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Happy President's Day!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Today was another one of those holidays that I am thankful for, especially since my husband has off work. Thankfully we had another three day weekend but unfortunately we were entirely too busy. Went to the dentist today for a checkup after way too long and had a clean bill of teeth health! Not bad! In addition found out that my chemical free favorites for toothpaste and also mouth wash are better than the popular brands in normal stores. Yay! Glad to hear that living a healthier lifestyle is paying off!! Cheers for now - more tomorrow when I have some more time.

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JALENMAC 2/15/2010 8:20PM

    Today must have been the day for long dentist appointment. We were there over an hour for my daughters 6 mo. ck up. What toothpaste & mouthwash do you use?

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Happy Chinese New Years!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Chinese New Years fellow Sparkers! Chinese New Years is a great time to start afresh and bring about a new life! So, whether you are finding February weary (as I am with all the snow), or maybe you started with a New Years Resolution in January but are hard to find the time to stick to it - this is the time to re-evaluate and get things into a goal perspective once again! Let's learn about wealth, happiness and prosperity through living a healthier lifestyle!


You can eat ice cream!!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Chinese New Years Eve Everyone!!!!

Lately my husband and I have had cravings (not sure why seeing there is 1 foot of snow outdoors) for ice cream. So, instead of going to coldstone creamery which we have done in this last month (can't believe how many calories!) we decided that we would dust off that ice cream maker and finally try it out again.

Our latest adventure was Japanese green tea ice cream. De-lish!!!! If you have never had the real thing, I highly suggest it! I found my recipe from "cooking with dog" on I love the simple recipe and it is rather low in calories! It just goes to show that healthy things don't always have to taste bad.

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MRSSTEVEBRULE 2/13/2010 9:13PM

    Green tea ice cream sounds refreshing and delightful. I will have to give that a try!

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MISTIC2006 2/13/2010 9:12PM

    Oh my god Ice Cream is my BIGGEST weakness so that is sooo awesome.

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SPINNER1010 2/13/2010 9:04PM

    sounds good

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Carrot Pulp

Friday, February 12, 2010

Lately I have been juicing my bright orange organic carrots for a lovely breakfast vegetable treat. If you have never had juiced carrot, it is simply amazing! It is sweet but savory all at the same time. Each time I juice though, I dread throwing out all the lovely carrot pulp (the meat of the carrot). Hence, I have been coming up with some recipes to throw the carrot meat back into my diet.

Here is something that I came up with the other day - no it's not vegan like I normally prefer since my husband was going to entertain the idea of eating these burgers too.

Carrot Pulp
Can of Tuna
dash of salt and pepper
a dash of soy sauce

Make the patties from all the ingredients except the soy sauce. Use 0 calorie spray in the pan to fry these little orange "burgers" up. Then when they are just about finished sprinkle a small amount of soy sauce over the top for a little more flavoring. I tried not to use too much seasoning this time because I wanted to see what the flavor was like. Next time I'm going to try some other flavoring such as cumic or turmeric maybe... I skipped the bread and went for the salad. They were simply wonderful! My husband didn't care for them as much but then again he wouldn't rather a meat burger instead any day.

(Please do not reuse this recipe on another site or book without my approval first...)

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PURPLELVR7 2/12/2010 10:53AM

    Thanks for the ideas

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SUGIRL06 2/12/2010 10:33AM

    Thanks for the idea! I also hate throwing away all the pulp but never know what to do with it. I heard you can use it in muffins and other baking things too! And I also LOVE carrot juice. It takes some getting used to... ::sigh:: I miss my juicer (its in storage for now)

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Winter Blue? Diet Blues?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Today was a strange day. I'm not sure if it is the winter blues, diet blues or just lazy overweight blues. I wasn't feeling the best about what I have been doing lately with my weight loss plan - it seriously is a struggle to just lose one pound for me even though I have a deficit of more than 3500 calories a week. It is very discouraging to me - especially on a day I have low energy. I hope that I am not going to fall into my old habits again of eating bad foods - I know it is crossing my mind but I also know that I love eating healthy and exercising. It's each day at a time but I guess I just need some motivation...

Owning it:
Chose instead of steaming the fish, peas and carrots I had planned for dinner I chose to go to get pizza. I feel terrible about my choice and know that my weight scale will not be a pleasant inanimate object tomorrow. Thankfully mine doesn't scream at me. But for now, I have to realize that I ate 1360 calories - my plan is to eat 1139 calories a day. (I'm short so please do not think this is a low number.) In addition, I know the choice to eat pizza instead of health food was not a good choice - health is one of the most important thing in life! By choosing pizza, I went against it.

Anyone have some interesting and new motivation?
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HAPPYNSMILING 2/12/2010 2:10PM

    Don't get discouraged. I find that thinking about positive things when I am feeling out of sorts helps me. It don't always work, but most of the time it does.
Chin can do it!!

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SUGIRL06 2/12/2010 10:23AM

    I throw in a high calorie day every once in a while and then go back to normal again. I always seems to LOSE weight after the high calorie day. Sometimes your body just needs a break. Good luck!

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PAPRINIKA 2/12/2010 7:35AM

    It happens. Sometimes I just don't want to get out there and do my exercise. So I give myself a rest but I make sure I go another day.

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