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Old 04-06-2007, 11:21 AM   #376  
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Lettie - Like I said to Joni, unfortunately home circumstances mean I can't have her right now but I get to see her whenever I want and it was made clear last night that the new girlfriend is not to be there. If he is that's fine as it is his house and we get along just fine too. But right now I don't want to see her as she was a friend of mine for years and that is just too much to deal with all at once. I can deal with knowing it is her but having to see it is something else, at least for a few weeks.

But this weekend coming I am actually staying at his place for friday and saturday nights as he is away so I will have Chancey all to myself for the first time since December. I am looking forward to that. It is a weird situation we are in but we are making the best of it. Like I said, I hope this fall to make some changes and then I can have Chancey at my home too and he can be the one to have to come and see her!!! Now if I could just find a man!!!!! As it is I have a few girls at work trying to look into setting me up - this could get scary!!!


Laundry is all done now. I am going to run out for a bit an get a couple of errands done. Nothing much is open here as it is a stat holiday but the drug store is so I can at least get my hair color. Probably stop and get a Timmies fix while I am out as well.

I'll be back later!!!
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Old 04-06-2007, 11:26 AM   #377  
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Joni - eggies are made by cadbury as well. They are the little solid milk chocolate eggs with the candy coating on them. Up here you can get them in little bags and now in big ziplock bags. It takes everything I have to walk away from the eggies!!!! I haven't had one yet this year but I did let myself buy one of the little bags and I figure I can have one or two now and then. I am not a big sweets eater so most of the time 2 is enough to settle a craving. Same as I keep the 100 calorie dairy milk thins in my lunch bag in case I ever really want one. That is more than enough to satisfy me and I even usually share it with my friend that sits next to me at work. So I only get about 75 calories!!!! I know pathetic huh????
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Old 04-06-2007, 11:28 AM   #378  
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You know-I forgot that last year-I made a completely LAWL-friendly Easter dinner for my family-with very little complaints (well-none really-only me about the dessert! Everyone else was too nice to say anything bad.)

I made the low-sodium ham with the orange-glaze sauce (GOOD)
-Jello/berry salad with ff cool whip (REALLY GOOD)
-hot crab dip with fresh veggies or crackers (decent)
-Old-fashioned peach cake (or something like that)-NOT GOOD. Hard/dense and way to much splenda aftertaste. Looked pretty though.)
-spinach salad with strawberries, walnuts, raspberry vinagrette dressing
-fresh berries
I had another appetizer too-can't remember.
I know there was something else . . . . .oh well, you get the idea!

I bet the Pink Salad would be a good potluck item to bring.

Oh-all these recipes are from our recipe section.
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Old 04-06-2007, 11:32 AM   #379  
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Speaking of easter dinner I have to make a dessert for sunday to take to my moms for us to have. My mother in law will also be there as well as my gandma in law. I still see them all the time. Not sure what to make yet either.
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Old 04-06-2007, 11:32 AM   #380  
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Katiebug- Dan - MMmmmm.. brisket. I love brisket. I'm sure that if you have a good recipe and instructions, you'll do great. Are you cooking for a crowd, or just immediate family? I checked out your Marillion website the other day when you posted the new phrase -- I've been trying to think of which band they remind me of and I haven't come up with it yet. I like what I was listening to though! I've had it playing at work the last 2 days. Just may have to take the jump and order the cd.
Wendy II - YAY!! Glad you're digging it..

Their music is all over the place stylistically speaking.. The older stuff is very "art rock" oriented, but then they have their moments of "pop-rock" as well.. Of course, with the level of musical talent, even the poppy stuff is better than average...

Their last CD - Marbles, was very conceptual in nature, but I think this time around there will be fewer "15 minute" long songs.. That said, a friend of mine described them as "chill-type" music.. It lends itself to being listened to "in the dark, with the volume up"...

I'm more of a fan of their conceptual stuff, but I have high hopes for "Somewhere Else"...
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Old 04-06-2007, 11:50 AM   #381  
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JM--my heart breaks for you! On the "never had brisket"--we eat a LOT--best BBQ ever. Then put the leftovers in a tortilla for brisket burritos--yum. Far from a lean cut of meat--hmmm wonder why I am still fat?? Anyway--had to chime in on that one.

Morning to all--have 5 today so they keep me hopping..haha. We were supposed to have today off but had to make up for a snow day--fun at the time but totally sucks now. Nothing like coming to work with DH still in bed--not fair!! Forecasters are calling for 4-6 inches of snow on Sunday--yikes! My girls will just have to wear their winter coats over their adorable Easter sundresses!
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Old 04-06-2007, 11:54 AM   #382  
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Boo-you know, Oregon's not exactly known for it's BBQ. . . .

Snow-seriously? We're supposed to hit 80 degrees today . . .a little too hot if you ask me . . .
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Old 04-06-2007, 12:06 PM   #383  
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Stephanie-How funny that we have the same dress! I got is as a shower gift and just died when i saw it. Seriously-I think it's the most beautiful dress I have ever seen for a child! And the green color will look so good on Josie . . . .

I would also like to apologize for not being able to get my act together and respond to people in one post-I keep meaning to do a word doc while I'm reading . . .but I'm just not that organized. And then-I respond to pretty much everyone as i read (in my head) but totally forget by the time I finish the thread . . .You know-I used to have a much better memory and attention span. But-I hope those I forget to respond to are somehow hearing my thoughts as I read and am trying to send positive energy your way!

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Old 04-06-2007, 01:11 PM   #384  
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Hey! Where's our new moderator? Miss Cassi?
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Hey! Where's our new moderator? Miss Cassi?
Yeah! Does she think she's too good for us now?
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Old 04-06-2007, 01:48 PM   #386  
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just thought i'd stop in and say hi since i'm home from work now. i should really get on the elliptical again this week. somehow i need to find a way to make it part of my routine, except my work schedule is any but "routine"..it's all over the place. ah well.

hope everyone has a great day and weekend!
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Old 04-06-2007, 01:49 PM   #387  
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Juliemarie - wow....how in the world did you remember all thos menu items from last year......I am soooooooooooo impressed...with your memory and your cooking! I'm going to look for the jello berry thingie. The folks hosting dinner this year are doing a form of Atkins (with great success I might add) so perhaps I'll do that dessert since I know they can have SF jello and FF cool whip.

My guess is Cassi is wrapped up in all the holiday stuff (Passover, Easter); or maybe hubby whisked her off on a surprise romantic getaway before she gets super busy with school, work, moderating, etc.

Someone asked and for the record my two furkids (boxer Charlie and boxer Emma) are both doing great. Vet bills out the ying yang, but they are as good as they can be. Charlie's had about 5 chemo treatments. Blood counts are great/normal. His next chemo treatment is just oral (pill form) so I asked his oncologist if I could do the treatment at home next week vs making the five hour round trip to the vet hospital. They agreed to let me do it and proceed to give me the sealed bag of drugs along with some blue disposable gloves. Chemo drugs are so toxic, I can't even touch them. And I have to bring back the pill containers so the pill dust doesn't wind up anywhere. Yowzer. okay. Back to work!
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Old 04-06-2007, 01:56 PM   #388  
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Joni - What's your trick to get the scale to show 158?? I've been battling these few pounds around the 60s, that I'm sick of it. Wednesday night I had a weak spell, you know, light headed, heart thomping in funny beat, had to hold on to the wall so I won't fall... that my DH got mad at me and made me eat. I will be luckly if I don't show a gain at WI after work today!! I'm so mad. Well, more like so disappointed....
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Nancy - first, you are doing wayyyyyyyyy better than me. You started in September; look how far you've come. It took me 8 months to just lose about 20 lbs and I guess I can say that was good because even though I have not been OP the last couple months, I haven't gained back all the pounds I lost!

The main thing I have learned this past year is you have got to eat otherwise you'll put yourself in a starvation mode...and at some point your weight loss will come to a halt. If I eat all the right exchanges in the right portions, I will lose. It's slow, but it comes off eventually and I'll take a 2 ounce loss over a gain any day.

The only other secrets I've used when I really want to get off a certain number are the ones we all know (a) get in all my food at least 3-4 hours before bedtime; (b) eat good starches (c) limit processed foods (d) eat more fish/tuna/lite proteins (e) get plenty of rest (f) exercise at least 30 minutes a day

Someone posted this a while back..always a good reminder:

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Proteins - lean options such as chicken, fish and veal
Starches - high fiber/low cal, lite whole grain bread (35-45 cal/slice)
Fruits - high fiber - strawberries, raspberries (I used frozen) and apples
Vegetables - high fiber - broccoli and spinach
LA Lites: 1 drink and 1 bar instead of two bars a day.
H2O - up to 10-12 glasses
No fast food, frozen food or restaurant foods

In addition, I suggest hot lemon water first thing in the morning
and adding lemon juice to your water.

I also try to use protein instead of cereal for my breakfast to get my metabolism going early in the day. Try skim ricotta cheese slightly warm with cinnamon. It is yummy. You can add fruit if you like.
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Thanks Joni!! I'll try to remember all that. In fact, I've printed it out, so I won't forget. I'm sick of chicken, so I think I'll try more fish. Lucky me, this is the grocery week, so I can pick up new stuff!
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