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Happy Easter 2014


May your Easter basket be filled with Joy, Happiness and Peace.

Today & Always



Happy Easter


Have an egg-cellant Easter weekend.

Leave the chocolate bunnies and eggs for the kids but have some dark chocolate as a small treat.

I’m away visiting family for the weekend and its always great to see everyone.  There’s always too much food and not enough willpower. Tough it out!!  You didn’t work hard at the gym this week just so you can throw it all away in a few days.

Stay strong, enjoy the company of others and not the food 🙂

Here’s something to start your morning. Enjoy!!! 🙂


Easter Spring Fling Weight Loss Challenge: Week 7 Final Weight-In

Week 7:  Weigh In

Here’s my weigh-in for week 7.

Starting Weight: 157 lbs
Current Weight:  153.0 lbs
Pounds Lost: 4 lbs
Goal Weight: 147 lbs

Woohoo!!!  It’s the last weigh-in and even though I didn’t reach my goal for this weight loss challenge, I’m still happy the scale moved in the right direction.  I’m down 2 pounds this week.

Thanks to everyone who participated and encouraged others to stay on board.  Looking forward to seeing all your progress.

Stay Tuned for another Challenge coming your way 🙂

How did everyone do this week?  

Share your progress with us!

Road Trip

We’ve packed up and are on the road trip back home.

It was really great to see everyone But I’m looking forward being home and in my bed, seeing my cat (she hates road trips) and getting back to my food and exercise routine.

My kids have no school tomorrow so I hope it’ll be a nice day so we can spend it in the park and maybe we’ll met my husband for lunch since he’ll be working.

This past week

It’s been a busy week.  I’ve been working out on my elliptical and doing the Insanity DVD.  Not to mention the two whole days it took me to pressure wash my deck.  Here’s a pic of how it badly needed a cleaning.  The weather hasn’t been cooperating.  It was freezing when I did this and now I had a runny nose, I better not get sick.  But my deck looks great 🙂  I even washed that bench and it’s like new again.  When the weather is more stable and warmer I plan on staining the deck.I’ve been eating pretty good for the most part but I did have an encounter with the evil Oreo.  I lost count on how many I had, thank goodness there’s none left in the house.

I desperately needed new walking shoes and I got lucky last week and snagged these comfy Ecco shoes.

This is how I’ve been eating that pressed cottage cheese, crumbled over a Caesar salad.  It looks like feta cheese doesn’t it?

This is my typical breakfast:
Coffee, Splenda 1 tsp, Unsweetened Almond Milk 1/4 c = 1 carb
Low Carb Cinnamon cake = 2 carbs
Sugar free Strawberry jam 1 Tb=1
Total carbs for breakfast: 4 net carbs

Ya know I never finish that huge cup of coffee, I just really like my cup 🙂  I now only use 1 tsp of jam instead of a Tb.

Went to see my Dr this week to find out the results for my blood test she did for my yearly physical and it was all good news.  I told her I was concerned about Cholesterol since I eat lean meat twice a day (lunch and dinner).  She reassured me that my numbers are amazing and I should have any worries.  Yeah!!
Now I’m waiting for results on another blood test to see why I have digestive problems with certain foods.

Well Easter is next weekend and we’re going to be visiting family and I know there’s going to be very tempting foods but I plan on sticking to my guns.  I’m going to make a list of foods to pack for the road trip and muffins for breakfast everything else I can manage.  Plus I plan on buying my favorite Sugar Free Chocolate just in case.

What are your survival plans for Easter weekend?

Roasted Turkey Recipe

Roast Turkey-Arrosto di Tacchino

By Pasquale Carpino

Serves 6 to 8


12Lb. (5-6 kg) Turkey

1 Apple peeled and cored

2 Celery stalks

2 Tbs. Salt

2Tbs. Pepper

1 Tbs. Garlic powder

4 oz. Gin

6 Bacon Slices

4 oz. White Wine

1 Cup Chicken Stock

Preheat oven to 260 Degrees.

Wash and dry the Turkey, inside and out.

Cut the apple and celery into large pieces and places inside the bird.

Put in a large roasting pan and cover with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and gin.

Lay bacon over breast and bake at 260 Degrees for   30 minutes.

Lower temperature to 205 and remove the bacon slices to the bottom of the pan.

Pour in the wine and stock and place the turkey back into the oven to steam roast for 90 minutes.

Test for doneness before removing.

Now make the gravy if you prefer and serve.


Cook at 350 Degrees.

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