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Stirring Things Up!

Weight Loss 
Oct. 24, 2011 6:17 am 
Updated: Oct. 27, 2011 4:16 am
We have all established allrecipes.com is a wonderful website to come to for creativity in the kitchen. But have we discovered that it is a way to weight loss if we make it so? I love food. And I don't say that lightly. I am on this site everyday. I seriously go to bed and ask myself, "Did I find a new recipe today to try tomorrow?" If I failed to visit that day then I'm staring at my allrecipes.com app on my cell phone while lying in bed trying to find recipes to modify. Don't get me wrong, I'm not eating every second of the day; I eat regular sized portions 2 to 3 times a day. I am fortunate to eat what I want and not gain very much more than I weigh now but I don't want to be a size 14 forever! My kids are 3 and 4, rambunctious little girl that I can't always keep up with. I blame it on the fact that I was a size 5 when I was pregnant with the first and never had a chance to recover. But then my friend Kaleen who had twins dropped down to a size 0 and that fact went right out the window.

This is it. Enough with the 'I'm going to try...' and the 'I wish I was...' excuses. I am going to modify every recipe I crave to make it lower in fat, calories, etc. I will post every recipe modification to the site and I hope you take a look, try them out, and make a good thing better with your reviews.

Tonights Modification:
Oct. 24, 2011 7:08 am
Hi Mommysmith! Good luck with your weight loss; keep us posted as to how things are going. I have lost 27 pounds this year by eating right and exercising at a pretty high intensity 5-6 times per week. Don't forget to move! I wish you the best... it's worth all the effort.
Oct. 24, 2011 7:29 am
Hey Mommysmith, good luck with modifying the recipes. I thought I was the only one who lays in bed and wonders what's for dinner tomorrow or what I could bake thats yummy? Can't wait to see what you do with the recipes! OT but I have family that lives in New Market and Huntsville, I hope you and your family were ok during all of those storms this summer.Take care and good luck.
Oct. 24, 2011 7:35 am
Good luck, Mommysmith. In the meantime, just remember Marilyn was a size 14.
Oct. 24, 2011 7:50 am
Good morning Mommysmith - AR is great place for recipes and it is also a great place for support. I have lost 48 lbs in the past 6 months and most of it was documented here. I got great tips from other community members and I got some great advice too. Kids re a great motivating factor - my doctor, Dr. Killjoy, used them against me when he asked me why I had come to see him other than to have him tell me to lose the spare tire around my middle if I wanted to see my kids grow up. I am sure you can do it and we will all be here to help.
Oct. 24, 2011 12:03 pm
Go Mommysmith! I'm a weight watchers lifetimer, so I've dealt with some the same issues (lost 37 lbs, then had to recently lose 30 (again) post-baby). You can do it! I just posted a new recipe I put together for a strawberry dessert that is YUMMY, yet pretty low cal. What I find is that I tend not only to modify ingredients (cut out the butter, etc), but I really make a lot LESS. I eat full-fat meals, but I weigh my portions. For me, it's the biggest change! Good luck, and bug me any time!!! I'm looking forward to your journey.
Oct. 25, 2011 2:22 pm
WTG, Mommysmith. I've lost 30 pounds since moving to FL and becoming active on AR. I haven't set out to make recipes leaner, just cleaner. By that I mean that I deconstruct a lot of them. I'll take something that calls for a rich sauce, tons of cheese or lots of soup cans, things like that, and figure out a way to make a marinade for the grill, or turn it into a saute with pan sauce. This hasn't been hard. I'm gluten-free, so avoid breading and biscuit toppings. I do cook with half and half a lot, and only buy whole milk, still lost weight. My nephew has lost over 25 pounds since he came to visit in July, because we keep melons and fruit for snacks, things like that. I don't make many desserts, either. I just load up plates with light veggie side dishes and we fill up on those. The weather here sure helps, leading us to eat lighter and fresher, and we hardly ever eat out. This weekend I'm on my own, so I'm converting a pot pie recipe to soup. And it's not coming from a can. This has all made such a difference to use, it's something I had never imagined. Fresher = healthier AND better-tasting? Who knew? You can do it, I'm confident! Keep us posted, especially when you convert something to make it lighter and better.
Oct. 25, 2011 2:24 pm
BTW - menuing really helps, too. Sometimes I see I've got a lot of heavy beef/pasta/potatoes planned, and swap those out for some fish (unbreaded) and chicken, or a salad or 3. A definite help, the Menu planner.
Oct. 27, 2011 4:16 am
Good for you MommySmith. I'm definitely going to be keeping my eyes peeled for your recipe modifcations coz I'm looking to lose some weight too! =)
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