I wont lie, I completly stole this from the Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook. I am posting the receipe for everyone to try, but I did not come up with it on my own.
You will need:
1cup flour 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/8 tsp cayenne 5tblsp unsalted butter cut into sm pieces 1 cup shredded light cheddar cheese 1/4 cup grated parmesan 4tbsp cold water
Combine flour, pepper and cayenne in a blender… I used my super amazing vita mix. Then add cut up butter, and both cheese’s. Blend. You will need to add water as you go. 4 tbsp may not be enough, but worked for me.
Roll dough out on cookie sheet and slice into long skinny rows. Place those on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes at 350. You can also get silly like we did and make shapes!
They are supposed to be rolled out in a 9inch square and cut into 48 pieces. Then it is 3 straws for 2 pp. However I made mine a bit bigger and counted as a point each.
i don't want to sound rude or anything, but why are you trying to lose weight? You're already super skinny and honestly (I'm trying to lose weight too) if i was as skinny as you are, i would stop. you look great in a bikini and i think thats all that matters in my opinion if you're doing it for a reason other than to be healthy....
Oh no. Don’t worry. It takes a lot for me to get offended, and I ask a lot of potentially-rude questions so go for it. haha.
I think the biggest motivator for me to lose weight was to fit my old jeans. Not even just my jeans- my clothes in general. I had a lot of clothes that I just adore, and it’s really hard to not even be able to put some on now- let alone button them up. I realize that I was pretty underweight and relatively low in body fat before, so I’m not trying to get back there anymore- it was my goal originally though. What I really want to do now is tone and gain muscle. I’ve stopped counting calories and being obsessive, so right now the results are going to be slower but that’s okay with me. It’s strange because before when I was super unhealthy, I was insanely strong. I would always do the most push ups in fitness tests among the girls and would beat a lot of the boys, and I would be able to do pull ups and all these crazy things. I can’t do that anymore, and so that’s another thing that really gets me. If I could do that while being unhealthy, then I HAVE to be able to surpass that when I’m healthy right? I want to be strong.
I just want a healthy lifestyle too. I’ve always done the extremes- exercise and eat too much and diet and obsess too much, so now I just want moderation. It’d be nice to lose a few pounds in the process and gain a lot of muscle too. I mean I’d be lying if I said that it doesn’t bother me that I’m 20 lbs heavier than I was two years ago and barely any taller, but that’s something that I’m coming to accept. I guess this doesn’t really answer your question, but I’m not looking to ever stop this. It’s going to be a life-long struggle to be healthy and eat right and exercise in moderation. I’m not going to pretend like I don’t crave fast food or love sugar anymore just because I’ve been eating more fruits and vegetables- those things still tempt me and sometimes I give in. But it’s okay, because I don’t want to deprive myself or make myself miserable- I just want to be able to eat fast food or insanely unhealthy things in moderation and have a healthy relationship with food. I want to be able to indulge myself and still be able to have the strength to stop. I don’t think it’ll ever be easy for me, but I’m going to keep fighting.
Just did 90 min of Yoga X. Around the 45 min mark I thought I was going to die with all those vinyasas, because I don’t have enough arm muscle to do all those push ups! But about half way through it transitioned to balance poses, which are my favorite, and I even got to attack the abs later as well. It was well worth the 90 minutes! Namaste! :)
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I really want to lose weigh, but there is not privacy in my house, my mother doesn't let me go out for runs and it sucks because I actually want to be thin. Summer is here and I'm not even thin. I'm 5'3 and weight 135, I want a flat stomach and my tights to not touch. I try to eat fruit and veggis but all my mother buys is meat and junk food.. I don't know what to do
Hmm. Well I completely understand how you feel about not wanting to exercise with an audience. It bothers me a little bit as well. I don’t even like going to big gyms- I go to facility that basically trains professional athletes because it’s a smaller gym and usually it’s just me and my trainer in the entire gym. But lately I’ve been getting better with this, and I don’t kick my family out of a room when I start exercising anymore. Maybe there’s a room where you have a little bit of space to work out in? Or you could always go outside- that’s another option. You don’t have to run to exercise or to lose weight. Some people like running, but everyone is different so keep that in mind!
And you can always do little things like walk more or up and down the stairs a couple of times. Hold wall sits/squats while you’re brushing your teeth. Every little thing counts!
And with the food I would say maybe you can try to talk to you mom about what she buys. I know my mom is pretty stubborn sometimes and gets annoyed that I only want whole wheat or organic or the least processed foods, but she’s slowly coming around. We’ve always had a lot of fruits and veggies, but we’ve also always had a lot of desserts and unhealthy snacks, so that’s a difficult situation sometimes. There’s nothing wrong with meat- it’s all about portions. (My mom gets annoyed when I measure every little thing out, but she lets me do it.) I would say eat a piece of meat that is about the size of the palm of your hand. Try to minimize the amount of junk food you eat, but if that is inevitable then just make sure you size down on the amount of it you eat. You can always eat a little bit at a time so your body has more time to digest it so it’s not getting bombarded with hard to process things.
I think the biggest thing is to try to talk to your mom. Try to reason with her about how you want to become healthier- it’s not all about losing weight because you are still pretty healthy at your height and weight. Just try not to argue with her- I make that mistake a lot and usually it’s just counterproductive.
Hi, Rena. I'm 17, 5'4, and around 200 lbs. Woops. I've gone vegetarian, and lost some weight actually, but i've also got hypertension. I've begun working out,(only for about four days now) And i'm already so sore. Eek. But i still did some abs this morning. I'm starting to feel less motivated, though. Because i've started trying before, and then just given up. I'm impatient, and i always end up thinking im never gonna get thin anyway. Tips?
Hey! The first thing I want to say is that you should never give up. Obstacles and difficulties are put in our way just to make us stronger- everyone wants and asks for strength but what we really get are the tools and it’s our choice whether or not we use those tools to strengthen ourselves.
I really don’t know much about hypertension except for the fact that it is high blood pressure, so I googled it and found:
You can do many things to help control your blood pressure, including:
I’m assuming you’ve already been told those things 32094903248902348 times over, but based on that I would recommend just taking baby steps. This has been a roller coaster for me as well, because my weight and eating habits have been all over the place. But what I tell myself is that it is a marathon- it isn’t a sprint. It’s okay that I won’t completely change by tomorrow- I’m in it for the long run and little changes that are permanent are more important than big changes in a little amount of time.
I think what you need to do about the exercise is find a program you like. I would recommend Jillian Michaels’ Banish Fat Boost Metabolism (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?annotation_id=annotation_275666&list=PL6F135DD9918D21E7&feature=iv&src_vid=tIYlfYesdjI). A friend of mine HATES exercising with a passion, but she consistently does this workout, because it is just so fun. I especially like the kickboxing portions- it feels awesome to have fighting moves because it makes you feel so strong and like you can do anything. It really kicks your butt- I like to consider myself in shape but I can always barely make it through the workout. But the thing is you don’t have to be in shape to do it- the level of difficulty changes with you because the more fit you become the more intensity you’ll kick with and whatnot- my friend NEVER exercises but she can still make it through the entire exercise if she pushes herself enough. And it’s okay to take breaks- it’s about working to get there!
Another thing is that if you haven’t been exercising normally, I would NOT exercise EVERY day. I would do 3 days of cardio a week. And then after two or three weeks of that I’d go up to 4. And make these workouts every other day. On “off days” you can go for a little walk or do maybe 10 minutes of yoga to stretch out your muscles. You don’t need to do “too much too fast” because that’ll just wear you out and potentially injure your muscles.
I know exactly how you feel right now. I see all these before and afters on tumblr about people losing so much weight and gaining so much muscle in 2-3 months, and I’ve been at this for about a year now. I have only really been intensely seeking to lose weight recently, but I’ve had this mentality of being healthier for a year. It’s frustrating at times, but it’s really great having this support system on tumblr. (I’m here anytime you need someone to encourage you and cheer you on!) And also it’s good to remember that you were better than you were yesterday. Little improvements are more permanent, and who cares if you’re “thin” according to society’s expectations? I know tons of people that aren’t really “thin” but are so strong and healthy. And they’re happy- that’s all we’re searching after anyways right? I would say that you should just aim to become stronger and more fit. Your weight will take care of itself as time goes on- the most important thing is your health! :)