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virtual skating party!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

ok, so I haven't been all that active. I still log in every day, and today I won the 500 spark goodie points. Since I have more than I know what to do with anyway, I decided to give my active friends goodies. So I picked the rollerblades, and we can spend today at a skating party. Extra points if you can skate in real life today. I can't because 1. my skates are still in the garage somewhere and 2. I'm going to the museum today to see the Magna Carta.

  
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SEDGEY 5/12/2011 3:28PM

    Thanks for the skates! I wish I could skate in real life, but I don't own any roller skates and we're in the woods so I don't own any cement either. I do have ice skates, but there is no ice. I used to go skating every Friday when I was a kid. The skating bus would pick us up and drive us to the next town where the rink was. It was so much fun and the only night that we could stay out until 11pm. It was always so fluttery to skate with a boy. :)

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changes

Saturday, February 19, 2011

for every person who embraces change and uses it to refresh their outlook, there's another person in the back grumbling because it wasn't broken and why are they fixing it.
Today, I'm the grumbly person. Why? because they changed the spark trophies. I had a beautiful cup trophy that I really liked. Today, I'm back to the medal on a ribbon. And they put in another trophy above that before I can even get to the cup again. Which isn't even a medal or a cup. Maybe tomorrow I can be happy about the changes (I think the extra level makes it easier for me to level up). Today I feel whiny.

  
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JOYCEBRE 2/19/2011 5:59PM

    thanks. That's exactly what I needed to hear.

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MISSY0356 2/19/2011 12:51PM

    Sounds like you are going to have to work really hard, earn lots and lots of points to get that trophy back as soon as possible. Here is one to help hold you over emoticon

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vietnamese/chinese food

Monday, February 07, 2011

how I wish you loved me as much as I love you. Oh delicious sweet iced coffee, you're so good, yet my blood sugar crashes so hard an hour later. Yum, fabulous egg roll - did you have to spill on my shirt?
But thank you spring roll, for being your little 82 calorie self. You, I'll talk to again.

  
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JOYCEBRE 2/8/2011 10:44AM

    Most places I've tried it use sweetened condensed milk. I love the taste, but the sugar count is so high that my blood sugar just crashes (reactive hypoglycemia) if I'm not careful about having it with something high protein/low carb.
(I like the Vietnamese style better than the Thai. Esp if they bring out the little drip coffee maker and the big glass of ice & milk. It just doesn't like me.)

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ZILLYONS 2/8/2011 10:34AM

    Mmm, spring rolls ... :-D~~~
Thai iced coffee is one of my favorite summer treats. It's super-easy to make at home (& I can use fat-free evaporated milk instead of the cream the restaurants may serve).

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I still don't have much to say

Thursday, February 03, 2011

but, I made some tilapia tonight, and it came out great! In the past, I've cooked fillets, but one side always seemed to be overdone while the other side was still raw.
This time, I got the loins at Costco. It couldn't have been simpler - I just baked them in a 400 degree oven for somewhere between 10 & 15 minutes with a little salt and pepper. Then I took them out, turned them over and put on less than 1/2 tsp butter. They were cooked perfectly - still moist, yet flaky.
Now I just need to see where they fit on the 'eat this fish' list. I love fish, and could eat it all the time. Everything from canned tuna to shrimp. It's easy to digest, low in cals, high in protein.
Now if I could just get my carb levels up a touch I'd be doing well.

  
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SEDGEY 2/4/2011 7:34PM

    Any fish from Costco is pretty much okeydoke except the farmed salmon fillets. Luckily their canned salmon is now from wild fish! I also try to limit my shrimp to North American varieties (and Gulf shrimp when it's available). Shrimp farming is very destructive although Costco does try to keep a check on that too. I've been chowing on their salmon burgers lately.

Glad you had a good tilapia experience! I love simple dishes that really make the food shine. :)

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it was the best of times ...

Sunday, January 23, 2011

it was the worst of times. My breakfast was a low point for me - candy and coffee. Some of the candy was sugar-free, but that just made things worse, since it has a laxative effect. However, I was able to rise from there (not so hard, considering how low it was) :-)
Lunch was coffee and popcorn. (ok, not so much of a rise), but dinner - ah dinner. One of the good/bad parts about being unemployed and poor is that I eat at home, instead of eating out. Every day. Whether I want to or not. But I have started cooking more, instead of just heating things up. Tonight I made sort of a Hungarian inspired dish - ground beef, basmati rice, tomato paste and lots of smoked paprika. Added some greek yogurt at the very end. Delicious! It's still sitting in my stomach like a ton of bricks, but it was good going down.
I have enough to freeze, too, I think. (That depends on if the boy starts in on it.) But all this obsessive tracking is really helping to remind me that everything I eat counts. Not just the good food, or just the junk food. Everything.

  
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SANDYMISA 1/23/2011 11:30PM

    Yum on the Hungarian inspired dish! I hear you on the everything I eat counts bit. Hang in there - I've really been enjoying trying out new things every day since I too am cooking at home most of the time.

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