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October Pantry Challenge - Inventory

Saturday, September 28, 2013

I'm participating in a challenge where I use staples from my pantry to reduce my grocery budget. My goal is to not spend more than 50 a week during the month of October. Yikes wish me luck and any healthy meal suggestions based on the inventory are appreciated.

My Pantry Inventory -

1 Box of Quinoa
5 Boxes of Orzo
2.75 Boxes of Farfalle
1/2 bag of Brown Jasmine Rice
1 Box of Penne
1 Box of Long Grain Brown Rice
1 Canister of White Corn Grits
1 Canister of 10 Grain Oats
1 Bag of Farro
1 Bag of Wheat Berries
1 Bag of Steel Cut Oats
1 Bag of Rolled Oats

1 Box of Multigrain Baking and Pancake Mix

1 Carton of Low-Sodium Chicken Broth
1 Carton of Vegetable Broth

1 Bag of Blue Corn Chips
2 Bags of Seaweed

5 single serve bags of trek mix

1 small can of Green Chiles
1 can of Wild Alaskan Salmon

2 jars of Chipotle Salsa
1 jar of Corn, Black Bean and Pepper Salsa
2 cans of Fire Roasted Tomatoes

2 cans of Kidney Beans
1 can each - Garbanzo, Black, White Kidney and Grilling Beans

1 Bag of Chia Seeds
1 2oz Bag of Pine Nuts
16oz Bag of Raisin Medley

5 Bags of Frozen Fruit - 1 Mango, 2 Strawberry, 1 Pineapple, 1 Blueberry

1 Bag of Fire Roasted Corn

1lb of Pork Shoulder Country Ribs

1 Carton of Almond Milk

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LADYJ6942 10/3/2013 8:40AM

    Looking like a lot of carbs but it sounds like an interesting challenge. Good luck and I look forward to hearing how it goes.

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A-STRONGER-ME 10/3/2013 8:17AM

    oh my - so many carbs - you are supplementing with some protein - right??

Do love beans and salsa - YUM!

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JMOUSE99 9/30/2013 6:27PM

    You've got a lot more food in your pantry than I do and it all looks very healthy. Good luck!

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SPARKLINGHOPE 9/29/2013 8:40AM

    Sounds like you have a really good pantry to accomplish your challenge. Best wishes!!

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BABYSOX 9/29/2013 7:48AM

    I did a similar challenge in June. I definitely had to be more creative, Good luck.

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LOOKINGUP2012 9/29/2013 6:05AM

    Great challenge! Have fun : )

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PKCTTS 9/28/2013 11:31PM

    You're gonna need some protein. LOL I could definitely put the beans, quinoa, tomatoes, corn, and one of the salsas in a pot together and eat on that for a week. Good luck.

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TERRY0217 9/28/2013 11:09PM

    You have a very healthy pantry! I'm sure you'll be able to achieve your challenge

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MERRYMARY42 9/28/2013 11:06PM

    you sound like you have a months worth of staples easily, I think you can make it with money left over,
how fun, and me too, why don't I use what I have instead of adding to it all the time, great challenge,

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EMMACORY 9/28/2013 9:32PM

    You could make some meals out of the beans, rice and salsa. I am not a part of this challenge but I have been working on decreasing amount in my freezer and pantry. Good luck! emoticon

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ROBBIEY 9/28/2013 9:26PM

  You have a lot of food in your pantry.
I need to make a list and do the same thing.
Thanks for the inspiration.

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4* Birthday Playlist!!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

I turn 4* tomorrow and decided to make myself a new playlist. :) Still looking for 4 additional songs since I was born on the 23rd. Any suggestions?

Birthday Playlist

1. Applause - Lady Gaga
2. La La La - Naughty Boy ft Sam Smith
3. All Night - Pitbull feat David Rush
4. Just One Last Time - David Guetta feat Taped Rai
5. Work B**tch - Britney Spears
6. How you like me Now - The Heavy
7. Take Back the Night - Justin Timberlake
8. Resurrection - Michael Calfan (Axwell's Recut Club Mix)
9. James Bond 007 - Moby Movie Mix
10. Beautiful People - Barbara Tucker (Club Mix)
11. Right Now - Rihanna ft David Guetta
12. Wake Me Up - Avicii
13. Limbo (Spanglish Version) - Daddy Yankee
14. Lose My Breath - Destiny's Child
15. Roar - Katy Perry
16. The Beautiful People - Christina Aguilera

Decided to add a few of the slow songs I'm loving right now. Thanks for the idea Charlie!

17. Wicked Games - The Weeknd
18. Mirrors - Justin Timberlake
19. Shine on You Crazy Diamond - Kendra Morris

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JMOUSE99 9/28/2013 12:30PM

    Thanks for the list Chelle. I'll check them out for my ipod.

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1MILLDOLLARBABY 9/26/2013 4:23AM

    Raise your glass -P!nk
Don't Stop the Party-Pitbull
Birthday-The Beatles/Paul McCartney
Cuz I Can-P!nk
Home-James McCartney
Berzerk-Eminem emoticon

Comment edited on: 9/26/2013 4:32:33 AM

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BABY_GIRL69 9/23/2013 6:08PM

    Ronnie Milsap - Happy Happy Birthday Baby...

God bless,


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SPARKLINGHOPE 9/23/2013 8:25AM

    Best wishes!!

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CHARLIE215 9/22/2013 10:02PM

    Probably not your thing but i just bought: "sinnerman" nina simone and felix da housecat remix

Lovesong by adele and it's a fine day by miss jane

Happy birthday!


Ps got to change your sparkname if you don't want people to guess your age emoticon

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August - 31 Days left to make a solid change

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I need to regroup (Isn't that my middle name?). I got off track in July after losing a few pounds in the first 30 days.

August is my time to renew and refocus. I'm 95 days away from the Willis Tower climb. I know it will be much easier to accomplish if I can lose a few pounds before then.

During the month of August my main 4 goals are to
1. Walk 75 Miles
2. Spin at least 12 times
3. Climb the Swallow Cliff Stairs once a week.
4. Pyramid ST routine three times a week

At the end of the month I can reevaluate and see where I need to make adjustments.

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JMOUSE99 8/6/2013 3:50PM

    Excellent goals! emoticon

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RONI122 8/2/2013 11:03PM

    I know you can do this! You are determined! I'm right beside you ! emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 8/1/2013 9:13AM

    Great goals and that's awesome that you are working toward the Willis climb. I think about it and then I let it go.

Good luck to you!

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BKWERM 7/31/2013 7:51PM

    Great goals! emoticon

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BROADBRUSH 7/31/2013 6:56PM

    just bite off a little bit at a time. it is very good to set goals and have a plan - but remember every day is different and so are you.
i find some days there is NO ENERGY left to think in an organized and logical manner - either from lack of sleep or the demands made of me.
so be kind to you - do the very best you can and be proud of that.
good girl - and best of luck -

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BLC - 22 The Plan

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Just so happens this BL challenge is right in time for my 92 days of summer recommittment to health.

My Before image which as you can see from the last time I took a picture I gained not lost.

Can't do anything about the past but I do have plenty of time to make a change in 2013.

The Plan -

1. Spin Class - Sunday, Tuesday and Thursdays

2. Strength Training - Jackie Warner Pyramid workout - Monday, Thursdays and Friday

Link to the workout... by the end of the summer I want to get up to 10 reps.,...


3. Walk - Monday, Friday & Saturday -
June Goal - 3 - 5 miles each time
July Goal - 5 - 7.5 miles each time
August Goal - 7.5 - 10 miles each time

4. Stretch - Daily

5. Food, food, FOOD - 80/20 Rule - 80 percent of my calories have to come from Clean food and the other 20 percent is up for grabs. I will track this weekly since I know there might be days I go over but the end results for the week have to be based on this percentage.

I will begin the 80/20 on 6/10 since Chipotle is on the menu this evening. emoticon

6. Warrior Team - Will make sure I connect with my Warrior team frequently. No disappearing without letting the team know what is going on. This is a Team challenge and I will participate in challenges, TNT competitions and get them tracked on time to count.

That's it... see anything I need to add?

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MZLADY77 6/18/2013 1:36PM

    Great plan! Work it girl and you can do it..GO FORWARD! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TRINIITY1 6/18/2013 1:32PM

    That's a great plan, especially with the clean food!!

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PKCTTS 6/13/2013 8:51PM

    OK - I see it now! So the walk or not walk was in addition to the ST workout. Great! emoticon

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BKWERM 6/11/2013 1:15PM

    Great plan, Chelle! I wish you every success in meeting your goals!

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A-STRONGER-ME 6/11/2013 4:32AM

    You got the Plan - Work it and find Success!

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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW 6/10/2013 12:33PM

    Great Plan! I love the video. I never saw Jackie Warner before. Thank you. Her pyramid workout looks good. YOU CAN DO THIS!!!
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LADYJ6942 6/10/2013 11:21AM

    Great goals. Very attainable. Lets rock it Chelle!!!!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 6/10/2013 12:08AM

    Chelle, great goals. Those are quite the walking goals. I was proud of my 6,7, or 8 km walks but your goals leave me in your dust. I checked out the link from here as I couldn't connect from the team chat thread. No luck here either. Seems it's not available to us Canadians. Now if I was in Japan like Mary I would be able to connect. Still searching for a strength routine for tomorrow like I mentioned on our chat thread.

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RONI122 6/9/2013 9:16PM

    Love the plan Chelle! Especialliy your walking goal!

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MYBULLDOGS 6/9/2013 7:07PM

    i lost 44 pounds at age 61 by giving up sugar and grain products.

my sister lost 105 pounds by walking 15000 steps a day at age 63.


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June 2013 – 92 Days of summer playlist!

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

1. Blow Remix – Kesha ft Beyonce
2. I love It – Icona Pop
3. Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore ft Ray Lewis
4. Sacrilege – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
5. Here We Go / Quasar (Hybrid Remix)
6. Triump Pitbull ft Avery Storm
7. #thatPower by Will I Am ft Justin Bieber
8. How You Like Me Now by The Heavy
9. I Don’t Need It by Jamie Foxx
10. My Songs Know What You Did in The Dark by Fall Out Boy
11. Turn Up the Music by DJ Shocker
12. Sweet Nothing by Calvin Harris ft Florence Welch
13. Let’s Go by Calvin Harris ft Ne-Yo
14. Bounce by Calvin Harris ft Kelis
15. Harlem Shake by Baauer
16. Breath of Life - Florence & the Machine
17. Get Lucky - Daft Punk ft Pharrell Williams
18. Dull Tool - Fiona Apple

As you can see some of my entries are blank and I love dance music...any suggestions? :)

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BKWERM 6/6/2013 12:56PM

    I like Everybody Dance Now by C+C Music Factory. I also like Black Betty by Ram Jam.

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LADYJ6942 6/6/2013 11:23AM

    If you are running most anything by the Village People works, awesome cadances.

Great list

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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW 6/5/2013 9:43AM

    Thank you for sharing your playlist.
Maroon 5 - One More Night?

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BABY_GIRL69 6/4/2013 6:23PM

    What doesn't kill you make you stronger Kelly Clarkson
He wasn't man enough for me Toni Braxton
I knew you were trouble when you walked in Taylor Swift
Every Praise Hezekiah Walker

I mix it up but all uplifting mostly...

God bless,


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    Thanks for sharing

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