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8/29/13 11:59 P

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A bit surprised, was he?

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8/29/13 9:15 P

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Gail - that's a hilarious story! Bet he won't do that again.

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8/29/13 8:13 P

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oh woubbie, that reminds me of the first time i went to a sushi restaurant. my boyfriend took me. first time for us both. being the joker he was, when the platter of sushi came with only one pretty little bright green floret on the platter, he scooped it and popped it in his mouth. his nose turned bright red, his ears turned bright red, his eyes started watering. man, i laughed and laughed.....we both became sushi fans, but, he probably never stole the single item on a shared plate again! emoticon

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WOUBBIE's Photo WOUBBIE Posts: 5,854
8/29/13 8:03 P

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Oddly enough I do like hot and spicy - wasabi and jalapeno hot though, not black pepper hot. Man, that stuff clears my sinuses out like nobody's business!!

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8/29/13 9:55 A

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Bitter - or sour, for that matter - never excited me either, Woubbs. Like you, my coffee is always weak, and I add cream to it.

Do you like hot and spicy? I can't do it if it's more than mild.

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8/29/13 9:52 A

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I don't think everyone's taste receptors are in the same place somehow.I think one reason that I've always tended to gobble chocolate is that I don't really experience much of the flavor until I'm in the process of swallowing it.

I used to read those suggestions about savoring the flavor and not being in a hurry to swallow. I tried it and found it strangely unsatisfying for anything sweet. Now I know why, but that's not really much help, short of gargling the chocolate! (Tried it, ewww, gross.)

On the other hand, the front of my mouth is extremely good at detecting sour and bitter, to the point where I rarely eat anything that is either.

In the evolutionary scheme of things the tribe probably would have given me the job of New-Food-Taster. "Hey, Woubbie! C'mere and chew on some of these unusual leaves and let us know if they're poisonous or not!" *thud* "Oh, poisonous, I guess." I would have led my tribe far, far away from the cacao and coffee beans.

I drink my coffee extremely weak and drowned in cream/milk/half and half for the same reason. (I also drink it lukewarm. Can't tolerate ultra hot or ultra cold.) Different strokes.

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8/29/13 6:24 A

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Any chocolate would do in a pinch (when I was eating it) -- even Milk Chocolate!
But I much prefer the dark; and Nestles (dark) semi-sweet chocolate chips? YUMM!

It isn't that I don't care for sweet --I LOVE sweet. Just not doing it these days. Wish I could stop at just one square, or taste, whatever... never gonna happen.

Oh well, best for me to avoid it, like the alcoholic has to abstain from alcoholic.

Debb :)

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8/29/13 1:21 A

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Now I actually like the dark chocolate - I get some that's 78% cacao, it's not very sweet. I can eat a small square and it does take care of my wanting chocolate. I don't care for the sweeter lighter chocolates, I've always been a dark chocolate fan. I try not to eat very much of it, however....

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8/29/13 1:06 A

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Woubbie, I'm with you on the dark chocolate. Evil stuff.

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8/29/13 12:21 A

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Ha ha, Woubbie, I have a bar of 100% dark chocolate that I've been nibbling on for over a year! A little goes a long ways when there's no sugar in it.

I had a very long day! Started with a video conference with our home office managers in Denmark, then ran to a client's office in the middle of the day since I can't work for him tomorrow afternoon, churned a ton of work in the office, filled two prescriptions for the aftercare part of my tooth extraction, and then came home to clean and tidy up! I'm exhausted!

'Night all!

Leslie

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8/28/13 8:23 P

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Maw - I'll look for the recipe on your blog - I remember you saying that you had 2 identities in one of the threads. It sounds like a good recipe for me to make.

Woubbie - I am one of those nuts who likes dark chocolate, the darker the better. And I like my wine on the bitter side, too. (I guess it's called dry wine.) Years ago, I got sick on some sweet alcoholic drink and have never been able to tolerate a sweet tasting drink since. These days I just sip a small glass of wine on special occasions. Alcohol just wakes me up during the night. Not worth the loss of sleep.

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WOUBBIE's Photo WOUBBIE Posts: 5,854
8/28/13 7:36 P

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Checking in late cause "work is suck". Had to make a few stops on the way home so now my evening downtime is short. Grrrr.

Was looking forward to a little piece of chocolate after dinner. I don't know why I keep trying the 85% dark chocolate. I have zero tolerance for bitter foods and it really truly sucks. This was the fancy organic kind too, so it's not like it's poor quality. I just don't get why everyone raves about it. It's bitter like medicine. Meh. Luckily my son has a Toblerone, so I snagged a single "alp" to wash the taste out. Dark chocolate is suck too, I guess.

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Ugh. Have a million things to do, my legs feel like lead from sitting at my computer at work too long and..... I better quit beaching before I bring everybody down!

Edited by: WOUBBIE at: 8/28/2013 (19:38)
Labour is prior to, and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labour, and could never have existed if labour had not first existed. Labour is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
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SIMPLEMAW Posts: 4,136
8/28/13 7:31 P

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Joy, I'm going to post a recipe on my budgetmaw blog (did you know I have multiple identities?) that I tried tonight that turned out very good. It's chicken, browned in lard and then cooked in drippings and broth, then frozen broccoli, fresh zucchini, and fresh yellow bell pepper (I would have used red except I happened to have half a yellow one that needed to be used up) cooked in the liquid in the pan. Turned out very good.

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8/28/13 5:46 P

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Maw - thanks - I need some good stir fry recipes, since that's about the only thing I can think of to cook with just meat and lots of veggies. It's the oils and the spices that I'm not sure about. Those can make all the difference in how good it could taste.

Joy

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SIMPLEMAW Posts: 4,136
8/28/13 5:23 P

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Been there, done that, Gail. And I totally empathize!

When I was home, Joy (that is, in Idaho at Mom's) earlier this summer, I found a cookbook that she let me bring back with me. Easy Stir Fry Dinners, or something like that. Anyway, it has several recipes that look pretty good, low carb, and easy. I'd forgotten about that cookbook. (After all, it was all of three weeks ago!) I'll have to get it out and see what I can find.

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8/28/13 5:16 P

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Boy, you had a rough early morning. Glad cat is okay, but I don't think I'd let him near my bedroom tonight. You need your rest.

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8/28/13 4:41 P

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didn't get much sleep last night. didn't fall sleep til 3 am. then at 4:30 the cat started making horrible puky noises. i woke up and snapped his name and he jumped off the bed and continued to puke--on clothes, on the bedroom floor, down the hall. which fully woke me up. after letting the cat out, i had to turn the lights on to clean up, so then i was wide awake. read til about 7am before i started to doze off. woke for the day at 9am. found i hadn't cleaned all the puke up, so, that was first job. just yuck! i feel bad for the cat, but, felt sorry for me too emoticon cat seems fine today.
am working and actually don't feel too tired. hopefully i will sleep well tonight though as i have to drive to the city and i don't want to be tired for that. driving makes me tired without starting out tired.
today there is nothing terribly pressing that i have to do, just some office work--billing and filing mostly.
kind of boring--don't know why i'm sharing this with you all......... emoticon

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8/28/13 3:32 P

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Maw - reading your activities wore me out, too. Your blog sounds very interesting, and reading your thread reminded me to thaw the chicken out for tonight. I just bought a wok on sale at Macy's and plan on having a lot of stir fry dinner meals.

Joy

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SIMPLEMAW Posts: 4,136
8/28/13 3:03 P

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I got up way too early this morning, but I was awake so decided to get up. Comparing a 6 am weight to a 9 am weight just doesn't work! That extra potty stop makes a huge difference. Did a double set of knee exercises, vacuumed the whole house, washed the dishes and cleaned up the kitchen (should have been done last night but wasn't), checked air fares for Christmas (yikes!) and then left shortly after 9 am! Tutored for an hour, played bridge, went to Pet Smart, dropped stuff off at Goodwill, went to Aldi, then to Walmart and then to Sam's. Now I'm home and about ready to drop! Actually, I wasn't, until I read what I had already done!

I'm going to do a weekly blog for our local food pantry on planning around the sales at the grocery stores. They have articles periodically about planning around foods that the pantry has, but not planning around the stores. Mostly I'll be working with the sales on meats, since that seems to be what people especially want at pantry and can seldom get. Should be fun. The basic idea (which hasn't been tried, yet) is to pick one item and then give 3 or so different ways to fix it. Everything will be low carb, of course, since I'm doing it. I plan to include suggestions for side dishes to make it a whole meal, and they will not include potatoes, pasta, rice, ramen, etc! Which Kayte (at the pantry) knows. I won't push low carb, but I will be "living" it in the blog. Wish me luck! It's kind of a take off on my budgetmaw blog. Anyway, tonight I'm going to try a new chicken recipe or two. I might make both of them tonight so I only have to have the oven on once.

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8/28/13 11:27 A

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Kris - when tempted with a bagel once, I just got a big spoon and scooped out some cream cheese and ate that instead.

Today, I need to focus on some house cleaning again. Vacation is over - back to my reality. Labor Day is coming up and then I will be busy picking apples at a local farm and making apples for the family, so I really need to be all caught up on my housework.

Have a great day everyone!

Joy

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8/28/13 10:13 A

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UGH, Kris -- I remember working at other places (now from home) and donuts, cake, candy, etc. It was really hard to resist. GOOD FOR YOU!

Had leftover chicken with mayo for brekkers, and just had some shirataki noodles with a little bit of diced chicken in it, curry powder, and a good splash of cream. YUMM

Dinner will be lamb chops I defrosted.

Busy with work, as usual, but it's (mostly) under control.

Got out on my motorcycle yesterday -- first time in MONTHS! DH finally adjusted the chain, bless him. Love riding again!

Have a Wonderful Wednesday, Everyone!

Debb
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8/28/13 9:47 A

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Jim, next time you're at WalMart you might want to check the frozen foods for the Atkins meals, they have some breakfast options, seems like I remember a Tex Mex scramble and maybe one other.

Management is "treating" us to bagels today...ugh, one more thing to resist. I'll be fine, because I know I'd feel horrible after eating one, but I hate the constant temptation at work.

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8/28/13 9:06 A

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James is under the weather today. So, easy day at home. Maybe a trip to wal mart to get my glasses fixed.

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Good Morning, one and all -

This looks like it's going to be a great day. I'm up early so I can get in my cardio and my strength routines. I plan on having a great LC breakfast - ham, cheese and hard boiled eggs. I've got a ton of work to do today, so I don't have a bunch of time to dally. But I've decided that exercising and eating right isn't dallying.

Jim - I'm glad that you found a way to have breakfast this AM. I don't know about it being the most important meal of the day, but I personally do find that it helps me concentrate more during the AM hours.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Wednesday...

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8/28/13 8:49 A

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Good morning Living Low Carb peeps. Guess I woke up on the right side of the bed this morning. Once I got up that is. Still struggling with the new schedule. So no time at all for breakfast before taking my son into school; and I have a morning meeting; so no chance of going back home to eat before work. So, stopped by Walmart (because it's between the school and work), and picked up some emergency food - hotdogs. And some dark dark chocolate. I like to have a square a day if I'm good. I looked for Low Carb bars - but didn't find any. I don't know if this Walmart carries the Adkins or South Beach products.

But even with this - I did manage to get something of a low-carb breakfast in. Not near enough calories though. So I think I'll have a bigger than usual lunch. I know a really good restaurant that serves salads with grilled food; it's called Greens and Grill - and it's easy to pick a very low carb and delicious lunch there.

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