Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Below are a few of my favorite kitchens.  ENJOY!

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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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