Tasty Mediterranean Marrinade

Mediterranean  Marrinade

1c. fresh orange juice

21/2T balsamic vinegar

2T fresh lemon juice

2t grated orange rind

2tfresh rosemary

1t brown sugar

1/2t cumin

4 minced garlic cloves

1/4c or less olive oil (try to use as little as possible!)


Use this marinade on any white fish and chicken!! Let items sit in marinade for at least a few hours before cooking.


Lime Grilled Cilantro Tofu

  • 1 (14 ounce) package firm tofu
  • 1/4 cup lime juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  1. Slice the tofu lengthwise into 4 thick slabs or cut into cubes and thread on skewers. Place tofu pieces or skewers on a plate.
  2. Whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, garlic, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper in a bowl. Brush the tofu with the marinade. Cover the plate with plastic wrap, and marinate tofu in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate. Grill the tofu until almost blackened in spots, brushing occasionally with the marinade, about 10 to 15 minutes.


Since the holiday season is here and lists are being made-lists to Santa, lists for gift giving, what about the most important list?? Your Happy List!!

  • Make a list of 20 things that make you happy-no censoring the list-all things are included, big and small. It can include people, places, things-whatever is your happy, write it down!!!
  • Highlight the items on the list that you have not entertained in over 2 months
  • Make a plan to live those items

JoAnn drops 40 lbs AND regulates her Diabetes AND High Blood Pressure!!


JoAnn’s update60 days…

I had my doctors appointment today.  My A1c is 7.6 and my blood pressure is 140/80.  When I was at the doctor in May 2011 I weighted 264.  When I started the AJ Zone I was 256.  As of today I weigh 227 I wear an XXL shirt and 16 in pants.  I still exercise 5 days per week. My doctor did not take me off any of my medications at this point he wants me to wait for another 6 months to see where I am at in my weight loss then will he will decide if I can either lower or stop taking some of the medicines



JoAnn’s success here in THE AJ ZONE! 30 days

I have lost more weight in the last 30 days than I could have hoped for.  I eat 5-6 small meals per day.  I have fallen in love with grilled chicken salad from Subway, only 130 calories and you get full.  I still maintain my calories between 800-950.  I know that does not seem like a lot of food but if you are sticking with lots of veggies and chicken it is not hard to do.  It also helps a lot that I have a strong support team, my husband is my very own cheering squad.  I am able to go into the back of my closet and fit into clothes that have either been to small for years or things that I have bought and never been able to wear.  I feel so good about my progress and I am a realist, this is in ongoing journey for me and I know there will be good days and bad days, that’s life but because I took the 1st step by contacting the AJ Zone.  I wanted a better and healthier life and that starts from within.



JOANNE’s update day 14-

” I feel really good at the point, I am starting to see my weight changing.  When I started the program my weight was 256.  So I am very excited about the changes that are happening.  I drink only water and green tea all day long.  My calorie intake I keep at a 800-950 per day.  It toke a few weeks to get use to less calories but it was well worth it.  I eat 5-6 per day with atleast 2 spinach salads a day.  I feel like I have a new wardrobe because the clothes that we too small last year fit my now.  I am still doing  5 miles per day on my glider.  Things are really really good right now.”

Whether you know it or not, you are saving my life and you inspire me to take better care of myself.  You are truly a Blessing.”-JoAnn

JoAnn’s Day 4 report

This week as proven to be a little bit of a struggle, not because of Thanksgiving but trying to not only change my life but to change the way I look at food.  This is a life style choice not a fad diet.  I am learning not to make an event out of eating.  I just need to get full and be done.  I eliminated sugar free candy from my eating plan.  I have eating my chicken and lots of spinach and mustard greens.  I am also watching my portion sizes.  I am still drinking water before I get out of bed and drinking nothing but water everyday.  I have increased my exercise time to 40 minutes which is 3.45 miles on my gladder, burning 202.9 calories.  I listen to a lot of music to get myself pumped up.  I exercise 6 days a week at this point and I am working on the 7th day.  Today I also starting working out with weights.  So I am a work in progress.  I feel really really good right now.  I am not longer making excuses as to why I cant exercise or why I needed to eat judge food.  I am realizing that I need to get my health under control for me to live a long life.  I have added vitamins DHA 900mg, CLA 2000mg and Rejuvicare Hair & Nail Formula.  I am not going to let diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol kill me.


Joann Sanders


You know,  in THE AJ ZONE, healthy starts from the INSIDE!! My hair, nails, skin-I KNOW it is all do to my consistent, reach for better lifestyle…One of THE main ingredients of my better is E3Live!!  ALL natural and THE best compliment to my overall reach for MY better!! Go check it out! Tell em THE AJ ZONE sent u! xo