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  • Honestly, I am the same way...but this long distance thing; when we are together for our mini-vaca week, I eat well, when we are apart, it's like the breakup phase (geographically) and I lose. I do like his reaction each time we "make-Up." lol
  • Reconnecting with old college boyfriend who is EXTREMELY fit at 50!!! We are doing the long distance thing and only get to see each other 2-3 times a year (right now) due to jobs and family obligations. We make mini-vacations out of our visits, jetting off to a fun city to play. Each time we meet in an airport, I want to…
  • I do a moderate carb diet, I try to stay in the 60-85 carbs/day range. One thing I've discovered is that radishes, YES, RADISHES are a good substitute for potatoes. I do a lot of one pot meals...the latest fave is Chicken Breasts (boneless, skinless) down the middle of a baking dish, with two cans of green beans down one…
  • I do a cup of SO No Sugar Added Vanilla Coconut Milk, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a coffee scoop of seeds (2tbsp) divided into two small jam jars...soak overnight and have a yummy breakfast pudding. Tastes similar to rice pudding or tapioca. Sometimes I put a sprinkle of my homemade (diet friendly) cocoa mix in for…
  • I agree! My fix is that I bought a $20 yogurt maker on amazon and make my own. (It makes 7-7 ounce "single serve pots.") I use whole milk, half and half and even a bit of heavy cream and evaporated milk. I put in a cup or so of powdered milk and the stuff comes out cheesecake-thick and so satisfyingly full of fat! (and…
  • For a potluck luncheon on Saturday I put a 5# pork tenderloin in the crockpot and covered it with a slurry of: 2 cups frozen mixed berries, 1/2 red onion, 3 cloves garlic, 1/2 c brown sugar and 1 cup balsamic vinegar with sea salt and black pepper to taste. By morning it was perfect for shredding and the 'gravy' was…
  • Good weather so I don't get stuck at any airport on my weekend trip back east...one delay will turn 50 hours in Boston into less than 24. (Already sent my letter to Santa...and I've been so very good this year!!!!) :)
  • Went shopping today, making this for a pot luck luncheon on Saturday....so looking forward to it! BONUS: I even found a great, super-high quality balsamic...ON SALE!!!
  • One of my staples is the Walmart brand canned chicken breast. For relatively low calories. (180/can) you get 36 grams of protein. On days when I'm a bit low, this fits right in and raises my protein numbers!
  • This is going to sound ridiculous but I swear, it works!!! First thing in the morning, drink a glass of icewater...fast, followed immediately by a cup of whatever HOT beverage you choose, as hot as you can to drink it quickly. Something about the temperature change gets things moving! I do ice water followed by coffee or…
  • I pretty much only use the stove top for my morning fried eggs. Never use my oven and don't own a microwave. I use my NuWave and Crock Pot ALL the time! Roasting/browning in the NuWave (even my morning bacon and toast to go with my eggs) other stuff in the crockpot. I have a crockpot at every station I work out of and will…
  • Chocolove organic/free trade dark. All the flavors!!! Current faves are Dark Chocolate Cherry-Almond and Dark Chocolate with Crystalized Ginger! YUM!
  • Sounds silly but, when I am stressed I do15-20 minutes just "bouncing" on the mini-trampoline. It is very low impact and gets me in the mindset to do an actual workout...also relieves stress. Sometimes after a rough call (I am a paramedic) I just bounce for a few (5-10) minutes to "center" myself. Highly recommend! (tho'…
  • YUM!!! Green Curry?
  • Tangy Curry Chicken w/Baby Brussel Sprouts. (Green Curry/greek yogurt sauce)
  • I love my SHINE...doesn't do all that some do, but it does exactly what I need it to do....mainly motivate me to move more each and every day. I love that it's waterproof, doesn't need to be charged, and it is actually pretty...looks like fine jewelry.
  • Hail Merry Tarts and Macaroons, homemade yogurt, my own hot cocoa mix...current fave is cheezy jalapeno cauliflower mash, so YUM! I also save "room" for a small portion of GOOD dark chocolate every single day.
  • Glad you're still around, too! The newer model ambulances are pretty sweet. Air-ride suspension and the new gel-ride suspension are pretty sweet! (tho' they are like driving a waterbed.)
  • 1/2 of a Flax4Life Cranberry-Orange Muffin with 2 pieces of Turkey Bacon. (after a call at 0230) Then, when I got up at 0430, I had my typical 2 eggs over easy, 2 pieces of turkey bacon over a piece of Dave's Killer Bread, thin. (My normal everyday breakfast) On the days that I do back to back 24's at two different fire…
  • And then the fun starts, for me!
  • I probably will as I get closer to goal...I chose goal based on the "normal" range charts. I do know that 145 is what I weighed when I was in the ARMY. Back then I was considered overweight by the scale, but always passed being "taped." I look back at pictures from that time and I look anorexic; hip bones jutting way out,…
  • 2 half hour walks, C25K W1Day3 *starting over after a knee injury*, 20 minutes on the elliptical, 30 minutes weights, and then 20 minutes on the Swiss Ball, and 45 Turn and Bounces *or as I like to call them, shoulder killers.* Then 10 minute cool down/bouncing on the trampoline. (That may not add much to the workout, but…
  • House of Wax. Horrible. I hate "slasher" movies, but promised my 16 yo (at the time) daughter. I was going to see another movie at the same time, but as it was NC17 rated, I had to sit through it. HORRIBLE! Paris Hilton has no redeeming qualities as an actress. lol ETA: I actually like GYMKATA. Watch it everytime I find it…
  • Love my Misfit SHINE! Does what I need it to do: Motivate my rear end to get up and move! (and I love that it tracks my sleep, the area I need the most work on.) Top selling points: 1. No charging required. 2. Waterproof. 3. It really, REALLY, is pretty. I just have the plain gray colored one (it was half-off) and would…
  • Still holding strong, but the twitches are getting stronger! Anxious for DEC 1 to arrive, already! lol
  • Pack a cooler with what you would eat at home on your good days. Then don't eat anything that doesn't come out of that cooler. Avoid the vending machines. I work 24-36 hour shifts, sometimes even 48 hour shifts. (Ah, the life of a paramedic in rural NW Montana.) and I swear by the cooler trick.
  • Cheezy Jalapeno mashed Cauli, with chopped chicken and spinach mixed in. "Lifestyle change comfort food."
  • Coffee. Paramedic. Naps. (til the mountain opens for the winter, then it's) Coffee. Patrol. SKI!!!