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UploadedSeptember 15, 2012
TakenSeptember 14, 2012
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/30 sec at f/7.0999999046326
FlashFlash, Auto-Mode, Return light detected
Focal Length22 mm

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...He may bring food out of the earth.... Psalms 104: 14

For lunch we had 1- 1/2 cups of pork stew made in a slow cooker. 133 mg of sodium. .. total for salad. 1/2 slice of homemade toasted bread & stew approximately 310 calories...

Recipe for stew:

4 cups of cut potatoes peeled and chunked
2 cups of diced carrots
2 cups of lean diced pork (boneless pork chop with
fat trimmed off...approximately 8 ounces.
1/2 large onion diced
2 large cloves of garlic diced
1/2 cup of cooking wine
1 tsp of salt substitute
2 tsps. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. ground cumin
fresh basil from garden
1/2 tsp fresh pepper flakes

Also in this stew we added 1 cup of reduced sodium chicken broth but you might like to leave it out and if it isn't flavorful enough add some salt substitute at the table. The reason why we used that amount is that we have a small slow cooker... You can add more to it of different vegetables. This made 8 cups and in each cup is 136 calories..and 89 mg of sodium...My husband prepared this delicious lunch that I shot a picture of for the noon meal today and I made breakfast earlier..Our breakfast is usually the same every morning seen for my "breakfast of champions" entry at the following link..


We are trying to change our life style by eating healthier, plus power walking three miles a day. As of this date since July 9th, my wonderful man has lost 16 pounds and weighs 157 lbs... I have lost 12 lbs and now weigh 133 lbs...My goal is to get down to 120 lbs. We are not starving ourselves to lose weight but we eat a lot of fiber and am never hungry... I am on a 1200 calorie diet...but my husband allows himself more to eat now than I do as he wants to maintain the weight he is now...

I have switched to drinking Hibiscus tea instead of coffee and am finding I don't miss coffee. It is important also to drink between 6 to 8 glasses of water a day.

12 responses

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (14 Sep 2012):

    Andrea, everything seems delicious, I love it. You must be an absolutely healthy.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (14 Sep 2012):

    WOW! A great lunch and a bonus recipe!! THANKS

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (14 Sep 2012):

    I have to follow suit! You are a great motivator, Andrea. I love your foods!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (15 Sep 2012):

    WOW! That looks yummy. You are doing awesome.

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (15 Sep 2012):


  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (15 Sep 2012):

    Everything looks so delicious and beautifully presented! I`m going to try Hibiscus tea, it sounds wonderful..

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (15 Sep 2012):

    Beautiful presentation of your lunch and thank you so much for including the recipe!!! I am definitely going to try it : )

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (16 Sep 2012):

    A delicious-looking meal, and I salute you both for adhering to your new exercise program to reach and maintain a healthy weight.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (16 Sep 2012):

    My goodness! What a bounty!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (16 Sep 2012):

    Thank you all for the comments ....I am happy we started on this healthy program as there is no time like the present...However when it comes winter time and 30 below zero we'll have
    to dress like the Eskimos to keep warm on our power walks or step it up a little faster. LOL
    People do go out hunting when it is 30 below and you see joggers out and about all winter
    long so at least we're getting in shape now before the real hard stuff starts. My husband told me to mention that the calves of my legs are showing more definition from walking and they were getting flabby before....That was a nice compliment from him:) I did not feel too
    graceful last night walking, when I stumbled over a root and almost fell head over tea kettle. Thank goodness for my walking stick which really saved me from hitting the ground full force..It comes in handy when walking over rough ground such as we are through a trail in the woods and up and down hills.

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (16 Sep 2012):

    Really looks healthy and delicious, Andrea! Very nicely presented too. (I have your recipe in the slow cooker now.) I truly applaud your efforts.....I think you are an inspiration to lots of people who need to become more healthy.


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (17 Sep 2012):

    Looks healthy yet delicious!

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