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Monday, November 24, 2008


This must be the day for watching.This little guy and others that look just like him have been sitting on fence or in tree just watching.
I wanted to say that the white cat I showed on fence was not lost.We do have a leash law that says animals can not just roam but many people still let their cats roam.This guy was just visiting my back yard on one of his strolls. He is ok but we have had some winners.Hubby hates the ones that climb on cars and we had one we called Cujo.He actually dove at one of our windows and he was scary.Haven't seen him in a long time. i hate the ones that end up near house at night and start squalling.That is creepy. Most are strays that people dump here because this is where there are a lot of families and I think they think someone will feed them.Some neighbors are not as nice as I am tho.
I am really struggling with my eating.If I could get a good hold on night eating it would be so nice.I can do good all day and then blow it after supper.So stupid.And I am not a stupid person but I do some stupid things

  
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KYANN402 11/24/2008 11:08PM

    I find that if I skimp on breakfast and/or lunch and miss the afternoon snack, I have trouble at night. I've have to have a solid lunch with protein and vegetables. Yogurt or cottage cheese both work to stem the evening munchies when they attack. Still my best defense is to make sure I eat solid, balanced meals early in the day and have a protein and carb snack (under 200 calories) around 3:30.

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VEGEFARMER 11/24/2008 1:47PM

    O.K...... Team talk. Come on, get that chin up. Night time eating is a curse for many of us. I read an article on a blog about yoghurt last week and I thought mmmmm that is an idea I'll try it. After dinner when I am hungry I have 6oz of natural yoghurt, I eat it slowly with a tsp and that takes me through the rest of the evening until bed time. I'll see if I can find the blog because it is in depth study and with mail it to you.

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Sunny Sunday

Sunday, November 23, 2008


This was my visitor yesterday.He or she made a trip around the yard and headed back over fence. He went up fence so fast this was only picture I could get.
I had a friend from the TOPS group I used to belong to come by for a visit. I made a bunch of labels for her. It was nice to see her and visit for awhile. I was leader for about 7 years
I made all my labels yesterday for Christmas cards etc. If anyone would like to exchange christmas cards my email address is on my spark page.Send me your address and I will do the same.In fact if I have your email I will send my address first if it makes you feel safer.I am not sure how secure the sparkmail is so I would rather use regular email. I love to send and receive cards. It is so nice to get cards from different parts of the country.
Nothing much going on here.Hubby is at his regular bowling and then he will do some errands for me.
I tried to get a different eggplant but they were mushy.So I got another white one which I liked baked.
I did get some fresh oysters which I will make soup with one and one I will use in some dressing for Thanksgiving. I have always wanted to try it so I will make a small dish of it for me.Will use same stuff as the other stuffing I am making but will just add oysters. Will make sure it is separate as Bill would not be happy if he got wrong one.LOL. I will probably put regular one in turkey.

  
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KYANN402 11/23/2008 9:02PM

    What a pleasant visitor! Wonder if he/she was out for a walk or lost. Oysters are something I've never wanted to try. I'd be like Bill, I think. Even so, I hope you're trial is delicious. You're more adventurous than I am. emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 11/23/2008 8:05PM

    I tried Oyster Rockefeller (is that what it's called?) for the first time 3 years ago at a work function. I have eaten it every year since at our company Christmas party. I don't believe it's an aphrodisiac for me. emoticon

I LOVE to take pictures!! I'm actually the staff photographer on our company newsletter. I was asked to be on the newsletter team for work. My duties are staff photographer and health/recipe column. I'm also the note taker for all our meetings so we know what we discussed and stay on track. I get my love of photography from my sister, but I don't have her eye. My sister is a terrific photographer and is actually published in a number of horse books. My sister is so talented! She's a wonderful artist, writer, and photographer. She has it all!! She's also a Vet, a black/ yellow lab breeder, and she breeds Appaloosa horses. She amazes me!

I'd love to send you a Christmas card. I'll send you an e-mail.

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Star Fruit

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Fruit description
Its fruit, the carambola, more popularly known as star fruit, but also coromandel gooseberry, kamranga, or five finger, is a golden-yellow to green berry. When cut across it shows a 5-pointed (sometimes 6-pointed or 7-pointed) star shape, hence the name, "star fruit." Star fruits are crunchy, and have a slightly tart, acidic, sweet taste, reminiscent of pears, apples, and sometimes grapes. The fruits are a good source of vitamin C. e.
There are two varieties of star fruit - acidulate and sweet. The tart varieties can often be identified by their narrowly spaced ribs. The sweet varieties usually have thick fleshy ribs.
The fruit starts out green, and goes to yellow as it ripens, though it can be eaten in both stages.
Star fruits are an excellent source of vitamin C, is low fat, and naturally sodium and cholesterol free. A small whole star fruit will provide approximately 2/3 cup sliced.

Selection
Select firm, shiny skinned, even colored fruit. Star fruits will ripen at room temperature and have lightly brown edges on the ribs when itís ripe. Avoid purchasing star fruit with brown, shriveled ribs. This delicious fruit is also available dried.

Storage
Non-ripe star fruit should be turned often, until they are yellow in color and ripe with light brown ribs. Store ripe star fruits at room temperature for two to three days or unwashed, and refrigerated, in a plastic bag for up to one week.

Preparation
Star fruits are great to eat out of hand as these tropical delights do not need to be peeled or seeded before eating. Simply wash the fruit, remove any blemished areas, cut crosswise to get the star shape, and eat!

Make Star Fruit Part of Your 5 A Day Plan
-- Add to fruit salads.
-- Use for tarts, preserves, chutney and stewed fruits.
-- Garnish chicken, pork or fish dishes.
-- Garnish beverages.
-- Add to your fruit smoothies.

NUTRITION
Serving size 125g
Amounts Per Serving - % Daily Value*
Calories 40

Health Risks
Individuals with kidney trouble should avoid consuming the fruit, due to the presence of oxalic acid. Juice made from carambola can be even more dangerous due to its concentration of the acid.
Those who are diabetic should also avoid this fruit, due to its high amount of sugar.
If you are not suppose to eat grapefruit do not eat this as it will interact with your meds

  
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HALLUCINATING 11/24/2008 10:54AM

    I love star fruit. It's a nice change from the usual stuff but rather expensive. I try to buy it a few times a year for special occasions.
Thanks for the reminder. I have forgotten to buy it for a long time now!

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FEISTYMAMA 11/23/2008 7:57PM

    I haven't had starfruit since my mom passed away. I'll have to pick one up the next time I see it. Actually, I've been craving a mango. I'll have to take some extra time in the produce section the next time I go to the grocery store.

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VEGEFARMER 11/23/2008 1:32PM

    wow, I have never seen anything like that, I don't think we have it here.
Thx for sharing. Karyn

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Blogging late

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Just realized I didn't blog today.Wasn't feeling too good. Hope I am not coming down with anything. I actually went to bed real early but got back up when I started feeling better. Did not get any new veggie this week.The ones I was going to get were mushy.So I got another white eggplant..I did try a star fruit earlier this week.It was ok but nothing great to me.hubby really likes it. Think I will head back to bed

  


Weigh in Day

Friday, November 21, 2008

Today is another beautiful sunny day.
I did not have a loss but I did not have a gain. So I am ok with that. It is always nice to have a loss but bottom line is to not have a gain. I would have liked to have had a little cushion before Thanksgiving but when I look at my food chart I am quite pleased with no gain.
I am working on planning our holiday meal so we can have our favorites but keep portion control by making less of certain things. Will make only portions of certain things like dressing. I may not make any home made gravy as I will make too much and then eat it.So I may just use a small can of gravy which will control calories. SO I am planning ahead. Hubby will have a one slice of pie from grocery store and I will take out a piece of fruit cake my sister made that I have in freezer.

  
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MDMNINA 11/22/2008 2:21PM

    Fabulous! Maintaining is a good thing.

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FEISTYMAMA 11/21/2008 10:19PM

    Great job on maintaining the weight loss and not gaining. I stayed the same this week too and I was OK with it.

Going into the holidays with a plan is a good thing. I've already bought everything for Thanksgiving and I think I'll be just fine. Christmas will be more of a challenge with all the cookies.

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HOME-BODY 11/21/2008 5:51PM

    It sounds like you have everything well planned out!! Good For You. I love your attitude. We can all learn from you. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

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M.A.C. 11/21/2008 12:22PM

    No gain is always an accomplish!!! emoticon

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