potatoes
I made some lentil soup with lite smoked sausage, and homemade whole wheat bread
This morning I made a batch of quinoa coconut cranberry cookies.
Chicken super grains skillet, with brown rice, red quinoa, and farro, plus peas and bacon
My little girl wanted a funfetti cake for her birthday, so I made one this morning after she left for school
A little better than last time. I need to get to the gym more often in order to make progress
Late breakfast...mixed berries and Greek yogurt
Taking puppy selfies
First time on a stairclimber in 4 years...not bad
Only 1 mile on the treadmill. Needed to save some energy for strength training!
Breakfast..1 sausage with a whole egg, and 1 egg white
Chili spiced mahi-mahi on a bed of cilantro lime coleslaw
Snack time...I'm so hungry today
Baked skinless chicken thigh lots of broccoli, a little stuffing
The goal is make each day a little better than the day before
Oven roasted chicken wings...they're small, and an apple for lunch
Dinner...I ðŸ’œ shrimp
Egg omelette with feta, toasted blueberry bread, and berries
Part 1...my one mile interval
Fried egg on English muffin
Steak chili and corn bread for lunch today
Exactly the pick-me-up snack I need!
Asian chicken salad from Applebee's for dinner
Beat the last stair climb of 104 flights
Egg with bacon bits on one of those multi-grain flatbread things
Shrimp stir fry with broccoli, Bol choy, mushrooms, and brown rice, and some crispy baked wontons
Got jealous looking at people's low carb waffles and pancakes, so I made one too... Yummy
Sunday snoozes with the World's Most Awesome Puppy
This is my sweat all over the stairclimber machine. Personal best...99 flights in 30 minutes. And yes, I did wipe it down.
Had a strawberry cheesecake protein smoothie after a great workout at the gym
That had to be the best homemade mac and cheese I've ever made. It was really hard to just eat 1/2 cup.
Proud of myself today...ran 3 miles in 39.25! This is the last mile...killed it! ðŸ˜‹
My vanilla bean protein cheesecake for breakfast
One of the perks living in Miami... Getting strawberries like this...weighed them...10 pounds for $15!
Garlic breadcrumb crusted tilapia and tomato quinoa for lunch
Using real milk for the extra protein.
My husband abandoned me at the gym today...literally. So I did ST and 1:15 of cardio. This was the treadmill
This was the stairclimber. Not my personal best. Could have beat it, if I had eaten a little something before
Pesto quinoa and peas with turkey meatballs and asparagus
I basically survived on strawberries today... So happy to eat some grilled chicken and green beans with baby Plato salad
Stairclimber machine...killed it!
Not really into the elliptical... Kinda bores me, but another 100 calories gone. They all add up
Huge workout, huge breakfast...I am starving!
Made my own "ice cream" tonight with frozen strawberries, milk, and liquid stevia. Then made a carb free magic shell ( coconut oil, cocoa powder and liquid stevia)
Missed beating my last workout by just 2 floors. Still a good workout though
My treadmill time
Deconstructed cabbage roll soup for dinner tonight
My sweetener came in today to help me bake some carb-free goodies
Dinner tonight...A Spark People recipe for low-carb chicken Alfredo bake, with zucchini, and cauliflower. Tried it...it's absolutely delicious. I'll definitely make it again
I had no energy this morning. Really struggled through cardio. Did much better with my ST
I made a mustard-based barbecue sauce that is completely carb free. Went nice with a few baby back ribs.
1/2 C yellow mustard, 1/4 C cider vinegar, 1/4 Swerve sweetener, 1 tsp worscheshire sauce, 2 tsp hot sauce, 1 Tb melted butter
Hot creamy chicken and wild rice soup. I hope this helps my dry, hacking cough that kept me up all night last night ðŸ™
Hubby is diabetic, so I made him a chocolate buckeye bundt cake. Only 6 net carbs per slice. It's all hisðŸ’•http://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/20
Made some pesto hummus for snacking
For dinner I made stuffed portobello mushrooms and asparagus
Dinner tonight...Cheesy Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole
Still haven't beaten this chest cold yet, so I need to take it easy
Not holding back on ST though. Up to 210 pounds on the leg press...working those quads!
Low carb taco casserole
Not trying to beat my personal best. Just trying to not cough up a lung. When will the chest cold be gone?
Some treadmill time
Lunch on the run
Dinner was good... Grilled chicken, broccoli, and a quinoa and brown rice salad
Leftover quinoa salad with diced grilled chicken
Breaded eggplant, carb free turkey meatballs, salad, and focaccia which I elected to not finish.
Hit the elliptical today...just wasn't feeling the stairclimber.
Just like a Kind bar, but cheaper
Crockpot beef short ribs and low carb mashed potatoes ( whipped cauliflower).
Had to get to work, so it was quickie cardio today
Spark recipe slow cooker creamy Italian chicken on top of spaghetti squash
Loved this! Oh, and it's been 10 minutes.., cat's still there
Went to grill my flank steak and found a tree frog in my bbq! Funny thing...when I went to move him he jumped on my face ðŸ˜
The flank steak turned out great...sans frog
Thai peanut chicken thigh, homemade rice pilaf and salad
The view from the top of the stairclimber...LOL
I had to climb 3 more flights to beat my personal best...so close. Maybe by the end of the week? ðŸ˜
Pork roast with quinoa salad and peas
Who needs till the end of the week? Nailed it!
2 cheese ravioli and a portobello mushroom stuffed with cheese and spinach. Last day of eating carbs. Atkins starts tomorrow. I'll be posting all my meals and progress
Bad news...I'm posting the reality of a 44.5 pound regain. Good news...I've lost 4 pounds in 2 weeks.
Atkins Day Uno: Cheese omelette with green dragon hot sauce. Had a string cheese before I hit the gym. So far, I've used up 3 net carbs.
First Atkins dinner...ginger soy grilled pork rib and cauliflower fried "rice". Ate 4 fried chicken wings for lunch, forgetting the flour coating. Fortunately they are only 1 carb each. So far today, 10 net carbs.
Made these coconut chocolate chip bars for dessert. Couldn't believe I found sugar free chocolate chips at Walmart! Under 3 net carbs per bar. http://www.uplateanyway.com/keto/coconut-c
A mushroom and bacon frittata big enough to share with the hubby
Dinner tonight...beef taquitios made with low carb tortillas. Still a little on the high net car side with 11 net carbs for both, but that puts me at a total of 19 today
It's 5 am... On a tour bus as a chaperone...my daughter's first trip to Universal Studios!
My low carb breakfast... 10% milk fat Greek yogurt, strawberries, almonds and unsweetened coconut
I love fresh basil, but this plant has grown into a bush, overtaking my front yard. Time to make some serious pesto
Day 4 of Atkins... Grass fed beef, coleslaw, and grilled zucchini. Yesterday I managed to stick to my diet at Universal...but my dinner was a bag of pork rinds from the vending machine at a rest stop
Low carb burger salad
Dinner..Atkins Day 5... Shrimp scampi on spaghetti squash
Low carb cheesecake with a pecan crust, and yes, real whipped cream
Cardio time on the treadmill
Tuna boats for lunch
Day 6 Atkins...Chicken Divan and green beans
Getting a bit tired of eggs. Atkins Almond Muffin in a Minute. It's actually pretty tasty,
Atkins Day 7...Salad with flaked Cajun tilapia
Posted this 10 months ago. Thought it was hilarious then... After an entire week on Atkins, now I just think there may be some truth to it.
Forgot to post this morning...down 1.5 pounds with my first week in Atkins
Treadmill after stairclimber AND strength training
This seemed easier when I was eating carbs. I think my body is still adjusting
Chicken, bacon, lettuce, tomato on a Trader Joe's low carb tortilla
Atkins day 9: Dinner is roasted chicken and organic Tuscan kale
My hubby's blood sugar was out of control, almost always over 300. One month on LCHF diet, it's a third of what it was!
I made this low carb pumpkin pie instead
Yes....I avoided these!
Yum...I made the crust with pumpkin seeds and walnuts
Very sore from yesterday but I came anyway.
Stroganoff meatballs with cauliflower mock potatoes
The low carb breakfast I made the hubs... I only eat avocado in guacamole form...lol
They taste just like the cheddar bay biscuits at Red Lobster but these only have 3 net carbs each
Low carb sausage biscuit breakfast sandwich
Atkins Day 11: Buffalo chicken drumsticks, low carb biscuit, salad
Bulletproof coffee...coconut oil, grass fed butter, some cinnamon, blend. Yes.
A bit tired?
Atkins Day 12: A huge platter of slow roasted pork shoulder that fell off the bone. Having it with sauerkraut
This is a big deal for me. I was craving a granola bar so much, and then I found a recipe for these grain free, sugar free bars
LCHF Day 13: Spaghetti squash lasagna boats
Sacrificing fruit has been difficult so I'm treating myself to some berries with whole milk ricotta. Delicious.
For dessert tonight I made low carb double chocolate chip cookies...no butter..its avocado
Ready to kill my workout, and feeling kinda awesome about my cheekbones ðŸ˜
Down another 2 pounds this week
Scrambled eggs, bacon and Swiss on half a high fiber lavash
My fastest mile in quite a long time. Did 3 all together this morning, struggling through muscle fatigue.
Taco stuffed peppers and asparagus
Shredded beef (vaca frita) on top of cilantro cauliflower rice
Beat yesterday's time
Fat Bombs. Yes, I went there. I have a feeling I'm not eating enough fat, so I made lemon coconut
And chocolate raspberry swirl fat bombs.
Her focus was on bacon ranch popcorn
Low carb chicken parm on zucchini noodles
My low carb Sunday dinner...balsamic beef roast, mashed cauliflower, and roasted radishes
20 raspberries, only 2 net carbs...whaaaaat?!
Cardio...done. If things go right I should get to run club tonight.
Zucchini, peppers, onions with 1 egg, and 1 egg white on lavash
My lunch today... Bacon, avocado and tomato on double fiber whole wheat, and vegetable chips
I haven't run outside in months, so I am super proud of my time, and it was my second workout today!
Post workout dinner.
Spent 2 hours at the gym today.., most of the time was spent on ST. I am so sore.
Someone's excited to go for a ride
Yeah, this looks bad. My own creation...Philly cheesesteak fries. In my defense, the fries are organic ðŸ˜›
Last workout of the week.
Popcorn chicken bbq ranch salad
My dinner salad looked so pretty, I couldn't resist
I added vanilla bean paste to my plain organic yogurt. What a treat!
Not my PB, but not too shabby eitherðŸ™ƒ
Some homemade vegetable soup for lunch today
Last week my run time was 45:16 for 3.3 miles. I went to the gym today determined to beat that time...success!
Grilled chicken thigh, brown rice quinoa blend, salad, and biscuit.
And a little bit of that
A little bit of this...
Zucchini, pepper and onion frittata for breakfast. The half a bagel never made it to the plate
Happy Cinco de Mayo! There was actually a mariachi band in Walmart. I guess they could only find 3, which explains why 1 guy is cardboard
Chicken taquitios, hard shell taco, soft shell taco and guacamole
I got the inside scoop...some awesome mom may be getting a FitBit for Mother's Day!Woopwoop
Spanish seasoned quinoa and brown rice with a fried egg and fresh salsa...freakin' amazing breakfast!
Chicken stir fry for din-din
Chicken Milanese for dinner
My first day with my new Fitbit. I'm a little disappointed that I didn't make it to 10,000 steps, but happy with calories burned.
Much happier with today's stats.
Southwest style quinoa and a fried egg.
Mini meatloaf, potatoes, radishes, and southwest corn
The fastest I've run a mile in quite a long time
My puppy is getting big, and she snores like crazy
Silly but fun...walked 26 miles since I got my Fitbit last Sunday
Grilled balsamic chicken, quinoa, and steamed cauliflower
Flank steak, broccoli, snow peas, red peppers and corn
Turkey and brown rice stuffed pepper, courtesy of skinnytaste.com and a salad
Trying to add more fish to my diet. Publix had tuna steaks on sale. Balsamic glazed tuna on Rosemary quinoa and brown rice
Chicken in tomato chipotle sauce topped with avocado crema
Garlic shrimp, rice, and creamed spinach and cauliflower
Roast beef, Swiss cheese, lettuce on whole grain bread
I hate cooking on Friday nights. Burgers with homemade baked sweet potato fries is about as complicated as it gets
Parmesan crusted pork loin, braised kale and pan roasted fingerling potatoes
Chicken breast with goat cheese and roasted red pepper sauce
Jerk pork chop, roasted sweet potatoes and salad
Haven't been to the gym in over a week...found it really difficult to find my mojo. Hoping for a better tomorrow.
Leftover sweet potato hash from dinner last night with an egg and hot sauce...fantastic!
And I'm not done... Still need to run to Walmart!
A very, very good day!
I made an eggplant parm with roasted red peppers
Bbq chicken breast, scalloped potatoes, broccoli
3 days of peace...yes! Enjoy your holiday weekends, Pep Peeps!
Only 11:30, and bumper to bumper traffic to the Florida Keys.
My daughter said I looked crazy. I was literally running around my dining room to get to 10,000 steps. If I don't get to the gym, it's almost impossible to reach that goal. Almost.
My chimichurri for my steaks later. Full of vitamin K, C, folate, iron
Mom and daughter fun, using her Easy Bake Girl Scout Cookie oven...Thin Mints...talk about portion control!!
The healthiest thing I've eaten all weekend...roasted eggplant, peppers, quinoa and feta cheese
I made a fresh strawberry pie and used half the sugar. Still tastes amazing
I'm not quite sure how I did this, since I never left the house today, but I'll take it
Teriyaki chicken and brown rice
Tuesday. Planning on a better day tomorrow
Grilled pork, roasted fingerling potatoes with feta, and salad
Wednesday, a better day
Had a great workout this morning
Dinner tonight was a beef brisket sandwich on a toasted brioche bun and horseradish sauce...really good in a gross kind of way
Thursday...even better than yesterday
First time I've worked out on a Saturday in ages
This says it all.
It didn't pick up the workout I did on the Arc machine.
It's a baby croissant egg sammie
Made some fresh blueberry muffins for tomorrow's breakfast
Chicken chow mein for lunch, no rice
Chicken enchiladas...I made the sauce from scratch ðŸ˜‰
Proud of myself. I was active 14 out of 14 hours.
Don't know how many of you are as passionate about these as I am, but I love, love lychees. A guy was selling them today on the side of the road!
This is my healthy creation... A Philly Cheesesteak Quinoa Bowl
Sliced round steak, sweet potatoes, peppers, onions and guacamole
Sliced steak and creamed spinach
This was my son's birthday dinner...Cajun chicken pasta. I need to hit that gym early and burn off those carbs
My fastest mile this year
All the fruits my friend grows. I love exploring her backyard. She has so many pineapples...
All green hump day
Yes! And I have a cold ðŸ˜‰
Had this tilapia dinner with a salad...thanks to my cold, I cannot taste it at all. I imagine it's delicious.
Not a fan of orange
This time is going to be hard to beat!
All green today ðŸ˜Š
Not a fan of overnight oats, but this coconut almond version was delicious. 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup coconut milk, 1 tbs chia seeds, 1 tbs maple syrup or agave, 1/8 tsp almond extract, 2tbs shredded coconut and chopped almonds
Made the Hubby his favorite Cuban meal for Father's Day...vaca frita, black beans and brown rice, tostones, and homemade mojo
Saw this little guy on a flower bud today
My Monday workout
Grilled chicken and pineapple quesadillas for dinner
"Post Workout Selfie"
It's National Selfie Day, peeps! "I've Been Photobombed Selfie"
My treadmill time this morning. Almost 3 minutes faster than my last 5K time
White pizza on ciabatta bread
My fajita salad
Finally made it to 10,000 steps 15 minutes before midnight. It was a struggle today
I made a mixed berry French toast casserole for breakfast today
Hate cooking on Fridays... Grilled cheese and tomato basil soup
My Saturday stats
Goulash on egg noodles
I made some savory spinach and feta muffins for lunch
Beef empanadas and salad
Took me 2 months to break my personal best, but I finally broke my 109 flight record this morning
Lunch...Half a roast beef sandwich and grapes
Lots of basil from my yard. Love fresh pesto!
Spaghetti squash with pesto, peas, and shrimp
BLT salad with bbq sunflower seeds and light mayo
Black bean soup with smoked turkey and crispy bbq red peppers
Friday night Asian chicken salad #rotisseriechicken
Zucchini, peppers, onions topped with fried eggs
Did not have lunch today, but I caved when Hubby bought me a DD Tropical Mango smoothie. Way too much sugar. But having a healthy dinner
My snack...I found sriracha Triscuits so I made a Thai peanut hummus for them
Spaghetti squash with turkey meat sauce
Who knew Walmart could be so creative with 12 packs? Happy Independence Day, Peeps!
I made my own turkey sausage for breakfast today
Lunch today...Roasted Broccoli Quinoa Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing
Grilled chicken Caesar salad for dinner
Yesterday's stats. I actually got on 2 workouts
Found a box of limited batch flavored of Greek yogurt at BJs yesterday. My girls love watermelon, and I adore guava!
I have the strangest cat...she will wake up from a dead sleep if she hears me making salad. Loves romaine
Dinner...yellow rice and shrimp
This was Wednesday's stats
First time I have ever gotten 500 fitness minutes in the first week of the month
Yesterday. If all goes well, I'll beat those numbers today
Heat index of 106? Should be in for a torturous run later
Chicken gyros for dinner tonight
Had no choice but to take it slow. The heat was killing me. 3 miles, 44 minutes
Tuesday... Great day
Lunch. Tuna seashell pasta salad. I used half light mayo and half Greek yogurt
Green chili grits with fried eggs
Had a great day Pokemon hunting with the kids, despite the fact it's a thousand degrees out. Got in extra steps
Found this boat in the mangroves.... I want it, but had no way to get it home
Pokemon hunting led us to a marina. The kids got a Magmar, and I got some nice pics
Another discovery on our Pokemon hunt
Dinner...love bbq chicken
Another good day (Thursday)
BLT for breakfast...hit the spot!
My second mile was 100% peak heart rate
Took it easy today since my girls and I are planning on 2 hours at the gym tomorrow
NY strip steak for dinner tonight.
Saturday...I'm exhausted. Tomorrow is a much needed rest day
Chicken potstickers for lunch today
My Sunday project... Healthy Almond Joy granola
Dirty rice made with ground turkey for dinner
Most days I am an "active couch potato" which makes this accomplishment on my Fitbit pretty awesome!
Only a minute faster than last week, but I suppose progress is progress.
Last week's Fitbit report. My best week to date
Yesterday's stats (Tuesday), 2 workouts, 3 Motrin...LOL
My husband's favorite thing in the world...avocado salad
Love mango season...these are organic from my friend's tree
Pretty successful day
This was yesterday. A bit sad considering I went to the gym. My Fitbit does not pick up steps I take on the stairclimber ðŸ™
Each mile I pushed a little harder
Much better than yesterday
Sweet and sour chicken with brown rice and French beans
If I did raw foods
Thai peanut noodle bowls with ground turkey
Crushed it today!
Half dog...half pretzel
Winner winner, chicken dinner!
A great Tuesday.
Squeaked by today, but I'll take it.
Asian chicken salad with sriracha
My gift to myself today...a whole darn variety pack
Grilled pork loin chop, potatoes. 3 bean salad
I used the arc trainer today. My legs are killing me...great workout!
Woke up early this morning, looked out my back window, and spotted a hot air balloon.
The Healthy Maven's oatmeal chocolate chip waffle
Frozen yogurt bites I made last night for breakfast today. Only problem...they are not easy to "bite" LOL
These things are so yummy. 16 chips for 110 calories, and kills the chip craving.
My new chicken. Name suggestions?
I was on track to smash my step goal, but had to skip my run club due to a severe thunderstorm. Will have to spend extra time at the gym tomorrow
Daughter and I hit the gym late, so we're doing brunch at this point. Spinach and feta omelette, berries and toast
I have this obsession with wanting to burn 4,000 calories in a day . If I stayed on the treadmill for 1 more minute...ðŸ˜
Thursday... Not bad. Friday I'm giving myself a much needed rest day
I made a chicken berry salad for dinner
And wild turkeys
A fragile nursery owner
On our way to church today, we took some different turns and found....a Buddhist temple
Hubby took me to buy new running shoes today ðŸ˜Š
Chicken and quinoa
Dinner...Greek salad, flatbread, and a chicken sausage
Squeaked by today. But it's Monday. Tomorrow will be better
Turkey meatloaf, mashed potatoes and French beans
Second Tuesday in a rom run club was washed out due to severe weather. I hate Miami summers
Wednesday....a much better day
Went to see my rock star son perform tonight with his band. They're going to be famous one day ðŸ˜‰ Listen to them on soundcloud...cannibal kids
A very good Thursday
Simple pre-workout breakfast, cereal with peaches ðŸ’—
Oven baked coconut chicken tenders...yum!
Friday's stats. One day left to hit the gym before my rest day
Arc trainer and treadmill. 6 days straight of working out, 1 day more than usual
Spicy shrimp creole and brown rice
Every time I make croutons from scratch, I ask myself why do I buy those stale cubes in a bag? So easy, so cheap...Caesar salad, here I come!
Shrimp Caesar salad
Turkey sausage and eggplant casserole
Wild flowers by the ocean
Enjoying the last few days of summer vacation. Key Biscayne...45' sandcastle
Second workout today. Awesome Fitbit stats to follow later
Most successful day yet...Terrific Tuesday!
Don't need to tell me twice
Photo of the Day... Took my daughter to Everglades National Park...braved the gators and the Zika virus
Kitty is fascinated with the fish tank
Late breakfast today
First time I made pork carnitas. It was a welcome home dinner for my daughter who has been out of town
Just made the step goal
Dinner tonight...bbq ranch chicken salad
Zucchini corn fritters as a side for dinner
My Saturday. Today is a rest dayðŸ˜´
Pork roast, potatoes, and a cabbage casserole
I think this is my best week to date.
Back to School today, which means I had to think of creative lunch ideas for my sandwich-hater daughter...spinach and feta empenadas
I'll never outgrow Shake-n-Bake chicken ðŸ˜”
My view on my run tonight
Quinoa, sliced steak, peppers, onions, and salad
Chicken gyros...I worked my butt off today so I could eat a whole naan bread
Shish kabob on basmati rice and peas
Tilapia, baked potato and salad
Turkey taco salad
Forgot to post Monday's stats
Today I added a higher incline on the treadmill...my glutes are killing me ðŸ˜‰
PB Cookie Dough overnight oats
I went gourmet for breakfast
Did anyone else discover these new Fitbit challenges? It looks like fun!
This was Thursday. So glad it's Friday. I've been in the green all week, and I'm getting tired. Some ppl make it look so easy
Incline on the treadmill today. New goals...next time I'll aim for 1,000
2 against 1... Not fair!
Chipotle chicken and rice bowl...organic mixed greens, cilantro rice, corn salsa, grilled chicken, chopped tomato and a yogurt based chipotle sauce
I only got 4 treasures ðŸ˜Ÿ
Made some peanut butter energy balls for the kids' lunchbox. Should have waited till Monday...they are inhaling them
Haven't posted a Ryan in ages...love this!!!
Really struggled to get to the gym today. Spent a good hour convincing myself to never miss a Monday
I swear, it was like he was speaking to me this morning...Ha!
Chicken, a creamed spinach stuffed portobello, and salad
Mini protein cheesecake for breakfast. Made with cottage cheese and Greek yogurt
Made a chorizo and potato quiche for dinner. Turned out better than I thought it would,
I know, right? Wish my husband felt that way about the cute wedges I found for 30 bucks
Not a bad Wednesday
Cannot use the incline on the treadmill...must have pulled some muscle in my left thigh so had to settle with running flat. Still a good workout though
The Ryan of the Day
"Glad I went to the gym" dinner... Roasted pork, homemade baked beans and corn
My Thursday. Friday will need to be a rest day. Working long hours. Will make it up on Saturday.
He's so sweet
Made a homemade bean & bacon soup for lunch. Packed it with carrots, celery, and onions. It was delicious
Baked avocado fries. Would have been delicious, but I put too much lime juiceðŸ˜£
Healthy no-bake cookie dough bars
Monday's stats. A good day but it seemed to never end
Have not posted a Ryan so far this week
Today's lunch...cream of broccoli soup
Squeezed in running tonight. 4 miles, and now Im spent!
Wow, you're so awesome!
Pork chop, green beans, and a bit of potatoes
Saw this on Facebook today, made me laugh
Oh, okaaaay. Since you put it that way ðŸ˜Š
Thursday. Much better than yesterday. Didn't come close to 10k steps
Great workout this morning
My Friday. This weekend is for rest
OMG...these are so much better than I expected
Grilled jerk pork tenderloin and black beans with basmati rice
Stuffed pepper soup for dinner
Good workout this morning
What a day...sat waiting at the doctor's office for almost 4 hours, and spent over 3 in the car
Grilled chicken Greek salad
900 calories torched!
This is what happens when you are abandoned at the gym for 3 hours...2 personal bests, and feeling like you were in a train wreck the next day
Lunch...chicken with organic brown and quinoa with feta
I made him cry today. Sorry, Ryan â˜¹ï¸
Today was a good day...TGIF!
Today's breakfast... Eggs with zucchini, peppers, onions, and feta
Spicy spaghetti squash jambalaya
Used red peppers and yellow cherry tomatoes in my frittata this morning
Dinner was grilled chicken, yellow rice, and asparagus
Got my morning workout out of the way
After eating eggs all week, I needed a break. Made some pumpkin waffles this morning
Now that's a workout!
Having a South West rice bowl for dinner
Had a serious cheese craving. Made a grilled Swiss and ham on Dave's Killer 21 Whole Grain Organic Bread
My Friday. And thanks to Hurricane Matthew, I missed 2 days at the gym, so I'm going in today.
Sick of eggs. Breakfast today was sweet potato black bean chili. High protein, low fat
Honestly, it's unbearable out there today. Fall, where are you?
My morning workout
Roasted red pepper soup with feta and half a nan bread
Yesterday was a good day. I fell asleep too ðŸ˜´
Eggs, peppers, potatoes, and whole grain toast
Tabboulah salad and pita chips
Absolutely no energy, no motivation. Just feeling tired, and not myself
Took the best nap of my life, and was able to surpass my step goal.
Ham and bean soup for lunch
Saturday. Went to the gym, but my leg was really bothering me. Just too tired to make the distance goal
Grits and an egg
Went to an orchid festival today, so I thought I'd share some pics
Yesterday's orchid festival
First 2 miles were great...27 minutes. The rest I walked. Weather is getting cooler
Today. So close to all green, but didn't nail it
Well, that's cool
A really big batch of pumpkin muffins
These are banana oatmeal breakfast cookies. I added pecans and some 60% dark chocolate
Caribbean night...jerk chicken, yellow rice and plantains
Hubby bought me these awesome running gloves that light up for my evening run club... safety first!
Tex is a total recluse. Special treat that he came out of my daughter's room today to say hello
Nice run tonight
Fell asleep before posting yesterday's stats
Thursday's stats. Took a 4 day job as a live-in care taker, so my steps will be very limited until Tuesday ðŸ™
Oh, the colors!
Took some pics in the backyard of my friend's home while care taking today
30 seconds faster than last week. Not bad since I was sedentary for 4 days
How I spent my day...making a paper doll for my daughter's Spanish class
Baked chicken pesto with garlic quinoa
So irritated I make my step goal but yet still fall flat on distance. Just not right. I'm so changing the requirements to make myself feel better ðŸ˜¬
Ground turkey stir fry tonight for dinner. Lots of veggies
Proud of this new PB...it was 957 ft in 60 minutes on the treadmill. Today I made my 1K in 55!
Love my potsticker lunch
Today. I'm pooped
Tilapia, Parmesan orzo, and salad for dinner
It was an oatmeal smoothie kind of morning ðŸ˜Š
Not bad for Monday
So excited... I was a whole 1:35 faster than last week! I'm beginning to feel like a runner againðŸ˜Š
Hubby bought me these babies for when I need a little protein lift
This was yesterday
Felt like I needed this today
Not a bad Wednesday
Breakfast...Greek yogurt and raspberries
The dreaded head cold did not stop me!
I did it, but I feel worse than I did yesterday. May skip the gym tomorrow and get some rest.
Global warming and a super moon combined. The result are tides so high, sea life ends up in parking garages
Simplicity...scrambled eggs and toast
Beef and barley soup for dinner, packed with veggies
Spent my morning at our church making Thanksgiving boxes for people in need in the community. Had a great time glorifying Jesus through serving
Prosciutto wrapped chicken breast, rice pilaf and roasted radishes
This is my son and his g/f's cat. I never met a cat I didn't like, until she came along. As you can see, we're growing on each other ðŸ˜Œ
Got this today ðŸ˜¬
So understanding *sigh*
Squeaked by today
So happy you get me...
New angel fish for my tank. I love the way they school together
Dinner tonight... sliced sirloin, creamed spinach and fries
A good day
Post Thanksgiving dinner...quinoa with turkey and dried cranberries, and leftover dressing.
Could have done better. Just not feeling my best.
A bit better today
Grilled chicken tenderloins, mashed potatoes and roasted cauliflower
Great cardio today...actually did 4 miles on the treadmill, plus some upper body ST
Simple dinner of yellow rice with chicken breast and sausage
Better than my usual.
I have been wanting to try this recipe for a week...Sweet Korean Lentils. A healthier alternative to Korean beef. And yes, it's as good as it looks.
My crab keeps trying to escape the fish tank. Such a weirdo
Dinner tonight...I couldn't resist... steak and cheese burritos
Inspired by MARTYONTHEGO, whose lunch made me drool yesterday, a teriyaki chicken salad for dinner
Cheeseburger salad tonight.
This was Saturday. Today won't come close
Sunday dinner...pork roast with cider gravy, roasted taters and red cabbage
This cat will only lie down propped up against something, in this case, a wrought iron stool
Monday. Good start to the week
This stinks...a minute and a half slower than last week...why on earth is it so DANG HOT! Someone needs to tell Mother Nature it's December
Tuscan lentil soup...total deliciousness and packed with veggies
Wednesday. My muscles are sore ðŸ˜‰
Breakfast...Greek yogurt with apples and pecans
Deconstructed stuffed cabbage casserole, made with ground turkey, and brown rice.
Did a lot of strength training including kettle bells, 2 days in a row. Feel like I was hit by a truck
Ham, scalloped potatoes, and kale
Spent the day Christmas shopping. Didn't make my goal, so why am I so tired?
Monday...fell asleep before posting
Looks so unappetizing... but it's apples, grapes and walnuts with Greek yogurt and cinnamon
Butternut squash soup with cheese tortellini. Yummy
Finally got our treee
Teriyaki chicken dinner
Copycat recipe of Bahama Breeze's Calypso Shrimp. So good and so much cheaper to make it at home
Facing the fact I have plantar fasciitis. Running is off limits, which made getting past 10K steps really difficult.
Late breakfast... scrambled eggs, zucchini and toast
Made the 10,000 walking to bed last night!
Honey siracha chicken tenders, rice pilaf from scratch and salad
Not a bad week!
Spent a good deal of time at the gym today
Long day today. One more day to get through
Feeling frazzled...running around, a million errands, no make-up, bad hair day. Where's my Christmas Joy?!!!
Beyond late in starting holiday baking. These are Oreo truffles
These are my favorite. Italian sesame cookies
Chocolate and salted caramel chip
Eggs and yellow squash with onions for breakfast
Great workout today. I need to go back to the stairclimber...165 calories in just 11 minutes
Apples, grapes, Greek yogurt with walnuts for lunch
Dinner was a Greek salad with grilled chicken and feta
Great calorie burn on Monday. Really needed it after the holiday dinner and treats
Breakfast...eggs, squash, feta and an apple
Snack...brown rice sesame crackers and homemade guacamole
Made "sun-dried" tomatoes in the oven. Delicious, and cheap. They're going into tonight's pasta
Meatless meal...pasta with eggplant, peppers, dried tomato, and feta
Exhausted. Good night, Pep friends!
Taco salad with ground turkey, yogurt cilantro dressing
Phew... just made it!
Southwest eggs and cheese. Late breakfast. More like brunch
Oven "fried" pork chop, roasted tomatoes, and mashed cauliflower.
I had all intentions to hit the gym, but I just couldn't get there. Just makes me more determined today.
Turkey bacon. Not piggy bacon.
Last day of 2016. Killed it at the gym.
Say goodbye to 3,900 calories along with 2016. Happy New Year, Pep friends!!
day 375 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 1/1/2017
The most beautiful thing I've ever seen...the gym was completely empty. No muscle heads..got to use equipment I've never touched before!
Brunch...eggs and feta, stuffed tomatoes
Chicken and cabbage stir fry with some hoisin...off to a healthy New Year!
Been running on an incline. My calves are killing me. May take a rest day tomorrow
A trick I learned if you love sausage...I cut each sausage in thirds before I cook them. Makes me feel like I'm getting more. Spaghetti squash...yum
Steak fajita bowl....sans the fattening stuff
This was yesterday. I'm focusing on strength rather than cardio, so it's getting harder to reach that 10K
Great on minutes and calories, but short on steps. Can't wait till Monday, when the kids go back to school, and my routine goes back to normal
Outside, grilling tonight's chicken breast. 80 degrees here today...looking forward to this weekend's cold front
Weekend salad...hoping I made it big enough to eat it for dinner tonight, and for lunch the next 2 days
I read on SparkPeople, that women over 40 can benefit from intermittent fasting. Tried once, just picked the wrong one. Today I started 16/8. First meal today was at 12:30
Long day. I am ðŸ˜´. Good night!
Zucchini bread muffin tops. It was a great day for baking!
Homemade chicken noodle soup
Kids are back to school, and I'm back on track!
You know it's tomato season down here when you can buy 8lbs for 4 bucks on the side of the road
Made a skinny 7 layer Greek dip for my Bible study tonight...hummus, Greek yogurt, red peppers, tomatoes, olives, cucumbers, and feta
Yesterday was a kick-ass kind of day!
First outside run of 2017. Not great, but not too shabby either.
Another good day! And now, sleep ðŸ˜´
Half a potato, pork chop and kale
Not a kick-ass day. But on the bright side, I made more than half my goal ðŸ˜
Day 6 of Intermittent Fasting. Now, feast mode.
Teriyaki chicken for dinner
Active day yesterday. Let's make Friday another...no slowing down!
A very sweaty, red-faced gym selfie. Rare.
Another active day today...TGIF!
Pumpkin sage lasagna rolls and asparagus for dinner
This has been a looong week. Looking forward to a rest day tomorrow.
Chicken, broccoli and rice skillet. Not the healthiest, but it was delicious!
I got my Fitbit for Mother's Day last May. This was my best week to date!
Not a bad day
Honestly, I am getting a bit frustrated that my time is getting slower rather than faster.
I made a creamy shrimp and scallop pasta with spinach and tomatoes for dinner
Greek yogurt with diced apple and a homemade oatmeal crumble
My friend's tree is so full of star fruit
Made a lentil stew for lunch
This is actually good, considering I missed the gym and spent my day caring for a 100 year old lady,
My Saturday. Fell asleep before I could post it
F*** you, Monday
Nice night for running
And the day is over!
Wednesday. Hoping to make it a better day today
Pumpkin and spinach pasta with sausage and salad
Mission complete...much better than yesterday. Now...sleep!
Friday night dinner
Grilled chicken breast with brown rice and quinoa. Ate it with a salad
I know. This looks bad. But it's been raining all day. And it's cold out. And my birthday is in 1 week. So I made a birthday cake today. I will not make another next week.
Never miss a Monday workout!
Breakfast. Homemade egg mcmuffin
So happy with my run tonight. 2 minutes faster than last week. Found my mojo!
Turkey taco salad for dinner. Dressing is avocado and Greek yogurt
And that's a wrap...goodnight!
Berries and Greek yogurt for lunch
Philly cheesesteak spaghetti squash
Squeaked by today.
That's a good day. But my body is sore, and tired
Keeps things "moving"
Tonight's dinner...a deconstructed egg roll made with ground turkey, lots of cabbage
This is actually really good considering I never left the house yesterday
What happens when I miss a workout? I make up for it the following day!
Dinner...turkey and beef meatballs with marinara, ricotta and grilled ciabatta bread
Thought this was hilarious!
Make-at-home take-out...General Tsao's chicken
This was my Saturday
White chicken chili and cornbread
Sundays, I'm in couch potato mode. First time I've gotten this many steps
What a way to start a Monday!
My best week to date!
That is a good day!
What a difference 2 hours makes
Crazy fog this morning...
Saw this on FB...if moms made candy hearts. ðŸ˜‚
This makes me mad...how do these different sized thighs end up in the same package? They'll never have the same cooking timeðŸ™„
BBQ chicken and green beans.
Not half bad ðŸ˜Š
And this workout ends the work week!! TGIF
What?!! My friend gave me a treadmill! Like my Christmas really early. Or late â˜ºï¸
I won! ( I don't know who Lois is, but she was really tough competition...)
My best week to date!
Chicken ranch pasta
Lunch...chicken breast with peppers, zucchini and feta
I don't know what he wants. He just sits there and stares at me. So weird
This was Friday
Spiral ham, mac and cheese, and low carb potato salad (actually cauliflower)
Dinner...chicken and yellow rice from scratch
Not as good as last week, but pretty darned good!
This was my second workout. I ran 4.25 miles on the treadmill this morning. Very happy with my time
Best to date!
How cool is this? He flies over the corn field every day
Mini chicken meatballs and roasted potatoes with romesco sauce
Scrambled eggs and zucchini with leftover romesco sauce from last night
I made these bacon wrapped chicken tenderloins for dinner
Me and my girls at our first 5K at the zoo
I LOVE Amazon Prime. New running shoes came in on a Sunday morning!
This was Monday. Put my new treadmill to use
Time, blah. But I did 60 lunges yesterday, and my quads are killing me. So there!
Someone posted this on Facebook today. I laughed so hard...
This was Tuesday
Shrimp and bok choy stir fry
Craving a salty snack, so I reached for smoked almonds rather than chips
I baked these chicken wings. Not the healthiest option, but did reduce the fat from frying
Two of the strongest women I know. My friend, Leah, won first place in her age category, 5K in 38 minutes, and Jean (in pink) came in second, 38:20. They are both 70!
Oikos mixed berry Greek yogurt, berries, homemade granola
So excited...my head is swimming with what to do with this stuff.
Great weather for running tonight, plus the first run in daylight, so we got to change our route
This was my Tuesday
Blueberry coconut oatmeal
That's a long streak!
Salad and spinach pizza
Very satisfied with my treadmill time today
Scrambled eggs with cheese, sautÃ©ed zucchini
What?!!! I ran 12:30 minute miles tonight! That's almost a minute off each mile from last week
Two months ago, I was running 14 minute miles, but tonight, I was on fire
That is it for me...good night!
My son found a baby turtle today. He has a smile on his belly
The camera doesn't pick up that the sun was vibrant red this morning. Crazy sunrise
This is what happens when I skip the gym. Had to sit at the doctor's office with hubby so he can get an MRI.
I will get back to running 12 minute miles. As each pound comes off, I can go a tad faster
This was Thursday. Let's see if I can match it today
Tonight's dinner is shrimp stir fry on top of quinoa instead of rice
Mission accomplished...now, sleep!
Muesli for breakfast
After a week of strength training and running, I'm having some ribs, light coleslaw and sweet potato fries
Saturday stats...good night, friends!
That's a good report!
An entire hour at peak heart rate!
This is my new time to beat!
Protein pancakes today made with oats, cottage cheese, and eggs. Recipe made 6, I ate 3... so guess what I'm having tomorrow?ðŸ˜¬
Made some protein pancakes with oats, eggs and cottage cheese. And who can resist strawberries?
Put a fork in me cuz I'm DONE!
Beat my time!
Chicken gyros with tzatziki
Yesterday was a good day!
Yay...I made it! With one day to spare!
Found this ancient grain salad at Aldi, with brown rice, quinoa, and wheat berries. Served it with kale and grilled chicken.
So happy the scale is moving downwards...lost 4.5 pounds this month, 11 pounds since January 1st.
This is for 38timesacharm, who I have tried to comment on her page a thousand times, forgetting she doesn't accept comments. Loved the compression socks. I need those. Have a great day, Peppers!
Sunday brunch time!
Not bad for a 215 pound woman. Never let your weight or size hold you back. Fat chicks can run too!
Did any of you see this? Pink at the gym. She's 5'3 and 160 pounds. She says to stay off the scale! #strongismygoal
I kicked Monday's a**! ðŸ˜¬
Dinner..a Thai sweet potato stew, salad, and a mini naan with cilantro hummus
In my defense, I skipped the gym, but did gardening ðŸ™‚
Great workout today! Made up for my gym absence yesterday
My parents are coming today from NY...haven't seen them in more than 3 years! So much to do, I will settle for a vegan protein cookie breakfast
This was Wednesday's stats. A good day indeed
Jade orchid petals. The most beautiful color I've seen in a flower
Vanilla orchids. Bloom 1 day a year, for about 6 hours
Took my mom to an orchid nursery today. She was in awe. Nothing like that back in NYC
Spent a couple of hours walking around an orchid nursery today... beautiful day!
A pic from yesterday's outing.
Now that's a streak!
This is what happens when you don't run for 3 weeks...took me an extra minute on every mile
2 days in a row, over 19,000 steps
Grilled steak and peppers on top of home made Spanish rice
Another good day. Wanted to walk more but my feet hurt
Chicken Caesar salad for dinner tonight
4 days in a row over my step goal. One day left till the Fitbit Work Week Hustle is over and I can rest!
Cool... look what I got today!
My Friday...5 day streak, and I am DONE!
Not only did I beat Steve M. ( he wins every single time) but I achieved a new personal best this week!
Happy Easter! (Appreciate I can still share my post on PEP...Spark took it down)
Orange chicken and pot stickers
Had a great week last week...best to date!Some day, I will break 100K. But not this week. I'm focusing on strength training.
Went running tonight. As it gets warmer, I get slower. My body really doesn't respond well to humidity ðŸ™
Breakfast stuffed peppers. They were really delicious. I may make them again tomorrow
Yesterday, my best day so far this week. I've been in a bit of a "funk" lately
Breakfast stuffed peppers, filled with eggs and feta cheese...both only 310 calories, 22 grams of protein
My son's band finally released their first single. He's so excited because it's on iTunes, Spotify, and Souncloud!
Jamaican coconut shrimp stew for dinner tonight. I really enjoyed this meal
So close. Focusing on strength training rather than cardio means less steps. But I'm hoping that lean muscle will boost my metabolism
Breakfast casserole. #Brunchday
Dinner was a garden salad topped with sliced steak
Got my heart rate up to 180 today ðŸ˜‰
A clean eating baked apple for breakfast. It looks sad â˜¹ï¸
Grilled chicken, wild rice and broccoli
Monday was a good day!
Skipped the gym for a color and cut this morning. Plan on running later ðŸ˜‰
Buffalo chicken zucchini boats
Dinner... Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats
Home made sweet & sour pork
Not exceptional, but at least I reached all my goals
Chicken and rice on a bed of kale
Like a repeat of yesterday ðŸ™‚
Did you know that aside from saving 3 lives, donating blood burns about 650 calories? The no-workout workout!
Burn 650 calories, and save 3 lives...sounds like a really good day! Hey, one of those lives could be your own!
Kitty is keeping me company during nap time â˜ºï¸
If you give blood, you have to skip the workout, so these steps came from grocery shopping yesterday
Good morning, Peppers!
Looking forward to a new month...only lost 1/2 pound in April. It's been a stressful month, and I reset myself tomorrow!
Homemade ranch dressing for my dinner salad tonight. Sooo good!
Fusilli pasta with sausage and roasted red peppers.
Monday...May is off to a solid start!
This was me at the gym today! No, not really, but I did walk on a 10 incline for an entire mile, and didn't hold on to anything!
Almost a year!
Balsamic beef roast with roasted cauliflower
Tuesday... a good workout day...mad calories burned ðŸ˜œ
Exactly how I felt today.
Honey garlic chicken thigh with veggies
Day 3 in a row over 14K steps
I wasn't even trying to be fabulous ðŸ˜¬
After 4 days of killing it, I took a break. Still met my calorie goal
Dinner was Cinco de Mayo leftovers...added ground turkey to Spanish rice, corn, black beans, and some homemade taco seasoning
My best Sunday to date!
I've been seeing these cute succulent plants everywhere, so I decided to use them in a terrarium. My little project for tomorrow. Stay tuned to see how it turns out
So so close. Just too tired to walk around the 400 steps to meet my goal
Sweet potato hash and scrambled eggs for breakfast today
Ok, so the succulents I bought were much bigger than I thought. Couldn't fit many in my jar. But I did squeeze in a little waterfall made with stones and hot glue
Don't care about my time anymore. At least I did it.
Yesterday's steps. My heels are killing me. I'm going to have to lay off running for a week or so.
Today, Dr. Jennifer Ashton explained on GMA this morning that obese people that lose weight begin to regain all or more of their weight at the two year mark. And it has nothing to do with will power, but it is a harmonal and metabolic issue, your body fighting to get back to its starting weight. This made my day. After 110 pound weight loss, I've regained 45. But it's been 5 years! I am fighting my body every day, and winning!!
Mother's Day dinner...OMG, it was sooo good. Sadly, no portion control whatsoever
Crazy day yesterday...daughter's award ceremony, lost dog, found dog, parents stopped by for visit, dinner out. Hopefully, today will be better
Healthiest thing I've eaten in days
What I'm proud of today.... that I can do 3 sets of 10 lat pull-downs at 115 pounds!
Thursday...first day of the week I hit all green. I have to get back in the game!
She has a wound on her neck that she won't stop scratching so I made her a cone out of cardboard. She is so mad at me right now
Monday was a great day
So hot yesterday. Heat index..90. I didn't die. Kinda felt like it.
Fish sandwich for lunch
My Fitbit is on its deathbed. Wasn't tracking steps, restarting itself...I am beyond sad. It's like losing a best friend. Obviously, I have issues
For now, the Krazy glue is holding up. Working just fine
Someone took a belt and a bungee, and tied this poor little guy to a construction dumpster and abandoned him there â˜¹ï¸
This is a sad workout. Just wasn't feeling it.
I actually saw my steps DECREASE! Right in front of my eyes! Good news though...Fitbit is sending me a brand new replacement free of charge. Now what do I do for 7-10 business days?
Dinner. Chicken thighs and salad
A bit better
At church today...
Traditional Cuban food for dinner tonight
Making "slime" on our day off. I think my 12 year old is addicted to it
My Fitbit was actually working yesterday. 6 days till my new one comes!
Salad topped with fresh smoked chicken breast
Grilled pork loin chop, quinoa and cheese, broccoli
No gym yesterday. Such a busy day! Planted some plants in a new raised garden bed, then had to go to Lowes to buy fencing after catching my dog sleeping in it! Award ceremony, grocery shopping, laundry, ugh
Friday! So glad to see you, my friend ðŸ˜¬
New Fitbit came in yesterday!!
Some sausage, kale, red pepper risotto, and broccoli
Had a great day yesterday. I'm spending less time on the treadmill due to pain in my heels, and more time on the stationary bike.
Honey sriracha chicken
Child #3 is a high school graduate as of this morning. Just 6 more years till the last one!
The only workout yesterday was going to Walmart ðŸ™
Not too bad of a day yesterday
Met Saturday's step goal at 11:59...HA!
Chicken with quinoa, spinach, roasted red peppers in cheese sauce
Without running, it's so hard to make it to 10,000 steps. I'm scraping by
I went gourmet today. Grilled chicken bruschetta with balsamic glaze and rosemary garlic roasted red potatoes
Made this salad tonight for dinner...Apple Almond Quinoa Salad with a Raspberry Vinaigrette
New badge today!!
Certain things you eat nourish your body. This salad makes me happy, so I made it again for lunch today.
Thursday... best day I've had in a while
2 great days in a row. My plantar fasciitis is feeling better, so I can be on my feet longer!
Made these egg and sausage muffins for breakfast
Beef and noodles with sautÃ©ed kale
Father's Day maple bacon muffins. Hubby hates muffins, so he gets the extra bacon, and the kids get these
1egg with 1 egg white, peppers and berries. Trying to get some veggies in at breakfast time
I killed Monday ðŸ˜‰
Best salad ever! Mixed greens, corn, black beans, red onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, crispy red peppers and smoked chicken breast
I did not "kill" Tuesday, but I did reach all my goals.
I'm so excited! First time I've tried gardening, and my eggplant has a blossom! My tomatoes and cucumbers have buds too!
First time at gardening, and I have a blossom on my eggplant!
Wednesday...3 for 3. I'm going for one more day before I collapse
Always wanted to try this...watermelon and feta salad with fresh basil and balsamic. So glad I finally did... amazing!
Thursday..I did it! Today will be a rest day ðŸ™‚
Made a clean blueberry jam, sweetened with honey, thickened with chia seeds.
Greek meatball gyros
Mondays are my best days
Chicken breast and tortellini with peppers and kale
Yesterday was a rest day. Today I went to the gym for a quick workout
Baked pork chop, cauliflower, kale and mushroom barley
A good Saturday...lots of ST...my muscles are so sore
Lunch today...quesadilla on whole wheat tortilla and guacamole
Grilled chicken and Mexican rice made with organic brown rice. Also had an amazing salad
My July 4th dinner...a grilled turkey burger, broccoli salad and onion rings.
I made it!
Made a baked chicken spaghetti for dinner
A few more steps than Tuesday
Smoked pork loin, herbed potato salad (no mayo) and kale
Daughter bought fake glasses today (weirdest trend). This is my "school teacher" look.
Great day, met all my goals, but ate like a pig. Damn you, Olive Garden.
Stuffed shells and salad
This was brunch today...a bratwurst sausage, an egg and whole grain toast
Agua Fresca made with honeydew melon and mint
Honey garlic shrimp, brown rice and broccoli
This is a sour cream berry pie. I used Greek yogurt instead to cut back some fat.
Strawberry chicken salad...has a bit of feta, almonds, and sunflower seeds
I miss running. My heel hurt too much, so I had to use the arc trainer. I HATE it! Can't meet my step goals either.
Half of a baked potato with broccoli and cheese sauce, and turkey meatloaf
Uh-oh. Hubby brought my son dinner at Petco. It was adoption day. Looks like we have a new addition to the family.
It's like they were meant to be together. They look a bit confused
Ugh...just got summoned for jury duty. ðŸ˜©
I made 2 frittatas for dinner. One with spinach and feta, the other with roasted red peppers, potatoes and goat cheese
Lowered my step goal to 7500K. Takes the pressure off. I love my Fitbit but I realized that it can push you in an unhealthy way. I was so determined to reach 10,000 steps a day, I was ignoring my injury.
Leftovers for brunch today. Also had honeydew melon and iced coffee.
My daughter showed me this today, and I was mortified (and grossed out) until I realized it was from The Onion (fake news). Can you imagine?
Very proud of myself today. Reality is I have a serious addiction to the treadmill. But today, I walked passed it, and dedicated my time to the no-impact elliptical. And exceeded my step goal!
Pork loin chop, grilled sweet potatoes and kale
Sweet and sour chicken with brown rice
Went to the orchid farm again today. My favorite place to go. So beautiful, peaceful, and best of all...free!!
A photo from today's outing
Went to an orchid farm today. Got in some steps and pretty photos!
Even got the hubby to go for two walks yesterday
I did not stop moving yesterday. Great day!
Shrimp with cilantro rice, black beans and avocado
Did it without running. Not once. The elliptical was my machine of the week. Blessing in disguise...totally stoked I broke my plateau and lost 2 pounds!!
Elliptical workout this morning
Mango with chili powder. Sweet heat!
Pork and veggie stir-fry
Just made my step goal
Hubby treated me really well today... new running shoes (that I will be using for walking for some time yet)!
Not a bad week. Definitely an improvement
I'm a Christian woman who, at times, will listen to the most unGodly music to get my butt moving.
Apply to everything
Tuesday. Two good days in a row
Had lunch out today with friends. Probably the healthiest thing I've ever ordered. Grilled chicken with mixed veggies
Decent end to the work week. TGIF!!
She wore my butt down! But on a positive note, I may have come in second, but I walked 9,000 steps more than last week!
Meatless Monday... made some Thai peanut noodles loaded with veggies
Last week's stats.
Anyone want to try this wall squat challenge with me?
Strawberry oatmeal smoothie
My very first cucumbers!
I've been a huge meat eater. Even tried the Keto diet. But these documentaries are life changing. Don't think I could ever turn vegan, but I'm definitely adding more meatless meals to our menu.
Great elliptical workout this morning!
First time making gnocchi from scratch
Great day yesterday!
Today, I used the stationary bike. I've never been on there for 30 minutes before. My thighs are killing me today
Made some quick pickles with the cucumbers from my garden
Jerk pulled pork, rice, sweet plantains, and pineapple salsa
Breakfast today...Greek yogurt with a plump peach and raspberries
Baked homemade bread today. Not sure why but it was very therapeutic
Chicken jollof rice.
A collage of my cat family.
First vegan dinner...quinoa, cabbage, broccoli, peppers, cucumbers, scallions, with a spicy peanut dressing
Tuesday. Raised my step goal back to 10K. I've been hitting the elliptical pretty hard.
Quinoa and veggie teriyaki bowl for lunch
Sloppy joes tonight (from scratch, not the stuff in a can) made with ground turkey
This was yesterday. Taking a break from the gym today for my sanity. The harder I work out, the higher the numbers in the scale creep up. Need a rest day filled with Netflix
Oh yeah! Avocado season!!
Bacon ranch chicken breast over quinoa (yes, I'm on a quinoa roll)
This is actually not too bad considering I lied in bed and watched 3 episodes of Game of Thrones ðŸ˜¬
30 minutes on the bike today, made it a little further than last week. Not bad for level 14!
So close. So close ðŸ˜•
Thai pork, cilantro rice, kale, Asian cucumber salad
I've never grown eggplant before (or anything, for that matter). Do these look like an eggplant? Anyone?
I thought I was growing eggplant, but then they look like this. Anyone grow eggplant before? I got 9 of these things on one plant and they just don't look like eggplants 😐
Big salad with chicken for dinner
Garlic spaghetti with kale and grilled chicken