LEE907's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LEE907 LEE907's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Thanks To My Sp Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5063808 I want to thank all of you for the congrat's on being chosen motivator today. I was so surprised. I've been having problems /W/ my computer for a while now, & trying to save some cash to buy a new one, so I'm not on line as often as I'd like to be. <BR> It was very nice to be chosen motivator . Thanks SP. <BR> <BR> Love to all, <BR> Lee <em>247</em> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 19:54:34 EST MY FRIENDS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4474599 I want to thank you all so much for the birthday wishes. There are so many of you that sent me wishes, that it would take me a month to answer you all. So I'm sending this blog, which is meant for each & everyone of you. <BR> <BR> I'm so touched & thankful for all the goodies & birthday comments sent to me. <BR> I thank You all from the bottom of my heart! <BR> <BR> I Love You All, <BR> LEE <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l94708712.jpg"> Thu, 8 Sep 2011 22:37:36 EST Hi My Spark Friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4013255 Hi everyone, I hope each & everyone of you are doing well. I haven't been on SP, or on line for awhile. I did mention a while back that I was in a car accident & going for therapy. It's helping me quite a bit. I actually workout /W/ weight machines. It's a gym & I'm loving it. I am limited at what I can do, but it's helping me, so that's all that matters. I have to wear a belt around my waist, because if I don't I'm in great pain. I just hope that I will be back close enough to my old self. ... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 01:08:50 EST Car Accident! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3719725 Hi All My Special Spark friends, <BR> I want to say thanks to all of you who sent there best to me for a speedy recovery in e-mails to me. There were so many of you who sent me wishes to feel better & to be honest, I want to thank you all individually, but I can't stay in one position for to long, because my lower back hurts to much in the sitting position. <BR> So I decided to write a blog to all of you & say, thank you so much for caring & showing such a concern. I really am very touched.... Sat, 16 Oct 2010 20:25:53 EST Taking A Break! Allergies Got The Best Of Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3656332 I figured I'd write to U all in a blog, about taking a break for a while. I have allergies so bad, that it has been interfering /W/ my everyday life. I manage to walk or weight Train 1x a wk. & it's been very frustrating for me. It seems in the past 2 yrs. my sinus allergies have gotten worse. <BR> <BR> Last week I tried to get a DR appt, & they told me there computers were down, & I should keep trying. Well I did for 2 days, then Sat. came & had to wait for today, Monday to try again. Wel... Mon, 20 Sep 2010 21:25:15 EST To Angels Amongests Us Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3620023 Hi Team, <BR> I'm writting this blog to all of you, for sending me best wishes for a Happy Birthday & a whole bunch of birthday goodies. <BR> I started to write to some of you & when I saw how many birthday wishes I received, I thought it would take me a week to write to all of you & say Thanks. <BR> So I figured I write in a blog and say, 'THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU" <BR> It was very thoughtful. <BR> I feel like forgetting them, they come around to fast! <BR> Thanks my friends <img src="http... Wed, 8 Sep 2010 21:32:27 EST Oxygen's Best Body Workout! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3571333 I've been suffering /W/ allergies, so I didn't workout to often in the past few days, so today I decided to do a, "COMBO WORKOUT" To try to catch up a bit /W/ my strength training. I lost 2 days of it, one for lower & one for upper body. So today I combined them together. I felt I accomplished quite a bit today. <BR> <em>323</em> <em>23</em> <em>216</em> <em>34</em> <em>320</em> <em>401</em> <BR> 1. DB Squats /W/ OH Presses // 2 X 15 Reps & //1 X 12 Reps (Heavier WT.) <BR> ... Tue, 24 Aug 2010 21:37:25 EST Hula Hoop! Yep! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3462880 I was in Walmart the other day & came across a barrel full of "HULA HOOPS". Well of course I had to stop & see if I could still manage to do it. Much to surprise, I never forgot how to. Well it felt so good to me that I was able, after many years. <BR> I remember my kids playing /W/ them & I did also. <BR> Naturally I bought it & I'm having fun /W/ it. I'm short, so I can jump rope /W/ it. The only thing bad about it, is it's so thin & light. <BR> I went on line today & "SHAPE" magazine has a... Fri, 23 Jul 2010 17:56:21 EST I'm Out Of It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3258251 Hi My Spark Friends, <BR> I haven't been around for months, because my Mom has been ill & I was running back & forth to be /w/ her, for the past 3 months. <BR> <BR> Well on May 13 th, she passed away, & I have been totally out of it. I did write to some of you, but I figured I better write in a blog to the rest of you, because it would take me forever to write each & everyone of you. <BR> <BR> I just wanted you all to know what was going on, I didn't want you all to think I forgot about y... Sat, 22 May 2010 23:46:34 EST I'm Back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3157295 Hi My friends, <BR> I haven't been around for over a week, due to computer problems. First my computert went, a while ago, & as some of U know, I was sharing my DH computer. Now his went so we had to buy a new one. But, STILL HAVE TO SHARE WITH THE DH. YUCK! <BR> I guess it's better than having no computer at all. <BR> Well I just wanted to let everyone know why I haven't been around for over a week. <BR> <BR> Plus I have been busy /w/ my Mother, she hasn't been doing well. She's 97 yrs old... Sat, 24 Apr 2010 23:32:30 EST Check Out "You Tube" For This Ab Exercise. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3076115 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCcrQ-ySRL0 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is great, I've been doing it for a week now. I really can feel it working. U will be using DB <BR> <BR> <em>34</em> <em>34</em> <em>34</em> <em>34</em> <em>34</em> <BR> <BR> LEE Sat, 3 Apr 2010 13:00:42 EST To All MY Friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3074386 Hi My Spark Friends, <BR> Over the past year I made so many wonderful friends at SP. I truly & deeply care about everyone. There are so many friends, that I'd never be able to write to each & everyone of you. <BR> So I'm sending to all of you in my blog, my best wishes for a wonderful Happy Easter. May you all be blessed on this day & always. <BR> Enjoy this day /w/ your family. God bless everyone & your families. <BR> <em>172</em> <em>449</em> <em>172</em> <em>449</em> <em>172</em> <B... Fri, 2 Apr 2010 21:15:50 EST Western Scramble By Denise Austin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2999360 Western Scramble <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1small red or white potato, cut into 1/2-inch cubes <BR> 1 tablespoon canola oil <BR> 1 medium yellow onion, coarsely chopped <BR> 1 medium red bell pepper, coarsely chopped <BR> 1/2 medium green bell pepper, coarsely chopped <BR> 1/2 cup extra-lean ham, finely chopped <BR> 2 large eggs <BR> 4 large egg whites <BR> 2 tablespoons low-fat cottage cheese <BR> 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper <BR> Pinch of salt <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Pr... Sun, 14 Mar 2010 20:39:44 EST Egg-Cellent Asparagus salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2978487 http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipe/sala<BR>ds/egg-cellent-asparagus-salad/;jsessi<BR>onid=I15VJKX20S1BQCQCEARSBHQ Tue, 9 Mar 2010 14:30:53 EST Baked Veggie Omelet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2978207 http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/qui<BR>ck-recipes/dinner/7-fat-fighting-dinne<BR>rs/;jsessionid=12FV2QRDN4YZ0CQCEARSBHQ?page=2 Tue, 9 Mar 2010 13:16:16 EST Feta - Stuffed Turkey Burger http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2978039 http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefi<BR>nder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_i<BR>d=1898535&iid=edit-dt-030910 Tue, 9 Mar 2010 12:36:59 EST Healthy Burrito http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2964146 Lighten Up: Healthy Burrito Recipe <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wrap Star: Cheesy Steak Burritos <BR> Healthy Fast Food Tex-Mex <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wrap Star: Cheesy Steak Burritos <BR> Makes: 6 servings <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 2 portobello mushroom caps <BR> Nonstick cooking spray <BR> 2 teaspoons chili powder <BR> 1/2 teaspoon salt <BR> 1/4 teaspoon black pepper <BR> 1 pound flank steak <BR> 6 (8-inch) fat-free flour tortillas <BR> 1 can (16 ounces) fat-free refried beans <BR> 3 cups s... Fri, 5 Mar 2010 23:05:36 EST Chalene Extreme/ Week 3 //Cardio & ABS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2928684 Today I alternated Cardio /w/ Low weight DB exercises: all 20 reps & cadrio : 2 min. except kickbox drill I did for 15 min <BR> <BR> jump rope ///Curls // Speed Skate /w/ thigh toners <BR> OH Shoulder presses ///kickboxing drill ///Lunges //Lunge /w/ jump shot <BR> Bent over rows //Plyometric bowlers lungs <BR> Bent over triceps kickbacks // OH tricep ext///// Kickboxing drill //w/ thigh toners <BR> Lateral raises ///Sumo burpees /// Curls ///Plyometric reverse lunges <BR> weighted ... Thu, 25 Feb 2010 20:59:45 EST Week 3 Of Chalene Extreme http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2910603 I started week 3 of Chalene Extreme, which consisted of lower & back exercise,some Core <BR> <BR> I added a kettle bell workout when I finished Chalene workout. Did 2 sets of 12 reps <BR> QFC: side push ups : 4 x 20 reps <BR> Jacks : 300 <BR> jump rope: 15 min <BR> step ups on balance pods : 200 <BR> kickbox: 25 min <BR> crunches/variety: 300 <BR> planks variety <BR> push ups on ball/w/eg lifts: 60 reps <BR> rear leg lifts & pulses/w/ ball: 60 per leg <BR> jogging up on balance pods: ... Sun, 21 Feb 2010 20:52:21 EST I Had A Fun Day, /W/ The help Of My Retriever! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2906243 Ah! Finally a sunny day & warmer here in NY today, so I took advantage of this <BR> <em>67</em> <em>259</em> There's still snow all over the place, but some of it was melting today, because the temperature reached 40 degrees. <BR> I had my dog all over the place this morning. He's so much fun & cooperative /w/ me. I took him to our usual place where we walk & run when the nice weather is here, which is the school yard that's near my house. It's so beautiful there, because of the pine tr... Sat, 20 Feb 2010 17:27:44 EST Week 2 Of "Chalene Extreme " Workout Completed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2904143 Okay, I completed 2 weeks so far. Today was all cardio and yoga. <em>416</em> <BR> Plus I added some other exercises. I'll write down what I did, even though it's after midnight. I fell asleep before, so I'm kind of wired. <BR> <em>91</em> <em>32</em> <BR> Burn It Off Circuit: <BR> <BR> Single leg floor tap : 20 per leg <BR> Burpees: 25 <BR> Plyometric Reverse Lunges : 25 per leg <BR> Planks /W/ Knee Pulls ( 2 X 25 reps ) <BR> Jacks... Sat, 20 Feb 2010 01:19:51 EST White Bean Salad By Dr. Weil http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2899231 White Bean Salad <BR> 3 Serving <BR> <BR> This is a very easy bean salad you can make the night before and take to work, or serve as a side dish. <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 1 can white beans, like cannelini <BR> 1 tbsp red pepper, chopped fine <BR> 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped fine <BR> 1/4 cup tomato, diced <BR> 1 tbsp red onion, chopped fine <BR> 1 tsp quality extra-virgin olive oil <BR> 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar <BR> 1 tsp herb and spice blend <BR> <BR> Instructions: <BR> Drai... Thu, 18 Feb 2010 19:54:43 EST Heart Healthy, Beef Goulash Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2899051 Beef Goulash Soup <BR> <BR> 4 servings Prep: 30 minutes <BR> Cook: 20 minutes <BR> <BR> Views Nutrition Facts <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 6 ounces boneless beef top sirloin steak <BR> 1 teaspoon olive oil <BR> 1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium) <BR> 2 cups water <BR> 1 14-ounce can beef broth <BR> 1 14 1/2-ounce can low-sodium tomatoes, undrained and cut up <BR> 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrot (1 medium) <BR> 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder <BR> 1 clove garlic, minced <... Thu, 18 Feb 2010 18:57:31 EST Week 2 of "Charlene Extreme" Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2895194 Today before I started to workout, I had to shovel the snow around my car & clean it off the car. It was wet snow snow & very heavy. My DH is disabled so it's my job. I used this 45 min. it took me as a warm up, to do the "Charlene Extreme" workout. <BR> <em>216</em> <em>326</em> <em>326</em> <em>325</em> <em>216</em> <BR> Well I started out /W/ 20 min. of kickboxing routine. Then I began the workout, which was, <BR> a Burn Circuit ( sets of 10 to 12 reps ) <BR> Sumo Squats / OH Press:... Wed, 17 Feb 2010 21:37:26 EST 2 ND Week of Charlene Extreme Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2886792 I'm on my 2nd week of Charlene Extreme, 2nd day. It was a lower body workout & back, biceps & triceps. I did 10 & 12 sets /w/ 40 LB BB & some lower weight /W/DB. I also Power walked today & did some kickboxing on my nature walk , jacks & uphill lunges. I jumped rope inside for 10 min. It was brisk out, but calm & sunny. I had a nice time being amongst nature. Love it! Can't wait for springtime. <BR> <BR> Love to all, <BR> Lee <BR> <em>23</em> <em>311</em> <em>216</em> <em>318</em> Mon, 15 Feb 2010 23:34:15 EST Escarole & Chickpeas /By Dr. Weils http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2886767 <BR> <BR> Escarole and Chickpeas <BR> 2 Servings <BR> <BR> Greens and beans is an Italian classic. If you are using canned chickpeas or garbanzos, rinse them well to remove most of the salt. Try sprinkling this with a bit of balsamic vinegar. <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 1 tsp quality extra-virgin olive oil <BR> 1 small head escarole <BR> 2 cloves garlic, minced <BR> 1 cup chickpeas <BR> Balsamic vinegar, lemon juice or salt and pepper to taste (optional) <BR> 2 tsp grated Parmesan ... Mon, 15 Feb 2010 23:25:40 EST I Completed Week 1 of Charlene Extreme Workout From Beach Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2863815 Well I completed week 1 of Charlene Extreme Workout. It's a 12 week program, & I should be finished /w/ it in April sometime. I felt really great after the workout, & I truly believe it will work out good for me. The workout is intense, but I did it. <BR> <BR> I did Cardio & Strength Training today. It's quite a bit to post what I did & it's late, so I'll post some of what I remember. <BR> <BR> Cardio: <BR> single floor tap : 20 reps <BR> Burpees // Plyometric reverse lunges 25 reps ... Tue, 9 Feb 2010 23:48:33 EST Pasta & Bean Soup "By Eating Well" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2858863 <BR> Pasta & Bean Soup <BR> From: Eating Well <BR> <BR> Using basic canned goods and a few other staples, you can make this comforting soup in just minutes. The trick to achieving a full-bodied homemade flavor from canned chicken broth is to freshen it up with a handful of herbs, some garlic cloves and crushed red pepper. For a meatier flavor, add a little crumbled cooked Italian turkey sausage to the soup. <BR> <BR> Servings: 8 servings, 1 cup each <BR> Prep: 15 mins <BR> Total: 35 mins ... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 22:38:53 EST Avocado Quesadillas /By Denise Austin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2854223 Quick & Light <BR> There Is Such a Thing as Good Fat! <BR> <BR> There's a reason avocados are sometimes known as butter pears — their smooth, luscious flesh and nutty flavor are as unique as their rough-textured skin and oval shape. There's a fair amount of fat in avocados, so you want to use them sparingly; however, the fat is a good kind — monounsaturated — that helps lower cholesterol. I like to add avocado to this quesadilla recipe because it's just plain delicious. <BR> <BR> Avocado Q... Sun, 7 Feb 2010 23:17:52 EST Pecan Cookies - Denise Austins Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2828047 <BR> Do you have 12 minutes a day to dedicate to your health and happiness? Try Denise Austins newest book, Denise's Daily Dozen, an easy-to-follow fitness and diet guide for anyone who's crunched for time. It really works! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Quick & Light <BR> <BR> Pecan Cookies to Whip Up This Weekend <BR> <BR> It's time to dust off that food processor you got one Mother's Day but never got around to regularly using. It will make putting these cookies together a breeze. You can p... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 21:44:02 EST It Was Madness! Really! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2827675 Hi My Spark Friends, <BR> <BR> I just got back after being away for a week & I tell you one thing, I'm very happy to be home. I had a famly emergency, & things were so upside down for my niece. There was a death on her DH side of the family. Well I know how it is when your trying to do things & have young kids. Ah! kids, well I offered to watch there 4 kids, aging 5 1/2, 3 yr and the beloved twins, who are 1 yr. old. Now U know why I'm so, so very happy to be home. <BR> I'm not cut out t... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 20:33:18 EST Fast Track To A Tummy & Flat ABS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2786141 Your Fast Track to a Tight Tummy & Flat Abs <BR> <BR> The New Year is still young, and if you've decided to make this your year for losing the weight and tightening your abs, you're in luck. Getting a flat midsection really boils down to two things: 1) Getting rid of the fatty layer that is covering your abdominal muscles; and 2) Tightening and toning your abdominal muscles. The following 7 Tight Abs Tips are your fast-track ticket to getting a flat, attractive midsection this year. <BR> ... Sat, 23 Jan 2010 14:38:54 EST Baked Cinnamon Apple Crumble http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2781713 Baked Cinnamon Apple Crumble <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Nutritional Information <BR> <BR> Calories: 90 <BR> Carbohydrate: 23g <BR> Protein: 1g <BR> Fat: 0g (0g sat) <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 3 Tbsp lemon juice <BR> 8 apples, thinly sliced and tossed with lemon juice <BR> 2 cups rolled oats <BR> ¾ cup whole wheat flour <BR> ½ cup raisins <BR> 1 Tbsp cinnamon <BR> ½ cup apple juice <BR> 1/3 cup honey <BR> 2 Tbsp canola oil <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> <BR> P... Fri, 22 Jan 2010 12:08:41 EST Spinach Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2765075 Spinach-Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf <BR> <BR> Delicious <BR> Preparation time: 10 min Servings: 6 <BR> Cooking time: 35 min <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1 package (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained <BR> 1/4 cup onion, chopped <BR> 3/4 cup quick cooking oats, or old fashioned oats, uncooked <BR> 1 egg white, lightly beaten <BR> 1 lb ground turkey breast <BR> 1 tsp Italian seasoning <BR> 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese <BR> 1/2 cup skim milk <BR> 1 cup mushroom... Tue, 19 Jan 2010 00:07:16 EST Heart-Healthy Living - "Grilled Lemon Chicken" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2751728 Grilled Lemon Chicken <BR> <BR> Create CookbookMakes: 4 servings Prep: 20 minutes <BR> Marinate: 1 hour <BR> Grill: 12 minutes <BR> <BR> Views Nutrition Facts <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/4 pounds total) <BR> 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth <BR> 1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel (zest) <BR> 1/4 cup lemon juice <BR> 1 tablespoon finely snipped fresh lemon thyme or thyme <BR> 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper... Fri, 15 Jan 2010 22:56:35 EST Cooking Light - Fettuccine /W/ Shrimp & Portobellos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2751704 Fettuccine with Shrimp and Portobellos <BR> <BR> "COOKING LIGHT" Magazine <BR> <BR> Fettuccine with Shrimp and Portobellos <BR> Menu: Speedy Fettuccine <BR> <BR> <BR> Dinner Tonight Recipes Entrées and Main Dish Recipes Italian Recipes Edit Note <BR> <BR> Serve this entrée in a bowl with toasted bread to soak up the flavorful broth if you like. <BR> <BR> Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 3/4 cups shrimp mixture, 2 tablespoons cheese, and about 1 teaspoon chives) <BR> <BR> <B... Fri, 15 Jan 2010 22:48:15 EST Cottage Cheese High Protein Pancakes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2737711 Cottage Cheese Pancakes <BR> 1 Serving <BR> These are high-protein pancakes and quite a treat! <BR> <BR> Prep time: 10 minutes <BR> Start to finish: 10 minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 1 egg <BR> 1/2 cup lowfat cottage cheese <BR> 1 tsp canola oil <BR> 3 tbsp whole wheat flour <BR> <BR> Instructions: <BR> 1. In a small bowl, beat the egg with a whisk until creamy. <BR> <BR> <BR> 2. Push the cottage cheese through a wire strainer into the egg in the bowl. Mix well. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 00:03:45 EST Lemon - Garlic Shrimp And Vegatables http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2722023 <BR> <BR> Welcome to Losing It with Jillian Michaels, the program designed to help you shed pounds, increase energy, and finally get fit for life! <BR> <BR> WEDNESDAY: RECIPE OF THE WEEK <BR> <BR> In a Rush? This Supper's a Snap <BR> <BR> This is an awesome recipe that happens to be healthy and delicious and can be made in a snap when you're short on time and need a quick dinner. Red pepper and asparagus not only give this dish its colorful appearance but also contribute a host of ... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 01:38:11 EST Fat-Free Fries To Go /W/ Better Burgers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2721972 Sorry I missed putting the recipe for the FF fries <BR> <BR> Sweet Potato Fries <BR> <BR> Take sweet potatoes- 2 large, peeled & cut long way into fries . <BR> <BR> Mix the cut potatoes in a large bowl /w/ 1 - 2 TBSP of extra light virgin olive oil. <BR> Season /w/ a little chili power, cumin, & garlic powder. <BR> <BR> Set Oven on 425 degrees <BR> Place potatoes on parchment paper & bake in pan until tender. They come nice & crisp. <BR> <BR> Or you can put in pan & omit the parchm... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 01:04:37 EST Salmon Fishcakes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2721914 1 can pink salmon 2 medium scallions <BR> 2 tsp lemon juice 1/2 tbsp mayonnaise <BR> 1/2 tbsp ketchup 1 cup (40 g) fresh breadcrumbs <BR> 2 tbsp all-purpose flour 1 egg (medium) <BR> 3/4 cup (50 g) dried breadcrumbs 2 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil <BR> 2 tbsp mayonnaise, for sauce 1 tsp lemon juice, for sauce <BR> 1 tsp sweet chilli sauce, for sauce <BR> <BR> Yield: Makes 6 fishcakes Servings <BR> <BR> directions <BR> <BR> Prep: 25 min Total: 28 min <BR> <B... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 00:39:31 EST Build A Better Burger & Fat-Free Fries! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2721168 Lighten Up: A Healthier Burger and Fries <BR> <BR> <BR> Build a Better Burger <BR> Fat-Free Fries <BR> <BR> Tired of turkey and veggie versions of what you're really craving? Finally, you can relish the real thing -- without blowing your diet. <BR> <BR> By the editors of FITNESS magazine <BR> <BR> Build a Better Burger <BR> Makes: 6 servings <BR> <BR> 1 slightly beaten egg white <BR> 2 tablespoons water <BR> 1/4 cup bread crumbs <BR> 1/4 cup finely shredded carrot <BR> 1/4 cup fi... Sat, 9 Jan 2010 21:21:58 EST Spark People, Spark Your Body Bootcamp http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2716664 So far so good /w/ SP Bootcamp. It started on January 3rd, Sunday & today I completed Day 6 of the bootcamp. I did all the workouts, plus I added my own exercises to the bootcamp. I also belong to other teams that my leaders give the exercises to complete daily, so I add those to my workouts. I've been a busy bee lately/w/ the workouts. I must lose the weight I gained a couple of months ago. I am slowly, which makes me a happy camper. <BR> My yoga exercises, which I do daily, given by my tra... Fri, 8 Jan 2010 20:10:13 EST Vegetable Pita Pizza http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2712664 Vegetable Pita Pizzas <BR> <BR> These mini pizzas topped with an assortment of veggies from broccoli to mushrooms to carrots are an ideal mid-afternoon snack. <BR> CARB GRAMS PER SERVING: <BR> <BR> Nutrition Facts Per Serving: <BR> <BR> Calories 113 <BR> Total Fat (g) 2 <BR> Saturated Fat (g) 1 <BR> Cholesterol (mg) 4 <BR> Sodium (mg) 291 <BR> Carbohydrate (g) 20 <BR> Fiber (g) 3 <BR> Protein (g) 5 <BR> Vitamin A (DV%) 0 <BR> Vitamin C (DV%) 0 <BR> Calcium (DV%) 0 <BR> Iron (D... Thu, 7 Jan 2010 23:33:09 EST Whole Wheat Penne /W/ Cherry Tomatoes & Skim Ricotta http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2711482 This is really good. If you like all these foods, you'll enjoy this. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Penne with Cherry Tomatoes and Ricotta <BR> <BR> <BR> 2 servings View Nutrition Facts <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1 cup cooked whole wheat penne <BR> 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved <BR> 1 cup low-fat ricotta cheese <BR> 4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil <BR> 2 cloves garlic, minced <BR> 1/2 teaspoon salt <BR> Freshly ground black pepper <BR> 4 cups arugula or mixed sa... Thu, 7 Jan 2010 19:57:34 EST Lemon Butter Salmon & Broccoli Penne http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2697469 I got this from "Fitness Magazine" <BR> <BR> <BR> Lemon Butter Salmon & Broccoli Penne <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> View Nutrition Facts Ingredients <BR> 4 ounces salmon <BR> 3 ounces dry whole-grain penne pasta <BR> 1 1/2 cups frozen broccoli florets <BR> 1 tbsp. butter, melted <BR> 4 tbsp. low-sodium vegetable broth or water <BR> 1 lemon, zested and juiced <BR> 1 garlic clove, minced <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> <BR> Make it: Broil or grill salmon for about 8 minutes per inch of ... Tue, 5 Jan 2010 11:00:20 EST Linguini /W/ Fresh Veggies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2683095 <BR> Linguini with Fresh Veggies <BR> <BR> 4 servings <BR> Views Nutrition Facts <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 16 thin stalks fresh asparagus <BR> 1 tablespoon olive oil <BR> 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced or minced <BR> 6 medium plum (Roma) tomatoes, seeded and chopped (21/4 cups) <BR> 1/4 cup dry white wine <BR> 1/4 teaspoon salt <BR> 1 tablespoon butter* <BR> 1 9-ounce package refrigerated linguini pasta, or substitute angel hair pasta <BR> 1/4 cup shredded fresh basil... Sat, 2 Jan 2010 22:49:56 EST FIESTA BOWL SALAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2682780 Fiesta Bowl Salad <BR> <BR> <BR> View Nutrition Facts <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1/4 cup black beans <BR> 1/4 cup cubed avocados <BR> 1/4 cup corn <BR> 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes <BR> 1/2 lime, juiced <BR> 2 cups romaine lettuce <BR> Directions <BR> Combine 1/4 cup each canned black beans (rinsed and drained), chopped avocado, canned corn (drained) and chopped cherry tomatoes with the juice of 1/2 fresh lime and salt to taste. Serve on top of 2 cups romaine. <BR> <BR> <em>140... Sat, 2 Jan 2010 21:48:18 EST Fitting Yoga Into Your Routine! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2678822 Ask Jillian Michaels <BR> Fitting Yoga Into My Workout Routine <BR> <BR> E-mail Q: I know that yoga is good for balance, flexibility, and strength, to a degree. Would it be beneficial to include yoga practice in my workout schedule? I was thinking of doing it once a week. I used to practice yoga at least three times a week, and I miss all of the positive feelings I got from it. <BR> <BR> A: <BR> By all means, be sure to incorporate any exercise you enjoy. I would have an issue if you w... Sat, 2 Jan 2010 00:32:22 EST Lentil & Black Bean Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2670068 I made this & really liked it. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Lentil and Black Bean Soup <BR> About.com Guide <BR> <BR> See More About:low fat soup recipes lentil soup recipes black bean soup recipe lentil and Black Bean Soup <BR> <BR> <BR> Mexican Cooking Recipes <BR> <BR> Low Fat <BR> <BR> Cooking Kitchen <BR> <BR> On Cooking <BR> <BR> Cooking Foods <BR> Comfort foods needn't be high fat or high calorie. Soup is a great example. You can make delicious, nutritious, and satisfying soups... Wed, 30 Dec 2009 21:38:48 EST Tightening Your Inner Thighs Jillian Michaels States! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2666794 Ask Jillian Michaels <BR> Tightening Up Your Inner Thighs <BR> Print E-mail Q: I really like how my quads and hams have started tightening up, but my inner thighs have a long way to go. Any suggestions for exercises that will help this area? <BR> <BR> A: <BR> Sadly, this is where your body chooses to deposit its fat. Genetically speaking, your body is predisposed to carry weight there, so that will be the last place it's going to come off. The best thing you can do is watch what you eat ... Tue, 29 Dec 2009 22:39:13 EST