Weight Loss Support - 300+ And Ready To Try Again...#400

09-01-2003, 05:30 PM
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09-01-2003, 05:35 PM
OK Now I gotta post 'cause I want this one to be on top!

Can you believe we are on #400 ! That is so amazing!

I am having a good day today food wise. I made omelettes and bacon this morning! I only had 2 slices of bacon and counted the points. I made mine a veggie omelette with low fat cheese and mostly egg whites! I had lite toast w/butter spray. I have only eaten a 2 pt piece of cheddar cheese since then! I am making eggplant parm for dinner and want to save my points for the pasta...I love pasta. I am broiling the eggplant that came fresh from our garden so it will be healthy and low point! No fying for this babe!! I want these pounds to come off!

Oh Sandyyy....I haven't seen you around....where are you???

Ok I gotta go get started on the dinner but I will be back!

TTFN Michelle

09-01-2003, 05:44 PM
Happy Labor Day!!


09-01-2003, 05:50 PM
from buying food.....good for you food.

I got plenty of fruits, veggies, whole grain bread & pasta and lean meat. I am all set for this week! We had to fill up two buggies but it will be worth it. I must also say, after an extensive search all over the store, I found some hummus, (you know, because Michelle is talking about it all the time) and bought it too. But I do have to say, either I got the wrong kind (roasted garlic) or I am just not a chick pea lover, because honestly......gross. :no: I am not a lover of hummus. At least NOT the kind I got. :lol:

Other than that, it's been a real good day. Michelle beat me to posting the 400th thread....shame on you. :nono: Just kidding. I'm just so happy to see my girl here and posting again, she can start em all if she wants too. :yes:

I'm gonna hop off here for now, I just wanted to stop in and say Happy Labor Day. I'm rearranging my Tony room right now, so I'll be in la la land for a little while. :s:

See you later! :wave:

09-01-2003, 08:12 PM
That is SO funny, Tina...I got the roasted garlic hummus TOO! Just because Michelle has been talking about it...I haven't tried it yet!

Scared to now...

09-01-2003, 08:18 PM
I LOVE the roasted garlic hummus and the roasted red pepper hummus and especially the eggplant one! The garlic is good with pretzels dipped into it! Yummy! Don't be scared Kat...even a picky 3 year old likes it!! Did you get the Tribe of Two Sheiks Brand Hummus???

I bought these sugar free gummy bears today. 17 of them are only 2 points...they are good too! Fruity tasting!! Nothing like the hummus! LOL

Gotta go give the boy a bath and get my lunch ready for tomorrow...John and the boy get to stay home tomorrow...its John's day off! Lucky them!!


09-01-2003, 08:29 PM
Hey everyone :)

I finally got my article all written and sent off. You know, the one that had a deadline of last Wednesday. Pam, you ain't got nothin' on this procrastinating chick! I've just had so much spinning around in my brain the last few weeks, I couldn't manage to write an intelligent sentence. But I'm finally getting clear and things are coming together. :) Feels so good to have it done!

Today was our last day of water aerobics. Can't tell you how much I love these ladies. They are the coolest group of women. We had a potluck afterwards, and I felt kind of bad because I didn't have anything to bring. The fridge is pretty empty and I spent too much time writing this morning to go pick up anything. They were all cute and said to come anyway, there would be more than enough to eat, and they just wanted my company. Well, I figured because it was our exercise class that the fare would be health oriented. I was sooooo wrong! I should have snuck my wet self out the back door! One woman did put together a gorgeous fruit tray, but everything else was high sugar, high fat, and all the stuff we try to stay away from here. I kept portions very small, but even then it was pretty overboard. There was only one recipe I might even be able to share. Oops, just read that one over, and never mind. Not even an easy way to lighten it up! But it was still fun and some incredible person brought my favorite pumpkin chocolate cookies. Yes, I stuck to one of those, thank you. Of course, they are like 4 inches across and really thick...

I'm supposed to be getting in the shower before we head out the door to a family barbecue. Guess that limits reply time yet again. :( But I did want to say Thin's dh has newly qualified on the super romantic guy list. And Tina, I'm following the Curves diet plan. Michelle, I'm with you, hummus rocks!!! We even make our own now.

Ummm... I just got caught by the family. They walked in the door and I'm not in the shower yet! Oops? :o

Got to run! Happy Labor Day!


09-01-2003, 09:04 PM
Note to all: I ALSO love roasted garlic hummus...on pita bread..hummus is so low in calories and points too, how can you go wrong?

I went out with my brother today to the 99 restaurant..i did well..i had chicken fajitas...all grilled :)

09-01-2003, 10:29 PM
hello gals,

I had the hardest time getting on line this time!! the computer acts as if it is trying to climb a very steep hill!!!!! so I restarted and this is a little better, I was about to throw in the towel though! tooo aggravating for me, patience has never been one of my virtues:dizzy: :dizzy:

Never tried any hummus or couscous, but just might have to give it a taste..

today has been absolutely glorious!! visited with my family this morning, went antiquing this afternoon, had a nice quite dinner with Jane, all in all has been a fab weekend. I needed the respite from the mundane and the routine...

It is 8:23 and I have yet to do my exercise routine, I know, I know, I just kept finding things to do today instead, but I am going right after this post...I think that is what I said at the last post....procrastination, told you chickies!!

400 posts that is quite a feat!! is it more than the other groups??? we are some posting chickies:dance: :dance:

Have a nice evening all, what is left of it. I will ck in tomorrow am.

09-01-2003, 11:25 PM
Hidey Ho Fine Friends. :wave:
I have had a busy weekend...nothing special... but busy just the same.
Saturday my entire family came here and spent the day/evening.
My favorite college football team won. :D

I don't remember what I did Sunday.... Hmmm :chin:

Today we woke up to still MORE RAIN. :rain:
It has rained everyday since and including Thursday.
Did not get my exercise in. :( This is the first day I have missed.
DH and I later got in the car and drove to a nearby town that has lots of antique/junk stores. They also have lots of good restaurants too. But... we chose one with lousy food. :rolleyes:
My son asked us to baby sit AGAIN. We babysit all the time it seems. We told him "no" and i think he was shocked. But I just did not want to... I wanted a holiday too ... plus I see them just about every other day. And I had to cook for EVERYONE 2 of the 3 days. I wanted a rest.

I am going to bed early tonight. I have not gotten much sleep this weekend. I have been mad at my husband more than not. LOL My mind races and I just can't sleep well then.

I am not going to reply to everyone. Someone mentioned OSU and football. They played Nebraska Saturday not Ohio. Of course they are OU's main rival. Grrrrrr. LOL

Thin... we all want to hear more about your date. Did you write more that I missed ???

(yawning) I am sooo sleepy when I get on here.
I think I will head for bed now. Good night.

And don't forget.... ONE DAY AT A TIME.
If today was bad.... tomorrow is a new day.
If today was good... tomorrow is a new day.

09-01-2003, 11:29 PM
THAT is the question. :lol:

I wasn't saying anything bad about it, I just didn't care for it, that's all. I was very excited about it, and I usually love roasted garlic, but there was just something about it that grossed me out. Oh well, to each his own. I'm glad I got the chance to try it. I wasn't sure where it was in the store and it took four employees before one actually knew what it was. :lol: Don't be afraid to try it Kat, you will probably like it. Trey did. :yes:

Oh....in the produce section, I also got some champagne grapes. Have you ever seen those? They are so teeny tiny and very sweet! :T I just LOVE them. I'm taking them to eat with my cereal in the morning.

Ya'll have a wonderful evening and I will check in with you either in the morning or after Trey's football game.

Love you guys... :grouphug:

09-02-2003, 12:19 AM

Just so you know, I did my exercise!!!!! good night!!:lol: :lol: :lol:

09-02-2003, 03:52 AM
Well, I've been pacing for the past half an hour to avoid snacking...I had an emotional night and I found that all I wanted to do was eat in order to comfort myself...but...I actually stayed away from the food and distracted myself for a little while.

Darn boy troubles!! grr!! :( I'll write a full post tomorrow at some point.

09-02-2003, 08:35 AM
Good morning all

09-02-2003, 09:19 AM
Hello Chickies,

Hope all is well with you this morning! Going back to work today..ugh!! but, I have had a marvelous little break. Off since Sat at 2:30p and do not go in till 3 today!! It has been just the respite I needed. I feel re-energized and I have had the opportunity to re-group!! I am most grateful.

Good Morning Mary.... :love: :grouphug:

MissMeliss, hope you made it through last night without giving into the :devil: of eating to comfort...he is a pesky old coot!! RELENTLESS SOMETIMES.

Tina, champagne grapes, sounds delicious, and decadent. We deserve a little decadence now and again, right?? Just imagine, ahhhhhh, Tony could be feeding you those!!!

:s: :censored: :tape: I will let you fill in the blanks!! :D :D . no seriously, let hubby feed them to you....;)

Chickies it is breakfast time, and I am :hun:

09-02-2003, 09:40 AM
Mornin' lassies...

It's raining here too...next four days are predicted full of rain too. I guess I should have cut the grass last week before the sailing expedition...I'll need a machete to hack my way through the jungle if it ever stops.

We must be on the same wavelength, Tina...not only did we both get the hummus, (Cedar's Roasted Garlic and Chive) I bought the most delicious grapes too! These were black seedless grapes...I never saw them before, but they were wonderful! I say were, because the three of us powered through them like gang busters! I also bought the Kudos recommended by Miss Tina, but I haven't tried them yet.

Well, we went to see my daughter yesterday...nose ring/schmose ring...it was SO good to see my girl! I really miss her a lot. She's having a great time, she's working hard, and she's made some nice friends...yeah, the ones who also got pierced! I really wanted to not like them and be pissed at them for leading my young one astray.........and they are just so sweet and young and away from home for the first time and spreading their wings and trying their freedom on for size. (Besides, i was told that my daughter was the first one in the piercing chair!) We took them all to dinner...my daughter, her four friends, dh, myself, my son and my nephew. It was nice getting to know them, we had a good time. The nose ring isn't as bad as I had feared...it's a very tiny little diamond...you'd almost miss it if it didn't sparkle.

Wellllll...I've got to help my son find something to wear to orientation this morning...Tomorrow is his first day at middle school. My baby.

We got one off on her own...and now, the other is just climbing aboard the teen age merry go 'round...here we go again!

see you all later...

09-02-2003, 11:30 AM
Oh Kat... how well I remember those days.... I am glad my kids are "almost" grown up. :lol:
I also remember when my youngest wanted to pierce her tongue too.
She reminded us how she was "of age" ... 18 ... and she did not need our permission. We gently reminded her that she DID need our money and we weren't paying for college for anyone with a tongue piercing. :lol: I guess we were lucky that she turned 18 while still home and in high school so she knew our views before she headed out to college. LOL

On the topic of humus... all humus is NOT created equal.
Some our fairly good while others are blah. IMHO (in my humble opinion)
I again was lucky that I had a daughter who liked all humus so I could buy many different varieties and not waste any that I did not like. I suggest you try a few different flavors.

And I also LOVE black grapes. :T
I too bought some last week. My favorite by far !!!

Still raining here today. UGH Plus... it is almost COLD outside. Brrrrr
No swimming for this girl today.
Tomorrow it is suppose to clear off and warm up a bit. :crossed:

My food started off bad again today. :rolleyes: BUT that does NOT mean it will stay bad. I CAN AND WILL get my act back together.

Okay ladies... have a wonderful day!!!!

09-02-2003, 12:06 PM
WHY are people so stupid????? :shrug:

I just have to ask, cuz people just open their mouths and don't think.

I went to open house today to meet the kids teachers. They are both very nice, but my daughter's preschool teacher got off on the wrong foot and said that she "noticed that I was expecting soon". Without missing a beat, I looked her straight in the eye and replied "No. I'm just fat" then grinned at her :D . This is my standard reply to this mis-observation. She looked like she was going to fall over dead :foot: , then started stammering about how oh so sorry she was. I just let her stammer until she could stammer no more, said it was just LOVELY meeting her, and left.

Once again, just as I start to feel like my weight loss is progressing and I'm doing so well, someone has to open their big fat mouth :blah: and take me down a few notches. It's like some force of stupidity is out to make sure I NEVER have self esteem and that I stay self concious and hate my body forever. :cry:

Sorry to come in and gripe to you guys, but you are the only people that would truly understand. Oh well. Give it a few months and I'll show them. Won't I?

Phooey. I'm not up to doing responses at the moment, so I'll check back in later.


09-02-2003, 01:48 PM
Don't let her get you down. Keep your chin up!!!;)

09-02-2003, 02:27 PM
Hey chicky friends,

We got back yesterday from our camping trip. The kids had a blast and it was great family quality time. The first day I was getting a little worried that this would be the trip from ****. We set the tent up only to find that it had a huge slit in the side, but hubby sewed it up enough to be used this one last time. Then our air mattress was flat by the middle of the night, then I wake up friday AM with a sore hip from hitting the ground, go to the potty to discover TOM has decided to join our family trip......this was not planned. So, I had to drive to the nearest store in the middle of no mans land and buy some tampax, and I ended up paying $3.99 for a box of 10.....:fr: but, I would have paid 10.00 if I had too, I'm sure you all agree. But after all that we ended up having a great time.

Today was the kids first day back to school, so they were excited about that too. Hope all is going well for them. I had today off and went grocery shopping and all that good stuff, and after a summer of having to take the kids with me, it was a nice change to go all by myself.

Hummus: I love the stuff, I love it on a wrap with roasted turkey, sharp cheese, and sprouts.....yummy:T . But there are all sorts of flavors that I have not even tried, I get stuck in one thing you know.....

Jen: Don't let that lady bring you down. You have worked hard for what you have done. You can continue to do well. I bet the next time you see her she will be kissing your butt big time. This could work to your advantage......Look at the bright side, you got her were you want her.....{{{HUGS}}}}

Well, I hate to run, but I spent forever reading to catch up.....I will be back later gators....


09-02-2003, 03:17 PM
I don't have a lot of time to post, but I did want to say this to you: PHOOEY on that big dummy. What she said was her problem and not yours. I'm glad you just let her stand there and stammer. Serves her right. :yes: Fortunately, I've never been asked the old "Gee, when are you expecting" question, although not for fear I would be. I think I'm more round all the way around versus anyone looking at me and thinking I was pregnant. I think it's easy to see I'm just fat. :lol: I hope after you left she was mortified. :eek: Don't worry girl.... what goes around comes around and when she sees you later on this year, she'll really remember that humiliation. Keep your head up, ok? {{hugs}}

Everyone else.....I love you and I'll pop back in later. I had a delicious banana nut muffin (low fat) and some of those grapes this morning for breakfast. The sweetness of the grapes really offset the nutty flavor of the muffin. SO yummy. :T

Also, Pam ......with the grapes being so small, it would take Tony......uh, I mean, Ron :o a long time to feed them to me, wouldn't it? :s:

Have a great day ladies.

09-02-2003, 03:40 PM
You know that women is a big idiot to say that to someone. Just think about it for a minute, she'll ALWAYS be a dunce, but you won't be "pregnant" for much longer. Wait until she takes a look at you when you hit goal.

Well girls I am back from MIA. It was a pretty crappy holiday weekend cause I spent most of it in the bathroom. :?: But I am back to myself again. I've neglected all of you, I have to go back and read, read, read.
I just wanted to check in and let you all know I'm ALIVE!

09-02-2003, 05:36 PM
Well ladies here I am again. I know I said I was not going to swim today because it was still raining here... but ... the rain stopped and I just felt I had to exercise to make up for the food I have eatten lately. The water was FREEZING COLD !!!!! :eek: It is only in the 70's here and the water temp was too. BRRrrrrr !!! I figured my metabalism had to crank itself up to just try and warm up my body temp.

I remember watching Oprah one day and Bob Greene (her personal exercise guru) had this guy he was helping on her show... He told him to make exercise a daily part of his life. Not to worry about the food yet... EXERCISE came first.
This guy ate whatever he wanted but exercised daily. The day finally came that he wanted to improve his food habits to get total advantage of his exercise. I keep remembering his success overall.

I WANT my food back on plan... I don't want to continue eating off plan.
If I just keep exercising and keep focused I will be back to my better eating habits.

Jen... I know it is easier said than done... but forget about that stupid comment.
It was a HUGE mistake on that womans part... but I guaranntee she won't be able to forget it either. Don't waste another minute of you energy thinking about it. It is true....

When you focus on a negative.. the negative increases..
When you focus on a positive ... the positive increases.
What ever you choose to focus on ... will influence your life in that manner.

Jen... it is the law of nature. So set your thoughts on positive influences not any negative ones.

Tina.. I am like you... no one thinks I am pregnant... they just say...
WOW !!! You're FAT !!! :rolleyes: :lol:

Sandy .. welcome home. I sure miss those camping trips. Hopefully next summer I can go again. :crossed:

Workinprogress... That was sure nice of you to post to Jen.
I hope you decide to post more often here with us.

Okay... just want to tell you all about my hummingbirds.
I only had one feeder out since we moved here.
Yesterday I put out three... and I have a dozen hummingbirds now... all fighting for supremcy. LOL They are sooo cute. They fly within a foot of me constantly. They are noisey little fighters too. No body wants to share. LOL I am going to buy me some more feeders. If they get established here this year they will come back next year too. I am soooo happy about this. :D :D

Okay.. I am going now.
I WILL be successful with improving my food choices.
So it is written... so it is done !!! :judge:

Ooppss.. Natalie... i almost forgot you. :o
I am so sorry you spent most of your weekend in the bathroom.
That does not soundlike fun at all. :no:
Hopefully you are feeling better now.

09-02-2003, 06:30 PM
I am, starting, once again, to try to get healthy, lose weight - I just turned 52 and my motto for the year is 53 by 53, meaning I need to lose at least 53 pounds this year. I read an article in the Tribune last week about weight loss blog sites and I found this site through that article. I will be looking to share inspiration etc - it is 4:20 pm and so far so good today, but I am on my way to a meeting where they will have cookies (good ones) I know I need to make a plan and that is to sit far away from the table, and take 2 bottles of water - I am glad to meet all of you out there struggling to be healthy.

09-02-2003, 10:56 PM
Hello chicklets
WEll our new girl started today. She was overwhelmed but she will do fine it will take time.

DH left for Indiana again he will be back Wed I hope. My son called me at work about 5:30 and said mon do you want Chinese for dinner? Meet me at the chinese resturant and i'll buy.:D
So I did;) Oh well tomorrow is another day
I am back down though, to the weight I was at when I started the Prednizone.

Glad to see so many of you here Love all of you. Pam sorry I keep missing your calls.

09-02-2003, 11:07 PM
and we won 20-0! Woo Hoooo! Go Falcons! :cb: I guess what I mean by saying that we won, is that Trey's team won. This was his very first game of the year and what a way to start it off. I was VERY proud of him. He sacked the quarterback twice and took a running back down that had the ball once. There's always this guy there that does a very good job videotaping the game, so we're getting one from him next week....you know, kinda to preserve the memory, and of course, give dh and Trey something to talk about for weeks. Well, at least until the next game. :lol:

Food has been really good today and I got in my 1 mile WATP. What about you guys? Did you get your exercise in today?

Thin: I am totally with you. 30 lbs. gone by Christmas sounds like the perfect present to me!!

janealice Welcome to our little corner of the world. You've just joined a fantastic group of women. Post and post often...that's the best way to get to know you!

Mary: Good to see you....hope you're feeling better. So.....your dh is going to Indiana huh, any chance he might bring a certain someone back with him for me? :s:

2cute: Good for you for exercising today. You even made the water sound fffffrrreeezzing. :eek: I know your food plan will soon follow suit....it just takes a matter of getting it all together and I know you can do it. :yes:

Natalie: I have been wondering about you little woman...good to see you back safe and sound. Sorry to hear about your crappy vacation. (no pun intended) Well, maybe. :lol: Hope you feel better soon.

Sandy: Geez, it sure is good to have you back here with us Miss Camping Queen. Sounds like you didn't have a wonderful time, but made the best of it. Sorry to hear about the TOM thing....doesn't it always know when to show up? :rolleyes:

Ok ladies, I'm going to try and get me some shut eye. :tired: I didn't sleep very well last night so I am really tired. I hope you all have a wonderful night full of OP dreams!

Love you all..... :grouphug:

09-02-2003, 11:18 PM
Hey chickies - sounds like you all had a nice Labor Day weekend. Me, I didn't do anything special. Just stayed home.

I've finally caught up reading the other threads. I'm not going to do individual replies tonight, I've already spent a lot of company time reading the other posts.

I do want to WELCOME Jane Alice to our little group. So glad you found us. Just make yourself at home. This is a wonderful group of ladies.

I want to ask - what is hummus? I've heard of it but have never seen it.

I've spent today and yesterday getting stuff done at home before I go in for my procedure Thurs. I've done the laundry, cleaned the bed sheets and bedspread, and cleaned up the car. Just need to vacuum and mop my kitchen floor. I've got to go stock up on food which I plan to do after work. I've put fresh batteries in my TV remote. Will try to get to the library Wed and get a couple of books.

I hope you all have a good day tomorrow. If I don't get back in here then, you will be hearing from me next week. See you all later.

09-02-2003, 11:58 PM
WELCOME JANE ALICE! This is a great group of people and they really help keep you in line, right ladies ? ;)

Tomorrow is *the* day..the day where I weigh in and see how well I've done for the week.

Today wasn't bad at all..I ate well, and I had manicotti for dinner (it's only six points for two frozen pieces :)) For desert I had an ice cream sundae, but I used reduced fat ice cream and whipped cream...damn that low-fat ice cream is as hard as a brick! I had a heck of a time getting the ice cream out :sp:
I got a lot of errands done today too :-D Tomorrow I'm going to start lifting weights...ten pounds...just so I can start toning up all the flab :-p Tonight I'm going to brave our foyer...all full of packed boxes..and search for my walk away the pounds tapes and my weighted balls :-p Wish me luck braving all that junk :dizzy:

Thin: My career in merchandising is well on its way...I already work for about three different places, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for an eventual part time regular job..that way I can have some sort of base income and then pick up other projects for extra cash :-D And don't worry about giving too much information about your sex life :lol:...it's true and some things just have to be said :smug:

Mary: Good morning!! Well it's evening now...I haven't heard much from you in a while...you haven't been talking much, stranger! :-p

Pam: While you worry about going "back" to work on Tuesday, I'm doing a jig because my long weekend is over!! Ha! That's what I get for working on a retail schedule...never can relate to anyone! I have never ever had a regular 9-5 job..and I'm not so sure I would ever want one..I really love being out during the week, I hate fighting all those crowds on the weekends unless I'm being paid to do it :p

Kat: Nose rings are so bad...just be happy that it's a nice tame location..and yeah I think it's a rite of passage..I assume she's off at college for the first time? Talk about a scary experience at first
:( I don't ever remember feeling so excited yet sooooo scared about anything in my life. I'm so glad I went away to college though, I had some wonderful experiences in my all-girl dorm (I was also thankful for THAT..I didn't have to live with boys :p) We used to have lotion fights and hop like bunnies in the hallways...we did such crazy things during finals, we needed release from the stress!

2Cute: I toyed with the idea of getting my tongue done years ago and then decided that there were three things I was accustomed to doing: tasting my food, singing, and having nice teeth :lol:...so long to the idea of pierced tongue! By the way, how is the house coming? Mine is a wreck and I don't know where half of my stuff is :( I need to find my exercise tapes before they get lost in my foyer forever! Oh, and I totally understand how the food/working out thing works..for some reason I NEVER SEEM TO HAVE THE TWO NSYNC..it's really annoying because last summer I probably could have lost a lot more weight..I was so dilligent about working out too :(

Jen: How utterly rude! I would NEVER EVER say that to someone unless I was TOTALLY sure they were pregnant, just because there IS a possibilty that they might be overweight. *sigh*..what can we do?

People are just MEAN..today I was backing out of my driveway (we have a blind driveway) ..and the speed limit is posted at 40mph on my road, yet of course people whiz by at alarmingly fast speeds so you have to be really really careful and fast. Well I always am, and I noticed it was clear, so I backed out, and I looked behind me to make sure all was ok and no one was about to hit my rear, when this OLD HUGE PICKUP truck comes ZIPPING around the corner and since i'm still partially on her side of the road as I back out, she has to slow down for a minute, I look out of my window so that I can wave an apology, and the redneck ugly lady flips me off!! I mean hello!! Sorry to inconvenience you maybe I should have just stayed home! :shrug:

Sandy: I Know the feeling..especially since I'm an extra heavy flower ever since I gave up the birth control pill :( ...Seriously..a box of ten might just barely last me the weekend, but I'd also make sure I bought a bundle of overnight pads too..just in case :lol:

Tina: Exercise starts tomorrow :-D Weights, baby ;)

Dixie: Hummus is found in the dairy section usually..bear with us..it SOUNDS bad but..it's good...it's mashed chickpea spread :) You put it on breads or crackers or whatever and it's really quite tasty and filling :)

09-03-2003, 12:50 AM
Miss Meliss - I will have to check out the dairy section; chickpea spread?? - I dunno. I really shouldn't judge a book by it's cover. I will give this a try and see how I like it. Is this kinda like taking mashed up pinto beans and making bean dip? Good luck on your weigh in tomorrow.

I may get to leave work early tonight - whoopee! :cb:

09-03-2003, 01:47 AM

It doesnt taste like you would expect it to!! It's kind of like..you know...the guacamole of chickpeas LOL :)

You can get them in tons of flavors, like garlic and roasted pepper..but make sure you get Cedars :-D That's made right here down the road :p

09-03-2003, 01:49 AM
Hold it right there! :p I've decided to create a new thread cause we're up to about 30 replies...so I'll see you all at #401!!!

By the way, if any of you ladies have a second, can you explain to me why this happens why i try to alter my text:

[B][SIZE=4][COLOR=darkblue]See? Do you see huge blue text or do you just see my html tags? :(

Any advice?