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Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

From my favorite blogger, Karina.

(Image from above link all rights reserved to Karina's Kitchen)

My nephew has a nut, peanut, dairy and coconut allergy.. OMG the poor kid!!! I just can't handle gluten, that is nothing compare to my nephew!

So.. I have to make emoticon for emoticon day and I figured I'll make one that we can both eat and Karina's to the rescue!

OOOH... and we are having one of my best friends from high school and her husband over for dinner this weekend!!! Planning on a great recipe of slow cooked beef ribs. Need to do a side dish, probably a salad of some sort, and a dessert. Thinking of mocha gelato recipe I got from SP.

Have to think of things to do this night so we don't just sit and catch up, it's been over 25 yrs, do not want to drive our SO's crazy! Any suggestions welcome!

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CSIENK 11/11/2009 2:04PM

    I'd go for cards. You can probably get more visiting in that way. Do you play euchre or pinochle? Or maybe hearts?

Your dinner sounds like a good one and that pie!! Your nephew will love you for it.

Enjoy catching up with your friend.


PS (I got rid of that 2 extra lbs. that snuck up on me when I was having trouble fitting my workouts into my crazy schedule.)

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ANITABREAK2 11/10/2009 8:24PM

    That pie looks yummy emoticon

Wow..... 25 years.... catching up could take longer than one night, but I agree that card games or board games would work best as you can drive the men crazy by not only winning the game..... but with all the gossip emoticon

Have fun.


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KATHLEENS1964 11/10/2009 7:51PM

    Thanks for the recipe and tips! I don't have a clue on activities to do with someone you haven't seen in 25 years. Cards, board games, or maybe a game of cherades based on what you want to tell each other about your lives?

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 11/10/2009 6:34PM

    sounds like a yummy meal!

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VSWINGLE 11/10/2009 3:53PM

    Thanks for letting us know about the pie!

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BAILEYS7OF9 11/10/2009 12:50PM

    that is what I was thinking... cards... or a dice game

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BITSY0516 11/10/2009 12:41PM

    Poor kid to have all those allergies. Enjoy your entertaining. Not sure of what to suggest to do. You'll want to do something that you can do while you catch up - like some type of card game of something.

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Maintaining for a month now.. woo hoo

Monday, November 09, 2009

Hey everyone. I have been maintaining my current weight for a month now! Super pumped!!!

I have been getting my power walks in still if the temps are not too much below 55. This week looks like I should be able to get them all in w/o a problem.

I am still maintaining my calorie consumption from when I was working on loosing. I did not increase like so many people I hear are saying you should do. I find it hard to consume the minimum some times, so why would I add more?

Going square dancing tonight... woo hoo

Saw the play HairSpray last Saturday night, it was GREAT!

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SNOWFILLY 11/10/2009 7:12AM

    That is Fantastic!! Way to go!!

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BITSY0516 11/9/2009 9:23PM

    WAY TO GO!!!!

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ANITABREAK2 11/9/2009 8:36PM

    Rock on! Congrats on maintaining you goal weight especially since we are all in hibernation mode. Have fun dancing emoticon

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DREMARGRL 11/9/2009 5:15PM

    emoticonThat, my SO FAB-U-LOUS!!!!!!!! You've inspired me to get back at it HARD!!! Nite and have fun dancing tonight! XO MaryAnn emoticon

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NRKEVO 11/9/2009 5:00PM

    Good for you! Doesn't it feel great!?
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CSIENK 11/9/2009 4:54PM

    emoticon Hooray! and emoticon

I am so glad for you. Look at how all your hard work paid off. Great job!


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KATHLEENS1964 11/9/2009 4:07PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon on your Maintenance! I hope to be there one day myself, sooner rather than later! You are a teeny-tiny size 2 inspiration! hehe

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Cold is gone! weird - water absorption.

Friday, November 06, 2009

That was so strange yesterday. Came on real sudden, major sinus pressure, blowing my nose constantly. Driving home was a chore as all I wanted to do was sleep!

1/2 way thru dinner the pressure released and this morning I really don't feel much of anything.

very strange.. but very glad the pressure's gone!!! Cold is still lingering though.. I am freezing.. so I have some hot tea emoticon.

Very weird is how much water your skin absorbs in the shower! I jumped on the emoticon before I got in the shower, usually always do this after shower and drying my hair. I'm thinking I'm a little bloated, probably a little higher than yesterday and low an behold it's really low. ??? Jumped on again after the shower and it went up to my current of 107.5 1.5 pounds more from before the shower? Who would have thought your skin would absorb 1.5 pounds of moisture?

Did my Curves work out today, have to mow the lawn and pick up leaves, (I have to warm up!) do some grocery shopping.. going to make Southwest Chicken Stew from SP recipes for dinner.. yum.

Hope all my emoticon emoticon have a great day!

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RBRASHER 11/6/2009 6:25PM

    Wow! I'm going to try the shower thing also!

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VSWINGLE 11/6/2009 4:09PM

    It takes me forever to get rid of a cold...can't wait for the weekend so I can try and sleep it away a little!

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ANITABREAK2 11/6/2009 3:03PM

    Glad the sinus pressure is gone..... each year I buy stock in kleenex as I use so much of it blowing my nose... LOL.

I try not to go anywhere near a scale, but know that my hair would suck up about ten pounds of water and takes two days to dry....... emoticon

Take care of the lingering cold and have a great weekend.


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KATHLEENS1964 11/6/2009 12:37PM

    LOL - now I'm going to have to try a shower experiment, hehe! I usually weigh right after I get up and go to the bathroom. If I weigh again an hour or two later, I'll be 1 - 3 lb.s heavier usually. Hmmm, maybe it's all make-up! tehe! Glad you threw that cold to the curb! Have a great weekend!

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MRS.NG.06 11/6/2009 12:34PM

    *laughs* thats why I never weigh myself after a shower..the water alone in my hair probably weighs that much LOL Glad you are feeling much beter!!!

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head colds... yuk

Thursday, November 05, 2009

weird.. it's almost 2 p.m. and I just got hit w/ a head cold.. as in instant! AUGH.

Will still be going to curves to work out though, I promise I won't sneeze on anyone!

I am off Friday emoticon for a vacation day... will hopefully sleep in some and catch up on some sleep!

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BITSY0516 11/6/2009 8:37AM

    I've got a head cold starting also - but it's better than the flu!!! Hope you feel better soon. Take lots of Vitamin C. :-)

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    Aargh! I am so sorry you are ill!

I hope you feel better soon!

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CSIENK 11/5/2009 4:32PM

    I understand your wanting to go to Curves, but make sure you get some rest tonight... and remember to drink plenty of fluids.
Feel better soon! emoticon

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VSWINGLE 11/5/2009 4:06PM

    I'm in the same boat as you. Can't believe I'm happy to have a cold though, versus the H1N1 flu!

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    Feel better! emoticon

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happy and bummed and be thankful!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Okay... I made my status this morning happy and bummed and a friend gave in and asked why so I figured I might as well blog it 'eh?

I am emoticon because I am loved by many.

I am emoticon because my BF is very proud of my weight loss accomplishment and my desire to stay healthy.

I am emoticon because my scale said I was lower than my current ticker.

I am emoticon because I am wearing a really slimming size 1/2 jeans and they do not feel tight.

I am emoticon because my stomach was flat today.

I am emoticon because my BF's sister is not happy and ignored family and friends trying to get in touch with her. I do not know all the reasons, but it is unfortunate that she felt this way because she is loved, and loved by many. For reasons known to her and maybe we will find out later when we get the letter, she decided to end her life. Will be w/ family tonight to plan out the funeral. My BF and I are emoticon that she felt so miserable that she felt this was the only way to go. We are hoping that her younger cousins will be okay. We are worried about the effect of this on them the most.

I am emoticon because I heard a friend that is far away is in trouble and this worries me.

Remember to be thankful for all that you have. The good, the love. Take the bad and look for something positive in it and grow from it.

Okay.. I guess I'll stop as I'm rambling now.

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CSIENK 11/5/2009 4:38PM

    I was offline most of yesterday because of a job that started and ended in the dark of night... so I didn't see this until just now.

I am so sorry to hear about your BF's sister. How very sad and tragic. You, him and his family are in my thoughts and prayers as well as those of the others who posted before me.

Take care of him and give him extra hugs as men do not always ask for what they need.

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HARRINGTON5 11/5/2009 2:00PM

    I know how you feel. My sister-in-law ended her life too. It was so sad because we never even knew that she was feeling so bad about life. It sure does teach you to make the most of what time you have on this earth. I'm sorry you are suffering from the loss, but just remember, time heals all. Do what you can to get through it and move on. There is a lot going on in your life right now to make you feel good about yourself. Keep up the good work!

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SNOWFILLY 11/5/2009 7:12AM

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your BF's family. We are all here for you.

But congrats on your emoticon things.

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ANITABREAK2 11/4/2009 5:15PM

    Very sorry for your loss. Know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

And yet, congrats on all of your happy accomplishments emoticon


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212DEGREES 11/4/2009 4:34PM

    My thoughts are of you as you grieve. These are never easy things to understand. I'm sure she will be missed.

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    How sad. No one can ever know truly what is in someone's head or heart. It is a tragedy when ending a life is the best solution a person can come up with.

At least know you tried.

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

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    emoticon I will keep you and your BF and family in my thoughts and prayers. My little brother ended his life at a very young age for reasoning we may never understand. But with his passing it did wake up a lot of people (including me) to make sure we tell the people in our lives (like you) how much they mean to us. Take care and know we are here for you. emoticon

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MRS.NG.06 11/4/2009 1:50PM

    aw honey, so sorry to hear about the mixed bag of things going on in your life *HUGS* it will get better, it always does! I'm so sorry for your loss! xoxoxoox

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BITSY0516 11/4/2009 1:45PM

    I am so sorry for your loss!! Taking one's own life is so tragic, they never know what it does to those who are left behind... You are in my thoughts and prayers.

AND congrats on the good things. You should be proud and I am so grateful to hear you have a wonderful BF who is proud of you also. :-)

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KATHLEENS1964 11/4/2009 1:38PM

    So emoticon for your loss - what a tragedy. You are right - we all have a tendency to take things, and people, for granted, and we should take more time to be thankful and loving. Hang in there friend - we are here for you! (And emoticon on all your happy things, too).

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