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Monday, March 29, 2010

Well went on an uber long walk today and have been sticking to my sparking since my last post :D. Getting back into it again which is awesome....however my slcking through mach is going to ruin my spark points streak.....how can one earn 500 points in 2 days without buying the book....money doesnt really allow for that right now...I geuss thats my lesson not to procrasstinate geuss I'll start the streak anew again next month.


Old Habits are hard to break

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My computer broke awhile ago and i was off spark for about a week and a half....I just havn;t been able to start it up again and after stepping on the scale the other day a realized I gained back 5 lbs I ve come to realized how much spark has helped me. I thought I was still eating well and working aout enough but without physically seeing what i was eating in my tracker it was easy to assume I wasn;t over eating when clearly I am.
So I am back and hopefully can back to my good sparking habits as oppiosed to my eating habits a year ago wish me luck!


Was bad yesterday

Friday, January 22, 2010

Have stopped food for thought with the discovery of cookbook. Now I just have to start entering them lol.

I was VERY bad yesterday, was doing good leaving work at only 750 cal (before dinner) and was invited out to drinks and appies with the girls. I figured what the heck why not? Well where we went had no options on the menu that were not doused in cheese or were deep fried I was even polietly refused just have taco chips and Salsa instead of nachos by our server emoticon So Shared an App platter with my girls....big diet mistake 1 nachos, deepfried spring roll cactus fries and wings later I was way up and with all the sugary girly drinks my Calories count went up to 4330. emoticon It's really making me start to think more about how much of the wieght gain I've had can be attributated to not only bad eating but heavy drinking with the pals, at 23 it's quite a common evening out. This one night has also probally taken over all my work at the gym this week....This was the first time I put my drinks into the nutri Calculator, it's scary.

So in retrospect I've decided I'm pretty much going to quit drinking for 3 months and see how much it takes off....hopefully it works....

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

RICHTEAM 1/22/2010 2:32PM

    Good for you for acccounting what you did eat! I mean I for one even would be guilty for not tracking it. I know its hard to go out and enjoy yourself when your watching what you eat but sometimes you may have to do it. So instead of appy's have a nice salad I know its not as tasty and such but you could then have a drink and not feel so bad!
I have decided to quit drinking, not that I did much , for a few months too. If I have had a good day though I will drink one I think, but I know its hard to eat out ! I hope you have great day today! Congrats on being honest with yourself! emoticon

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Food for Thought ~ Szechuan Pepper Fish

Friday, January 15, 2010

There has been a thread going on the boards about whether chiense food is bad for you or not. Though I agree making good choices at typical chiense restraunts can be difficult, making it yourself at home can be very good for you. On that note I've decided to share one of my Favorite Chiense style recipes with you from a great site for low fat authentic chiense/asian food

Szechuan Pepper Fish
Serving Size: 4

Preparation Time: 20 minutes


1 tsp peppercorns
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 med garlic -- peeled through a press
1 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
1 1/3 lb cod -- cut into 4 pieces
1 dash salt
lemon or lime wedges 4 for garnish


Crush the peppercorns coarsely in a mortar and pestle. (Or wrap in a small piece of plastic wrap and crush with a heavy pan.)... Stir together the hoisin sauce, garlic, vinegar, and sesame oil.

Place the fish on a broiling pan and spread with about 1/2 the sauce. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the peppercorns; sprinkle lightly with salt. Bake in a preheated 450F-230F oven 7 minutes.

Remove the fish from the oven. Raise the oven rack to the highest position and turn the heat to broil. Spread the fish with the remaining sauce and sprinkle with the remaining peppercorns. Broil 3 minutes, or until the fish tests done, and is slightly crusty.... Serve with lemon or lime wedges. Makes 4 servings.

Per Serving (excluding unknown items):

157 Calories; 2g Fat (14.5% calories from fat); 27g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 65mg Cholesterol; 278mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.


Food for Thought

Thursday, January 14, 2010

So I have in addition to babbling about other things decided to post recipes for things that I have made, that can help keep up clean eating. Not necessarily each day or when I eat it but just some regular fairly good for you food, some may be my own recipes some may be altered some may be from books or sites I find useful either way I will let you know. emoticon
This will also help me keep track of when I throw together something great and then a month later try and remember what I put in it.:P

Today's recipe will be the first which was me playing around at lunch at work, with what ingredients were pretty much within an arms grasp, in other words one of my own.

Baked Salmon With Lemon and Capers
1-4 oz piece Salmon Fillet (I use skin on you don't have to)
1 tbs Capers well rinsed and chopped
1 ring thinly sliced spanish white onion cut in half
1 tsp Dried garlic Scapes or 1 clove Garlic minced
Fresh Ground Black Pepper to taste
1 Lemon
1 tsp red wine vinegar

This one is pretty straight forward, place salmon in a tupperware season with pepper, place capers onion and garlic on the top presentation side of the fish. Cut Your Lemon in half slice off to "rings" set aside rings. Squeeze remaining lemon over salmon, as well as red wine vinegar. Top with 2 Slices on Lemon (these should completely cover the salmon.) Wrap tightly and refrigerate 30 min (this can be skipped if you set for time I find it gives the flavors time to marry up though) Pre-Heat oven to 400 F place the salmon skin side down on a foil lined baking sheet and bake 8-10 min for med-rare. Longer if you like you Salmon cooked more.

I had this with 3/4 cup brown Rice , and 1/2 a cup of shelled Edamame (with only pepper not salt) for lunch today. Totals totals for the entire meal 486 Calories, 48 Carbs, 14g of Fat(though mostly Omega 3's) and 41 Grams of protein, wasn't hungry again till dinner just now next time I will probably do a 3 oz piece of Salmon.