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Paula commented on Flipper B's blog post Curried Butternut Squash Red Lentil Soup
"I am a snacker too. My choices include hummus & cut veggies. I buy Oasis Fatfree Roasted Red Pepper. It is not bad at all & it's half the calories of regular hummus. I will have a Bare Naked Almond/Cranberry Energy Bars before my…"
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Paula commented on Paula's blog post Weekly Update - 10/4
"I have & I realize that I am a stress eater & I eat when it is a craving/ desire and not real hunger. I am working on being sure I am eating for hunger only. Following the OA eating plan has helped a lot. I am working in the stage 1 skills…"
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Paula commented on Paula's blog post Stage 1
"I managed to complete all 3 skills today. I am not crazy about the daily weighing, but according to this plan, doing this will desensitize me to my weight & reduce feeling of shame, prove to myself that daily fluctuations are normal & give…"
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Paula commented on Rachel's blog post To run or not to run?
"Go running. I just started myself. I began in April this year & ran my first 5k the end of May. I ran the entire time, which was a real boost to my exercise plan. I have continued to run 3 times a week for about 3 miles & have my next 5k in…"
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Simple Two-Tablespoon, Two-Bean, Turkey Chili With Pumpkin!

Simple Two-Tablespoon, Two-Bean, Turkey Chili with Pumpkin!
You may think I’m crazy, but this morning I came home from the gym and made a big batch of chili. With the chilly, rainy weather it just sounded so perfect and I knew I’d have no time later in the day to cook. I wasn’t planning on posting about it because I have three other meals I’ve made this past week waiting to be written up, but it came out amazing and it’s always easier for me to post what I just [...]

Pesto Spinach Feta Wraps

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The past few months I’ve been in love with pasteurized liquid egg whites. I buy cartons of for smoothies and morning omelets and use them daily for the protein boost (I gave up whey protein and swapped it for egg whites). So when AllWhites Egg Whites reached out for me to test and post one of their recipes, I was all in! AllWhites® 100% liquid egg whites is a convenient, fat-free, cholesterol-free and low-calorie alternative to regular eggs – ideal when it [...]

Whole Wheat Chocolate-Kale Banana Muffins

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These muffins are brought to you curtesy of a holy-crap-what-am-I-going-to-do-with-all-this-kale moment. Last week I bought one of those giant bags of pre-washed, cut kale and it’s been staring me in the face for a week. With the expiration date fast approaching, it was time to make a move. I googled Kale Muffins yesterday morning just to see if anyone else had the same dorky idea I did: puree it up for muffins! It seemed like an easy way to use a bunch AND get a [...]

The 300-Calorie, 5-Minute, Chipotle-Inspired Burrito!

My husband is a Chipotle fanatic. If it was up to him we’d be there at least 2-3 times a week for lunch. I’m over it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a HUGE fan myself. I usually get the salad or burrito in a bowl and have some strategies for keeping the calorie count at bay. The cost, well,  that’s another variable in my let’s-stop-eating-out-so-much equation. So I set out to make a Chipotle-inspired burrito at home using things I can easily keep on hand. This [...]

Vegetarian Black Bean, Butternut and Quinoa Chili Topped With Avocado

Bowl of Vegetarian Black Bean, Butternut and Quinoa Chili topped with Avocado
This month’s California Avocado Commission theme is “Fall Favorites.” I immediately thought of two things: butternut squash and chili. Yesterday I cracked open my first butternut squash of the season and decided to make, well, what else — chili! My goal was something hearty, filling and avocado friendly. I wanted to make something that would be enhanced by the creamy texture of cubed avocado, which makes a great chili topper! It’s really all you need instead of the traditional cheese and sour cream. My plan [...]



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To run or not to run?

Posted by Rachel on October 5, 2015 at 10:29pm 1 Comment

Very unmotivated about exercise and my daily diet right now. I have alot on my plate every week. Before my wedding I was logging 2 hours at the gym 5 days a week. Now that I'm married I maybe go for an hour 3 to 4 times a week. This is why I'm thinking about running. Although I hate it! I do think it'll get me over the hump that has come with the start of the school year. Needing positive thoughts and motivation. It's why I found this site!

Stage 1

Posted by Paula on October 4, 2015 at 10:30pm 2 Comments

Starting Stage 1. The are 9 skills I need to master. Here are the first 3.

1. Motivate myself daily

2. Weigh myself daily

3. Eat slowly, while sitting down

To motivate myself, I am to read my response cards. Those are the small flash cards to read to remind me to change a sabotaging thought I might have & remind myself of all the advantages I will experience once I lose this weight permanently. This book thinks one should weigh in everyday. I am going to… Continue

Weekly Update - 10/4

Posted by Paula on October 4, 2015 at 4:04pm 2 Comments

Weight - Down 0.2 pounds, but a loss is a loss & I will take it

Food - improved on food choices, however, still over ate.

Exercise - Jogged 3 times this week & walked 3 days. Exercise is so much easy to do than diet.

Mood - About the same.

I have a 5k on the 18th. I am hoping to see an improvement in my time from the one I did on May 25th. I am looking into doing a turkey trot in November. I did it last year, but did a 2 mile walk. This time I… Continue

A Day Early

Posted by LindaB on October 4, 2015 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

I had planned on getting training for Disney again starting Monday.  However, we had a break in all the rain today and seeing we have another rainy day in the forecast tomorrow - I was like why not now.

I talked my #2 son into going with me.  When I asked him, he was like "sure, I'll give up my Cheetos".

I refused to start back at the beginning of week 1 --- it's been since the end of June since I've done any training.  I took a chance and started at week 3 and it worked out…


Not a huge loss but its a loss

Posted by Flipper B on October 4, 2015 at 12:56pm 2 Comments

I only lost about 1/2 a pound this week. But its still gone.  My clothes feel looser. I believe if I am more on top of my water more will follow next week.  I ran 10 miles yesterday just because I liked the cooler weather and I could. A good friend came with me. It was spur of the moment.  We stopped in like 5 bars to get water.  It was such a happy day.  I am learning to concentrate on Joy.…


Happy - Happy - Happy

Posted by LindaB on October 2, 2015 at 6:21pm 3 Comments

I am pleased to report that the month of September was very good to me.  I stuck to a plan, I can hardly believe it myself and I couldn't have done it without my sweet friend as my mentor and accountability partner. 

Drum rolll please ....... 12#s gone!!!!  And YES, I am finally in the next decade.  I am tickled pink.  Which is perfect for the month of October being breast cancer awareness month and all.  BTW - please schedule a mammogram for yourself this month.

I officially…


Curried Butternut Squash Red Lentil Soup

Posted by Flipper B on October 1, 2015 at 5:00pm 3 Comments

Snacks! I am a snacker.  I am trying to make myself believe that salad is a snack. I have been eating cottage cheese with tomatoes and salt as a snack. (its ok). Apples with cheese, chicken sausage with sauerkraut and pickles. I am trying new things and revamping old things.  I dont want to be hungry.  Its soup season thank goodness so I have lots of hearty stuff in the crockpot to keep me busy.  Like butternut squash curry lentil soup. its like 100 calories a bowl!

Curried Butternut…


Beck Diet Life Program - My Start

Posted by Paula on September 29, 2015 at 11:30pm 4 Comments

Reading a new diet book. The complete Beck diet for life. Instead of food, calories or anything typical of diet books, this one deals with building skills to succeed. The quote fro the book "Change your thinking, and you change your behavior permanently. Change your behavior, and weight loss will follow." Wow, is this the missing piece of my get healthy plan?

It goes on to advise that I make cue cards to help change my way of thinking & read them when having a certain sabotaging… Continue

I had to get real

Posted by Flipper B on September 29, 2015 at 12:40am 3 Comments

I had to get real. I had to take a hard look at my eating and exercise habits.  I had to admit I am not in a hard training cycle and that I need to work harder to lose weight. I had to admit that even though I run every day I did not qualify as VERY ACTIVE on myfitnesspal.  I am more like "lightly active".  I had to deal with the fact that when I get upset I eat fried chicken and chocolate.  I see that this probably wont change so I have to work out more on those days. I had to admit…


Weekly update - 9/27

Posted by Paula on September 27, 2015 at 10:42pm 2 Comments

Weight - Zero. At least it was not another gain.

Food - I continue eating too much. I gave into snacking last week. Weekends have been my real down fall.

Exercise - I went for my 3 mile jog this morning.

Mood - Still in the dumper.

I picked up a book at the dollar tree titled "The Beck Diet For Life. Some of what it says that I have read so far is resonating with me. It seems to deal with the thought process not just food. I am thinking maybe this… Continue


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