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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

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Snow is falling once again adding to the wonderful winter play-land. It's just so gorgeous to watch from indoors as I work at home on the laptop. It's a true blessing to see (especially from indoors). Now, I hope I can manage to get out in it to exercise at the gym tonight.

On a lighter, happier note, I have been making best friends with my weight scale. I haven't really exercised that much lately, mainly because I can't seem to want to go outdoors in the cold. Thankfully though I jumped on the scale again this morning and noticed that I am one pound lighter again. I fluctuate a lot, so it's hard to tell a definite number on my online scale however I believe I have lost another pound.

So, I'm proud to say that I am now 118.8 pound. (At least today) Please remember though that I am only 4' 10" tall. So, this may sound like a low number but it really is on the high level of normal. But, thankfully, I am now in the normal weight level of my BMI. Yay! My goal was to get to my normal, healthy weight by my birthday which is on Friday. So, unless I go on an eating binge, I will reach my goal. Hurray!

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SUGIRL06 12/7/2010 1:05PM

    Happy Early Burthday! And that is so awesome to reach your goal just in time!! Woohoo!

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JERSEYDEBBIE23 12/7/2010 10:59AM

    I'm so happy to hear you'll hit your goal weight by Friday. That is such an accomplishment emoticon Wishing you an early Happy Birthday! Have a great one! emoticon

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Cheap Garmin's!!!

Monday, December 06, 2010

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emoticon Shocked! As I was Christmas shopping for my husband, okay so maybe for myself too, I found that Walmart has some Garmin's for under $100!!! I bought my husband a Garmin this last February and he loves it. He got the 405CX so I can only comment on that model but he doesn't like to run without it. We actually run together, and I am consistently asking him for updates. haha He's like my personal trainer - so handy! It really helps keep us motivated and is very handy when we are away from home and want to run in the outdoors. It has been mentioned by other people that the GPS isn't accurate enough but we have never had any complaints. A signal has always been found, it just might take up to 5 minutes. We haven't been out of the country and tried it but I will keep you posted after we go to Australia in a few months.

So, I found out that Walmat was selling an earlier version of my husband's and got really excited. They are selling the watching for around $100! That is amazing considering I paid around $400-500 in total for his just short of a year ago. Just thought if anyone was looking for Christmas ideas I would throw it out there to you all.

For me, I have asked for a Ipod nano 5th Generation for my birthday. I love my shuffle but I would love something with a screen. Additionally, I'm excited to try out the Nike Plus Sports Kit with it. Has anyone tried this? Suggestions for armbands? I have heard that sweat can actually ruin the nano when running... I heard that the Nike armband traps in moisture so I'm worried a little.

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SUGIRL06 12/7/2010 8:19AM

    OMG! I need that Garmin! thanks for the tip!
Also, I have the nano (older one) with the Nike +. Definitely calibrate it before using it!!! I use the Nike arm band for the nano and have never had problems with it. I actually find it to be very secure which is important since the nano isn't cheap. And honestly, do you sweat that much on your shoulder that it will ruin the nano? I dunno, but mine still works fine and it have been over a year now of using that arm band! On another note, why do you need the nike+ if you have your gamin? Just curious!

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CONTENTANDFIT 12/6/2010 10:02PM

    I wondered why my wife had opened that Walmart web page on my browser!?

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VKKESU 12/6/2010 12:53PM

    I just bought an ipod nano 6th generation. (I didn't need the games and I wanted a smaller one for podcasts, etc.)


I like the phillips brand arm band the best because of easy access to ipod controls. Many cover up the front and I didn't want that.

GPS ....we love ours and use it hiking, kayaking, boating, a lot of stuff. The only place we found it not working was on vacation at Sequoia National Park this year. So much tree cover ? No satalites available w/ cliffs ? Only place out of 8 national park hikes it wouldn't hold signal. Love it !!

Glad you found one, always fun new toy. Use ours for geocaching too !

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Even More Food Photos

Friday, December 03, 2010

Here are just a few more. Sorry, I was gone for over a month so I have a lot left to post. I will save you from all though. Again, if you see something that you would like to try, just let me know and I can send the recipe to you. All of these are vegan but they are healthy!

Pumpkin Seed Brittle - has a little more sugar than I would prefer but it was made with seeds from our Halloween Pumpkin. Yum!

Ginger Pasta with Zucchini from the Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone.

Tofu Scramble with steamed kale for breakfast

Another tofu scramble for breakfast.

Mock Mac n Cheese made by me... I love green peas right now so I add tons and leave out some of the pasta to lower the calories and carbs. nom nom

Had to do something with leftover tomato sauce so I mixed it with some greens and made an entire lunch out of it. Yum!

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SUGIRL06 12/7/2010 8:22AM

    Oh man that mac and cheese.. Ok seriously.. I need to stop with the food pictures!

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BOOKWORM27S 12/4/2010 12:15AM

    Yummy, it all looks wonderful!

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S3XYDIVASMOM 12/3/2010 10:09PM

    I really don't see myself ever embracing veganism, but I like to look at and try vegan recipes. It expands my horizons. These foods look yummy; I'd eat them without any hesitation at all.

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Friday, December 03, 2010

Here are some more yummy vegan meals that are healthy for the body and mind!

Celebration "chicken" pot pie

Barley Corn Soup

Kind Diet Cornbread by Alicia Silverstone

Lentil Holiday Loaf with a Apricot Cornbread Stuffing (all vegan) for our mock Thanksgiving trial run. These were from the cookbook Vegan World Fusion Cuisine Cookbook. LOVE the cookbook!!!

My own Recipe for Mock "Chicken" noodle soup - it has wakame in it! Yum!!!

Almond Butter Waffles that are vegan

Soy Cream (mock ice cream) for my husband on a long day from work. Made his day!

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SUGIRL06 12/7/2010 10:35AM

    Oh check that out. There was more than one soup! LoL. The barley soup please! I am starting to get hungry but its still too early for lunch!!

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SUGIRL06 12/7/2010 8:21AM

    Ok you are making my hungry. Can I have the recipe for the soup? I stink at making soup and keep trying! LoL!

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Food +

Friday, December 03, 2010

Thanks everyone for your encouragement and advice. We are looking into the SAD approved lights that are available online. If anyone has any luck with a certain one, I would love to hear about it. The prices are a tad high for a light, so I want to make sure that we purchase the correct one. emoticon

So, I have been diligently taking photos in hopes that I would remember to place them on here. As you know, it didn't happen very well so I am going to place some more now in no order at all. If you want a recipe, just let me know and I can send it off to you.

Mock Version of a Traditional Japanese meal called Nikujaga. I made this with Seitan instead of steak. Amazing!

Leftover Veggies from the fridge with a light Japanese seasoning.

More leftovers- soyrizo from Trader Joes (Made this for my husband since he is trying to gain some weight.)

More leftovers thrown together to make a new dish- for me since it has tofu in it. nom nom

Traditional Vegan Pumpkin Pie- the people eating it were not vegan and they couldn't tell the difference. yay!

Homemade Vegan Cranberry Sauce - much less sugar than the can kind

Homemade Pumpkin Butter - this was made with the halloween pumpkin "guts".

Totally Vegan Dinner at the Rent-in-laws for Thanksgiving. Hubsters mum actually made an entire meal - plus a birthday for us at the same time!

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SUGIRL06 12/7/2010 8:20AM

    Everything looks so yummy!

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