Wednesday, March 28, 2012

2012 Goals. Where Im at.

So it has almost been 4 months since I made my 2012 goals. I am having my hip issues again. Did my first road run a week and a half ago. I did 1 mile in 13min 49 seconds. Fastest so far. But since then, I have been having extreme hip pain again. I am so tired of this. I ENJOY RUNNING Why cant I run??? SO, im still working on my running goals. here is my list  I did meet #7 Meet goal weight!! YAY!! ok. for the pushup one, I figured Id try it now. I did 3 on my knees and it hurt my low back. FUN!! more bone issues hindering my progress. anyways, enough bitching. I hit a new low the other day. 173 WOW! wasnt even trying to lose. Im back up in the 175s. been staying there for the past few days. It is my goal so that is good for me. I need to do my measurements. I know they have changed and havent done it since december. I am also pretty confused. I have a few pair of 10 jeans. But I have a few pair of 16s that are tight or fit perfect. I bought some 15s that I need to return, that are falling off of me. I can also fit in small/medium shirts (depending on how they are made) WOW!!! If anyone has any questions please do not hesitate to ask. Im an open book and willing to help anyone who wants it. Have a good day!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Crispy Brussles Sprouts

About 10 brussels sprouts    3tbsp light mayo
1/4 tsp minced garlic        1/2tbs parsley
1tsp lemon juice                 

Cut brussels sprouts into 1/4s. coat baking sheet with pam. Lay down the sprouts on sheet and coat with pam. Bake 400 degrees for 15 min turning over once.     Mix the remaining ingredents into serving bowl and plate with the sprouts. YUM!

Nutritional Value
Serving Size about 5 brussles sprouts (20 wedges) and 1/2 of Mayo dip
calories 65  protein 2g

Enchilada Soup

2 cans Cream of Chicken       1 1/2c skim milk
2 cans enchilada sauce           1c FF cheddar cheese
2c cooked chopped/shredded chicken

Bake chicken breasts and shred/chop. Dump all ingredents in pot. Cook until cheese is melted and soup is warm. Serve with tortilia chips or not.

Nutritional Value
Serving Size 2 ladle fulls
Calories 230   Fat 5.9g Carbohydrates 20.3  Sugar 6.4g  Sodium 1270mg  Protein 24.4g

Turkety Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

4 red peppers               1/4 cup dry quinoa
8oz ground turkey         1 cup FF cheddar Cheese
12 tbsp tomato sauce 

In pot cook 1/4 cup of quinoa with 1/2 cup water. Set aside. Brown 8oz ground turkey. Cut tops off peppers and take out all seeds. Pour 1/4 of quinoa in each pepper, then top with 1/4 of turkey, then 1/4c of cheese and about 3tbsp tomato sauce on top. Bake 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

Nutritional Value
Serving Size 1 stuffed pepper     Number of servings 4
Calories 217     Total Fat 5.2g  Cholesterol 40mg   Sodium 790mg  Carbohydrates 19g  Dietary Fiber 4g   Sugars 7g    Protein 22.3g

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


So today is the first time since meeting my goal weight that I have been back to it. And im under it by .2 pounds. (175.2)  I unfortunetely did not make it to the gym today, so hopefully I stay there or still lose more. I know, im at my goal, why do I want to lose more weight? It is normal to flucuate 5 or so pounds, I would like to get my goal weight range to be 168.4 to 178.4 That is a 10 pound range but my optimal stay weight I want to be around 172. 

Im so excited! I started my garden today. I buy so much veggies so figured why not!! Hubby tilled it up for me and I planted my spinach, romane, broccoli, and onion.  I also have tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, multi color pepers, pumpkins (for the kids :-) started inside. I plan on starting the faster growing plants in a few weeks then the Weekend of May 5th (which is the same weekend as the Ruckus Run) I will plant everything. YAYYYYY!!!

So this week im going to be trying a bunch of new recipes. Crock pot encholata soupish?, crispy brussle sprouts, stuffed peppers, qunoa burgers, cheesy cauliflower pancakes (maybe), and cauliflower bites. As normal, pics and recipes will be up after I try them.

Monday, March 12, 2012


1/4 cup egg white    1/4c FF Mozarella Cheese
Handful spinach

Spray small skillet with pam. Pour egg whites in pan. Let cook. Sprinkle on 1/2 of egg and spinach. Fold over and cook on each side for 30 or so seconds. eat.

Nutritional Value
Calories 72  Carbohydrates 2g  Fat 0g Protein 14g

No carb vegitarian 5 min lasagnia

1/2 Zucchini        1/8c low fat cottage cheese
1/4c fat free mozzarella         handful of spinach
1/4c tomato sauce          sprinkle of italian seasoning

This is just like the no carb lasagnia, except made individually in bowl and with no ground turkey. Slice 1/2 of zucchini and put half of slices on bottom of bowl. Put the cottage cheese, then 1/2 of tomato sauce. (this is just plain can of tomato sauce. not pasta sauce) Then put rest of zucchini down. Then spinach, pasta sauce, italian season to taste and top with mozzarella cheese. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. I cut up with knife for easier eating.(pic 4)

Nutritional Value
135 calories  20.5g protein

Saturday, March 10, 2012

whats new??

Well I haven't been posting much about me lately. Just my  recipes. Sorry. I have been doing pretty good here in maintenance. Staying at 177. My goal was 175 but I'm good with that. This past week I got a hold of a package of cookie dough. Spread out over a few days I consumed 24 servings @ 90 cals each. WOW! Needless to say a few days ago (march 7th) I was up to 181.2. So I buckled down. I'm back down to 177.4 today. Hoping to get back to goal. Haven't been at it since the day I meet it. I know I shouldn't have eaten all that cookie dough, but man was it good. I cant even tell you the last time I had some. But I just have to remember if it is that good it will most likely have a consequence. my bad!! I have signed up for a 4 mile obstacle course. I am so excited! It is Saturday May 5th. Below is my 1 month weight chart. In 2 days will be 1 month in maintenance.

Carrots Vichy

Found this in a Dabetes cookbook. Did some modifying.

1/2 tbsp butter     2 cup sliced carrots
2/3 cup water   1tsp salt
1/4tsp nutmeg   1/2 tbsp parsley
1tbsp lemon juice   Sugar subsitute to equil 2 tsp sugar

Place butter into large saucepan. Add carrots, water, salt, and nutmeg. Bring to boil, reduce heat, and cover. Simmer for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in parsley, lemon juice, and sugar substitute. Serve warm.

Nutritional Value 
Serving Size 1/2 cup     Total Servings 4
Calories 31  Fat 0.7g  Carbohydrates 6g  Dietary Fiber 2g  Sugars 3g Protein <1g 

Zucchini lasagna

1 zucchini        1c fat free mozzarella
1 package of ground turkey     1 cup pasta sauce
1/2 cup mushrooms      1/4c shredded parmesan
1 1/2 cup fresh spinach

Slice zucchini with mandolin slicer. Broil for 2-3 minutes. Brown ground turkey and mushrooms. In baking dish use 1/2 of zucchini on bottom for "lasagnia noodles". Then layer 1/2 of rest of ingredents. Then place rest of zucchini and then rest of ingredents. Bake for about 25-30 minutes at 400 degrees.

Nutritional Value
Serving Size 1/6 of dish     Servings Total 6
Calories 151   Fat 2.6g  Cholesterol 50mg   Sodium 410mg  Carbohydrates 6g  Protein 27g

Friday, March 9, 2012

Shrimp Chowder

1 can cream of mushroom soup                  
1 can cream of potato soup
1 1/2 cup  mixed veggies                           
2 cups of chopped up potatoes
3/4 bag of small shrimp (cooked)              
1 1/2 c skim milk
FF cheddar cheese (for top)                       
dried onion and garlic powder

Mix milk and soup in big pot. Bring to boil. Mix in rest of ingredents. Cook until potatoes are done. about 30 minutes. Serve. (I used a soup ladle to dish out. I got 15 ladle fulls. I used 2.5 for bowl full.That is what nutrition value is for.) I topped with 1/8c of cheese. Can do this with or without the shrimp. Tasted fine without it, just wanted the extra protein.

Nutritional Value
Serving Size 2.5 ladle fulls        Number of servings 6
Calories 184      Fat 2.3g    Cholesterol 90mg      Sodium 880mg    Carbohydrates 27g    Sugars 6g    Protein 14g

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Pizza Wrapper

1 Egg Roll Wrapper         4 Turkey Pepperoni
Mozzarella Cheese Stick      1tbsp pizza sauce

On Egg Roll Wrapper put layer of pizza sauce. Then put Pepperoni. Then the cheese stick. Roll up the wrapper like a egg roll. Wet edges to make stick together. Bake 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes. I know I labeled this as an appetizer or snack but I had 1 for lunch! Just wasnt sure about labeling.

Nutrition Facts
Calories 143   Fat 4g   Carbohydrates 13.9g   Protein 12.9g

Turkey n Cheese Wrap

1 Egg Roll Wrapper         Slice of Turkey
Mozzarella Cheese Stick      1tbsp pizza sauce

On Egg Roll Wrapper put layer of pizza sauce. Then put turkey. (I folded up the turkey) then the cheese stick. Roll up the wrapper like a egg roll. Wet edges to make stick together. Bake 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Calories 151   Fat 3g   Carbohydrates 15.9g   Protein 15.6g