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Food Blog - wednesday - Simply Filling Day 5

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Breakfast - Oatmeal w/ blueberries, splenda & vanilla extract


Snack - 1 cup plain fat free yogurt w/ splenda & 1oz dry roasted peanuts (not ff)
(4 POINTS) wahhh, I didn't know that they were that many points when I ate them


Lunch - flatout wrap (not ff) w/ 2 oz chicken breast, lettuce, fat free cheddar cheese, 1 tbls light ranch dressing (not ff), 1 tsp bbq sauce (not ff), 1/4 avocado
(1 POINT)


Dinner - shrimp and whole wheat pasta w/ a tomato onion sauce (1 tbls whole wheat flour in sauce which is not a filling food), 1 medium sweet potato, 1/2 cup green beans
(1 POINT)


Snack - 94% fat free popcorn


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Weekly Points Used Today: 6
Weekly Points Used This Week: 26

Activity Points earned today: zero
Activity Points earned this week: 5

  
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LOSINGJESS 7/30/2010 6:36AM

    I just put the zero calorie butter spray.

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TRACYZABELLE 7/30/2010 1:12AM

    What do u put on your baked sweet potato?? I love them!

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STEPHANON 7/29/2010 4:32PM

    Loving the blogs with food pictures. It all looks delicious!
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JBLW2KIDS 7/29/2010 2:10PM

    It all looks so yummy!

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LOSINGJESS 7/29/2010 1:17PM

    lol sounds good to me

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BOVEY63 7/29/2010 1:07PM

    If I could afford it, I'd hire you to cook and prepare my meals for me. I'll make you an offer when I win the lottery.
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LOSINGJESS 7/29/2010 12:29PM

    I have been measuring even though with simply filling you are not required, I have also been paying attention to my hunger as well, and usually I am just to the point of satisfied when I finish my meal.. there have been a few meals where I left a bit of food on my plate because I got full before my plate was empty.

I have also been using the food tracker on weight watchers to keep track of my food. I have been eating a little more doing simply filling then I did counting points but I ate alot before too. Looking at my tracker though, I have been eating less points than I was before... I usually end up a few points under my daily target doing simply filling.. Im taking it because filling foods are usually less in points.

I dont know if I have lost any weight doing simply filling yet.. Im hoping to lose at least a pound or two this week. I dont weigh in until saturday morning when I go to my meeting. I will let you know how it goes.

Im considering doing simply filling again next week as well. I like it, Im not hungry at all and have been able to put together meals without using too many weekly points.

~ Jess

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DONNAEDA 7/29/2010 11:13AM

    sounds like a wonderful day of food. I am watching you weighing and measuring. My leader told me I didn't have to weigh and measure but when I am satisfied I need to stop eating even if it is a 1/2 of my plate. You are eating a lot of food are you losing?

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GRANDMAAMIE 7/29/2010 10:54AM

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VINGRAM 7/29/2010 10:25AM

    Food looks good and tasty - and nutritious....keep up the good work! emoticon

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Food Blog ~ Tuesday ~ Simply Filling Day 4

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Breakfast - shredded wheat w/ blueberries and skim milk


Lunch - medium sweet potato w/ zero cal spray butter ..... egg plant roasted w/ basil pesto & 1 oz swiss cheese (not a ff)
(1 POINT)


Snack - 3 tbls hummus (not ff), 2 wasa crackers (not ff) and 1 cup baby carrots
(2 Points)


Dinner - chicken fajitas over lettuce (no tortillas) .... 2 tbls salsa & 1 tbls plain yogurt... 1 ear corn



Snack - 1 apple, 1 tbls peanut butter (not ff), 1 tbls graham cracker crumbs

(2.5 POINTS)

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WEEKLY POINTS USED TODAY: 5.5
WEEKLY POINTS USED THIS WEEK: 20

ACTIVITY POINTS EARNED TODAY: 1
ACTIVITY POINTS EARNED THIS WEEK: 5 (I have been lazy)

  
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GRANDMAAMIE 8/23/2010 1:12PM

    yummy love the apples

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SPARKYJEANIE1 7/29/2010 12:43PM

    Yuumm...I want some roasted eggplant!!! Thanks also btw girl for the sparkmail the other day!!! You are too kind to offer to let me borrow some of your "stuff" you mentioned...(won't say what lol).
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I wouldn't make you do that, though. It'd cost lots in postage I bet to send it all the way to California. You have so much great advice. I know I can do this...I think I want to buy a bike so I can even further shake up my routine and keep my body guessing so I start losing pounds not just inches again.

You're a great friend, Jess!!! How lucky am I to have met you here...

Keep up the incredible work - your youtube had me all teary eyes yesterday! You inspire more ppl than you know!

xoxo
Jeanie

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LOSINGJESS 7/29/2010 12:13PM

    The egg plant was just diced and roasted in the oven on a cookie sheet for about 20 minutes with some pesto brushed over it... I did add some kidney beans to it as well (forgot to mention) and then melted 2 really thinly sliced peices of reduced fat swiss on top.

For the tortilla-less fajitas I just took chicken and sauteed it in a non stick pan with some cooking spray... set that to the side.... then sauteed peppers and onions together in a nonstick pan with cooking spray.... then I mix the chicken and veggies together, add maybe a 1/4 pack of taco seasoning and a tbls water... cook over medium heat for about a minute just to combine flavors and then place over shredded lettuce. top with salsa and fat free plain yogurt or sour cream.. (the yogurt was all I had.. it was ok)

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LOSINGJESS 7/29/2010 12:07PM

    GOALIE44 - your actually allowed 2 tsp olive oil or other healthy oil per day with the simply filling plan and you are not required to track it. There is a list of condiments as well that you can have free, even though they are not filling foods. The list of foods you can eat is in the week 6 book, if you have it.

~ Jess

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 7/29/2010 11:20AM

    you are doing great

I like how you are not choosing all ff. I made that mistake when I started ww. Now I too, chose lowfat for my cottage cheese and cheese slices. I use olive oil, also.

We need some fats for skin, and other body functions. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AMBERADAMS1 7/29/2010 10:57AM

    I wanna be like you when I grow up! You are so good at this!

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CHERKYLE 7/29/2010 10:52AM

    This sounds like a great plan! And you seem to really know how to work it! The choices look amazing, love the tortilla-less fajita!! What all was on that? I noticed the chicken pepper/onion, was that beans? Eggplant looked good too, never thought of that! emoticon

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LOSINGJESS 7/29/2010 10:30AM

    when you join weight watchers you get this slide rule thingy for your food points and activity points... the food slider takes the fat, fiber and calories to determine food points values. Then you have a daily points allowance so every time you eat a food of a certain amount you take it away from your daily value.

..... the activity points slider takes the intensity of your activity and the number of minutes doing it and comes up with an activity points value.

You can use activity points for food during the week.... So if you earn 10 activity points in exercise you can eat 10 more points of food during the week.

I usually never use mine though

~ Jess

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HULLAF 7/29/2010 10:18AM

    Great job! I am unfamiliar with WW....how do you get activity points?

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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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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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