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Yummy Dinner-Beef Stroganoff (South Beach allowed)

Monday, November 18, 2013



Before I get more comments telling me this is not low carb,, I am not on atkins where you are on a very low carb allowance. I am on South Beach which allows whole wheat pasta and if your on low carb you know that you can't have it everyday but this is a great way to get your pasta fix in and still stay within the allowance of carbs.. I had 3/4 cup along with a big salad and roasted green beans,, I also changed the name so I don't get any more comments assuming I am on atkins,, I am sorry for any confusion but I also know what I am allowed on my choice of diet and would not post something if I weren't allowed to have it but I will say it is south beach from now on so I don't get the Atkins people mad at me or telling me I can't have it =)

  
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DAWNSNEWLIGHT 11/22/2013 12:48AM

  thank you all, lol on the atkins comment,, I think people think atkins when they hear low carb and there is so much more than just atkins plan for being low carb and eveyrthing in moderation is always the best key even low carb you can get in trouble if you don't watch your portions.. I am glad you enjoy my card grammy,,, and like any recipes all of mine are just how I make them and can easily be modified to fit anyone's "diet" I will try and get more cards up tomorrow,, =)

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COTATI1 11/21/2013 3:45PM

    Hi Dawn:
Looks tasty. I have tried the Spark Cookbook Stroganoff which is pretty good but will have to give yours a try. Is it Atkins? Just kidding!! Glad that you can get your pasta fix in as well. We all need to every now and then. Hope you are having a fabulous Birthday week!!

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GRAMMY7070 11/19/2013 8:01PM

    The stroganoff looks great. I also enjoy all your digital recipe cards. I'm not very computer literate, so still haven't figured out about downloading digital recipe cards and filling them out, but really enjoy what you've done and some very good recipes you have.

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DAWNSNEWLIGHT 11/19/2013 5:22PM

  Joe, I will be be putting up a recipe card for it here real soon =)

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STUDLEEJOE 11/18/2013 9:36PM

    What is the recipe

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Last day of being 41

Monday, November 18, 2013

Wow this is the very last day I will be 41,,not sure how I feel…Yet another year that I didn't accomplish nearly as much as I had hoped. Yes I know I am beginning to make changes finally, but doesn't help the feeling I wasted yet another year. Oddly enough I think I am over the hurdle where being in my 40’s bothering me. I am ok with it, now I wish I was 25 again but that is not going to happen. So, I will embrace 42 and hope that next year I will be well well into my journey and still going. I am getting off the keep on wishing I had started or wished I hadn't stopped train and got on the “keep on the journey” train. Time keeps ticking away and I am tired of having the “someday” feeling. Tired of reading and watching all those success stories and being jealous because I wish it was me, I want to be part of the success stories. Although I wish I was 70lbs lighter today, I am not. Next year I can say I am because I am going to embrace 42 and get my life back and make 42 the best age ever!

  
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COTATI1 11/21/2013 3:41PM

    Hi Dawn:
Hope you had a really great Birthday! Continue to take it one day at a time and like JoJohnnson says, next Birthday you will be closer to your goal. You can do it!

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JOJOHNNSON 11/18/2013 10:22PM

    Good attitude Dawn. You are getting there... keep going. Next birthday... if you remember to look back at this... you will be typing a blog that says... "I succeeded and I am maintaining" We will be here to cheer you on every step of the way.

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Big oops in the eating department ughghghg

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Ok, thought about not even admitting this but then realized I must be honest. I messed up. I stinking can’t believe how easy it was for me to do it. I ate Wendy’s, and what makes me the most upset, I didn’t even try to talk myself out of it… ughghgh why do I do this? I was so mad and embarrassed I almost thought about not fessing up but I knew I had to so I could accept it, forgive, and move on. I think I was so dang tired I got in the “I don’t give a crap” state of mind and now I feel crappy and I deserve it. So disappointed. The thing I don’t understand is the food is not even that good,, my cooking is way better but something about fast food that drags you in,,, I hate it,, just wish I knew what I could do to order the salad if I think I need to go there but I don’t even want to or can’t even begin to talk myself into it. I know the best answer is just do it, but soooo much easier said than done.. I want this really bad yet even that doesn't convince me when I get it stuck in my head I want it,, I never use to be a fast food eater either,, I guess living in the country back home in the North, you really didn't have the option,, here in Dallas it is everywhere. I need to figure out how I can get myself to stop and think what I am doing and stop having the “I don’t care attitude” need to come up with something.

  
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DAWNSNEWLIGHT 11/13/2013 4:04PM

  I am bad at turning away food when others are eating it,, that is one thing I am determined to break in myself.. I can't let food pushers to get me off track,, keep on fighting we can do this!

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GRAMMY7070 11/13/2013 10:03AM

    Believe me you are not the only one.I messed up going out to eat last night with friends. I ate the full plate of food and then ordered a piece of lemon meringue pie. It wasn't I needed it by any means, but everyone else had a piece of pie and I just wanted one too. I guess I need to work harder today and also need to learn to say NO!
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COTATI1 11/11/2013 10:58AM

    Hi Dawn:

We have all been there. The important, and really hard thing to do, is not beat yourself up for it. Forgive yourself and move on. Don't give up and let this one off day cause you to throw in the towel. It is o.k. to allow yourself an occasional meal that is not on your plan. I think that it helps to keep you from feeling deprived and really going off the wagon. Hang tough and know that you are not alone and we are here for you!

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WOUBBIE 11/10/2013 10:55AM

    Good for you for posting! You can't tackle a problem until you admit to yourself that it's a problem.

What is it that attracts you to the fast food? Do you think it's automatically forbidden? Maybe that makes it more tempting to you.

Some purists won't touch fast food because it's not exactly the best quality, but if you look at it purely from a low carb perspective there are lots of ways to make it an occasional exception to your daily menu. I prefer Wendy's and KFC over the other chains. When I order stuff for the kids I'll usually get myself 2 Jr Bacon Deluxe Cheeseburgers and then eat them without the bun. No sides or drinks, just the burgers. At KFC I'll get the grilled chicken thighs, again with no sides. I wouldn't like to have to live on the stuff, but it's fine for a once a week quicky dinner.

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ROXYCARIN 11/10/2013 1:43AM

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ROBBIEY 11/10/2013 1:41AM

  It gets better
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New food taste test

Friday, November 08, 2013

Ok so I have never tried Kale,, I told myself at least once a week I will try one new food or recipe and today I tried kale chips. Yet another vegetable I just don't care for.. it has a bitter taste I just not fond of. I added garlic powder, which helped, but I wont be making these again. If you like Kale I have no doubt you will like these,, I just don't care for that bitterness.. guess I am still a northern girl and my taste is just not use to Kale (much more popular here). But life is about trying new things, so I tried,, on to the next new food or recipe,, wonder what it will be hmmm

  
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DAWNSNEWLIGHT 11/13/2013 3:59PM

  Glad I am not alone on the kale lol I am not a green eater either,, I struggle to eat a lot of my vegetables other than corn and peas and obviously the 2 not so good for you kind (starch). But I find if if do "creamed" veggies I love most everything I have tried so far..

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GRAMMY7070 11/13/2013 9:59AM

    I don't care for kale either. I am really not fond of the dark green veggies. I know they are suppose to be good for us, but not a fan.

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WOUBBIE 11/8/2013 6:22PM

    Not fond of it either. I found that I do like arugula, though.

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COTATI1 11/8/2013 5:49PM

    Good for you for trying something new. Sorry it wasn't to your taste but at least you know now.

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BTRX71 11/8/2013 4:25PM

    I like your idea to try something new each week. emoticon I need to learn how to use the vegetables and fruits I don't recognize . I agree with you about kale!!!

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IMAVISION 11/8/2013 3:58PM

    I like your idea of challenging yourself to try something new each week.

God bless!

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ONTHEPATH2 11/8/2013 3:58PM

    At least you tried it! Good for you!

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Head down in shame

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Boy did I give myself a good journal entry,, almost ashamed and embarrassed to put it out there but this was part of the deal,, write not eat it. Jason and I just got done playing a board game and well I lost. Dare I say I took it hard (puts head down in shame). I had just about won and out of the blue Jason comes in and easily wins. Why did I take this so dang hard? Because this is exactly what my first thought was and I mean literally “Dawn your so damn stupid, you always have to mess up.” What the heck that was an automatic thought. Again, way too hard on myself.. Now please understand I am usually a good loser, but this was different, not sure why I was I am so hard on myself. Ok, that’s a lie, I do. I was called stupid growing up by a family member if I didn't understand or do the right thing the first time she asked, I got called dumb or stupid. Then add in the times other children called me stupid,, I guess it still so ingrained in the back of my mind and comes out when I am tired or should I say PMS’ing, and I am both today. I soon calmed down,, I am like that I will explode then it just goes away after a few minutes. Not proud of that but it does take me a bit to get mad but a millisecond to get offended because of my low self-esteem. This time at least I realized it and acknowledged it. I apologized to Jason and he said “this is the best game you have ever played, you shouldn't be so hard on yourself” so lesson learned,, it is just a game and I am not stupid, I just had bad luck at the end and had nothing to do with how I played. Forgive and move on =)

  
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JLKL1980 11/5/2013 10:56AM

    Great blog - I perfectly understand about being too hard on ourselves.

If I find that I am being hard on myself - I like to counter it with saying three positive or loving things about myself. Usually works.

Old wounds when young are the hardest to overcome. We should learn to be our own best friend. BFF

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