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Recipe Challenge - Apple Celery Salad

Friday, November 07, 2014

I need to post a healthy recipe for a WIO team challenge so here it is. I have seen several versions of this recipe; but, this is the one I make. This is fresh, light and low fat (only fat comes from the nuts).

Apple - Celery Salad (serving size is 1/2 cup)

Minutes to Prepare: 15
Number of Servings: 12


2 red apples, diced
2 green apples, diced
1 cup celery, sliced
1 cup fat free vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup golden raisins


Mix apples and celery in a bowl (I like to put the apples into salt water for a couple minutes to reduce browning -- make sure to drain well if you do this). Stir together with yogurt. Add nuts and raisins.

Serve cold.

Makes 6 cups. 70 calories per 1/2 cup serving size.

Alternates: Could do with grapes or blueberries. Add diced chicken breast for a protein-packed meal. Calorie calculation is based on ingredients shown in list.


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SUSANELAINE1956 11/7/2014 6:26PM

    Sounds great. emoticon

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PLATINUM755 11/7/2014 1:57PM

    I make almost the same recipe only I usually use carrots instead of celery. This would make a wonderful change to that! Thanks and Bon Appetit! emoticon

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JENNY888 11/7/2014 11:56AM

    Love this recipe. Thanks for posting.

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NOvember Goals

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Another challenge from my BLC team. These challenges sure have me blogging more than usual. I'm not complaining; the blogging really does make me take some time to reflect and plan, so that's all good.

This challenge is to declare some goals for the month, so here goes. I will make these all "No..." goals with thanks to BLC friend Doug for giving me that idea.

emoticon No candy in November. That will help with my next goal.

emoticon No weight gain on a week-to-week basis. Still focusing on losing each week; but, with the holidays, I want some extra focus on no slipping backwards.

emoticon No days without some planned fitness. Gotta keep my 100 days of fitness goal streak alive.

emoticon No week goes by without spending some time reading an actual book. This also serves to pull me away from the TV and computer, so a double win.

emoticon No failing in the 30 Days of Fit Food challenge. I've started it, but not completed it in the past so this is the month for success.

That's my plan for November. Do you have any new goals for this month?

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FACETOTHEVEIL 11/18/2014 6:37AM

    We're at mid-month. How are you doing on your NOvember goals? What book are you reading? :)

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MARYBETH4884 11/2/2014 9:49AM

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TERI-RIFIC 11/2/2014 5:19AM

    An inNOvative idea. NOble goals. You should have a NOtable month. emoticon

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DARINGR8LY 11/2/2014 12:49AM

    Woo hoo great goals. It will be fun to see your results report.

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RISENABOVE 11/1/2014 8:40PM

    emoticon with all those "No" Goals you're certain to see No gains week to week!

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LOPEYP 11/1/2014 5:02PM

    Great idea on the "no" goals. You've got this!

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SECONDCHANCE48 11/1/2014 4:53PM

    You can totally do this


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LIVINGSIMPLY355 11/1/2014 4:08PM

    This is a great idea! Setting up goals for the month.
I'm usually good at setting them weekly or multi-monthly.
Haven't thought of what I want to do this month, but the idea of not gaining anything during the holidays will be a good place to start!

Blogging is a good idea too...gotta get back to that to keep accountable!

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Friday, October 31, 2014

My team got this assignment for a challenge we're doing: Who or what inspires you? Each team member write a blog about someone or something that inspires you.

Different things and different people inspire me depending on the day and situation. Today, it is my husband. We recently bought a 1968 Mustang project car. When Jack has something "new" like this, he is very focused on working on the project. He does his research and lays out the plans of what needs to be done, who can help, the order in which to do things, etc. But, maybe most importantly, he just gets to it. If he encounters a roadblock, he finds a solution. Sometimes he temporarily goes around the roadblock and completes something else. Then turns his attention back to the roadblock when he has the tools, info, money, whatever to attack the roadblock again.

All the above can easily be applied to what I do as well. Right now, I am focused on improving my fitness and getting back to my healthy weight. If I plan, have contingency plans for when roadblocks are encountered and "just get to it", I will surely succeed. From observing Jack this week, I think I will add something new to my fitness project. The excitement of tackling and conquering something new will provide some additional motivation for me to keep moving forward. Now to figure out what I will start with. Hmmmm ... any suggestions for new fitness routine or workout?

Jack and his new project:

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BE-THE-CHANGE 11/2/2014 11:00AM

    Nice project!

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KIN59VARA 11/1/2014 12:47PM

    Great blog!

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SALGUOD2 10/31/2014 5:54PM

    Great blog!!

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ODAT1117 10/31/2014 1:34PM

    That is GREAT!!! I am also inspired by people who are good project managers and can "get 'er done". :-)

My suggestion/idea for you:
Join our OMAT team and chip away at your goals One Month At a Time!!! :-D

(I love our super supportive and close group!!!)


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LOPEYP 10/31/2014 12:43PM

    Go Jack! I give him lots of credit. Sounds like you won't have to worry about the car sitting as it is forever. We definitely can take inspiration from him!

As far as your plan for fitness, how about making some index cards with different exercises like walk 5K, intervals, ride bike, etc and then pick one or more every day to complete. I did something like that today with my workout DVDs. Just picked a few from different people and did one workout from each one. It really broke it up and if I didn't like one of them it was only a few minutes before I finished and went onto the next one.

Good luck to you and Jack! Say hi from us. emoticon

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BLC 26 Vision Board

Friday, October 17, 2014

This is my vision board for the remainder of BLC 26. I took the one I created for BLC 25 and updated it to match more of my current focus. Most of the pictures are self-explanatory, but here's a quick explanation:

To Do List - Represents advance planning of meals and fitness as a way to help me keep on track with good eating and to fight my tendency to procrastinate so I'm not waiting until 9PM to exercise. Also, a daily to do list for other things I want to accomplish in a day increases the probability I will make progress on those items.

Tiger - Well, I am a Tenacious Jungle Tiger. ROAR!

Water - Continue with 8+ cups water each day.

Rainbow - Have a full rainbow of freggies several days per week (every day during those challenges).

Sleep - Improve my sleep habits by getting to bed earlier.

Fitness - Complete my 3rd half marathon in November, and continue my 100 day streak goal of 10+ fitness minutes per day. Most days are more than 10 minutes; this streak goal motivates me to have zero "off" days.

Do you have a vision board?

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SHEENADEE 10/22/2014 7:52PM

    Thanks everyone!

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/17/2014 3:00PM

    I love this - I found it because I'm making my vision board right now - have been meaning to do it for a while :)

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TRIM180 10/17/2014 1:12PM

    emoticon emoticon great balance and healthy!

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SIRIUS2014 10/17/2014 1:08PM

    That's a great collage. Way to motivate yourself! Wow!

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BLC 26 - PAWSE Week 3 & Surveillance

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Combining my PAWSE blog and the Weekend Challenge blog into one.

PLAN/PREPARE for the coming week! -- I've planned 1/2 my meals for the next few days and shopped to be sure I have all the ingredients. The rest of the week's meals will be a combination of leftovers and some already frozen, I guess I've actually planned the entire week. I'm starting off the day by checking the challenge requirements so I know what I need to do.

ACT -- I will continue tracking every BLT (bite, lick, taste), and will keep within my recommended calorie range. I will do my main workout before dinner 5 days this week instead of waiting until the evening.

WRITE -- I continue posting in my challenge teams. This blog will also help keep me accountable and keep my plans in the forefront of my mind.

SET a goal, both non-scale and scale related, for the coming week! -- My goal is to lose 1 lb this week. From a non-scale perspective, my goals continue to be 6 freggie servings daily (harder than I thought this would be) and minimum of 20 minutes fitness per day.

EXECUTE movement the Wild way! -- I only did a couple youtube dance videos this past week so plan to do one a day this week.

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SURVEILLANCE: Written Plan of Action for Weekend Challenge

Some of the items in the PAWSE part of my blog above will help ensure I meet some of this weekend's challenge requirements. Specifically, planning and tracking all food and getting my workouts in earlier help for this weekend. By doing earlier workouts I have time left in the day to do some additional workouts if needed to get max points for that. As long as I stick with my food and workout plans, I will make the daily deficit goal, and I'll be sure to post that in the team message board.

Let's rock this weekend and the upcoming week, friends!

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GRAMMAMARY 10/10/2014 7:00AM

    looks like you are still doing well. great plan

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    Great PAWSE! Sounds like you're rocking the WEC! emoticon

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