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February 16, 2013 10:15 PM
Lynn my sciatica was cured with a sleep number bed! Expensive cure but it worked.

Yummmm, cookies right out of the oven.
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February 16, 2013 10:52 PM
Haha, I know it’s a lot of baking but once it’s downstairs in the deep freeze, behind the construction zone I can resist. Yes, DH is back at the rebuild and it is a debris ridden zone. Danger! Danger! Notice I didn’t make anything chocolate …. because I would walk over fire for chocolate!!

Kate
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February 17, 2013 6:11 AM
Good morning and although it's a very sunny bright day. I still need my vit.F.

DJ
Great that you tackled skiing. Great exercise.
We can't all keep up with this.
Just pick up and do what you can.

Katla
You didn't need to send me the 1/2 lb you lost. Wii said I gained that with my yesterdays foolishness.
Walking the dogs so more exercise today.

Jane H
Bad habits are easy to get back into. And hard to break.
Hope all went well yesterday with your book signing.
Enjoy your holiday.

JaneM
Enjoy your day and your friend. Great news she got.

Jo
1 lb to go how much did you loose.

Lila
Sounds like your seeing a part of heaven. But it can't be much nicer than the Kootenay's.
Your probably going to come home with a loss all that walking.

Renny
Getting ready for a 10k lots of exercise. Good luck in getting ready.

Meg
Like the escape route. And more storage never enough storage.
Hope your sinuses clear up soon.
Keep busy with your book. And out of the kitchen.

Ohiomomof2
Good luck with your colonoscopy. Hope it went well.

JMK
Enjoy your family holiday.

Gail
Looks like a fun day. And great eating.

Sue
Enjoy your church outing.

Brooke
Just love stuffed peppers. Think i'll have to steal your recipe for Kale.
Make that with cauliflower fried rice for supper

Michele
Bringing all that food how many days does it take to get to Florida
Enjoy your trip.

BJ
Lots of outings hard on healthy eating.

Katla
Those thrown together meetings usualy turn out the best.

Lynn
Anything says steroids comes with a few lbs. or makes losing impossible.

Kate
Chocolate the love of my life. But never touched any except for a chocolate chip cookie or two.
Since 24th of Nov.

Well there did from where I left yesterday and didn't pass my 9 o'clock cut off by much.
Yesterday was a much day someone tied a food bag on me. Wouldn't have been bad if they would have filled it with fruit and veg. But it was carbs. bread, chips more bread. Just a very bad for the diabetise day. Oh well pick up today and make it better.
So right now i'm going to soak in the jacuzzi hot tub. Then a nice shower. Just an hour of me time. I know should do exercise first. But hope that will come later.

Today will be a good good day.
Making a cauliflower fried veg rice and roasted kale.
That's as soon as I come out the shower and that will be lunch and supper.

See you all lighter
Linda.
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February 17, 2013 7:49 AM
Linda C: You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to overnight a half pound to Canada! laugh laugh laugh Regarding the meeting, since I didn’t make the agendas we didn’t hold elections and I’m stuck as secretary for another year.ohwell

Tomorrow DH has an appointment with his neurologist as follow up to his stroke. I hope we will come away from this appointment knowing what to do next so that he gets healthier and doesn’t ever go through this again. I fear that isn’t realistic. noway I’m hoping we can also talk about MS treatment and whether to take a more aggressive approach. There are some well-respected MS programs in the Portland area. Keep your fingers crossed that the meeting is productive.heart flowerforyou

Katla in NW Oregon
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February 17, 2013 8:21 AM
flowerforyou Happy 90th Birthday to my mom. I put her picture as my profile picture for now. I am so fortunate to still have her. heart heart She loved the video we sent her. We had recorded it last Monday with our 2 younger kids and grandson, then stitched it together with our 2 older sons' video, who are working up north in Fort McMurray. I love technology for that very reason!!

Have a great Sunday everyone.

heart Renny
Vancouver Island, BC. (and far away from my mom in Holland, yet so close in my heart)
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February 17, 2013 8:56 AM
Happy Sunday everyone. DH took the kids to church so I could sleep in. yawn I am feeling some better already but have a pounding headache right now but it will go away once the decongestants kick in. I totally forgot about grading papers, so not only do I have a chapter to finish and send off today, but I have to grade too! BLEH! noway How do I let myself get so far behind?

I did forget to tell you about a very nice nsv! There is a lady at work who I think is pretty snotty, but maybe she is just quiet. In 17 years of working there she has maybe said hi to me once. The other day she came up to me and asked if I had lost weight and seemed genuinely interested. She also said that if I need support, she would be there for me! I guess you can’t always judge people, huh? Of course she is about 6’ tall, skinny, and gorgeous! She competes in beauty pageants, but it was still very nice. I’ll have to stop my negative thoughts about her! flowerforyou

Ohiomom: sending good luck thoughts and virtual cotton-ball soft TP! laugh

Mary: your uncle and wife are so lucky to have such a wonderful niece who takes him food! That is so kind of you!flowerforyou

Jmkmomm: sounds like you had great experiences as a nurse. Students probably loved to have you…so many RNs are mean to the students! You’re right now it’s a Master’s degree minimum to teach and soon to be doctoral level. Thank gosh I am all done with that! My PhD is in education and nursing will be preferred, but I’m set since I’m in my 50s so I won’t be pressured to go back again! Your vacation idea sounds great. It’s never too late to form bonds.

Sue from SD: a choir trip sounds like fun! Enjoy!!!

Barbie: ooooohhhh, another reason I should join costco! The fresh salmon Jake caught sounds better than canned, but that’s ok too. We have salmon at least every week, so I’m always looking for new ideas. Fresh is expensive here…maybe I’ll stick with canned or join costco for just burgers. I do love fresh salmon marinated in soy sauce and grilled.

Brooke: I have got to get on that kale train! I looked for it this week, but didn’t see any. When is it in season?

Michele: I think you are talking about a Z-pack (zithromax, athizromycin). Those don’t work for my sinus infections at all. I’m on doxycylcine this time and so far so good…no diarrhea! Maybe it’s the probiotic I’m taking too LOL. tongue Sounds like you are doing great at emptying that fridge!

BJ: Oh my I didn’t even notice that valentines day was after ash Wednesday! How odd!

Katla: thanks for the good wishes! I hope you at least got dried off before your meeting! bigsmile Best wishes for DH and his appointment.flowerforyou

Lynn in Kauai: thanks for the information on the steroids. I did know that…so I only use them when I have a particularly bad sinus infection. Also anything with steroids can make your blood sugar go up. I was on steroid cream for this chronic rash on my back and we had our employee health screen and my glucose was in the 140s! I almost fainted. Threw it away and got retested in 2 weeks, back to normal (for me at least!) Lots of side effects!

Kate; well at least you have found a way to keep from indulging! bigsmile

Linda: your me time sounds fabulous! So does your lunch/dinner!

Renny: happy birthday to mom! flowerforyou What a wonderful way to celebrate her birthday I bet she was thrilled. So cool to have her picture up! My mom has been gone 3 years now…hard to believe.

OK folks, must get busy and be productive today. UGH the more I need to do, the more I want to put it off! Take care, Megdrinker
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February 17, 2013 10:29 AM
smile Fun weekend with grandkids while parents are in San Diego!laugh
flowerforyou We made cake pops yesterday, walked the dog, and watched "Up". Today, another dog walk, maybe a board game and some computer time. So Funbigsmile

Have a great Sunday and those of you who have President's Day off......have a good extra day off drinker
determined in AZ (Barb)
Edited by determinedinAZ On February 17, 2013 10:29 AM
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February 17, 2013 10:44 AM
My Mom used to make salmon patties when we were younger.I don't know what she used to bread them, more than likely bread crumbs. But then she made this cream sauce to put over it an it was to die for
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February 17, 2013 11:18 AM
Aloha and Hello ladies!

I had a great time in Kauai with good food and lots of fun. including Ziplines, lots of major hikes, Airplane tour, kayaking and snorkeling. The kids went horseback riding but I couldn't go because I had a problem. (TMI and I apologize but here goes. The Sudafed I was taking for my cold dried me out too much. Sunday I strained angry and caused a MAJOR hemoroid issue. I was in agony all week and couldn't fathom sitting on a horsenoway ) I am glad to be home even though I still can't sit comfortably laugh )

This is such a chatty thread there is no way I can catch up so I am just starting over from here.

I am bummed about going back to work also known as hell. I am bummed I didn;t get the one job but I am hopeful the other one will come thru.

we just went and picked up the boys so I need to get some Bodi and Ritter love. Talk to you all soon.

Robin, Bodi and Ritter
Back in the PNW
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February 17, 2013 11:23 AM
I am looking for women 50 plus to correspond with on this diet journey. I live in Wisconsin about a half hour from Green bay where the packers play! Anyone out there willing to correspong with me...ellenaj52
February 17, 2013 12:20 PM
Good evening Vit F ladies

Linda – I just love your sign off – see you all lighter – always makes me smile!
Okay – you asked how much weight have I lost. In 2007 I went from 172 to 130. I maintained this more or less until late 2010 when I had an accident involving mud, a cliff path and a rescue helicopter! I broke my wrist badly in three places and suffered undiagnosed RDS/CRPS. The pain for months was relentless and the hypersensitivity made being touched even by my own hair like being scraped by a razor blade. A long story but I eventually found the correct treatment and despite being told it would be locked like a claw I now have full flexibility and very little pain. I AM VERY STUBBORN!!

To add to this I lost my beloved mother and as an only child had to sort out my old family home. Food was not important especially when I never left the hospital for three weeks until she passed away.

Last February at 158 I decided enough was enough and set my goal at 131 – time to get back on track. Travelling is my down fall - tasting the food when you travel the world is part of the experience!! So one more pound to go!!

Meg asked a question about the Valentines meal – Herbed cheese soufflés, Creole Beef pot and Black Forest Pots!! Hope you are feeling better?

Lila – Have a great time in the Netherlands! Only been to Amsterdam and never got out of the airport! It was on the way back from Prague and a huge storm stopped us getting a connecting flight. It is hard when your children live on a different continent. I use Skype to keep in touch with DD no2 who lives 150 miles away.

Ohiomomo - Good luck with your procedure tomorrow.

To all of you that are not feeling up to full strength – I wish you better health.

Katia – Hope all goes well for your DH tomorrow.

Ellena – lots of support on this thread! Good luck on your journey!

Well to all especially those I have not had time to mention –

Keep smiling

Jo
February 17, 2013 1:28 PM
Good afternoon everyone I have posted a couple of times on this site and looks like all of you are good friendssmile
I am hoping that you take me into the fold...
I am trucking along here in Connecticut, it is wicked cold and windy, a good day to stay inside.. I got all the makings together and made the DH some white chocolate macadamia nut cookies with cranberries, and went to put them in the oven and the oven didn't workmad
so had to get in the car and drive to my dads house and bake them there, but I left him a care package of them.. he loves his cookiesheart
still going to the gym every day I try and work out an hour to an hour and a half, and trying to eat healthy, havent really gone crazy and slipped off any wagon, but after menopause its a b---h trying to get the weight off, but slow and steady wins the race, so slow and steady I will go...
I cannot wait for the warm spring to come along when the peepers show up and start there singing and the brids come back from down south and start there singing~~ that brings me so much joyhappy
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February 17, 2013 1:33 PM
HI

Can I join this group? if so, how? I am 67 and working on weight issues..got good exercise going, struggling with the food.
I am hypothyroid and have some depression but am very very motivated. My docs all support this 100%. I have been at a plateau for many months now but am not giving up. I go to Curves 3 times a week and really like that.

I live in the northwest...and would like to connect with other women who are using mfp and doing well.

Nancy
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February 17, 2013 1:40 PM
QUOTE:

Good afternoon everyone I have posted a couple of times on this site and looks like all of you are good friendssmile
I am hoping that you take me into the fold...
I am trucking along here in Connecticut,...


Welcome new friend Grandmallie. You are in the fold, and we are happy you want to be part of us! flowerforyou I am looking forward to spring too, although it is 9 degrees Celcius here now (~48Fahrenheit), which kind of feels like spring.

All the best on your journey

QUOTE:

HI
Can I join this group? if so, how? I am 67 and working on weight issues..got good exercise going, struggling with the food.
I am hypothyroid and have some depression but am very very motivated. My docs all support this 100%. I have been at a plateau for many months now but am not giving up. I go to Curves 3 times a week and really like that.
I live in the northwest...and would like to connect with other women who are using mfp and doing well.
Nancy


flowerforyou Nen1470 - You've joined us by posting - pretty easy, isn't it. Welcome! I am sure you can establish some friendship connections here.

Renny
Vancouver Island, BC
Edited by RebelRenny On February 17, 2013 1:45 PM
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February 17, 2013 2:39 PM
I love to walk outside in the spring time instead of at the mall. But there aren't any benches for me to collapse on every .2 miles!!!! So i guess I stay at the mall.
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February 17, 2013 3:26 PM
I’m back home from staying with DGK’s while son and DDIL are in Thailand. Loved it but am so tired. We had lots of good experiences and I tried to eat properly. The first few days I didn’t get enough calories in but did ok after that. Missed posting but did read all the posts. Tried to send a message last night but it went somewhere out in space. Keeping my fingers crossed for this one.

Jane in SLC – I have had a WW scale from Sams for a long time. They also sell them at Walmart. When I was attending WW meetings, my scale was usually the same as the weight-in scale. I’m real sure what p90X is. Is it a dvd or a program?

Brooke – probably a dumb question but what do you mean by full-body scale. Is there one where you don’t step on with your full body?

Katia - I agree with the comments about protecting those knees. My DDIL is an orthopedic surgeon and she suggests that women over 50 not run due to the pressure on the knees. So be very careful. Once they are injured it’s hard to do a lot of things. I hope your meeting tomorrow goes well and you and DH get some answers.

Kate from Alberta – I hadn’t heard about the death of the mother of eight who drank 24 cans of diet coke a day. Poor children! I gave up diet drinks when I started on MFP and am proud to say I’ve done very well without them. I am sometimes at a loss for a drink but resort to water or hot tea.

Jmkmomm – welcome and congrats on the 20 lbs lost. Keep coming back to chat with us.

Joy – some of the weight gain may have been the stress you were feeling waiting for the results to come back. So happy you got the wonderful news that it’s an infection instead of the dreaded C word. Whatever works for you will motivate you to keep eating a healthy diet. I’m cheering for you.

Dixie – I’m glad you feel you can join your MFP friends again and I hope to get to know you as we continue with this journey called life. They have mentioned you many times. I love the area of AZ where you are and am happy you found a place where you can be at peace.

Amanda – you are a lucky girl with a DH who wants to reward you for helping him. Sorry you lost your diamond. Maybe just replace the one you lost!

Liz from ID – it sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. It is always fun to do things with the ones you love.

Jo – don’t you just love what comes out of children’s mouths. Many times I’ve wished I had written down all their funny sayings.

Lila – so fun to hear of your trip to the Netherlands. We’ve been to Amsterdam several times over the years. Congrats to your DD on finding The One!.

Barbie – I’m impressed you have salmon that Jake catches! I have some grilled salmon left over from a meal so I’m going to use your suggestions and make some patties.

Michele – enjoy your trip to FL. I hope the weather is wonderful and that you and DH have an awesome time.

Lynn in Kauai – I’d take a blustery windy/rainy day in Kauai any day! We’re taking a trip to Hawaii in July. Just got my tickets last week (gulp!). Take care of that sciatica pain. Did you injure yourself in any way?

Renny – what a beautiful woman your 90 year old mother is. You are so lucky to still have her and the video sounds wonderful.

Meg – there is that random act of kindness thing. See how good it made you feel. So glad you are feeling better and I hope you get some of the work out of the way so you’re not so stressed. If we were closer, I’d come help you. (Not that I know anything about nursing but I was a teacher!) You are so smart to be taking the probotic along with the antibiotic. DH got C Dif last year and was very seriously ill and in hospital for a week.

Barb in AZ – I made cake pops with grandkids this week. Lots of sprinkles everywhere but that’s why they made brooms!

Grandmallie – so glad you came back to chat with us. Everyone is looking forward to spring. Since I live in TX it comes here early in fact some of the grass is greening up already.

Welcome Nancy – there are so many success stories in this group. Just come back and post and you’re in!

Sue in TX

February Goals:
1. Get 5 f/v a day
2. Check portion sizes to be sure they are accurate. No more “that’s about a ½ c.”
3 Exercise 45 min 5 x a w
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February 17, 2013 3:33 PM
"Brooke – probably a dumb question but what do you mean by full-body scale. Is there one where you don’t step on with your full body? "

No, NOT a dumb question. I only added that because when I first queried re: scales I wasn't clear and some thought I was needing a kitchen (food) scale! (I only WISH I didn't have to weigh my whole body though LOL laugh )
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February 17, 2013 3:48 PM
Hope everyone had a nice sun.
Enjoyed the time with my friend yesterday.
Welcome nancy.This is a great group and very chatty.I really enjoy the posts.
Talked to my sister in FL as I do every week-end.It`s in the 40`s there.We are in the 30`s in IL.
Had a restful day after church.
HUGS
jane
February 17, 2013 6:37 PM
Hi everyone,bigsmile

Long time no read. I have really missed everyone. It has been a busy a stressful time. I am desperately trying to get back on track. We lost my grandfather on the 4th brokenheart cry cry and I had to help my dad (an only child and a heart patient) make the funeral arrangements and get some arrangements made to take care of my grandmother. She is 89 and never been alone. So naturally she is terrified. We spent this weekend helping her go through his office. My grandfather was a minister and has a ton of books and things to go through. sad

My DH has been sick with the flu all weekendsick . Which is really not good, since I have been warned to limit my exposure to anyone infected with anything until we get these inflamed lymph nodes under control. I have had another bout with gout (this is also a side effect of the sarcoidsis). This has made exercise impossible.

So tonight I said ENOUGH!! I am putting an end to the madness regardless of the pain and I went back to the gym and worked out for ! 1/2 hours. My foot hurts but I know I have to do it. I have gained 8 poundsangry mad grumble and I refuse to gain back the weight I have lostnoway grumble explode angry . I need you ladies to keep me on track. So you will be reading more of me again.

I am so glad you are here for each other. I hope you are all doing well. I will catch up on the reading. Love ya lotsheart smooched .

Jolene
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February 17, 2013 6:45 PM
Good evening beautiful ladiesflowerforyou

Hope everyone has had a wonderful Sunday!!!!

Jmkmommsmile I agree, warm cookies...YUM!!! Do you have the recipe for the cream sauce for the salmon patties? That sounds so good!

Katesmile I think I could walk over fire for cakelove ! Good for you keeping the treats in the deep freeze!!!

LindaCsmile Cauliflower fried veg rice sounds good, do you have a recipe you would share? A soak in the hot tub sounds so fabulous!

Katlasmile Hope the Dr. appt. goes well tomorrow!

Renny smile What a lovely pic of your beautiful momlove !

Megsmile Love your NSV...snotty but maybe just quietlaugh Lol! Hope your headache went away and you got all those papers graded!

Barbsmile Sounds like you're having a great time with the grandkidslove !

Robinsmile Welcome back! The vacation sounds like it was loads of fun...well except for the little problem...ouch! Remember to put your rainbow cloak on! Keeping my fingers crossed the other job will come through!

Ellenaj52smile Welcome! Jump right in and join the conversation!

Josmile Oh my, your accident sounds just awful! Glad things are working out for you! Good thing you're stubborn!

Grandmalliesmile Welcome! I too, am so ready for spring! Warmer temps and longer days love ! I bet your dad didn't mind sharing his oven, he got some tasty goodies!

Nancysmile Welcome! I've been on a plateau toosad , it's so not fun!!! I know one day I'll step on the dreaded scale and it will go in the right direction!!! Never, ever give up!!!!

Suesmile Grandkids are great but they sure know how to wear us out! I would love to have just a little of that energy! I'll keep on my mind what your DDIL said about running, I'm training for a 5K right now, mostly I'm walking with a little running, my knees were not happy with menoway !

Brookesmile LOL...wish I didn't have to weigh my whole body either! Last time I was at the dr. office I told them to weigh my purse insteadlaugh !

Jane Msmile A nice restful day sounds delightful!!!

I put on my tiara this morning and had coffee with the guys, it was a nice time as usual, I wasn't as bossy todaylaugh devil !

I'm tired right now and I think it's time to crawl in my comfy bed and see if I can actually read more than one page before I go to sleep! Sleep well my friends and have sweet dreams!!! Until tomorrow....

Hugs,
DeeDee
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February 17, 2013 6:48 PM
bj - it never dawned on me that Shove Tuesday was followed by Ash Wednesday which was followed by Valentine's Day. I don't remember that ever happening before.

Deb - the chocolate bran muffins are take 2 cups of wheat bran, 1 box of the low fat brownie mix (Betty Crocker is the only one I've found who makes a low fat brownie mix), one egg (needed for the binder), 1-1/2 cups of water (I was originally told 3 cups, but to me that's too watery, 1-1/2 cups I feel works better). Spray a regular size muffin tin (because they are so low fat, I wouldn't recommend using muffin liners). Mix it all together and bake at 350 for approx. 30 minutes. Makes 12 good sized muffins. One positive is that it helps to squelch a chocolate craving and another is that with all the bran, it makes you want to drink more water. I can usually finsih at least 24oz, most time 34. I keep the muffins frozen and then just pop them in the microwave for 25 seconds. WW points is 0 (because of the high fiber content). I have it in MFP's database as "WW muffins from a friend" It snowed here yesterday, I couldn't believe it, on the third Sat. of the month there is a bingo, they cancelled it! I'm so ready to go to FL, so so ready.

Lynn - sciatica! ouch! I hate when I get that, you can't get comfortable or anything.

Did an hour of pilates. I have this program for the Wii called "Fit in Six" Most of the exercises are only something like 15 or 20 minutes long, pilates is the longest at 30 minutes so I did it twice. To be honest, for me, I'm not real crazy about it, mainly because the bouts of exercise are so short. If anyone wants, I'll be glad to send it to them. Just let me know.

Tomorrow I'll do Jillian Michael's No More Trouble Zones DVD. The extremepump class isn't until 9 and we hope to be on the road by then so I'll need to do something early in the morning before we leave. I'm taking a few DVD's down with me, one of the Jari Love ones. Now the Y down there told me that they have Wi-Fi, but just in case you can't use it in the aerobics room, I'm taking a DVD down with me. I'm also taking one of Leslie Sansone's walking DVD's. The last few times we've been down there whoever owns the condo below us hasn't been there so if they're not there this time, I can do that. I'm also taking a pilates DVD down.

Lin - it only takes us about 10 hours to get to the condo which is on the eastern part of FL in the center of the state. I know it's a LOOONNNNGG (and flat) state. Once we get there I'll get to go to Publix (yippee!!!!) and see all they have. Have you lost any desire for chocolate? I know when I gave up white flour it was hard at first but to this day I don't really care for white flour. I'd rather whole wheat

Rebel - happy birthday to your mom! So glad your mom loved the video, I knew she would

Meg - what a wonderful NSV you had

barbie - wish we had a costco around here. How is the sodium in those salmon burgers? The calories? The protein?

Meg - yea, I think I was talking about the z-pack. That "z" rings a bell. The fridge is pretty empty. Vince laughed at my breakfast today of coleslaw and zucchini (well, I didn't want them to go bad!)

ellena - welcome, post here often and you'll get lots of people "talking" to you and encouraging you onwards.

Jo - going from 172 to 130 --- wow is all I can say. I'm so so sorry about your mother.

grandmallie - welcome! I'm sure your dad didn't mind one bit you making those cookies at his place!

Nancy - welcome, welcome, welcome. You joined by posting! Come in lots

jolene - my deepest condolences on the loss of your grandfather. What did you take when you had the gout.

Well, better go take my shower. Need to get up early tomorrow, exercise, pack the car and then drive. I'm planning to do a Jillian Michael's DVD and then if I have time do some yoga. If not, yoga will be put aside for tomorrow. I already made some stell cut oats with applesauce for tomorrow a.m. as I don't want to have to put things in the dishwasher and want as little as possible to wash.

Hope everyone has a great evening.

Michele in NC
February 17, 2013 6:49 PM
Jolenesmile so good to see you back!!! I'm so sorry about your grandfathersad !!! Keeping your family in my prayers!
Hope hubby starts to feel better soonflowerforyou ! You know we're always here to cheer you along!!! Good for you getting yourself to the gym.

Huge,
DeeDee
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February 17, 2013 6:50 PM
Hi, all!

Barbie – LOVE the salmon burgers from Costco.heart I put them on skinny buns with lettuce, a bit of tartar and jalapeno mustard. YUM!

Renny – so great that your Mom is still here. My Grandma passed in September 2012. She was 109 years old. Lived on her own until the last 1.5 years. She was amazing. Colon cancer survivor, to boot!

Lila – so jealous that you are in The Netherlands. I have great friends who live in Emmen. They are chocolateirs – make the most amazing Belgian chocolates. Do have a wonderful trip. You will have to find many reasons to visit your daughter.

Ohiomom – Hope the colonoscopy goes well. Never pleasant, but over quickly, at least.

Gardengail – dinner sounds yummy, and the sleepover! What a great idea.

Brooke – Equally yummy idea for stuffed peppers!

Michele – have fun in FL. Going in March.

Lynn – sciatica is not fun. Hope you are feeling better.

Jmkmomm – salmon patties! Easy to make, and you don’t have to bread and fry. I really like Panko these days. A pureed roasted red pepper sauce would be yummy!

Ellenaj52 – welcome to the group. Hope you hang around for a while.

Grandmallie – Welcome to the fold. I am new, as well.

Nancy – I am also hypothyroid. Makes it hard to get the metabolism going. Good that you are motivated. It’s the most important ingredient for this journey.

Sue in TX – I, too have a WW scale. I wonder if it’s just going on the fritz. Will have to check it out. P90x is a strength training program on DVD created by Tony Horton. There are a lot of infomercials for it on TV. But it’s actually a really good program. And, there are several ways to mix up the workouts, depending on what it is you need to accomplish.

This weekend included a lot of indulgences for me, including rest. smile Back on the food wagon tomorrow. I have a crazy week, and a crazy month ahead at work – including the trial for the man who killed my niece (car crash January 2011) and a week in Disney World mid-March, followed by the launch of a new product at work. Was actually thinking I might try to paint a bathroom in the meantime noway , but common sense took over. Will wait until April. Do need to order my tomato and pepper seeds and get the seedlings going. Anxious to get gardening. happy

If I don’t get to check in again this week, hope everyone has a great one.smile

Jane in SLC
February 17, 2013 6:57 PM
Jane I am very cooking challenged. My sister got all of those genes. We eat out most of the time. Plus neither my husband or I have a lot of will power for left overs in the house. I try immediately freezing portions, sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. It hardly ever works for my husband.

Traveling to anywhere in Europe is my dream. I just love the history, architecture, and the scenery. I love to watch travel shows that take me there
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February 17, 2013 7:55 PM
MEXICAN STUFFED PEPPERS
Meat - Chicken Sausage - Chipolte Chorizo (Al Fresco), 1 link
Generic - Ground Turkey, 4 ounces
Vegetables - Corn, 1 cup 120
Onions - Raw, 3 tbsp chopped
Rice - White, long-grain, regular, cooked, 0.25 cup
Pace - Picante Salsa Medium, 6 tbsp
Sargento - 4 Cheese Mexican Cheese, (1/4 Cup)
Bell Peppers - Fresh, Red, Orange, Green, 2 pepper
Roma Tomato - chopped

2 servings = 347 each
Edited by brookehe On February 17, 2013 7:58 PM
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