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  • 30 Ways to Lose It - Pounds that is! #2

    5/30/2016 9:42:33 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    #2 - Eat Slow and Often I can manage to eat often (I mean, I REALLY like food!) but that eating slow part is hard. I try to remember every now and then to eat slower instead of inhaling my food! Especially when I go too long between meals. I can be on my second plate in no time when I eat... Read more

  • 30 Ways to Lose It - POUNDS that is! #1

    5/23/2016 4:49:22 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    #1 Have a plan and set a realistic goal Sometimes the plans I choose just doesn't seem to work for me. Like, I love weight lifting but unless I can get a free pass to the YMCA, that just ain't happening. I want a flatter stomach but I know unless I have a partner, there will be no crunche... Read more

  • Sat 21 - Fri 27 Goals

    5/22/2016 7:16:55 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    Eat 5 Fruits/Veggies (This is not 5 and 5 but 5 total) 30 minute 5K training 5 days Zumba 5 days 6 cups of water (Gee, I know that is low but man I really don't like the pee factor that water has on me and I'm starting slow on this. I can drink more water with the flavor packets in it bu... Read more

  • 5% Spring Challenge results

    5/20/2016 8:19:49 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    So, I didn't lose the 8 pounds I was hoping to these last eight weeks but I did lose inches! I can't wait for the Summer 5% Challenge! I hope I can stay a Tiger Monarch!... Read more

  • Stress won't get me down

    5/18/2016 5:37:49 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    Thankful I have friends to share with, a husband to pray for me, a church who encourages me, a neighbor who works out with me, children who love me, dogs who kiss me hello and goodbye well... anytime I let them. ... children who snuggle and hug freely and God who never leaves me. Stress doesn... Read more

  • The Last Week of Spring 5% Challenge :(

    5/16/2016 7:00:34 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    I can't believe we are already 3 days into this last week! These 8 weeks went by so fast! I'm already ready to begin the summer 5% challenge!!! This week I've joined a 40 Challenge with my neighbor. First one to hit 40 miles wins. What do we win? Bragging rights! HA! I also joined a 5K 30 day C... Read more

  • I think I found my "Go To" when the sweet tooth hits

    5/15/2016 7:04:39 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    I bought Lemon Sherbet the other day. The pint size. So, last night the NEE (No Evening Eating) was really hitting me hard as we were watching a family movie. I wanted something sweet and I was having a hard time concentrating on the movie because I kept thinking about chocolate! So, I told Silas ... Read more

  • Shrimp And Avocado Quesadillas

    5/14/2016 8:40:55 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Lunch is at 12pm sharp! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 12-ounce bag small cocktail shrimp 1 tsp chopped garlic 1 Tbsp finely chopped red onion 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped 1 tsp grape seed oil or olive oil 2 avocados, halved and thinly sliced sh... Read more

  • Thai Chicken With Linguine

    5/13/2016 12:02:12 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, If you love Thai food much as we do then...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 pound chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 Tbsps olive oil 1 c chicken broth 2 Tbsps honey 1 Tbsp soy sauce 1/4 c crunchy peanut butter 1 tsp cornstarch 1 tsp ground gin... Read more

  • GUESS WHAT!!!!

    5/12/2016 5:42:39 PM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    GUESS WHAT! Ok, so you know that my weight is fluctuating between 163-166. 20 However today I was looking at myself in the mirror and I was like, I feel like I'm smaller even though the scale doesn't say so. So I started measuring. I've lost: 1 inch from my arms 1 inch fro... Read more

  • M-F 8am!

    5/12/2016 6:43:50 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    That my friends, is when I meet my next door neighbor and we go walking! I've been really wanting a walking partner. I've met several people who claim they want to walk but after 1-2 walks they are always too busy. My daughter has been my walking partner but it's only when she is in the mood. ... Read more

  • Chicken Breast With Lemon And Thyme

    5/12/2016 12:34:18 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Remember dinner is at 6pm sharp! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 4 boneless, skinless, chicken breast halves 3 Tbsps all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp white pepper 2 Tbsps olive oil, divided 1 Tbsp butter 1 medium onion, chopped 1 c chicken broth... Read more

  • Tuna Garden Salad

    5/11/2016 6:08:57 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Do you realize how healthy tuna is for you? Well then,...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin 3/4 c cold water 1 c condensed cream of chicken soup 1 c mayonnaise 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 Tbsp prepared mustard 1-1/2 cups tuna... Read more

  • Eating questions #4 (Eating Out)

    5/11/2016 6:54:53 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    Do you limit your dining out experience? How do you track food when dining out? I found out that at my favorite Chinese restaurant around the corner they are very generous in the portion size they give you. If you weight it out, General Tso's has 2.5 servings of protein and 4 servings of ... Read more

  • Eating questions #3

    5/10/2016 4:40:52 PM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    What is your favorite low calorie but filling snack? I love popcorn but I bloat so badly with it that I want to find something else that is just as filling. I've tried fruit as a snack and honestly, it makes me sooooooo hungry after 30 minutes! I usually eat my fruit WITH a meal for this reason... Read more

  • Eating questions #2

    5/9/2016 6:32:05 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    What do you typically have for breakfast? I've started a Pinterest board and I love to try new breakfast foods. This coming week I am preparing for omelets in a jar. I will tell you how that goes! So my question this morning is, what do you typically like to eat for breakfast? Is there a ... Read more

  • Acorn-Squash Rings

    5/9/2016 1:01:23 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I have been swamped!!!! There are not enough hours in a day! My last recipe and thought of the day was on the 5th and it is now the 8th (which is Mothers Day) Happy Mothers Day to all moms out there by the way! So without further ado...Take a peek! Ingredients~ ... Read more

  • Eating questions

    5/7/2016 12:05:06 PM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    Is it better to eat: When the tummy rumbles (aka, listening to your body's cues) Every 2 -3 hours (> 200 calories per meal) 3 Meals 2 snacks (300-400 cal for meal and 100 cal snack) Biggest meal at lunch Biggest meal at breakfast *************** I've seen articles ... Read more

  • I Feel Like I'm Failing at the 5% Challenge

    5/6/2016 10:04:49 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    I really don't understand it. The scale goes from 163-166 every other day. Seriously! Dawn mentioned something about salt affecting weight. I really need to google that. I've been staying with my dad in Florida this week. I go back home Sunday. I'm not as active because basically I ... Read more

  • Grilled Chicken And Herb-Cheese Wraps

    5/5/2016 12:05:46 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I am "wrapping" up my plans for dinner! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 carton (8 ounces) nonfat plain yogurt 1 Tbsp wasabi powder 4 flour tortillas (9-inch) 1/2 c garlic-and-herb-flavored cheese spread, softened Grilled Chicken Breasts (below), cut into ... Read more

  • Lemon Ice

    5/4/2016 9:26:17 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I just went to the garden and picked some mint and lemons so...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 cups sugar 5 cups water 1-1/3 cups fresh lemon juice 2 Tbsps grated lemon zest mint leaves, for garnish Directions~ In a medium saucepan, ... Read more

  • 😢

    5/3/2016 11:26:54 PM, by KESHIAB84

    Had a great day... or so I would think. Only worked a half-day because I had a dentist appointment. That went great! No cavities! Ate great today--stayed under my calorie limit. Had a GREAT workout... but I've been feeling down all evening and can't shake it. One good thing is that I'm not letting i... Read more

  • Cauliflower Vinaigrette

    5/3/2016 12:24:59 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Nothing like homemade! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 medium head cauliflower 2 cups white wine vinegar 1 clove garlic, minced 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil 4 Tbsps olive oil 1 tsp chopped chives 1 tsp chopped parsley 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp crushed bl... Read more

  • Biggest Loser Link About Weight Gain After Loss

    5/2/2016 3:56:12 PM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    www.nytimes.com/2016/05/02/hea
    lth/biggest-loser-weight-l
    oss.html?_r=1 Very interesting! Thoughts?... Read more

  • Breakfast Calzone

    5/2/2016 9:37:06 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Have you had breakfast yet? Well then...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 pound bulk sweet sausage 1 pound bulk hot sausage 1 large green bell pepper, chopped 1 large red bell pepper, chopped 1 large yellow onion, chopped 10 eggs, scrambled 2 loaves fro... Read more

  • Red Cabbage Slaw With Raisins

    5/1/2016 10:19:26 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Cabbage and raisins and almonds oh my! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 large red cabbage, shredded 1 c raisins Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 c sour cream 2 Tbsps white wine vinegar 1/2 c slivered almonds, toasted Directions~ ... Read more