Thursday, May 7, 2009

Looking for a few good people who have lost weight and kept it off....

I just read where Kirstie Alley gained all her weight back.... loved Kirstie when she was on the TV show Cheers...funny, funny lady. I want her to be happy. Jennie Craig should personally apologize to Kirstie. Here she is beating herself up...hate that! Who can stay on Jenny Craig forever!! Maybe Jenny, but what about the rest of us?

Where are the people who have lost weight and kept it off for the long-term? We need them to come out of the woodwork. had a great article about the 5% that have lost weight and kept it off....
The 5%…do these five things

...Make It Public
. The 5% generally don’t keep their weight loss efforts to themselves. They recruit supporters. They ask for help. They swap war stories with friends. They give and take encouragement. Often a goal buddy is involved, or at least a positive, supportive friend who holds the dieter accountable. Studies show that just by writing down or announcing your goals, you automatically increase your chances of success. Keeping a Community Journal or blog is a non-threatening, productive way to make your goals public.
Pay Attention. A permanent, healthy lifestyle is created on purpose. Planning, tracking, reading menus, asking questions, following progress reports—they’re all part of the 5% strategy of knowing what’s going on and preventing setbacks. This crowd doesn’t believe in fooling themselves or relying on chance to make things happen. Usually (if not always) aware of the foods they eat, and on the lookout for opportunities to stay active, they know that good health is no accident. Nutrition Trackers and Fitness Planners play key roles in this strategy.
Enjoy Themselves. There’s a reason that a healthy lifestyle sticks around for this small minority. They make weight loss a positive experience and have fun with it. Because they feel good about their goals and their new habits, they also feel good about themselves and what they’ve accomplished. Programs based on negative messages, dread, resignation, or criticism are doomed to disappear. Optimists are proven to reach more goals than pessimists. They also live healthier, longer lives.
Make Gradual Changes. The 5% know that permanent change is a process, not a 21-day event. Able to see what waits on the horizon, they spend time building a few small habits at a time, rather than diving into a program that’s totally incompatible with their current lifestyle. Too much too soon is like moving to a new country and expecting to adopt the new culture and language in a week. It works much better if you simply stick around and pick up a few bits and pieces at a time.
Allow Themselves To Fail. It’s a guaranteed certainty. Every one of the 5% has failed at some point along their weight loss journey. The difference is that they learned to forgive setbacks and refused to beat themselves up. Every failure is simply one step closer to ultimate success. With this outlook, and using lessons learned along the way, they kept these setbacks from turning into full-fledged disasters.

From the Biggest Loser I got this recipe from their web site that rocks! I love the idea of making meatloaf and baking it in muffin tins to control portion it!

Tara's Turkey Mini-Meatloaf

Ingredients For Meat Loaf
1 small yellow onion, coarsely chopped
1 medium carrot, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 stalk of celery, coarsely chopped
2 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1 (20-ounce) package JENNIE-O TURKEY STORE® lean ground turkey breast
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
2 egg whites
For Topping:1/4 cup fat free and sugar free ketchup
1 tablespoon chipotle pepper adobo sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar substitute (such as Splenda® Brand)

Cooking Directions:
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In the work bowl of a food processor, combine onion, carrots and celery. Pulse until finely chopped. Add chipotle peppers and pulse until just combined.
In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey with the pepper and vegetable mixture. Add egg whites and oats; gently mix until combined.
Place about 1/3 cup of the prepared meatloaf mixture into 9 wells of a standard size muffin pan that has been lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine all of the topping ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
Remove meat loaves from oven and spoon the topping over each meatloaf.
Return meatloaf to the oven and continue to bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until meatloaf is firm and the internal temperature registers 170°F.
Let meatloaf stand for 5 minutes before serving. Makes 9 mini loaves.

Nutritional Information per Serving:
Calories: 110
Protein: 16 g
6 g Fat:
1 g Cholesterol:
25 mg Sodium:
180 mg Saturated
Fat: 0
Fiber: Less than 1 gram

Can someone please let Kirstie Alley know it's okay,
we are human, we mess up...
a lot.
It takes only
doing something
that you are willing to do the rest of your life
to loose the weight and keep it off.
Move more...
Eat less....
Log in your food and exercise!!
Free websites

PS: Go Tara!!

PPS: This
post is so priceless from the Mary Beth Chapman

daughter Melissa and her family are leaving next week for China to gather Kate and bring her home....please say a prayer for them!



Felicia said...

I just love the Chapman family. I remember this photo, I think from the Larry King interview (that's a whole other topic). What comfort those 2 photos must bring the Chapman family. I'm so excited for Shawn and Melissa. I can't believe they leave next week!!!!

Memaw Barbie said...

Will be remembering Melissa and her sweet family next week.. Blessings

sara said...

I am sad for Kirstie and COMPLETELY understand & really don't think she should be exploited!

I, too, am FREAKING out for Shawn & Melissa!!!!

TheRoosterChick said...

Ok, meatloaf in a muffin tin... too cute!