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Good Sign

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Here is a good sign: bacon (which I love, love, love) is starting to taste too salty to me.

  
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JEANNE229 2/26/2012 10:53AM

    I found the same thing with prepared cereal. Amazing, hum?

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KSNANA2 2/26/2012 12:27AM

    That sounds like a good sign! I am not a salt lover, but sugar is a weakness. The cravings get less with time, but I sure have to go without for a long length of time to make that happen!

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COOKINGGRANNY 2/25/2012 5:44PM

  I have also quit salt and the other day when I wanted a bit of mayo for my sandwich, I found it very salty. That's a good thing because I really believe that I was addicted to salt. emoticon emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 2/25/2012 5:42PM

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Halloween Candy

Friday, February 24, 2012

Can you believe this? I just found two miniature Snickers bars from Halloween!!! Of course, I promptly ate them. I do not normally eat candy bars, but Snickers are my favorite if I do. I also found Reeses peanut butter cups, halloween size.

  
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MEME102 2/24/2012 9:12PM

    Did you track them young lady????Luckily Snickers are not a favorite!

Now if you'd found Hershey bar or York mint patties well then that's another story!!

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Waffles

Thursday, February 23, 2012

I made two different recipes. For 2 cups of flour, one recipe had 4 Tablespoons of butter and a half teaspoon of salt. I made this one yesterday. They were good, but I was able to stop eating at one waffle.

The next day, I made a different recipe, and for the same amount of flour, it had 8 whopping Tablespoons of butter and a whole teaspoon of salt. A little voice told me I should not use this recipe, it was from Cooks.com, and I have been burned on recipes from there before.

Well, the high fat, high salt waffles were just scrumptious, I could not stop eating them. The addictive power of salt and butter is just amazing. That is obviously why food manufacturers overdo it. And this is why a person should make all their own food, but besides be careful with recipes. I should look up Spark's recipe now. But will it taste good?

  
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KSNANA2 2/24/2012 3:34PM

    That was interesting! I know if I eat fat free, I get hungry faster. So I added some healthy fats back into my diet. But this was a comparison I never made, and don't think I will. I am going to take your word for it. LOL. It pays to read our recipes and keep learning to improve them!
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MTPOETNH 2/23/2012 11:12PM

    Very interesting comparison - fat and salt really do want you to eat more!! Thanks for sharing - I do like using recipes I find in Spark but also have used Cooks.com. My favorite substitute for oil in recipes is applesauce- you probably know that one already. Peggy

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Babies

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Have been away from Spark for a few days, helping my daughter with her five week old infant and two year old son. Absolutely fantastic. I know how this time of life goes by so quickly, and how children change so fast, so I am very glad to disrupt my activities to help her out.

But it is hard to go back to tracking and exercising.

  
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FISHINGLADY66 2/22/2012 4:29PM

    I'm so glad you have the opportunity to spend time with your family. That is the One most important part of life. God Bless

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Salt

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Yesterday, I had a day out with an old friend--lunch, a matinee at a fantastic theater, and dinner.

Well, the item I had for lunch, delicious, but too salty. Italian cafe.

And the item I had for dinner, way, way too salty. Could only eat half of it. French restaurant, dinner with wine, we split dessert, salad and entree and tip, was $51 each. I don't know, that just seems like too too much to spend on salt.

Sadly, this is one of our favorite French restaurants. And I never minded the expense before because the food was so fantastic and it was a special treat.

  
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KSNANA2 2/19/2012 1:18PM

    I hear you on the salt issue at restaurants! I use very little salt in my cooking at home, and am careful about looking for the salt in spice blends I might use. We eat out much less since I have started trying to help both of us be healthier in our retirement years. I still take my mother as that is her favorite thing to do. She has high blood pressure and is on medication, otherwise in excellent health. I blame her eating out so often with so many different people, but she won't give it up. What can you do?! She's an adult! (And I love her!)


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