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Super Bowl food whore!!!

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Okay, I was just going to post this in my team chat thread but I am sure there are SO MANY other people who can't ever get enough of this classic ooey, gooey, cheesy, addicting dip!!

I found a recipe that has really good views and the calorie, fat and sodium content is not even close to the "usual".

So check out this link and maybe I others will be making this with me tomorrow!

I will also be making "fried' green beans!

Possibly baked zucchini sticks

And dinner will be Honey Garlic Pork chops (minus the mashed taters)

And if my breakfast, lunch and dinner plan out and I stay on track - this will be for dessert

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EMSSBEARS 2/2/2014 11:51PM

    Thanks for the great recipes especially the baked zucchini - really appreciate your efforts much appreciated.


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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 2/5/2013 2:40PM

    Wow! You did it right! They all look like great recipes. Hope you had fun and kept on track.

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SKEEWEE2MEK 2/3/2013 9:27PM

    Hey! I missed this yesterday but I wish I'd seen it! Looks like an awesome menu! I had the "usual" queso and I KNOW I'm gonna pay for it at Wednesday's weigh-in emoticon emoticon

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KRZYKAT3 2/3/2013 12:18PM

    looks yummy and calorie friendly great job!

I can bring some healthy crackers for that dip and veggie tray!

GO 49ers!!

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MSPATOOTY 2/2/2013 6:39PM

    Oh my GOODNESS! That looks like a fantastic menu! (Judy calculates how long it would take to drive to Manda's house). emoticon

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    Dang girlfriend. Where are you in Texas and how long will it take for me to get there? I'll bring the fried pickles. Who cares who wins the game! Are we Pinterest food whore friends?

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DAMIENHUSTED 2/2/2013 5:25PM

    thank you for the links as it is my birthday and the superbowl i hope not to eat to many bad things lol

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FITLIKENIC 2/2/2013 5:19PM

    yummy! what time should I be there??? emoticon

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Saturday, February 02, 2013


Is what I said a lot this morning!! I thought I was going to DIE!

There were time when I thought I looked like this

but as soon as I turned and faced the mirror, I saw something like this

I pushed so hard today and gave like my all plus everyone else's all at the gym. I strength train a lot on my own so when I started this Boot Camp class there wasn't anything new I was doing. Well today was NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEW! I love it though. I was getting that feeling in the pit of my stomach, ya know the one where your mouth is starting to water and you are about to blow chunks , yeah that one! I didn't but man it was a hardcore workout!

I really hope I am sore tomorrow! I love being sore because it makes me feel accomplished! It makes me feel like I am out of my comfort zone and making my body work harder than before!

So at the end of my bootcamp and cardio this morning, I left

Yep, I was WEARING AWESOME (sweat from head to toe) and I felt AWESOME because I know I did a GREAT job!

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GARDENCHRIS 10/3/2013 6:58AM


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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 2/5/2013 2:37PM

    emoticon Way to keep it new and going. Hope you weren't too sore.

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KRZYKAT3 2/3/2013 12:07PM

    emoticon m emoticon emoticon
own it and love it! the only way to go no matter what shape you are!

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GIELLIOT 2/2/2013 9:12PM

    AWESOME!! So impressed. GREAT job pushing through it!

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    Oh to be young and fit and fine again...who to H E double hockey sticks am I kidding. I'm in as good a shape now as I ever was or since I was a teen or for a nano second when I was a Marine but girlfriend....YOU can own it. YOU CAN and you WILL and you ARE! God I envy you. STRUT YOUR STUFF MANDA YOU HOTTIE! emoticon

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WILDNTEXAS 2/2/2013 4:22PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Sounds like you had an awesome workout!

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ARKPLE 2/2/2013 2:56PM

    That is a serious workout. You have to be in great shape just to get through it. Kudos to you. Now go have a skinny colada on the island and relax and enjoy!! xo

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MSPATOOTY 2/2/2013 2:43PM

    You are emoticon Seriously! emoticon

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BLESSEDLOSER 2/2/2013 2:33PM

    emoticon WOOT WOOT!!! Way to go, girl! Keep up the good work. You'll look like that girl (except, hopefully more respectable!) in no time!

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SUCCESSN2014 2/2/2013 2:30PM

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Week 2 mini goals 1/23 - 1/30

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

1. Start each day off with the correct amount of carbs - healthy fats - protein. I am super good at eating breakfast and I want to keep it that way. Even when I an running late, nothing stops me from kick starting my body like I should! I need to praise myself for this because it's so easy to get out of a routine. I need to remeber that I have been doing this and I can keep on doing this! So my goal is to keep up my daily breakfast routine!

2. Really focus on eating majority of my carbs no later than 3PM

When I eat high carbs towards the end of the day - I feel like a cow! My body tends to do whacky things and well, that is one of them. So a way to solve this is to keep my carbs down as much as after lunch time. Of course, on the day's I train really hard then I will eat according to what I should, but for the most part carbs should be eaten in the daylight! LOL

3. During my workouts - push harder than ever. If I don't puke, faint or Die, keep going! If sweat is not dripping from my body I am not working hard enough.

Lastnight at my body sculpting (boot camp) class, we were doing jackknifes on the ball and yeah, for some reason I couldn't get in position without rolling over on the floor! Not too sure that I am talking about..look at this SP demo

So yeah, it look me like 3 tries then she asked me if I wanted her to hold the ball to get me started. I told her to let me try 1 more time on my own, and that time, I DID IT! It was an awesome feeling! So everytime I want to give in, just gotta dig deep and keep pushing!

4. Do a morning or evening yoga/pilates routine - need to work on flexability 5 days this week.

I used to be so dang flexabile! So hopefully, by me adding some yoga and pilates to my daily routine, it will help! I love the yoga on the Wii Fit Board, so hoping to use that too!!!

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ZANNACHAN 1/28/2013 1:01PM

    Great goals! You can do it! (Just remember with #3 to know the difference between the healthy burn that means you are working/building muscle and bad pain, which means you are hurting yourself.... I pushed through when I shouldn't, more than once, and every time I did more harm than good. So don't do that!)

I'm a little envious that you are always so good with breakfasts! (In a good way!) That's awesome. Breakfast is something I struggle with.

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IXCHEL23 1/27/2013 7:21PM

    Sounds SUPER emoticon girl!! I'm trying Pilates now and though it's tough it really is great for your core!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 1/23/2013 5:05PM

    Great blog! You can do it all.

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FIRECOM 1/22/2013 12:03PM

    Incredible. Great blog. I just wish I was capable of doing even some of what you do. For me, age is taking over as to what I am capable of doing.

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lunch time update

Friday, January 18, 2013

Making this from my phone! Hope it works...on my lunch break :)

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GOODBYEPOUNDS 1/19/2013 2:41PM

    great video blog

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FITLIKENIC 1/18/2013 6:31PM

    How CUTE ARE you! Loved your Friday check in... Happy Weekend !

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    But you aren't upside down! You are so cute! Cutie patootey! And now *I* am back to my challenge Just Do It! Time to make dinner too. Yikes!

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JEREMYM 1/18/2013 4:48PM

    You're doing a great job! I love how you're supporting other members at the same time!

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CARBJUNKIE83 1/18/2013 2:30PM

    Oh noooooooooooooooooo!! I'm sideways!! Need to fix that hahahahaha

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I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaack

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I'm back!!! I have missed vlogging so much!! This is just a ramble but it felt so good to be back with everyone. I hope to keep this up - whether it's just a check in for a minute or a ramble like today.

Thanks for watching! And don't forget to put a new workout for me to try!!


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WILDNTEXAS 1/21/2013 1:13PM

    MANDY!!!! I'm so excited to see you back on here again!!! You are AWESOME! Fantastic vlog and love your ideas!

BLC is the greatest thing on Spark! Everyone on Spark should be doing it! and you are still my CAPPIE!! emoticon

fitness exercise ... hmmm... Here's one I'm not quite up to YET but know you could try ... it really works your abs and is called The Sprinter

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ELFERSP 1/21/2013 10:53AM

    I'm not sure what's going on with your cabana boys. But glad you're baaaaaack and fitness fridays is a great idea!

I'm the same way on tracking. I can manage and be roughly good without tracking - but it is way easier with.

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EILEA73 1/18/2013 11:54PM

    Great Vlog Manda!! It's so cool to see Sparkfriends "in person"!! And you are soooo right....tracking makes SUCH a difference!

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PARASELENIC 1/18/2013 10:56AM

    So glad to share azure island with you!

Great D! the vlog is great!

For fitness friday stuffs:
I have a few DVDs that I have experimented with, but you seem like you are much more fit than I am so what I would recommend might not be very useful to you-- but one thing I've really enjoyed is the body groove series... the host is a little hippy-body-exploration, but her yoga groove is a very fun and centering experience:

Also, if you've never done the 30 day shred with Jillian Michaels, her three sets of workouts on that DVD are KILLER! Each level is actually super short, you just repeat it a few times, so you can forward to 3:48 on the link below to get one of her rotations-- it's about 7 minutes total for one rotation, but there's good strength, cardio and abs moves on each one. TOTALLY recommend.

Have a great weekend, sister azzie!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 1/18/2013 12:22AM

    Loved the Vlog. New fitness ideas? Not sure. Have you tried high knees yet? It jut holding your hands together about chest high in front and then bringing each knee up to the hands. Has a little rotation to it to work the abs as well... standing ab work.

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BLESSEDLOSER 1/18/2013 12:10AM

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Thanks for totally giving me my CARBJUNKIE fix! I've missed you soooo much, it was nice to see your beautiful face again and hear your exciting plans! I'll try to think of some "different" excercise for you to try. If I do, I'll be baaack! emoticon

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