100 lb. Club - Woooohooooo!!!

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11-05-2010, 10:38 AM
Yay for 25 pounds gone and never to be seen again!!!
Yay for 10% loss of body weight!!!
Yay for being 1/4 of the way to goal!!!
Yay for saying "No" to Halloween candy!!!
Yay for saying "No" to every snack brought in for my class Halloween party!!!
Yay for staying on plan at a grown-up Halloween party!!!
Yay for spinach salads!!!
Yay for lentil, carrot and spinach soup!!!
Yay for turkey sausage and white bean ragout!!!
Yay for pumpkin oatmeal!!!
Yay for crisp apples!!!
Yay for cocoa roasted almonds!!!

...hmmm...I think that's all my Yay's, but it's still early in the day :D

11-05-2010, 10:42 AM
Yay for you! Dunno if I can say yay for lentils, but yay for you! Hehe. Good work :)

:celebrate: :broc:

11-05-2010, 11:04 AM
Yay for all those yays! well done!

11-05-2010, 11:21 AM
YAY for you!!

Yay for pumpkin oatmeal!!!

This sounds yummy! Do you just dollup some pumpkin into your oatmeal?

11-05-2010, 11:25 AM
Awesome! Way to go! :carrot:

11-05-2010, 11:59 AM
Yay! Great progress!

11-05-2010, 12:02 PM

11-05-2010, 12:24 PM
hehe, you sound so happy! awesome! :)

DixC Chix
11-05-2010, 01:16 PM
You go girl!!! Love the enthusiasm.

Tell me more about pumpkin oatmeal and white bean ragout?!

11-05-2010, 01:41 PM

Now share the pumpkin oatmeal, please!!!

11-05-2010, 02:02 PM

Now share the pumpkin oatmeal, please!!!

yes please share pumpkin oatmeal

11-05-2010, 02:30 PM
Congrats! :)

11-05-2010, 02:54 PM
Yay! XD

11-05-2010, 04:24 PM

11-05-2010, 04:29 PM

11-05-2010, 09:02 PM
Pumpkin oatmeal :)
This is all approximate - I just go by feel...you're welcome to leave out the fiber powder, or sub milk or water for the Almond Breeze, or use natural sweeteners instead of my fake, chemically stuff~

-1 package plain instant oatmeal or slightly more than 1/4 cup if you're measuring from bulk (about 30 g)
-2-3 heaping spoons pureed oatmeal (about 1/4 -1/3 cup) - fresh or canned, not the pumpkin pie filling
-1/2 tsp cinnamon or so
-dash ground cloves
-dash nutmeg
-dash salt (I buy unsalted pumpkin puree, so I use a bit more than a dash)
-1 packet splenda
-About 2 tbsp sugar free maple syrup
-about 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond breeze
-one serving fiber powder (I use generic benefiber)

Microwave 2 minutes, stir, and microwave about 2 more minutes - or until desired thickness.

This can also certainly be done with old fashioned oats, just microwave a bit longer. It also tastes good with the unsweetened chocolate almond breeze (I tried it when I ran out of vanilla this morning)

Overall calories (approximately)
Oats - 100 cals
Pumpkin - 30 cals
Syrup - 25 cals
Almond breeze - about 20 cals

I've also stirred in a scrambled raw egg after the first 2 minutes in the microwave...stirring really well - adds some protein, very hearty, changes texture slightly - adds some fluff

Ragout is basically any thick stew simmered over low heat - I saute onions, 2 turkey sausage links (italian seasoned), and some carrots in a tiny bit of olive oil. When tender and the sausage is brown, I add one can of diced tomatoes, 2 cans of cannellini beans, and about a cup or two of chicken stock, along with oregano, basil and a bay leaf. After simmering the mixture until the beans have started to thicken the stock, I add in lots of fresh baby spinach. Before serving, stir in a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice...and it's a big dish of yumminess :)

DixC Chix
11-05-2010, 11:11 PM
Thanks Spixiet!! For both recipes. I never thought of using white beans in ragout.

Ooooooooooooo, can't wait!

11-05-2010, 11:20 PM


11-06-2010, 01:49 AM
:cheer3: Yay spixiet!!! Thank you for the recipes...they sound yummy. You keep up the good work! I love your avitar picture your so pretty your smile is contagious

11-06-2010, 02:25 AM
Awesome work, Spixiet! Yaaay! :carrot:

I'll have to try that recipe very soon. I love pumpkin and oatmeal is growing on me. :)

11-06-2010, 01:39 PM
♥ goal4agirl
thanks :D