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Bad Day at Black Rock

Thursday, August 18, 2011

I had been having a good week or so - would have been out of leeway on the low side if I were going to the TOPS meetings - but today has been an out of control eating day. It started out fine, with just oatmeal and a plumb for breakfast, but then I ate some more even though I wasn't hungry. By the time I was done I was up to 486 calories, and the day went down hill after that. I'll see what the scale says tomorrow.

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TUDI4480 8/21/2011 1:39PM

    One day at a time...I hope you're doing well and all is going just as you want it to. As always, take good care of you!

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THINRONNA 8/19/2011 2:18PM

    Ugh! I hate when that happens! Just start again tomorrow. One day does not make us or break us! emoticon

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KNIT1PURL2LOSE3 8/19/2011 2:05PM

    Fall 7 times, get up 8. Some days, the body just needs a feeding frenzy. Get right back on the horse and it will all work out. Take care of yourself!

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S3XYDIVASMOM 8/19/2011 11:19AM

    It seems like how the day starts is how it finishes. Wonder why we can't just stop, reset in the middle of the day.

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MRDPOLING 8/19/2011 6:55AM

    Must have been something in the water 'cause I had the same issues yesterday. wasn't hungry but couldn't stop eating.

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MS.ELENI 8/18/2011 7:41PM

    So you had a bad day. It happens.You will be back on track tomorrow. emoticon

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Frozen Strawberry Dessert

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Today the BW wondered if we had any ice cream left in the freezer, and we didn't. To satisfy her I took a sorbet recipe and changed it for quick response. The original recipe is for three cups of mixed berries, two cups of water, and 1 1/2 cups of sugar, cooking the syrup first, then mixing in the berries with an immersion blender, cooling the recipe for two or three hours in the refrigerator, then freezing it. I used a pound of frozen strawberries, two cups of skim milk, and 1 1/2 cups of Splenda, which did dissolve in the cold milk. I chopped the berries up a little, before running the blender and mixing them with the milk. Then I pulled the bowl out of the freezer, started the ice cream maker, and poured the mixture in. In 12 minutes we had soft sorbet, and I dipped out two bows (about a cup for each of us) and scooped the rest (about a quart) into a plastic container that I put in the freezer for later.

The result was magnificent. If I had used water it would have been about 15 calories per cup, but the milk added another 30 calories per cup. Thus the result is about 22 calories per "serving" or 45 calories per cup. And it tastes GREAT! I don't know what to call it, but it's good stuff.

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KNIT1PURL2LOSE3 8/19/2011 2:07PM

    that sounds really yummy!! Can it be made without an ice cream maker???

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THINRONNA 8/18/2011 4:57PM

    Sounds really good!

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MS.ELENI 8/17/2011 8:38PM

    It does sound good.

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    This sounds delicious. I LOVE strawberries, but I'm not that crazy about ice cream. I was never a milk drinker. I bought some strawberry sorbet and have been eating 1/2 cup in the evening (it's just a little container, only 3 1/2 servings in the whole thing), buy it's made with REAL sugar, so comes in at 120 calories for that 1/2 cup. Not bad, since I'm on maintenance but I told hubby last night if I could find sorbet made with Splenda, it would cut the calories way back I bet. I'll have to keep looking. Your homemade stuff sounds good but I think I'd make it without the milk, since I'm not a fan.

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Unusual Sight

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I saw something yesterday that I haven't seen in a long time. Because the BW was a little dopey from the pain medicine, I drove her to an appointment, took along a book, and waited for her in the waiting room. While I was waiting an old man (older than me) sat down across from me, and I noticed that he had a number tattooed on his right forearm. I suspect that the death camp survivors are like the WWII vets - dieing off pretty fast.

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TUBLADY 8/17/2011 12:19AM

    To see that these days is unusual, it was such a long time, and a very sad time for the world.

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S3XYDIVASMOM 8/16/2011 10:05PM

    He must have been just a kid. Sad to even think about that. It would be nice to think that mankind has learned a lesson from that tragedy.

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MRDPOLING 8/16/2011 9:24PM

    Wow! I too have never seen anyone with one of those tattoos. Part of me is sad for the reason for the tattoo but part of me wants to cheer someone who survived for so long after that horrible time!

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MS.ELENI 8/16/2011 8:21PM

    I have never met anyone with the tattoo. That was a very sad time for all humanity.

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JAMBABY0 8/16/2011 8:16PM

    yes there are very few left, I am jewish and the relatives I had that were in the death camps are all gone, I miss them.

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Nothing Much

Sunday, August 14, 2011

I cut the grass and did my laundry today, then make a batch of fat free bran muffins. I also read Nathan Pritikin's original book again and Roy M. Wolford's book too. I don't know what to do different, but I think I'm going back to no fat again, and maybe try to start running. I still have two original knees, but both have given me trouble at one time or another.

I also think I'll make an appointment with my internist to maybe get some useful coaching before I screw up.

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S3XYDIVASMOM 8/15/2011 9:56PM

    You might try using an elliptical. It's more vigorous than walking, but easier on the joints than running.

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MS.ELENI 8/14/2011 10:56PM

    Sounds like another busy day. I think your walking is just as good for you as running if not better.

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KLASSIE 8/14/2011 8:48PM

    I like the statement that you still have two original knees. Good for you. Once upon a time people shopped for spare parts for automobiles and appliances. Now we're doing it for humans. Seems as if you're doing your best to keep what you have. Congratulations and best wishes.

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MRDPOLING 8/14/2011 7:17PM

    Yeah, I've been working so much that I have to squeeze in home chorse when I can. Thankfull the laundry is complete but not put away and the dishes are washed.

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Progress - And Time To Relax

Friday, August 12, 2011

I don't know whether I passed or flunked the angiogram test, but the artery is completely blocked, which is different from the results from one ultrasound and three sequential CAT scans with contrast. I guess Dr. Barry (the surgeon) has a better eye than the radiologist, who claimed 99 per cent. Since the angiogram is the "gold standard" test, I don't have to worry about the surgery. One interesting thing was that the angiogram doctor said the probability of a stroke was "less than two percent" and Dr. Barry said the probability of a stroke from the surgery was "about one percent." The medical profession uses different measures in different areas, or the doctors all just make up their own jargon. Anyhow, I didn't have a stroke.

I also called my dermatologist's office yesterday and told them that if they didn't have a substitute after two weeks I was going to a different dermatologist on my own. While I was on the phone I was given a number to call and told that the new guy was taking Altman's patients. That was different from the promise that they were going to schedule me with another doctor, and I think that's the third time that something fell through the cracks when I got no response when I expected one. You do need to call them if they don't call you in a reasonable amount of time.

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MRDPOLING 8/13/2011 7:13AM

    I guess that is one thing I like about my doctors office. They have always been good about getting me in to see any doctor they deam nessesary. My biggest complaint is the waiting. I've waited up to 2 hours to see my doctor before!

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S3XYDIVASMOM 8/12/2011 11:57PM

    As much as I have been on the phone talking to various providers and insurance carriers, I'm feeling like, if they didn't call me back I'd just let it go. But that's not very good advise, now, is it?

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MS.ELENI 8/12/2011 11:12PM

    MMM Interesting

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