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ectoBiologist

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    ectoBiologist 2926 days ago

    Tasty Grain-Free Spice Cake: 2 c. cooked pinto/black beans, 1/2 c. cooked sweet potato or yam, 5 eggs, 1/2 Tbsp vanilla, 1/2 tsp salt, 5 Tbsp coconut oil, 1/3 c. sugar, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp each nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves. Blend all ingredients together in a food processor until very smooth, then spoon into a greased cake pan. Cook for 45-60 mins at 350 F.

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    ectoBiologist 3082 days ago

    I got my 2-year-old to eat kale. Let that be a reminder to us all that veggies aren't so bad!

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    ectoBiologist 3095 days ago

    I finally found a grain-free cake that I love. It doesn't even use any of the alternative flours that you see in the supermarket, though the secret ingredient may surprise you. http://www.healthyindulgences.net/2009/05/healthy-chocolate-cake-with-secret.html

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    ectoBiologist 3109 days ago

    Woohoo! Finished a 30-day and a 14-day challenge and skipped 2 levels!

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    ectoBiologist 3113 days ago

    It's Friday, Friday, getting down on Friday . . .

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    ectoBiologist 3120 days ago

    Lost 15 lbs and no plateau yet. Thanks, SK!

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    ectoBiologist 3129 days ago

    Alright! Got rid of all the pregnancy weight for kid #2! Just 10 lbs to go to undo kid #1 :P

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    ectoBiologist 3130 days ago

    Starting to see the weight come off. :D

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    ectoBiologist 3149 days ago

    Just finished the no sugar challenge, and I've decided that I actually prefer black tea to my normal sweetened coffee.

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    ectoBiologist 3152 days ago

    Had my coffee black today, in an effort to cut down on sugar. After 5 days of the no-sugar challenge, it wasn't half as bad as I thought it would be!

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    ectoBiologist 3156 days ago

    Finally completed "Rythm and Police" on DDR heavy mode, at full speed. Got my heart racing in more ways than one!

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    ectoBiologist 3163 days ago

    I got my toddler to eat cauliflower last night -- and had a whole bowlful myself!

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    ectoBiologist 3167 days ago

    I keep finding new ways to use my kids as exercise equipment! Just bench pressed my baby a bunch of times, as kind of a wiggly dumbbell. :)

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    ectoBiologist 3167 days ago

    I'm not a running person, so imagine my surprise when I woke up this morning and felt a real urge to go jogging! I just had so much energy to burn off. :)

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    ectoBiologist 3168 days ago

    Was at 99% and didn't want to leave it overnight, so I found a how-to video on oblique crunches and hammered out a few sets before bedtime. Hello level 3!

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    ectoBiologist 3169 days ago

    I've been using the site for a week now, and already I'm noticing changes. Keeping track of my food intake showed me just how much sugar I was eating (yikes!), so I've been working on it since. Funny though, it's not as hard as I thought it would be. Once I started logging my sugar intake, my desire to eat it slowly evaporated. I didn't even look at the donuts that someone brought into the office yesterday!

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    ectoBiologist 3170 days ago

    I watched Fat Head (the documentary) yesterday, and it's seriously making me re-evaluate the way I eat. I only wish that the film had included some general guidelines for diet at the end. I get that fat and protein should be bigger parts of my diet, but what percentage of my calories should come from each?

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    ectoBiologist 3172 days ago

    You'd be surprised what pleasant company a baby can be on a walk. I dare anyone to feel lonely or sad when you've got an infant strapped to your chest! It's also great motivation: if you walk for long enough, you just might send her to sleep . . .

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    ectoBiologist 3173 days ago

    In order to get my extra 2000 steps today, I strapped my 4-month-old to my chest and walked in a circuit around my apartment complex. I figure that she helped me put the weight on -- she can help me walk it off, too!

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    ectoBiologist 3175 days ago

    Took a long walk in the park today with my family. I ended up with 3500 more steps than my daily average, and can't wait to do it again!

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    ectoBiologist 2926 days ago

    Tasty Grain-Free Spice Cake: 2 c. cooked pinto/black beans, 1/2 c. cooked sweet potato or yam, 5 eggs, 1/2 Tbsp vanilla, 1/2 tsp salt, 5 Tbsp coconut oil, 1/3 c. sugar, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp each nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves. Blend all ingredients together in a food processor until very smooth, then spoon into a greased cake pan. Cook for 45-60 mins at 350 F.

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      ZSwag2926 days ago

      I'll have to try that sounds great

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      Southernbelle20112926 days ago

      That sounds so yummy! And I can eat it since it's gluten free! I'm gonna try it. :)

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    ectoBiologist 3095 days ago

    I finally found a grain-free cake that I love. It doesn't even use any of the alternative flours that you see in the supermarket, though the secret ingredient may surprise you. http://www.healthyindulgences.net/2009/05/healthy-chocolate-cake-with-secret.html

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      RBH'sMomma3095 days ago

      Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to try this!

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      Moxie123095 days ago

      Looks fabulous. Good on ya!

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      rockinwallie3095 days ago

      Nice! :D

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      freespirit3095 days ago

      This looks awesome! The next time I'm craving brownies I'm going to try it! Thank you for sharing. I bookmarked it.

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    ectoBiologist 3096 days ago

    @ithinkican Hello, who's this? Are you someone I know in real life? :)

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      ithinkican3096 days ago

      Don't think so. Just collecting friends to know if im on track. Amazing how many points people collect daily. Hits the competitive side of me. I'm from Canada. You?

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    ectoBiologist 3109 days ago

    Woohoo! Finished a 30-day and a 14-day challenge and skipped 2 levels!

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    ectoBiologist 3113 days ago

    It's Friday, Friday, getting down on Friday . . .

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      Butch21123113 days ago

      Friday the 13th what a great day

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    ectoBiologist 3120 days ago

    Lost 15 lbs and no plateau yet. Thanks, SK!

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    SlimKickerAdmin 3125 days ago

    @ectoBiologist SlimKicker is now back up, after being down for the past day. Our web host (Amazon) was having problems, but it's all fixed now. Because of the downtime, for the next 2 days, we're giving away +20 bonus points for every food you log. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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    ectoBiologist 3128 days ago

    @Mamao4 Holy crap-load of challenges, Batman! Good work, and good luck!

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      Mamao43128 days ago

      LoL!!! I have to catch up with you guys :)

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      ectoBiologist3128 days ago

      Sure, but remember not to overwhelm yourself. I would have a hard time remembering all of those challenges, much less following them :P

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    ectoBiologist 3129 days ago

    Alright! Got rid of all the pregnancy weight for kid #2! Just 10 lbs to go to undo kid #1 :P

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      Leah3129 days ago

      Heheheh :)your funny well done tho :))

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      arbereshe3129 days ago

      That's great! Can't wait until I can say the same thing.

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      MommaBear803129 days ago

      Awesome job! Keep up the good work!

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    ectoBiologist 3130 days ago

    Starting to see the weight come off. :D

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      L_A_C_E3130 days ago

      wtg! also thanks for the suggestion :D Just added pushups to challenges

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      Leah3130 days ago

      Eco :) lovely lovely you must be feeling good good good Congrats

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    ectoBiologist 3149 days ago

    Just finished the no sugar challenge, and I've decided that I actually prefer black tea to my normal sweetened coffee.

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    ectoBiologist 3152 days ago

    Had my coffee black today, in an effort to cut down on sugar. After 5 days of the no-sugar challenge, it wasn't half as bad as I thought it would be!

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      Leah3152 days ago

      That challenge kicked my ass if it wasn't for fruit or sweetener oooo

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      ectoBiologist3152 days ago

      Agreed. It's a lot tougher than I thought it would be. However, I'm finding that my capacity to taste sugar is increasing as I deprive myself of added sugars. I had a single orange-juice homemade popsicle last night and it completely satisfied my need for dessert.

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    ectoBiologist 3156 days ago

    Finally completed "Rythm and Police" on DDR heavy mode, at full speed. Got my heart racing in more ways than one!

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      febbets3156 days ago

      Good job!!! You must have had a big smile on your face! :-D

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    chocoletojr 3163 days ago

    @ectoBiologist Hi! I'm testing messaging between users.

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      chocoletojr3163 days ago

      Can someone see this message in the Inspiration Feed?

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      chocoletojr3163 days ago

      I mean, if you're not ectoBiologist, and you're NOT in ectoBiologist wall, can you see this? If you can, can you reply?

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      ectoBiologist3163 days ago

      Wow, that was quick! Hope it works. :) (I can, of course, see it in the inspiration feed myself)

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    ectoBiologist 3163 days ago

    @Leah Thanks for the friend request, but I try to keep my list for people I know in real life. Makes things less confusing for me!

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      Leah3163 days ago

      No problem

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    Leah 3163 days ago

    @ectoBiologist Do you eat almond flour??

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      ectoBiologist3163 days ago

      I would, if I could find an organic source. Right now, we use quinoa and coconut flour since they're both gluten-free.

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      Leah3163 days ago

      Interesting

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    ectoBiologist 3163 days ago

    I got my toddler to eat cauliflower last night -- and had a whole bowlful myself!

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      Leah3163 days ago

      Wow that's impressive ... What's the trick ;)?

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      ectoBiologist3163 days ago

      I tried a new paleo recipe called "Fried Cauli-Rice". Basically, you food-process the cauliflower down into rice-sized bits, steam or microwave until just cooked, drain the excess moisture out, then sautee with oil, veggies, meat and eggs. Since it didn't really "look" like vegetables at that point, my kiddo was happy to feed himself a whole bowl. If you like recipes like this, I'd definitely recommend the cookbook "Eat Like a Dinosaur" by the PaleoParents. :)

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    ectoBiologist 3167 days ago

    I keep finding new ways to use my kids as exercise equipment! Just bench pressed my baby a bunch of times, as kind of a wiggly dumbbell. :)

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      tercerero3167 days ago

      Haha! Those Mommy n' Me workout classes are like that, aren't they?

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      0rginalet3167 days ago

      haha

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      kaetherink3167 days ago

      hahaha, such a great mental image.