Official Weigh In for March

Hello everyone,

First I would like to apologize for the lack of content recently. We have had some other ventures going on that have taken a lot of our time. Do not fret we are still on the straight and narrow and doing well. On Friday I had my latest doctor’s visit and weight in. I came in at 273 about 7 pounds down for the month. This makes right at 50 pounds down since November. Even better than the weight loss Jana and I both lost 3% body fat last month. So not just are we losing weight we are adding muscle and getting in over all better health. We will be adding new recipes and product reviews soon so stay tuned.

Later Days,

Dan

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Jana’s finally under 200 lbs!

After spending nearly two weeks at 200.4, I finally am under 200.  Yesterday, I weighted 199.9 and today 197.5.  This is the first time in four years that I have been under 200, this will help motivate me to push even harder this week.

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February Official Weight In

Last Friday I went in for my visit at my local hospitals wight loss clinic. I go there monthly to meet with a doctor, exercise specialist, and nutritionist. This month my weight was 280lbs, down 16 pounds from my January visit. It felt great. Also, when I told the doctor that I want to hold off having surgery until I take my weight loss as far as I can, hoping that I will get down to around my ideal body weight and stay there. The doctor actually agreed! This felt like a huge victory. Also I have started seeing Jana’s trainer. He is tough and I am as sore as can be, but I really think he will help me reach my goal. We will continue to post things that we learn and experiences we have.

Later Days

-Dan

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Behind The Scenes

Hey everyone. Sorry I have not been keeping up with my side of the blog. I have been doing a lot of work behind the scenes. I am always working on ways to provide a better richer experience for you the reader. That being said I am back and expect to see some new changes and upgrades coming to the blog.
-Dan

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Personal Training To Meet You Weight Loss Goals

fitness-719539_1920A personal trainer can help you meet your weight loss goal a lot faster than exercising  and dieting on your own.  Many people shy away from trainers due to the cost, worrying they are too out of shape, fear of the workout, and a fear of being judged by the trainer.  I had all of these concerns, and I’m so glad I finally did it!

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Jana’s food journal 2/14/16, 2/15/16, 2/16/16, & 2/17/16

2/14/16

Breakfast- 2 hard boiled eggs and 2 bacon

Lunch- Salad with 1 tbsp honey mustard

Dinner- Lg steak and green beans

snack- 1 small handful of almonds and 2 chocolate covered strawberries

2/15/16

breakfast-2 pieces of bacon and 3 scrambled eggs

Lunch-lg baked potato, 1/4 c. bbq pork, 2 tbsp butter, 2 tbsp sour cream, 2 tbsp salsa

Dinner- 1/2 order of Bang bang shrimp and large caesar salad with dressing

2/16/16

Breakfast- 3 scrambled eggs and a turkey sausage patty

Lunch- Quarter baked chicken with skin and small caesar salad with dressing, 10 grapes

Dinner- Baked chicken breast and steamed green beans

2/17/16

Breakfast- 1 piece of bacon and 1 banana

Lunch- Chicken with Chinese vegetables, 1/4 C. steamed rice, 1 crab rangoon, cup of wonton soup

Dinner- ground turkey low carb tostada with lettuce, sm amount of cheese, and salsa

Snack- 1 chocolate covered strawberry

 

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Yummy Healthy Baked Donuts

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These donuts are AMAZING.  They smell, look, and taste delicious.  Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean giving up all your favorite indulgences, you just have to find ways to modify your favorite foods.  These tasty treats only have 60 calories each. When your kids are begging for donuts, whip some of these up.  They only take a few minutes to make and these donuts are definitely kid approved.

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Ingredients:

1 C. unbleached whole wheat flour sifted
1/4 C. Truvia baking blend (a natural sweetener)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 egg whites
1 tbsp melted real butter
1/2 C. plus 2 tbsp fat free milk, almond milk, or cashew milk
powdered sugar for topping (you can also melt chocolate chips for a topping for the kids)

Directions:

Grease a donut pan with non-stick spray.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large mixing bowl-mix flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda

In a small mixing bowl- whisk egg whites, melted butter, milk, and vanilla (whisk gently)

Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until combined.

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Fill the donut pan 3/4 full.

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Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown and the donut springs back when touched.

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Cool for 5 minutes on a wire rack, then sift powdered sugar over the top if desired. You can also drizzle melted chocolate or top with fruit at this time.

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Eat and Enjoy!

 

 

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Jana’a Food log 2/10/16 and 2/11/16

2/10/16

Breakfast- 1/2 pkg oatmeal, 1 tbs peanut butter, 2 bacon

Lunch- Hamburger patty without a bun, mushrooms, whole grain brown rice, 5 potato chips

Dinner- Chicken sandwich and salad with low cal honey mustard

Snack 1/3 of a small bag of movie popcorn

2/11/16

Breakfast- 2 scrambled eggs and 2 bacon

Lunch- Chicken sandwich, mushrooms, and brown whole grain rice

Dinner- 3 turkey tacos

 

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Training session 2

2/11/16

Ropes for 60 seconds

20 crunchs

alternating ropes

20 crunches

Cherry picker with ropes

20 crunches

shoulder press 3 sets of 12 with 40 lbs

Diamond lifts with 15 lbs,  Arm curls with 30 lbs, tricep pull downs, vertical leg raises- alternating 12 each, 3 sets

Rowing machine for 50 meters

 

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