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Posted by lovinlorne on 2008.06.24 at 07:12
I made the greatest smoothie last night! Low in fat and very tasty, too.

1 container (6 oz) non fat flavored yogurt. (I used Yoplait fat free Peach)
1/4 cup non fat plain yogurt
1/2 cup juice (I used tropical fruit juice)
3/4 cup diced nectarine
1/2 cup crushed ice

Blend all together until smooth. Makes about 16 oz. YUM!

WW points value = 5 if drinking the whole thing yourself - 2 if drinking half.

In other news, hubby went to the Dr and his cholesterol is high and he needs to lose about 15 pounds. So I signed him up for Weight Watchers on line about two weeks ago. So far he's lost around six pounds, and since I've been eating everything right along with him, I've started losing that pesky last five pounds as well!

Woo and Hoo!

Some helpful hints!

Posted by lovinlorne on 2008.04.09 at 09:02
I've been getting e-mail updates from "Woman's Health". I'm not really sure why, (it must be something I signed up for somewhere!) but it's got some great tips!

50 ways to Stay Full Longer

What Does 100 Calories Look Like?

The ABC's of Slim

There are tons more tips; from health, to weight loss, to sex and relationships! Check it out!

Posted by lovinlorne on 2008.02.18 at 21:17
Are we still around?

I found some really yummy low-fat recipes that I'm going to make. I thought I'd share them! :D My diet is going well, though I did have a bad day yesterday. I didn't exercise because I had a sinus headache that wouldn't go away. But I made up for it today!

Peachy Strawberry Smoothie:

1 1/2 cups fat free milk
1 (6 ounce) container nonfat yogurt
1 1/2 teaspoons CRYSTAL LIGHT Raspberry Ice Flavor Low Calorie Soft Drink Mix
1 cup frozen sliced peaches
1 cup frozen strawberries

Place all ingredients in blender; cover.
Blend on high speed 15 sec. or until smooth.
Serve immediately.
Yield: 3 servings

Greek Chicken Avgolemono

1 1/2 quarts canned low-sodium chicken broth or homemade stock
2 cups water
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup long-grain rice
3 eggs
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup frozen peas, defrosted

In a large pot, bring the broth, water, and 1 teaspoon of the salt to a simmer. Add the chicken breasts to the pot and simmer until they are just done, about 10 minutes. Remove the chicken breasts from the pot; when they are cool enough to handle, cut them into bite-size pieces.
Meanwhile, stir the rice into the simmering broth. Increase the heat and boil until the rice is almost tender, about 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to the lowest possible temperature.
In a medium glass or stainless-steel bowl, beat the eggs, lemon juice, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt until frothy. Remove about 1 cup of the hot broth from the pot. Pour the hot liquid in a thin stream into the egg mixture, whisking constantly. Pour the mixture back into the pot and stir until the soup begins to thicken, about 3 minutes. Do not let the soup come to a simmer, or it may curdle. Return the chicken to the pot and stir in the peas.

Yield: 4 servings
Calories: 317 per serving

Chocolate-Banana Souffles

3 tablespoons sugar, plus extra for preparing souffle dishes
2 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons instant espresso powder or instant coffee
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch-process
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup low-fat milk
5 large egg whites
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
Confectioner's sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil six 6-ounce (3/4-cup) individual souffle dishes or ramekins or coat them with nonstick spray. Dust with sugar, turning to coat, and tapping out the excess. Set aside.
Melt chocolate over barely simmering water or in the microwave. Dissolve espresso powder (or instant coffee) in vanilla in a small bowl.
Sift cocoa, cornstarch and salt into a large bowl. Add banana, brown sugar and milk, whisking to blend. Add melted chocolate and the coffee mixture and blend well.
Place egg whites in a clean, grease-free mixing bowl. Beat on low speed with an electric mixer until frothy. Add cream of tartar; increase the speed to medium and whip until soft peaks form. Gradually add the remaining 3 tablespoons sugar and beat on medium-high until the whites hold stiff, but not dry, peaks.
Whisk one-fourth of the egg whites into chocolate mixture. Gently but quickly, fold in the remaining whites with a rubber spatula. Spoon into the prepared souffle dishes or ramekins.
Bake until souffles are well puffed and browned, but still jiggle slightly when shaken, 15 to 25 minutes, or. Remove from the oven and sift a little confectioners' sugar over the top. Serve immediately.

Yield: 6 servings
Calories: 177 per serving!

right, done, 80's

Drumroll please...

Posted by _loquacious on 2008.01.27 at 12:28
Current Mood: chipper
Good Afternoon ladies,

well I went to the gym yesterday, did my usual 40 mins on the elliptical. I was feelin really bitchy for some reason, just in a bad mood but I still finished my workout. So, since saturday is my weigh in day I was hoping for at least 1 pound to be moved. So I hop on the scale with my sour face and looked down....

drumroll please

....I lost 4 pounds from last weeks weigh in!!!! *screams like a groupie* I was so happy I bounced outta that gym like I was on something. lol. I passed a guy in the weight room and he was like 'Had a good workout?' I was smiling so hard my damn face hurt. So yeah, after that I was feelin so pumped up I ate a little something but my appetite to mindlessly eat was gone. I'm down 7 pounds since I started two weeks ago and I can't wait for next weeks weigh in.

*happily skips out of the post*

psycho, weird

Unfortunate News

Posted by somethingwicked on 2008.01.27 at 11:01
Drama seems to have found our no drama community. xdietcoke_headx seems to be a serial lj faker, who gets people into trouble and lies about pretty much everything. Because of this, I've removed her from the community, and I'm going to delete her entries.

I don't like doing it, but I don't want drama like that swimming around here. We're all real people, looking to make real changes in our lives and I feel like this user mocked those intentions.

Thank you! That is all!

psycho, weird

Dynamite Legs!!

Posted by somethingwicked on 2008.01.25 at 18:17
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So today was another good day for me! I'm still on track! The mind, it boggles! lol I actually got up on time and did my yoga and pilates, then I went shopping with my mother and sister. I went to the Dollar Tree and was perusing through the total crap--and found a weird little gem. It was an exercise DVD called "Dynamite Legs". It was only $1, so I figured I had nothing to lose.

So I took it home and put it on. Sweet lordy! If I do that thing every day for a month, I have a feeling I won't even recognize my own legs! I felt the burn immediately. It was all about lunges and squats. I highly recommend finding an exercise that'll work out your legs, because it works your whole body--including your booty! The DVD was hosted by some Australian woman and her friends. And her friends were all complaining that they were tired! It's pretty funny, but like I said, effective.

I'm taking my Dynamite Legs over to special47k's house tomorrow so we can do it together. She'll love it.

Do you guys have someone you work out with, or do you go it solo?

right, done, 80's

Introducing...._loquacious ;o)

Posted by _loquacious on 2008.01.24 at 22:06
Current Mood: excited
Hey yall! My name is Nikki, I'm 22 and I just joined a few minutes ago. I usually don't do LJ comm's for any type of weightloss support because the last few I joined were really militant. If I didn't post daily or keep tally of every single thing I put in my mouth I felt a little intimidated. I like the vibe of this comm tho. I've been on this quest for the 'perfect shape' since HS but it wasn't until recently that I realized I need to make lifelong changes in order to lose weight and keep it off.

Since the new year I've been making a lot of positive changes and feeling good about myself in the process. I renewed my membership to the gym, started going 3 times a week, bought a juicer on sale, been packing my lunches for work and just today I called up a friend of mine and asked him to help me start weight training. He's really into lifting and he's been doing it for years. I figured I'd ask him so he can show me the proper form and start me off with a decent routine. After browsing this site I'm really excited to start lifting. I even went to modell's today and got myself a pair of leather lifting gloves. I want to know what my body would be like in optimal shape.

Some of my goals are:
- lose weight (duh, lol) I want to lose about 60lbs overall but to start I'll aim for 23lbs
- get stronger and toned all over
- wear a fly swimsuit to the beach this summer to show off my hard work
- feel better about my body

I'm sure theres more but I'm about to browse Womens Health and have a cup of tea before I knock out. I can't wait to get to know all of you. This community is gonna be something special...I can feel it.

What are some of your favorite workout songs? I need a new playlist, the one on my mp3 is tired!

psycho, weird

Phat Beats!

Posted by somethingwicked on 2008.01.24 at 20:42
After starting f_l_a_b, my energy level is like, through the roof! I'm so excited by my goal to get into some sexy little Halloween costume! I got up late today though--a headache forced me to snooze a little longer than I meant to--but I made up for it by getting BIZ-AY!

I did yoga and pilates for forty minutes and it really got me energized. Then I headed over to special47k's house and we worked out together. We both did 20 minutes on the Gazelle and 20 on the Ab Lounge. SWEET JEBUS! If you don't have an Ab Lounge, I highly recommend it. That thing had my abs...or the place where I should have abs...burning. I could feel the muscles working. It was fantastic. We were going to do some tae bo afterward, but she was tired, so I headed home.

I can't seem to sit still. Endorphins rock my socks. I don't want to overdo it and burn myself out, but I really feel like I might need to do something else tonight... LOL

Maybe I'll just put some music on and DANCE! That'll burn off my energy without burning me out. Shaking your butt to music is a great exercise for the whole body, without targeting anything specific muscle groups. And? SO FUN!

Wish me phat beats! :D

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