Sunday, December 11, 2011

Slim Down Sunday Meme - Week 21

Heartfelt HomeschoolingWhether you want to lose lose weight, get fit, eat healthier or all of the above – it always helps to have support from those around you.

Goal – (Revised) Run in a 5K to earn a black belt in TKD

How it Went This Week:

The hubby and I went to the Y to get on the treadmills on Monday.  I was worried since we'd missed the last couple of weeks that I'd be back at square one.  Well, it turns out, the hubby and I both did OK.  I "ran" 2.25 miles.  Of course, the Y has TV's on each treadmill, so I was watching Househunters while jogging, which helped pass the time.  I'm slow.  I know this.  So, once I get to three miles, then I'll pick up the pace.

What’s my Plan for next Week:

Keep up the jogging and TKD.  It's baking week at the house.  Hubby took the week before Christmas off (we are too!  Yay!), so I need to bake cookies for his office.  I doubt my activity will offset all the calories, but...  :-)

Also, a friend found a very interesting recipe for one of my favorite weaknesses/indulgences - Chai Tea with milk and sugar.  The mix I like is around 130 calories a cup - Yikes! 

Here's the recipe - I hope to make a batch of this this week as well:

Spiced Chai Tea Mix

3 cups non fat dry milk powder
1 to 1-1/2 cups sugar "I use splenda"
1 cup unsweetened instant tea "I use decaf"
3/4 cup vanilla flavored powder non-dairy creamer
1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
Process all ingredients in a
food processor or blender
If using a blender, process in small batches.
Store in a tight container for up to 6 months.
To prepare one serving: Desolve 3 heaping teaspoons of mix
in 8 ounces of hot water. Stir well.
You can find it here:

What is your favorite lite recipe for the holidays?


  1. Well done with the exercising. And good luck with your willpower during your baking sessions!!

  2. Loving the Chai Tea recipe! Thank you! But I have to think ... I don't ahve a "Lite" recipe for anything!!!


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