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Butternut Ginger Soup With a Side of Diet Tips

ginger butternut squash soup with shrimp
This weekend I made the most amazing, simple soup and it reminded me of all the little things I do day-to-day to help me feel in control of my diet. Before we go any further let me establish I despise the word “diet” when used to represent calorie restriction for a short period of time solely for the purpose of losing weight. Instead I use it to simply mean “what I eat,” which I happen to take fairly seriously. I say fairly because I [...]

Shrimp Tacos With Peanut Sauce

Shrimp Tacos with Peanut Sauce
This weekend I got back from our annual week at the shore, itching to cook something in my own kitchen that wasn’t pizza, hamburgers or cheesesteaks — the trifecta of beach food for us. I hit the grocery store after unpacking to restock the fridge and get some fresh food in the house. There happened to be shrimp on sale, which inspired me. Shrimp tacos sounded perfect,  a light, easy meal. To spice up the tacos I made a simple homemade peanut sauce using pantry ingredients I had [...]

Balsamic Beef With Zucchini

Bowl of Balsamic Beef with Zucchini
I am between summer trips at the moment so my kitchen has seen busier days. Last week I took the boys on our yearly mother-sons adventure (click here for photos and a  recap) and next week we head to the Jersey Shore for our annual week at the beach. I love summer! Right now I’m in my clean-out-the-fridge mode trying to use up perishables before we leave. The boys wanted burgers for dinner but I wasn’t in the mood. So I used [...]

Simple Oven-Roasted Brisket — My First!

My First Oven Roasted Brisket!
Cooking large cuts of meat isn’t something that came natural to me. Whole chickens, large roasts, even pork loins I used to find intimidating. I’m not sure why — in some ways they are easier to prepare than individual steaks or chops. Preheat the oven, pop them in, set a timer and boom! Dinner. They do require a bit more planning. You can’t just pull out a frozen brisket after work and have dinner on the table in an hour, which [...]

Slow Cooker Ginger Beef

Slow Cooker Ginger Beef
It’s been 3 weeks since my last post but I’m still alive, I swear! A few weeks ago I started consulting for a small tech firm and my days have been filled with programming learning modules. I’m also still managing the gym and last I checked, I have two kids running around this place somewhere. I kid. I kid. I’m busy but I’m finding the details of calculating specific nutritional information for my ideas more than my lack of time holding me back from posting more. My [...]



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Frustration Leads to Resolution

Posted by Krista on October 24, 2016 at 3:08pm 1 Comment

So I visited my orthopedic doctor yesterday for a follow up appointment. I had gotten a cortisone shot in my knee two weeks ago to help with the advanced osteoarthritis that was flaring up. Two weeks ago he told me I'd need a knee replacement in the next three years, and come back if it bothers me again and we'd take next steps.

His version of "next steps" is telling me to lose weight. Um, duh. I already knew that. I was 115 pounds when I graduated, I'm 230 pounds now. I know…


How much do I need the scale?

Posted by Melissa Moore-Price on October 23, 2016 at 12:10pm 1 Comment

So I've been doing Weight Watcher Smart Points (on my own) for 3 weeks now, without weighing myself. I was gonna weigh myself on Friday, but then I realized it was the week before ahem TOM. Before when I did weight watchers I learned to skip that week of weighing because I wouldn't like what the scale said, and unfortunately the scale has the ability to ruin my whole day. So knowing this I decided to skip this week. I went to work yesterday and got my first "are you losing weight?" From one of… Continue

Weekly Update - 10/22

Posted by Paula on October 22, 2016 at 4:53pm 0 Comments

Weight- Up 0.2 pounds. A miracle considering the snacking this week.

Exercise- Ran 6 days this week. No bike.

Food - Ugh! I had too many mini binges.

Mood - Good. Today I did the Haunted Hustle 5k. No plans to go crazy but ended up with a PR (27 min 53 sec)

Smart Points, My Oldest Son turns 18, too much good/bad food!!

Posted by Melissa Moore-Price on October 16, 2016 at 5:13pm 2 Comments

So this last week I've been trying Smart Points and so far I think I really like it. I guess we'll see if I lose weight, that will decide if I like it;) I see how it kind of forces you to make better choices, and because of WHAT I'm eating I truly haven't been hungry at all and I feel thinner. I'm not gonna weigh myself until Friday I think. But so far so good!!

So yesterday my oldest baby Jonah turned 18. It's so bittersweet watching your kids grow up. I love the age he is now and… Continue

Weekly Update - 10/15

Posted by Paula on October 15, 2016 at 9:35am 0 Comments

Weight - Down 1.8 pounds. Going in the right direction.

Exercise - Ran 18 miles & a 15.5 mile bike ride.

Food - Really made more "whole food" choices. But I did indulge in my salty snacks. Ugh!

Mood - Feeling better seeing a loss.

I feel FAT

Posted by Paula on October 12, 2016 at 9:33pm 1 Comment

I have been feeling like Henrietta Hippo this week. Everything is bothering me. My clothes feel crappy. I am not sure if it is because I had a crappy weigh in last week or what. I have decided I must fix the eating issue. The mindless snacking be it on good or bad food must stop. I was toying with not calorie counting but decided against it as I know I will get sloppy with my eating system nice I am not tracking. It is just so frustrating as I seem to have stalled on weight loss.

Broken Zipper

Posted by Robin on October 10, 2016 at 1:27pm 1 Comment

so I knew that I was not going to diet on Saturday at dinner and was careful all week so I could splurge.

Had a great anniversary dinner with a bottle of Chianti and veal and risotto for dinner. Going good then as the evening ended my napkin fell to the ground, i went down to pick it up and the zipper on the back of my dress broke.  Fortunately I had a jacket on. 

I wanted to cry. This would never have happened before.  I felt like this was such a FAT thing to happen.  All…


Smart Points?

Posted by Melissa Moore-Price on October 8, 2016 at 9:11pm 5 Comments

Is anyone doing the Weight Watchers Smart points plan? A few years ago when I was losing weight steadily (1.5 lbs a week) I did the old Flex Points plan, or Momentum. I did really well on that plan, I felt like I was eating like a normal person. I was trucking right along getting closer to my goal weight, I was down 25lbs. Then they changed the plan to points plus and I immediately stopped losing weight. Got unmotivated, started having pound creep, add a little autoimmune disease (Hoshimoto… Continue

Weekly Update - 10/8

Posted by Paula on October 8, 2016 at 8:59am 2 Comments

Weight - Up 2.4 pounds. WTF? Fluctuation? Ugh!

Exercise - Rocked it as usual with running & bike ride.

Food - I am not sure what the heck. I guess I really need to evaluate sodium as I cannot seem to get enough.

Mood - The scale does dictate mood for me. It should improve tomorrow.


Posted by Robin on October 6, 2016 at 4:31pm 1 Comment

Showed a slight gain probably from Chipotle yesterday even though I did the brown rice and left off many of the toppings. Perhaps too much sodium or just too many calories for a lunch. Regardless, it has got me down but not defeated.  

I had a fairly light lunch and yogurt for breakfast.  Hoping to skip dinner.  Need to exercise but life got in the way yesterday as I had to sew up a quick Halloween costume without a pattern.  

Saturday is going to be difficult…



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