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Won't count till saturday ~

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

well I couldent help it and weighed myself mid-week. I felt thinner and was curious.
I stepped on the scale and have lost a little over 4 pounds since saturday. I know thats prob just fluctuation or whatever and I will prob not be down that much come saturday but it felt good to see and it makes me what to keep up the good work I have been doing the last few days.

It would sure be nice to be in the 2teens come this saturday. Im getting so much closer to under 200. Im really excited.

Jessica

  
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MEDDYPEDDY 9/30/2009 11:49AM

    emoticon Keep on sparking!

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KDENISEB 9/30/2009 11:16AM

    Congratulations! Keep it going! emoticon

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YAMINOKODOMO 9/30/2009 10:19AM

    emoticon Keep up the good work!!

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goals update + SPINACH DIP RECIPE

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

well the past two days I have done really well on the goals I set for myself. This morning I did not wake up when hubby did though :-( Im really lazy and really relish my 30 minutes extra before the kids get up. I told hubby I would exercise tonight durring the biggest loser.... which I really like doing cause its very motivating. I ended up working out for 50 minutes, which is 10 minutes over the goal I set for myself.

BTW... did anyone watch.... the girl on the purple team is an ass! OMG.

anyway I thought I would give everyone a treat.... here was my after workout snack... you can make and enjoy as well, its awesome.

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SPINACH DIP - 8 servings

2 POINTS PER SERVING (dont know the calories, sorry)

INGREDIENTS

10 oz cooked frozen spinach
4 oz canned water chestnuts
3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup(s) Kraft Miracle Whip Light Salad Dressing
1 Tbsp Kraft Miracle Whip Light Salad Dressing
2 medium scallion(s)
1 clove(s) garlic clove(s)
4 Tbsp 2% reduced fat milk
1/2 cup(s) shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
1/2 cup(s) fat-free sour cream

INSTRUCTIONS

preheat oven to 325
cook garlic and green onion whites over medium heat till softened but not burned. set aside.
in med sauce pan melt cheese with milk.
Add mayo, sour cream, parmesan. stir untill mixed over low heat.
Add garlic, green onion, and water chestnuts and stir. Add in spinach and mix thouroghly.
spoon dip into medium casserole dish and bake for 20 - 25 minutes.

(CAN ALSO ADD ARTICHOKES IF YOU LIKE THEM, I DIDENT HAVE ANY TONIGHT SO I DIDENT USE THEM)

  
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REALMOMOF2 9/30/2009 4:44PM

    I agree Tracy is awful!

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TWILIGHTNAN 9/29/2009 11:11PM

    I'm watching it now and don't know the end results yet but I agree...Tracy doesn't deserve to be there!
oh and thanks for the recipe!

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STEVENTS 9/29/2009 10:44PM

  Thanks for the recipe.

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CORPUSKRISTY 9/29/2009 10:42PM

    Sounds yummy.

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goals for this week

Monday, September 28, 2009

well this past week my eating really was not in a happy place so I need to get that in check this week. I set some goals for myself and I really need to stick to them. Im also feeling kinda guilty because I had about 3 or 4 cups of theater pop corn yesterday.

anyway, here are my goals

* plan out meals for entire day in advance, including 3 meals & 2-3 snacks

* Drink at least 8 glasses water

* wake up early when hubby gets up for work and exercise (40 minutes)

* Messure all food eaten

* No nibbling in between meals

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Today I got up early and got my exercise in, I have planned out what Im gonig to eat today, I just need to stick with it.

wish me luck for the rest of the week~

Jessica

  
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LOSINGJESS 9/28/2009 2:53PM

    FADE, that is a good idea about doing the blogs for accountablity. Maybe I will do that.

I totaly get it about the every action has a reaction thing. .... like at the movies yesterday and eating all that popcorn.

woke up late + was rushed getting the kids fed and together = forgeting to eat breakfast + going to the movies and sitting next to "I need my popcorn" husband + hungry = shoveling handfulls of oil ridden popcorn into my mouth = guilt + stomach ache!

If I just had of woken up a little earlier and eaten breakfast I would have been good durring the movie and had the will not to eat the popcorn.

Funny how life gets in your ways sometimes, I will just have to work around it and keep going.

Thanks for your comment

Jessica

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SPARK-KELLI 9/28/2009 11:11AM

    Those should be MY goals for the week, too!

Good luck!

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FADEDONE 9/28/2009 11:07AM

    I hope it all goes ok for you! Remember that you have as MUCH determination & ability as you need to get this accomplished & lose weight. It's just that doubt + distraction gets in the way & makes you forget that every action (good or bad) has a following consequence. I totally believe you can make this week epically successful. :) Good luck!

Oh & if you struggle with hitting goals this week, you could always update this blog (or write another) every day or so+ say how well you met or missed them...that way it would be a bit of accountability.

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SARISKYJ 9/28/2009 11:06AM

    You can do it!

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Oven Fried Pickle chips ~ when hooters just wont work :-(

Friday, September 25, 2009

(I could not find an oven fried recipe on the web so I made up my own and they were really good)

Oven fried Pickle chips

~ Ingredents

* 1/2 - 3/4 cup - Dill Pickle chips (I used the dill pickle sandwich slices and cut them in half worked good and made a little bigger chip)
* 1 egg white
* 1-2 Tbls 2% milk or water
* 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
* cooking spray

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~ Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 - 400 Deg

1. pour bread crumbs on a plate

2. wisk egg white and milk together to make an egg wash

3. take pickles out of jar making sure to tap most of the juice off of them or dab with a paper towel

4. toss pickle chips in egg wash

5. coat each pickle chip (or slice) in bread crumbs on both sides

6. spray cookie sheet with cooking spray and lay pickle slices on top

7. spray tops of pickle chips with a light coating of cooking spray

8. bake on one side for around 10 minutes. pull out cookie sheet, spray the tops of the chips again and flip them over. Bottoms should be golden brown.

9. bake another 10 minutes or so

10. enjoy with light ranch or anything eles that suits your fancy.



Jessica

Im gonna try this with mushrooms next.... I really love fried mushrooms

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HOPE2011 12/3/2010 8:05PM

    My mouth is watering!!!! Thank you for posting!

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NIKKIV2 12/3/2010 12:09PM

    I will be trying these shortly!!!! They sound delish and I really like the idea of not deep frying them. My daughter loves the ones that we get at Texas Roadhouse so I will let her be the judge. Thanks for giving us the recipe

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LOSINGJESS 12/3/2010 9:53AM

    That's cool, but most of the time the products you find in the freezer section don't work well in the oven, just the deep fryer. I try to stay away from deep fried foods as much as possible.

Oh how I miss corn nuggets though. Mmmm a deep fried food I could eat buckets of. Being healthy is hard lol. But worth it.

Jess

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JAMES132 12/3/2010 1:26AM

  Actually I found some grocery stores that sell them in the frozen section all ready breaded. All you have to do is just drop em in the deep fryer. They were called "Mikes Fried Pickles" and were better than most I've had.

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CORPUSKRISTY 9/29/2009 10:42PM

    I love fried pickles too!

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REALMOMOF2 9/25/2009 10:43AM

    Thank you sooo much for this thats sounds awesome! I love fried pickles!

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back on track

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Current weight - 224.0

well I did pretty well this past week. I ate very close to my points every day and exercised sevral days. I lost two pounds when I weighed in this morning. Thats good and almost makes up for the fact that I gained 3 last week when I was sick.

Im feeling much better this week, I still cough a bit here and there mainly because of nasal drip.... yuck! All and All though I feel 100% better.... Yay antibiotics!

I feeling really good and not having many problems staying on track or wanting to eat all the time so hopefully that trend will continue into this next week. I am really wanting to have a few really really good weeks so I can reach my goal by the first of the year of getting down to 200 pounds or under. I wouldent mind fitting better in the pants I have either.... right now only one pair fits ok ... not good, just ok.

Im really sick of only being able to wear yoga pants because my jeans dont fit right!

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well here is to an awesome week, for me and anyone eles who may read this!

Jessica emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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TIPPIMITCHELL 9/22/2009 10:36AM

  Take it one day at at time, and do your best. Sounds like you're making a lot of progress. emoticon

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FADEDONE 9/19/2009 2:21PM

    Am cheering for you + also glad you're feeling better. :) I def. hope both of us will soon have more pants to wear haha....in between sizes is a pain! And yea...I need to work double hard in this upcoming week cause I had Applebee's for lunch. Ah well...was worth hit. Lets hope we can both fight hard in the next few days.

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SOOKIE7718 9/19/2009 10:18AM

  Good luck to you and your goal for the week. I am glad you are feeling better. Keep up the great work and you will make your goal. emoticon

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