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Hello, Fall!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Weighed in today at 185 -- the goal I had set for my birthday this coming Tuesday. Woohoo! Medication I'm on had seemed to make weight loss harder, so I had assumed that was all I could do -- glad body seems to be responding better at the moment.

I am SOOO excited for Fall. I've been looking up all kinds of pumpkin recipes. Since we are staying with a friend this weekend, I broke this one out:
, a recipe for delicious pumpkin butter, at 22.3 calories a serving (1 Tablespoon). Made a small jar for the host and one for us. Not sure my servings will make it on top of something-- I may just eat it a spoonful at a time! Calories could be cut more by using Splenda instead of brown sugar, but I didn't have the brown sugar Splenda and didn't want to try it out for the first time as a gift.

By the way, I updated the link from my last blog post, sorry for those who tried to visit last night!

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TASOGAREBAN 9/22/2011 4:08PM

    I'm going to go to the supermarket this weekend to do some Fall shopping myself, make some apple and pumpkin breads! Fall always has this effect on me, seems it does the same to you! emoticon

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    apple will come soon. We want to go apple picking, so will likely get a bunch and do lots of baked apples, etc.

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PHEBESS 9/21/2011 11:47AM

    Mmmmm, I'm doing apple recipes! Yay for autumn!

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CASSIOEPIA 9/21/2011 9:04AM

    I love pumpkin, and it's been on my mind lately!

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    I've not done much with pumpkin outside breads (pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins), but this pumpkin butter recipe is fantastic, and I've found some great looking fall soup recipes with pumpkin that we plan to try. A adores pumpkin, so doing what I can to help him get his fix!

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LRK4CHRIST 9/21/2011 8:38AM

    Pumpkin recipes? I'm not too excited about pumpkin recipes. LOL! It's something my mother and family didn't cook much with. I'm open to try something new. Maybe I should give it a try. LOL!

May u have good success!

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Spicy Bean Burrito review

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I said in my last post that I would be making this (
) tonight. One word: YUM. We served it on flour tortillas with lettuce, tomato and a sprinkle of 2% Mexican cheese. Had Spanish rice as a side. SO good! Could taste all the flavors after eating and already can't wait for leftovers tomorrow! It was also ridiculously easy to make -- less than 15 minutes for a great meal.

Go make it. And then rate/review it on sparkrecipes. Yum.

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    oops, sorry -- fixed!

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PHEBESS 9/21/2011 5:54AM

    Yup, I got "page not found."

Happy to see you back and posting, though!

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KAYE454 9/20/2011 11:34PM

  Couldn't find this recipe the link didn't work

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Meatless Meals

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A and I decided that we want to attempt more meals without meat. I've been collecting recipes on a pinterest board. Decided that I can use this space to post about things we have tried.

Tonight's menu is Spicy Bean Burritos
. I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes -- they sound yummy!

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PHEBESS 9/21/2011 11:48AM

    This isn't the lowest cal meal, but it's wonderful:

Boil up some Barilla Pasta Plus (has extra protein and fiber in it) - chop up a can of artichoke hearts - drain pasta, mix in the artichokes, mix in shredded (not grated) Parmesan cheese. Yummy, full of fiber, and 1.5 servings of veg. Salad on the side, fruit dessert. Delicioso!

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    Thanks, C! You should rate it so I know just how quickly I should try it ;0)

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CASSIOEPIA 9/20/2011 5:20PM
I did this one on Sunday, and will be enjoying it all week.

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    I'll look into the black bean burgers -- sounds good!

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SKYFROG 9/20/2011 4:46PM

    Good for you!

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KMIRANDA2000 9/20/2011 4:43PM

    Yum! Try the recipe for Black Bean Burgers on Spark good!

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Killing Fat... slowly

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Just finished the 30 Day Shred dvd. Good night, 20 minutes later and my muscles are jelly. I was pretty energized by the time the 3rd cardio segment came around -- probably could have handled a few more of those, but the rest served as a wake up call at how our of shape I am strength-wise. I haven't been in a good ST routine for long, but I feel like my arms are a little firmer. I like that =0)

Still on track eating wise. Trying to do EXTRA well this week (low end of spectrum), as I have a bachelorette party and wedding shower this weekend. Aiming for a light lunch on Saturday and a light dinner on Sunday! Luckily, since several girls are from out of town, I'm hosting some overnight guests -- which means I'm putting in some extra workouts cleaning to prepare. Also trying to clear out the extra bedroom (finally) so that there will be space for all of A's stuff. I forgot that getting married meant all kinds of work that isn't wedding related.

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PHEBESS 5/12/2010 4:24PM

    I love when I can do something that needs doing, but it also burns calories! Like the mosaic mural, it's a ton of work - but fun - and burns a lot of cals!

YAY for the approaching wedding!!!!!!

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CASSIOEPIA 5/11/2010 9:57PM


Love reading these updates Jenn. Such an exciting time!

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    Glad to be of help! If you'd like to come clean mine when you are done, feel free ;0)

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TRACYMEAD 5/11/2010 4:11PM

    Sending well wishes for sticking with your goals with guests. Social events are my downfall and unfortunately, with work even seeming a social event, I need a new plan.

Have a great time with your friends!

Your post has motivated me to get up off the computer and clean out the refrigerator! THANKS!

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    Yeah... I know it is good stuff and needed. I don't know why it often requires more motivation from me -- especially when it can be accomplished quickly and while doing other things (well, reading, watching tv, etc...)

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GOODBYEHORSES 5/11/2010 4:06PM

    I know what you mean with the ST... Yesterday was my first strength training session. My arms felt like Jello. But I know if I stick with it I'll be stronger in no time!

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Inching along

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Woohoo! Weighed in at 165 today. I'm trekking along. I realized a few minutes ago that I'm 2 pounds away from the lowest weight A has ever seen me at. Of course, *I* don't remember being under that... I think the last time I saw the 150s (or 161 pounds) was in high school. My blog posts are going to make me appear bipolar, but that thought (which I happened to ignore yesterday) makes me practically giddy. Every time I gain weight -- even, like this year, if it is only about 2-3 pounds, my brain resets into the mode I was in two years ago. I forget that the month or year before, I thought getting to this weight was remarkable, that I was feeling confident... I go back to feeling like the girl I was 40 pounds ago. So to realize that I'm a week or two away from the smallest I've been in my adult life -- that's pretty exciting!

So some successes to remind myself of the good:
* Ordering a size 14 bridesmaid's dress for my friend's wedding in August because the 16 (they didn't actually have a 14 in the shop) was too big. A year ago, I was working to lose weight to get the size 16 dress for my sister's wedding to zip all the way.
* Not eating a single chip from the appetizer that my family ordered at dinner last night. While eating just a few would have fit into my calorie range, I decided that I didn't REALLY want them.
* Uh, being 3 pounds away from the lowest weight in my adult life =0)
* Not weight related, but I'm pretty excited about marrying the best man in the world in 3 weeks and 6 days!!!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 5/10/2010 12:45PM

    That last thing is easily the best one to be excited about!!

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SAPNA. 5/10/2010 5:48AM

    Well done, you are doing so well.

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PHEBESS 5/9/2010 9:58AM

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY to all those things!!!!!!

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CASSIOEPIA 5/9/2010 9:52AM

    The roller coaster ride that we live on! Great to see you on top today - it's amazing the power we give to a couple of numbers :)

Woohoo on finding the best man in the world!

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