Our Quest to change our lives began in Feb. 2010 and we lost 224 lbs. We slowly gained a lot of that weight back and we're now on another journey for weight loss and better health using Bright Line Eating. This is the story of our continuing Journey. .
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Saturday, June 26, 2010

WEEK 20 ~ Almost 5 Months of our LIFESTYLE Change!!

Last week I lost 4 pounds... OH YEAH!!! I have reached the 70 pound loss mark today. Oh my gosh, that feels GOOD! I caught up to my guy - I totally want to CELEBRATE!! My man stayed the same but he is LOOKING SO HOT! Even his new suit from just a few posts ago is getting smaller on him.


I really drank tons of water this week and “Aunt Flo” left from her stay so that’s why I think I lost more than previously... and I’ve stayed totally on plan (as always... because I don’t even want to think of going off plan and sabotaging myself!)


I grilled some salmon again with that same yummy recipe since I had some left over marinade and I also made these “Sweet and Sour Crimini Mushrooms” to go with them. I found the recipe here at the La Fuji Mama. If you like mushrooms, you should check it out. I really enjoyed them.


One evening my hubby came home ravenous and so I hurried and scrambled him this L&G:

1 cup egg beaters, green peppers, sprinkles of low-fat cheese with 3 turkey sausages. He loved it and said it was very delicious (I love the simple stuff I can make quick).


I tried a couple Medifast meal recipes that I really liked:


Vanilla Spice Cookies! and Crunch Cookies!

Vanilla Spice Cookies

1 Vanilla Shake mix

1/4 t. Baking Powder

1 T. sugar free caramel syrup in a 1/4 cup measure, then fil the rest of the way w/ water.

1/4 t. Vanilla

1/2 t. Pumpkin Pie Spice

1/2 T. Cinnamon

1 Packet Spenda

Mix all the dry ingredients and we ingredients seperately. Add wet to dry and mix it up. Scoop out 5 cookies onto a Pam sprayed pan and bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Counts as 1 Medifast Meal.

[I quadrupled the recipe using 4 vanilla shakes and the batter wasn't thick enough so I added a scrambled eggs packet and then made 25 cookies for 5 meals; every 5 cookies equaled 1 medifast meal.]


Crunch Cookies (found on the Medifast Facebook Discussion Boards)

1 Crunch Bar (I used Chocolate, but you can use Caramel, PB, Smores or whatever)

2 Brownie Packets

4 T. Water

Soften crunch bar in microwave for 15-20 seconds then mix all the ingredients together very thoroughly. Spray plate with Pam & divide mixture into 3 equal portion cookies. Microwave for 2-2.5 minutes. Let cool. One cookie = One Medifast meal. YUM. This is a great way for me to help my crunch bars last longer & the cookie is really good and filling!


Freedom Challenge!

I have decided to join Deb's Freedom Challenge and it starts on July 5th and goes for 4 weeks. I am still planning out what my goals will be since one of those weeks I will actually be at girls camp with both my daughters... and I'll be bringing up all my food too... I will NOT go off plan, even for girls camp. :) So I will be posting my goals soon. I'm excited! This is my first challenge!!

7 comments:

Learning to be Less said...

Congrats on the hard work paying off. 70 pounds is HUGE!!!! Color me jealous!

Anonymous said...

congratulatons!!! You are doing amazing! Great, great job!! :D Deb

Rettakat said...

Hey, welcome to the challenge, I joined Deb's challenge, too.

I was thinking... there is nothing wrong with having Plan A and Plan B for the challenge. Plan A could apply to at home, and Plan B could be for when you are at camp.

Anyways, it'll be fun!
Loretta
=^..^=

dawne said...

Congrats on 70 pounds down! You must feel fantastic! I like your deliberate attempts to make that scale move...drink, drink, drink. I'm going to try that before weigh in on Tuesday morning!

Jennifer said...

Yaaay for 4 lbs this week, and a bigger YAAAAAAY for 70 lbs down! You must feel like a rockstar!!! I dropped youa little note on my blog this morning. Keep up your hard and excellent work!!!!

Jennifer
http://wecanlosethepounds.blogspot.com/

Bringing Pretty Back said...

70 pounds! whooooo hoooooo! That is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so excited for you!
Kristin

MaryFran said...

Yay on the 70 pounds....that is a great accomplishment!!!!!

Can't wait to hear how you do at camp!!! Just think of all that extra activity!!!