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8/27/13 9:49 P

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It's a GREAT thing to hold onto discussion of subjects until emotions are calm. Let the flares of emotions burn HIGH but do NOT react.

Dinner was good. He wrote a wonderful letter explaining his viewpoints of the issues. I'm GREAT at f-2-f, I'm trained. He gets all tongue tied when faced to discuss subjects. I'm impressed. Great LC dinner. He can't believe that LC can taste so great. He still will not stick it out. He's a lost little bird. He sees a Cardinal & wants to be a Cardinal. He sees a Robin & wants to be a Robin. He sees a Blue Jay & wants to be a Blue Jay. Each of these birds get to their goal but he's still all a flutter & can't decide what he wants.

I'm glad! He's going with me to the retirement party tomorrow. Even though when I woke up this a.m. I had decided NOT. I'm responsible for myself. He still is learning regarding responsibility for himself; both thoughts & actions. My challenge is to NOT to interpret. My challenge is to ask and accept his answer. Well, I also have to keep asking him to focus & answer the question. This may not make sense to anyone that is still trying to play both parts in a relationship. LOL!

It's a challenge to step out of my comfort zone. It's a challenge to accept my own faults & weaknesses. It's a risk to allow another person to see these attributes. I'm going to go to bed & sleep.

I don't teach tomorrow. I get a mayofascial release in the afternoon, pick out new bathroom sink & faucets then come home & get 'pretty' for a date. The retirement party is for a woman who lives in an artistic world. She is employed as an I.T. position in the employer as I was HR. She & her husband are AWESOME! Not all cultures value these qualities. We are surrounding her with all the bodies & support possible to show the 'System' that there is the ability to be both (trained professional to do our jobs; and artistic background to live & blossom). Sometimes the System is threatened by the 'other'.

Life is a journey. We keep moving towards our goal! Connie with hugs

Hugs to Surround Us All as a Group! Connie, in WI
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8/27/13 9:23 P

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thanks betty. i was just wondering what to make for dinner without going to the grocery store. i only have 2 eggs left, so this will work....sausage, spinach and eggs, and mashed cauliflower i think. emoticon

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8/27/13 8:27 P

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Eggs are probably the one mainstay of my food plan also - one can do so much with them. They make a great binder for leftovers, etc. - in the muffin cup or small dish.. Another of my favorites is to saute quickly a couple large handsfull of fresh spinach, when it's wilted down some, add a couple of eggs, top it with some grated cheese... Yummy for breakfast, lunch or dinner. and often times bacon, sausage or some other meat with it too. I cook it all in coconut oil usually.

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8/27/13 7:02 P

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all the great breakfast ideas. i do the muffin tin thing too. i use what's on hand to make the cup--sliced ham's the best. then i put in some cheese and/or a cherry tomato (or whatever else grabs me), top it with an egg and put it in the oven. my muffin tin's are for 8 muffins, so, that's a week's worth of breakfast plus a bonus one (unless i share with my dh, then it's 2 days worth emoticon )
other than that, i usually eat leftovers from dinner.

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8/27/13 4:48 P

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Of course my scale acts up when I want to weigh myself, eck. I hope tomorrow is better.

I took my dogs to the vet to get their Kennel Cough shots. They acted like they were being taken to the gallows, poor things. Its so stinking hot here that its not safe to take them outside to burn off their energy.

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8/27/13 3:27 P

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Thanks for all the quick breakfast ideas. I think what appeals to me the most is something like muffin cup quiche's; something simple like a crust-less quiche Lorraine. I've tried almond flour crusts; and it's OK - I think for this I'd just as soon skip the crust.

James, I'll try those recipes. But in general I shy away from low carb versions of traditional high carb foods. I find that I can fight off urges to eat the high carb varieties if I stay away from that kind of food entirely. But if I'm in a situation where I'm going to be surrounded by them; having a low carb alternative around would be nice. Say at a pancake breakfast get together. I've had to deal with that situation before. Having my own low-carb pancakes would be fantastic.

Heidi, I'm definitely NOT a morning person. I've always had more willpower to stay up than to get up. I envy you for that.

Leslie (Lucy?): your sausage & egg idea sounds good. I'd probably just mix up some quiche custard to poor over the sausage; but can't beat the simplicity of a plain old egg. I think the problem might be trying to keep the rest of the family from gobbling it all up. I think I'll do that tonight; bake up a pan or two of bacon in the oven (no better way to prepare bacon than to bake it), and make a muffin tin or two of quiche. Maybe look to see if we have any interesting leftovers I could toss into the mix.

-Jim

Edited by: JIM_1960 at: 8/27/2013 (15:28)
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8/27/13 3:23 P

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Leslie - Nice of your friend to offer her house to recoup in. I know whenever I have anesthesia of any kind, I am a goner for the rest of the day and the evening.

Heidi - Are the ships full of tourists or sailors? emoticon

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8/27/13 12:58 P

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James, the recipes sound good- I'll try the pancakes.

Jim, I get up early every morning whether I want to or not, I'm a morning person- I have a hard time staying awake at night! If you cruise around the net, there are lots of things you can make and have for breakfast- it doesn't have to be bacon and eggs, although I eat that a lot. 2 hard cooked eggs (do several at a time) and cook the whole pack of bacon, portion into snack bags.

I did nothing last night (beside the usual routine), I just dind't have it in me after I left here. ONce again I didn't have internet- I just got rid of WiFi and got a mobile hot spot to save a few bucks and the darn thing doesn't work in the house. . .I don't know whether to be mad at AT & T or myself. I need to call them and see if I can buy something to boost signal in the house.

At lunch I"ll run out the road to by the brute his food at Petco- it's really nice out (one of the last few remaining I'm afraid) and wanted to take a walk but with 5 big ships in, I'm not going anywhere near town!

1. Stop wasting money- Save money

2. Exercise- do something every day

3. Get organized- mise en place

4. Write a letter by hand at least once a week.

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not sure who said it

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8/27/13 12:28 P

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Jim, this weekend I mashed small balls of breakfast sausage (slightly smaller than a golf ball) into muffin tins, cracked an egg in each one, and then topped with chives, salt, pepper, etc. I baked them until they looked done (I broke the yolks out of personal preference) and then popped them out after they cooled a little. They are really good and they hold up to quick reheating or I (classy chick that I am) eat them cold at my desk once I get to work.

Connie, your dinner sounds very good. I hope Mr. Talks Too Much About It All appreciates it and enjoys it AND appreciates and enjoys you!

I'm struggling today - I know this infection will fully go away once that tooth is out, and I can't wait. I think my body has been fighting this for several months and now I'm really looking forward to feeling better and getting my energy back. Today I meet with the oral surgeon and then the surgery is scheduled for Thursday. It's about a half hour's drive from home so a friend who lives closer to the surgeon's office will let me leave my car there, drop me off, pick me up, and let me hang out at her house until I'm okay to drive. She lives in my dream house with a view of the sound so I will be comfortable there! :) I just don't like not being in control of my own mobility...

Leslie

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8/27/13 12:05 P

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Jim, I sometimes make quiche and have that for breakfast for several days. It's low carb (eggs, cream, cheese, maybe meat, and veggies), keeps well, and can be eaten either hot, cold or warm.

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8/27/13 11:54 A

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Today is a special day, for me. My mum's coming to town so we can goof off for the afternoon - just the two of us. I've planned my meals so I'm pretty confident that it's going to go well. Also, I'm exercising before we go so I don't miss my workout.

Suzanne - great to hear that you've been able to manage your weight so well. Feeling healthy is what it's all about.

Jim - I know about the thing about waking up on a schedule. I work from home, and whenever I have a meeting first thing in the AM it feels like I have to "make" myself eat breakfast and do my workout.

Connie - Sounds like you've got a hot date tonight. I hope you enjoy yourself.

James - Thanks for the breakfast ideas. It's the meal that I have the most trouble with.

I hope one and all have a great day....

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8/27/13 11:21 A

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Breakfast is the hardest for me because I don't feel like eating meats in the morning. I need to plan more and bake up some items that I can just grab. Sometimes I just eat a protein bar or some almonds and berries and wait for lunch for my hunger for meat kicks in.

James - thanks for the recipes. They sound delish.

Suzanne - I haven't weighed that little since I was in my early twenties.

Connie - I thought I had arthritis in my joints until I started this low carb journey - now no more pain. I think the fat was like greasing up my joints. Sort of like the tin man.

Edited by: JLKL1980 at: 8/27/2013 (11:23)
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8/27/13 11:02 A

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Jim, here are two breakfast ideas, low carb muffins and low carb pancakes:

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I make both in relatively large batches and freeze a bunch to thaw out in my microwave as needed. Both are great with a little butter melted on top.

For the pancakes I add a little (not a whole ton) syrup. The E.D. Smith "no sugar added" syrup, sweetened with Sucralose has this for 3 tablespoons (45 mL) 30 calories mostly from 7 grams of carbs. The pancake recipe is virtually carb free and with that amount of syrup it is still under 10 grams of carbs.

- James

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8/27/13 9:18 A

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Tuesday, 1:00 pm arthritis class. Not my favorite but I adore the people. Last night I sweat until there was no sweat remaining. It was like working in an oven. Everyone focused & applied their energy. It was exhilarating!

I've invited my date over for dinner tonight. Fingers crossed that all is comfortable. I'm fixing turkey burgers stuffed with romano cheese, green peppers, garlic, & onion. Now the stuffing will be of manageable size. It's a flavorable addition to wonderful meat. I'll fix the stuffing after class, then make 4 patties, put the stuffing in between 2 patties & seal. I'll serve on a bed of greens with diced zucchini & summer squash.

I get to make my decisions re: how I see life. When the temps are this hot & humid . . .I stay inside as much as possible. YIPPEE! Connie

Hugs to Surround Us All as a Group! Connie, in WI
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8/27/13 9:03 A

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Congratulations on managing your weight so well. For myself, I'm just trying to manage my wake-up time. Making the shift from the lazy summer hours when I could stroll into work any time between 7am and 1pm. But now the kids are in school, and the new 5:30am wake-up time is in force. And so much depends, at least for me, on having a good breakfast. Yesterday I managed the good breakfast; but not fast enough to get ready in time. But today it was left-overs to the rescue. Something to think about - I really need to figure out some super quick (maybe even grab and go) breakfasts - that are also good for a low-carb diet. That, and get to bed on time....

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8/27/13 7:06 A

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I am finally up to a healthy weight. For so LNG I was at 103, then last week it slowly went up to 110! I think I look a lot better at 110.

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