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Kitchen Creations

Thursday, August 18, 2011

I am usually not very creative in the kitchen, mostly I go thru the motions, but last night I whipped up some deliciousness in the kitchen. All I had to work with was a pound of ground chicken. Sooooo, my concoction is as follows...

Ground chicken, can of rotelle, bread crumbs, shredded parmesan cheese. Make into a meatloaf, bake for 45 minutes, sprinkle with cheese the last 15 minutes. WOW, couldn't believe I actually made something new and boy was it delicious, even my picky DH loved it. Added a side of vermicelli with garlic and olive oil and a can of field peas. Ooooh so yummy. 420 calorie meal.

This morning I decided to experiment with the Vi Shake I've been drinking. Vi power, 1/2 cup almond milk, teaspoon of instant coffee, teaspoon of cocoa and a banana - VIOLA - I'm calling it..... Lisa's Latte.

The nutrition shake I committed to for a month is working well, keeps me full, no cravings, and plenty of energy. Can't wait to see if I lose weight at the end of 30 days. This is kinda my own personal, scientific experiment - playing with meal replacement supplements and seeing how it affects weight and seeing if it can sustain me through my workouts - we shall see - day 3 - so far so good.

Gotta have some fun every now and then in the kitchen I guess, but glad it turned out to be yummy. Create your own masterpiece in the kitchen it does wonders for the taste buds and self-esteem.

  
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GRACIELA_ELENA 8/21/2011 2:34AM

    You meatloaf sounds great. Nice to hear you are having fun in the kitchen

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SAMI199 8/18/2011 1:22PM

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SUEAZZI 8/18/2011 1:11PM

    Creativity in the kitchen is my way of cookin'! Last week I made a risotto with summer squash and cremini mushrooms... delicious!

I'll be interested on your 30-day protein shake results... thanks for posting!

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NATPLUMMER 8/18/2011 11:43AM

    That meatloaf sounds good. So does that latte :-)
I hope the Vi Shakes work out well for you.


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1HOTMAMA2BE 8/18/2011 10:18AM

    So proud of you! The latte sounds yummy. I have some coconut milk in the fridge that needs to be used. Maybe I'll add a banana and coffee to it and see what happens. Thanks for the idea.

PS: Love the new profile pics! I'm so glad football season is here!!! emoticon

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JLITT62 8/18/2011 8:49AM

    Glad it came out good! Nothing more disappointing than a kitchen experiment gone wrong, cause you still have to clean up after it!

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SUETEA 8/18/2011 8:06AM

    Yeah! Go you! Sounds great - amazing what happens when you throw a bit of stuff together isn't it!
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15 Commandments

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I am reading the book.... Belly Fat Free by Josh Bezoni. A lot of good information in it, some I already knew and some things I didn't, but it's always great when I run across something cute I'd like to share. These are "The 15 BFF Commandments".... are we living these?

1. Reduce sugar intake.
2. Eat more fiber.
3. Replenish your good bacteria.
4. Eat tasty foods every three hours.
5. Balanced meals are the key to your success.
6. Count cups, not calories (I don't necessarily agree with this one)
7. Move your body.
8. Lock up your scale -only use once a week
9. Only use scientifically backed weight loss supplements.
10. Drink lots of water
11. Build your confidence daily.
12. Develop coping skills.
13. Find a role model and create a support system.
14. Make yourself a priority.
15. Focus on progress, not perfection.

I am sure there are items on this list that we all need to work on, so pick one and start working on it today. Just think how healthy we would be if we lived by A L L these commandments.

  
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NOTHIN2IT 8/18/2011 10:31AM

    Thanks for sharing. There are definitely a few I need to work on!

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GRACIELA_ELENA 8/18/2011 12:23AM

    Thanks for sharing and for being my inspiration. I have to admit I love number 15!

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SAMI199 8/17/2011 9:13PM

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ELAINEROSE5 8/17/2011 5:03PM

    I think I'll try #14. That's a tough one for me, but I'm getting better all the time.

(BTW when does your daughter leave for college??)

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LJHST5 8/17/2011 3:28PM

    I try to do most of these, but don't agree with 6&8. Thanks for the reminder!! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 8/17/2011 12:20PM

    I do most of it.

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1HOTMAMA2BE 8/17/2011 9:45AM

    I am going to work on #15. It didn't happen overnight, did it? emoticon

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JLITT62 8/17/2011 9:36AM

    I'm working hard on #1! thanks for posting that . . . sounds like a good read.

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SUEAZZI 8/17/2011 9:27AM

    Great Post! This will be a print version at my desk as a daily reminder. I'm with you on #6. Have a great day! Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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Ain't Happening

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

It AIN'T happening today. Yes I know Ain't is not a word, but I'm telling you... it AIN'T. I am not going to eat one of those delicious mini-cinnamon buns that the emoticonEvil Electrical Engineer brought into the office this morning. He even tried extra hard to lead me into temptation, to get me to cave in, but guess what? AIN'T HAPPENING.



I stepped away from the cinnamon buns. emoticonfor small victories.

  
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1HOTMAMA2BE 8/17/2011 9:45AM

    My Oh My!!!! Good girl!!!! Those look emoticon!!!

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GRACIELA_ELENA 8/17/2011 12:00AM

    Ooooh, what a woman...they do look nummy but you were right to step away. Good for you, thanks for always being a good influence!

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WILDFLOWERMA 8/16/2011 11:11PM

    Kudos to you for avoiding temptation!

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DGIBSON02 8/16/2011 9:12PM

    Great job but AIN'T is a word. It's in the Webster dictionary, WOOTWOOT!!!

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PARKERB2 8/16/2011 3:33PM

    Don't they just make your mouth water. Bah Hum bug. WE can resist. Have a good day.

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NOTHIN2IT 8/16/2011 12:12PM

    That is so NOT FAIR of him to do that! But, you are awesome! You should be so proud of yourself for saying "no" to those sweet little treats...just looking at them makes me hungry. Good for you! emoticon

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SUEAZZI 8/16/2011 11:12AM

    Just think of them as droppings! emoticon
Ward off all evils!

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NATPLUMMER 8/16/2011 10:43AM

    They never taste as good as they look.

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ELAINEROSE5 8/16/2011 10:24AM

    I will have to second Skeeter!!! I try not to even look at that kind of stuff because I don't trust myself.

Way to go!!

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SKEETER13887 8/16/2011 9:28AM

    You're a better woman than me! I am afraid the temptation would have been too much. I admit it - I am weak!!!

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HOWDOGFAN 8/16/2011 9:08AM

    Shot that evil electrical engineer

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BILL60 8/16/2011 9:06AM

    I would expect nothing less from my "BUD". Way to go!! Ain't no stopping you.

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GOOSIEMOON 8/16/2011 9:01AM

    Yahoo for small victories!

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100 Calories may equal 10 pounds

Monday, August 15, 2011

Yep, you read the title correctly. Just a measley 100 calories over our alloted calories for the day can equal a gain of ten pounds in a year. SHOCKING, eh?

I read this in this month's issue of Shape and wanted to share with my fellow Sparkies.

I imagine this is how I became obese to start with, a year at a time.

Quite an eye opener, even more reason to pay attention to those daily calories. Yes, I am obsessive about my calories for the day, but rightfully so after hearing it put in such simple terms as this... only 100 calories can pack on the pounds.

Keep an eye on your daily intake and use the food tracker, it's a must for obtaining success and maintaining it.

  
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GOLIGHTLY344 8/20/2011 10:34PM

    Thanks! I needed to read this. I do so well until the last 100 calories of the day (or 200-300 some days!). I rarely leave 100 calories on the 'table', so to speak. I guess I should!

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2HAMSDIET 8/16/2011 7:43AM

    I knew those little 100 calorie bags of food where evil. LOL. I told a friend to leave them on the shelf as they take pretend to be healthy, leave you hungry, take more of your money and now they make you 10 pounds heavier. emoticon emoticon

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GROEDER 8/16/2011 7:16AM

    What a depressing thought!!!! LOL
That was a good "wake-up call" for me to really keep a closer track on what I eat. Thanks for the reminder.
Gregg

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SHEILA1505 8/16/2011 1:56AM

    I read somewhere today - probably online - that 100 calorie snacks are not such a great idea because 100 cals usually doesn't hit the spot in terms of satisfying the hunger and so could lead to a 2nd 100 cal snack. Now, that I understood - been there, done that!

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NOTHIN2IT 8/15/2011 9:48PM

    Wow, that is shocking! Gives me a great reason to be even more dilligent on staying in my calorie range. Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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SUEAZZI 8/15/2011 1:50PM

    I have read similar articles and it is so true; 100 extra calories/day is all it takes! Keep those calories in check... it works! emoticon

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JLITT62 8/15/2011 1:12PM

    Should make people rethink those 100 calorie snack packs, eh?

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SAMI199 8/15/2011 11:36AM

    Good Grief...I shiver in fear when I think of how easy it is too go over by a measly 100 calories! emoticon That is not even a challenge- emoticon You are so right about tracking-
If you bite-write it-lol...thanks. I owe ya'

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STIPER23 8/15/2011 9:50AM

    Wow. That really puts it in perspective!

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SKEETER13887 8/15/2011 9:49AM

    I guess that is my downfall, I have never been obsessive about tracking, and in fact haven't really tracked for months. I lose interest or it becomes a pain trying to keep up with it and I stop! Especially since there are days when I can't get on the Spark site at all.......I know I could use other methods of journaling but I am basically LAZY!

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NATPLUMMER 8/15/2011 9:44AM

    It's amazing how it can add up.

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KBEHUNE 8/15/2011 9:19AM

    Thanks for the information. I was obsessive before--now I will be more obsessive (if at all possible) over the calories I consume!

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Dare to Compare

Friday, August 12, 2011

I am so slow posting our latest family pics from our recent cruise, but I wanted to put up some old ones for comparision. A picture is worth a 1000 words but only two come to my mind... holy ham.





True happiness is being a healthy weight and happy with your accomplishments. I feel so much better being 100 pounds lighter, if I can do it so can you. Now get busy with your before and after photo collections. You are your own success story, live it.

  
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SUEAZZI 8/15/2011 1:48PM

    I love before and after photos! You are beautiful inside and out Skinny.

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ELAINEROSE5 8/14/2011 10:06PM

    Wow i am so glad you put up some pictures of your recent cruise! Your daughter has grown up and you have shrunk down!!! Again, you are an inspiration and such a sweetie. I am so happy for you!!!!! You look wonderful!!!

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GROEDER 8/14/2011 8:37AM

    What a transformation!!!!!!!
You should be very proud of what you have done for yourself and your family. I know, I'm proud of you!!!!

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SEEAMANDARUN 8/13/2011 6:55PM

    You look gorgeous! I absolutely love that color on you! Congrats - all your hard work has definitely paid off.

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SKINNYMISSKASEY 8/13/2011 3:54PM

    That's so amazing! You all look great! I can't wait to take our new cruise pictures in September because "technically" I've lost 50lbs since our last one. :)

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ANNE7X7 8/13/2011 1:39PM

    This is AMAZING! WOW!! Congrats on all your success!!!!

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HALFFAST 8/13/2011 1:34PM

    Wow, just wow - Amazing! You are definitely living YOUR success story!

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GRACIELA_ELENA 8/13/2011 12:47AM

    Wow, great pics...thanks for sharing!

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WONDERWOMAN 8/12/2011 10:40PM

    GORGEOUS!!!!

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I love your pictures-you inspire me!

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SKEETER13887 8/12/2011 3:17PM

    I am humbled! You were beautiful before, but you look stunning now! Way to go kiddo, I hope your family is proud of your life changes - not just the outside changes, but the health and wellness portion too!

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NOTHIN2IT 8/12/2011 1:14PM

    Awesome pictures!! I am so happy for you and your success. You should be very proud of yourself! Way to go! emoticon

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GR8CGRM 8/12/2011 12:35PM

    You look amazing sis!!!! So proud of you!!!

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CBAILEYC 8/12/2011 11:23AM

    Fantastic pictures! Thanks for sharing.. and congrats on your stellar success!
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JLITT62 8/12/2011 10:26AM

    That orange dress is totally hot on you!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 8/12/2011 10:00AM

    Great pics, BUT the ones from your trip last month ARE worth 1000 words! Pure happiness! emoticon It feels so good to feel so good!

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NATPLUMMER 8/12/2011 9:55AM

    WOW!!!! I almost did not recognize you!! HOLY COW is right!!!
You are looking fit, beautiful and sooooooo happy!!
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HOWDOGFAN 8/12/2011 9:37AM

    You really look great. Your daughter sure has grown alot since the last time I saw her.

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DGIBSON02 8/12/2011 9:36AM

    I recognize my SIL but who is that other lady?

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