52 Mondays came to me in a fit of New years resolution fury. It seems I am always starting my "diet" or exercise plan on "Monday"! Well lots of "Mondays" have come and gone and my butt and thighs are still as thick as a Chick-filet shake (you know what I'm talking about!!) That is when I thought OK there are 52 Mondays in year...52 is a doable number of making small changing in my life that will hopefully change to number on the scale in a downward fashion. Come join us on the journey of 52 Mondays to getting our butt, thighs and almost everything else that shake and moves a little smaller. If want to be a contributor (and you know you do) just leave a comment and I will add you to the list of contributors! This is a blog were we can share our successes and failures on the hard journey of weight loss and just plain physical wellness.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Restarting in the New Year!

First I need to thank Dani for inviting me to participate in this forum. I need it. I have been working to lose weight since last May, and have had some success, but then Christmas came along and I gained back 5 of the 57 pounds I had lost. Feeling big again. Funny how that works.

So my goal is short-term - just the next 3 months and then I will reassess and set a new goal. Easier to do it a chunck at a time (pun intended). I would like to lose 12 pounds by mid-April and continue adding muscle (as much as an old man can add). Carrie and I have been going to the gym 4 to 6 times a week which has been good for us, and we're going to continue the workouts, but I need to focus just a little better on the calorie intake. I do well during the day, but seem to lose it when I get home after working out. I need to keep my calories around 2000 to consistenly lose weight.

Good luck to everyone!


  1. Happy to have you here!!! I was wondering if you could post your recipe for those Italian turkey sausage sandwiches. I have been craving them!

  2. Yes! I love those sandwiches. Now I am craving them!!!

  3. They're really easy!

    Pick up some ground turkey (the 85% fat free makes tastier sausage, but higher calories than the 97% stuff). The rest is by taste - add a little ground red pepper (or alot if you want), salt, paprika (hard to add too much paprika) for color and a little taste, and fennel seed. Fennel is what gives it that 'sausage' taste.

    Mix it up really well - use your hands - and saute up a little bit to taste. You may want to use a bit of EVOO. Adjust the rest to taste and cook up the balance.

    You can saute (in EVOO) some onions, bell peppers and mushrooms, too for the sandwiches. Get a good pasta sauce (we like Bertolli's) and some good bread and have a sandwich. You could do the whole meal in under 45 minutes (less if you skip the veggies).