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Friday, February 11, 2011

Food is logged , Water is well on it's way and Exercise is complete emoticon. I'm doing a last minute workout in .. in the morning and then my weigh in! emoticon


Note to self

Friday, February 11, 2011

Island Limeade

Servings: 4 servings
Calories per serving: 182

3 cups boiling water
1/3-1/2 cup sugar (or no calorie sweetener) Stevia
1 1/4 cups lime juice

1. Combine boiling water and sugar to taste. Stir until the sugar dissolves; chill. Add the lime juice to make limeade. Fill 4 tall glasses with ice and pour desired amount of rum in the glasses. Top with the limeade. Use no calorie sweetener for an even lighter drink.

Party-in-a-Pitcher Sangria

PER SERVING (1 generous cup): 125 calories, 0g fat, 5mg sodium, 13g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 7g sugars, 0.5g protein -- POINTSŪ value 2*

This sangria is CHOCK-FULL of fruit and deliciousness. Just don't underestimate the alcoholic intensity of fruit chunks that have been chilling in there for a while -- they're POTENT, people!

1 bottle red wine
1 can Sprite Zero (or 1 1/2 cups of any diet lemon-lime soda)
1 cup Diet Ocean Spray Cranberry Pomegranate (or another flavor of Diet Ocean Spray)
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 small orange, peeled and chopped
Half a Fuji apple, chopped
Half a slightly under-ripe banana, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup pineapple chunks (if canned, packed in juice)

Place fruit in a large container that will not stain easily (like a glass pitcher or a high-quality plastic one). Cover fruit with wine and cranberry drink, and give mixture a good stir.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 10 hours. (It's TOTALLY worth it. Quit whining.)

Once ready to serve, add soda and give it a good stir. Pour and be sure to get a nice amount of fruit in each glass. Enjoy!

P.S. If you like your sangria with less alcohol per glass, add more of the cranberry drink until it tastes juuuuuust right.


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FRUITYFUL 2/12/2011 6:37PM

    Yikes! I saw that in your tracker. That is a lot of calories. I bet you can find a spark recipe for banana bread or muffins. Gluten free is not low cal I see. I hope it tastes great for all of that space it will take up in the tracker!

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MRSHONEYCOMB 2/12/2011 6:01PM

    I just made this bread for my family but, for got and left our the cup of butter ... oops ... anyways i decided to figure out what 1/4 of the recipe would be in Fat and Calories and HOLY CRAP Look at my tracker!!!

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MRSHONEYCOMB 2/12/2011 5:13PM

    Gluten free banana loaf

1 cup rice flour

1 cup buckwheat flour (I usually just use 2 cups rice flour)

3 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup plus 2 tbsp margarine or butter

1 1/4 cups sugar

23 oz bananas (I use 3 average sized ones)

4 large eggs

Preheat oven to 350

Sift flours with baking powder and salt.

Beat the butter, sugar and bananas together until smooth and then briefly stir in the eggs.

Stir this into the flour mixture until blended.

Pour into a large loaf pan and bake for about 1 - 1 1/4 hours or until a skewer comes out clean.

When I get a minute I need to figure out Calories on this!

Comment edited on: 2/12/2011 6:02:48 PM

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KALISWALKER 2/11/2011 12:33PM

    You got a great start to the day before your weigh in!

I make red wine spritzers with Sprite Zero. This sounds like a great way to change it up. Thanks!

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"Hungry Girl"

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I'm going to try these this weekend ... has any of my Spark friends made them before?

"HG Lord of the Onion rings"


1 large onion

1/4 cup original Egg Beaters**

1/2 cup crushed Fiber One

Black Pepper


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut edges off onion, and remove outer layer. Cut onion into 1/2 inch wide slices, and separate into rings. Next, fill a small bowl (just large enough for onion rings to fit in) with Egg Beaters. Using a blender or food processor, grind Fiber One cereal to a breadcrumb-like consistency. Pour crumbs onto a small dish. One by one, coat each ring in egg and then crumbs (give each ring a shake after the egg bath). Place on an oven-safe baking dish sprayed with nonstick spray. Cook for 20-25 minutes, flipping rings over about halfway through. Serves one!

Serving Size: 15 rings; one recipe

Calories: 153

Fat: 1g

Sodium: 225mg

Carbs: 41g

Fiber: 16g
Sugars: 7g

Protein: 9g

*2 Points!

"HG Hot boneless buffalo wings"

# 8 ounces raw boneless skinless lean chicken breast, cut into 10 nuggets
# 1/4 cup Fiber One bran cereal (original)
# 1 ounce Pringles Light Fat Free Barbeque Potato Crisps (or another fat-free BBQ-flavored potato chip), about 14 crisps
# 3 tablespoons Frank's RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce
# Dash onion powder
# Dash garlic powder
# Dash cayenne pepper
# Dash black pepper
# Dash salt
Cooking Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a blender or food processor, grind Fiber One to a bread crumb-like consistency.

Crush potato crisps completely. In a small dish, mix crushed crisps with cereal crumbs. Add onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, black pepper, and salt, and mix well.

Place chicken pieces in a separate dish. Cover with Frank's RedHot and toss to coat.

Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

Give each chicken piece a shake so it's not dripping with sauce, and then coat evenly with crumb mixture. Lay crumb-covered nuggets on the baking sheet.

Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.

Flip nuggets over and bake for 10 more minutes, or until outsides are crispy and chicken is cooked throughout.

Per serving: (5 wings): 175 calories, 1.5g fat, 1,153mg sodium, 14g carbs, 4g fiber, 1g sugars, 27g protein

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NEVERGIVEUP30 2/11/2011 6:02AM

    Do I need to leave another message to subscribe to a blog??

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NEVERGIVEUP30 2/11/2011 5:59AM

    The Onion Rings sound great -- what do you guys think of dipping them in low carb ketchup? It SO tastes like the real thing and I was shocked at how low the calories are!


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KALISWALKER 2/10/2011 11:33PM

    Fast food onion rings are usually sprinkled with seasoning salt (Lawry's). These recipes sound great!

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MRSHONEYCOMB 2/10/2011 7:45PM

    Dumbelle your emoticon

Fruityful I dont dip my Onion rings in anything so I didnt even think about it ... if you go to the "Hungry Girl" website I'm sure she has a good lo cal dip! Let me know!!!

Comment edited on: 2/10/2011 7:46:27 PM

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FRUITYFUL 2/10/2011 6:44PM

    That sounds yummy...especially the onion rings! I might try those too! Do you eat them plain or dip them? I'm used to dipping them in Ranch....that would not be good for the waistline though, and I hate the fat free kind. Maybe I could eat them plain.

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DUMBELLE 2/10/2011 6:03PM

    Thanks for posting the recipes. They sound really good!

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All or nothing

Thursday, February 10, 2011

So I tracked my food today, I completed my exercise and I'm on track to get in my 20 glasses ... While tracking my food I was really wanting a Corn Dog today ..I had the calories for it however It put me over on my sodium .. since I'm an all or nothing girl I decided that would not be a good thing for the arguing that goes on in my head!!! Instead I ate a waffle with 1T of peanut butter and now all my ranges are perfect. I feel good about my decision emoticon

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JIMCROCE 2/10/2011 6:29PM

  Great choices. I too eat a lot of peanut butter as substitutes for more fun choices. Keep up the good work.

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MRSHONEYCOMB 2/10/2011 5:55PM

    So although I should have been cleaning my house I was searching the web for good recipes when I came across a "Hungry Girl" recipe for Onion rings and Boneless hot wings.. .I think I'm going to try those this weekend! She has a bunch of Alcohol beverage on there too but, I'm just not to keen on Splenda and I don't like Soda and that is what most of them call for. I really need to find a lo Cal Cocktail!!!

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FRUITYFUL 2/10/2011 5:37PM

    Good for you! Way to find an alternative and to stick with it. We are doing this girlfriend!

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MRSHONEYCOMB 2/10/2011 4:40PM

    Silly things like never going over on my sodium is how I was able to lose 100 Pounds in 48 weeks and I would really like to do that again!

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"Why does it take 6 Weeks to lose 5 pounds, but only 1 day to gain it all back?"

Thursday, February 10, 2011

So here it is...I am an all or nothing girl. Either I'm doing it all ... all the time or I'm not doing any of it ... I know doing part is better then nothing maybe for maintaining but, if I want to lose 100 pounds this year I'm going to have to Exercise 6 days a week .. drink 20 glasses of water everyday and stay under 1500 calories THE END!

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CELIA1975 2/10/2011 3:19PM

    Those are awesome goals. One day at a time!


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FRUITYFUL 2/10/2011 11:50AM

    You can do it Kristi. We are both all or nothing girls. We did this before and we can do it again! You are doing so fantastic with your exercise. I am envious of that. I have been very sporadic with mine, but my eating and tracking has been consistent. It will all come together for both of us and we'll be on a roll!

Both of us should figure out a way to cope with situations where we don't do 100%. We have to keep ourselves from giving up and giving in to splurges when we don't meet our goals. We should talk this weekend!


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MRSHONEYCOMB 2/10/2011 11:20AM

    BTW my exercise for the day is complete emoticon P.S. 43 hours until this weeks weigh in emoticon

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