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BLC-16 - S.U.M.M.E.R. Challenge

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I'd planned on doing some extra exercises for my arms and legs, but seemed like the prep and cooking ofr the Chicken/Shell dish took more time than expected.

I've got to work on my temptations still. Ugh! It's so frustrating. I figure if I stay within my calorie range or close enough, then it's better than when I didn't track at all.

I really want to work on my bat wings and abs what with summer coming on. I want to be able to wear sleeveless blouses and tank tops.

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STLOUISWOMAN 6/25/2011 9:04PM

    Summer is definitely a challenge to get in better shape. Hope we both have a lot of success.
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My Chicken/Shell Recipe

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Jumbo Shell Chicken w/dressisng

2lbs of boneless chicken
1 lg container of stove top dressing
1(8oz) sour cream
1 can of cream of chicken soup
3/4 cup of water
1(8oz) pkf mozzrella cheese

Boil chicken and prepare dressing accordingly.
Shred chicken.

Mix chicken and dressing together with sour cream.

Cook shells.

Stuff macroni shells with dressing mixture and place in 9 by 13 pan.

Mix water and soup and pour over stuff shells.
Spreed thin layer of cheese over top.

Bake at 325 in preheated oven for 30 minutes.

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ROCKYCPA 7/1/2011 3:18PM

    Sounds delicious - will have to try with some modifications to make it lower calorie.

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-COURT- 6/25/2011 11:27PM

    Nimsy, the sour cream kind of holds the dressing and chicken together. You don't taste it or I wouldn't be eating it. I hate sour cream.

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STLOUISWOMAN 6/25/2011 9:00PM

    This sounds really good. Thanks for sharing with us.

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RUMBLETIGER 6/25/2011 6:15PM

    That sounds yummy!!!!

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NIMAWEYGH 6/25/2011 6:03PM

    Sounds yummy except for the sour cream could I use like cream of chicken soup in the mixture as well as over the top? Now that sounds yummy.

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SEANDA 6/25/2011 4:51PM

    I am betting you could seriously cut the calories and fat by just switching up the ingredients a bit.. reduced fat sour cream (not non-fat which is not the same), reduced fat/sodium cream of chicken soup, and mozzarella from skim or 2%. Sounds yummy. :)

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-COURT- 6/25/2011 3:34PM

    It makes quite a lot. You only put a small bit of the dressing, chicken, sour cream into the shell.

I didn't work it out on the tracker as it seemed impossible to figure out servings. I eat maybe 3 or 4.

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YAFENELRA 6/25/2011 3:30PM

    Sounds very yummy!!

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COUSINCAROL 6/25/2011 3:26PM

    Oh Yum this sounds so good but I am wondering about the calories and fat content. How many servings.


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BLC-16 S.U.M.M.E.R. Challenge

Thursday, June 23, 2011

On our SUMMER challenge for my BLC-16 team we need to write about how we are doing in our journey.
We just finished a challenge dealing pretty much with this topic, so it should be easy.

I was in a gaining cycle, but refreshed, refocused and restarted.

I am keeping track of my food and I put the total of my exercise minutes in the fitness tracker. I don't do the bottom tracker where you separate the cardio from strength.

I did get down to where I want to be with my weight, but still need to keep true to my food tracker, so I can stay at my goal wt. Sometimes I do slide. I try to keep my tracker under my calorie range so if I do slip, I'm still doing okay. Well, okay, I did waaaay slip when my husband took me to Stevie B's pizza. :{

I definitely want to work on my bat wings, hips and abs.

I hope to keep up my routine so I will be in shape and within my weight goal when we come back in Sept. I want to stay with my team instead of going to the new Maintenance team.

Oh Shoot! The challenge doesn't start until tomorrow so count this blog as being written tomorrow. ehhh!

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-COURT- 6/23/2011 7:33PM

    I'm so confused on what day it is, that I wrote this two days early. lol

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KRISTA-GIRL 6/23/2011 4:08PM

    Great blog!! I'm excited about the next round, too - let's ROCK the end of this one and come back stronger than ever for 17!!

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SHIITAKE 6/23/2011 2:44PM


You are doing just great, Courti.....keep on track, my friend ! emoticon

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How many teams role play?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

I know there plenty of teams on SP, but how many role play a theme? I'm a member of Middle Earth, Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Realm, all fantasy.

Are there any other teams out there who role play? Where you can become someone else doing things you can't do in real life? You can play out your childhood dreams, be a cowboy or cowgirl, pirate, detective, space traveler......

Sparkpeople isn't all about eating healthy and exercise, it is also fun.

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-COURT- 6/23/2011 9:22PM

    Jamie, I think Nimsy can get you in on the teams. She left a post here, if you send her a sparkmail I think she can send you a link.

Be glad to have you along.

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FREGGIEQUEEN 6/23/2011 1:51PM

    I'd like to join some of these teams, but they're all invite only, it looks like! How do I join the fun?

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NIMAWEYGH 6/22/2011 10:11PM

    You know me Courti/Lyssa I love the role play teams and it is the writer in me. It lets me be as creative as I want.

Losing weight is not all about physical activity you have to have some mental stimulation in there as well.

What do they say *all work and no play* well it goes for weigth loss to, because that is hard work.

Merabrylla *Moon* Oakensheild, Nimsy Whimsey, Nimma Gryffindor, Capt't Nimaweygh Knockboots, Hex Goblinwitch and the list goes on and on.

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MACKANDME 6/20/2011 4:30PM

    Hmmm. I never even new one existed.

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THINBUCKEYE 6/20/2011 7:23AM

    I don't belong to a team like this. But I do let my mind wander off to my little fantasy places as I fall asleep at night, commute to and from work, and as I'm slowly waking up on a Saturday morning. I even have my 'fantasy self', who is the girl I want to be in every respect of her life. I really do believe in this concept. It's like 'visualizing', and I think it helps us with whatever goals we're going after.

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-COURT- 6/19/2011 1:22PM

    Ursula, I like the CoHP they have the challeges and can role play in the common room, but on Middle Earth, it is almost totally role play. I enjoy that. I need to get back to CoHP. I lost out on Task 2 for the Tri-Wizard on WWoHP. Just couldn't get that Fiber in.
I need to study up on Middle Earth, I saw the movies but haven't read the books, except The Hobbit. I have to research on what we're doing. lol I'm glad you are back.

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-SEVEN- 6/19/2011 1:14PM

    They are some fun teams! I like some of each- challenge teams and fantasy/role play!

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What To Say When You Talk To Your Self

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I made mention, in my blog about binging, the topic of self-talk.

The Bible says ‘As a man thinketh, so is he.’

A book I really like is the title of this blog, written by Shad Helmstetter.

‘What we think is what we become.’
This same book also goes on to say, ‘Whatever ‘thoughts’ you have programmed into yourself, or have allowed others to program into you are affecting, directing, or controlling everything about you.’

The human brain is like your personal computer, ‘give it the right directions, it will do the right thing--it will work for you in the right way. But if you give your mental computer the wrong directions it will act on those wrong directions; it will continue to respond to the negative programming that you and the rest of the world have been giving it without even being aware of it.’

Talk in the present tense, not future.

Don‘t say, I will eat healthy; say I do eat healthy.

Some examples of positive self-talk:

Worry: *My mind is constantly in tune with the positive. It is bright, cheerful, enthusiastic, and full of good, positive thoughts and ideas.

*I do not worry. I am in control of my own thinking and I think only those thoughts which create and fulfill the best in me.

Self-Esteem: *I like how I feel and I like how I think and I like how I do things. I approve of me and I approve of who I am.

*I really am very special. I like who I am and I feel good about myself.

Eating and in control: *When I sit down to eat, at no time do I allow anyone else to influence, tempt, or discourage me in any negative way.

*I am in control of myself in every way--at all times and in all situations.

If you are an impatient type, especially when driving, you can do self-talk at a stop light:

*I enjoy relaxing while I am driving in the car:

*Slow-moving or standing traffic is not a problem to me. I now enjoy the time I have to organize my thoughts and think about those things which are beneficial to me. I will get there when I get there.

Instead of saying that you are tired when you get out of bed, tell your self that you have plenty of energy and enthusiasm.

Shock your subconscious with your new way of thinking.

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SHIITAKE 6/16/2011 1:58PM


Think good thoughts.....This is an awesome blog, Courti ! Thanks 4 sharing !

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FITLIKENIC 6/16/2011 12:00AM

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing...

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NIMAWEYGH 6/15/2011 11:37PM

    I love this Courti. Such a wonderful and positive way of thinking and doing.

Yep we are the masters of our own ship *or Geeks at our own computer*...............LOL

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LJR4HEALTH 6/15/2011 9:47PM

    emoticon post so true we do become what we think we are negative talk does bring us down where positive always uplifts and encourages us to move forward

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THINBUCKEYE 6/15/2011 8:14PM

    Great thoughts! Thanks for sharing.

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LINDA! 6/15/2011 4:53PM

    I like this!!

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-COURT- 6/15/2011 4:14PM

    I get impatient in traffic sometimes, but I use to try to memorize the 9 Fruits of the Spirit, took my mind off the slow red light or backed up traffic and I learned something from the Bible.
Glad some of it worked for you.

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MACKANDME 6/15/2011 3:58PM

    okay...I ran in to problems with the traffic! Otherwise I can apply everything you said to deter my own self talk. Thank you~!

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-COURT- 6/15/2011 1:34PM

    I'm glad you are interested and willing to try this. Good luck, let me know how it goes.

The book has a lot more affirmations to use. I can write out more if you want. Just let me know. Or you can get the book, it is a good read and really helped me in my negativity, self-esteem, etc.

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3016DEBRA 6/15/2011 1:30PM

  Good thoughts! I'm gonna give this a try... emoticon

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-FAIRYDANCER 6/15/2011 1:28PM

    Great idea! I never thought about that. I can't wait to try it!

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