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#31 DWBride615

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    Posted 20 August 2010 - 02:38 PM



     

    Originally Posted by knitgirl13 

    I'd like to get in on this! Do i send the "before" photo/weight now or not until the start date of August 27th?

     

    I ordered my dress a size small so I have about 6 or 7 weeks before it comes in to squeak into it!


    You can send your info in anytime in the week of the deadline. The deadline is August 27th with late entries accepted until noon August 28th.

     

    It's preferred to wait until Friday or Saturday morning to send the information I think because that way all the pounds lost in that week would be calculated. Additional pounds could be lost in the time you sent your info and the deadline.


     

    Originally Posted by msmarmar123 

    This is a great idea....it will such a good motivator :)

     

    Is that 50 situp a day or 50 for the whole week :)

     


     


    50 sit ups at once, so basically in a day but you wouldn't have to do every day in the week. Just doing it once will consider you beating the challenge.

     

    Besides, it's always best to switch up the exercises day to day and not do the same thing, otherwise you kind of hit a plateau when your body/muscles adjust to the same exercises.
     


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      Posted 22 August 2010 - 02:32 PM

      I am SOOOO IN and so excited! I wish i wouldn't have already lost 22lbs but that's okay... i still wanna lose some more weight and this is going to help me stay motivated. Thanks for starting it!



      #33 DWBride615

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        Posted 22 August 2010 - 06:52 PM

        WEEK OF AUGUST 22 - 29, 2010

         

         

         

        Tip Of The Week
         

        Here's a Fun Fact: 

        Apple Cider Vinegar promotes weight loss. Just add one or two teaspoons of organic apple cider vinegar in a glass of water before each meal. ACV will also better your complexion, among other benefits.

         

        The nutrients, enzymes, and organic acids in apple cider vinegar cause weight reduction by acting as an appetite suppressant, by increasing your body's metabolic rate, by reducing water retention, and by helping you maintain a feeling of well being. 



         

        Challenge of the Week

        (I think Ann’s suggestions are great, so I’m posting but ALL credit goes to Ann :)

         

        Run 1 mile, jog 2 miles, or walk 3 miles

        (Choose one or if you're up for it, do all of them :)

         

         


         

        Myth of the Week (Is it True or False?)

         

        “Eating after 8 p.m. causes weight gain."

         

        Fact: It does not matter what time of day you eat. It is what and how much you eat and how much physical activity you do during the whole day that determines whether you gain, lose, or maintain your weight. No matter when you eat, your body will store extra calories as fat.

         

        Tip: If you want to have a snack before bedtime, think first about how many calories you have eaten that day. And try to avoid snacking in front of the TV at night it may be easier to overeat when you are distracted by the television.

         

         

         

         

         

        Healthy Recipe of the week

         (It's time for a vegan choice)

         

        Edamame Veggie Burger

         

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        Ingredients       

        • 1/4 cup millet
        • 1/2 cup cold water
        • 2 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more as needed
        • 1 medium carrot
        • 1 large red radish
        • 2 tablespoons finely grated, peeled, fresh ginger
        • 1/2 clove garlic, minced
        • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
        • 2 tablespoons mirin (See Cook's Note.)
        • 1/8 teaspoon Asian chili paste, such as Sri Racha sauce
        • 1 pound frozen blanched, peeled edamame (soybeans), thawed
        • 1 1/2 cups panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs)
        • 2 large egg whites, beaten (vegan egg replacer can also be used)
        • Vegetable oil, for brushing

        Directions

        Heat the millet in a small dry saucepan, with a tight-fitting lid, over medium-high heat, cook, shaking occasionally, until the millet begins to "pop". Continue toasting the millet until the popping subsides, about 2 minutes, until it smells like freshly popped popcorn. Set aside to cool slightly.

         

        Add the water and the 1/4 teaspoon of the salt to the saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Wrap the pan's lid tightly with a small kitchen towel and cover the saucepan. (Make sure the towel's edges are folded up well away from the heat.) Lower the heat to low and simmer covered, for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat (don't uncover) and set aside for 10 minutes. Fluff the millet with a fork and transfer to a large bowl.

         

        Using a box grater, grate the carrot and radish into the bowl of millet. Add the ginger, garlic, lime juice, mirin, and chili paste and stir to combine.

         

        Meanwhile, bring a medium pot of water to a boil and salt it generously. Add the edamame, cover, and return to a boil; cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Drain and immediately add to the bowl of millet mixture (to lightly warm the vegetables). Stir to combine and set aside to cool.

         

        When cool, season the edamame mixture with the remaining 2 teaspoons salt. Transfer to a food processor and puree into a paste. Return the edamame to the bowl and stir in the panko and egg whites until incorporated.

         

        Using your hands, form the edamame mixture into 8 patties about 3 inches in diameter. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and refrigerate until set.

         

        Place a rack about 4 inches from the broiler element and preheat. Place the patties on a foil-lined baking sheet or broiler pan. Brush both sides of the patties lightly with oil and sprinkle with salt. Broil until the tops are lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Remove from the oven and flip the patties with a spatula. Broil until lightly browned and hot, about 3 minutes more. Serve on grilled naan bread with sprouts, pickled ginger, and wasabi. (The burgers can also be grilled or Sauteed.)

         

        Serving suggestions: Alfalfa sprouts, pickled ginger, wasabi paste, and grilled naan-style bread

         

        Yield : 8 garden burgers


        *~*Chelsea & Eric*~* {{New wedding Date...Same Growing Love}} October 13, 2012 (Rome, Italy)

        #34 Tifany

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          Posted 23 August 2010 - 03:24 AM

          So excited to see another season starting up! Thanks for organizing!



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            Posted 23 August 2010 - 03:43 AM

            It's the first official week of this season's BDW Biggest Loser!

             

            Please make sure to send in your entries by this Friday and no later than noon on Saturday, August 28th, in order to be eligible for the competition. If you're not interested in competing, but still want to enter, feel free to send in your information at any time. I do ask that you state whether you're a contestant or a non-contestant in your email.

             

            Look forward to your entries. Good luck, ladies! =]


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            #36 sunstarsmoon

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              Posted 23 August 2010 - 04:26 AM

              Count me in!  Last season I started off great but then as then slacked off later on. I can't afford to do that anymore. Dress shopping is just around the corner and I want to have lost at least half of the weight I need to lose!


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                Posted 23 August 2010 - 05:09 AM

                The apple cider vinegar really works. As horrible as it taste at first it kind of grows on you.... I've mastered taking it twice a day and three times on the weekends. I really needed to buy a bottle for my office so i can take it at lunch too.



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                  Posted 23 August 2010 - 05:27 AM

                  I agree; it really does work. I drink ACV 3 times a day. I just add a couple spoons of it into a water bottle each time. The taste isn't that bad to me, but it's actually better if you use cold water IMO.

                   

                  This is off-topic to weight loss, yet....I do this once, every other day. Drinking it will have this same effect, but I use it as a second face wash too. After using my regular face foam, I dash some ACV on my skin and immediately wash it off.(Remember to do it immediately, because over exposure can cause irritation with it being an acid base) The skin becomes blemish-free and betters your skin tone in a couple days. You can get the same thing from drinking it alone, but direct application works faster. Then I use green tea as a toner. Never had skin problems whatsoever since I started this.


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                  #39 ashleyryan

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                    Posted 23 August 2010 - 08:50 AM

                     

                    Originally Posted by DWBride615 

                    I agree; it really does work. I drink ACV 3 times a day. I just add a couple spoons of it into a water bottle each time. The taste isn't that bad to me, but it's actually better if you use cold water IMO.

                     

                    This is off-topic to weight loss, yet....I do this once, every other day. Drinking it will have this same effect, but I use it as a second face wash too. After using my regular face foam, I dash some ACV on my skin and immediately wash it off.(Remember to do it immediately, because over exposure can cause irritation with it being an acid base) The skin becomes blemish-free and betters your skin tone in a couple days. You can get the same thing from drinking it alone, but direct application works faster. Then I use green tea as a toner. Never had skin problems whatsoever since I started this.



                    Awesome tips, thanks so much! I work with Naturopathic Doctors and they are always recommending Apple Cider Vinegar as it has SO many health benefits. I have not heard of putting it directly on the face, this sounds interesting so I might try it! You said you use green tea as a toner, how do you go about doing this?



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                      Posted 23 August 2010 - 09:10 AM

                       

                      Originally Posted by ashleyryan 

                       



                      Awesome tips, thanks so much! I work with Naturopathic Doctors and they are always recommending Apple Cider Vinegar as it has SO many health benefits. I have not heard of putting it directly on the face, this sounds interesting so I might try it! You said you use green tea as a toner, how do you go about doing this?


                      I buy organic green tea bags. Just go about making tea the normal way; with a hot cup of water and let the bag sit in the cup. Once the tea is done...this may sound weird, but it's known to be effective and I can back it up...I get the tea bag, dipping it one last time to have enough moisture in it, and run it over my skin. If need be, I dip it in again to get more moisture. Don't avoid the eye area because green tea reduces eye puffiness/ dark circles. Your skin will be wet, let it dry naturally by air; do NOT dry with a towel/paper. Then drink the tea after lol

                       

                      Have you heard of oil-pulling for over-all good health and even whitens your teeth? I use this too and it works.

                       

                      If you go to www.earthclinic.com it will show you natural remedies using things you can find in your household and shows thousands of reviews from people who have used them. It's great!

                       

                       

                      lol I feel like I'm completely turning away from the weight loss topic and semi-like a paid promoter. haha
                       


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