Monthly Archives: September 2012

SHRIMP SALAD SERVED ON CUCUMBERS

   INGREDIENTS:
3/4 lb cooked shrimp, peeled (weight after peeled, about a pound unpeeled)
   2 celery stalks, chopped
1 tbsp red onion, chopped
2 tbsp light mayonnaise
1 tbsp fat-free Greek yogurt
Goya Adobo
Salt and fresh ground pepper
30 thin slices cucumber (about 1 large)
Chopped chives for garnish


DIRECTIONS:
Combine shrimp, celery, onion, mayonnaise, yogurt, and season to taste with Adobo and pepper.

Arrange cucumbers on a platter, season with salt and top each slice with a heaping tablespoon of shrimp salad. Top with chopped chives for garnish.

 

As an AppetizerServings: 30 • Serving Size: 1 piece • Calories: 15.7 • Fat: 0.4 g • Protein: 2.5 g • Carb: 0.5 g • Fiber: 0.1 g
As Lunch: Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1/4 lb salad, 1/4 cucumber • Calories: 117.5 • Fat: 2.8 g • Protein: 18.8 g • Carb: 3.7 g • Fiber: 1.0 g

A friend posted this on her Facebook page, so unfortunately, I can’t give credit to the site nor provide the link  this was on, but whoever it was: Thank you!!!  IT ROCKS!!!

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So thankful today – Not my usual type of post for this blog…

I know this isn’t my usual type of post, but here goes:

I met an awesome lady today. She’s 39, just shy of 1 year older than me, and has metastatic breast cancer, which has spread to the brain. Other than seeing her head, bald from the chemo & radiation, you would NEVER know it. This lady is so positive, upbeat, and totally brightens up the room when you walk in. She has a long road ahead, and is joyful just to be alive. She’s a fighter for sure and no matter her prognosis, I pray that she can beat this.

I don’t care what your religion or beliefs are, or who, or what you’re praying to, or burning a candle for, please send one up for this lady. She’s so amazing! (Unfortunately, I can’t give her name because it’s related with my day job and I can’t violate privacy rules)

On the drive home, I was thinking about the problems a lot of us face with bills/finances, family & friend drama, but at the end of the day, we have a roof over our head [even though it might not be a mansion], food on the table [even if it is rice & ramen], transportation [even if it is a hoopty], and if you’re reading this, internet access [even if you’re at Starbucks] – and if you’re there, thankfully, you can afford Starbucks!

Maybe we can’t go on that vacation, buy that iPad, or afford to dine out, but for the most part, we all have our health, and so much more to be thankful for.

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Workplace Exercises…

I took a couple days off to clean house and have some R&R time, but I did find some charts with pix of some exercises that you can do while on the job.  Granted, all are not feasible at every job, but you can  modify them to fit your needs or to the setting you’re in.  They aren’t the best in the world, but they are something…… and something is always better than nothing!

Ok, I know this isn’t an actual “exercise” – but seriously… Take the stairs unless you’re on the 10th floor or something crazy LoL !

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myfitnesspal.com…a not so shameless plug.. LoL

Well now… I think I’ ve been good about what I’ve been eating lately, but I really need to start using myfitnesspal.com again. I have used it before and it’s a pretty damn awesome tool to have.

I’m in no way trying to advertise for them, nor am I employed by them in any manner,  but I do like to share information that might be helpful.

If you haven’t heard of it yet, it’s a free website that includes a food diary, an exercise log, ‘Quick Tools’, which allows you to quickly enter meals, previous meals and workouts. There’s also a searchable database of foods – I’ve even put in random ‘store brand’  products just to see if they were listed, and so far, the items have been in that database.. [That’s what’s AWESOME about it – I don’t have to type in everything on the label into my daily diet] 

Another cool thing about it is if you eat a certain brand of oatmeal [or whatever] for breakfast, when you click on ‘Add Food’, it takes you to a page that has that particular food listed [that you have previously input] for you and you just click it. Pretty doggone efficient if ya ask me!

You can invite friends and search other members to keep each other motivated. [My ID is “Sasstronaut” if you feel like looking me up]
 
They also have a community / group / discussion page that I haven’t used, but it might be good for Q&A & support as well.

There are too many other helpful tools & options to mention, but I think you’ll like it!

 *Note: I also have the [free] app for iPhone; it’s also user-friendly ((& it hasn’t crashed on me yet!!!))

 

 

 

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