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Old 09-04-2008, 05:39 PM   #31  
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I did get on the net for a little while this morning but then shut down because it was mall-crawl day. Started out with sun; got a little rain around noon; by 2 pm (and since) it's been gorgeous.

It is taking longer and longer for this silly machine to find a path to get here. A friend gave me the name of a local guy who is supposed to be very good at fixing the little devils -- so far no answer at his number, but I suspect he actually has a job somewhere and this is just a sideline so I'll call later this evening. I always have the fallback of lugging it to Staples on Monday.

Got the laptop up and functioning but since I cannot connect it to the internet without the cooperation of this desk-top, all I've done so far is play a few of the many free games it came with.

I keep a very close watch on my carb consumption because of my diabetes and try to keep the net (less fibre) to about 150 -- as some of you know I use percentages on the Accountability Thread. My aim is for 40-50% net carbs; and 25 to 30% for each of fat and protein. The vast majority of my carbs come from vegetables and fruit.

Guess I'd better visit a couple of other 3FC places while I've got this connection. Hopefully I'll see you tomorrow.
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:28 PM   #32  
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Yoyo.... 27% is really low but we have so many kinds of fresh fruit for free and with the high cost of groceries, we eat it. One thing I noticed on that one really high carb day was 4 slices of low calorie bread had 42 grams of carbs! I usually eat the "Flat Outs", they are much lower in carbs (16g)and have 9 grams of fiber. I eat one a day at noon for a yummy roll up. Today I had 2 Tablespoons of Peanut butter, (PB2 @53 cal)and shredded lettuce on a roll up. It's so filling because of the high fiber that I don't get hungry until supper time.

I agree it does sound low (especially for someone not following a low carb plan ) but for losing I've just found that it works better for me. I eat very, very few grains or starches at all right now. Even too many (more than a couple a week) servings of whole grains bring any losses to a screeching halt. Right now almost all my carbs are coming from veggies, a few fruits and nuts but I'm compiling some notes on things to try when I get to maintenance and adding back in more whole grains is right at the top That ought to get me back in a "normal" range.
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:29 PM   #33  
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Flat Out's are oval, about 10" long and 6" wide. 90 calories and 9 grams of fiber. They are low in carbs too. We get ours at the Wal*Mart stores, always on a low shelf in front of the meat/deli counter. They made great pizza crust if you toast them in the oven, top with sauce, cheese, veggies, etc. I like to toast them in my counter top oven, top with applesauce, cinnamon, walnuts and ff cool whip for a special treat. Sometimes I spread ff strawberry cream cheese on them, yum. You can google Flat Out and they will tell you where in your area you can purchase them. They have regular, Lite and a lite Italian.
Chocolate Syrup
1/2 cup cocoa (This makes a deep chocolate using that much cocoa)You might want to cut it back the next time you make it unless you're a chocolate nut
1 cup cooking Splenda or zsweetener. (The original recipe call for 2 cups of regular sugar, but using Splenda you can get by with 1 cup)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla (I use a whole teaspoon, I love vanilla)
Mix the cocoa and the water in a saucepan. (I use microwave)
Heat and stir to dissolve the cocoa, add the sugar, stir. Boil 3 minutes. Add the salt & vanilla.
Store in covered jar in refrigerator, keeps for several months. Mine doesn't last that long and I don't know what the shelf life is if using sugar substitute.

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Old 09-05-2008, 12:47 AM   #34  
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Thank you for the info Bobbi ~ in the chocolate syrup recipe is that baking cocoa that you use? I had bought some chocolate syrup at Walmart that was sweetened with splenda ~ it didn't taste good ~ so I am looking forward to trying this recipe ~ always looking for some way to cut the calories . Sorry for so many questions. Thank you for your help.
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One of those can't sleep nights ~ so just hanging out ~ waiting for the sleepies to hit.

Went for a bicycle ride early evening ~ have read that exercise too close to bed time can rev you up ~ wonder if that is the trouble tonight

Really enjoyed the bicycle ride though. Went to do an errand at Krogers. Corbin went with us. It was more enjoyable to ride the bike than walk ~ it wasn't as hot today as some, but felt better being outside riding the bike than being outside walking.
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:54 AM   #36  
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Good Morning, Chickies . . .

Another glorious morning here in Nova Scotia, but we are definitely being warned we'd better enjoy it while we can . . . Hanna is coming for us.

The desk-top has an appointment for this afternoon about 3 . . . add to the time estimate from the 'wizard-guy' of 5 or 6 hours in his shop plus another hour or two when he brings it back, the fact that it is the weekend, and the fact that Hanna is supposed to hit us late Saturday (with possible power outages), I have absolutely no idea when I will get back on-line.

Anyway . . . hope the rest of you have a great weekend . . . I'll be back when I can . . .
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:26 AM   #37  
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Good Morning Girls,
Everyone awake yet? Glynne...[QUOTE][Thank you for the info Bobbi ~ in the chocolate syrup recipe is that baking cocoa that you use?Yes! I had bought some chocolate syrup at Walmart that was sweetened with splenda ~ it didn't taste good ~ so I am looking forward to trying this recipe ~ You might not like this either if you use splenda? Have you tried the zsweetener? That's the sugar Dr. Weil reccommends, it looks and taste just like sugar and no calories. (1 oz. syrup = 8 calories.)always looking for some way to cut the calories . Sorry for so many questions. Thank you for your help./QUOTE]
Meowee...I guess living by the ocean has disadvantages during hurricane season, I feel for all of you. At least you know when and where it will hit unlike us in the midwest. We don't know when or where a tornado will hit. I get queasy just thinking of the straight line winds you all get.
For any of you that have tried the PB2 peanut butter, they have over 100 recipes on their site using it. I put my own concoction together last night for chocolate peanut butter haystacks. I mixed 1/2 oz. sugar free chocolate syrup (4 cal.)with two tablespoons of PB2, (53 cal.)stirred in 1/2 serving of Fiber One. (30 cal) It was excellent, I kept looking at it and thinking, can I really eat this?
I have two loads of laundry to wash and hang out, better get going before we get the late afternoon predicted rain.
Have a good one,
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Good Morning ladies, We got more rain last night and it looks grey outside now, so probably more to come. My lawn will love it, me, not so much. But it's much needed, so I won't complain.

Gayle, I had a haard time sleeping last night too. I get those nights fairly often. We've been riding bikes more than usuall this year too. Maybe because both the Grands are riding now. We're finding we really enjoy it, and it really gives my thighs a good work out1

As far as the Carb discussion. Sorry, I don't pay any attention to how many carbs I have. I do try to eat healthy, high fiber, lots of fruit and vegetables, good fat. That's as far as it goes. I do know if you're diabetic you have to watch carbs. Out teaching (to make something pretty complicated easier) is no more than 2 carbs to a plate. More for men. The body does prefer carbs for fuel.

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Old 09-05-2008, 11:27 AM   #39  
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Morning ladies

Sorry to hear some of you are having trouble sleeping I went through a spell of that a bit ago and was such a crab. Our weather is starting to cool off after dark now so the ac doesn't hum all night - seems to let me sleep much better.

Nothing much to say today except HAPPY FRIDAY!

Have a wonderful day and a terrific weekend!
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:43 PM   #40  
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Just a quick I've been busy cleaning house and cooking today. So tired I didn't get any formal exercise in today. The weather was wonderful again today but Hannah is heading our way so I'm sure we'll see gray skies soon enough. Have a great evening everyone.
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:17 PM   #41  
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hi all....just checking in....Hanna is heading rapidly up the East Coast, but that darn Ike is now predicted our way and be a big nasty sucker besides.
They are talking about excavating the Keys starting tomorrow since it takes 3 days to get everyone off. Then we will be sitting watching with crossed fingers. A cat#4 would push water in here over the house and cat#5 would be putting in rescue vessels about mile East of town. now that is a scary thought. That keeps us from getting complacent. Hanna is the 5th named storm to hit USA and that matchs the record so Ike will be a new record. Gesh! Am thrilled(not).

Everyone has some weird idea for predicting"storms'....Mine is when I get the urgh to feed nonstop with constant face stuffing then watch out! OMG I'm the reason for global warming....sorry guys!

Well back to watching the weather blog....such excitement. Have to wait until 10pm for up date. Stay dry when Hanna comes, but she's a sweety and is fast moving. Everything is tucked away and have minor things to do if Ike(including get out of town) like throw out sea anchor on the boat(is in front yard but front yard could be under water). So we are ready, just hate the waiting.................hugs, Karen3

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omg Karen..that sounds so scary..stay safe..the sun finally came out and the dh called and he made it to the cabin..its really remote..and difficult to get to..14 miles down the beach and 2 miles up the bluff and thru the tullies..he goes by 6 wheeler(atv) he loves it there but not my cup of tea..dont wish to go thru mud and swamps etc..he getting ready for moose hunting...so its me and the dogs..it feels wonderful to be more independent..had final dr appt yesterday,and no more tubes iv's..home health care nurses and aids dc but still have pt..i feel like myself more everyday.. hope u all have a great weekend rosey
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Good Morning GG's

We went to watch DGS's soccer game last night, at 7. By the time it was finished it was dark out. At 8 oclock!! A sure sign that fall is here. And it was sweatshirt weather too.

karen, Keep in touch, we worry about you! So, now we know who to blame for Global Warming!

Rosey, glad to hear that you are getting better. You have to be a fighter.

Everyone, make it a good day, freda
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Freda, I was just thinking the shadows were getting much longer in the last two weeks also - doesn't mean it's fall here but it does indicate lower humidity usually. The low at DM's was 64 last night!

Sorry I've been out of commission for a few days. Thursday I had CPR class all day at work. I would advise everyone to take it. Due to the bum knee I had to use an alternative position to do the compressions and I'm still feeling those sore muscles today - obviously, I need to get into more targetted exercise.

I left straight from there to Mom's (Dad passed away last November) - about a three hour drive (good excuse to put the new car through it's paces). Friday morning we were up early to head to Ft. Worth (2 1/2 hours) to see the Southern Living idea house (new, furnished house with all the latest gadgets and styles). We've been to several before and really enjoy seeing how the other half lives. I make notes to take home and someday design my own house.

After see the SL house, we had lunch at Chipotle's - I was good and had a salad bowl instead of burrito. DM really enjoyed it. We met my SIL (lives in Dallas area) at the Kimball Art Museum to see the latest Impressionists exhibit. Had a fabulous time getting up close and personal with the Van Goghs, Monets, Renoirs, etc. After another 2 1/2 back home I was bushed.

We're off this morning to take care of some banking business. I'll check back in later today and catch up with you all.
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Old 09-06-2008, 05:33 PM   #45  
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Good Afternoon Girls!
I had some fresh strawberries and peaches from our BBQ and decided to make an angel food cake to put the fruit on. The following recipe turned out very good and low in calories due to the Splenda. It was suppose to serve 12 but the loaf weighed 15.5 ounces and I wanted a nice size piece so I divided it by 2 oz servings = 7.75 servings @ 74 calories per 2oz.
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Angel Food Cake
7 servings @ 2 oz. each = 74 calories
Ingredients
1 cup sifted cake flour
1 1/2 cups Splenda
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 egg whites
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Sift flour, salt, and 3/4 cups sugar together. (Set aside)


2. Put egg whites, water, lemon juice and vanilla in mixing bowl and beat until soft peaks form. Reduce mixing speed and gradually add remaining 3/4 cups sugar, several tablespoons at a time.

3. Remove bowl from mixer, Sift a small amount of the dry mixture over the whipped eggs. Fold gently. Continue (sifting and folding) until all flour is just incorporated.

4. Gently pour batter into a greased 10 inch pan. (Or angel food pan) Bake at

350 F for 35-40 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean).


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