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Homemade foods?

Friday, February 22, 2013

I normally buy a low fat greek yogurt that I use to make a marnade for my chicken but sadly the one i buy I cant get hold of anymore.
All the low fat greek yogurts ive found have all had loads of sugar in - GGRRRR
So it got me thinking if It was do able to make my own fat free, low to no sugar yogurt. Has anyone else tryed making Yogurt before?

I was thinking of trying this one out but with lowfat milk

We tried to make pizza the otherweek but the dough turned to the worst hardest cracker type bread. truly uneatable lol

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HEYITSLISA 2/22/2013 11:40AM

    My dad made yogurt when I was a kid. Weird flavors like peanut butter and caramel. I didn't care for it.

Despite all of the sugar I still enjoy my daily tub of greek yogurt. Otherwise I don't get enough protein. emoticon My favorite is Yoplait greek 100.

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1 year with spark

Saturday, February 02, 2013

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So pleased to say I have now been a sparkie 1 whole year emoticon
Ive just about got off all my excess christmas blubba I gained. got another 3lbs then ill be the lowest ive been in close to a decade.

Ive been eating lots of homemade, home mixed spicy food lately. I eat lots of light chicken meat so its nice to do different things with it.
I made a massive dry batch of tandoori mix today so its nice and easy to prepare. I use it with low fat Greek yogurt, mixed together with the meat and leave it in the fridge sealed away for at least 12 hours. very yummy and i know exactly what im eating. no hidden salt etc.

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CHICAT63 2/3/2013 7:10AM

    emoticon that is awesome, keep it up !!!! Congratulations. emoticon

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MENNOLY 2/2/2013 4:34PM

    emoticon emoticon You have done a fantastic job!

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HEYITSLISA 2/2/2013 11:50AM

    You're doing awesome, and congrats on your one year Sparversary! emoticon

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KANOE10 2/2/2013 11:09AM

    Great on your one year. I like spicy food also..tandoori is great.

Your satay recipe was excellent.


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CKSCARBERRY1 2/2/2013 10:47AM

  Congratulations on one year!!

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MSANITAL 2/2/2013 10:42AM

    emoticon emoticon keep up the good work you can do it..
and emoticon on your weight loss so far emoticon

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Back on track

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Its my 6th day back on track. I havent found it hard to stick to my guildlines and im finding pre planning my meals for the whole day is really helping me not spill over.

weight wise so far my weights been coming off each day and ive lost a lot this week. im around half way to losing what i put on over christmas. I felt so unwell physically and emotionally though the weight again so I am feeling half way to better now.
I always knew christmas would be one of the ultimate tests for me. I felt like i failed but now I realise the real test is in getting back on with things and pushing harder.

no regrets , no excuses just moving forward.... emoticon

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NEWMOM20121 2/2/2013 10:39AM

    Well done. December was a hard month for me also. However we have the tools to reach our goals.

Best wishes to you

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SPARKFRAN514 1/10/2013 10:38PM

    Please don't look back I also had slips over the holidays and all the food choices we faces can be hard to stay on track . No one is perfect don't let any one tell they are we are human and humans are not perfect . we have a lesson plan in place for Christmas 2013 is what i tell my self.. I like how you started the blog by saying its day 6 of being on track and not you last two sentences you knew you have a hard time at Christmas. Its now time to pick your self up dust off and continue on the hike to the finish like emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CRAFTINWIFE 1/10/2013 6:29PM

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HEYITSLISA 1/10/2013 2:19PM

    You're doing great. The problem isn't with the weight you gain at Christmas, the problem is the rest of the year! As long as you can shake it off and move on you'll be fine.

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MENNOLY 1/10/2013 1:09PM

    emoticon You are doing great! You will be back to where you were in no time. Good luck on this new year!

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Saturday, January 05, 2013

I choose to take time off and eat what ever i wanted over Christmas :(
I planned to have a few treats but it didnt work out before i knew it I was munching on everything in sight,
I told myself it was ok because it was christmas and i had been good all year, I hadnt stopped for anything.
I set myself a date - today as it works out that i would be back on track and going hard, I have stuck to that but weigh in was a hard thing to face. Ive gained and ive gained big. I feel like a big rotten mess and can even see where ive gained it.

Anyhow I always said id be honest here so here i am being honest. I messed up. I told myself what i wanted to hear so i could fall back to my food addiction..

Today im proud to say I won by getting back up from the floor and carrying on, I WILL meet my weight goal in 2013 :)

(our dinning room)

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    Don't beat yourself up to falling down. It happens to everyone from time to time. Slip ups are part of getting better, getting healthier. Good job getting back on track today! You CAN do this! :)

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1CRAZYDOG 1/5/2013 8:38PM

    Well, today is a new day. Move forward from here. You will!

Your dining room looks spectacular!!!

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PARKERCM 1/5/2013 5:54PM

  I love your dining room picture! Very festive!

I know you will have success in 2013. I read it in your words--the determination!

Have a great January.

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MENNOLY 1/5/2013 4:37PM

    This is the 2nd Christmas that I have given myself permission to gain 5 pounds. It is also the 2nd Christmas that I hained a little more than that. However, I expect to find that once I get back to normal the extra weight will drop off just like it did last year. Yes we gain a little weight if we enjoy Christmas like we always have. But the contentment I got from the Christmas season was important too. Christmas is really big with my family and family is really big for me. Did I eat too much? Absolutely! But never to the point that I felt ill.
So like others have said, make a new start and good luck on meeting your 2013 goals! emoticon emoticon Have a wonderful New Year!

I love the picture! It is so festive!

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VICKYMARIEC 1/5/2013 3:35PM

    Girl, I gained 7lbs in 9days...I've lost 3.8 of thoe lbs by getting back on track already. Don't beat yourself up. Do what you're doing, which is get up, dust yourself off and get back on track. That's a smart choice you made!

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HEYITSLISA 1/5/2013 3:20PM

    you've taken the hardest step; realizing you fell down and pulling yourself back up. I allowed myself to eat whatever I wanted over Christmas too and am now struggling to get back at it. Every day I have to recommit to my goal. emoticon emoticon

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BOSS61 1/5/2013 3:20PM

    Maybe it's just me, but I've found that eating "whatever I wanted" no longer holds the same allure and panache as it did pre-Spark. Something about the ground covered and progress made just continues to resonate. Good luck in 2013!

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Autumn update

Monday, November 12, 2012

Hi guys its been a while so I thought id better update my blog. Im down around 130lbs now
This last couple of months The lbs have been coming away really slowly and to be honest Its disheartened me quite a lot - although it has not stopped me.
Ive felt like I didnt want to blog until I had something positive to say but hey ho such is life you cant put things on hold indefinitely.

The positiveness of this looking at it hard is even when things have been tough I still havent wanted to go back to the old bad habbits. Im still buying and replacing my old clothes for ones which are too small for me as it goes. I have no doubt I will meet my goal but when it will happen is maybe a different thing. Im preying I can make goal weight by next summer - 90lbs to go

a couple of pictures i liked i thought id share with you sparkies.

On a family personal level we had a great halloween

we threw a party for My daughter and her friends.

Hope you are all well and are enjoying the season xx

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BENTON1948 11/12/2012 10:55PM

    You're looking fantastic (even under the green)!

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MENNOLY 11/12/2012 7:15PM

    You are still doing a fantastic job! Congratulations! The less weight you have to lose the harder it will be to lose it. Don't get disheartened. At this point you should not be expecting to lose more than a pound a week regularly. You have had an incredible journey!

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CRAFTINWIFE 11/12/2012 12:10PM

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Great Halloween pics!

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2BEABETTERME 11/12/2012 10:50AM

    So glad to get an update! You have been on my mind. Unfortunately, the weight loss doesn't go as we would like. But, you should be so proud of how far you have come and that you aren't looking to old habits for comfort! Major victories!

Keep up the GREAT work!
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