THECLEANEATER's SparkPeople Blog THECLEANEATER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community What I am reading now I have found that if I keep my hands and mind busy with a book I won't spend the evening stuffing my face! <BR> Here is what I am reading now: <BR> <link><BR>06/what-i-am-reading-this-week.html </link> <BR> <BR> If you have a recommendation of a great summer read please let me know!! Fri, 22 Jun 2012 13:37:36 EST The family plan My mom had another stroke late last week. This time they found three more blockages and surgery is not an option. Her risks are extremely high for having another stroke. This just seems absolutely dismal to me and of course food became my friend again over the weekend. I did not go the fast food route like last time (I defiantly learned my lesson there), but the amount of food I ate went over my goals. <BR> The Doctor said that her risk may lower a little bit if she changed her diet and sta... Mon, 18 Jun 2012 11:58:54 EST Testing out the SP Cookbook Last night I got my SP Cookbook in the mail:) I decided to try a couple of easy things since I was not expecting it in the mail so soon. <BR> Last night we were having tacos so instead of use our regular packet of Taco Season I tried out Chef Meg's version. <BR> <BR> The original recipe is: <BR> 3 tbsp ground cumin <BR> 1 tbsp chili powder <BR> 1 tbsp of red pepper flakes <BR> <BR> My 4 year old hates every thing that is spicy so I decided to change it up a little to make it 4 year old fri... Wed, 13 Jun 2012 16:04:54 EST Rock Bottom Wake Up Call Weigh in day was Friday June 8th. I was so excited to step on that scale!! I ate great all week. I stayed with in 1500 and 1800 calories. I even did a little bit of exercise. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> As I stepped on the scale with visions of sitting on a sunny Florida beach next spring in my head I look down and saw 264.6. What the Crap!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I had not lost one pound! I was so pissed off, sad, and confused. What am I doing wrong? <BR> <BR> So with that being said ... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 12:55:39 EST What is tht smell? It's Yogurt Cheese!! To see how to make yogurt cheese please check out my blog post! <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend everyone! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>12/06/what-is-that-smell-its-yogurt-ch<BR>eese.html </link> Fri, 1 Jun 2012 16:14:44 EST Day 1- 29 to go! Day 1-264.6 LB <BR> <BR> Day one is finally here. I am kind of prepared:( My plan to prepare all my food after shopping last night did not work out so well. I panicked at first, but then took a step back and made some minor changes that will hold me until Sunday. <BR> <BR> First I needed dry yellow beans which I thought was pretty common, well after two stores and no beans I came up with a back up plan to just finish up the veggie pasta salad me sister made. It is Clean with the exception o... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 15:41:21 EST Good Bye Old Friend! I hope I never see you again! Yesterday I had my last McDonalds breakfast meal. Sausage McMuffin, Hashbrown and a Carmel Frappe. Oh it was so good!! Why can't vegetables and brown rice be this good? <BR> <BR> Then at lunch I had another Carmel Frappe!!Oh Boy! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I enjoyed every last bit of it. It was like saying good bye to an old friend that I may never see again. I know I will defiantly have to experiment with a healthy version of this ... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 13:04:41 EST The Syptoms of a Bad Diet The holiday weekend is finally over and that means back to work. I woke up yesterday crabby, sick and tired. That was after 9 hours of fitful sleep. I ate my way through this fun filled weekend...soda, cake, chips, brats, more cake and soda, pasta salads, smores oh and more cake! <BR> <BR> Yuck! No wonder I feel like a cow out to pasture! I know my new way of eating is going to make me feel spectacular and full of energy, but in my head I keep saying "only 2 more free eating days left" I am... Wed, 30 May 2012 12:00:11 EST