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recap to my recap....

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Just got back from dinner. Looks like mama will be getting a new pair of shoes, kids!

I did not eat any fried onions or fries, I stuck to my plan, I didn't eat any bites of desert and there was some sort of divine intervention because we could barely get any bread at our table so I had one small slice with no butter.

What have we learned today?
To succeed we must make a plan, post it so we are obligated and then, stick to the plan!

This was only one dinner, but then again, aren't they ALL just one dinner, one desert, one cookie, one missed exercise? Tonight, I have succeeded. Thank you for being here for me. Seriously. It made the difference.

  
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JOMAMA99 4/3/2012 2:17PM

    Congratulations-you did fantastic!!!
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TREASURINGLIFE 4/2/2012 7:38AM

    Great job!!!!!!! :)

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CALIKIKI 4/1/2012 9:59PM

    Yay!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 4/1/2012 12:34PM

    WooHoo, I'm proud of you, I knew you could do it!

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CUPCAKE_PIRATE 4/1/2012 11:18AM

    Way to go!! One meal, one day, at a time :)

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HEALTHYASHLEY 4/1/2012 10:46AM

    Proud of you and the divine intervention!

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BIGMAMAT 4/1/2012 10:25AM

    YOU GO MAMA! Woohooo!!!

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BAYBELIEVER 4/1/2012 9:37AM

    Yep! You rock! Can't wait to see those new shoes! A friend of mine lost a lot of weight. And when I asked him how he did it, he said, "One meal at a time." That's the way to go!

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DAISY443 4/1/2012 8:23AM

    Awesome! These small wins add up!

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CELLISTA1 4/1/2012 2:16AM

    I'm glad it worked. There's something about making a public commitment that keeps us accountable. You did good!

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MELLYBEANS0919 4/1/2012 12:29AM

    Congrats!!! The last part about it all being just one dinner, missed exercise, etc spoke to me, so true.


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Recap on blog from yesterday, heading out to dinner.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Did you catch my blog from yesterday about me going out to dinner tonight? Well, we are gonna leave soon so this is how I did today: RECAP

Tomorrow morning, I will either do a vigorous kinect workout or I will talk someone into playing tennis with me. WAS RAINING BUT I DID GET A WALK IN, ALTHOUGH ABOUT HALF THE CALORIES I INTENDED TO BURN

I will eat a protein Filled, low sodium breakfast: YEP, DID IT. ATE EGGBEATERS AND A MINI BAGEL

I will eat a protein Filled low sodium lunch : DID IT. HAD TUNA ON HALF A DUTCH CRUNCH ROLL

I will drink at least 3 bottles of water during the day : YEP, DID IT

I will get some fresh fruit and make a salad and eat at least 1 cup of it : DID IT! WENT OUT IN THE POURING RAIN AND THEN MADE A HUGE FRUIT SALAD WITH WATERMELON, CANTALOUPE, STRAWBERRIES, BLUEBERRIS AND KIWI AND YEP, I ATE A CUP PLUS SEVERAL OTHER BITES WHILE MAKING IT

I will put my food in the tracker before I leave for dinner. YEP, DID THAT!!


***In the interest of full disclosure I did eat some m&m's after lunch but I am still on track and within range***
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THE REST IS TO BE DETERMINED

When I get to the restaurant I will immediately order a salad and position myself away from the fried onion blossom and bacon cheese fries.

I will limit my bread intake to half a loaf and will not add butter

I will order the halibut or the small sirloin steak with veggies.

I will not take more than 2 bites of desert or better yet, not take any bites at all! (amended to NO BITES since I already ate M&M's)

If I succeed at all of these things on my list, then Sunday I will buy myself new shoes to play tennis and walk in. If I fail, then I have to do a double workout on Sunday. My mantra will be:

Stick to the plan, stick to the plan, stick to the plan!


SO BECAUSE YOU HAVE ALL BEEN SO ENCOURAGING, HERE IS A PICTURE OF ME BEFORE WE LEAVE...



Check back later to see how I did! Oh yea, and am adding to that: NO ALCOHOL! I will be designated driver instead!!!

  
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OJIBWEEQUAY 4/5/2012 10:57PM

    You stuck to the plan! Oh that Frank is a lucky guy!!!!! HOT!

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BIGMAMAT 4/1/2012 10:24AM

    YOU look WONDERFUL! BEAUTIFUL, HOT , SEXY! ok, that's all. T emoticon

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DAISY443 3/31/2012 9:31PM

    Lookin' good! Hope you enjoyed the dinner!

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GRACEISENUF 3/31/2012 8:58PM

    Woo Hoo...sexy Mama!

Enjoy your date with Frank and your friends.

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See ya when I get back from Pismo. xoxo

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HEALTHYASHLEY 3/31/2012 8:54PM

    You are a sexy biatch. Hope you had fun

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VAMANOS 3/31/2012 8:25PM

    Lookin' good! and what a great plan, well executed. I'm in awe of your self-discipline! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 3/31/2012 8:17PM

    Looking sparktacular!!!!

Hope you have a good time.

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BAYBELIEVER 3/31/2012 7:51PM

    Look at how sexy you look Mama! Hope all went well!

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MELLYBEANS0919 3/31/2012 7:50PM

    Awesome!! Enjoy your supper. You look great too.

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returning to the scene of the crime!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Remember last weekend when frank and I went to outback and we totally pigged out? Well guess who's going back tomorrow night for a friends birthday dinner!

OK, Jan, you may ask, what is your PLAN?

Thank you for asking. Herein lies my plan......

Tomorrow morning, I will either do a vigorous kinect workout or I will talk someone into playing tennis with me.

I will eat a protein Filled, low sodium breakfast

I will eat a protein Filled low sodium lunch

I will drink at least 3 bottles of water during the day

I will get some fresh fruit and make a salad and eat at least 1 cup of it

When I get to the restaurant I will immediately order a salad and position myself away from the fried onion blossom and bacon cheese fries.

I will limit my bread intake to half a loaf and will not add butter

I will order the halibut or the small sirloin steak with veggies.

I will put my food in the tracker before I leave for dinner.

I will not take more than 2 bites of desert or better yet, not take any bites at all!

If I succeed at all of these things on my list, then Sunday I will buy myself new shoes to play tennis and walk in. If I fail, then I have to do a double workout on Sunday. My mantra will be:

Stick to the plan, stick to the plan, stick to the plan!

  
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LISALGB 3/31/2012 9:55PM

    Your plan is terrific!! Good luck!! Those bloomin' onions can be very sneaky!

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MELLYBEANS0919 3/31/2012 12:15PM

    You have a game plan! Enjoy going out to eat.

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1CRAZYDOG 3/31/2012 12:07PM

    You've got it covered! Good luck.

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GRACEISENUF 3/31/2012 10:23AM

    Can't wait to see those new shoes.



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HEALTHYASHLEY 3/31/2012 10:22AM

    Ditto to NATF

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 3/31/2012 9:31AM

    You can do it. Planning is half the battle!

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ENDUROVET 3/31/2012 9:28AM

    You make not be a fishy person, but I adore their stuffed tilapia - I ordered it w/double order of sautéed veggies when we took MIL for her farewell dinner in Jan...

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CALLIKIA 3/31/2012 9:18AM

    I've found my best defense lately has been to stop saying, "I can't have that" and start saying, "I'll have that another time." Stick to the plan, girl! You can have that stuff another time... ;)

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 3/31/2012 7:57AM

    Sounds like a great plan, I nkow you can do it!

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BAYBELIEVER 3/31/2012 7:57AM

    The plan sounds awesome! And a reward too for following the plan!!

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DAISY443 3/31/2012 7:38AM

    Great plan, with a built in penalty in case of mistakes! Good for you!

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tell me something good

Thursday, March 29, 2012

I want to hear something good from you today!

Did you make a new recipe?
Lose weight?
Exercise?
Non scale victory?
Family or friend situation?
Inspire someone?
Get inspired by someone?
Read something?
Watch something?

Lay it on me!

  
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GLACIERLILY 3/31/2012 1:55AM

    I am 3.5 lbs away from a healthy BMI... it will be my first opportunity to post GOAL MET on my Sparkpage....
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CALIKIKI 3/30/2012 5:20PM

    maintained my weight this week even though it was a tough one.

but I also planned my spring break next week chock full of activities and exercise time and blogged it on my page.

Victory is mine this week and next.

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GRACEISENUF 3/30/2012 4:48PM

    love this blog! I jogged/walked 3 miles today with my lil chihuahua. His legs were moving so fast it was hilarious!

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TEENY_BIKINI 3/30/2012 4:35PM

    Hmm... I moved into a new office at work. The best part is the door - that I can close :)

Flowers are starting to bud....

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OJIBWEEQUAY 3/30/2012 2:42PM

    I am getting"regular" emoticon

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COLUMBINE2 3/30/2012 12:17AM

    NSV!!!

The chest band on my heart rate monitor keeps falling down (AND not recording my heart properly..that's the down side!) So my midriff is smaller & I need to tighten the chest band a bit! Yay!

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CANNIE50 3/29/2012 10:53PM

    Even though I am tired from the many, many miles I have driven, I got up early, while everyone else slept, and I hit a desert trail in Albuquerque. I was rewarded by the sight of a hot air balloon lifting off. As I returned along the same trail, I saw 3 more balloons rising in the air - it was beautiful and something I would not have seen if I would have stayed in bed. It made me happy. Heading your way.....

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CELLISTA1 3/29/2012 9:51PM

    I rocked it at Pilates today!

I had kale salad with my turkey burger instead of fries!

I talked to my 6-yr-old grand-daughter on the phone and we planned an Easter egg hunt!

I'm drinking kombucha right now!

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ANAJAK 3/29/2012 9:40PM

    I made some banana muffins (100 cals) yum! I also love my new bike. And swimming. And aqua-jogging.

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MAMADWARF 3/29/2012 8:42PM

    I love all your answers!!!!!! My good thing is 2 people I love very much have started tracking on spark and it makes me really happy that they are working towards getting healhtier and losing weight!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 3/29/2012 6:19PM

    I inspired someone, my insurance agent, to start walking with me. I was super excited, because doing it alone is BORING!

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GRACEISENUF 3/29/2012 6:14PM

    Got my teeth cleaned today and the hygienist told me I take great care of my teeth and gums...WOO HOO!

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Also day two...sugar free!

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HGSGUY 3/29/2012 3:51PM

    Ran 3 miles starting at 4:30 AM! Sets the mood for the whole day (been running ever since ; )

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KATFOSTER11 3/29/2012 1:59PM

    Lost 2 lbs. wohoo!
Getting so much done at home. Cleaning up the yard, etc. New responsibilities as a single mom. Feeling like I am ahead at the moment!
Oh! and got a new laptop at work this morning! ***Feeling the love!***
Hope everyone has a wonderful day!!
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1CRAZYDOG 3/29/2012 1:34PM

    Feeling human today! Have the flu, but getting better. And double woohoo for me is that my blood sugars havn't gone bonkers even though I'm not eating like usual. CLOSER, but still a way to go.

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MADEMCHE 3/29/2012 1:17PM

    I am eating awesome homemade soup for lunch. Then I am going for a walk. Read an awesome article about productivity and how we should claw back our time at work. Never more than 40 hours a week unless it is for deadline pushes and never for more then 2 weeks. Inspired to work less and be more productive!

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JEREMY723 3/29/2012 1:11PM

    I recommitted to eating better on Monday and so far, really good. That was also when I got the doctor's ok to start limited running again which has been 8 great minutes on Monday and 10.5 pretty good minutes last night after dark after my wife got home from work.

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DAISY443 3/29/2012 12:44PM

    Couldn't mow the lawn because the lawn mower wouldn't start! This IS a good thing!

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BAYBELIEVER 3/29/2012 12:31PM

    Weight lifting yesterday:
Bench press, up to 115, 5 times, 5 sets.
Dumbell rows, 4 sets of 10, 30 lbs each side.
Plate twists, 4 sets of 10, 25 lbs.
Overhead press, 4 sets of 10, 65 lbs for first 2 sets, then 55 lbs for last two.
Face pulls, 4 sets of 10.

It was a good day. Today, not so much.

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TERRYT55 3/29/2012 12:25PM

    I stuck to my food plan yesterday, tracking everything. I hiked/ran/walked 8.5 miles. I am off to walk now and I started the day with scrambled eggs hoping to be less hungry eating all that protein. I am committing to another binge free day.

How about you, Jan? Tell us something good about your day!

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CERULEANSIN516 3/29/2012 12:18PM

    I did 20 mins of strength training last night because I WANTED to not because I had to.

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MISTYLOVESLIFE 3/29/2012 12:04PM

    I woke up pain free and determined!

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COSMOS 3/29/2012 12:01PM

  I've stuck to plan with food all week! Last night I didn't know what to have for dinner, I didn't make it to the grocery store as planned. I threw together a delicious black bean soup without a recipe and it was fabulous! And I have leftovers for lunch.

Success breeds success.

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CALLIKIA 3/29/2012 11:54AM

    Week 1 workouts are in the bag and currently avoiding this dreaded snack day like the plague! (They have a chocolate chip cookie cake out there, but even though it always looks good I know it will give me a sugar rush from hell. MUST RESIST!)

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LESLIES537 3/29/2012 11:52AM

    In the last year, I have tried and LIKED the following veggies: Cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, spinach, kale, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, raw carrots, and asparagus!!!! Pretty good for a picky eater who used to only like cooked carrots, corn, green beans and potatoes for veggies!! emoticon *takes a bow*

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MELLYBEANS0919 3/29/2012 11:52AM

    On day 28 of being binge free.

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CALIPIDGIOUS 3/29/2012 11:51AM

    A friend of mine inquired with me about how a friend of hers might go about finding information about his father who died when he was 9 months old. Apparently the man's mother was very closed mouthed about everything and would not give him any information. I have been doing genealogy research, as a hobby, for about 7 years. I told her I would look into it this past Sunday.

I have now traced his father and his father's family back to the 1870's and their immigration to the US from Russia and Hungary. I have found 28 people he did not know existed as well as almost 50 records for him to review. This made me feel good.

Also, my long awaited Ron Paul sweatshirt and pocket constitution arrived while I was typing this. Double happiness!



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HEALTHYASHLEY 3/29/2012 11:48AM

    Day 4 of double sessions and healthy eating. Woohoo!

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TADTURC 3/29/2012 11:39AM

    lost 1.4 last wk
sticking to plan today

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HEATHER-IN-SD 3/29/2012 11:39AM

    I mentioned to the ladies at knit night last night that a friend has me seriously considering running a marathon in 2014 and they all think I can do it!!

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TREASURINGLIFE 3/29/2012 11:37AM

    I put a bid on a house yesterday! :)

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Lasagna cups (yes there are pictures)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I found this recipe for Lasagna cups using won ton wrappers so I thought it would be fun to make and give it a try.

I will update it into the spark recipe thingy later but for now, a pack of wonton wrappers...

and tuck two into the bottom of a cupcake pan. Then add a tsp of fat free ricotta cheese at the bottom

Then add 1 and 1/2 turkey meatballs (I used foster farms. 1 serving is 3 balls for 160 calories)

then top it off with some reduced fat shredded cheese (I used mozzarella and mexican blend). I used about 2.5 cups for 24 lasagna cupcakes

and another won ton wrapper, add some sauce and a bit more cheese and they are ready to go in the oven....

Cook at 350 for about 30 minutes until they look like this!



All I can say is they are friggin delicious and portion controlled! Who says you can't eat lasagna!!!

Oh yeah, and I played Tennis today, too! WOOT!

  
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CRESHA20 4/4/2012 8:15AM

    I saw where you commented on SATW that you had a recipe posted with pictures. I came over here and got it, picked up the ingredients I didn't have on hand and made it. The only difference was I used ground turkey instead of turkey meatballs and fat free cottage cheese instead of ricotta. I loved them, and so did my husband. Thanks for a great, quick, healthy meal idea.

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CALIKIKI 3/30/2012 7:04PM

    I think I know what I am going to make for dinner tonight!

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OJIBWEEQUAY 3/30/2012 2:43PM

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a great idea!!!!!

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LESLIES537 3/29/2012 11:54AM

    *DROOLING* emoticon

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KATFOSTER11 3/29/2012 11:44AM

    OH YUM! Thank you for this!

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JITZUROE 3/29/2012 10:28AM

    Oooooooh GET IN MY BELLY!!!!!!
Bren

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NINJA_SMOO 3/29/2012 10:23AM

  Mmmmm that looks awesome!

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CALLIKIA 3/29/2012 9:53AM

    NOM NOM NOM!! WANT!

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SLFRISBEY 3/29/2012 9:36AM

    guess what I am making this weekend!!! Thanks for the info!

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JOYFULSPIRIT920 3/29/2012 8:51AM

    Think I'm gonna have to give this one a try ;)
Thanks for sharing!!

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BAYBELIEVER 3/29/2012 8:38AM

    Look yummy! Thanks for sharing especially with the pics! What a teaser!

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TREASURINGLIFE 3/29/2012 7:55AM

    Look yummy!!!

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DAISY443 3/29/2012 7:34AM

    BIG YUM!!!!

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 3/28/2012 11:56PM

    YUMMY!!! I think I've pinned something similar but hadn't gotten around to making them yet. Glad to see someone I trust made them and gives them a thumbs up! YAY!

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PROJECTFIT4LIFE 3/28/2012 11:21PM

    yummy!

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GRACEISENUF 3/28/2012 11:03PM

    Oh Boy do they look delish............ thanks for sharing the recipe!

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RUNNER12COM 3/28/2012 10:52PM

    Yummola~

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TERRYT55 3/28/2012 10:49PM

    These look wonderful! Thanks

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MAMADWARF 3/28/2012 10:42PM

    I was going to put the recipe in the tracker but there are three recipes on www.spark recipes.com that are similar...based on that, mine were about 300 or so each.....

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CINCYDORA 3/28/2012 10:41PM

    That looks delish! I'm so going to try that.

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CANNIE50 3/28/2012 10:36PM

    yum, and what a great idea!

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STEADFASTNSEE 3/28/2012 9:45PM

  What is the nutrition info on these?? They look YUMMY!

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TEMPENATIVE 3/28/2012 9:41PM

    shut the front door! what a awesome idea! thanks for the pics! emoticon

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FANGFACEKITTY 3/28/2012 9:36PM

    Looks yummy! I will have to try these one night.

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UHYEAHABOUTTHAT 3/28/2012 8:55PM

    Ooo definitely going to try this out! :) Thanks for sharing!!


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1CRAZYDOG 3/28/2012 8:47PM

    emoticon What time's dinner!

Looks delicious !!!

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MELLYBEANS0919 3/28/2012 8:33PM

    *DROOLS*


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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 3/28/2012 8:32PM

    They look wonderful!!

Yeah to tennis!!

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IMIN2GENES 3/28/2012 8:24PM

    Those look fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing. I never would have though about it.
Chris

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HEALTHYASHLEY 3/28/2012 8:21PM

    YUM, YUM, YUM

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 3/28/2012 8:07PM

    OMG, those look amazing! Did you enjoy, chase the fuzzy little yellow ball, er, I mean, tennis? It's a great workout, huh?!?

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