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First Goal Met! Woohoo!

Monday, January 14, 2013      2 comments

Let's not focus on the fact that (a) I've been here before, and in fact about 10 pounds under here, and (b) I haven't been sticking to the plan as much as I could have -- I lost 4 pounds since Jan 1 and met my first goal of being under 230!! ... Read more

Six Straight Days of Workouts

Saturday, December 22, 2012      3 comments

After some personal stuff happening this weekend (hint: it has to do with a BOY), I really got remotivated and went back to join 24 Hour Fitness. I've worked out every day since Monday and according to my workout tracker I've burned 4013 calorie... Read more

Copycat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana in the Crockpot (or not?)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012      1 comments

I made this recipe last night and it is so good! For around 400 calories a bowl, it's a little high but it really fills you up. Working on the nutrition info and will be posting that soon as well. Enjoy! freshminted.blogspot.comRead more

I Can't Believe I Gained 13+ Pounds

Monday, November 05, 2012      5 comments

I got on the scale yesterday (in the middle of the day with clothes on) and it was at 237. I almost fell over. In July I was at 219, my lowest weight since high school. What happened? I stopped caring. I went on vacation and traveled for w... Read more

White Bean Chicken Chili - SBP1 Approved!

Sunday, June 03, 2012      1 comments

This recipe is South Beach Phase 1 approved. YUM! Nutrition information and recipe after the jump. freshminted.blogspot.com
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Summer Squash Sausage Skillet (See what I did there?)

Saturday, June 02, 2012      2 comments

This recipe is South Beach Phase 1 approved and low carb. Very satisfying and EASY! Also, there is cheese, I just forgot to take the picture of the finished product. All fo... Read more

New Year's Resolution Met!

Saturday, December 10, 2011      1 comments

Just in time! I finished my first 5K this morning! So at the beginning of the year I set a few goals for myself for 2011. One of these was to finish a 5K at some point this year. I kept putting it off for whatever reason...I planned to do t... Read more

Monthly Weigh-In: June 2011 aka Worst Month EVER

Monday, July 04, 2011      2 comments

So this entry is a couple days late, but as you will see from the results of this month, this is a tough one to write. I thought about skipping it altogether, but here goes. June's Goals: Weight: -7.3 25 days drinking 8+ glasses of wate... Read more

Sippin' on Gin and...Diet Tonic, with a Splash of Lime...

Saturday, June 18, 2011      1 comments

Summer's here and there's nothing better than lounging by the pool or sitting on the patio enjoying a cold drink. Drinking is also a way to pack on some extra calories to y... Read more

Secret Compliments and Mid-Month Status Report

Tuesday, June 14, 2011      1 comments

I hadn't weighed myself all week because I've been catsitting for one of my mom's friends and she doesn't have a digital scale. I was a little concerned because I got takeout, ate out a LOT, and went to Austin this past weekend for a little mini... Read more

57 Reasons to Lose Weight

Monday, June 13, 2011      3 comments

I've been getting kind of down about this whole weight loss process -- it's happened before after I lost about 25 pounds, and I gave up and gained almost all of it back. To remind myself why I'm doing this, I've made a list of 57 reasons I want ... Read more

Crab Cakes (no football)

Sunday, April 10, 2011      2 comments

Crab cake recipe using Zatarain's New Orleans Style Crab Cake mix - baked, not fried! Recipe after the jump: freshminted.blogspot.com
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Breakfast Tacos Recipe

Saturday, April 09, 2011      2 comments

Sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast tacos (2 of 'em!) for under 350 calories? YES PLEASE! Recipe after the jump! freshminted.blogspot.com
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March Goal Met!

Sunday, March 27, 2011      2 comments

After a LONG month with very little progress, I finally hit my goal for this month this morning!! My total loss right now is at -21.4 pounds, so I've officially crossed over the 20 pound mark. It's very exciting! I can't wait for the -27.5 mark,... Read more

Opa! Baked Falafel

Tuesday, March 01, 2011      1 comments

I can't find a place near my new apartment that makes falafel the way I like it (not burnt to a crisp). This way, I get the crispy outside without the deep frying. There are a lot of ingredients but this recipe was pretty easy. Read more


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