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Off and On

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I have fallen off and gotten back on the band wagon so often in the past few weeks that my head is starting to spin. I am back up to my all time high weight. I'm feeling frustrated! It's gotten to the point that I have really seriously considered just going for one of tose programs that sends me all my food... I'd just have to get my fruit, vegetables and milk. Part of me says "Just go for it" while another part of me says "you can do it without that mail order food." I'm frustrated!

  
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TERESA_68 2/25/2010 5:37PM

    Be patient it doesnt happen all in a day its a life style change and we didnt get this way overnight.
i get frustrated also. I finally committed myself to wanting to change and here I am on my way. emoticon

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Sweet (Potato) Lovin'

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

I love sweet potatoes! I have no idea why I had it in my head that I didn't enjoy them, because they are delicious! If you haven't tried sweet potatoes lately, give them another chance (or give them their first chance)! Try them for me! I have found a couple of French Fry companies have released sweet potato fries. That might be t he easiest way to give them a shot. Check your frozen food aisle by the french fries. If you are a little more brave, pick up a sweet potato from the vegetable aisle. I'll share a couple of my favourite sweet potato recipes.

Vegetable Medley

2 sweet potatoes
3 potatoes (white or red or both)
4 carrots
1 tsp garlic powder (or to taste)
1 tsp nutmeg (or to taste)

Peel the sweet potatoes. Wash the carrots and potatoes (you can peel them, but I never do). Cut the sweet potatoes, potatoes and carrots into similar sized pieces. Place in a bowl, and cover with seasoning and mix. In a baking dish (I use a glass rectangle one), spray some Pam or other type of cooking oil. Pour the vegetables into the baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees F for an hour, or until the vegetables are soft.


Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons sugar
3 cups fresh sweet potatoes,
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup shredded light cheddar cheese

8 (6 inch) flour tortillas

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Coat large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium high heat.
3. Add onion and sugar; sauté 5 minutes or until tender, stirring.
4. Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking for 10 to 15 minutes or until onion is caramelized or deep golden brown.
5. Stir in sweet potatoes, cumin and black beans, mixing gently. Cook until sweet potatoes are soft.
6. Spoon mixture evenly down center of each tortilla.
7. Roll up tortillas jelly roll style and place rolls seam side down in an oblong casserole dish coated with nonstick cooking spray.
8. Shred cheese over burritos.
9Cover and bake 10 to 15 minutes or until well heated and crispy on outside.

I eat these with salsa and plain yogurt in place of sour cream). Very filling and very delicious!

Give sweet potatoes a try! Or share your favourite sweet potato recipe with me.

  
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KRISB803 12/1/2009 2:35PM

    I had no idea once could be so creative with sweet potatoes. They only way I can eat them is drenched in butter and sugar...BAAAAAD!

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Score!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

I haven't weighed myself in two weeks. I always find my weight loss to be a very slow process, and find that stepping on the scale can be discouraging for me. I choose to base my success on how I feel. Lately I have felt amazing. Sleeping for reasonable amounts of time, being able to get out of bed a little easier in the morning (I say a little easier because it's always a challenge when the sun doesn't rise until 9am), and having more patience at work and at home. It has been a good couple of weeks. So I decided to get brave. I stepped on the scale last night. 205. 205! That's five pounds in two weeks. I NEVER do that. Yay Me!

  
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TRAIL75 12/1/2009 1:30PM

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First Blog

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Well. Here is where it begins. I currently weigh 210 lbs. the most I have ever weighed. My goal for the moment is to weigh below 200 lbs by the end of January. I pretty much have my work out routine set. I use a DVD program as I live in a community where there is no gym. It's the eating healthy that always gets me. I've been trying. For the last couple of weeks I have been doing quite well. I want to eat more fruits and vegetables, and drink more water. Two goals, eat more vegetables and fruit, and drink more water. I wish myself luck.

  
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PRINCESSNURSE 11/25/2009 10:03PM

    Welcome! You can do it!

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DEVOTEEOFISET 11/25/2009 9:33PM

    Welcome!!! Good Luck!!! emoticon emoticon

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DARKFAERY 11/25/2009 8:53PM

    Those are great goals to get you started! Good luck and welcome to SP!!

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DESERT_BIRD 11/25/2009 6:16PM

    Welcome to SP! I like your goals!

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YOOVIE 11/25/2009 6:02PM

    YAY!!!!!!!! welcome to the gang!

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RHCOOKSON 11/25/2009 5:24PM

    Congratulations on getting started! You can do it! emoticon

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SWAMP_KITTY 11/25/2009 5:12PM

    Good luck! You can do it!

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