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10/19/10 11:13 P

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Good Evening from the Ca. Street People. Workers have been in the house all day and we have been in the motor home parked on the street. A miserable day, weather wise. Dreary in the morning and the rain came early afternoon as the weatherman predicted. GS class won't have as good a time at 6th grade camp in the mountains if this rain keeps up. It is helping keeping the fires away. October is the worse month for fires.

I had some meat ball stew in the freezer so that was warmed up for supper. Once the workers left about 6 we moved the motor home to the drive way where we could put the slide outs, out and have some room. I'm hoping we can leave it on the drive way tomorrow. The workers have this big machine that does something in the process and wouldn't go up the drive with the motor home taking up the space. I hope they don't come early for it tomorrow.

I thought we could run some errands but who wants to chase around in the rain. The news tonight was just about all telling of the rain related car accidents. People here don't slow down in the rain.

Shar, if my DH did the house work projects I would have to hire some one to redo them. A carpenter he is not. He spent 2 days trying to fit some wood covered with black fabric he bought around the back of the living room TV so the sound wouldn't carry down the hall. What a mess and it didn't work.

Patty, good for you getting the weight down. This is the perfect time to start watching what we eat. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years each are only one day . We don't have to add the pounds and suffer in January. I've been writing down everything I've been eating. I had a good loose this week but from past experience I know it was slow to a trickle.

Glenna, that is a lot of restrictions for your MIL
especially no chocolate. DH sister doesn't eat chocolate, she says it doesn't agree with her. I'm glad it agrees with me.

Cindy, what game of dominoes do you play. Our RVers all play Mexican Train.

Jan, I did W W one time when they did exchanges and I never got the hang of it. I do like their points system. Now I'm reading on one web site there will be a whole new program with W W afte Thankgsgiving. The first major changes in years.


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10/19/10 10:52 P

Yep the pain levels have been much better today, though the bleeding has returned. Just biding my time until it is all said and done


Working out teaches me about challenging, yet being patient with myself.

"The only way you can hurt the body is not use it. Inactivity is the killer and, remember, it's never too late." ~ Jack Lalanne

There are 1440 minutes in a day, set aside 30 for exercise.

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10/19/10 10:38 P

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Congratulations Patty...that's a lot of positive coming your way!!

Yes, we will be traveling this winter, but down south where it's wamer!! Then when the weather clears we will be heading north to Vermont, NY etc. Can hardly wait. I've never been on the east coast. It will seem funny to see the sun come UP over the ocean, after watching it go DOWN into the ocean all my life!!

I love this recipe for green beans from JoAnna.

Lancaster County Green Beans
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 Tbls. Bacon Bits
1/2 cup water
2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
2 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. prepared yellow mustard
1 Tbls Splenda
1 (16 oz.) can cut green beans, drained
1 hard boiled egg, chopped

In large skilled sprayed with butter flavored spray, saute onions for 5 minutes. Stir in bacon bits. Combine water, vinegar, cornstarch, mustard and Splenda. Mix well. Pour into skillet with onions. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Add green beans & mix well. Cook for 5 minutes. Just before serving add chopped egg.

Makes 4 1/2 cup servings.
70 calories
2 gm fat
8 gm carbs HE Jan. 2004

Hope you like it too!

Good-night all..........Judy

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10/19/10 7:53 P

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Hello ladies,

It has been a beautiful day here. Cold this morning when I walked with friends. I wore a fleece top and fleece jacket then shed the jacket after I warmed up. We had some of that crab on toast for lunch. Our youngest son got here around noon and we all went out for another walk on a trail new to us. I'll tell ya most of the time I didn't see too much scenery for watching where I stepped with elk, deer, goose and coyote droppings. It was along a creek so there were birds, too. We returned walking through town and stopped at a market for some sodas. Then our sons were good enough to go get the car because we'd done an hour and a half by then.

Patty, congratulations on the loss. I know how those barriers can be and how wonderful to break through them. Yes, I'm with you on getting through the holidays with a good plan and ending the year lighter than I am now.

Cindy, It must have been magnificent on your drive.

Glenna, I'm glad to hear your mom is doing well. Lots of diet restrictions for her to work with. If you are using exchanges go with the diabetic ones. When JoAnna Lund passed on, no one knew how to formulate her exchanges but she always included the diabetic ones and I believe her own system was based on those. The good thing about exchanges is you will get a balanced diet. I have used the nutrition counter here on Sparkpeople which counts calories and other nutrients and I've used Weight Watcher points. The one that works for you is the one you are able to use and fit into your lifestyle. I haven't ridden a bike in a long time but my oldest son rides all over. Our town is built on a hill like San Francisco and we live towards the top. When I came home from my morning walk there he was coming home from work riding up the hill. Whew!

Paulissa, I hope today was better for you.

Heather are you cooking for your own family or for your relatives, too? I know you've told us how large your family is. How are those sweet little girls of yours?

Shar, I'm glad you and your dh are revving up to healthier eating. We can all do this!


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10/19/10 7:19 P

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yes, we are in this together. we all can do this.

today we went up on skyline drive again. the mountains are just beautiful. we ate lunch at the picnic area and then went to the lodge and played dominos. such a good time bad it had to end.

well girls, i have just got to go to bed. been up since 8:30 last night. talk to you all tomorrow. blessings. cindy

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10/19/10 6:06 P

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Hello Ladies,

I have been getting caught up on reading posts. I have gotten behind---again!!

It was cloudy and cool here today. I went for a very enjoyable bike ride earlier. I like to ride when it's cooler.

That's a good ideal you have Patty about being less of me (or us) by 2011. I will try. Congrats on your weight loss!! You should be very proud of yourself!!

Paulissa, I hope your pain is lessened by the meds and hope you are feeling better.

Thank you Jan and Shar for asking about my mom. She is doing well. The urologist put her on a special diet for interstitial cystitis (IC) when she was there in Sept. She has cysts in her bladder which cause pain and burning. You have probably heard about drinking cranberry juice for your kidneys and bladder? Turns out she shouldn't have been doing this. Her diet restricts acidic foods. She says it has helped lots. The only fruits she is allowed is blueberries and melons (except cantaloupe) and pears. She can have most veggies except store-bought tomatoes, onions, tofu, soybeans, lima beans and fava beans. No yogurt, sour cream, aged cheeses and chocolate. No rye or sourdough bread and no aged, canned, cured, processed or smoked meats and fish. The only nuts allowed are almonds, cashews and pine nuts. And no carbonated drinks, and no fruit juices expecially citrus nad cranberry. Also mayo, salad dressings are not allowed (I"d gues because of the vinegar). Also no citric acid (in lots of canned foods) MSG, aspartame and artificial ingredients and colors. There is an IC team on Spark if anyone needs it. She also had urgency and burning like a bladder infection. She has much more energy and feels so much better since starting this diet. I thought this info might help someone else.

Louise, I hope your dh does well. I will be remembering you and dh.

Judy, I do enjoy hearing about your travels. Are you doing to travel all winter, too?

You all mentioned Ezekiel bread and being gluten free. I don't know about the store bought kind. But what I make has ground wheat in it. Also all kinds of beans ground up. So make sure you read the label when you buy it. Like I said mine is homemade so it may be entirely different.

Jan, When you use a HE recipe which exchanges do you use for TOPS? The HE ones or the diabetic ones? Usually they are close, but sometimes a little different.

I have been tying flies today. I have a couple of orders to do. I will be glad to have them done and out of my hair!!

Have a good evening, ladies,

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10/19/10 2:05 P

Patty, congrats on your loss! I don't blame you for being excited.

I'm with you on this journey. We can do this!


Working out teaches me about challenging, yet being patient with myself.

"The only way you can hurt the body is not use it. Inactivity is the killer and, remember, it's never too late." ~ Jack Lalanne

There are 1440 minutes in a day, set aside 30 for exercise.

This is who I am, this is what I do.

My blogs:


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10/19/10 12:26 P

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I've gained so much weight, I really need to get with it too!

I am making meatloaf tonight, roasted potatoes, BUT, no, I think I'll make jiffy potatoes! Yes, that's what I will make! I know it now! and green beans. Maybe I will look for a JoAnna recipe on the green beans too. But, the meatloaf and jiffy potatoes are both hers.

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10/19/10 11:36 A

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Patty, we must have been posting the same time. I am SO HAPPY for you!!!!! Congrads on the weight loss. Yes, you are right about still being able to lose through the holidays. I told hubby the exact samething since he goes back to the doc on Jan. 4th and his expecting a weightloss from him. It can be done and we all can do it!!! I am with you all the way!

10/19/10 11:23 A

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Hi Girls,
I just weighed myself. WOOHOO,
218.4..I broke the 220 plateau...

I'm so excited
and I just can't hide it
I'm about to lose control
and I think I like

I am excited about this...yay.

Come on girls, each single pound is a step in the right direction.

Just because it's coming up on holiday season, does not mean that we can gain all our weight back. Well, it does, but we shouldn't.

So lets agree as a group, to be
less of me by 2011...

Anyone in with me?
This is not a race, but a lifestyle of healthier eating. Remember, that slow turtle won the race.
Together, we can do this.


Edited by: GRANNYSQUARE at: 10/19/2010 (11:29)

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