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Balsamic Soy Pork Tenderloin

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  • 3/4 cup(s) low sodium soy sauce   
  • 1/4 cup(s) balsamic vinegar   
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder   
  • 1 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes   
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup   
  •   1 pound(s) uncooked lean pork tenderloin   
  • 1 item(s) chicken bouillon cube   

Place everything except the pork loin in a large zipper baggie. Close and mix indredients in bag by moving them around. Open and put pork loin in. Marinate for 1 hr. Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking dish with foil. Put the pork loin in lined dish and add 1 cup of the marinade. Cover with foil. Place in oven for 25 minutes. Check for doneness. Allow to rest at least 10 minutes before serving to keep the juices in.

Serves 3.

7 WW PP+

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 288 Calories; 5g Fat (17.2% calories from fat); 36g Protein; 23g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 99mg Cholesterol; 2726mg Sodium.

Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.

June 23, 2015

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Today was a great day as far as weight loss goes. I am back on track and lost another 2.2 lbs. I am finally at the lowest weight I have been in 7 years. Amazing how life and stress can weigh so heavily upon you. I let life get to me in a physical manifestation. Now I am ready to shed that. I am tired of being a percentage of the person I can and should be. I feel good about what I am doing finally.

Low-Fat Cream Cheese Wontons

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I came up with this and haven’t tried it yet. But doesn’t it sound good? Let me know if you try it!

  • 8 oz Neufchâtel cheese   
  • 4 Tbsp sugar   
  • 4 Tbsp ground cinnamon   
  • 16 item(s) wonton wrapper(s)   

Fill 8 wonton wrappers with 1 oz neufchatel. Run your finger around the edges after you have moistenend them with water. Place another wonton wrapper on top and seal edges. Spray both sides of the wonton with butter spray. Bake in 350 degree oven until browned. In a bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon. When the wontons come out of oven and are still hot, toss in cinnamon sugar mix. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Serves 8.

4 WW PP+

6/16/15

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It has been a crazy day. I am exhausted. I walked over 3 miles today. My knee is killing me. You would think today was a crap day. And it was in some ways. But it was also not so crappy in others. I thought I had gained this week. I lost 2/10 of a lb. I know that is mere ounces. But the fact is that it is a LOSS and I’ll take that and be happy.

Today’s loss lifted my spirits significantly. I have been struggling the last week or so emotionally. I miss my Mama. The anniversary of her death was last week. Last week was also the birthday of the woman who treated me as her own after I lost everything. I lost her in the fall. This week has just been rough. Then Father’s Day coming up. I hate this time of year.

Am I going to let all these emotions and feelings stop me? No. I can’t. I want to outlive my mother. I am getting closer to the age she died and it’s scary. I have 4.5 years before I am the age she was when she died. I haven’t truly lived. I don’t want to die without some living. So I am working towards living again. It’s not easy. When you let life get you down for so long, after a while you just quit fighting. I did for a long time. Now I’m fighting like crazy to overcome that.

If you don’t mind, say a little prayer for me. I would love to have something wonderfully good and significant happen.

Hope you’re having a good week.

Chocolate Pudding Mousse

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Here is a WW friendly chocolate pudding mousse that is EASY and HEAVENLY!

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  • 1 package(s) fat-free sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix   
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) 2% reduced fat milk   
  • 8 oz Cool Whip Whipped Topping, Lite, divided   

Beat pudding mix and milk with whisk 2 min. Stir 1 cup COOL WHIP into remaining puddings. Top with remaining COOL WHIP. Refrigerate 3 hours.

Serves 6.

4 WW Points+

99 calories. (Yes! Under 100 calories!)

6/13/15

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This weight loss thing is a hard thing to do at times. For me, it is a life change. But some days it is hard. The last few days I have been HAWNGRY. That is Southern-speak for being really hungry. It’s hard because I want to do well. I have so far but this week has been hard!

I was impressed when I saw 2 pix of me from January to June of this year. It gives me inspiration to keep going.

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Yes, that is me. And I am working my ass off to do even more. I still have a long way to go. But I have to remember where I came from.

No Bake Energy Bites

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I sometimes wonder what a good snack would be that is beneficial to health rather than just something sweet. Here’s an easy recipe that has protein and a little sweet to it. I can definitely see this as a pre or post workout pick-me-up. I found it at Gimmesomeoven.

  • 1 cup(s) uncooked old fashioned oats   
  • 2/3 cup(s) unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted   
  • 1/2 Tbsp salted creamy peanut butter   
  • 1/2 cup(s) flax seed(s), ground   
  • 1/2 Tbsp milk chocolate chips   
  • 1/3 Tbsp honey   
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract   
  • Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. (Mine were about 1″ in diameter.) Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week. Makes about 20-25 balls.

Makes 25 balls and each are 1 WW PP+ each! Yes! Just 1 point!!!!!!