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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2012, 03:18:04 PM »
I'm going to make a homemade minestrone soup today, and maybe some sort of cheddar bread (we have a bread maker) so is super easy.

The minestrone soup recipe I'm going to try is here:
http://www.savvyhomemade.com/homemade-vegetable-soup.html (2nd recipe down)

Except I'm going to use veggie stock instead of chicken stock.  Mmmmm, soup sounds just right.

Skipping my zumba class today.  Still sick.   :-\

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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2012, 03:42:27 PM »
That sounds absolutely delicious, Ali! Feel better soon. :)
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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2012, 04:32:21 PM »
I'm going to make a homemade minestrone soup today, and maybe some sort of cheddar bread (we have a bread maker) so is super easy.

The minestrone soup recipe I'm going to try is here:
http://www.savvyhomemade.com/homemade-vegetable-soup.html (2nd recipe down)

Except I'm going to use veggie stock instead of chicken stock.  Mmmmm, soup sounds just right.

Skipping my zumba class today.  Still sick.   :-\


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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2012, 05:50:12 PM »
Sadly, I suspect you may be right about my cold - it's hanging on and on....I went walking through the mall with my parents today and by the end of it I could barely put one foot in front of the other.  I'm truly amazed how much this illness has taken out of me.

Do not push that cold, it can push back hard.  My stepmother has it as well and recently wound up in the ER because of it.

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The minestrone soup recipe I'm going to try is here:
http://www.savvyhomemade.com/homemade-vegetable-soup.html (2nd recipe down)

That does sound good -- I've added it to my favorites.  Never seen it done with green beans before, but then the Italian restaurant across the street from me puts potatoes in theirs which I've never seen anywhere else either.

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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2012, 06:01:29 PM »
Hi there... I also have Hashimoto's and struggle to lose weight at times but I can tell you that cardio is not going to keep the weight off. The best way to do that is a combo of resistance training and interval work... Most of which can be done at home and using body weight.... I have dropped 2 inches off of each thigh using this method and lost all my baby weight in 6 months (post baby)... Happy to share details of workouts if interested?

So, my big thing is that I have to put in a real effort to exercise regularly, and to really try to limit "junk" foods and try to focus on whole foods.  My usual routine is that I walk for at least a half an hour a day on my breaks at work, and then 2 days a week I go to the gym and do an hour of cardio on the machines (I switch it up between the elliptical, the bike, and the rowing machine) and 2 days a week I take an hour and fifteen minute Zumbia class, but being careful about modifying some of the moves so they don't completely kill my joints.  I tried running for a while, and it was a great way to keep off the weight, but my stupid knees and hips just couldn't handle it, so I try to do things that are lower impact.  I want to get into some strength training because I know that strengthening my muscles will help stabilize my joints, but I'm not really sure where to start so I want to hire a trainer to get me started once I have some money (or find out if my insurance would pay for it) because I'm scared of using bad form and hurting my poor stressed out joints even more.

Of course, I haven't been to the gym in over a week now because I'm sick as a dog (still!) and don't feel up to it.  But soon.

I love the idea of this thread; let's all keep each other motivated!


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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2012, 07:00:05 PM »
Hi Summer - Sure, I would love to hear more.  :)

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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2012, 07:10:11 PM »
Decided to make this bread today to have with the soup.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/onion-garlic-cheese-bread/


Garlic Onion Cheese Bread sounds a-MAZ-ing.

For lunch, am sauteing onion, red pepper, carrot, garlic, and zucchini, and then adding some black beans and simmering with spices.  Will serve with brown rice and cheese.  I'm making enough so that I can take it with me to work for the next day or so.  Yum!

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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2012, 07:12:17 PM »
Sounds very Nom nom nom...
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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2012, 09:49:17 PM »
I'm feeling kind of bloggy, so I documented the making of our beans and rice lunch with my favorite sous chef.  I think he could grow up to be a chef of some sort because he LOVES helping us shop and cook.  Excuse the crappy cell phone pictures.  Husband got a fancy new camera and I have no idea how to use it.

From humble beginnings:


Boiling the brown rice:


We've got the carrot, zuc, and red pepper chopped.  It remains to be seen if there will be anything left to cook by the time sous chef gets done "sampling" it:


Sauteing the onions in butter.  If there is anything better than onions sauteed in butter, I don't want to know about it:


Veggies added to the pan:


Black beans added:


Finished product:


NOMS!!!

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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2012, 11:24:25 PM »
I'm feeling kind of bloggy, so I documented the making of our beans and rice lunch with my favorite sous chef.  I think he could grow up to be a chef of some sort because he LOVES helping us shop and cook.  Excuse the crappy cell phone pictures.  Husband got a fancy new camera and I have no idea how to use it.

From humble beginnings:



Blog worth it for this picture alone.  Cute!
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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2012, 07:53:19 AM »
The Asmo's recipie for long life and glowing good health:

Junk food, smoking, more junkfood, more smokes, little physical activity, more smokes.
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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2012, 07:54:51 AM »
I'm feeling kind of bloggy, so I documented the making of our beans and rice lunch with my favorite sous chef.  I think he could grow up to be a chef of some sort because he LOVES helping us shop and cook.  Excuse the crappy cell phone pictures.  Husband got a fancy new camera and I have no idea how to use it.

From humble beginnings:



Blog worth it for this picture alone.  Cute!
Definitely got his mummy's eyes.

Is it rice or noodles?
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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2012, 02:14:26 PM »
Rice, though I bet it would be good with noodles too.

He does have my eyes.  Melts my heart with them too.   :)

Asmo - Your way sounds fun.  I gave up smoking about 8 years ago and I still dream about it some times.  How sad is that?  Alas, the old gray mare ain't what she used to be - I can't afford to eat junk food and sit anymore. 

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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2012, 05:17:03 AM »
Sigh. I keep saying I'm going to eat healthier and today I scarfed down a ton of potato chips. Sigh. Oh well, tomorrow's another day, right?
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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2012, 05:30:26 AM »
The Asmo's recipie for long life and glowing good health:

Junk food, smoking, more junkfood, more smokes, little physical activity, more smokes.

No barbeque'd babies?  And nice . . . hat?
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