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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Weigh in - Month 9

Well the good news is that I lost another 3 inches....the bad news is that I gained 4 pounds. Now obviously you cant lose inches and gain fat at the same time so most likely it is either muscle or water weight. I was sick for the entire month of November and only made it to the gym 8 times last month. But, this is the start of the new month...only 3 days in, but I have been to the gym every single day.
Today we played football and I outplayed my husband! He had to go sit down and take a break....the only break I took was to use the restroom, but I take water pills...lol.
Sometimes I feel like I am just going back and forth right at that 440 mark and not getting anywhere, but the things I can do now, and without taking a nap is amazing, and feels amazing! Its taking me a bit to get there, but when I hit that 440 mark and am able to be weighed at Curves it will feel sooooo good. Maybe January 1st?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cinny Update



Wow...it has been a month since I have posted...but so much has been going on! I sick for 3 weeks! When I say sick, I mean S-I-C-K! Even had a trip to the ER...was not fun. I felt better, got back to the gym, and then BOOM! My body decided to do its own thing, once again, and I have been down for another week. I am just now started to be able to walk around the house and hoping to be healed up by thanksgiving time.
Well my weight has leveled off a bit with all of this going on. I am at 442 right now, which I OK. I get weighed again in 2 weeks and am hoping for a few pounds or inches. As long as I have lost something, I will be good. These months will come and go in my life and I can either accept them, or throw a fit and binge on food. I would rather accept them!

With being sick I haven't made too many new recipes let alone take pictures of them. Here is a couple of yummy pictures that I HAVE made this month. Made my famous lasagna, and then a plate of chocolate chip cookies and pumpkin bread. Love, love, LOVE, the first loaf of pumpkin bread for the season....nothing like it!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Recipe of the Week (Hearty Steak Dinner)




Another "hit it out of the ball park" recipe! I love, love, LOVE when I find recipes like this...the protein is high, and the calories are low...the sodium isn't bad either! I would be nice for a cold winter day, a potluck, or just a nice, one-dish meal.

1 lb. round steak, 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick, well trimmed
1/4 cup A.1. Thick & Hearty Steak Sauce
1/4 cup KRAFT FREE Italian Dressing
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 small cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. new potatoes, quartered
8 oz. sliced mushrooms
1 pkg. (16 oz.) frozen broccoli, cauliflower and carrot










CUT steak into 6 equal portions; place in large baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Mix steak sauce, dressing, onion and garlic; pour over steak. Cover. Marinate 1 hour in refrigerator.ADD potatoes and mushrooms to ingredients in baking dish; cover.

BAKE at 350°F for 1 hour or until steak is cooked through and potatoes are tender, adding frozen vegetable blend to baking dish after 45 minutes.


* It says to marinate the meat for one hour...I did more than an hour and it came out VERY tender.


Calories
190
5 g
Protein
18 g
Vitamin A
30 %DV
Vitamin C
40 %DV
4 %DV
Iron
15 %DV

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Recipe of the Week (Swirled Pumpkin Bars)



This recipe is soooo yummy!!!! We took these to the Halloween parade with us as a snack. Very festive for the holidays.







  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature

    • 1. In a bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar until smooth. Beat in 2 eggs, pumpkin, and 1/3 cup water until well blended, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. In another bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and nutmeg; stir or beat into butter mixture until well blended. Spread batter evenly in a buttered and floured 10- by 15-inch baking pan.
    • 2. In a bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese, remaining egg, and remaining 1/4 cup sugar until smooth.
    • 3. Drop cream cheese mixture in 24 evenly spaced 1-tablespoon portions over batter. Pull a knife tip through filling to swirl slightly into batter.
    • 4. Bake in a 350° oven until center of pumpkin batter (not cream cheese mixture) springs back when touched, about 30 minutes. Let cool completely in pan, then cut into 24 bars.

    Note:

    You can chill them airtight for up to 3 days.


    • Calories: 164
    • Calories from fat: 38%
    • Protein: 2.6g
    • Fat: 7g
    • Saturated fat: 4.2g
    • Carbohydrate: 23g
    • Fiber: 0.4g
    • Sodium: 130mg
    • Cholesterol: 45mg



Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Weigh in - Month 7

Well, I DID get weighed today...it said 446. 2 weeks ago it said 441, and then last week it said 458! My official weigh in last month was 450 so it says I have lost 4 pounds. I am quite disappointed with myself, making excuses not to go to the gym. NO MORE EXCUSES! This month we are gonna rock the gym! We are planning a trip to Michigan in May and I really want to lose almost 100 pounds before then. I CAN DO IT! KEEP MOVING FORWARD!!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Playing Catch Up

Hello my dear friends and supporters! I have missed you all! Did you think I wasn't coming back? As of today, we are completely moved! YAY! So much has happened in the last couple of months. Last time I was on here, I believe I was 455...I am now 441! In the last month I have had so many victories...I got rid of all of my 5x clothes and am officially into 4x! I played football and went for my first jog! With my husband working, a lot of the move has fallen on me and my sister in law and I have accomplished so many things I never thought I could do, or lift. I FINALLY was able to get onto the leg press at the gym, and every day since then! I am sure there is more that I am missing..I will post as I think of them.
I got my sister in law and my niece to join Curves with me. With moving, we have only been able to go 3 or 4 days a week, but now it is back to 6 days a week. I have taken my 6 month pictures, even though it has been almost 7 months.



Here are a few pictures of some of the yummy foods I have made. Starting in a couple of weeks I am going to start my "recipe of the week" again. This is a java chiller you can easily make non or low fat...and then a version of pork low mien.

Our whole life is changing in so many ways and it is going to take some time to get a routine and schedule down. I get weighed again on Monday and am hoping to hit 440. I will post when I know! Its good to be back!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Blog Update

Just wanted to give an update of whats going on in my life. The van is now fixed so I am back to the gym, which feels awesome! I was not able to go for about a week or so. I DID walk every day and stuff, but I dont feel like it was quite enough, so I am hoping I will not have gained that month. Got 2 weeks to work hard on losing before I get weighed again.
We got approved to move where we were looking at. We are moving in with Davids family. Both families are struggling to pay the bills. We can pay our bills, but with no savings after, and when something happens like the van breaking down, it causes us to fall behind on other bills. Some people will think we are crazy for moving in together, but we dont care. We have been praying and thinking about this and part of my prayer was for the Lord to allow this to happen if it was His will and everything has seemed to fall right into place! And both families will be able to pay all bills on time AND put money into savings! A lot of people are starting to combine families because of the economy and I dont blame them...its tough.
Besides that, nothing else is new. My schedule is all out of wack right now but once we are fully moved in it will get back to normal. I will have lots of new posts, and yummy recipes for you all.

Also, please pray for a friend of mine's son...his name is Azariah and he is turning 1 this month. Was just diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and started treatment yesterday...it went well but please continue to pray for this baby AND his family. thanks

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Weigh In - month 5

I just realized I had forgotten to post my weigh in. So the scale was not so nice and it said that I had gained 4 pounds. But i did not get discouraged and I waited until I got measured, which THAT said I lost a few inches. Must either be water or muscle. There is so much going on right now and I dont have too much to say. Its either write 3 pages worth of stuff, or say nothing....lol. We are in the process of moving so there may not be too many posts in the next month or so. BUT I will keep you updated as much as I can. I am not at home right now so I dont have any new recipes to try out, but soon...:)

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Quiche!

This is an old favorite of mine that I tweaked a bit. My mommy use to make this every Sunday morning. This is a DOUBLE recipe.

2 frozen pie crusts (deep dish is best)
1 c. cooked and crumbled turkey sausage
2 c. mixed veggies of your choice, diced
a small amount of cheese is optional
1 dozen eggs, scrambled

Mix everything together. Fill pie crusts a little over half way. DO NOT fill to the top, it will over run when cooking. Set both on cooking tray and place in a preheated 350 oven. Bake for at least 30 minutes. If not done, bake in 10 minute intervals until egg is cooked and crust is brown. Let cool for 5 minutes.
If you want to make it a day early, you can bake it half way, refrigerate, and then finish baking in the morning to save time. Remember this is egg so leftovers must be put in the fridge. ENJOY!


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Back in Action!

Well it has been almost an entire week since I have gone to the gym. Today is Thursday and I didn't go last Friday or Saturday because of the heat. It reached 114, feeling like 123, and I didn't feel that I should risk it with my health. I took David to work that day and got sick just from driving! Then we were out of town with family Sunday and Monday. Then I was so exhausted Tuesday I kind of just chilled. Wednesday was a bad day. I just could not get around to do anything! I packed my gym bag last night so I had no excuse this morning. Boy was it tough to get up and go this morning, but I did! So hopefully this will put me back on track.
I really wasn't quite "off track". I stay on track with my eating, AND I was VERY active the whole time. So even though I was not at the gym, I was doing what I needed to do.
I am glad that I have figured out that you can go out of town, have a great time, and still live healthy. I feel like I can do so much more this way! How exciting!!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Knoebel's Grove!!!



WOW! I had such a great time! It was a bit humid in the first part of the day, but then it rained at lunch time and supper time and completely cooled everything off. I got a little pink on my shoulders, but nothing too bad. And the rain chased everyone away, so there were no long lines! Since the rain happened at meal times, it didn't keep us from doing anything...it really was a perfect day to go!
Last year I had to use a scooter and I went on 2 rides. I could not fit on anything else, and if I COULD fit, I couldn't get on and off without hurting myself so I didn't go. THIS year, I brought my cane, but it stayed in the van the WHOLE time! Didn't even THINK about getting it out! And I brought my handicapped card, which will let me go to the front, and I didn't use it, I waited in line like a normal person! AND I went on at least 7 different rides, SEVERAL times! I did sooo much more than I have ever been able to do. I am really feeling everything I did yesterday, today, but I am so proud of myself and it only makes me want to work harder. I REALLY want to go on the roller coasters next year so we will see! I had too many NSVs to count them all! I think yesterday was one big NSV!

Oh, and the shirt and capris I am wearing are a 4x! One size down!!!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cinny's Italian Pork Foil Pack


This is very simple and very delish!

4 lean boneless pork chops (marinated a few hours in fat free italian dressing)
8 Tbs. fat free italian dressing
4 cups of your favorite veggies

Preheat oven to 425...tear off 4 (8x12) sheets of foil. Lay one pork chop on each piece of foil. Top with one cup of veggies and drizzle with 2 Tbs. dressing. Fold foil into 4 packs and put onto a baking sheet. Bake for 35 minutes or depending on size of chops, until cooked. Serve by itself or with 1/2 cup brown rice. Enjoy! Calories 298 protein 30mg

In the next coming week I will be trying at least 5 new recipes, a couple of them using foil packs, but all nice and healthy.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Cravings and Websites

This past week I ended up having a HORRIBLE craving. But instead of telling you about it, I will give you a link. A newly acquired friend of mine has an excellent website, www.antigurufitness.com. He helped me through the craving by not just encouraging me, but making a deal to write about me on his website if I overcame the craving and we both held up our end of the bargain. Here is the direct link to the article about me www.antigurufitness.com/?p=47. I did later this week eat something I should not have, but it was NOT a craving, just a bad choice. Today is a new day and we move on! KEEP MOVING FORWARD! I invite you to check out his website and explore it!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Just Catching Up

Not too much to talk about right now. Going strong with the weight loss. Next friday will most likely be my next post. I am trying a new recipe then and will share. I am still going to the gym everyday, but I am so tired. My CPAP mask broke on me so until I can get a new one, I will be out of energy. Trying not to let it get me down...moving on and taking naps when I need to, which means I AM sleeping a lot, but if I didnt, I would not make it to the gym. Hopefully we can get it soon!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Weigh In - Month 4

I lost 7 pounds and 3.3 inches this month! That got me to -51 pounds and -19 inches this year! Today also marked my 100th workout, and I completed my first fitness challenge! I also think I am retaining water, so the numbers are probably higher, but I only count what I see. And because I was late weighing myself last month, it has only been 3 weeks since I weighed myself, not a month! AND my PI (performance index) was 141 at the beginning of the month, and as of today, it is 179! For those of you who are unsure what that means, the higher the PI, the harder the workout gets. It was raised over 13 points just this week!
I am going to be taking a rest this weekend. Between the fitness challenge, zumba, and harder workouts, I have really hurt my back. I need to rest it without staying in bed, which would only make it worse. Curves is closed Monday so Tuesday is going to seem like an eternity away. I am sure I will go on slow walks, I just need to pull back a bit right now.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cindy's Turkey Enchiladas! (Spanish Rice and Flour Tortillas too!)


All I can say is WOW! This recipe turned out WONDERFUL! The only recipe that isn't my own is the four tortilla recipe. Its a little early for supper, but I went ahead and made everything so I just have to pop it in the oven. Had a little taste though, I wouldn't post it without tasting it! lol

Flour Tortillas

4 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
2 Tbs. lard
1 1/2 c. luke warm water

Mix all dry ingredients together with a whisk. Mix in lard with hands until it resembles cornmeal. Slowly add water. Lightly flour flat surface and rolling pin. Divide dough into 24 balls...let sit for at least 10 minutes. Roll each one out until quite thin and round. Heat Skillet on med-high heat. Flip every ten seconds until golden bubbles on both sides. Unless using all at once, you want to put them into a large Ziploc bag while still warm so they stay moist. You can freeze, or store them at room temp for about a week. Per Serving: 86 calories, 138 sodium, 16 carbs, 2.2 protein, and 1.3 fat.


Cindy's Turkey Enchiladas

1 lb. ground beef or turkey, extra lean
1-2 pkg. enchilada sauce ( depending on how saucy you like it)
1/2 c onion and pepper mix
8 oz. shredded taco blend cheese
1 can low sodium re fried beans
8-12 flour tortillas

Brown ground beef with onion and pepper mix, drain. add 1/2 cup sauce to mixture. Add enough sauce to bottom of baking dish to cover it. Fill each tortilla with about 1/4 c beef mixture, roll, and put into dish. Finish by covering with the rest of the sauce and cheese (you can add cheese to beef mixture if you would like) Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes until bubbly.
Per Serving: 352 calories, 19 carbs, 16 fat, 15 protein, and 404 sodium


Cindy's Spanish Rice

2 c instant brown rice
2 c chicken broth
1 can diced tomatoes, no salt added
chili powder (you can add any spice depending on your liking)
In a medium sauce pan, bring broth, chili powder, and tomatoes to a boil. Add rice and cook, COVERED, over medium heat for 5 minutes. Take off heat and let sit, covered, for 5 more minutes. ENJOY! Per serving: 185 calories, 39 carbs, 1 fat, 5 protein, 285 sodium

All of these separate are not that bad, but put them all together for one meal and it is a lot more calories, carbs, and sodium that I eat on a daily basis. So if you are trying to lose weight, I would use this meal as your "cheat day". And it is worth it!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

True Confessions

I feel I must be honest about my day yesterday. My cravings were so bad yesterday and I gave in. I prayed, I cried, and I tried not to, but I failed. I ate 2 breakfast burritos....then french toast. For lunch I ate one of those personal pizzas, and after all of that dairy and all of those carbs I felt soooo tired and sooo sick. I had no energy to cook, so to top off the day, We ordered chinese. I cant BELIEVE I did that to myself!
Well I DID sleep, of course from all of that food, but I kept waking up all night with HORRIBLE gas and bathroom issues. And this morning they are not over. Every bone in my body said, "you dont feel good, stay in bed", but I didnt! I couldnt! I did this to myself, and if I let myself rest and stay in bed, it will just keep happening again and again. I got up at 430 am and did my normal workouts, and then when I got home from the gym, I put my stuff inside and went OUTSIDE and worked in the yard. My stomach is HUGE, and I feel like poop, but I am SO glad I didnt stay in bed. If I choose to do that to myself, then I will have to live with the consequences! Usually it takes a few days for this to be over and my stomach to go back down, but I think that if I just keep moving and doing what I am suppose to, it will not take as long. So far, started the day off with 1/2 c cereal, no milk, and an apple.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Fitness Challenge - 1

Tomorrow (Monday) I start my first fitness challenge. I am VERY excited about this. Here is the challenge. For every person who "liked" my post on FB, I will walk a block for them. Not only will I walk for them, but I will pray for ONLY them the WHOLE block!
I have 41 people signed up for the challenge, which equals 14 miles. I usually walk 5 to 6 miles a week so this WILL be a challenge! I am breaking it into 5 days, 8 blocks a day, walking two extra blocks on one day. I broke this into 5 days instead of 6 or 7 because Sundays are hard already on me physically, and if I end up not able to workout one day this week because of pain or being sick, I can make it up on Saturday! On top of this I will be doing my normal 6 day workout at the gym.
Also, at the end of this week is my weigh and measure day. Hopefully hitting -50 pounds this month! AND as long as I can make it to the gym every day, I will have my 100th workout!


Day 1
Kris Stephens
Ashley Woodson
Dwight and Pam Lindholm
Sheryl Toscano
Penny Diehl
Manda Keane
Lexi Hicks
Cheryl Moyer Flowers

Day 2
Sherrie Beaumont
Sarah Matthews Reynolds
Katie Rowe
Lynn Mikula Bailey
Ronda Caracci
Heidi Strong Mitzelfeldt
Pamela Pulliam Pousson
Crystal Blackman

Day 3
Jessica Luce
Katie Powell (2 blocks! Praying one block for her, one block for her husband and armed forces)
Stephanie Moss Perrette
Becka Losingitwithrebeccalapband
Nancie Renee West
Kymberleigh Hawes Chavez
Kimberly Holmes Bush

Day 4
Paula Riesberg
Jenelle Stokes
Christa Peterson
Lisa-Ann Hicks
Angel Anna
Janice Vaughn
Andrea Towles Dautrich
Ashley Davis-Britner
Juanita Idel

Day 5
Ken Cunningham
Erin Evans Akey
Slimming Kathy
Pastor Farren Mathena
Donna Potts Weir
Jennifer Dionne
Addlie Dionne
Tina Fitbound
Hannah Purcell

Thursday, June 23, 2011

New Rules!


Made a list of newly refined rules for myself. Most of these I already do, some are new, the others I have stepped it up a bit. Last night I looked in the mirror and for the first time saw my belly button without lifting up my stomach. I don't remember the last time that happened! The first month or so I didn't see or feel anything happening, but it seems like every week I see some new development with my body....so exciting!!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Patience is a Virtue!

I am REALLY having trouble being patient right now. I want the weight off and I want it off now! The thing I have to remember is that it took me 28 years to get this way and it is not going to happen over night. I am soooo tired of food! Not eating isn't going to help, it will make things worse. Sometimes I exercise TOO MUCH and then the next day I am too worn out to do it again. I have to get a handle on this.
I want a treadmill so bad, but a bariatric one costs thousands of dollars. I have to lose 61 more pounds before I can get a normal one, which I found a really nice one for about $400. My goal is to have it by Christmas. I am working very hard towards this goal. Once I have the treadmill I can walk no matter what the weather is like, and eventually RUN! The thought of me running is crazy! The last time I actually "ran" was, oh I don't know, maybe in middle school? Whenever they quit making us take P.E... ROFL I cant wait though, just need some patience right now
If you are a newly acquired friend, I would LOVE for you to follow my blog!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Confidence

There was one point were it would take all of my strength just to leave the house some days. I was so worried about what people thought of me and it controlling my life. When I joined Curves, the only way for me to go every day was to walk, which is about 2 or 3 blocks away. There are some days when I get nervous and wonder who is staring at me, but today, I noticed something. I was walking through the middle of town on main st on a busy Saturday morning at 10am with the weather being nice. There were TONS of people out, lots of traffic, and even people walking past me, and guess what, I DIDN'T CARE! I really think walking to the gym as given me a confidence that I didn't have before. Some other things that have attributed to it is of course weight loss, and also zumba...it takes a lot of courage for someone my size to do zumba moves in front of stick thin women. But everyone is so nice there...no one judges you, they are just happy you are trying to get healthy. I still don't like to eat in front of a lot of people, but that will change as I go down in size...:)

Thank you!

Just hit 1,000 on the "My Supporters" counter. Obviously it is repeat visitors, but 1,000 hits in the first 3 months for a weight loss blog is awesome! Thank you for all of your comments and support in my journey to a healthier life. Please continue to support me and PRAY for me AND my husband as he is trying as well. Keep being awesome!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Pizza, YES! PIZZA!

Anyone can tell you that pizza is not the healthiest of choices, especially if you are ordering it. I make a healthy version that I have posted on here before, but still filled with carbs.
In the past when we (being David and I) would order pizza, we would end up spending $30-$40! That usually consisted of 2 large stuffed crust fully loaded, a double order of bread sticks, and either a dessert or a side of wings. Then we would top all of that with some ice cream afterwards! Whew! I am getting nauseated just THINKING about it!
Well tonight we decided on pizza. When I went to order it, I look at the total and it said the normal amount, around $30. Then I thought about those extra pounds I WOULDNT be losing, and how swollen my stomach would get, and that I would be sick for 2 days. I just couldnt do it. I ended up ordering a medium ONE topping pizza, light sauce, and 2 salads! Total was $16!!! We went to the church to clean and ate before. We were both full, AND satisfied. AND, NO ICE CREAM!
It is so exciting to see the progress we are both making. It is a HUGE issue for us to tell each other no when we are both craving the same thing, which is ALL THE TIME! We are finally starting to overcome these problems and I am not just excited for me, but to see my husband trying to get himself in shape. He has been getting up at 5am, early before work, and going on a mile walk with me. Then he goes to work and I go to the gym. Praise God that He is showing us mercy through this. If you have ever had a weight problem, whether big or small, you KNOW how difficult it is to not only lose weight, but eat right, exercise, portion control, etc. Please keep us in your prayers....:)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Cindy's French Fried Chicken (with roasted garlic mashed potatoes)



Now, in order to enjoy this recipe, you will have to like french fried onions. I WISH I could say I created this recipe, it was delish! I got it from French's, hence the fried onions...lol. The recipe calls for BONELESS chicken, which would probably make it better, but I used bone in thighs because that is what I had.

2 cups (4 oz.) FRENCH'S® Original or Cheddar French Fried Onions

2 tbsp. all-purpose flour

4 (5 oz.) boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 egg, beaten

Directions:

Place French Fried Onions and flour into plastic bag. Lightly crush with hands or with rolling pin. Transfer to pie plate or waxed paper.

Dip chicken into egg; then coat with onion crumbs, pressing firmly to adhere. Place chicken on baking sheet.

Bake at 400°F for 20 min. or until no longer pink in center (I had to put it in for another 20 minutes, but it was bone in).

It also says that for a tangier taste, you can sub 1/4 c. mustard for the egg. I will try that next time I make this.


Calories 360, Carbs 13, Protein 32, Sodium 225...I was quite impressed with the sodium in this, thought it would be a lot more. Hope you enjoy!
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Cindy's Triple B


If you are wondering what triple B stands for it is "beef, bacon, and Benedict"! I like to try new recipes as often as finances allow me to, and SOMETIMES I actually come up with my own recipes, which I love the most! This is one of them, and one of the best ones I should say. It was sooooo good! Not hard to make at all, only a couple of steps and FOUR ingredients!

1 round beef steak
1-2 slices of turkey bacon
1 egg
2 Tbs. hollandaise sauce

Preheat oven to 400. Season steak to your liking (you can add any kind you like, just make sure it will match the sauce) Wrap bacon around the edge of the steak and hold in place with a WET toothpick. Place in small baking dish and bake for ABOUT 30 minutes, or until it is cooked to your liking. I checked mine at 30 minutes and it was too pink for me so I put it in for 15 more minutes. If it starts to brown too much, you can place a piece of aluminum over it.

While that is baking, cook some brown rice to go with it. Do not make anything else until the meat is done...the egg will get rubbery and the sauce lumpy if they are not fresh. As soon as the meat IS done, set it aside and make the sauce and egg. For ultimate taste, you will want to do both at the same time. For a creamier sauce, use 1/2 c water and 1/2 c milk instead of 1 c water. For the least fat, fry the egg using an olive oil cooking spray. Cook to your liking.

Take out toothpick. Place egg on top of steak and drizzle with sauce. Serve with rice and veggies and enjoy! Calories 242, sodium 458, protein 28, and only 1 carb!!!!!

If you try this recipe, please give me feedback on how it was!

3 month pictures!

I took my 3 month picture today. To the left is me at my highest weight of 505, and to the right is me today at 461. What a difference I see! And it was pointed out to me that my smile in the new picture is SO much bigger than the other one...:) The skirt I am holding up I received in the mail today and it was so big on me I couldn't even keep it up! Yesterday I tried on 4 or 5 shirts that I have not been able to wear in over a year and EVERY SINGLE ONE FIT! The blue striped shirt is one of them.
I am so excited at the things the Lord is allowing me to do for myself, and I MUST give Him the glory in this, I would not have been able to this by myself.
I am wanting to take pictures every 3 months to show progress. I can see the tone in my arms, and more of an hour glass shape instead of a ROUND shape.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Weigh In - Month 3

Today was a great day! I got weighed and measured and when I got on the scale, I was just PRAYING for a couple of pounds to come off since last month I didnt lose at all, just stayed the same. (I did lose inches last month though) I actually had to get off the scale and get back on because I didnt believe it...I lost 16 pounds!!!!!! I thought I was going to get a ticket I was driving so fast to the gym...I couldnt WAIT to get measured....and I lost 1.75 inches! So far, total loss is 44 pounds and 16 inches!!!! I am 11 pounds from my first weight loss goal, second goal on my list...so close I can taste it!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

New Quiz!!!!

Check out my new quiz! Getting weighed and measured on Wednesday...was suppose to be this week but health issues kept me from the gym for a couple of days...want to get a few workouts in for an accurate measure! Will post then...cant wait to see what using the smart machines have done...praying for better results than last month!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Beef Steak and Veggies

This is a picture of it uncooked....wanted to post it while supper was cooking. This is always a fave of mine. Some kind of meat, your choice, marinade it in fat free Italian dressing, add your favorite veggies to the mix! Cover and cook at 400 for 30 minutes and add some brown rice, whole wheat pasta, or sweet potatoes to go with it. Always comes out yummy!
On another note, I get weighed and measured next week. Cant wait to see how I did!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Smart Machines - Day 15

Lovin' the smart machines! Went to Curves today to do my morning workout and when I signed in, it said that my PI (performance index) had been raised! That means the machines computed that my workout had become too easy for me and made it a bit harder for me to hit my targets. Some people would not like that but I love it! The harder the workout the faster the results! And I am hitting all of my targets except for one, but everyone is having trouble with that machine. It has been recalculated, but still no one reaches their target. I come very close, Michelle said that the machine will eventually adjust to each of us and it will allow us to start hitting the target. Two weeks until weigh and measure!


Saturday, May 14, 2011











I have been making these egg rolls for sometime now. Never thought that I would one day use them to satisfy my Chinese food cravings. lol VERY simple recipe, and not bad in the nutritional information department.


1 lb. very lean ground turkey
1/2 c. part skim shredded cheese
1/4 c. teriyaki sauce (low sodium)
10 egg roll wrappers


Brown the ground turkey and drain juices. Mix in teriyaki sauce AFTER taking turkey off of heat. Mix in cheese, or add cheese as you fill...your choice. Lay egg roll wrapper diagonal, like i have in the above picture. Spoon 2 spoonfuls of filling in the middle. You can roll it how you want, I roll up, fold the sides over, then finish rolling. BAKE, not fry, at 350 for 10 minutes, turn, bake for another 5 to minutes depending on how dark you like them. *You want to make sure the filling is not too runny or it will leak during baking and you will spend an hour washing your cookie sheet! Serve with brown rice and enjoy!

Per serving (one egg roll): 182 calories, 20 carbs, 13 protein, 420 sodium (if you leave out the teriyaki sauce, the sodium is only 150 per roll, and still yummy...just not AS yummy!)

The other picture at the top is a new snack that I have found. It is Bacon ranch popcorn made by Popcorn Indiana. SUPER YUMMY! And why it is so awesome is the nutritional info. Per serving (2.5 cups) 150 calories, 270 sodium, 13 carbs, and 3 protein. AND.....ITS GLUTEN FREE!!!!! Think I found a new movie snack!