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Weight Loss – Hurray.

My weight is down 5 pounds since I left on vacation. I am so happy about this.

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My pants were so loose I could take them off without unbuttoning them.

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So I gave them to charity and got a new pair. Yay. When I get home next week, I have some tight clothes  I’ve been waiting to be able to wear.

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My comments are off because I’m still traveling.

Have your best weekend ever.

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Copyright Jeanne Litt 2010

 
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Posted by on September 3, 2010 in Abundance

 

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FROM MUFFIN TOP TO SKINNY JEANS

Short Mama at Family Of Shorts started this meme and I want in. I want the results.

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I want you to pick 5 things that you love/like/tolerate about your body…as it is right at this moment.

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1. I love my feet. They jog along and let me enjoy feeling free.

2. I love my nails. They are pretty without much effort on my part.

3. I love my torso being 2 inches smaller. Even that much makes me feel so much better about it. It’s an hourglass shape.

4. I love my skin. People often think I am 20 years younger. Thank you skin.

5. I love my legs. They are good in shape and strength. And my thighs are smaller than Eric Heiden’s.

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I do believe that our bodies are perfect for the work we are meant to do.

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© 2010 Jeanne Litt

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Short Mama at Family Of Shorts started this meme and I want in. I want the results.

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So what are you drinking? Are you sticking to your healthy eating plan and drinking a ton of water? Do you got to have your iced tea? Or are you still sipping on the can of sugar soda?

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This is perfect for me. I have been succumbing to having a cold beer each day. I got myself some light ones at 100 calories, but I know it would be better to skip the beer and have the calories in good food.

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I know I have been doing it because I haven’t kept cold tea in the fridge. I like my tea unsweetened also. My doctor recommended at least three cups of nettle tea a day. I usually drink them cold.

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My favorite is cold weak green tea. I will drink water but would rather have tea.

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Years ago I lost some weight and was working out. I got a hernia. I know, I pushed it with the weights and that caused it. A contributing factor was, when you lose weight, toxins that were stored in the body fat, are released and weaken your muscles. That is a good reason to drink lots, so you dilute the toxins and they pass out of you faster.

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To your heath.

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© 2010 J.B. Vadeboncoeur

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Short Mama at Family Of Shorts started this meme and I want in. I want the results.

Per Shortmama this week.

This weeks topic comes from my bloggy friend and fellow chick wanting less muffin MiMi at Living in France.

She suggested that we talk about and show how we would dress differently if we were not overweight.

I’m so glad that this week I don’t have to cop to how  compromised  my eating has been.

For many years I have envisioned myself in a wrap dress and I would have my small waist back. It would have an A-line skirt and be knee length. I’d wear flats because that’s me.

I like the one here except I would tie the bow smaller. I would really like to achieve this. Maybe I should buy myself a dress and keep trying it on till I can fit into it. I am going shopping tomorrow. I could put it on when I want to eat carbs.

I am being very challenged today. Please say a prayer for me and my family. Bless you all.

<p> © 2010 J.B. Vadeboncoeur </p>

 
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Posted by on July 7, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Short Mama at Family Of Shorts started this meme and I want in. I want the results.

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This week’s meme prompt is written by Cara from The Gone Again Smiths

Share your best or worse diet advice and tell about your experience.

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The worst diet advice I have followed is low fat. My body needs good fats. I take large doses of omega 3 and 6 to keep my clotting factors regulated. Taking statins and lowering cholesterol too much left me with shingles twice.

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I have some olive oil every day and when I am wanting something more to eat at night, I often have some olives.

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The best diet advice is to stay happy and loving. When I am on vacation, I usually end up losing a little weight. I don’t count calories, I end up eating things I wouldn’t normally, yet I lose.
I do exercise more than usual. That is part of it. The important part I think, is that I am so happy and loving at these times. I need to stay in that place inside me every day.

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© 2010 J.B. Vadeboncoeur

 
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Posted by on June 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Short Mama at Family Of Shorts started this meme and I want in. I want the results.
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From Shortmama:

Ok so this week I want to know how you plan to avoid overeating or junk eating now that the kids are on summer break?

Lets see, do I have a plan? No. Okay my plan? if I knew what it was? I would say? – Oh I got it.

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In Oprah’s e-mail newsletter, she had a test to see what kind of weight management program would suit a person the best.

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I took the test, and….

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It suggested I would be best suited to a spirit based program.

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If you’re wondering what that is, I was too.

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There was a link for one and as I read about it, I relaxed. There was another also, which I didn’t read.

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It seemed to me to be saying that our bodies are magnificently able to let us know when they need nutrients, e.g. craving and when we are full. The premise seemed to be if we focus on listening to what our body is telling us, we will be ahead.

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This reminded me of a study I read many years ago. In it children were fed from a cafeteria line and were free to choose whatever food they wanted. The researchers discovered; IF an appetite was not seduced by sweets and junk food, the child ended up selecting a balanced diet.

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My plan is to avoid the junk and pay more attention to my body’s signals.

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Posted by on June 23, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Short Mama at Family Of Shorts started this meme and I want in. I want the results.

This week, we tell how we are doing. My weight and waist are the same as two weeks ago.

One downfall has been having a cold ‘light’ beer in the afternoon. Today I made sure I have some cold iced tea, 0 calories in the fridge.

Another thing has been getting back my exercise levels. Today I got back to a full hour of treading water at aerobics. Yesterday I managed to jog for 25 minutes. Soon I’ll be back to 40 minutes and more.

At Costco I bought a tank  top that compresses in your midriff. I love how I look in it. I’d like to be that way without it.

Best luck to all of you on this journey.
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© 2010 J.B. Vadeboncoeur

 
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Posted by on June 16, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Short Mama at Family Of Shorts started this meme and I want in. I want the results.

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This week we are to share healthy recipes. Here are two of mine. Both are carbs. Hey, if I’m gonna cook, it’s probably carbs.

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WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

adapted from a recipe by Fred Miller

185 Minutes to Prepare and Cook

Ingredients

8 cups spelt flour.

1 package dry yeast

2 tablespoons of honey

2 tablespoons kelp

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup water

1 cup powdered milk

3 cups warm water

1/2 cup brewer’s yeast powder

Directions

    Add yeast to 1 cup very warm, not boiling water along with honey and 1 cup flour.
    After 10 minutes it should be bubbling slightly, as the yeast is working.
    Add the powdered milk and 3 scant cups water, salt and oil. Blend in the rest of the flour, saving one cup to dust the kneading space. Knead for 5-10 minutes.
    Round up in a greased bowl.
    Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
    Punch down, put in 2 greased loaf pans. Cover with damp cloth and let rise 1 hour.

Bake 15 minutes in a 400 degree oven, then 20 minutes at 350 degrees. If desired butter crusts. Each loaf makes about 20 slices. The way I have it written here makes a heavy dense loaf that looks like a fallen cake. If you want a softer lighter loaf add half white flour.
Enjoy warm from the oven.

Number of Servings: 40

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 40
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 103.8
  • Total Fat: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.4 mg
  • Sodium: 186.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 4.8 g

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ENERGY BAR

30 Minutes to Prepare and Cook

Ingredients

    sunflower seeds 1 1/2 C
    pumpkin seeds 1 1/2 C
    flax seed meal 1 1/2 C
    chocolate chips 3/4 C
    raisins 1 1/2 C
    cinnamon 3 teaspoons
    applesauce, unsweetened 3 C
    almond butter 1 1/2 C
    honey 3/4 C
    spelt flour 1 1/2 C
    rolled oats 3 C

Directions

Mix all. Spread in greased pan. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes and divide in 32 bars. This also makes a dense bar. It’s very filling.

Number of Servings: 32

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 32
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 241.9
  • Total Fat: 11.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 119.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.4 g
  • Protein: 7.3 g
 
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Posted by on June 8, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Short Mama at Family Of Shorts started this meme and I want in. I want the results.

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This week’s direction is:
Lets just update on our progress so far.

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I chose three things the first week and three different things the next week.

Move and stretch while at the computer and in front of the TV

Get in 3 days of walk/jogging at the beach and 3 days of water aerobics each week.

Laugh each day.

Eat something instead of Japanese tea sweets this week.

Have at least 40 oz. of cold unsweetened tea on hand.

Do strength exercises twice this week.

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Now I will focus on laughing each day, moving while at the computer and no tea sweets.

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I was thrilled with my slow weight release – 1/4 pound a week and my waist went down 2 3/4″. I’m 63 and my metabolism is slow. Hey hey.

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Then the shingles hit and my waist swelled up the three inches again and I’ve been too fatigued to exercise. I have a lot of trouble sleeping with the pain. Last night I did stairs when I couldn’t sleep.
I’m not contagious anymore and I walked at the beach this morning. Hoo hoo.

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I trust all the swelling will go soon and I’ll get back to my exercise. hee hee.

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My weight is back up two pounds. I hope some of that is the swelling. I have been wanting to eat for energy and comfort. Ho ho.

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This too shall pass. Hahaha.

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© 2010 J.B. Vadeboncoeur

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Posted by on May 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Short Mama at Family Of Shorts started this meme and I want in. I want the results.

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This week’s question is:

This week tell me what are some of your favorite healthy snacks?

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SNACK – A snack food (commonly called a snack) is seen in Western culture as a type of food not meant to be eaten as a main meal of the day – breakfast, lunch, or dinner – but rather to assuage a person’s hunger between these meals, providing a brief supply of energy for the body. The term may also refer to a food item consumed between meals purely for the enjoyment of its taste. from Wikipedia.

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I eat about 6 times a day and eat from 80 to 300 calories each time. I think that makes half meals and half snacks? I don’t like the term for some reason.

I don’t think in terms of snacks.  I usually just eat what I want from what I have available. If I’ve had a lot of calories I switch to sugar peas. If I have a lot of calories left I have a light beer with my food.

Usually once a day I have half an Ezekiel muffin with olive oil on it.

I would rather have luscious fruit than candy.

Sometimes I have a tablespoon of grain sweetened chocolate chips and then maybe another.

I love to have some homemade goat milk yogurt, sometimes with nuts and fruit added.

I mentioned taking half a puff pastry and bake it with raisins, nuts and chocolate chips in it. If you put small amounts of everything in it, it keeps the calories down.

If I’m out of calories and hungry, I might eat a dill pickle or some pickled ginger or a cup of tea with honey.

I didn’t get to go on vacation last week. Turns out I have shingles and my waist is swollen up 3 inches bigger. Funny they showed up at my waist, just when I was focusing on that as my measure. XD.  AND, I haven’t been exercising at all. Next month will be better.

 
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Posted by on May 18, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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