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31 January 2011 @ 11:59 am
Another idea my friend came up with. These are quite filling for breakfast. We throw in the benefibre because it makes sure you're getting the right amount per day since I find it one of the worst nutrients to get the right amount of, and it helps in making you actually feel full longer. You can add it to pretty much any liquid.

In a blender pulse 1 banana until liquified. Add one cup of milk (I used 1%) and mix well. Add one scoop of the Slim Fast powder as directed, and one teaspoon of benefibre. Pulse again until all ingredients are mixed.

Calories: 400
Fat: 6
Carbs: 78
Protein: 19
Fibre: 9
Sodium: 328

I'm not using the Slim Fast for weigh purposes per say, it just also acts as another filler etc etc. I still eat all my other meals as per usual.

Yesterday a friend and I went to Shubie Park to walk her dog. It was like the perfect winter day. I might not hate winter so much if they were all like that. Sunny, warm, we walked for a good hour or more :)
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
28 January 2011 @ 10:43 am

I forgot to weigh in Wednesday, but here's my results from week 2!

Down 1 pound

Slow and steady...
Current Mood: sadsad
19 January 2011 @ 09:22 am

So it's been a week since I started trying to eat healthier. I did pretty good, for the  most part. I bought some 14 grain whole wheat bread, been having that and some fruit for breakfast, I made a huge chicken meal with a low fat pasta sauce and low fat cheese, left out the noodles, so had that for dinner/lunch for a few days.

My grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary was on Saturday so I'll admit I ate a lot more cakes and squares than I should have there, but other than that my choices have been good. In fact, maybe I should actually be eating more.

I've been under a lot of stress lately and find I have no appetite a lot. I'm trying to work on that too, since I know being happy and healthy in your mind is just as important.

Anywho, now to the most important part of this post:

I am down 1.6 pounds this morning.

Also, just so we know:
Convert kilos to pounds by multiplying the number of kilos by 2.2
Convert pounds to kilos by dividing the number of pounds by 2.2

PS- Glad to see you're posting now bb 
Current Mood: confusedconfused
16 January 2011 @ 07:05 pm
So, my first real post here. I have decided to upload a picture of my own mug, because I liked the way I looked back then and I would like to get there again. Also, because it makes it easier to see who is who on here ;)

Last week has been uneventful diet-wise with me being ill, but starting tomorrow I will actually really start. Like you, I have not set any time goals for myself because I don't want to put any pressure on myself. For me it's about making a lifestyle change, being healthier and happier.. and also prettier ;)  I am going to do the same thing Marlena (see post below) did.. I will start next week by replacing everything else I drink by either water or tea (or coffee when I really can't open up my eyes..). The week after that, I will start replacing bad carbs.. and so on. Gradually, I hope to change my lifestyle for the better.

I am also looking into doing Zumba, even though I am scared to start it. My condition is so bad right now, I have no stamina to even walk up a couple of flights of stairs.. lol. I don't want to think about me panting and sweating in a room full of skinny men and women, all Zumba'ing their asses off. But I know I will enjoy the dancing, and it's really good for me to get out of the house a little. It's time to go do something, so I will force myself to do it. I'm sure it will all work out :)
16 January 2011 @ 06:51 pm
One of my make up guru's has lost a lot of weight, and the way she did it really appealed to me. Stuff she says makes a lot of sense, and I will be trying it her way from tomorrow on. I especially love the part where she says to not try and change your whole lifestyle in one night, because you will be setting yourself up for failure.
I am also signing up for a Zumba class.. I need to get off of my lazy ass and do something ;)

Anyway, if you want to see her way:

13 January 2011 @ 06:44 pm
Just logging what I ate today...

2 slices toast
1 tbsp margarine

1 white bread kaiser
2 tbsp mayonnaise
1/2 cup shredded lettuce
1/2 cup sliced onion
3 slices turkey breast
1 medium chocolate milk

2 tuna tacos

Apple Sauce cup

Nutrition for the Day:
Calories: 1,276 (within range)
Fat: 60 (within range)
Carbs: 142 (under)
Fibre: 10 (under)
Sodium: 3,007 (over)
Protein: 49 (under)

Current Mood: okayokay
12 January 2011 @ 10:07 am
I weighed in this morning for the first time since November. I'm not going to post my weight here as I'm not going to focus on numbers anymore- I'm tired of the number game. I will be weighing in here on occasion to watch my progress and will post what I lose, if any.

I will state though that my ideal weight for my height, (I'm 5'8), and according to the BMI charts, would be between 130 and 160 pounds. I'm shooting for the 140-150 range.

I have chosen not to set a fixed date as a goal, or any particular weight as an end point simply because I know my habits, I know I get distracted, and instead of focusing on a "rush to the finish" I just want to live a healthier lifestyle, eat better, exercise more often and hopefully that will mean looking and feeling better in the end. I just want to be healthier in general.

Wish me luck!
Current Mood: calmcalm
12 January 2011 @ 09:52 am

These are a creation my best friend made, and as someone who doesn't like tomatoes or brushetta, the fact that I find these delicious must mean they're good- and don't be turned off by the name though- taco is simply a reference to the way we fold the pita :P

1 Whole Grain Tortilla (we use the flax kind)
3 tbsp jarred brushetta of your choice (we use basil flavoured)
1/4 can solid white tuna, broken up
1/2 -1 oz light cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Spoon 3 tbsps brushetta onto your pita and top with flaked tuna, cheese, salt and pepper. Fold halfway (like a taco) and place on a baking sheet. Bake at a low temperature until contents are warm and pita is crunchy on the edges.

Nutrition Information:
Calories 187.5
Fat 10.5
Cholesterol 12.5
Sodium 655
Carbs 19
Fibre 2.5
Sugar 2.5
Protein 8.5
Current Mood: calmcalm
11 January 2011 @ 09:36 am

I made corn chowder for the first time last night. This is a different sort of chowder recipe, as it has cayenne pepper in it, so it's a little spicy. I think I put a bit too much though so you might wanna be careful with it! Either way, it's quite good, and not too bad for you either.

1/4 cup onion, diced
2 tablespoons margarine
2 tablespoons flour
3 cups milk
2 cups cooked ham, diced
2 cups potatoes, cooked and diced small
1 1/2 cups frozen corn
1 (14 3/4 ounce) can cream-style corn
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt 

Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 1 hour 

1. Boil water; meanwhile peel and dice potatoes.
2. Boil for about 10-15 minutes (soft but not too mushy).
3. Meanwhile, dice up ham, onion, celery.
4. In a large saucepan, saute the onion and celery in butter until softened.
5. Stir in the flour and stir until well blended, then gradually add milk.
6. Bring to a boil while stirring until thickened, about 2 minutes.
7. Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
8. Reduce heat, cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Information:
Calories 230.2
Fat 8.1 g
Cholesterol 26.6 mg
Sodium 685.5 mg
Carbohydrate 29.8 g
Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
Sugars 7.2 g
Protein 11.8 g

*I'm sure the nutrition information can be made even better by using a low fat milk (I used 2% when I calculated the information)

Current Mood: calmcalm