Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Quiche – Recipe

larrythedood's creamy spinach and artichoke quiche

This recipe was inspired by Link. Makes 4 ramekins

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 5oz frozen spinach (1/2 package)
  • 4 oz frozen artichoke hearts
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/4 cup milk Continue reading
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Trader Joe’s Roasted Seaweed Snacks – Products I Like


I stumbled across these Roasted Seaweed Snacks while shopping at Trader Joe’s. These ‘chips’ are a great substitute for those salty, crunchy cravings that we usually associate with potato chips. There isn’t a whole lot of substance here so don’t expect them to fill you up.

My Progress So Far – The end of week 39

Over the past two weeks I have finally buckled down, been more strict with my eat eating, and returned to my workouts. With that being said, over that time I have gained 1.1 lbs.

I am not sure what to make of this. I am fairly disappointed, but there is a chance that I am starting to build more muscle and I may have continue to rebound from my bout  with the flu. What ever the reason, I will just have to keep on keepin’ on. I am probably not going reach my goal weight in two weeks, as I hoped.

 

Top Ten Workout Songs for the winter of 2012 – Contribution

After one of my recent posts where I spouted-off on my new-found determination to increase my running, I was contacted by Chris from Runhundred.com. He has compiled a list of a list of the Top 10 workout songs for the Winter of 2012. While some of the music isn’t my usual taste, I found that the songs were a nice change of pace with fast tempos, and some of his more recent playlists contain some alt-rock  and even the Beatles (thumbs up). After subscribing to his mailing list, I receive emails containing playlists on a weekly basis.

With out further ado, Chris wrote: Continue reading

Lime Flavored Greek Yogurt – Recipe

larrythedood's lime flavored greek yogurt

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs plain, 0%-fat Greek Yogurt
  • 3-4 tbsp lime juice
  • 2/3 cup Baking Splenda
  • 1 tsp lime zest, optional

Mix and enjoy!

Coffee Flavored Greek Yogurt – Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2lbs Plain, 0%-Fat, Greek Yogurt
  • 2/3 Cup Baking Splenda
  • 2 Tbsp Instant Espresso

Mix well and enjoy!

10 Tips for Maximizing Success on the Dukan Diet

Over the past 8+ months I have lost over 75lbs on the Dukan Diet. Along with my success, I have had some setbacks. I decided to put together this top 10 list to help anyone who may be struggling with their diet or starting their diet. If I had an eleventh tip it would be to read the book, because there is a lot of background knowledge and usable advise in there.

10) Commit – Nothing can sabotage your diet quicker than attempting a very restrictive diet half-heartedly. Without commitment you are likely to cheat at your first real temptation. Will-power is like a mental muscle, and success will get easier each time you exercise it.

9) Set small achievable goals – Setting a goal like ‘losing 50lbs’ or ‘looking good naked’ can be an aggressive, daunting goal. The further away you feel from your goal, the more discouraged you can get. Instead, try breaking your larger goal into smaller pieces, like ‘lose 5lbs in 3 weeks’ or ‘exercise 3 times a week for 3 weeks.’ Success breeds motivation, and when you achieve your small goals don’t forget to… Continue reading