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Thread: October 2012 Weight Loss Adventure with a Prize!!!!!

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    More veggies is a good thing. I go to a nutrition class that my Endocrinologist wants me to go to and the Nutritionist stresses eating veggies. She wants us to eat 2 cups of cooked veggies for lunch every day. That's 2 cups of cooked veggies, not 2 cups of veggies, cooked. I am not so good at getting that in. Though I do have about a cup of veggies in my eggs every morning.


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    Lucky me, I love veggies, just don't get to cook that much anymore being on shifts. I try to cook large quantities when I'm off so DH & DD have things to eat while I'm at work, plus I have stuff to take to eat. I'll be going to buy broccoli, brussel sprouts and cauliflower soon, from the Amish. I usually take my Mom and we fill the car. Then come home and blanch and freeze it all. I can eat broccoli till it comes out my ears. The cauliflower I cook and put in the food processor with herbs, butter, garlic & cheese. I make "fake" potatoes. Love it that way.
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    ct'y hs qlt----and eating those 2 veggies will really help you lose wt. me too. but i try to add in beets, carrots, fresh salads, g.beans, sqaush, and okra and tomatoes. those are the things i raise so try and use them. good luck this month everyone.

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    The winner for September with an 11 lb weight loss is sewNso. Congrats. Keep up your hard work.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    I see you all talking about baking and being gluten free. I am including a reciepe I found on FB, at you can put just about anything in it you like. I copies the reciepe then copied some of the comments that was posted about it for my reference. I haven't tried them yet because I don't have all the ingredients but it looks very good.

    The most awesome breakfast cookie ever - and no flour, no sugar, no dairy.

    1.5 cups of oats,
    2-3 super ripened bananas
    ,1 cup of unsweetened applesauce,
    Add walnuts, pecans, splash of almond,
    a handful of craisins,
    and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
    Just throw everything together, mix it up pretty well, throw it on a baking sheet at 350 for about 35 minutes and then go to town! Great and


    I added 1/4 cup flax seeds, 1 Tbls brown sugar, and added 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts, and 1/2 cup of almond butter. They are very good!

    For those who have asked, we use old fashioned, thick cut oats. Yes, they are drop cookies and yes, bake for 35 minutes. I don't think they are like granola, but not like other oatmeal cookies either. We have also added 1/2 cup peanut butter and mini dark chocolate chips, and we have also made them using raisins instead of craisins and adding chopped walnuts

    You can use regular oats or quick..you can also add raisins craisins cranberries, whatever you want..I do one with 2 cups of oats and 8 ounces of applesauce or anything pureed as long as it's 8 ounces and skip the bananas and it makes healthy pet cookies too

    oh, so yummy! I make these OFTEN.. almost every week. these make a great breakfast on the go! my recipe is a bit different: 2 cups quick oatmeal, and 1/2 c applesauce, and add 1/4 c milk. but the rest of the recipe is same as yours. AND I always add some chopped nuts (for some protein) and many times i add a few mini chocolate chips - for my chocolate fix! : )
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    Congratulations, sewNso. I had a feeling it would be you. I hope you like autumn themed fabrics.

    I am ready to make some granola. I bought another one at the health food store yesterday that smells like stale oil. It's prepackaged from a good company and not due out until April of next year. The last one was a bulk item so I wasn't as surprised. I will take it back and get the ingredients to make my own. It sounds like your recipe could be baked broken up for granola, Cindy. I do have all the ingredients though I think I'd like less (or no) banana and more other pureed fruit. I'm not a fan of cooked bananas. If I leave it as a cookie, I will have to make either two or three - probably three, otherwise I'd eat the whole thing at once.

    I'm tired. I pulled more weeds, did some TV exercises and sewed a strip of blocks in my quilt. I'm having reservations about this being a bazaar quilt, but I don't know what I'd do with it if I don't use it for that. No red or yellow rooms here. Whoops, the laundry room is yellow and pink, but it doesn't need a quilt and certainly not this one with so much red. Off to clean the kitchen before my daughter comes to go out to dinner.

    Have a wonderful month, everyone, newcomers and returnees alike. I will post a list on the 4th.
    I AM losing weight and getting healthier.
    Judy

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    wow, thank you. i am so excited.

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    I have a few bananas in the freezer, but no applesauce. I think I have everything else. I will check it out for when I do my next shopping. I think that you could change to any fruit pruee. Give it a try and see what happens.

    I have used my bananas for banana nut bread in the past.

    Judy- i wonder if it is possible that even thou the granola wasn't out of date it they didnt use some older oil not realizing that it would go rancid. I have gotten one like that before.

    So what is everyone working on these days? I am still working on the t-shirt quilts.


    Remember you are in control of what you put in your body and what you choose to do. Drink your water and eat your veggies.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    sewNso - congratulations!!!!! That is AWESOME!!!!! Keep up the good work!!!!

    Irish - I need to pull weeds. Just can't seem to get motivated to do that one chore. Maybe this weekend in the evenings after work if the weather is good. Rainy today, so not going to happen. I need to cut back my butterfly bushes as well, they've taken over!!

    I'm working on making a Mondo Bag (quiltsmart) with my Ravens football fabric. Also got the fabric to put the finish the borders on my flannel quilt. And I have a quilt on the longarm waiting for me to quilt - still working out the design. My quilting room is a wreck right now, stuff everywhere. Need to really reorganize.
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    COngratulations Sewnso. 11 pounds puts me to shame. If you can do it, I'll try very hard to give you a run for your money (or fat quaters) in October.
    Kathleen

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    vanogay. bring it on. this will be my 3rd month of dieting. and since i won the FQ this month, i can't next. but we'll do a mini 'run for the money', just between the 2 of us, if you want. winner gets an extra 2 FQ. what say? about the 3rd month, or after 20 lbs, i usually 'lose it'.

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    Cindy, I have made those cookies several times they are really good

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    I am working on my 12 identical blocks for a block swap. I have the first 4 almost done. I hope to finish during a retreat next week. They are getting a little easier and looking better as I go along. I have to have them done by the end of this month.
    Is anyone going to the quilt show in Houston? I am thinking about going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewNso View Post
    vanogay. bring it on. this will be my 3rd month of dieting. and since i won the FQ this month, i can't next. but we'll do a mini 'run for the money', just between the 2 of us, if you want. winner gets an extra 2 FQ. what say? about the 3rd month, or after 20 lbs, i usually 'lose it'.
    I'm in for a "Mini Run" just between the 2 of us. An extra 2 FQ? Okay. With that kind of incentive, I'd better do something - other than just hold it which is what I did in September.
    Kathleen

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    I've made both banana bread and cake, but not for me. I have some little containers of mango, raspberry, strawberry sauce so I can use some of those. Hummingbird cake with bananas, pineapple and pecans with cream cheese frosting has to be good if you like cooked bananas. I'll take mine without the bananas, then it would be a Mexican Wedding cake. I eat a raw banana almost every day for potassium for my heart. Just don't cook them.

    My oldest daughter took me to the only waterfall in the lower peninsula of Michigan before we went to dinner. The colors of the trees are magnificent. I thought I wanted my ashes sprinkled at the waterfall, but the hike was a little rough. Two of my daughters would have difficulty, so it's back to the drawing board. I had my phone in my pocket because I forgot my camera. I was so busy trying to stay on the little walking bridge and not slide into the creek after I got across that I forgot to take any pictures. Oh well, mind pictures are better.

    I had a meaty omelet and a fruit cup at Bob Evans' for dinner. Off to walk the dogs again and then back to the bazaar quilt. I may go to bed early. I've had more fresh air today than I normally get.

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    Hiking in the woods to see a waterfall sounds like way more fun than spending the afternoon/evening running errands, which is how I spent my day. I am bushed but didn't really get much exercise since I was in and out of the car. I didn't even spend as much time moving around at work today, had to work on a spreadsheet so I was planted at my desk. I will have to make time tomorrow to go for a walk at the very least. Those cookies sound yummy, and much healthier than my oatmeal no bake cookies!
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    Off to take mom to the doctors, following up on the CT that was done last week.

    My depression is getting so bad right now, I just want to hid from everything. I have been out of work now for 5 months and with every place I apply i get rejected. I just dont know what to do anymore.

    I am trying to keep up my faith and trust in God but it is getting harder every day.

    Sorry for the negative....just needed to vent.
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    sandy, has anyone we know on here, ever made a success of the 'work on line, from home' ? i have tried to investigate it. MSN news on line had the names of the companies that do the hiring, but i missed it. meant to go back and catch them, but then couldn't find them. good luck to you.
    canned pumpkin for the last 3 or 4 days. it's a slow process. doing a canner full of salmon today.
    need to get on the excercise bike some today.
    and trying to get the little grandson from day care around 3:30. that's when they send them outside, and he has a cold, so am trying to get him over that.

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    I'm in for Oct. My suggestion for Tuesday's is no bread. I know that's a hard one but maybe for two days of the week.
    The cookies sound really interesting so will try them.
    Cindy hang in there the perfect job is just waiting for you to find. Now is a really hard time for everyone looking for a job so you are not alone out there. Keep your chin up you will find that job!
    Welcome to all who are new and returning. Together we can do this life change. One day at a time and one bite at a time.
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    Cindy, keep your spirits up. Drag yourself out even when you don't want to. I've been through what you're going through. You need to make yourself do things!!!! Depression is an ugly thing and if you don't fight it, it will win. I have faith in God and myself, and when it strikes, I strike back. Strike back Cindy!!!!! The more you get out and moving the better you're gonna feel. And this job thing takes time. I know you don't want to hear that, but it does. Took me almost a year, but I ended up with the perfect job for me at this time in my life. And I ended up with another whole group of awesome friends in the process. I'm not a "Jesus Freak" and I don't go shouting the word, but I do believe that he has a plan for all of us and we may not agree or understand but eventually everything works out. Keep the faith!!!

    And remember, you have all of us to vent to!!!! Vent away!!!!
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    Cindy, there are a lot of us suffering with depression. My heart goes out to you. Mine gets bad this time of year because we don't have a lot of sunshine. And yes, I tend to hide inside. With DH out of town, it is easier to deal just with myself. But if I put something on my calendar, then I tend to get "going". My big thing is getting dressed for the day - I must. And I now tell myself - just do something. Even if it's going through the mail or tossing junk.

    Brought all of the boxes from Mom's storage unit - what a mess around here. So am sorting pictures to go back to family members and such. Have about a dozen boxes of her things and ours ready for the garage sale. All of this must be done before tomorrow noon.

    Have TMJ in one ear and again this morning it is letting me know it's not happy. So must go put some medicine in my ear and have some veggies for lunch.

    Remember to be good to you!!!
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    Di, are you using a mouth guard at night? I've been known to wear one during the day if I'm in a stressful situation. I have to decide whether to continue going to Curves. I had agrophobia at one time and still have trouble leaving the house. Do I want to commit to going out three times a week? Besides, I've herniated L4 and L5 at three times and the weights seem to be bothering those two vertebrae. I have no cartilage in that area so I'm a little cautious. My TV exercises may be better for me. I also have a sunlamp for the months when it isn't as sunny. I often use in the evening if I need extra light for sewing. It doesn't interfere with my sleep, but then not much does.

    I wish I had the ambition to sort through my pictures. I tell my kids to bring a shoebox on holidays so we can start, but my youngest daughter throws a monkey wrench in that by insisting we play games.

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    Got some extra veggies today by having vegetable beef soup. It was a nice size bowl and really full of the veggies. Enjoyed it - then had a second cup of soup at church dinner - a small one - this time it was baked potato soup. I still need to cut down on servings.
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    Thanks for all the encouraging words. I know that is one thing we are all good about. I did get out of the house today for a little more than just taking mom to the doctors. We did go do a bit of grocery shopping and she took me out to lunch.

    Tomorrow I am going to do some cleaning, laundry and then do more than look at the t-shirt quilt on the design wall. LOL I have let my depression keep me from doing it. I have that one plus 2 others to do. Also a quilt top someone wants me to sandwich and stitch in the ditch it. And they need to be done by the end of the year. I need to stop procrasting on doing them.

    You guys are all great.

    Keep up your hard work on doing what you need to to lose your weight. Now that weather has cooled down, I am gonna try to get mom to go walking with me as she needs to lose also.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    Oh shoot, I forgot to buy oatmeal today. No cookies for me.
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