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/ Started A 12 Week Ideal Shape Up Fat Burning Challenge Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6047156 Hi SP Friends, <BR> I'm not sure if you remember me, because I've been away from SP for awhile. I did write on one of my blogs about a car accident I was in & was out of commission for along time. The past year now I finally got back into walking & lifting light weights. <BR> The only way I can workout /W/ weights is by wearing a brace that's fitted tight around my mid-section. I'm good to go as long as I wear this. <BR> <BR> Well I started this workout challenge weeks ago & after the 5th ... Mon, 14 Dec 2015 04:05:17 EST 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