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Weight Loss Monday

What a week it’s been. Ever since I got back from Chicago it seems my weight is on the rise. I can’t really afford weight watchers, but would love to know the new plan, I have decided to log my food on Sparkpeople. It’s another site I have used for years, on and off, and love. It’s free after all. If you are on Spark look me up, I am bkbond.

I hope my Mamavation Sistah’s are doing fantastic. I hope to be more active. I could use the support. I don’t get much in real life so my online friends mean the world to me. I hope you all still will welcome me. If you all could give me a nudge to drink water I would appreciate it.

Okay I hope you all have a super week. Enjoy the recipe.

Potato Pancakes with Applesauce

Estimated Times

Preparation Time: 25 mins
Cooking Time: 45 mins

Servings: 8


4 whole green apples, cut into eighths
2 1/2 cups Apple NESTLÉ® JUICY JUICE® All Natural 100% Juice
6 red potatoes, peeled and grated
1 onion, peeled and grated
1 large egg
10 tablespoons corn oil, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream


SIMMER apples (not peeled, cored or seeded) in Juicy Juice for 30 minutes or until very soft. Drain, reserving the liquid. Push apple through sieve and discard peel and seeds. Simmer liquid to reduce by half and stir into applesauce.

COMBINE potato and onion in large mixer bowl. Beat egg with 2 tablespoons oil and salt; combine with potato mixture.

POUR enough remaining oil into a large skillet to cover bottom with about 1/16 inch of oil. Heat to very hot but not smoking, and drop potato mixture in by heaping tablespoons. Flatten immediately so pancakes are about 4 inches in diameter (smaller pancakes will burn). Try to keep them neatly round. Fry for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown; flip and brown other side. Drain on paper towels. Serve with applesauce and sour cream.

Calories: 240 Calories from Fat: 100 Total Fat: 11 g
Saturated Fat: 4 g Cholesterol: 40 mg Sodium: 100 mg
Carbohydrates: 34 g Dietary Fiber: 2 g Sugars: 19 g
Protein: 3 g

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Karla Urwitz
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9 thoughts on “Weight Loss Monday

  1. I find it odd that you need a nudge with the water since I consider you a big force for bringing the hydracoach in to the Mamavation world. I love to encourage you and I hope you find good, consistent results with tracking via Sparkpeople. Have a wonderful week.

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  3. If you need a nudge just tweet at me and I’ll be there! (@notimeMom)

    Stay positive. I know DIY Heather has been telling people that lately, and it is so true. Start telling yourself you are eating better. You are losing weight. Convince your mind so your body can follow. It can make it easier to make the right choices. I hope food logging helps you out. Nutrition is my biggest struggle. I make good food, but eat too many calories overall.

    I believe in you and know you will have a great week! Happy drinking and I hope to see you tweeting. 🙂
    Andrea Kruse (@notimeMom)´s last blog post ..Mamavation Monday Its not You- Its Me

  4. Those pancakes look like something I ate this morning. Please stay positive. Maybe you should visit Florida to start loosing weight?

  5. Hang in there, Karla!! You’ve been doing so well lately, but don’t beat yourself up for a less than stellar week.

    I’ll try to do a better job of checking on you – hugs!
    Heather @ Not a DIY Life´s last blog post ..Mamavation- Its Mutual

  6. Thanks Karla, I’m very in to fitness and nutrition (what I’m about) and this is a good one for to try! In the future, maybe you can write a guest blog for me. Thanks again!

  7. have an awesome week I’m on spark people and could use all the motivation and support I can LOVALBELORRIE is my handle on there. thanks for this great recipie gonna look at your archives to get your other recipes
    lorrie´s last blog post ..Day 2 Friends

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