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WEEK OF NOVEMBER 7  – 13, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

Tip of the Week
 

Hereâ€s a fun fact…Golf exercises are those that specifically target the muscles used during the golf swing. Golfers can improve their swings in various ways by incorporating golf exercises into a workout routine: lengthening the backswing, improving rotation, strengthening wrists and forearms and the muscles of the core.

Spend time golfing(or on mini-golf courses :) with friends or loved ones and youâ€ll be exercising your arms and core muscles, while having fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenge of the Week

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

 

 

100 jumping jacks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

â€Certain foods, like grapefruit, celery, or cabbage soup, can burn fat and make you lose weight.â€

 

Answer: FALSE

 

 

No foods can burn fat. Some foods with caffeine may speed up your metabolism (the way your body uses energy, or calories) for a short time, but they do not cause weight loss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Healthy Recipe of the Week

                                                      

 

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Hungarian Beef Goulash

LOW-CARB recipe

 

This saucy dish is a natural served over whole-wheat egg noodles. Or, for something different, try prepared potato gnocchi or spaetzle.

 

Servings: 8 servings, about 1 cup each

Prep: 30 mins

Total: 4 hrs 30 mins

 

Ingredients

 

2 pounds  beef stew meat, (such as chuck), trimmed and cubed

2 teaspoons  caraway seeds

1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons sweet or hot paprika, (or a mixture of the two), preferably Hungarian (see Ingredient Note) //Chelseaâ€s Note: The recipe could use a couple more spoons full, so I would say about 3 tbsps

1/4 teaspoon  salt

  Freshly ground pepper, to taste

1  large or 2 medium onions, choppedand browned

1  small red bell pepper, choppedand browned

1 14-ounce can  diced tomatoes

1 14-ounce can  reduced-sodium beef broth

1 teaspoon  Worcestershire sauce

3 cloves  garlic, minced

2 bay leaves

2 tablespoons  cornstarch mixed with 4 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons  chopped fresh parsley

1 carrot, sliced or cubed (optional)

 

Directions

 

1. Place beef in a 4-quart or larger slow cooker. Crush caraway seeds with the bottom of a saucepan. Transfer to a small bowl and stir in paprika, salt and pepper. Sprinkle the beef with the spice mixture and toss to coat well. Top with browned onion and bell pepper.

2. Combine tomatoes, broth, Worcestershire sauce and garlic in a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer. Pour over the beef and vegetables. Place bay leaves on top. Cover and cook until the beef is very tender, 4 to 4 1/2 hours on high or 7 to 7 1/2 hours on low.

3. Discard the bay leaves; skim or blot any visible fat from the surface of the stew. Add the cornstarch mixture to the stew and cook on high, stirring 2 or 3 times, until slightly thickened, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve sprinkled with parsley.

 

Tips:
Ingredient Note: Paprika specifically labeled as "Hungarian" is worth seeking out for this dish because it delivers a fuller, richer flavor than regular or Spanish paprika. Also, adding potatoes to the recipe will higher the carbs, but will also thicken the sauce.

 

MAKE AHEAD TIP: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 4 months. | Prep ahead: Trim beef and coat with spice mixture. Prepare vegetables. Combine tomatoes, broth, Worcestershire sauce and garlic. Refrigerate in separate covered containers for up to 1 day.

 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 180, Total Fat 5 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Monounsaturated Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 48 mg, Sodium 250 mg, Carbohydrate 6 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 25 g, Potassium 298 mg. Daily Values: Vitamin A 25%, Vitamin C 35%, Iron 15%. Exchanges: Vegetable 1,Lean Meat 3
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

 

 

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Week 11 Weigh-In

 

Thank you all for sending in week eleven submissions! The weigh-ins are in and this weekâ€s weight loss percentages have been calculated. In alphabetical order…

 

Competing category:

 

CanadianSandy                     -/+ 0.00 %
Mrs.*J*2011 (Lea)                   
Msmarmar123 (Marla)              - 0.67%
Oryx (Renée)                           - 1.24%                                                             
Teira1031                                                                 


Non-competing category:

Cindy*                                    
Heartbeat (Michelle)               
Jkgirl83 (Katie)
OceanWonderland (Leslie)      
Sheri B
Sunstarmoon (Chris)               
Tifany                                        
 

 

Week elevenâ€s MVP for the second time in a row is Oryx (Renée) for losing – 1.24% in the competing category!

 

Congratulations to everyone on your hard work. Remember, we are all here to support each other on our journey to a healthier lifestyle. Itâ€s time for the last week in season 10â€s BDW Biggest Loser! Please donâ€t forget to send in your scale pics and full-body result pictures for week 12. Only one week left until the final weigh-in =]

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FINAL WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14  – 20, 2010

 

 

 

Tip of the Week
 

Did you know?…Your sense of taste doesn't always notice sodium, and sea salt or other gourmet salts aren't healthier than table salt.Just because it doesn't taste salty doesn't mean that it isn't salty. Many processed foods contain a lot of sodium -- check the label.

Sea salt contains slightly less sodium per teaspoon than table salt only because sea salt is coarser, so fewer grains fit into the teaspoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenge of the Week

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

 

50 Push-Ups

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

â€Skipping meals is a good way to lose weight.â€

 

Answer: FALSE

 

Studies show that people who skip breakfast and eat fewer times during the day tend to be heavier than people who eat a healthy breakfast and eat four or five times a day. This may be because people who skip meals tend to feel hungrier later on, and eat more than they normally would. It may also be that eating many small meals throughout the day helps people control their appetites.

 

Tip:Eat small meals throughout the day that include a variety of healthy, low-fat, low-calorie foods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Healthy Recipe of the Week

A recipe that would be tasty side in a Thanksgiving dinner =]

 

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Green Bean Cheese Potato Pie

(Great alternative to the original Green Bean Casserole)

 

 

Ingredients

1 package Grillers Prime® Veggie Burgers, thawed

3 cups  frozen shredded hashbrowns, thawed

2 cups  frozen French-cut green beans

1 can  (10 3/4 oz.) Cheddar cheese soup

1/2 cup  reduced fat milk

1 can  (2.8 oz.) French fried onions, divided

1/2 teaspoon  salt

1/4 teaspoon  pepper

1 tablespoon  Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup  shredded reduced fat Cheddar cheese

 

Directions

1. Cut MORNINGSTAR FARMS GRILLERS PRIME Veggie Burgers into pieces. Set aside.

2. Coat bottom and side of 9-inch pie plate with vegetable cooking spray. Evenly line plate with hash browns. Bake at 450 degrees about 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.

3. Combine Veggie Burgers, green beans, soup, milk, 1 cup of the onions, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Place mixture in hot hash brown crust. Top with cheese and remaining 1/2 cup onions.

4. Bake at 350 degrees F about 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve hot.

 

 

 

Have a happy Thanksgiving! =] 

 

 

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Congrats Renee...Great Job :)  I was good all last week up till last night...went out for my Bday with some friends..and ate and drank too much...then tonight was Bday dinner with FH...also WAY too much...but so delicious and worth it.....

Tomorrow...bring on the Protein shakes.....

Here's to a great last week.....

 

I'm in for Another Season......

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Hi Ladies, I was in the non-competing category because my wedding fell right in the middle of this season.  In all the chaos of leaving for the wedding, I forgot to send in my weight before I left.  However, I did reach my goal wedding weight which was super exciting for me.  Unfortunately after the wedding and honeymoon, I am up a couple lbs but I'm ok with that.  My current goal is to maintain.

 

Good luck to all of you who are still competing.  Great work ladies, keep it up!!!!

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Wow, the final week is already here! I can't believe it's already been three months. Please don't forget to send in your final weigh-ins (both scale pics and 'after' full-body pics) by noon EST on Saturday in order to remain eligible for the 'win'. Season 10 may be coming to an end, but we are getting closer to determining the Biggest Loser! =] Thank you all for allowing me to host this season; I'm so glad that I was able to be a part of this.  This group did such an amazing job this season and the results will certainly show off all your hard work.

 

P.S. Welcome back, Cindy! You're a Mrs. now!!! woot2.gifI hope your wedding was as amazing as ever!  

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Thanks again so much for hosting, Chelsea.  Awesome job!

 

I'm up for season 11!  I don't think I can host though... my wedding is in 2 and a half months!

 

Welcome back Cindy and congrats!!  Can't wait to see you next week and catch up :)

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Final Weigh-Ins

 

Thank you all for sending in the final weigh-in submissions! The weigh-ins are in and this weekâ€s weight loss percentages have been calculated. In alphabetical order…

 

Competing category:

 

CanadianSandy                      + 0.31%
Mrs.*J*2011 (Lea)                   - 0.39%
Msmarmar123 (Marla)             - 0.53%
Oryx (Renée)                         + 0.50 %                                                             
Teira1031                            -/+ 0.00%                            


Non-competing category:

Cindy*                                    
Heartbeat (Michelle)               
Jkgirl83 (Katie)
OceanWonderland (Leslie)      
Sheri B
Stachr (Stacey)
Sunstarmoon (Chris)               
Tifany                                        
 

Now for the…

Overall recorded weight loss:

 

Competing category:

 

CanadianSandy                        - 0.64%
Mrs.*J*2011 (Lea)                     - 3.57%
Msmarmar123 (Marla)               - 3.57%
Oryx (Renée)                            - 3.72%
Teira1031                                 - 3.93%                                


Non-competing category:

Cindy*                                     - 2.86%
Heartbeat (Michelle)                 + 0.62%
Jkgirl83 (Katie)                         - 3.11%
OceanWonderland (Leslie)       + 0.22%
Sheri B                                 -/+ 0.00%
Stachr (Stacey)                        - 2.26%
Sunstarmoon (Chris)              -/+ 0.00%    
Tifany                                      - 1.24%

                        

And the winner of BDWâ€s Biggest Loser: Season 10 is…..

 

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….Teira1031with a total weight loss of 3.93% this season! cheer2.gif

 

Congratulations to Teira on the big win! Itâ€s up to her whether the before and after pics can be shown, but she looks great! muscle.gifThe results definitely show and you deserve the win! Iâ€ll contact AnnR as soon as possible to get your ‘Superstar!†banner added onto your name =] Congratulations to everyone on your hard work! smile159.gifThere were many who were very close to snagging that win. You all did such an amazing job. It took courage and a lot of diligence to start and keep at it, but you all did it!  And again, Thank you all for allowing me to host this time around; it was a great season! smile03.gif

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