Weight Loss Support - 300+ And Ready To Try Again....#421




thinthinker
10-03-2003, 07:50 PM
God Bless America!

We want to invite everyone to join us in our journey.
We share laughter and tears.
We share what works for us and what doesn't.
We recently started a Topic of the Day.

Monday........Motivation Monday
Tuesday.......Tuesday Tips
Wednesday.....Wednesday Weigh ins
Thursday......Thankful Thursday
Friday........Friday Facials, Fingernails and Fun
Saturday.......Sit-up Saturdays - any physical activity
Sunday.........Soup and Salad Sunday - recipes

We chat on Wednesday and Sunday at 8:30 EST, 7:30 CST.

These are not required topics ...just ideas to share. We have found them very helpful. We also share heartaches and fears...joys and celebrations.


Grannie39074
10-03-2003, 08:25 PM
Ok Thin where is your post?
Food is bad
I got my hair cut today and got a new cell phone plan.
I have unlimited calling all over the USA.

qsilver
10-03-2003, 08:31 PM
Hey everyone :)

Barb, do I get to be the first to give you a Wahoo!!! Way to go!!! You have taken your weight loss very seriously, and it shows in that you didn't get all in the dumps with a slight gain and let it all go. I also love your attitude about the cruise and a possible gain there. You know it will come off, and you'd better enjoy putting it on! :D

Thanks for the sweet replies everyone. Thank you for the comments about being strong. Funny, but that isn't how I see myself. Maybe that is another area to look into healing. :)

Andria


QueenB
10-03-2003, 10:19 PM
Well.... except for Barb. How depressing. :cry:






Just kidding! :lol: You were probably glad for all the peace and quite without my rambling posts! :blah: I have to tell you though, I have been SUPER busy lately. Of course you know, Monday...... I went to my WI and didn't get back till late, but I did post that day. Tuesday....... I had to run home like a madwoman, get Trey's football gear ready, get his homework done, dinner cooked and then off to the football fied. WHICH, I might mention went awesome! Trey's team won 16-0 and HE kicked the extra points for both touchdowns! Now, let me tell you WHY that thrills me so much. #1. At this level, most teams do not kick. To be perfectly honest, no team we have ever faced (and we have faced all 6, so far) have kicked. It is just much easier after a touchdown to try and run in the extra point. #2. At this level, kicking is considered so difficult (ya know, for little kids) that running in after the touchdown only gets you one point instead of two. (like in regular football) KICKING gets you two! Sooo, the other night, Trey was just fooling around kicking the ball after practice and his coach noticed that he had a pretty good kicking leg and asked dh to practice with him abit, and the next thing you know..... BOOM! He was kicking the extra points after the touchdowns. It was really funny sitting in the stands..... you should have heard the "buzz" when the people around us realized that we were kicking. When that ball sailed through those goalposts, I swear it's a wonder I didn't bust the bleachers down I was jumping up and down and cheering so much! Am I a proud Mom or what? By the way..... here's his latest football picture. Isn't he a cutie?

http://pic3.picturetrail.com/VOL22/552012/813274/34824920.jpg

Now.... on to Wednesday. Right after work, I ran home, fixed something to eat really quick and then we headed to Dalton to get groceries. It's a 45 minute drive, but the taxes are MUCH cheaper so we always go there at least every two weeks. By the time we got back, it was almost 8:00 and then you just know I had to sit down entranced by the season finale of Paradise Hotel. :s:

Thursday......pretty much ditto of Tuesday, the only difference is, instead of a game, it was just practice.

So, here we are to Friday and the only reason I'm not out and about now is because I used TOM (God bless it) as an excuse to not go to the local highschool football game. Dh and sons are EAT UP with football this time of year. I would like it to if I could just understand all the rules and regulation. Oh.....and if I could ever FIND THE FRICKIN BALL!! :dizzy:

Food has been good..... I was very strong all week and had a small meltdown last night when I ate just about all my Flex Points, but I am still not over for the week and that's all that matters. I have done the two mile, the one mile and just a few hours ago.....the THREE MILE! I took it slow and easy and believe it or not, I actually enjoyed it! :strong:

I'm not going to reply to everyone tonight and I know that no one will be offended because you KNOW I love you all.....but I do have a few comments that I want to make to some.

Joanne: I just wanted to extend my deepest sympathy in the loss of your grandmother. I don't know how close you were to her, but I know I could not function if I ever lost mine. She is my life. I am glad that she is no longer in pain and is now with her King. I will keep you and your entire family in my prayers. {{{hugs}}}

Andria: As always....your post simply amazes me. You are such a wonderful and inspirational woman. I don't know alot of women that have went through what you have in your lifetime, however you have chosen not to mire yourself down in bad feelings.....which we all know is so easy to do. Please hang onto that strength and I wish you all the success in the world in anything you want to do.

And last.....but certainly not least:

2Cute: My sweet lovely lady..... I wish I had all the answers to all the questions that you have. I wish I had the words to say that would make you feel better and fill that hole inside your heart. I wish I could wrap my arms around you and make you feel whole and complete. I wish I could look you in the eye and tell you how beautiful and worthy you are. I wish there was some way..... somehow you could feel all the love I have for you in my heart and you would know that everything is alright and you are loved. I wish you could know how very special you are to people that you don't even know. Until that day however, that I CAN look you in the eye and hold your hand.....(which I will probably not be able to speak..... only cry) know how very much you are loved and that someone thinks the world of you. :love:

With that..... I will say goodnight. I hope all of my lovely chicks have a beautiful healthy OP day. :grouphug:

Grannie39074
10-04-2003, 09:08 AM
I' am here

Grannie39074
10-04-2003, 11:42 AM
where is everyone

thinthinker
10-04-2003, 12:33 PM
Hello, everyone! :wave: Well, my goodness, it's Saturday and I'm NOT a "showgirl"!!! How cool is that! I do have a lunch job that honey and I will be going to shortly.

I have been able to get rid of both of my sons this week. :( So sad! I took "the baby" to school this week. It will hopefully be his final term away at school. He'll be glad to be done, but it's bittersweet for him because he really enjoys living in the Fraternity house with the other guys. Lots of good friendships there. And #1 son got a job! WooHoo! He works Tuesday-Friday, 1-9 PM, and Saturday 9AM-5PM so honey and I have some alone time in the evenings and we'll have our Saturdays to ourselves. I guess maybe the good Lord is just breaking us in slowly to being empty-nesters! :(

I was terrible with my food for 3 days this week. Boy, when you go off, it's hard to say no the next time you have an urge! :eek: It's like "geez, I ate that bag of Hersheys yesterday, so why not have another today? I blew it already anyway!" What "stinkin' thinkin'" that is!!!! So I made some 1 WW point potatoe soup last night for dinner to counteract my indiscretions. It was yummy, especially on a cold windy day!

I think now that the weather has gotten chilly (****, downright COLD) I will be able to do really well because there are some really good low point soup recipes out there. Remember when I used to do "soup day" one day a week??? That worked real well for me. Must get back some of the old "good" habits from when I was really losing well. Why is it that we forget all the good tricks and go back to all the old BAD habits instead???? Ahhhhh, the questions of life!

Boy, I don't know where all that came from. Sheeesh!

I haven't read much of anything that's going on here, my friends. I'm so sorry about that. I do hope to have more time in the near future, but that doesn't look too promising either. :censored:

We are going to Shipshewana the week after next. The outdoor flea market is supposed to be open through the end of October. I'm betting those vendors are pretty dang cold this past week. I pray that we will at least have like 65 degree weather when we go. I don't want it hot, but I sure don't want to freeze either. Boy, I don't want much, do I????

I started a 3-ring binder this week (ok, ANOTHER 3-ring binder) for my recipes. I have enough sheets of paper dancing around here, getting all over the place. I want to try the recipes one by one and ditch the ones that are not "keepers" and try to get some of that organized.

I've been working some. Not as much this week as I had been. But things are picking up once again. I do hope to get back to Curves starting Monday. Enough of all this procrastinating and excuses. I need to just take the time. I deserve to do something for myself. WE ALL deserve to do something for ourselves.

Well, if any of you are still reading all this rambling. Have a GREAT day! I love :love: you all, even when I'm not here as often as I would like to be.

Hey, P.S. Are any of you starting to plan for that trip to Oklahoma in the Spring??? I cashed in my pot of coins that I've been saving and have $208 towards the trip so far. (In case you don't remember, or I didn't really say it) I never use any coin when I'm paying for anything. I always use $$$$$ bills. Then ALL of my change goes into a pot at home that I cash in from time to time. I usually use it for honey and I to do a get-away weekend, but when 2cute mentioned going out there, I immediately started saving for THAT trip. In 4 months, I collected the $208. I figure by Spring, I'll have plenty saved to make the trip with. (And it will not have been painful :D ) I checked for flight info on Orbitz.com just to see about what it might cost me. Right now it's about $336. Oh, and I wanted to ask: We are making this a "girls days out" type of event, aren't we???? Just wondering. I'm leaving honey home. I just figured there wouldn't be anything for him to do anyway, and I didn't want to have to worry about him being entertained for a couple of days, or sitting in a hotel room moping! (Or paying for a second ticket, for that matter! :lol: )

Ok, I'm really out of here now. I promise. See you all later.

qsilver
10-04-2003, 01:23 PM
Hey everyone :)

Thin, I've decided you are easily one of the most organized people I've met in my entire life! You have more going on in any single day that I would dare for an entire week. Thank you for the trip planning reminder! I am such a procrastinator, a reminder is always gratefully accepted. :)

Mary, new hairdo and unlimited long distance? Sounds like a girl's dream to me. Ok, add in something about a free shoe shopping spree and it would be a total dream come true. :)

Tina, your son is such a cutie! He looks so serious in the pic, it just makes him that much more adorable. Sounds like you are working your WW plan just the way you are supposed to. Good for you! Also, way to go on all the exercise. Those are WATP tapes, right?

I'm supposed to be finishing up this article that I have barely started... Each time I sit down to work something happens, a serious call or a visitor or one of the girls with some sort of problem that has to be taken care of. I have to get this done! I'll report back here later.

And where is everyone the last few days? It is kind of creepy quiet on this thread. Everyone ok?

Andria

katrinabgood
10-04-2003, 02:39 PM
Hey chickies...

Quickie post: My daughter is home for the weekend, we just got done doing some shopping for supplies, ie: food, for the dorm. Got her car fixed (new fuel pump, new tires) I just waved bye bye to my paycheck in a few short hours time!

Tomorrow is WI (not Wisconsin!)...I'm scared to get on my scale, don't want to jinx anything. Points are mighty low today...so far.

Last night I was all comfy on the couch, was all set to watch my tape of Survivor. I got a call from work, begging me to go in. They were soooo short on 3-11, really needed a secretary on nights...(to pick up all their leftovers and then do my work...sheesh...:rolleyes: I have a real hard time saying NO, so I said....uh, okay. I had to wait til my son got home from...get this...his first dance! Awwwwwwwwwwww...then I needed to nap, so I wouldn't get there til after 12. Fine, fine...come when ever you can. leave early. Soooooooooo, I get there at 1 AM. There are two other secretaries there!!!! What the :censored:?? I was so pi$$ed! I'm usually there ALONE and manage to get the work done...AND it wasn't even that busy! :mad: They will be paying me an extra $50 for comimg in, but that's besides the point. I would have rather been home sleeping!

Okay, rant over.

Tina, your son is adorable!

Gotta run...be back soon!

:wave:

Syn
10-04-2003, 02:54 PM
Hey there Chicklets...

I just got back from my WW Weigh in. usually go on Fridays...but had to go at 10 this AM as I was with a friend...I am making it a point to eat a good breakfast, seems to help me stay OP...so there I was with a full tummy and had also drank a couple of glasses of H2o this morning....Figured I wouldn't maybe have lost at all at that rate...but I am down another 1.2 pounds that is a total of 14.2 since the 12th. of September.....Not real impressive but I am satisfied.....wish it would go faster..:^:

What is this about an OK trip? Might be fun...tell me more...ThinThinker....BTW I have a cleaned up antique jar that used to be a chicken waterer that I put all my change in....I don't pay for everything with bills, right a lot of checks and use my debit card! I may have to start thinking of a way to "feed" my jar better! Speaking of feeding the jar....:idea: How about putting a quarter in the jar everytime eat a bag of chips or candy? We always had a "cuss box" at home ...seemed to me that had to be dumped a little too often!;)

KaterinaBgood, Kids have a tendancy to make us spend out paychecks don't they? But all too soon they also have a tendancto gorw up and be gone...:(

QueenB Your son is a cutie loks like he means business with that football too! BElieve in yourself...you are a teriffic person!


Grannie:

Qsilver...BElieve me you ARE Strong!

Looks like you will be busy making phone calls...Don't forget about us here...:)


I need to get to cleaning up my house so I can get to my chrocheting...I bought some new yarn I want to try out...But I have to clean first or I will feel guilty...lol

Take Care one & All...

peekabooangel
10-04-2003, 03:54 PM
Good afternoon chicks:

Just wanted to pop in and let you know I am still OP, just been busy. Yesterday I thought I blew it, but added up the points and ended up only using 2 of my flex points.:) So today I feel much better aobut myself.

Tina: What a little cutie pie Trey is. Glad his team is doing so well and that he in particular is doing great!!! You brag all you want there you proud momma!!!

Thin: Sounds like you and hubby will be spending some fun times together now. Hope you don't run out of things to do ;).

Syn: Great job on the weight loss. Keep up the great work.

Mary: Hey there chick, here I am too......

Kat: Paycheck gone on kids, how familiar, and I have years and years to go yet. Sorry you ended up going in to work when the morons already had coverage, but the extra money will be nice.

Andria: Good luck on your article, hope you found time to sit and do it.

I'll be back later chicky poohs.....
Sandy

BarbPA
10-04-2003, 03:56 PM
Hi Gals!
I'm here, just busy today....Got up, watched some tv, went to the gym :barbell: , showered, went to Panera with DH for lunch, now I am hemming some pants for him and will be ironing, packing, organizing for the rest of the day! I'll pop in later to catch up with everyone.....must run, iron is hot!
Love,
Barb
:) ;) :D :cool:

BarbPA
10-04-2003, 05:56 PM
I'm confused... :?: :chin: I thought we changed chat to Sunday night?????

Just taking quick break from ironing. Be back later.

:)Barb

peekabooangel
10-04-2003, 06:13 PM
I'm blonde and Confussed now........:dizzy:

thinthinker
10-04-2003, 07:16 PM
Oh CRUD!!!
Guess I missed something when I wasn't reading for the last couple of days.......

Someone....please.....help.....me!!!!
I've fallen, and I can't get up! :eek:

katrinabgood
10-04-2003, 07:20 PM
Why not have it either night? Whoever can make it...can make it!

thinthinker
10-04-2003, 07:22 PM
Well, I'll be a :jig: monkey's patoot! :jig:
I went back and looked and both Barb and Connie put Sunday in THEIR welcome to the thread. So I guess I missed the boat. I'm soooooo sorry. I'm going back to delete my Chat announcement. So now all these replies will just look silly! :lol:

"I didn't do it. You didn't see me do it. You can't blame me!"

BarbPA
10-04-2003, 08:36 PM
Sandy - Don't feel bad, I'm not blonde and I'm confused. :dizzy: :lol: I only changed my thread intro to Sunday because I thought it had been changed.

Kat had a good idea - Sat and Sun and just pick what works for your personal schedule. Doesn't matter to me.

Sorry for the confusion! :o :) :dizzy:

Grannie39074
10-04-2003, 08:38 PM
I'm confused too. I thought moving chat was a question we were responding too but I'm up for both nights

BarbPA
10-04-2003, 11:38 PM
Good Evening All!
:wave:

I am finally taking a break from ironing, sewing, packing....it's been a long day. Tomorrow it's house cleaning. I have given Jeff a few chores to do. :rolleyes: We'll see how that goes. The extent of his helpfulness today included trying on a pair of pants for me to hem and nodding his head as I packed his clothes. He is no good at stuff like that. However, you'd think he might do something else productive while I am working?!?! :no: He spent the entire day playing his computer game. :rollpin: He "says" he'll help clean. Yeah, right!

Tina - It was good to see you back here last night! I did miss you! :) Trey is adorable. I doubt he wants to be called "adorable". He looks like he is trying to be tuff! :sumo: Good job on the eating and exercising!

Thin - One point Potato soup??? I'd love that recipe! :T: I had all my coins counted last week --- for cruise money. I had about $150 - I get lots of small bills for tips and whatnot. The next batch of coins will have to go toward the Oklahoma trip. :)

Kat -- Sorry to hear about the hassle with work last night. Ugh. I hope you managed to get Survivor in sometime. Man, that team is just falling apart! I was so happy for "Blackbeard" when he beat out the young, tough guy!

Syn - Congrats on the loss thus far. Don't let yourself get frustrated. You are going in the right direction and that's important. Don't forget, none of us gained this weight overnight, we are not going to lose it overnight! Keep on working! :high:

Andria - I'm with you --- it's been too quiet around here. I hope everyone is doing well! Stop in and let us know! I'm also with you on the free shoe shopping!!! Jeff never understands when I need new shoes! :lol:

Sandy --- Good job on tracking your points. You thought you blew it, but when you added it up you did ok!! It's so important to journal everything!!!

Mary - Hey gal!! I am here with you!!! :D

I think it's about time to get comfy in bed with my book! Catch you all tomorrow!
Love,
Barb

katrinabgood
10-05-2003, 09:53 AM
Split Pea Soup with Ham

2 1/4 cups dried split peas {1 pkg}
2 quarts cold water (Or chicken broth...ar a combination of both)
1 1/2 pounds ham bone (I've also used a package of ham hocks...3-4)
2 onions, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pinch dried marjoram
3 stalks celery, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
1 potato, diced (I partially cooked the potatoes while the peas soaked then added them later...used the "potato water" to thin the soup later when it got too thick...)


Directions
1 In a large stock pot, cover peas with 2 quarts cold water or broth and soak overnight. If you need a faster method, simmer the peas gently for 2 minutes, and then soak for l hour.
2 Once peas are soaked, add ham bone, onion, salt, pepper and marjoram. Cover, bring to boil and then simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
3 Remove bone; cut off meat, dice and return meat to soup. Add celery, carrots and potatoes. Cook slowly, uncovered for 30 to 40 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.


This is even better after a few days in sitting in the frig...:T

It comes out to about 3 points per cup...really more like 2.5, but I rounded up! Very hearty and very filling...

Anyone else????

pjkdreamer
10-05-2003, 11:23 AM
Hello Chickies,

CONFUSED???, ME TOO!!! I WENT TO CHAT LAST NIGHT! NO BODY THERE. SO IS IT SAT OR SUNDAY, OR BOTH, PLEASE ADVISE:dizzy:

Still hanging in, didnt get to post all day yesterday, just "plum tuckered out", this crazy work schedule of mine, you know, worked till 9 Friday night, then back at 6:30am yesterday, ugh!!! INSANITY!! I stay tired alllllllllll the time. I sure hope I get that other job if for no other reason than better, more stable hours. hope to hear something soon, you know the waiting is always the hard part.

Tina, cute pic of Trey!:D

Kat, soup sounds good, I made chili last night, just had one bowl, I was good! (wanted more of course :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ).

Sandy, Barb, thin, Syn, Mary, Andria, and all the rest of you:dance: have a great day. Check in later, gotta go :strong:

justme2338
10-05-2003, 11:34 AM
Yawn. I slept in until 10AM and I'm not going to feel guilty because I haven't started laundry yet. I'm not. I havent' been able to catch up with all of you in days and I feel like I'm missing something from my life. Glad that we will be chatting on Sunday's too. I can never get to it on Saturday evening. I see that's it's been quiet around here. I guess we are all getting busy with fall stuff.
My food has been good, I would have like to workout a little more than I have been but I'm not going to kill myself over it. I am still 3 pounds away from Onederland and I cannot wait.
We are having a Halloween party on the 31'st and I've been busy planning for that. I am determined to be under 200 by that point. Besides, Tom and I are going as GI Joe and GI Jane and I want to look as fit as possible. Not to mention I'll be seeing some of my friends I haven't seen in over a year. I'm so nervous that they won't notice my loss. Is that selfish thinking?
Anywhoo...sorry I've been MIA lately. I am going to try and make it to chat tonight. I hope to catch up more then.


Kat,
Thanks for the recipe on Split Pea. I love it, I haven't had that in years. I really think I'll stop by the store and pick up the indgredients. Yummy for lunches. You are such a good person for getting up to go to work. I could never do it. Enjoy your visit with your daugter!

Barb,
You deserve this cruise tremendously. Look at how far you've come in the past few weeks! Enjoy yourself, you are worth it. (that sounds like a Revlon commercial) :lol:

Mary,
How are things with you? Hope all is well.

Thin,
I know just how you feel. Sometimes it's like I've missed a ton and I'll never catch up with these ladies. I think the discussion on Sunday chat happened about 2 weeks ago. It was very subtle, so easy to miss. ;)

Syn,
Congratulations on your loss!! You are doing great!
:cb:

Tina,
Your son is adorable. It's cute how he is trying to look so tuff but his baby face spoils it!

Hello to Andria, Peek, and anyone else I happened to miss in my Sunday morning sleepy stupor.



Chat with you all later I hope!
:dizzy:

katrinabgood
10-05-2003, 12:00 PM
Natalie...I keep forgetting to ask...what did you and Tom end up doing for your "date?" Inguiring minds want to know...I want to start doing something like that with my honey....'course not on Sunday during football season! Maybe that will be a New Year's Resolution!

Speaking of football, dh and ds are going to see the Eagles play the Giants on the 19th...dh has a contact at work who is a huge Eagle fan, as is dh. (here in Giant country) This guy works for Hess Oil and has seats in the "Hess box" ...inside seating on the 50 yard line, catered...the whole deal. I'm not invited. :( Whatever. I really need to get a hobby (not eating!) if they're going to keep leaving me alone on the weekends!

Okay, come out, come out wherever you all are!

justme2338
10-05-2003, 12:27 PM
Oh, thanks for asking Kat. I took him on a romantic picnic. We went to a beautiful park nearby and sat on the edge of a creek with a covered bridge. It was really nice. I packed a basket of munchies and sparkling cider (no alcohol in the park allowed). We wrapped up in blankets and watched the water. Next month it's his turn so we'll see what he comes up with.


Here's a pic of our "spot"
We were sitting to the right of the bridge in this pic. Gorgeous!

qsilver
10-05-2003, 12:38 PM
Hey everyone :)

I got half my article done last night! Once I finally got that first line going, it seemed to flow pretty well. I am not a natural writer. Some people can sit down and write on whatever, whenever. Me, it takes a lot more work. I do think it is like any other talent, though. The more you use it, the easier it becomes. Those opinion pieces used to take me 3-5 hours to write, and now most come together in about an hour.

I feel as if someone was beating me up yesterday and I didn't notice until this morning. Part has to do with the company work party and a few high fat items I indulged in, part is probably the half of the bundt cake I made and brought home. I tried to give it away there, but there were no takers. I should have thrown it in the trash. I didn't eat the entire half, no worries there, but I did have 3 more thin slices, and with all the other rich foods yesterday, my gut is just rumbling at me this morning.
The other part was a woman who kept talking to me for the first hour and had a cigarette in her hand the entire time. I'm mildly allergic to cigarette smoke, and it was just making me cough and choke yesterday. I kept trying to shift away from her, but couldn't break away for the longest time. I'm never sure how to handle that sort of situation. Because I couldn't think of a solution, I spent the night coughing hard and my lungs feel a little shredded. Is there a polite way to handle it? Most smokers here are kind of touchy to begin with, so I never know. My honey suggested it would be like someone coming over to our house and objecting to the cats loving on them because they are allergic. We scoop up our furry babies and zoom them off to another room when that happens. Anyway, etiquette answer from anyone? I'm clueless, as you can tell.

I'm going to be a bad mommy and shoo the girls off to the other room with a video so I can finish my writing. When I'm trying something new, like this style of writing, I can't have any distractions. I'm not even close to nice when they do, unless it is something important. We set fire and blood as the parameters, just so you know...

Andria

qsilver
10-05-2003, 12:40 PM
Ooooh, Natalie! The only way we see bridges like that around here is if they are in a calendar! Not that we don't have pretty scenery... I do live just outside Zion National Park, but it just isn't like that. :)

Andria

thinthinker
10-05-2003, 02:38 PM
Ok Kat, I'll see you and raise you one. I stole this recipe from Syn a long time ago and it is delicious....and oh so filling!

Potato Soup

1 bag O’brien frozen hash browns
1 large can fat free chicken broth
1 envelope country gravy mix
spices to taste (basil, oregano, salt, pepper, thyme)

Put frozen potatoes, chicken broth and seasonings in a soup pot. Bring to a boil and let simmer until potatoes are thawed. Mix gravy mix in about a ½ cup water and whisk to get rid of most of the lumps. Add to soup. Simmer on low until the gravy mix thickens the broth a bit. Soup will thicken further as it stands.

Makes about 8 cups. 1 WW point per cup

thinthinker
10-05-2003, 02:41 PM
Here's my "raise you one". :lol:

Magic Chili

2 cans Bush’s Magic Chili
1 large can diced tomatoes
1 bag Morningstar Farms soy crumbles

Mix all ingredients together in pot. Heat through.

Makes 6 servings. 3 WW points per serving.

BarbPA
10-05-2003, 03:58 PM
Thanks for you soup recipes! :T: I will have to try these! I copied and saved them so I am not searching back through threads next month! :)

Warning --- whining ahead..... :devil:

It amazes me what PMS can do to a woman! I was feeling great a couple days ago -- very excited for the cruise, getting everything done. Now I just want to go crawl in bed and eat chocolate! :chockiss: :faint: I've done nothing today. Woke up with plans of going to the gym - instead I sat on the couch and watched 6 episodes of Sex in the City. Then went out for lunch and had a big, unhealthy pasta! I did managed to iron a few things and pack a little more. Now I am an hour away from the Eagles game which will consist of more couch-potatoing!!! I just have zero motivation today and can feel all these PMS hormones kicking in. I just hope TOM arrives soon so I get it over with before leaving. I'd rather be PMS'd now than next week!

Ok, whine session done! Thanks for listening! I love you guys!!!
Barb :)

I'll try to pop back in later in a better mood!

thinthinker
10-05-2003, 05:54 PM
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