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9/28/16 4:26 P

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Dinner sounds great. I'm having ham, broccoli, and blueberries.

That is what I would do with the apples. I would make some separate for me that didn't have sugar.

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9/28/16 3:59 P

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The healthiest way to eat apples is the whole way anyway, but these sure are a rare treat.

For dinner today, I fried up a couple of the pork chops that I was talking about. I rubbed them first with a Montreal seasoning rub and they were delicious, just a little too salty. I also roasted some potatoes, zucchini, onion and carrot, with the same seasoning and some oil and lemon juice. Delish! I did the potatoes for my DH and I mainly had the zucchini, onion and a few carrots. I also put on the applesauce I just made. I'm thinking that I could make a small batch of applesauce for me with Stevia, because that's what I have on hand. Because these apples are so yummy!

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Nope, I have never had Waldorf Salad. I don't really like mayo. I've never had the Snicker Bar Salad either. LOL

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9/28/16 12:02 P

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Mortie, good ole' waldorf salad? That's chopped apples, celery, nuts and a little dressing of mayo mixed with vinegar and it's delicious. There's also the snicker bar salad that my kids loved when they were little and it's a no-no for us, but a rare treat. It's chopped apples with chopped snicker bars and cool whip. More like a dessert! People loved it when I've taken it to potlucks! I googled the apple chutney and it looks so yummy. Kind of like a compote. My dear MIL would make what she called sutsupa (sp?). It's a Norwegian dish, that she would make around the holiday time. You can serve it warm or cold. She had little sauce dishes by each person's plate too. It was stewed fruit of apples, raisins, prunes, large tapioca and spices that were out of this world! This and your chutney would be good in the crock pot, to mull over and over. I'll do that with them. Yum! Thank you!

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I have never had an apple salad.

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thanks you two, you're making me blush. hehehe, or what about apple salads?? the chutney would be good with pork chops also.



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I don't know if I've ever had chutney but I would try it.

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I love a good love story too! Awwww! emoticon

I would love to go to Hawaii too, again one day. It's so beautiful! Enjoy your trip to the fullest!!

Apple chutney. Hmm, I'll have to look up a recipe for it. What do you use it for? With ham? Yes, I'll have to really look it up!! Lol!

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I love a good love story. emoticon

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Thanks, my friend wanted to go before he couldn't make the trip, he has leg problems. After my husband passed away 15 yrs ago, I didn't think I would ever find any one else like him, but I was Blessed again.



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Wow!! I would love to go to Hawaii!! Have a great time!!

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Karen, what about making an apple chutney?? those apples did look good. I'm going on vacation for two weeks, my Honey is taking me to Las Vegas for a few days and then to Hawaii, then back to Vegas for a few days and then back home. It was a Bucket list thing, but I can't wait, we're leaving Sunday so I might not be able to post all the time.Everybody stay well.



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Hubby met one of them in person and said he was rude then too. LOL. They are old redneck control freaks. They don't understand the concept of tact. They feel that it is acceptable to say something negative to people about their appearance. Such as - you're too fat, your hair is too long, I don't like the way you dress, I don't like beards, etc. We live in a community of a lot of Amish people and they are really nice people. Prejudice is always wrong and something we all need to get away from. Some people are just negative in general and they can't help themselves. They don't look for the good in others.

I can use Splenda if I need to but usually I don't. I like tart things and find cinnamon is often enough for me.



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Wow, so sorry about their rudeness, just even on the phone. It's hard to understand why people must be like that. It must be because they're so unhappy with themselves, that they have to take it out on others. It's so good that you don't live near them. Ugh!

Thanks for the compliment on the applesauce. It is too good. Yikes!! I don't go by a recipe and got into trouble, with putting too much sugar in, so had to peel up two more piles of apples, to bring back the tartness and it did!! Bad me! Playing with overdoing on the sugar, when I'm trying to eat low carb?!! Tell me now, if you had a bushel or two of apples, what would you do with them? They'll pucker up your mouth, when you just eat them plain!!

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The relatives won't be coming here. They call though and are rude. They are old and retired and think we have nothing better to do than take care of their wants.

That applesauce sounds great!

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Thank you, Mortie! I made a big pot of chunky applesauce, that's got a bite of tartness to it, like my DH likes. I also load it up with cinnamon. Loving it!

I don't envy you with having relatives like that. You really don't want to have them to come and rummage through your belongings!!

The sun's out right now. I'll have to get out there for my 10 min. walk!!

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Unfortunately I am not someone who can sleep during the day. I rest but that is about it.

I am on the same page with you regarding the pictures. My MIL had a big family - I think 5 brother and 2 sisters. One sister that I met is dead and one brother was killed in an bus accident many years ago with a bunch of other people. I know another brother died before she did but I don't know how many are left. At least 2. Our problem is that 2 of my MIL's brothers are asking about their pictures and wanting them back. I have never met them and hubby has seen them very little as they live in Wyoming and Idaho so this isn't as easy as it sounds. The one sister was estranged from my MIL and asked through a brother for some genealogy stuff and we may have thrown some of it away as we thought she had given it to them already. She did all of us. We aren't going to know who these people are.

Nice apples!!

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I know what you mean about being tired. I didn't sleep well Sat. night and actually took a nap on Sun. aft., which is rare for me! Last night was a good night and today it feels good to feel so much more alive. Try to get a good little nap in Mortie, and you'll feel better!! Coming from your Mother. Ha!

I went through pictures about a year ago or so, and the rest that were out of albums, etc., I put loosely in under bed Rubbermaids. I truly believe in tossing photos when you don't know who the people are. If we aren't interested in them, our kids sure won't be. I've kept the really, cool old black family albums, because like treasures and they're family and they're all marked. I need to go through piles of quilts and things, that just get tossed here and there and get clutterly after awhile

My DH and I went to a place locally, that had apples for free. They had advertised on FB, that they're free if you pick, so we did, and got a whole lot. If fact, the lady of the place helped us pick! I'll post a picture here of one basket that we got!! I'm so excited to make sauce, sliced up for the freezer, etc.

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I wish I lived closer to do zumba. It looks like fun.

I didn't sleep well last night and I'm tired. My son is driving an hour and a half her to bring loads of his things here every day to store before he moves at the end of the week. He told us it would not be much but that is totally not true. He is not even taking half of his possessions with him. He says he will come back in a year or so and get them. We won't store this stuff forever so he had better. He is running out of time but says he will make it okay. I hope so. He's exhausted. I will be doing laundry today - 3 loads. I have some of supper already fixed - made a big container of tuna salad Friday night. It is delicious. We got tons of declulttering done over the weekend. Lots of our deceased family's paper work. We have reached a point where we can get rid of some of it. We have burned tons of trash every day and have bagged some to haul off. We have a bunch of pictures to go through and some we won't even know who they are. If you have pictures write on the back who they are and your relationship to them. I will try to do some today too but not a lot.

Edited by: MORTICIAADDAMS at: 9/26/2016 (12:18)
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emoticon MORTICIAADDAMS, I'm staying the same weight, which I guess is a Blessing that I'm not gaining weight.This week hopefully I can get back to Zumba.



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9/25/16 5:30 P

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Yes for sure, me too!

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9/25/16 4:38 P

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That is how I do it. Just get through today. Sometimes I am glad to just get through a meal at a time. LOL.

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-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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emoticon That is so awesome to lose 22#!! Congrats! That must feel so good! Good luck to you!

I am watching what I'm eating more and trying harder to not eat in the evening! A day at a time for all of us!!

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I am doing well. Lost 2 more pounds since July 15 for a total of 22 pounds now. I am ar3/4done with decluttering the dining room before I start another room. Not sure which one I will choose. Maybe just some targeted areas in several rooms.

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-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Thank you. Kierae was a really good leader and hopefully some day she will come back. I miss her and Pam. Pam was also a great leader of this team.

A ride sounds really good. I wish it would cool off. I would love to go to the lake.



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what a glorious day today is,mostly because I finally have a Sat. off, took a ride with my Honey, now I'm getting some house stuff done. trying to get some outside work done also. emoticon



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emoticon emoticon emoticon I feel that each one of us fill a special place, of helping us every day. So we're all special in our own way. We're all loving you too, Mortie. I absolutely adore how you lead these teams I'm on. I've been on a lot over the years, and other team leaders aren't as warm as you, aren't as lively as you as far as commenting. I have left teams because they're just dead!!! I love how you even comment when I leave what I got for bonus pts. for the team! I've seen where there's definitely never a comment there. It's quite pitiful! So I love how exceptional you are at leading!! That's why you still have active teams!
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We feel blessed to have you as a friend!

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-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Thank you so much!! I appreciate you all! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Janice is right. We don't expect perfection on this team. We all have to find what works for us. It's a way of life and I know I would not be happy if I knew I could never eat certain foods again. I know I can't have them daily though so I try to make choices. Balance things out. I think that is the key to a healthy life. Finding balance.

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-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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emoticon Karen, I agree with MORTICIAADDAMS, youare an asset to this Team, we are all perfect in our own little ways and also imperfect, but that's what makes us, us. I know I'm
not doing the things I should be doing, but maybe someday I will, but I do enjoy reading your comments.Have a great weekend all



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You did great, Karen!

I'm with Liz. I don't bother with eating things any more that are mediocre. I like good dark chocolate. I'm not going to be tempted by Skittles. I have cheese almost every day too.

There are few people who have celiac disease but a lot of people have gluten sensitivity. It causes them to have symptoms of IBS. Doctors were not looking for it years ago so it wasn't diagnosed. When people went on diets like South Beach they found that on phase one their IBS symptoms disappeared. Dr. A., the originator of South Beach, talks about gluten sensitivity a lot in his book about it and his cookbook. Gluten sensitivity is real and quite common, just like lactose intolerance and they often go hand in hand. You are fortunate you do not have it.

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-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Good for you, with being in maintenance! Wow, it's my dream!! I'm still on here and that's the main thing. I'm so thankful for all the encouragement you and Mortie give!! emoticon

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Forgive my cynicism but, as long as there is $$ to be made by someone, it won't all just blow away. Whatever goes by the wayside is replaced by another gimmick, gadget, new best hope, whatever!

The thing I appreciated, and still do, about SB is that it simply advocates good, healthy food. No crazy ingredients, no "never, ever, eat this", just a whole lot of common sense. I've been in "maintenance" for quite a few years now so I have to say it's worked for me!

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Thanks, Tally! I love that you love dairy. I feel the same way, and I know that I shouldn't be drinking 1% milk because of the sugar within, that turns to fat. But I also know how I need the calcium! I love cheese, especially when it's melted. I believe in keeping it simple too. Things can get so over complicated when we substitute the different products for the real thing. I do know that I should avoid gluten though, for my own health. I've really gotten my body so hefty with mainly gluten. We don't eat pastas or rice and I'm trying to get away from potatoes, but that's a no-no in my husband's books, so I still cook them for him. I cook mainly whole foods these days, and keep it simple. It's just all the sugar lurking that I keep trying to say no to. Transforming is the key word and we're doing it, little by little!! Oh, and I feel within myself that this is all just a fad too. You wonder when it will blow away?

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Karen, your DH will be please to know that I do love my dairy! A day without cheese is like a day without chocolate! Oh, my, that does sound like a nightmare!

I'm still trying to figure out what is wrong with gluten if you do not have celiac disease - which relatively few people actually do. I bake my own bread, eat whole-grain crackers and sides that have gluten. I just don't know what's up with that other than it being the latest fad. Or not the latest, actually. I think perhaps that title might currently belong to coconut oil, almond milk etc.? Funny how long we lived just fine without all this "exotic" stuff on our plates!

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So true, Tally, and I think that the more we stay away from sugar, the more it will not taste so good! I'm doing research on the Trim Healthy Mama plan for life, with reading the books and trying to get all I can online. It's quite interesting and I feel that if I can make the certain candies, etc., that they have recipes for, with Stevia or Truvia, etc., I may be able to satisfy my craving enough with lose weight, with not eating the real stuff! And I will keep those candies, etc., to a minimum, because we know that they can cause troubles if we eat too much of those substitute sugars too. The plan itself does away with gluten and uses almond flour, coconut flour, flour blends. Almond milk, coconut milk, etc. It's a lot like South Beach, but with not eating carbs by themselves. They should always be with protein. Protein should be with every meal. It's rather confusing to me, so that's why I haven't started it. So if I could zero in on the substitute sweets. I know this sounds kind've weird with talking about this on a South Beach Team! So sorry about that. It's combining the two really and picking the best of each! I've delayed starting the almond milk and almond flour etc., because of us being dairy farmers. That's not kosher!! And my husband's first name is budget and it's not kosher to stock foreign foods either!! Just keep with the tried and true. I feel that way in a lot of ways too. I'm taking it a day at a time.

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I can't speak for you, but I've often discovered that the candy, chips, doughnut or whatever more often than not don't taste as good as I had anticipated. The more I remind myself of the disappointment or lack of satisfaction I felt the last time I "gave in", the easier it is for me to pass it by the next time temptation rears its' ugly head!

The only thing I have been unable to deny is dark chocolate but it has to be really poor quality in order to fail to provide satisfaction! So I only but the good stuff! emoticon

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Thank you for all your thoughtful, kind words, full of encouragement once again!! I really appreciate you! emoticon
This time of year is the hardest it seems too, with all the holidays,our birthdays, loved ones deaths, etc., and I'll have my guards up. I had to go to the clinic this morning to get my cholesterol checked and then went to the dollar store to get dog treats, etc., and those bags of candy sitting on the shelves, called my name, but I walked past them. I know myself, if I buy a bag, I'll eat them until I'm so bloated! I picked up a box of Nature Valley sweet and salty almond granola bars, which are my favorite, and I put them back! Temptations all around and I just have to learn to say no. So today was a NSV!! It felt good too!

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Eating right is one of the hardest challenges in my opinion. We have to eat to live and most of us want to enjoy our food and not just fill the tank. It's not easy to watch people eat sugar laden foods and not be able to have any.

It makes it really hard when you have something like R.A. I would love to exercise more but there is a limit on how much my body can handle. When I reach it my body lets me know.

I think you are right about what you chiefly need to eat. It's what I need to eat too. Meat, fish, eggs, veggies, fruits, seeds, nuts, a little legumes. Whoever invented things like cake, pie, candy, doughnuts, ice cream, etc. needs beaten. LOL.

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Thank you so much, Mortie. You are always such a sweetie when it comes to helping people and I love that about you. Last night I had a good cry about not being able to get a handle on it and because of gaining every day it seems! I need therapy, I really do, but I also don't want to spend the money. I could get on my recumbent bike, but then my hips hurt, and my Rheumy doesn't want that. My RA appt. is in December and with that being a couple of months, I really feel that I have the time to get slimmer, but not so far. I saw him last in June, and I had lost 5# then, but not the way it looks now. I really feel down about it. I know that life isn't all about the scale, but it sure tells what I've been doing too!! emoticon I get so hungry all the time. I feel deep down that I need to serve meat, low carb veggie and a lettuce salad or so. It's the snacks with sugar that lurks all around that gets me.

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Karen, I hope you don't leave. Even if you are not eating on plan we enjoy your company. You are an interesting person and very kind and supportive to other people. I've been here since 2008 and I still struggle. I'm certain that you are getting something out of this and you are eating better than you would otherwise. My hubby eats different than me to. For lunch I'm having a salad with veggies and he is having sandwiches, chips, a snack cake, and a banana. I have been interested in the Thin Healthy Mama diet too and know people who have lost a lot of weight on it.

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Diane, your meal does sound so perfect and yummy! I sure wish that my husband was on board with me. I had to take lunch out to him in the field, as he's planting Winter rye. I knew that he want some chips, so I threw in a remainder of a big bag of Cheetos, and of course, I had to have some too. He had a cupcake too.

I at times, feel that I should just off this team and several others, because I seem to fail every day. I can't hold onto a plan for anything these days. I've been trying to do the Trim Healthy Mama and that's really restrictive and so hard to understand. It's really scientific! I hate doing things on my own and my husband and son are in no way, shape or form, going to eat what I would eat on that plan!! I keep plugging along though!

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The meal sounds delicious!! I am so glad your hubby is finally on board.

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Good morning all! I am back and looking forward to the beach lifestyle! DH is finally convinced to follow the beach as his Dr. suggested years ago! This lifestyle will be sooo much easier without him bringing all his "junk" food in. So grilled up some chicken and zucchini and a nice ceasar salad minus the croutons for dinner! I am off to work tonight,but food is all packed so no temptations! Have a great day! Diane

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LOL! We use a fan for white noise because we live in the country and something is always going on outside at night.

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okay, so last night the cat was out but he didn't bug me, then at 3am there was an owl making it's hooting noises, I can't win.



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I'm just getting started. This is my first room to do and I'm only about half way done with it.

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Wow Mortie, you're almost done! You can see the light at the end of the tunnel!!

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My husband would like to sleep with the lights on and I struggle.

I have 2 corners decluttered and cleaned in the dining room except for what is in cabinets. That will be what I do last when all the rooms are done.

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I never sleep during the day either, unless I'm ill with the flu, etc. I will never even go upstairs to the bedroom to sleep during the day because I know I won't. So I'll lay my head back on the couch just to rest sometimes, but not long. My husband has to have the bedroom completely dark too, to sleep!

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I can't sleep during the day unless I'm deathly ill. The light bothers me too.

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I NEVER lay down unless I am very sick. I find it pointless since I am not a napper. I only sleep in the dark...very dark! If I am running a high fever then I might doze.

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I was thinking of laying down but that won't get my laundry done so I am at it. Working on the last load and am cleaning too.

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Okay, so what was it with last night, anyway?!

I'm one to be asleep 10 minutes after my head hits the pillow but I was just starting to doze off after about 4 hours last night. That's when my watch alarm went off (I never use it so must have hit a button by accident!!!). So it ended up being 1:30 a.m. or later before I finally went to sleep and the alarm was tweeting at me less than 4 hours later! Did I mention that I'm dragging some today?

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I wonder what cats do when they are outside all night. I didn't sleep well last night either. Good job on the decluttering. I am doing it every day now.

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