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Current Weight----- 287 lbs

5% Goal-----273 lbs
10% Goal----258 lbs

Goal Weight-----145 lbs

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Life just seems so unfair sometimes. I sit and look around and wonder why it is that some people can eat whatever they want and it never affects them, but someone like me just looks at a piece of chocolate cake and I gain 15 pounds. I know this isn't true but sometimes it feels like it. I have a very supportive group of people around me, which is extremely important to your weight loss journey. If you are someone who feels alone, just know that I am right here with you along with millions of other people. Feel free to comment me and I can help be your support. SUPPORT is a key factor in your success with weightloss. Here is a recipe for some of that comfort food, but a healthier version :)

Serves 8

What you need:
12 large jalapeno chili peppers
1/2 teaspoon cumin seed
1/2 cup nonfat cream cheese -- at room temperature
3 ounces sharp cheddar cheese -- grated
2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs -- plain
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

Preheat oven to 425ยบ.
Line baking sheet with foil; spray foil with nonstick cooking spray.
In small nonstick skillet, toast reserved jalapeno seeds and cumin seeds over medium
-low heat, stirring constantly, 2-5 minutes, until fragrant and golden; transfer to
small bowl. Add cream and cheddar cheeses to toasted seeds; with fork, mash mixture
together until well blended.
Stuff each pepper half with an equal amount of cheese mixture; set aside.
On small plate, combine bread crumbs and oregano. dip filled side of each pepper
into bread crumb mixture; set on prepared baking sheet, crumb-side up. Bake 10
minutes, until lightly browned; serve immediately.
~~Thanks to for this recipe

WW points~~ 2 pts per serving

70 Calories
4g Total Fat
5g Protein;
3g Carbohydrate
12mg Cholesterol
157mg Sodium

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Life took some seriously rough and hard turns for me, but now I am back and raring to go. I just wanted to update everyone on my progress. Last week at my weight watchers meeting I hit my 5% goal. Yiippeee. Now I am pushing hard for my 10% goal. Exercise has become a vital part of my life, but I just recently hurt my neck and back so now i am unable to do any exercise. I never thought I would say this but I am actually missing it, craving it. So heres to a new start.

Serves 10

What You Need:
7 or more cups mixed berries (raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup instant or regular Tapioca
Zest from 1 lemon
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon butter, softened
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons oatmeal
2 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds

1 unbaked refrigerated pie crust

Wash the berries, draining excess water in a colander. In an eight-cup container, mix sugar, tapioca and lemon zest, then stir in lemon juice. Add fruit to complete the eight cups and stir gently. Set aside to macerate for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally from the bottom.
Blend the topping ingredients with a fork in a small bowl and set aside.
To assemble, prepare pie crust as directed in a deep-dish pie pan. Add filling. Spread topping evenly over the filling. Bake 55 minutes at 400F, covering loosely with foil if the crust or streusel begins to brown too much. Transfer to a rack and cool at least three hours to set. Refrigerate.
~~Thanks to for this nummy recipe

WW Points~~5pts per serving

2g Protein
8g Tot Fat
3g Sat Fat
46g Carb
5g Fiber
93mg Sodium
7mg Cholesterol