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Pumpkin Angel Cake - Recipe

Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkin Angel Cake - 77 calories a slice
1 WW Point Plus per slice
3 WW Point Plus per 2 slices


1 Can Pumpkin - 100% PURE (NOT PUMPKIN PIE MIX)
1 Box Angel Food Cake Mix


- Mix cake mix and pumpkin together in bowl until combined well. DO NOT ADD WATER, JUST THE MIX AND PUMPKIN.

- Pour mixture into un-greased rectangular baking dish or sheet cake pan

- Bake @ 350 - 400* (whatever box says) for about 35 minutes or longer until top of cake is dry and cracking and toothpick or knife inserted in center comes out clean.

- Cool completely and then slice into 24 peices. 3 cuts long ways X 5 cuts short ways.

- Enjoy!!!


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PIXIEMOM13 10/29/2011 10:51AM

    I am going to have to try this one! Maybe even see if I can fool my coworkers with it. lol!

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RUTHANNE100 10/29/2011 10:44AM

    Seriously, this was so good...and my husband never knew it was a healthier option!

Thx for sharing!!!

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IMJUSTFLUFFY 10/25/2011 10:59AM

    Thanks for the recipe.

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KNITTINGMOMOF3 10/24/2011 6:50PM

    Sounds so good! I LOVE pumpkin, so i'm gonna have to try it.

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MJ7DM33 10/24/2011 6:47PM

  emoticon for sharing! This looks really good! I can't wait to try them!

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BOVEY63 10/24/2011 3:43PM

    Thanks for sharing! Going to use this one too!

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RONNIEHUEY 10/24/2011 12:47PM

    Yummy! I will be making this!

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JOAN_HEO 10/24/2011 9:50AM

    THAT looks wonderful!!!

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DONNAEDA 10/24/2011 9:37AM

    I am definately going to make this one. thanks

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JENS_MISSION 10/24/2011 9:27AM

    This sounds and looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

figured I would drop an update as to how I am doing.

I guess my eating has been doing ok. I am trying to keep portions small and not overeat, trying to make healthy meals and not buy snack foods like chips and ice cream and stuff. Not that there is anything wrong with eating these foods in moderation, I am just not at a point right now where I can do that. Funny how you can be so great at controling yourself at one point and then feel like you will totaly lose control at another.

I have to give myself props, even though I have been having problems staying focused and have felt its been a struggle pretty much all of 2011, I have maintained my weight within a 5 - 10 pounds. Its going on 9 months now that I have stayed between 155 - 162. Even though I feel like I am failing horribly most of the time, I think I will stop and give myself a pat on the back for that.

::pat pat pat::

In other news, I am preparing to go on a trip next month. Me and the hubby were invited to a friend of his wedding in DE and I am really excited. I have never been to a wedding besides my own, (back yard wedding planned by me) and although my own wedding was nice, this is like a wedding planner, fancy hotel, catering ect type deal. I get to wear a pretty dress and dance and stuff. Dont know how much dancing I might do, but the option is open.

I bought a really awesome dress which took me about 3 weeks to find. ugh, it was a nightmare. I got really stuck on the fact that I wanted a dark green dress, and it turns out that its not very common. I found my dress a few days ago though and its beautiful and I am completely happy with it which is amazing all in itself because I rarely find anything I really like. Its an olive green cocktail dress with one strap which has green jewels and green feathers on it. Its awesome. I will be taking some pictures when we go to the wedding so I will post some afterwards.

I went out last night and bought some shapewear. I actually found what I was looking for too... amazing things are happening. lol. good luck shopping, wtf? lol. I tried a strapless bra but it was not working with the extra skin on me, everything tends to droop downwards, so with no straps to hold the bra up, I might as well not even wear one. But I found a one peice thingy that covers like a slip, so the tummy part holds up the breast part and it works out pretty well. Im happy with the final outcome.

Anyway, we are leaving on September 9th and staying until Sept 12th. We would have come back on the day after the wedding but we are flying and hell if I am flying on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. We are staying at a 5 star hotel, the wedding discount turned a $400 a night room into a $159 a night room. We have pretty much decided that since we are spending so much to go up to this wedding that we are going to make this weekend our anniversary weekend. Our anniversary is exactly a month away from the weekend we are going up there so we might as well. Def not gonna have the money to do anything for our anniversary after this anyway. lol.

I will make sure to blog about the trip though and take lots of pictures. Im going to try not to eat too horrible but I cant promiss much. I know Im eating wedding cake and the meal they are serving does not sound lite.

It would be nice to lose 5 pounds before the trip, just so it wont be too bad when I gain the 5 back, while away.

well I am off to do some cleaning before the kids wake up.

~ Jess

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TD2010 8/22/2011 11:20AM

    The trip sounds like a fun time! And you dress...sounds amazing! Can't wait to see pictures!! Have a great day!

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MACANBEFIT 8/20/2011 5:19PM

    Although it is still a few weeks away, I hope you enjoy your trip.

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MALEXANDER4 8/19/2011 7:13AM

    Have fun girl you have earned it.

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BOVEY63 8/18/2011 6:14PM

    You are doing so great in maintaining!
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Have a wonderful time at the wedding!

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MALIAN1 8/18/2011 10:07AM

    You are doing an amazing job - have fun at the wedding!!!

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ARGYLE-RUNNER 8/18/2011 9:06AM

    can't wait to see pictures with the dress :)

you deserve major kudos for maintaining in that range emoticon - and I really appreciate that you share your struggles openly with all of us - it gives me hope for the long term

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BRENDAF761 8/18/2011 8:54AM

    Have a great time! It's nice to have something special to look forward to! Your dress sounds beautiful! Just do the best you can to keep your weight down. Good luck to you. Brenda:)

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HULLAF 8/18/2011 8:05AM

    Have a great time on your trip and enjoy the wedding.

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GIGALENA 8/18/2011 8:04AM

    Sounds like you are going to have a ball! And look great too!

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WENDYSPARKS 8/18/2011 7:51AM

    Have a good day!!!!

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Photo Food Blog 8/6/11

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Shredded wheat & unsweetened almond milk

Lunch: 275
Turkey Sandwich w/ garlic hummus
Large apple

Hibatchi grill chinese buffet

Wonton soup - 1 wonton

Hibatchi noodles and veggies with shrimp - cooked w/ no oil

Sushi - 8 peices (did not eat one that is pictured)

1 fried dumpling, 3 cheese wontons, 2 peices sesame chicken,
~ decided to try a craw fish... put it on my plate but my daughter would not let me eat it because she thought it was mr. krabs from Spongebob Squarepants.

target calories: 1400 - 1700
calories eaten: 1533

Exercise: 45 minutes elliptical

Notes: Dinner was not the best but it could have been much worse. I feel its a victory when i can go to a buffet and not feel like a bloated whale as I walk back to the car. I plan on having many many more vegetables in my day tomorow.

GOAL - stop eating after dinner is over. I usually have a snack around 9pm and it worked out for a while, but lately I have been over doing by munching on everything. I figure it will be good for me to cut out the late night snacking for now and just try to cook dinner a little later than normal so Im not super hungry.

GOAl - work out first thing in the morning so I dont have enough time to talk myself out of it.

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MALEXANDER4 8/7/2011 7:52AM

    Love it yet again Jess. The no nightime eating has been on my goals page and that is my toughest time. IT is like as soon as I sit to relax I want to eat. I need to work on this more. I"m going to start a streak of exercsie. Maybe if i'm moving I won't be eating. lol.

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Photo Food Blog 8/3/11

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Breakfast: 263 calories

whole wheat toaster waffle w/ 2 tbls lite pancake syrup. 2 scrambled egg whites w/ shredded cheddar cheese. 1/2 grapefruit.

Snack: 348 calories

Took my kids to see the new Winnie the Pooh movie. Had 1/2 box of Raisinettes and an unplanned 2 cups of buttered movie theater popcorn.

Lunch: 247 calories

Shrimp taco made w/ 1 whole wheat pita, 6 large precooked shrimp, 1/2 serving guacamole, lettuce.
Went with something a bit lower in calories because of the movie snacks

Snack: 140 calories
Skinny cow candy bar
3/4 cup almond milk

Dinner: 423 calories
Red beans, sausage and rice (brown and wild rice, kidney beans, tomatoes, onions, jalapeno, turkey sausage and seasonings.
green beans
collard greens

Snack: 262 calories
homemade white wine sangria
frozen mock smores (graham crackers, fat free cool whip, chocolate chips)

target calories - 1400-1700
Daily total - 1583

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ASTORRES1 8/5/2011 4:45PM

    Thanks for sharing.....


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MALEXANDER4 8/5/2011 7:13AM

    Love the smores idea....red bean and rice looks awesome.

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GREYASH 8/4/2011 12:53PM

    MMM those all look yummy! I love the frozen s'mores!

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SARAHJ19 8/4/2011 11:57AM

    LOVE IT! emoticon You go girl!

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CBEACHGIRL 8/4/2011 11:14AM

    love the idea of sharing this way! Thanks emoticon emoticon

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PEACEFULHOME 8/4/2011 11:03AM

    This is a different way to see what we're eating. You had some good meal ideas. I love fish tacos.

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CRIS76 8/4/2011 11:00AM

    everything looks yummy - I love your frozen s'mores. May have to give those a whirl :)

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1GROVES2 8/4/2011 10:21AM

    This is great! Thanks for sharing and your meals look very good...like Yummy!....I do not like shrimp,so I could just eat that "taco" without it!

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Photo Food Blog 8/2/11

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Breakfast : 253 calories
1.25 cup special k w/ red berries
1 cup almond milk
1/2 large banana - started with a whole but my daughter kept taking bites

Lunch: 304 calories
Open faced Ham & spinach dip english muffins
1/2 apple
1/2 orange

Lunch may seem a bit weird... I looked in the fridge and saw the leftover spinach dip I made and really wanted some so I came up with this. Just put it together and placed it in the oven on broil for a few minutes, came out really really tastey.

I will put a link to the recipe for the spinach dip at the bottom of blog

Snack: 90 calories

1/2 cup plain fat free greek yogurt mixed with splenda
1/2 cup frozen blueberries thawed in the microwave a few minutes and poured over yogurt

Dinner: 478 calories
Turkey sausage & broccoli pasta : whole wheat pasta sauteed with olive oil, light margarine, garlic, rosemary, turkey sausage, broccoli and reduced fat parmesan cheese.
Small salad - lettuce, sweet salad peppers, bacon bits, croutons, light ranch

Snack: 40 calories
1 cup almond milk

Snack: 210 calories
Apple crisp alamode

dole fruit crisp (apple cin)
1/2 serving vanilla ice cream

side of lactade :-( .... damn lactose

Target: 1400 - 1700 calories
Calories for today: 1375 ( most likely a bit more because I nibbled while cooking dinner)

No exercise today but I cleaned alot! Hopefully I burned a calorie or two doing that.

spinach dip link - http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta

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    I'm getting some wonderful ideas from your photo blog...and I really need the inspiration right now. Thank you so much!

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SARAHJ19 8/3/2011 10:42AM

    that apple crisp dessert looks YUM!!!! I will definitely be trying that!

What a great day for food!
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MALEXANDER4 8/3/2011 8:38AM

    I love spinich dip and I will give this a try. Thanks.

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    Looks yummy!!!

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ROOTIHAUSMAN 8/2/2011 10:21PM

    Looks delicious! Healthy awesome job!

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NIKKIPAL2003 8/2/2011 10:17PM

    Yummy all your food looks delicious and healthy..Great Job! emoticon

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