Wednesday, July 17, 2013


FIRST and most important, I want to share the latest picture of our little angel.  She will be here in less than three months!

Aren't these pictures amazing?


Well I am underway with my workout, and I am showing progress.  I will tell you that it is tougher than it looks, but you can go at your own pace.  In 4 weeks, 3 of those using Jane Fonda, I have lost 2 inches in the waist, 1 inch in my hips (which has rearranged itself, I must add), and over an inch in my bust and thighs.  My arms are the same but look more toned.  I am well aware that my diet has been an issue, and I am working on that situation.  Procrastination is very popular here, but I am fighting it. At this point, if I chose to use a diet, it would be Weight Watchers.  What are your favorite diets?

I am 25 pounds over where I want to be.  Because I am gaining muscle, I am not showing the weight loss I desire, and I am eating well, not starving.

Below is my favorite recipe for the week.  Delicious, healthy, and low calorie. 


Serves 4 

 I love this recipe because you can change the ingredients, and you do not need to cook anything.  It is nice to have ingredients already chopped for fast preparation. I try to grill my chicken or fish at the same time and store in the refrigerator or freezer.  I do not do this with beef or pork. 

 ¼ cup Thai chili sauce (this was all I needed to read)
2 T fresh lime juice
1 t Dijon mustard
1 t chopped thyme
¾ cup fresh blackberries ( I used blueberries)
8.8 oz package brown rice  ( I used less rice)
8 (8 ½ - inch round rice paper wrappers
8 leaves Boston lettuce, tough ribs removed
2 mini-cucumbers, cut in 3-inch strips
1 large yellow bell pepper, cut into 3-inch strips
½ small red onion, thinly sliced
¾ lb grilled turkey cutlets, thinly sliced

To make dipping sauce, mix chili sauce, lime juice, mustard, and thyme in small bowl.  Finely chop 3 T blackberries.  Stir into sauce.

Rinse rice in sieve under hot running water.  Drain well.

To make rolls, working one at a time, dip rice wrapper in bowl of warm water just until soft, 20 seconds. Place on damp, clean kitchen towel.  Fold 1 lettuce leaf to fit center of wrapper, leaving 1½ inch border on two sides. Spoon scant ¼ cup layer of rice over lettuce, layer top with 1/8 each of cucumber, bell pepper, onion, and turkey (3-4 pieces).  Top with 1/8 remaining blackberries, cut side down (4-5 pieces).  Fold in sides of wrapper and roll up.  Press gently to seal.  Cut each roll in half diagonally.  Serve with dipping sauce.

2 rolls with 2 T sauce 277 calories
On Weight Watchers this is 7 points.

via Weight Watchers July/August 2013 issue


These flared pants by Splits59 are my favorite pants.  I wear them for my workouts and for running around town.  Chances are if you see me, I will be wearing these. Triangular gusset.

I love these for working out.  They are so well made, and with sheerness an issue lately, these have you covered.  These also come in full length. Triangular gusset!


For workout wear with a more budget friendly price, Target and Old Navy have great pieces.

See you next week!

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The enchanted home said...

Good for you I am impressed!! I know it is not easy at much harder than it looks. Keep up the great work Teresa.

Katherine said...

The 3-D imaging of babies always amazes me, sure to bring a happy tear to anyone's eye.

I think for successful weight reduction it has to be a combination of diet alteration and exercise. Weight Watchers has been around since the 60's and is a household name for very good reasons - it works! It would be the sensible diet for learning to eat well - forever!
Good for you.

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Your grand-baby looks so beautiful and peaceful....its amazing what technology can do...already a little person...and still in the tummy..

therelishedroost said...

Go girl!!! I just started working out again too.. wow its hard! That Ultrasound photo is amazing!! I wish you all the luck in the world with the little bundle!!
xo Karolyn

Karena said...

I am doing my exercises but carefully. Teresa can you recommend 1 fave video DVD? I really need to lose at least 2-3 inches around my waist and need to build muscle.

See my surgeon today for an injection. The prosthesis at the hip joint is sooo painful. After 7 hospital stays and 4 surgeries. I am getting my medical records to send to another specialist.

Oh I adore seeing the baby image! Too miraculous!

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Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

The Pure Barre Milehigh 1 video is what I am working on now. I was using Jane Fonda's very first workout (horrible but works) but it is tough on the hips. I like Pure Barre because it is not as tough on the joints.
I am happy to learn you love your Smooch. I do too.

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Thank you, Karolyn!

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

See reply!

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Isn't it amazing, Julie?!

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

:). Thank you, Tina.

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

I agree, Katherine! Weight Watchers is a lifestyle.

designchic said...

What a gorgeous and miraculous your exercise wear!!

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Thank you!

Unknown said...

So excitd for your grandbaby!!! That recipe looks amazing and youre doing so well! It just takes a ton of patience and your hard work will pay off. So proud of you1
xo Nancy

Si said...

You go girl!! I'm the same way!:)

Splendid Market said...

Good for you Teresa, and thanks for sharing this recipe, what a great base for a million different rolls. Have your tried wearing a "fitbit" or "jawbone", I especially love my fitbit and it has kept me more active and really helped me to loose some extra weight just through awareness. It sounds like you are well on your way, but this extra device may provide some extra motivation. Good job!!

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Thank you , Nancy!!

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Thank you!

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Which fitbit are you using, Emily? Sound like a great idea!
Thank you for you kind comment.

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