Month: March 2012

Success is …

We all want success. We want to look good when we go to the beach, or the wedding, or just look good in general. We want to hit our weight loss goal (as fast as possible, of course) or maybe

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The Many Lives of Beer Can Chicken

I try to be efficient with my time. Why only cook one meal when you can easily prepare for two meals simultaneously? Beer Can Chicken (aka Beer Butt Chicken)Serves 2? 4? 8? 16? Depends on how hungry everyone is! Get

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Lobster Tails, Shrimp Cocktail and Rye Bread

Lobster (Four 4 ounce tails, with the shell on, serves 2)Add 1/2 cup white wine to a kettle.  Heat to boiling, lay lobsters in the wine. Cover, reduce heat to simmer, and wait 7-8 minutes. Serve with melted butter. Nutritional

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Hoisin Pork and Grilled Bok Choy

Hoisin Pork and Grilled Bok Choy (Pak-choi)Serves 4 1 pound pork tenderloinPepper to taste (Chinese 5 Spice powder is a nice addition)2 medium bok choy4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar2 tablespoon honey1 teaspoon Hoisin sauce1 teaspoon sesame oilPepper to taste (Chinese 5

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Plan Your Day … But Have a Back-up Plan, Too.

The weekend was a nice one. On Saturday, I finally got my wife’s bike adjusted. I raised the seat for her and that really made her pedalling more efficient. I also inflated her tires (they were about 25 psi under-inflated.) I checked mine, and found

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Choices, Responsibilities and Anticipation

Wow! I am nine weeks into my  “target weight range” phase of my life. My eating practices are becoming well-entrenched habits. I am eating up to (or close to, or even slightly over) my budgeted calories everyday. And I am incorporating

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Bikes

I just wanted to show a picture of our “new” bikes. (New to us, that is.) It has been a long time since either my wife or I have ridden bikes and we did not want to spend a lot

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“Why Isn’t It Working?”

I read the forum on LoseIt.com and a common title for new threads is “I’m stuck!” or “I’m doing the same, but now I’m gaining!” Rather than comment to each of those threads, I thought I’d throw out my thoughts

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Where Have I Been?

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’ve been slacking here lately. Oh, I am still working my plan, using LoseIt.com to track my calories eaten and using my FitBit to track calories burned. But I haven’t made a good post here lately.  I’m

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Blueberry Protein Pancakes

Blueberry Protein Pancakes Makes 2 servings of 4 pancakes.  Mix together: 4 egg whites 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup blueberries, pureed in a food processor or blender ¼ c water Add: ½ cup dry oatmeal ½ tsp baking powder 2 T

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