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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Whole Grain Sweet Potato Chicken Soup

Today was a cold-ish rainy day here and I knew I was going to make soup. So I thought I'd share my quick recipe. Feel free to add whatever makes you happy in a soup; but this is just what I threw together for a quick late lunch for my hubby and I.

  • 1 serving for 2 of whole grain thin spaghetti 
  • 2 Chicken Breasts (cut into 6 pieces)
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 container of Organic Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 tbsp. of sofrito (garlic, cilantro, peppers)
  • 1 tbsp. of salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
First off I added the tbsp of sofrito with the Chicken Broth, salt and pepper and garlic. Let it cook for a few minutes, added the chicken, and I let it cook for about 5 minutes. Then I added the sweet potato and spaghetti. Let everything cook well and it took no more than 25 minutes before it was ready to be served. Very simple, healthy and YUMMY!

Like I mentioned before you can add or take anything you want from the recipe this is something that is very PCOS friendly and low in fat. Very filling too!

Let me know if you try this!


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe!


Hope you are doing well.
  I have a lot of stuff I need to post for you all. 

First off, in the last two weigh in's I lost a total of 8 ounces which to a normal person seem like nothing but for a person with PCOS that is a huge accomplishment. So I am happy about that.

Next thing I wanted to share with you all was that I have been able to come up with some super healthy recipes and ways to satisfy my cravings with PCOS friendly meals.

The first thing I wanted to share was a recipe for:
 Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

1 teaspoon of Raw Sugar
1 1/2 Cups of warm water (110 degrees)
1 tablespoon of dry active yeast
1 tablespoon of light olive oil
1 teaspoon of salt
2 cups of whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon of Italian Seasoning
1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour (for the counter and to roll the dough in)

  • In a bowl dissolve the sugar and water, then add the yeast, let it sit until it is foamy.
  • Stir the oil and yeast into the yeast mixture add the flour and Italian Seasoning. 
  • Knead until it becomes a ball (10 mins) then add the ball of dough to a a bowl with olive oil, cover loosely with a warm cloth so the dough has time to double in size.
  • After this put flour on the counter and divide into two pieces for either two thin crust pizzas or leave the dough together for one thick crust pizza.
  • Make the pizza and cook at 425 degrees for approximately 16-20 minutes.
I really loved this recipe and how easy it was to make. Just make sure that you have plenty of time to let it sit and proof so you have a delicious dough. 
For our pizzas here with used all natural organic tomato sauce and used all natural mozzarella. We didn't add too much since it was yummy with cheese alone. 

Let me know if you try this and what type of topping you put on your healthy pizza!


Thursday, August 30, 2012

PCOS Awareness Earrings!

Just wanted to share with you all that I will be selling PCOS Awareness Earrings and that $1 of each pair sold will be donated to PCOS Challenge.

You can check them out here:


Work it out girl!

Soooooo, I must admit I dislike working out. For some reason the fact that I have to sweat and breath hard while working out really turns me off from it. YES, I know I am weird, considering the fact that I spend at least 30 mins doing my makeup and then I have to sweat it off really doesn't make me happy. So to work out I have to take off all my makeup and mentally prepare myself to sweat, lol. You all must be reading this like, "OMG seriously!??" sadly yes I am more of a indoors lounging and reading a book kind of girl, relaxing by the pool or simply staying in the AC chick. Don't hate me I beg of you, LOL.

Since this week I promised to myself I was going to kick up my workouts I wanted to share with you a YouTube Channel that has been really helping me work out at home and the instructor is really cute and motivates me. I know she has her moments when she is "too happy", but hey I kinda love that about her......

The channel is Blogilates the instructors name is Cassey and she is a workout goddess, seriously! I dream of having her abs, legs and arms one day, a girl can dream right?!? hahaha! Well I wanted to share with you some of the videos that I do sometimes multiple times a day to stay active and will continue to do to get this body in tip top shape-ish.

So first up POP Cardio just makes me sweat and feel good after the sweat, lol.....

This is a very simple one but damn am I swore the next day.......

OH HELL NO! This video had my legs and booty aching for days, but so worth it! One of my faves....

So yeah I wanted to share with you all something that has been keeping me active and I hope this helps some of you out there that may want to do something from home and not have to buy a whole entire infomercial program.

Let me know what you do for a work out and if you try any of these!


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Weight in: Week 1

So I have wonderful news today! For my first week of complete PCOS diet, 
I lost 6.6 lbs. WOOOHOOO!
 I am very excited that is the most I have ever lost in any type of healthy eating. 

So I guess that what I am doing is really working. The only negative thing that has been going on is that I have been having these horrible headaches. I don't know what is causing them but it is really messing with my mood. 

Overall I am super excited and happy that this is working. I want to increase my activity level this week. I am used to this new schedule now so increasing my activity level will def be super helpful.


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My Personal PCOS Diet

I want to start first off by saying that every single person is different and not everything works the same way, or better explained, our bodies may not metabolize the same way. So this is what is working for me and what I have found through the great advice of other women with the same syndrome I have.

I was able to find an awesome website where I get help and guidance from other women like me, it is called the PCOS Challenge. I met two wonderful women there Alisha and Steph (check out her blog) who shared their story and what works for them. (Thanks again ladies!)

Since Brandi and Tara both wanted to know what my "diet" is I wanted to break down what I am actually doing.

1. No refined sugar (candy, soft drinks, sweets of any kind)
2. Only drink water or tea (loose leaf tea steeped at home)
3. No preservatives, or artificial anything
4. Organic foods (meat, dairy, fruits, and vegetables)
5. Whole Grains (bread and Pasta)
6. No to white potatoes, rice and bread (turns into sugar)
7. 3 meals a day and 3 small snacks during the day (usually fruit)
8. Currently working out 20 minutes a daily (will increase overtime)
9. For sweeter I only use Raw Sugar or Honey
10. Limited my coffee to 2 cups a day

I know it may seem like a lot of no's but it actually isn't so bad. To give you an example of a day:


Omelette -2 organic eggs , 1/2 tablespoon organic butter (to grease the pan), 1/4 cup of green pepper, 1/4 cup of onions)
One piece of whole grain toast
One cup of coffee

Snack: peach

Organic Avocado Tomato Salad (tossed with dash of EVOO and a pinch of salt)
1 cup of cherries
1 string cheese

Snack: apple

1 organic chicken breast grilled
1 sweet potato steamed
Mini fruit salad

Snack: 1 cup of coffe and two pieces of whole grain toast

Everyday is different but this was my day yesterday. I also drink a gallon of water a day, obviously little by little and through the entire day and even night, I wake up and drink a lot of water at night (weird habit, I know).

I am finding new recipes so I can change it up and I don't get bored or sick of the same food. I completely cut off eating out, cooking at home daily can get challenging but it is doable. Plan ahead so you aren't too hungry to cook. If I know I will be working I will cook extra of a previous meal to take to work for lunch or dinner. Have a plan for the day and ask for help from your significant other or a friend if you need too. Mel will also help me stay on track by following my lead and he takes some of the load off by cooking one night which really helps me.

Hope this helps and gives you all a more in depth idea of what I am doing.


Monday, August 27, 2012

Stronger than PCOS!

Kind of excited!
Just got my, "I am stronger than PCOS" teal wristband.
I ordered it HERE, and got one for my hubby as well. 

I am on day 5 of a complete PCOS friendly lifestyle. I must say I am feeling pretty good. I don't feel so tired and fatigued, and I can't wait to see how much I have lost this week. My weigh in is on Wednesday morning and I can't wait to see how this week went. 

It is a very big change to the way I used to do things and the way that I ate and lived my life. Before starting this 5 days ago, we liked to eat out at restaurants all the time, because it was quicker and easier to feed our self's that way, LOL. The fact that you order food and it is brought right to you and you don't need to spend too much time and or energy getting it to you. Now I or Mel cook all of our meals, everything is organic, preservative free, and home cooked. Lots of fruits and veggies, and nothing that has been processed or came out of a box. For those of you that may not know that is the way that a person can get the symptoms of their PCOS under control, our bodies for some reason react totally different to processed and preserved foods, it makes us gain weight quicker, feel sick, retain a lot of water. 

So I have been eating 3  meals a day and a small snack in between to keep  my metabolism moving and  my sugar levels from going crazy. That actually is my bigger problem my blood sugar levels, when I didn't eat for long periods of time and then when I ate a high fat, high sugar meal, I felt sick immediatly afterwards and before I ate I felt like I was going to faint if I din't eat something quick enough. I have started to learn when I feel a little funny and I will eat a cup of cherries or grapes, or simply eat a peach, or any fruit that is handy. Basically I have to carry a quick healthy snack with me where ever I go, because let's say I will be running errands and don't eat when I am supposed to I feel anxious, grouchy and feel like I need to eat the first thing I see in front of me. If I have something with me on the go that is in my list of "good" foods, I don't feel so overwhelmed when I walk by a burger joint or a pretzel shop.

Well that is all for today, just was so excited to share my new wristband :0)