Thursday, March 15, 2007
1. Delaying (first 5 minutes, then 10 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, etc.) before eating that brownie, cookie or candy bar gives you a golden opportunity to break away from your impulses to eat sweets so that you can easily detach from them.
2. Delaying for 10 minutes, then 15 minutes, etc., allows your cravings to readily subside while you get involved with other things.
3. Delaying lets you take positive, health-promoting action by simple inaction. Yes, doing absolutely nothing can be pivotal when kicking or cutting back on sweets and quickie carbs.
4. Delaying turns procrastinating into an effective art form and proactive gesture.
5. Delaying allows you to zero in on what foods -- if any -- you’re really craving. Does your body really need cookies, cake, and pretzels? I highly doubt it!! Or would your amazing body rather have water, fresh vegetables and fruits, high-quality protein or healthy fats?
6. Delaying gives you a chance to get in touch with your true feelings. What the heck is really going on that makes these quickie carbs so tantalizing to you?
7. Delaying permits you to take pride in yourself that you put off a short-lived, self-defeating immediate gratification in favor of a long-term positive outcome. (Isn't it far preferable to lose weight, have more energy and concentrate better than giving in during one moment of weakness and then suffering the consequences?)
Thursday, March 15, 2007
6:00am Roll my bootie outta bed - TIRED!
6:05am Start with emails and getting caught up on post - Is my brain really working this well at this time in the am?
7:00am Eat a HUGE bowl of Special K - Joy
7:15am Start workout, Cardio Party Remix - Empowerment
7:45am Start another workout, Lower Body Jam - Ouchies my legs feel the burn! Woooooohooooo!
8:15am Start another workout, Hips, Buns & thighs - Ooo shakin my bootie with Shaun T. Confidence!!!!!
8:45am Walking the puppy, while I'm shakin my butt to my mp3 player! Love the K.T. Tunstall song!
9:00am In the shower - Relaxation
9:15am Brushing my teeth and putting on make up - Refreshed!
9:30am Working on emails, reading, working on my English Paper - Boredom. LoL.
10:45am Drying my hair, and washing clothes! - How fun.
11:15am Cutting up veggies for my dinner, getting everything cooked and prepared. I made Seared Chicken with Tomatillo-Avocado Salsa, sauteed mushrooms, mini corn on the cob and garlic asparagus. - Delicious
12:00pm Eating lunch. Scrambled eggs with Canadian Bacon & 2 slices of toast - Heaven
12:20pm Eating pineapple - Heaven all over again.
12:30pm Washing dishes - Hell. LoL.
12:45pm Getting everything in containers to take to work!
1:00pm Getting dressed - Warmth!
1:05pm Getting back to more emails and reading. - Content
1:45pm Walking the puppy again.
2:00pm In the car driving too work, yapping to Geno about his day - Love!
3:00pm At work. - Ugh!!!
5:00pm Eating dinner - FABULOUS!!! I will make this dish again!
5:20pm Still working...doing well though, setting appointments & reading - Enlightened.
7:00pm Time for snack. Popcorn here I come! - Mmmm cinnamon, more Joy!
9:00pm In the car driving home. Singing to Settlin by Sugarland - Thrilled.
9:35pm At home, Emailing & talking to Geno - YAY!
10:15pm In the bed, talking dirty to Geno - HaHa, kidding...or am I?
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Beet – Often called the vitality plant, beet is rich in folate, iron and magnesium. Used to relieve all chronic illnesses, particularly those of the blood & immune system, it may also help the body to fight cancer.
Carrot – Extremely rich in carotenes (and a good course of fiber & chromium), carrots are traditionally used to treat digestive upsets and worms. Beta-carotene may help to prevent cancer of the lungs, cervix and gastro-intestinal tract. Carrot is also thought to boost immunity, making it useful in treating chronic viral infections such as herpes simplex.
Cranberry – Long used to relieve urinary tract infections, cranberry juice contains a phytochemical that prevents harmful bacteria from sticking to the bladder wall. In addition, it has powerful antioxidant effects which may improve cardiovascular health and help to prevent cancer.
Red Grape – As well as containing anthrocyanins (reduces sickness of blood platelets and help prevent blood clots). Red grape juice also contains a compound called reservatol, which lowers blood cholesterol and may inhibit the formation of cancer cells.
Orange & Grapefruit – The high vitamin C content of these fruits helps to maintain healthy blood cells and may increase resistance to viral infections. Vitamin C may also help to lower blood cholesterol and protect against breast cancer.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Crispy Ranch Chicken (I give this one a B+)
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing mix
2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Combine dressing mix and bread crumbs in a plastic bag. Add chicken and shake until coated.
Place coated chicken pieces on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear. Serve with rice or potatoes, if desired.
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 1.6g
Total Carbs: 6.1g
Dietary Fiber: 0.2g
Mediterranean Turkey Pita Fold (I give this one a C)
1 package JENNIE-O TURKEY STORE® Lean Ground Turkey (20 oz.)
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano flakes
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
2/3 cup light ranch dressing
3/4 cup peeled chopped cucumber
6 (6 inch) pita flat breads
1 cup chopped fresh spinach
1 large tomato, chopped
1 can (2¼ oz.) chopped black olives, drained
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
Directions In large, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, cook turkey until no longer pink, about 4 minutes; drain. Add oregano and garlic salt; mix well. In small bowl, mix ranch dressing and cucumber. To assemble, place one pita flat bread on each dinner plate. Top each pita with approximately 1/2 cup turkey mixture. Drizzle approximately 3 tablespoons dressing mixture. Top with spinach, tomato, black olives and feta cheese equally over each pita.
Calories: About 160 calories (depends on what brand of pitas & turkey you use)
Fat: 4 grams
Sizzle of Corn & Tomato (I give this one an A!)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon finely chopped shallots
1/2 cup chopped, fresh tomatoes,or canned, drained
1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels removed from the cob
1 teaspoon seeded, finely chopped jalapeño pepper
pinch of cumin
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper
1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the shallots for 2 to 3 minutes, until soft but not dark in color.
2. Add the tomatoes, corn and jalapeño pepper, and cook for 1 minute. Add the cumin and sugar and cook 1 more minute.
3. Add the vinegar and cook until the liquid reduces slightly.
4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serving Size: about 1/4 cup
Number of Servings: 6
Calories 62 Carbohydrate 9 g
Fat 3 g Fiber 1 g
Protein 1 g Saturated Fat 0 g
Sodium 173 mg
Vanilla Fruit Salad (I give this one a A!)
2 Bananas, Sliced
2 cups strawberries, Sliced
1.5 cups Grapes, Sliced
1 20 ounce can of Pineapple chunks
1 pack fat free sugar free vanilla pudding mix
Sliced all fruit accordingly. Drain pineapple juice from pineapple chunks. Reserve juice in bowl. Mix all fruit together. Add vanilla pudding mix to pineapple juice. Mix until blended. Add to fruit and stir.
Number of Servings: 10
Total Fat: 0.4 grams
Sodium: 5 mg
Carbs: 18.7 grams
Dietary Fiber: 1.9 grams
Protein: 0.6 grams
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