Simply Filling/Core - Simply Filling/Core Chat August 20 through August 26, 2012

08-20-2012, 11:09 AM
Sorry Chicks! Couldn't stand looking for the current thread and finding an expired one!

Have to get Jim in for some quick Doctor appointments so I'll be busy this week trying to bend people to my will.

Have a great week.

08-20-2012, 02:18 PM
I was actually wondering if we want to move to a monthly thread since there are fewer of us these days. I don't care one way or the other. But, thanks for starting. I hadn't even noticed that we were on an expired one.

So, the next three weeks bring transitioning from the post-surgical shoe into a real shoe. I start with two hours a day in the real shoe and add on, but still no tapping and no serious lower body exercise. He said in the "old days" I would just be getting out of a cast at the 6 week mark. Technology has brought some improvements.

We went out for breakfast. I had an egg- white omelette with salsa and a fruit salad...very good.

08-20-2012, 03:33 PM
Maybe starting in Sept we can try a monthly thread, but it might be too many pages. I have 2 pages in the weekly thread. Maybe 2 each month. One on 1st and new one on 15th? just a suggestion.

I had a pancake this morning. I make mine with 1/2 c. oats, 1 egg, walnuts, cinnamon, unsweetened coconut and cranberries Mix well and cook like a regular pancake and added some sugar free maple syrup. It was good and it's way past lunch and I'm just now starting to get hungry.

Rhonda, after my osteotomy I was in a full leg brace for 3 months. It was torture, lol. I know it feels like forever but before you know it, you will be out of that boot for good.

Vickie, thanks for starting a new thread. Hope to see you in here more often.

08-20-2012, 09:50 PM
Vickie, thank you for the new pages. I hope Jim's all right. Please update us.

Rhonda, I'm glad you aren't in a cast.

Pam, your pancake sounds really really good.

I had strawberries and grapes for bfast today. Got food poisoning from the berries but was feeling better by noon. I took the grands to see "The Odd Life of Timothy Green." We had a great time. This was our "Last Monday Outing" before school begins Monday. However, I'm taking them Thursday night to Meet the Teachers Night.

I did well with my week commitment today. One day down--6 to go. Life is good.

I like the idea of twice a month. But whatever everyone wants, is fine with me. I just want to be able to chat here with ya'll.

08-21-2012, 01:39 PM
Good Morning Chicks!

I love the 1st and 15th least until we pick up on our activity again.

Jim has issues with his tongue again and I'm even too nervous to talk about it at the moment.

I went to the Doctor a couple of weeks ago and gained back 25 pounds of the 50 that I lost while not being able to exercise in the last 18 months.

Brodie is doing fine but we never know when/if another episode/seizure will happen. I'm doing tons of research to get him as natural/toxin free as possible.

And....I'm trying not to eat over ALL of it since I know it does no good but it has been my lifetime coping mechanism. I'm ashamed, scared, and miserable.

But today, I forced myself onto the treadmill for the first time in over 18 months and walked for 16 minutes at 1.5 mph. Not much for anyone but HUGE for me. I iced my heel and now am getting ready to make a grocery list for Jim so I can cook for us today and tomorrow.

The hardest part will be changing my tracker. I was so proud.

08-21-2012, 01:49 PM
Pam the pancakes sound great
Vickie-- keep us posted. Sorry about the setback..You have had lots of stress and its hard to diet with stress..

I got back last night from my mountain trip..Spent time Sun & Mon with my
oldest boy that goes to Appalachian State University. I met his girlfriend for the first time. What a doll !!

I am ready to sell here and rent a cabin in the mountains while I figure out the rest.. Since I am moving & starting work anyway, it makes sense to try it there and see if I want to stay or move back to the big city..I just seem in my element in the mountains..Don't know if I will be brave enough but this seems the time in my life to try it. All my friends love the Boone area, so I think they would all come to visit and I'd still see them.

So this week I am in "purge my stuff" mood. I feel like my stuff owns me ..
I am imagining a peaceful small cabin with a porch overlooking a river and
thinking about how much stuff I really want to move to my cabin...

08-21-2012, 02:47 PM
Vickie, I will keep you and Jim in my prayers. Tell him I'm thinking of him sending him good vibes. Don't be ashamed. I say be proud that you are getting back on track before regaining everything. You and I can regain quickly. We're a lot alike. Just hang in there and do what you know to do. We're here for you, too, if you need us. Give Brodie a big pat on the head from me. I hope his problems are over. Stress, stress, stress. What would we do without it? Do you think we'd be bored? (I could use some of that kind of boredom myself.

Nancy, a cabin in the hills sounds so good to me. I'm a country girl at heart; however, I do like to be close to a town. I wish you the best. We'll all be living your adventures with you here on 3FC.

I went to WW today and was amazingly surprised to find I had lost 1.6 lbs. I am at 180 on my way back to the 170's. Life is good.

It's raining today--one of those slow, all day rain kind of days. I'm loving it! (78* for predicted high today!!)

Hope you're all having a grand day.

08-21-2012, 05:34 PM
Vickie, like Sandra says, don't be too down. At least you haven't gained it all back. Most people do. Just start agin and be proud. I'm so sorry to hear that Jim has more troubles. I know that must really make you anxious. Be proud that you got on the treadmill and do it again. It's hard to lose if you can't exercise....very hard. I know!

One of our favorite cafes had cheese enchiladas on special today and we ate them, and almost ate the plates! But, I'll be good the rest of the day.

I went to tap and walked through the steps and choreography. It was wonderful to be with the group again, after a few months of not working, and one month off from practice for everyone. My foot is now swollen to twice the size of the other one :tantrum: But, I have ice! :lol:

Nancy, I can imagine a cabin in the mountains, but don't get isolated...especially as the winter is coming and access to the roads will get more difficult.

Pam, I've made pancakes like those before and really like them. It's too bad DH wants his made from Bisquick ;)

I did a little paper sorting in my study this afternoon. I need to just bring in the recycle bin--don't look at anything and dump it all!

I'm going to take a nap :yawn:

08-21-2012, 06:10 PM
Rhonda, I'm glad you got to see your tap ladies today. Use that ice!

We had Mexican food for lunch today, too. We're enjoying cooler temps after several hours of a slow, steady rain. We got .9". It's now 68*. Life is good.

08-21-2012, 11:23 PM
Iced my foot three times's better.

We went out to dinner too! We met my niece and her husband and had a good chat. I had a vegetable plate and no bread. :)

08-22-2012, 11:01 AM
Good Morning Chicks! Today will be a good day.

No walk on the treadmill for me today. I was awake in the middle of the night and my heel, ankle, knee and hip hurt on the left leg. I presume I walked funny on the treadmill trying to baby my heel spurs.

I cooked yesterday for the second time in a LONG while. I'm back digging through my old Core recipes and they are like seeing old friends. We had Chicken Strogonoff. It was delicious and I froze 2 more meals worth. The texture of the pasta will be lost when I reheat, but I think it tastes like chicken and dumplings the second time around and that makes me happy too! Tons of mushrooms and garlic. Served it with fresh green beans and homemade applesauce. We were satisfied. Of course, that's probably what happened to my leg. I exercised and then stood to do all that cooking and cleaning up.

I will try to walk again tomorrow. Right now I'm icing. Rhonda, you and are "foot" sisters for the moment. Jim has a Dentist appointment in a while to get fitted for a new bottom night guard which he'll have to wear for the rest of his life. He's ok with that though.

Nancy, lordy girl....I get too far out in the suburbs and I feel isolated! You sound very happy and sure of yourself so I say go for it. I'm glad you like your Son's GF. It would be hard on everyone if you didn't.

Pam, I make a cottage cheese pancake with oatmeal and I think it has splenda, cinnamon and egg in it too. It gets whirred up in the blender. It doesn't look like a real pancake but I loved it with SF Smuckers syrup on it. I used to eat it for lunch. Thanks for reminding me of another old Core friend!

Sandra, hope you're fully recovered from your food poisoning. I'm very proud of you for doing so well this week. 1.6 is outstanding! Enjoy the 170's.

So Rhonda, I guess you are quite ready for tap yet, huh? Maybe you could go and visit to keep in touch? I'm amazed that you went out to eat and just had veggies and no bread. Not something I've ever done. Obviously.

Thank you for all your support for my weight loss failure and thoughts and prayers for Jim and Brodie's health. It means a lot to me to have you all here. It was really hard for me to admit how I'd failed. For now baby BABY steps.

08-22-2012, 02:05 PM
morning chicks.

Vickie, hang in there girl. Just pick yourself up and move on. You can do this. I know how frustrating it can be.

Nancy, I'm a city girl. I love living out in the country but it's so far to the big city from here. I miss my shopping and restaurants being so close.

Sandra, woohoo, 1.6 is great. Our temps have been pleasant lately too. Such a nice change from the hot summer.

Rhonda, proud of you. I would have caved in and ate the wrong things.

I'm still very short of breath and the fatigue is happening more often. It's kinda scaring me. I had these symptoms before I ever knew of my blockage. I haven't been having any angina, so I guess that is good. I see my dr. on Sept 12. If I was having chest pains, I would call him but I'm not. He is usually pretty booked up so it's not easy to just call and be able to see him. Another concern is it might be my lungs, although I haven't smoked in 19 yrs. I'm n\hoping it's nothing. Maybe I'm stressed and don't realize it????

Gotta make a run to the post office.

08-22-2012, 07:26 PM
Vickie, I don't think what happened was failure. I'd call it a learning experience. I love reading about your cooking your CORE favorites. Sounds like you're "home."

Pam, I'm glad your appt is pretty soon but wish it were even sooner. If you're scared, you should try to get in before then. It doesn't hurt to ask.

We had lunch in Ft. Worth today with my brother at a place called Paris Coffee Shop. I did well. I had mesquite grilled chicken breast, pinto beans, and a tomato/zucchini dish--no bread or dessert. It's almost 5:30 PM and I still have 10 pts left for today. I am amazed at how many points I have left when I'm not eating much bread or any potatoes.
Tells me something for sure.

Rhonda, ice is a good thing, isn't it? Curtis is doing that, too.

Sloan, Maryann, Nancy, and Jackie, :wave:.
Have a good evening. I'll catch you later.

08-22-2012, 09:51 PM
Help..I am gaining fast...

I think I may try a radical diet of protein one week and then add in veggies..
When I tried the medi- weight clinic diet I lost doing that.. I was surprised I didn't feel that hungry..Its similar to the induction stage of atkins and south beach. Week 2 i will add in veggies..

Wish me luck..I have really gained the last 2 weeks ..

There is a good job opening in the area I want to move to so I considered applying and figuring out a way to be there during the workweek and back here to keep the house up on the weekend. I think I could pull it off but it would be
a juggling act all year..I think I will just list this house and work contract work here that has no long term comittment.. Then when it sells I can make the move..

08-23-2012, 08:30 AM
Nancy, this summer, I was up to 153! Since cutting out all starches from my diet 3 weeks ago, I am at 144.8 :carrot: Since we seem to be kindred spirits on our weight loss journey, maybe cutting out starches would work for you. The protein only then veggies would probably work, but I really miss fruit when I try to do that. When I started, I think I lost four pounds the first week. Hang in there!!

Vickie, good for you on visiting your "old friends" the core recipes. It never hurts to have things ready to eat in your freezer. Like we have all said before, you know how to do this, and you CAN do this. Don't give up!!

Sandra, sounds like you are hanging in there!

Rhonda, sorry the tap caused swelling. Foot issues are no fun!

Pam, call the doctor! Some people, especially women, do not have typical heart symptoms. The only symptom my DH had was fatigue, and he ended up with a stent. Please don't ignore what your body is telling you.

Hey to the rest of you chickies!

08-23-2012, 12:25 PM
Nancy, do whatever you need to do. We're here for you. And we're in the same boat, too.

Sloan, I'm on day 4 without potatoes and just eating 2 slices of diet bread. That's not starch free but it's a start. Congratulations on losing so well. I am proud of you.

We're home this morning. My gf is coming to shoot after lunch. This evening I'm taking the grands to "Meet the Teacher."

08-23-2012, 12:52 PM
My realtor called today to set up a time to photograph the house.

:yikes: Hadn't thought about that being early

I am not ready for that.. It may take me til Sept 1st to be ready
and then they can do that stuff..

Sloan, Do starches = carbs.. I am thinking all starch is full of carbs but maybe not all carbs are starches..I am only doing one week of pure protein so I jumpstart things and then I will add in veggies & limited fruit. Already the hunger pains have lessened with no carbs since dinner.

08-23-2012, 01:57 PM
OH yes, PAM, call the doctor. Women's symptoms are often vague, if they even exist. You may not have angina or pain, but you have symptoms. GO TO THE DOCTOR.

Hmmm, no starch. I'm not sure I even know what starchy vegetables are, other than potatoes and corn. I'll do some research.

I took my 8 yo great niece clothes shopping yesterday (rode around on a motorized cart). This morning I saw a FB post of here wearing a blouse and a necklace we bought. That was sweet.

I'm going to the gym soon and do some upper body work. I am supposed to join friends for dinner, but I'm going to cancel and put my foot up in the air instead.

08-23-2012, 05:49 PM
Rhonda, I had corn and black-eyed peas today. Both are starchy. But I didn't have any potatoes! :D

Nancy, :hug:

08-23-2012, 10:17 PM
I made old-fashioned lasagna for dinner....something tells me that is both carbs and starch :lol:

08-23-2012, 11:44 PM
Yes, Sandra and Rhonda. I think those are starches. I did really good today and then went to Mexican for my grandsons birthday. I ordered one chicken taco and had the chips and salsa. I'm so bad. I wan't even hungry.

I cut my finger today. I was measuring something with the metal tape measure and slid my finger across the edge of it and it cut me like a razor. I had a time getting it to stop bleeding and thought I was going to need a couple stitches. It's sore, but I'll live. It's the underside of my left index finger where it bends. Ouch.

Hubby is coming home tomorrow but will return in a couple weeks for another week.

08-24-2012, 01:21 AM
I would kill for some good lasagna right now...

I did great on my first day..I even bought those ketone strips to watch
for when I am doing low enough carbs ..That was motivating when I did this diet before.. You would think pounds down would be motivating but pink test strips kept me on track (well until I wasn't on track LOL)

I decided my goals for fall need to be :
Sell house
work per diem with no long term committment
De junk
Get fit

After house is sold I can decide where I want to be ...

Pam..I missed where your hubby is ...sorry about your finger..ouch !!
We would all feel better if you checked out your shortness of breath..
Robin's dad had that symptom and ignored it when he shouldn't have...

08-24-2012, 04:43 PM
Pam, please go to symptom checker on the Mayo clinic site. That's all I'm going to say.

Nancy, the lasagna was good! Those look like good goals. I should make a list...Here is number 1---work for my favorite candidate for the President's job.

But, now, OK...time to get serious again about food. There is a family wedding in about 6 weeks and I've got to at least get off what I've put on over the last few months of inactivity.

The good news is that I took only 1/2 of a pain pill and slept all night and have been wearing a real shoe today.

08-24-2012, 05:08 PM
Rhonda, the wedding is good incentive. Curtis just booked our room for his 50th Reunion, Sept. 29, so I have that date to work toward.

Pam, check out that site Rhonda gave you.

08-24-2012, 10:19 PM
hi chicks.

Nancy, I don't think I can do really, really low carb. I like my fruits and veggies. I can do without bread. I guess most of my carbs are good carbs. Good luck and hope you lose lots.

Rhonda, how wonderful you were able to wear a shoe all day. Thank you so much for your concern. If I was having a heart attack, I should be dead by now. I am concerned that the shortness of breath and fatigue are getting more frequent and dr. will probably do another echo and maybe stress test. I was fine a couple years ago. I've always had a super slow heart rate (high 40's to low 50's) and last year he checked my thyroid, but it was fine. I'm not gasping for breath. I can breath, just hard to get a deep breath a lot of the time. It could be my weight. I need to lose 15/20 lbs. I'm not having any angina. I did have that the last time along with the other symptoms. Ended up with a stent. I see dr. in 2 wks, and if I felt like I was having a heart attack, I would rush to hospital. I know the drill. I'm fine, really.

Sandra, where is the reunion? Sounds like a good time and a good incentive too.

Hubby is home. I've felt pretty good today. Finished the bed skirt and will be ready to take pics soon.

sloan, bet you are glad to be back in school.

Where is Maryann? She is so busy lately.

08-24-2012, 10:49 PM
Pam, the reunion is in Houston. I'm excited and thinking of getting new clothes. I think that's what we women are supposed to do, isn't it? :lol:

08-24-2012, 11:11 PM
My ketone test strips are pink :carrot::carrot:

That keeps me honest, I am not hungry just missing good food.

08-24-2012, 11:19 PM
:woohoo: Nancy.

08-25-2012, 08:28 AM
Way to go Nancy :cheer: Think pink !

beach bum
08-25-2012, 03:12 PM
Hi Ladies:)

MIA Again??????? Sorry I just don't have the time to post everyday anymore.
Wednesday I went out with Rita to the 99,won't be seeing her for 2 weeks as her DD is coming to town for the Labor Day weekend. So life will be slowing down a bit next week.

Thursday I Did some house work for a change.,In the is hot weather I just feel like a wet rag and just want to veg out and not think about chores.

Yesterday,I had a surprise invitation to coffee from a woman I know from my rosary group. Met several new people that go to the chapel instead of the main church of St Patrick's.

So my morning walk didn't happened. Have to go to Walmart and Stop & Shop for a few items,before the tourist come down this evening.

Had a very depressing thing happen to me this morning. I was coming home from grocery shopping and I saw this car from NY stopped at the end of my street thought he was lost so I continued to go in to my street and stop by the mail box. Just as I was going straight out of the mail box area this car passed me on the left and start merging to the right hitting my car. Only the mirror fell out of my car and his rental the side back of his car was cut. TG no one was hurt. We decided not to call our insurance company,but he & I went to 2 car repair shops and the estimate was something like $200 to fix the mirror and its housing. So I'm going to have it repaired on Tues,and the guy gave me two hundred dollars for the repair. He heading to Maine on Monday.Can any one top that one??????? Never a dull moment.


Now I'm up to, date of whats going on in my life. After the accident I just want to go lay down and veg again.

Have a great day

08-25-2012, 04:15 PM
Maryann, I can't come near that. You win, my friend. And congrats on being so close to your monthly goal.

We were at the archery shop all morning. I flung arrows while Curtis did some coaching/trouble shooting. The shop owners wanted us to come back this afternoon, but we opted to stay home. Curtis' back is hurting. We think it's related to his shoulder surgery. He's taking pain meds now and is taking it easy.

I had forgotten to change my tracker, so I'm doing that now. I'm .8 from the 170's. Life is good.

08-25-2012, 05:02 PM
Bummer! Just lost a long post to each of you. I'm too lazy to retype. Just know I'm thinking of you.

08-25-2012, 06:28 PM
Maryann, that's quite a story. I'm glad it worked out. Congrats on continuing to lose weight.

Pam, you know your body, we don't. I hope you get a good check-up when you see your doctor.

I spent 3 hours today pulling weeds at church and another hour doing general maintenance. I wore my hiking boots and that helped. I've made two cakes for our cookout tonight. Right now the kids at church are having a "splash day" party. It's not terribly hot and I hope they're enjoying themselves. Tomorrow we have a service during which everyone pours water of some sort into a common vessel and tells the story of the water...from a vacation, a river, home, wherever. We sanitize the water and use it throughout the year in christenings, that sort of thing. Maybe I should take water from my hot tub?? Or, better, yet, some ice?

Sandra, congrats on being close to the 170's. I hope Curtis feels better soon. I had a restless night last night and took Ibuprofen instead of the other stuff. That was a mistake I think.

Have a good night everyone.

08-25-2012, 07:54 PM
Rhonda, I hope you get some rest tonight free of pain. Curtis is feeling better now. I'm guessing he took part of a pain pill. Also, I made him a pan of cornbread using butter to grease the pan.

If I have a good loss this Tues, I'm going to do another week of no potatoes, 2 slices diet bread,and 26 pts per day. If I don't have a good loss, I'll go back to using my WAP's and eating what I want within point limits. Time will tell.

08-25-2012, 11:56 PM
Went to eat at a friends house who is a talented cook..
She made Bobby Flay's Lamb and Black Bean Chili.
Outstanding..But she also made amazing Mexican Fried Bread that I did not resist :(

Tomorrows another day ...

I worked all day in my garage and have that ready for listing..
I am taking one space at a time now and doing the finishing touches..

Maryann..glad no one was hurt..

08-26-2012, 11:27 AM
Nancy, tell us more about the Mexican bread. I'm curious. (I miss my bread.)

We're ready for church. My gf may come out this afternoon to shoot. Did I tell you she's going to the Oklahoma State Senior Games in 2 weeks? We're not going. We shot the one here in TX back in March. She couldn't go then so she's going to OK to qualify for Nationals. (not that any of us will be going to Nat'ls in Cleveland next year.) :D

08-26-2012, 12:26 PM
The whole recipe with the chili, relishes and bread are Bobby Flay.
Its called Lamb and Black Bean Chili .
I don't know why she called it Mexican Bread because the recipe doesn't say that,
maybe because of the way it was cooked..

I can add the link here if we are allowed to, does anyone know the rule on that.

08-26-2012, 12:42 PM
Okay, I checked the forum rules and it seems like recipes links are okay and mainly advertising links that are not allowed. So here is the link. I think the chili itself is pretty heathy, but not the bread.

beach bum
08-26-2012, 03:16 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Waiting around before I go to Mary's house and than head to the Glass Onion for dinner. Its a new restaurant that opened in our village. Mary went with her DD some time last week and like it,so I'm going to try it today.

Not going to the movies this weekend as there's nothing decent playing this week.
Thanks for all you're concern about my car accident. I fine and I didn't think about all day. TG the other folks are Ok also

Have to go will post tomorrow

08-26-2012, 07:13 PM
Nancy, :hungry: I don't dare make that. It looks really good. (I don't think it's as off track than :sssh: Fried Frito Pie).

Maryann, glad you had a good day.

We didn't get to shoot much due to rain--but that's a wonderful problem.

08-26-2012, 11:34 PM
Hey y'all! I spent about 7 hours doing statistics problems for my college class. I have set a goal to work at least 6 hours every weekend so I can get this class done. I am not a fan of math. I found out Friday that I got in to the online class I need, and it starts in October. I just hope I have the statistics done, so I won't be too stressed out. I am hanging in there on my diet and am still at 144.5 ish.

Maryann, sorry about your accident. Glad no one was hurt. Congrats on losing the pound!!

Rhonda, sounds like you have been doing a lot. Hope you are giving your foot a chance to rest!

Sandra, sorry you lost your post. Your reference to Fried Frito Pie made me smile ;)

Nancy, sounds like you are really making great progress! Think pink!

Hey Vickie and Pam!

08-27-2012, 12:31 AM
So frustrated..

I went to my Lowes hardware store to match paint for different rooms here that my handyman spackled and
that I needed to touch up..None of the matches were even close and even the sheen (eggshell,flat,satin ect) were off..

I cried at the hardware store trying to figure it out because Robin would know all this, I am tired , the deadline to list is Monday and I have know idea how to solve the paint problem without having the whole house interior repainted.

Then I have one friend who always says I need counseling if I have a moment like that, I think its normal to have a "moment" as I call them. One helpful guy at the store was telling me that the touch up stops will never look right & I teared up..Funny now...

So I am behind on the yard and behind on the house and ready to just burn the place down..That should solve the problem of my junk and listing it...

Its days like this that I want to run away to the mountains and rent a tiny cabin ..Rent so I have no maintenance...My real friends will come see me.

Thanks for letting me vent..It will work out..