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Created a youtube video

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I created a youtube video about my weight loss if anyone wants to check it out. :-) I think it turned out pretty good.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGb6Gme1U70

  
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KEIRASMAMA 8/9/2010 2:49PM

    Awesome video!! You will inspire many more people by putting this video out there. You have done such a fabulous job and you should be so proud of what you have accomplished!

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CARRIEMT 8/8/2010 11:25PM

    Beautiful family- thanks for sharing. You ARE amazing :)

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GINGYCAT40 8/8/2010 10:21PM

    Wow wow wow... what an awesome and inspiring video. You teared me up also. Jess look beautiful you have changed your life - thanks so much for sharing this was something that everyone should watch !!!

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MONTANA_ED 8/8/2010 10:07PM

    You have really inspired me. That video was fantastic! Great job!

Onwards...

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DAVEW175 8/8/2010 9:58PM

    Great Video. You've definitely been an inspiration for me.

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JANRTEACH 7/30/2010 10:13PM

    Excellent!!

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QUEENAN1 7/29/2010 11:48AM

    Awesome video! So inspiring. You are INCREDIBLE.

*hugs*
Angela

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TAUNNYALITE 7/29/2010 11:32AM

    This was so inspiring, Jess. I have tears in my eyes watching it. Congratulations!!

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MALEXANDER4 7/29/2010 8:20AM

    Omg, jess I had goosebumps. that is an awesome video. You so inspire me to be the best me I can be. You are wonderful......thank you for sharing your journey with us.

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CSAFC84 7/29/2010 6:15AM

    Amazing video and weight loss! emoticon

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KENNYWHEELS 7/28/2010 10:17PM

    Great video jess.

What card game are you guys playing in the video? it looks like either skipbo or uno LOL emoticon

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HULLAF 7/28/2010 8:38PM

    Jess,

That was AWESOME! Just like everyone else...it made me cry. You have so much to be proud of, and you are a true inspiration to me and to many others (I'm sure)! Keep up the GREAT work.

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MG3KDZ 7/28/2010 7:41PM

    Very touching..LOVED IT!!!!

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RUTHANNE100 7/28/2010 7:27PM

    Awesome--you are so inspiring!

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IMAGINE_IT 7/28/2010 5:35PM

    Pretty good? It is AWESOME!! loved your Youtube video.....and just like Levette i had tears in my eyes...you are amazing..and you do shine like the brightest Star.... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PUTTYNGODSHAND 7/28/2010 4:51PM

    That is awesome, can I ask a personal question though? Didn't you have any hanging skin? Or were you able to exercise enough to get it toned? YOU LOOK FANTASTIC!!

Loved the video, I wouldn't know the first thing about doing something like that.....LOL

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LEYETTE 7/28/2010 4:51PM

    OMG, your video made me cry "happy" tears!! I agree, what an amazing job you've done. I love your video and the song you chose is perfect. Congratulations...you are so inspiring to me. emoticon emoticon

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GIGALENA 7/28/2010 4:34PM

    That was just beautiful. What a wonderful journey you have been on. Thank you for letting in on your journey. You rocked your weight loss and you rocked putting that video together.
Angela

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BOVEY63 7/28/2010 3:55PM

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What an amazing video!!!!!

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LADYWANTS2BFIT 7/28/2010 3:48PM

    So inspiring! Made me tear up from watching.

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LINIS_THIN 7/28/2010 3:32PM

    great video.
AWESOME JOB you did.

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CHERKYLE 7/28/2010 3:20PM

    I LOVED that! You have truly had an amazing journey! emoticon

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TENACIOUSLADYT 7/28/2010 3:13PM

    You are amazing! Great job and great video!

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SPARKYJEANIE1 7/28/2010 2:59PM

    OMG...

Holy crap I can't even type right...jeesh

Where are the kleenex cuz I need some RIGHT NOW! This was wonderful. I love that song, too! It IS SO AMAZING, just as you are - nothing could be more appropriate! This is beautiful...YOU are beautiful - inside and out!

It's one thing to see your awesomeness here on SP, but to see your entire journey set to music too...powerful stuff! I love this!!!

xoxo
Jeanie
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LOSINGJESS 7/28/2010 2:56PM

    Thanks guys... I have to admit I got a little emotional when I watched it, expecially the pictures of me and my babies. :-)... all the parts fell right into place with the song.

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WATCHMEGO2 7/28/2010 2:55PM

    Great job on the video!

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JESSSPARK 7/28/2010 2:54PM

    It's beautiful Jess! Awesome job, and who knows how many more people you will inspire to get the Spark by doing that.

Fantastic! :)

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SPARKINGIT 7/28/2010 2:47PM

    "Pretty good" is not what I would say. I would say pretty amazing! Made me bawl.
Jess, you rock! You go girl! emoticon

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COYOTESFAMILY 7/28/2010 2:46PM

    beautiful! I got all teary eyed, thanks for sharing!!!!

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CARLA-216 7/28/2010 2:41PM

    [sniffle]
Wow, Jess...
While I've read a lot of your blogs and know how far you've come, this video honestly brought tears to my eyes! I think the song you chose is fitting, and likely why the sniffles here on my end! LOL It is just so remarkable to see it in a video like that.
Great job on the video and on the transformation. You are such an inspiration!

xo,
Carla

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Food Blog ~ Monday

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Breakfast 1: 1/2 cup cream of wheat w/ splenda & blueberries


Breakfast 1: wheat & bran shredded wheat, blueberries, skim milk


Lunch: Salad w/ lettuce, tomato, boiled egg, grilled chicken, fat free cheddar cheese, bacon bits (not FF)....... dressing made w/ 1 tbls fat free mayo, 2 tbls plain unsweetened yogurt, 1/2 tsp ranch dressing mix
(1 POINT)



Snack: 1 apple sliced.... 2 wasa wheat crackers (not FF), 2 tbls hummus (not FF)
(2 Points)



Dinner: Brown Rice w/ Roasted Vegetable sauce made w/ Egg Plant, Zucchini, Canned tomatoes, Kidney beans, fresh basil, garlic, onions, mrs. dash, roasted red peppers, & fat free mozzarella cheese...... 1/2 corn on the cob


Snack: 1/2 serving Ice Cream....... 1 pack weight watchers crisps
(3.5 Points)


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Weekly Points used Today: 6.5
Weekly Points used This Week: 14.5...... out of 35

Activity Points Earned Today: 2
Activity Points Earned This Week: 4

  
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TRACYZABELLE 7/29/2010 3:50AM

    u r doing great

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SPARKYJEANIE1 7/27/2010 12:02PM

    YUMM!!

I actually thought of you when I was grocery shopping the other day...I got the the aisle with the hummus and I couldn't remember what kind you prefer...NOW I do!! I'm sooo getting some!!

Everything looks scrum-diddly-umptious!! Great job getting in some antioxidant blueberries and freggies!

You're the bomb baby!
xoxo
Jeanie

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GRANDMAAMIE 7/27/2010 11:33AM

    emoticongreat blog salad looks yummy emoticon

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SANDRA_92083 7/27/2010 10:59AM

    Love the pics along with the blog! I've been food journalling lately too, but cannot seem to get pictures of everything throughout the day even though I love photographing food! :) Keep sharing!!

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FISHINGLADY66 7/27/2010 10:58AM

    Looks and sounds Delish. emoticon

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4DOGNIGHT 7/27/2010 9:43AM

    Love the photos! Thanks for sharing. It makes healthy food choices look so good.

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DONNAEDA 7/27/2010 8:58AM

    awesome, I am really looking forward to starting the ff alternative on Thursday. Going out to lunch with the girls today and will concentrate on a salad

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CHICKYMOMMAOF2 7/27/2010 8:45AM

    Delish

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LOVESLILACS1 7/27/2010 8:38AM

    Good that you can eat a small serving of ice cream and be satisfied!

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ARIESFIREANGEL 7/27/2010 8:17AM

    you had me hooked until you pulled out the ice cream lol i don't know what it is or why but i just suddenly started hating ice cream one day! i used to love it but i guess some where along the line my taste just changed. weird how that happens sometimes huh? oh well one less thing to be tempted over lol emoticon

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CARLA-216 7/27/2010 7:24AM

    Ummm, your lunch and dinner look delish!

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VENISEW1 7/27/2010 7:14AM

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LDY_ALI_79 7/27/2010 7:13AM

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I love those wasa crackers too!

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Food Blog ~ Sunday - 2nd day filling foods

Monday, July 26, 2010

Breakfast: 1 egg & 2 egg white omelet w/ 1/4 cup fat free cheese, 1/4 package frozen thawed spinach, 1/2 tsp thyme, salt & pepper, 1 tsp olive oil...... 1/2 banana


Snack: Fat Free Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding.... I got less than half a serving because of little mouths. grrr. lol.


Lunch: 1 bean burrito made w/ 1 flatout wrap (not a filling food), 1/2 cup fat free refried beans, 2 tbls salsa, 1/8 cup fat free cheese........ 1/2 can Progresso light santa fe chicken soup (not a filling food)
POINTS - 2


Snack: 2 wasa crackers & 2 tbls hummus (not filling foods)
2 POINTS


Dinner: 1 1/2 cups cooked whole wheat pasta, 1/4 cup fat free ricotta cheese, 1/8 cup skim milk, 1 tsp pesto, 1 tsp dried rosemary, 1 cup frozen Broccoli steamed, 2oz grilled chicken breast


Snack: 2 pickle spears


Snack: 1/2 snack bag - low fat popcorn


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WEEKLY POINTS USED TODAY: 4 POINTS
TOTAL WEEKLY POINTS USED THIS WEEK: 8

ACTIVITY POINTS EARNED TODAY: ZERO
ACTIVITY POINTS EARNED THIS WEEK: 2

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Little lower on veggies then I would like... gotta try and do better today

  
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SPARKYJEANIE1 7/26/2010 4:34PM

    Great work again!!! LMFAO over the munchkin that attacked your pudding!!! Too cute!

Keep it the incredibly AWESOME BLOSSOM work, Jess!! You inspire me every day! PS - GREAT new pic! Looks like you need another new summer dress!!

xoxo
Jeanie

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DANEISHA 7/26/2010 11:12AM

    I love your food blogs! Thanks for getting me (and my 4 yr old) HOOKED on baked sweet potatoes!

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GRANDMAAMIE 7/26/2010 11:11AM

    love your blog

thanks

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CHOCMOM 7/26/2010 10:43AM

  Thanks again Jess for some awesome food ideas. I tried Grape Nuts this week because of you! emoticon 1 tsp of pesto - wow you have will power! emoticon emoticon

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DONNAEDA 7/26/2010 10:18AM

    awesome. I am going to join you on your ff alternative beginning on Thursday when I weigh in. I made a list of all the ff foods so I can shop with a list. I love your menus and will incorporate them into my meal. Thanks for the ideas.

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4DOGNIGHT 7/26/2010 9:00AM

    Interesting. I will definitely be watching your progress!

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HISMERCYNGRACE 7/26/2010 8:29AM

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ARIESFIREANGEL 7/26/2010 8:13AM

    come make my daily meals for me jess your's always look so good lol emoticon

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 7/26/2010 7:22AM

    Pretty plates ... and I love that little chocolate mouth! So cute!!

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CHICKYMOMMAOF2 7/26/2010 7:22AM

    Love the pics it all looks so good.

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Food Blog ~ Saturday ~ first day of simply filling

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Well this week I have decided to try weight watchers other plan... they have two if you didn't know. There is the points system that most people are firmilar with, where you count each food as a certain number of points and stick to an individual points target per day.... then there is another plan where you eat certain foods, called filling foods. You can pretty much eat as much as you want (to the point of fullness but not overly full) of Fruits, Vegetables, skim milk, fat free cheese, Fat free plain yogurt, lean meats and a whole bunch of other foods... you can also have whole wheat pasta, brown rice or potatoes 1 time per day. There is also some other foods that you get per day that aren't simply filling but you don't have to count them... like certain condiments like ketchup and fat free mayo... you can have 2 tsp of olive oil or other healthy oil per day as well because its part of a healthy lifestyle.
You still get your 35 weekly points to spend however you like... so you can still have ice cream or wine or whatever... you just have to count its points value towards your 35 weekly points or whatever activity points you earn.

I have never tried this new plan but I decided to give it a go because it sounded interesting not having to count points at all and being able to eat until your full. The main reason I wanted to try it though was because my husband has really been having a hard time losing weight. He refuses to track his own points and I have tried but I just cant keep up with him and with me.... so this is a good solution for him. Of course he complained all yesterday, even though he was eating..... I think its just because its something new and I guess it feels more like a diet... even though I told him he could eat other things as long as he kept within the weekly points range. He is a pain. lol.

But anyway, I did not find it hard. It took me a few days to plan out a menu because I was trying to work in all filling foods with very few non-filling foods. I did it though, I have a menu for the whole week and I plan to stick to it.

Here is yesterday...
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Breakfast: 1 1/2 Cups Oatmeal w/ mixed berry sauce ........ (looked better when it was hot, I ate 1 cup of it at my weight watchers meeting and got full and ate the other 1/2 cup when I got home. It was very good) See Below for Recipe


Lunch: Salad topped with Crab Salad (1/2 cup imitation crab meat, 1 tbls fat free mayo, 1/2 tsp dill weed, 1/2 tsp hot sauce, 1/2 tsp onion & herb mrs. dash, 1/3 diced celery stalk) ..... lettuce, tomato, shredded carrot, thawed frozen peas..... dressing made w/ 1 tbls fat free mayo, 2 tbls plain fat free yogurt, 1/2 tsp ranch dip powder.
(picture does not show dressing)


Snack: 2 pickle spears


Snack: 1/2 can progresso light vegetable soup (actually not a filling food because of ingredient within it, but its zero points so I did not have to count it twards weekly points) ...... 1/2 apple


Dinner: 3oz grilled chicken w/ classico pesto (I counted this as my healthy oil for the day) .... 1 small sweet potato mashed..... grilled egg plant, zucchini, onions & peppers (totally burned on the grill but still pretty good)


Snack: I got one apricot & one nectarine and were going to grill them but my grill was too cool to do it once everything else was cooked so I took them and put them in a small Pyrex dish and put a mixture of 1-2 tbls water, 1 tbls splenda, 1 tsp vanilla extract & 1/2 tsp ground ginger on top of them. Put aluminum foil on top of the bowl and baked it at 350* for around 30 minutes.... so yummy and makes a syrup in the bottom of the bowl

I ate half of that & 1 serving butter almond ice cream... put the syrup on top of the ice cream.... this was the best thing I have had in a long time... OMG it was so good


(4 POINTS)

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WEEKLY POINTS USED: 4
WEEKLY POINTS REMAINING FOR THE WEEK: 31
ACTIVITY POINTS EARNED: 2

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Berry Oatmeal: Cook Quaker Quick oats as directed and then mix with splenda and vanilla extract to taste.... for berry sauce take about 1 cup of mixed frozen berries, but them in a small sauce pan w/ 1-2 tbls water & 1-2 tbls splenda.... heat untill boiling and as berrys thaw mash half of them into the water.... once berrys are hot, remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes.... mixture will thicken. Pour over oatmeal and enjoy

  
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CHERKYLE 7/27/2010 2:10PM

    I might could eat my oatmeal like that!! Thanks

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TRACYZABELLE 7/26/2010 1:27AM

    great day

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MAMAFEELGOOD 7/25/2010 9:20PM

    Thanks for all the great ideas

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CHOCMOM 7/25/2010 4:44PM

  Yes, oatmeal is an awesome "filling" food. Thanks! emoticon emoticon

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GRANDMAAMIE 7/25/2010 3:18PM

    emoticonGREAT JOB ALL LOOKS GOOD!

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MISSION_MOMMA 7/25/2010 1:07PM

    Wow, that is really wonderful. It is so hard sometimes to figure out how to make things work and you did it. It looks healthy and delicious and filling!

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LOSINGJESS 7/25/2010 12:30PM

    Oatmeal is a filling food!.... plain instant oatmeal, Plain Quick Oats or Old Fashioned Oats.

Cream of wheat is also a filling food... gonna have that tomorrow.

~ Jess

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KIMSTUTZ 7/25/2010 12:12PM

    Love oatmeal and berries~ will definitely have to try that! is oatmeal a filling food? will have to check that out. I am leaving for vaca for a few days tommorrow and following filling foods is probably a good route to go when you dont know actual points. thanks for the reminder!

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BOVEY63 7/25/2010 12:01PM

    Thanks for sharing the oatmeal recipe - it looks so good, as did everything else!
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EJULIE2 7/25/2010 12:00PM

    That really sounds great! I have been doing the points method, but have thought about giving simply filling a try.

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2FUN2B_LAZY 7/25/2010 11:26AM

    I'm so glad you added the oatmeal recipe.. YUM! I will have to try it!

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 7/25/2010 10:25AM

    Yummy!!!

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DCLAXTON43 7/25/2010 10:11AM

    Wow....good job...it all looked delicious!!! emoticon

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DONNAEDA 7/25/2010 10:07AM

    wow, I never considered that part of the program. I will try that and see if I can lose 10 poundss. Thanks for the reminder.

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CHICKYMOMMAOF2 7/25/2010 9:32AM

    It looks delicious.Good luck on the new plan.

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RETURNOFSARAH 7/25/2010 8:43AM

    Your food all looks really yummy emoticon

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Photo Food Blog ~ Friday

Friday, July 23, 2010

Breakfast: 1/2 slice double fiber bread, 1/2 tsp Jam.... 1/2 cup natural no sugar added apple sauce, 1/4 cup 2% cottage cheese..... 3 egg white omelet w/ 1/4 cup thawed frozen spinach, 1/4 cup 2% cheddar cheese, 1/2 tsp tyme, salt & pepper
5 POINTS


Snack: 1 graham cracker, 1 tsp peanut butter, 1 apple
3 POINTS


Lunch: 1 cup carrots, 1 tbls light ranch..... 1 serving baked lays..... 1 sandwich made with 2 slices double fiber bread, 1 tbls light mayo, lettuce, 5 boca veggie nuggets
10 POINTS


Dinner - (went out to eat at hibatchi grill & chinese buffet)

1st plate - salad w/ lettuce, tomato, onion, mushroom, green bell pepper, & 1 tbls italian dressing (assuming full fat because it was not labled)
2 POINTS


2nd plate - Hibatchi cooked with no oil - 1/2 cup broccoli, 1 cup napa cabbage, a few onion peices, 1/4 cup baby corn, 1/2 cup mushrooms, 10 medium size shrimp, 2 tbls teryaki sauce (poured all that was on the plate off, so I am assuming it soaked up about this much)
3 POINTS


3rd plate - 3 peices sushi with veggies, 2 peices sushi w/ cream cheese, 2 peices sushi w/ raw fish, 2 tbls pickled ginger
3.5 POINTS


4th plate - fruit
0.5 POINTS


TOTAL POINTS FOR DINNER : 8 points!!! ....... I was shocked... Its prob a little more but I did eat almost all vegetables. I was full afterwards and even though I wanted to go get dumplings and fried cheese wontons I tried to stay on track because I have a weigh in tomorow morning. I dont think this dinner will throw me off, except for maybe the teriayki sauce which has alot of sodium. Hopefully I will be ok though.

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TOTAL POINTS EATEN TODAY: 27

DAILY POINTS TARGET: 24

- 3 POINTS OVER

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WEEKLY POINTS USED THIS WEEK: 29.5 out of 35
ACTIVITY POINTS EARNED THIS WEEK: 14

  
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GRANDMAAMIE 7/24/2010 11:24AM

    wow looks good your doing great emoticonon the 2 lb weight loss!!

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MALEXANDER4 7/23/2010 9:38PM

    Hey we got the same activity points this week. Actually I got 15 this week. most so far. I used a bit more free points though. You plan you good for your meals and such and you don't seem to have trouble with the eating a whole bag of chips thing. P.s. got some of the baked tostidos and that salsa tonight. Can't wait to give it a try. Thank you for that. Good luck with weigh in...let me know.

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AEL_RHIANA 7/23/2010 8:53PM

    Dang...that looks reaaaaally good. *steals some of that Sushi*!

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