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Recipe: How to make a Turkey this Christmas

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Not too late for you to try this recipe...TURKEY RECIPE (read all)

I thought this sounded good as it is from a Sparkfriend of mine! She says, "here is a turkey recipe that also includes the use of popcorn as a stuffing ingredient -- imagine that. When I found this recipe, I thought it was perfect for people like me, who just are not sure how to tell when turkey is thoroughly cooked, but not dried out. Give this a try."

8 - 15 lb. turkey
1 cup melted butter
1 cup stuffing (Pepperidge Farm is Good)
1 cup un-popped popcorn (ORVILLE REDENBACHER'S LOW FAT IS BEST)
Salt/pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush turkey well with melted butter, salt, and pepper.
Fill cavity with stuffing and popcorn. Place in baking pan making sure the neck end is toward the front of the oven, not the back.

After about 4 hours listen for the popping sounds.

When the turkey's ass blows the oven door open and the bird flies across the room, it's done.

And, you thought I didn't cook...

(Courtesy of MaryAnne aka MILLISMA)

  
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SUSAN-FIT-N-FAB 12/19/2014 5:05PM

    I have to copy that and send to my sister. Hilarious!

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MAGIK0731 12/18/2014 9:44AM

    HAHA

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BETRHO48 12/15/2014 10:15PM

    emoticon LOL! emoticon
Loved it!
~Beth

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LINOVER 12/15/2014 7:01PM

    Good one! emoticon

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MTN_KITTEN 12/15/2014 2:36PM

    What a hoot!!! emoticon

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RAWCOOKIE 12/15/2014 8:10AM

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KEKEIKO 12/14/2014 9:59PM

    emoticon I've seen this before but it's still funny! emoticon

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MILLISMA 12/14/2014 9:57PM

    Glad you liked this. I just laugh every time I read it and can just picture it happening!

Another awesome day with mom just really laughing. Sure does warm my heart.

hugs.....Mary Anne

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AUNTALICE2 12/14/2014 4:31PM

    That was a good one!! lol emoticon

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PICKIE98 12/14/2014 4:30PM

    I need more butter than THAT on my popcorn!!!!!!!

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EVIE4NOW 12/14/2014 4:10PM

  Thanks but I don't think I will try this one lol.

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SPEDED2 12/14/2014 4:08PM

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Chapter 28 - best friends for life

Saturday, December 13, 2014

emoticon In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter.

This is the last chapter and what an amazing book. I liked that I originally read this along with the 100 Days Challenge book because it worked well together. I think it is at least true that my attitude toward the scale has definitely changed. Re-reading the book for the team's challenge has inbedded some of the ideas in that usually, forgetful brain of mine.

No longer will I let the scale punish me for numbers rising, but instead will only let it remind me of my goals. It tells me I have to start paying attention to what I am doing instead of letting things fall apart. The scale can be used "as a supportive tool to keep [me] focused on [my] goals." It is to be a reminder that I need to bring in the rear - literally, folks!!!!

Spangle wants us to set up a lifetime scale plan and introduces this in the book. This is done by reviewing the book chapters and picking out the ones that work best for me. She also introduces a scale plan quiz which I will let you read when you buy the book! te he

emoticon What are some ways you can relate to the clients or examples in this chapter?
N/A

emoticon What will you do differently as a result of reading this chapter?
Monitor my weight when I go off track and get back on track!

cheers,
barbara

  
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KEKEIKO 12/14/2014 10:32AM

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The scale is a tool. A reminder of your goals. This is so true! emoticon

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KNIGHTS6 12/14/2014 4:00AM

    thank you for sharing have loved reading your comments
love angela xxxx emoticon

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MILLISMA 12/13/2014 9:54PM

    Great job Barbara. Thanks for taking the time to continue to share with us.

Hugs....Mary Anne

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SPEDED2 12/13/2014 9:34PM

    As always, I enjoy reading what you write.

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JILL313 12/13/2014 7:22PM

    Hi Barbara, I need to again start reading Linda's 100 Day Challenge. She is a very wise Lady with great ideas. To be honest I can't remember what book you just finished of hers? I'm so proud of you as you didn't let health or financial problems interfere with you focusing on getting healthy and feeling/looking better. It's wonderful that you're no longer afraid of your scale. You've learned so much from Linda Spangle and I definitely need to know how I can get my focus back no matter what's going on in my personal life. You've done a fantastic job of reading and then blogging about what you've learned. You're an awesome Lady my friend. Thank you for sharing what you've learned. . . emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Love You,

Jill

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MTN_KITTEN 12/13/2014 3:20PM

    Never, never let the scale measure your self worth!!!

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BETRHO48 12/13/2014 2:10PM

    emoticon Congratulations on finishing the book, Barbara! Great job!
~Beth

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Chapter 27 - building the friendship

Saturday, December 13, 2014

In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter.

Spangle explains the Dot Calendar.
Green sticker - weight loss day (solid day on your program)
Yellow sticker - maintainence day (caution - your day could have gone better)
Red sticker - gain day (poor day on your program)

Put up a calendar where you will see it everyday. Each day put a sticker on the day associated with what happened. This allows you to see what you are doing over time. I really like this idea and think it will jolt me back into doing better on my progarm. I am going to try it. Now to find round colored stickers!!!! lol

What are some ways you can relate to the clients or examples in this chapter?
N/A

What will you do differently as a result of reading this chapter?

To remember the scale is only a reflection of what you are generally doing on your plan (except when there are plateau's). It is NOT a reflection of you! Don't blame the scale for 'wrong' readings. Adjust your plan accordingly.

cheers,
barbara

Friends with the Scale by Linda Spangle

  
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KEKEIKO 12/14/2014 10:34AM

    I'm not sure I like the sticker idea but it's a visual and would work for some.

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BABYBARNEY 12/14/2014 8:00AM

    Visual motivation is a GREAT tool for success!!!

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BETRHO48 12/13/2014 2:08PM

    emoticon I tried the dot calendar for a time. The round colored stickers were hard to find, even in large chain craft stores (maybe a teacher's store or website might have them). I used star stickers instead of dots. My big mistake was not posting the calendar where I could easily remember to place the dots and I would forget to use it.
~Beth

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ELRIDDICK 12/13/2014 12:50PM

  Thanks for sharing

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Chapter 26 - when your weight is totally stuck

Saturday, December 13, 2014

emoticon In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter.

When your weight is totally stuck, make a drastic change by increasing food intake to high levels, descre exercise by at least half - maybe even 2/3 time, and practice relaxation techniques says Linda Spangle.

Extremes do not work, e.g., intense exercise program and although it sometimes work, it also can go in the other direction.

How to Retrain Your Body:
first 30 days: take a gentle approach to exercise
second 30 days: start increasing the exercise intensity by increasing the speed or introducing more variation
next 30 days and beyond: take a gradual approach to adding more time and intensity.

Monitor your exercise levels.

emoticon What are some ways you can relate to the clients or examples in this chapter?
N/A

emoticon What will you do differently as a result of reading this chapter?
Realize when I get to this point, I will have to do things differently.

cheers,
barbara

Friends with the Scale by Linda Spangle

  
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BETRHO48 12/13/2014 2:04PM

    emoticon Another nice summary. In my own past experience, I have yo-yoed too much to ever get stuck. But good ideas to keep in mind. Thanks for sharing the info.
~Beth

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Chapter 25 - jolting the scale w/interval training

Saturday, December 13, 2014

emoticonIn your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter.

Extremes don't usually work

Retrain Your body: within first 30 days - "take a gentle approach to exercise;" second thirty days, "increase intensity"; next 30 days and beyond, 'take gradual approach to adding more time and intensity to your workouts."

Monitor your exercise levels to figure out how "your body is responding to your workouts". Listen to your body and pace yourself at a moderate level says Spangle.

emoticon What are some ways you can relate to the clients or examples in this chapter?

Laura is a good example of what happens when the weight won't come off at the end. She did intense workouts and ate 1100 calories daily, but her body was protecting "itself from losing its critical resources.

Make a drastic change: this was suggested so she ate 1800 calories daily and decreased her excerise. She was terrified, but did this for 3 months. She gained 5 pounds. After the 3 months, "she went back to between 1200 and 1400 a day". Her exercise increased but not as heavy as before. Three months later, she lost not only her 20 pounds but also the extra five pounds she'd gained"...

emoticon What will you do differently as a result of reading this chapter?

I am not at a plateau or worse so I will re-read this when that time comes.

cheers
Barbara

Friends with the Scale by Linda Spangle

  
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BETRHO48 12/13/2014 1:59PM

    emoticon Nice summary of important points.
Thankfully, I'm not at a plateau either, but good to keep in mind for future reference when needed.
~Beth

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