Whole-Wheat Pancakes

 I made pancakes this morning from a recipe I found in Clean Eating Magazine.   If you haven’t seen this magazine yet, (I think the first edition was in December), it’s got great recipes, success stories and exercises in it.  The pancakes turned out great, although I mixed them up a little differently than the recipe….

Exercise!!!!

  Exercise!!! Exercise is a funny thing.  We all know that exercising can help our weight loss efforts go faster, but why is it so hard to get you’re a** in gear and do it!! That has always been my dilemma.  Either I eat great, and don’t exercise, or exercise and don’t eat great.  Putting…

Taco Soup – or the soup that’s sweeping the nation!

There are so many versions of this soup.  I got the recipe a few years ago from my sister, she and I have tweaked it here and there.  It’s very adaptable, so you can do a lot of things with it.  The story starts there.  My friend Kathy at work asked me for a soup…

Weigh-in Wednesday

I can’t believe it, another week has gone by!  I am happy to say I am down another pound, so my total so far is 13 pounds!!  Yeah!!  The best part of that is that I still went out to dinner twice and had pizza on Friday night.  I am still riding my bike to…

My new favorite ice cream!

I saw this ice cream that was made into a milkshake on www.hungrygirl.com. I made the milkshake last night, but it was made with a lot of ice and it didn’t taste too great, BUT, this ice cream for 1/2 cup is only 100 calories and 4 grams of fiber depending on flavor.  I got…

Yummy dinner- chicken breast sandwich

With food prices soaring out of control, I have been doing a lot more shopping at Aldi.    You can get a TON more food than you would at a regular grocery store.  Plus they carry a line of products called “Fit and Active”  which helps when you are trying to lose weight.  The “Fit…

Weigh-in Wednesday – Holy crap I lost 4.6 lbs. this week!!

 Weight loss is such a weird thing!  The last two weeks, I wrote down all my points, didn’t go crazy on the weekends, and I barely lost a thing!  Then I go to my Weight Watchers meeting and the leader says “Great job, you’re down 4.6 lbs!”  What?  Could it be?  I sat down on…

Muffin of the week! Coffee Cake Muffin

  I love reading recipes, reading magazines and searching on-line looking for great ideas.  I happened to come across a recipe from www.lowsodiumcooking.com for coffee cake muffins. How yummy does that sound?  I adjusted the recipe a bit to make it less calories and fat and I turned out great!    The smell that came out…

A new favorite cereal!

I just saw this at the grocery store.  I love The “Optimum Slim” cereal, but saw this one too.  All of their cereals are whole grain, low in fat and high in fiber.  For this cereal, 1 serving is 190 calories and 2.5 fat and 9 grams of fiber.  I had it with skim milk…

My brother’s book

My brother wrote this book! When my brother first mentioned to me that he was going to write a book about dieting I thought he was joking. But, the man has had experience in this arena. As he writes in the book how he has gained and lost 17,000 pounds over the last 20 years…