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  • AJB1014AJB1014 Posts: 1,257Member Member Posts: 1,257Member Member
    @tiabirdie56 I havent made this one personally, but a friend recommended it saying it was amazing! I'd assume pretty low carb too without the croutons?

    https://www.bbc.com/food/recipes/broccoliandstiltonso_76390

    This one is also a favorite. You could leave out the beans and add zuchini instead, I've done similar before and its just as tasty!

    https://www.farmflavor.com/recipe/type/soups/kielbasa-and-kale-soup/
  • GrandmaJackieGrandmaJackie Posts: 25,576Member Member Posts: 25,576Member Member
    <3 Weigh Ins <3
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    My name is Jackie
    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 145.2
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 139

    November 20, 2018 ~ 145.2
    11/30 - 145.4 (I’m okay with this since Thanksgiving I couldn’t resist the pumpkin pie)
    12/4 - 143.3 (Thanksgiving weight is gone, stay focus, :))
    December
    12/07 - 144.4 (I was a couple pounds lower but unfortunately LNS got to me a couple nights ago 👿😢)
    12/14 - 143.6
    12/21 - 143.6
    12/28 147 :( :(
    January 2019
    1/04 - 145.2
    1/11
    1/18
    1/25
    February
    2/01
    2/08
    2/15
    2/22
    March
    3/01
    3/08
    3/15
    3/22
    Week #1 Sleep
    11/20 - I got 6 hrs and 45 mins sleep last night, woot hoot, that’s about normal for me. I’ll call that a win for me, sometimes I’ll only get around barely over 5, :(
    11/21 - I got 7 hrs and 58 mins, I got to bed early and was able to sleep past 6 am, 👍🏼👍🏼
    11/22 - I got 8 hrs and 3 mins, woot hoot! Happy Turkey Day, :) <3 :)
    11/23 - 8 hrs and 35 mins, I’m back in my own bed, :)
    11/24 - 8 hrs and 41 mins, hopefully this will help me stay focus to lose my Thanksgiving weight. 😈😢😂
    11/25 - 9 hrs and 15 mins, we’ll see if I can keep this up. My husband had a 4 day weekend, he’s back at work tomorrow.
    11/26 - 5 hrs and 31 mins, last night was a tough night staying 😴
    11/27 - 6 hrs and 25 mins
    11/28 - 7 hrs and 12 mins
    11/29 - 6 hrs and 15 mins

    12/3 - 7 hrs and 45 mins
    Challenge #2 - Water
    11/30 - ✅
    12/1 - ✅
    12/2 - ✅
    12/3 - ✅
    12/4 - ✅
    12/5 - ✅
    12/6 - no
    Challenge #3 - Breathing
    12/7 - x
    12/8 - x
    12/9 - x
    12/10 18 mins
    12/11 18 mins
    12/12 18 mins
    12/13 18 mins
    Challenge #4 - Cardio
    12/14 - ✅
    12/15 - ✅
    12/16 - ✅
    12/17 - ✅
    12/18 - ✅
    12/19 - ✅
    12/20 - ✅
    Challenge - #5 - Strength
    12/21 - ✅
    12/22 - x
    12/23 - x
    12/24 - x
    12/25 - x
    12/26 ✅
    Challenge #6
    Challenge #1 ~ Sleep
    Challenge #3 ~ Breathe
    Challenge # 5 ~ Strength

    Challenge #1 - Sleep
    11/20 - I got 6 hrs and 45 mins sleep last night, woot hoot, that’s about normal for me. I’ll call that a win for me, sometimes I’ll only get around barely over 5, :(
    11/21 - I got 7 hrs and 58 mins, I got to bed early and was able to sleep past 6 am, 👍🏼👍🏼
    11/22 - I got 8 hrs and 3 mins, woot hoot! Happy Turkey Day, :) <3 :)
    11/23 - 8 hrs and 35 mins, I’m back in my own bed, :)
    2nd Round
    12/28 - 7 hrs and 15 mins - The last couple of nights I’m sleeping better throughout the night.
    12/29 - 8 hrs and 18 mins
    12/30 - 8 hrs and 46 mins
    12/31 - 7 hrs and 21 mins
    1/01 - 7 hrs and 55 mins
    1/02 - 7 hrs and 2 mins
    1/03 - 7hrs and 1 min


    Challenge #3 - Breathing
    12/7 - x
    12/8 - x
    12/9 - x
    12/10 18 mins
    12/11 18 mins
    12/12 18 mins
    12/13 18 mins
    2nd Round
    12/28 - 18 mins
    12/29 - 0
    12/30 - 18 mins
    12/31 - 18 mins
    01/01 - 0
    01/02 - 18 mins
    01/03 - 18 mins

    Challenge - #5 - Strength
    12/21 - ✅
    12/22 - x
    12/23 - x
    12/24 - x
    12/25 - x
    12/26 - ✅
    2nd Round
    12/28 - 10 mins
    12/29 - 0
    12/30 - 0
    12/31 - 50 mins
    01/01 - 55 mins
    01/02 - 15 mins
    01/03 - 0
    I just updated my information, challenge 6 did help me focus back on strength again, thanks @tiabirdie56 for the challenge.

    I started the 1st of Jan. I decided to buy an update weigh in scale, to keep track of my slip ups throughout 2019. I wish I could say I was perfect and won’t have any. I need to be realistic, I will, jumping right back on the horse is the key to my success
    edited January 4
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,384Member Member Posts: 2,384Member Member
    @AJB1014, Thanks for the recipe links! I have seen both of these recipes before, yummy! I was just looking at a broccoli and stilton soup recipe last night. I have a chunk of gorgonzola.😋 Different flavor, but I like using what I have first. I will definitely try them. Today, though I don't have the desire to cook anything. I'll have to go find some ready made soup. Safeway maybe, they have a couple of soups that I like.

    @GrandmaJackie, You did very well also. Making improvements across all challenges! Sleep especially! I really like to see that. We all need a good nights rest. There are so many things going on in our lives to hinder restful sleep.
    edited January 4
  • GrandmaJackieGrandmaJackie Posts: 25,576Member Member Posts: 25,576Member Member
    @tiabirdie56 thanks, getting to sleep is always a challenge for me. I would love to be to just turn off, my brain at night, lol.
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Posts: 1,861Member Member Posts: 1,861Member Member
    90 Second Bread (Keto & low carb friendly)



    • 1 tbsp, Butter - Salted
    • 1 tablespoon, Almond Flour
    • 0.50 tsp(s), Coconut Flour
    • 0.15 tbsp, Flax Seed, Ground
    • 0.25 tsp, Clabber Girl
    • 1 tsp, Stevia
    • 1 egg, Egg


    Melt butter in a round storage bowl (like betty crocker red lid) that has a top just a bit larger than an English muffin.
    Add in all the dry ingredients into the melted butter in the same bowl. (I put the baking powder in first, then the rest of them).
    Add the egg and beat completely until well incorporated
    No need to change bowls, the butter already greased it! Just pop the mixture into a standard microwave (about 1000 watts) for 90 seconds and immediately turn upside down onto a plate after removing.
    Bam! You have a mini loaf of bread that will give you about 3 nice pcs.

    I think it is better non-toasted, but eat as you wish. Great with peanut butter to help up your protein. Nice for mini shredded chicken sandwiches or tuna sandwiches. Makes great garlic bread to go with your zoodles.

    You can fancy this up if you like by adding some chia seeds, some psyllium husk powder, some sesame seeds, some garlic or some flaked onion chips, a touch of cheddar in the mix etc. You can make it look a bit prettier if you mix it in a separate bowl before pouring into the one you will microwave (sides not as messy).

    If you increase the almond flour a tiny bit you can make this in a square container (like an empty lunchmeat container) where it will be more “traditional” bread-shaped for a large sandwich, just slice in two adding your favorite ingredients in-between.

    Nutrition information: Serving size is 1
    Calories according to MFP for the whole loaf is 234 calories and 3 net carbs. 9 grams protein. 86 mg potassium, 181 mg sodium.



    I plan on trying to alter this recipe in the future to try to make banana nut bread or pumpkin bread.
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Posts: 1,861Member Member Posts: 1,861Member Member

    https://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/low-carb-pecan-toffee-bars/

    For all the low carbers out there! This is under 2 Net carbs per serving and the site includes a video tutorial making the recipe. I haven't tried this yet, but I'm bookmarking it and it will be on my list. Looks great for potlucks, gatherings and holidays. Hey, it's always nice to have something available during these gatherings, even if you have to bring it yourself! Have a nice rest of Sunday everyone!

  • reflectionofmereflectionofme Posts: 261Member Member Posts: 261Member Member
    Starting weight ~ 270.8
    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 201.5
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 161.5

    11/19/18 ~ 201.5
    11/26/18 ~ 199.2
    12/03/18 ~ 196.6
    12/10/18 ~ 193.9
    12/17/18 ~ 191.1
    12/24/18 ~ Christmas vacay, no scale
    12/31/18 ~ Christmas vacay, no scale
    01/07/19 ~ 184.1



    03/20/19 ~ (last update)

    Challenge weight lost so far -17.4
  • GrandmaJackieGrandmaJackie Posts: 25,576Member Member Posts: 25,576Member Member
    <3 Weigh Ins <3
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    My name is Jackie
    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 145.2
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 139

    November 20, 2018 ~ 145.2
    11/30 - 145.4 (I’m okay with this since Thanksgiving I couldn’t resist the pumpkin pie)
    12/4 - 143.3 (Thanksgiving weight is gone, stay focus, :))
    December
    12/07 - 144.4 (I was a couple pounds lower but unfortunately LNS got to me a couple nights ago 👿😢)
    12/14 - 143.6
    12/21 - 143.6
    12/28 147 :( :(
    January 2019
    1/04 - 145.2
    1/11
    1/18
    1/25
    February
    2/01
    2/08
    2/15
    2/22
    March
    3/01
    3/08
    3/15
    3/22
    Week #1 Sleep
    11/20 - I got 6 hrs and 45 mins sleep last night, woot hoot, that’s about normal for me. I’ll call that a win for me, sometimes I’ll only get around barely over 5, :(
    11/21 - I got 7 hrs and 58 mins, I got to bed early and was able to sleep past 6 am, 👍🏼👍🏼
    11/22 - I got 8 hrs and 3 mins, woot hoot! Happy Turkey Day, :) <3 :)
    11/23 - 8 hrs and 35 mins, I’m back in my own bed, :)
    11/24 - 8 hrs and 41 mins, hopefully this will help me stay focus to lose my Thanksgiving weight. 😈😢😂
    11/25 - 9 hrs and 15 mins, we’ll see if I can keep this up. My husband had a 4 day weekend, he’s back at work tomorrow.
    11/26 - 5 hrs and 31 mins, last night was a tough night staying 😴
    11/27 - 6 hrs and 25 mins
    11/28 - 7 hrs and 12 mins
    11/29 - 6 hrs and 15 mins

    12/3 - 7 hrs and 45 mins
    Challenge #2 - Water
    11/30 - ✅
    12/1 - ✅
    12/2 - ✅
    12/3 - ✅
    12/4 - ✅
    12/5 - ✅
    12/6 - no
    Challenge #3 - Breathing
    12/7 - x
    12/8 - x
    12/9 - x
    12/10 18 mins
    12/11 18 mins
    12/12 18 mins
    12/13 18 mins
    Challenge #4 - Cardio
    12/14 - ✅
    12/15 - ✅
    12/16 - ✅
    12/17 - ✅
    12/18 - ✅
    12/19 - ✅
    12/20 - ✅
    Challenge - #5 - Strength
    12/21 - ✅
    12/22 - x
    12/23 - x
    12/24 - x
    12/25 - x
    12/26 ✅
    Challenge Refocus
    Challenge #1 ~ Sleep
    Challenge #3 ~ Breathe
    Challenge # 5 ~ Strength

    Challenge #1 - Sleep
    11/20 - I got 6 hrs and 45 mins sleep last night, woot hoot, that’s about normal for me. I’ll call that a win for me, sometimes I’ll only get around barely over 5, :(
    11/21 - I got 7 hrs and 58 mins, I got to bed early and was able to sleep past 6 am, 👍🏼👍🏼
    11/22 - I got 8 hrs and 3 mins, woot hoot! Happy Turkey Day, :) <3 :)
    11/23 - 8 hrs and 35 mins, I’m back in my own bed, :)
    2nd Round
    12/28 - 7 hrs and 15 mins - The last couple of nights I’m sleeping better throughout the night.
    12/29 - 8 hrs and 18 mins
    12/30 - 8 hrs and 46 mins
    12/31 - 7 hrs and 21 mins
    1/01 - 7 hrs and 55 mins
    1/02 - 7 hrs and 2 mins
    1/03 - 7hrs and 1 min


    Challenge #3 - Breathing
    12/7 - x
    12/8 - x
    12/9 - x
    12/10 18 mins
    12/11 18 mins
    12/12 18 mins
    12/13 18 mins
    2nd Round
    12/28 - 18 mins
    12/29 - 0
    12/30 - 18 mins
    12/31 - 18 mins
    01/01 - 0
    01/02 - 18 mins
    01/03 - 18 mins

    Challenge - #5 - Strength
    12/21 - ✅
    12/22 - x
    12/23 - x
    12/24 - x
    12/25 - x
    12/26 - ✅
    2nd Round
    12/28 - 10 mins
    12/29 - 0
    12/30 - 0
    12/31 - 50 mins
    01/01 - 55 mins
    01/02 - 15 mins
    01/03 - 0
    Challenge #6 - Healthy Recipe Finds
    edited January 7
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,384Member Member Posts: 2,384Member Member
    Everyone eats differently in my household and I know how to navigate it. I rarely use a recipe as it's written. I have to read it and change it to fit 3 different diet types. Some days it's a pain. Lol. My husband is back on his high protein, LFLC diet, so all he wants is poultry, fish or meat and salad. Son, idk, pretty much a standard diet, but whatever I don't bring in the house, bread, crackers, baked goods, etc. he's good with that. Of course, I had some of all of that in here for their holiday. Gone now thank goodness, because I was eating it. I'll be posting a few recipe finds soon.

    177.2 again this morning, down from yesterday's 178.2. Hope to be lower tmrw on the way back to 174.
    edited January 7
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Posts: 1,861Member Member Posts: 1,861Member Member
    SAUSAGE BALLS
    (KETO AND LOW CARB FRIENDLY)



    INGREDIENTS
    • 1 pound ground breakfast sausage
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 cup almond flour
    • 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese or sharp cheddar
    • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
    • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter or coconut oil, melted
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt


    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil, if desired, for easy cleanup.
    2. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients, until well combined. Use a cookie scoop to portion out some the mixture, then roll it into a ball. (About 1- to 1.5-inch ball.) Repeat until all of the mixture is portioned. Place the sausage balls on a baking sheet.
    3. Bake for 16-20 minutes. Serve warm. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers.

    Nutrition Facts

    Low Carb Sausage Balls Recipe
    Amount per serving
    Calories90
    % Daily Value*
    12%Total Fat 8g
    13%Saturated Fat 2.5g
    Trans Fat 0g
    7%Cholesterol 20mg
    7%Sodium 170mg
    0%Total Carbohydrates < 1g
    0%Dietary Fiber 0g
    Sugars 0g
    Protein 5g
    Vit. D 1IU0%
    Calcium 768mg77%
    Iron 0mg0%



    I make these all the time. Sometimes I use them as a lunch or dinner with a side dish. You can use whatever dips you may prefer. Mostly I use them as a side for my breakfast. I serve warm and dip in sugar-free maple syrup. This makes about 35 sausage balls and the nutrition information is Per Ball. Less than 1 Gram of Carbs each so this is fantastic!!

    To Freeze: I freeze my extras TEMPORARILY on a tray so they are loose and unconnected. I then transfer them to a freezer safe bag where they will not stick together. I tend to freeze mine raw/uncooked. However, you can cook them about 50% of the way, then freeze. This allows them to not overcook when when heating them up. If heating from frozen, allow extra cooking time. Or these can be thawed first. I love having them so handy, just pop my hand in the freezer bag and pull a few out! Enjoy!
  • NuggetBrainNuggetBrain Posts: 208Member Member Posts: 208Member Member
    NuggetBrain
    37F
    SW: 290
    CSW: 286

    11/27: 286
    December 4: 282.6 - I'm feeling pretty good about my progress so far.
    12/11: 278.6
    12/18: 275
    12/25: 273.4
    January 1, 2019: 272
    1/8: 270
    1/15~
    1/22~
    1/29~
    February 5~
    2/12~
    2/19~
    2/26~
    March 5~
    3/12~
    3/19~
    March 20, 2019 (last update)~
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,384Member Member Posts: 2,384Member Member
    174.4 today. I'm really ready to move on now. This allergy cold is getting tiresome too. Sick of the sneezing fits and runny nose. Ugh. 😫
    edited January 8
  • AJB1014AJB1014 Posts: 1,257Member Member Posts: 1,257Member Member
    https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/253157/weeknight-crack-slaw/

    This is one of my faaaavorite easy weeknight recipes - I'm not strictly low carb/keto so I usally serve over rice. And it's easy to make with whatever you have handy - chicken, pork, turkey, beef it all works. I usually add a little unsweetened applesauce (instead of agave or sugar), soy sauce and sriracha and call it a day.
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,384Member Member Posts: 2,384Member Member
    @AJB1014, It's funny. I was just thinking about making that yesterday since I have all ingredients, and yes, I LOVE spicy hot food. My food diary is set for today, but tomorrow😋
    edited January 8
  • AJB1014AJB1014 Posts: 1,257Member Member Posts: 1,257Member Member
    @AJB1014, It's funny. I was just thinking about making that yesterday since I have all ingredients, and yes, I LOVE spicy hot food. My food diary is set for today, but tomorrow😋

    So funn! Some spice for that cold will hopefully help too! Hope you feel better! I was dealing with the same thing back in the fall. I tried some elderberry extract from the vitamin shoppe and it helped get rid of it for good. I take a teaspoon every other day now and it's staved off a cold that my ENTIRE family had thru christmas, maybe worth a try?
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Posts: 1,861Member Member Posts: 1,861Member Member
    @AJB1014. Wow, this slaw recipe looks delicious. I also have all the ingredients except for the fresh slaw mix. I am going out of town on Thursday and will be near some shopping opportunities. I'm getting the fresh slaw mix then and going to make this. I will put it over cauliflower rice because of the carbs and my T2D. Thanks for sharing! Looks so easy and yummy!
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,384Member Member Posts: 2,384Member Member
    Yes, I'm sure the elderberry extract would work. My niece and I had talked about buying some last winter. The length of this "illness" is not typical for me. I don't get sick often and usually 3 days and its over.
    edited January 8
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Posts: 1,861Member Member Posts: 1,861Member Member
    My name is Donna

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    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 178.6
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 163.6

    November 20, 2018 ~ 178.6
    11/27 – 180.4 And a Happy Thanksgiving it was. But not such a healthy one. I celebrated all week and held or attended more than one dinner. Now, it’s back to the business of a newer and better version of me!

    December 4 178.6 Exactly back to where I started which is a good thing. Now, to get this ball rolling!
    12/11 180.4 Disappointed in my weight. Weighed very early due to long trip to University Hospital I am going to today. I will be gone 2 days. More restaurants and long car drives. I’m going to do my very best.
    12/18 180.4 No change which I suppose is good during this month of festivities, out of town trips and food temptations. Lets remember to enjoy and appreciate the season, not just work, work, work. I am going to try to keep eating clean (at least while I am at home), get in my cardio and keep my Hallmark channel going 24/7.
    12/25 183.2
    January 1, 2019 185.5 Ground Zero.
    01/08 183.3 Going back down about the same way I went up during December. Redemption. Thank you Lord.
    01/15
    01/22
    01/29
    February 5
    02/12
    02/19
    02/26
    March 5
    03/12
    03/19
    March 20, 2019 (last update)~
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,384Member Member Posts: 2,384Member Member
    *Goat Cheese and Sundried Tomato Stuffed Chicken Breasts - 6 servings or 3 if you're hungry 😊

    *1 pkg thin sliced chicken breasts - 6 or 7 slices
    *1/2 jar of sundried tomatoes in oil - chopped
    *1 6oz pkg of garlic & herb goat cheese
    *1 to 3 TBS of the oil from tomatoes, in case the cheese seems too dry and for extra flavor brushed on chicken. Use your judgement on how much to use.
    *dried basil, thyme, garlic powder, salt, pepper
    *toothpicks

    ●Set oven at 350° bake about 20 to 30 minutes, (until chicken is cooked through)
    ~Set out goat cheese to bring to room temperature
    ~Rinse and pat dry chicken, season with a little salt, pepper and garlic powder
    ~Chop tomatoes
    ~Mix together goat cheese and chopped tomatoes with a little of the *oil, *if needed
    ~Coat a 9 X13 glass dish with Pam spray
    ~spread about 1 heaping tablespoon of cheese tomato mixture on each chicken breast slice; add more to each if there's any leftover
    ~roll up the chicken, secure with toothpick, place seam side down in dish
    ~brush chicken with oil and sprinkle with herbes

    Calories • 290 per serving
    Total Fat • 16.5 g
    Saturated • 5.4g
    Cholesterol • 85mg
    Sodium • 219.2mg
    Total Carbohydrates • 4.2
    Dietary Fiber • 1.4g
    Sugars • 11.3g
    Protein • 32.4g
    Calcium • 32.3%
    Iron • 15.3%
    Potassium • 0%
    Vitamin A • 2.8%
    Vitamin C • 30.3%


    edited January 8
  • eminatereminater Posts: 1,799Member Member Posts: 1,799Member Member
    My name is Alli
    Challenge Starting Weight 206.6lbs
    Challenge Goal Weight 189.8 lbs

    I will weigh in on Wednesdays

    January 1, 2019 206.6 lbs

    1/1 - 206.6 lbs
    2/1 - 206.0 lbs
    9/1 - 204.4 lbs

    *GOAL for this week - move more!*

    16/1
    23/1
    30/1
    February 6
    13/2
    20/2
    27/2
    March 6
    13/3
    20/3
    March 20, 2019 (last update)~
    edited January 8
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