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Weight Update! good news, good news....

Sunday, September 25, 2011

well, I 'found' my shiny new scale a few days ago (still unpacking from moving two floors down from 3rd floor to 1st knees are SOOO much happier!). Once I changed the batteries, I placed it on the floor in my bedroom...stepped E on the display. Went thru this about 3-4 times, changed the positioning of the new batteries...then had a light bulb moment & realized: 'hmm, maybe I need to get it off the carpet onto a solid surface!"

Took it into the bathroom, placed it on the tile floor, stepped on: 255.4 pounds! Stepped off, stripped to my natural state, as God made me, stepped on again: 255.3 pounds!

More good news: that pair of Size 20 pants that I couldn't zip up when I started on this journey...I can wear them now, and they are just the tiniest bit loose in the waist..not so loose that I need to drop to a Size 18 (yet), but I think I'm getting there!


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JMIRROR 9/25/2011 11:10PM

  Awesome! I gather that you are getting to your goal one inch at a time. You can make it. COntinued success.

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I **REALLY** Wish...

Sunday, June 05, 2011

..that I could capture just how juicy this chicken turned out!! Tender & juicy on the inside, nicely crispy on the outside..Absolutely magnificent (if I do say so myself!!) emoticon LOL

So I made the mashed potato flake chicken instead of the Hawaiian Chicken (thought I had one more can of pineapple in my cabinets, but all I saw was, like, 4 cans of fruit cocktail). I also did something different with the potato flakes, so I'm not sure how it'll affect the nutritional info. To the best of my guesstimation, here's what I did:

1 envelope of mashed potato flakes
1/4 C Panko bread crumbs
1/2 T garlic powder, divided
1/2 T onion powder, divided
1/2 T crushed red pepper flakes
1 t ground white pepper
2 T Greek yogurt
1/4 C Egg Beaters egg whites
2 boneless & skinless chicken breasts (or thighs)

Use a small food processor to combine the first six ingredients & pulse until coarse.

In mixing bowl, combine the yogurt & the egg whites with the other part of the divided spices. Beat with a fork or whisk until creamy & smooth (had I thought about it, I would've done this last nite & let the chicken marinate in the fridge overnite). But since I didn't do that, I placed the chicken in the mixture, tossed until it was well coated, and put it in the fridge for 30 mins.

Place the dry mixture in a shallow pan. Remove the chicken from the yogurt mixture & dredge it in the dry mixture. (At this point, I still had quite a bit of the yogurt mixture, so I double-dipped one of the chicken pieces, dipping it back in the yogurt mixture, then back in the dry again).

Spray some PAM (or similar nonstick spray) on a piece of foil & place on a baking dish, Bake @ 400 degrees for 15 mins. Reduce heat to 375 degrees & continue baking for another 20 mins. Remove from oven, fold the foil over the chicken, and return to the oven for five mins. Remove & let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving.

Makes 2 servings (in my case, enough for lunch the next day!)

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CHERYL329 6/5/2011 6:43PM

    Served with 1/2 C of Chicken-Broccoli Rice*A*Roni
1/2 C green beans
1/2 C fresh spinach w/1 T lemon juice + a couple of spritzes of BRAGG's Liquid Aminos + a pinch of Dash of Flax sprinkled on top

(Oh..and 16 oz ice-cold water)

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Baby Steps...right???

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Well, I've been an SP newbie for almost a month now and, while my eating still yo-yos, for the most part I'm sticking to healthier consumption.

I finally broke down & bought a scale last of those nifty weight-saving, BMI-tracking, water percentage thingies. I weighed myself as soon as I got home with it: 271.6 -- ugh emoticon

So then I went & made myself my favorite spinach salad:
2 parts spinach to 1 part lettuce
1/4 c of whole kernel corn
2 mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cucumber, sliced
a handful of my favorite frozen recipe starter seasoning (I think that's what it's called: it's diced onion, bell pepper, & celery)
Tossed it all together with a Braggs vinaigrette dressing.

Since I'm not the most 'regular' person in the world, before going to bed, I took two laxative tablets 'cuz I knew it would do its thing first thing the following morning! And of did! Afterwards, I got on my shiny new scale again: 268.8 pounds! Call it a fluke...or maybe I was just plumb FOS! - LOL

Now, don't fuss...I know it's a no-no to be a scale-watcher..that was last weekend, and I haven't gotten on the scale again since. I figure I'll do it again at the two-week mark!

So today...I bought myself a pair of ankle/wrist weights. Hopefully, they won't join the exercise mats I bought in February..packed away in a box awaiting my move from this apartment to another one!

I'm going to add some pictures ... family & friends know: I'm the one behind the camera..rarely in front of it, but I do have a few shots that I can share. I don't think I have anything truly recent but..we'll see...

Enough for now...I could write more, but I'm still in the middle of the whole thing I like to call the cycle of purge'n'pack, so I'm going to get back to it before I lose my motivation! emoticon

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TANGLED50 6/4/2011 8:33PM

    Congratulations on your first blog post on SP! A great natural alternative to laxatives is milled flax seed (you can find it at Walmart in with the flours). I mix a tablespoon or two into regular yogurt. Greek yogurt tends to be too dry to mix well with flax seed. Isn't SparkPeople great?! emoticon

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SUGARPUNK52 6/4/2011 8:33PM

  Good for you! Baby steps! For me,before sparkpeople I'd try to do everything all at once.I always failed too.Taking baby steps works for me.Good luck!

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WANDATIME 6/4/2011 8:25PM

    Sounds like you are off to a grand start! Good luck on your journey, and keep blogging!

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