|Debbie M.||posted 5-Nov-2009 11:42pm|
Show us a picture of your hair.
|Connie||posted 6-Nov-2009 9:37am|
Off to work today. Yes Bronwyn, do try to get a picture of your new cut and color on the other site! That would be great. I need to cut mine too.
The tragedy at Fort Hood is unbelievable. What drives a person to act out like that? I'm sure we will hear many theory's in the days to come. So sad, my heart goes out to all that the families.
Haven't weighed in a couple of days...don't want to! Maybe Sunday. Have a great day ladies, later.
|Bronwyn||posted 6-Nov-2009 4:12pm|
Went to a Country Christmas craft fair with some friends today. Spent money I shouldn't have spent, bought things I didn't need and now I am home can't decide whether I even like them. Ate treats......all in all not a great day. I wish I had stayed at home. It sounded fun in the planning but.......
|kathy||posted 6-Nov-2009 6:10pm|
I want to go to a Christmas shop tomorrow. I'm looking for an Advent Calendar for a gift. It's for an adult. I don't know if advent calendars are only appropriate for children. The advent calendar I saw at a mall was for a child. Maybe I'll find a better gift at the Christmas Barn.
How many winters has this site been going? Is this the second winter? It feels like 2 hrs. of daylight has been taken away, not just one hour. What is there to do after supper but read and watch tv? (No children at home anymore). My best childhood friend who I talk to on the phone often after supper had surgery for breast cancer today. She'll find out what stage cancer it is, and what comes next in a few days. I'm in Mass. and she's in Calif. but we grew up together kind of glued at the hip for many years.
|kathy||posted 6-Nov-2009 6:47pm|
I looked back to page 1. It started some time in 2007, and got active over the beginning of 2008 I think.
|Bronwyn||posted 6-Nov-2009 7:50pm|
Kathy I think you are right, I believe I started writing here about February 2008. I agree about the daylight savings change,,,,,it is getting dark so early that I feel like curling up really early in the evenings with a book or T.V. I finished Jane Eyre and decided to start Villette. I have read a little too much this month and not been doing enough work around here
|Connie||posted 6-Nov-2009 8:37pm|
This is my 2nd winter on NFNS. I will forever be NFNS, with the occasional straying. The longer I am on it, the more I discover about my personal eating habits. I've identified some of the things that get in my way and I hope to be able to fix them. Live and learn.
It's been a long day...time for bed and a book. Happy reading all.
|K10||posted 6-Nov-2009 11:11pm|
Hello ladies. I am back online. I was just catching up on what I have missed. I hate how we all have issues with food. How different would my life be if I would have never gained weight? I will never know.
Off to the nieces wedding. I really don't want to go, actually none of us do. We really shouldn't be spending this money, but what do you do? We found a cheaper room at least. I find it interesting that the only ones in the family who's house was foreclosed on, were the only ones not asked to stay at anyone's house. I think I mentioned this earlier. I wouldn't stay with them now if I was asked, but I have to admit our feelings are hurt.
Tell me if you think this is crazy. Tomorrow is the wedding, it is at 2 p.m. The reception is following at a culinary academy. After the reception there will be a BBQ and beer party with the father of the bride's co-workers at their house. Would any of you think to have a BBQ at your house after your daughter's wedding?
On Sunday morning there is supposed to be a big family breakfast. We have about a 6 hour drive home and I know it won't be until after 8. I haven't heard what time yet, but when bro-in-law asked if it would be about 8, sis-in-law said 8 with a tone like no way will I start breakfast that early. I know I am critical because of all of that has happened, but I am so sick of how inconsiderate these people are. I asked my hubby to determine what time he was willing to stay until on Sunday and he said we were just going to miss the breakfast and sleep in and head home. It will be too hard for us to go to the breakfast and then say see ya, so we just won't go. At least that is what he says now.
Hubby was in Las Vegas for work this past week from Monday until he came home last night. He worked today and now we are leaving for the wedding. He is very tired and then this whole thing hasn't helped.
Sorry for venting, but you know how it sometimes helps to hear other peoples perspectives. Eating hasn't been good either. I wonder why??? Yah right.
Take care all. I missed you.
|Connie ||posted 7-Nov-2009 9:22am|
K10, why is we sometimes treat our families worse than we would a stranger? Maybe because we think we can get away with it. I don't know. It does sound as if your family is being very inconsiderate of your individual situation. But you do have options. You could have declined the invitation, just sent a gift. You could leave after the ceremony, drive awhile and stop someplace for the night on your way home. That would certainly have sent a message if you wanted to give them one. Skipping breakfast is totally up to you. Do what feels right in your heart. You have nothing to prove to anyone...your responsibilities are all in your car with you. Take care of you and yours. Everything else will work itself out. I hope you do have a nice time at the wedding.
This morning I read a great article on my home page about inflammation. Very bad news for the typical American diet. Flour and Sugar were huge no no's. But aren't we smart...we are eliminating them from our diets. Even when we are not 100% we are still eating better than we were. I am. I have a very occasional cheat. Like the other day, I ate all NFNS except one roll at dinner. So, 90% NFNS. It is much, much less than the typical American diet. That's something we should be feeling good about.
We are eating out tonight. Italian. I'm hoping to get rice substituted for pasta. I can make it work.
|Anonymous||posted 7-Nov-2009 12:56pm|
Words of Wisdom from "Our Lady of Weight Loss".....forgive yourself and move on: Greetings Tushketeers! Yay HALLOWEEN is over and the candy is gone, right?!!! :) Good, because that leads me to my number one rule - THE MOST IMPORTANT tip - when it comes to Permanent Fat Removal. Make your home your safe haven! Truly, if you can't relax and be away from temptation in your own home, how you gonna' make it?!
Connie at an Italian restaurant you can always have the roasted potatoes and veggies with a meat dish instead of pasta. My husband always gets the veal scallopini (sp) with the veggies and he also orders a side dish of pasts....way too much food.
K10 sorry the relatives are being so thoughtless. Hope you can enjoy yourselves in spite of them.
|Bronwyn||posted 7-Nov-2009 1:04pm|
the above is me.........
Connie the more you read about the SAD *standard American diet*......the worse it sounds. It is a very acidic diet and many things I have been reading the last year or so indicate we can have much better health eating a more alkaline diet. The belief is that Americans (north Americans) have a much higher rate of osteoporosis because our bodies must stay alkaline to remain alive. We eat acidic foods and so then our bodies have to rob calcium from our bones to make our bodies more alkaline. The same with inflammation.....the problem very much arises due to our diets.
Both the above problems can be addressed through having more greens in our diet.....woo hoo green smoothies.
|Debbie M.||posted 7-Nov-2009 1:31pm|
I was at Old Navy today with my daughters and their friend. During the waiting process, righ outside the dressing room, I looked down the long hall and caught a glimps at a woman I'd never seen before but at the same time she was familiar. She was a large middle aged woman with large bussoms. Her clothes were not flattering, just adequate. He hair had no particular style and was dark and drab. The lack of make up did nothing for her blotchy uneven skin tone and no features were accented. She could have been a thousand different woman I have seen over the years. The ones who were there waiting to foot the bill for their young beautiful daughters who were carefully dressing themselves in this years newest styles.............
It was extremely depressing. Of course the woman was me. I told my husband of my experience. He, not knowing what to say, tried to help by telling me I put too much enphasis on the outside package. I had to laught at that. I obviously put none on the outside package. 1st of all if I did I would be of normal weight. I would spend money on clothes, make up and a hairstyle and color.
I remember the day I wouldn't step outside without clean and styled hair, make up, ironed clothes, accessories and matching everything. What happened? Did I just get tired of doing it? Did I get lazy? Is it all part of the ongoing depression? Is it just natural? If its a natural cycle then why are some women gorgeous in their 40's and beyond? What is the difference? CASH?! Money for clothes, hair and make up? What about will?
Does it sound like I'm feeling sorry for myself? I guess its the same wake up call, just a different day.
|Connie||posted 7-Nov-2009 1:54pm|
OMG Debbie, you just described me 1 1/2 years ago! No kidding. I didn't wear make up because make up wasn't required day to day. I had adopted an entire "au natural" lifestyle. And that can be ok, but it did make me feel down when I caught myself in mirrors or pictures. At our age, simple make up, "less is more" is the way to go. And hair...very important. Invest in a style. You will be glad you did. I think my old attitude kept me stuck. I started losing weight, and then I started paying more attention to hair and make up. But why can't you do the reverse? Start doing more with hair and make up and maybe the weight loss goal will become more of a priority. You always make me smile when you talk about your husband. He is such a sweetie. Do what you can for him. Let that be your motivation for awhile and see where it gets you. I don't know if your imbibing much lately, I don't know if that eases you into slipping and sliding away from NFNS, but if it does, don't do it. Get back down to the lower weight you were before. You can do it...you already have.
Bronwyn, I know you are right about food. I love green veggies and I am really trying to eat them more.
|Debbie M.||posted 7-Nov-2009 2:23pm|
Thanks Connie, I'm glad you responded so quickly. I guess I need support.
My husband is so loving and no matter how I look always wants me in an amourous way. He does appreciate my thi9nner form but is ready and willing with the way I am now. Its sweet and sour. If I accepted myself as well as he does I'd be fine. heh
I think you are right about the hair and make up. I'm going to start there. I need to get a new secret supply and hide it as my girls seem to find whatever I have for myself. It just kind of disappears because I don't use it everyday.
Steve is encouraging me to get a new set. I guess I will, thats a start. Hair next, as in color! I'm tired of the grey making me feel grey.
|Connie||posted 7-Nov-2009 2:47pm|
I have read several times that the biggest beauty invention is hair color. By all means, do start with getting rid of those greys! They are horrible and an easy fix. You will look better and feel better.
|Debbie M.||posted 7-Nov-2009 4:33pm|
I want and need to go to a Salon to have my hair colored as when I do it at home I pull a lot of red and orange. Not great. So it will be expensive but well worth it I think. Just the basics for make up. I just have to gwet used to my droopy right eye. I have some paralysis in my right eye brow since my surgery. No bady really notices yet but me. I just need to forgive my imperfections and get on with it.
So Connie, tell me how great it is to have your weight under 150.
|Connie||posted 7-Nov-2009 4:51pm|
Debbie, buy the hair color with the word "ash" in the color. Medium ash brown or light ash brown, that tones down the red. I would try it at home first, you save so much money. I go in a couple times a year for color, that's all. I usually do it at home, but they do a better job in the back, so I have them do it occasionally. My sister used to do hair and swears we can do it at home most of the time and save money. Now she's a school teacher, but keeps her license current. I am sure no one else notices your eye. We are always more critical of ourselves.
Let's see, how great is it to have my weight under 150? Well, it's the bomb...the bee's knee's...the icing on the cake...the reward of a job well done...and so on! It is great. It's having myself back. I was thin many, many more years than I was heavy, so it seems the right way to be. Clothes are fun again. I lost so much weight in my face, make up is fun again. And people tell me it makes me look younger. When I go out, I don't have the dreaded "overweight" feeling. It's just an easier time of it all the way around. It took work. But it was doable. I knew what to do and I did it. I stuck with it. That's what it takes. Last night I watched a special on Valerie Bertinelli. She talked about her weight and her weight loss. She kept saying "If I can do it, anyone can do it!" And I know she is right. It took her time, but she stuck it out. And doesn't she look amazing? Debbie, spend some time in conversation with yourself every day, before you have a chance to cheat, and firm up your resolve for the day. Look at all the pro's and cons. I know if you really think about what you are doing you will make the right decisions.
BTW, what is up with ND today?
|Bronwyn||posted 7-Nov-2009 5:39pm|
Dear, sweet Debbie we have all had the "who is that woman in the mirror" experience and it is so very unpleasant I must say. We have lost ourselves in the process of caring for others and wanting the best for those we love. We do have to think about ourselves and take care of ourselves. I am just realizing that had I done that I would have been benefiting my children as well as myself. It is called respecting yourself.....which gets respect from others in turn. I was just thinking of all the things I would want my daughter to do differently from me. She is thin, attractive and takes care of herself......just like I did at her age. Why would we stop. So many days I am here at home in such ugly and unflattering clothes......bag lady stuff. My husband has always hated me dressing like that but because I got heavy I didn't think it mattered or made a real difference.....which created a negative cycle. Lets put some focus on our appearance....heavy or thin.
|Debbie M.||posted 7-Nov-2009 6:33pm|
This is has been the most beautiful day today. And this evening is gorgeous! If I have to stay in this house I'm just going to flip. I have no plans so I guess I'll sit outside. Whopeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee (read sarcasm)
|Debbie M.||posted 8-Nov-2009 1:24am|
Ok, Girls, I think you are getting through to me. I need to read and reread those last two posts over and over again. Please keep the words of wisdom coming as I need the up lift that only you can give me.
|Debbie M.||posted 8-Nov-2009 1:28am|
BTW Connie, Notre Dame deserved to lose today. They played like doggy do do. Shame shame.
The best thing about the whole day (besides the great weather) was running out side to see the FA18's fly over the house. That was loud and exciting!!!
|K10||posted 8-Nov-2009 11:12am|
Hello. The wedding was nice. It is amazing how different weddings can be. Her dress was beautiful. They are very young. I hope they succeed. He just lost his job in September and she only works part-time. I told them in their card to keep God first and to always communicate with each other.
We are going to the breakfast because they are planning on eating around 9 or so. It was nice seeing family that we haven't seen in a while. The SIL I have issues with was nice, she always is to my face, but I suppose I am the same way. The BBQ was fine too. The family hung out and the guests (who are mainly cops) hung out. The chicken was amazing.
My MIL showed me her scars from her surgery. Her heart by-pass. She has a very long one on her left leg and then the one on her chest. She is doing well. Her mind has been slipping in the last couple of years and it is becoming more evident. She was taken advantage of by someone on the phone and is now being charged $40 per month for 24 months for magazines she doesn't read. My BIL, the one that lives with us, will be taking care of it tomorrow. I hate that people will take advantage of the elderly.
Debbie: I was reading your post about when you were at Old Navy and I could relate. I have never really worn make-up, but I see myself differently in my head than when I look in a mirror.
I didn't mention this the other day, but my youngest jammed her finger during P.E. and the doctor thought it may be broken but then the radiologist looked at the x-rays through the computer (digital x-ray) and said no. I think it is. She has a brace and it really is hurting and she wants to just go home. We have had it happen multiple times that we have been told my kids haven't broken something and then a week later they say, oh it is broken. So tomorrow we will have to make another co-pay and have more x-rays done and probably be told, it is broken. Frustration.
I better go now and finish getting ready. I hope breakfast is ready on time so we can head for home relaxed. Good day ladies. The support we give each other here is wonderful.
|Connie||posted 8-Nov-2009 3:36pm|
I love Sundays! I'm babysitting for a couple of hours today. I did pretty good last night at dinner, I wasn't 100%, but pretty close. It was a lovely evening. We lost power at our house 45 minutes before we were supposed to leave for the restaurant. Luckily, I had my make up on, but my hair was one side smooth, the other side frizzed. So up in a clip it went. Oh well. I need a haircut so bad it's not funny. Way too much hair. Maybe this week I can get in.
No big plans for today...left overs for dinner. We have tons of leftovers.
|Hilda||posted 8-Nov-2009 7:50pm|
I agree with the ash brown color choice. I love Natural Match hair color, but can't find it anymore. I am also still totally in love with my wigs. I have worn one every day since last November. I do not get women who do not tweeze their eyebrows, or wear any makeup. Paint the barn if it needs painting!
|K10||posted 8-Nov-2009 8:19pm|
Hilda: I need my eyebrows done so badly. My friend used to do them for me, but I moved away. I am hoping to get them done soon by her and then maintain them.
Poor Youngest, her thumb hurts so much. I really feel sorry for her. I am going to call the doctor in the morning.
We had a safe and uneventful way home. I am always thankful for that.
|kathy||posted 8-Nov-2009 9:25pm|
I found a steep hill to walk up, while listening to my ipod. I have to drive my car about 1 mile and park it first. No one here talks about using an ipod so I guess it won't be interesting. But The steep hill leads to a Catholic church that has lots of angel memorials and there's a famous healing shrine there, but I haven't seen it yet. I haven't even walked up around all the paths yet because it is a steep climb. It's good exercise. I can tell because after three days of walking there my legs seemed more toned.
Anyone here have heart palpitations? I guess they are quite common at a certain age. They make me feel like I'm nervous about something, and I have nothing to be nervous about.
|Bronwyn||posted 9-Nov-2009 3:12am|
K10 I am glad things went better than anticipated.
I don't have heavy eyebrows but I they could use the occasional tweezing and I need to do that more. I can't see my eyebrows without my glasses on and it is a little challenging. I probably need to make them darker to go with my dark hair. My husband said he likes my hair dark better than my mousy blonde.....I am sure he meant that in the nicest possible way
Connie I too want to list the reasons I enjoy having my weight under 150.....when I first typed that I accidently typed 250......I am well under 250 maybe that is how I can have success is by shooting for something I am already succeeding at
|Connie||posted 9-Nov-2009 9:26am|
Off to work today. Ugh! Slept badly last night. Hopefully it will not be a long day.
The last time I colored my hair, I colored my eye brows. It worked very well. I have sparse eyebrows. I usually use a brow pencil lightly on them.
I don't know anything about heart palpitations, but it sounds like something to find out about. I always enjoyed running up a hill over running down a hill. Sometimes I miss running, but I really don't think I could do it again.
Great day ladies.
|Bronwyn||posted 9-Nov-2009 12:49pm|
Kathy I think I may have had a little of the heart palpitation thing before.....not sure.
I hate those bad nights of sleep Connie......yuck!
Drinking a green smoothie until lunch.....I am going to have a great week of eating NFNS and great food!
|Bronwyn||posted 9-Nov-2009 3:44pm|
Hey Sherri where are you.......how are you doing? Check in with us!
|Anonymous||posted 9-Nov-2009 4:58pm|
Bronwyn-How do you make the green smoothie? I know you explained it before, but I can't remember.
|kathy||posted 9-Nov-2009 4:58pm|
That was me.
|kathy||posted 9-Nov-2009 4:59pm|
Hilda-Do you ever have heart palpitations?
|Bronwyn||posted 9-Nov-2009 6:05pm|
Todays green smoothie.....1/2 banana. 1 organic apple with peel, 1 cup water, 2 dates, fill blender (mine is a vita=mix) with greens (I did collard greens, swiss chard, dandelion greens and spinach. On top of that about 1 or 11/2 cups of frozen fruit......tropical fruit makes a nicer colour of smoothie......berries make smoothie a very muddy colour. YOu can change around the fruits.....peaches and mangoes are very good but always a banana.
|Bronwyn||posted 9-Nov-2009 6:07pm|
Today so far...green smoothie, tuna salad with chopped veggies and spinach, rice cakes with almond butter and 1/2 banana......668 calories so far. I need to be careful about my calories.....I am eating 1200 calories a day each day this week and then 1600 next week.
|Connie||posted 9-Nov-2009 8:48pm|
What a long day! But finally I am home and resting. Good for you Bronwyn, taking on this calorie based diet. It sounds hard to me, all the adding. But they did that on The Biggest Loser, drilled calories into the contestants heads so they could eat out and have a good baseline to begin their meal planning. I know I could eat better. I have the calories part down, but I'm sure my fat intake is too high. I really am eating more veggies, fresh whenever possible. My fruit intake is bad...always has been. But I get some.
|Debbie M.||posted 9-Nov-2009 8:49pm|
I resisted popcorn tonight. I know I can have it but I wasn't hungery. Not being hungry never stopped me from eating popcorn before. I have NEVER turned popcorn down, EVER. I LOVE popcorn.
I don't usually watch The Housewives of Orange County but as I was flipping through there was a heated discussion. I paused to watch a bit and this is what I heard one of the women say, "If you want to look good you have to pay the price. You can't eat!"
Boy, Ain't that the truth?
|Hilda||posted 9-Nov-2009 11:26pm|
Never had any heart problems.
|Bronwyn||posted 10-Nov-2009 1:08am|
WooHOo Debbie....not eating popcorn when you aren't hungry!
I ate 1256 calories and according to sparks people it was well balanced and fit into my calorie, carb, protein and fat allotments.
|Debbie M.||posted 10-Nov-2009 1:18am|
Thats terrific Bronwyn. Super calorie count today!!~
|Bronwyn||posted 10-Nov-2009 1:39am|
|Debbie M.||posted 10-Nov-2009 8:06am|
Wow, that's really good. It takes a lot of work to count clories. Sparkspeople makes it easier though. It is a very eye opening activity as calories add up quick! Good job. Continue to tell us about your counting efforts. It is very inspiring!
|Debbie M.||posted 10-Nov-2009 8:22am|
Here I am at the beginning of my Tuesday. I'm at a cross road. I can either choose to feel overwhelmed at the chaos in my upstairs or I can be strong and tackle it with a positive attitude! I'm going to have another cup of coffee. Then I'll decide and get back to you.
|Connie||posted 10-Nov-2009 9:24am|
Good job Bronwyn. When I read your post I froze a bit...it seems overwhelming to me to figure all of the things you are figuring. My only way of getting it right is to go by the "sizes" people suggest. Like a deck of cards should be the size of your meat/protein. I need to look into that more. Anyway, my hats off to you.
Debbie, attack that mess with all the gusto you have! Take a few minutes and size it up. Break the job down into segments. Then go for it. You will feel in control of your world. If it was me, I would go through and divide it into 2 groups initially. "Keep" and "throw away." Then get all the throw away out of the house. That will make what's left upstairs easier to deal with. There's my 2 cents!
Today I'm getting my hair cut. I can't wait. I clip it up almost everyday...a sure sign it's time for some shaping. Otherwise, I hope to relax a little today. Just work around the house.
|kathy||posted 10-Nov-2009 9:38am|
Going to see the movie 'Coco Before Chanel'.
|Debbie M.||posted 10-Nov-2009 9:50am|
'Coco Before Chanel'
Lets us know if you like it Kathy. Hilda is a movie lover.
|Debbie M.||posted 10-Nov-2009 10:01am|
Connie, FlyLady recommends one more step. A box or bag for put away, throw away and give away. Coffee is drank, HERE I GO!! YaaaaHoooo
|Connie||posted 10-Nov-2009 11:00am|
I totally agree with flylady. I had all those boxes not long ago...so good to have it all gone. Go Debbie!
|Bronwyn||posted 10-Nov-2009 11:26am|
I have to attack some clutter today as well.
Out of greens and had 1/2 cup cottage cheese and 1 cup cubed fresh pineapple instead of a green smoothie. Going out to lunch,,,,checked on line for restaurants nutritional info and figured out what I can eat.....never done that before so proud of myself.
Yes I want to know about the movie as well.
Does K10 still not have a computer? Sherri still waiting for you to check in.
|Anonymous||posted 10-Nov-2009 11:58am|
LENTIL SALAD WITH FRESH HERBS AND FETA
1 1/2 cups lentils ,,,,,uncooked (I believe the pre-cooked can brand I like is Eden Organics....cooked with sweet onion and bay leaf...if I make my own I cook that way as well)
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic minced
2 medium tomatoes diced
1 red bell pepper diced
1/2 cup chopped red onions
1/4 chopped fresh mint
1/4 chopped fresh parsley
4 oz. feta cheese crumbled
salt and pepper to taste
Cook lentils...google method (I add sweet onion and bay leaf or even basil)
In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar and garlic
In a large bowl, toss together lentils, tomatoes, red pepper, red onion, mint and parsley. Add dressing and toss again to coat. Stir in feta and season with salt and papper. Refrigerate for 1 hour prior to serving to bring out flavours.
serves 6: cal. 278, protein 17 grams, fat 9 grams, Sat. fat 4 grams, Carbohydrate 33, dietary fibre 16
"out of the 'Enlightened Eaters Whole Food Guide",,,,,by Rosie Schwartz
I like to add a chopped avocado and a few chopped kalamata olives, serve with a toasted Ezekial Raisin English Muffin....I also chiffonade some spinach to mix in with the salad.
|Bronwyn||posted 10-Nov-2009 12:27pm|
The above is me.....
My friend told me that she knows several women who have ordered a diet on line....you have to self-administer via shot pregnant mare urine and eat 500 calories a day. Oh my word............
|Debbie M.||posted 10-Nov-2009 2:01pm|
Leave it to Bronwyn to use a word I hve to look up. :o)
How to Chiffonade:
Chiffonade is a cutting technique that you can use to cut up any flat leafy food. It works great on things that you are going to eat fresh, like basil and lettuce and helps you cut uniform, curly, strips of food quickly and elegantly.
|K10||posted 10-Nov-2009 2:14pm|
Hi Bronwyn: I am back now. Nothing too exciting happening now. Which I like.
I am taking Youngest to the orthopedist tomorrow to find out what is going on with her jammed finger. She is still having a lot of pain. The splint doesn't seem to be helping. We went to the doctor yesterday and initially we weren't going to be able to see the orthopedist until Friday. I am grateful we get to go tomorrow morning and she won't miss school because it is Veteran's Day. Co-payment of $25 on Friday and $25 co-payment on Monday. Now another $25 co-payment tomorrow. $75 I really don't have to throw around.
Take care ladies.
|Debbie M.||posted 10-Nov-2009 4:03pm|
Sorry about the finger K10. I hope the doc gets to the bottom of it.
|Connie||posted 10-Nov-2009 8:35pm|
Another busy day...I want to complain but I need to grow up. Dinner tonight was an english muffin with olive oil butter and no sugar added jam. Big lunch so light dinner.
|Connie||posted 10-Nov-2009 9:09pm|
I had to get of the computer and heat up husbands dinner. Ok, where was I? I remember, lunch was at a buffet today and I ate a ton. All NFNS, but a ton anyway. So dinner needed to be small.
How did it go upstairs Debbie? Thanks for the recipe Bronwyn. And good luck at the doc's tomorrow K10. It seems something must still be wrong if there is still so much pain involved.
Tomorrow I hope to get a lot of stuff done. I need to get a lot of stuff done. And that starts with a good nights sleep. I'm due one! Nice night all.
|kathy||posted 10-Nov-2009 10:37pm|
Yup-I liked Coco Before Chanel. I can't even remember what the ending was. She had different ideas for the day on style. I really liked her style too. Minimal frills. It was about her earlier life.
I am reading about harmful additives and flavor enhancers. I had no palpitations today, and someone suggested it involves what you eat! I did make a casserole last night with Lipton Onion Soup Mix (because my husband doesn't like onions in casseroles). And I used some other flavor enhancer. Had palpitations last evening. MSG obviously causes problems, and they may not show up until 24-48 hrs. after eating MSG. It will eliminate a lot of packaged food I guess. Canned soups. Don't have many packaged foods- once in a while canned soup.
Wondering what the doctor said about your daughter's finger K10. My son hurt his finger playing baseball. I remember the doctor said it could take 2 days or 2 weeks to get better. It wasn't broken. Wasn't his thumb-maybe middle finger. He loved baseball so much, and it was so hard to make the school teams, that I felt bad when he made a team and then had an injury. It got better soon enough that he got to play that season.
|Bronwyn||posted 11-Nov-2009 1:09am|
MSG is bad stuff....I try to avoid it totally but did you know that it comes under so many different names that you can easily be fooled.
Stayed NFNS but I didn't end up counting calories and I know I am over 1200 for sure, probably quite a bit because it is amazing how quickly they add up.
I know sprains can sure take a long time to heal.
|Bronwyn||posted 11-Nov-2009 1:11am|
Hidden Names for MSG
The following substances contain the highest percentage of factory created free glutamate, with MSG containing 78%:
MSG Gelatin Calcium Caseinate
Monosodium glutamate Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP) Textured Protein
Monopotassium glutamate Hydrolyzed Plant Protein (HPP) Yeast Extract
Glutamate Autolyzed Plant Protein Yeast food or nutrient
Glutamic Acid Sodium Caseinate Autolyzed Yeast
Vegetable Protein Extract Senomyx (wheat extract labeled as artificial flavor)
The following substances contain some factory created free glutamate in varying amounts. Please note that some food labels list several of these items, which can add up to a considerable and dangerous amount in one product:
Malted Barley (flavor) Natural Flavors, Flavors, Flavoring Modified food starch
Barley malt Reaction Flavors Rice syrup or brown rice syrup
Malt Extract or Flavoring Natural Chicken, Beef, or Pork, Flavoring "Seasonings" (Most assume this means salt, pepper, or spices and herbs, which sometimes it is.) Lipolyzed butter fat
Maltodextrin, dextrose, dextrates Soy Sauce or Extract "Low" or "No Fat" items
Caramel Flavoring (coloring) Soy Protein Corn syrup and corn syrup solids, high fructose corn syrup
Stock Soy Protein Isolate or Concentrate Citric Acid (when processed from corn)
Broth Cornstarch fructose (made from corn) Milk Powder
Bouillon Flowing Agents Dry Milk Solids
Carrageenan Wheat, rice, corn, or oat protein Protein Fortified Milk
Whey Protein or Whey Anything enriched or vitamin enriched Annatto
Whey Protein Isolate or Concentrate Protein fortified "anything" Spice
Pectin Enzyme modified proteins Gums (guar and vegetable)
Protease Ultra-pasteurized dairy products Dough Conditioners
Protease enzymes Fermented proteins Yeast Nutrients
Lecithin Gluten and gluten flour Protein powders: whey, soy, oat, rice (as in protein bars shakes and body building drinks)
Amino acids (as in Bragg's liquid amino acids and chelated to vitamins) Algae, phytoplankton, sea vegetable, wheat/ barley grass powders
European numbers for glutama
|K10||posted 11-Nov-2009 1:34am|
Her doctor thought it looks like it had a small fracture, the radiologist saw the xray on the computer and said he didn't look like anything was wrong. It was the end of the day and I wonder if that is why he looked so quickly. Yesterday the doctor I think may suspect her guess was right. It seems to be pretty common to have different readings at first. We are going in the morning. Hopefully we can get it figured out.
I made an appointment for photos to be taken of the family. It is someone from our old church. I plan on using my birthday money on them. It would be nice to be thinner but this is where I am now. Any suggestions on colors we should wear? The back drops will be black or white. We can use Christmas stuff, but I don't like pigeonholed photos. I do have a pink sweater with white snowflakes on it. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
|Debbie M.||posted 11-Nov-2009 8:04am|
I hope these photos don't cost you a lot of money. We went to an Olan Mills Studio inside a K-Mart and got a huge set of pictures for under 20.00. The largest on was a 10 by 13. It's so easy to spend tons of money on pictures so try to get a deal. Wear contrasting yet complimentary colors. But I think the most fun pictures I've ever seen are the ones where everyone has on blue jeans, a white T-shirt and no shoes. Let us know what you decide on.
The MSG artical is so important. We can avoid so many nasty things in our food by eating simple God made healthful homemade foods. THanks for the info Bronwyn.
|K10||posted 11-Nov-2009 8:54am|
Debbie: I love the barefoot pictures too. Her prices seem pretty good. She does a lot of fun poses. One of the poses she does that I really like is, the family holds a picture frame in front of themselves and it looks kind of like a picture in picture thing. The frame can be used to hide certain parts of your body, which I like.
|K10||posted 11-Nov-2009 12:35pm|
To any of you, who's family members have served our country, please thank them for me.
|Connie||posted 11-Nov-2009 1:42pm|
149 this morning. That seems to be my new weight. Not bad, but my size 10 pants are a little too tight for my liking. I think I may have one size 12, haven't checked yet. I really hate being 5 lbs up going into the holidays, but there it is.
Great day today. I'm getting so much done. Spent the morning on the phone, trying to get a medical bill paid and make appts. for MIL. Now onto some light housework. I have no company today, which is rare. I could really use tomorrow as a no company day too, but I doubt that will happen. Tonight I'm making spaghetti and a fresh veggie with ezek garlic toast. Yum! The weather here is gorgeous which makes everything better! Later gang.
|Debbie M.||posted 11-Nov-2009 1:46pm|
OK, I will thank them for you! We have two who have retired from the Marine's. BIL & SIL.
|Debbie M.||posted 11-Nov-2009 2:04pm|
Anybody have one of those mini crock pots? I thought it would be nice to keep things warm like cheese sauce, hot fudge, and chili for hot dogs. Can you think of anything else?
|Bronwyn||posted 11-Nov-2009 2:13pm|
Debbie not sure what you want warm chocolate or cheese sauces for.....I don't want anything like that quite that handy I don't have one but I think you use it with seasonal herbs and spices and water to make a lovely smell in the house......calorie free
NFNS so far this week and I am continuing but back to calorie count today as well. I have book club tonight but I just won't have anything.
|Debbie M.||posted 11-Nov-2009 2:38pm|
A woman came home to find her husband in the kitchen shaking frantically, almost in a dancing frenzy, with some kind of wire running from his waist towards the electric griddle. Intending to jolt him away from the deadly current, she wacked him with a handy plank of wood, breaking his arm in two places. Up to that moment he had been happily listening to his iPod.
Of course Bronwyn, Those things are for the kids! I'll be having a spinach salad.
|Bronwyn||posted 11-Nov-2009 3:56pm|
ha, ha, ha......it would be me who would look like I had been electrocuted when I was just dancing.....oh that was a joke wasn't it?????
|Connie||posted 11-Nov-2009 6:56pm|
Dinner was great. I found a jar marinara sauce, NFNS, and had spaghetti. Everyone loved it. I usually use roma tomatoes and my sauce is chunky. The marinara sauce was a nice change. Fresh parmesan on top always spruces up the entire plate! Left over fresh green beans and ezek garlic toast. I am quit content.
|Debbie M.||posted 11-Nov-2009 8:24pm|
Connie, What was that shampoo you said you tried a while back? Was it Bio INFUSION?
|Connie||posted 11-Nov-2009 8:49pm|
I use Paul Mitchell Colorcare shampoo. Any decent shampoo for colored hair is fine I think. I use Aphogee keratin and green tea spray after I towel hair dry. My hair stays stronger when I hit it with the curling iron, which I do all the time. My hair is so frizzy, I think I still could use a frizz treatment as well. Long, long day. But I got so much done. Tomorrow I am going to keep right on working. Love it! Night girls.
|Debbie M.||posted 11-Nov-2009 11:32pm|
Was it a special frizz treatment at a salon that you had recently? Or one you bought at the store? I would emember it if I heard the mame.
|Connie||posted 12-Nov-2009 9:28am|
Morning. 147 this morning.
I bought the keratin treatment on line. It's a spray you apply every time you wash. My friend had the keratin treatment at the salon, it cost $300. My hair cut appt was canceled, so I have a new one for Sat. I am going to talk to my hairdresser about an anti frizz product. She recommended one awhile back but I never went in and bought it.
More house cleaning today. Husband is gone for the night, I have no idea what we will do for dinner. Maybe leftover spaghetti. If we have enough. Time to start my second cup of coffee and get started. Great day all.
|Debbie M.||posted 12-Nov-2009 12:58pm|
I slept all morning. Husband and I had a little "party" on our time last night and I drank way too much wine. :o)
I was fun though.
Super weight Connie!
Good day everyone and lots of power to you to stay NFNS!!!!!!!!!
|Debbie M.||posted 12-Nov-2009 1:38pm|
I just saw the new GAP Holiday Add. I loved it. Lots of fun. Let me know when you see it.
|Connie ||posted 12-Nov-2009 2:21pm|
Thanks Debbie! But for some reason I have had the munchies today! All NFNS, but I need to stop right now.
|K10||posted 12-Nov-2009 3:41pm|
Hi Ladies, how are you all today? I am doing laundry and thinking about cleaning. Does that count as cleaning? I guess it doesn't. :)
Debbie: I don't like wine at all. I know there can be benefits from red wine, so when I am drinking 100% grape juice I pretend it is wine. Pretty lame huh?
I cooked a boneless pork roast in the crock-pot and the little pop-up timer already popped up. It is only 12:40 here. I will keep it on low for a little while longer and then turn it to warm. This crock-pot cooks too fast.
|Connie||posted 12-Nov-2009 6:48pm|
Well, I have continued munching! I don't know what it is...but I am hungry today and can't seem to get full. Maybe now I can stop for awhile. Everything was NFNS, but very strange for me to eat so much. Luckily there are no treats or sweets in the house, I may not be able to resist any.
|Bronwyn||posted 12-Nov-2009 6:59pm|
Connie have you had some protein?
|Connie ||posted 12-Nov-2009 7:35pm|
I have had protein. I have had some ns added jelly too. I really wanted to eat tasty stuff today. Whatever, it is a mystery. But I do feel more satisfied than I have all day after my last munchie meal.
|Connie||posted 12-Nov-2009 9:15pm|
Finally, I have quit eating. I don't want to weigh tomorrow morning! But I will. Hope everyone is well. Sweet dreams ladies.
|Bronwyn||posted 12-Nov-2009 9:48pm|
Well another good day of counting cals.....but I am stilll a little hungry and I have only about 100 cals. left, plus I haven't had enough protein.
Glad you could stop Connie....you are so strong....you just forgive yourself and move on!
|Debbie M.||posted 12-Nov-2009 9:48pm|
You are hungry because you were losing weight. Stay strong!
|Bronwyn||posted 13-Nov-2009 8:01am|
Another bad night for jumpy legs and not sleeping.....hope you guys slept. After I get the guys off to work, pretty sure I will be lying down for a bit.
Eat well and be happy!
Been on the computer reading inspirational weight loss stories. One was an interview with a plus size model....she is a beautiful and a size 12...........please when did that become plus size!!!!
|Bronwyn||posted 13-Nov-2009 9:07am|
I was just making a pot of steel cut oats and I can't remember if I said this before or not, when some of you were complaining about oatmeal not filling you up as well as eggs. If that is the case I think this works really well for a balanced and filling oatmeal breakfast.....top your oatmeal with cottage cheese, no sugar applesauce or any fruit like pears and if you can afford the calories a few chopped nuts.....sprinkle with cinnamon. It is really tasty and you don't miss the sugar and feel very satisfied. Connie you like cottage cheese you could do this some times instead of your uncle sam for dinner.
|Connie||posted 13-Nov-2009 9:16am|
Morning all. 147.2 this morning. I really am surprised it isn't more. But I'm happy!
I think models are size 0 to 4 max. It is crazy! The average size of women in America is size 14. The model you are talking about isn't even average sized! There is always "talk" about changing the medias influence over younger girls with their unrealistic images of body size. But it never seems to go very far.
Today I am off to the mall and lunch out. Salad only.
Sorry about your bad night Bronwyn. I didn't sleep great, but my problem is my back is really sore tody after all the work I've done the last two days. I need to stretch for a while. Great morning all.
BTW Debbie, I found greek yogurt at the store. I know you like it...what's it like?
|Debbie M.||posted 13-Nov-2009 10:10am|
It's just like regular yogurt but thicker and full of probiotics that are not in other yogurts.
|Debbie M.||posted 13-Nov-2009 12:42pm|
I love to put frozen blueberries into the yogurt along with a splash of slivered blanched almonds for crunch.
|Bronwyn||posted 13-Nov-2009 3:25pm|
Watching calories is the only thing that makes the scales move and although I hate the number I was happy to see the direction they are headed this a.m.
|Bronwyn||posted 13-Nov-2009 3:25pm|
clarification.........move for me!!!!!
|Debbie M.||posted 13-Nov-2009 3:26pm|
Hip hip hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bronwyn that's terrific. You Go GIRL!!!
|Debbie M.||posted 13-Nov-2009 3:27pm|
No clarification needed. I knew exactly what you meant!! So happy for you!
|K10||posted 13-Nov-2009 5:11pm|
|K10||posted 13-Nov-2009 5:13pm|
We had rain, glorious rain. It rained hard and long enough to get the filth off of my car.
On Facebook, each day I am writing something I am thankful for. I think we should do that on here.
I am thankful for the friendship I have found in all of you.
|Bronwyn||posted 13-Nov-2009 5:49pm|
aahhhh....K10 I am thankful for the same thing
|Debbie M.||posted 13-Nov-2009 7:09pm|
|Connie||posted 13-Nov-2009 7:24pm|
I am so truly very thankful for this site! You know, I have checked in on this site almost every single day for over a year. I talk to you all more than I talk to my family, well, at least more frequently. I know I would have not lost my weight without this site. All the info we share...it's priceless.
Bronwyn, good for you figuring out all that you have. That's a lot of work I think. I would have to rely on WW or some other group that would do all the planning for me. I can follow directions...I am good at that! Anyway, I hope you see the results you want when you want. It is a way of life. Once it starts working good, it will just keep on working.
|kathy||posted 13-Nov-2009 10:27pm|
What kind of cottage cheese does everyone like? I have been eating Hood lowfat, but want to change that. I usually have oatmeal in the morning with blueberries and walnuts. I will try the cottage cheese addition. I guess I often take a teaspoon of cottage sometime in the morning, to prevent getting hungry.
Bronwyn, glad you like counting calories. Isn't it like being on a budget? You really have a numerical number that tells you what is the right thing to do. Sometimes I exceed 1600 calories, but it would be pathetic /:( if I wasn't counting. I could eat and eat and eat. I think your stomach gets use to the number of calories you are giving to yourself, and you will not feel good if you overeat.
|kathy||posted 13-Nov-2009 10:30pm|
Bronwyn do you put socks on when your legs are restless? I've been waking up at 4:00 AM and not getting back to sleep. Then I have to take a nap at about 2:00 in the afternoon. The Doctors put me RIGHT to sleep. I love the show-but I must be at my most relaxed when I'm watching the Doctors.