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Old 06-14-2008, 11:14 PM   #76  
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'Evening Chickies

Good day for exercise, worked hard on my WATP, 3 miles , which I do enjoy. Ate a little over my 1500 limit, but was lower that that numerous times this week, so I'm hoping it all averages out also exercised more this week too.

Tomorrow is weigh in day, so I'll know soon.

Thanks as always for the support. I hope everyone gets a good rest.



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Good Morning and Happy Father's Day.

Unfortunately, our rain yesterday was quite localized. Unfortunate, becase today it's difficult to even guess at the weather by looking outside. There is a very large out-of-control brush fire raging just this side of Halifax (about two hours from here, luckily) and the smoke is definitely blowing this way. About 5000 people have been evacuated and so far there is only property damage but they just cannot seem to get control of the fire. Our official forecast calls for mostly sunny, but you definitely cannot tell by looking.

Guess it will be another indoor kind of day (because of the heavy smoke being bad for anyone with any kind of respiratory problems) so guess I'll be trying for another 5K on the Gazelle. At least the weight gain over the past couple of days is starting to go back down. Still up a little, so lots of water getting poured down the throat again today.

Hope everybody else has a great day . . .
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Linda, sorry to hear about the fires burning near you. Please be safe. I know they can be so unpredictable. Right now there are some fires burning in Colorado but none real close to where our house is.

We will be leaving PA. tomorrow morning heading back to MO. for another week or so. We will be traveling through Ohio, Indiana and Illinois so I'm hoping we can get through there without hitting to much bad weather or flooding. Will be happy when we get back to my Dad's in MO.

Everybody have a good FATHER'S DAY!! Take care
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Quinceanera was perfect/beautiful/fun. I had a glass of beer (maybe the 2nd in my life) and a shot of tequilla (maybe the last in my life). Woke up in a semi-hungover state. When you've been pretty much "on-the-wagon" for 15 years, you REALLY feel it when you have a little to drink.

Take care everyone,

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Evening all...Had a quiet day. Made another omlette for Father's day. So finally got it right. This time made an apple omlette. Then for dinner made individual casseroles with 2 scallops, 3 oysters, 2 shrimps, a drizzle of lump crab,Old Bay, lemon juice and covered with FFpepperjack cheese. OMG it was so good.

Some day I am gonna remember to take my umbrella out of the trunk. Got caught in a downpour again today. That's twice in 3 days. Have to check the mirror cause Dumb must be written on my forehead. June is rainy season...umbrellas work well in rainy season.

Lynn...Sounds like you were sixteen again! Tequilla is only good for the worm. Now you know you and Linda both have to drink gallons of water to get back on track. I'll be right there with you flushing out the extra sodium intake. Water girls Water!!!!

Eileen...good luck with your scale tomorrow....remember it is more how your clothes fit than the numbers on the scale.

We are having a hugh rainbow. The bottom edges are so vivid and wide can't begin to descibe...Awesome! Going grab another water and watch from lania.....hugs, Karen3
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Some day I am gonna remember to take my umbrella out of the trunk. Got caught in a downpour again today. That's twice in 3 days. Have to check the mirror cause Dumb must be written on my forehead. June is rainy season...umbrellas work well in rainy season.

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Gee, I thought mine lived back there in case the back hatch of the car ever sprung a leak . . . now you tell me we're supposed to carry them araound with us. The things you learn around here are truly amazing.
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'Evening Chickies


Hope that all of the Dads and Granddads had a wonderful day !!


Karen 31 safe travel tomorrow.
Lynn so glad to know that the Quinceanera was so perfect.
Karen3 thanks for the best wishes and reminder, plus your dinner sounded quite yummy.
Meowee, sorry to learn about the brush fire and bad air quality, take care.

Good news another 3 lbs. of Cute and Curvy have left the body.


I'm going to say my thank you prayers and continue working hard. Thanks for the help and support you

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EILEEN . . .

Good Morning all you great Golden Girls . . . . . . It's Monday . . . time to get the week moving and shaking again . . .

My day is looking decent -- both the weight and the blood sugar went in the right direction this morning -- but more importantly that fire has finally been contained and all but 50 of the 5000 evacuees have been able to go home. The firefighters finally got a break and the wind shifted and blew the fire back where it had already come from so it literally it ran out of fuel.

It is overcast this morning but at least the smoke haze seems to have moved back west of here too, so I do hope to get out and about at least for some groceries, if nothing else. Hope everybody else has a great day . . .
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Good Morning!
We're going to have a perfect day today, no rain and lower 70's. DH will be able to run the hand plow through the garden and I'm going to try to weed out my shade garden. I've been trying to do that all last week but I keep putting it off because it'll take me 1/2 a day at least. Yesterday for lunch our DD had us over for Father's day. She had me in mind when making lunch, I could eat everything but the dessert. She had very tender Sesame Elk steak cut into strips, Coconut chicken breast, a yummy salad with almonds and mandarin oranges. The Iced tea was sugared but I only had one small glass. Had to guess at the calories for my fitday and "Accountability" thread. When the dessert arrived, she looked at me and said you probably don't want one do you, I said nope! Oh the power of will power, it just makes me more determined.
Saturday we went to a fancy graduation party for my nephew, I was a good girl and only had some Raspberry coffee (no calories) and a small plate of fresh fruit. I was telling Karen about the owner/hostess who kept urging me to try this or try that. I told her I was on a diet and counting calories, she won't take NO for an answer. She said the egg bake was mostly vegetables, after saying a few polite words to her I walked away with just my plate of mixed fresh fruit. Don't you just hate that when people won't take NO for an answer.
Karen3: What's in your Apple omelets? I love omelets and we have 6 Orpington hens that lay the most beautiful brown eggs so we have lots of eggs. I usually make egg white omelets because I'm on meds for high cholesterol and my dog gets the egg yolks. He loves when I make omelets.
Meowee: I'm watching your "Accountability" spot, you can do it!
Eileen: Congrats on the 3 lb. loss!
Lynn: Sorry for the loss of DH, will it be a hard day for you on the 29th? I'll mark my calendar and say a prayer for you. By the way, what is a quinceanera?
Have a safe day everyone.
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Reuters Health

Thursday, June 12, 2008


By Martha Kerr

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters Health) - Researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center report that a 12-week weight-loss program they devised for patients with type 2 diabetes continues to have a positive, long-lasting effect on weight loss 1 year later, long after patients are off on their own.

The findings of a 1-year follow-up of the 12-week "Why WAIT" weight-loss program were presented here this week at the 68th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association by principal investigator Dr. Osama Hamdy.

The study involved 85 patients with type 2 diabetes, average age 54 years and a disease duration of approximately 10 years. The average weight was 235 pounds, average body mass index (BMI) was 38.4, average hemoglobin A1C was 7.5 percent, and average waist circumference was 46.7 inches.

Patients completed the 12-week diet and exercise program and were followed for another year without structured intervention.

Twelve weeks of the intervention resulted in an average weight loss of 24.6 pounds -- more than a 10 percent reduction -- a waist circumference reduction of 3.6 inches, and an average drop of 0.9 percent in A1C to 6.6 percent, indicating good control of blood sugar.

After 1 year of follow-up, weight remained lower than before the patients began the diet by more than 18 pounds -- a long-term loss of 7.6 percent. However, A1C levels increased to approximately 7.4 percent.

Overall, 55 percent of participants continued to lose weight on their own, Hamdy said. The other 45 percent gained back approximately 5 pounds, but their final weight remained 2.0 percent lower than their pre-diet weight.

Blood pressure, both top and bottom readings, were significantly lower at 12 weeks and 1 year compared with pre-diet readings, he added. Cholesterol levels improved significantly at 12 weeks, but had returned to pre-diet levels at 1 year, except for HDL, the "good" cholesterol, which remained significantly higher.

Hamdy said there was evidence that kidney function improved as well, with a small decrease in protein in the urine.

"The clinical implications are enormous," Hamdy told Reuters Health. "We've been glucose-focused for a long time. We need to be weight-focused. We need to focus on the cause of the problem and not the result of the problem."

The mainstays of the "Why WAIT?" program are a low carb diet and tailored exercise. "We use significant calorie reduction and reduce carbohydrates to 40 percent of calories and increase protein to 30 to 40 percent of calories -- this is key for patients to maintain muscle," Hamdy said. "In addition, we teach patients how to exercise, especially the type and the amount, and make sure it is age-appropriate. This is very important."

He added, "The main reason that patients regain weight is that they decrease their protein intake and don't exercise as much. The weight they gain is mostly fat, and visceral fat."

There is also an economic benefit. "Weight reduction leads to a reduction in need for medications. We saw a 65 percent-reduction in medical costs, or about $560 per year per patient -- and patients feel better," Hamdy reported.


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[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=#9932cc]Lynn: Sorry for the loss of DH, will it be a hard day for you on the 29th? I'll mark my calendar and say a prayer for you. By the way, what is a quinceanera?
Have a safe day everyone.
Hi Bobbi,

Thank you - last year I went to Maine with my sister on the anniversary. Each year it gets less painful.

Quinceanera is the 15th birthday. It is a VERY big event for Mexican/Pureto Rican young ladies. About equivalent to a wedding. Lots of symbolism, lots of eating, drinking, and dancing. Really, a VERY lovely tradition. It symbolizes a young girl becoming a woman. There are formal dances done by the girl and her escorts - at one point, the father takes her a pair of high heels and takes away her flat shoes - at another point, the mother takes her last doll to her - just a VERY beautiful, VERY moving celebration.

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Evening all....Still having showers. Am so sorry that the rest of the country is drowning, but after months of drought it is quite lovely. Of course in another week everything we own even with a/c running will begin to get moldy. Including moi.

Bobbie...apple omlette....saute sliced fresh apple in a little butter/olive oil. Strinkle with Slendar and cinnamon cooking until tender. Meanwhile start your regular omlette adding the cooked apples just before it is done. Fold and you can add FF shredded chedar cheese over top. I make one big one and cut into 2 portions. Jeff Smith the frugal gormet's recipe. It's yummy. Probably DH's favorite breakfast.

Lynn...thank you for the article on Diabetes Diet. I struggle every day trying get DH to follow a program. Must be a male thingy, but portion control is nonexistant. If it was sugarfree that means eat it all up immmediately. Been thinking about locking the pantry and refrig, when I'm out of the house.

Linda...be careful with the smoke. After the Georgia fire last year I had months of cough and sinus problems. We were 250 miles away from the fire,too.

Eileen........YES! 10lbs gone.....go the grocery store and pick up a 10lb ham! hehehehhehehehh

Going go curl up with another book and read until bedtime. I rejoined mystery guild so got 7new books plus my monthly book from Booma came...Plus 2 library books. Must admit am adicted to reading. Hugs...Karen3

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'Evening Chickies

Hope that all of you had a great Monday.

Thank you all Karen 3, Bobbi, and Linda for the congrats. I so appreciate the feedback and well wishes. You are chickie

Karen3, I have to laugh about picking up 10 lbs. of ham. I sometimes think of the lbs. as sticks or pounds of butter. When I shop this week I will count out 10 pounds of butter and realize what it looks like. Your joke reminded me , so thanks

So many of you have been an inspiration to me, encouraging me and keeping me motivated, so thank you ,thank you, thank you. I you.

Lynn, thanks so much for the article you posted above. It too serves as reminder to me that I'd be heading toward diabetes if I kept eating high glycemic foods and junky white carbs. GO

In the past 2 weeks you wonderful chickies have helped to get on track and finally make the changes I needed for my health.


Have a wonderful Tuesday.

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Good Morning . . .

Not feeling to perky today -- partly weather since it's pretty overcast and supposed to rain later one -- partly because this is the day for my annual Gyn visit -- partly because the weight blipped up again. Oh well -- everything on the list will pass in due course.

Hope everybody else has a good day . . . see you later
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Good Morning!
Lynn...Great news, you are now down 2.2 lbs and you drank like a sailor too! Ha, Ha, just kidding!
Meowee...I like your Blip chart, I have a similar one posted on the side of my refrigerator. Mine is an actual graph from my computer that I use. I love it!
Karen3...I think I'll try your apple omelet but will use applesauce instead of fresh apples. We have many, many fruit trees of all kinds and 4 of them are apple trees. I make gobs of unsweetened applesauce and always look for ways of using it up. Last fall I thawed out a bunch of applesauce and gave to the chickens and some to the wild birds. I wanted to clean out my freezer so I could put the new batch in. I wish we liked sweets, I've seen many cake/cookies recipes substituting applesauce for the oil.
DH and have to bring MIL up to doctors today to test for an urinary infection, the nurse in the assistant living apartment thinks that's what causing her sudden memory loss. In her mind she's been to Chicago, to the cascino's, overnight trips with her dear friend who's been dead for about 9 years.
At least she's recalling good memories!
Gotta run, bye
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