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It may be alright to be content with what you have ...

Monday, August 17, 2009

... never with what you are.

Today is a low-carb day. I'm not convinced low-carb and TOM is the best combination in life, especially since somewhere in there I have also been fighting off a tension headache, but I've made it to 10pm, and still on track, so hooray! The headache has been annoying, I've managed to keep stretching and massaging my neck so it hasn't gotten worse than an annoying twinge, but it's still an -annoying- twinge!

Anyway, my food for the day was good. I roasted veggies with dinner tonight, and apparently roasted yellow turnip is a bit too sweet for my husband ... for people who like slightly sweet veggies, it was pretty good! Tonight's veggies were mixed with balsamic vinegar, sherry, onion powder, garlic salt, and Mrs. Dash. Then we had paprika chicken, which is chicken dusted with paprika and sea salt, and broiled, so easy, so delicious.

I also did my workout tonight and 20 min of intervals on the bike with my brand new Ipod shuffle. Yay shuffle! Much easier to manage than my big ipod.

Ok, one more low-ish carb day ... I can do it!

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BCANGELRAE 8/18/2009 1:35PM

    I am going to try that chicken. And I have never tried yellow turnip (I love sweet veggies!!). You are doing awesome!

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NANCY- 8/18/2009 8:56AM

    You know how to make me hungry.
Low carb can also taste great.
You are doing great, keep going on your journey.

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Conscience is the inner voice that warns us ...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

... that someone might be looking

Tonight was another good day for low GI cooking. Me and hubby are low-carbing for a few days. I like to low-carb for 2-3 days at the beginning of each week to help jumpstart me and shake things up.

For a snack I had a Tzatziki salad. I diced tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, and red onion, and mixed them with a bit of lemon juice, Greek yogurt, salt, pepper, and dill. Yummy. I had a hard-boiled egg with that to round out my protein.

For dinner I made a version of this: www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/2009/

I substituted processed cauliflower for the rice and left out the mozzarella cheese. I also just used tomato sauce with spices, lots of fennel, I like fennel. It was great. You have to cook the "crust" part for a while to get it not soggy.

I got to use my new slaw-making tool I found on clearance at Target. It was awesome!

Ok, today has been good, so tomorrow's weigh-in better be great!

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LIVEN2BPINK 8/21/2009 8:41AM

    This sounds like a great idea...and the website.
:) Deb

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NANCY- 8/17/2009 8:40AM

    Great use of the abundant zucchini. Liked your substitutions too. Reading your blog made me hungry for some healthy food and want to check out your new kitchen tool.

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HLTHYLIVNCCJ 8/16/2009 8:47PM

    I am sure the weigh-in will be wonderful. You are such a motivation and inspiration to many on the wonderful ideas you have with food uses, exercise and everything.

BTW....lunch and dinner sound yummy!

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Take rest ...

Saturday, August 15, 2009

... a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop

Today I did pretty well. I did have some ice cream at our local farm stand topped with homemade raspberry sauce, but that was it. Otherwise, completely on track. We even had a vegetarian dinner tonight, black bean cakes and cheesy Mexican rice. Yum! I'm trying to throw in the occasional veggie meal to save money, bulk dry beans are super cheap!

I also did a workout both this morning and this evening, which is way better than last weekend. I'm aiming for another good day tomorrow so that my weigh-in on Monday will rock! Me and DH are also planning for a few days of low carb starting tomorrow, so that should help my weigh-in too!

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SIMPLYLIVING 8/16/2009 1:40PM

    That meal black bean meal sounds tasty :) Where might I find the recipe?

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NANCY- 8/16/2009 8:16AM

Keep Sparking!

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DREAMON145 8/16/2009 7:35AM

    The homemade cream sounds wonderful. I bought some ice cube trays yesterday and as soon as I have a little free time to experiment I am going to attempt a low GI ice cream recipe that I created yesterday. We will see how THAT turns out! lol

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Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family ...

Friday, August 14, 2009

... in another city

Today was a good day, which makes up for yesterday being pretty much awful. I was on track today, but decided to have a cheat dessert so that I can be good all weekend and have an awesome Monday weigh-in. At least, I can hope for that!

Anyway, I did my turbulence training workout tonight, so my ice cream treat was at the perfect time for my body to use it most effectively.

Time to go rack up more sparkpoints for my 8-Week Battle team! Go Yellow!

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DEBSZOO74 8/15/2009 12:24AM

    I'm glad it was a good day for you! Good job planning ahead for the weekend!
Stick to it and you should have a good weigh-in Monday! The Yellow Team Rocks!
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Not by appointment do we meet delight.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I am still on track this week, hooray! My labwork is not quite on track, and it left me with a slower than expected afternoon where I had to fight off some chocolate cravings. I made it, with the help of my friend and some Yerba Mate (best stuff EVER, too bad it only grows in Argentina).

I did some Mayhem Challenge work tonight, and still plan to do the homework if I can as well.

Time to get myself a post-workout snack of my frozen treat from yesterday, some real fruit, some cheese, and some nuts. It's a nice, filling, satisfying, well-balanced mix.

We are watching the Mummy tonight. Bad movie, but the leader of the protector gang is so hot, and Brendon Fraser isn't half bad himself.

Ok, snack, now. bye!


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