Monday, March 21, 2011

Slim Me Down Week 10!

Jennifer from LIfe With The Lebedas  and I have teamed up to start a 'Slim Me Down' WEEKLY Challenge. Each week we'll be weighing in, talking about our successes, struggles and goals. We'll be posting new recipes to try, websites to check out and support each other through the journey. 

We have a great GIVEAWAY associated with healthy living. I'm giving away the Precision Digital Scale from EatSmart  from my wonderful sponsor EatSmart! And congrats to the winner of our other awesome giveaway that just ended...the Xtrema pan. The winner will be announced on Life with the Lebedas Blog!

I'm also hoping to get up another review today in honor of our weight loss challenge. 

We hope that you will join us in our rebellion against fat pants and weigh in with us. If your not comfortable sharing your weight, no problem! Just tell us your goal and +/- for the week. For example, my starting goal was to lose 30 lbs and my weekly weight is +/- #.

Ok So this week I was looking for some motivation. I  know that I'm not the only one who has trouble with maintaining my weight when I really want to lose some more! It's just so hard with my husband being home and us actually doing things as a family. I just feel good knowing that I'm not gaining weight and I' m still spending all that quality time with my family and having fun. 

Anyways, I decided to look to one of my favorite TV shows for inspiration and help. That show just happens to be The Biggest Loser. Well, I went to the Biggest Loser Club to see what I could learn. Ok First I learned that it's an online program. Great! That means I have to pay!! Well here's the good part. It's actually affordable. It's only $29 for 3 months. So what does that include? Well you get all three Biggest loser books (the family cookbook, the fitness programs book, and the Biggest loser actual PLAN book)! You also get online help with starting and tracking your own weight loss program. For me, here's the best part. They aren't telling you what not to eat (sometimes I feel like they tell you that you can no longer eat the things you love on the TV show) they are basically helping you stay within a caloric daily limit. And of course they do have exercise plans! That's the one main thing I need to work on. So I really think I'm going to check this site out! 

I also found a great free recipe that was included as a teaser and thought I would share it. I love chicken and this one looks like an easy one! 

Pecan crusted Chicken

Though it is best not to overindulge in nuts because of their high fat content, they are great in small quantities, as they've been found to lower cholesterol levels. This dish contains just enough pecans to really taste and enjoy them without adding an exorbitant amount of fat or calories. Store any remaining pecans in the freezer. They'll stay fresh there, and you won't be tempted to over-munch on them-even if you love them.

* Olive oil spray
* 1 large egg white
* 2 tablespoons minced pecans, toasted
* 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 2 small (4 ounces each) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of visible fat
* Low-sugar, low-fat honey-mustard salad dressing or Dijon mustard to taste (optional)


Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly mist a small nonstick baking sheet with oil spray.

In a small, shallow bowl, beat the egg white with a fork. In a second small bowl, combine the pecans, parsley, and salt. Spread half of the mixture on a sheet of waxed paper. Dip 1 chicken breast into the egg white to coat. Place the smooth side of the breast on the nut mixture. Press to adhere. Place the breast, nut side up, on the reserved baking sheet. Repeat the procedure with the second breast. Place, not touching the other breast, on the baking sheet.

Bake for 20 minutes or until no longer pink. Let stand 5 minutes. Serve with honey-mustard dressing or Dijon mustard to taste for dipping, if desired.

YIELD: 2 Servings
Fat: 4 g
Carbohydrates: 1 g
Protein: 19 g
Calories: 122

Time to Weigh In! If your joining us for the first time, just record your starting weight unless you already have a weigh in to record.

Starting Weight: 147
Last Weeks Weight: 147.2
Current Weight:148.4
Gain/Loss for the Week (+/-):+1.2
Total Gain/Loss:+1.2
First Goal: 140 by end of March

Week 1: -1
Week 2: 0
Week 3:+1
Week 4:-1
Week 5:0
Week 6: 0
Week 7: +.6 (those darn fried 
Week 8:-.6
Week 9: +1.2
Week 10:+1.2

OK so I'm doing terrible. Yes I know and I have no real excuse. This past week I didn't even try to lose weight. I know that part of it is being bloated and some of it is water weight but other than that I didn't really try to lose weight. I really need to get on the ball with this! OK I'm disappointed and that's all I can say. Hope everyone else did better than me!

How do you participate?
1. Each week, we'll have a linky where you can link up your post. Tell us your starting weight, last weeks weight, current weight +/-, and goal. Then we'd like to hear about your week - struggles and successes. You do not have to state your actual weight, if not then post you'd like to lose ?? pounds as your starting weight. Be as open and honest as you can! This isn't a place of judgment. We're all here with the same goal in mind, lose weight.

2. Link up your own blog post below. Please use a direct link to your post, not your blog.
Make sure you include the Slim Me Down button.

3. Visit others that are linked up and offer support. If they lose weight, congratulate, if they gain encourage. Please NO negative comments. We're all here for support.

Hope you'll link up and join us! 
It doesn't matter what week we are on ... just jump in and get started!
Looking forward to hearing from you!


  1. What a great idea! I'm going to try his recipie and join in once I get back to full speed from a broken ankle (I'm the type that has to exercise to lose weight). I'm folling you from the all week blog hop. Please check out my blog at!

  2. No big deal! Your starting fresh again and once you really commit to a week and see results you'll have the motivation to continue! ;)


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