Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Gym Time and Cookies

Tuesdays gym time...

Arc trainer 20 minutes.
Bike trainer 23 minutes.
Total calorie burn...approx. 443 calories

I have started weighing myself every Tuesday now just to see how I'm doing and I've lost 5.2lbs in the last two weeks. Woohoo! I have been using (plus the app) for the last few years, I've lost a total of 56.2 lbs since I started losing weight (after my cancer battle).  Last year I was eating at my BMR (basal metabolic rate) plus adding in some exercise calories (according to something I read) but was not losing anymore weight.  This year I am trying to eat no more than 1400 calories a day (total) and on the days I exercise I eat only 50-100 (if I'm hungry) of my exercise calories back. Basically I set my daily calorie intake at 1300 and never go above 1400 on my exercise days.  It's working for me so I'll keep doing this til I reach my goal weight (another 12 lbs).

Anyhoodles, moving on! My hamstring is feeling better every day, and that is progress that I can live with. The lump has not gone away totally but is not too tender to the touch.  I am hoping that what I am doing is helping it to heal (fingers crossed). Thank you so much for all your healing thoughts.  Have a great day!

Oh, wait...I found this great recipe on Pinterest and thought I'd share it with y'all! These are yummy!

Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies from The Skinny Fork. 

2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup reduced fat peanut butter
2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Dash of ground cloves
Dash of ground nutmeg
1 and 1/2 cup quick oats
1/4 cup nuts
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut

Directions...preheat over 350 degrees.   Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Mix together the bananas, peanut butter, applesauce, vanilla, and spices.​ Add in the oats, nuts, chocolate chips, and coconut; stir until well combined. Spoon about 2 tbsp. of the cookie mixture onto the lined baking sheet, leaving an inch or two between each.

Bake for 20-30 minutes and allow to cool slightly.

Now these are her instructions.  I deviated a bit, I only had regular peanut butter and canned apple pie filling (I put in the blender) and I used apple pie spice instead of cinnamon.  I also added some butterscotch chips to the mine are more calories for sure.  

This is the break down for her recipe...
Servings: 12 • Size: 1 Cookie • Calories: 75.3 • Fat: 5.4 g • Carb: 8.5 g • Fiber: 0.7 g • Protein: 1.9 g • Sugar: 3.6 g • Sodium: 75.7 mg

I'm not even going to try to figure out the break down for mine but it will be higher I am sure. Blessings and hugs!  

Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck. 

 "Limitations only exist if you let them" 

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  1. Congrats on the weight loss, and the recovery progress! It's such a relief to realize rest/recovery is working!

  2. Congratulations on the great progress! Eat less and exercise is the secret. Yeah, who knew?

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog =)! Following you now. That's great success in weight loss! I just started eating my BMR not long ago and I have finally started losing again. Also, I have a slight obsession with MFP

    1. Cassie, I am obsessed with MFP as well and welcome to my blog

  4. Congrats on the weight loss. Sending quick healing vibes your way.

    1. Thank you so much Darlene...blessings

  5. nice job on the weight loss! I've been using the LoseIt app, it helps a lot by documenting what I really eat! That recipe sounds great I'll have to give it a whirl over my spring break !

    1. they are great cookies and healthy too!

  6. Congrats on all the great weight-loss, and then sabotaging everyone inspired by it with potential cookies. They're not healthy if I end a batch of them in one foul swoop :) It's ok, I'll forget the recipe exists

    1. This is true bud, eating them all in one foul swoop kind of defeats the!

  7. Congrats on the excellent weight loss girl! And those cookies sound delicious lol

    1. Thank you so much Autumn, they are yummy!


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