Power Oatmeal & Nut Butter

1/3 cup Regular Plain Dry Oatmeal
2/3 cup Water
1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 tbsp Flax Seed (we used Hemp seed)
1 tsp Almond Butter
30 gm Protein Powder

Directions: Combine water, cinnamon and oatmeal in a pot and cook until you get the texture you prefer or until all the water is absorbed. Remove from heat and add ground flax seeds and protein powder and mix well. Top with almond butter and serve

Lonely DietGirl’s Rating? 5/5

Comment: I really loved the flavor of all the cinnamon in the oatmeal, they almond butter really made it flavorful!! You could not notice the hemp seeds at all and it was quite delicious!!

Just An Update

Hello Everyone!

Sorry about my tardyness and not posting this morning, I was in meetings all day with my boss (total snooze-fest) Anywhoo.. This morning went really well, woke up really hungry!! I knew something must have been working in my tummy!.

So this morning we had a Power Oatmeal & Nut Butter, and I can tell you that it was delicious!! It was packed with cinnamon and my homemade almond butter to top it off!!

We actually just got back from the UWeight Loss Centre and good news, Kyle has dropped 3.5 pounds since Monday and I have lost a Pound!!

Only 11 more pounds to go until I reach my goal weight!!

I leave you this evening with a photo from this Christmas in Bermuda!! Yeah!

Beach

Chicken Pesto Spinach Pizza

1 WW Wrap
2 tsp Pesto Sauce w/ basil
3 oz Organic Pasta Sauce
2 1/2 oz Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
1/4 cup Chopped Raw Spinach
1 1/2 oz Low Fat Mozzarella

Directions: Preheat oven to 375 F. Please the small ww wrap on a cookie sheet. Spread a thin layer of the basil pesto sauce on the wrap, top with tomato sauce and spread evenly. Chop up the cooked chicken breast into cubes and add it to the pizza. Sprinkle the chopped spinach and top with grated mozarella. Bake for about 7 minutes until cheese is warm and melted. Serve with tossed salad.

LonelyDietGirl’s Rating? 5/5

*This was absolutely delicious, the pesto really gave it the the best flavor and perfectly thin crust!!

Banana Raspberry Protein Smoothie

30 gm Protein Powder
1/2 cup So Good – Omega Soymilk
1/4 medium Banana
1/4 cup Frozen Raspberries
1 1/2 tsp Flaxseed Oil
1 cup Ice Cubes

Directions: Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth!

We tried this smoothie this morning and it was alright, I would have preferred more of a fruit flavor, but it did the trick, not very filling.

Lonely Diet Girl Rating? 3/5

Day One & Two Grocery List

Alright as promised, I wanted to share with you all my grocery list for the recipes they gave us. They only gave us two days worth or recipes since we will be going back tonight for our official Day One Weigh In!

Grocery List For Day One & Two:

* Omega Soymilk
* Bananas
* Raspberries
* Flaxseed Oil
* Lean Ground Turkey
* Bread Crumbs
* Onion
* Egg Whites
* Low Fat / Low Soduim Cheese
* Apples
* Lowfat Plain Yogurt
* Low Fat Granola With Raisins
* Almonds
* Flax Seed
* Sweet Red Peppers
* Sweet Yellow Peppers
* Extra Firm Tofu
* Extra Lean Ground Beef
* Tomato Paste
* Extra Virgin Olive Oil
* Drie Thyme
* Ground Pepper
* Skim Milk
* Blueberries
* Organic Pasta Sauce
* WW Pita Bread
* Strawberries
* Garlic
* Honey
* Lime
* Sweet Potatoes
* Beef Broth

I was amazed by the list! I could not believe that eating some of these ingredients would help me loose weight!! I understand in moderation of course I can… but I find it really odd.

What do you think of the list?

I’ll also be posting the recipes tonight as well so if you would all like to try them out, give it a shot!! I’ll also add my reviews as well.

On My Way To A New Me!

Well everyone, I’m off to the UWeight Loss Centre to get my personal profile done and pick up my first grocery list. I will posting alot about what I am eating and the recipes they give me so if any of you would like to try it as well then your more than welcome!!

Tomorrow is when we start this madness, vitamins, pedometer and journal are ready for the challenge and so am I.

I’m going to post “pre” weight loss photos tonight for you all to see what I look like now and I will take a picture every week until my 6 month program is done.

*WISH ME LUCK*

What A Bunch Of Suckers!

Sorry for not posting all weekend! I had an insane eventful weekend. Saturday I had to work all day at the tanning salon, which went by alot slower than usual, after that we had dinner with Kyle’s family for his parents 35 year anniversary. note: I cannot even imagine what it would be like to be married 35 years! Sunday I went and did a little shopping, went for a quick tan and then cleaned up my bedroom for once.. it looked like it was struck with a tornado!

But..

On Friday, was the day me and Kyle were going to UWeight Loss for our free detox and cleanse. We got there and signed all the papers and went to have our “consultation” and we’re sitting there and the lady comes in, and starts to talk about the program, and I really enjoyed hearing what she had to say about society now-a-days and how we are all horrid eaters (well not all of us ;)). She told us about the different steps they take if you were to sign up with them.

I was thinking that yeah it would be great to join but I just wanted the FREE detox. I look at Kyle who is obviously interested in it, and I look back at her, and she looks as though she was expecting us to sign up! What do I do?

I ask her the total cost of the program and well…. 1300$!!!! For the both of us… I would never put a cost on health but WHAT!! I could not believe how much they wanted from us but I finally gave in and said only if I could do a payment plan. Kyle is thrilled and I am about to cry! I had just paid off a BIG chunk of my loan and this would put me a little behind schedule.

So Here Is The Plan:

Week One: Detox and Cleanse – you take vitamin supplements for the first week and they help rid of any “crud” you’ve been storing in your body from all the junk as well as a garunteed 2 pound weight loss
Week Two: Energy and Metabolism – You take more vitamins and retrain your metabolism
Week Three: Excercise – Learn what excercises are best to suit your goals
Week Four: Maintenance – this goes on for 6 months to make sure you can keep the weight off!

And what do you eat?? Well they give you grocery lists to make you learn how to eat healthy yourself! This is the part that excited me and also worries me, I am the world’s most pickiest eater and stick to my basic foods, so this may be a big challenge for me!!

You also keep track of what you eat and how much your walking in a day. You have to report back in 3 times a week to show what progress your making as well as taking photos of yourself every week so you can really see the difference.

I really hopes this works out, I have no choice but to go through it, and hopefully due to the high price of it, I’ll stick to it..

So tonight, we have to go for our before photos and set up our profiles and eating lists. *wish me luck*

Detox Day!

You would all not believe how nervous I am to go for my fre Detox and Cleanse today at U Weight Loss. They also mentioned that I will be given a Healthy Weight Analysis. I’m really nervous since right now my BMI is on the higher side for my height and age, and I really hope they don’t tell me that I have no more weight to loose. This is my choice and I want to live healthy!

Here is what the Detox and Cleanse has been claimed to do:

* Free your body of toxins and cravings
* Improve your skin’s appearance
* Increase your energy
* Prevent overeating and control appetite

Now if this is all true and as great as it sounds then I am in for a treat, but I must admit I am still skeptical! I was told all you do is take tablets once at night and then in the morning, but from other people I have heard that once you take these supplements, you will basically crap youself for about a week and become dehydrated!

So you can imagine all the questions I have for them. Your also supposed to loose around 5 pounds as well, but I’m nto doing it for the weight loose, but for the cleanse!!
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On a nicer note, I worked alllll night last night at the tanning salon, and man am I sore.. I think I probably burnt more claories then I do at the gym in a 4hr shift! I have to constantly clean beds, dust and do laundry!

I got on the scale today and I am down another pound!! But I don’t really trust my scale.. it is a sneaky bugger and does ramdomly add pounds I think.. or I want to think..

🙂 G2G Work calls.. lol

Good Morning!

Hello Ladies!

Woke up this morning with a stomach ache.. damn PMS. Honeslty when I am PMS’n I barely eat, I just feel sick for an entire week! I really hate it and thought my workout last night would help but that was not the case.. I did probably 100 crunches in different variations and that really irritated my tummy.

Also, slept in a little this morning making it impossible to make some breakfast, which is usually my toast with homemade almond spread and sliced banana. I had to settle for a banana and an apple instead .. in the car.. racing to catch my bus.. not a very relaxing morning.

Also, I entered a this little box at work advertising a free Detox adn Cleanse from UWeightloss. I signed me and Kyle up for it, adn we have our consultation this Friday?

Has anybody else ever done a detox before?

The nurses here at work told me that it they will only give me a diuretic and I will only loose water weight, but I cannot help but be curious!

Anywhoo, I’m going to go on break here at work, I’m going to get a green tea from Tim Hortons.. I’m really starting to adjust to the taste yet I do not like it hot, I usually wait until it goes cold before I drink it. I’m a wierdo, I know!

Gym Time..

Wow! All I can say is Wow, what a workout I have myself tonight!! Went to the gym for about 2 hours with my boyfriend tonight and I worked my butt off. The only problem was I noticed my heart rate was sooo high like in the 170’s. I’m not sure why today it was so high. I didn’t drink or do anything differently.

Here Are My Stats

Elliptical: 35 Minutes

Calories Burnt: 410

Avg. Heart Rate: 160 (no idea why so high!)

Bike: 15 Minutes

Calories Burnt: 70

Total Calories Burnt: 480!

480 isn’t bad for not being at the gym in about a week. I’m horrid I know. Hopefully I will be able to last a bit longer on the elliptical. The most I’ve done in one sitting was about an hour. I burnt about 800 calories that night doing that alone. I really do need to keep up with my good diet. No more slacking. I really want to meet my goal of losing at least 10 pounds within the next two months, but I’m finding that I’m eating better and getting more excercise btu still not weight lose!!

Are I going crazy!! Why can’t I loose weight!

Talk about frustrating! Anyways, I’ve had a long night, and have alot to think about so I’ll leave you with this one question..

What helped you loose the last 10 pounds.. ??

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