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The calorie-killer meatballs!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

One of my DH's favorite meals is spaghetti with meatballs, and since we haven't had that for dinner in months, I decided to make it for him last weekend as a treat. To be honest, I've been getting into a bit of a chicken and fish rut. My old meatball recipe was full of parmesan cheese, caramelized Vidalia onions, and sundried tomatoes. Well, surprise - surprise! Those little suckers were calorie-killers! I could forgo the whole digestive process, and just slap them on my @ss - because that's where they wound up anyway!

I love to cook and try new recipes, and was determined to make a healthier meatball. I asked my hubby to pick up some lean ground beef on his way home. He bought 90% lean, which I would soon find out, wasn't lean enough. When I cook, I'm a wing-it kind of girl - a pinch of this and a sprinkle of that, but NOT this time. I was on a meatball mission! The next day, armed with measuring spoons and cups, as well as paper and a pen - I was ready.

I tweaked the ingredients by substituting Egg Be@ters for eggs, to save on calories, despite the fact that I'm not keen on processed eggs. I cut WAY back on the parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs, and left out the calorie-laden goodies like sundried tomatoes and even pesto, that I sometimes added in the past. Even though I upped the garlic and herbs, they were BLAH! Hubby liked them, I didn't.

After I made them, I entered all of the ingredients into my laptop, and calculated the recipe. I used an ice cream scoop to measure out the meatballs, and baked them on a sheet pan covered with foil that was coated with cooking spray, for easy clean up. I thought 'how bad could they possibly be'? Since they weren't huge, 2 would be a portion. Each meatball was 147 calories of BLANDNESS!

I'm a stubborn broad, and determined to get it right - more flavor, better texture, and LESS calories! I'm not a big fan of ground turkey - a little too 'gamey' for me, but if I mixed it with very lean ground beef, that might work. I bought 93% lean ground beef and a package of ground turkey breast, and popped it into the freezer for my next meatball experiment. I won't stop until I get the results I want - something that actually tastes good, but isn't a calorie-killer. Since I don't view this way of eating as the dreaded 4-letter word, DIET, but as the WAY I eat, for LIFE! It's NOT something I'm On or OFF of - this is it. I love a challenge, so my meatball mission continues!

The marinara sauce I made was good on top of some whole wheat linguine, with some fresh basil from my herb garden. I missed the taste and texture of my 'old' meatballs, BUT I don't miss the size of my 'old' booty!! So, for the sake of the size of my tush, sacrifices MUST be made! I also bought a package of roasted garlic chicken sausage at the store yesterday. It sounds good, and LOOKS like sausage, but for all I know it may taste like the bottom of my sneaker dipped in chicken flavoring and rubbed with a clove of garlic! So, I'll continue to experiment and tweak recipes, until I have success - both with something yummy and with a smaller tush!

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ANITAWPG 1/20/2010 6:33PM

    Instead of bread crumbs I use wheat germ - bit of healthiness from it - a whole cup is 432 calories, however, if I am using that much I am making a LOT of meatballs - and in that whole cup is a whole lot of fibre(68%) plus vitamic C at 11% and iton at 57% even some calcium at 5%

I will use an egg white unless I am making a whole lot in which case I will use the whole egg

then I use all sorts of spices.
Base is always Epicure Beef & Steak Spice (no added salt), then I go from there.

that fresh basil you put in the sauce - that would be excellent right in the meatballs I would think.

If you don't want egg beaters - they also sell egg whites by the same pourable carton - they taste the same to me, while egg beaters has a taste i do not enjoy

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JUSTMISHY 1/20/2010 6:02PM

    You made me laugh! I haven't entered my meatballs into the recipe counter, 'cause I'm a wing it kinda gal too, but now that you've put out the challenge, of finding a better meatball, hmmm, might just have to try it. And actually write down the ingredients to the letter! Good luck, and I too want to try your revision!

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TRAVELNISTA 1/20/2010 4:34PM

    Oh no you are going to love the chicken sausage. That is the only kind I will eat now. It is great or at least the ones they have up here in your stomping ground.

Now back to your meatballs, sun dried tomatoes are not fattening. They all are not packed in oil. I hope you put fresh basil in the meatballs even though you did not put the pesto in. Why don't you try some roasted garlic paste in the meatballs for added flavor?

Preheat oven to 375.
Remove as much of the paper from 2 whole heads of garlic as you can without breaking apart the cloves.
Place garlic heads in 1/4 cup water in a small baking dish.
Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
Cover with aluminum foil or baking dish cover.
Put into oven and baste with olive oil/water mixture after 30 minutes.
Bake until garlic is soft and easily pierced with a thin-bladed knife, about 1 hour total cooking time.

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MMICKEYP 1/20/2010 3:42PM

    HAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaa...I needed this blog today. You have a way with words. LoL! Hey, I want the recipe for the new and improved meatballs..although the original recipe had me salivating..I could almost taste the little buggers! Roasted garlic chicken sausage???? My goodness...where do you find this stuff? lol It sounds like you really enjoy cooking! I know I'll enjoy it too..some day. Have a wonderful day! Don't stop being you! emoticon emoticon

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SPARKLOVE 1/20/2010 2:53PM

    Bravo for trying to make a better meatball. I know you can do this! Let us in on the final result. Joy

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RASTUS55 1/20/2010 2:28PM

    Good luck on your recipe you stubborn broad you LOLOL! Love it!
From the other stubborn broad!

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NGCHILD 1/20/2010 2:19PM

    I cook the same way!! I would use worchestershire sauce too. I made some meatballs last fall and the recipe called for green onions. They were yummy too! Experiementation is the key!!

As far as the roasted garlic chicken sausage -- I have had it from Trader Joe's and it was WAY yumo!! Let me know how you like it!!

Happy cooking!!


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FIT_ARTIST 1/20/2010 1:31PM

    Have you tried ground, lean turkey instead? Beef is concentrated calories. I will also add some TVP or lots of breadcrums, cracker crumbs, oats, or soaked bulgur. I also make my meatballs a LOT smaller. That way I can have maybe 4 or 5. LOL!
I don't think it's the parmesan, eggs or breadcrumbs that are driving up the calories. I'm fairly certain it is the beef.
Have you ever weighed out a proper serving of beef? I will probably never eat steak again. The proper serving size is REALLY SMALL. Too dissapointing to see it on my plate. emoticon

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 1/20/2010 12:49PM

    I use panko in my meatloaf instead of bread or breadcrumbs. You get double the amount of panko (1/2 c) for the calories you get out of 1/4 c of breadcrumbs. I only use 1/4 c. of panko for 1.25 lbs of beef. Also, try roasting about 4 heads of garlic in a little olive oil (45 minutes on 450 wrapped in foil.) Then squeeze the buttery cloves out into the meat and mush them all through the meat. You can use 2 real egg whites for the same calories as a 1/4 c of egg beaters (if you don't want that processed egg taste) and if you fluff them up a little first then they can add some lift and air in there. If you can use fresh herbs over dry where basil and oregano are concerned, it really perks up the flavor. Let the meat sit for at least 2 hours before cooking to let all the flavors meld. Hope that helps a little.

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    Will you share the meatball recipe when you get it just right, please, please??? emoticon And, I know you'll get it just right because that's just how determined you are! I love to cook too and have had fun "tweaking" recipes. Have fun!

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BPAIGE718 1/20/2010 12:44PM

  Have you tried adding worchestershire sauce to the meatball mix? That helps... you could also still add the onions, just fry them in pam. For a kick you could try red pepper flakes..... emoticon

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JERSEYGIRL1950 1/20/2010 12:28PM

    LOL..Girl you make me laugh you tough old broad...let me know how that sausage is no sense trying it if I can chew on my sneaker.Hugs

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I'm FEELIN' it - almost normal!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I heard two little words this morning that made my day. ALMOST NORMAL! Last week I went to the lab for the blood-sucking witch, disguised as a lab tech, to draw my blood for more thyroid tests. I've had to have lab work done, followed by an office visit with my Endocrinologist, every 8 weeks for months now - only to be told that I'm NOT in a normal range yet. So this morning I went back to the doctor to get the results, prepared for his usual response. What I heard instead was 'almost normal'! YAY!! After dealing with this issue for what seems like an eternity, to be told those 2 little words was music to my ears. This was a really good thing! Since my hair is no longer falling out, and I have little hairs growing back - the thought of being fat AND bald is gone. Oh, happy day!!! For a split second I thought of jumping up and doing the 'Happy Dance' in front of him, but decided against it because he's 'challenged' in the sense of humor department!

Since I'm almost back into a normal range, I no longer have to see the doc every 8 weeks. The icing on the cake is that I don't have to see that blood-sucking witch from the lab again for 6 months - hold on while I do the Happy Dance - okay, I'm back. WooHoo!!!

Today I got a taste of being almost normal, and it felt GOOD. This got me thinking about another area in my life that I would love to hear those 2 little words. I'm looking forward to the day I can look at a BMI chart and be in a normal range, and how great that will feel. But one step at a time, and right now I'm enjoying TODAY! I did a few errands after my appointment and decided that I deserved a treat. Before you get any funny ideas, I'm talking about a NON-food related treat, because those days are LONG gone! I bought a 3 disc Bollywood Dance workout DVD set and a new magazine - 'Cuisine Lite', which looks great!

Today is a beautiful, sunny day - and I'm FEELIN' it! I feel good about the positive changes I've made in my life, and thanks to an almost normal thyroid, I don't feel like a tired slug anymore. I no longer fall asleep sitting up, and I have energy again. I feel like I re-charged my batteries, so to speak, and I'm ready to take on this week, full of energy and enthusiasm!
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MTNHIKER1971 1/20/2010 3:33AM

    Inspiring? absolutely! You're doing spectacular in your journey to self discovery and sorting through the madness of those who have hurt you.

((big rally hug))

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MEOWMAMA3 1/20/2010 12:08AM

    Ah, normal! I'm happy for you! It's so funny to read NATF's remarks because that's EXACTLY WHAT I THOUGHT WHEN I READ ABOUT HESITATING THE HAPPY DANCE!!! How funny is that? You are having an amazing transformation darlin' and nobody deserves it more than you do!!! Cheers to normalcy! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AMIMITO3 1/19/2010 8:02PM

    Wow, did I enjoy reading your post. I know what you mean about the BMI. I long to have a normal one, too, just as I long to weigh and find I have reached my goal. It has been so long since I have not been overweight that I can't remember what it feels like. To not have back pain, knee pain, and all these other aches and pains I know comes from being overweight---well, I just can't imagine how wonderful that is going to be. To have the energy to play with my grandchildren, get down on the floor and be able to get up----that alone will be worth it. How could I ever have thought the taste of some junk food was better than that. My best wishes to you as you continue your journey to good health, and thanks again for that inspiring post.

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MMICKEYP 1/19/2010 7:25PM

    I'm so happy for you! When one of us has good things's like it's happening for all of us!!! We are all sharing in your joy today and doing happy dances with you! It' feels good to feel good, doesn't it! Yayyyyy!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TRAVELNISTA 1/19/2010 6:20PM

    emoticon I am so happy to hear you are almost back to normal and that your hair is starting to grow back in. emoticon no more blood sucking emoticon for another 6 months. Maybe by then she will have learned how to draw blood. emoticon

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UNLOADITALL 1/19/2010 6:20PM

    They say that after a while, married couples start to look like one another. Is it possible that you were going bald and I was growing man-boobs? What a frightening thought. Glad to hear that everything is heading back to 'normal' after so long. Keep up the good work -- it's helping me too!

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PUDLECRAZY 1/19/2010 5:46PM

    Woohooo!!!!! Almost normal is great! Honestly, those endless blood tests get tiring, as do repeated trips to the endocrinologist. Happy dance away and enjoy the ehck out of freedom from the vampire.


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RASTUS55 1/19/2010 5:34PM

    WOW got rid of the blood sucking witch now we have the witch with the pointy hat and broom to kick to the curb and life outta be GRAND!!! LOLOL! Congrats on the "almost normal" check up!!! Things are looking up for 2010 just like I said they would!! NO FAT and MORE HAIR!! Hell of a deal lucille!! You deserve every bit of it!! LIFE IS GOOD!
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    i'm so glad for you you give me lots of hope i still go every 6 to 8 weeks i'm looking forward to that day.

keep us posted this is great news :)

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MUSETTE29 1/19/2010 3:47PM

    Your blog is so upbeat and excited today--who could NOT feel better after reading it? I am with you on the BMI chart. 24.9, here I come, one step at a time...

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JERSEYGIRL1950 1/19/2010 2:38PM

    Congrats! Woohoo that's great news..happy happy dance!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon That is such GREAT news!! I agree with NATF--you should have done your happy dance in front of the doc, maybe you would have given him a little sense of humor! I am doing a happy dance for you. I am so glad you are doing SO well!!

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

That is awesome!! I'm so happy for you! And as far as this..."I thought of jumping up and doing the 'Happy Dance' in front of him, but decided against it because he's 'challenged' in the sense of humor department!" If a doctor can't even crack a smile because a patient is HAPPY they're getting better--then he deserves to see a crack of a different kind, namely yours! (__|__)

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KIMTIM2010 1/19/2010 2:16PM

    almost normal is better than what many of us achieve! congrats! :)

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How do you see yourself?

Friday, January 15, 2010

There's a thought that's been STUCK in my head, and I can't shake it loose! But, It's a GOOD thought. I stopped by my friend, KIRSTEN's page today to say hello, when I noticed that she posted a new picture. I went to check it out, and I loved it. REALLY loved it!!!! Thanks Kirsten! It was of a kitten looking in a mirror, and seeing his reflection back - as a lion. It was the cutest thing! The caption was; WHAT MATTERS MOST IS HOW YOU SEE YOURSELF.

The meaning stuck with me, and made me think. I looked at myself in the bathroom mirror, and couldn't help but notice the difference, as I chose to focus on the positive. Gone was the woman that had a hard time making eye contact with herself in a mirror, only a few short months ago. In her place was a woman that is feeling better about herself, both on the inside and the outside. I saw a clean, makeup-free face, with a healthy complexion. I noticed, dare I say it - cheekbones that were once buried under the "F" word - FAT, starting to emerge. Oh, welcome back babies, where have you been???

The woman looking back at me in the reflection had a twinkle in her eyes, and a smile that started to form on her face. She looked happy and healthy! This is a woman that's starting to feel strong, and knows WHO she is on the inside, and what her values are. As I looked in the mirror, I couldn't help but notice something new - eyes that held my gaze with determination, and didn't look away. Despite the fact that my journey is still fairly new, and I still have some distance to travel, I could see a glimpse of myself reaching my goal. That's something that I couldn't EVEN imagine before!

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UNLOADITALL 1/18/2010 9:58PM

    I've always seen you as that lion, but I'm glad to hear that you're beginning to see yourself that way as well. You are woman, we hear you ROAR! (With apologies to Helen Reddy)

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    It's all true. Other people will choose to see us the way they want to no matter how much we change or succeed but none of that matters in the end because YOU have to live in your own skin and head. If you see yourself as a victim, you'll be one. But if you see yourself as someone who had overcome adversity or trying times, you're a hero to yourself! No better reward than that!

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DIFROMWYOMING 1/16/2010 11:15AM

    Doreen, that is a lovely blog. I think I have moments like this. it isn't every day, and it isn't today, but I do have moments when I will stop and look at myself and really see who is there. I need to slow down a do this more often, because it is a way of embracing yourself. Thank you, my friend, for this blog and for all your support! Hugs, Di

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JUSTMISHY 1/16/2010 12:54AM

    Ohhh! I loved this blog! Any of us could tell you how pretty you are, what a wonderful person you are through your words, but until you see it, FEEL it for yourself, it doesn't seem to matter. I'm so glad that you can see confidence, hope and perhaps even a racy little glint in that twinkle staring back at you! emoticon

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RASTUS55 1/16/2010 12:17AM

    emoticon and the crowd wildly rises to their feet in a standing ovation for the transformed butterfly!!!! WOO HOO!!! I love hearing this from you because I remember reading your first blog about your friends pushing you around and belittling you. Well that girl is certainly long gone and in her place is this beautiful confident woman.........and with cheek bones to boot!!! emoticon
I never doubted for one single minute that you would bring yourself above that and find the strong lady that was hidden away within you! Your doing an inspiring great job and I am glad I have gotten to witness this awesome change in you both inside and out!!
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MTNHIKER1971 1/15/2010 10:31PM

    It's a beautiful thing. :o)

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SAMSINGH 1/15/2010 8:37PM

    Thanks for posting such a lovely blog! I understand how you feel. The way that you see yourself is so very important and most of us don't take the time to see the beauty in the mirror! Remember that with or without the weight you are a beautiful woman, inside and out!

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TRAVELNISTA 1/15/2010 5:51PM

    Doreen I am so happy with how you are spreading your wings and soaring. You certainly deserve it! People have held you down for too long. Watch out world because the new Doreen is emerging! emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You are doing a great job Doreen!!

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EMILYBEMENT 1/15/2010 4:29PM

    ...this is a great blog! Very well stated!
Blessings, Em

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NGCHILD 1/15/2010 4:06PM

    Woo hoo!! GREAT BLOG!


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IAM_HIS2 1/15/2010 4:03PM

    Thank you for this wonderful you got me thinking. What an inspiring blog for me. emoticon emoticon

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BUTTONSMUM1 1/15/2010 3:56PM

    Iv always had a problem with how I look, Specially since Iv gained the weight, even now after Iv lost a heap of weight, sure I can see a diffrence, but Im still not comfortable with looking at myself yet.
Im really happy for you.
I did put a new pic up the other day too, just so my friends could see the chance in me & I too can tell, like you said about your self, I guess I will get there in time.

Great blog.

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    I just love what you wrote it is so inspired of Holy Spirit. I love it. I am so glad and happy for you to see your cheek bones emoticon emoticonyou know why thats how I feel about seeing mine emerge also last month just in time to get my drivers licence renewed with a new picture which looks so much better than the old one with my round face, its gone forever praise God, I am so glad for you to be discovering how wonderfully made you are by our creator, aint He great. Have a great weekend.

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MMICKEYP 1/15/2010 3:46PM

    Beautiful..just beautiful..from the inside out! emoticon

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JERSEYGIRL1950 1/15/2010 3:41PM

    OK twinkle take a new picture and put it up next to that old you see a fanastic difference. Hugs

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A trip down memory lane and learning from the past!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I think that until I learned from some lessons in my life, I had to repeat them over and over again. I've decided to smarten up, grow 'a set' (or blow the dust off of the ones I USED to have), let go of my need to be POLITE, and speak my mind! This is something that I decided to work on this year. And just in time, because the SPAWN (AKA my SIL) is coming for a visit in 11 weeks. My initial feeling was DREAD when I heard of her visit, because of all the 'joyful' (yes, sarcasm) past trips. When you put her and my MIL together, it's like the scene in Jurassic Park with the 2 Raptors as they join forces and attack. My SIL is different than my MIL in her approach, as she puts her thoughts and words in other people's mouths. When I think of her, I go for a walk down memory lane, and it's NOT a pleasant stroll!

I went to the beach with her ONCE, a few years back. I was in my bathing suit, on my back, on the blanket, as she sat up. She told me that 'people were pointing and staring at me'. Since I was on my back, I didn't see it, so WHY did she have to tell me this??? When I questioned her about 'why would people point and stare', she replied 'that it's out of fear, because they don't want to look like you'. I laid there feeling SO vulnerable and exposed, frozen in place, unable to move or even speak. With all of the dignity I could pull from my size 22, plus-sized body, I stood up, got dressed, and left. I cried the entire way home, wondering WHY she told me this!

There have been years of comments like that, and the ironic thing is - that she was a size 22 until about 7 years ago. Another judgemental former-chunker! Anyone on here that knows me, is aware that I had hair loss due to a whacked out thyroid. Since I used to be a hairdresser, many moons ago, I know a thing or two about hair. Approaching it with the 'when you have lemons, make lemonade' attitude, I cut my hair into a medium length tousled style, which was a longer version of my profile pic. It kind of hid my hair loss, and I thought that it looked cute. I did the best I could with what I had! When she came for a visit, she commented on my hair by saying how 'her boyfriend says that's how all middle-aged, overweight women wear their hair'. At first I was speechless, but then I said 'thanks a lot'! Her reply was 'oh, that's what HE SAYS'. Well, he wasn't there, had no idea how my hair looked, and hadn't seen me in years. Once again - WHY?

After going out to dinner with the toxic-twosome (MIL & SIL) and my MIL's companion, my SIL told me that my MIL said that 'I should be a professional makeup artist, because it's AMAZING what I can do to myself with makeup'. She then said 'can you believe she said that'? I replied "I can't believe that IF she said it, that YOU would repeat it to me"! Her comeback was 'well, I'm JUST telling you what she said.' And the purpose is - what???

My DH and I have very little to do with her, and are glad that she lives FAR away. She is going to turn 50 this year, but dresses like a 20 year old hootchie momma! Sorry, but seeing your butt-crack and muffin-top are NOT attractive! I used to think that she had the BIGGEST ego that I've EVER seen. She had plastic surgery a couple of years ago and had her boobs done. But instead of getting a 'normal' size implant, they had to special order her implants because they are 960 cc's each - about 32 oz. From what I've heard average is in the 300 cc range. No kidding - they are BIGGER than her head! When she was here, she would point out all of the men looking at her, as my DH and I rolled our eyes. She told me 'that I'm lucky that I live in Florida and DON'T have the desire to be PERFECT'!!! Maybe ALL of that silicone was going to her head, or all of that Botox she gets did more than numb her frozen forehead. She refers to herself as 'SMOKIN' HOT' - who in the world calls THEMSELVES THAT? I do think that she is an attractive woman when she fixes her hair and makeup, BUT, she wouldn't be SMOKIN' HOT unless I set her @ss on fire!

It took awhile, but I now think that she has a false-ego. She puts people down in an attempt to make herself feel better. How pathetic! She wears skin tight, revealing clothing to show off her after- market equipment - for attention. I think that it's kind of sad. In the past, she would split her visit between her mother's house and ours. But after the last few times, my DH and I had enough of the conflict and drama that she creates. We both agreed that she will NOT be invited to stay with us - NOT even for 1 day! Let her stay with her mother, and the 2 Raptors can attack each other - I'm OUT of the equation!

I'm sure that we'll see her a couple of times while she's here - family obligation, and all that crap! But the silicone shrew is in for a BIG surprise!!!! That BS will NO longer fly with me - I'll stick my size 10 foot (with a nice POINTY heel) SO far up her keister - her tonsils will rattle!!! I've learned from the past, and I will NOT repeat MY past behavior of telling her that she hurt my feelings, in a POLITE way - it doesn't work with Raptors! I'm respecting myself, finding my voice, and NO longer tolerating rude comments from Botoxed, silicone-enhanced shrews, or ANYONE else! I deserve better!!!

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NGCHILD 1/15/2010 12:23PM

    WOO HOO!! Can you video tape her next visit and put it up for us to see?? I would love to her her botox plastic expression when she sees the SMOKIN' HOT MOMMA you have become!!



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CATHYGETSFIT 1/15/2010 1:08AM

    Way to go Doreen! Do you really have to see her at all? Why can't you hubby just go see her himself. If she asks him why you didn't come to see her he can then tell her the truth. Why on earth would someone want to make their boobs so big anyways?! She's desperate for attention it seems to me. If you have to see her don't put up with her crap!!

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TRAVELNISTA 1/14/2010 11:16PM

    Wow! The new Doreen rocks! She sounds like she needs to put people down to make her feel better about herself. She may have lost the weight but it seems she is still carrying around the pain that other people injected on her when she was overweight. I know the new Doreen is not going to put up with that. emoticon

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MEOWMAMA3 1/14/2010 10:38PM

    Meowmama would probably scratch her eyes out.
Skanky, skank...
Damn, Doreen, why don't you leave town when she comes to town, or at least pretend you're out of town... Wouldn't it be worth parking the car 3 blocks away for a few days?

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ANITAWPG 1/14/2010 5:55PM

    Speaking as a busty G cup gal - why in the 7 hells of niffelhelm would you WANT to get fake boobs that size?

Unless you are working as a stripper / pole dancer for the tips, or in a porn movie I can't see actually wanting them that size.

hmmm - maybe ask her what porn movies she has done recently?

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MMICKEYP 1/14/2010 4:54PM

    Feel better? wore me out! You are so funny and descriptive ...haaaaaaaaaaaaa...i'm still laughing over here. I know just the type!!! My word!!! With all that negativity and cut downs.. it's a wonder you could even look yourself in the mirror without crying. That negative crap stays with ya' , too. It' always seems to be a "floater" somewhere in the back of your brain.

I am sooo sorry they treat you so badly. I'm glad you're making a stand for yourself. But be classy about classy...even if you CAN't be wear your size 10 red sequined stillettos..haaaaa. And you are 100 % right about her saying stuff because she has to make herself feel superior. I have an idea.... I know..let's double team her!!! While we're still fat and can sit on muffin head. Ohhhh...I'm sorry ...not very "christian" of me... :( I'll pray for her...yeah...I'll pray for her. I'd say that you must be a HUGE threat to them in some way...or they wouldn't try to put you down so much. A huge threat..and that's THEIR problem not yours. I'm glad you are making strong decisions to not take that crap anymore!!! Good for you! Nobody should have to put up with that!!!

The strong, healthy, fit, fabulous classy you will outshine the darkest dreariest....blow up doll...which is what it sounds like she's working toward..(SIL)... haahha Forgive her and bless her Lord...and help me to remember that all that outside masquerading is a real indication of something pretty sad going on ...on the inside of that SIL.

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    I am just floored at what some people will say!!! I know you are plenty capable of holding your own these days--go to it!!

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MTNHIKER1971 1/14/2010 2:25PM

    Doreen is the T-Rex:

couldn't find the english clip, ugh.

By the way Dorreen... I want to thank you for the visual of the SIL, ugh, talk about weapons of mass destruction when she runs... (I'm turning my head sharply to the right and shuddering) lol

Seriously though, I'm happy that you've found your place. Hopefully, those who either intentionally or unintentionally hurt others will find their place too.


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    My question would be why do you have to see her at all? I mean 'family obligation' to women whose main objective in life it to make you miserable? No thank you! I'd *possibly* meet for dinner, in public, so that if something is said you can implement our "plan B"...stand up, drop money on the table, say "it's been real" and leave. You hit the nail on the head when you said she puts you down to make herself feel better. I thought that was something people said to others to make them feel better but when you look at the life the people are living then it becomes quite obvious! I remember size 22...can't wait to get there and if someone pointed and laughed at me, I'd chase them around saying 'run minions!! You don't want to catch 'the fat!!'" Like it's some kind of disease or something. I hope you shine up your set with a polishing gleam and fire back at that woman with everything in you.

And yes, men WERE pointing and staring at her because they were probably daring each other to see who had the nuts to go motorboat her! Women who are desperate make punk @ss moves like making their boobs bigger than their own head. If she says anything to you, I wouldn't say anything...I'd sit there looking at her puzzled. When she says "didn't you hear me?" I'd snap out of it and say "oh, I'm sorry I was thinking about how a few people behind you were looking at you like you had 3 heads and then I realized from their perspective, you do!" "So when you went to the surgeon did you show him pictures of muskmelons, honeydews or watermelons and say "I want those!"" Throw an ice cube down her cleavage and say "look I found Silicone Valley!" you were.

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JAMIEMN 1/14/2010 1:50PM

    Good for you!! I just love seeing people come out of their polite or "PC" mode and speaking their mind to mindless, insensitive people. I feel so very lucky that I have one fabulous SIL and my MIL ( passed away ) thought I was the best thing since sliced bread. I still miss her after 15 year.

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BLOATED?? I feel like a water balloon!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I should have known better! I made chicken chili on Saturday, and chicken soup on Sunday, and after eating this stuff for the last few days - I feel miserable. I didn't have low sodium broth or canned tomatoes, so I used the regular ones - BAD idea! I did rinse the canned beans, but after the sodium content of the broth and tomatoes, it didn't make much of a difference. And since this week is "that time" of the month - DOUBLE whammy! When I got up this morning my face was puffy and I felt like a 5'10" water balloon!

I had to go to the lab this morning for more thyroid tests, before my morning coffee. UGH!! Since I have to go every 8 weeks, I kind of know the girls that work at the lab, and they're ALL nice. They're so good at drawing blood, that I hardly ever feel it. But today wasn't my lucky day, I got someone new. I should have known, because I can usually spot a BITCH at 20 paces! This woman had SUCH an attitude, that I almost asked her if someone peed in her Cheerios this morning!!! But instead, I stuck my arm out like a good girl for the blood-sucking witch, and attempted to make chit chat. BAD idea! She didn't even acknowledge that I spoke to her as she shoved the needle into my arm. Every time she changed vials, I thought that the needle was coming out the back of my elbow! There should be some kind of rule that pissy women with bad attitudes, should NOT be allowed to work with sharp, pointy instruments.

The inside of my left arm is now a lovely eggplant color and looks like it belongs to some junkie, not me! I felt SO bloated, that I was surprised that when she stuck me with the needle - WATER didn't squirt out! So, I'm being careful with what I eat, watching my sodium intake, and drinking a bucket full of water in an attempt to flush this fluid from my bloated-self. I learned two VERY important things today. The first is to make sure that I buy low sodium canned tomatoes and broth. And the second is, in 8 weeks when I have to go back to the lab, if that blood-sucking witch calls my name - RUN!!!!!
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TRAVELNISTA 1/13/2010 9:21PM

    I am sorry you had such a bad experience with the bloodwork. But you almost made me pee in my pants with, " I almost asked her if someone peed in her Cheerios this morning." I never heard that one before. emoticon I am having such a bad week, I needed this! emoticon emoticon

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JERSEYGIRL1950 1/13/2010 5:20PM

    Hey Girl, I would stick a needle up her far as the bloat what's awesome is how in touch you are with your body and recognize where that came from so you get an A+ LOL so I watched the loser today and I have to say I'm not getting into it..not choosing any one and no one really stands out for me. Enjoying the heatwave we're having can't wait everyday is looking a little bit better but florida sure is in a sad state of affairs now the fruit, the fish and all the animals that are in danger really stinks. Well I hope you have a great week and rid that bloat feeling away. Hugs

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NGCHILD 1/13/2010 4:24PM

    LMBO --- sorry you had such a miserable morning!! You are a modern, assertive woman. Next time you go mention to one of the other ladies that she was rough with you and you were horribly bruised. You shouldn't have to put up with that!!

I am right there with you on the water retention ... feel like I could float home! ugh.


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    "I was surprised that when she stuck me with the needle - WATER didn't squirt out!" ROFL! Sorry you had Nurse Ratchett! I would've said "you drilling for oil there sister, I assure you my well is dry!" What a witch! Nothing worse than feeling double bloated! Hoping for some quick deflation for you!

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