Inspiring Eachother

We may reap the benefits of our successes by recognizing them and inspire others to be successful by sharing them. My desire is for this blog to be a place for you to share your successes with each other. Please feel free to comment on the posts at any time. Also, if you have something you would like me to post, such as a recipe, you can email it to me at

Friday, November 19, 2010

Kelly Terry

Kelly Terry achieved lifetime membership after her 136 lb loss.  One of my favorite things about my job is getting to know wonderful people like Kelly.  Congratulations Kelly!  You look fabulous!



And don't forget to scroll down for some recipes that might be helpful for Thanksgiving!

Easy Strawberry Cream Pie

Half of a 12-ounce can frozen orange-strawberry-banana juice concentrate, thawed
one 8 ounce package fat-free cream cheese
1 package (flour 1/2 cup servings) sugar-free instant pudding mix
1 1/2 cups light whipped topping
1 cup strawberries, chopped
One reduced-fat graham cracker pie crust

1.  In blender or food processor, combine juice concentrate, cream cheese, and pudding mix; process until smooth

2.  Transfer to large bowl; fold in whipped topping and strawberries.

3. Transfer to pie crust; spread evenly. Cover and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours.

Per serving: 203 calories, 7 g fat, 1 g fiber

4 POINTS per serving

Mock Turtles

Small twist pretzels
"Rolo's" candies

Place Rolo's on pretzels and bake at 350 for 4 minutes

Press a pecan half on top.  (I actually leave this off because I'm allergic...)
Chill or cool until set.


Vegetable Dip

1 cup reduced fat mayo
1 cup fat free sour cream (Naturally Yours)
1 Tbsp Dill Weed
1 Tbsp Bon Apetite
1 Tbsp Chopped Chives

Mix together for a yummy dip for veggies!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Monica Prina

Way to go Monica!  You look great after your loss of 71 pounds!  Congratulations on your engagement.  With your weight loss, I'm sure it will be more enjoyable shopping for that wedding dress and posing for your pictures!  

Monica Prina Before:

Monica After:

Variations of Baked Oatmeal

Remember the post about the baked oatmeal bars from a few months ago? Click here to view it:  Baked Oatmeal.  One of my wonderful members, April, sent me some yummy variations for them.  Here's what April sent me:

1.  In place of milk use light silk chocolate milk and 1 small package of sugar free chocolate pudding.  I omit the cinnamon and add a teaspoon of vanilla.  Everything else stays the same.

2.  Unsweetened coconut milk and 1/4 cup chopped dates and 1 oz walnuts chopped.  These are 3 pts.  These are good, however, I like the chocolate ones better.

I also double the recipe and make 12 muffins.  I use a ice cream scoop to measure them into each muffin tin.


Friday, October 29, 2010

Taco Soup

1 lb ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
1 can whole corn
1 can red kidney beans
1 can cut tomatoes
1 package taco seasoning (schilling, mild)

Brown meat and onion;  add remaining ingredients, including the juice from the canned items.  Heat through.  Garnish with small amount of cheese, Naturally Yours fat free sour cream, and baked taco chips.

Figure out your points, depending on what you add to it, and how many servings it has.  

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

More Pictures!

Here are the rest of the pictures taken from the Breast Cancer Walk.  Once again, thanks to all who came!  It was a blast!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Kris' Dream Walkers

I have attached the photos from the Breast Cancer Walk.  What a blast we had!  Thanks to all those who participated, whether I saw you or not.  (There are still a few more pictures to come, from my daughter's phone!)

Hats off to Russell,  Andrea, Karen, and Joey on their quick finish!  

Gary and Robyn

Annette and Karen

The empty side of the double stroller was for whoever gave up first... I think they both made it!

You gals are so much fun!  I love having you! 

Keith, Shelly, and Gary, let's get walking!  Keith and Shelly came all the way down from their camping trip to do the walk! WOW!

Lee and lovely wife Linda.  Yes, they look thin!  Lee has lost 110 lbs, Linda 65 lbs!

Keith sporting his Santa Claus beard for the last time, as he is now down over 150 lbs!

My cute grandkids

Cooper was woken up early to enjoy the walk with Grandma

Liz and Rachel, way to gather some support by bringing a friend!

Annette and Hubby... way to go!

Ha ha ha... caught ya!  That's Julie with her back facing you...

Julie and Amber

Tai, he belongs to Amber

Way to go, Becky and Jennifer... great mother and daughter team!

Walkin' fast Karen!

Boss and Big Boss- father and son duo

Kudos to Keith for a great finish!
Nice job Cyndi!

Commitment, determination, perseverance... whatever you want to call it, April  had it Saturday morning.  After her car breaking down, taking TRAX, and walking from TRAX to the park, she and hubby conquered the nearly 5 mile walk.  Way to go!

Kris and two daughters walking in honor of Marian Holmes, my mother-in-law, who survived breast cancer...
Kris' Dream Walkers!