Caramelized Onion & Bacon Smothered Pork Chops

This recipe is once again not mine. I made it exactly as it was written on another blog so I will post the link under the picture. I am really enjoying doing the Thin Healthy Mama plan and the food is fabulous while the weight is coming off. The plan is big on eating veggies so I am finding unique ways to add them to all of my meals and snacks. This recipe is so simple to make and very light and filling. Another meal made in less than 30 minutes. The brussel sprouts were frozen and I simply heated in the microwave and lightly topped with parmasan cheese. Enjoy!!!

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Caramelized Onion and Bacon Smothered Pork Chops

Cottage Berry Whip

This is a Trim Healthy Mama recipe and it is fabulous. I had several people recommend it. I do not care for cottage cheese but let me tell you that you will NOT know that it is in this recipe. This is a light dessert that tastes like Strawberry ice cream. You MUST Try this!!!

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Cottage Berry Whip Recipe

Italian Meatball Casserole

This is wonderful. I made it tonight for dinner and it is delicious. I made it exactly as the other blog posted so I am sharing the link under the picture.  I am currently doing the Thin Healthy Mama plan and am down 9 pounds in the last 14 days. I feel wonderful. This plan seems to be working quite well for me.

When I read the recipe I wasn’t too sure about putting so much sage in the recipe but it was wonderful so I will continue to do so. I hope that you enjoy this as well as I do. I plan to put this in my little crockpot that I take in my car for work for my lunches. You can click here for the link for the little 20 ounce lunch warmer that I use. LUNCH WARMER

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Italian Meatball Casserole Recipe

Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Bacon

I made this today for lunch and it so easy to make and absolutely delicious. This is not my recipe so I will share the link to it at the bottom of the post. This one is a keeper. The blend of Parmesan and Asiago cheese with the bacon really adds a lot of flavor to it. I paired it with a lovely salad and was quite full by the end of the meal. My chicken breasts were huge so cut them in half. I can’t imagine eating an entire one. I bought them at Sam’s Club and theirs tends to be quite large.

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Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Bacon <–Click there for the link!

Chicken Florentine

This is not my recipe so I won’t be posting the ingredients but I will provide the link. This is one of those recipes that takes about 20 minutes to make. It is so simple and filling. I will be making this often.

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This recipe was so creamy and filling!!!

Chicken Florentine- Buttoni <– click here.

 

Trim Healthy Mama Plan: Keep It Simple, Keep It Sane

This is another book review for you but this one is a diet plan that shows you which foods to combine to help your body to burn fuel correctly and lose weight. Two ladies wrote the book together. It is an easy read and I will be honest to skipping a bit of it. I didn’t see where I personally needed to read the chapters on nursing/breastfeeding while eating this way or the eating plan for a man.

I started the book on Sunday and it jumps right in explaining how to do the plan. Then the rest of the book is going into ways to fine tune it for you and even gives you food plan suggestions. They break the meals up into two categories. S Plans are for Satisfying and E Plans are for Energizing. This video explains the concept.

Trim Healthy Mama Plan

I started their food plan on Monday morning and by this morning (Saturday) I have already lost 5 pounds. Even though it is only 5 pounds I can tell that I have lost several inches in just one week. It isn’t much different than what I have suggested for years. I also have said many times to put 4 hours between meals but they explain which foods you need to combine together and which foods should not be combined. I was happy to see that my muffins are still allowed on this plan! 🙂

I do recommend reading this book and following their plan. I would say about the second half of the book was done to advertise food items that they have for sale on their sight. I don’t plan to purchase any of the foods but luckily for us we don’t need to do that to still follow the plan and eat healthily.

There are several facebook pages that are set up for people to share their meal plans and recipes which also tell you whether the recipe is an S or E. I am looking forward to making new recipes again and getting my A1C down.

Weekly Support Group For Weight Loss

Hello. I have started a weekly support group for weight loss over on Facebook. We will be sharing our thoughts, achievements, difficulties, and ups and downs while we offer positive reinforcements for achieving weight loss.

Weekly Support Group For Weight Loss <– click there to join

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This group will be a private group. You will need to ask to be admitted but that shouldn’t be a problem. 🙂

I don’t want people coming there to just read and possibly stalk others there. If you join you are making a statement that you are determined to make positive life changes and achieve better A1C numbers, weight loss and possibly taking control of your life. Each person will have a different mission to be there. There will not be one right or wrong answer to what your goals are. They are personal to your needs and family.

I fell a few months ago down the stairs in my home and seriously injured my hip. I was in horrible pain and from limited physical exercise and depression I have gained weight. Serious amounts of weight. I have been walking between 1-2.5 miles a night for the last week with a neighbor. Last night I met a new neighbor who asked if she could join us for us support and walk each night. Of course we said yes. 🙂

We all need a buddy at times. Someone who will give us a hug when we need it but will also say, “Snap out of it!” when we need that too. So if you want to have someone to help you along this journey join using the link above.

This is what you will need to have to be in the group.

  1. No money- This is free
  2. Access to the internet
  3. Notebook for journaling. I am using Evernote.
  4. The desire to be a part of something good.
  5. Positive attitude as much as possible. I was talking to my grandchildren this morning and the four year old said that sometimes the 12 month is a fussball! I asked him if he is ever a fussball and he said NO!! I told him that I am sometimes a fussball. My sister said that at times she is a fussball. His Mommy said that sometimes she is a fussball too. None of us are positive all of the time. Just bring your smile as often as you can.

Now I have a question for you. Do you love yourself? Do you seriously love yourself? How often do you put others before you thinking that your needs or wants aren’t as important as theirs? If your health is deteriorating it is time for you to put your health and needs first. Give yourself some love and join us. Make a three month commitment to participate for three months. If at the end of three months you aren’t seeing a positive change both physically and emotionally you can quit. This is free. What do you have to lose other than weight, high glucose numbers and a low self esteem?

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