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  #1951   ^
Old Yesterday, 17:55
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Hi all,

Jaz---Well, ding dong, the wicked boss is gone. If only for a week, but DO enjoy. I bet you will NOT be amazed at how much less stressful your job is.

Don't worry about that pound, could be gone again next week, if you can wait that long to get on the scale again. I think for bouncers like you and I the scale is always shimmying around w/in at least 2 pounds. Instead, again and again, concentrate on how you LOOK AND FEEL in your clothes. Did you ever take a profile shot BEFORE your surgery? Bet it you had one and took one now you'd see a definite difference. In fact, might even be a diff pre and post vacay.

Lori---So your ordered black shorts were falling off you too! That's what I call good news/bad news, good first and bigger. Hope the other pair you ordered fit. Do you have a Chico's around you? They have some great longer and more tailored shorts. VERY sharp looking and totally comfortable to wear, but their sizing is different 1, 1.5, 2, etc. up to 3.5. so you have to find what works for you, which is best done on site.

Nic---Wow, that was a long day venue shopping! When they settle on something let us know. I love the details, and I love weddings!

Your kids sure are traveling this summer. So cool. IMO, traveling grows ALL of us up a bit every time we do it, and no matter where. Gets us out of our own bubbles and opens our eyes a bit.

K-mom---Glad everyone made it safe and sound and that you guys are having a good time. I had no idea that you and sis have a hobby of re-selling books on eBay. Sounds fun and like yet another form of a treasure hunt.

Thursday water - 2/3. Friday water 3/3.

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I'm making something new for dinner that's a combo of suggestions from Jaz and Lori. Going to sauté up onions and garlic and add spices including some curry. Then adding hubby's FAB Thai peanut sauce, and to that I'll add shredded rotisserie chicken breast. Last I will stir in microwaved cauli rice.
Wish I had some coconut milk, will pick that up for next time. Kind of a LC risotto, I hope.

Today there was an article on a news site I was reading with the headline "If you think coconut oil is good for you, think again." Nah. Honest to God, I swear there is not one single thing you can eat these days that won't garner a negative article, and the more trendy the sooner it happens. Gads, I just can't take it. You try so hard to eat healthy and there's always someone there to scare the bejeezy out of you. No thanks.

SO happy it's Friday night. Hubby is out w/the boys and I have the joint to myself. After dinner, I will finish my book. Jaz hope you can get your hands on that book. Not because it's a great one, but it is a fun one, and it might inspire you further to get your blog up there and running.

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  #1952   ^
Old Yesterday, 18:54
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I'm back!

Oh my ever lovin' gals, my dinner was freaking fantastic! I ended up also adding a bit of cream to the above ingredients, and it did indeed turn into something with the texture of risotto.

Also, while providing that great rice texture, this did not for me have an overwhelming cooked cauliflower taste, in fact, hardly at all. I ended up getting Green Giant's riced cauliflower, nothing but the cauliflower.

I peppered the end result generously as I love pepper, and added flakes of parmesan over the top. Also want to note that while I did use a TBLS of hubby's homemade Thai peanut sauce, if I didn't have that I'd just add more garlic and ginger, and use a tablespoon of good old peanut butter.

Took no time at all using a rotisserie breast, great that my grocery store sells just the breasts if that's all you want or can use at the time.

Now I'm thinking how I can use this cauli rice to mix in w/an occasional Chinese or Thai take out dish, such as curry shrimp or garlic chicken.

Jaz---took your advice and simply microwaved the cauli rice, so easy and texture was perfect.

Seriously, tasted like an excellent risotto to me, and I love risotto. LOL, can't believe how excited I am about this. Another FAB sub.

Thanx again to Jaz and Lori for the inspiration.
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Old Yesterday, 21:01
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Water Hounds
Thursday: Jaz 5/5, Blue 2/3, KMom 4/4
Friday: Jaz _/5, Blue 3/3, KMom 5/4
Jaz, you are not late for posting your water for today, but since Blue posted hers tonight and I knew mine, I decided to include them.
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Old Yesterday, 21:09
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Having a great time with sis and BIL. My heart soars every time I see them doing something they thought they might never do again. Have my SD here with me for the weekend so things will be hopping.
Will touch base when I can.
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Good Morning Gals!

Had a great night's sleep and I'm ready to head for the golf course in about an hour. Just having a 2nd cup of coffee before I "put on my face". BIL is here, but he was only up once in the night...he had a good night too.

Girls, I don't know what's going on, but I've lost over 7 lbs this month! I'm doing IF, that's the only thing I've really changed. Last night I sat with our friends while they all ate slice after slice of pizza. I would normally have eaten the top off a couple pieces, but it was 6:30 and my window was closed. I ate before we went to meet them. If I had really wanted to eat the pizza, I would have, but lately I just don't want all that stuff. Weird. I will be opening my eating window early today as they'll have some type of "breakfast" before the tournament. If they have any cheese or deviled eggs, I will partake. I will steer clear of the pastries and cakes etc.

Had a good meeting with my nutrition client yesterday. She is loving the plan and lost 4 lbs this week. I love her enthusiasm. She is enjoying coming up with LC ways to make her families favorite foods. We have another meeting scheduled for next Friday. Can you guys give me some ideas that use cream cheese? She loves it and I told her that I would try to come up with some creative ideas for using it in recipes and as treats. She has been passing out my business cards and told me that I should expect some phone calls from some of her friends. We'll see.

Now I just have to get my husband on board with this LC life. He just got his blood work results and his Triglycerides are WAY too high and his HDL is WAY too low. He is such a carb eater. He says he'll do what he has to do, but he doesn't like cheese or eggs. What will I feed him? He already takes a statin and I'm afraid they'll want to increase the dosage. :-( His glucose was 93, so that's ok, thank goodness. I'm going to do some research on lowering Trig and increasing HDL. I'd really rather if he didn't have a heart attack! This should be interesting.

Ok...off I go. Hope my new shorts don't fall down when I swing at the ball!

Hugs to you all!
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WOW- gals! Good things humming along here.

Lori- I am SO proud of you! I know you have to be feeling so darn great. You are doing it so good. I agree with BLUE- Chico has some really nice things that LAST. Girl- GET SOME CLOTHES!!

Blue- I am so excited for you! When I came across that riced Cali it so worked for me. I have tried making it several ways- but the best is just put it in the microwave and add it at the last minute.
Your dinner sounded wonderful. I have tried the plain/ and the one with peas and carrots. The difference is 1-2 carbs. Also - I prefer this brand to even TJ, Kroger, no comparison.

As far as - guess whats bad/good for you know. I hold none of that with a grain of salt. These are the same entities that brainwashed the public to believe that low fat was the way to go.

I have ordered the book - for 3 bucks off amazon. Got a couple more coming! THANKS! Keep ya posted.

Leeann- and HERE IT COMES- wedding plans! I was just waiting! Yea!!!!!!!! So excited for you and your family. I know this is premature....... but then comes the grand babies nothing better.

It seems like yesterday that we were shopping for DD dress! She tried on so many. She was a lovely bride- gorgeous in fact! So will your DD be! Believe it or not I didn't cry. I gained a son! The only time I did sorta get emotional was during the Father daughter dance. I was watching her become the woman she is today. And what a awesome one she is.
I know that your kids are going to be the same. Our parenting skills are similar. I was as invested as you are currently. It really does pay off!
Details Details- did you find a place?

KMOM- I was 6/5 yesterday. I picked up some GREAT water.
So glad you are having such a good time with your family. Has it been awhile since you have seen them?

TRIG- MISSED-- I know you are having fun! Rain, sleet or shine- ya got your toes in the sand, and ribeye on the grill.
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BLUE- you are so right- that nasty scale can kiss my smaller tush! I am getting back into some clothes I have not been able to wear for over a year. I just feel better, lighter, more energy than I have in several years. Again- I had no idea how "sick" I was. Fear of surgery just shut me down. Now fully healed- I think, or pretty darn close- I feel amazing!
I love being on the other side. You gals were also so helpful to get me here! But I got here- nothing left to do now but Thrive

I am ready for some sunshine! - I did get a walk in last night and was chewed up by those pesky skeeters. It is just SO humid and wet and warm- those bugs are just thriving as well! But not ready to hide inside. It just comes with summer. I love summer! Just ready for the sun!

Need to do the usual - domestic goddess stuff this morning, brought a little work home (not much) to finish up, and will stop over to my moms this afternoon for an hour or so. I picked up a tee shirt and mug for her and her husband for watching Bella while I was gone. Plus I want to lay eyes on her. Have not seen her since she has been outta the hospital.

I am thinking Riced Cali tonight with chicken strips oven fried MEME style with a dipping something I will whip up. I will get chicken tenders- and coat them in egg wash roll them in pork rinds/spices- yum!

I am finding that if I cook up to much at once I am wasting half down the drain- so I need to sorta just cook for a day or so and shop little bits more often. Tired of tossing meat/ food away because I make a lot and can't eat it fast enough.
Truth be told I really don't / won't eat meat that has been cooked and refrozen. BLECH.....

My Bella is lying at my feet- my coffee is gone, finished speaking with my daily conversation with the DS- now I guess I need to get moving!

I want to find some sorta active meet up- or class- something I can do a couple times a week that I pay for (I will show up then)- To get me slowly back into the staying moving and active. So I will look into that today.

I pick up the kids tomorrow at the airport- in the afternoon. I will bring them back here feed them and send them on their way. They will be exhausted- 30 hour flight. And 2PM my time is like 2 am their time- it will be a huge jet lag. So it will be interesting to see what they want to do. I will make a pot of something simple- make soup- or BBQ Pork.

Ok all today I am totally on plan! And going to move and get some fresh water.

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