50 calories · lifestyle change · Prism Diet · whole grain · wraps

Wraps

I am now addicted to these wonderful wraps.  I have to choose whole grain when possible, and whole wheat.  I am able to have tortillas and bread now, and no added sugars are so very important.  These met the criteria needed. They include whole wheat, oat bran, flax seed, and no added sugar of any kind.

I found these, and some others I have yet to try.  These rock! For only 50 CALORIES! I had one with some crunchy peanut butter, and a half of banana for breakfast/lunch today.  It was so good I wanted to share.

Okay, maybe it has been my lack of bread products lately (6 weeks), but these tasted really good.

Try them, just because I said so.  (I purchased these at Publix, and have no sponsors. My recommendation ONLY.)

Enjoy!
Jerry Ann

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diet · lifestyle change · Prism Diet · Weigh in · weight loss

Prism – 6 Weeks

Today marked my six weeks accomplished (I have used that word more in the past 4 days) with continuing in the program.

You can opt out of weighing, but I decided to get on the scale.  I am 11.5 lbs lighter.  I haven’t done the measurements, and need to as my clothes are much looser.  Any pound that is gone from me is one I will not miss. So I am thrilled with the results.  Almost 2 pounds a week for a loss.  Great!

I have struggled, been tempted to cheat, not continue, and just give up several times.  I have had encouraging friends and family to keep me going.  My goal is to be a healthy me.  Whatever that weight is, I know that it is much less of me now.

So, God is in control of my habits.  Trying to get a handle on letting go when I give things to God.  I am good with giving Him everything, but then take it back when He doesn’t answer when I want him to, or how I want Him to answer.

So.

Another day.

Accomplished.

Blessings abound.

Love,
Jerry Ann

aspartame · Day 12 · diet coke · NaBloPoMo 2012 · Prism Diet

Soda, Pop or Coke

NaBloPoMo 2012 – Day 12 

Soda, Pop or Coke – whatever you call it, it was hurting me.

I stopped drinking Diet Coke three years ago in August.  I accidentally tried it when David had one, and it tasted like poison to me.  I used to be able to drink as many as twelve cans a day.  I read some where that the aspartame used to sweeten could cause inflammation of joints.  I was swollen all the time it seemed, so I thought I would give it a try.  It has helped.  

I have had gum, and yogurt sweetened with aspartame.  It doesn’t seem to do the damage that the sodas were doing, mainly due to the amount of soda I was drinking. 

I miss coke. I do.  I drink tea some now, but mainly water with lemon slices.  I sweeten my drinks with Splenda or Truvia, if I do it at all.  We still don’t know all of the effects of these as well, but I do try to stay away from aspartame.  Doctors won’t know the long term effects as well, unless all of us document what we eat and drink.  Like that is going to happen. 

I am not saying that you should give up soda/pop/coke.  Just look at what you are putting in your body.  Read the ingredients. I try to stay with pure food products, and avoid additives and ingredients that I can’t pronounce, let alone know what they are.  Prism (diet program, lifestyle change) has made me very aware of supplements and preservatives, and it has been an eye opening realization. But it isn’t always easy.

Happy Monday.
Blessings,
Jerry Ann

Day 8 · FoodTV · Frittata · Giada · Giada de Laurentiis Frittata · lifestyle change · NoBloPoMo 2012 · Prism Diet

Frittata

NoBloPoMo 2012 – Day 8

Frittata…

I love watching the Food Network. Love it.  If I am home,  it is on,  if only for background noise.  I was watching it the other day, and Giada came on.  She is a wonderful cook and teacher.  I think this because, after watching her show on a Frittata, and how simple it was, I thought I could modify it for my Prism diet.

Giada’s recipe called for 8 egg whites and cream…  Giada de Laurentiis frittata recipe 

My version:

1 cup Egg Beaters whipped
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
2 cups Arugula fresh
1 green onion chopped
3 oz smoked salmon chopped (be easy not to break up the salmon)
Salt (be careful due to the smoked salmon and Parmesan cheese) and Pepper to taste
Pam cooking spray

Heat a non-stick skillet (use a pan you can place in the oven) to medium -high heat.  Also, turn your oven on to 350 degrees. 

Spray your pan, and saute the green onion for about a minute.  Then add the Arugula and wilt (saute for about 3-4 minutes, don’t move it around too much).  I poured the eggs (whipped) in gently not to disturb the Arugula.  When the egg is slightly cooked around the edges, place the salmon in gently.  Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the egg.  Add some black pepper.  Place in the oven to finish off the cooking for about 15-20 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

You can have this entire Frittata for 280 calories (if you use the 80 cal smoked salmon 3oz and egg beaters)!!!

Not the best of photo’s…but you can still see all of the goodness.

Enjoy!
Jerry Ann

new habits · new routines · NoBloPoMo 2012 · Prism Diet · walking

New Habits/Routines

NoBloPoMo 2012 -Day 5

New routines.  The experts (whoever they are!) say that it takes 30 days to form new habits, or new routines.  I think I am swaying to their side on this one.

I have been on a lifestyle change for 2 weeks with a reduced caloric intake (Prism Diet).  So far it is working on shedding some pounds, and my attitude towards food in general.  These are huge for me, and I am going to stick to it this time! =)

Today is a new routine for me because I am physically going out to a gym to walk/workout. Ugh.  I hate both of these in a confined setting, but with the weather turning colder if I prepare my attitude to the gym now by the time winter is here I will be used it. ???? Well, that is the plan anyway.

I am starting out slow, only 30 minutes of walking, but it is a beginning.  I apparently need to do this for 30 days to make it a new habit.

So what habits have you changed to make your life better?

Blessings,
Jerry Ann

cheese · Prism Diet · Recipes · Stuffed Mini Peppers

Mini Stuffed Pepper

This is another recipe for my LIFESTYLE change.  Or I should say, my attempt at my lifestyle change.  Habits are hard to break, and I have developed lots of food habits.  I have slowly conquered some, and have many more to go.

These are a delicious alternative to fried stuffed peppers and are only 60 calories per pepper.

 I found these small bell peppers at Publix in vege section.  I have grown to 
love them too much!  They come in a small or large bag, and we have 
graduated to the large bag – ha.
They come in red, yellow and orange colors.
Stuffed Mini Peppers
1/4 cup of low fat cottage cheese
1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese – grated
1/2 cup of Italian blend low fat cheese
Cracked black pepper – to taste
Minced garlic if you like (truly optional)
Cut the top off of the pepper and scrap out the seeds.  Rinse and dry.
Blend the cheese together, and add the seasonings.
Stuff each pepper 3/4 of the way full.  Lean against your muffin pan and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes depending on how “roasted” or “crisp” you like your peppers.
I eat these as a snack or as a vegetable side with dinner.
Enjoy!!