Weight Loss, November 7 2012 to current

March 24, 2013 4 comments

Weight Loss, November 7 2012 to current

Here I am so far on my Weight Loss Journey with Ideal Protein…. begining which was Summer 2012 (still 10 lb lighter than when I was at my heaviest) and a current March photo!

Still have 30 lb I WANT to lose, after that… we will see how far I go. I could lose another 20-30 after that, but not sure if I WANT to…

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Oriental Chicken Strips

February 18, 2013 Leave a comment

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I found this recipe on one of the many Ideal Protein websites (Doctor’s office one) and changed it up a little because it called for teriyaki but didn’t think we were suppose to use it because of the sugar.

So if you want the original reciepe which also used sesame seeds and skewers go here http://www.hchc.org/idealprotein/recipes/

I didn’t use skewers because I didn’t have them and cooked it on the stove instead of on a grill.  Plus I am not into fancy presentation! lol  As you can tell the picture above it’s just of the chicken as my cauliflower in the oven took WAY longer than I expected!

I will say, you may want to make additional marinade to dip your chicken in if you want a lot of taste or actually marinade it for an hour as I didn’t.  I will say, this chicken was MELT IN YOUR MOUTH tender!  I couldn’t believe how tender and juicy it was! Read more…

*Sigh

February 10, 2013 Leave a comment

Sorry I have been away, I have still been cooking and taking pictures but been busy with meetings and a sick little 4 year old.  So hopefully once Valentine’s Day is over I will be able to catch up!  Why Valentine’s Day?  Well because I have 3 class parties going on and I have lots to do before that!

So thanks for being patient!  I do have news to share, my husband has lost over 58 lb on Ideal Protein since November 7th!! YEA!  He has now hit his goal weight, so slowly he will be back to eating more food.  I am so proud of him and want to post his before and after pictures but I need to get some new ones of him now that he is at goal!  So hopefully will get those this week too for everyone, I will even step up and post my before and current ones!  I have lost a total of 53 lb and have a  goal to lose 53 more! 

I will leave you with a yummy picture of things  to come!  Some really great Pork Chops with Brussel Sprouts!

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Categories: Recipes

Cabbage Soup!

February 1, 2013 1 comment

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Not the prettiest soup, but pretty darn good…. at least I have heard!  Mike, my husband, loves soup and he loves cabbage.  Me, I am okay with cabbage and soup… well I like it, but mostly chicken noodle.

So we were trying to find new ways to get our veggies in and I came across a suggestion of cabbage soup, like from the cabbage soup diet.  So I looked it up and made a huge batch and Mike LOVED it.  So I decided to make it again this week.  He will take a little for lunch every other day or so (yes IP people he has tomatoes more than 2x a week but no where near 2 cups a day so he figures it’s okay and is still losing weight)

This soup is really simple, cut up some veggies put it in a stock pot and let it cook for 2-3 hours.  This last time Mike was in charge of watching it as I went to bed and it cooked for 4 hours and a lot of the liquid went away… would not recommend that.  It is still good, just quite soup like. Read more…

Cold Seasoned Cucumbers

January 30, 2013 Leave a comment

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Cucumbers, cucumbers, cucumbers!  Who doesn’t like them?  I mean you can make them into PICKLES!  I LOVE pickles and I have a great pickle recipe but it uses sugar… maybe by summer I can have some!?

Anyway, I am always looking at ways to do something different with cucumbers.  Well I found one and let me tell you they lasted 2 days in the fridge… I wanted some tonight and was told my husband and oldest son ate them all!  I got like 5 slices out of 2 whole cucumbers!

Anyway, try these, they are good!  I peel the skin off mine, you don’t have to.  recipe is REALLY easy even my friend Jordan can do it!  Yes Jordan I am talking to YOU!

I doubled this recipe and I would recommend you do it to! Read more…

Taco Meatloaf

January 30, 2013 Leave a comment

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So, these can be eaten like meatloaf, maybe with a little salsa on top.  OR they can be wrapped up in lettuce, which is what I did, and eat it like a taco.  OR you can crumble them a bit on a salad for a taco salad!  I personally liked them wrapped up in lettuce, Mike ate them that way (after he saw what a great idea it was) with some tomato.  I got this recipe from someone else on Facebook (Ideal Protein – Lohja, Finland) if you want to look them up, lots of great recipes!

I will be making these again for sure, they were really good and better than when I just made taco meat to put on a salad.  I think it’s something about baking them.

So here are the ingredients for the loaves and another ingredient list for homemade taco seasoning because all taco seasonings I have found have sugar in them! Read more…

Pickle Zipper Fish w/ Roasted Cauliflower

January 26, 2013 1 comment

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So one of the packets from Ideal Protein is Dill Pickle Zippers, they look like this

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They are crunchy and if you like dill you will love these!  Me… well I love dill pickles but these were a bit strong.  I ate a few and just couldn’t eat anymore.  Mike didn’t mind them but I decided to get creative and use our last packet up a different way.  I took one packet and crushed it up to coat Tilapia with!

One thing I would do differently is NOT coat the bottom of the fish.  It was kind of strong sometimes and one packet almost didn’t cover all the fish.  Notice we used some shrimp, these were pre-cooked so I just threw them in a pan over medium heat with a little seasoning and olive oil.

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