Thursday, April 29, 2010

I ran a mile yesterday! I went to the gym and walked uphill for .33 of a mile then I ran 1 mile and walked .25 mile when I was called out of my workout to get my crazy son from the kids club... I was only able to last 20 min before we got kicked out...oh well! I'm going to try again today. After my workout I went to a jujitsu class and had a hard workout which made up for my lack of time at the gym. For dinner I made barcelona chicken (side note I am so smart I just figured out how to add that link which takes you to the recipe by myself! Maybe I can learn to speak geek after all!!!) Fried (brown) rice and grilled pineapple. It was so delicious that I ate dinner at home when I was supposed to go out with some girl friends for dinner. I went and drank water the whole time. I know!

I ate a really yummy chicken salad, salad yesterday too that I will be eating again today. This time I used:

canned chicken
1 tb mayonnaise
half a green onion
tea cilantro
1/3 c dried cherries ( I only like the walmart dried cherries they are so plump and not overly sugary like the costco ones and even the ones I had at whole foods)
1/2 tea curry powder (supposedly helps fight againsts alzheimers (I know I spelled that wrong!) )
put on top of 2 cups lettuce. This is my favorite chicken salad so far I can't wait to have lunch

Monday, April 26, 2010

Supplement Queen

So I had a wonderfull weekend at my mother in laws. I told her I struggle with sugar cravings and she told me about Chromium Picolinate. Take 2 Capsules twice a day and guess works! I didn't crave sugar as long as I took it. It also helps with insulin and helps the body to burn more fat. Also she told me about chlorophyll capsules. You take 2 a day and they help you stay regular and is good for belly fat. I googled it and found that it is also a good cancer fighter and has a ton of other good qualities for you. I can tell you I feel a lot better. I don't feel as tired. I feel healthier and strong. I hiked some trails with my sister and I burned 867 calories. It was a great weekend to detox from sugar and feel healthy!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken

I googled healthy recipes and made this last night. I add crushed red pepper for heat and 1 tbs corn starch to thicken it.

If you have Mrs. Dash® Lemon Pepper, you can use 1/2 teaspoon of that instead of the black pepper. Just subtract 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice and increase the water by a tablespoon.
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon low-sodium chicken broth powder or bouillon granules
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

Preparation:1 In a small bowl, mix oregano, salt, and black pepper together, then sprinkle the mixture evenly over the chicken pieces.2. Add canola oil to a large, nonstick skillet and start heating over medium heat. When hot, add chicken pieces and brown on both sides (about 3 minutes per side).3. Place chicken pieces in slow cooker. Add water, lemon juice, garlic, and chicken broth powder to the skillet, and bring the mixture to a gentle boil. Pour the lemon juice over the chicken in the slow cooker and cover with lid.4. Cook on HIGH for 3 hours or LOW for about 6 hours. Sprinkle the parsley on top of the chicken about 15-30 minutes before the end of the cooking time.5. Serve with cooked pasta or steamed brown rice.

Yield:6 servings

Nutritional Information:Per serving: 213 calories, 36 grams protein, 1 grams carbohydrate, 6.7 grams fat (1.5 grams saturated fat, 2.8 grams monounsaturated fat, 1.6 grams polyunsaturated fat), 97 milligrams cholesterol, 0 grams fiber, 191 milligrams sodium. Calories from fat: 29%

Friday, April 16, 2010


I'm 203 today!!! I feel like I'm back on track. I've been working out everyday. Yesterday I didn't eat great I had some sugar but I kept my calories intake in check and I made sure I went to the gym and walked 3 miles at night with my sister and my skinny niece who apparently thought we were in a race last night because she made us walk/run the whole way. I started making oatmeal for breakfast and it's a little scary to choke down. Have you seen the movie Better off Dead? You know the moms cooking when she slaps that goo down on the plate and it slithers off the plate and onto the floor....that's my oatmeal. I use steel cut oats because I like the texture and taste better than rolled oats. Then I add 1 tbs Psyllium (this is a super fiber that acts like a laxative!!!) and I add 1 tbs chia seeds (these help you to maintain blood sugar level and helps you not be hungry they also add the gelatin like quality to your oatmeal which makes it scary!) cook in the microwave for 3 minutes. Then I add blueberries and sometimes Agave to sweeten it up

p.s. I went back through and changed all the titles to my blogs according to the recipe in them so it will be easier to find recipes you want to try

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sloppy Joes

First of all I need some new recipes. Send me your favorite recipes. Even if they aren't healthy I'll try to recreate a healthier version. Send your recipes to (don't ask about the the email I was recently single when I turned 21-22 and I took up surfing and different things!)

So after I wrote the last post I made it about a day and a half on that diet and I binged like crazy. I had easter candy everywhere and i kept eating it and then I would have to replace it. I'm so glad easter is over. I haven't been blogging because I was emabarassed about how much weight I gained I got up to 210. So I started exercising and yesterday I cut out sugar completely. It was rough. I had the worst migraine from the sugar withdrawls and I'm already starting with a headache today but I weighed 205 today. The stupid thing about me is that if I eat crappy I can't go workout because I feel like I blew it why workout. Which is the WORST thing I could do. Working out and feeling my muscles ache the next day makes me feel better about myself and I eat better. I keep seeing people post on facebook that they are making sloppy joes for dinner so now I'm craving them. Here's a healthy version:

1 lb ground turkey
1/4 tea black pepper
1/2 onion chopped
1 8oz can no salt added tomato sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup bbq sauce ( i like sweet baby rays thank you Stephanie!)
1 tea chili powder
dash of tabasco

cook turkey with onion and black pepper until no longer pink. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook until thickened about 10 min. Serve on whole wheat buns with lettuce

Monday, March 29, 2010

Confessions of a Chocoholic...

So after my last post I made cupcakes for my daughters class...They were chocolate and I decided just 1 wouldn't hurt because I had exercised really hard. Well 1 turned into 5 because I have no will power when it comes to Chocolate. Once I have it I have to have it everyday. It's all I think about. I even make up fake excuses to go to the store because I know my favorite Easter candy is out (the Cadburry chocolate eggs. Not the ones with the cream in the middle although I do love those too but the robin eggs) Then I would rationalize with myself saying today is the only day I will allow myself chocolate. Tomorrow I cut it out for good. So I overload on it since I won't be having any more the next day. Then I'm sick and disappointed in myself that night. So I wake up feeling great no chocolate for me I tell myself but then I see a few robin eggs on the counter that weren't totally consumed the day before so I eat them. At least then the chocolate is now out of the house so as to not tempt me. But during the day I start figuring out a way to get to the store for more. I already blew my diet for the day might as well try again tomorrow...And on it goes. SO no more chocolate. I can't handle it.

I began a 3 day diet to get all the sugar and toxins out of my body. Yesterday was my first day. If you google 3 day diet you will get the menu which does not consist of a ton of food, but I can do anything for 3 days. I don't know how much weight I lost because I stopped weighing myself. I knew I had gained a good 5lbs at least. Well this morning the scale said 204. I was expecting to be 205 so I was happy. A typical day on the diet is:

Breakfast: 1 orange, 1 piece of toast and 1 tbs peanut butter and a cup of coffee or diet soda with caffeine (I'm using a weight loss supplement for the needed caffeine. Don't worry I am only doing it for the 3 days. I need help eating like a bird for these days)

Lunch: 1 cup tuna and 1 piece of toast and cup of coffee ( I use canned chicken)

Dinner: 3 oz chicken/fish 1 cup carrots, 1 cup green beans, 1 apple 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream

So I am using this to kick start my sugar free diet and get back on track!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

So follow up to the chia seeds...they totally work! I wasn't as hungry. One day I put it in my smoothie and the next day I just took a tea and put it in my mouth and drank some water...