SparkPeople SJP's WW Winning Outcomes Team Messageboard This is where I come during the week when I'm away from the WW meeting room to connect with my fellow friends. I encourage you to share. SparkPeople SJP's WW Winning Outcomes Team Messageboard SJP's 2014 IT's A NEW YEAR SO LET's START A NEW THREAD! <BR> <BR> Good Morning! <BR> Happy New Year! <BR> May 2014 be filled with Love Happiness and Health! <BR> <BR> <BR> {{Hugs}} and Love to each of you! <BR> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 08:11:56 EST SJP's 2013 Seems like I skipped a whole year. lol Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:19:08 EST SJP's 2013 Happy New Year!! <BR> <BR> May 2013 be our year that all our dreams come true!! <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone!! Tue, 1 Jan 2013 10:05:24 EST SJP's 2012 Thanks for the reminder Nancy <BR> <BR> Suzanne- I have some chocolate wine.. I'll share Wed, 4 Jan 2012 07:19:25 EST SJP's 2011 Thought I'd start a new thread for 2011. We had an even 800 posts. <BR> <BR> Also, there are some new recipes posted. I've been trying to find some foods that will inspire me to cook. <BR> <BR> Suzanne-I hope you made it through yesterday okay. I know how hard it is to get up and go to work with next to no sleep. Although my no sleep nights were not work related. I've been doing okay in that department lately. <BR> <BR> Ashley-How are you feeling today. Heard your tummy was off yes... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:43:15 EST Core Food List The following lists will take the guesswork out of grocery shopping. With these foods on hand, you'll have the basic ingredients for cooking Weight Watchers recipes and preparing simple meals. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fridge Staples <BR> <BR> Cheese: <BR> fat-free hard and semi-soft cheese such as parmesan <BR> fat-free cottage cheese, fat-free feta, fat-free ricotta <BR> <BR> Condiments/Toppings: <BR> mustard <BR> ketchup <BR> fat-free margarine <BR> fat-free sour cream <BR> fat-free mayonna... Thu, 21 Oct 2010 06:24:35 EST 2nd Annual Stafford Township PBA Local 297 5K Run Saturday, August 28, 2010 @ 9:00 AM local time <BR> Address <BR> <BR> St. Mary's Of the Pine Church <BR> 100 Bishop Lane <BR> <BR> Registration Closing Date <BR> <BR> Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 11:59 PM <BR> <BR> Brief Description <BR> <BR> Fast, scenic, USATF certified (NJ09025LMB) 3.1 mile course along the tree lined, quiet streets of Manahawkin and Cedar Run. All roads are closed to traffic. Two water and Orange stops. Mile markers for each mile. Strollers and baby joggers welcome.... Sun, 7 Mar 2010 06:57:04 EST Sprint For Life The Vic Pennisi Memorial <BR> <BR> 5K RUN & <BR> <BR> 2 MILE FITNESS WALK <BR> <BR> Saturday, April 3, 2010 <BR> <BR> <BR> This event is presented by: <BR> The Borough of <BR> Ship Bottom <BR> Long Beach Island <BR> PBA Local 175 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> New for 2010 - bigger & better after-race party at JOE POP'S SHORE BAR <BR> <BR> with music by CHRIS FRITZ <BR> <BR> Photographs supplied by Luigi Esposito Photography <BR> <BR> Ship Bottom Sprint... Sun, 7 Mar 2010 06:55:15 EST 7th Annual Eden Autism 5K <BR> <BR> Walkers, runners, and spectators - both young and young at heart -, join us Sunday, July 18th, 2010 (rain or shine) for the 7th Annual Eden Autism Services 5K Race and One Mile Fun Run. <BR> <BR> This popular fundraising event will be held on Sunday, July 18th, 2010 at Princeton Forrestal Village. With fun for the whole family, enjoy children's entertainment, food and refreshments. awards. and prizes. The race course is USATF certified and sanctioned, with water stops enroute. ... Sun, 7 Mar 2010 06:52:27 EST SJP'S~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~DAILY THREAD Seems I've been the one MIA lately. Sorry. <BR> <BR> Nancy-you must have hit the sunshine button when you landed down there. Enjoying this nice weather. Have a great time. <BR> <BR> Suzanne-I've been having a hard time lately with the sleeping again. Often, if I sit down at the end of the work day... I'm done. Ed's schedule is also playing havoc with my sleep schedule. Sounds like we need to have some girl talk though. Maybe later we can gtg. Sun, 7 Mar 2010 06:39:23 EST SJP's 2/28---3/6 I bought a brandy new tracker yesterday. And I tracked all day. <BR> <BR> I had to learn my lesson with dried fruit. I never buy the stuff. Last time I was south, I went to the indoor Produce place (near the Hamilton mall). I bought dried papaya. It's 2-3 pts per piece. And not a filling food by any means. At least not by itself. <BR> <BR> Nancy-totally forgot. I have an order here for you. <BR> <BR> Suzanne-whats going on? <BR> <BR> Ashley-your doing great!!!! Sun, 28 Feb 2010 05:34:36 EST SJP's 2/21---2/27 Can't believe the time already. I have been playing on the computer all morning. <BR> <BR> down to business, and get us started for the week. Sun, 21 Feb 2010 08:46:06 EST SJP's 2/14----2/20 Happy Valentine's Day my friends. I love each of you!!!! <BR> <BR> Ashley-I forgot to say.... no cursing allowed (s**w). how dare you. lol. I enjoy about the first 3 flakes of the season. After that, I hate it. <BR> <BR> There is a positive side to all this snow. Tic season should be a little better this year. <BR> <BR> Sun, 14 Feb 2010 06:15:55 EST SJP's 2/7/10--- --2/12/10 Get your coffee.... Get your tea.... Get your breakfast..... <BR> <BR> <BR> Now go outside and earn your AP's. Sun, 7 Feb 2010 07:32:28 EST SJP's 1/31----2/6 Getting us started for the week. <BR> <BR> Ashley-Missed you yesterday. Good to see you out having some fun. Enjoy. Just don't make it a habit of skipping out on Sat meeting. We just may have to come there and yank your butt out of <BR> <BR> Suzanne-hope not too much running around. Be safe. <BR> <BR> Nancy-It was cold out there. I ended up going out to Cherry Hill with my gang. Went to JoAnn's. <BR> <BR> Oh yeah... I remember going there before. For some reason, I thoug... Sun, 31 Jan 2010 07:22:50 EST SJP's 1/24----1/30 I can't believe we are at the last week in January already. Just where does it go??? <BR> <BR> Nancy-Avoning went well. Signed up 2 more Reps yesterday. I'm working on going from Unit Leader to Advanced Unit Leader. Get that set, then I can concentrate more on building and expanding my own store. Forever a work in progress. <BR> <BR> Going to clean today. then coming home and practice my organizational skills here. This house is a wreck. <BR> <BR> Suzanne-I think I will start wi... Sun, 24 Jan 2010 06:50:07 EST SJP's 1/17---1/23 Suzanne-that is so awesome for B! Congrats to you too. <BR> <BR> Ashley-you and your mom are so good at that. I can't seem to get planning meals for the week down. Think I'll sit down today and try again. <BR> <BR> Nancy-barely had a chance to say hey yesterday. Good seeing you. How was your week? <BR> <BR> Sun, 17 Jan 2010 06:35:04 EST SJP's 1/10---1/16 Suzanne-Ashley's right... your swimming, your doing yoga, your using a means of tracking. your doing all the right things. HUGS! I miss you. <BR> <BR> Nancy-did you get all your Hawkin errands done yesterday? lol <BR> <BR> Ashley-don't be kicking yourself friend. You've been doing great!!! The journal will get you back this week. You have tremendous inner strength. Sometimes I don't think you see that. Your compassion and supportiveness to help those around you is unending. I do... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 06:22:10 EST SJP's 1/3/10-- --1/9/10 Ooops..... already had to go back and change the year. wonder how long it'll take to get used to that one. <BR> <BR> Thought I was all done with this gtg stuff. The Barnegat gtg is tonight. Ugh! <BR> <BR> Avon appt at noon. Sun, 3 Jan 2010 08:10:00 EST SJP's Last of 2009 Ashley-I need you to get over here and rub off some of your OPness on me. I Need help. <BR> <BR> Kickin out 2009..... in with 2010 and get the job done. Sun, 27 Dec 2009 08:47:27 EST SJP's.......1 2/20----12/26 Christmas Week Ooops, did it again. Thank you Nancy. Sun, 20 Dec 2009 14:37:45 EST SJP's 12/13--12/19 Ok.... I'm slipping. Totally forgot to start us a new thread for this week. <BR> <BR> I'm feeling pretty good about myself this morning. And Mon, 14 Dec 2009 05:53:45 EST SJP's 12/6---12/12 Welcome to a new week. <BR> <BR> I'm sorry I missed yesterday's meeting too. I feel like I really needed it. The wedding was fun. <BR> I feasted at the table and the bar.... time to reel it back in. <BR> <BR> We're going to Toms River today. Starting with an Avon appt, but then we're going shopping. Kids are mad at DH. They went shopping for me yesterday. They came home, and he immediately gave me my present. I got a GPS thingy. I'm happy. <BR> <BR> Chat with you all later. <... Sun, 6 Dec 2009 05:28:47 EST SJP's 11/29---12/5 The break was nice. I so enjoyed seeing Doug. We kept busy watching circus, elephants, and tents on you tube. <BR> Was nice having total control of the meal. Yesterday I did major overhaul on my office and den. Moved Avon into the office. <BR> <BR> I plan on having an open house before Christmas. I have to make a decision on what date ASAP. My sister sells Country decor will prob be there too. Sun, 29 Nov 2009 06:10:05 EST SJP's.... ..."HAPPY THANKSGIVING" Do you have your plan set for your Holimeal? <BR> <BR> We are staying home. Doug is coming... Yeah!!!! I'm so excited. We'll have something nice, but I'm not going crazy. It's not about the food anyway. <BR> <BR> I'm torn today. Do the turkey trot, or stay home and get some much needed things done around here. What to do???? Sun, 22 Nov 2009 06:58:20 EST SJP's 11/15--11/21 New Week girls.... NO EXCUSES <BR> <BR> I made 0 pt soup yesterday. Haven't done that in a long time. DH even asked me if it was zero <BR> Also made the PB pie. yum <BR> <BR> Suzanne-completely understand the bittersweet thing. It's hard when our kids grow up on us. <BR> <BR> Nancy-meeting was about what our goals are. What will you do between now and New Years Day... 7 weeks left. And motivation. It's now something that is bestowed upon us.... it's about having a plan. <... Sun, 15 Nov 2009 06:46:38 EST SJP's 11/8----11/14 Good Morning Girls..... <BR> <BR> It's a new week.... and like Christine said, less than 8 weeks left till the new year. <BR> <BR> Have you thought about what SPECIFIC goal(s) to accomplish by then? Sun, 8 Nov 2009 05:06:05 EST SJP's Nov 1--Nov 7 Starting our week off for us. November already. Geez, wasn't it just summer? <BR> <BR> Nancy-are you finished Christmas shopping yet? <BR> <BR> Ashley-I did do one lap around my loop. Not what I wanted to do, but something. I will not tell my dh, but my one leg is killing me. I'll try wrapping it tighter today. Sun, 1 Nov 2009 05:17:58 EST SJP's Spooky Week 10/25----10/31 <BR> 10 Tricks to Avoid the Halloween Treats <BR> How to Enjoy the Holiday without Overindulging in Sweets <BR> -- By Sarah Haan, Registered Dietitian <BR> SparkPeople Sponsors help keep the site free! <BR> Children aren't the only ones getting all dressed up for Halloween. Your favorite candies and cookies are also donning orange and black wrappers and jack-o-lantern frosted faces. And they don’t wait for you to find them! These seasonal favors hit the shelves just weeks after Labor Day an... Sun, 25 Oct 2009 07:08:43 EST Links to good recipe sites<BR>dload&name=Topics&file=index Tue, 20 Oct 2009 04:38:20 EST SJP's 10/18----10/24 Kicking off the start of our new rainy week. What the hey.... will give me a chance to catch up on some Avon stuff. <BR> <BR> I was up yesterday... no comment <BR> <BR> Nancy-let us know if their on sale. they are good. I need to work in some more veggies this week. <BR> <BR> Ashley-I'm hoping the rain lets up at least to a drizzle today. I want to get it in today somehow. <BR> <BR> Suzanne-I have another Avon appointment to do on Tuesday in Toms River. I'm working on leadshare now.... Sun, 18 Oct 2009 07:22:09 EST SJP's 10/11----10/17 I can't believe how quickly the weeks are flying by. Already into the 2nd week of October. <BR> <BR> We decided to just keep it simple with Halloween decorations. I hope the boom box I have works. <BR> <BR> What new thing are you all going to do this week to keep from being bored on program? <BR> <BR> I need to work on my food choices. Actually, I need to start working on getting my stuff together the night before. I end up running around like a crazy person in the morning. ends u... Sun, 11 Oct 2009 06:35:12 EST SJP's 10/4--10/10 New Week. Yup girls, we can do it. Keep this momentum going. Soon, we will be the one's in the meeting room that others are jealous of. We will be "Results Not Typical." <BR> <BR> On the agenda today. Might take the kids to the trails for a walk. No running today, it's my rest day. Also, Dutchess goes for grooming today, finally. Clean up the house some, and put labels on my brochures. Leftover chili for dinner tonight. <BR> <BR> WTG girls on your WI's. Sun, 4 Oct 2009 06:40:32 EST SJP's 9/28 - 10/3 Oh my, can you believe we are just about done with September already? Guess I'm gonna have to do some other kind of active today. Maybe EA active. <BR> <BR> Mindy-do you mean my young driver? he's doing ok. We haven't driven in a couple weeks. <BR> <BR> Nancy-yes I did. I made stuffed potato's yesterday though... and meatloaf. <BR> <BR> Stuffed Potato's <BR> <BR> baby new red potatos <BR> turkey sausage <BR> red bell pepper <BR> green onion <BR> ff cheddar cheese <BR> parsley <BR> ... Sun, 27 Sep 2009 08:54:32 EST SJP's 9/20 - 9/26 Had a great time at my nieces' wedding last night. I feel pretty confident I danced off alot of what I ate. lol. I'll go check the stats. <BR> <BR> We're going to conti's farm today. I'll get some AP's out there. <BR> <BR> Have a great day girls Sun, 20 Sep 2009 06:53:03 EST SJP's 9/13-9/19 Good Morning all.... that coffee needs to finish so I can open my eyes. <BR> <BR> Sun, 13 Sep 2009 07:09:51 EST SJP's 9/6--9/12 I'm up. There are Yard Sales on my road today. We are one of them. Have lots to do before it starts. <BR> <BR> I tracked everything yesterday. WI day has always been the hardest. I tend to slack a little (sometimes way more than a little) on WI day. Having my fruit/veg smoothie helped fill me up big time. <BR> <BR> SuzANNe-I hope you took a sip of that wonderful sounding drink for each of us. I bought a box of flooring yesterday for my little bathroom. I can't wait to have a go at i... Sun, 6 Sep 2009 06:10:31 EST SJP's 8/30--9/5 Starting the new week before I forget. <BR> <BR> Nancy-I bought the new smoothie too. Haven't tried it yet. Ashley said it was good. <BR> <BR> Got my pantry cleaned out yesterday. I want to work on the spare room upstairs. Sun, 30 Aug 2009 05:58:28 EST SJP's 8/23--8/29 Yesterday was DH's BD. He said he didn't want to really celebrate. He just wanted new sneakers. So we did that, and I bought some pound cake. Thats what I ate for dinner. At least I put some sugar free strawberry perserves on it. <BR> <BR> Did day 1 of week 3 on C25K. walk 5, run 90, walk 90, run 90, walk 90, run 2 minutes, walk 2 minuts, run 90, walk 90, run 90, walk 5 minutes. Sun, 23 Aug 2009 10:35:35 EST SJP's 8/16--8/22 I forgot it was a new week. <BR> <BR> Finished with exercise for the day. <BR> <BR> FYI --- if you get channel 181 on comcast. It's Fit TV. I've see Giliad, step, yoga. Mon, 17 Aug 2009 08:06:49 EST 8/17-8/22 Hi all! <BR> Got allot of weeding done and the boys got shrubs pruned. Wow did the outside of the house get some work done. It needed IT! <BR> <BR> Got to get to work early today. Oh Joy.... but that means I'm out early. <BR> <BR> Ok see you later... <BR> Suzanne <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 17 Aug 2009 06:05:20 EST SJP's 8/9--8/15 okk here it is Sun, 9 Aug 2009 11:02:41 EST SJP's 8/2--8/8 I can not believe it's August. <BR> <BR> Nancy-is Bella ok? <BR> <BR> It looks extremely cloudy... hmmmm. I should get my but up and go walk now and get it over with. <BR> <BR> Heading in to brush my teeth. Put my shoes on, and head to the park. Any takers??????? Sun, 2 Aug 2009 08:00:12 EST SJP's 7/26 - 8/1 I think the worst of that thunder/lightening was north of us, but it did pour here. <BR> feeling better this morning. I do think, however, that I need to find some PT exercises for the lower back. Most likely sit ups. <BR> <BR> I think today would be one of those days to have that back up activity. <BR> <BR> This weeks challange--two fold..... <BR> 1. continue to track <BR> 2. exercise at least 30 more minutes than you did last week. Sun, 26 Jul 2009 06:23:57 EST SJP's 7/19--7/25 start of a new week. <BR> <BR> Ashley-maybe don't look at "starting over." Your still on program. Look at it as "turning your day (minute, second, ) around. Take a long hard look at what sabotages you. Work on changing the environments you can. Up your activity. And you need to go back and review your want/don't want list. Add to it. Look around the meeting room.... look at the "successful" people. what are they doing right to make them successful? Copy them. <BR> You can do this! ... Sun, 19 Jul 2009 06:38:13 EST SJP's 7/12/09- -7/18/09 oops.... thanks Nancy Sun, 12 Jul 2009 13:42:20 EST SJP's 7/5 - 7/11 We went to West Creek to watch Beach haven's fireworks. Was able to sort of see Atlantic City over the grass. Tuckerton's was nice and long. Wasn't that many people down there. <BR> <BR> I took almonds with me to munch on instead of junk food <BR> <BR> Ed went to our Target this morning to meet the people he was supposed to car pool with... they never showed. I'm taking the kids to the mall later Sun, 5 Jul 2009 05:51:02 EST SJP's 6/28--7/4 oops.... told you I was still tired. <BR> <BR> Good morning Nancy Sun, 28 Jun 2009 07:15:44 EST SJP's 6/21---6/27 Good Morning Girls!!!! <BR> <BR> What do you need this week to succeed? will you do it? <BR> <BR> Sun, 21 Jun 2009 06:14:04 EST SJP's 6/14--6/20 Good morning girls. <BR> <BR> Suzanne-I certainly hope nothing happens today so you can rest. Sounds like things have been totally crazy for you lately. <BR> <BR> Nancy-how did you do with eating and activity all day yesterday? <BR> <BR> Mindy-I love that your with us again. <BR> <BR> Ashley-how did everything go yesterday? I never finished my job till 7:30 last night. Was exhausted when I got home. The party was outside. did alot of trudging from the picnic area set up, up th... Sun, 14 Jun 2009 06:29:26 EST SJP's 6/7-6/13 I can't believe how fast these weeks are flying. <BR> <BR> Nancy-I missed you there yesterday too. I have your Avon. That gold ipod is pretty. <BR> <BR> Ashley-WooooooooooooooooHooooooooooooooo<BR>ooooo!!!!!!! Sun, 7 Jun 2009 05:21:53 EST SJP's 5/31 - 6/6 Good Morning Girls~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> Fresh Starts today for many of us!!! Did you all go home and make your lists. I put mine on my blog here. Sun, 31 May 2009 06:22:20 EST Old WW Plan Info Original Core Food Plan: <BR> (copy and pasted from Journey2Fitness Blog) <BR> <BR> here's the jist of the core foods list as I understand it. I in no way guarantee this is correct, but please help me correct any misconceptions you notice, or I won't lose weight and I *will* get frustrated. <BR> <BR> It's NOT just like Atkins - Fruit! Whole-wheat pasta or brown rice daily! Conspicuous absence of fats! And if I can stick to it faithfully, I'm pretty sure it'll be successful, as well as good ... Thu, 28 May 2009 17:10:40 EST SJP's 5/23 - 5/30 good morning girls Sun, 24 May 2009 07:43:09 EST SJP's 5/17 - 5/23 a new week, and a new day. <BR> <BR> What a miracle it is that the next minute is a new slate to start over and make it right. What ever it is. <BR> <BR> Nancy-WTG on accepting the compliment. <BR> <BR> Ashley-sounds like that babysitting job was not your cup of tea. I know the accident took a toll on you friend. YOu have withstood the winds before --- you will get through this too. You can't cave now. Brush yourself off and snap out of it. Hugs! <BR> <BR> Suzanne-my blurry friend... Sun, 17 May 2009 06:02:35 EST SJP's 5/10-/16 Happy Mothers Day Have a wonderful day ladies!!!! <BR> <BR> Going over to moms later. Sun, 10 May 2009 05:30:39 EST SJP's 5/3 - 5/9 New week girls. What are you willing to do this week to succeed? <BR> <BR> I will continue to track and stop with the overkill on the snacks. Sun, 3 May 2009 05:41:21 EST SJP's 4/26 - 5/2 Yesterday was fun. Took me some time to cool down after that too. <BR> Not sure whats on the agenda. Need to do some laundry and clean. Figure out what I plan to eat for the week. Sun, 26 Apr 2009 06:47:37 EST SJP's 4/19 - 4/25 It's a new week. <BR> Here's to this being a much better week than last week. <BR> <BR> Suzanne-just saw your dh and ds's at wally world. Are you having fun shopping. <BR> Sun, 19 Apr 2009 15:21:02 EST SJP's Easter Sunday....... 4/12-4/18 oops..... I forgot Sun, 12 Apr 2009 08:32:18 EST SJP's 4/5 ---- 4/11 Sending Skinny Vibes to anyone wI today. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was fun. Some of us were talking.... We should set a once a month gtg walk. We could meet right there on Doc Cramer and walk the track there. Or go to the bike trail in Barnegat. Right after oone of our meetings would be great. <BR> If we go on Doc Cramer, we could do our town errands right after that. <BR> <BR> Sun, 5 Apr 2009 06:32:23 EST SJP's 3/29 - 4/ 4 Forgot to say I'm all registered too for the walk next week. Should be a fun event for us. <BR> <BR> If you registered for that web site when you signed up for this race, did you see the list of events all over the place. Wow Sun, 29 Mar 2009 07:03:08 EST SJP's 3/22- 3/28 Here we go .... so sorry girls. Don't know what I've been doing. Oh well. <BR> <BR> Here is a late start to our new week Mon, 23 Mar 2009 20:16:28 EST SJP's 3/15- 3/21 ok, here is our new week <BR> <BR> Nicole-tooth pain is the worst. Right up there with ear pain. you'll be better tomorrow. Hopefully coming home with some feel good stuff. <BR> <BR> Nancy-oh nice... I need a new deck, shed, rugs, flooring, bathroom, la, la, la, la, etc.... blah, blah, whatever.... enjoy!!!!! <BR> <BR> I did do the wii yesterday Sun, 15 Mar 2009 08:35:57 EST Walks, Runs, and other Outdoor Activities <BR> <BR> Roll call, who is going to do this one????? Wed, 11 Mar 2009 05:49:39 EST SJP's 3/8-3/15 Wow where is everyone?? Outside I hope. I'm going to go out and do something. Ihave been cleaning and doing laundry so need to get outdoors. It is gorgeous!!! <BR> <BR> I had a nice surprise this morning. The scale went down instead of up. Maybe I am starting to turn around. <BR> <BR> It was good to see everyone this morning. We should do that more often. Maybe even breakfast. <BR> <BR> Well I'm heading out. Didn't go to the zoo the kids were going somewhere else with their daddy. Sun, 8 Mar 2009 14:33:07 EST SJP's 3/1/09 - 3/7/09 Good Morning everyone <BR> <BR> Nicole-good to see you. Sorry to hear about no internet, but glad your back with us. Have a great meeting today. <BR> <BR> Ashley-Be careful on your treck today if your still going. will prob be a little slick and muddy. <BR> <BR> Mindy-thinking of you <BR> <BR> Pammie-how's it going girl <BR> <BR> Suzanne-hope your enjoying your time down there. So be careful coming home. Sun, 1 Mar 2009 07:22:48 EST SJP's 2/22 - 2/28 Good Morning!! <BR> <BR> Didn't see a new week thread, not sure how to make it a sticky topic Sue HELP!! <BR> <BR> Gloomy day, may take the kids to the arcade. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a good day went to bed with 2 points left, of course most Saturday's I skip breakfast because of WI and by the time I get home from WI and errands it is lunch time. <BR> <BR> Had the WW Blueberry harvest oatmeal was OK, not overjoyed with it, but it was good especially for something quick to get out the door... Sun, 22 Feb 2009 09:51:20 EST SJP's 2/15=2/21 Here's to a new week girls. Last week is over! <BR> <BR> Yes, I did gain. Not a big one. I can't dwell on it, have to move past and figure out what to do. I think in addition to counting points, I'm going to track on spark. I think I need to check my calories. <BR> I also have that long list of do/don't foods from doc for cholesterol too. And the foods you shouldn't eat because of thyroid. Just wish all the dam foods would be the same on one list or another. Some days I just am to... Sun, 15 Feb 2009 05:56:30 EST SJP's 2/8/09--2/14/09 Oh... the end of this week takes us to another traditionally known for chocolate day. make good choices girls <BR> <BR> Sun, 8 Feb 2009 07:01:01 EST SJP's 2/1/09 - 2/7/09 It's a new week girls. . . <BR> <BR> Yesterdays meeting really hit home. Not like it wasn't anything I haven't heard before, but yesterday it was almost like I heard it for the first time. <BR> <BR> "How bad to you want it?" "Do you want that __________more than your specific goal?" "What are yo willing to do?" <BR> <BR> "Will you do it?" <BR> <BR> This week....... pick one thing that your struggling with. Even one day, whatever it is, are you willing to work on that behavior? <BR> <... Sun, 1 Feb 2009 04:57:27 EST Vegan Baked Tofu <BR> <BR> Recipe by: Susan Voisin <BR> <BR> I use this tofu recipe for adding to stir-fries, rolling up in sushi, and serving with gravy on Thanksgiving. It's a great, easy all-around tofu recipe that even kids love (my daughter snacks on cubes of baked tofu). <BR> <BR> * 1 lb. extra-firm regular tofu (NOT silken) <BR> * about 1/8 cup soy sauce <BR> <BR> Preheat oven to 375 F. <BR> <BR> Slice tofu 1/4-inch thick. Brush each slice, back and front, with soy sauce and a... Sun, 1 Feb 2009 04:29:31 EST Pumpkin Recipes PUMPKIN LATTE" SUGAR FREE VERSION <BR> <BR> From the kitchen of ANNHALE <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1 HEAPING TBLSP CANNED PUMPKIN <BR> 2 TBLSP SUGAR-FREE VANILLA SYRUP <BR> 1 C SKIM MILK <BR> 1/2 TSP CINNAMON OR PUMPKIN PIE SPICE <BR> 1-2 SHOTS OF ESPRESSO (1/4 C ESPRESSO OR 1/2 C STRONG BLACK COFFEE) <BR> <BR> Instructions <BR> <BR> <BR> HEAT PUMPKIN & MILK, ADD SYRUP & CINNAMON. BLEND ON HIGH FOR ABOUT 20 SEC. POUR FLAVORED MILK INTO GLASS & POUR COFFEE OVER. DUST WITH PUMPKIN PI... Sat, 31 Jan 2009 04:42:22 EST PB2 1 frozen banana <BR> 1/2 cup ff plain yogurt <BR> 1/2 cup skim milk <BR> 2T ff/sf chocolate pudding mix <BR> 1T PB2 <BR> Mon, 26 Jan 2009 05:06:37 EST Salads HG's I Can't Believe It's Not Potato Salad! <BR> <BR> Faux-tato Fun! <BR> <BR> Wanna hear the coolest part about this recipe? There are NO potatoes in it!!! After all, the best part of potato salad isn't even the potatoes... it's the perfectly seasoned creamy goodness those spuds are hanging out in! This swap is so good, you'll fool EVERYONE... but don't feel obligated to let your guests in on our little no-tato secret. Shhhhhhhhhhhh... <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 1 large head cauliflower,... Mon, 26 Jan 2009 04:29:20 EST SJP's 1/25 - 1/31 Good Morning girls <BR> <BR> Green Diamonds and Exercise this week.... Go For It!!!! Sun, 25 Jan 2009 06:12:00 EST Pet Recipes and Links<BR>Recipes.htm <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 22 Jan 2009 06:50:35 EST Food Substitutes From: bunky (Original Message) Sent: 8/15/2005 8:17 PM <BR> <BR> EMERGENCY SUBSTITUTIONS: <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> For: 1 Tbsp fresh herb <BR> Use: 1/3 to 1/2 tsp dried herb (of the same kind) <BR> <BR> For: 1 clove garlic <BR> Use: 1/8 tsp garlic powder <BR> <BR> For: 1 egg in baking <BR> Use: 1 tsp cornstarch plus 1/4 cup water <BR> <BR> For: 1 whole egg <BR> Use: 2 egg yolks plus 1 Tbsp water <BR> <BR> For: 1 cup whole fresh milk <BR> Use: 1/2 cup evaporated milk plus 1/2 c... Thu, 22 Jan 2009 06:47:00 EST Say something positve about yourself today I feel empowered this morning. I am focused on right choices. I am moving toward my goal! Wed, 21 Jan 2009 06:42:10 EST BATCH Cooking- Recipes to last 4-5 Days Chicken ala King: <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 3 cups cooked chicken or turkey, chopped <BR> ½ cup green pepper, chopped <BR> ¼ cup onion, chopped <BR> ½ cup celery, chopped <BR> 1 jar (2 oz.) pimento (or chopped red bell pepper) <BR> 1 can (4 oz.) mushrooms pieces, drained <BR> 2 cans (10 oz.) cream of chicken soup (or cream of mushroom) <BR> 1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen peas <BR> <BR> Preparation: <BR> Combine all ingredients except frozen peas in Croc... Tue, 20 Jan 2009 06:06:21 EST SJP's 1/18- 1/24 Out of sink a little, with changing of the new day. <BR> <BR> BBL Sun, 18 Jan 2009 10:51:23 EST Week of 1/18 - 1/24---- "STICKY TOPIC" Hey Ladies---- <BR> <BR> I think I'm the first to start this week's thread...I don't know how to make it a 'Sticky Topic'...I think Sue has to do that part. I don't have the magical powers :) <BR> <BR> How was everyone's week? <BR> <BR> Let's get ready for a new week----new challenges ahead---new inspiration---renew your committment if you're struggling! <BR> <BR> I lost a like 2 lbs. or so, I didn't get to WI at yesterday's meeting because I had already WI for the week. I will work my bu... Sun, 18 Jan 2009 10:18:11 EST SJP's 1/11 - 1/17 I can't believe this week is over already. Wow! <BR> <BR> I did ok this week. Not perfect. I can always strive for it though. But I did ok. I tried my best to go for the green all week. And I did get my 3 days of 30 in. <BR> <BR> I added a new section under recipes this week. Actually 2 sections, and added to others. The one I'm pointing out is "Depression Cooking." If you know of any low cost foods that feed the family. <BR> I added some I found. Not all of them are WW frie... Sun, 11 Jan 2009 06:34:13 EST Depression Era Cooking If you have recipes that your parents talked about that they made during the Great Depression, please share them here. Sun, 11 Jan 2009 05:48:18 EST Seafood Roasted Shrimp and Orzo <BR> Kosher salt <BR> Good olive oil <BR> 3/4 pound orzo pasta (rice-shaped pasta) <BR> 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (3 lemons) <BR> Freshly ground black pepper <BR> 2 pounds (16 to 18 count) shrimp, peeled and deveined <BR> 1 cup minced scallions, white and green parts <BR> 1 cup chopped fresh dill <BR> 1 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley <BR> 1 hothouse cucumber, unpeeled, seeded, and medium-diced <BR> 1/2 cup small-diced red onion <BR> 3/4 pound good feta ... Thu, 8 Jan 2009 04:13:35 EST Side Dishes Cholay (Curried Chickpeas) <BR> <BR> Print Recipe <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 4 cups chickpeas (canned) <BR> 2 cups onions, chopped <BR> 1 tsp cumin seed <BR> 1 tsp salt <BR> 1 tbsp red or cayenne pepper <BR> 2 tbsp canola oil <BR> <BR> <BR> Nutritional Info <BR> <BR> <BR> Fat: 4.7g <BR> Carbohydrates: 22.0g <BR> Calories:159.4 <BR> Protein: 6.6g <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Saute onions in oil on medium heat until carmelized. <BR> Add cumin seeds and cook until fragrant. <BR> Add... Mon, 5 Jan 2009 04:46:58 EST SJP's 1/4 - 1/10 Hey all. Need to share this Spark Group with you all. I joined this morning. I think it's just the thing to motivate us all....... It's a January fitness challange. It starts today <BR> <BR><BR>s_individual.asp?gid=27524 Sun, 4 Jan 2009 06:16:18 EST SJP'S 12/28 - 1/5/2009 Just stopping in to say hi. On my way to the hospital. DH wanted to end the year with hospital food and the nurses. I'm tired so BBL if I get home early enough. Good news.....I'm down over 2 pounds this week. Sun, 28 Dec 2008 08:59:49 EST SJP's 12/28 - 1/3 Last week of 2008 girls. <BR> <BR> What are my immediate goals for the new year.... <BR> <BR> 1. I will not focus on what was, and where I still am...... I will focus on who I will be. I am skinny on the outside and healthy on the inside. <BR> <BR> 2. I am going to make a visual storyboard and hang it up. I am skinny on the outside and healthy on the inside <BR> <BR> 3. Not only am I skinny on the outside and healthy on the inside, I absolutly love to exercise. <BR> <BR> 4. One... Sun, 28 Dec 2008 06:12:53 EST SJP's 12/21 - 12/27 Another week.... and only 4 days till Christmas <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to seeing Doug. He'll be home Christmas Eve. <BR> <BR> See you all in a few Sun, 21 Dec 2008 07:49:00 EST SJP's 12/14 - 12/21 Well girls???? We all made it through week 1. Good, bad, or indifferent. <BR> <BR> Now, what will you do this coming week to make it better? What will you do this week to waylay the cookie pushers and treat monsters? what will you do to fit in some exercise. <BR> <BR> And most important..... as the stress of the season builds, what will you do to take care of you. What will you do to pamper yourself, and keep yourself from "stress eating?" Sun, 14 Dec 2008 06:30:52 EST SJP's 12/7 - 12/13 Today's the Day!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I feel like it's Christmas morning for crying out loud. I'm going to go hop in the shower right now. I can't wait to hear what all the new hub bub is. Sun, 7 Dec 2008 05:54:17 EST Drinks, Smoothies, Shakes, etc Fuzzy Navel Smoothie <BR> by jweitl5 <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 cup frozen peaches <BR> 1 small frozen banana (chunked) <BR> 1 cup orange juice (I make crystal light sunrise to make it core) <BR> <BR> Put all ingredients in blender and liquefy. Includes 3 fruit servings for the day! <BR> <BR> from aimees adventures Sat, 6 Dec 2008 04:56:35 EST Cookies <BR> Mini Chocolate-Chip Cookies <BR> <BR> <BR> POINTS® Value: 1 <BR> Servings: 24 <BR> Preparation Time: 10 min <BR> Cooking Time: 20 min <BR> Level of Difficulty: Easy <BR> <BR> Go ahead and grab a handful of these bite-size cookies. They might be little but pack a big chocolate punch. <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 2 tbsp butter <BR> 2 tsp canola oil <BR> 1/2 cup(s) dark brown sugar <BR> 1 tsp vanilla extract <BR> 1/8 tsp table salt <BR> 1 large egg white(s) <BR> 3/4 cup(s) ... Fri, 5 Dec 2008 03:38:41 EST SJP's 11/30 - 12/6 Getting us started for the week <BR> <BR> Glad we all made it through TD intact <BR> <BR> Nicole-It was all about family, your right. <BR> <BR> See you all shortly Sun, 30 Nov 2008 05:26:11 EST Someone is leaking the info.... wasn't me, lol How to Follow the Momentum™ Plan: <BR> eTools Core Plan® Followers <BR> <BR> <BR> * <BR> * Print <BR> * <BR> * Email <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> In recent years, Weight Watchers discovered that tracking food was not a fit for all people and in response created the Core Plan. For those meetings members who did not want to track, it offered a way to follow the plan and achieve weight-loss success by focusing food choices on particularly filling foods and body awareness. With ... Thu, 27 Nov 2008 11:12:47 EST SJP's 11/23 - 11/29 Another week done. <BR> <BR> Is everyone ready and "prepared" for Thanksgiving? <BR> I can't believe my mom will be making small changes to the menu to make it more WW friendly. There will be three of us at the table doing WW. I'm in charge of bring a WW friendly desert <BR> <BR> See you all in a while Sun, 23 Nov 2008 05:43:30 EST WEEKLY GOALS FOR WEEK STARTING NOV 16 My goals for this week are: <BR> <BR> 1. to drink atleast 8 glasses of water(as it gets cooler out I get bad at drinking) <BR> <BR> 2. get to the pool both Tues. and Thurs. <BR> <BR> 3. Use a little plate for dinner atleast three days if not more. <BR> <BR> 4. Track on spark everyday. <BR> <BR> 5. no soda during the week. <BR> <BR> 6. Be happy and like myself everyday. Sun, 16 Nov 2008 20:16:46 EST SJP's 11/16 - 11/22 Good Morning Girls..... <BR> Another new week. They are just flying by aren't they. <BR> <BR> I was flipping around this site yesterday. The one topic that kept hitting me in the face was "letting go and moving past." I read one girls' blog that practically brought me to tears. It was so incredibly inspiring and blunt at the same time. <BR> <BR> Exactly what am I holding on to that is stopping me? What are my obstacles? Whats holding me here? What am I afraid of? And just how badly ... Sun, 16 Nov 2008 04:21:48 EST Just saying HELLO! Hey everyone! I just wanted to stop in and say hello!!! I finally made it on here. I still have some finishing touches to do on the page. I'm actually really upset that there's no meeting tomorrow. I know i'm quiet sometimes but i still enjoy everyones stories. But i hope you guys had a great week and have a great week next week! see you next sunday!! Sat, 15 Nov 2008 14:07:47 EST Are you having a good day? Use this health resource page from SparkPeople to find out! <BR> <BR> <BR><BR>thy_lifestyle_scale.asp <BR> <BR> It's pretty cool. You punch in your total calories, fruits, veggies, water, exercise and sleep and it'll tell you how well you are doing. <BR> Sun, 9 Nov 2008 12:40:24 EST SJP's 11/9 - 11/15 Sounds like we all need to re-group this week. <BR> <BR> I just printed out my spark tracker for the week. Sat and figured the points for everything. Some days I was under points, some days over. Ends up I used 7 WPA's. And my scale says I'm up 2 lbs. <BR> <BR> What will I do about this. <BR> <BR> 1. While it's ok to have some treats, I need to not have so many. Practice what I preach, fill the *(*(*# boxes first. <BR> <BR> 2. I so need to move more. This week being off, I was s... Sun, 9 Nov 2008 06:08:17 EST Share Your Wii Console Numbers Here.... Hi Ladies and Gents... <BR> <BR> I shared my console # on the Wii Fit Challenge board. I figured since we all see each other each week, why not share our console #'s ?? Then we can play along together in the comfort of our own homes... Tue, 4 Nov 2008 13:23:07 EST Sue4's Christmas Hog Here is my hog. <BR> <BR> I am going to start with $.25 for each and $1.00 for scale per pound <BR> <BR> <BR> Here's our Daily Boxes: <BR> <BR> 8 glasses Water: <BR> 2/3 Dairy: <BR> 5 Fruits/Veggies: <BR> 2 Oil: <BR> Healthy Grains: <BR> Lean Protein: <BR> Exercise: <BR> Good Choices: <BR> Scale -/+: <BR> Something you need to do not listed: Sun, 2 Nov 2008 06:45:30 EST SJP's 11/2 - 11/8 Marybeth- <em>243</em> spaghetti squash is so delish too. Any particular way you fixed it? <BR> <BR> Sounds like we all could use some incentives. I think a challange is in order <BR> <BR> What do you all think of a Christmas Hog Challenge? There are 7 more weeks before Christmas. Why not work toward buying ourselves a little something for Christmas. <BR> You can use your own amount of money per week. Pay yourself for each you do daily. Add or subtract $$ for what you do at the scale... Sun, 2 Nov 2008 04:12:38 EST SOUPS and STEWS Creamy Potato Cabbage Chowder <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 (14 1/2 oz) can fat free chicken broth <BR> 3 medium potatoes, peeled, cubed (about 3 cups) <BR> 1/2 cup fat free skim milk <BR> 2 cups chopped cabbage <BR> 1/2 cup shredded carrot <BR> 2 tsp chopped fresh dill <BR> 1/8-1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper <BR> <BR> 1. In medium non stick saucepan, combine broth and potatoes. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 8 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Cool slightly. <BR> <BR> 2. Place 1 c hot ... Sat, 1 Nov 2008 06:15:28 EST FREEZER FRIENDLY and BULK Cooking Spicy Black Beans <BR> These beans are a base for many other recipes, including black beans and rice, black bean salad, black bean soup and black bean tostados (recipes to follow in next posts) <BR> <BR> I have TRIED this recipe. <BR> <BR> 1 lb. Dried black beans <BR> 5 cans (10.5 oz) cans low-sodium chicken broth <BR> 1 cup chopped onion <BR> ½ cup chopped green pepper <BR> ½ tsp pepper <BR> ¼ tsp cumin <BR> ¼ tsp ground coriander <BR> ¼ tsp ground red pepper <BR> 2 large cloves garlic, mi... Sat, 1 Nov 2008 06:01:25 EST 10 Ways To Get Inspired 10 Ways To Get Inspired <BR> <BR> 1. Cut out pictures that remind you of your own personal objectives in weight loss. Perhaps you'd like to look at a picture of yourself in a thinner state - or some other person whose body you feel you could realistically achieve. Post the pictures where you'll see them daily. The idea is to encourage yourself. Don't put something up that will make you feel that your goal is unreachable <BR> <BR> 2. Socialize with people who make good health a priority in t... Sat, 1 Nov 2008 05:16:22 EST Healthy Party Foods <BR> <BR> <BR> Healthy Party Foods <BR> Diet-Friendly Tips for Party Fare <BR> -- By Leanne Beattie, Health & Fitness Writer <BR> SparkPeople Sponsors help keep the site free! <BR> Everyone loves a party. There’s something about getting together with your friends that really helps you shed the stress of always trying to balance work and family. But with so many people trying to live healthier these days, finding tasty, diet-friendly food and beverages can be a challenge. <BR> <BR> Decidin... Sat, 1 Nov 2008 05:15:13 EST RICE and GRAINS All About... Rice & Grains <BR> Rice has gotten a whole lot more exciting since it’s been joined on supermarket shelves by grains once found only in health food stores. That means meals are more exciting—and healthier, too. <BR> <BR> Since the advent of low-carb diets, almost any starch has been viewed with a suspicious sidelong glance and heaping spoonfuls of guilt. But the truth is we crave those carbs—and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. When it comes to rice and other grains, there ar... Sat, 1 Nov 2008 05:13:42 EST Breads, Muffins, Baked Goods Zucchini Bread - Serves 8 @2 points each <BR> <BR> 1 1/2 cups grated Zucchini(squeeze out extra liquid put aside) <BR> 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce <BR> 1/2c. Splenda brown sugar <BR> 1/2c. regular Splenda <BR> 1egg <BR> Mix together the sugars, applesauce, and egg <BR> In another bowl mix together <BR> 1c. flour <BR> 1tsp. baking bowder <BR> 1tsp. baking soda <BR> 1tsp. cinnamon <BR> Mix these ingredients together and add to the sugar mixture. Stir until well blended and then add the Z... Sat, 1 Nov 2008 05:09:44 EST Quick and Low point Recipes/Snacks Egg White Omelet with Chives and Parmesan <BR> Coat a small frying pan with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. In a small bowl, beat 3 egg whites until frothy and pour into prepared pan. When edges start to firm up, top eggs with 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh chives and 1 teaspoon of grated Parmesan cheese. Fold the omelet in half and cook to preferred doneness; season to taste with salt and pepper. <BR> <BR> Smoked Salmon Rounds with Lemon-Dill Cream <BR> In a small bowl, mix 1 teaspo... Sat, 1 Nov 2008 05:05:58 EST Six Benefits of Eating Whole Grains <BR> <BR> <BR> Six Benefits of Eating Whole Grains. The Whole Grains Council says that people can't go wrong eating whole grains in everything from cereal in the morning to brown rice in their battle to ward off a list of killer ailments. <BR> <BR> For overall health benefits, nutritionists suggest eating three or more servings of whole grains a day. The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines a whole grain serving as any food containing 16 grams of whole grain. <BR> <BR> According to the... Sat, 1 Nov 2008 05:03:41 EST READ your Spark Mail You should periodically check your spark mail. It's located under TOOLS. Especially to see if anyone is requesting to be your friend. <em>223</em> Wed, 29 Oct 2008 05:28:06 EST Sauces, Dips, Gravies, etc... I want to try this sauce. What should I use it with? <BR> 8-oz plain fat free yogurt <BR> 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, shredded and drained <BR> 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar <BR> 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint or dill <BR> 1 clove garlic, minced <BR> Dash white pepper <BR> Dash salt (optional) Mon, 27 Oct 2008 05:41:51 EST HOLIDAYS Sweet Potato Casserole <BR> <BR> From the kitchen of GOTOBEDNOW <BR> <BR> Servings | 3 <BR> <BR> POTATO MIXTURE <BR> 1 1/2 cups sweet potato (peeled, boiled and mashed) <BR> 1/3-1/2 cup Splenda <BR> pinch of Salt <BR> 1/2 teaspoon vanilla <BR> 1/4 cup egg beaters <BR> 1/4 cup applesauce (optional) <BR> TOPPING <BR> 1 1/2 Tablespoon Splenda brown sugar blend <BR> 1 teaspoon butter <BR> 1 teaspoon flour <BR> <BR> Oven 350º. <BR> In mixer, beat together all ingredients of the Potato Mixture.... Mon, 27 Oct 2008 05:30:26 EST VEGETARIAN Vegetarian "Meat" Loaf <BR> <BR> Print Recipe <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1.5 cups dried lentils, rinsed <BR> 2 yellow onions <BR> 1/4 cup olive or canola oil <BR> 3 cups brown rice (cooked) <BR> 1 (6-ounce) can of tomato paste <BR> 1/2 cup ketchup <BR> 1 tsp marjoram <BR> 1 tsp sage <BR> 1 tsp garlic powder <BR> 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered <BR> 3/4 cup tomato sauce (or pasta sauce) <BR> Additional ketchup or salt to taste <BR> <BR> Nutritional Info <BR> <BR> <BR> Fat: ... Mon, 27 Oct 2008 04:32:44 EST FISH Tuna Burgers <BR> <BR> Print Recipe <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 2 cans chunk light tuna <BR> 1/2 cup breadcrumbs <BR> 2 eggs <BR> 1/4 cup chopped red onion <BR> 1/4 cup chopped celery <BR> 1 Tbsp lemon juice <BR> 1 Tbsp horseradish <BR> 1 clove garlic, minced <BR> 1 Tbsp olive oil (for frying) <BR> <BR> Nutritional Info <BR> <BR> <BR> Fat: 7.7g <BR> Carbohydrates: 13.2g <BR> Calories:311.4 <BR> Protein: 45.1g <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mix all ingredients (except oil) together. <B... Mon, 27 Oct 2008 04:31:46 EST DINNER Shepherd's pie with cheddar-spiked mashed potatoes (Core) <BR> <BR> Filling: <BR> 1 TBS olive oil <BR> 2 medium carrots, chopped (we subbed frozen peas) <BR> 1 c pearl onions (frozen or jarred; no need to thaw if frozen) <BR> 2 cloves garlic, minced <BR> 1.25 lb lean beef round, cut into 1" cubes <BR> 1 TBS all-purpose flour (not Core; 1 WPA) <BR> 1 tsp dried oregano <BR> 1/2 tsp salt <BR> 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper <BR> 1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes <BR> <BR> Cheddar-spiked mashed ... Mon, 27 Oct 2008 04:28:19 EST LUNCH Taco Pinwheels Recipe <BR> 2 packages (8 ounce each) FF cream cheese <BR> 1 package of taco seasoning <BR> 1 green pepper, chopped <BR> 1 red pepper, chopped <BR> 1 can of black olives, chopped <BR> 1/2 cup of minced onions <BR> 1 package of shredded Cheddar or taco cheeses <BR> 1 package of flour tortillas (8 count) <BR> <BR> 1. With mixer, beat together cream cheese and taco seasoning. Add green and red peppers, olives, onions and cheese. Beat until mixed well. <BR> <BR> 2. Spread on flou... Mon, 27 Oct 2008 04:20:38 EST VEGETABLES Supreme Squash Casserole <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 2 summer squash <BR> 2 zucchini <BR> 1 cup fat free ricotta cheese <BR> 1 cup 2% kraft shredded colby jack cheese <BR> 2 eggs <BR> 3 garlic cloves <BR> 1/2 large yellow onion <BR> 2 cups mushrooms <BR> 2 tbsp light Daisy sour cream <BR> cooking spray <BR> Add: salt, pepper, & cumin for taste <BR> <BR> Nutritional Info <BR> <BR> <BR> Fat: 3.8g <BR> Carbohydrates: 5.8g <BR> Calories:87.9 <BR> Protein: 8.1g <BR> <BR> <BR... Sun, 26 Oct 2008 19:28:55 EST BREAKFAST Pumpkin-caramel oatmeal (Core) <BR> Leftover barley or brown rice also work well, in place of the oats. <BR> <BR> 1/2 c quick-cooking rolled oats <BR> 1 c skim milk <BR> 1 TBS SF caramel-flavored coffee syrup (0 WPAs) <BR> 1 TBS SF maple syrup (0 WPAs) <BR> 1/2 c canned pumpkin <BR> 1 banana, mashed <BR> <BR> Combine oats, milk, SF caramel syrup, and SF maple syrup in a microwaveable bowl. Cook in microwave on high power for 1 minute and 45 seconds. Stir, and add pumpkin and banana, mixing ... Sun, 26 Oct 2008 19:22:58 EST Crockpot CROCKPOT TURKEY BREAST <BR> Printed from COOKS.COM <BR> <BR> turkey breast <BR> 1 packet of onion soup mix <BR> 1 can of cranberry sauce <BR> salt and pepper to taste <BR> <BR> Sprinkle salt and pepper (to taste) and the packet of onion soup mix on the top and bottom of turkey breast. <BR> Add cranberry sauce to top of turkey breast and cook in crockpot on low overnight (8 hours) or for three to four hours on high. <BR> . . . . . . . . . . Sun, 26 Oct 2008 07:21:36 EST Desserts Mug Cake <BR> <BR> Small cupcake: 2 TBL cake mix to 1 TBL soda pop (or pumpkin, applesauce, or yogurt): Can be made in a dixie cup or coffee cup and microwaved about 1 minute. Sun, 26 Oct 2008 07:18:13 EST SJP's 10/26-11/1 It's a new week girls. I'm feeling the need to gather all my inner strength to get through the next few months of holiday stuff. <BR> <BR> Why don't we make our challange this week be sharing ideas to get thru the season with not just "getting trough," but getting through with a loss on the scale. <BR> <BR> What helps you to avoid the candy. <BR> What helps you to choose healthier food and recipes? <BR> What motivates You? <BR> <BR> Share..... Sun, 26 Oct 2008 07:08:12 EST Temporary I'm contemplating using this for items from the other site I don't have a place to put at the moment. Many recipes I can find already on Spark Recipes. Some I have to manually enter. I am more concerned right now of getting everything from there... to here. I'll worry about entering to spark recipes later. Sun, 26 Oct 2008 07:01:30 EST Use of Spark Sue <BR> <BR> Now that I'm really looking at the site, I just realized that while I was a member, I never created a page. Is that what I have to do to get my picture in (after I find one), and have you access my journal and recipes when I start putting them in. <BR> <BR> Thanks for your patience. Sat, 25 Oct 2008 06:52:11 EST I Need all your opinions please Majority Rules.... <BR> <BR> I'm in the process of trying to move all the recipes from the other site. Here's our choices. <BR> <BR> Categories right here. They would be read just like the messages are posted. YOu would go to Breakfast for those recipes... hit reply to add a new one. The same for each individual category..lunch, soup, dessert, etc. <BR> <BR> 2nd choice..... <BR> If you go to my spark page ( I believe if you click on my picture at the top of the page, you will go there... Sat, 25 Oct 2008 06:18:56 EST Home of the Forgotten One Pointers From Kippy <BR> <BR> <BR> Home of the Forgotten One Pointers <BR> <BR> I sometimes get stingy with my WPA. I forget I can have these things. Some of them make a nice add to an all-Core week. Some of them make it easier when you gotta grab and go. As long as you don't forget and start having all of them in a single day :) <BR> <BR> <BR> Breads and wraps: <BR> 2 small corn tortillas <BR> 2 small fatfree flour tortillas <BR> 2 slices reduced calorie bread <BR> 1 egg roll wrapper <BR> 1 slic... Fri, 24 Oct 2008 18:15:50 EST Winning Points Winning Points <BR> <BR> Included here are some tidbits about Weight Watchers' Winning Points program. Because Weight Watchers has stopped using this plan but some of our members prefer it, this page was created to keep track of that information. <BR> <BR> Point Ranges: <BR> <BR> Your Current Weight: <BR> <BR> Daily Points: <BR> Under 150 Pounds 18-23 <BR> 150 to 174 Pounds 20-25 <BR> 175 to 199 Pounds 22-27 <BR> 200 to 224 Pounds 24-29 <BR> 225 to 249 Pounds 26-31 <BR> 250 to 274 Pounds ... Fri, 24 Oct 2008 18:11:47 EST Health Remedies & Recipies Remedies 4 Sinus Problems <BR> <BR> Collection of natural and holistic remedies for preventing and recovering from sinus infections/sinusitis, including herbal and aromatherapy recipes. <BR> Herbal and Aromatherapy Recipes for Sinus Problems <BR> Learn how to help yourself naturally <BR> Below is an excerpt from our free ebook "Remedies 4 Sinus". The ebook has many more recpies (both herbal and essential oil recipes) as well as reflexology pressure points (illustrated) to help you prevent an... Fri, 24 Oct 2008 18:10:16 EST Outtatime Recipes Outtatime Recipes: You can make these in literally minutes <BR> <BR> Choose one or several (i.e. have soup and a potato, or <BR> soup and a salad, or salad and a potato, etc) <BR> <BR> Items marked * are not Core, but are minimal points if any <BR> Where I know where the idea came from, I've put credit in parentheses. <BR> <BR> <BR> Garden or wild field greens salad with a can or pouch of salmon or tuna on top; ff dressing or dressing made with 2 tsp olive or canola oil <BR> <BR> Spinach... Thu, 23 Oct 2008 06:02:43 EST Food Subsitutes EMERGENCY SUBSTITUTIONS: <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> For: 1 Tbsp fresh herb <BR> Use: 1/3 to 1/2 tsp dried herb (of the same kind) <BR> <BR> For: 1 clove garlic <BR> Use: 1/8 tsp garlic powder <BR> <BR> For: 1 egg in baking <BR> Use: 1 tsp cornstarch plus 1/4 cup water <BR> <BR> For: 1 whole egg <BR> Use: 2 egg yolks plus 1 Tbsp water <BR> <BR> For: 1 cup whole fresh milk <BR> Use: 1/2 cup evaporated milk plus 1/2 cup water, or 1/3 cup dry milk plus 1 cup water <BR> <BR> For: 1 c... Thu, 23 Oct 2008 04:56:19 EST Helpful Links - 3 Fat Chicks <BR> <BR><BR>wLife - Info on Wendy Plan <BR> <BR> - Nutrition info for Chinese Food <BR> <BR> - Aimeesadventures <BR> <BR> - worth poking around here.... yum <BR> <BR><BR>l - Once a Month cooking (you really have to check this out) <BR> <BR> - Dottie's W... Thu, 23 Oct 2008 04:53:26 EST Poems & Quotes The Goose Story <BR> <BR> Next <BR> fall, when <BR> you see Geese <BR> heading South for <BR> the Winter, flying along <BR> in V formation, you might <BR> consider what science has dis- <BR> covered as to why they fly that way: <BR> as each bird flaps its wings, it creates an <BR> uplift for the bird immediately following. By <BR> flying in V formation the whole flock adds at least <BR> 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own. <BR> <BR> People who share a common direction... Mon, 20 Oct 2008 05:24:55 EST Calories Is there a way to figure out how many calories I need to lose if I'm following core? <BR> <BR> Thanks. Sun, 19 Oct 2008 12:52:30 EST Overcoming the cookie Had the cookie in my mouth. Had my teeth touching the cookie on both sides, ready to bite. Don't know what made me stop, but I did. Asked myself just what I thought I was doing.... threw it away. Sun, 19 Oct 2008 06:29:02 EST SJP's 10/19--10/25 In case your here, I'm starting a tread here. I feel sad in a way to leave our MSN community. At the same time, I think that is is a positive move for all of us. It will give us many tools to access for our journey, as well as being private enough that we we won't have people lurking. <BR> <BR> You may invite anyone you like and feel comfortable with. You'll have to get me their email address so I can send them an invite. <BR> <BR> Not too bad of a week. Had a couple days in the beginn... Sun, 19 Oct 2008 05:47:38 EST Nancy I see your here..... Great!!!!! <em>250</em> Sat, 18 Oct 2008 10:05:13 EST Guess I'll be the first I'm the original Picky Manatee. LOL. I think I like Sue better. <BR> <BR> In case you haven't guessed-- <BR> <BR> It's South Jersey Piney's Weight Watchers Winning Outcomes. <BR> <BR> I'd like to invite you all to use this site to it's fullest potential, or just as much as you want. There definitely is enough here to to help you on your journey. <BR> <BR> And by the way.... What is your winning outcome? <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> <em>199</em> Sat, 18 Oct 2008 09:26:38 EST