Janine, lovey... take care. Keep your chin up and thank God, like I do, that they don't shoot hobbled people like they do horses! LOL We'd both be goners for sure, Kathy too, and today with her feet, so would Judy.... I am thinking water exercises today too. It's tstorms likely throughout this whole week so I'm hoping to use it as an excuse to go to the gym more.
rayve.... I always say what I mean. If I MEANT rat poison, I'd SAY rat poison! For a smoothienewbie, like you, I suggest the pumpkin pie smoothie or the apple pie smoothie. 1.5 c pure packed pumpkin 1-2 pkts stevia 1 c unsw. vanilla almond milk pumpkin pie spice to taste
or the same, substituting sugar free apple pie filling for the pumpin and just cinnamon and stevia
either of these is terrific in the morning, but the pumpkin one has lots of fiber that will fill you up for the entire morning.
Judy, love the pic this am. Here's a little secret..my ... dirty little secret.... You know, I'll try just about anything in the kitchen. right? I , have, never, ever , used raw ginger root. I see it in your pic and I know I should..... I know that just about every darned "recipe" for smoothies out there right now, has a slice of fresh peeled ginger root in it, but... I'm wondering about texture, can you help? Seems to me that this would have a woody, pulpy texture. Like chewing on a really dried up piece of bamboo shoot. Sorta, kinda, stringy.... am I close? I don't like stringy things in my smoothies. I've found that I cannot use any type of citrus fruits(other than canned mandarine oranges) or even pineapple because it just will not blend smooth
Please take some more downtime today... be a slug. Your foot won't get better if you stress it. Believe me. You do not want foot troubles to really take hold..... that kind of pain is almost unbearable. Take today off too if you can. Put your feet into some Epsom salts and just relax. Ah well... Breakfast fruit/veggie smoothie vanilla coffee w/ stevia x 2 water, but of course!
Lunch Same sort of smoothie, only different ingred's. water
PM snack 2 Tblsp PB2 w/ lg sliced apple
Dinner 1/2 lg chicken breast, pan fried in a little olive oil w/ ital. seasonings, diced over lg spinach salad w/ red onion, cukes and tomatoes w/ mustard/ff ranch mixed for dressingView Thread
Reboot weight April 7, 2014... 198 Goal 6-9 lbs loss per month, goal 135
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Judy, I am not an expert, I'm an EXPERIMENTOR! lol I am fearless in the kitchen and it helps to be a little weird
Rayve, I used to use yogurt, but the calories you get in that could go toward more fruits and veggies in your smoothie.....
As a liquid to help blend them up, use; 1 c of fat free vanilla almond milk, or soy milk (that is about 40 cal. per cup vs at least 100 for yogurt), most flavored teas can be made up and saved in the fridge (I use my Christmas leftover of Sugar Cookie tea) and are good in smoothies for no cal flavoring liquid, no sugar added fruit juice but only 1/4 c to 3/4 c water to cut sugar calories then get creative.... I freeze up bags of raw baby spinach, broccoli slaw mix and kale leaves I also freeze up overripe bananas cut in halves or sliced apple chunks avocado slices melon chunks grapes cherries overripe peaches, pears, etc. These are my "go to" items for smoothies I have also used sodium free canned carrots, beets, 100% pure packed pumpkin(not pie filling but in same aisle), sugar free apple pie filling, and any sugar free or in natural juice canned fruit
I always take 2 fruits and at least 3 veggies (or a mix like the broccoli slaw) in my smoothie to balance the fruit sugars w/ the healthier, lower cal veggies
Like this am... Smoothie 2 handfuls of frozen baby spinach, 1 c of frozen b.slaw, 1 unpeeled overripe peach that is sitting on the counter, 1/4 c nsadded apple juice, 3/4 c water, 1 packet stevia
I'm having another at lunch, which will have diced canned beets, drained canned carrots, undrained nsadded mandarine oranges, 1c unsw vanilla almond milk, 1/2 frozen avocado
It won't ever sound good. I promise. I know It's weird, but avocado, spinach, carrots , beets, even green,red, or yellow peppers mix with just about anything. For some reason, they just end up almost tasteless within the mix, unlike when they are on their own. So they are all good items for base ingredients. Celery and cukes... beware! they are probably the most obnoxious items to put into a smoothie. They just become overpowering bullies in them. Like ..... imagine putting onion in one.. yeh, that kind of bullying you don't need!
hugs be fearless, dahling.... you can't kill yourself trying something new
deshone, good food, real food, always works best. Diets arefor short term "quick fixes", but you will gain it all back and more because they are unsustainable for the lifetime of commitment . They are just too strict. Eat smaller portions, log your intake, do some walking....every day make small choices that reduce some calories, and you will lose weight.
rayve, that's why diets fail. It's all or nothing. Like they put a shock collar on you, so if you "step out of bounds" you get a reminder zap that you have FAILED. This is life... no one fails at life.
This health journey is like a road trip. You have choices all along the path, right? Right, Left, straight....no choice is necessarily wrong, but it will most assuredly show you something new and different from those other choices . The journey will end. It's what you make of it while you're in the driver's seat that counts.
LOL Michelle!!! Baby Huey is spot on for his description. If I could send you all a pr of slip flops I would...just get a super cheap pr of slippers at the dollar store even..then the .99 flip flops at wm. too freekin easy and , although it doesn't fix everything, it's bound to help some.
keet. I can't face it when it gets that bad. That's why I stayed in bed. Enough drugs, and at least I could pretend I was managing the pain.
Aus (and Kathy), yes super glue for the slip flops, cute name Kathy..very catchy.... make sure you get it all the way to the tips of the flip flop bottoms so you don't catch your toe on loose carpeting and trip. make sure they are stuck on good.
as for your drunken chicken cooker, Aus, they make the best grilled chicken, and the apple flavored beers dumped into a reg beer can add even more flavor.
Aus, I'm sorry you had to go thru the lower gi but once every 3 years isn't so bad for peace of mind, right?