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Old 01-26-2012, 10:42 AM   #31
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Good Morning GG's

Worked yesterday and missed the Birthdays. Sorry, Ladies, hope they were great days. Came home last night and DGS was here. We played cards for awhile. He's learning, and really loves it. Had an early Dr. appointment this morning, it was Pap time. Got a script for a mamo while I was there. Got to get everything out of the way for a new year.

Lynn, It's easy to get distracted and revert back to comfort food, especially when you're sick. I know I do that too. I try to heal myself with food. Maybe posting your food every day with make you realize how much, and what you're eating. In the mean time, clean the junk out. If it's there it will get eaten. Anyone you can give it to? I know you can do this Lynn, you are one of the strongest women ever.

Gayle, Not much you can do about DH and DS not getting along, except try to buffer. It's sad to watch though. Wish I was there to give you a big hug!!

Lucinda, What's the occasion with all the cooking? One thing about trying to diet. Food is always around. Getting used to the fact that we can't eat EVERYTHING is annoying. Try to remember the reason you're doing this. And you will be able to eat those things, in moderation, just not right now.

Ashenpond, Are you on any new medication? You need to get those symptoms checked out. I'm assuming you mean you're so tired you can't keep your eyes opened? I was like that when the Dr. put me on Cymbalta for nerve pain in my legs, but lots of anti-depressants, and lots of other meds, can do that. Another nurse in the mix here, welcome.

Rosie, It's like learning how to cook all over again, isn't it? When I was on the bland diet for GERD i realized that everything I liked was what I couldn't eat.

Mary, you just made me realize how over due I was for a hair cut.

Deelee, I have a hard time in the evenings too. I save some of my calories for then. I know I'm going to have something, so I plan for it. Usually it's popcorn or tea and a cookie (found these great cookies for 30 calories each) .

Isabella, Your lunch is going to be my dinner today. I get some good ideas here.

Karen31, There is a no-bullying rule in schools. The school is liable, so make them accountable! I hate bullying. What I really hate is parents that know their kids are doing it and do nothing to stop it. It follows you the rest of your life. It also hurts to feel helpless to protect our kids.

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Hi everyone! Just jumping in here. Read all your posts and trying to get aquainted. Lynn, I noticed how much you have lost and the little distance you have left. Wow! Keep it up you are an inspiration.
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Good Morning Goldens!

Thanks again for all the nice wishes. I had a great day. I have my annual board retreat tonight at a local bistro. I plan to conserve calories all day and then just enjoy myself. A taste of this and that is the plan.....

Lynn, feeling ill is a hard time to keep up your motivation. And, sometimes for no clear reason, one can lose the path of healthy and mindful living. I would never presume to try to give you advice. I feel that I must reassure you of my faith in your strength, your determination, and your sheer ability to care for yourself. Look at all your triumphs and your accomplishments! I hope that the urologist can help you. In the end, I believe that YOU can help you.

Freda, how old is your card playing dgs? My 5 year old dgs has recently learned this really clever card game. It is so fun to play with them and watch their minds work.

DeeLee, I also plan calories for the evening snack. I enjoy yogurt and/or small portions of cereal with almond milk. Hang in there.

Gayle, hoping things are better.

Rosey, Wishing you good luck on figuring out the food for you and dh. I have faith in you. If anyone can figure out a way to change the menu to meet dietary needs - it is you! I know that it is frustrating and time consuming..... not to mention expensive. How about fish? We save money/calories with frozen fish portions that we buy at sams or costco.

Isabella, I love your menus. Such lovely and creative fair. I am still chuckling over your oven adventures!

Lucinda, good luck with the cooking. Hopefully you can find a way to meet your family's needs and still provide the food you need.

Mary, I need a haircut/highlight too! Of course, it is darned expensive for me so I will wait til next month.

Ashenpond, I hope the dr can help you.

Karen31, bullying is so terrible and speaks to the darkness in all of us. Adults tend to see it as a "right of passage" when it is really a severe problem. That is a really powerful video. I agree, hold the school accountable.

CarolSue, I hope you had a great birthday! And yes, celebrations are often for children. They learn life lessons and things about our culture.

Well, I will check back later today to see how everyone else is doing.... Later.

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Keep me Accountable menu 854 calories + 33 grams fiber

Breakfast - Fiber One, Orange yogurt , Flax & Chia seeds,
3oz. Chunky Cinnamon applesauce

Lunch- Carrot and Squash Curry soup

Supper -Venison Pizza with homemade crust.

Mock coconut pudding w/sf cool whip
Good Morning, I couldn't get on this site thru foxfire this morning, went the internet explorer way. I, who never gets a cold have the start of one.DH was sick with a cold a few days ago. Yesterday I didn't feel good all day and I wasn't hungry so didn't eat much.
Carol Sue, I'm wondering about the statement from your doctor that said you don't have diverticulitis anymore. How can that happen? I thought once you have those pockets in your colon, you can't get rid of them. I saw some on the screen when I had my last colon checked but they don't bother me yet.
Isabella...how many calories in your carrot and onion quiche?
KarenFla...did your hear about your echo yet?
KarenMo...sorry about the bullies, where is the prayer warrior thread?
Jenye...about 20 years ago I had one eye that was closing on its own, couldn't stop it. Turned out I had Bells Palsy, doc gave me a eye patch and said the side of my face that was paralyzed was from an ear infection from years ago? It healed itself, what did your son think?
Dee...I plan a treat at night like a couple of the other GG's. I'm not sure what kind of plan you're on but working a night time treat into your daily menu works. With me it's a mind game, if I know I can have a treat...I don't always have it. But knowing I can makes a big difference. I was going to have popcorn last night but didn't feel like getting up to make it. But knowing I could have it satiated me.
Gayle...sorry to hear of the friction with DH and DS. Ask your hubby if he wants to be remembered by his son by his unwelcoming attitude toward him. That might make him think. What's all the stuff you have in the bags? I'm a shoe nut, I purchased plastic shoe boxes, took pictures of all my high heeled shoes and pasted the picture on the front of each box so I knew which heels were in there. Sure saved ruffling through all the cardboard boxes they came in. If you purchased clear plastic boxes, you could see what's in them.
Mary...I think we must have gotten our hair cuts at the same time. Dummy me discovered a beauty shop about 2 miles from me, been there 6 years. I've been driving to the outskirts of town for all my appointments, maybe 25-30 miles round trip. This new gal gave me a really good cut too. (Plus 2.00 cheaper!)
Rosey...you said Steve was allergic to moose meat. The last I read of your post, you said all game meat. TRUE? Can taking an allergy tablet work for him and he'll be able to eat it again? I'm sad thinking of all that healthy meat being unused.
Rie...we're thankful that you're a part of this wonderful group of Golden Girls!
Lucinda...someone else asked the question I was going to ask about making special foods for yourself and different for your family. So many recipes can be made calorie friendly by cutting out some of the fats, sugars, etc. Try Hungry Girl for some recipes everyone can eat. My DH eats what I eat except for some dessert. He's a potato kind of guy and I usually make for him and skip it myself, I hate wasting calories on something I'm not real fond of unless it's mashed potatoes. I love mashed potatoes. I used to make the cooked califlower and potatoes together and mashed, those are really good. Have you tried that? Just google the recipe, lots of variations out there.
Freda...I know you were one of the GG's that saved some calories for night time snack. One of my favorites is popcorn, if I'm thinking sweet...I just top the popcorn with kettlecorn seasoning. Have you tried that"
Chris aka daylily...Yes, please jump in. As you can see, we're very gabby. Some of us take notes to keep up and you don't have to address everyone, we don't take offense.
Lynn...I saved you for last because I can feel your pain and bewilderment over all you've gone through medically, losing lots of weight, training for a marathon and then having it all back tracked. I've never met anyone more determined than you and so many obstacles trying to keep you down. Like one of the gals said, you need to keep posting your exercises and accomplishments/ food here. GET THE JUNK FOOD OUT, want the GG's posse to come over armed with garbage bags? You've done it before, you will do it again. That's all I'm going to say on the subject and we'll see you here today or tomorrow with your "you can't keep me down" spirit. Dig your heels in girlfriend!
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Isabella, this was on my Hungry Girl email today and I thought of you. I'd never get away with making a meatless burger but you might enjoy this.
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Bean 'n Veggie PattyCakes
PER SERVING (1/6th of recipe, 1 patty): 161 calories,
3.5g fat, 493mg sodium, 25.5g carbs, 5.5g fiber,
4.5g sugars, 9g protein -- PoinWVPlXVŠ value 4*
Some of the BEST-TASTING meatless patties around. And
no gluten either!

5 cups chopped portabella mushrooms
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 tsp. chopped garlic
1/4 tsp. each salt and black pepper
One 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1/4 cup chopped basil
1/4 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour (like the kind by King Arthur)
1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained, patted dry, finely chopped
2 tbsp. reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping (like the kind by Kraft)

Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add mushrooms,
onion, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir until softened, about 10 minutes. Transfer to
a bowl lined with paper towels.
Place beans, egg substitute, and basil in a blender, and puree until mostly smooth.
Remove paper towels from veggie bowl, and blot away excess moisture. Thoroughly mix
in bean mixture and flour. Stir in sun-dried tomatoes and Parm-style topping. Cover and
refrigerate until cool and set, at least 1 hour.
Evenly divide and form mixture into 6 patties, about 1/2 cup each. If needed, clean skillet.
Re-spray and bring to medium heat. Cook patties for 3 - 4 minutes per side, until firm and
lightly browned, working in batches as needed. (Flip gently so patties keep their shape.)
Enjoy!
MAKES 6 SERVINGS
*The PointsPlusŠ values for these products and/or recipes were calcul
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Deelee, keep the bad stuff out of the house!!! I know because if I have chips in the house I'll eat every last one, including licking the bag. I've been known to search through cupboards and closets looking for a bag of chips and thankfully if they aren't there I can't eat them. Fortunately, I won't get in the car just to buy a bag of chips. The craving usually subsides after a short while. Have you tried a small bowl of cereal before bedtime. I believe some of the GG find this quite effective.

Gayle, loved your little cubbyholes. I like to do things like that too. I'm a bit messy but organized. Horseradish . Don't like that either. So sorry about the conflict between your DS and DH. I understand how hurt you can be. I'll keep them and you in my prayers. They really need to sit down together with a counselor, but that's not likely to happen, is it?

Mary, I need a haircut myself. I've resorted to wearing a hairband around the house to keep the hair out of my eyes (drives me crazy). I'm of the mind I'd like to grow my bangs but I suspect as soon as the hair is long enough I'll get it trimmed and styled and like it for a month and then get it cut short again. I have ADHD hair, lol. My hair gets a bit wavy long, too.

Rosey, I don't eat meat but every once and a while I'll pick up a package of chicken for my MIL and I'm always blown away with the prices. No wonder some people eat so poorly. Will you continue to eat the game meat? You're a good wife, Rosey.

Lucinda, are the other members of your family vegan, like you? Everyone seems to be interested in what you are cooking differently for your family, lol. We are such an inquisitive group. BTW, we won't "vote you off the island."

Hi Lynn. I've sensed you have not been yourself lately. Just something about your posts. You're worried about your health and that can throw a body out of kilter. Don't worry about the weight right now. Just make sure you get better and then you can tackle that again. You were one of the first persons I met on 3FC and you have been a great inspiration and help to me over the past few years (even if you didn't know it). You really know what you have to do but I think a little encouragement to do it is what you're looking for today. You know we're all here for you, Chickie. Just keep checking in and we'll help all we can.

Freda, glad I can be of some help in planning your menus.

Welcome Chris/Daylily. Glad you decided to join us. Can't wait to hear from you again.

Rie, hope you'll have a great night at the board retreat. Sounds like you've got everything under control. BTW, everything's a "Go" with the oven, lol.

Bobbi, I put the ingredients for the Carrot Quiche into Fitday and with the modifications it came out to approximately 250 calories for 1/8 of a 9-inch pie. I made my own crust with a scant cup of flour and about 1/4 cup soft margarine. I try to keep the crust thin. It's not the flakiest crust because of the small amount of fat but it does the trick when on a diet. Just noticed the mushroom burger you posted. Mushroom burgers are da bomb!

Well, I'm off to trim MIL's hair. She got a perm yesterday and doesn't like her hair. She says it's dry on the tips but it probably isn't but I'll placate her and make a few snips with the scissors. She's a hard woman to please, lol. I never disagree with her and humor her unless it's a matter of life and death. That way she's happy with me and she listens to me better than her sons and daughters. (At least that's what they all say.) Whenever they want her to do something they get me to ask her. I think the problem is they tell her she has to do whatever needs to be done and she digs in her heels and says NO. She doesn't want anyone telling her what to do. I'll just bring up the subject casually and suggest what I'd do but tell her that's up to her if she wants to do it. Works almost every time--"innocent as a dove, wise as a serpent."

I'll be back with my menu later on.

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Gayle, too funny on the cartoon. About 4 years ago a poster on another thread posted the cartoon. I loved it so much that I printed it out on card stock and have it tacked to my bathroom wall by the scale. I recently added Rie's "You're just a little husky" picture too. Hard to say too mad at the scale with to fun pictures.

KarenFL, bummer. I hoped maybe the flew the coop permanently.


Jenye, I think it makes sense to talk with your son about the problem but seeing a specialist makes much sense as well.


KarenMO, cyber bullying is illegal and if the school doesn't do anything, have your cousin make an appointment with the superintendent. I've worked with many supts over the years and they do not like (in any way, shape or form) bad publicity. Then the next step is to take it to a school board meeting during public comments with the comment being your cousin will be going to the police next. Please, please make sure that your cousin follows through.


OK Gayle, I believe the GG squad needs to come and whack your husband. I agree with your statement The Jerk. I have other descriptions as well. Arrogant, know it all pig comes to mind.


Lynn, wowza on Rie's b-day greetings. Very cool. And Carol Sue's as well.


Rosey, after years of reading ingredient list, I have found that what they add to food is mind-boggling. Also you will get very quick to pick out the soy in the list. Nearly jumps out of the itsy-bitsy teeny weeny print.


Rie, glad you have a nice, wonderful b-day.


Lucinda, I'm lazy.
I plan to update my blog again. Best plans just keep going awry. Our group here has gotten so big that it takes way longer to read and respond.

Lynn, one thing after knowing you coming up on a year is that you seem very goal oriented. You were doing the
track while training for your half marathon. You are a very focused woman and perhaps you need to find a focus (5K for a charity - I'd sponsor you again in a heartbeat because I have the utmost faith you'd do a great job). ALSO, I asked my friend with the UTI symptoms that aren't a UTI what the syndrome was called and she told me it is Interstitial Cystitis. Google it and see what you think. After the diagnosis, she started eating based on the food lists that don't acerbate it and she said she's had a lot of relief. Also, her dr. gave her a prescription that helped calm the bladder/urethra nerves. I can asked her the name of the med if you'd like.

Freda, I love "Food is always around. Getting used to the fact that we can't eat EVERYTHING is annoying." So perfectly said.


Hi Chris. It takes a while to get to know us all but we're glad to have you.


Bobbi, I'll answer the question you asked Rosey about using an allergy med and eat the foods her DH is allergic to. No way, no how. You never know when a mild allergic reaction will change to life threatening. She'd need to make sure he has an Epi-pen and the phone handy to call 911. Way too risky. And the Epi-pen could cause a heart attack with the rush it gives to the heart. Too risky. At least that's my learned opinion.


OK, I must get back to work as it is knee deep again. Love you all! And to all that I missed.

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Hi Golden Girls. I think every single one of you is wonderful. Thanks for the late night suggestions. Plan a snack - that's exactly what I need to do. I haven't had time the past few days to come on site for very long. I want to read more thoroughly. I also have to get my hair done. Long process, I get highlights and a base then a cut.
I'm not on Facebook so I didn't see the bullying incident but I think it's disgraceful.
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Just saw what Marie wrote - she is exactly right. go to superintendent and insist the offenders parents are brought in - not the babysitter, not the nanny, etc. Sometimes the parents are actually horrified that their child would do such a thing. But even if they don't think it's a big deal - they don't like having to take a day off work. Hugs to you and grandson.
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Hello-- just got back from the dentist so I haven't taken time to read the posts here. But I did notice that Freda wanted to see if I could repost that video here. Let me try this link and see if it works.
http://youtu.be/wmKN4WSnQ4I

Also Bobbi you can go to the Prayer Warriors thread here: PRAYER WARRIORS ~ All Faiths 2012
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Welcome, Beesparkle. Jump right in and start chatting. We're here to laugh, support and give care.
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Thanks for making me feel welcomed ladies. Well I am doing the point system for me. I like it. I know that we all are doing different that is fine. We are all in here to be supportive for each other.

I am finding out. That number one post is not first for today's chat. So my dear friend Chris told me. So have that straighten out. Well I am a tad older in here then you all. I don't mine though. I am not too old to learn new tricks. It is nice to see all these happy profiles. Anyhow I am a chatterbox. I am reading all your chit chat here. I know one Gal in here who helped me and told me also she comes in here. I think she is on page 2 here. Her nick name is I think is a pink Piggy. So until someone mentioned her name as Iris. I would of never known. I love Miss Piggy. Kid in heart still. Has anyone seen the comercial with Miss Piggy on a swing or a lift of some kind. I think she is trying to make eyes to one of the other guys on a lift. It is real cute. Up to her sassy ways Miss Piggy. The look on th guys eyes is real cute. Well may you all have a productive day. Those smiles are sure can make a person feel comfy in here. Glad I came in here.

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It's going to be an early night for me. I have to get up early, ride bike, take shower, etc, etc, etc and then go to MIL's and do her hair so I can take her for a doctor's appointment. No wonder her hair is frizzy. She washed it three times since yesterday's perm. I told her she had no natural oils left in her head so I didn't do any cutting, but left the scissors just in case I have to make a little snip here and there tomorrow morning. I'm just going to put some de-frizzing stuff in and use the curling iron to tame it down.

Here's my eats and exercise for the day.

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Dinner: Veggie steak (breaded and fried), ff gravy, mashed potatoes (skim milk & light sour cream), mashed turnip, carrots & peas, cabbage, 1/2 cup V8 juice

Supper: Mashed potatoes with 1/2 cup vegetable soup poured over, 1/2 giant tangelo, teeny, tiny piece Christmas cake

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Good Hola, All…

Good off work at 2, so I have the energy to “computer” a bit…

KarenFL – I hope you get a good result from your echo. Isn't the waiting just the worst? How are you feeling these days? It sounds like you’re making good progress (whether you think so or not!).

And I hope the dogs AND their owners have gone bye-bye... the owners taught the dogs how to behave. No redeeming social value, at all...

CK – that Radio Flyer video was cute! However, as an ex-cop, I had a visceral reaction it, had to imagine the accident potential with all the “LookyLous” who can’t drive even without the distraction! I was surprised to hear that it’s street worthy and licensed… I remember that there was a vehicle that had the back end in the front and the front end in the back, so it looked like it was traveling backwards. They eventually had to get that off the street because of all the accidents!

Wow, CK – that video was powerful…. This is your niece? I hope someone does something!

Gayle – I’m sorry your DH is being such a jerk. He seems to go in phases, doesn’t he? Sometimes he just makes you crazy by acting like a moron, and then he acts decent again… I hope the decent comes back again SOON! Zoe can run over and pop him in the snout for you, I’ll bet!

Lynn – I LOVE the birthday graphics! Where do you find them? And I agree with Bobbi that you’re the most determined person in this group… and you WILL get yourself back on track when you’re ready!

Rosey – is Mr. GrumpyPants better? It’s good that he brought you flowers (guilt is good, isn’t it?), but he should still not take it out on YOU! I hope he’s feeling better soon. Does he realize how lucky he is to have you as his wifey?

Freda – you haven’t mentioned your back for a while… are you well again?

Nothing much to report. I took GM to lunch yesterday with my old lady friend, and she enjoyed that. She's the same ol', same ol'.... I need to start scheduling her for some followup doc appointments, and she needs cataract surgery soon. I'm already tired! (and whiney... don't forget whiney!!)

Newbies - welcome! Everyone, hope the rest of your day is a good one! Later!
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Welcome beespark, we're glad Chris pointed you to our thread.
You all can call me miss piggy right now, I ate way too much and my stomach hurts. We were hungry for mac and cheese, something I rarely make because of all the calories. I found a low calorie recipe using extra sharp fat free cheese. I've had some in the frig for a long time, hard to get rid of because it's so tasteless. But it was excellent in my mac and cheese plus I added 4 oz. of cooked squash. It was really delicious! I made just enough to have tonight as a side dish for me and a separate serving for DH. His had regular cheese in it, that's why I made them in two casseroles.
KarenMo...I just watched the video, I'd like to run over and smack those girls. Truly sad, what's happening now?

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