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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Off Jenny Craig and on my own :P

i'm off jenny craig cause it's getting to be too expensive. so i'm on my own, planning my menu everyday. i was scared at first but after a few days, i realized i can do this! i haven't lost or gained which is a good thing. i have been challenged with temptations, like going to a jazz gig at the hollywood bar & grill. i had a long day with tutoring and auditions and i was starved! i thought about cheating for a minute and a half but the little angel on my right shoulder defeated the big devil on my left one. i chose an ahi tuna steak salad with the dressing on the side. i only put like 2 teaspoons of dressing and i dipped my fork in it a few times. that's one great way that a bodybuilder lady taught me: instead of puring the dressing on your salad, dip your fork before you grab some greens. guess what? it works and you can taste the dressing really well. that way you save yourself about 200 calories!!


Horseradish: “Dissolves mucus. Helpful for colds, sinusitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis and asthma. Stimulates appetite and the flow of bile.”

Source: Sandra Cabot M

  • “You are not your feelings.”

-Ron Ball


Easy Ideas!!

Use these as spreads to make. . . .

  • tacos,
  • burritos,
  • wraps,
  • sandwiches,
  • and sushi. . . . . With sprouted tortilla, whole wheat tortillas, lavash, sprouted bread, collard greens, chard leaves, romaine leaves, kale leaves, nori sheets.

Use these as dips for vegetable

  • snacking
  • Or to complement your meal. . . . Some veggies to have for dipping can range from steamed green beans, broccoli, carrots, celery, sugar snap peas, red bell peppers, raw turnips, jicama, radishes and thin zucchini slices.

Basil Spread:

1 1/2 cups fresh basil

½ cup zucchini

1 cup raw walnuts or almonds

3 cloves garlic

3/4 teaspoon salt

TT black pepper………… blend!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Sticking to it on the set!

i had 3 tapings this week, with catered GOOD, FATTY food....tough 3 shoots! my plan this week is to stick to my jenny craig program to the T, no matter what the temptations may be! (i rhymed it by accident...)
i'm on the first morning shoot, @ the catering table in front of one of my fave food group: bagel with cream cheese. i'm asking myself the oldest question in the world: is it worth getting thicker thighs for? you know the answer is "hell yes!". that's what the lil she devil on my left side yelled. the lil angel on my right was quick to rebuff her: "do you remember 15 pounds ago when you didn't fit in your fat pants?" the pictures of me struggling to zip up my fat pants stops me dead on my tracks. i see some big, red strawberries next to the bagel....what to do?....strawberries are so good....but the bagel, yum, with cream cheese!...fat pants-skinny right hand makes a move...towards the strawberries! TA DA! the lil angel on the right won this battle. now off to the next set.....where the battle starts again. thank God the lil angel won one more time. the battle of the food angels continues...stay tuned for more challenges!


#6: Honeydew melon: “Excellent diuretic properties. Useful for kidney and bladder problems. Reduces rheumatic and skin conditions.”

Source: Sandra Cabot MD

“Replacement. Memorize quotes that thrill your soul and lift your heart."

Ron Ball


1. -Bring your snacks and meals when on the go. If you know you’re going to leave early the next morning, the night before you should prepare your lunch and snacks. Then in the morning you place a bag or cooler. Surround yourself with foods you want to eat. The main way is to bring your own food. And purified water! Take 3-4 bottles for the day.

2. -Don’t buy food you’ll feel guilty of bringing home. You have the control of what you can bring in your house. Once you’re at home you have no choice, but to eat the good stuff J You may feel less guilty of buying a high priced ready-prepared salad, than a less expensive dessert, because you know you are doing your body good!

3. -Location, location, location. When traveling ask and look for vegetarian restaurants, Trader Joes, farmer’s markets, and Whole Foods Markets. In the beginning, it’s important to surround yourself with the foods you want to eat. On the road, buy food at the supermarkets. Nowadays, many contain an organic produce section. Buy avocados, sprouts, raw nuts, organic salad mixes, olive oil, organic dried fruit, coconut water, etc.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Cheating will catch up with you!

ok, i cheated twice in 2 weeks. innocent flirting with steak dinners and chicken salads. and what's the result? i gained 2 freaking pounds! it's hard not to be mad at myself! it's not fair! even though i made "healthy choices", my body decided to grab unto that food and store it for later. why? because i've been feeding it 1200 calories a day for the last few months and it needs sooo much more than that. unfortunately, to lose weight we have to eat much less than we need to. being hypoglycemic doesn't help my hunger. i have to eat every 2 hours or else my blood sugar starts dropping and i get mild, moderate and sometimes severe attacks. it's hard to balance a diet with both diabetes and hypoglycemic. the weight loss is slower for us folks with sugar issues. i hate to say it but if you wanna feel healthy and lose weight: no pain, no gain. ain't that a bitch? that's my book title right there.


#5: Guava: “Helpful for digestive problems and diarrhea. Improves circulation and reduces catarrh and asthma.”Source: Sandra Cabot MD

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Ron Ball


Carrot-Lime Soup

2 med. Carrots

1 Celery stalk

½ TBSP Soy sauce

2 TBSP Lime juice, fresh

1 tsp grated ginger

1 TBSP Olive oil, extra virgin

Garnish with cilantro

Blend (without olive oil), lightly mix olive oil and top with herbs.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Steak dinner and Hank!

so my man took me out to a steak dinner date @ lawry's. i ate a 10 oz steak, 2 slices of bread with butter and yorkshire pie. i managed to somehow maintain my weight this week in spite of my overeating (and loving every minute of it!). i'm still 15 pounds lighter than i was in november 2010. after 5 months of jenny craig, i wanted to pig out and taste non jc food. the reason for my successful weight maintenance? i worked out 3 times that week (aerobic exercise) and skipped dinner on sunday, just ate veggies and fruits. i also didn't have wine or dessert on my dinner date and i think that made a huge difference. so every once in a while treat yourself, make sure that week you increase exercise and maybe eat less calories the day after you "sinned".


Grapefruit: “Helpful in catarrh, gallstones, obesity, slugglish liver function, digestive problems and respiratory and skin problems.”

Source: Sandra Cabot MD

“Association. Only associate with people who help you to be a hero.

Ron Ball


Homemade Trail Mix: done

In a plastic Ziploc bag MIX:

Complex Carbs



½ -1 cup:



365 High Fiber Organic Cereal


Eziekel Original Cereal…. sprinkle w/ cinnamon J

Any mixture of:

RAW almonds, walnuts, cashews or pecans

Any mixture of:

Goji berries, Inca berries, dried cranberries