Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,182
8/30/12 9:50 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Here is the second recipe I liked. Enjoy.


* You might want to make first only half of this recipe. The whole recipe makes a large amount.
* 1/2 a cup serving is very filling. Delicious.

SPICED LENTIL AND BUTTERNUT TAGINE

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups brown lentils
2 medium tomatoes
1 butternut squash (1 - 1 1/2 pounds), peeled, seeded and cubed
1/4 cup olive oil ( I used less)
1 onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground turmerik
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon sugar (I used more)
4 teaspoons flat parsley, finely chopped ( I used much more)
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro

DIRECTIONS

Rinse the lentils in a slieve. Tip into a saucepan and add 4 cups cold water.Bring to a boil, skim the surface if necessary, then cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minuets.

Meanwhile, have the tomatoes peeled and chopped fine. Set the tomatoes aside.

Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the onion, and cook over a low heat until softened.
Add the garlic, cook for a few seconds, and then stir in the cumin, turmerik and cayenne pepper. Cook for 30 seconds, then add the grated tomatoes, paprika, tomato paste, sugar, half the parsley and cilantro, 1 teaspoon salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Add the drained lentils and chopped butternut squash, stir well, and then cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the squash and lentils are tender.
Adjust the seasoning and sprinkle with the remaining parsley, and cilantro.
Serve hot or warm.

Enjoy




I'll celebrate 10 years of maintenance on July 2nd, 2014!

Leader of W8watchers superb healthy recipes

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=10495


525 Maintenance Weeks
 
0
135
270
405
540
PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,182
8/30/12 9:15 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Here is the first recipe I liked. I don't havr points+ for it.

Cindy and Teresa
I hope yu enjoy the recipe as I did.

Teresa is a wonderful leader. Her talents are endless. She is very supportive.

I'm happy that you joined our team. Please let me know if you have any WW questions or orhers.
On the top of our teama's page, look for the food category called ; What's cooking this week. I posted there many recipes that I've tried and liked very much.
Also, you can read the first to topic called: How to find our tean's healthy recipes. It will show you many sources of recipes, motivation and much more.
I hope it helps.

CHICKEN WITH LEMON AND OLIVES

I've made this dish and it is really good. I'll make it again and again.
The combination of spices is magic.

INGREDIENTS
7 chicken whole-legs, skinned and cut ( makes it 14 pieces)5 cloves garlic, minced
about 1 -2 cups of low sodium chicken broth
3 inches stick of cinnamon
3/4 cup flat parsley, minced
2 tablespoons cumin, ground
1 large onion, minced
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger (I used more), or powder. I used fresh ginger.
1/2 teaspoon turmeric or saffron (I used saffron)
10-12 Greek kalamata olives (I used more olives)
3/4 cup lemon juice (I used less)

DIRECTIONS

Saute chicken parts with a little olive oil on both sides, until golden (in one layer)
Add the chicken broth,garlic, cinnamon, parsley, cumin, onion,black peppercorns,ginger, salt and turmeric (or saffron).
Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer until cooked (about 1 hour)
Add lemon juice to taste, add more if needed, adjust salt and serve.
salt to taste.

Enjoy




Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 8/30/2012 (21:17)
I'll celebrate 10 years of maintenance on July 2nd, 2014!

Leader of W8watchers superb healthy recipes

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=10495


525 Maintenance Weeks
 
0
135
270
405
540
HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,833
8/29/12 5:55 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon Cindy,
I am extremely grateful! I am glad you have some support and I am so glad you are back on track. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Teresa






~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Men's best successes come after their worst failures"

Henry Ward Beecher


 Pounds lost: 6.6 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
CINDYWAGNER1's Photo CINDYWAGNER1 SparkPoints: (143,032)
Fitness Minutes: (51,340)
Posts: 6,707
8/29/12 4:52 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thank you, Theresa. I have in the past lead some groups on Sparkpeople with some contribution and others NOT so much. So, I know all to well about that. I love the PP program and yes, I do get a little frustrated sometimes. I spoke to my leader the other week and she helped get me back on track. So, I will always be here to help others too when I can.

 current weight: 228.6 
 
266
249.5
233
216.5
200
HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,833
8/29/12 2:57 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon
Cindy, I applaud your efforts. When I began the team, it wasn't very responsive, and then, like,now, I dropped into a position of guidance. The long-term members, or those there when I began, have gone on to other things. Each new group takes some time to get involved, and some persistent work from the leaders and other members. I know it can be frustrating! emoticon I worked and worked until the team came together. Mimi, did also, but she has a busy life, and was away. Frankly, I am old school WW. and not familiar with the point system.
I have taken a different dietary route, and as you know, I have been working hard lately, to learn a new system. I was a newbie this time also.
Please be patient, and keep on keeping on. Eventually things do pick up.
I will try and pop in more often. Mimi often is available in the evenings.
Meanwhile, if there is anything you would like just pose it. Mimi, or I will get back.
The others will soon be providing all sorts of tips.
Best wishes,
Teresa


Teresa






~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Men's best successes come after their worst failures"

Henry Ward Beecher


 Pounds lost: 6.6 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
CINDYWAGNER1's Photo CINDYWAGNER1 SparkPoints: (143,032)
Fitness Minutes: (51,340)
Posts: 6,707
8/29/12 10:44 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Please share!!









Edited by: CINDYWAGNER1 at: 8/29/2012 (16:49)
 current weight: 228.6 
 
266
249.5
233
216.5
200
HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,833
8/29/12 7:39 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Mimi,
Your meals sound yummy! Looking forward to seeing those recipes.
I agree, the accountability helps with staying on track. For me, however, I do have some problems with the day after. I am most likely to routinely splurge on that day. I need to work on
this.
emoticon

Teresa






~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Men's best successes come after their worst failures"

Henry Ward Beecher


 Pounds lost: 6.6 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,182
8/28/12 10:23 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi Teresa and everyone

Why the best healthy day of the week is allways the day before weigh-in?....smile....
It's good to have salads in the refrigirator.
I made a new chicken recipe. WOW! My husband wants seconds and thirds...smile...
I'll post it.
I also made a recipe with butternut squash and lentils.YUMMY!

It was a great day.
Tomorrow I'll make sure that I don't overeat after the weigh-in.... what a pattern!!! I have to break this pattern! I'll break it!!!!!!!

Have a healthy week




I'll celebrate 10 years of maintenance on July 2nd, 2014!

Leader of W8watchers superb healthy recipes

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=10495


525 Maintenance Weeks
 
0
135
270
405
540
HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,833
8/27/12 3:35 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Happy and Healthy new Year!

Good morning everyone!

Welcome to our team's Chat Cafe.
We invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy chatting with us.
We are passionate about health and about living a healthy lifestyle!
The Outcome? We are losing the weight and keeping it off for a lifetime - ONE DAY AT A TIME!

ON PLAN/MOVE JUST FOR TODAY!

Please join our "one day at a time" mini challenge anytime, while following your own plan.

ONE DAY AT A TIME!
WE CAN DO IT!

Let's celebrate being "ON PLAN/MOVE" just for TODAY!

For accountability, please post your daily/weekly exercise/moving activities.





Yesterday is history,
Tomorrow is a mystery,
Today is a gift.
That's why it is called the "present".



Not on plan just for today?
Tomorrow is a new fresh day.
Congratulations on starting over.
Forget, forgive and move on!

Evaluate what caused you to slip, the situation, and where it might have occurred.
See that you can learn from your slip.

REMEMBER!!!
Slips should teach you, not defeat you!


Accept that sometimes itís going to suck. Despite your best intentions, there will be days when you fall into a bag of crisps. But long-term success is about persistence, not perfection. Itís picking yourself up when you fall, over and over again.
START OVER!


START OVER

If you've started out in pursuit of your goal
And you've really tried with your heart and your soul,
but somehow things got out of control---
START OVER.

When you've tried your best to do what you should
And you thought this time that you surely would,
But once again, you didn't do good---
START OVER.

When you've worked so hard to follow a dieters way
And you fought to win a victory each day.
But one more time you went astray---
START OVER.

When you've tried so hard to yourself to be true
And do the things that you know you should do,
But once again you failed to come through---
START OVER.

When the road to success seemed much too long
And each temptation was oh so strong
And once again you gave in to wrong---
START OVER.

When you've told your friends what you planned to do
And trusted them to help you through
But soon discovered it's up to you---
START OVER.

When you know you must be physically fit,
But your hope seems gone and you're stuck in a pit
That's not the time for you to quit---
START OVER.

When the week seems long and successes few
And at weigh-in time you're feeling blue,
Remember tomorrow is just for you---
START OVER.

To start again means a victory's been won
And starting over again means a race well run
And starting over again proves it can be done
So don't just sit there---
START OVER

~~ Author Unknown ~~




Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life!

*********************************

One Day at a Time

Whatever the goal we're pursuing,
no matter how rugged the climb,
we're certain to get there
by trying our best,
and taking One Day At A Time.

"Forever" is hard to imagine,
"the future" may seem far away-
but every new dawn
brings a wonderful chance
to do what we can on that day.

-Emily Matthews

........................................

After winter comes the summer.
After night comes the dawn.
And after every storm, there comes clear, open skies.
~ Samuel Rutherford ~
(1600-1661, Scottish Pastor)



*******************************

I saw the "NECKLACE (CHAIN) GAME" somewhere and I liked it.

tc...)

*** Please feel free to make adjustments and changes to the "NECLACE GAME" as you wish.

Congratulations on being On Plan, and if not, congratulations on starting over!

NOTE!
Please read Rule # 3 below. It's an excellent motivating rule to stick to your Necklace game, which means: sticking with your weight-loss journey.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE GAME

1. For every day you are ON PLAN (OP) you put in your necklace (chain ) the letter D ( for a DAY). So, if you are OP for 4 days in a row, your necklace looks like that: D - D - D - D

It's nicer to use the "EMOTICONS"

2. Once you are OP for 7 days, you change it to W ( For a week) .
Example: If I'm OP for 19 days, my necklace ( or chain) looks like that: W - W - D - D - D - D - D



If you prefer to wear a longer necklace, you can WEAR it this way too:( instead of a W for a week, put 7 "D"'S, like this: D - D - D - D - D - D - D-



3. If you are FULL MONTH OP, It becomes M ( For a MONTH). So, if you are OP 49 days in a row, ( on a 31 days a month),your necklace will look like that: M - W - W - D - D - D - D



RULES OF THE GAME .

1. It's a challenge for yourself , NOT A COMPETITION WITH OTHERS.

2. The first day you BREAK the necklace (chain), you start playing the game all over again , (only if you have used already all of your extra 3500 calories for the month : See Rule # 3), and build your necklace ( chain ) once more from the beginning.

3. RULE # 3 IS VERY IMPORTANT .
PLEASE READ IT !
IT IS A GOOD RULE TO HELP YOU STICK TO THE NECKLACE- GAME .
In order to learn NOT to be perfect, and in order To BE realistic,( we will always have days we are not OP) , YOU MAY HAVE ( if you choose to) UP TO 3500 EXTRA CALORIES each MONTH IN ADDITION TO YOUR regular diet.
You can still CONTINUE to built your necklace(chain)!

The idea here is that the extra 3500 calories amount only to 1 pound gain in one month period, while an average of 2-4 pounds loss per month is VERY reasonable with being OP.
You will still be AHEAD OF THE GAME at the end of each month if you need to add up to extra 3500 calories in a month, providing you are otherwise OP.

The second idea is that once you've built a large chain,( many days OP), you want to keep going building the chain,( rather than break it and start all the way from the beginning again), and rule # 3 allows you to do that , WHILE YOU CONTINUE TO LOSE WEIGHT.
4. Keep your own records.
THAT INCLUDES ALSO KEEPING RECORDS OF THE OPTION TO USE UP TO 3500 calories EACH MONTH. ( when we go off plan).
5. Post your NECKLACE (chain) every day.

I hope you enjoy the game.






Teresa






~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Men's best successes come after their worst failures"

Henry Ward Beecher


 Pounds lost: 6.6 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other W8WATCHERS SUPERB HEALTHY RECIPES Goals and Challenges Posts

Topics: Last Post:
May 31 On Plan/Move JUST FOR TODAY! 5/31/2013 11:30:53 AM
April 3 On Plan/Move JUST FOR TODAY! 4/3/2014 5:09:38 PM
July 19 On Plan/Move JUST FOR TODAY! 7/19/2014 12:35:21 PM
December 19 On Plan/Move JUST FOR TODAY! 12/19/2013 10:15:43 PM
May 16 On Plan/Move JUST FOR TODAY! 5/15/2014 10:52:32 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1993x10495x49650161

Review our Community Guidelines