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Old 07-02-2014, 05:30 PM   #31
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Mary...happy Joe's surgery went well. Was that for cataracts?

I made a big pot of Portugal soup, it was on allrecipes.com, my favorite web site. It smells wonderful and was a 5 star recipe. I was too tired to put in the stats so will not count calories tomorrow. The soup is best made a day ahead of time, we'll have it tomorrow.

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Old 07-02-2014, 06:54 PM   #32
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Hello everyone Just a quick pop in this afternoon. Bobbi you were asking about Glynne----well, I had a nice visit with her and her hubby this afternoon! They have been on vacation and had asked if we would be home today so they could come and we could meet! It was so nice! It really is fun to get to meet some of the people from our 3fc group! Really enjoyed it.

Things here are going pretty good. We are having some hot weather too but today has been pretty pleasant. Been just a nice quiet day this afternoon and I like it that way!

I'll try to catch up some day but know that I think of all of you. Have a great evening.
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Hola, All...
Mary - glad Joe's eye surgery went okay... was the followup report a good one?

CK and Gayle - SO glad you got together! Great picture... however, I have to ask if Gayle is even SHORTER than you are??

Rosey - so glad Hailey is doing better. It's good to be young and resilient, yes? And you're such a good g'ma!

Liana - where is your new job?

Did too much yesterday, did too little today... so I'm about ready for bed!

Everyone, have a good one tomorrow!
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Okay....here's a dose of the weird mind of Karen.....gator meat! The saying is you are what you eat. If you have ever had Western range fed beef you know that it tastes like sage. Think Thanksgiving turkey. Gators eat really nasty old stuff....they haul it off to their dens to marinate in Fl sun/heat. They have a breath that would gag a maggot. A gator farm smells for miles away. So don't try and tell me it tastes like chicken. It is fishy tail meat of a carnivorous smelly beast. (yeah, I've tried it)

We have a few swimming in our canal and keep a gate so Dash can't get on the dock. They grow about 1' a year so it doesn't take long to get to Big Boy size.

Mary....Glad Joe's surgery went well. Question where's the pot?

Rosey...Will CP need to be in the hospital or will you get to take care of him?

Cajun...weight dropping. That's what an earworm causes!!!!!!!!
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Okay....here's a dose of the weird mind of Karen.....gator meat! The saying is you are what you eat. If you have ever had Western range fed beef you know that it tastes like sage. Think Thanksgiving turkey. Gators eat really nasty old stuff....they haul it off to their dens to marinate in Fl sun/heat. They have a breath that would gag a maggot. A gator farm smells for miles away. So don't try and tell me it tastes like chicken. It is fishy tail meat of a carnivorous smelly beast. (yeah, I've tried it)
LOL, never said it tasted like chicken, just that it was the other white meat I'm pretty sure I had farmed gator... not wild caught, like the difference between farmed catfish and wild catfish - you know what they feed on too, eh? They probably aren't legally allowed to feed farmed gators total garbage (I hope anyway) Our range fed beef here doesn't taste like sage - just grass fed so no overriding flavour of any particular herb.

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Liana - where is your new job?
New job is with a security company - so it's mainly nights. This month I'll be watching a beach condo complex on our lake with another employee. Many of the owners are from other areas & just come for their vacations and weekends although some live there year round.

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Stopped in just before bed. Going to bed early because we are both so tired again tonight.

Jess - This post-op appt went well. His vision is better in some ways and they said the rest should come back as the eye heals.

Bobbi, this was not for a cataract....this was to reposition the Intraoccular lens that they put in his eye during his surgery for his cataracts in his 50s. We don't know if it was the gloucoma surgery he had last year that did it or what, but it had begun to fall bringing the vitrous along with it..so prolapsing the vitrous. It was a long intricate surgery that the specialist called "tricky." The stitches had to all be done inside the eye. A lot of people were praying for him, and a highly recommended doctor, and we are very thankful. This was his 3rd surgery on this eye! Only two on the other one.

He has no restrictions on him except to not pickup anything heavy, take it easy for a while and not exercise vigorously and to stay out of the garden or I suppose any dusty place. Oh and wear his patch to bed.

Karen3/Cana - I've tasted gator...on one of our trips to NC. Kind of chewy...not horrible tasting but nothing I really like either.

Karen3 - Yeah, still haven't found the pot And for those who haven't heard the story...it's not the kind you smoke.
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Old 07-03-2014, 09:10 AM   #37
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Good Morning girls...gator meat is something I haven't tried, no opportunity. We've eaten most wild game meat, the deer Bruce brings home from Wyoming is sagey tasting. The Minnesota deer taste more like beef since it's corn fed. I like both unless it's a big male in rut. That stinks when you cook it, has a very strong wild taste to it. I have to marinate the heck out of it to eat.

Yesterday I had a good day menu wise even tho the sausage links were high in calories . I only ate 1/2 of a link where in the past I'd eat two.

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Breakfast: Fiber One ,Flax seeds, Chia seeds, Almond Milk, fresh Peach
Lunch: Lemon Smoothie
Supper: Smoky bourbon sausage, only ate half of it. Calories were 260 for one link.
lettuce & kale salad with Raspberry Vinegrette dressing. 1 large bowl of cooked carrots & celery.
2 Tablespoon Mac & cheese (80 calories, yikes) It's no wonder I gain weight, if I knew how many calories were in things, I'd choose not to eat them.
P.M. Snack: Flat Out with fresh blueberries & cool whip
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Today is packing day. We are going camping for the weekend. Fishing this weekend too !!! Dh and I went to Walmart and lowes last night to get stuff we needed. Both ds's are working this weekend.
Bobbi I'm only going to weigh in on Wednesdays so that's when I do the % chart. I know what you mean about things tasting the sage in Wyoming. I don't like rutting buck meat either. We are allowed to get a doe per membership and we have 3 with the sons but we don't usually get but one. ( our choice) You are not missing out on alligator meat. Fishy chewy taste. People traveling here to south louisiana love gator meat. Oh I almost forgot a lil tip. Soak your deer meat in salt water for a few hours. It pulls the blood out and removes some of the strong taste.
Mary glad hubby is doing ok with his eye surgery.
Liana I know what you mean about pond catfish vs wild caught. Pond is nasty.
K3 for now your ear worm is getting a vacation. Much needed I must say. For awhile he was very busy working overtime. Glad you didn't get author.
Karen31 I loved the pic of you and glynn. How awesome that y'all got to meet in person.

Sorry if I forgot some of you. Hi to all. Work is calling.
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DH & I enjoyed our visit to Louisiana and the State Parks & Refuges there. We saw quite a few gators in the wild - not huge ones though. We were there in the middle of November.
Maybe the gator was cooked too long (like abalone or octopus - must stop the cooking process before it becomes rubbery). Maybe tough gator is the wrong cut like eating chuck instead of tenderloin, lol. I also don't like wild meat that had to be chased before or tracked after the shot. Too much adrenalin in the system will turn the meat off and make it tough as well. The element of surprise is very important.
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Old 07-03-2014, 01:55 PM   #41
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Welcome Naughty...yes, please do. What kind of plan are you on? I see you're about to hit the one-der-land. Under 200

I made the Almond Pudding just now, it makes 4 servings @ 45 calories each. (about 1/2 cup). I think the corn starch could be cut back a little, pudding is pretty thick. (calories would be less too )I used just a splash of vanilla extract and one teaspoon almond extract. We plan on putting fresh blueberries on it with sugar free cool whip tonight for our after supper treat.


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2 c. almond milk
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Heat the almond milk and stir in the sugar.
Mix the cornstarch with about 2 tablespoons cold water.
Pour the cornstarch in a slow stream into the almond milk, whisking constantly.
Stir until thickened. Let it come to a boil for about 15 seconds, then remove from the heat.
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Reduce heat to low and simmer, whisking occasionally, until mixture thickens. It usually takes about 3 minutes, but I continue whisking for a total of 4.
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Old 07-03-2014, 05:08 PM   #42
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Hi Everyone, Well it looks like about once a week I can post. Crazy week. Still trying to deal with nurses that were rifted and getting evaluations done. Looking back over everyone's posts.
Well, I've eaten gator a couple of times in New Orleans, not my favorite, but ok.
I had a great loss this week, I think it was the heat/humidity and I've increased to walking 4 miles in the morning and now 2.7 of those miles, I do my slow scary jog! I'm trying to get ready to do a 5K in September. It's called a Color run and I think it will be fun. They do have walkers, joggers, runners and wogglers! I think I'm a woggler! People can walk faster than I jog! But it's ok, I keep telling myself that I am not in a race with them. I get up at 5:30 and get to the park by 6:15am and then after my walk, I feed the squirrels peanuts which relaxes me, then I get home shower right quick and then I am off to work.
Hope the hurricane doesn't too badly affect anyone, the only thing we have to worry about here is a tornado occasionally, but not as often as other areas of the country.
I'm glad the Bryer's Gelato tastes terrible, I have drooled about that ad too!!
I've done pretty good with my eating fruit in the day with the fresh watermelon and cantelope, that's really helping me.
We are in a contest here at work that ends September 15 to lose the highest percentage. I had set a goal for myself to be down to 175 by then. I think I might surpass that if I can keep myself going.
Well, a long post. Everyone have a safe and wonderful Fourth of July!!!!
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Good afternoon GG's,

I've been away for several days ~ kind of kept up with you all on my phone, but it is hard to post from that.

Had a nice few days away. Went with Sara and the kids to Eureka Springs, AR. Had some adventures there. We stayed in a cabin that over looked a lake ~ beautiful. Deer would come out in the evenings and early morning and eat the grass in the yard there. So peaceful. Take a cup of coffee and my crocheting out on the porch in the morning before everyone woke up ~ ahhhhh

DH lined up some adventures ~ horse back riding. Oh my aching joints ~ it made me think of Donna and her hip and maybe how that felt. I hadn't been on a horse since I was a teenager. I have no desire to do it again in this lifetime ~ my joints don't go in those positions anymore ~ LOL.

Another afternoon, he had arranged for zip lining. I passed on that one. He and Sara and the kids went ~ even Maddie ~ they loved it. Seeing the videos they took during, was excitement enough for me. While they did that, I rode a trolly thing around town ~ the old down town area ~ neat little victorian type houses. Pretty.

Then Sara and the kids went home and we traveled on to Branson, MO. We got to see a couple shows there and wander around some of the little shops. There was this one restaurant we liked and kept going back to. Very tasty reasonably priced food. Sometimes, I would alternate have a meal, then sometimes instead of a meal ~ just a dessert. I haven't weighed yet. Hoping that because we did a lot of walking around that maybe it off set some of the calories.

On the way home was prehaps the best part of the trip. I got to meet Karen31 and visit with her a bit before we traveled on. Got to meet Tim also and of course Ginger and Sissy. It was so much fun to get to meet her in person.

Back home now ~ as usual with a vacation ~ you get home and have to rest up.

Hope you all are doing well. Have plans for the 4th?

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By the way I've been eating for the last 2 weeks, you would think I'm on a "see food diet", LOL. My plan is to eat healthy low calorie foods that I like and to focus on calories in versus calories out.

I was doing great, but have been stressed out lately and turned to eating too much of the wrong foods. It is so easy to get into a slide and keep on going. Time to dive into way to hold myself accountable.

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Just now getting here and I have to fix dinner soon so will have to make this short. Not much going on here. I am taking care of the yards and garden for dh so he can take it easy. He could do it but I enjoy it. He is driving though and he went to the CU and to Portland for some marinated ribs he's been wanting. I was going to make my own but I'm still feeling a little sick so I don't mind not having to do it. Our son will come over tomorrow to BBQ.

Welcome, Naughty!!

ETA: Up late waiting for my hard boiled eggs to cool. Was going through my book marks and found this, not sure whether I've posted it before but kind of a cool website except it won't allow me to register because I can't select my city. I emailed them. http://www.mydietmealplanner.com/
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