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Old 01-12-2006, 09:16 AM   #421  
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Hi, here I am. I'm just tired and busy and not eating well!!
I've already had a morning splurge so I'm going to eat as little as possible for the rest of the day, as we are going out to Texas Roadhouse tonight with IL's and we have a coupon for a free blooming onion. I've been so bad this week! It's just so frustrating, I was really starting to make headway and now I'm back where I started. It's enough to make you quit. It's not the program, it's me and my lack of motivation/control!
Sorry for the rant.

I can't say long, but just wanted to say hi. Didn't want to go MIA.
Vickie, your tree looks beautiful. Mine is still up!
Sandra, rest up, you have a busy weekend.
Kathy, can I have some of your lunch? Hope your throat feels better quickly.
And a to eveyone else! I'll BBL.
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I know what you mean about being motivated and being in control. I am having the same trouble. I had a bad day yesterday. But so far today back on track. I want to get to goal this year. But just seems like the harder I try to stay on track the more I mess up. So we are in this together. I know what you are going through. So have a great day. And with the onion. If you have to have some. Just one bite. And sit the rest in front if the Inlaws.
Think of them putting the lbs on and not you.
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Old 01-12-2006, 09:37 AM   #423  
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Good Morning Chicks! I don't feel great but not as bad as yesterday. Guess I won't be calling the Doc unless I feel worse. I was sleeping like a baby until the loud fire engine went by at 7:30! We have a semi busy street behind our house which is where our bedroom is. Darn it. I really wanted to sleep longer. I have alot of paperwork and chores to do today so I guess it's just as well. And, I have a foot doctor appointment late this afternoon.

Kathy, I researched the Norvasc site and it says you can eat grapefruit! At least, I think it was the Norvasc site. I'm going to call Caremark later where I get my mail order prescriptions from and see what they say. I hope you aren't getting sick. You could try my Mom's remedy and gargle with warm salt water. Since you got to work early, does that mean you can leave early?

Coco, congratulations on your great start to your day! I forgot to tell you that I had not heard of the WW book but I'm sure they'll be mentioning it at my next meeting. I know what you mean about the weather. We've had a VERY mild winter so far here in Chicago. Today it is supposed to be 50 degrees! Why that's April weather!

Oh Melissa, what a bummer! I'm glad you checked in though. I go to Texas Roadhouse all the time on Core. I get the pork chop (no butter), sweet potato with just cinnamon, and steamed veggies (no butter). They put butter on all of their steaks and chops after they take them off of the grill! Then I pull my smart balance tupperware midget out of my purse and add it to the sweet potato and the veggies. Then I also add some splenda to the sweet potato and stir the splenda, cinnamon and smart balance all up. It's a very yummy Core meal. I've never had the blooming onion but I've watched other people eat it and it looks great. You'll be ok Melissa with your program. Try not to be upset. I've been looking at it as imagine how much we both would have gained if we had not been trying to be careful/good/lose. Don't give up, just move on!

Frouf, I'm so sorry you're sick but I'm kind of glad that you are home. I think you have so much stress in your life that it is no wonder that you have a migraine. I think anyone would have gotten one with the couple of days that you have had. My Niece has migraines and often with her cycle. She says ibuprofen, caffeine, and sleep are the only things that help her. I hope you feel better soon.

I have no idea what I'm having for dinner tonight. I know we are going out but I don't know what we'll eat. Guess I better figure that out too.

I hope you all have better days than how they started!
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It's a dull Thursday, but so mild, that the ice is melting. Natan is coming again.

Okay, the DaVinci's don't need to be refrigerated. I have one shelf in the pantry full, and another one needs to be emptied if I continue to add. I haven't heard or read about shelf life, so assume (and hope) that they will last a very long time. The milk frother? is a very small battery powered gadget with a small round wire at the top. It goes very fast and turns a small amount of cold ff milk into an amazing thick topping.

Vickie, I asked Bernie about Norvask, and he said that you can have grapefruit with it. Of course ask your doc, but apparently that brand can be taken with grapefruit. I never heard of honeybells, must check them out. I too have had cherries here. They are Delmonte from Chile and oh so good and sweet.

Frouf, I also have a garbage can story. Last week, I pulled into the garage, hit the garbage can and half of the liscense plate cover broke off. My first line of defense was to state that the can was not in the usual place. Last year, Bernie was parked over the centre line in the garage and in order to get in, I veered left so much, that I took the rearview mirror off the new Corolla. Trip to dealer and $420 later, it was fixed. I really held my ground on that one too, it wasn't me who left so little space in the garage. Now, I must try the Farmboy hummus, what do you put it on? That's a big weakness of mine. I can easily devour a whole bag of pita chips, so they don't come into the house any more.

Kathy, I never heard of baseball tailgating before. Way back when, I was a Tigers fan big time. I was borderline fanatic as a kid. I'm the middle of three girls, so became daddy's sports fan and went to lots of games.

Melissa, don't give in, you can do it, moderation! We sometimes set ourselves up. Hang in there, hon.

Coco, glad to hear you are at a good place, keep up the good work. Other's stories can be inspiring. The support really helps.

Gee, I talk (write) a lot,
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Old 01-12-2006, 10:05 AM   #425  
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I'm a long winded poster too, Saundra! I love it that you are too.

Thanks for asking Bernie about the Norvasc. That was SO sweet of you. I'll still call Caremark to be sure. I also ordered myself a wrist blood pressure monitor from QVC so I can keep better track of my pressure. Can you tell I'm a QVC girl? I watch it more than I should because I end up spending too much money. At least I'm buying things for my health and not jewelry and clothes!

I have a frother somewhere. I may give the cold milk a whirl (pun intended!). How much syrup would you put in a 12 ounce glass of milk?

Enjoy your day with Natan. Does he feel better today?

I'm the youngest of 3 girls and also became Daddy's sports fan.
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Oh...I just reread your post. The frother makes a whip cream type of topping? I thought it was like a frothy beverage that I could drink. Hmmmmm.
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I'm fine -- just that little tickle that I was afraid of waking up the others with! I'll probably stay until 5:00, which is 11 hours but it'll still get me home at a decent enough hour to get some chores done tonight. Plus, tomorrow I'll only work 7-8 hours and Saturday maybe 4-5? It should be a fairly easy weekend. I already have all my time in so that's actually OT, but I have plenty to work on.

I just finished my first snack and so I'd better get back to work. Everybody hang in there!

Oh and I'm really jealous of you guys who eat out all the time! I am sick of cooking dinner every night! Wouldn't it be nice to have someone cook for me every once in a blue moon? I think we go once a month, and since last weekend we went to the chinese buffet, that's it for a while.
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I get jealous of you because you don't seem to mind cooking. I get lazy and tired of it sometimes. When I was a kid we NEVER ate at a restaurant. I think I'm making up for it now!
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Vickie, Coco, and Saundra, Thank you for your sweet words. I know that this is my own fault. And I know that I plan on eating that onion tonight. I guess if I'm going to do it I might as well make up my mind and then enjoy it, not rake myself over the coals. Part of my problem is that I've been busy and not planning (not an excuse!) as well as I should be. That's a lot of the problem really. I think I got spoiled when doing SF, because there was very little planning, and DH is still doing that. Anyway, thanks for the encouragement.

Vickie, I didn't know that about the butter. I might take your idea and sneak in some smart balance too. I was planning on eating some of the onion and then ordering a meat and veggie plate. Or maybe just the veggie plate they have there, I like that too.
DH takes Norvasc too, so thanks for the info! He doesn't like grapefruit though.

Frouf, I hope that you can get some rest and be rid of the headaches...yes, all of them.

Everyone else I will bbl. Must go work.
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Melissa, don't sneak it in -- march right in and plunk it on the table! I hope you have a good evening out and enjoy that onion.

I take Diovan, which is an ARB. I think it's the channel blockers that have the most likelihood of causing an interaction, but not all of them. Norvasc is a CCB but I think it's mostly the nifedipines that have the problems. I'm no pharmacist, but am a certified medical transcriptionist. Hardly the same, huh? But my last doctor was a hypertension and nephrology specialist, as well as an Assoc. Professor at the Yale Univ. School of Medicine. His clinic is very well-known in Connecticut and people go there from all over. I quit working for him in the early fall of 2004, about the time I started working at the Nuthouse (neighborhood bar). I just loved him! Okay, enough about that.

Froufy, I hope you're sleeping right now and can lose the headache. It's time for you to feel better.
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Kathy, before I retired, we went out almost every night that Bernie didn't work. It was our time to talk. Now that there is only one paycheque, and since I'm doing Core, I actually don't mind preparing meals. Bernie still likes going to certain places for his special treats, like lobster salad the other night. It's just part of our budget. I've let the kids know that we're spending their inheritance, so they better be indepentdent

Vickie, I've added a tblsp of flavour to a glass of milk and it's great. Try doing smoothies with milk, yogurt, frozen fruit, syrup and a little ice. They are great and you can really get creative.
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Thanks, Saundra. I make smoothies all the time with milk and frozen fruit and either sugar free hot chocolate mix or SF/FF pudding. I just could never figure out how to do it with the syrups. On rare occassions, I need a milk but don't want to just drink a plain old glass of skim but don't want the extra other calories just to get the milk down. I think I have caramel, raspberry, and cherry.

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Vickie, actually you're right. I don't mind cooking because there's no shortage of ideas on my list. It's just that my evening time is limited since I usually don't get home until around 6 or so. I have to hurry to fix dinner or I won't have time for all the other things I have to do at night. Thank goodness for crockpots, huh? That, and the fact that Judd doesn't mind leftovers as long as I make a new salad each night.
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Note to self - go to Ikea and pick up a frother!!! A new must have kitchen tool!

Also Saundra - it's not the hummus - it's called lebanese Moussaka (Moussaka in big letters lebanese on top and smaller) in one of those small farmboy product plastic containers - it's chickpeas mixed w/eggplant, onions in a kind of tomatoey sauce - very yummy! (I believe all ingredients are core!). To be very honest it is hard to find and not always in stock so good luck!

No I am not in bed - still in pain - have not eaten yet as i have spent the last couple of hours ordering some stuff on QVC then calling to complain about the taxes.

A) I don't believe as Canadian I should be paying tax in the U.S.?

B) When I called they told me the tax rates were automatically calculated for whatever state you were in - well guess what I'm in a province not a state! Well it seems those calculations are in the computer as well. - too bad they are INCORRECT! Ontario tax rate is 15% (2 taxes) and the QVC tax charges are higher than that!

Poor woman did not want to deal with me anymore as I tried to explain their AUTOMATIC computer tax calculations were wrong. Asked to have a supervisor call me back so I can complain some more - what fun! (NOT)

Anyhow I look forward to receiving my hooded sweatshirt twin set soon - and am waitlisted for the cutest black sweater w/red hearts twinset!

Later,

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Frouf, are you a Quacker? That's what they call the ladies who wear Quacker Factory clothes items. She does adorable stuff with all kinds of sparkly embellishments and embroidery. You should not have to pay US taxes for cry eye! I've found QVC managers in Customer Service to be quite helpful. I hope they resolve your issues. Maybe you'll have to order by phone to avoid the automatic calculators. I swear....why do they have to make it SO difficult.

Well, I haven't eaten breakfast yet so I better go.
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