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1/31/15 4:26 P

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Actually you are allowed a small amount of dark chocolate on phase 2.

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1/31/15 11:42 A

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Thanks so much! Sorry I have had a busy week and not checked in much.

I looked up the new foods list. I think it is just SB dressed up. I will stick to what I know works. I lost 10 lbs in January, so I feel really happy about that. I have allowed myself a cup of strawberries here and there, and I had a few baby potatoes and carrots and beans. My weight is still dropping, so I am encouraged.

I did cheat a bit last night with a small square of Lindt chocolate and a small shot glass of sherry. After the week I've had, it was heavenly.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I am going to buy a new frying pan and a kitchen scale today.

Thanks for the spark goodie for February on my page!

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1/28/15 7:20 P

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Take your time and don't get overwhelmed. I didn't start the diet until I felt comfortable and ready.

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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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1/28/15 6:03 P

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So glad to hear how well the diet has worked for you, Morticia. I will be grocery shopping on Friday, and will shop for some of these food suggestions. I have the book, but need to look at it a little more closely before I make up my menus.

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1/28/15 2:53 P

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A lot of people substitute the zero carb pasta or use things like spaghetti squash or zucchini, I still have not tried them. I know the zero carb pasta has to be rinsed really well as it has a fishy smell. And there are recipes for bread using things like almond flour if one is in need. I have not tried much of that kind of stuff either. I went the other route and starting trying new fruits and veggies I had never eaten and found some I really loved.

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

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1/28/15 2:28 P

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Thanks for the great info.
Pasta and bread are my biggest trigger foods too.

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1/28/15 2:26 P

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People have different thresholds for carbs but, in general, the lower glycemic the fruit the less likely it is to trigger. I have seen some people trigger on apples and pears but I have no problem with either. Cantaloupe is usually a fruit that most people can tolerate. Lemons. Limes. Oranges - not juice, Kiwis.

It is a trial and error process and that is why we recommend the phase 1.5 when you are out of phase one as it will help you identify triggers. It is described in the sticky threads but basically you try a new food, like berries, and eat a serving a day for a few days to see if you stall, start having cravings, gain weight. If not then you can try another fruit or another low glycemic veggie or a starch. When a lot of us did this we found we either had a problem with fruits or grains and for most of us it was grains. I can eat almost all fruits but I was never able to work up to 3 grains a day. I can eat one serving a day of certain grains, like quinoa, as long as the other veggies I eat it with are low glycemic . My main triggers are - pasta and bread. I handle starchy veggies better than grains and they are much healthier for you so I can live with that.

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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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1/28/15 2:08 P

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I'm a HUGE fan of South Beach phase one. Not only did it get my blood sugar under control but I was no longer pre-diabetic. I had some really serious and scary hypoglycemic attacks prior to that and I no longer have that problem. When I started phase one, I had an out of control B.P. while on 3 different blood pressure meds. My B.P, was often in the 180/95 range. After a few days on South Beach phase one I had to call my M.D, to tell him my B.P. was low as the systolic/top number was in the 90s. He discontinued 2 meds and I am on one pill a day now and my B.P. is in the normal range, hanging out around 120/80. I also lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks on phase one. That is why I encourage people to follow the diet as closely as possible - the rewards can be astounding. So, yes, I am a huge fan of South Beach phase one.

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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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1/28/15 1:01 P

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Regarding fruit, I agree, berries are great for me and never trigger.
I have also found that with apples and pears. Morticia, do you feel these are recommendable choices as well?

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1/27/15 8:44 P

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Thank you for the great information, Morticia. It's nice to have a leader here who can relate to health problems that can be remedied by diet. emoticon

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1/27/15 7:57 P

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No fruits. Without all the sugar your blood sugar will stabilize. That is the goal of phase one. To eliminate your dependence on sugar and jump start the weight loss. Eat your half cup of beans a day, your 4.5 cups of veggies, your 2 dairy servings, your 2 servings of healthy fats, your lean protein, 3 meals and 3 snacks and your blood sugar should be fine. Don't eat any carbs without protein and get in lots of water. I have hypoglycemia and South Beach eliminated my problems

Edited by: MORTICIAADDAMS at: 1/27/2015 (20:00)
-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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I just discovered my local library has Supercharged. I will be making a trip tonight to get it. Anybody have any suggestions that worked for them when they first started Phase 1. Sometimes, if I don't get enough natural sugar in my diet from fruit, I will get a little dizzy while I am dieting. Does Phase One eliminate fruits?

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1/26/15 3:15 P

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Berries are an excellent choice. They seldom trigger anyone. Congratulations on the weight loss!

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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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lost two pounds this week. Am going to start adding some minor carbs like berries and sweet potatoes gradually.

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1/25/15 9:56 P

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The Superchanged book is the updated version of the original South Beach Diet book. The Supercharged version has updated food lists, more success stories, new meal plans, expanded recipes, vegetarian recipes, an exercise plan, new tips, more research info, etc.

Some people like to make sweet desserts from the ricotta cheese. I tried several kinds from the book. It's pretty good if you get it mixed well enough to get rid of the graininess.

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

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1/25/15 5:45 P

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What is South Beach Super Charged???



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1/25/15 5:44 P

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I hope you are all well.

I have just tried ricotta cream cheese as a veggie dip, and it was great! I have never eaten it before, and I think it is just the ticket. I have read about it in SB books many times, but I have always dismissed it. How silly of me.

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1/25/15 5:13 P

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It's rainy today but warm. Hubby and I got the pet cages cleaned. We had been putting them off. Hubby is working on the broom closet for the back porch. It is going to be beautiful. My pain and mobility are a little better. I am eating okay.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
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-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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1/24/15 1:29 P

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Eating out is always a landmine for me.

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

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I had a cheat dinner last night when we went out to our favorite Italian place. Meat ravioli was yummy. Back to it today!

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1/23/15 7:13 P

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Most of us ease into a phase 1.5 which is discussed in the sticky threads. I also didn't add grains back right away.

Edited by: MORTICIAADDAMS at: 1/23/2015 (19:14)
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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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1/23/15 1:46 P

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I am adding a few things like carrots, berries, and the odd thing that might not be allowed on Phase 1. Absolutely no grains yet.

I am not going to jump into a full Phase 2 yet, but I am slowly introducing a few items back in. I just don't want to go back up and ruin all of my effort so far.




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1/21/15 10:52 A

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Dr. A. didn't recommend staying on phase one longer than 2 weeks unless you have a lot of weight to lose as you will miss out on valuable nutrients. Your weight loss will slow anyway even on phase one as you are mostly getting rid of water weight initially.

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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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1/21/15 10:42 A

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Hi EDoolittle:

I am on day 17 of Phase one as well today. I lost 6 pounds the first two weeks. I am going to stick with it a bit longer myself as well. I am eager to lose and make the most of my progress and motivation. I see no reason why we can't stay on for a little longer. I take vitamins and I would say on PH1 I eat much healthier than I normally do.

I have about 20-30 more pounds to lose, so there is a fair cushion of fat for my body to draw on. I also make sure that I eat at least 1200 calories a day, and I get plenty of fats.

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I am on Day 17 of Phase 1. I have about 40 pounds to lose. Have lost 10 so far. 8lbs week 1 and 2lbs week 2. Was planning on staying on PH1 for 3 weeks. Is there any reason not to do it for 30 days?

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I am slow this year to get started again but I am working on it. How are you doing?

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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Yay for hiking and healthy living, Morticia!

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We went for a hike yesterday and today and it was easier today than yesterday. Hubby and I both are wanting to eat healthier, lose weight, and get fitter.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Everyone has to have something to look forward too. I am a lot healthier now than I was in my 20s, 30s, and early 40s. I still have work to do but I'm not done.

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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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That is an awesome goal, Morticia!

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Thanks, I want to take care of myself and not ever be dependent on anyone else. Die in my sleep at 100. LOL.

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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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That is a very good plan, Morticia!

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I always am. I have to be. My mom and maternal grandma were both handicapped and in wheel chairs, non weight bearing. My plan is to not join them. The longest I have been in a wheelchair was a month and a half. That was long enough for me. LOL.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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You sound strong and determined, Morticia!

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Thanks. I am hoping the worst is behind me. At least I haven't ended up in the wheelchair this time, though I have come close.

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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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I hope you get a good break, Morticia!

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I'm hoping that it means my R.A. is going to calm back down. I need a break.

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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Hooray for a good day, Morticia! emoticon

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I had a good day yesterday. I felt good - not sure why but I could get used to that. LOL.

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Great job, BE-AMAZING! You can do it. emoticon

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day 8 of Ph1 done. I want cookies, but I am staying strong.



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i have never tried anything like that. I don't take meds either. They tried them years ago and I didn't tolerate them.

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Hi Morticia:

Actually, this is a strange coincidence, but I have mild Raynaulds as well. I am doing really well though, because I get Osteopathic treatments, which help get the blood circulating and elevate the pain. It has been the only thing that has helped. I am not on any medication now because of Osteopathy. You should check it out.



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Welcome to the team!! It is really cold here so I have been suffering a lot with my R.A. still. I'm looking forward to it warming up.

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Hi All,

I have done SB a few times, and it always works. The difficulty is staying on it and avoiding people who try to push me off track. I don't know why "friends" and family keep trying to offer temptations when they know you are dieting.

Is anyone else on phase 1 right now?

I am on day 4 of phase one right now. I feel very energetic and motivated, so I believe that I am going to make it this time. I am a bit hungry, but not craving anything that I can't have, which is nice.

We have a lot of snow here, but my son and I are enjoying a pj day at home and soaking up the love. I hope you are all having a nice day and doing well on your SB phase.

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87 sounds good. I don't like cold water as I have Raynaud's. I don't tolerate heat either. We have always had to keep our spa cooler than most people's.I'm trying to get some work done today even with this pain.

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Our pool is warmer than a lap pool, about 87 degrees. It feels cold when we get out though. The hallway between pool and locker rooms is always very cold. With all the building renovations, we don't have a sauna right now. I used to love warming my bones in there for a few minutes.

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It's cold here and my arthritis is giving me fits. I am miserable. The water aerobics sounds great to me as long as the pool is warm.

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It is cold and we'll be down to -25 windchill by this Thursday morning. Yesterday the roads were too icy for me to drive to the Y for my swim. (I tried to do some energetic housework instead, putting away some of our Christmas decorations, doing extra trips to the basement and 2nd floor.

I'll be swimming later today, and my water aerobics classes begin again after a break for the holidays. Looking forward to it. I've been in the pool almost every day, but swimming laps, no water aerobics for a couple of weeks. I really miss it when I don't get to do it.

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It was in the 20s here most of the day with a 30mph wind and was spitting snow so it was a waste of time to try to get hubby outside for a walk. It is always miserable when it's like this. So he worked on building the broom closet in the pole barn and I did my thing inside. It will be bitter cold this week.

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I have all the cookbooks and almost all of the books Dr. A has written. I enjoy them.

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I wish I could remember which site I was on where there was a SB cookbook on sale for $3 plus shipping. I try not to impulse buy but this was an occasion I should have!




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I'm going to try some new recipes. Break out my South Beach cookbooks.

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Thanks for sharing your great list, Morticia! I definitely need to mix things up more in 2015!

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I agree. I am satisfied by a little dark chocolate too. And tend to overdo the chips and crackers.

I usually have the same thing for breakfast and lunch and just vary supper.

This is my South Beach snack list

Sugar free jello
Sugar free popsicles
Sugar free fudsicles
Sugar Free Hard Candy
Sugar Free Jelly, Jams
Ricotta cream with extracts, cocoa powder, sugar free chocolate syrup, or sugar free syrups
Laughing Cow Cheese
Cottage Cheese with SF preserves
Cabot 50% Reduced Fat Cheese
Other cheeses like mozzarella, gouda, American, Cheddar, cottage, provolone. Swiss, FF cream cheese
Hard Boiled Eggs with low sugar dressings
Deviled Eggs
Garbanzos
Nuts and Seeds
Peanut Butter Stuffed Celery
yogurt
Raw Veggies - especially radishes, cauliflower, pickled cucumbers, pickled peppers
Olives or Sugar Free Pickles
Canadian Bacon
Sugar Free Deli Meat
Leftover meat
Tuna
Sugar Free Cocoa
Decaffeinated Flavored Teas



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I just did a little browsing here and on Kalyn's Kitchen and got some fresh ideas. I get a little overwhelmed with too many choices, so I picked a few things and will look for more later.

I like the egg in a mug breakfast ideas. Haven't had turkey burgers in a while. I tried some frozen chicken meatballs recently and thought they were pretty good--maybe I can do something with those I haven't had any "lettuce cup" sandwiches lately. Some low-carb chicken wings might be a nice treat.

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Lately I've gotten myself into quite the rut with a lot of my low-carb standbys. As a result, I've been making too many unhealthy choices.

I'm "off" of hard-boiled eggs, celery, peanut butter, cottage cheese, red peppers, hummus, just to name a few.

I don't eat fish (even tuna) or shellfish. I need things that are quick to make, grab and go snacks, etc.

I'm browsing this forum because I know there are lots of good recipes posted here, but I figured I'd toss it out here for discussion, too. Help me give my grocery-list a fun makeover!


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Me, too, Morticia. There are lots of "treats" that I don't keep in the house, but I find I can be satisfied with a small bit of dark chocolate without eating the whole thing. (So far, I can't do that with chips or crackers)

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I consider really dark chocolate to be healthy - the less sugar and more bitter the better. With the highest cacao count I can find.

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Isn't it wonderful that the healthier we eat the more we crave healthy things? I don't even put sweet in my tea anymore. The chocolate Santa put in my stocking I just nibble on.



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I love bean soup.

We have leftovers from Christmas - roast beef, potatoes, carrots, corn casserole, pickled beets, relish tray, ambrosia fruit salad, cherry stollen, cookies, fudge, candy, pecan pie, coconut cake. I don't eat all of it. I actually prefer the healthier stuff.

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hubby will be stopping at the commissary today for some healthy goodies. usually I have a nibble tray (some folks would call it a relish tray) and a bowl of nuts sitting out. This year I wasn't feeling well so it was whatever dh had the desire to make. he did make a heck of a great bean soup.

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My hubby cooked for us when he was Mister Mom but he doesn't do any housework or related stuff since he works full time again and is away from home 10 hours a day 5 days a week. He has plenty of other work to do here to take care of our 6.5 acres, house, 5 outbuildings, boat, and all of our vehicles, etc. We don't pay to have anything done.

Edited by: MORTICIAADDAMS at: 12/27/2014 (16:02)
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Good on you!

hubby loves to cook. With several days off he went to the kitchen. probably the first big time since he got diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. it took me a while to adjust to menu planning so I understand he has to adapt in the kitchen.



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We went to hubby's work dinner yesterday at Ryans and I did well. No desserts. No starchy carbs. Lots of salad, veggies, some meat. Yesterday we found a nice cabinet for the back porch. We will have to make some cabinets to match but it's nice to not to have to make all of them.

Our plumbing was stopped up and hubby went out to fix it and it opened up before he could get started.

So I am finally going to get a bath and can get back to cooking for tomorrow.

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Our remodeling list started with a list of "must do now" items - leaky roof for one. It's nice to get that room near completion. I wish money were not object but this stuff is costly.

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The repairs are great. Nothing is going to fall in, now! We'll do more, when we can, but at least the broken stuff got fixed! We still need a thingie to fit under the door (a plastic gasket that sweeps against the floor). Unhandy partner bought the wrong size. Now that the floor has been braced up, our bootscraper mat no longer fits outside, so we've got more mats indoors. It feels good to get the fixes crossed off our list!

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Thanks. How did your remodeling go?

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Happy anniversary, Morticia. I'm glad your back porch remodeling is coming along!


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The chinchillas are all doing good now.

We got the molding on the back porch ceiling done and the back door finished and are working on storage solutions now. Got a couple of new throw rugs for back there.

Yesterday was our anniversary and we went shopping out of town but didn't buy anything. Had a nice seafood dinner though.

I love the results when you do home improvements. They make so many options for flooring now.

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progress! soon the project will be done.

hubby asked me what I want. I thought about it all day and realized I don't want anything for myself but have been wanting to get flooring in the parlor for ages. now is my chance! I've had a sample of vinyl for at least 3 years. he liked it. I want the vinyl for easy cleaning. Then I realized it has tiny ridges in it. Guess that will be more shopping around for a smooth surface. We have pets and lots of dust all the time. Easy, quick cleaning is a must.

off to Sprouts today. Stocking up on fresh produce. emoticon

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Hubby got the carpet laid and the rest of the molding done on the back porch so it is done except for building storage and putting the new screen door up when it arrives and putting up 2 pieces of molding on the ceiling. We took 3 chinchillas to the vet yesterday and 2 had surgery so I'm taking care of them today and am catching up on chores.

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Hubby got moved the ceiling light from my sons old room onto the back porch and put up our new light in his old room last night. We are very happy with the changes.

I hope everyone is watching their diet and getting some exercise in. The first of the year will be here before you know it and then it is time to get serious.

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My hubby was sick today - had a headache and was nauseated. He slept the first half of the day. I finally got him to eat something and he is back out on the porch again.LOL.

The staining on the back porch is all done and he was been putting up molding around the screen door and the ceiling yesterday.


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It looks fantastic but it REEKS. I want this part over with so we can do the molding and carpeting and start on getting the mess under control - we have to make the storage and shelving as we gave my son 2 of our storage units and the one we kept was damaged and we burned it.

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12/4/14 7:25 A

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At least that part is nearly done, Morticia! emoticon

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12/3/14 8:40 P

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Hubby has about 3/4ths of the staining done on the paneling on the back porch. It certainly stinks back there.

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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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12/3/14 9:05 A

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I hope everyone is off to a great start today! emoticon

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The less temptation I'm exposed to the better I do. LOL. Hubby has the back porch all paneled now and today he is finishing the staining of the outside of the porch.

Edited by: MORTICIAADDAMS at: 11/30/2014 (16:01)
-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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11/30/14 8:44 A

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That didn't work out. not only Thanksgiving,,but we were in Cripple Creek this weekend. A dinner came with the motel. I ended up with a lamb shank dinner complete with chocolate pie. not to mention the free drinks that come with playing the machines.

today will be better. I plan to be back on the plan tomorrow 100%

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I totally understand. Been there, done that.

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

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11/29/14 6:05 P

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come Monday it's back to day one, phase one. tomorrow - stock up on what I need. thank you for understanding the holiday setback.


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11/28/14 12:56 P

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There are tons of great phase one recipes in our team forums. I'm sure if you look through them you will find plenty that will fit your criteria. Recipes using beans would be really good as would things like vegetarian stews an vegetarian chili.

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

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Help please. I know that I have not been able to stick with this mainly because of money but I really want to try this time. Anyways with that being said--I need some recipes that are vegetable based for a pot luck dinner. I want something that is allowed on the first part of the lifestyle change (introduction) for I am restart for the uptenth time today. Thank you,

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That was close!!

We have the walls and ceiling all insulated and the new ceiling up, the old floor is torn out and he is putting in me plywood for the floors today.

I did 3 loads of laundry yesterday and vacuumed and we cleaned the pet cages Monday and started thawing the turkey. I made the pumpkin dessert, cranberry sauce, and bacon green beans, relish tray, and chilled the beverages yesterday and we shopped last night. Today I am making the dressing, candied sweet yams, apple dessert. And cleaning the bathroom and doing some fine tuning here.

Edited by: MORTICIAADDAMS at: 11/26/2014 (13:23)
-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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phase 1 of mudroom repairs done, doors and window went back in, just ahead of the snowstorm.

Have a great Thanksgiving and a nice weekend, everyone!

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Rain here. Yesterday I leaf hogged and cleaned all the outdoor yard decorations and put them away for winter. Today hubby is working on the back porch.

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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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oh,these tumbling tumbleweeds. but they say snow in town. now which to choose (not that I get to choose)

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ROFLMBO!! Sounds "groovy, Baby". LOL. We can actually beat that. We had revolting kitchen and bathroom carpeting - one of the grossest ideas ever. LOL. It gags me just thinking about it. The kitchen carpeting was so gaudy that I was convinced it would trigger me to have convulsions. It had large orange/brown/black/red geometric designs. I almost threw up when I saw it. I should have saved it for Rachel Ray. LOL. We also had shades of brown carpet, red carpet, avocado green carpet, blue carpet, striped carpet, and harvest gold carpet.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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We have the old turqoise bathroom tiles downstairs, along with the coordinating speckled fake tile flooring. We have yellow formica in the kitchen. (I bet they had green appliances at one time, to go with it.) I always have to laugh when I watch some of the home renovation shows on TV and they talk about how they must gut the "dated" 10-year old kitchens. Those seem quite luxurious and modern to me, since this is actually the most modernized place I've ever lived in! When we first got here, I looked everywhere for the pilot light in the oven for my gas stove. I've had some that I had to light with a wooden match every time I wanted to use a burner or the oven. This stove is only about 10 years old and apparently they don't have those pilot lighting holes any more! (I miss that every time the power goes out. We can use the stove top, but can't use the oven to warm up.)

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Yep, the 70s stuff was bad. LOL. We have some of it left too. The different wild carpeting in every room was the worst.

The geezer was really a mess. It was embarrassing for us and usually the females too who were not impressed to intrude on someone like this. Someone would speak up and say, "I don't want to intrude on these people.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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