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Hi all! a little depressed-been sick,but managed to lose
about 5lbs in the process-so woo hoo,right? Now,I'm on so
much steroid I'll be gaining double that! So not fair! Still,
I like being able to breathe-just need a visit from the weight loss fairy...

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Now I know who to go to with my questions!

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Yep, off the coast of Somalia which is the horn of Africa and marks the end of the Red Sea and beginning of the Indian Ocean. Did I mention I teach the Africa/Asia half of World Studies?

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Guess I should check a map(I've forgotten my geography)-he
will be off the coast of Africa on Pirate duty.

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I take it your son is going to be deployed to the Indian Ocean-Red Sea area?

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I still have to take down decorations-we didn't have our Christmas until New Years-waited for Navy son. For some
reason people have given me lots of snowmen decorations-which
is kind of ironic since I HATE snow! But they are cute-I call
them my "Anti-snowmen".

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Mine was nice, if uneventful. My family is small, but it's always great to see them! And everyone seemed to really like what I got for them, which makes it really fun.

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Did everyone have good holidays? My son in the Navy came
home(he will be off on "Pirate patrol"soon)-it was great to
have my family together again. Supposed to snow here again-
hate it so!But at least it OK while son was here & he got off
alright.

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CALLIOPEDAK's Photo CALLIOPEDAK Posts: 3,242
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I just don't have the room to store bulk shopping.

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Hey,I'm single & go to Sams club! I originally went there
just for the fish deals(& cheese)though I've noticed the
fish I liked has gone up in price-way. Mostly,I go there
for my prescriptions-much cheaper!(but I don't think you
have to be a member to use that).You may be right...

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CALLIOPEDAK's Photo CALLIOPEDAK Posts: 3,242
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I'm really jealous! Sam's Club just doesn't end up being worth it for a single gal without kids. Sigh.

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WOW! that sounds like a great deal! now if only my husband liked salmon. emoticon LOL

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We recently moved to a new apartment in a new location for us, and it happens to be behind a Sam's Club, which we joined. We did some shopping tonight for big sizes of things. I spent $16 for a slab of salmon! I came home, cut it into smaller sized pieces, weighed the piece and wrote the weight on each individual baggied, and froze them. I got about 6-7 filets, each pretty close around 100g/200ish calories each! Love my salmon!

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3FAITHFUL - sounds like you never left MI! LOL, i should know, I'm from Bay City.

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I just returned from one of the worst vacations ever. High heat, humidity, severe thunderstorms and billions of mosquitos. It's so good to be back home! On a happier note, my dh was very supportive when bbq-ing salmon for me, while cooking everyone else's hamburgers, chicken, etc.

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LINDAJOYWK's Photo LINDAJOYWK Posts: 5,296
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Thank you!

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Linda, sorry to hear things have been so hard, but how great that they seem to be working out! I hope things continue to brighten for you and your family!

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This has been a really hard year for me-lots of problems...the good thing is right before Christmas a
doctor told my mother my stepfather would die of Pancreatic caner-the same week she was told she would
lose her eye-My stepdad had a "Whipple"-rarely done on
people his age-one of the hardest surgeries to survive,& he is doing well-my mom had her Iris repaired,a cataract removed,& a corneal transplant-so
far everything seems to be holding & she is able to
see shapes & colors.I believe this was the result of
much prayer from many people.A wonderful blessing!
Lots of other problems to deal with,but this too
shall pass,& I am so gLAD IT IS fRIDAY!

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Been over a month since we've had any thing to say! How is the summer going for everyone?

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That's too bad about your unfortunate dinner experience KOKOEK9. I had a bad experience last month when I met a friend for lunch. I sent an e-mail to the company (it was a high-end chain) and got a gift card to try them again. It might be worth going back. Sometimes the line cooks could be new or something else could have happened. If you like the restaurant, give it another chance.

If you like tilapia and a bit of kick to your food, here's a terrific recipe www.examiner.com/x-7386-Knoxville-He
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The food you eat can be either the safest & most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. ~Ann Wigmore

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true generally I can't stand sauerkraut

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I'd guess the "only thing she'd eaten all day" is responsible at least for her. A reuben isn't the greatest thing to be the only thing in your stomach.

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BED TIME isn't an excuse it was a little afternoon and that was all she had eaten that day and other wise we both feel fine

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Huh, sounds like you both might have a slight tummy bug or something.

Other things that will do that to me are eating too close to bed time or overeating.

Maybe if you can find one of the three to blame it on, you're wife can be convinced not to blame the restaurant?

After all, if it were food poisoning you'd be very sick. So it shouldn't have been the restaurant's fault.

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I am bummed, I had my favorite cajun fish tonight and it did not sit well, and the ruben my wife ordered did not sit well with her either, we probably wont eat there again she can't tolerate a goof, and it is one of my favorite places

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I think a lot of 50something + folks have histories of not liking fish/seafood because we grew up in areas that just did not have anything fresh. But these days it's easy to get.

I was in my 30s when I discovered, hey! I like this!

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I live in NC-but not the coast-when I first moved here
about the only seafood you could easily find was fried!
But now we can get just about anything-which makes me
very happy!-Linda

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We were at the beautiful North Carolina coast this weekend so had a lot of fresh seafood. I remarked that I couldn't imagine not partaking of the wonderful seafood choices but only a few years ago I was a complete vegetarian and wouldn't have eaten it.

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I don't eat out often, but I'm always glad for the variety seafood affords when I look at menus!

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Eating out isn't too much of an issue for me since most places have good seafood options-when I was young
I was a complete vegetarian-that was so hard-especially
then-there weren't many options. If I stopped for fast
food with friends-they got hamburgers etc.-I ate a bag
of fries...so glad things are different now!-Linda

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Way to go, KOKOEK9. That is a great step in the right direction of being able to eat out with healthier choices.


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Hi my wife and I went to pizza hut today and I had spaghetti with bread stick sauce instead of meat sauce it was better than with meat

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Eating out is a big part of our lifestyle, also, so when I started this healthy journey, I decided to figure out a way to continue to do that. It requires a lot of research and a lot of special ordering when we go out. I find that most restaurants are more than happy to accommodate. And, a lot of menus are available online so you can research the better food choices ahead of time. I know it's not easy but good luck.

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its not so much eating to much as it is eating to much fat and cholesterol

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I have problems with food rotting, too. I live alone, so it can be difficult to get something finished before it spoils.

Making soup has become my solution. Simple, lots of recipes out there, and it's filling.

Also, concentrate on eating slowly. Listen for when your body says full, then stop eating. When you are eating out, put your fork down between bites and talk with your wife before the next bite. It'll make it a lot easier to not miss the full signal.


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Hi I haven't been doing to well lately, have been having a hard time keeping calories down, My wife and I eat out at least once a day. Which don't help and then getting food in the house is hard because I am the only one that eats it so it spoils so know I don't even get salad fixings, I don't know what to do

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Hi-I've been computerless for a while-finally bought a
new one-it's a laptop so I am just learning how to use it,but at least I'm back!Thanks for the info-Linda

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Hey, we've been pretty quiet in this topic, but I wanted to say I put a cookbook link in the book recommendations topic.

You might want to check it out!

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Check out the book. Accept what is. Work on what you can change. It will all work out.

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I haven't been doing very good food-wise(or otherwise)
lots of very hard things going on-hoping 2010 will be
a better year for us all.-Linda

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Hit Borders today and discovered a really great book for trying to eat better. Michael Pollan's Food Rules.

I don't know how new it really is, but it was the first I spotted it. It's a companion piece to his In Defense of Food and contains 64 rules to help you eat better. Read it in about an hour and I highly recommend it.

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We sometimes like to have cocktail hour for en evening meal for the two of us and this weekend we had smoked salmon, yogurt cheese (instead of cream cheese), capers, red onion, and fresh lemon. We had a tiny bit of pumpernickel bread sliced thinly and toasted to go along. It was a yummy meal and very sensible in terms of calories, fat, and nutrition.

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Well, I bit the bullet and had my portrait taken tonight. Just got back. Pleased with the results and see it as a major step in accepting who I am.

I am 100% behind the idea that no matter what comes next, it's hard to take that step when you hate who you are. I could actually really like that gal in the picture. Her dog's awfully cute, too. ...

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I posted this on another of the threads but I tried the Marning Star Farms Chick patties and nuggets this weekend. They are really good! That is my new thing to try this past week.

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So that would work as a team goal. Is anyone interested in me posting it so you can check off on it? Or is it more of a potential food challenge thing?

Maybe we make it a challenge to try and critique one new recipe a week or something?

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Works for me.-Linda

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Yes, that would work.

Or try 1 new recipe a week?

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I think the experts say we should eat fish 2-3 times a week for heart health...maybe that should be a team goal.

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Nothing that has to be done immediately. I'll just wait to see if someone has a request. emoticon

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I admit, I don't participate in goals either. But I'll try if you think it'll help.

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I'm happy either way-just glad I found you guys!-Linda

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they do seem to tend to keep the teams and their members more active, so I am sure it is worth a shot.

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54 y.o. Wife and Mother of 2 (19 and 17), living in Middle Tennessee.


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I'm sort of the same way, but I thought I'd offer. I know there have been times when I was after every point I could get, so I liked checking off the goals. And at other times it's nice re-enforcement for something I'm working on.

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I have to admit, I mostly stick to the chats, I don't bother much with the team goals or even with challenges in general. Sorry, not much help I know.

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You can't leave footprints in the sands of time if you're sitting on your butt. And who wants to leave buttprints in the sands of time?"
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Here's a topic for some chatting: What team goals, if any, would you all like to have?

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Great to see you! I really would like to see this team get active. The other eating lifestyle teams are great, but they can be an awkward fit at times. So it would be great to have a cozy place to call our own!

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Hi Callie,
Thanks for trying to get this thread going again. I hope it becomes active. I will be happy to post here!
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Welcome to the team! Lets use this topic to check in with each other and see how things are going!

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