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!
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Drumroll please...

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*
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Introducing...._loquacious ;o)

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!
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Hello, fellow FLABers!

I really hope we all can gain a lot of knowledge and lend a lot of support from and to each other.

The best advice I have for all of you is to up the fruits and veggies. They are full of fiber, which is what fills you up so you feel full and stop eating sooner. Also remember that you should never drink your calories. Avoid high calorie drinks with your meals. Stick to water and or diet soda. I have a problem drinking water because it's like, water, so I've started to add just the tiniest amount of juice to it. Right now I'm using apple/grape. It's a lot cheaper than buying the flavored waters or the filters that you attach to your faucet.

As for food, one of my favorite things to make is a chicken, broccoli, carrot, mandarin orange/pineapple rice dish. It makes a ton of food and comes in somewhere around 350-400 calories, depending on if you use everything listed or not. It's really good!

1/2c rice
1/2c water
1c frozen broccoli
1c baby carrots
1/4c pineapple
1/4c mandarin oranges
1c broiled or grilled chicken, skinless

Place rice, water and broccoli in microwaveable bowl and cover. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Add carrots, re-cover and cook one more minute. After it's done, add the other ingredients, re-cover and let stand for 5 more minutes. Stir and enjoy!