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I Smell Like What????

Saturday, December 04, 2010

This morning I got up and stepped on the scale. You have to remember that I started the "Cabbage Soup Diet" just yesterday; after reaching 146.8 (when I had been running in the low 140's) -- and I was tickled to see that the scale read 145.2 equalling a loss of 1.6 pounds!

I told my BF later that morning that I had lost 1.6 pounds. His reply was "well, good for you."
Unfortunately he then added, "you smell like the soup you are eating." "WHAT?" I asked, "what do you mean I smell like the soup? What does the soup smell like?"

Of course at this point my BF decided that I was offended by what he had stated, and perhaps I was. I mean -- who wants to smell of garlic and onions or whatever smell he thought he depicted? Not me! So into the garbage disposal it went -- the whole bowl. I probably would have lost more weight tomorrow, but for me I'll find a different method.

  
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OLDERDANDRT 12/6/2010 4:56PM

    Glad you through it out! You probably smelled of cabbage! Pretty stinky stuff even if it does taste good. Anyway, the weight you lost is most likely all water. That's how that diet works...makes you pee it all out! You don't want to become dehydrated! I tried that diet once upon a time. Loss isn't lasting which is why changing your lifestyle is best. If you're always eating right (with only a treat here and there), you never have to worry about what happens at the end of a diet! Lifestyle is forever!
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BLESSED2BEME 12/5/2010 9:30PM

    Sorry to say but I'm glad you are not on that diet anymore. It isn't a "life long change" that works! emoticon

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PSMITH3841 12/5/2010 8:05PM

    Ooh Boy, I bet he wishes he had thought that statement through before he spoke...but, quick weight loss or not, you're probably better off...I'm not so sure the diet was all that nutritious... I'm glad your back to the old fashioned way... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARGOMCP 12/5/2010 1:21PM

    LOL! Reminds me of the Eastern European short stories where they talk about New York apartment hallways smelling of boiled cabbage, etc. I guess I would have asked if he found it offensive or liked the smell?

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CATLADY52 12/5/2010 11:26AM

    Perhaps you should have offered him some. If you both had some then you could have smelled the same. I did wonder about the yo-yo effect of going on the cabbage soup diet. emoticon emoticon

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BUTEAFULL 12/5/2010 11:03AM

    I did that diet and the wt rebounded afterwards, it isn't a life change that you could live with permanently anyway

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THPEAKY 12/5/2010 8:18AM

    One of the reasons MIGHT be...Alton Brown says if you cook cabbage it should not cook longer than 7 minutes or it releases a sulphuric smelling compound. I occasionally make borscht- a beef, beet, and cabbage soup but I dump in the cabbage at the very end in slivers and only cook it 3-4 minutes to soften it. That allows for extra time to reheat it...if there's anything left! Most cruciferous vegetables do better with less cooking. Of course borscht would be less diet friendly ... especially with that nice dollop of sour cream in the middle...ah I digress!

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VITCHY-VICKI 12/5/2010 7:54AM

    Sorry if that comment hurt but you could have done the diet anyway for a few more days to get down a few more pounds but you know best - It is just going to be hard during the holidays but don't give up Add more exercise in the routine if you can that is what I am going to do - Good Luck on the new plan
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USFBULL 12/4/2010 11:24PM

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JENNILYNN7800 12/4/2010 10:59PM

    Fad diets are never a good idea. I've tried many in my life and they don't last. You need something that's going to last a lifetime-a change in your habits not a diet. Diets restrict what you can eat. Who wants to eat cabbage soup for the rest of their lives. Yuck. Besides that you need a variety of foods for optimal health. And what about dessert? A little dessert once in a while is a great thing. I personally would not want a dessert made with cabbage. Cabbage pudding, chocolate covered cabbage, frozen cabbage pops? Ugh no thanks.

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It's Meet Your Neighbor Time!

Saturday, December 04, 2010

emoticon emoticon As Christmas approaches rapidly, I talked to my BF about possibly having an "Open House" type of party so I could meet some of his neighbors now that I'm living at his house. So the other day I used paper that had a party theme to it, and made up a nice letter-sized flyer to pass out to our neighbors.

Time slips by and we had only distributed a few of the flyers, mailed a few in with Christmas cards, and still had not given them to the people right in our own block -- so this morning, I put the leash on my dog and away we went. About half of the people were home, the others got the flyer attached to their security door or front door. Hopefully they will see it, and not be like me and enter and exit the house by the garage all the time.

It's amazing to me how friendly all the people were who were at home! I chatted with them, found one family that had just moved in 4 months ago -- so I told them it's a perfect time for them to be getting acquainted with the neighbors too! I think I'm going to find a lot of new friends at this party! It's next Friday, so you know what I'm going to be doing much of next week! Cook - Clean - Cook - Clean - Cook - say, whose idea was this anyway???

  
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OLDERDANDRT 12/4/2010 7:30PM

    Good luck with your open house! The thought fleetingly went through my head when we first moved here, but never happened. Now, I'd prefer not to know most of my neighbors! hehe!



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PSMITH3841 12/4/2010 5:42PM

    Who ever came up with the idea (a-hem), it was a great one! Nothing like a good party to bring people together, and by inviting your neighbors, you don't have to worry about making too much noise! Good thinking' there lady! Have a great time! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THPEAKY 12/4/2010 9:00AM

    What a great idea! I live on a one block street..in my parent's old house but I don't know all the neighbors!

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VITCHY-VICKI 12/4/2010 7:46AM

    I have a open house every year for the people I clean for and the girls I sing with the ones who come have a good time I should do it with my neighbors for don't know all of them yet - Great Idea have fun

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BLESSED2BEME 12/4/2010 1:21AM

    Love the who's idea was this part:)

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KARIANN8 12/4/2010 12:22AM

    that sounds really fun hope it all goes well emoticon

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Time to Get Serious!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Ugh! The scale has been creeping up and more parties and restaurant food is still in the near future. Time to get serious and take off a few pounds -- and then probably do it again as soon as January gets here!
For me "getting serious" means pulling out the recipe for the "Cabbage Soup Diet" and that's exactly what I did today. Stopped by my favorite produce store (Sprouts) and got all the ingredients, and tonight it is perking merrily away on low -- all ready for me to begin bannishing those pounds first thing in the morning. The plan isn't too bad, really! In fact, I love the first day, the veggie soup is healthy and tasty, and you can combine it with all the fresh fruits and veggies you want also. But . . . . . no bananas. Most other fruits are OK, I think. I'll be doing apples and blueberries mostly, plus some fresh broccoli or maybe a 'sort of' salad (no dressing, but a bit of lemon juice is OK). Will also cut out any drinks except water, and there will be LOTS of that. I will pick a couple of lemons off my tree and have lemon juice squeezed into it and add a bit of artificial sweetener.

So watch my progress, and eat your heart out! Hey! It works for me!

  
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PSMITH3841 12/3/2010 10:31AM

    Sorry, but, ew!....you lost me at Cabbage! Good Luck with that! I'll be attentive to your progress... emoticon

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VITCHY-VICKI 12/3/2010 7:54AM

    emoticonI just added more exercise which I have not done lately and that is helping hope to keep it off and more before the end of the year good luck on your new plan
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My Christmas Tree

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Each year I have a theme for my Christmas tree -- and I'm one of those people who are very, very fussy when it comes to putting on the ornaments -- not too many of the same color in the same spot, and the list goes on! It's no wonder the tradition started years and years ago to just "let Mom do her thing with the tree -- it's not worth offering to help!" Yikes! It sounds terrible to me today, but I'll admit it is TRUE!

So here's how it turned out THIS YEAR!

Is it perfect? Probably not (in my mind) but the dog likes it. emoticon

  
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THPEAKY 12/4/2010 9:02AM

    Love the tree...embarassed to say I have been working so much I haven't gotten mine put up yet!

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CBEVNOW 11/30/2010 9:59PM

    Looks good to me, and Amber is happy. My tree is a little of every thing, some left from the kids they took most of there's that i had bought them every year as they were growing up.Every one always comments on how pretty it is. I still have ornaments that we had when i was a child, so its different.
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BLESSED2BEME 11/30/2010 6:48PM

    With our 3 dogs and 4 cats, just getting a tree to stay up and the ornaments to stay on it, is a job in & off itself! Your tree is beautiful.

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VITCHY-VICKI 11/30/2010 6:09PM

    emoticonLove the tree good job
Vicki

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PSMITH3841 11/30/2010 4:24PM

    Your tree is lovely....and Amber seems quite comfortable as well....The theme business is the designer coming out in us!.....I also, have a different one each year, as a matter of fact, the whole house reflects the theme, not only the tree...my kids used to say the same thing about me, until I put a tree in the play area that they could decorate all by themselves! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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OLDERDANDRT 11/30/2010 3:59PM

    Your tree is beautiful!! Our is sooo big! Takes up more space than we really have! What is your theme? Hard to see in the pic. Love the dog, too!! What kind is it and name? Love critters!! Exp. by a Christmas tree like that! lol.
Almost wish we had ours up, but then DGD would really be into trouble!!!! hehe (No, I would be , and will be run ragged once it's up!)

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CATLADY52 11/30/2010 2:55PM

    At least the dog is not trying to bat down all the ornaments. I had to give up on having a tree after the cat kept knocking it over. Now I have one in the yard. It's like having Christmas year round. emoticon

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STILLFLYIN 11/30/2010 1:51PM

    Perfect and lovely!
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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 11/30/2010 1:12PM

    It's gorgeous! I can't really see what your theme is though, need a bigger pic I guess. I love Christmas ornaments, I have two trees and they are both loaded with ornaments. I used to put up about 10 trees and each had a theme, but I got tired of that (most of the trees were pretty small), so now I just have a 7' and a 9' tree and put the variety of ornaments that I have collected over the past 40 years on both of them. I will have to post some pictures on my blog, when I get those trees up and decorated. Takes me a while, I'm not as young as I used to be!

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Peggy's Cove - Nova Scotia w/pictures

Monday, November 29, 2010

I've been promising you pictures for about a month now, and guess what! George finally got them resized and put them where I can transfer them to MY computer. So here you are, and below each photo will be a brief description. I loved this part of the cruise, it's one of my very favorite spots. People are down-to-earth and soooo friendly!

This is typical of the countryside around Nova Scotia. When the glaciers came and began to melt they left huge boulders pecariously perched on one another. Spectacular looking!
This is me standing in front of rock carvings that extend probably some 50 feet in length. DeGarthe was the artist who takes credit for this fantastic workmanship.
And what good are the rocky coasts if you don't have a lighthouse? Here's one that is older than dirt -- I don't know how old, but OLD!
And of course the trip wouldn't be complete without this typical shot of a few residences lurking in the background of typical fishing boats. Looks like a painting, does it not?

So there you have one segment of my cruise. I'll do others as I get them transferred.
Hugs to all my friend -- those I know, and those I haven't met yet.

  
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VITCHY-VICKI 11/30/2010 6:09PM

    emoticonpictures I would love to go there one day
Vicki

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PSMITH3841 11/29/2010 10:07PM

    Beautiful shots, keep 'em coming! They make me smile! emoticon

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