SparkPeople Low Carb Recipes, Plus More! (All Plans Welcome!) Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=14093 Welcome to the team. This is a resource for Low Carb recipes, helpful info, chat, & support for all Low Carbers, who use Atkins, South Beach, Protein Power, Dukan and other LC Plans! SparkPeople Low Carb Recipes, Plus More! (All Plans Welcome!) Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=14093 im back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x58781675 hi my name is cyndi and i am ready to do this again and this time im ready to get it done Fri, 8 Aug 2014 12:49:54 EST Sunny's Cookbook http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x58318248 <BR> Here's a link to the recipes I've posted to Spark over the years--many but not all are low-carb: <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/cookbooks.as<BR>p?cookbook=274685 </link> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:24:30 EST Hi Everybody! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x57467915 Hi everybody! I've decided that the best way for me to get the rest of my weight off is to start low carb once again. It worked good for me before so I'm going it again. I'm looking forward to getting more healthy! I know that I'll get help and support here. I can try to help others too once I learn all about what to do. <em>521</em> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:25:19 EST Carb Craver http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x57102059 My name is Rae-Anne and I am 43 years old. Mother to 4 boys and grandmother to one beautiful little girl! I started my low-carb journey on January 3 following the Metabolism Miracle. So far I am down 25 lbs <em>334</em> . I have gone 2 weeks though without budging. I am new to this so I am looking for ideas to recharge msyself and new low carb recipes. Thought this would get easier as iwent on but the cravings are as bad as ever!! But I will keep plugging away cause this is the only thing ... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:39:54 EST Ratatouille with eggplant, zucchini, fennel http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x56343733 I love vegetable dishes. This recipe for ratatouille tastes even better the next day when flavors have melded. I served it with a parmesan crusted tilapia filet and my husband loved it as much as I did. You can modify the recipe based on ingredients that are in your fridge (peppers, yellow squash, mushrooms, etc.), but zucchini and eggplant are standard. I made this with zucchini, eggplant, and a fennel bulb. Key to developing rich flavors is browning all the veggies before combining them. ... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 10:45:17 EST New year, best year yet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x56343235 Hi folks! Over the holidays I have been reading a lot about low carb and gluten-free and the benefits for the mind and body. Celiac disease runs in my family, and although I do not have it, I am beginning to suspect I may have sensitivities to it that impact my ability to lose weight. In the last 6 years I've lost 75 pounds (yay me!) but still have 20-30 to go to be where I want to be; I'm at 180 now. I've used SP to count calories and work out hard in the last year, getting as low as 177, ... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 10:16:42 EST Post A Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1550x14093x56095269 This is the sticky thread to use if you would like to post a challenge to other team members. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:06:16 EST Birthday, Anniversary, and Special Occasion Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x56095182 Have you got a birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion coming up? Share this date with us so we can celebrate with you. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 14:50:43 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x55912981 This Is just a hi. I found this page connected to another page I am looking at. Needing to learn how to cook and eat very low carb. Hope to figure it out sooner rather than later. Sun, 8 Dec 2013 19:54:12 EST What do you think? Needing low carb diet opions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x55729425 I have been on the Carb Nite Diet for about 4 months now. It worked really well for the first 3 months. I lost 24lbs but the 4th month I have only lost 2lbs. Has anyone else been on the Carb Nite Diet? The book talks about giving your body rest periods. Is it time for a rest? Or do you think my body is just catching up from the weight I have already lost? <BR> I love the low carb diet. I haven’t binged, my cravings are going away, I have energy and I am not hungry. If I go off my diet plan t... Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:01:04 EST New Kid :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x55335432 Hi, I am 47 years old, need to lose 70 lbs, and hoping to make my fatty liver a healthy liver by eating low carb. I lost 30 lbs back in 2003 with Atkins induction phase. It was easy, but I think my mistake was not moving on to the next stage. Then I just quit. <BR> Tomorrow, 10/21/13, I start fresh! Sun, 20 Oct 2013 23:10:10 EST Peanut Butter Balls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x55274284 Peanut butter snack balls <BR> <BR> 1 C natural peanut butter <BR> 1 tsp. vanilla <BR> 4 scoops protein powder <BR> 3 packs stevia <BR> 2 T flax seed <BR> Water -enough to help mix <BR> <BR> Mix all together and roll into small balls. <BR> <BR> I am storing mine in freezer to help keep the shape. <BR> They have the consistency of cookie dough but are a nice sweet snack. <BR> <BR> Could also roll in chopped nuts. <BR> <BR> *I limit myself to one a day, either for breakfast or for afte... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:01:10 EST Low carb Pumpkin Pie recipe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x54999552 Hi team! <BR> <BR> I'm looking for a low carb PUMPKIN PIE/dessert recipe. I am craving pumpkin and don't want to break down and have regular pumpkin pie. <BR> <BR> Anyone. Sun, 22 Sep 2013 23:48:53 EST Anyone doing Dukan? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x54898280 looking for someone who is doing Dukan ... Need help with "average wt." question on the site... Sat, 14 Sep 2013 10:37:52 EST Planning to start an LC Recipe blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x54704887 All, <BR> <BR> I'd like to think of myself as a fair cook. And I've decided to start working on perfecting some LC recipes on the weekends and blogging about it. By perfecting; I'm going to be very very selfish. A perfect recipe is one that I really like to both make and eat; and meets my intended purpose for the recipe. Because I've been having trouble getting in a good breakfast; I've decided to start by making mini spinach/bacon quiche's. To be perfect, they need to have a fair amoun... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 12:36:18 EST I tried this! LC cheesecake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x54625799 <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=373657 </link> <BR> delicious! Thu, 22 Aug 2013 23:10:31 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x52955252 I have tried low carb before with good sucess but ufortunately have not stuck with it. I have no idea why because I felt so much better both mentally and physically when on it. i have returned to this lifestyle - this time for good. Sat, 13 Apr 2013 21:17:52 EST LOW Carb Hummus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x52850950 Have any of you checked out the blog "I breath...I'm Hungry"? Great to check her site out. <BR> I got this from her site: Yes, I've made it and Yes, it is worth it. <BR> <BR> Hummus (2.2 carbs per Tablespoon) <BR> <BR> 4 cups zucchini-skinned and cubed <BR> 3/4 cup tahini (I had to use peanute butter this time) <BR> 1/2 cup lemon juice <BR> 1/4 cup olive oil <BR> 4 cloves of garlic <BR> <BR> Put into your strong blender and cream it. Great with pepper strips, as a mayo spread, just try i... Sat, 6 Apr 2013 08:41:09 EST Good Video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x52761135 <link>www.lowcarbdietnews.com/video-introd<BR>ucing-low-carb-for-the-first-time/ </link> Sun, 31 Mar 2013 00:01:39 EST Post your favorite recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1550x14093x52313878 I am new here and will be putting together a menu this week and will go grocery shopping on the 1st. Right now I am in the process of getting rid of trigger foods and will replace with good stuff on the 1st. I don't have all the different foods I need and this week it will be not following lo-carb because of lack of proper veggies and such. <BR> What I am interested in is seeing what people are finding tasty and easy to make... what do you fall back to on a regular basis? What shows up i... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:06:47 EST Newby http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x52235216 Hi Team! <BR> <BR> Just finished Taubes book, "Why We Get Fat and What We Can Do About It." I'm not entirely dead set on which plan I want to follow, but so far I'm following Atkins... I think. <BR> <BR> I'm on Week 2 Day 2. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 11:35:39 EST Low carb lifestyle is what works for me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x52192289 Hello everyone! <BR> My name is Brenda and I have joined this team for support and great meal ideas. <em>41</em> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 12:58:04 EST link ato an amazing LC recipe site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x52046155 http://yourlighterside.com/your-lighter-si<BR>de-cookbook/ Sat, 9 Feb 2013 00:42:37 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x51494415 I am so excited about trying doing this!I wish you all the best of luck and if I can do anything to help out anyone,just let me no. Sat, 5 Jan 2013 23:15:09 EST Chicken with Sage and Mustard Cream sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x51277980 We like this one. <BR> 2 3-4 oz chicken breast, each cut into thin slabs. (I pounded breast thin with mallot), 3 thick slices bacon cut into bits., 1 TB Brandy Liqueur (I had none so I used wine), 1/4 cup chicken stock, pepper, salt, 2 tea ground mustard (or yellow mustard to your taste), good teaspoon sage, 2 tbs heavy cream <BR> <BR> Salt and pepper the thin cutlets on both sides. In large skillet, on medium heat render out the bacon until crisp. Remove bacon for now. Add chicken cutle... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 16:50:43 EST Rhubarb non-Bread Pudding with warm vanilla sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x51144875 makes 8 servings <BR> heat oven 350 <BR> First mix first three ingredients together and put into oven while you mix the next --- <BR> 1. 2 cups zucchini squash-peeled and cubed <BR> 2. 1 1/2 cup frozen chopped Rhubarb (fresh is fine if you are lucky to get it) <BR> 3. 2 TB Ghee-melted (or 1 Tb butter and 1 Tb coconut oil) <BR> <BR> ---while above in oven, mix rest of base ingredients. take mixture out of oven and pour these on top of fruit/veg then place back in over for 1 hr. <BR> 4 - ... Sun, 9 Dec 2012 11:30:41 EST Stalls and such http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x49676457 Thought you might be interested in a podcast from Jimmy Moore featuring Dr. Stephen Phinney: Long-Term Stalls & Weight Gain Even On A Well-Formulated Low-Carb Diet. <BR> <BR> <link>livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog/feed </link> <BR> <BR> Sorry I couldn't get the actual entry. It's from August 25. <BR> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 10:06:24 EST Hello, trying this again :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x49590033 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I tried Atkins a few years ago and lost some weight on the plan but gave up and gained it all back. Hubby is doing it with me this time so I'm crossing my fingers. I just finished up week one and lost 5 pounds so I'm not too unhappy. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I am dying for something different to snack on. Suggestions are welcome! Thu, 23 Aug 2012 11:44:15 EST Low Carb Fudge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x49474413 This sure isn't the old fashioned fudge I'm used to making, but it sure helps with the chocolate cravings. <BR> <BR> Low Carb Fudge <BR> <BR> 1/4 cup butter <BR> 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate (2 squares) <BR> 18 packets Splenda <BR> 1 teaspoon vanilla extract <BR> 8 ounces cream cheese, softened (not fat free) <BR> 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional) <BR> <BR> 1. Melt butter over low heat. <BR> <BR> 2. Add chocolate and stir until melted. <BR> <BR> 3. Remove from heat and stir in swee... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 16:48:28 EST Low carb hot fudge sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x49371317 Hi Everyone, I am new to this forum. I have been doing the "Miracle Metabolism" diet, which is basically low carb, at least to begin with. I have finished my first eight weeks, with a 8.5 lb loss. <BR> <BR> I am looking for a low carb hot fudge sauce recipe. Hope someone can help me out. <BR> <BR> Thanks, Mary Vegh Wed, 8 Aug 2012 19:23:58 EST CAKE RECIPES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x49182217 I just scanned the categories and there isn't one for honest-to-god CAKE. This cake DESERVES to be in a category of its own! I thought I tasted angel food cake first -- and its texture IS very similar to angel food -- and the next taste was coconut, but DD thought just the reverse. We agree that the cake is brag-worthy (and she doesn't LC). Y'all have to try this! It is easy to make, rather low on the mess-making scale, and tastes great! I leave the choice of icing up to you. <BR> <BR... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:36:59 EST New To Low Carb http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x48461688 hi everyone...my name is Kelly and I have been doing low carb since April. I have lost 27 pounds and have found this is the only thing that has worked for me. I did Weight watchers for 3 months and only lost 2.5 pounds!!! finally was a last resort I joined a local group called Pounds Away and got started. he first week I lost 10 pounds!!! and have been losing slowly ever since. <BR> <BR> I am currently on summer vacation from teaching 3rd grade...and I am loving the break! I am marr... Sun, 10 Jun 2012 15:34:02 EST Hi there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x47379569 Hello there! My name is Sarah and I'm a young woman from Canada. I recently got engaged to my wonderful boyfriend, which finally motivated me to lose the weight I've been carrying. I'm a professional writer, which means I work from home and have tons of time to kill exercising and NOT thinking about carbs, lol. <BR> All of the recipes on here look amazing, and you all seem so friendly! It will be so nice having a great support group :D Sun, 1 Apr 2012 23:12:38 EST Primal (mild) Chili http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x47243495 <BR> Grassfed ground beef, tomatoes and tomato paste with onions, red bell pepper, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. It really tastes satisfying! No beans needed (not considered by the folks in the Southwest to be really chili if you add beans, I am told). You can add a little unsweetened cocoa powder for a different slant on it. <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2050701 </link> Sat, 24 Mar 2012 17:07:30 EST help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x47144539 i have been doing low carb and had lost 21 pounds (woo hoo) .....THEN i went to the dr for my pain with fibro and arthritis, and he put me on neurontin.. since then i have been gaining weight steadliy...im eating 90 % low carb with a few setbacks but i always get right back on track. but back to my issue...i am very upset about gaining all but 8 pounds back in the last month i have been on the medication, any one else have this experience and if so how did you deal with it. i have fibro , a... Sun, 18 Mar 2012 17:42:04 EST French Onion Dip from Scratch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x47082371 All real food, no MSG, all the taste, none of the excitotoxins. Better than that made with the powder.<BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2038874 </link> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 21:01:02 EST Pumpkin Desert http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x46815573 1/3 cup pumpkin <BR> 1 egg <BR> 1 Tbsp Cream <BR> 1 Tablespoon artificial sweetener(more or less to your taste) <BR> Pumpkin pie spice to taste. I like a Tablespoon. <BR> Mix in a coffee cup and makes one serving of a delightful desert. <BR> Put in microwave for 1.5 minutes Tue, 28 Feb 2012 16:12:22 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x46598967 I joined Sparkpeople about a month ago and have been following a low carb lifestyle since. I am having some trouble finding tasty recipes for myself and my husband. Hoping you all can help with that. Thanks in advance. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 12:37:38 EST Really don't like coconut... any alternative? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x46523293 Anybody have a good alternative oil? How about the flavorless processed stuff. Is it still healthy, but not perfect? Or is it too damaged to eat? <BR> There is no pure lard for sale anywhere near here. Sometimes I can find pork fat to render, but it's not always available, and it's not enough. I do save, filter, and re-use my bacon fat and it's yummy, but not perfect for everything. <BR> You know that great "bark" that people make with coconut oil and nuts? Bacon fat's not gonna work th... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 18:06:38 EST WHAT THE BEST FOOD TO EAT TO STAY FULL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x45943992 BEING NEW AT LOW CARBING I NEED TO KNOW WHAT TO EAT SO I CAN STICK TO THIS IN LOSE <BR> lINDA Tue, 10 Jan 2012 09:41:05 EST Anyone know how to use hemp powder?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x45927783 I've often read that hemp powder is a great form of healthy protein and fiber, plus omega-3's and lots of other great stuff. So I spent some of my hard-earned money on Trader Joe's Hemp Protein Powder, in vanilla & chocolate, I mixed some of it w/ almond milk and.....well, it doesn't taste bad at all, but I feel the need the chew it! It's a bit "saw-dusty". I'm not sure drinking it w/ almond milk is the best delivery system. I'd love to know the best way to utilize this, in conjunction w/ a... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 15:10:57 EST Favorite low carb/healthy eating recipe books? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x45840801 The library is my friend when it comes to trying out new recipe books, but sometimes it is difficult to know where to begin! I thought it would be fun to name some of our favorite recipe books that support our decisions to eat healthier! Better yet, how about naming some of the recipes from that book that are your favorites? Even if a book has already been named, please share it again -- it might encourage us to try a recipe we've overlooked! <BR> <BR> THE SONOMA DIET COOKBOOK <BR> Spicy ... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 12:57:27 EST input please on coconut bread recipe :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x45368509 Hi guys, <BR> I just made these, and they are a little heavy. the flavor is good though :) if anyone wants to experiment starting from this recipe, please please do so.. <BR> here is the link: <BR> http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-de<BR>tail.asp?recipe=1895854 <BR> <BR> I'm wondering if adding flax meal or wheat gluten flour would make these lighther, as they practically did not rise. I just make the "bun" version. <BR> <BR> Thanks for your input :) Sun, 4 Dec 2011 15:23:16 EST smart low carbing; diet smart, not hard :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x45280481 Hi guys, <BR> I've been on a medically supervised low carb high proteing diet. I've lost 60 pounds in 16 weeks. I'm more than half way to my goal: 100 pounds. I'm thinking about what I will do when I'm done and I'm happy to have found this team. I never want to put the weight back on, so being able to find ways to adapt regular recipes to work as low carb recipies will be a great help. <BR> <BR> See you around! Mon, 28 Nov 2011 22:03:33 EST Recipe Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x44950749 Hello, All, <BR> <BR> I'm wondering if some of the experts here can help me with 2 recipe requests: <BR> <BR> 1) Last winter I REALLY enjoyed making vegetable soups, and getting a large <BR> number of my veggies each day in soup form. Unfortunately, most of the recipes <BR> that I used were really high in carbs, lots of beans and legumes. So I'm <BR> wondering if anyone has any really yummy, low-carb-friendly, vegetable soup <BR> recipes. I'm in the OWL phase, eating 35g of carb a day, and ... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 17:32:27 EST Recipe Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x44950743 Hello, All, <BR> <BR> I'm wondering if some of the experts here can help me with 2 recipe requests: <BR> <BR> 1) Last winter I REALLY enjoyed making vegetable soups, and getting a large <BR> number of my veggies each day in soup form. Unfortunately, most of the recipes <BR> that I used were really high in carbs, lots of beans and legumes. So I'm <BR> wondering if anyone has any really yummy, low-carb-friendly, vegetable soup <BR> recipes. I'm in the OWL phase, eating 35g of carb a day, and ... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 17:31:54 EST Coconut Oil??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x44711093 Hello, All, <BR> <BR> I've been reading a bit, and was reading about how coconut oil is very tasty and healthy, so I decided on a whim to go out and buy some today. <BR> <BR> Problem is, I really don't have much of a plan for how I'm going to use it yet! The only time I add oil in my cooking right now is when I make my morning omlette, as bacon grease doesn't hold a candle to butter when it comes to making delicious, light, fluffy eggs. But I'm thinking of trying the coconut oil for that.... Sat, 22 Oct 2011 14:22:38 EST TRICK or TREAT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1550x14093x44675860 So there's nothing "SPOOKY" about this topic! Is it TRICK or TREAT? Lets discuss this Halloween appropriate topic! (Please participate even if you don't believe in Halloween) Discuss your favorite TRICK or your favorite TREAT! Add an emoticon for how you are feeling. Let's make this a fun way to enjoy October! Or tell a "spooky" joke! Will your kids have a cute costume? Which part will be tricky for you? Whatever you post, we will ALL get a BIG treat! Have Fun! Thu, 20 Oct 2011 07:11:44 EST Recipe #2, OWL-Friendly and SAD approved! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x44640762 Hello, All, <BR> <BR> Wasn't going to post this recipe, as it seems to be just too simple to be new to anyone. BUT, I've taken it to 2 group functions at which I was the only Atkins-ite--And both proclaimed it delicious and cleaned out the serving dish. So I figured it wouldn't hurt to share it. <BR> <BR> The recipe is for a crustless Faux Mexican style quiche (but once you get the technique down, it's REALLY easy to turn into a "Denver-Style" quiche, or a "Broccoli, Mushroom and Spinach"... Tue, 18 Oct 2011 00:23:30 EST Baked Cauliflower http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x44590961 1 Head fresh cauliflower <BR> 1/3 cup heavy cream <BR> 6oz shredded cheese, I used cheddar/monterey jack <BR> 1/2 small onion chopped <BR> salt <BR> pepper to taste <BR> <BR> Pre heat oven to 350 <BR> Crumble cauliflower in a 9 x 9 inch pan, sprinkle onion on and mix, add salt and pepper, pour heavy cream over mixture, sprinkle with 1/2 the cheese. <BR> Bake for 50 minutes, add the rest of the cheese and bake until cheese is browned on top. Fri, 14 Oct 2011 18:51:25 EST My First Posted Recipe: Home Made Mayo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x44553135 Hello, All, <BR> <BR> Just thought I'd share a few odds and ends. I'm not a huge cook, but I do like to dabble. Hope some of you may try, and even like, one of these!!! <BR> <BR> First, I'll have to confess that one of the attractions of Atkins to me was that I'd get to eat full fat salad dressings (i.e. Blue Cheese!!!!) and Mayonnaise. I know, my priorities are warped some times! Around week 3 I started making my own mayo. And, I must say, I'll never go back to (name your favorite st... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 11:15:24 EST Howdy, All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x44536254 Hello, All, <BR> <BR> I'm Tom, and I'm currently on the slow track through Atkins. Spent the first 4 weeks in induction, then 4 weeks at 25g of carbs per day, and I'm in my second week at 30g a day. I'm comfortable going slowly, as I still have about 75+ lbs to lose (I still don't really have a goal weight, right now I'm shooting for under 200, and when I hit that neighborhood I'll consult with my doctor and come up with a final goal. <BR> <BR> I've done OK so far, losing 30 lbs in the 9 ... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 11:02:43 EST Any Other Smokers Here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x44536169 Hello, All, <BR> <BR> I tried to get some discussion of this going earlier, but it was on my blog, and didn't get much response. So I'll post it here. <BR> <BR> For Christmas last year my DW got me an inexpensive charcoal smoker. I have to say it was the best thing she's ever gotten me! I've done a lot of experimenting with it, (rubs, adding different woods, etc.) and have decided that for now, my favorite is just simple charcoal smoke (maybe an occasional hickory, mesquite, or applewood ch... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 10:55:10 EST How to substitute flour & oats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x44477569 I am trying to redo some recipes and trying to figure out what product in the low carb family most closely resembles the regular product. Like almond meal is it closer to flour or corn meal? almond flour is it the same as flour? If you use almond flour do you use baking powder? since flour has a self rising option. What about carbquick? What about Flax seed? Is there a flax meal? <BR> Sorry for all the questions guys. I'm learning and trying not to starve..=) <BR> <BR> Diane <BR> Fri, 7 Oct 2011 14:50:52 EST Recipe makeover help please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x44476669 Since I am trying to bake some this weekend I would like to make some of my comfort foods. I need some input to make this healthier. First one is for No-Bake cookies. <BR> <BR> 1 3/4 cups white sugar <BR> 1/2 cup milk <BR> 1/2 cup butter <BR> 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder <BR> 1/2 cup peanut butter (crunchy) <BR> 3 cups quick cooking oats <BR> 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. <BR> <BR> How can I make these healthier? Sugar I can sub with the Stevia or Splenda. I think Stevia measures sp... Fri, 7 Oct 2011 13:37:49 EST Italian Food! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x44422994 I'm a previous pasta-holic and relearning how to cook low carb. Most of my most famous dishes include pasta in one form or another. So, I still have that craving for Italian....but since I'm on Phase One of Atkins.....I can't even use the low carb pasta. Then I found this recipe and tried it last night. My husband and I loved it, the kids ate it but picked out the eggplant. I wanted to share because I finally got my Italian craving satisfied. this recipe includes homemade marinara sauce... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 12:52:04 EST Looking for info on how to fry radishes, or zucchi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x44350051 Hi again, <BR> <BR> I have been told on a different Forum that Fries radishes make a good sub for home fries? Anyone tried them? Are they good? and is there a recipe out here? <BR> <BR> Second I was also told that zucchini makes a great french fry, Anyone tried this? I wonder what or how they are cooked obviously we don't want to deep fry them. So any ideas? <BR> <BR> Thanks again everyone <BR> Diane Fri, 30 Sep 2011 09:15:39 EST Almond Flour reviews Please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x44336253 I am new to the low carb diet and as I have gone through some of the recipes I have noticed that a lot of them use Almond Flour. I seen one person that does not like it. How does it taste? Does it measure like reg flour? Are their different brands? Where can I purchase it? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Diane Thu, 29 Sep 2011 12:57:43 EST Yet another Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x44318998 Hi everyone I am new to the Spark site and new to this group. I have just started the low carb diet plan again. I hope to find help, support and ideas on how to stick with this program and make this a life change due to health issues. I Wed, 28 Sep 2011 13:11:49 EST ECourse For Low(er) Carbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x43316414 about.com has a new ecourse on lower carbs. Check out htis link for more info. <BR> <BR> <link>lowcarbdiets.about.com/c/ec/12.htm?n<BR>l=1 </link> Mon, 1 Aug 2011 20:42:46 EST new to low carb. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x42701288 hi i am new to low carb. i am on Atkins phase 1 and to-day is day 12. so far so good. prior to doing this i had put on weight recently despite exercise and careful food intake. i had gained about twelve pounds in the fortnight prior to starting this diet, but believe most of that increase has now dissapeard. keith Wed, 29 Jun 2011 05:04:27 EST How is your day going ? Use an emoticon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x42676698 <em>198</em> Mon, 27 Jun 2011 21:47:37 EST 3-5 item (not 6!) recipes; s&p, water don't count http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x40470152 I'm starting this thread asking for very simple 3-5 ingredient LC recipes. Salt, pepper, and water, don't count. Hopefully, they shouldn't be obvious, like scrambled eggs with cheese. You can be as exact, or general, as you like! <BR> <BR> BACON SALAD serves 3 @ 2.8 g carb (fiber deducted) <BR> 1 c chopped green onion <BR> 1 lb bacon, fried and crumbled <BR> 1/4 c mayonnaise <BR> 6 hard boiled eggs, chopped <BR> 3 LC wraps or lettuce leaves <BR> <BR> Mix first 4 ingredients together.... Thu, 10 Mar 2011 12:33:15 EST gluten free http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x39176673 Homemade Mixes <BR> <BR> Start with recipes that use relatively small amounts of wheat flour like brownies or pancakes. Gluten-free versions taste almost the same as their wheat-based cousins. These two gluten-free flour mixtures can be substituted for wheat flour cup-for-cup: <BR> •Gluten-Free Flour Mix I <BR> <BR> 1/4 cup soy flour <BR> 1/4 cup tapioca flour <BR> 1/2 cup brown rice flour <BR> <BR> <BR> •Gluten-Free Flour Mix II <BR> <BR> 6 cups white rice flour <BR> 2 cups potato star... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 09:53:27 EST Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x38679792 I am new to this and trying to find the start and motivation .. . or whatever I need. Mon, 27 Dec 2010 16:24:18 EST chips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x38369628 Sometimes it is hard to adjust to life without CHIPS! Here are a few ideas for low-carbers, and a recipe: <BR> <BR> 1. veggie slices -- especially jicama and zucchini <BR> 2. pork rinds <BR> 3. cheese crisps (cheese put in little piles and baked or zapped in the MW until crisp <BR> 4. Nut Thins -- a gluten free chip made by Blue Diamond <BR> 5. Psylli Crackers (TOTAL CARBS = 0.8 grams) <BR> <BR> Psylli (pronounced: silly) Crackers (also makes a pie crust or taco shells or pizza crust or... Wed, 8 Dec 2010 18:02:57 EST Hello Everyone, I Am New To This Team!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x38332296 Hello everyone!!! I need help and support getting my carbs intake to a lower intake. Please help and advise!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Here are ten things about me to introduce myself and allow you to know me better. <BR> <BR> 1. I am Carmen. <BR> 2. I am from Puerto Rico. <BR> 3. I have 3 grownups, living on their own, up states. <BR> 4. I am a First Grade teacher, but not working this year. <BR> 5. I love water aerobics. <BR> 6. If no water aerobics, I love water jogging. <BR> 7. I love t... Mon, 6 Dec 2010 22:12:14 EST WHAT IS THE BEST LOW CARB TO EAT,AND NOT WORRY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x37514049 Hi,I am kind of new to this and I eat the wraps not bread..I ate a salmon burger today with no bread,but had a packet of honey mustard with it...How much carb should we have a day if any? Sun, 24 Oct 2010 22:04:04 EST Breakfast on a budget http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x37498720 Does anyone have a receipe for a LC, budgetfriendly breakfast? We hardly ever have left-overs and eating eggs every morning can't exactly be considered healthy. Any ideas are welcome Sun, 24 Oct 2010 06:40:26 EST Hello, My Name is Deonna http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x37025146 My goal is to get down to 127 and be fit and toned. I am going to use the south beach method starting with phase 1. I hope to loose 10 pounds by halloween and 10 more by the end of the year if not more. I plan to eat healthier, work out weekly and keep a journal about everything I experience day to day. Thu, 30 Sep 2010 17:27:18 EST Hello fellow low-carbers!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x36724581 Hi all!! <BR> <BR> I've been on-off again with low carbs for almost a year now. It works for me, but sometimes I need some fresh recipies, or motivation to keep it going. Hope I came to the right team!! Look forward to hearing from all of you!! Thu, 16 Sep 2010 08:59:30 EST Pizza in a Bowl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x35960030 <BR> Pizza in a Bowl for 1: 2.7 g carb <BR> Super easy and convenient. Tastes JUST like pizza. <BR> <BR> 1 T Italian salad dressing <BR> 1/8 tomato, cubed <BR> 1 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded or sliced <BR> optional: some cubed summer squash, like zucchini (adds carbs) <BR> some grated Parmesan cheese <BR> <BR> Place all but P. cheese in a zip-loc bag and marinate 4 hours. (This means make it in the morning before you go to work, and toss it into the fridge until lunch-time!) Dump into a... Tue, 10 Aug 2010 12:20:31 EST OOoohh! Indian food! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x35959941 Saag Paneer: (3 servings, 1.7 g carb each) <BR> Can't get much easier to make! Creamy texture. Delicate yet complex flavor. <BR> <BR> 1 t salt <BR> 2 T butter <BR> 1 T sour cream <BR> 10 oz chopped frozen spinach <BR> 1/3 c cottage cheese <BR> 1 t curry powder <BR> optional: cubed tofu (adds carbs) <BR> <BR> Thaw spinach, and drain. Save the liquid. Melt butter in skillet over low heat. Add curry and cook 3-4 minutes. Stir in spinach and salt, and tofu if using. Cover; cook 4-5 minutes. ... Tue, 10 Aug 2010 12:16:12 EST Side dishes for a cookout? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x35899116 My husband and I invited some friends over tonight for a cookout. I'm doing hotdogs for the kids and smoking a roast for the grown ups. I'm going to make guacamole for an appetizer and get some celery sticks for me to dip in it. I'm making pasta salad for them which is not a temptation for me, but I'm trying to decide what else to make that I will eat for a side dish. Thanks for any ideas and have a great weekend! Sat, 7 Aug 2010 10:16:16 EST 7/5- 7/11 personal challenge food and carbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1550x14093x35209911 please keep track of your meals for the day and the carbs for each meal and post at the end of the day under this heading Mon, 5 Jul 2010 07:37:26 EST NEEEEEWWBIE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x35180360 Hello! My name is Gretchen, I'm 36 I have 3 children that I homeschool ages 3-10 and I've been off and on Atkins for the last 10-11 years. It's the only thing that works for me, and as a pre-diabetic, it's the healthiest. I'm happy to be here, and look forward to the support and community! Sat, 3 Jul 2010 09:55:50 EST I need serious help getting started (any advice?) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x35030320 Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> I just committed to reducing my carbs down to 150 carbs or less a day. I need serious help and advice since I need to do this for my health and my blood sugar. Can anyone give me an idea of what they eat in a given day to help them keep at these levels or less. <BR> <BR> Would love to correspond or have a low carb buddy. <BR> <BR> If you can help me, I would be forever grateful. <BR> <BR> MJ- <em>249</em> Fri, 25 Jun 2010 17:11:46 EST Hi L.C.R. Plus! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x34952163 Hello everybody! My name is Brandy and I am 31 years old. I am a single mother of a 10 year old daughter. We live in Central California. As of right now we have no pets but my daughter is forever trying to change that. <BR> <BR> I have been on the low carb diet for a month and I seem to be eating the same things over and over again. I am still not sure of exactly what is ok to eat and what isn't. I joined this because it looks like a fun way to learn and share recipes! <BR> <BR> Good lu... Tue, 22 Jun 2010 02:01:11 EST i need advice on my food log? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x34063715 i've been on phase 1 for 2 weeks and have barely lost 5 pounds <BR> is there anyone out there willing to check my food log and tell me what to do? <BR> my hubbers has lost 15 pounds and i am so confused about this <BR> i really just want to jump ship, get a pizza and bag o chips and call it a day <BR> i desperately need direction <BR> helpme please <em>46</em> bb Tue, 11 May 2010 11:38:31 EST cottage cheese / hot cereal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x33693865 Breakfast Sponge Pudding <BR> total 15 carbs (less fiber), 735 calories,35 g protein, 70 g fat for 74% fat by calorie <BR> <BR> 1 t vanilla <BR> 1 c cottage cheese <BR> 1/2 t cinnamon <BR> 3 eggs <BR> 1 T soy protein isolate (0 carb) <BR> /34 c heavy whipping cream <BR> 1/4 t stevia <BR> 1/4 t liquid artificial sweetener (0 carb) <BR> <BR> Preheat oven to 350. Whirl all ingredients in blender. Pour into 4 or 5 greased custard cups and bake in a Bain Marie (water bath) for 40-50 minutes. ... Sun, 25 Apr 2010 19:14:23 EST Thanks SP Family!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x33636926 SparkPeople helps me make better choices about what to eat and to not eat! I am so thankful for this program! Plus, I always find encouragement in the forums... Thanks SP family! xo Fri, 23 Apr 2010 01:12:57 EST My Low Carb Recipe Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x33210812 Hi all, <BR> <BR> The other day I created a food blog called Marisa's Kitchen Talk. I'm posting daily my low carb recipes with pictures and I find it's helping me stay focused. <BR> <BR> Don't get me wrong I'm devoted to my sparkpeople I just wanted a blog designated just to food. <BR> <BR> Hope you like it, and let me know what you think. <BR> <BR> Marisa's Kitchen Talk <BR> <BR> <link>marisaskitchentalk.wordpress.com </link> Mon, 5 Apr 2010 10:50:17 EST Who likes OKRA? You'll like this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x32966285 Ritie's Southern Okra <BR> <BR> You'll get a true Deep South flavor when you take the time to make it right with FRESH vegetables. But this low-carb way is real quick and tasty too! <BR> <BR> 14 oz can diced tomatoes <BR> 1/4 lb crumbled crisp bacon <BR> 1 t Italian herbs <BR> 1 T dried onion <BR> 20 oz okra, sliced (I typically use frozen) <BR> 1 pkt Artificial Sweetener (A.S.) <BR> <BR> Combine all but bacon. Add a little water. Simmer until okra is tender and the mixture is thick. ... Thu, 25 Mar 2010 18:58:49 EST Spring means Asparagus! But how? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x32966284 I enjoy Roasted Asparagus: Drizzle , mist or "paint" washed spears lightly with olive oil while placed on a baking sheet. Choose ONE (these don't mix well,so don't get ambitious!)to sprinkle over the asparagus: <BR> 1. A sprinkle of soy sauce and sesame seed <BR> 2. a reasonable coating of grated Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning <BR> 3. squeezed lemon juice and FRESH grated Romano cheese <BR> <BR> Broil until just beginning to brown. Eat asparagus with fingers down to the tough bottom (... Thu, 25 Mar 2010 18:58:44 EST B. S. Brussels Sprouts, that is! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x32966276 Roasted Brussels Sprouts: buy a bag of frozen ones, partially thaw and cut them in halves through the core. <BR> Put in a bowl and drizzle them with olive oil. Toss with your hand and drizzle with more olive oil. When satisfactorily coated (your tolerance for fats and oils may be different from mine!), spread them out on a baking pan. Sprinkle lightly with garlic salt. Roast in oven on high heat (400 or higher) until they begin to turn brown. Personally, I think the browner the better, but th... Thu, 25 Mar 2010 18:58:26 EST Sauteed Sicilian Spinach http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x32592235 Sauteed Sicilian Spinach <BR> <BR> 1 16 oz bag frozen cut leaf spinach ('cause I'm lazy) <BR> 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil (use your favorite flavor) <BR> 1/4 c salted butter (spinach will hold a LOT of fats!) <BR> 1/4 -1/2 t garlic salt (use a quality product, OR use 1/4 t fresh crushed garlic and 1/4 t salt) <BR> Optional: 1/2 t anchovy paste (you will use less garlic salt if you use the paste) <BR> <BR> Place the oil, anchovy paste, and butter in a serving bowl. Stir to combine. Zap i... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 16:26:15 EST miracle noodles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x32500717 Howdy team! I figure I'm in the right place to get some advice on the Miracle Noodles. They should arrive Tuesday. Any pointer or recipes you could direct me too???? Sun, 7 Mar 2010 10:17:03 EST what's your fave LC breakfast, lunch and dinner? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x32491501 <BR> My breakfast is salmon eggs and onions, lunch is roast beef with dill dip <BR> (1 tbsp mayo, dill weed) and vegetables, and dinner is hamburger on lettuce <BR> leaves with avocado! <BR> I love my low carb choices. How about you, what are you eating? <BR> (any phase is fine....) Sat, 6 Mar 2010 20:26:42 EST I just discovered cauliflower leaves! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x32420710 It is probably too soon to say this -- I haven't done enough research -- but I just can't keep it to myself! <BR> <BR> I read somewhere on the Net that Cauli-leaves were edible, and happened to have a fresh head with parts of leaves (still attached) in the fridge. Of course, I saved them, and chopped them. Next day I sauteed them in a little olive oil and tasted them. I must have done something right, because they were FABULOUS! <BR> They had none of that off-taste many people complain that ... Wed, 3 Mar 2010 22:28:55 EST Low Carber joining you on your journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x32147037 Hi everyone, how's your day going. Low Carbing is great, the "cravings" are far more psychological than physical. Enjoy learning on your road to recovery of health. <em>9</em> Mon, 22 Feb 2010 09:53:50 EST Fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x31689500 Hi all. I did really good the first week and lost 12 lb. Since then I have gained .4 and have not gone a carb over 25. However, my calories are never ever above 1100 and my fat is never over 45. A, I sabotaging myself by not eating more fat? Thu, 4 Feb 2010 12:03:17 EST superbowl snacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x31685563 anone entertaining for the super bowl what healthy snacks will you be making Thu, 4 Feb 2010 09:52:55 EST Thank you for the recipes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x31494646 I just wanted to say thanks for all the recipe archives! I am going to start Atkins induction on Monday and really need to get myself prepared. This is a great resource. Thu, 28 Jan 2010 15:37:47 EST HI Everyone!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x30920515 Hi my name is Renee I'm pretty new to this way of living and I'm looking for some recipes to make my new eating less boring. If anyone has a favorite please let me know. I'd love to try it. I just made oopsie rolls and they were great. Renee Sat, 9 Jan 2010 12:39:43 EST Hi I'm New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x30912675 I'm new to this team but not to Low Carb. I've been Low Carbing (Atkins) for over a year now. It works for me and I think I can keep up this lifestyle. Sat, 9 Jan 2010 07:10:12 EST BACK TO IT!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x30714073 I waundered away for about a year and have put on a few pounds. I'm back to get myself back on track. I'm using a Wii for most of my exercise and chose the low carb lifestyle. Sun, 3 Jan 2010 11:46:51 EST Atkins Low Carb Living http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x29193036 <link>us.mg1.mail.yahoo.com/dc/launch?sysr<BR>eq=ignore </link> Tue, 20 Oct 2009 12:05:29 EST Dry Carbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x28619389 <link>www.hungry-girl.com/askhg/askhgdetai<BR>ls.php?isid=1873 </link> Wed, 23 Sep 2009 23:34:19 EST Atkins Newsletter - Let's try again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x28440667 <BR> GET BACK IN THE BREAKFAST RHYTHM <BR> It’s easy to get into the habit of skimping on breakfast during the busy summer months. Now that school’s back in session, get back to treating yourself to a morning meal. Breakfast gives you better concentration and productivity throughout the morning and surprisingly helps control your weight. With new Atkins Cuisine All Purpose Baking Mix, you can have the breakfast you crave without compromising your diet. How conveniently delicious. <BR> Learn... Wed, 16 Sep 2009 00:02:21 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x28438746 I just joined your team and decided to introduce myself. I am 28 years old and a single mother of an eight year old (boy, that's fun!) and a 2 year old - both girls. I did low carb a few years ago and lost a bunch of weight. After having my second daughter, my weight is at an all time high so I'm eating low carb again to get some of this weight off of me. I have about 90 pounds to lose. I was browsing through some of the recipes posted here and found some great stuff. I can't wait to tr... Tue, 15 Sep 2009 22:33:45 EST Atkin's Newsletter - September "09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x28431344 Sorry I'm having computer issues & cannot post as I wish. Tue, 15 Sep 2009 16:32:16 EST Atkins Newsletter August '09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x27810370 <link>us.mg1.mail.yahoo.com/dc/launch?.gx=<BR>1&.rand=3jmdl8l0nbapr </link> Wed, 19 Aug 2009 12:19:53 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x27653785 I everyone i am here to see what i can learn and checking things out for recipes that i can redo some old favorite recipes and to try some new ones. i am trying to watch my carbs, sugar levels, to have a healthy heart. my mom has some problems from CHF to COPD to alz. this is a good way for me to start eating better for myself, for her to eat better as well. Wed, 12 Aug 2009 11:28:32 EST Atkins Newsletter ~ July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x27181961 <link>us.mg1.mail.yahoo.com/dc/launch?.gx=<BR>1&.rand=11clor17n53rm </link> Wed, 22 Jul 2009 17:04:30 EST I Want Your Da Vinci Sugar Free Syrup Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x26290525 I just discovered Da Vinci (see my blog post today) I bought a bottle of the orange DaVinci's. I've made orange chicken.. It was just o.k... <BR> I have no imagination. <BR> <BR> If you have recipes please list them. <BR> <BR> I'm thinking they would make great smoothies. Sat, 13 Jun 2009 15:58:58 EST valentines treats and how to burn them http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x22789116 Happy Valentine's Day! Below are some of our favorite Valentine's Day treats and fun ways to burn off the extra treats. <BR> <BR> Valentine's Day Treats to Burn Off <BR> One glass of champagne, 4oz = 95 calories <BR> Cosmopolitan Martini, 5oz = 174 calories <BR> 2 chocolate truffles, 2 pieces = 220 calories <BR> Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies, 1 cookie = 100 calories <BR> Chocolate Cupcake with Chocolate Ganache Frosting, 1 cupcake = 180 calories <BR> Red Velvet Cupcake, 1 cupcake = 442 calories... Tue, 10 Feb 2009 19:17:06 EST low carb dining in valentines day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x22750226 Main Course <BR> All these cook quickly, and the results are sure to please: <BR> Get a great steak, like a ribeye. Cover it will plenty of salt and pepper, and grill. Top with butter or blue cheese. Best to share rather than overstuff yourself, especially if a rich dessert is planned. <BR> Filet mignon is a traditional favorite. <BR> Oven-Baked Salmon with Herbs is ultra-easy and succulent. <BR> If your sweetheart is a chicken fan, get boneless skinless breasts or soak regular chicken br... Mon, 9 Feb 2009 17:48:31 EST valentines day dining tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x22726613 1. Relax <BR> Don't approach the dinner with trepidation. You're not denying yourself anything, you're making choices about your life. And you're sharing a meal with those you love, whether that is your honey, your family, or a group of friends. How could it get any better than that? <BR> <BR> 2. Ask for what you want <BR> Scan the menu to create your own dinner. If you want the fish, but don't want the cream sauce, ask for it to be served with the salsa that comes with the chicken, or the f... Mon, 9 Feb 2009 06:02:13 EST dream field pasta http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x22293700 are they a legit low carb pasta Mon, 26 Jan 2009 22:20:13 EST post your personal challenge 1/25-2/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1550x14093x22228677 my personal challenge will be to exercise every other day if i do more then thens great Sun, 25 Jan 2009 07:46:54 EST APPETIZERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x22053944 Grilled Asparagus with Camembert Crostini <BR> <BR> Serving Size: 16 <BR> <BR> 1 pound fresh asparagus <BR> 1 tablespoon olive oil <BR> 1 clove garlic -- minced <BR> 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar <BR> balsamic vinegar -- for drizzling <BR> 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice <BR> 4 slices Italian bread <BR> 4 ounces camembert cheese -- sliced thin and into 16 pieces <BR> 1/2 red bell pepper -- julienned <BR> salt and pepper -- to taste <BR> <BR> Preheat grill or broiler oven. <BR>... Mon, 19 Jan 2009 22:09:24 EST post your meal challenge 1/17-1/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1550x14093x21944019 sat 1/17 <BR> breakfast: lots of coffee <BR> till 3 glasses of water <BR> egg beaters scrambled egg with <BR> lunch onion and peppers <BR> <BR> lunch: tuna salad on a whole what tortilla and water <BR> <BR> dinner: baked chicken lightly coated with sesame crackers, carrots and butter beans Fri, 16 Jan 2009 16:13:57 EST fiber http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x21897186 Fiber: The New Fat Fighter <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Rated by 4 people Rate This <BR> Print Share Comment Rate <BR> <BR> <BR> Pages in this Story: <BR> <BR> How Fiber Works <BR> The 7-Day No-Hunger Diet <BR> 12 Smart Swaps to Try Today <BR> The Whole (Grain) Truth <BR> Can You Get Your Fiber in a Pill? <BR> Always hungry? Research shows that filling up on foods with fiber can boost your health, keep you from overeating, and help you lose weight. <BR> By Sharlene K. Johnson <BR>... Thu, 15 Jan 2009 12:05:50 EST this is really funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x21891485 Letter to our Pets <BR> <BR> The following was found posted very low on a refrigerator door. <BR> <BR> Dear Dogs and Cats: The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. <BR> The other dishes are mine and contain my food. <BR> <BR> Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest. <BR> The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack - R... Thu, 15 Jan 2009 09:52:10 EST Started A New Team, The "Munchie" Cheater's Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x21721076 Me and My Friend Joanne have created The "Munchie" Cheater's Team! A Team that will allow you to post your daily meals and snacks so your more in touch with what you eat through out the day. You can even post your exercises through out the day if you want to. <BR> <BR> The best Part is that you can also post your Munchie Mess Up's here too. We all mess up and should be able to talk about it positively. <BR> <BR> There is a "Panic Button" for anyone that feels they are going to give into... Sun, 11 Jan 2009 00:51:56 EST HI FROM CALIFORNIA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x21373477 <em>213</em> my name is Dee and I'm from Lancaster, Ca. I am a 66 year young women. I have 40 pounds and 15 inches to lose. Plus I have Diabetes and some other diseases. So kick my butt if i'm not doing right. <BR> <BR> Hi Joyceann2. Fri, 2 Jan 2009 07:33:58 EST Low Carb Challenge 1-1-09/1-8-09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1550x14093x21319670 this is our first challenge of the year. everyone please post our meal with the carb amts, then at the end of the day tally it up, pls keep it running on yr original post, just hit the edit botton and you can add,each day... Wed, 31 Dec 2008 13:13:56 EST new years carb challenge 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1550x14093x21244264 this is the challenge pls post if yr in so i can make the official posting, starting on thursday jan1-thursdayjan7,2009post what u ate for breakfast, lunch , dinner and anysnacks thru out the day. post yr water and drinks,,,for each item give us the carb amt at the end of the day give us the carb total. u can post it the next day if you want but no longer than that, this isnt to see as i mentioned before who is better than who, because some have illness in which they can only comsume so much ... Mon, 29 Dec 2008 07:22:01 EST bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x21243935 does any own a breadmachine or make there own bread Mon, 29 Dec 2008 06:50:27 EST bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x21089699 Servings: 12 pieces at 3 net carbs each. <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 2 packets rapid rise yeast <BR> 1/2 c. vital wheat gluten <BR> 1/2 c. almond meal <BR> 1/2 c. crude wheat bran <BR> 1/2 c. soy flour <BR> 2/3 c. flax meal <BR> 1/4 c. Splenda (or equivalent) <BR> 2 T. butter <BR> 2 eggs <BR> 1 c. water <BR> <BR> Instructions: <BR> <BR> Put all ingredients in bread machine. Set "light" browning setting. Turn on according to your bread machines instructions. <BR> Written by Daron <... Sun, 21 Dec 2008 08:02:05 EST do carbs make you gassy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x21072551 Will Carbs Make You Gassy? <BR> A few dietary changes could bring much needed relief. <BR> If you suffer from the discomfort and embarrassment of excess gas, check your diet for the following foods. <BR> Sugars: The sugars that cause gas are raffinose, lactose, fructose, and sorbitol. <BR> Raffinose: Beans contain large amounts of the complex sugar raffinose. Smaller amounts are found in cabbage, brussels sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, other vegetables, and whole grains. <BR> Lactose: The ... Sat, 20 Dec 2008 06:57:51 EST Atkin's Holiday Newsletter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x21061199 <BR> <BR> Happy holidays from all of us at Atkins. <BR> We’ve wrapped up lots of great news for you this month. So enjoy. <BR> <BR> <BR> SHARE YOUR LOW CARB BAKING NEEDS WITH US! <BR> <BR> Baking is essential to enjoying any diet. How would you feel if we brought back our bake mix? It would be an all-purpose bake mix capable of creating breads, muffins, pancakes, waffles, biscuits, dough for pizza and much more, all with simple easy to follow recipes right on the package! So ... Fri, 19 Dec 2008 15:04:50 EST low carb product review http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x21036706 Maple Grove Farms Pancake and Waffle Mix <BR> <BR> Reviews Views Date of last review <BR> 5 7680 Tue February 12, 2008 <BR> <BR> <BR> Recommended By Average Price Average Rating <BR> 100% of reviewers None indicated 9.3 <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 18 Dec 2008 13:07:45 EST low carbs meat and poultry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x21036637 Meats & Poultry <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Beef <BR> <BR> Food <BR> Serving <BR> Carbohydrates <BR> Dietary Fiber <BR> Beef liver 3 oz., braised <BR> 3.0 g <BR> 0 <BR> Blade roast 3 oz., lean only, braised <BR> 0 <BR> 0 <BR> Bottom round roast 3 oz., lean only, braised <BR> 0 <BR> 0 <BR> Brisket 3 oz., lean only, braised <BR> 0 <BR> 0 <BR> Eye round roast 3 oz., lean only, roasted <BR> 0 <BR> 0 <BR> Filet mignon 3 oz., lean only, broiled <BR> 0 <BR> 0 <BR> Flank steak 3 oz... Thu, 18 Dec 2008 13:04:35 EST net carbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x21036317 Net Carbs refers to whole foods and recipes. It is total carbs minus fiber. In terms of products, fiber and ingredients that don't impact blood sugar are subtracted, but this isn't always accurate since there are ingredient-nutrient interactions that effect determing how many carbs will influence blood sugar. That is where the Net Atkins Count comes in. You can learn more about Net Carbs and Net Atkins Count by viewing a presentation on the Atkins website <BR> http://atkins.com/Archive/2004/1... Thu, 18 Dec 2008 12:49:09 EST dairy and carbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x21036263 Carbohydrate Counts of Dairy Products <BR> Milk, Cream, Yogurt, Soy Milk, Coconut Milk <BR> By Laura Dolson, About.com <BR> Updated: November 8, 2007 <BR> <BR> About.com Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by our Medical Review Board <BR> See More About:low carb dairylow carb food listsSponsored Links <BR> The Benefits of Soy <BR> New SOYJOY nutrition bars are packed with whole soy & dried fruit <BR> www.SOYJOY.com <BR> <BR> Zero Carbohydrate Pasta <BR> Seen on ABC News. The... Thu, 18 Dec 2008 12:46:43 EST low carbs snacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x21036213 low carb snacksLow-Carb Snacks - Quick and Easy <BR> Satisfying the Munchies the Low-Carb Way <BR> By Laura Dolson, About.com <BR> Updated: June 10, 2008 <BR> <BR> About.com Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by our Medical Review Board <BR> See More About:low carb snackslow carb food lists <BR> Mini Peppers with Spinach Dip <BR> <BR> Photo © Laura DolsonSponsored Links <BR> Zero Carbohydrate Pasta <BR> Seen on ABC News. The Pasta Japanese Women Eat To Stay Thin. <BR> www.M... Thu, 18 Dec 2008 12:44:41 EST low to high carb fruits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x21029595 If you are considering using organic vegetables, check out this list of which fruits and vegetables have the most and least pesticides to help you guide your choices. <BR> <BR> Fruits Lowest in Sugar <BR> Small Amounts of Lemon or Lime <BR> <BR> <BR> Rhubarb <BR> <BR> <BR> Raspberries (more about berries on low carb diets) <BR> <BR> <BR> Blackberries <BR> <BR> <BR> Cranberries <BR> <BR> <BR> Fruits Low to Medium in Sugar <BR> Strawberries <BR> <BR> <BR> Casaba Melon <BR> <BR>... Thu, 18 Dec 2008 08:26:00 EST pkg goods in the low carb pantry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x21029536 Packaged Foods in the Low-carb Pantry <BR> What to Keep, What to Toss, What to Buy <BR> By Laura Dolson, About.com <BR> Updated: October 29, 2007 <BR> <BR> About.com Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by our Medical Review Board <BR> See More About:low carb pantrylow carb food listsSponsored Links <BR> low carb snacks <BR> High Protein - Low Fat - Near 0 Carbs - Great Taste <BR> www.protos-inc.com <BR> <BR> Protein Rich Yogurt <BR> All natural yogurt with no added ingredien... Thu, 18 Dec 2008 08:23:27 EST low carb canned goods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x21029497 Canned Goods in the Low-Carb Pantry <BR> What to Keep, What to Toss, What to Buy <BR> By Laura Dolson, About.com <BR> Updated: October 31, 2007 <BR> <BR> About.com Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by our Medical Review Board <BR> See More About:low carb pantrylow carb food lists <BR> Photo by Xenïa AntunesSponsored Links <BR> 1 Law of a Flat Stomache <BR> How I Lost 42 Pounds in 2 Months. Just Obey this 1 Rule, That's All. <BR> FoodFit.com <BR> <BR> 2 Rules To A Flat Stom... Thu, 18 Dec 2008 08:21:27 EST low carb condiments http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x21029463 Condiments in the Low Carb Pantry <BR> What to Keep, What to Toss, What to Buy <BR> By Laura Dolson, About.com <BR> Updated: October 31, 2007 <BR> <BR> About.com Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by our Medical Review Board <BR> See More About:low carb pantrylow carb food listsSponsored Links <BR> 2 Rules To A Flat Stomach <BR> I Lost 43 lbs of Fat Off of My Stomach Using these 2 Rules! <BR> www.EatingWell.com/Diet <BR> <BR> Ostrim Meat Sticks <BR> High Protein - Low Fat -... Thu, 18 Dec 2008 08:19:43 EST some root veg http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x21029274 <BR> 1 cup raw cubed (150 grams) - 22 grams of carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber <BR> 1 cup boiled and mashed (145 grams) - 29 grams carb, 3 grams fiber <BR> Full Carb Profile of Potatoes <BR> Turnips <BR> 1 cup raw chopped (130 grams) - 6 grams of carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber <BR> 1 cup boiled and mashed (230 grams) - 7 grams carb, 5 grams fiber <BR> Rutabagas <BR> 1 cup raw chopped (140 grams) - 7 grams of carbohydrate plus 4 grams fiber <BR> 1 cup boiled and mashed (240 grams) - 17... Thu, 18 Dec 2008 08:11:54 EST some low carb vegies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x21028686 This list is roughly arranged from lowest to highest carbohydrate counts, but all are non-starchy and generally low in carbohydrates. Exact carb count depends on serving size. Remember when counting carbs in vegetables that the fiber is not counted, and can be subtracted from the total. <BR> <BR> Sprouts (bean, alfalfa, etc.) <BR> Greens – lettuces, spinach, chard, etc. <BR> Hearty Greens - collards, mustard greens, kale, etc. <BR> Radicchio and endive count as greens <BR> Herbs - parsle... Thu, 18 Dec 2008 07:42:28 EST carbs in alcohol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x21010048 Carb Content of Alcohol <BR> Please Note: all carbohydrate values are approximate <BR> <BR> Alcohol Item (serving size) Carbs (g) <BR> Beer, regular (12 fl oz) 13g <BR> Beer, light (12 fl oz) 4.5g <BR> Wine, red (3.5 fl oz) 1.75g <BR> Wine, rose (3.5 fl oz) 1.5 <BR> Wine, white (3.5 fl oz) 1g <BR> Cider, dry (1 pint) 15g <BR> Gin, Rum, Vodka, Whisky (1 fl oz) 0g <BR> Sherry (2 fl oz) 3g <BR> Port (2 fl oz) 6g <BR> Guinness (1/2 pint) 4g <BR> Wed, 17 Dec 2008 11:43:12 EST Seafood http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x20826093 Clams Italiano <BR> <BR> Yields: 6 servings <BR> <BR> 1/2 cup butter <BR> 5 cloves garlic, minced <BR> 2 cups dry white wine <BR> 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon dried parsley <BR> 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional) <BR> 36 clams in shell, scrubbed <BR> <BR> Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook garlic in butter briefly. Stir in wine, and season with oregano, parsley, and red pepper flakes. <BR> Place clams in the wine mixture. Cover, and steam... Tue, 9 Dec 2008 20:30:54 EST log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x20819045 <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <BR> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <BR> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <BR> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <BR> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> Tue, 9 Dec 2008 15:01:25 EST Morning Fasting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x20818970 FBS: 104 Tue, 9 Dec 2008 14:58:31 EST Holiday cake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x20790706 Got this from someone. Thought I'd share. <BR> <BR> Holiday cake <BR> <BR> INGREDIENTS: <BR> 1 cup of water <BR> 1 cup of sugar <BR> 4 lg brown eggs <BR> 2 cups of dried fruit <BR> 1 tsp of salt <BR> 1 cup of brown sugar <BR> lemon juice <BR> nuts <BR> 1 bottle of whisky <BR> <BR> Sample the whisky to check for quality. Take a large bowl. Check the whisky again. To be sure it's the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink. Repeat. Turn on the electric mixer and beat one cup... Mon, 8 Dec 2008 15:47:54 EST Wii Fit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x20766303 <em>213</em> I got the Wii Fit Board and I love it! I can't stand exercise...but this makes it so much Fun! You stand on it and move your body to Play Games, do Aerobics, and even Yoga! I got it on Dec. 1 and I have already lost 4lbs. Me and my husband both love it! Course, you have to buy The Wii as well. Its costly but sooo much Fun! It even tells you your weaknesses and gives you an agibility test. This is the Coolest Thing Ever! I just had to share this with you all. <em>9</em> Sun, 7 Dec 2008 17:57:53 EST Christmas Card Exchange http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x20763488 Hello everyone, I run a Recipe Round Robin and do a Christmas Card Exchange every year and I thought it would be fun to do it here. <BR> The way it works is you send me your address, I send a list of addresses to everyone who participates and you send them all Christmas Cards. <BR> I love doing this and seeing how many cards I collect. <BR> Last year I ended up with 80 but I'm on several groups plus my Recipe Robin. <BR> If you want to join pm me your address and I'll add it to the list. ... Sun, 7 Dec 2008 15:38:44 EST Holiday accountability challenge (Dec.1 - Feb. 15) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1550x14093x20549161 Hopefully, this will help to keep us all accountable for the foods we choose to eat. If you want to post any junk(hi carb)fooods you eat, it may help you not to do it again. This is not a contest, just a self help tool. Fri, 28 Nov 2008 17:01:49 EST leftover thanksgiving dinner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x20535135 Turkey Waldorf SaladRecipe Courtesy Wes Martin <BR> Ingredients <BR> 2 cups shredded leftover turkey meat <BR> 2 stalks celery, sliced <BR> 1/2 cup celery leaves, coarsely chopped, plus more whole leaves for garnish <BR> 1 crisp apple, such as Gala or Macintosh, cored and chopped <BR> 1 cup red seedless grapes, halved <BR> 1/2 cup pecans, toasted, and coarsely chopped <BR> 1/2 cup non-fat yogurt <BR> 2 tablespoons mayonnaise <BR> 1 teaspoon honey <BR> 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more as ... Thu, 27 Nov 2008 20:14:04 EST Black Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x20534788 How many people will be shopping tomorrow?? <BR> We will be leaving at 2:00 heading to the malls. <BR> My chair is already in my trunk and will take me some hot chocolate in my thermos to keep warm. <BR> I already know the lines will be long when we get there. <BR> Some people started standing in line yesterday, can you believe that?? Thu, 27 Nov 2008 19:49:53 EST Happy T'day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x20467806 <link>cards.thanksgiving-cards.net/cgi-bin<BR>/newcards/showimage.pl?no=30460&q1=eno<BR>v_thanks_prayers&cat=Events&image=/thu<BR>mbs/enov_thanks_prayers/8493-042-01-10<BR>47.gif&title=May+You+Be+Blessed!&backg<BR>r=8493-042-01-1047_bg.gif&tcolor=7A010<BR>1&tsize=5&tface=comic+sans+ms&type=htm<BR>l&subcat=Prayers&log=thanxcards&newbgp<BR>ath=new&newmuspath=eventsnew&src=&bigi<BR>magetype=new&DATE=[%20Nov%2027%20]&tempval=Thanksgiving!!thanksgiving.pl </link> Mon, 24 Nov 2008 19:35:45 EST vitamins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x20407162 Health News <BR> <BR> Vitamin D Deficit Could Lead to Heart Woes <BR> <BR> <BR> Print This Page Send to a Friend <BR> <BR> 11/20/2008 12:00:00 AM <BR> THURSDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- The lack of sunshine during winter may diminish vitamin D levels in the body and harm cardiovascular health, U.S. researchers say. <BR> <BR> The body needs sunshine to produce vitamin D, but that process is slowed in the winter due to less daylight and spending more time indoors. <BR> <BR> "C... Sat, 22 Nov 2008 08:49:32 EST recalls/alerts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x20331111 Lean Cuisine Chicken Meals Recalled <BR> More Than 879,000 Pounds of Frozen Chicken Meals May Contain Bits of Plastic <BR> By Miranda Hitti <BR> WebMD Health NewsReviewed by Louise Chang, MDNov. 18, 2008 -- Nestle Prepared Foods Company is recalling 879,565 pounds of frozen Lean Cuisine chicken meals that may contain small pieces of hard blue plastic. <BR> <BR> Nestle issued the recall after getting seven consumer complaints, including one report of a minor gum injury that did not require me... Wed, 19 Nov 2008 10:17:36 EST alternatives to soda drinks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x20223195 Soda Alternatives <BR> When thirst hits, toss the pop and reach for these beverages. <BR> By Adrienne Rayski <BR> <BR> Drink Up <BR> Do you always reach for a soda when thirst hits? You may want to consider some alternatives. Not only are regular soft drinks full of empty calories, but studies have linked the consumption of both regular and diet soda to an increased risk for heart disease and diabetes. To broaden your thirst-quenching choices, here are 10 suggestions that will help you kick ... Sat, 15 Nov 2008 06:55:55 EST Please say "Thank You" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x20176093 <em>232</em> The holidays are fast approaching and I think it would be a nice gesture for eash of us when making out our holiday cards to remember our recovering soldiers by sending them a card. <BR> <BR> Address: <BR> <BR> A Recovering American Soldier <BR> c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center <BR> 6900 Georgia Avenue NW <BR> Washington, DC 20307-5001 <BR> <BR> Please feel free to post this on all your SP forums and pass it along. <BR> <BR> Thank you, <BR> Sherry Thu, 13 Nov 2008 11:09:30 EST trans fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x20170386 Why are trans fats so prevalent? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Food used to be cooked with butter, or lard, but when research began to surface stating these saturated fats could increase bad (LDL) cholesterol, manufacturers began using healthier vegetable oils. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> However, liquid vegetable oils are unstable at high temperatures, and therefore hydrogenated oils, which are more stable, became more and more popular. The problem with hydrogenation is that it results in trans ... Thu, 13 Nov 2008 07:38:11 EST thanksgiving with out the weight gain post tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x20170236 10 Ways to Survive Thanksgiving Without the Weight Gain <BR> by Melanie Thomassian <BR> Wednesday, November 12, 2008 Related: Heart Healthy Diet <BR> 10 tips to help you make this Thanksgiving holiday a heart healthy holiday: <BR> <BR> <BR> #1 Don't go hungry <BR> Make sure you have a healthy breakfast, such as oatmeal, and a substantial lunch that day, so that you avoid feeling so famished you overeat at dinner. <BR> <BR> <BR> #2 Dinner plate rules <BR> It's not always possible to cont... Thu, 13 Nov 2008 07:29:00 EST diabetic info http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x20170151 Health News <BR> <BR> Aspirin Doesn't Guard Diabetics Against Heart Disease <BR> <BR> <BR> Print This Page Send to a Friend <BR> <BR> 11/10/2008 12:00:00 AM <BR> SUNDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Two large studies released Sunday cast doubt on the cardiac benefits of either low-dose aspirin or vitamin supplements. <BR> <BR> First, Japanese researchers found that low-dose aspirin did not reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in people with type 2 diabetes. <BR> <BR> Second, ... Thu, 13 Nov 2008 07:23:17 EST thanksgiving what are you doing and cooking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x20154208 well havent really decided on the menu, except the turkey for sure there me ,scotty, my bro and his son michael is 7 no appetite at all,,,,then after 2 over for desserts Wed, 12 Nov 2008 14:59:52 EST whole grains http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x20109949 Eat Whole Grains for a Healthy Heart <BR> by Pete at FoodFit <BR> Friday, November 07, 2008 <BR> <BR> Break out the brown rice! A recent study found that an increase of grain consumption and a decrease in the amount of high fat dairy and eggs in your diet can lower the risk of heart failure. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is great news for people already at high risk for heart failure and heart disease who are looking for a way to stay healthy with dietary changes in addition to other medical... Tue, 11 Nov 2008 08:33:05 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x19775932 Hi everyone I just join the team and just starting the low carb Atkins Advantage I learn that doing the low carb it help not to gain an lot of weight and I want to learn to do low carb recipes I am glad to have find this support team. <em>213</em> Wed, 29 Oct 2008 23:16:51 EST no sweets for 30 days (11/26 ends) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1550x14093x19730116 well thanks you for karen for answering someones blog, regarding no sweets for 30days, thats just what i needed!!!so i am gonna tag along , and aimee is also, if any one is interested join in...basically, we will just post here if we had sweets or not,you can add to yr post if youd like what u had instead of sweets, or a low carb substitute sweet, i think you all get it, Tue, 28 Oct 2008 13:27:51 EST 7 things to know about carbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x19707814 7 Facts to Know about Carbohydrates <BR> The Bottom Line <BR> By Laura Dolson, About.com <BR> Updated: October 8, 2007 <BR> <BR> About.com Health's Disease and Condition content is re1) Carbs = Sugar <BR> Except for the carbohydrates like fiber that aren't broken down into glucose before they get to the colon, all carbs end up as sugar. Starches, or complex carbohydrates, are just longer strings of sugar. The only question is how quickly the sugar makes it into our bodies. Does it cause a ra... Mon, 27 Oct 2008 19:53:18 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x19696034 Hi, my name is Kim and I'm new to this team. I have mostly lurked on SP but this year I decided that I needed to make a change, so Im here! Mon, 27 Oct 2008 12:56:54 EST Hello im now to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x19623546 Hi, <BR> My name is Cheryl and im new to this team ,and want to live the low carb way of life loose weight and start liking myself again Fri, 24 Oct 2008 13:43:17 EST some halloween candy and the carbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x19614012 Carbs and Calories in Halloween Candy <BR> Halloween Candy Unwrapped <BR> By Laura Dolson, About.com <BR> Updated: October 23, 2008 <BR> <BR> About.com Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by our Medical Review Board <BR> How much sugar is in that fun-sized Snickers bar? How many calories in that tiny pack of M&M's? Whereas full-sized packages of candy have the nutritional information on the package, the deluge that comes home from trick or treating usually does not. Here is th... Fri, 24 Oct 2008 08:43:16 EST SALSAS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x19591901 Jicama-Mango-Citrus Salsa * <BR> <BR> Serving Size: 16 <BR> <BR> 1 large mango <BR> 3/4 cup jicama -- diced <BR> 1 jalapeno -- seeded and finely chipped <BR> 1 cup mandarin oranges in water <BR> 1 cup grapefruit -- sections <BR> 1/2 teaspoon lime zest <BR> 1 teaspoon lime juice <BR> <BR> Peel mango over a large bowl to catch any juices that may drip. When peeled, remove as much flesh as possible and set aside. Continuing to work over the bowl, scrape whatever flesh clings to the p... Thu, 23 Oct 2008 13:23:31 EST keeping in touch with friends (optional) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x19439973 I,m in. <BR> <BR> kay nichols <BR> 405 tonawanda tr <BR> north little rock <BR> AR 72118 Sat, 18 Oct 2008 08:46:19 EST cauli rice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x19430898 is my method for making "rice" from cauliflower. If you haven't tried it, you must! It tastes very mild. It can be used under a sauce, such as crab imperial or chicken ala king, or as the base for a dish such as fried "rice" or a "rice" salad. It does NOT work well as a substitute for rice in casseroles where the function of the rice is to absorb liquid. Cauliflower is high in nutrients. <BR> Prep Time: 4 minutes <BR> Cook Time: 6 minutes <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 1 head cauliflower (or however... Fri, 17 Oct 2008 19:54:34 EST Pasta http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x19269758 Here's the recipe, it makes a ton: <BR> Macaroni and Cheese <BR> 8 tablespoons butter, unsalted <BR> 6 slices good white bread, crusts removed torn into small pieces <BR> 5 ½ cups milk <BR> ½ cup flour <BR> 2 teaspoon salt <BR> ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated <BR> ¼ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground <BR> ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper <BR> 4 ½ cups sharp white cheddar cheese, grated <BR> 2 cups gruyere cheese, grated <BR> 1 pound large elbow macaroni <BR> Heat oven to 375. Butte... Sun, 12 Oct 2008 16:02:19 EST trick or treat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x19132084 well halloween will be here for those who celebrate it,so i was thinkng lets come up with a list of treats we would like but the trick we get instead <BR> theres alot of ideas under dessets, cookies and candies,,,may be you have some ideas to share with us, what thr trick is instead of the treat,,,,;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;with all the candy laying around for halloween if you gave kids or give out to the kids how do you keep yr self away ffrom eating all the treats......... Tue, 7 Oct 2008 12:05:49 EST Hi I'm Gl new to your group and wanted to say hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x18964215 I did low carb for about 2 years LOVED IT never felt better but the the "evil" food's found there way back so today is a brand new day. I love to cook and got really good at fixing low carb great teasting meals, I make a mean breaded porkchop and no carb fun jello...Again just wanted to say Hey Wed, 1 Oct 2008 11:32:30 EST Hi I'm Gl new to your group and wanted to say hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x18964200 I did low carb for about 2 years LOVED IT never felt better but the the "evil" food's found there way back so today is a brand new day. I love to cook and got really good at fixing low carb great teasting meals, I make a mean breaded porkchop and no carb fun jello...Again just wanted to say Hey Wed, 1 Oct 2008 11:32:00 EST soy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x18928518 Soy and Your Heart: The Truth Behind the Hype <BR> by Melanie Thomassian <BR> Thursday, July 31, 2008 Related: Soy , High Melanie Thomassian <BR> Health Professional <BR> Dietician <BR> <BR> My interest in health care began at a very young age, eventually... <BR> <BR> Soy products have been a subject of regular discussion, and wide debate down through the years, and it seems that confusing claims about the benefits of soy are in abundance. <BR> <BR> So, what exactly are soy products... Tue, 30 Sep 2008 09:47:59 EST iron in yr diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x18927047 <BR> Are You Getting Enough Iron? <BR> Up to 8 out of every 10 teenage girls and premenopausal women are deficient in iron--the key carrier of oxygen through the body. The deficiency can result in fatigue, poor concentration and sleep problems. Most iron deficiencies go undetected because routine blood tests only check for anemia, the final stage of iron deficiency. If you suspect you might be low in iron, ask your doctor about a serum ferritin test; it's a more sensitive indicator of iron ... Tue, 30 Sep 2008 09:10:02 EST Salad Dressing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x18686700 Blue Cheese Dressing <BR> from The Best Recipe <BR> 1 head iceberg lettuce, cored and wedged <BR> 3 ounce blue cheese, crumbled <BR> 5 tablespoon buttermilk <BR> 5 tablespoon sour cream <BR> 3 tablespoon mayonaisse <BR> 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar <BR> ¨ù teaspoon sugar <BR> ¨û teaspoon garlic powder <BR> ¨ö teaspoon salt <BR> ¨ù teaspoon black pepper <BR> 1 cucumber, sliced <BR> 3 tomatoes, wedged <BR> Using a fork, mash the blue cheese and buttermilk together until the mix... Sun, 21 Sep 2008 23:56:46 EST Seasoning Mix http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x18680485 Taco Seasoning <BR> 1 T chili powder <BR> 1/4 t garlic powder <BR> 1/4 t onion powder <BR> 1/4 t crushed red pepper flakes <BR> 1/4 t dried oregano <BR> 1/2 t paprika <BR> 1 1/2 t ground cumin <BR> 1 t sea salt <BR> 1 t black pepper <BR> Mix together and add 3 T to make taco meat. Sun, 21 Sep 2008 20:10:47 EST New from TX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x18638549 I'm Denise and starting this WOE again. Need to lose at least 60 lbs. I'm excited about this for the first time in a long time. I look forward to meeting all of you. Fri, 19 Sep 2008 23:53:44 EST Prayer Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x18430886 I went to the wound care Dr Tuesday & he took me off my feet. Both of my legs are swollen, but one is about 1/2 again as big as the other. I have an open wound on my leg(the more swollen one) & have been going to him every 2 weeks for the past 4 months trying to get it to heal. But, it's only getting larger! it has to go down completely before he can consider a more aggressive therapy. The only way I can sit @ my computer is sideways, with my legs propped up on my walker, & that is very uncom... Fri, 12 Sep 2008 18:03:37 EST Exercise,when, how, and motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x18233761 i am having so much trouble with motivating my self for exercise what are people doing for there exercise and how do you motivate yrself, do you find it easier in the morning when you wake up? or do you exercise later in the day Fri, 5 Sep 2008 09:53:18 EST 8/27-9/2 our own personal challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1550x14093x17970673 im torn between a couple of challenges one is a big one getting the guts up to walk around the block and join the Y not to feel nervous about it Tue, 26 Aug 2008 07:12:45 EST Sandwiches, Rollups, etc http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x17930296 Chorizio and Monterey Jack Cheese Quesadilla <BR> <BR> I bought chorizio sausage in a link form to grill...grilled it and chopped it up fine... <BR> <BR> took a low carb tortilla and brushed with olive oil and put face down on baking sheet <BR> <BR> spread chorizio on it and sprinkled with monterey jack cheese and parsley <BR> oiled another tortilla and placed oil side up on top of cheese <BR> broiled in oven for 4 mins turned over another 4 mins for other side and cut in 4 it was rea... Sun, 24 Aug 2008 17:10:37 EST Pork http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x17928550 Fennel Crusted Pork Roast (my own recipe) <BR> Italian Fennel Crusted Pork Roast with Sweet Peppers <BR> 1 tablespoon fennel, ground <BR> 1 Tablespoons salt <BR> 1 Tablespoons garlic powder <BR> 1 Tablespoons black pepper <BR> 2 pound pork loin roast <BR> ½ Quart sweet marinated red peppers, cherry-kind from antipasto bar <BR> (called Peppadum at our store) <BR> Mix all rub ingredients. Rinse and dry pork. Roll in juices from peppers and roll in rub. Let sit for one hour at room temp... Sun, 24 Aug 2008 15:37:54 EST new from Illinois http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x17703235 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm new to the South Beach Diet. Last year I was put on an 1800 calorie low carb diet that is specific for hypoglycemia but recently my son and I went on the South Beach diet together because he wanted to try it. We made it to the end of Phase 1 without cheating and he lost 13 pounds and I lost 10 during that phase. We are gradually adding back some healthy carbs but I worry a lot about making bad choices as the first part was strict and this is much harder. There a... Fri, 15 Aug 2008 15:21:06 EST Packing low-carb lunches for the kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x17429550 Back to school. Packing low-carb lunches for your little learners POSTED August 5, 3:50 PM <BR> <BR> <BR> School?! was June the last time I looked. <BR> <BR> With school around the corner, parents are grappling for the first time with students and a low-carbohydrate, and possibly gluten-free lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Whereas in the past, we may have looked to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or the school lunches we were used to having kids purchase (what was that batter-fried stuff anyw... Wed, 6 Aug 2008 13:19:36 EST Chocolate chip cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x17370074 Low Carb Almond Sugar Cookies <BR> <BR> 1-1/4 cup almond flour <BR> 1 cup Splenda <BR> 1/4 cup butter, at room temperature <BR> 1 large egg <BR> 1 teaspoon vanilla <BR> additional Splenda, for decorating <BR> <BR> Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat. Stir together flour and Splenda. Blend in butter, egg and vanilla until well mixed. Form into 1-inch balls on a cookie sheet and flatten each with a fork. Sprinkle with additional Spl... Mon, 4 Aug 2008 18:45:52 EST 8/4-8/10 CARB CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1550x14093x17327189 MON 8/4 <BR> B:coffee <BR> <BR> L: <BR> <BR> D:baked haddock 1cp zuchinni 7carbs <BR> S:popcorn 14 carbs <BR> TOTAL CARBS 21 <BR> <BR> Tues 8/5 <BR> day 2 <BR> <BR> B: coffee <BR> <BR> L: <BR> <BR> <BR> D:sirloin steak, zucchini and snap beans 17 carbs <BR> <BR> S:watermelon 11 <BR> <BR> total 28 carbs <BR> <BR> WENS 8-6 <BR> Day 3 <BR> <BR> B coffee boiled egg <BR> <BR> L: <BR> <BR> D:bahed zucchini with parm cheese and sause 26 carbs <BR> <BR> S: <BR> <BR> THURS DAY... Sun, 3 Aug 2008 09:13:04 EST high fiber foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x17199328 High-fiber foods <BR> Looking to add more fiber to your diet? Fiber moves quickly and relatively easily through your digestive tract and helps it function properly. A high-fiber diet may also help reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. <BR> <BR> Here's a look at the fiber content of some common foods. Read nutrition labels to find out exactly how much fiber is in your favorite foods. Recommended fiber intake for women is 21 to 25 grams a day and for men is 30 to 38 grams a day. <BR... Wed, 30 Jul 2008 08:57:04 EST what is a low carb diet(mayo clinic) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x17199000 Low-carb diets <BR> Do low-carb diets give you an edge in losing weight? Can they help you lose weight safely and permanently? Here's what you need to know about low-carb diets. <BR> Definition <BR> Low-carb diets limit carbohydrates — for example, bread, grains, rice, starchy vegetables and fruit — and emphasize sources of protein and fat. Many types of low-carb diets exist, each with varying restrictions on the types and amounts of carbohydrates. Examples of low-carb diets include Atkins di... Wed, 30 Jul 2008 08:49:25 EST My Introduction to This Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x17188504 Hello Everyone! My name is Dawna and although I'm new to this team, I'm not new to a low carb lifestyle. <BR> <BR> A few years ago I went on Atkin's Low Carb and never felt better. But as anything goes, I got too confident and started gaining my weight back. No one's fault but my own. <BR> <BR> So since my mother became ill in April, (she is doing great now) and being so stressed, I lost 12 lbs in 5 days. I've decided that this wasn't going to be in vain and did a search for some kind ... Tue, 29 Jul 2008 21:39:33 EST fast, easy and low carb appetizer recipes... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x17145632 Does anyone have a fast, easy and very low carb appetizer recipe? I have a party to attend tomorrow with very little prep time. I wanted to create my own low carb B. L. T. but feat that preparing it a day early may cause wilting. Here it is if you are interested: <BR> Bacon slices cut in half and cooked <BR> Fresh baby spinach leaves <BR> several smears of mayo <BR> grape tomatoes <BR> <BR> Take a single spinach leave, smear a little mayo on it, place the cooked bacon (1/2 slice)on top, p... Mon, 28 Jul 2008 18:14:32 EST whats for breakfast (most imp meal) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x17073372 coffee, coffee, coffee bananna Sat, 26 Jul 2008 10:35:25 EST frozen meal recall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x16893665 An Important Lean Pockets Recall, and Veggie Danger Updates! <BR> <BR> Lean Pockets Recall! - The folks at Nestlé, makers of Lean Pockets, are recalling about 350,000 packages of their Spinach Artichoke Chicken Lean Pockets. These all have a "Best Before" date of Nov. 2009 and package codes beginning with 8144 544616. These products may contain pieces of plastic! DO NOT EAT THEM! If you have purchased recalled packages and/or have questions, you can reach Nestlé's consumer hotline at 1-800-3... Mon, 21 Jul 2008 08:45:54 EST are you meeting yr dietary goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x16804233 lets see if we can report in to see if we are meeting our goals that we have made for ourselves on a prev post,,,,, Thu, 17 Jul 2008 20:59:02 EST Newby in Missouri and feeling upbeat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x16790867 Hello, I'm new to Sparkpeople and this list. I feel very positive about joining the community as a whole and look forward to getting lots of good food ideas on this team in particular. <BR> Nina in SW Mo <BR> <BR> <link>www.simplesite.com/MulesMulesMules </link> <BR> <em>224</em> Thu, 17 Jul 2008 12:43:56 EST Newby in Missouri and feeling upbeat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x16790845 Hello, I'm new to Sparkpeople and this list. I feel very positive about joining the community as a whole and look forward to getting lots of good food ideas on this team in particular. <BR> Nina in SW Mo <BR> <BR> <link>www.simplesite.com/MulesMulesMules </link> <BR> <em>224</em> Thu, 17 Jul 2008 12:43:17 EST what are your dietary/ utrition goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x16784420 My goals are to eat as healthy as I can and continue to learn and make progress...... <BR> <BR> Carbs play such a big role in this process, the energy the feeling sluggish after having lots of carbs, i will continue to watch my carbs and learn more ways to keep them as low as I can for myself, they are also important in a diet, or a way of living, Thu, 17 Jul 2008 09:45:54 EST weighing food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x16723393 does anyone weigh there food???? <BR> <BR> which scale are you using Tue, 15 Jul 2008 12:50:49 EST New to the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x16223899 but not new to low carb. Actually, I am just now getting back into loving the low carb WOE. I did it with great success after my second child and even maintained for two year. After a cross continent move, I started putting the weight back on. Since then, it has been a struggle to get back OP for any amount of time. Right now, I am doing pretty well and SP has done a lot to help! :) Sat, 28 Jun 2008 10:29:23 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x16132908 Hello, my name is Jennifer. I am married with 2 children and I am new to this group. Carbs are my downfall and I am trying to limit my daily intake. I look forward in learning great recipes from you all and hearing how you work carbs into your daily menu plan. <BR> <BR> Wed, 25 Jun 2008 12:32:42 EST BBQ Sauce? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x16108890 Hello everyone, I am looking for a good low carb BBQ sauce. Anyone have a recipe to make your own home made sauce? <BR> <BR> I did find a sauce at Walmart Called K.C. Masterpeice Low Calorie Classic that has only 10 cals per serving and 2 grams of carbs per serving. Have not tried it yet, but will this weekend. Tue, 24 Jun 2008 18:21:20 EST Bread Machine recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x15952757 Gabi's World-Famous Bread <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 1 pkg dry yeast (Rapid Rise/Highly Active) <BR> 1/2 teaspoon sugar * <BR> 1 1/8 cup "baby bottle warm" water (90-100°F) <BR> 3 Tablespoons olive oil <BR> 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder <BR> 1 teaspoon salt <BR> 1 Tablespoon Splenda <BR> 1 cup vital wheat gluten flour <BR> 1/4 cup oat flour <BR> 3/4 cup soy flour <BR> 1/4 cup flax seed meal <BR> 1/4 cup coarse unprocessed wheat bran <BR> <BR> Pour yeast into bottom of ... Thu, 19 Jun 2008 11:54:00 EST A site with very low carb recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x15906275 I just had to share this with all my friends here. Hope you find something special. <BR> <BR> <link>www.dlife.com/dLife/diabetic-recipes<BR>.html </link> Tue, 17 Jun 2008 22:09:05 EST what to do about the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x15828426 well nothing seems to be working here, i really would like peoples suggestions, should we just forget it, just keep going as we are, forger challenges, try a diff method of approach, what would you like to see, help!!!!!!!!!!!!!more of that less of this, new suggestions, new discussions, Sun, 15 Jun 2008 14:20:15 EST Liking Lo-Carb http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x15742105 Hi I'm new to the group. I've been dieting pretty much ever since I can remember and have always struggled with low-fat diets and keeping my cravings at bay. I've lost weight at a snails pace over the years losing about 80 lbs during and since college. That's probably over about a 7 year span. In the past year I've gained and lost the same 5 lbs countless times I just couldn't break the 174 lb. mark. Recently I've been wanting to jump start things for my upcoming wedding in November and deci... Thu, 12 Jun 2008 09:47:22 EST Welcome to ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x15614919 CRYSTALCLEAR314. Hope you enjoy your adventure at Sparks and L.C.R. Plus. Have a great day. Jude <BR> Sun, 8 Jun 2008 00:37:28 EST Brand Sparkin' New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x15524205 I my name is Nicole, I cant wait to get started in this program, today is my first day and if I hold on to this level of enthusiasm, I know I will have no trouble reaching my goals! Hi all, and good luck to everyone. Wed, 4 Jun 2008 16:20:59 EST Carb Counting Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x15224244 Tomorrow May 26, begins one of our most exiting challenges.It will afford everyone a chance to learn more about themselves, by learning how many carbs are in the things we like to eat, & help us with our new, healthy lifestyles. This is a challenge that no low carber, maintaining or otherwise will want to miss! A sample post would be: <BR> <BR> Monday <BR> B - Oopsie roll- 1 carb <BR> Coffee - 0 carbs <BR> <BR> L - 1 lettuce roll-up <BR> water _ 0 carbs <BR> <BR> S - Roast Beef - ... Sun, 25 May 2008 22:59:55 EST Hi, I'm new to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x15196510 I'm Becky, long time low carber. I used to do Atkins, now I just do a general low carb WOE. I love trying new recipes, especially for sweets. It was nice to find this team! Sat, 24 May 2008 18:28:53 EST Low Carb diet help - and exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x15152298 any suggestions for adding fiber to my diet without adding too many carbs? the low carb thing worked for me in the past but I'm having a rough time this time around. The nutrition counter is AWESOME and is making me realize where i was missing the mark. <BR> <BR> Also, when exercising, what can I eat for energy b4 a 5+ mile bike ride that wont ruin my carbs for the day.......I felt a bit weak last ride. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions would be appreciated. <BR> <BR> Lora <em>304</em> Thu, 22 May 2008 23:34:31 EST BURGERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x14998608 The Cheeseburger Chomp <BR> <BR> PER SERVING (entire wrap): 193 calories, 3.5g fat, 864mg sodium, 29g carbs, 17g fiber, 4g sugars, 27g protein -- POINTS® value 3* <BR> <BR> Who needs a silly bun when you've got a ROCKIN' high-fiber tortilla? This burger-ific wrap rules! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 1 La Tortilla Factory Whole Wheat Low-Carb/Low-Fat Tortilla, Large (sometimes labeled Smart & Delicious Low Carb High Fiber) <BR> 1 Boca Meatless Burger, Original <BR> ... Sat, 17 May 2008 15:32:29 EST Congrats to XANADUREALM, JUSTJUDEATTUDE and DENISE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x14963980 <em>279</em> <em>279</em> <em>279</em> <BR> Congrats to XANADUREALM, JUSTJUDEATTUDE and DENISE for scoring the most Spark Points on this team for April. Go here to see the Leaderboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/sparkpo<BR>ints_leaderboards_community_individual<BR>s.asp <BR> <BR> XANADUREALM is currently in the lead for this month! Fri, 16 May 2008 01:46:45 EST Low-Carb Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x14934675 Hi, since I am new to the team, I would like to know what your carb goals are? <BR> When I started SP I was going with their recommendation of up to 325 daily... and I was hitting it. I have since changed my mind about that goal and am currently trying to come in under 100 per day. That's pretty high compare to what I've seen on some of the post in this team. So I am curious, what are your carb goals? Thu, 15 May 2008 01:20:10 EST Hi. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x14934606 Not sure where to post, so I posted twice. Hi, my name is Lynn and I have just been on a Low-Carb diet for a week. My calorie intake has really dropped because I don't know of too many foods with low carbs. I am hoping to get some ideas here. I've also volunteered to co-lead the team. I hope I don't let you guys down. <BR> <em>249</em> Thu, 15 May 2008 01:13:45 EST any health /nutritional ques or comments http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x14779383 just wanted to see if theres a need for a posting like this Fri, 9 May 2008 07:42:37 EST I HAVE A QUESTION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x14545783 hi, i was wodering am i still team co-leader. i just want to say hi. ton the team.becky.1976 <em>213</em> <em>252</em> Thu, 1 May 2008 12:39:51 EST A new way to post recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x14282741 Hi, all! Due to team members having trouble finding the carb counts for recipes, let's try posting them like this: <BR> <BR> No. Carbs Category Name of recipe <BR> like: <BR> 2 carbs Dessert Chocolate cheesecake <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> Directions <BR> Servings, cals, etc. <BR> <BR> I've posted a couple of yummy ones (Oopsies and chocolate candy) in that format in the recipe forum here, so you can see what I mean. <BR> <BR> The idea is: <BR> -- to make a... Wed, 23 Apr 2008 00:48:50 EST 3 carbs dessert Chocolate candy/syrup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x14282597 3 carb Dessert Chocolate candy with coconut oil <BR> <BR> 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder -- Ghirardelli is great <BR> 1 tbsp coldpressed organic coconut oil (can substitute melted butter) <BR> 3-4 packets Splenda, or to taste <BR> <BR> Boil water in microwave in a teacup or bowl. Place solid coconut oil in small shotglass or juice glass, and place glass in cup of boiling water. When liquified, add to a bowl of dry ingredients (cocoa powder and Splenda) and mix well. ... Wed, 23 Apr 2008 00:37:46 EST 1 carb Snack Oopsie rolls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x14282550 1 carb Snack Oopsie rolls <BR> 3 large eggs <BR> 1 pkg Splenda <BR> dash of salt <BR> pinch of cream of tartar <BR> 3 ounces cream cheese (not Tbsp!) Do not soften! <BR> <BR> Preheat oven to 300 degrees. <BR> <BR> Separate the eggs and add Splenda, salt, and cream cheese to the yolks. Use a mixer to combine the ingredients together. In a separate bowl, whip egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff (if you're using the same mixer, mix the whites first and then the yolk mi... Wed, 23 Apr 2008 00:34:53 EST Cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x14194706 Toasted Almond-Coconut Balls <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> * 1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds <BR> * 1/3 cup no-calorie, heat-stable granular sugar substitute (Splenda) <BR> * 1/3 cup unsweetened dried coconut flakes <BR> * 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder <BR> * 2 tablespoons butter, softened <BR> * 1 tablespoon water <BR> * 1/2 teaspoon vanilla <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> <BR> 1. Place almonds in a food processor. Cover and process until ver... Sun, 20 Apr 2008 11:46:13 EST HELLLO FROM NEWTON. KANSAS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x14172576 HI, MY NAME IS BECKY.JANTZ1976 AND I AM YOUR NEWEST MEMBER ANDI AM ALSO ONE OF YOUR COLEADERS. <em>249</em> <em>252</em> Sat, 19 Apr 2008 12:51:25 EST Prayer Request for Joyceann http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x14168917 Joyce & I briefly discussed her situation. she has many family "issues" going on plus her personal health, etc "issues". Please pray that these "issues will be resolved quickly & completely & that Joice will return to us the happy lady that we all know & love. MAY THE LORD BE WITH HER ALWAYS! Sat, 19 Apr 2008 10:38:27 EST Hate to Exercise? Try These Ideas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x13523441 Hate to Exercise? Try These Ideas! <BR> Fitness Ideas from SparkPeople's Message Boards <BR> -- By SparkPeople <BR> SparkPeople Sponsors help keep the site free! <BR> Are you the type of person who hates to exercise? You're not alone! If your motivation (or creativity) is lacking, try some of these workout ideas from SparkPeople members like you. They're simple, accessible and fun—you'll never dread another workout again! <BR> "I used to hate exercise, because I associated it with things tha... Sun, 30 Mar 2008 00:59:47 EST Are You Getting all the Health Benefits of Fiber? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x13519074 Are You Getting all the Health Benefits of Fiber? <BR> It's widely understood that if you eat more fiber, you'll be more regular. But fiber does a lot more for you than maintain regularity. Scientists now tell us that a high fiber diet can increase our chances of preventing and treating chronic and acute health problems: <BR> <BR> A high-fiber diet helps prevent constipation, diverticulitis and relieve the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. <BR> Fiber–rich foods can help you lose weight ... Sat, 29 Mar 2008 21:15:13 EST Is anybody there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x13472712 No one has posted, not even a recipe in 2 days? Is everyone out of town? Fri, 28 Mar 2008 02:22:13 EST LOW Carb? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x13231359 Hi everyone, <BR> I joined this group a little while back. I think it may have been just as the name change thing started. <BR> I must admit I've been a little confused... The picture of all the Dr. Atkins low carb books led me to believe that's what this group was about. <BR> Most of the recipes I've seen are way to high in carbs for me. (I try to stay at 20 -25 net carbs daily) <BR> I know there are lots a variations of Low Carb diets... maybe that's what I'm seeing? <BR> Is this a gener... Tue, 18 Mar 2008 22:58:13 EST Low Carb Easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x13215874 <link>lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/lowcarbhol<BR>idaymenus/a/lowcarbeaster.htm </link> Tue, 18 Mar 2008 11:49:01 EST Detox Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x13212875 What You Need to Know About a Detox Diet <BR> What is Detox? <BR> <BR> Detox, short for detoxification, is the body's natural, ongoing process of neutralizing or eliminating toxins from the body. Toxins (anything that can potentially harm body tissue) are transformed chemically to less harmful compounds and excreted via stools or urine. <BR> <BR> Sources of toxins include those produced in the body during normal functions, such as the ammonia produced during the breakdown of protein, and ch... Tue, 18 Mar 2008 10:20:46 EST A great link for low carb diet information http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x13199362 <link>lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/populardie<BR>tplans/Popular_Low_Carb_Diet_Plans.htm </link> Mon, 17 Mar 2008 20:33:21 EST Low-Carb Snacks - Quick and Easy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x12998296 # Celery with peanut butter <BR> # Celery with tuna salad <BR> # Hard boiled eggs <BR> # Deviled eggs <BR> # Dill pickles and cheddar cheese (no kidding, it’s a great combo) <BR> # 1/4 cup berries with 1/3 cup cottage cheese <BR> # Nuts (keep raw ones in the freezer if you think you’ll overeat them) <BR> # Sunflower seeds (get them in the shell so it will take longer to eat them) <BR> # Other seeds (How to Toast Pumpkin or Squash Seeds) <BR> # Low-Carb Trail Mix <BR> # Jerky (beef or turkey -... Mon, 10 Mar 2008 15:33:43 EST Sauces http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x12961878 Horseradish Sauces posted by XANA <BR> <BR> Creamy Horseradish Sauce Recipe <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 1/4 cup horseradish -- drained and squeezed dry <BR> 1/2 tablespoon sugar <BR> 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard <BR> 1 teaspoon white vinegar or lemon juice <BR> 1 cup heavy cream -- whipped <BR> 1/2 teaspoon salt <BR> 1 pinch paprika <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> Mix horseradish with the sugar, mustard, salt, and paprika until smooth. Gently fold whipped cream into mixture and chill... Sun, 9 Mar 2008 09:39:19 EST SPARK DIET http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x12941686 CAN SOMEONE TELL ME IN A SHORT VERSION THE ACTUAL CRITERIA OF THE SPARK DIET? IS IT LOW CARB, LOW FAT, PORTION CONTROL, ALL OF THE ABOVE? THAT IS PROBABLY THE ONLY ONE I HAVEN'T TRIED. I DON'T HAVE TIME TO GO THROUGH 8 WEEKS OF BABY STEPS. I WANT TO GET RIGHT TO THE NITTY GRITTY! THANKS. KARGIVER Sat, 8 Mar 2008 10:47:04 EST Something to make you smile or think http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x12895786 <link>www.frontiernet.net/~jimdandy/specia<BR>ls/sweettators/ </link> Thu, 6 Mar 2008 16:39:16 EST a new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x12876143 Hi sarahsmith5 here joined spark jan 08 and started at 235 now down to 220. Looking for a fun team to help with everything. Thu, 6 Mar 2008 00:23:52 EST Spice Up Your Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x12847436 spice really help me make dieting less boring. What is your favorite spice? <BR> <BR> This is a new one I recently tried: <BR> <BR> Curcumin, an ingredient in the curry spice tumeric, can reduce heart enlargement and may lower the risk of heart failure, Canadian researchers say. <BR> <BR> The scientists at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre of the Toronto General Hospital tested the effects of curcumin in mice with enlarged hearts (hypertrophy) and found it could prevent and reverse the condit... Wed, 5 Mar 2008 07:49:27 EST Let's Laugh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1550x14093x12845613 This is where we can all post things that will make us smile, giggle & things that are just plain silly! If laughter is the best medicine, well it's medicine time. <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>----------- <BR> <BR> Henry <BR> <BR> <BR> It was a small town and Mildred was the church gossip. She was the self appointed monitor of the church's morals and kept sticking her nose into other peoples business. Many members did not approve of her activities but feared her enough... Wed, 5 Mar 2008 02:56:59 EST chew on this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x12815300 <BR> CHEW ON THIS: <BR> March is National Celery Month. We prefer our celery stalks dunked in Vivi's Original Sauce Classic Carnival Mustard (the WORLD'S BEST CONDIMENT <BR> Tue, 4 Mar 2008 07:13:35 EST Deb and Joyce - what happened? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x12810253 Or is it just me? I see the name of the team as The Chat Room, but the intro is for General Low Carb Recipes. Deb Mon, 3 Mar 2008 22:48:37 EST What did you do today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x12803664 Today I rode my exercise bike for a half hour and lifted weights for about 15 min. I went to a TOPS(Take off Pounds Sensibly) meeting and was re-elected leader again. After, I came home and have spent the afternoon cleaning the house, My wife is in Texas for a week so I thought I might surprise her. Oh i also sat outside in the sun and read my book for a little while. This evening I plan on practicing guitar a little and watching television. <BR> How about you! What did you do today? <BR> <B... Mon, 3 Mar 2008 19:20:29 EST what did you eat today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x12803297 i had wheat toast with cottage cheeses and coffee for break fast,,,,,,, <BR> <BR> no lunch.....crackers for snack till dinner <BR> <BR> 18 oz of water and for dinner 2 baked chicken drumsticks and green beans Mon, 3 Mar 2008 19:05:02 EST Today's exercise was ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x12803056 What did you do for exercise today? Did you jog? Walk on a treadmill, or maybe walk around the block? <BR> <BR> I'll start, today was my day to go to the Y.M.C.A. I started off with an aqua aerobics class, then I went to the gym. I was tired when I got home, but it was a good tired! <BR> Now, who is next? <em>231</em> Mon, 3 Mar 2008 18:55:56 EST I'm struggling! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x12765766 Thanks, Deb, for the wake up email. I have been out of the country and got back one week ago. I haven't been on because I have been ignoring the fact that I have been unfaithful to myself and my commitment to get health! I am addressing my latest failures and starting fresh! Exercising is my biggest commitment this week and watching my portions and choices. Thanks for the wake up call! I, too, cannot do this alone. Come on team - let's encourage each other. WHAT IS WORKING FOR EVERYON... Sun, 2 Mar 2008 14:20:52 EST Thanks, I'm excited to be a member. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x12575524 I have already checked out some of the recipes and I look forward to trying them. They sound awesome! How do I add them to my favorites? Will need and look forward to the encouragement! I want to lose about 40 lbs. Sun, 24 Feb 2008 23:11:07 EST Is everyone feeling well? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x12557649 There has been so little activity on the board & so much flu going around, I wonder, is everyone ok? Sun, 24 Feb 2008 10:10:46 EST Feedback needed on new SP tool http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x12433804 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> We're working on a new feature for Teams and I'd like your feedback. <BR> <BR> We're going to create a way for leaders to set goals for their Teams. So you'll set a goal, your team members can choose to particpate or not, and if they do that goal will get added to their list of "other goals". It could be goals where they just have to check a box that they did it, or number goals (like to record how many miles they walked this week.) Then you'll be able to see how th... Wed, 20 Feb 2008 01:18:45 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x12388380 My name is Brooksie, and I am a carb-oholic. <BR> I'm 23 with 2 kids and a wonderful husband. I have been stuggling with my weight since elementary school. <BR> I decided to follow the Atkins diet when my dad told me how he felt and how much he has lost on it.He's lost 20lbs so far, and has been on it for about 3 months. More importantly he hasn't felt deprived for the most part. <BR> I am really happy to have found so many low-carb teams that have really low-carb treats, like brownies an... Mon, 18 Feb 2008 17:47:01 EST Hi! I joined SP today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x12360806 Hello everyone. My name is Kamie. I am married to a wonderful man, Dan. We had our first child, Sophie March of 07'. We live in Manitoba, Canada ~ 20 Minutes from the American border. I lost 28 lbs on the Carbohydrate Addict's Diet before getting pregnant. Now I am trying to lose those same pounds again and a few more. I am excited to get some new ideas of what to eat while following a low carb program! Sun, 17 Feb 2008 19:50:34 EST Five Diet Don'ts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x12341198 Five Diet Don'ts <BR> Change is never easy, but when it comes to your health it's worth it! Make sure you aren't making it harder than it needs to be, though. Here's how to avoid five common getting-fit flubs: <BR> <BR> Don't forget to plan ahead. You're hungry. It's late. Suddenly that fast-food drive-thru is looking like a good idea. But then you remember you have everything at home to make a quick, nutritious, and satisfying meal in minutes! Diet disaster thwarted! <BR> <BR> Don't ski... Sat, 16 Feb 2008 22:48:32 EST help needed for 'on-the-road' eating? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x12324231 heading south tomorrow & would really like to have some suggestions re: food choices when eating in restaurants. i have a tough time eating out & really don't want to gain because of this get-away. can anyone help me? <em>24</em> Sat, 16 Feb 2008 07:11:04 EST Hello! I just created my first recipe! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x12285423 I don't know why I"m so excited about this but.... I've been losing for about two months now, and I've been relying HEAVILY on Lean Cuisine and other packaged foods. I'm getting super bored with my food choices, so I've decided to branch out and start cooking! <BR> <BR> I went grocery shopping and whipped up a batch of Spaghetti with Shirataki noodles and a bunch of goodies, like olives and mushrooms, and it was great! <BR> <BR> I posted the recipe to share even though I'm sure there are t... Thu, 14 Feb 2008 19:06:37 EST FBI issues Valentine's Day Email warning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x12260780 http://www.emergencyemail.org/newsemergenc<BR>y/anmviewer.asp?a=283&z=1 <BR> <BR> <BR> http://search.atomz.com/search/?sp-q=val<BR>entine%27s+day+email+warning&sp-a=0006<BR>2d45-sp00000000&sp-advanced=1&sp-p=all<BR>&sp-w-control=1&sp-w=alike&sp-date-ran<BR>ge=-1&sp-x=any&sp-c=100&sp-m=1&sp-s=0 <BR> ------------------ <BR> snoops says TRUE! Wed, 13 Feb 2008 21:57:04 EST Salads http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x12187912 New Orleans Olive Salad <BR> <BR> Makes 4 servings, generous 1/3 cup each <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1 ½ stalks celery <BR> 2 pepperoncinis, stemmed <BR> 1 4-ounce jar roasted red peppers, drained <BR> 1 teaspoon dried thyme <BR> 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar <BR> ½ cup pimiento-stuffed olives <BR> eating well New Orleans Olive Salad Ingredients Cont. <BR> <BR> <BR> eating well New Orleans Olive Salad Instructions <BR> <BR> Pulse celery and pepperoncinis in a food processor until finel... Mon, 11 Feb 2008 18:41:34 EST Giants upend Pats in Super Bowl stunner (AP) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x11956882 Giants upend Pats in Super Bowl stunner By BARRY WILNER, AP Football Writer <BR> 1 hour, 37 minutes ago <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> GLENDALE, Ariz. - One perfect spiral and it was over for the New England Patriots. Forever, fans would remember who lost this Super Bowl, as much as who won. Eli Manning looked every bit like his older brother, throwing that beautiful fade route. Plaxico Burress backed up his brazen prediction, catching the 13-yard touchdown pass with 35 seconds left. And with that ... Mon, 4 Feb 2008 09:21:35 EST Quick & Easy Low Carb Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x11937925 <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/cookbooks.as<BR>p?cookbook=5643 </link> Sun, 3 Feb 2008 14:38:19 EST Quick & easy recipes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x11933704 I'm looking for really quick dinner ideas - like 15-20 min from walking in the door to eating. I have a few I like, but I'm getting bored. One of my standards is quesadillas made with low carb tortillas. <BR> <BR> Is there a place to find this on SP, or do you have any ideas for me? <BR> <BR> Thanks, Deb Sun, 3 Feb 2008 11:29:14 EST hello to all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x11928894 Hi, I thought I would pop in and say hello, my name is Michelle, 23, from NJ. I've been on atkins for 8 days now and have lost 7 pounds. (VERY happy about this "lifestyle") seems to be something i can stick with and do! It appealed to me because I was diagnosed from my blood work saying I was insulin resistant. And after many failed attempts at dieting, i needed something i liked and would stick with and not return to eating 600 calories a day of mainly carbs and slimfast...which with exer... Sun, 3 Feb 2008 06:44:31 EST Correct Carb Counts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x11919862 Question- I have lots of low carb recipes with the nutrition info. I have entered a few of those in my cookbook on here and the counts are different. Anyone know where there is a good place to get good nutrition information? thanks!! Sat, 2 Feb 2008 19:27:26 EST Lean Mean Protein http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x11591495 Did you know that making one small change in your diet can help you lose more than 6 pounds a year? Just by choosing a lean piece of meat over a high-fat one each day — skinless chicken breast over the same amount of prime rib, or 95 percent lean ground beef over 85 percent lean — you can do just that. <BR> <BR> The small savings in calories you'll make by replacing high-fat sources of protein in your diet with lower-fat ones daily can really add up over the course of a year — and make the n... Wed, 23 Jan 2008 12:40:57 EST Something for first time Low Carbers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x11532375 Helping Your Body Adjust <BR> Any time we decide to make a major change in something as basic as what we eat, we can expect a bumpy ride. It’s good to be well-prepared by following suggestions such as these. <BR> <BR> If you decide to follow a diet which has a very low carb phase, you may have other challenges as well. It’s important to know about some of the possible pitfalls ahead of time. That way, you will know what to do if you encounter these difficulties and you will understand the im... Mon, 21 Jan 2008 18:27:49 EST Inexpensive Low-Carb Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x11532326 Inexpensive Low-Carb Eating <BR> There's no doubt about it, eating low in carbs tends to make the grocery bill grow as we shun cheap starches and sugars. Is this inevitable? How can we eat in a way that is healthy for us without taking out a loan to do it? ` <BR> The Problem <BR> Processed foods high in starch and sugar are cheap, and have become staples of budget-conscious consumers. As a consequence, many of us have gotten used to eating a lot of low-cost starchy foods. But note that anyone... Mon, 21 Jan 2008 18:25:41 EST Question on Low Carb Lifestyle and Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x11448292 Hello. I have a question that may sound stupid but I have to ask. Somebody told me that just being on a low carb diet plan is not healthy for your kidneys - then drinking alot of water on top of it makes them work that much harder and is not good for you. Just yesterday I began decreasing my pop intake in increasing my water (though right now it is by using diet koolaid). She said that I was overloading my kidneys. Should I be concerned? Anybody know? Thanks! Fri, 18 Jan 2008 19:07:18 EST The Ultimate Good Low Carb Guide http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x11372442 Written by Elizabeth Daeninck, MS, RD <BR> Published in January 2008 <BR> (HealthCastle.com) Have you ever had a friend tell you that they were giving up carbs? Are you confused by all the talk of carbohydrates? If so, you are not alone. Read on to check out our good carb guide to help you load up on good carbs and cut back on bad carbs. <BR> <BR> Carb 101 <BR> <BR> Carbohydrates, despite their bad rap, are an essential component of a healthy, well-balanced diet. But what kind of carbs?... Wed, 16 Jan 2008 16:08:10 EST Low Carb By Necessity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x11347249 Hello all! I have discovered that my weakness is anything carb - chips, breads, pastas, etc. Since this is a lifestyle change for me - I realize I can not eliminate carbs - I do have them - I just have them in moderation. I have increased my veges and my fruits. The diet I follow is close to South Beach style. Tue, 15 Jan 2008 21:50:26 EST NSV (Non Scale Victories) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x11211619 Here we have the opportunity to post all of our diet related victories not related to # on the scale. Things like I said "No Thank You" to chocolate. Or, my Aunt is the best cook in the world, I especially love her apple pie. We ate @ her house & she made the pie just for me, but I only had a small sliver & no ice cream. Things like that. This is a place to brag! Let everyone know how well you are doing. <BR> SO LET"S HEAR IT FOR YOU! BLOW YOUR HORN! <em>215</em> Fri, 11 Jan 2008 17:21:59 EST SPARKAMERICA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x11206459 Hi Team!! i just signed up for the Billion minute fitness Challenge for SparkAmerica! <BR> Have you done it yet? it's a great opportunity to keep yourself motivated and the great thing is, you don't have to do any more than you already are! How cool is that??!! <BR> <BR> What is it? Put simply, SparkAmerica counts your fitness minutes to provide you with your individual total, as well as counting them towards your SparkTeams and the overall SparkAmerica total. <BR> <BR> <BR> How do I fi... Fri, 11 Jan 2008 14:16:04 EST SPARKAMERICA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1550x14093x11205280 Hi Team!! i just signed up for the Billion minute fitness Challenge for SparkAmerica! <BR> Have you done it yet? it's a great opportunity to keep yourself motivated and the great thing is, you don't have to do any more than you already are! How cool is that??!! <BR> <BR> What is it? Put simply, SparkAmerica counts your fitness minutes to provide you with your individual total, as well as counting them towards your SparkTeams and the overall SparkAmerica total. <BR> <BR> <BR> How do I fi... Fri, 11 Jan 2008 13:38:48 EST My introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x11202277 I recently joined SP and I am using low carbs (in moderation) to lose weight as well as get my health. I have many health issues and some looming on the horizon. I am trying to get ahead of them. <BR> <BR> I am married (37 years) have 2 grown children (no grandchildren sadly to say). I have worked at my company for 36+ years and I am ready to retire and possibly move down to North Carolina. I have had yoyo weight problems since I had my son 28 years ago. I need to learn how to eat healt... Fri, 11 Jan 2008 12:09:29 EST YOUTUBE MESSAGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x11147083 Hi everyone!!! I was just sent this youtube message and I wanted to share it because I found the message to be so powerful!!! I am actually trying to forward it to as many people as I can!!! It will lift your spirits! You have to listen to the whole message it is great!!! It made me cry!!!! Enjoy!!!! <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NZJz27cHJg </link> <BR> <em>46</em> Wed, 9 Jan 2008 20:44:37 EST Transform Your Life With Self-Love http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x11038548 How many of us have a problem with not loving ourselves the way we should or would a friend? I know I am guilty of that. This was in my e-mail mailbox this morning from a friend and thought I'd share it! <BR> <BR> <BR> Transform Your Life With Self-Love <BR> <BR> From now on, let every action, <BR> every reaction, every thought, <BR> and every emotion be based on love. <BR> <BR> Increase your self-love <BR> until the entire dream of your <BR> life is transformed from fear <BR> and... Mon, 7 Jan 2008 01:10:14 EST New here!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x11032090 Hi everyone,I guess I should introduce myself.I am a 39 year old. I am from the Ohio. I just start South beach diet. I need lots of help to learn about low-carb.diet. Sun, 6 Jan 2008 21:04:28 EST . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x10972709 . Fri, 4 Jan 2008 19:16:06 EST . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x10972662 . Fri, 4 Jan 2008 19:13:30 EST Holiday Fitness Challenge WINNERS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1550x14093x10970789 Are Rick, with 3 pounds or more lost, & Denise, with 2 or more pounds lost. Congratulations Rick & Denise. Your challenge will begin 1 week from Saturday. (Jan. 12, 'o8) Fri, 4 Jan 2008 17:46:53 EST Newbie Alert http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14093x10967041 Hi everyone,I guess I should introduce myself.I am a 30+ girlie from the UK.I want to lose around 20lbs in all and I am trying to cut my carb intake to help me along the way. <BR> I hope I can be of some support and help to you all. <em>200</em> Fri, 4 Jan 2008 15:23:48 EST Some links to check out. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x10901887 <link>www.genaw.com/lowcarb/recipes.html </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.geocities.com/cherilynn82000/New<BR>biepage.html </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.bestlowcarbs.com/index.html </link> <link>lowcarbohydrate.blogspot.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.geocities.com/recipesbybruce/Rec<BR>ipes_By_Bruce.html </link> <link>www.carb-lite.au.com/index.html </link> <BR> <BR> <link>recipecircus.com/recipes/SomersizinD<BR>ebB/ </link> <link>mysite.verizon.net/vzeehtdx/kevinssi<... Wed, 2 Jan 2008 16:17:01 EST How to Get Rid of Those Holiday Pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1550x14093x10880659 <BR> Shovel, rake, or mow your way to a slimmer you. <BR> No matter what season it is, there's always some yard work to be done. Take advantage of a snowfall and tackle your driveway or sidewalk several times that day. In the spring and summer, grab a manual lawn mower and trim your lawn. In autumn, rake the leaves in your front yard. Remember to use your arms and legs as much as possible and not your lower back so you don't injure yourself. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Get rid of the holiday go... Wed, 2 Jan 2008 00:43:01 EST Carb Question?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x10850471 When counting carbs. What is the diffrence between just carbs and net carbs on a label? Mon, 31 Dec 2007 21:42:55 EST HAPPY NEW YEAR 2008! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x10849330 May happiness be yours during his Season of Goodwill and may the New Year bring <BR> peace on Earth & blessings to all. <BR> <BR> .•*´¨) .•*¨) -:¦:- <BR> (&#9829; • Deb •&#9829; <BR> <em>283</em> Mon, 31 Dec 2007 20:12:44 EST Post-Holiday Letdown Can Be Avoided http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1550x14093x10805477 Post-Holiday Letdown Can Be Avoided <BR> <BR> Healthy diet, exercise are real blues-beaters, experts say <BR> TUESDAY, Dec. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a balanced diet and staying active are key to beating the blues this holiday season, say mental health experts. <BR> <BR> "I see more cases of depression in January than any other time of year," Dr. Gary L. Malone, medical director and chief of behavioral health at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth, Texas, said in a prepared ... Sat, 29 Dec 2007 15:51:33 EST A great site with diabetic recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x10782875 <link>www.dlife.com/dLife/do/recipe/Recipe<BR>Main?s_kwcid=ContentNetwork|645144083&<BR>gclid=CKO62r2gy5ACFReQGgodnmdsVw </link> Fri, 28 Dec 2007 10:07:48 EST 'Christmas Edition' of getting to know your friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1550x14093x10672911 Welcome to the 'Christmas Edition' of getting to know your friends. <BR> Okay, here's what you're supposed to do and try not to be a SCROOGE!!! <BR> Just copy this entire email and paste into a new blank e-mail that you can send. <BR> Change all the answers so they apply to you. <BR> Then, send this to a whole bunch of people you know and back to me! <BR> (It's the season to be cheerful!!! :-) ) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Bags <BR> <BR> 2. Real or Art... Thu, 20 Dec 2007 02:14:06 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x10667630 Hello,I thought I might introduce myself I am a 30something who has about 10lbs to lose,I try and watch my carbohydrates,I tend to eat a lot of soup and veggies. Wed, 19 Dec 2007 17:23:30 EST Tips to Control Carbohydrates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x10660307 Tips to Control Carbohydrates <BR> <BR> Carbohydrates are your body's main energy source, so it's important to include some carbohydrates at each meal and snack. There are 2 main categories of carbohydrates: <BR> <BR> 1. Simple carbohydrates (sugars) are found in sweets like candy, pastries, syrup, honey, jam and more. These carbs break down quickly, causing an extreme surge in blood sugar levels, which increases insulin release. Type 2 diabetics should limit these foods. <BR> 2. Comp... Wed, 19 Dec 2007 09:57:16 EST COOL WEB SITES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1550x14093x10649515 <link>www.urban75.com/Mag/bubble.html </link> Tue, 18 Dec 2007 16:50:42 EST MY CHRISTMAS GIFT TO YOU http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x10619899 As the holidays go into full swing I gift you with - A QUIET MOMENT. Stop, take a deep breath and slowly release your inner tension. Now, as you sit quietly, try and recall the true spirit of Christmas. The best gift we can give our loved ones, is ourselves. The memories we provide will live on in others while the dolls, toasters, big screen T.V.'s etc. will go the way of all things material. Take a quiet moment everyday and remember why you are on this journey and what it can mean to the liv... Mon, 17 Dec 2007 02:58:55 EST a place to chat .....lets talk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x10597772 i think this is a gd idea my self a place to drop in and just leave some thoughts, suggestions or just gen talk, a few people actually asked me to start this post, so here it its,,,,,,,,as far as the snow we got 10 inches, the highways in boston were terribel lots of people got out of work early , the state released people at 11am and buisnesss let people out at 1pm at the height of the storm when the plows got out the roads were allready full of cars so they werent able to plow properly lots... Sat, 15 Dec 2007 09:13:02 EST Burn Off Holiday Calories! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x10495980 Burn Off Holiday Calories! <BR> No Gym Time Required <BR> -- By Nicole Nichols, Personal Trainer <BR> SparkPeople Sponsors help keep the site free! <BR> Ah, the holidays are officially here! <BR> <BR> And as much as we look forward to them, and all that comes with them (the friends, the family, and of course, the food!) it’s hard to escape the stress that they also bring. <BR> <BR> "Exercise routine? Heh. Healthy eating? Forget about it." Sound like you? <BR> <BR> Between the cooking, clea... Sun, 9 Dec 2007 02:32:14 EST LET'S BE FRIENDS, INTRODUCE YOURSELF http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x10445938 We'd love to know more about you so we can get to know you better. Some of the things we would like to know are, are you married? How long? Do you have children? How many? What are there ages? pets? How old? Hobbies? My name is Deb, I'm 58. Divorced. I have 1 son, age 36(in Feb., 08)I have a 14 year old toy poodle who is the love of my life. My hobbies are going to the YMCA, keeping in touch with my friends by computer, & of course bathing, grooming & spoiling my dog Boo-Boo(Haloween ghost so... Thu, 6 Dec 2007 01:47:00 EST De-Stress in 3 Minutes or Less http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x10441298 De-Stress in 3 Minutes or Less <BR> Stop Emotional Eating Before It Starts <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert <BR> What is the single, most common problem that most dieters face when trying to lose weight? Will power? Nah. Temptation? Sometimes. Emotional eating? Bingo! That’s why it takes so much more than good intentions and information about nutrition and exercise to be successful. The ability to manage difficult situations and feelings effectively—without turning to fo... Wed, 5 Dec 2007 19:34:33 EST Putting the Cheer Back Into the Holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x10441121 Putting the Cheer Back Into the Holidays <BR> Have No Fear! Holiday Strategies are Here! <BR> -- By Mare Petras, Fitness Expert & Author <BR> SparkPeople Sponsors help keep the site free! <BR> Trick-or-Treat!!!! <BR> Over the river and through the woods…. <BR> Chestnuts roasting on an open fire… <BR> <BR> Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah or Kwanzaa – the Holidays have a way of triggering terror in the minds of anyone trying to diet. It seems the only ones who look forward to the j... Wed, 5 Dec 2007 19:21:15 EST Favorite Christmas Memories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x10389391 I have two favorites, When I was around 10, my dad was unemployed at Xmas and couldn't afford to buy presents. I remember him spending a lot of time in the garage before. We knew(us 4 kids)Xmas was going to be tight and was not expecting much. Xmas morning we were greeted with treats,smiling parents and gifts. My dad had made toys out of wood he had in the garage. He made me toy cars, and my sisters doll houses and little wooden dolls. I have to tell you, I had to stop typing a couple of time... Mon, 3 Dec 2007 10:02:24 EST A-Z Christmas Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1550x14093x10378304 Name anything A-Z that has to do with Christmas! Sun, 2 Dec 2007 16:48:01 EST Christmas Cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x10373601 Low Carb Almond Biscotti <BR> <BR> About 2 grams of carbs per cookie. <BR> <BR> 16 ounces sliced, blanched almonds <BR> 1 cup soy flour <BR> 1 teaspoon xanthan gum* <BR> 1 teaspoon salt <BR> 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon <BR> 1 cup vegetable oil <BR> 1 cup Splenda or Maltitol Crystals <BR> 3 large eggs <BR> 1 teaspoon vanilla extract <BR> 1 teaspoon orange extract <BR> <BR> Preheat oven to 325 F. Measure out 1 cup of almonds and set aside. In a blender, grind the rest of the almonds to make flo... Sun, 2 Dec 2007 10:45:32 EST I CHALLENGE YOU!!!!! POEM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x10317446 <BR> "EXCUSES" <BR> by: Sandy Izer <BR> <BR> Starting on Monday I'll diet or die. <BR> I'll eat celery and carrots instead of pie. <BR> I should cut down my calories to 1000 or so. <BR> Look out world I'm ready to go. <BR> Eat balanced meals without snacks in between <BR> Then soon I should not be afraid to be seen. <BR> Starting on Monday I'll diet or die <BR> But today I'll sneak in my last piece of pie. <BR> <BR> Then Monday arrives bright shinny and new <BR> I've bragged to ... Thu, 29 Nov 2007 02:26:48 EST challenge dec 1- dec 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1550x14093x10309824 Good morning team! What a great day to start a new challenge, This week starting Sat. Dec 1, we will have 2, yes, count them, 2 new challenges! <BR> They will run from Sat. Dec 1 thru Sat. Dec 8. <BR> I will post the winners at the end. <BR> <BR> The first challenge is simple. "Posting". Just post daily to this thread. Post anything you would like. tell us how your day is, just say hi, brag about your kids or grandkids, complain, anything, even just leave an icon to represent how you're f... Wed, 28 Nov 2007 16:47:05 EST Exercise Challenge Dec 1 - Dec 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1550x14093x10303362 ARE YOU READY TO RUMBLE!!!! <em>84</em> <BR> <BR> Good morning Team, This where you will post your daily exercise. Whether it be traditional exercise, <em>231</em> made up or just extra work around the house or job. <BR> Post the exercise you did plus how many minutes you spent doing it. <BR> Winner(S) will be posted at end of challenge. <BR> <BR> We can do this!! <em>244</em> <BR> Let's get in shape!! <em>84</em> <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone!! <BR> <BR> Joyce & Rick <em>216</em> Wed, 28 Nov 2007 11:11:58 EST Daily Posting Challenge Dec 1 - Dec 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1550x14093x10303095 This is the thread you will do your daily posting. Stop in and say hi, tell us about your day, or just leave an icon representing how you feel that day. <BR> Let's get to know one another! <em>220</em> <BR> Winner(S) will be announced at the end. <BR> <BR> Good Luck!! <em>224</em> <BR> Hope to see you here. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Rick & Joyce <BR> <em>244</em> Wed, 28 Nov 2007 11:02:35 EST HOLIDAY FITNESS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1550x14093x10242771 OK, Thanksgiving is over, but the "Season of Food", unfortunately, is still with us. On the Day Before T'giving we all promised ourselves that we were not going to pig out, but, for most of us, our resolve faded when faced with the feast. We all probably all gained about 5 pounds. So here is my challenge to everyone, drink 6 8 oz glasses of water daily, exercise & loose 5 pounds (or more) by Jan. 1, 2008. <BR> If you want to report in, fine, that will make for a lot of fun. But, if not, that'... Sun, 25 Nov 2007 02:46:45 EST OH MY GOSH, READ THIS, PLEASE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14093x10220407 READ THIS CAREFULLY,PLEASE: <BR> <BR> It came from CBS2.com <BR> <BR> Retailers To Recall Lead-Based Children's Jewelry <BR> More Than 500,000 Pieces Said Unsafe For Market <BR> CBS News Interactive: Toying With Danger <BR> Slideshow: Toxic And Troublesome Toys 2007 <BR> <BR> (AP) WASHINGTON More than a half-million pieces of Chinese-made children's jewelry contaminated with lead are being recalled, it was announced Wednesday. <BR> <BR> The recalled merchandise involves 205,000 pieces s... Fri, 23 Nov 2007 00:09:30 EST RECIPES FOR HOLIDAY LEFTOVERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1551x14093x10204735 Chicken Quesadillas <BR> Serves 4 <BR> <BR> 4 (10 inch) whole wheat tortillas <BR> 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast <BR> 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced <BR> 4 tablespoons chopped cilantro <BR> 1 cup Mexican style shredded cheese <BR> <BR> CONDIMENTS: <BR> Your favorite jarred salsa <BR> Sour cream <BR> Sliced avocado <BR> <BR> In a nonstick skillet, heat the tortilla over medium high heat, open faced for just a minute. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the cheese all over the tortilla, allowing ... Wed, 21 Nov 2007 14:50:35 EST