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10/1/13 9:48 P

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So fun watching my DD shop for her joining the Mediterannean Diet ...I have never seen her buy so many fruits and veggies. Good talk time with her about gluten free variations... Life is good and I am so thankful.

Linda F in WA state
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an abundant life!


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9/26/13 10:34 P

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So I am one who needs accountability...
Three Fruits Daily =1/2 in middle of night with med; 1/2 for dinner and apple for snack
Three veggies daily=potato, sweet pepper ,onion, yellow squash, Zucchini, avocado, tomato
Three fish weekly = set albacore tuna out for tomorrow, plan salmon for Saturday lunch
3 legume weekly =4 bean salad, black beans, fresh green beans
Olive oil daily= easily do this...
White chicken =lunch
Walnut/almond = chopped walnuts in fruit smoothie this evening with apple and yogurt
Wine with meal is not option [dry alcoholic] so will have 5oz red or purple grape juice daily= am snack

I think this is do-able!!! I am excited ...will be interesting to keep it going while on vacation!

Linda F in WA state
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an abundant life!


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9/25/13 11:44 A

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Leesa, thanks for the encouragement ...Actually our potatoes are usually baked or I boil them cubed in 1/2 inch cubes, in minimal water with fresh ground pepper and lots of dried parsley. Then I save the extras in individual dishes for later meals and ways such as like hashbrowns for DH breakfast, into a potato salad, or add frozen petite peas and a few bites of cubed cheese. So I guess I can continue to count them as long as not adding "fixens" to them. Leaving off the butter is getting easier as every pound comes off the scales!

Linda F in WA state
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9/25/13 9:16 A

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Hi Linda,

Potatoes certainly count as a vegetable, but they can be rather calorie-dense depending on how they're prepared. A baked potato topped with salsa (only) would be a very healthful food choice, but a big plate of scalloped potatoes, not so much.

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9/24/13 10:28 P

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So I am one who needs accountability...
Three Fruits Daily =Cranberries, banana, nectarine, plum
Three veggies daily=Watermelonx2, fresh corn, carrots, potatoe [am I right that they don't count?
Three fish weekly=tuna yesterday
3 legume weekly=4bean salad
Olive oil daily=yes, made this switch earlier this year and it is only oil I use.
White chicken = chicken breast x2
Fish- not yet
Walnut/almond=almond butter and almond milk
Doing well with the needs, now to eliminate the no-nos!!!

Linda F in WA state
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an abundant life!


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9/22/13 7:18 P

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So I am one who needs accountability...
Three Fruits Daily
Three veggies daily
Three fish weekly
3 legume weekly
Olive oil daily
White chicken
Fish
Walnut/almond
Wine with meal is not option [dry alcoholic] so will have 5oz red or purple grape juice daily
Am I in the right ball park? Is this good place to keep track?


Linda F in WA state
*John 10:10b Jesus came to give me life,
an abundant life!


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4/28/13 8:40 A

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Terrific! And thx for the link Lee!! I'm checking it out now.

~ Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. ~ Thomas Jefferson


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4/24/13 10:18 A

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Oldways has some great information about the Mediterranean diet as well. oldwayspt.org/

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4/17/13 7:14 A

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These are good, thanks.

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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4/13/13 9:48 P

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Here are some interesting links to the Mediterranean diet:

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Edited by: -RESAMARIE at: 4/13/2013 (21:51)
~ Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. ~ Thomas Jefferson


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