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A Sundress or a Magic Pill?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

I was tempted this morning. My good friends own a very successful business that is two-fold. One of them is a fitness trainer and teaches amazing classes, and the other sells herbal supplements to promote weight loss. They are all natural, and are based on bee pollen, which I've read is useful for eliminating toxins and the formula used in this particular product contains an appetite suppressant as well. One girl recently lost 16 lbs. in 2 WEEKS.

Well, as I'm about 15 lbs. away from my ultimate goal weight, a weight loss of 120 lbs., this tempted me - the idea that in 2 weeks I could be at goal weight. That I could be ensured I would reach goal weight by my sister's wedding in May. It has been tempting me for the past year. But I am a person who rarely even takes aspirin and I strive to eat clean. I don't really believe in diet pills, and as natural as these are, that's what they are. Diet pills. I don't want my appetite to go away so that I can't enjoy the food that was put on this earth. I enjoy the healthy choices I am making, and also like to splurge every now and then on the good stuff. I don't want to feel jittery, or thirsty, or be going to the bathroom all the time. I want to be an example to my friends and family (and daughters) that this can be done, and done the old fashioned way.

See, I don't believe in a magic pill to loose weight. But still, I was tempted. They are having a sale for $39 instead of $50 for a month's supply. One pill a day is all it takes. I'm not knocking those that take diet pills. I think that if done in a healthy way supplements can be good. Heck, I may look into bee pollen supplements (minus the appetite suppressant) just for the health benefits and toxin removal. But it's just not for me. I've lost over 100 lbs. on my own, and I want to finish it on my own. I think the diet pill mentality goes back to my days of being anorexic and bulimic, and I'm not that person anymore. I know better than anyone that the magic just doesn't exist. It takes hard work.

Well the other day I saw a cute, strappy sundress on sale online at 70% off. As a Goodwill shopper and a busy working mom with a single income family to provide for, I don't usually buy myself new clothes.

But I was tempted to buy into this idea of taking a pill a day, $39 for a month's supply. And the dress was only $34. So I made myself a deal -- no more buying into magic pills, like Jack and his beanstalk, and I could splurge on this dress for summer.

So, I am going to have a cute new sundress this summer (that fits me now, too, it's not going to be too small for me, but I know even at goal weight it will still look fabulous) and I know that through my faith and strength in God, I'll lose these last pounds on my own, too.

I'm feelin kind of good about it.


  
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JOANNHUNT 1/7/2013 1:11AM

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SARS613 3/30/2012 4:52PM

    Cute dress! And it is always a help to think about what other things cost the same, whether it's money or calories. Go with what feels better in the long run!

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GOGOMAMA 3/3/2012 10:27AM

    Great choice!! I love the dress!! Looking forward to your pics!

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SHELLEY81 3/1/2012 12:50PM

    What a great decision! That dress is adorable!

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ROOFANGEL 2/29/2012 10:19PM

    Go you! .... That dress will mean more to you than those pills. It will also stand for this time in your life. You made a choice and you keep making it... Keep up the good work! You'll be at your goal weight before you know it!!! emoticon emoticon

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BEENHEREB4 2/29/2012 7:09PM

    Good choice! You deserve a reward.

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LINDABENEDICT 2/29/2012 6:41PM

    Great !

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REMODELINGPAT 2/29/2012 4:15PM

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JO74555 2/29/2012 10:45AM

    i feel your temptation and so happy you chose to opt out! emoticon

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GORGEOUS72305 2/28/2012 8:42PM

    Great choice!

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BANDMOM2012 2/28/2012 1:09PM

    Love it - we all know that magic pills are not the answer. Good for you!

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KMKANDROSKY 2/27/2012 8:15PM

  Awesome blog and congratulations on your journey. You are an inspiration!

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LINLJENN 2/27/2012 8:12PM

  Congrats! I think you made the right choice!

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TIFFY0906 2/27/2012 7:23PM

    I'm with you it is tempting I only have 9lbs left and it would be so good to be in "maintenance mode". But you made the right choice and the dress is a better investment.

Comment edited on: 2/27/2012 7:24:20 PM

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LOSENOW77 2/27/2012 6:43PM

    You go healthy! Good choice! emoticon

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AUNTYEVIL 2/27/2012 6:30PM

    Way to go!


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STEF52209 2/27/2012 4:00PM

    Great blog and fantastic decision. It is definitely a struggle. I know I'm always looking for the easier, softer way and I just have to remind myself what the easier softer way is going to be in the long run. Enjoy your dress emoticon

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ELPTCLWIZARD 2/27/2012 2:19PM

    I agree with your decision mainly because you already know how to lose the weight. I have chosen to do it the same way because I feel like I did this to my body now its my responsibity to undo it to my body. You go girl. Just stick with what you know works! emoticon

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WOLFKITTY 2/27/2012 1:11PM

    Wonderful! :D
Jocelyn

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CUISINEEXAMINER 2/27/2012 11:44AM

    "Magic" pills are usually diuretics: a good way for your doctor to supervise your losing fluid for medical reasons - not a very good method to utiilize on your own. Retail therapy way beats self-medication. You go girl!

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ABRANDNEWKATE 2/27/2012 8:29AM

    Awesome post!! I struggled recently with a "magic pill". My sister and I both tried something and we DID lose weight. But after all the time I've spent working hard and celebrating even a tenth of a pound loss, even when I saw a two pound drop in weight, I couldn't be excited about it. It really wasn't worth it. And as with most things like this, the second you stop taking them, it all comes back even if you're still eating and living healthily. There's only one good way to win in this journey and it's to want it bad enough to work for it and to make it a way of life. So glad you made the right choice.

And super cute sundress! You will ROCK it at your goal weight!!!

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223DAISY 2/26/2012 2:07PM

    emoticon You made the right choice, plus it's a cute dress

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NASFKAB 2/26/2012 4:40AM

  correct choice

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SMALLERMELORIE 2/25/2012 10:58AM

    The best decision. If there was a "Magic Pill" we would all be thin by now....right? Good choice.

Thanks for stopping by my food blog.

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GOING-STRONG 2/25/2012 12:55AM

    I'm with you.. wish there was a magic pill... but we both know it is just another way to get your money extracted from you. Spark on!

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JIBBIE49 2/24/2012 10:22PM

    What an honor to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. emoticon

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EMMAFLY 2/24/2012 9:55PM

    That dress looks awesome and I bet you'll look fabulous in it!

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MARYJOVINCENT 2/24/2012 9:36PM

    You made the right choice and it is the choice you would want your daughters to make. Enjoy wearing the dress and know that you will get to your goal weight the right way.

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LYNCHD05 2/24/2012 8:48PM

    smart decision. In one month the pills would be gone but now you will still have the dress and you most likely will be down a few more pounds. This was a no brainer!

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TERRIJ7 2/24/2012 6:19PM

    Wise decision! The dress will look great and you're going to feel wonderful in it!

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FREESPIRITME 2/24/2012 6:06PM

    Let's see ... KNOW you'll look great right away in that cute sundress, or ... HOPE you'll look better in a few months after taking supplements? A no-brainer. Great decision!
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AMBER281 2/24/2012 4:32PM

    Great thinking.
That dress is going to look great on you.

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DJ4HEALTH 2/24/2012 3:53PM

    Glad that you went for the dress and that will last longer than those pills and it will look good on you too. emoticon emoticon

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SPECIALGURL7 2/24/2012 2:55PM

    Great thinking. It is always tempting to do something different, but to be able to withstand the temptation is great. Cute dress too.

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LINDAKAY228 2/24/2012 1:37PM

    The dress is so cute and I know you will look fabulous in it! I get tempted too sometimes by things I see. The other day I walked by a display in a store for some kind of supplement that promises weight loss and I was tempted but said no to it. I also know the supplements won't work for me if I can't get past the factors in my head that make me turn to food when I'm stressed. I've got to work through that on my own. Some of the things work for some people and I'm not knocking all of them just like I don't knock people who have gastric bypass. It's not a choice for me for one thing I don't have that much left to lose. And it hasn't always worked for everyone. But for some people it's been a lifesaver and that's good for them. Same with supplements (at least some of them). It's a personal choice each of us has to make. But I'm with you!

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ACINNOREV 2/24/2012 12:18PM

  Your family and friends will see you in your new dress and be thrilled for you. Those last ten pounds won't even be noticed --they are yours to manage in good time . Congratulate yourself on making good choices and enjoy the wedding.

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IGSBETH 2/24/2012 12:05PM

    That sounds great!

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TAYGRL 2/24/2012 11:52AM

    and so you should--feel good about it.

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LOOZINITNOW 2/24/2012 11:27AM

    Great blog and adorable dress!!!!

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MIMI315 2/24/2012 11:10AM

    I think diet pills may be tempting for so many of us. Great choice on choosing the dress though. At least this way you know you'll have instant satisfaction for something you are going to look and feel great in.

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GAILRUU 2/24/2012 9:43AM

    I was tempted for a short time to try Alli, but then I read about the side effects and decided I didn't want to have to deal with "anal leaking!" Diet and exercise works better and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

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JILLSMYTH 2/24/2012 9:38AM

  emoticon Great blog. I love your perseverance and faith in yourself and your willingness to eschew shortcuts in order to do it right!

And congrats on your weight loss!

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TEMPEST272002 2/24/2012 9:05AM

    How many times have I stood in front of the weight loss pills at the drug store and wished, wished, wished upon a star that they actually worked?! lol You are a smart cookie & your choice of sundress shows it. You are so close now to goal. You've pulled ahead of me again in our little foot race. You are going to look so amazing at your sister's wedding. How you have transformed your life really is inspirational. Can't wait to see you in the sundress. You'll have to take a picture when it arrives.

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MIMIDOT 2/24/2012 8:58AM

    Good for you!! The dress is cute and you can enjoy it all summer. You have earned it. Good choice.

Enjoy the dress, and wear it proudly.

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CICELY360 2/24/2012 8:58AM

  Congrats on your weight loss.

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LANNIEMANUEL 2/24/2012 7:51AM

    congrats one the weight loss and I love the dress.

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DJSHIP46 2/24/2012 7:44AM

    CELEBRATE SUCCESS!!! You earned it:)

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TEACHING1ST 2/24/2012 6:46AM

    This is great. You're a wonderful example of "I KNOW I can...I KNOW I can!"

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GRAMPIAN 2/24/2012 6:26AM

  Enjoy wearing the dress. emoticon

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NCSUE0514 2/24/2012 5:35AM

    You're right.
Even if there WERE a "magic pill" for weight loss, it would teach me nothing about how to eat healthier and improve my overall health. Spark People is doing that!

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Food Blog Day 4 - MOTIVATE

Thursday, February 23, 2012

BREAKFAST



Great Value Buttermilk Frozen Waffle, 0.5 serving
(I usually eat whole grain waffles like Kashi, but we were out so I had one of the girls')
Agave Nectar, 0.5 tbsp
Walnuts, 0.15 cup, chopped
Blueberries, fresh, 10 berries
Egg, fresh, 1 large


Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz)

Breakfast TOTALS: 352

LUNCH


Spinach, fresh, 1 cup
Avocados, California (Haas), 0.25 fruit
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 0.5 tbsp
Balsamic Vinagrette - 0.5 tbsp
Honey, 0.25 tbsp
Lecithin granules, 1 tbsp
Cranberries, dried, sweetened (craisins), 0.15 cup


Flour Tortilla, 6" El Milagro, 1 serving
aldz turkey deli meat, 1 serving
Better Than Cream Cheese Tofutti, 0.5 tbsp

Lunch TOTALS: 454

AFTERNOON SNACK


Sparkbook Green Smoothie, 1 serving


Grapes, 1 cup, seedless


Quaker Granola Bites, Cinnamon, 1 serving

Afternoon Snack TOTALS: 427

DINNER


Hormel Chili with Beans, 0.65 cup
Avocados, California (Haas), 0.15 cup


Trader Joe's Chicken Taquitos - per taquito, 2 serving
Romaine Lettuce (salad), 0.5 cup, shredded

Dinner TOTALS: 451

EVENING SNACK



Popcorn, oil-popped, 1 cup

Evening Snack TOTALS: 55

TOTAL CALS FOR THE DAY: 1,739

  
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AMBER281 2/24/2012 4:35PM

    Looks so yummy!!

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CARBJUNKIE83 2/24/2012 11:56AM

    Looks yummy and I love your smoothie tumbler!!!!

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SMALLERMELORIE 2/24/2012 11:39AM

    Looks great and good job getting the challenge done.

Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog.

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THEADMIRAL 2/23/2012 4:11PM

    Atta girl! emoticon emoticon

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JENJESS48 2/23/2012 1:48PM

    You make such awesome food choices, Kathy! Your blogs make me want to make ones of my own but, alas, I cannot - I eat most of my meals at work and we don't allow cameras or cell phones.

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RUNNINGOMA 2/23/2012 1:41PM

    I'm enjoying your food blogs!

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WALKINGRED 2/23/2012 1:12PM

    Avocadomania! I love it!!! emoticon

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KITHKINCAID 2/23/2012 1:03PM

    Ooh - where'd those granola bites come from?

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MAGGIEX3UK 2/23/2012 12:54PM

    Everything looks delicious especially the granola bites. emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 2/23/2012 12:12PM

    Wow! Looks so good!

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INSPIREBYNATURE 2/23/2012 11:08AM

    you are doing so great!!! I am so proud of you!

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CHOCOLATRICE 2/23/2012 11:06AM

    Yummy!!!!

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Food Blog Day 3 - MOTIVATE

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

BREAKFAST


Egg, fresh, 1 large
Spinach, fresh, 1 bunch
bread, Trader Joe's Flour Tortillas (1 tortilla)


Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz)

Breakfast TOTALS: 283

MORNING SNACK



Cereal, Kashi Go Lean Crunch honey almond flax 1 cup
Almond Breeze Almond Milk, Original, 3 oz
Blueberries, fresh, 15 berries
Lecithin granules, 1 tbsp 60
(I've been adding lecithin granules to my salads and cereal, it's good for the skin.)

Morning Snack TOTALS: 294

LUNCH


Butternut Squash Soup -- Trader Joe's, 1 cup
(Also pictured, the "Love" coaster that my hubby made me)


Salad with my own homemade dressing (from the awesome Spark cookbook)

Spinach, fresh, 1 cup
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 0.5 tbsp
Balsamic Vinagrette - 0.5Tbsp
Honey, 0.25 tbsp
Avocados, California (Haas), 0.5 fruit without skin and seeds
Dried Cherries, 0.15 cup
Lecithin granules, 1 tbsp

Lunch TOTALS: 468

AFTERNOON SNACK


Pears, fresh, 1 cup slices

Afternoon Snack TOTALS: 97

DINNER:


Aldi Chicken Tenderloin, 1 serving
Broccoli, cooked, 0.5 cup, chopped
Pineapple, fresh, 0.5 cup, diced

Dinner TOTALS: 215

EVENING SNACK


Popcorn, oil-popped, 2 cup

Evening Snack TOTALS: 110

Total Calories for the day: 1468

  
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YOUGOGIRL45 2/23/2012 8:37AM

    Yummy! All the beautiful vitamins and nutrients - great job of taking care of yourself!

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POETICBLONDE 2/22/2012 11:41PM

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MAPLECANDY3 2/22/2012 8:29PM

    I like the vareity you have! Looks great!

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TEMPEST272002 2/22/2012 7:42PM

    It all looks very tasty!

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SMALLERMELORIE 2/22/2012 7:14PM

    butternut squash soup sounds great.

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TOPAZROSE 2/22/2012 6:46PM

    Lovely and healthy food. The dried cherries in the spinach salad sound good.

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STARLIGHT615 2/22/2012 6:12PM

    Great job on the food choices!! looks yummy!

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GOGOMAMA 2/22/2012 3:53PM

    Great job with your food blog! It's very inspiring and looks so yummy!! Thanks for doing it! :)

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LOOZINITNOW 2/22/2012 3:41PM

    emoticon I love being able to see what everyone else eats. Love your meals!

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PRESBESS 2/22/2012 3:23PM

    Oooh, I love your food blog. It's interesting to see what other people eat.

BTW... love the coaster. I noticed it before I read the comment. WTG LotusFower hubby!

Keep pushing forward. You're gonna get there.
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LINDAKAY228 2/22/2012 3:22PM

    I wish I was doing as well at preparing food as you are. Looks so great!

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THEADMIRAL 2/22/2012 3:22PM

    emoticon Looks very healthy and tasty! Good for you!

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KITHKINCAID 2/22/2012 3:03PM

    You food blogs make me HUNGRY :)

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SGTSUNNY 2/22/2012 12:58PM

    Great job! I am starving today and it all looks so good. Will have to get the Sparks Cookbook!

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LIVIN2LOVE1 2/22/2012 12:45PM

    I took lecithin supplements when I was nursing my children. I was prone to mastitis. Once I began lecithin I had no problems at all with mastitis.

Lookin' good!

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GRACEISENUF 2/22/2012 12:44PM

    Everything looks so yummy! I just learned yesterday that 1 avocado a week will regulate womens hormones...cool stuff right?

Loved your blog.

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JENJESS48 2/22/2012 12:30PM

    OM NOM NOM NOM.

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INSPIREBYNATURE 2/22/2012 12:15PM

    so healthy! you did amazing!

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Food Blog Day 2 - MOTIVATE

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

BREAKFAST


Egg, fresh, 2 large
Armour Brown and Serve Original Sausage (1 link)


Oranges, 0.5 cup, sections


Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz)
(Coffee I promise your picture will be in the next blog!)

Breakfast TOTALS: 240

MORNING SNACK


(I took a picture of the container that I LOVE to use to bring cereal to work. Milk goes in the bottom, cereal on top. It's great. Way more efficient than a thermos and a separate bowl. Also note my very cute lunch bag, lol)

EDIT: So many of you have asked, so here it is: the lunch bag is from Wal Mart of all places, and the cereal container I got from my neighbor who was selling from her son's school fundraiser -- but I think those can be found at places like Target, Wal Mart, etc.


Cereal, Kashi Go Lean Crunch honey almond flax 1 cup
Almond Breeze Almond Milk, Original, 3 oz
Blueberries, fresh, 15 berries

Morning Snack TOTALS: 234

LUNCH

I took my leftover Chipotle and mixed it with some quinoa and peas that I had leftover as well from Friday night.


Grain, Quinoa, Organic, Trader Joe's (dry weight), 42 gram(s)
Beans, black, 0.25 cup
Chipotle Corn Salsa, 2 oz
Chipotle Lettuce, 1 oz
Chipotle Chicken (4 oz), 0.5 serving
*Chipotle Rice (3.5 oz serving), 0.5 serving

Lunch TOTALS: 457

SNACK



Baby Carrots, raw, 10 medium
Hummus, 2 tbsp

Snack TOTALS: 63
AFTERNOON SNACK

Almonds, 0.5 oz (12whole kernels)

Afternoon Snack TOTALS: 82

DINNER

We LOVE the Spark Cookbook and my hubby has been making the Quinoa-Flax Seed Pizza dough and he makes a special section for me without cheese. I love that man!

The pizza dough recipe is online, as a sneak preview to the Spark cookbook which is AWESOME and I suggest you buy it if you don't have it. Here is the link!:

recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
l.asp?recipe=1031637




Quinoa-Flax Seed Pizza Dough, 2 serving
HM Pulled Pork 2 oz
Spaghetti/Marinara Sauce (tomato sauce), 0.25 cup
Onions, raw, 1 tbsp chopped

Dinner TOTALS: 421

TOTAL CALS FOR THE DAY: 1,496

  
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SMALLERMELORIE 2/22/2012 11:09AM

    That cereal container is a great idea. Good job staying in range.

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KITHKINCAID 2/21/2012 11:06PM

    Loving the lunch bag. I have a cute one too. Helps when it's stylin to bring your lunch to work. Totally looking up this pizza crust. Though I'll say I'm a HUGE fan of the one your sister posted ages ago. It's my go-to recipe.

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POETICBLONDE 2/21/2012 11:06PM

    Good choices. I love those cereal container things, those are fun. emoticon

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KT-NICHOLS-13 2/21/2012 5:47PM

    I must know where the lunch bag and your beloved container came from. When you have time please let me know. I also must know about the quinoa-flax seed pizza dough, can it be found on-line with SP.

By the way, your food looks yummy.

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ROEANDGO 2/21/2012 2:45PM

    Looking great!! Oh...and the food looks yummy too!!
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SGTSUNNY 2/21/2012 1:54PM

    I love the lunch bag. I will have to feature my new one in a blog soon. I want to try that pizza crust, how does it taste?

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LIVIN2LOVE1 2/21/2012 1:37PM

    Well done! Great planning!

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GETFIT2LIVE 2/21/2012 1:24PM

    Yum, and what a cute lunch bag and great cereal container!

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LOOZINITNOW 2/21/2012 1:16PM

    This all looks awesome! emoticon

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THEADMIRAL 2/21/2012 1:07PM

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LINDAKAY228 2/21/2012 12:36PM

    Your food for the day looks yummy! I totally blew it yesterday but today is a new day..

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AMBER281 2/21/2012 12:29PM

    Looks very yummy.
Your lunch bag is awesome!

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JENJESS48 2/21/2012 12:12PM

    Ok, I want your lunch bag and cereal container! Where did you get them?

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INSPIREBYNATURE 2/21/2012 11:45AM

    great job! is tha tyour lunch bag? I LOVE IT!!!!

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Food Blog Day 1 - MOTIVATE

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

BREAKFAST


Egg, fresh, 1 large
Armour Brown and Serve Original Sausage (1 link),


Almond Breeze Almond Milk, Original, 3 oz
Cereal, Kashi Go Lean Crunch honey almond flax 1 cup


Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz)

(Dear coffee, I am sorry I did not take an actual picture of you. And you deserve an actual picture, because now you are drunk black and you are quite spectacular that way and a little bit b@d@ss. In the future I will let you shine too).

Breakfast TOTALS: 350 cals.

LUNCH


Sparkbook Green Smoothie, 1 serving

Lunch TOTALS: 275 cals.

SNACKS


Chips, Clancy's Vegetable Chips -, 28 gram(s)


Dunkin Donuts Old Fashioned Cake Donut, 0.5 serving (only had half)


Dunkin Donuts coffee - black (10 oz).


Almonds, 0.5 oz (12 whole kernels)

Afternoon Snack TOTALS: 337

DINNER



1/2 of a Chipotle Burito Bol:
Chipotle Chicken (4 oz), 0.5 serving
chipotle guac, 0.25 serving
Beans, black, 0.25 cup
Chipotle Corn Salsa, 2 oz
Chipotle Lettuce, 1 oz
*Chipotle Rice (3.5 oz serving), 0.5 serving

Dinner TOTALS: 329

EVENING SNACK


Apples, fresh, 1 cup, quartered or chopped
Skippy Natural Creamy Peanut Butter, 1 tbsp

Evening Snack TOTALS: 169

TOTAL CALORIES FOR THE DAY: 1,460

(Note: I love my hubby for that last photo - not only did he make me my evening snack, but when I requested such a specific thing - apple slices with only 1 tbsp. of peanut butter AND asked him to photograph it, he scoffed and said he wasn't going to go that far. I didn't think he took the picture until this morning when I went to upload my pictures. What a sweetie.)

Here's my note from my nutrition tracker that I wanted to share, since a goal of this challenge is for everyone to see how others eat.

I ate a bite of an old fashioned dunkin donut, thinking I was making a good non-dairy choice, but then realized it probably was baked with milk -- so I threw the rest away and looked it up when I got home - yep, made with skim milk. I'm still counting this as Day 9 of my no dairy as I am making awesome choices and I consider this a small mis-step. If I start over again at Day 1 my perfectionism will kick in and I'll feel like a failure, which I am NOT.

This journey is a PROCESS. And although I had a small bit of skim milk, probably a trace amount, I am not going to punish myself for it, but will move on.

p.s. Dunkin Donuts - PLEASE give us some Vegan options! Baked goods taste just as good cooked with almond milk!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

RUNNINGOMA 2/22/2012 4:53PM

    I'm catching up on your blogs. Is this done for a challenge? I love your pictures and the ideas you have. Thanks for sharing!

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ADVENTURESEEKER 2/21/2012 3:21PM

    Ok, I'm officially getting up and making myself a snack! I'm hungry. lol

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TRAVELGRRL 2/21/2012 2:21PM

    If you didn't know, you can't be responsible! AND, you threw the rest away. That's a win-win-win!

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LIVIN2LOVE1 2/21/2012 1:44PM

    You rock!

Is that the spinach smoothie? I made one of those one time and really liked it. So did my kids!

I think it is so helpful that you are doing this. I really have learned a lot just in your last 2 posts. It does help to see what others are eating.

Your husband rocks too! Please share that with him. He needs kudos!

I love it that you did not start your no-dairy count over. It's a learning process and you did exactly what you were supposed to do. Common sense can never be taken for granted.

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THEADMIRAL 2/21/2012 1:05PM

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STARLIGHT615 2/21/2012 12:59PM

    Great job !!!

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