Jessie Baginski, a Mayfield Heights resident, is back for a second try at Lighten Up. The 2013 contestant says she's ready to take what she learned last year and give it a good go this year.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Miles for Mulching
It felt great to spend time outside in the sunshine and very motivating to make sure I'm staying on task. I was discouraged after the weigh in because the evil red scale had very different numbers than mine did. Amazing what sunshine and warm air can do to inspire activity.
Looks like another sunny weekend so another 6 miles of mulching!
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Saturday, March 22, 2014
So anxious for spring to arrive! I'm looking forward to putting my green thumb to work in the yard. After this crazy winter, it really needs work - and that is one of my favorite work outs, spreading mulch and prepping the beds for planting!
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Travails of Travel
Now let's talk about traveling to the City that Care Forgot, my hometown of New Orleans - a foodie heaven! All things considered, I did well for my ten days with my sisters and my dad. My sister Sharon had saved for me Gambit's 700 places to eat in New Orleans so we could try out a new place to two while I was home. Lunch at Sun Ray Grill off of Metairie Rd was a great choice - outstanding grilled fish tacos and shrimp quesadillas! Mr. Ed's was happy to grill my trout instead of panee (coated and fried) it- topped with crabmeat and green onions. So that was all good.
Parade season brings its own set of challenges. Shrimp po-boys and ham/turkey sandwiches ruled the days and evenings. You just can't eat salad and catch beads at the same time! I accepted the fact that all that white bread was definitely going to disrupt any thoughts of weight loss. I did however, add my little diet twist to the sandwiches - instead of mayo I used sliced tomatoes and cucumbers to dress them. My sisters loved the change; the brothers-in-law, not so much.
I only succumbed once to my beloved beignets and thoroughly enjoyed every wicked bite of the sugar coated puffy pastries with a great cafe au lait. REally, you can't have them at least once while in New Orleans!
I was thrilled to stay in touch with my Lighten Up friends through FB and really looking forward to seeing everyone on Monday night. It's good to be home and get back on track toward my goals!
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
The baba, hummus and tabouli were all excellent as always. The fourth item was dawali-grape leaves stuffed with rice and chickpeas. They were delicious! We also split a veggie plate for dipping our hummus and baba.
The real treat is getting to know people you may otherwise never met. We share stories if our lives, and recipes for healthy meals on a budget. So far Reider's is the place to go for great prices on produce!
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Sunday, February 23, 2014
Good first month
Hoping for the thumbs up on Monday to move ahead on a fitness plan that will help me reach my goals a little faster. Looking forward to a new dish at Aladdin's this week. so far everything has been delicious and more than filling. Thank you Daad and your team for working with this program this year!