Saturday, March 17, 2012

Charity and losing weight

MOTIVATION...shed pounds for dollars
Put the money where the mouth is...
There are quite a few websites, blogs, etc where people are losing weight
for charity.  Some gather a group and then each person goes out and
gets pledges...a dollar (or change)amount for ounces or pounds lost.  It's
kind of like a walk-a-thon or "spell-a-thon" that kids do at school.
We might find it hard to lose weight just for ourselves.   But, if it's
...for a greater cause,
then, it might stir more motivation.  Another thing... is that there would
be a definite date to start, and a definite goal date.  We'd have to be
accountable to a "scale" to get the $$ for the charity.  HERE is a link
 to some simple steps and ideas for Charity/weightloss motivation.

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Speaking of Charity,
...this isn't for weightloss...but, it is
... for a GOOD CAUSE.
Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Please click HERE  for all the "download" (info).

But, I can tell ya, it's gonna be FUN!
There's gonna be lots of great PRIZES!
And, I promise you will feel the great
warm fuzzies come over you because
you'd be doing something wonderful
...for others


Yogurt Biscuits
They are made without fat...but have a chewy texture and
sourdough taste.  Ideal for fillings or for "breakfast" sandwiches.

1 1/2 cups of self-rising flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups plain yogurt
--makes 12 biscuits (94 calories each)

(1) Preheat oven to 450F

(2) Whisk flour and salt together in a large bowl.
       Make hollow in the center
       Pour yogurt into center, and stir with a fork or spoon pulling
            flour into the yogurt.
       Mix until all dry ingredients are moistened and the dough forms

(3)  Sprinkle a clean surface with flour.
       Turn dough out, sprinkle with flour and fold in half
       Pat dough until 1/2 inch thick round

(4)  Dip a 2 inch biscuit cutter into the flour and cut out  biscuits

(5)  Place biscuits close together on a baking sheet
       Bake 10 to 14 minutes, until golden brown

Ruby's Report

Treadmill - 6 days (5 days-2 miles or more, 1-day @3miles).  I've found (at least
                   according to the treadmill info) that longer time burns more calories than
                   doing the same distance faster.  Incline...even if I go better than
                   same distance with no incline.  I've noticed a difference in my pants fit
                   since I started the incline 4 weeks ago. 
Food -  doing much better with water, eating more veggies, cutting down portions
               a bit
Weight(loss?) - down 1.4 this week ...wahoo!

aaaaaah, come on....tell us how YOU did this week?

Did you meet any of the goals you've made?
Did you set any new ones?
Have you learned something new with regards to
your "health" journey, that you'd be willing to share
with US?


Belinda said...

Well Miss Annie, I joined Weight Watchers last Saturday. At first I was a bit overwhelmed, but it began to settle and make sense by Monday. At weigh in this morning, I'd lost 1.8 lbs and was surprised because I didn't think I'd lost any. Anyhoo, my goal this week is to keep on it, eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, and try to actually cook a meal that both my husband and I can eat and be happy with.
Congratulations on your loss!!

Jennie P. said...

Those biscuits look yummy! Congrats on more weight loss.

PJ said...

Way to go kido!

KatieQ said...

Great work! I didn't manage to make my goals from last week. I only managed to get to Curves twice. I did manage to drink 64oz of water everyday. Next week, I'm just going to have to get off my behind and try harder. Thanks for the biscuit recipe. That recipe sounds like a keeper.

Char said...

I'm gong to try those biscuits.
Thanks to you I started walking this week and plan to add one more day next week. I'll be walking 4 days and I'm going to add some exercise.

Chris H said...

Well done on the loss.

Two things I have learnt this week... hmmm.. I've got Diabetes Type 2.
And I get a bad back when I walk any distance.
Neither thrill me.

Miss Hillbilly said...

My week didn't go so well. Nope. Not good. Oh, wait...I did hike. ALOT! That's good. Even better since more than half the time Stephen was on my shoulders.

I am attempting to go almost vegetarian and did really good the first half of the week. Hormones have been in the way since Thursday though.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the encouragement to try to loose some weight! I like the way you combine weight loss and quilting in your blog!

Christine M said...

Well done on a loss this week Annie! Love that last photo.