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NANASKNOLL's Photo Posts: 605
11/20/11 7:04 P

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Hi everyone
Started my 3 meals, 3 snacks today. It seems to be working for my blood sugar and not over eating or under eating.
Also went to the dollar store and got several square food containers to put my pre-measured snacks in. That way I can grab them eat and not have to stop and fix something.
Also told my honey about Richard Simmon's Food Mover and sent him the info. Last night I found out that he thought it was a good idea, with all our traveling. He had ordered it using my email address, so I will get it soon and use it to keep track of my portions during the day.
My honey is on his way back here to Ca. after getting our car. Will sure be nice to have our own car again and my honey.
Rained here last night and cooler today.
You all have a great Sunday

Edited by: NANASKNOLL at: 11/20/2011 (19:05)

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KITTYLADY1259's Photo SparkPoints: (43,027)
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11/20/11 4:38 P

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Good evening all, It is a very dark, dreary day here. It has rained off and on all day.

I decided to get out for awhile and go to a store that is about 20 minutes away. They have sweet potatoes on sale for 27c a pound. So mom and I decided to stock up and can or freeze some. I left with big plans, only to find out they were sold out. They said they will have another shipment in the morning. So much for that idea!

Otherwise it has just been a routine day.

Still nothing different to report on my step daughter. I suppose people have lingered for a long, long while like that. I don't know how many times they have told us the doctors said she wouldn't make it through the night. Then the next day, they'd say she's about the same. I will leave it in God's hands. He's far, far wiser than I.

Hope everyone had a good Sunday.


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11/20/11 1:33 P

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I've been looking through chicken recipes for Wed. nights family dinner. The kids will be going to the desert on Thanksgiving for the long week end. This year the 'cook' that generally fixes their T-day meal isn't going so mom got roped in for an early meal.. I'm not fixing turkey much to DS disappointment. I don't have room in the refrig and really don't want all the left overs. I know - I know. DS wouldn't take the bird off my hands either as DD says he won't eat left overs.

Jan, thanks for the 5% info. For a (almost lost this post) 6 week challange 5% seems like a lot but I'll give it a try.

Patty, I knit up a storm last night too. I need 5 more hats to bag up another 50. That will make 150 to go to a charity. I have to have them done by the first Wed. in Dec. This will be a different charity that I found out about from a bridge friend. We've given the group food before but didn't know they had a gift type of give away.

Sarah, some information I found in my recipe box when I was recipe searching.

While looking through chicken recipes, I came across this article I clipped probably from a Reimen Production (Taste of Home) Magazine. A question was asked about down sizing recipes for a 3 qt. and 5 qt. slow cooker to be used in a 1 1/2 quart sized one. (I think I like my 2 quart, Ann)

"The smaller sized slow cooker is perfect for preparing a hands off meal for two. The most important thing to keep in mind is food safety. To cook food properly and safely, manufacturers and the USDA recommend that a slow cooker be filled at least 1/2 full. This means a 1 1/2 quart slow cooker you need to start with 3 to 4 cups of food.

When converting a recipe from a 3 qt. slow cooker use about half of the ingredients. For a 5 qt. slow cooker recipe you should use about 1/3 of the ingredients. In both cases the method of the original recipe will remain the same. The cooking time should also remain the same.


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11/20/11 11:09 A

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Hi Everyone

72 sunny degrees here today. We are supposed to have a nice Thanksgiving weather-wise. I hope so, there are so many people traveling.

Patty how about some baked oatmeal? Fruit and string cheese? I hope you find what works for you! Love the hats.

I'm cooking a chicken dish today, as soon as I decide which one I'll make. I also need to steam some veggies. Are you cooking today?

I want to crochet today. I started to use my scrap yarn by making granny squares. Not sure how I'll put them together yet though.

What are your plans today?

Hope your day has some laughs in it!


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11/20/11 10:14 A

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Good Sunday morning girls,
gray gray gray skies

I had my oatmeal with walnuts and a bit of brown sugar at 9 PM, no night sweats...yay, 3 days in a row. I know that I will get tired of oatmeal, will need to find something else to have, like maybe a ww bread with protein. Guess it's just trial and error on this.

I have all these little balls of yarn, so am putting them together to make loom knitted hats. I probably already told you this. I just finished an orange and yellow hat...oh my I love to use orange yarn, it is just so bright on a gray day.

nothing much happening here today so far.
I will walk and get in my water.


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