MJLUVSANIMALS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MJLUVSANIMALS MJLUVSANIMALS'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/ Snoodles and her chicken http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884739 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1133287215.jpg"> This is for Marilyn. I told her about Snoodles and her chicken. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 10:38:13 EST Says it all http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879240 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l687380292.jpg"> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 08:37:41 EST 10 Foods That Can Help With Blood Sugar Control http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878891 <link>www.everydayhealth.com/health-report<BR>/managing-type-2-diabetes-every-day/fo<BR>ods-blood-sugar-control-pictures.aspx#<BR>/slide-12 </link> Great article for diabetics to look for the right foods to manage blood sugar. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:50:21 EST Raw avocado bagels http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878120 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l486312525.jpg"> <link>www.therawchef.com/trc_recipes/avoca<BR>do-bagels/ </link> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 12:34:08 EST Low carbers can you say YUM! Chicken avocado burgers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875775 <link>laughingspatula.com/chicken-avocado-<BR>burger/ </link> Sat, 14 Feb 2015 18:10:43 EST Healthiest chocolate chip cookie recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874612 http://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/reci<BR>pe-of-the-day/healthiest-chocolate-chi<BR>p-cookie-recipe/?pos=1&xid=nl_Everyday<BR>HealthManagingDiabetes_20150210 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:47:47 EST Aging? Not happening to this one. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871900 I knew changing eating habits, and doing exercise helped with reversing a lot of things, like diabetes for instance. But I would never have believed it could also reverse the aging process. Can you imagine? I look in the mirror now, and I see a healthy woman, with some future unique goals, which I will share with you, as I go on this journey. <BR> Eating raw is coming up in March, I had a great success with doing it for 30 days, and I love it, so many things you can do with raw food! Not ... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 14:41:01 EST 13 lbs down!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867237 I am so happy that age is not the problem in losing weight, it's all about the plan, your activities and what you apply to it. <BR> I am adding another mile of walking and will continue to follow this path. So any of you over 60 or so, it can be done. And it doesn't slow down progress, because you may be on this side of senior. That theory doesn't work for me. I am proof that it can be done!! <BR> Weight loss is not my only goal here, it's the plus side of it. My goal is to be so healthy... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 15:16:05 EST Mango-strawberry-and-avocado-arugula-salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829754 http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/mango-st<BR>rawberry-and-avocado-arugula-salad/ <BR> <BR> For DRAGON-CHICK This looks so yummy, I know your not a salad person, but this one <BR> can change minds!! It looks so decadent. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1868612492.jpg"> Mon, 8 Dec 2014 14:51:06 EST 5 Ingredient No Bake Fudge Drops Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar free, Yeast free, Corn free, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829744 Ok last entry on desserts. This is basically for you sweets eaters, that includes me. I will look at how most of the recipes can be calculated to get nutritional facts. One thing I noticed is a lot of the raw recipes do not include these. But they say when you go raw, that it's not necessary. I would tend to eat too much if I really liked the recipe so I feel it's good to know just exactly how much I can REALLY have! lol http://www.healthfulpursuit.com/2012/03/5-<BR>ingredient-no-bak... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 14:24:28 EST Apricot and pistachio truffles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829739 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l875697979.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> These are raw, and can be found on this website: http://talesofakitchen.com/desserts/aprico<BR>t-truffles-with-pistachios-and-coconut/ <BR> <BR> A nice hors de vores for any party and so so healthy!!! Mon, 8 Dec 2014 14:15:00 EST Raw strawberry cheesecake http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829727 http://makingtheworldcuter.com/2013/03/raw<BR>-vegan-chocolate-cheescake/ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l246224728.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wow this looks yummy. I am going to have so much fun with raw this next year! <BR> <BR> See? Connie, you and hubby can still enjoy a dessert! Me too!! Mon, 8 Dec 2014 13:57:58 EST Soap Holders http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829718 I am making these for small gifts for Christmas, what a hoot! Soap inside it's own little pouch! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1413389474.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Actually could include them in Christmas cards, they are small enough (without soap) They are flat enough. Mon, 8 Dec 2014 13:35:02 EST Thanksgiving detox over! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829536 Just finished my 2nd 10 day detox. Today is blood work. Thursday is follow up with the Dr. I could almost adopt this style of eating, because of how good I feel. It's all natural ingredients, no gimmicks or tricks. Just good wholesome organic foods. Only thing it still required meats, which I would like to eliminate completely. Will see when the new year starts, may venture into Vegan territory, and work the raw trail! There is so MANY recipes of raw food on PINTEREST, I am going to g... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 08:49:04 EST For those of you who are trying to ditch the sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829531 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1254591017.jpg">http://ascensionkitchen.com/raw-chocolate-hazelnut-orange-celebration-cake/ Try this on for size! It's a raw version of a chocolate cake. Mon, 8 Dec 2014 08:42:20 EST Completed 10 day detox! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819405 First of all, I have to say, even though I complained that the drink was yucky, it must have had everything I needed to succeed. <BR> <BR> Energy TOP FORM. I haven't had this energy for over a year. Some body quirks I noticed are gone. I had this burning sensation on the top of my right thigh, and it's completely gone (sciatic leftovers I am assuming when I had a pinched nerve) I dropped weight although I didn't check before I started, I know I had accumulated some weight back over the m... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:19:27 EST 10 day detox http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811225 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l119784414.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is Dr. Hymans 10 day detox, actually reminds me more of what clean eating is all about. I was really interested in the protein breakfast shake. I feel it's a very good way to kick off, any type of eating a person would want to do in the future, your not seeing any processed or anything sugar in this plan. When I started my 30 day raw it wasn't that hard to do, when I ate mostly like this. <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 09:43:01 EST RAW CARROT CAKE WITH CASHEW CREAM CHEESE FROSTING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792259 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l273975895.jpg">We all love(d) the classic dessert version of carrot cake, but I'm not crazy about the processed ingredients like white sugar, refined flour, pasteurized butter and cream cheese. I decided to remake this baby with healthy whole foods! Consider it DONE. <BR> RAW CARROT CAKE WITH CASHEW CREAM CHEESE FROSTING <BR> THIS RECIPE IS : <BR> Dairy FreeKid-FriendlyRaw VeganVegan <BR> <BR> INGREDIENTS <BR> Cashew frosting <B... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 12:47:53 EST Baked Apples in a Bag! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791956 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l349506132.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I made it today, it's really good I used stevia and left the skin on the apple. One thing I learned though, is make sure you leave a tiny area of the bag unsealed, it blows up like a balloon if you don't. I am sure there is different ways to do this with other fruits like pears. <BR> <BR> <BR> Baked Apples in a Bag! <BR> <BR> 1 apple, 1tsp sugar, 1tsp water, 1/4tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp cornstarch. <BR> <BR> Put ... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 22:08:09 EST Healthy chocolate chip cookies, No sugar No flour! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788443 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1388212899.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 3 mashed bananas (ripe) <BR> 1/3 cup apple sauce <BR> 2 cups oats <BR> 1/4 cup almond milk <BR> 1/4 cup raisins or nuts <BR> 1 cup good chocolate chunks <BR> 1 tsp vanilla <BR> 1 tsp cinnamon <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> preheat oven to 350 degrees <BR> bake for 15-20 minutes <BR> <BR> I would use dark chocolate chips, milk chocolate has sugar and fat. <BR> Cool and Enjoy! Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:14:17 EST Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781911 Roasted cauliflower? A whole head of cauliflower? This recipe has you slathering cauliflower in a spicy yogurt marinade and roasting it at a high temperature. The result is an amazingly delicious dish that’s as dramatic in presentation as it is easy in preparation. Serve it with a big green salad (we suggest lime juice and olive oil for the dressing) for an easy weeknight supper. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l857213500.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:19:07 EST That dastardly SUGAR!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781221 I just found out my bestie, has a yeast problem. She is full of it. Any way first thing they said for her to ditch was yes....hold on.....here it is! SUGAR!!! I guess like cancer cells, yeast feeds on sugar as well. She has been feeling pretty lathargic, barely able to lift herself up from bed in the mornings, they have been trying to find out why, and they did the test, and that is what they found. I have been telling her and her Hubby to stop eating sugar for a long time, he is diabet... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:02:24 EST Homemade Vegan Nutella http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774761 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l284068439.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Homemade Vegan Nutella <BR> makes about 1 1/4 cups <BR> 2 cups soaked and dehydrated raw hazelnuts (see above chart on how to do this) <BR> 1/4 cup raw cacao or cocoa powder <BR> 1-2 tablespoons neutral, light tasting or flavor-complimenting oil, I prefer coconut oil <BR> 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk <BR> 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or paste from one vanilla bean (I went with both) <BR> 1/2 ... Sat, 6 Sep 2014 20:06:10 EST Raw Vegan taco salad with macadamia sour cream http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771269 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2056045443.jpg">w <BR> <BR> <BR> I don't know where to begin. Yes grueling to put it all together. But it's my main meal for the next 4 days. It was so delicious I cannot even begin to tell you how delicious it was! It's going to be fun this next 30 days, trying out new things, and all raw! <BR> <BR> <BR> http://www.eatingvibrantly.com/raw-taco-<BR>salad/ Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:30:42 EST 30 day raw food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769980 I can do this. I have been eating clean for sometime now, and I see this being an easy task, because I already gave up most of it. It's just a matter of not cooking food, and giving up meat and caffiene. I am already set to start September 1 - 30, perfect way to start with a month that is only 30 days. It will be an adjustment, but minor. I can't wait "I got this!!" Will keep blog posting at the end of every week, and after the 30 days will have another blood test, and see the Dr. to ge... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:16:12 EST Bye Bye belly fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768969 Flat Belly Diet: Fact or Fiction? <BR> By Connie Brichford | Medically reviewed by Cynthia Haines, MD <BR> Do certain foods help you maintain a slim waist? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Chances are you’ve seen more than a few ads online for "flat belly diets," or diets that promise to reduce your waistline and melt away abdominal fat if you eat and avoid certain foods. Menopausal women are often the intended audience if these diet ads. But is there any truth to their diet claims? Can having a flat ... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:24:45 EST Diabetes and Exercise: Why It’s Important to Stay Fit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768895 Diabetes and Exercise: Why It’s Important to Stay Fit <BR> <BR> If you have diabetes, you have an increased risk of developing certain health conditions, including heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, and nerve problems. By following your doctor's recommendations for keeping your blood glucose levels under control, you can reduce your risk of developing these complications. <BR> <BR> Researchers have found that people who exercise regularly have: <BR> <BR> Lower blood glucose levels <BR> ... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:18:38 EST Kicking sugar to the curb, can you do it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767289 I challenge all to not have any sugar whatsoever, this includes anything with it being in the first 5 ingredients (packaged items) for one week, and let me know how you feel at the end of that week. This means you pick the week starting. You will no longer crave sugar items, this includes high carb items like in bread, flours and pastas, they convert to sugar. (You will choose more wisely after the week, if your faithful to it) It always works for me. I started it again the first of August, a... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:53:48 EST My DIY Flag http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711300 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l740992321.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is my DIY flag, I saw a picture on Pinterest and decided to go ahead and make one. Oh my goodness the response I got was phenomenal. So many people want me to make them one! I might make a couple of more, before the 4th of July. But others will have to wait until the 4th next year, so I can make several through the rest of this year and the first part of next year. Thu, 5 Jun 2014 12:09:31 EST Fantasy Fanatic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653514 Reason I am so gaga over Once upon a Time! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1872177164.jpg"> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:01:28 EST An "Owie" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651787 Reminded me of my Meimo when he was little. Sometimes that kitty jumps from heights of 8 ft or more, I skip a beat everytime I see him imitating a flying squirrel. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l760932800.jpg"> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:44:24 EST The last 8 lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619553 I am struggling with the last 8 lbs, but I am determined to see that goal reached this year! So close and yet so far away, and it's just like that hallway you look down, it looks like infinity, and hard to reach. But I plan to open that door at the end and start a new life, like a emerging butterfly out of a 20+ years cocoon of being overweight. If I can do this anyone can!!!! Stay true to yourself, and it will all come to you. <BR> <BR> Also keep in mind, when you reach a mini goal, DON'T... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 15:36:43 EST Manufacturers hide the sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617623 Manufacturers hide the sugar <BR> <BR> Would you be surprised if we told you that of the 600,000 or so foods that are manufactured and consumed in the United States, over 80 percent of them contain added sugar? But, you say, you don’t see sugar listed as an ingredient on the label. Well, the food manufacturers have it covered – sugar actually has over 50 different names, meaning that the food industry can easily pull one over on us by listing each of these ingredients separately. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 08:44:48 EST My mini trip to Vegas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5609387 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l860023228.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l233400537.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l141763933.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Just a couple of pictures of the casino we went to, for the buffet. A water and light show, and Bonnie and Clydes car at State line. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:13:46 EST Another kind of ranch dressing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605932 1 large avocado, 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, 1/2 cup greek yogurt, 1 teaspoon hot sauce, 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, 3/4 teaspoon salt. Enjoy! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l275343575.jpg"> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 08:38:47 EST Who me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605669 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l320760021.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1652287894.jpg"> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 21:39:43 EST Detox water http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605653 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l431884880.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I do this at least once a month. Sat, 25 Jan 2014 21:21:27 EST Addicted to Sugar? Here's How You Can Beat Your Cravings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605034 <BR> <BR> I actually just quit eating any form of sugar, even tried the sugar free (that was disastrous) splenda is still a form of sugar, and any other sugar free contains Aspartame (deadly) So just natural fruit for me. But this sounded interesting for those of you that can't contain the sugar habit. It's rough to do, but it can be done, take a look and see what you think. I myself don't know that I could eat oil by itself, even coconut oil, which I love. MJ <BR> <BR> Sarah Wilson <B... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 08:18:48 EST Jambalaya http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597028 I would put the pepper and bay leaves in a mesh bag. And trade out the sausage for Turkey sausage. But I am sure this would be tasty. Also the rice would have to be brown, not white. And this surely would be something I could eat! <BR> <BR> Slow Cooker Jambalaya <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1lb chicken breast halves cut into 1 inch cubes <BR> 1lb andoille sausage, sliced <BR> 1 cup uncooked long grain rice <BR> 1 28oz can diced tomatoes with juice <BR> 1 large on... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:08:24 EST We will be together soon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5594459 <BR> Another Spark member shared this, and I wanted to share as well. We all have lost pets that were our companions, and loved but never forgotten. <BR> <BR> <BR> I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep. <BR> I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep. <BR> I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear, <BR> "It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here." <BR> <BR> I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea, <BR> You were... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 08:47:16 EST Why Say No! to Soda http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5593889 I knew about this way before I took my journey to health. I never did care for soda, either regular or diet. Water is the way to go. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sodas are sweet, sparkling and tasty — but don't confuse them with a healthy drink. Doctors have discovered a ton of health risks connected with drinking soda pop. Worse, you're robbing yourself of a healthy drink alternative brimming with needed vitamins and minerals every time you chug down a soft drink. <BR> <BR> "If you're choosing a soda... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:07:14 EST ASPARTAME Side Effects http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592124 <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l889989178.jpg">Most of you probably already know this, but... most artificial sweeteners cause autoimmune response effects which can increase inflammation around the body and therefor, worsen Fibro symptoms. <BR> <BR> Easily the #1 thing you must cut from your diet completely - if you haven't already - is artificial sweeteners. <BR> <BR> READ PRODUCT LABELS FOR: Aspartame, neotame, sucralose, saccharin, acesulfame. (Trade... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 09:41:57 EST Keep cat hair off the furniture http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591093 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1580606746.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> to maintain their silky fur coats, and we do everything we can to keep them in tip-top shape. Regular brushing is a must, especially for our long-haired friends. But despite all your attempts to prevent it, that cat fur finds its way onto the furniture. No matter how much you love your feline, the fur remnants she leaves on sofas and blankets can be unsightly and irritating. Here at And My Cat we've got a fe... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 10:44:15 EST Slow CookerTeriyaki Chicken http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585863 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l453355599.jpg"> <BR> 12 Tomatoes <BR> « Recipe: Cast Iron Corn Bread | Main <BR> Slow Cooker Recipe: Teriyaki Chicken <BR> <BR> We were in the mood for something a little sweet, a little sour, and definitely something with some chicken in it. Teriyaki chicken was a natural choice! How to cook it, though? It can be grilled, but considering the temperature outside, it's doubtful the grill is a viable solution. So then that would normally leav... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 16:08:47 EST Turkey Meatloaf Muffins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582946 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1158965677.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1126462127.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ^ A second picture for RobertMarilyn, much better right? <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 2 lbs ground turkey (or chicken) <BR> 3 egg whites <BR> 1 cup quick cooking oats <BR> 1/2 tsp ground cumin <BR> 1/2 tsp dried thyme <BR> 2 tsp dry yellow mustard <BR> 2 tsp black pepper <BR> 2 tsp chipotle pepper spice <BR> 1 ts... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 12:18:49 EST What a way to lose weight! Ha! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581244 A guy calls a company and orders their 5-day, 10 lb. weight loss program. <BR> <BR> The next day, there's a knock on the door and there stands before him a voluptuous, athletic, 19 year old babe dressed in nothing but a pair of Nike running shoes and a sign around her neck. <BR> <BR> She introduces herself as a representative of the weight loss company. <BR> <BR> The sign reads, 'If you can catch me, you can have me.' <BR> <BR> Without a second thought, he takes off after her. A few miles... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 21:17:42 EST 10 Weight Loss Resolutions to Skip This Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572495 <BR> <BR> Four out of five people who make New Year's resolutions will eventually break them, and a third won't even make it until February. According to experts, the real problem is that we make resolutions that are too vague or unachievable — so we quit. For your New Year's weight-loss resolution to work, you need to have accountability and chart your progress. Follow these tips from the experts on resolutions not to make: <BR> <BR> 'I'm going on a diet.' Don't set yourself up to f... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 19:06:05 EST UNCLOG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566735 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1333176357.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I had a double sink clog once, and this did the trick! Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:50:59 EST Sounds fair! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566352 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1619645208.jpg"> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 09:14:06 EST Kind of hard to get to the fridge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5565596 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l396224721.jpg"> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:18:59 EST