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Week 9: Pork Chops with Mustard Cream Sauce, Served with Roasted Potato Wedges thumbnail

These recipes are on page 252 of Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast: Weeknight Meals: Over 280 Incredible Supper Solutions. 4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops (1/2 inch thick) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Cooking spray 1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth 2/3 cup fat-free half-and-half 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons lemon […] Read More

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Weigh-In: 455 lbs, 5 Pounds Down from Last Month’s Weigh In thumbnail

Last Weigh-In: 460 lbs This Weigh-In: 455 lbs Change Between Weigh-Ins: -5 lbs Change from start of weigh-ins (Starting weight, 632 lbs, 02/2009) : -177 lbs My last weigh-in was Friday, Jan 30th. The outlook is looking better […] Read More

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My New Meds: TOPAMAX® for Binge Eating Disorder and Cymbalta for Depression and Nerve Pain thumbnail

After monitoring my eating since the start of the year and doing well for four weeks, I finally stumbled upon some issues causing me to binge eat. This has been typical the past two to three years. Do well for a bit, hit a snag, then binge for a while and gain a lot of […] Read More

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Week 8: Stuffed Peppers

Week 8: Stuffed Peppers thumbnail

This recipe is on page 245 of Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast: Weeknight Meals: Over 280 Incredible Supper Solutions. 2 large green bell peppers (about 10 ounces each) 3/4 pound ground sirloin 1/4 cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 (8.8 ounce) package precooked whole-grain brown […] Read More

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Week 7: Chicken-Vegetable-Barley Soup thumbnail

This recipe is on page 149 of Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast: Weeknight Meals: Over 280 Incredible Supper Solutions. 5 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken breast 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 (16-ounce) package frozen vegetable soup mix with tomatoes 3/4 cup quick-cooking barley 2 […] Read More

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Week 6: Southwestern Red Beans and Rice thumbnail

This recipe is on page 149 of Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast: Weeknight Meals: Over 280 Incredible Supper Solutions. Cooking spray 1 (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms 1 (8.8-ounce) package precooked whole-grain brown rice (such as Uncle Ben's Ready Rice) 1 (16-ounce) can light red kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with […] Read More

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Week 5: Southern Camp Stew

Week 5: Southern Camp Stew thumbnail

This recipe is on page 29 of Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast: Weeknight Meals: Over 280 Incredible Supper Solutions. 1 1/2 cups frozen whole-kernel corn 1 cup chicken stock 2 tablespoons white vinegar 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 1/4 cup no-salt-added tomato paste 1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes 1 (15.25) can medium-size green lima […] Read More

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Weigh-In: 460 lbs, 3 Pounds Down from Last Weigh In

Weigh-In: 460 lbs, 3 Pounds Down from Last Weigh In thumbnail

Last Weigh-In: 463 lbs This Weigh-In: 460 lbs Change Between Weigh-Ins: -3 lbs Change from start of weigh-ins (02/2009) : -172 lbs My last weigh-in was Dec 8th. My weight is moving in the desired direction. Like I mentioned in the last post, I will be weighing in monthly here on the blog because I don't want […] Read More

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From Disordered to Healthy Eating, A Healthy Relationship with Food thumbnail

I'm in a much better place now that I'm back seeing Sonthe every week. Her approach towards my treatment has always been (and still is) from a disordered eating perspective, not weight loss. Our goal is for me to have a healthy relationship with food and eating. What does that mean? It means not eliminating […] Read More

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Week 4: Spinach and Roasted Red Pepper Tart thumbnail

This recipe is on page 164 of Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast: Weeknight Meals: Over 280 Incredible Supper Solutions. 1/2 (15 ounce) package refrigerated pie crust Cooking spray 1 (10 ounce) package frozen leaf spinach and butter sauce (such as Green Giant), thawed and drained 1/2 cup chopped drained bottled roasted red peppers 1/2 cup reduced-fat […] Read More

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