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100 Ways, Part 5

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


This is the fourth installment of 100 Ways Wednesdays. I'm in the process of listing 100 ways my life has been changed by weight loss. I will have a new list of 10 every week until I reach one hundred.

I'm encouraging people to list their own 100 ways. It could be 100 ways your life is better because of being a parent. Or, 100 ways your life is better because of your education.

On with my list.

41 ♣ I can cross my legs and feel quite comfortable that way.

42 ♣ Tying my shoes no longer requires me to hold my breath while I struggle to get down there.

43 ♣ Shaving my legs takes two minutes instead of 10 because they are much smaller.

44 ♣ I can fit in my bathtub.

45 ♣ Saying "no" is now in my vocabulary.

46 ♣ Eating healthy is a way of life. I'm sad about all the fake food I fed my family.

47 ♣ I am able to use leftovers, making them into completely different meals because I'm not too lazy.

48 ♣ Keeping up with other people's pace doesn't leave me wheezing and gasping for breath.

49 ♣ For the first time in my life, I feel like I am destined for great things.

50 ♣ Being "normal" is becoming a reality. I don't immediately let my size deter me from doing something.

(click to enlarge)

Please let me know if you have started your own list so that I can link and visit you.

  


Half Myself

Thursday, April 10, 2008


As of this morning I weight 192.5 pounds. This means I am exactly half of what I was from 384. Unbelievable!!!

I got weighed and measured at Curves yesterday. In one month, I have lost 8.5 pounds and 9 inches from my body. The woman who measured me did so twice because she couldn't believe how much I had lost.

I'm twelve pounds from my original goal of 180 pounds. I've never been this close to a weight loss goal in my entire life. I never dreamed I would weigh less than 200 pounds so it's all good!



  
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SUSIEQQ62 4/22/2008 4:26PM

    FANTASTIC! YOU LOOK GREAT! I AM THINKING ABOUT JOINING CURVES MYSELF--BUT I NEED A TREADMILL AND ELLIPTICAL AND BIKE TO USE AS I NEED LEG STRENGTHEING AND HAVE BEEN GOING TO THE PHYSICAL THERAPIST FOR ALMOST 6 MONTHS NOW--I AM DONE WITH MY PT BUT I AM PAYING A SMALL FEE TO CONTINUE EVERY MONTH..BUT WANT TO WORK OUT WITH WOMAN.. I USED TO BE IN A WHEEL CHAIR BECAUSE OF MY DIABETIC COMPLICATIONS-- NOW I CAN WALK WITH MY CANE ONLY AND ENJOY WORKING OUT--THO IT IS HARD FOR ME WITH ALL MY HEALTH ISSUES.. WHAT IS THIS YOU ARE ON IN THIS PIC--IT LOOKS LIKE AN ELLIPTICAL MACHINE?? SOMEONE TOLD ME THAT CURVES DOES NOT HAVE THAT NOR A TREADMILL NOR A BIKE.. DO U HAVE OTHER PICS OF THE EQUIPMENT AT CURVES???
MY NAME IS SUSIE AND I HAVE LOST OVER 180 LBS IN THE PAST 2 YRS-I HAD MY GASTRIC BYPASS ON 2/6/07 AND STILL HAVE 67 LBS I AM STRUGGLING TO GET OFF..
BLESSINGS TO YOU
SUSIEQ FROM pa emoticon

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CODESEVEN 4/15/2008 3:15PM

    Jenn!!

This is such wonderful news and I LOVE the picture to go along with it!!!!

YOU'VE COME A LONG WAY BABY...TO GET WHERE YOU GOT TO TODAY...!!!

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PSYCHLOSER 4/12/2008 9:20AM

    Good God, Jenn, just look at you!!! 8 lbs in a MONTH & 9 inches - STILL - WOWOWOW!!! HOLY CRAP! You are da bomb! Congratulations! I'm sooooo happy for you!

HUGS
Geri

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MARKY4809 4/11/2008 9:57AM

    Wow Jenn
Your progress and pics are amazing. Congrats to you and Tim. It must be great in so many ways to be going on this journey together. emoticon

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100 Ways

Tuesday, April 08, 2008


This is a series I'm doing on my other blog for 100 Ways Wednesdays. You can read a little about it here. I forgot to post this here. Oops!

100 Ways Losing Weight Has Changed My Life

1 ♦ Furniture will now hold my weight without a second thought.

2 ♦ Running up stairs instead of crawling on my knees is no problem.

3 ♦ My youngest daughter can get her arms all the way around me to hug me.

4 ♦ There is room between the steering wheel and my stomach when I drive.

5 ♦ Getting off the floor is no longer a problem.

6 ♦ Fitting into booths in restaurants is easy.

7 ♦ Strangers actually speak to me instead of ignoring me.

8 ♦ I am proud of my accomplishments for the first time in my life.

9 ♦ I weigh just 10 pounds more now than in high school.

10 ♦ The girls and I went ice skating.

11 ♦ Tim and I fit in the same bed together for the first time in 8 years.

12 ♦ I weigh less now than when I got married 18 years ago.

13 ♦ People speak to me that never even noticed I was in the room before.

14 ♦ I am no longer "invisible" to the general public.

15 ♦ People take extra time to hold doors for me now when a year ago, they were slammed in my face.

16 ♦ It is no longer assumed that I am lazy because I am fat.

17 ♦ I don't have to hear, "You would be so pretty if you just lost weight".

18 ♦ I can feel bones I never knew I had.

19 ♦ Tim says he feels like he is "cheating" on his wife with me.

20 ♦ I can work for 8 hours standing on my feet, work out and still have enough energy to cook dinner and play with the girls.

21 ♦ People I've known for years do not recognize me.

22 ♦ I have amazing amounts of energy.

23 ♦ My current ring size is a 5. My old ring size was an 8.

24 ♦ Getting in and out of bed is no longer a cumbersome duty.

25 ♦ I wake up feeling refreshed instead of feeling like I need a nap.

26 ♦ Parking far away from my destination is a good thing.

27 ♦ My next meal is not planned while my mouth is still full of the previous meal.

28 ♦ Weight loss surgery has taught me the importance of protein in my diet. Why doesn't the food pyramid teach this?

29 ♦ I have kicked my soda/caffeine addiction. I haven't had either since October 2006.

30 ♦ My kids are not embarrassed to say that I'm their mom because of my weight. (They still have other reasons for being embarrassed.)

32 ♦ Sex is an entirely different story when both partners have lost over 300 pounds combined.

33 ♦ Going to more than one place is not a problem because I don't get tired.

34 ♦ Doing laundry takes much less time because our clothes take up less space in the washer.

35 ♦ When you are more than 200 pounds overweight, it's hard to ever imagine that you will be "normal" sized again. Think about how depressing it is to try and lose 10 pounds and keep it off.

36 ♦ Riding roller coasters is no longer a distant memory because I can fit on any of them.

37 ♦ My butt fits easily on toilet seats. I'm ashamed to tell you that I did in more than my share of them in the past.

38 ♦ I can get on the floor and easily get back up.

39 ♦ A half gallon of sugar free ice cream will last for more than a month at our house now.

40 ♦ I haven't eaten at McDonalds or Burger King since October 2006. The only fast food we eat now is chili from Wendy's occasionally.

  
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PSYCHLOSER 4/9/2008 11:54AM

    What a great journey that allows a person to realize 100 changes a week!!! VERY inspirational! YOU GO GIRL!!

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CODESEVEN 4/8/2008 7:18PM

    This is great Jenn!!

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Sugar Free Fiber One Peanut Butter Cookies

Thursday, March 20, 2008


1 cup peanut butter
1 cup Fiber One Cereal (original)
1 cup Splenda
1 large egg

Mix peanut butter, splenda and egg together until thoroughly combined.
Incorporate cereal and mix until all is coated.

Bake at 350 degrees until brown on top. Cookies will be slightly crumbly.

Number of Servings: 26

Nutritional Info

* Servings Per Recipe: 26
* Amount Per Serving
* Calories: 67.1

* Total Fat: 5.4 g
* Cholesterol: 10.6 mg
* Sodium: 59.4 mg
* Total Carbs: 5.7 g
* Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
* Protein: 3.0 g

  


Sugar Free Cream Puff Recipe

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Sugar Free Cream Puffs

Dough:
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter (1 stick, no substitutions)
1 cup all purpose flour (I tried whole wheat flour does NOT taste good)
4 eggs

Filling:

1 1/2 cups skim Milk
2 packages of Sugar Free White Chocolate instant pudding
1 8 oz container of non dairy whipped topping


Optional:
Chocolate or Carmel ice cream topping (I used sugar free for mine)

In a saucepan over medium heat, bring water and butter to a boil.
Add flour all at once; stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from heat;
let stand for 5 minutes. Add the eggs, 1 at a time; beating well after each
addition. (note: I use a Kitchen Aid mixer but use a fork if you don't have one)
It's very important to make sure the eggs are added one at a time. Beat until smooth.

Drop by half spoonfuls (about quarter size) onto baking sheet (I use
parchment paper so it's easier to remove them).
Bake for 25 minutes at 400 degrees. Puffs should be browned on the top and cooked in the middle.

In the meantime, whisk milk with pudding. Fold in whipped topping. Refrigerate until ready to fill puffs.

Let puffs cool to room temperature. Once cool, fill with pudding mixture using a pastry bag with a bismarck tip.


Drizzle with chocolate
and caramel if chosen. Store leftovers in the fridge.

Makes about 26 cream puffs

Nutritional information for one cream puff
94 calories
6 grams fat
4 grams saturated fat
9 grams carbohydrates
2 grams protein


Info for entire recipe (if you make more (or less) than 26 cream puffs, just divide these numbers by the number you get.
2454 calories
152 grams fat
96 grams saturated fat
222 grams carbohydrates
58 grams protein

http://eatitandweep.blogspot.com/2007/11/sugar-free-cream-puffs.html

  


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