TUESDAY...What's for Lunch?

Today I had a simple lunch, but I was very excited about it!

I thought I would share it with you!
  • Honey 7 Grain Bread, shredded deli turkey, 1 slice cheese, mayo, green leaf lettuce.
  • 1 medium gala apple, sliced
  • 1 can of Dr. Pepper TEN (10 calories, 2 grams of sugar)
  • and not shown, 4 tortilla chips.
YUM!!! YUM!!!

What did you have for lunch today?


GLYCEMIC INDEX (Blood Sugar Levels)...

I am getting this information from http://www.gilisting.com/! Check it out!!

Mostly I monitor what I eat by the amount of sugar it has in it (it's GI level), or more properly known as the Glycemic Index of the foods and drinks that I digest.

The reason I monitor my nuturition using the GI index is because it shows me what foods are low in sugar, and therefore that is what I eat more often.

When I eat foods and drink liquids that have higher levels of sugar, I don't function well, I don't feel well, I gain weight, and I don't have stable energy throughout the day. I can't even think as well and feel "foggy!"

http://www.gilisting.com/ wrote the following on their website, and I hope this helps you become better informed about your sugar levels:

"How can the GI benefit you?
Researches have shown that a Low GI diet can reduce blood sugar levels in people affected with diabetes. This is important in reducing the risk of developing long term diabetes-related complications.
A diet that incorporates low GI foods (and that is also low in saturated fat and high in dietary fiber) can be helpful in reduction of the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. It does this by improving the body’s ability to use glucose for energy and by helping to lower blood fats (triglycerides) and raise HDL (“good”) cholesterol. Low GI foods may also help improve satiety (feelings of fullness), which may help with weight management.
Choosing Low GI carbs may help you to:
o Control and stabilize your blood glucose levels
o Control your cholesterol levels
o Control your appetite
o Control your weight
o Lower your risk of getting coronary heart disease
o Manage the symptoms of PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome
o prolong your physical endurance
o Improve your body's sensitivity to insulin
o Lower your risk of getting type 2 diabetes "

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Instead of drinking juice, which is LOADED with sugar grams, drink water with fresh fruit instead!!

  • I like to cut a lemon in half, and squeeze one half in my water.
  • Then I slice up the other half of the lemon into circles, and drop those into my water.

This gives my water a flavorful zing (not so boring), AND gives me fresh Vitamin C, to help boost my immune system!!

A co-worker told me about the brilliant idea of getting a large water with lemon, from Sonic. Love their ice! YUM!!!

What are your favorite fruit water drinks??

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NUTRITION LOG...Use this to track your daily nutrition!!


Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and you should consult a physician before starting any new exercise or nutrition plan. The following blog excerpts are my own experiences, and experiences of others, and are meant for informational purposes only.



I really like TURKEY BACON, in place of regular bacon.

It is much healthier and still can give you that salty, crunchy, satisfaction that you are looking for, without the fat.

I get the thin sliced TURKEY BACON, usually in the grocery store next to the pork bacon.

Here is how I cook my turkey bacon in the microwave
  1. I place 2 sheets of papertowels down in the microwave.
  2. Lay 2-4 slices of turkey bacon on top of the papertowels.
  3. Place a papertowel on top of the turkey bacon.
  4. Cook in the microwave, about less than a minute per slice.
  5. I watch and listen to the turkey bacon to make sure it doesn't overcook or burn.
  6. Turkey bacon is done when it is no longer soft looking, and I test it by breaking off a small piece and it breaks easily.



Quick Workout, 15 Minutes: Continued...

Quick Workout, 15 Minutes:

The Co-Worker Challenge BEGINS!!!!!!!!!!!

Today was the beginning of my co-worker's challenge!!!!
They are pumped about starting something different. 

One of my co-workers Whitney, listened to my testimonial many months ago about switching in 2003 from sugared sodas to diet sodas and my result was losing 20 pounds of belly fat. And, so she did the same and has LOST SO MUCH WEIGHT!!! 
(Her testimonial and pictures are soon to come!)

My other co-worker Michelle, is getting married in August, and she is very motivated to LOSE BELLY FAT and get toned (in a feminine sort of way.)

My co-workers completely volunteered (and want) to lose belly fat, and tone up, all on their own. I am not paying them to do anything, and I am not benefiting in any way, other than seeing my co-workers getting what they want. :)

I am having them track their calories, sugar grams, fat grams, protein grams, and carbohydrate grams...in everything that they eat and drink, for 7 days.

Exercise: (Completely Optional)

15 minute exercise plan for Saturday and Sunday.
1 minute jumping jacks
1 minute low squat pumps (hold onto chair for support)
1 minute mountain climbers
1 minute push ups or plank
1 minute wall jumps
1 minute rest

Repeat this circuit 3 times. That is ALL!!!!!!!!!!!  

Tell me if you are following this plan as well, and let me know how it works for you!!!!!!!!

If you want my feedback, feel free to email me anytime! 
I look forward to hearing from you!

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and you should consult a physician before starting any new exercise or nutrition plan. The following blog excerpts are my own experiences, and experiences of others, and are meant for informational purposes only.


Deidra's Chicken Fajita Wraps RECIPE!!

This is one of my favorite and EASIEST recipes.

It is loaded with protein and energy, will fill you up, and TASTES so GOOD!!! It will help level out your blood glucose levels so that you don't crash shortly after, and helped me LOSE BELLY FAT!!!

  • Cut up 2 large chicken breasts into tiny pieces.
  • In large skillet pour 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil in skillet, and add chicken.
  • Cover chicken in salsa, until chicken is well covered, and stir.
  • Turn on medium heat and simmer chicken in salsa and oil until cooked through, stirring often to prevent sticking. (I shred the chicken as I cook it.)
  • Then add a can of black beans, and simmer again until all are heated and cooked well.
  • Spoon into favorite tortilla, add guacamole, salsa, sour cream, hot sauce, cheddar cheese, or whatever your favorite toppings are.
  • Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!

Leftovers TIP: Spoon leftovers with shredded cheese, onto tortillas, in your quesadilla maker.

OATMEAL, It's what's for Breakfast!


A lot of my co-workers seem to have questions about OATMEAL. What kind of oatmeal to eat, what is "rolled-oats?", and so on.

So here is the TIP FOR THE DAY!

Eat whole oatmeal, otherwise known as "Rolled Oats," INSTEAD OF instant oatmeal.
  • Whole oatmeal cooks in the microwave the exact same as instant oatmeal, so no excuses!
  • Whole oatmeal, they say, lowers your bad cholesterol levels.
  • Whole oatmeal is easy to cook in microwave, add a tiny bit of artificial sweetener if you like, add fresh fruit and/or almond slivers, granola, or whatever else you like!

AND, whole oatmeal will digest much slower than instant oatmeal, and will keep you FULLER for LONGER, and aid in the process of LOSING BELLY FAT!

P.S. I also eat Turkey Bacon with my oatmeal, and I cook it also in the microwave, making it crunchy!

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Try this, Not that.....from OXYGENMAG.COM

Here are some HELPFUL tips, again from OXYGEN MAGAZINE.

I really like reading Oxygen Magazine for women because they have workout plans, meal options, research, motivational interviews with real women, and then of course there are the fittest of the fit models. 

The models are competitors, and I don't work out and eat right to "look like them" but IT IS a TON OF MOTIVATION!!!!!!! 

And if I even come 10% close to looking like those fitness models, then I am doing good! RIGHT!  Enjoy more at their website http://www.oxygenmag.com/

(Oxygen Magazine does not pay for me to endorse their products, and I have no connection with Oxygen Magazine.) I do absolutely love their Magazine though!

OXYGEN MAGAZINE for WOMEN, a must have!!!!!!!!!

I have subscribed to OXYGEN MAGAZINE for Women, FOR YEARS!!!!  www.oxygenmag.com

It is a MUST HAVE!!!

(Oxygen Magazine does not pay for me to endorse their products, and I have no connection with Oxygen Magazine.) I do absolutely love their Magazine though!

SNACKING, Did you know?

DID you know that I eat all of the time, and I STAY hungry!!!

I lost 20 pounds back in 2003 and have kept it off, and I EAT ALL OF THE TIME!

So, all of the "starve yourself to death diets" out there don't work AND are miserable!!!!

So here is a FREE TIP:
Eat more often, but smaller portions!

How many calories are you DRINKING???

TIP of the DAY:

Look only at the sugar grams you are DRINKING!!!  

Start there, and don't worry about the rest for right now. Small steps, you can do this!!!!

A 12 oz can of sugared soda has around 39 grams of sugar. And, let me tell you, all of that sugar is basically stored straight to your belly. Or, at least it did on me!!

I stopped drinking regular sugared sodas and switched to Diet Sodas in 2003, and LOST 20 pounds, and KEPT IT OFF!!!

So, start today!!!

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