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Do you know of a new diet or fitness routine that you'd like us to review? Or perhaps you want to write a review yourself and see it in print! Got a great recipe you want to share? Let us know at info@ssbbw-magazine.com.


I would like to share a fitness routine that I have found works for me. Just a little background, I am 35 year old single mom of 3 sons and I had not been very active until a friend steered me toward this website (http://www.flylady.net) that helps with cleaning your home and being organized and such. Anyway here is what I learned....

Every morning have a shower and then get dressed from head to toe. That means you dry your hair, style it, put on your make-up, get dressed and last but not the least, lace up your shoes.

For some reason having shoes on your feet just energizes you. Well at least it did for me.

Now I find that I want to go for a walk. So I walk around my block which takes me almost hour!

Hope it works for others like it did for me! ~ Submitted by Rosemary aka luv2mwah


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Everyone has a view on weight loss surgery be it good or bad or even neutral. Which is perfectly fine as we are all entitled to our opinions. One reader has made the decision to have weight loss surgery and will take us on her journey. What are your thoughts on weight loss surgery? Have you had weight loss surgery? Our forums are available for you to discuss and give your views on this topic.

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FEBRUARY'S RECIPES


Broccoli Tomato Soup
Ingredients

1 head of fresh broccoli
1 tsp Mrs Dash (herb and garlic)
1 tin of no sodium tomatoes (796ml)
1 tin low fat/low sodium chicken broth (284ml)
dash worchestershire sauce
pepper to taste

Directions

Wash and cut up broccoli into small chunks. Throw all ingredients into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for approximately 15 minutes or until broccoli is cooked.

Puree mixture in a blender.

Serves 4.

Chicken Meatloaf
Ingredients

1 lb ground chicken
2 eggs
1 cup breadcrumbs
3 tbs salsa
2 tbs low fat ranch salad dressing
1 celery rib, chopped finely
2 medium mushrooms, chopped finely
1 tsp minced garlic
pepper to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In large bowl, mix together all ingredients. Transfer to 8x4 inch loaf pan.

Bake for 1-1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted in center of loaf reads 160 degrees F. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

Serves 8.

Chocolate-Banana Trifle
Ingredients

2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup evaporated fat free milk
3 T. unsweetened cocoa
1 T. cornstarch
1/4 C. Kahlua (coffee flavored liqueur)
2 cups sliced bananas, divided
2 T. lemon juice
16 ounce angel food cake, cut into 1 inch cubes
2 (1.4 ounce) English Toffee candy bars, chopped (such as Heath or Skor bars)
3 C. skim milk
3 (3.4 ounce) pkgs. vanilla instant pudding mix (not sugar free)
12 ounce container reduced calorie whipped topping, thawed and divided

Directions

Combine sugar, evaporated milk, cocoa and cornstarch in saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cook until sugar is dissolved and mixture is thick (about 3 minutes) stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in Kahlua and cool.

Combine slices bananas with lemon juice and set aside. Combine chocolate mixture and cake in a large bowl; stir in chopped candy bars, reserving 1 T. for topping and set aside. Beat 3 cups milk and pudding mix at medium speed until well blended. Stir in cake mixture. Cover; chill 15 minutes. Spoon half of cake mixture into trifle dish or bowl. Arrange 1 cup of bananas evenly over cake mixture; top with half of whipped topping. Repeat layers; ending with whipped topping. Sprinkle with reserved 1 tab. chopped candy bars. Chill on hour.

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