January 4, 2011


Sorry it’s been so long…

So it’s been 67 days since I got married.  My weight was 152 pounds and I was so happy.  I had lost 30 pounds in 10 months with a lot of hard work.  So here I am 67 days later and 5 pounds heavier :-(

And I know why…

I have stopped exercising, I started to eat late at night again, and I haven’t been tracking what I’m eating.

So my new years resolution is to start it all over again, I mean I’m down 25 pounds from last Jan when I started working at being healthy, I just need to get back into the mindset and I would really really like to feel comfortable in a bathing suit this year and maybe even wear a bikini for the first time in my life!


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January 22, 2011


Breakfast!
They say it’s the most important meal of the day.  That if you don’t eat in the morning your metabolism doesn’t get kick started.  Most mornings I’m not hungry so I eat a little just because I don’t want to ruin my day by overeating later.  I started using Almond milk about a year ago, the difference you save in calories is pretty amazing… 1cup of 1% milk has 110 calories compared to Almond milk (the regular kind not flavored or anything) has only 60 calories per 1cup.  The taste might be something you have to get used to, but in cereal I actually think it’s better then regular milk.  I personally like the Almond breeze brand but this silk brand was on sale and they have a Dark chocolate almond milk that is SO good.  Even my dad likes it, and he doesn’t like almond milk.  So give it a try today and let me know what you think!

Breakfast!

They say it’s the most important meal of the day.  That if you don’t eat in the morning your metabolism doesn’t get kick started.  Most mornings I’m not hungry so I eat a little just because I don’t want to ruin my day by overeating later.  I started using Almond milk about a year ago, the difference you save in calories is pretty amazing… 1cup of 1% milk has 110 calories compared to Almond milk (the regular kind not flavored or anything) has only 60 calories per 1cup.  The taste might be something you have to get used to, but in cereal I actually think it’s better then regular milk.  I personally like the Almond breeze brand but this silk brand was on sale and they have a Dark chocolate almond milk that is SO good.  Even my dad likes it, and he doesn’t like almond milk.  So give it a try today and let me know what you think!


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February 1, 2011


Lunch and Dinner

For lunch today I made a salad…

1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce

cucumbers

4 slices turkey

crispy onions for some crunch and flavor!

I love the Ken’s light options dressings they are so low in calories and taste super great, the honey french is my favorite!

For dinner I made cheese steak pizza!  I love cheese steak pizza from the pizza place but yea it’s probably has like 500 calories so I made my own!

One small wrap- 100 cal

2 servings cheese steak meat- 200 cal

1 slice American cheese- 70 cal

1/4 cup mozzarella cheese- 70 cal

Total=440

I also used the elliptical for 20 minutes after work. 

Tomorrow I’m going to make Banana Oat Muffins so keep a look out for them!


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February 3, 2011


So I found this Oat meal in the supermarket. I didn’t buy it at first but when I was in the store the other day I saw it was on sale for only $1 I couldn’t resist!  I’m glad I got it cause the Strawberry flavor is really good!
It comes in a cool pouch that you just pour into your bowl and the pouch has a water fill line so you just fill the pouch with water, pop it in the microwave for 90 sec and done.  It’s fast super easy way to eat breakfast in a healthy way!
Serving size- 1 pouch
130 cal
15 fat cal
2 grams of fiber
3 grams of protein 

So I found this Oat meal in the supermarket. I didn’t buy it at first but when I was in the store the other day I saw it was on sale for only $1 I couldn’t resist!  I’m glad I got it cause the Strawberry flavor is really good!

It comes in a cool pouch that you just pour into your bowl and the pouch has a water fill line so you just fill the pouch with water, pop it in the microwave for 90 sec and done.  It’s fast super easy way to eat breakfast in a healthy way!

Serving size- 1 pouch

130 cal

15 fat cal

2 grams of fiber

3 grams of protein 

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February 5, 2011


healthy chocolate chip cookies!

No I’m not lying!  I got this recipe out of Double Delicious.  The new Jessica Seinfeld cookbook.  She uses chickpeas, applesauce, and wholewheat floor. (which I have never used before in baking)  They are not quite like regular chocolate chip cookies, they are more moist and muffin like.  But I think they are a great alternative and a healthier option to chocolate chip cookies.  (My husband and his friend loved them so I think they past the test!)

The recipe makes about 20 cookies.  The serving is one cookie- 135 cal, 20g carb, 3g protein, 5g total fat, sodium 135mg, 2.5g fiber.  You could make the cookies smaller so you can trick yourself into thinking you are having more by eating two small cookies then 1 big cookie.  If you do that I would use mini chips so there are more in each cookie.  You can find this recipe and a lot more in Double Delicious.  (Buy it at Target it’s 30% off!)

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February 21, 2011


Lemon Blueberry Muffins

I wanted to bake something today since I had off and I found a recipe for lemon raspberry muffins.  I didn’t have any raspberries, but I did have left over blueberries from the last set of muffins I made and they worked just as well!

Ingredients-

Directions-

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat 12 large (1/2-cup) muffin cups with cooking spray or line with paper liners.
  2. Use a vegetable peeler to remove the zest from the lemon in long strips. Combine the zest and sugar in a food processor; pulse until the zest is very finely chopped into the sugar. Add buttermilk, oil, egg and vanilla and pulse until blended.
  3. Combine whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Add the buttermilk mixture and fold until almost blended. Gently fold in blueberries. Divide the batter among the muffin cups.
  4. Bake the muffins until the edges and tops are golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack. Serve warm.

Nutrition

Per muffin: 185 calories; 7 g fat (1 g sat, 4 g mono); 18 mg cholesterol; 27 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 2 g fiber; 245 mg sodium; 42 mg potassium

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October 23, 2012


Have you heard or tried the new apple called Honey Crisp? I had never heard of this type of apple before and after trying one told my husband how amazing it tasted! I then read an article in Healthy living magazine about the honey crisp apple and how popular they are becoming. I can now find them in at least three different stores around me, I suggest them to anyone who loves apples down to the people who don’t. Let me know what you guys think! 

Have you heard or tried the new apple called Honey Crisp? I had never heard of this type of apple before and after trying one told my husband how amazing it tasted! I then read an article in Healthy living magazine about the honey crisp apple and how popular they are becoming. I can now find them in at least three different stores around me, I suggest them to anyone who loves apples down to the people who don’t. Let me know what you guys think! 

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