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August Success In the 150's!!!!! Loving life Keep Smiling - One choice at a time!!! Lots of pics

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

This month has been great and full of adventure!!!! I am blessed and continue to focus on the positive and try to help others see the good in their life and live a healthier life. I have made some really good choices this month that I am very proud of :o) A few not so good but that is just part of being human so I am ok with that!!!!!

Today is the second "lesson" in a study that I am doing with a dear friend of mine.(I think there are 12 - 2 hour sessions total) The study is about preventing diabetes and basically being healthier. I'm really excited to see what it will bring.

So as far as accomplishments for August go here are my top four:

1 - I got into the 150's !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, right now I'm about 158, will update next week. Here is my picture from my official weigh-in that I was under 160 :o) So my appointment to get my hair cut and highlighted is set for next Tuesday!!!!! Yeah I had two goals to be able to go. First was to not gain on our trip which was a success and the second was to be under 160 another success. Now I need to come up with a under 155 reward :o)

2 - I went to a buffet (Sweet Tomatoes) and am happy about the choices I made!!!!! Here are the pictures of what I had, I also went after a 2 hour workout and didn't use that as an excuse to indulge. I am so proud and happy about this choice!!!! :o)

3 - I am being positive at work and making great changes. Life is what you make of it after all, right? I won't always be in this job, but for now it is helping get us out of debt and I have some great friends!!!!! I am just trying to help others on my own until I can have a job doing so.

4 - I also got into the next size down jeans :o) and get this next week I am going to try the next size down ( I bought them last month on clearance)

I have also been making my yummy protein coffee shake and egg and veggie patties

Here is some corn and green chiles I got from the wouderful co op that I participate in (Bountiful Baskets)

Here are some homemade baked fries I made :o) I made up a bunch of these by cutting them up cooking most the way then freezing them. So much better then processed ones and the kids love them!!! Also we don't waste the potatoes that hubby won't use for baked potatoes.

Here are a few pictures that I took with my "old" jeans about a month ago

My flatout veggie pizza

My son broke his arm a week ago, all the way through his radious :o( but on the plus side he is ok :o) and is in good care. He goes again on Friday for more x-rays. He also loves his castoo Panda ;o)

One last pic, our new fish Flo :o) my hubby has a saltwater tank

Hope everyone is doing great and making some great choices. Please focus on the great things in your life. It really does improve the quality of life!!! :o) I'm going to Zumba 4 days a week and a few other classes and raquetball mixed in :o) I've got my sister going to the gym with me!!! This is great!!!!!! We are also starting a step challenge at wor to help motivate people to work more. :o) So many grat things are coming up and going right in my life. Nothing can bring it down!!!! Just make the best of the not so pleasant people/things and move forward. Have a great day and a Spectacular September!!!!!

September is a month full of celebration. 5 year anniversary for hubby and I Yeah I love him so much!!!!!!! He is one of my number one fans!!!!! It's also both of our birthdays this month. I am celebrating mine with a sprint triatholon!!!!!! Yeah!!!!!

Thanks for those that have made it through this long rambling update, hope you enjoyed!!!

Keep Smiling, Amy
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    Love your blog & love your positive outlook! You are doing fabulous and are a great inspiration for me!
    2631 days ago
  • *AMBER512
    I love Sweet Tomatoes so much! Soo good!

    So sorry to hear that see that your son broke his arm, but I'm glad that he's okay!

    You are making great progress. And your attitude about everything is truly inspirational. You can do it!
    2634 days ago
  • SALINA78
    AWESOME blog!
    It is amazing how much better life feels when we concentrate on all that is good in our lives!

    And, you my dear, are doing GREAT!
    CONGRATS on the 150s and down a pant size!
    Love the After pics!

    I LOVE Sweet Tomatoes! YUM!

    So sorry to hear about your sons arm but that cast is too cool!
    Sounds like you are going to have a wonderful September as well!
    2635 days ago
    Way to go!! All the food looks delicious, thank you for sharing the recipes. You are such an inspiration :) Sorry to hear about your sons arm but glad he is doing ok. Your September sounds jam-packed and definitely Spectacular! Enjoy it to the fullest!
    2635 days ago
  • TINK9305
    CDGOLDILOCKS, I use a crinkle cutter. I got mine from pampered chef a while back but have seen them with the kitchen gadgets at stores:o) After I cut them I sprayed with a little pam and a little sprinkle of garlic salt. Then baked them for 20 min on cookie sheets 425 degrees, then put them in the freezer on the sheets and after they were frozen I took them off the cookie sheets and bagged them. Then 425 degrees for 20 min or until done to your taste. :o)

    LAROSEBAUGH, I get them from www.bountifulbaskets.org I love that co op. I usually pick up from the lincoln park site but sometimes other places :o) Thanks!!!!

    Kris, Thanks, miss ya too!!!!

    GONNALUZIT, I share all my meals in my food blog if you want to try to disect. LoL Sometimes I do leave out a few veggies because I'm being lazy and just put in the main things with calories. Right now I have been using 1 cup almond milk, 1/2 serving of chocolate muscle milk protien isolate powder, 1 teaspoon instant coffee, 1 teaspoon powdered coffee creamer, about 1/3 cup water, and about 6-7 ice cubes (half my glass 24 oz I think) The egg veggie patty is eighter 3 egg whites or one egg and one egg white then I add 1 oz feta mix it up with a fork, then add bell peppers, onion, mushrooms, garlic, or whatever veggies I may have cut up that sound good that morning, I put it in a med-high preheated 6 inch(Ithink) pan spray with a little pam go finish getting ready come back about 4-5 min later put the cover on for a min if it's still a little runny, then flip. Toast my bread if I'm having it on a sandwich thin or bagel thin, etc by the time my bread is toasted it's done. Sometimes I just have the patty though and let it cook a couple min on the other side. I think the cheese is soo yummy like that. Taste kinda like fried cheese. :o) Let me know if you have any other question. Thanks

    REJ7777, Thanks!!!! You are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o)
    2635 days ago
  • REJ7777
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    Congratulations on your great progress! It's very motivational to take a peek at your SparkPage.
    Keep up the good work!

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    2635 days ago
    I would love to have your recipe for your protein coffee shake and veggie patties??? PLEASE???

    Just added you as a friend -- you are doing awesome if I do say so myself!
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    2635 days ago
    WOO HOO!! Ur doing an AMAZING job!! GOOD FOR YOU!! Love Sweet Tomato! Their Brown Rice Pinto Bean Soup is yummy! Looking smoking HOTT Mama!! Miss you! Keep on going! You're doing emoticon
    2635 days ago
    Where do you get your veggies? I LOVE CORN! Hehe. Love the pictures with your old jeans! Go girl! :D
    2635 days ago
    Sounds like a GREAT month indeed. Keep up the good work! I am not a cook at all, but do you cut the potatoes into fries like that? If so, HOW? I am a noobie in the kitchen and am looking for ways to make healthier things for the kiddos. Keep up the good work!
    2635 days ago
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