Simply Filling/Core - Simply filling/Core Weekly Chat: Jan 16-22

01-16-2012, 11:51 AM
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01-16-2012, 11:58 AM
Good Morning:

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The trip to see my brother was more pleasant than before. He has been in this facility for about 8 months and he looks better. No doubt that's the effect of better nutrition, drugs and getting the diabetes under control. He also appears to have made a friend there so he has someone to talk to. He has Alzheimer's and that's obvious but he is still sociable.

I'm off to the trainer later and then my niece and I will take a walk in the nearby woods, if it doesn't rain.

Vickie, I hope you're out of the snow! I guess if you can get out, it's better today.

Pam, that wasn't my day of food, but a recommendation from the book. I don't eat cold cereals usually. I eat oatmeal usually. One day I had 2 oz of deli low salt turkey on toast for breakfast and I wasn't hungry for three hours.

01-16-2012, 12:28 PM
Vickie, that box won't get you again. Today's Monday. Enjoy being back on plan. That's what I'm gonna do, too.

Rhonda, I'm glad your brother is doing better. Enjoy your walk in the woods.

I am readying to roast some cauliflower/broccoli to go along with roasted chicken breasts for lunch. I'm enjoying a laid back day. (every minute of it) It's good to just stay home.

01-16-2012, 12:28 PM
Vickie, that box won't get you again. Today's Monday. Enjoy being back on plan. That's what I'm gonna do, too.

Rhonda, I'm glad your brother is doing better. Enjoy your walk in the woods.

I am readying to roast some cauliflower/broccoli to go along with roasted chicken breasts for lunch. I'm enjoying a laid back day. (every minute of it) It's good to just stay home.

beach bum
01-16-2012, 01:09 PM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Just had a brunch type of meal as I woke up 1/2 early than my podiatrist appointment at 10. When I got there the receptionist told me my appointment i for Tues not Mon the 16th.I went home thinking I must be going out of my mind not remembering my doctors appointment. Well I got home and saw the appointment was TODAY.Will bring the card with me tomorrow to prove to them they were wrong.

This afternoon I'm heading for Walmart to pick up Metamucil and some other products.

RHONDA Thanks for the pages,So sorry to hear about your brother. Hope that he stays in the socializing mode ,and not regresses further prayer on on there way.

SANDRA Enjoy your lunch sounds yummy. Monday are also my lazy day as like the song Rainy Days and Monday get me Down. I'm not really down but I use Mondays as clean out the closet days or other projects that I put off.

Have a great day

01-16-2012, 03:58 PM
Maryann, guess the doctor's office made a mistake. :lol: Hang in there, girl!

I have the Almond Joy pudding in the fridge. It has to cool at least an hour. I can almost taste it already. Chocolate!!!!!!!!

01-17-2012, 12:30 AM
quiet here today...

I had a great walk with my niece...out in a wetlands area in the north part of the city...

I've kept my calories to 1500 today and I am hungry. I probably exercised a few hundred of them off and should eat a bit more.

beach bum
01-17-2012, 12:47 PM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Had a 10 AM appointment with the foot doctor. I gave the receptionist the appointment card and she told me that she sorry for making me come out to them. The doctor decided to take a 3 day weekend and the receptionist forgot to rescheduled my appointment. All is forgiven, and I have another appointment for April.

The weather up here is mild again,so I might take a walk along my street,as I have to start exercising. I went on my bike for 20 mins,so that's a start.

SANDRA-When I went in today they were so apologetic,this was the second time this has happened to me but withy other doctor. She told me that that must of forgot to rescheduled my appointment. People make mistakes and all is forgiven.

RHONDA-You're up to 1500 calories,I thinking maybe my up-down-up on the scale is due to eating low calories like 1045-1050,thinking I'm going to up my calories today and see what happens. Like the Old Wendy Plan with points.

Have a great day

01-17-2012, 02:31 PM
Maryann, much of what I have read has said that 1200 is really the healthy minimum.

01-17-2012, 06:54 PM
We went out for hamburgers today at 5 Guys. I got the smallest one and can live with that indulgence. I had heard how wonderful the burgers are, but I thought they were just so-so. One good thing is that they say there are no trans fats and no additives.

I also saw the podiatrist today to see if he could help with the hip problem as well as some foot pain. He told me that the right big toe joint has been injured some time in my life and will likely need surgery eventually. There isn't good range of motion and it clicks when moved. It gives me a lot of pain from time to time. To make the story short, he sold me some inserts that he thinks will help the foot and hip. I am to wear them for 3 months and see what happens.

I'm having salad for dinner, and DH is eating cereal. No cooking for me tonight! :dance:

01-17-2012, 07:41 PM
I subbed 4th Grade today and came home exhausted. I think I'm too old for their energy. Curtis and I went out for Mexican afterwards. I start over tomorrow.

Maryann, I'm glad all went well at the doctor's. You're right. Everyone's human.

Rhonda, we had light lunches today. Maybe that'll help with our indulgence for dinner. (Who am I trying to kid?) :lol:

01-17-2012, 11:09 PM
Sorry I have been MIA this week.

My aunt had emergency hip surgery Sat pm to repair 2 broken hips. She is so frail they think she broke them without an actual fall.. After the surgery she was unable to breath on her own so the had to put her on a ventilator, then Sunday her Blood pressure was too low and they had to maintain it with medicines.
Finally yesterday she stabilized and today she got off the ventilator.

She still has a long ways to go but we feel a lot better about things than
Sat & Sunday . I have been at the hospital a lot to help my cousin get some breaks. I asked so many ventilator questions that the Dr asked if I was a nurse.
I told him unfortunately I learned a lot during my husband's illness.

Starting to eat healthy.

Take care everyone ...more to each later !!!

01-18-2012, 12:12 AM
good evening chicks.

Sandra, I know what you mean about keeping up with the young ones. I guess that is why we can't have kids at our age. Mexican sounds good.

Rhonda, I LOVE 5 Guys. It's a splurge to go there, so I get the double patty and love those fries. Hope the inserts fix your problem.

Nancy, sorry about your aunt. Glad she is off the ventilator. I'm glad you asked questions. Most won't or don't. I'm like that too. Like to be informed.

Maryann, yes, we all make mistakes. You probably should walk outside while you can. Once the snow starts, you will be stuck inside.

We have been walking every day. Most days twice. We are maintaining.

Been bothered today with angina. Had to take the nitro 3 times. Twice in the morning, and once early evening. I see cardio dr. in Feb. Been a little short of breath lately too. I am pretty in tune with my body. The angina is artery spasms. Not sure about the shortness of breath. Will be 2 yrs since my last stress and angiogram in June. Not sure what this new dr. will want to do. Maybe wait until I see my regular cardio dr. in KY in June.

Time to go watch the Biggest Loser.

01-18-2012, 08:23 AM

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Still low carbing it. Lost 4 pounds so far. TTFN

01-18-2012, 11:11 AM
Sloanie, thanks for the information and good going on the weight loss.

Pam, the small single patty 5 Guys burger has 480 calories, half from fat. The small fries have 310 calories, almost half from fat. Tasty, for sure! :lol:

Nancy, sorry about your aunt's health. It is often true that the bone breaks and then you fall. So, the break causes the fall, not vice versa. Poor thing. She's lucky to have you there to ask questions!

I'm home most of today, preparing for the GKs who are spending the night with us on Friday. :faint:

01-18-2012, 11:57 AM
Pam, I am worried about you. Please keep your appointment or go even sooner.

Nancy, this is sad news about your aunt. Please give her my best wishes.

Sloan, thank you for the head's up. I will post this on FB. Congratulations on losing those 4 lbs. :woohoo:

Rhonda, I am positive I had more calories than you yesterday. (Wish I hadn't, but I confess I enjoyed every bite.) I'm trying to get back OP. I have a suggestion for your grands (if the weather's pretty). How about bottles of bubbles? We keep them onhand. It's exciting watching those bubbles floating in the air.

I'm going to Ladies' Bible Class in a few minutes. I'm a little sad today. (because I'm spoiled) We're most likely not going to the National Championship in Louisville, KY this year. We do have other tournaments here in Texas and one in OK. Aw well, life goes on.

I am OP today. Hope to stay that way. Talk to you later.

beach bum
01-18-2012, 12:31 PM
Good Morning Ladies:)

This afternoon I'm going to play canasta,we finally got the ladies together,and I so glad we are playing again.

Low carbs are finally working for me, as I down to 168.5 this morning after a long struggle getting out of the 170's

RHONDA-That what i thought even though some of the woman on anther board are leaving to 100 calories & less thinking they can lose more weight that way. Did they forget the starvation mode.

SANDRA-Thanks nothing wrong with my feet I just went to have my toe nails cut and get the rough spots off my feet.

NANCY-Sorry to hear about your aunt breaking both hips without falling. Wow That must be painful,Hope she will heal soon. Glad that she off the venterlizer

PAM-Its too windy to walk up here, That the reason I do indoor exercisers.

Have to run and get ready for my canasta game. Have a great day

01-18-2012, 12:52 PM
Great job on all the weight losses !!

Sloan..what low carb plan are you following..I am trying that too..

I didn't know about the cell numbers going public... That is why I got rid of my
land line. I think political calls are exempt from the "do not call" list..bummer.

My aunt is off the ventilator and doing better. They did a feeding tube today to help with nitrition. They hope she can leave ICU in a day or so.

01-18-2012, 04:28 PM
Nancy, good news about your aunt! Thanks for letting us know.

I just spent one hour on the phone with a nutritionist with whom I got a free consultation through the lab that did my blood work. The short story is that she thinks I can bring down all of the problem numbers by eating low carb--about 100 grams a day. I have done that and can handle it. She said that my gene profile looks good and that I should be able to reach a state that is quite normal.

So, low carb and low glycemic it is going to be.

01-18-2012, 04:41 PM
Nancy and Rhonda, that's good news from you both.

Maryann, :woohoo: on being back in the 160's.

Well, ladies, I am again OP. So far today I'm making excellent choices. I even had grilled tilapia for lunch. Normally when I have an eating spree like I had at Pulido's yesterday, I take my time getting back on plan. Maybe I'm learning something.

01-19-2012, 06:26 AM
It's 4:30AM and I've been wide awake for an hour. Ridiculous.

beach bum
01-19-2012, 12:15 PM
Good Morning Ladies :)

Temp are down again,but the winds have stopped. Don't have anywhere to go to today except for choir practice. Had a great time with the girls at the canasta game,of course Mary and I lost a whole dollar.

Supposed to snow tomorrow when Rita & I are going to meet at the Irish Pub.Once the weather get warmer we will go back to the PB club, where we can do some walking .Right now the winds are bad in Woods Hole,and none of the shops are opened this time of year.

NANCY-Happy to hear your aunt is off the ventilator and will get out of ICU soon.You interesting in going low carb. I 'm doing the CAD as it has a reward meal where you can have carbs not like ATKINS that you have to be off of it completely.

SANDRA-Thanks,I happy about it also after the 20 lb. gain that i experienced during TG I now have 9 more lbs to lose to be back to 159.5 before Thanksgiving.

RHONDA-That happens to me some times. My sister always ask me if I had chocolate before I went to sleep,some time I do,and that's the cause ,so I stopped doing that.

Have a great day

01-19-2012, 05:12 PM
Rhonda, Curtis has been having the same sleepless nights. Are you hurting or are you just unable to sleep?

Maryann, what is PB club? You'll definitely have those 9 pounds off by Thanksgiving. I am always impressed at how well you lose.

I am baking Shipwreck Casserole. (It's CORE!) I hope it's good.

Just remembered that I still have not posted Sloan's post about cellphones on FB. I need to go do that now.

01-19-2012, 09:02 PM
hello chicks.

I made stuffed cabbage rolls today. Haven't had them in ages. Sandra, share your recipe please.

Maryann, I remember playing canasta when I was a kid. My grandma and the ladies played and taught me. I would need a refresher course now. Forgot how it's played. I think it was 2 or 4 decks of cards. I know it was a lot of fun.

Rhonda, did you get a nap in today? That is pretty early to not be able to sleep.

Nancy, good news about your aunt. Hope she leaves ICU soon.

01-19-2012, 10:21 PM
I slept for 45 minutes between tap class and going to the gym. It was not enough and I'm very sleepy. That's bad because I need to be kid-proofing the house for the gk's arrival tomorrow. Maybe I'll do it when I wake up at 4AM again!

I'm not hurting, just waking up. Hopefully, it will pass.

I kept the carbs to 125 grams today. It's not too hard. I find it harder to space them throughout the day.

01-20-2012, 09:27 AM
I slept rather soundly last night, until 5:30AM...that's better.

Do you Chicks know about Boar's Head meat and cheese products. Some of their lower sodium products are pretty good. They have good information on their website. They're on the pricier side, but it's your health we're talking about.

I have a busy day and the GK's and great niece will be here this afternoon. That's 4 kids, from 7 to 18 months. Should be fun :lol: :eek:

01-20-2012, 10:56 AM

Rhonda, I buy boar's head while we are here in Florida. I don't think it's available in KY. At least not where I live. It's very pricey, but it is good. I usually buy the honey turkey.

It's suppose to be 80 today.

01-20-2012, 06:02 PM
Pam, the recipe is super simple: 3 sliced potatoes, 3 sliced carrots, 1 sliced onion. Layer each after salting. Pat 1 pound raw ground chuck on top. Mix 1 can tomato juice with 1 can water and pour on top. Bake 350* for 2 hours. It's simple and good.

Rhonda, I'm sending you ;) ;) ;) for energy.

We just got home from Lake Whitney. We did a lot of riding around and a little fishing. Reminded me of riding the hills in Montana. We both enjoy getting out with nature.

beach bum
01-20-2012, 06:45 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Had a hard time getting onto the board this morning.We had some snow last night but its just a dusting ,but tomorrow are going to have 4-6 inches,and than on Monday RAIN RAIN so it should wash it away if our temps rise.

This morning I had to go to the dentist to fill a cavity and have x-rays of the lower jaw.Hope is noting serious going on there.

Than Rita and I when to Subways for lunch, I Was able to chew on a sub.Had a chicken parm hero.

The health dept up here, is trying to get tobacco products out of any place that has a pharmacy so the supermarkets walmart CVS AIDS are going to effected. I don't smoke and don't care but the rights of telling people that own business what to sell or what you can sell is going to far. The smoke shop owned by a family] in our town that has been there for a long time might be going to go out of business.??????

Just got back from Subways as the girl at the counter left and told us the store was opened to 10 PM,have a great time talking. We were embarrassed and left.

SANDRA-Thanks,I hope so also,been trying for ages so it seems to get down to my healthy goal of 140 but now my doctor told me 150 should be my target.PB Club I the Peanut butter Club that my friends I went last summer on Fridays. Its a place where they show videos on all kinds of events from the sea to the land. The name came from years ago people would bring PB sandwiches to the place and had they lunch. as the films were always shown at 12n.Today you can bring lunch or have a snack and coffee that they server in the back of the room.

PAM-Its a game that you use 2 decks of cards,We have lots of fun playing and talking of course,but we haven't played since last summer as we couldn't get the team together.

Have to go,have a great evening

01-20-2012, 10:49 PM
Maryann, in Canada the drug stores were forced to quit selling tobacco products ages ago. Some people didn't like it, but I can't tell you how shocked I am to see alcohol and tobacco sold in drug stores.

The kids are in bed. We let them stay up until 8:30PM because what are grandparents for anyway. My great niece didn't come so there are only three of them.

So far, I've kept the carbs to 106 grams today.

01-21-2012, 11:32 AM
Rhonda, sounds like all is going well. I'll bet ya'll are having a great time with the grands. We'll be watching our 9 yo play bb this afternoon.

Maryann, thanks for telling me about PB club.

01-21-2012, 12:29 PM
Well, Sandra, we are surviving :lol:

The younger of the two boys seems to screech instead of talk, and it's a bit irritating! But, they're good kids and they like to play with their trains and Playdough. In fact, this morning they were making seahorse french fries for breakfast. ;)

My cooking is much more mundane: I made pancakes for them, which they pronounced "incredible." The secret is buttermilk and sour cream.

01-21-2012, 02:28 PM
Rhonda, your pancakes sound yummy! Curtis and I are driving to Hillsboro this afternoon to get some fried pies. They even have sf ones. We're going after Alexa's bb game. :woohoo:

beach bum
01-21-2012, 05:17 PM
HI Ladies :) A Little Late But Better Than Not Being Here At All

Woke up late around 9AM called my friend Mary to see if she was going to work today and put our local radio station to find out how much snow we were getting .Looks like is going to be 6-9 ", they told us on the weather station last night 3-5,
Not going out this weekend even though our street & parking places in front of each condo was plowed. I turned out lazy and its now close to 4PM and I still have my jammy on.

Got on the scale this morning and I down to 168,lost 1.5 this week

RHONDA-A friend on another board told me in England they can still buy tobacco products but they hide them under the counter if they are near the pharmacy dept.

SANDRA-Looking forward to going back to the PB Club in the Spring or summer months.

Have a great evening

01-21-2012, 08:53 PM
Jammie Day sounds good to me.

01-21-2012, 09:32 PM
OH yes, a day in PJ's. What's Hugh Hefner got that we don't? :rofl:

I just made a good soup:

home-made chicken broth
great northern beans
black-eyed peas
salt and pepper to taste

I was told to add more beans to my diet, so this looks like a good way to do that.

01-21-2012, 09:40 PM
Everyone sounds like they are having fun with snow & grands & fried pies !!

I sold Robin's motorcycle yesterday and today I met with the people who are interested in the house ..They want to buy it at the price I set !!!
We talked about timing and we are all on the same page with that as well.
We are looking at about 6 months out which will give me time to start work and
sort & organize the garage , sheds & attic. This week we will work up a contract. He is also exploring the option of buying it now to get the current interest rates and renting it back to me until his house sells.

Isn't this great news..Robin and I always felt this family would work out..
Super nice people..

01-21-2012, 09:41 PM
Great news, Nancy! Congratulations and I hope it works out for you and them.


01-21-2012, 10:25 PM
great news Nancy. Things are falling into place for you.

I'm watching Betty White's 90th birthday celebration. I have always loved her.

Maryann, we are the same weight. Do you drive in the snow? I'm terrifed and so glad we have nothing like that here in Fl.

Fried pies sounds good and so does pancakes. I think I'll make french toast for our breakfast tomorrow.

01-21-2012, 10:54 PM
Nancy, :woohoo: This is fantastic news!

01-22-2012, 03:51 AM
My aunt is spiking a fever tonight..We fought so many fevers with Robin that
I am bugging the nurses..have you run cultures, done a flu test, done a chest xray. I know they wish I would let them alone to do their job.

01-22-2012, 10:28 AM
Nancy, the good ones will appreciate that you care.

beach bum
01-22-2012, 02:03 PM
Hi Ladies:)

The snow is high[got 6-8'] on the ground and I couldn't get to church today.They plowed my driveway but I didn't have time last night to move my car,so my next door neighbor cleaned off my car and told me to move my car to the other side so they can get the individual spots cleaned the next time they come around.

Alice called this morning to tell me all the main roads in town are cleaned and she got to her church but my little street they didn't do. TG we have electric and no power outages reported.

NANCY-That great news, so happy for you that you got that off your mind. After you move are to thinking about a small house or will your rent?????Whatever, hope every thing works out for you.

PAM-Oh I do not go out in the snow or if its snowing,as when had a white out yesterday so I stayed in. This morning and today I will stay put as the roads are not clear they way I like them,but on Tues the temps will go up in the 50's and than the whole week with be tin the 40;s so this white stuff should melt.

Have to go I'm hungry and must have my lunch as its 1 PM

Have a great day

01-22-2012, 07:06 PM
It feels like snow here today.

I took my Grandson to see "We bought a zoo"
Didn't know it was more about a grieving widower than the animals..
When he pulled out my exact MacBook and went thru IPhotos of his wife while crying it was too close for comfort. I did that every night for about 6 months..

I am finally relaxed about this housing transition . I have time now to sort all my stuff and pare down what I keep..When I move out, if I haven't found a house yet, I will move to an apartment near by
with a month to month contract & put a lot in storage. Then I can take my time and house shop.

I looked at an apartment complex today that is really nice.

01-22-2012, 07:11 PM
Nancy, I saw that movie. I am sorry you went. It had to be hard on you.