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Old 03-27-2013, 08:10 AM   #496
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Long time no post!
For all of those who remember me from the last two challenge, hello!!

I hope you are all doing fabulous and still getting fit! I hope I can come back to WISH after school ends this semester, the past year has been the most stressful ever, tons of classes and lots of work.

Just thought I'd update some of you who were so encouraging to me last year. I have gained back a couple pounds this semester but I'm working on losing them now; I have my 3rd half marathon in May. I applied for the Disney College Program and have been...ACCEPTED for merchandise for this Fall!! That means I'm heading to Florida for 6 months in August!! I also just signed up for the TOT 10 miler in October, my first Disney race, so maybe I will see some of you!

I realize the accountability and encouragement here was extremely helpful and I've missed it. I've barely had any time this year so only 6 weeks and I will hopefully be able to come read some!

Have a great day!!
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My first warning sign is when I stop tracking my food. I will still be ok for a few days as I do have certain "standard meals" which I know that if I just keep to these, I will stay within my calory range. But then things start to creep in there... And the longer I am not tracking, the worse things get...

I always had problems to get back on track. And I found these threads here a huge help with that. If I read about other people's efforts and success it motivates me to work more for myself!

I agree with these threads being a big help. Knowing that I am expected to chat about my healthy habits encourages me to KEEP my healthy habits front and forward!

I always try to develop a routine, but do have trouble sticking to it over a long time. So it might work for a few weeks and then there are plenty of reasons to miss a workout here and there and suddenly two weeks go by without... But generally I think I am a combination of both: have a general schedule, but be flexible to change it when needed.

I've had issues like that in the past.... one week without exercise turns into two turns into.... It is SO MUCH EASIER TO stay on track than to get BACK on track!


Hope you got rid of the vertigo - sounds very unpleasant and certainly not good for exercising!!

Thanks for updating the weight page!!
You're welcome! And I tried a decongestant nasal spray... I figured it would work faster than a pill and since my congestion is strictly head congestion I figured it was a better choice. It seemed to help in that I didn't notice the vertigo much for the remainder of the day..... but near bedtime it seemed to be getting worse again.... so I will try the spray again today. Hopefully a few days using it will clear the situation up entirely. I am also going to try breathing some steam (like maybe in the form of a relaxing BATH ) and push fluids and such.

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Here in Germany all labels are uncooked and I hate it when I can only find the nutrition for something cooked. How am I going to know how much to cook of something if I have no idea of its nutritional value. For example I always weigh my pasta on my kitchen scale before cooking it (and I have reduced portion size tremendously: used to eat a 125g portion easily, am now down to a regular portion of 65g, if I did not have much to eat that day yet, I might even go for a larger portion - up to 80g and then I feel like I had soo much too eat...)


I agree that NI need to be more standardized. Some weigh in grams, some in ounces (some in both). Some give NI for uncooked, some for cooked, some for cooked with other ingredients added!

Thank heavens for a calculator and a good food scale!

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Hope you all had a great Tuesday! I finally decided to take a rest day from my Ripped in 30 program. Meant to do that on Sunday, but then was much to motivated to get it started. So decided to splurge today and get my rest day in as I was sore all over for the whole day.

But I did have a non scale victory today: My belt jumped into its last hole today when I was closing it without me having to tuck and I could wear it like that comfortably!!!

Unfortunately my new scale from Amazon appears to not want to come to me. The order is still in the status of "will be despatched soon". And has been for a few days now. I don't really know how they measure soon... Hope I can get it before Easter! Am a bit scared that the new scale will show a higher weight than my current one, but I guess then I just need to accept that and readjust my start weight to a higher weight as well!!
Fingers crossed that the new scale is on its way! And don't worry about the thread being quiet.... I think it is just the natural progression of things. Folks are RARING to go on a new lifestyle in January, but by mid-March many have fallen away from things. It is sad, but we just need to keep strong for those who are still with us!

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Oh - and one question for advice: How do you determine your goal weight? Looking at the BMI there is quite a scale of weights which are considered healthy, so which weight in that scale do you pick as the one?

I am still away from that - and I know that I want to get below 70kg (154 pounds) finally as it is such a magical number. But that only gets me to a BMI of 24.2 - So right at the top. I find it difficult to figure out where my goal ought to be. You have seen pictures of me, I do have a rather boxy shape with small hips, but a wide rib cage.

I really would like to be able to pick a realistic goal and reach that instead of one day just decide to give up on losing weight.

So any tips would be appreciated!!
I changed my goal many times and I think that is okay to do, as long as you are NOT continuing to try to achieve something that might be unhealthy or impossible. I think having mini-goals along the way gives you a continued feeling of success.... especially for folks who have a lot to lose. I think that is why the format of this thread is so nice! You can have 100% success every month!

If you are really unsure about a goal, try picking something about 5-10 pounds above it and when you get there, see how you feel. You might feel GREAT and decide that it is just where you should be! Or you might want to "try it out" for a while.... see how you feel after a few weeks/months and see if you are able to maintain it.

My first mini-goal was about 165-ish and I wanted to achieve it before a trip to Disney and I did it. But I KNEW that wasn't my final goal. I always thought that my final goal might be 140... but when I got within 5 pounds of that number, I knew I could go lower and still be healthy. When I got to 135 I stuck with it for a while, but I was still contemplating going just a bit lower. I finally decided to aim for 129, which would make it exactly 90 pounds lost. It took quite a bit of time and work to get to that number and I discovered pretty quickly that I was unable to maintain it. So I bounced back into the low 130's and have stayed there for a few years. I can generally maintain under 135 without too much struggle. Sure, I'd love to hit 130 and stay THERE, but I am not willing to go to the extremes in diet and exercise it might take.

You do NOT have to decide you ultimate goal today.... or ANY DAY! Play it by ear and do what FEELS right and FEELS healthy!

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I have a strict exercise routine. I walk 60 minutes a day Mon- Fri. I do yoga Weds and Saturday. I do a Pinterst workout Tues and Sun. I'm absolutely terrified to deviate from my routine but I always think miss one day, then two, then three.... So I just don't miss day!

Healthy food news:
Raw chocolate tofu pie - delish!
Homemade hummus- super yummy
Homemade cashew milk - good in my morning tea, I couldn't seem to strain it fully to drink it plain.

Made the kids " chili cheese dogs " last night. Tofu dogs, Amy's ( fake ) chili , a sprinkling of cheese on a whole wheat bun. They never knew it was meatless! Victory

Melinda
I'd love the tofu pie recipe if you would like to share it! My kids aren't totally anti-tofu, but it needs to be TASTY!

I'm content with my store-bought almond milk and since I am basically lazy in the kitchen I wouldn't bother with homemade cashew milk. And homemade hummus is delicious, but since I am the main hummus eater here, we don't go through much. I buy it on sale and freeze it if I can't use it all before it expires.

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would have to agree about the gift cards, Amazon is always a fav since there is so much stuff for everyone! Another idea is giving movie theater gift certificates. Then they can go with one of their friends!

Itunes cards are a usual staple, but DS rarely uses them. Instead he sells them to his sister! I'll have to look into some other gift cards. I was trying to think of something that might be really useful for DD when she heads to school this fall, but I came up with nada!


I always say I want to get down to my drivers license weight!!

When I renewed my license a few years ago I told DH that it was the FIRST TIME I had ever NOT lied about my weight on my license in nearly 30 years of driving!! It was a GREAT feeling!


But seriously, I feel that once you reach your "goal weight"(however you pick one)..... stop looking!!! There are so many tables and charts to look at and they seem to constantly be changing!! I would go by how you feel about yourself. I try to make healthy choices with what I eat and then get in exercise frequently. My goal is to be healthy and fit, no matter what number that is.

When I first had a excessive weight loss (100lbs) I was a mess!! I was so freaked out about eating carbs and then got neurotic about my workouts, sometimes spending 2 hours a day, then hating myself if I was tired! It led to some pretty stupid life choices, just trying to reach a number!! Finally it got to where I would get so hypoglycemic that I be on the floor, nearly unconscious, while my DD was trying to feed me some sort of fruit/juice. And I would still resist having the carbs!! After a couple of those (no I did not learn after the first time! lol) I got seriously depressed and eventually ended up gaining most of my weight back.

Thats why now I just focus on being healthy and making good choices. I am much happier now and I dont look at it like a "diet" that I will one day stop. I have made a lifestyle change that I can still see myself doing when I finally do reach my "goal weight" Its like they say..... Don't worry, be happy!!

Thanks for sharing all of that!!

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As for today, I am home again tonight. Woke up this afternoon and could not get rid of the pain, so I had to take my actual pain meds. Although I was going to be charge nurse tonight and not work with patients, they still make me tired and irritable. No one wants to work for a grumpy boss!! But thats why I have sick time!! Tomorrow will be better, I am just sure of it!!!

However, the medication could have something to do with my ramblings tonight, lol Hope you all have a great day!!
Sorry about your pain. Hopefully a day off will help!

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Good morning everyone!

I read an interesting article this weekend which has inspired today's question of the day. It was about a study they did with regard to fats - as in the fat you eat with your food.

Supposedly there has been studies that if you feed rats with fat free yoghurt they actually gain weigh because it does not trigger them enough to be full. This study now gave humans (makes more sense to me...) a fixed amount of fat free yoghurt, but they also had to mix some fat into the yoghurt before they had to eat it. From what I understand these were people with a healthy weight to begin with.

It turns out that the people who had to mix in olive oil as well as the people who had to mix in lard did not gain any weight while the people who used other sources of fat (canola oil or milk fat) did gain weight. Actually, the people who used olive oil had the best results.

The explanation to this appears to be the taste. Animal fat and olive oil both contain high level of certain substances which make the food taste better. This causes the body to produce a hormone called serotonin which makes you happy. Chocolate also causes the production of this hormone.

I found this fascinating as I actually use a lot of olive oil(relatively speaking) - and do happily sacrifice the calories for it, because I always felt that it was good for me. And this leads me to my QOTD:

Do you specifically watch how much fat you have in your diet and where it comes from?
Yes, I really do watch my fats.... and YES, I know I probably don't eat nearly enough. The majority of my fats come in the form of plant fats (EVOO in cooking and salad dressings, and avocado) and nut fats (peanut butter, almond butter, etc). I do go to extremes to avoid added fats most of the time. I couldn't tell you the last time I had butter. I buy almost exclusively 1% milk (although I only use it for my coffee), nonfat yogurt, and 2% fat cheese. I use mostly homemade "PAM" spray (EVOO and water) when I cook, but will occasionally use a bit of EVOO for a stir-fry or something like that. I eat VERY LITTLE animal fat as well... and my tofu is "light".

DH consumes a lot of his fats in the form of coconut oil. I do NOT use it when cooking for the family because DS is allergic, but I will occasionally use just a bit for myself.

I KNOW that I should probably consume a bit more fat.... every part of your body needs fat to function properly, including the brain!

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Good Wed morning everyone.

This has been a crazy month. We finished Grease on the 17th and then a friend's husband died so I had to deal with a wake and a funeral all on the last week of school before spring break. ALl I wanted was warm weather during spring break but all I have gotten is cold and cloudy weather with some snow on Monday. I so busy this past weekend that I could only count Monday as my first day of vacation.

I have been busy sewing and quilting on my break. Today dh is going on the computer to put in for his retirement and later this week I need to do the taxes.

How exciting (the retirement, not the taxes!)!! Sorry your break has been so icky and cold and BUSY!

Monday I had a great victory. I made chili with all soy protein and no one questioned it. My ds was asking about calorie count and when I told him it was all veggie he couldn't believe it.

WONDERFUL!

Do you specifically watch how much fat you have in your diet and where it comes from?

I have been making sure that I have some fat in my diet. I had read something similar a couple of months ago about fat free yogurt. I found it very interesting.

Off to get things done.

Have a happy and healthy day.
Dona, I am so happy to see you popping on here! You've been MISSED!!

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Long time no post!
For all of those who remember me from the last two challenge, hello!!

I hope you are all doing fabulous and still getting fit! I hope I can come back to WISH after school ends this semester, the past year has been the most stressful ever, tons of classes and lots of work.

Just thought I'd update some of you who were so encouraging to me last year. I have gained back a couple pounds this semester but I'm working on losing them now; I have my 3rd half marathon in May. I applied for the Disney College Program and have been...ACCEPTED for merchandise for this Fall!! That means I'm heading to Florida for 6 months in August!! I also just signed up for the TOT 10 miler in October, my first Disney race, so maybe I will see some of you!

I realize the accountability and encouragement here was extremely helpful and I've missed it. I've barely had any time this year so only 6 weeks and I will hopefully be able to come read some!

Have a great day!!
SO very, very happy to hear from you and to hear that you only had a tiny gain while away from us! And HUGE Congratulations on the DCP! I can't wait to hear more about it. DD is really looking into it now! It is a few years away for her, but she is anxious to learn all she can about it!

WTG on the upcoming half marathon!!

Work hard for the next 6 weeks and we will see you when you are able to rejoin us!

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Happy Wednesday my friends!!! Bright and sunny here, but still COOOOOOLD! Easter will definitely not be a "spring" event here this year.

Tried something a bit new for breakfast and it was very tasty. I made a batch of my roasted eggplant spread a few days ago and it has been calling to me from the fridge! So this morning I toasted up a low carb roll, spread on a bit of light spreadable cheese (kind of like a Laughing Cow wedge) and topped it with a big healthy scoop of warm eggplant spread (which contains healthy EVOO!! ). It was a nice savory breakfast. I've always liked savory at breakfast (eggs) most of the time, as opposed to sweet (muffins, pancakes, french toast, etc). It was a bit different with coffee, but very tasty.

Vertigo is back this morning, but hopefully the nasal spray will help and I can hit the TM without feeling like I am on a ship in troubled waters!

Looks like we are getting a new fridge, so I need to research my options today. My current fridge was purchased when we built the house 19 years ago and while it still runs fine, it has a lot of other issues (broken door shelves, broken fruit bins, missing freezer shelves). I have lived with these issues because I am:

#1. cheap.

#2. unwilling to send a big item like this to the landfill unnecessarily.

#3. did I mention I was cheap??


But DH got a work bonus and we need to pick a "prize" and one of the things available with the "points" he got was a wide variety of refrigerators! This seems like the most practical thing to "buy" with the points, since they don't convert to Disney Dollars OR to college tuition money! He got a batch of these points a few months ago and was kind enough to treat us all to our choice of things from the catalog. DD and I both got Tiffany jewelry, DS got a PS3 game system and DH got himself an Ipod Touch. While the cash would be MOST appreciated, the gifts are really nice too.

For those who remember my rant about the roof a while ago (shingles flew off during a wind storm), the insurance company actually accepted our claim and they are paying for a good size portion of a new roof! We have our check (which I still need to cash) and the extra deductible money set aside and the roofing guy we contracted with is coming out today for a final "look see" and is scheduled to do the work next week! So YEAH for a new roof!! And double YEAH that we don't have to pay for it all OOP!!

Off to make beds and hit the scrapping table! I will workout while DD is at swim tonight.

BBL to chat...........P
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:06 AM   #498
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As far as the oatmeal goes, here is the breakdown on the two brands I currently have in the house.......

Bob's Red Mill Organic steel cut oats

Serving size: 1/4 C dry (44 g)

Calories: 170

Total Fat: 3g

Total Carbs: 29g

Dietary Fiber: 5g


Country Choice organic Irish style steel cut oats

Serving Size: 1/4 C dry (40g)

Calories: 150 c

Total Fat: 3g

Total Carbs: 27g

Dietary Fiber: 4g


Either way it is a 1/4 DRY.... which could potentially yield a full cup after cooking. I sometimes add apple and raisins or pumpkin to my oatmeal to fill it up a bit more.

I don't have current PointsPlus info in front of me, but my old "Points" system week 1 book lists 1 cup of oatmeal as 2 Points... but it doesn't specify the TYPE of oatmeal. Steel cut has more fiber and is definitely more dense than quick cooking or instant oatmeal. Any brand of instant oatmeal I have EVER bought (most contain sugar) has AT LEAST 3 Points per serving and sometimes 4 Points! HTH.........P
Thanks for the info! Do you have the protein amounts? Then I can look up the points on WW.

[QUOTE=Flossbolna;47918690]Oh - and one question for advice: How do you determine your goal weight? Looking at the BMI there is quite a scale of weights which are considered healthy, so which weight in that scale do you pick as the one?[QUOTE]

Mag - I just went to the BMI scale on WW and picked the low end of it. That way if I go up a few pounds, I'm still good.

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There is nothing more magical than Christmas in WDW!!! All the decorations throughout the parks and resorts and AMAZING!! And all the countries in Epcot are the best!! I highly recommend to anyone going at that time of year.

Yes, yes, and YES!!! WDW is the absolute BEST place to be for the holidays!!!

I love that look!!! Puck has one ear up and one down so he looks even more goofy & adorable!!

The DH has grudgingly accepted the fact that the I love the dog as much if not more than him! I told him if he greeted me at the door with his tail wagging that I'd probably love him just as much! Lol!

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As for today, I am home again tonight. Woke up this afternoon and could not get rid of the pain, so I had to take my actual pain meds. Although I was going to be charge nurse tonight and not work with patients, they still make me tired and irritable. No one wants to work for a grumpy boss!! But thats why I have sick time!! Tomorrow will be better, I am just sure of it!!!

However, the medication could have something to do with my ramblings tonight, lol Hope you all have a great day!!
Feel better! And don't sweat the ramblings...it makes for fun reading!

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Do you specifically watch how much fat you have in your diet and where it comes from?
I normally do and have definitely fallen into the "fat free" trap. My mom-in-law gave me a set of these great kitchen pump sprayer can thingies, one each for oil and vinegar. Now, instead of pouring EVOO on my salads or using Smart Balance on noodles, I give it a couple of sprays. I found it gives my food a better taste, I'm not using too much, and I know I'm getting the healthy fats I need. And since I HAVE to have mayo on my sandwiches, since I hate them dry, I use a spray of EVOO instead of the mayo and yum!

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Long time no post!
For all of those who remember me from the last two challenge, hello!!

I hope you are all doing fabulous and still getting fit! I hope I can come back to WISH after school ends this semester, the past year has been the most stressful ever, tons of classes and lots of work.

Just thought I'd update some of you who were so encouraging to me last year. I have gained back a couple pounds this semester but I'm working on losing them now; I have my 3rd half marathon in May. I applied for the Disney College Program and have been...ACCEPTED for merchandise for this Fall!! That means I'm heading to Florida for 6 months in August!! I also just signed up for the TOT 10 miler in October, my first Disney race, so maybe I will see some of you!

I realize the accountability and encouragement here was extremely helpful and I've missed it. I've barely had any time this year so only 6 weeks and I will hopefully be able to come read some!

Have a great day!!
Welcome back, yayyyy, and congrats! Disney School! Yippee!!!! I'll be at the Mouse for my second Wine and Dine Half in November with all the other WISH'ers as well. Think it will be a total blast!

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QOTD:

Do you have an exercise routine or do you just do whatever you fancy whenever you have time?
I try to get to the gym when I can-- I prefer going during the day when it's quieter. Riding my bike to work suffices on days I don't have time also.

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Good morning everyone!

I read an interesting article this weekend which has inspired today's question of the day. It was about a study they did with regard to fats - as in the fat you eat with your food.

Supposedly there has been studies that if you feed rats with fat free yoghurt they actually gain weigh because it does not trigger them enough to be full. This study now gave humans (makes more sense to me...) a fixed amount of fat free yoghurt, but they also had to mix some fat into the yoghurt before they had to eat it. From what I understand these were people with a healthy weight to begin with.

It turns out that the people who had to mix in olive oil as well as the people who had to mix in lard did not gain any weight while the people who used other sources of fat (canola oil or milk fat) did gain weight. Actually, the people who used olive oil had the best results.

The explanation to this appears to be the taste. Animal fat and olive oil both contain high level of certain substances which make the food taste better. This causes the body to produce a hormone called serotonin which makes you happy. Chocolate also causes the production of this hormone.

I found this fascinating as I actually use a lot of olive oil(relatively speaking) - and do happily sacrifice the calories for it, because I always felt that it was good for me. And this leads me to my QOTD:

Do you specifically watch how much fat you have in your diet and where it comes from?
I tend to avoid fat like the plague, and end up not getting enough. It sounds weird to me to even say it. I need to experiment more with nuts and avocado.



Yay on a new fridge! I'd love to get a side by side but the ones with the freezers on the top are still the most energy efficient.

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Alton Brown has a recipe for crock pot steel cut oats. Then you just set it up at night and its ready when you wake up!
This is the way to go. I need to make some tonight, enough to last 3-4 days. I chop up apples, add nuts and brown sugar, cinnamon--mmm!


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Homemade hummus- super yummy
I'm definitely going to try this.

Sorta caught up anyway lol.

I'm down to 144--6 pounds so far this week. Puzzling. I haven't worked out at all, not even riding my bike since I've had a cold and Misty threatening labor all week. I didn't drink most of the week-- says something about alcohol doesn't it. Food just wasn't a priority for me this week I guess-- it was just all about the kittens. Last night woke up because something was bothering me and started worrying about the little orange one who is having a hard time latching on to nurse. Went and was checking them all out and found out they had fleas on them. I spent a bunch of time online making sure it was ok to put advantage on Misty and decided about 2 hours later it was ok. I had just been using a flea comb on her the last month. I had put advantage on her before I was really sure she was pregnant--it's supposed to be safe but I worried about it. Plus I boiled a bottle and eye dropper just in case I need to supplement the orange one, I have some kitten milk replacement leftover from Triumph. I needn't have worried though, woke up today to a flealess Mama and babies and everyone doing well. She moved the kittens to the larger pet carrier I had in the closet. This has a pillow that fits it and she'll be able to stretch out better to nurse them. When I checked-- little orange was going at it. He still really isn't latched on but he seems to eventually get some substance.

Named them all. The orange one is Sunny, the black and white Stormy, and the Grey Hazy. All weather related, because of mom Misty. Our last name is Day so it'll be cute taking them to the vet lol. Plus I am terrible at sexing kittens-- we've had terrible name fiascos because of my ineptitude.

Well-- have to figure out what I'm doing for dinner, have some big jennio sausages I have to do something with. And I want to pack my gym bag to go to the gym at some point tonight. I have to go help husband take his car to the garage this afternoon.

**Went online and really tried to educate myself on the differences between girl and boy kitties and preee--tty sure the black and white is male and the others are 2 girls.

Found this recipe to try for the sausages:
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1 small head red cabbage, shredded
1 apple, cored and diced
3 teaspoons salt, divided
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon butter
1 small onion, chopped
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon wine vinegar
1 pound kielbasa sausage, cut into 1 inch pieces
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Place the cabbage in a large kettle, and add the diced apple, 2 teaspoons of the salt, lemon juice, and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil then simmer, covered, about 15 minutes stirring occasionally.
In hot butter, saute the onion until golden. Add the onion to the cabbage along with 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, vinegar and sausage. Cook, covered, 20 to 30 minutes until sausage is heated through. To serve, spoon the cabbage onto a heated platter, topping it with the sausage.
I have all the ingredients including a spare cabbage i got last week since they were so cheap! Wish me luck-- have never made anything like it.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:30 PM   #501
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Just wanted to say thanks for all of the support you have given me. I am unable to take part any more as I cannot send PMs with the details.

Got an infraction for speaking my mind, so sorry to say I'm going to have to bow out.

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Just wanted to say thanks for all of the support you have given me. I am unable to take part any more as I cannot send PMs with the details.

Got an infraction for speaking my mind, so sorry to say I'm going to have to bow out.

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Why do my legs hurt so much today??? I didn't work out last night but my legs feel swollen and sore like I ran 5 miles.
It's really putting a cramp in my day.

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Maybe you are retaining fluid? How about a warm bath? Hope you feel better tomorrow.

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I try to get to the gym when I can-- I prefer going during the day when it's quieter. Riding my bike to work suffices on days I don't have time also.

I tend to avoid fat like the plague, and end up not getting enough. It sounds weird to me to even say it. I need to experiment more with nuts and avocado.

Yay on a new fridge! I'd love to get a side by side but the ones with the freezers on the top are still the most energy efficient.

I'm going for French door with bottom freezer. Sick and tired of my side-by-side that can't even hold a frozen pizza!

This is the way to go. I need to make some tonight, enough to last 3-4 days. I chop up apples, add nuts and brown sugar, cinnamon--mmm!

I'm definitely going to try this.

Sorta caught up anyway lol.

I'm down to 144--6 pounds so far this week. Puzzling. I haven't worked out at all, not even riding my bike since I've had a cold and Misty threatening labor all week. I didn't drink most of the week-- says something about alcohol doesn't it. Food just wasn't a priority for me this week I guess-- it was just all about the kittens. Last night woke up because something was bothering me and started worrying about the little orange one who is having a hard time latching on to nurse. Went and was checking them all out and found out they had fleas on them. I spent a bunch of time online making sure it was ok to put advantage on Misty and decided about 2 hours later it was ok. I had just been using a flea comb on her the last month. I had put advantage on her before I was really sure she was pregnant--it's supposed to be safe but I worried about it. Plus I boiled a bottle and eye dropper just in case I need to supplement the orange one, I have some kitten milk replacement leftover from Triumph. I needn't have worried though, woke up today to a flealess Mama and babies and everyone doing well. She moved the kittens to the larger pet carrier I had in the closet. This has a pillow that fits it and she'll be able to stretch out better to nurse them. When I checked-- little orange was going at it. He still really isn't latched on but he seems to eventually get some substance.

Named them all. The orange one is Sunny, the black and white Stormy, and the Grey Hazy. All weather related, because of mom Misty. Our last name is Day so it'll be cute taking them to the vet lol. Plus I am terrible at sexing kittens-- we've had terrible name fiascos because of my ineptitude.


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Well-- have to figure out what I'm doing for dinner, have some big jennio sausages I have to do something with. And I want to pack my gym bag to go to the gym at some point tonight. I have to go help husband take his car to the garage this afternoon.

**Went online and really tried to educate myself on the differences between girl and boy kitties and preee--tty sure the black and white is male and the others are 2 girls.

Found this recipe to try for the sausages:
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1 small head red cabbage, shredded
1 apple, cored and diced
3 teaspoons salt, divided
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon butter
1 small onion, chopped
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon wine vinegar
1 pound kielbasa sausage, cut into 1 inch pieces
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Place the cabbage in a large kettle, and add the diced apple, 2 teaspoons of the salt, lemon juice, and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil then simmer, covered, about 15 minutes stirring occasionally.
In hot butter, saute the onion until golden. Add the onion to the cabbage along with 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, vinegar and sausage. Cook, covered, 20 to 30 minutes until sausage is heated through. To serve, spoon the cabbage onto a heated platter, topping it with the sausage.
I have all the ingredients including a spare cabbage i got last week since they were so cheap! Wish me luck-- have never made anything like it.
Sounds very yummy! I love cabbage!

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Just wanted to say thanks for all of the support you have given me. I am unable to take part any more as I cannot send PMs with the details.

Got an infraction for speaking my mind, so sorry to say I'm going to have to bow out.

Thanks again, it's been great 'meeting' you all
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:41 AM   #504
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I actually posted this on the wrong thread earlier! Really need to read the whole title first!

Feeling much better today! Thanks for all your encouraging words!! Got my workout in and now I am at work!


As for QOTD, I generally try to follow my carbs more than fats. However I do try to limit my animal fats, but still prefer real butter to a chemical mixture that looks like butter, I just use a smaller more appropriate portion size. Also I never eat a 2TBS serving of peanut butter, but will have 2tsp instead. I use EVOO instead of a PAM type spray, etc... I also never get "fat free" anything, mainly because the carb count goes way up when they try to get the same "mouth feel" that fats do. I have "light" mayo or yogurt instead, because the fat free stuff always taste metallic to me.

Hope you all have a great night!!
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Good Thursday morning everyone.

Didn't do much yesterday. My sinuses and ear were bothering me. I went out and got some medication to help drain everything. My ear doesn't hurt this morning and am blowing my nose every few minutes so I guess I am getting cleaned out.

It should be a great day. Ds has work all day and dh is going to work in his dad's yard so it should be quiet. I will set up my sewing machine in the kitchen and work. I also get an extra workout since the iron will be down in the basement so anytime I need to iron something I have to go downstairs.

Off to have breakfast
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:35 AM   #506
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Still having leg pain today but not as bad as yesterday. I also don't feel so swollen and bloated.
Trying to get back on track food wise, but I am super hungry today. Need to have a plan to not over eat!!!!
Got lots of errands to run today including trader joes so I need to not be hungry when I get there.

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Good Thursday morning everyone.

Didn't do much yesterday. My sinuses and ear were bothering me. I went out and got some medication to help drain everything. My ear doesn't hurt this morning and am blowing my nose every few minutes so I guess I am getting cleaned out.

It should be a great day. Ds has work all day and dh is going to work in his dad's yard so it should be quiet. I will set up my sewing machine in the kitchen and work. I also get an extra workout since the iron will be down in the basement so anytime I need to iron something I have to go downstairs.

Off to have breakfast
Have a happy and healthy day.

Hope you are enjoying your sewing day! Good job forcing the extra walking!

Glad you got some medication to help your congestion!!

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Still having leg pain today but not as bad as yesterday. I also don't feel so swollen and bloated.
Trying to get back on track food wise, but I am super hungry today. Need to have a plan to not over eat!!!!
Got lots of errands to run today including trader joes so I need to not be hungry when I get there.

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I'm sorry your legs are still hurting. I HATE those super hungry days! It feels like I can never get full! I try to keep lots of light options around for days like that.... baby carrots, egg whites, apples (and more apples!), HUGE salads!

Hope Trader Joe's doesn't have too many temptations.

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Happy Thursday friends! WOW.... things are CRAZY quiet here today! I'm at work and the morning was nutty, so no time to pop on and say hello!

Did a great workout on the TM last night with incline and speed work, but I am paying for it today with a headache and neck pain. It isn't too bad, but I will be wanting Advil as soon as I get home.

Made up a quick yummy lunch for today. I'll share the "recipe" later. It was SO quick and easy, I need to remember it more often.

I will have a busy evening while DD is swimming, as I need to pick up the remaining goodies for everyone's Easter baskets, plus I need to get candy to fill eggs for the family hunt PLUS I need to buy all of the ingredients for the foods I am bringing to my cousin's house on Saturday and to my SIL's house on Sunday..... so I probably will NOT be back on again today! If I have ANY time after school to be on the computer it will be spent trying to find COUPONS for all of this stuff! Guess I should have planned ahead a bit better!

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Looks like we are missing a QOTD for today, so here is a substitute! (Inspired by the teacher room lunchtime conversation!)

Substitute QOTD Thursday, March 28, 2013:

What is the BEST zoo you have ever been to (other than DAK, of course )? What makes it great?
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What is the BEST zoo you have ever been to (other than DAK, of course )? What makes it great?
Hands down the Bronx Zoo. I took a bus trip there when I still lived in CT and could not believe that little paradise was in the middle of New York! The place seemed so huge and the animals were really easy to see in their habitats, (the only time I've ever seen a black leopard - you could just make out the shape of his spots.) Now it's been almost 20 years since I was there, but if it's anything like it was back then, I'd absolutely take the time to go back again.
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Looks like we are missing a QOTD for today, so here is a substitute! (Inspired by the teacher room lunchtime conversation!)

Substitute QOTD Thursday, March 28, 2013:

What is the BEST zoo you have ever been to (other than DAK, of course )? What makes it great?
What a great question. The first thing I though of was our Oregon Zoo--it is wonderful, but then my thoughts went to a zoo on the coast which is family owned--West Coast Game Park. It is gorgeous, the animals are extremely well kept. It is actually a captive breeding facility and along with a huge petting zoo area, you can feed baby animals. When we were there my husband got to bottle feed some baby bears. They also had a baby lion they brought out for us. It was amazing-- the sounds he made. This is a cute article I found on it:
http://www.gothenburgtimes.com/index...local&Itemid=2

Went to the gym last night kind of dreading the crowd and was pleasantly surprised--forgot it was spring break--no classes, kids, swim team. Nice. Going to go later again tonight, might as well take advantage of it. So today I might swing by the tattoo place to discuss details-- I never have the time to do this so might as well. Only 4 more pounds until I can get it! The cabbage turned out really good, I was surprised. Still at 144. I joked to my husband the lack of exercise this week must have been such a severe shock to my system I just started shedding pounds willy nilly lol.
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