Hiatus

A big fat HELLO!!!

So sorry I have been MIA for so long but I was really feeling a little GGH writer’s block. I’ve been doing GGH for a year and half now and for the first time last week I sat in front of my laptop with absolutely nothing to say. I didn’t even feel like sharing any of the new recipes I had. I’m wondering if any of my other blogger friends experience that same feeling? I sometimes feel as if I sit down and shovel you guys the same song and dance with each post and then throw in a recipe or two….and that felt redundant and BORING.

But at the same time isn’t that what Health and Food bloggers do? So sit back, relax and enjoy some yummy recipes and get inspired by some of the awesome news from our Fabulous Fall Challenge!

Black Bean Chili:

-1 package ground turkey

-1 15 oz can black beans drained and rinsed

-1 large white onion diced

-1 large green bell pepper diced

-2 tablespoons minced garlic

-1 chili seasoning packet

-pinch each salt and pepper

-1 15 oz can crushed tomatoes

-1 small can tomato paste

In large pot coated with cooking spray begin browning turkey. Once turkey takes on a golden coating, add in all additional ingredients and stir well. Allow chili to come to boil, cover and reduce to a simmer. Allow chili to simmer until nice and thick-top with reduced/fat free cheese.

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers:

-3 large green peppers, cleaned

-1 package ground chicken

-2 tablespoons Frank’s Hot Sauce

-2 tsp chili powder

-1 medium sized white onion diced

-1 tsp minced garlic

-pinch of salt

-1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles

In a large skillet saute onion and garlic until aromatic and onion is clear, add chicken and mix well. In a small bowl combine cheese, chili powder, salt and sauce stir well and pour over chicken, combining everything. Allow mixture to simmer and cheese to melt.

In a large pot boil peppers until soft, remove and place in baking dish. Fill peppers with chicken mixture and top with cheese, bake in pre heated 350 oven until cheese is melted.

Amazing Grass Pumpkin Smoothie:

-1 1/2 cups Light Vanilla Soy Milk

-1 scoop Chocolate Amazing Grass

-1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree

-pinch of cinnamon and ground ginger

-5 to 8 ice cubes

Combine in blender, blend until smooth. Enjoy

Now for some inspiration!!!! We have been doing our Fabulous Fall Challenge since September and some of you have seen amazing changes in your bodies and more importantly the way you perceive yourselves! I’m like a proud mama- I had to share!!!

Andrea: I have lost only 4 lbs. however, that is because I have been so busy with my new job!!!!! I finally after 10 years decided to get off the couch and get a job and find some local friends! I love my job!! Thank you so much for the confidence builder you have given me by inspiring me to get up!!! I want to loose more weight but will be happy now just to get out of the couch!!

Samantha B: I have lost 10.5 lbs!!!!! Its been soooo cool!!!

Angie: I am officially down 12 pounds since we started the challenge. I’m close to 64 oz of water a day.

Paige: Total of 14lbs for the challenge

Tanyia: I  am down 4 lbs!!! Hooray!

Julie: 8 lbs. Total loss

Kate: 10.5!

Lindsey:  I lost 7lbs last week!!! I was so excited 🙂 now to just keep it up. I know it will be hard through the holidays, but I really want to get back into my old clothes!!!

Angie: I have lost a total of 20 lbs since we started the fabulous fall challenge

Cari: 8 lbs lost

Sarina: One major milestone – I wore LEGGINGS to the gym. LEGGINGS. I have never worn leggings in my life – I’ve always been way too self conscious. I almost made myself sick worrying about wearing them in public, but once I was in them and working out I felt great!!! 

Amy: I have lost a total of 6.5 lbs

And lastly, this email totally made my day!!! This is an awesome idea!!!!

Hi Tera! Wanted to check in and give you an update. Last week I was in
NYC. Did a ton of walking and although I did indulge occasionally I lost
2lbs. Over the weekend I got myself back in gear 100% and started doing
my exercises again last night. Now that my NKOTB cruise is 6 1/2 months
away it’s time to really kick it into gear and stick with it.
I made a new “scale” for myself before I left for vacation. I took my
waist measurement and then cut a pink ribbon to the same size as my
waist and wrote the date on the ribbon. I think took another pink ribbon
and cut it to the healthy size my waist should be. I am going to use
this as my new scale and only weigh myself once a month. Every time I
lose an inch from my waist I will cut it off the ribbon and keep all the
clippings. I have 19 inches to lose around my waist, to me it is less daunting then saying
I need to drop 85 lbs. This will (hopefully) make it more “fun” for me in the battle
to get healthy.
-Amy

I love each of you who were brave enough to share to share with all of us!!! Keep up the amazing work!!!

Healthy Wishes to all!!- Tera

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