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 myfitnesspal.com (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.
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 cookies...so 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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