I'm so mad. I replied , but it wouldn't load. Maybe they don't want me to put in a pic of Rosie the Riveter. WHATEVER, WebMd!
I moosed out again last night and this time I payed for it. up .4 lbs. The really upsetting point of it is that I wasn't even hungry. Not at all, and still did it. Learning exp from this was.... Chocolate protein shakes are a no no at bedtime. They are sweet and chocolatey and I think that was the beginning of, and reason for, my moose-out. After the shake , I ate fruit loops and a Whole darned sandwich. again, I wasn't hungry after dinner at all. This was just eating to eat. AWFUL!!!! 50 lashes with a wet noodle for me.
Perk, though is that its going on 2pm and I'm still not hungry. This tells you exactly how badly I moosed last night.
2x coffee w/ unsw cocoa powder and stevia.. for some reason the cocoa doesn't make me have the hungries. Maybe it's because it's still a bit bitter with only one packet of stevia and no creamer (?)
Dinner tonight will be 2 tuna patties mixed fruit salad sliced cucumbers
I'll make hamburgers and fries for everyone else.
Late night snack if needed, hummus and a warmed hh pita. The protein and carb should help me curb any further grazing. At least I hope so.
Yay! Dinner was a smashing success and best of all, NO LEFTOVERS. I did the dump cake. Mixed the angel food and a non pudding recipe yellow cake mix. Used two cups total then ziplocked the rest for "personal microwave mug cakes" , for emergencies, lol. Perfect with the one can of sf apple pie filling mixed with 1 cup of sf cream soda, the 2 cups of cake mix, 6 pats of real butter (instead of a full stick) and ended up using a little over a cup of cream soda on top too. Still had a few dry spots, but DO NOT MIX! This is a dump cake . If you don't want any dry, just keep adding a little cr soda at a time till the entire top is moistened. Bake, 350 till done to the touch. Mine was just a little "golden" on top which was perfect.... approx 25 min w/ a 9x9 pan
Made as directed, with gluten free flour (homemade flour recipe at bottom) and the Splenda Crystals, and sf/ff pudding mix, these come in at 74 calories each. Most of us can afford a 74 calorie splurge at the end of the day. Follow it with a cup of sf vanilla soy or almond milk and you've got a great midnight snack.
These lemon squares have the same fudgy texture as brownies! They're so bright and fruity. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
1 Â½ c all-purpose or gluten-free* flour (measured correctly ) 1 Â½ tsp baking powder Â¼ tsp salt zest from 1 medium lemon (optional) 1 Â½ tbsp canola oil 3 oz silken tofu 1 tbsp vanilla extract Â¾ c granulated Splenda 1 (1 oz) package sugar-free, fat-free instant lemon pudding mix 1 Â½ c soy milk
Preheat the oven to 300Â°F, and lightly coat a 9"-square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and zest (if using). In a separate bowl, beat the oil, tofu, and vanilla until mostly smooth. Add in the Splenda, pudding mix and Â¾ cup of soy milk, mixing thoroughly. Alternate between adding the flour mixture and remaining soy milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture, and mixing just until incorporated. (For best results, add the flour mixture in 3 equal parts and the soy milk in 2 equal parts.)
Spread the batter into the prepared pan, and bake at 300Â°F for 18-20 minutes. Cool completely to room temperature in the pan, and let the brownies rest for at least 2 hours before slicing into squares. (For the fudgiest texture, let them rest overnight.)
Notes: For the gluten-free flour, I used as follows: Â¾ cup (90g) millet flour, Â¼ cup (35g) brown rice flour, Â¼ cup (30g) tapioca flour, 4 teaspoons (10g) coconut flour, and 1Â¼ teaspoons (4g) xanthan gum.
Granulated sugar may be substituted in place of the Splenda
Hello all. Late start for me today. HH's got me again last night too. I'm craving or missing something that is making this happen so I'm continuing my search for PM fulfillment. I still dropped, so I must still be within my upper limits of daily intake. 208.2 at weigh in. Still struggling with the water. I actually referred to myself as "naughty" at dinner last night when Michael asked what he could get me to drink with my food. Water, water, water, because I've been naughty today and haven't drank enough. Lol.
Michelle, as drinks go, mango tea isn't bad. Please go and get some mango tea bags and make your own. Sweeten it with a little stevia and you will have a wonderfully healthy tea drink.... do it by the potful and sweeten in batches and you'll have enough for work for the week. OR Make up a gallon of green tea and pulse up a couple of mangos. Keep the mango pulp seperate from the tea until you need it. Add 2 tblsp to a full bottle of tea and a packet of stevia and you will have made your own Nestea type mango tea. Only healthier. You'll get a fruit in and a water this way and it counts toward your rainbow intake.
Brunch egg and greens 1 pc pepperidge farms wheatberry toast 1 pat butter 1 tsp all fruit preserves
PM snack fridge raider smoothie(mixed fruit and frozen broccoli slaw)
Dinner 1 C chicken alfredo gnocci spinach side salad w/ red onion, craisins and sunflower seeds and rasp. vinaigrette
Planned late snack 1 vanilla protein shake w/ chia seeds 1/2 c apple dump cake
************** This dump cake is a recipe I found on Pinterest, of course.
using angel food is a suggestion from Weight Watchers since it's an approved cake mix , but will be too light for dump cake on its own
I'll be using 1/4 of an angel food cake mix combined with 1/4 of a spice cake mix (I think, either that or yellow cake)... anyhow... Plus 1 can of sf apple pie filling and 1/2 can of diet cream soda. I don't want naughty leftovers, so I'll make this in a 9x9
I'll mix the apples with the cream soda, then top with dry mix then top that with a few pats of butter and the rest of the cream soda Originally it's supposed to be topped with a cut up whole stick of butter, but I'm going to try to cut the fats and the overall sugars to see how this turns out.
wish me luck. If it turns out, I'll post a pic and exact measurements of the stuff I use... if not, it'll be back to the ole drawing board, lol but I'll let you know.
Morning ladies (and lurking gents), Things are moving along pretty well on my journey. Even though I got the hungry horrors late last night and caved with a bowl of dry fruit loops and 1/2 a sandwich, I was still 208.4 this morning. I won't do that often, but I think I know what happened. Tia , take note here, because this has something to do with my writing my preplanned meals down here to hold myself accountable. No, it's not easy to preplan unless you lay the stuff out the night before. Which I don't . The big thing with preplanning is that I have set limits , something to shoot for , approximating how much I'll eat and calories I'll consume. I vary from it, as I did last night, out of necessity if plans go awry. Take yesterday for example. I had the egg and greens, then the 1/2 pita sandwich. But then, Monica worked a bit later, and when she got home, she needed to go clothes shopping for work clothes and wanted me to go along to help her look for bargains. So afternoon snack went out the window. The kids had a bowling commitment over dinner so I had Gage again and just Michael and me to fix for but our A/C froze up and by the time we got it unfrozen, it was 93 degrees in the house (it got to 113 outside yesterday), so having spicy chili, even over cold salad, was not appetizing. Knowing that I had set boundaries with my preplan, helped me to resist having Michael pick me something up at the BBQ place with his own take out though, and by the time he got back with his, I had fixed a personal pizza made with; 1 heart healthy pita topped with 2 tblsp ff ranch chopped cooked chicken 2 broken up slices of cooked turkey bacon handful of baby spinach and mozzerella then a finishing sprinkle of dried basil I put this in a small frying pan and "baked it" covered on med high heat till the cheese was melty and gooey which helped with the heat index because I didn't use the oven ----I had a happy plus side also. I found that done this way, the pita puffed up and was almost like a self rising frozen pizza crust. The best part was that it has only 60 calories, which is way less than normal crusts.
My whole personal pizza came in at around 300 calories and had full fat mozz on it and it tasted GREAT! I almost felt sorry for Michael with his grungy pulled pork sandwich.... ick!
But evidently, my body needed a bit more come 1am so that's why I indulged my mad munchies a bit.
Michelle, the funny thing is that my kids never gave a peep, about what they were served. Really, it's Michael and Monica (somebody else's grownup kids) that I have trouble with. lol
I think I'm going to do more of the making separate meals thing too. Honestly, what I fix them, to appease their varied tastes, has little to do with the healthy journey I want for myself. I just can't eat all the burgers, fries, pork and beef that they like. I like poultry and fish best, it just makes my body feel "cleaner".
Menu for today....hmmm
breakfast coffee x2 w/ cocoa n stevia steel cut oats w/ cranberries, sunflower seeds and unsw. coconut flakes
lunch 1/2 pita stuffed w/ (1)egg salad and baby spinach 1 c unsw vanilla almond milk
Tia, you have done exceptionally well with your journey in preparing for your wedding day. You should be proud of your accomplishments and determination in the face of the stress of preparing for this coming event. I'm sure you'll look beautiful ! Looking forward to the comedy of this next week while you go into prewedding meltdown, lol. jk but it is pretty fun to be a small part of this
Morning Judy. Boy, your rainbow looks juicy today! I'm down another 1/2 lb so something is clicking. Thank God. I'm getting very close to my full 64 oz of water again. Am shooting to get back to where I was feeling "dry" if I didn't drink at least 80. Monica is finally going back to work, although at a new job. She is doing the CD and game counts for Best Buy 4-5 days a week (early shift) , so I'll be having Gage. It should be fun..... he's teething. Need I say more?
Breakfast, coffee x2 w/ unsw. cocoa powder and stevia egg and greens w/ 1 slice of wheat berry toast w/ ff cream cheese and all fruit jam
Lunch, 1/2 HH pita w/ 1/2 pkg carl buddig honey turkey, big handful of baby spinach, 3 slices apple, mustard mixed w/ a little stevia
PM snack, 1 rib celery, 4 baby carrots w/ pb
Dinner, taco salads, made with leftover turkey chili
A little later this AM , the oogy boogy boy and I will venture out for a good long walk around (and around) Hobby Lobby and I'll count that as my walk for today.
I think it's gonna rain.... headachey from the pressure system. Got up earlier, took a couple aspirin, read a little... Fell back to sleep. Still had headache, repeat, repeat and repeat La La La "It's going to be a migraine dayyyyyy" La La LAAAAAAA grrrr
On a good note. I think I may be turning a corner again and getting back to the straight and narrow. I have dropped 1/2 lb and last night , through sheer ignorance after a really great dietary day, I caved and ate a single Twinkie (Well, not a REAL Twinkie, an off brand) and almost immediately got a pretty severe case of heartburn. Note to self: as "ah ha" moments go, this was a biggee. NO MORE TWINKIES!
I also found that although Monica griped last week that almost all of our meals have a "sweet taste" to the sauces and whatnot (and she does not approve) that spicy turkey chili will get the cold shoulder also. So, no sweets.... check no spicys...check no shellfish because of Michael...check no weekly "salads for dinner" ....check not so many chicken based dinners (Michael again)....check
If this keeps on, I'll soon be cooking the basic meat and potatoes every night for them. And taking myself out of house to the gym while they eat. It's coming. It's in the air.
Breakfast today, aspirin and water AM snack, same Lunch, eggs and greens w/ 1/2 hh pita smeared w/ laughing cow light swiss coffee w/ baking cocoa and stevia PM snack, fridge raider green smoothie Dinner, coconut curry chicken fingers and oven crisped breaded zucchini rounds
Hi 2fly, glad you could make it! Although we aren't necessarily a professionally "comprehensive program" , I'd say with the combined years of experience of maintaining nearly 100lb weightlosses of ppl like Judy, Debbie , Amber and a few others, that this may be the place for you to begin your journey. Judy alone has the personal experience and working knowledge that could help get you to a maintainable weight, through healthy eating and sensible exercise habits. Though Judy changed her food choices to help her eyes, she up and lost nearly 100 lbs 10 years ago as a happy side effect. She's a blessing and a guide into the unknown for all of us and she's our resident guru.
welcome aboard and let us make you feel as welcome as you are to be here.