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Superbowl Sunday, Goals and Healthier Recipes

This Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday. No matter which team you are rooting for, consider this scenario….

Your team is driving for the end zone with 20 seconds left in the fourth quarter. The score is tied. They are on the 10 yard line and the camera zooms in on the quarterback’s face. Suddenly, he smiles and turns to his defensive linemen and says, “You know, we’ve done a pretty amazing job this game to get to this point. We overcame a lot of challenges and look at us now. I think we are close enough to our goal, so let’s just relax, leave the ball here, and go celebrate and have some fun.” Don't give up

Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Yet I can’t tell you how often I see a client achieve amazing results. Losing 25, 50, 75 pounds or more, and then stop just 10 or 15 pounds from a healthy weight. Once they have stopped that forward progress and given up short of their goal, it usually means that they are headed back in the other direction.

In life, not just the Super Bowl, it’s about always making forward progress toward our goals. When we stop short of our goals, it’s hard to get back on track!

As you continue with your program, there will be events and celebrations that pop up. If you are prepared for these special functions, you will find it much easier to stick to your program. Here are some tips for you to follow.

1. Call the hostess to find out what foods she will be having and volunteer to bring an appetizer or meal side dish.

2. Remember that alcohol is loaded with calories. Choose club soda or diet pop. Alcohol will also let down your defenses and you will be more apt to fall for temptations.

3. Don’t change your exercise routine the day of the party.

4. Make the occasion a social event and focus on your friends and fun.

5. When the party is at your house, use low calorie and fat free salad dressings for dips. Have plenty of healthy snacks for you.

6. Make a decision about what you are going to eat before you go.

7. Make a decision about what you will say to those who try to push fattening food on you.

8. Have a shake before you go to curb your appetite.

9. Get up during half time and walk outside (weather permitting) or do some stretching.

10. Stand away from the food table and engage in conversation. Use a small plate to put your healthy food items on, and then walk away.

11. Bring a shake or bar with you in case there are not good food choices at the party, especially if you will be there for 3 hours.

12. Help the hostess! Help serve and clean up. Keep busy.


Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos

2 light laughing cow cream cheese (1 Healthy Fat)
1/4 cup 2% reduced fat Mexican Three Cheese Blend (1/4 Lean)
1/8 tsp Worcestershire sauce – I left this out (1/2 Condiment)
3 to 4 Jalapenos, depends on size (1 Green)
1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese (1 Condiment)
Cut jalapenos in half lengthwise; remove seeds and membranes. In a large saucepan, boil peppers in water for 5-10 minutes (the longer you boil the peppers, the milder they become). Drain and rinse in cold water; set aside.

In a small mixing bowl, beat thelaughing cow cream cheese, cheddar cheese and Worcestershire sauce (optional). Spoon 2 teaspoonfuls into each jalapeno half; sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F for 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve warm. 1/4 lean, 1 green 1 1/2 condiment.

Easy Deviled Eggs

6 whole eggs
1 tbsp Mayonnaise, light
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tsp Spicy Brown Mustard
1/2 tsp paprika
optional dice up 8 slices of cucumber dill pickles

Hard boil and peel eggs. Cut eggs in half, remove yolks and place into a bowl. Put egg whites onto a plate. Mix yolks with mayo, mustard, salt and pepper. Fill each egg white with 1/12 of the yolk mixture. Sprinkle paprika on top.

Fajita Chicken Dip

• 1 1/2 cup Cottage Cheese, 1%
• 1 cup Raw Cauliflower
• 1 cup Raw Celery
• 1 cup Raw Peppers, Green
• 1 cup Raw Peppers, Red
• 1 tbsp Raw Scallions
• 16 olives Olives, Black
• 1 meal Fajita Seasoning Mix
• 4 oz Cheese, cheddar, reduced fat, shredded
• 2 cup Cooked Tomatoes, diced
• 3 ounce Avocado
• 12 oz Chicken, breast, boneless, skinless
• 2 tsp Lemon or Lime Juice
Additional Notes to Ingredient List:
Try canned diced tomatoes with green chilies for a little extra flavor.

1. Shred already-prepared chicken.
2. In a food processor, blend cottage cheese until smooth.
3. Combine chicken, cottage cheese, fajita mix, cooked tomatoes,and lemon or lime juice in a bowl and mix together.
4. Transfer mixture to a baking dish. Top with cheese and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly with cheese melted on top.
4. Garnish with scallions, avocado, and olives. Serve with non-starchy veggie dippers listed or other low carb veggies of your choice.

Italian Style turkey Meatloaf ~ Medifast and Take Shape For Life Compliant

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turkey meatloaf  5 and 1 compliant

Makes 5 servings 🙂

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Do you Travel for Business or Eat out at Restaurants often?

For most of my life, I’ve been in the restaurant business traveling all over the country working with chefs whose mission it was to create food that tastes great but with total disregard to what was healthy. Having spent 35 years in the restaurant food industry from dishwasher to Vice President, I’ve seen it all.

Standing in at 5’ 2”, I weighed over 225 lbs. That’s right, I was the little chubby guy that they stuck up front when it was time to take group photos. I had become yet another statistic in the fight against obesity and simply going through the motions of everyday life. I knew I had to do something but didn’t know what or how I would take control of my health, not to mention my life.
Then I found this program of Sue’s and Lost 85 lbs over 4 years ago now. You really can take back your life and create the life you desire! I Did…


You Got What It Takes, You Can Win

Last night I had the privilege of seeing Shania Twain in concert. She sang a song I had not heard before. One she explained came at a time in her life were she just had to tell herself only she could make herself happy. I was so touched how these word can help us in so many ways, especially as we struggle to reclaim the best health we can have. I hope you enjoy the video and here are the words.

“Today Is Your Day” by Shania Twain

(You got what it takes you can win)

You got what it takes you can win
Today is your day to begin
Don’t give up here, don’t you quit
The moment is now, this is it
I know that you can then you will
Get to the top of the hill
Part of the fun is the climb
You just gotta make up your mind

That today is your day
And nothing can stand in your way
Today is your day
Everything’s going your way
Today, today, today, today

When somebody throws sticks and stones
All they can break are your bones
And life’s gonna kick you around
Then kick you again when you’re down

But today is your day
And nothing can stand in your way
Today is your day
Everything’s going your way
Today, today, today, today

Life’s gonna kick
It’s gonna kick you around
It’s gonna kick you down

Brush yourself up, no regrets
This is as good as it gets
Don’t expect more or less
Just go out and give it your best

Today is your day
And nothing can stand in your way
Today is your day
Everything’s going your way
Today, today, today, today

Today is your day

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We Will Believe Until You Believe

Often people will not go on a diet or start a healthier lifestyle program because you don’t believe you can do it. You think you are going to fail (again) so why try. As health coaches since 2007 we will help you and guide you through your journey to reach your goal. We will believe in you, until you believe in yourself.

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Spaghetti Squash with Sun-dried tomatoes, Asparagus, Chicken and Shrimp

spg squ with chik shrmp compliant

I have 2 new favorite vegetables, Spaghetti Squash and Zucchini, so you will be seeing me post a few (ok maybe a lot of) recipes with these 2 low carb vegetables. They can be used in place of noodles and are so yummy. The lower carbs helps keep our blood sugars from spiking and causing us to have that energy crash we often experience after eating a higher carb food like rice and pasta.