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Old 08-01-2008, 10:55 PM   #16  
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' Evening Chickies

Congrats Cat on your "babies" so sweet. Hope you all get some sleep soon.

Freda, I love your charm idea... what a motivator and a way to continue to congratulate yourself on your well won endeavors.

Lynn hope that you are doing two nostril breathing soon

Bobbi thanks for starting the post.


Well TGIF for me for sure. Be well and cool.

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Hello everyone, well, it seems like it has been a busy day. I didn't get near as much done today as I wanted but it seems like I was busy all day.

Cat, I just looked at your new babies--they are so adorable. I can just imagine all the fun you are going to have once they get their eyes open and start moving. I love puppies!!

There is another fire burning down in the Springs today. They were saying that several homes have been burned. One was a 100 year old farm house and the owners were in their 90's. They got out OK but there was a horse that I'm still not sure of. I haven't heard anymore on that. I sure hope the horse made it too. We'll probably have lots of smoke up here tomorrow. In fact, we are still getting smoke from the California fires. It sure makes me feel like I have to work harder to get things done when there is so much smoke in the air.

I did get a 3FC-5K in today and I hope to get another one tomorrow and Sunday. Hoping to make it a habit all over again!

Everyone take care and have a good weekend.
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Good Morning . . .

Sorry I was MIA yesterday . . . spent most of it at the hospital with my buddy LouLou. Think I mentioned I was taking her up there for some tests -- some weird variation on a Cat Scan for intenstinal problems. Turns out that she is the 1 person in about 50,000 who has an adverse reaction to something (probably the dye they pumped into her interveinously -- she almost died Everything seems fine now and she's back home and resting comfortably; but it was scarey there for a while.

Unfortunately those numbers in the Accountability thread were just wishful thinking as I was setting things up the other day -- the right ones are in there now, BOBBI.

on all the new puppies, CAT -- I agree, Bijoux does look a little tired in those later pictures. No wonder.

Glad you can almost breath again, LYNN . . . hope that trend continues.

Well, better get about my business around 3FC -- obviousely I'm way behind in a lot of places. See you soon.

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Good Morning
Yesterday we were in town shopping for MIL and stopped at a road side stand for "Kandy Corn" Sweet corn on the cob. I'm not a huge fan of corn but ate one ear last night with BLT's. (Turkey Bacon) Anybody on a low carb eating plan better stay away from corn on the cob. Geeeeeeeeze, I should have looked it up on Fitday before I ate it. I'm not on a low carb plan, the nutritionist said on a 1200 calories plan I should eat 171g per day. That ear of corn I ate last night put me way over the top of my quota for the day, (5.25 oz) had 36grams of carbs! Those of you that are not on low carb plans, how many carbs do you eat a day? I eat so many veggies and fruit per day that it's hard to keep the carbs down. I had a peach yesterday @ 27 carbs, 2 bowls of Fiber One + Flax seed @ 54 grams, 2 slices light bread @ 21 carbs, one large zucchini for lunch, that sucker had 16 grams. On and on, but I'm still losing so I guess I'll just continue with what I'm doing less the corn.
Cat... What I love most about puppies is their smell and their puppy breath, too bad dogs can't keep the puppy breath. Our "Charlie" runs loose on our acreage and he usually finds something dead or foul smelling to bring to us. His breath sometimes tells us what kind of trophies he's found or sometimes he rolls in rotten smelling stuff. Oh the joys of having a hunting dog.
Time to get busy, I can't keep up with all the zucchini. I've been making and freezing lots of low calories zucchini soup for this winter.
Have a great week-end.
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Hello everyone. Cat, I was just looking at the puppy pics. So cute and tiny. Years ago our little mutt had puppies on Christmas Eve. That was quite a present.

Lynn, when I have sinus problems I find ibuprofen works really well to reduce the swelling. For me it works just as well or better than a decongestant. Hope you're feeling better by now.

Meowee, my mother is allergic to the radioactive dye that is used in scans. She had a milder reaction than your friend did though. Most people who have the allergy find out when they are getting some kind of scan done. That's scary.

I weighed in this morning and didn't gain or lose since Monday so that's both good and bad.

Mom is back with us and brought a case of shingles along with her. And not the roof kind either. Fortunately, they are not giving her pain but her shoulder and neck look like they have a plague of Biblical proportions. Mom's knee seems to have less inflammation and she has started shuffling around again but she still needs help. This morning she called out to go to the bathroom but I told her to wait because she had just gone and I was making her breakfast. It took me about 5 minutes and when I went to her bedroom she was gone. She had walked out to the bathroom by herself.

The weather has cooled off some so I'm hoping to get in some regular exercise this month.

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Cat - I finally got at look at the pictures too. Again, too cute!

Lynn - Glad the sinuses are continuing to improve.

Meowee You are a great friend to stay by LouLou while she was in the hospital. I hope the tests results were reassuring despite the scare. : I know youre glad to have the 3FC stuff back running.

Retiredone Sorry about the shingles - its always a concern. Has your Mom had them before? DH had them years ago but so far no reoccurrences.

Bobbolink I think the corn carbs are why its not on the list for WW core. At least theyre not obsessing about the carrots like they did long ago!

Karen31 Congrats on getting the 5K in! : Im envious. One year we got smoke from Mexico where they were burning fields. Smoke can travel long ways on the wind.

I did get in 40 minutes on the treadmill yesterday. My feet arent used to it so Im going to have to wear moleskin until my feet toughened up. Weve put an old TV in that room and the time flew by while I watched Daddy Day Care. Its been so long, I had to pull out the instruction book to check on how to change the treadmill settings for me. Its a nice treadmill and Ive felt guilty for not using it.

We have almost no wind and the heat is climbing. The house ac can't quite keep up. I'm looking forward to October when the temps and humidity drop into the tolerable range.
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Hey . . . where are you?

Our long weekend is definitely turning into a complete washout -- thought we were getting plenty of rain yesterday, but compared to this morning, that was only a sprinkle.

Nothing else exciting for me. For some reason, I felt like salad this morning, so that is what I had for breakfast -- maybe some oatmeal for lunch.
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Hello all

Is a nice sunny day here today. Love that sun ~ it lifts the mood.

Spent yesterday going through pictures. Daughter Jennifer wanted some to make a collage to display at her wedding reception. Of her and her fiance from when they were little up through the years. It was a trip down memory lane.

Today I'm working on a sewing project. Fixing up a thing to help make my medicine cart at work more organized.

Hope you all are having a good weekend.

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Meowee I say whatever floats your boat for breakfast. They say you should listen to your body more carefully anyway.

Glynne What a fun project to gather picture together for whatever reason! Sounds like youre the creative type too in making something no one else has for function.

Ive been catching up on my rest and getting ready for a crown (my second) to start tomorrow. I have to medicate myself to sit still in the chair for advanced dental stuff [previous bad experience] so Ill be a happy camper once it gets going.

Then Ill be babysitting DGD for a couple of days while my daughter has thyroid surgery. Ill have limited access to a computer (nap times only) during that time but Ill be keeping tabs for my accountability thread.
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Hello all.

Meowee, I had boiled beans for breakfast!! Salad doesn't sound so weird at all.

I went shopping with my friend today. I took her out to lunch at Jungle Jims and I had a salad and a few onion rings. I had most of the onion rings doggie bagged to take home to the starving hoards that I left behind. I felt so noble. My friend had never been to such a fancy restaurant (her words) as she's never had much money-not that I would call Jungle Jims a fancy restaurant. I was so happy not to have eaten badly and she was so happy to be in a "fancy restaurant." She helps me with mom when we take her shopping so I like to treat her every once and a while to say thank you.

It was so overcast in town but when we got home the sun was shining and the sky was blue. What a difference in 30km. DH even had clothes on the line drying when I got home.

Mom has got her legs back again and made a solo trip to and from the bathroom today. A little independence gained back.
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Hi all...We're back. The trip was wonderful. I would love to have a summer home up there in Destin. The Gulf was teal/blue/green and the sand is snow white. I walked late every night up and down the beach. Getting to the water's edge was hard and climbing the stairs off the beach wasn't too bad after found the steps that were level with the sand. 1st stairs were missing bottom rung so it was abouta 2' step up.

Didn't eat OP,but didn't go crazy. Had decent breakfast then went out for fabulous dinners. Last nite missed the turn into a restaurant and ended up down on the docks at this neat dive. Like down in the Keys. The walls were covered with dollar bills tacked up with messages from happy customers. No a/c just gulf breezes and the best fresh tuna sandwich I have ever eaten...for dessert we split an order of steamed oysters. Between the food,guy singing 60's songs like Jimmy Buffett,everyone getting friendly/happy with a little wine/beer and silly jokes the evening rocked.

We forget how long this state is. That was almost 7 hours from home and go the other way down to the Keys is another 500 miles. Never did figure out whether or not we were in Central time zone. Didn't matter, slept when tired and ate dinner when ready. see even retired folks need vacations.

Caught up on reading about you all...will do personals tomorrow. Wonderful being away, but home is good...Hugs, Karen3
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Good Morning . . .

Rain has stopped for the moment, but still no sign of sun and forecast still says more rain to come.

Oh well, I have some sewing and crocheting projects to keep me busy -- and there's always laundry if I get bored on this little holiday Monday.

Have a great day . . . see you later . . .
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Good Morning ladies, I worked the weekend and now i'm free untill Friday. I had a good weekend eating wise. One of the patients famiy member brought in donuts and I wasn't even tempted. Looked at them and though "not worth the calories".

Eileen, Hi, how are you?

Karen31, I know what you mean about not getting as much done as you intend. Some dasy seems like I run all day and and don't get everything accomplished. Wonderful that you're getting into the habit of exercising again. And, really, it is a habit. Once you get started, you miss it if you don't do it.

Bobbi, i don't count carbs or anything. I count calories, losely. I just eat healthy. And i consider corn healthy. I don't put butter on it, just salt and pepper. And it has good fiber too. And I eat carrots without worrying about carbs. I'm impressed with everyone that tries to balance everything out. I'm not sure I would stay on a diet if I had to do that.

Isabella, Congratulations for not gaining! That is a plus, ya know! Lots of people are allergic to Iodine. Before we send then for the test we always if if they are allergic to Iodine or shell fish. Still, there are some instances of allergic reactions. The techs are always aware and waiting with the benadryl. Shingles are terribly painful. And contagious. one of our nurses got chicken pox from a patient she was taking care of. Guess her vacination had worn off.

PampGal, It does help to have something to do while you walk on the treadmill. Other wise it's terribly boring. TV or a move makes it bareable and don't you feel so much better afterwards? It even gives me added incentive to eat better. I don't want to waste that exercise!! Good luck with the dentist. Hate them, Hate doctors too, but they are both necessary. watched a bit of Tom Hanks in "cast away" yesterday and realized again how vital dentists are. WHAT would we do without them!!

Gayle, Good to hear from you agin. I miss you. come talk to us more often! It's always fun to look back at old pictures. Makes you wonder where the time went, doesn't it?

Linda, I like cold pizza for breakfast. Hey, food is food!

Karen3, You make me just want to run down there and find that "out of the way" restaurant and spend the evening. Aren't those accidental finds the most fun?

make it a good day, Freda
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Well, I did get the 3 --3FC 5k's in over this weekend! WHEW!! Now I intend to keep it up and have already signed up for the next one over Labor Day weekend! Got to keep this going and I'm loving it!

Sure hope everyone had a good weekend. I'll try to get back later. I need to get busy now -- those people who bought the trailer are on their way up to pick it up. Need to go over some things with them.

Have a great day!!
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This is a copy of a post I made on another thread, I'm looking for some feed back on it.
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I'm a fan of Dr. Weil and ran across a question someone sent in on the safety of Stevia. I copy/pasted some of his answer and yes Stevia is safe according to Dr. Weil. But he doesn't like the bitter after taste of Stevia and prefers Erythritol. I placed an order for it after googling it, today it arrived and it's really delicious. It tastes just like sugar, no after taste and has similar texture to sugar. I was curious if anyone else has tried it. If you're already a user and cooked/baked with it, please let me know how your foods turned out. Below is part of the articles from Dr. Weil and the company I ordered it from:
Taken from Dr. Weil web site
Personally, I don't care for the taste of stevia, and I don't like the flavor it imparts to foods and beverages, but I consider it safer than aspartame, saccharin, and sucralose and have seen no compelling evidence that stevia poses a threat to human health.
Erthyritol has a clean, sweet taste. I've found that its more similar in taste to sugar than other natural sweeteners such as stevia (which can be bitter).
From XylitolNow company I order it from:
Erythritol is a Safe, natural sweetener
Healthy sugar substitute
Virtually zero calories
Great taste, no aftertaste
70% as sweet as sugar
Does not promote tooth decay
Safe for diabetics
Mixes well with other ingredients
Can cook with it (heat stable)
High digestive tolerance
(NO gas, bloating, or diarea
Erthyritol has a clean, sweet taste. I've found that its more similar in taste to sugar than other natural sweeteners such as stevia (which can be bitter).
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