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

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    I stumbled through and got my first 4 blocks done. I sewed and ripped and sewed and ripped I don't know how many times. There was nothing easy about it. There are just so many seams that need to be going the right direction. Hopefully it will get easier as I go along.
    Irish, I can't believe that was your first quilt. Wow! Very nice job! I don't know if I would have stuck with it if I had done one that hard for my first.
    Hubby just got home for the weekend so we just had dinner. There is so much work to do in this house with all the boxes to unpack. I don't know what we are going to do with all this stuff.
    Something ate the tuna in the dish on the front porch this afternoon. I don't know if it was the kitten or not.

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    I had to laugh at the something ate the tuna - around here it could be a coyote or a bear.

    If you have four blocks done, you are 1/3 done. You have to remember I come from a long background of apparel sewing. When the Prayers and Squares Coordinator asked me to be one of the 12 quilt makers just as my doctor took my fun of substitute para pro-ing away from me, it was a window opening. I jumped in and didn't look back. I didn't find out until much later that partial seams were considered difficult. Apparently M Hawley gives good instructions. There are other quilts in her FQ books that I want to try if I ever get caught up with the 'have to' ones. I think figuring out how to lay that one out on the diagonal was the hardest part. It's so much easier with a design wall rather than the LR floor. That and the color - I don't like blue and particularly Country Blue. Thank goodness for the burgundy and the print from WalMart.

    I need to jumpstart a weight loss. Vegetarian for a few days? An icky drink concoction?

    The pain clinic that did the steroid injections in my SI joints in my back is one of the four in the state to receive the meningitis tainted steroids. I will probably be getting a phone call Monday.

    I finished my chicken/rice soup and a butternut squash for dinner. For some reason, I'm not hungry tonight. Usually this is my 'starving' time. Maybe I need a squash every evening.

    To the farm market tomorrow. I want a cauliflower and I saw some Jonagold apples there one day. I have a friend who likes them like I like Michigan McIntoshes, so I will get him some.

    I am losing weight and getting healthier.

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    Hi,
    Its difficult to loss weight. Its big problem for old people in old age.There are some healthy tips of weight loss for Old age people;First one is be honest with yourself, Don't cut out all the food you enjoy,Always measure alcohol consumed at home carefully,Use scales in the kitchen,exercising is the key to success with sustained weight loss, I think it is a good idea to buy some new clothes when you are down a size. These are the light and simple things to weight loss.

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    Wow I have missed alot the last few days. I didn't think I was away. Never got any email notices like I usually do.

    Kathleen- take care of yourself don't over do with that arm.

    So many of you expecting grandchildren. My DS and DIL have talked about starting a family soon. I still want them to wait a little but not my choice.

    Irish- I pray that you did not get one of the tainted steroids when you got your injection.

    No news yet on the job front, but being it was the end of the week I really didnt expect to hear anything today.

    I am trusting that God will give me the right job at the right money I need.

    No fried foods.........that will be a good one, and a challenge. I will do my best.

    Stay warm, the temps here are dropping about 25 degrees from yesterday.
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    Irish, sorry. 'jump starting' a diet never, never works for me. i just have to take it one meal at a time, and one impulse at a time. like an alcholic.
    oatmeal and 1/2 C. skim milk for breakfast. sometimes a fruit, or tomatoe juice, and black coffee.
    lunch, lean meat about 4 oz. and a carb free veg.(up to two cups.)
    dinner the same thing. i occasionally throw in a bread or carb. no sugar, if i can help it.
    lite greek yogart, diet jello, or a fresh fruit for in between meal snack. I follow this to the best of my ablility. once a week i may allow my self a very small dessert.
    all this being said, now i will confess and say, i don't think i am going to lose anything this week, because i have just been eating toooo much of the right stuff this week.
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    Oh my Judy that is scary about the injection! I will keep my fingers crossed that everything is okay. I have a difficult time remembering exact colors. Nothing ever looks the same in my house as anywhere else. Gosh I haven't had cauliflower in awhile, now I'm really hungry for it.

    Cindy I think the waiting to hear would be so hard, but I'm sure it will be good news.

    Me too sewNso, ate the right foods just too much. But I did manage to go without Pepsi for a whole day! Doesn't seem like much, but for me that's a long time.

    I think my goal for this weekend is to do at least one hike in the Fall Hiking Spree http://www.summitmetroparks.org/acti...ing-Spree.aspx, maybe I can get the boys to go as well. We used to do this every year when the boys were in scouting, but haven't done it since. It should be beautiful this week.
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    Irish, I am praying you got the non-tainted injection. How scary!
    Something ate the tuna again last night. I sure hope it wasn't a bear! I don't even put out birdseed anymore because of the bears coming around.
    My sister has lost over 20 lbs just by eating cinnamon and honey. She is no longer pre-diabetic. She also brought down her cholesterol. Could be the fish oil she was taking or maybe the cinnamon helped too. I think I might start eating or drinking honey and cinnamon. Here's the info. Sorry it is so long.

    Cinnamon and Honey

    Honey is the only food on the planet that will not
    spoil or rot. It will do what some call turning to sugar.
    In reality honey is always honey... However, when left in
    a cool dark place for a long time it will do what I rather
    call "crystallizing". When this happens I
    loosen the lid, boil some water, and sit the honey
    container in the hot water,
    turn
    off the heat and let it liquefy. It is then as good as it
    ever was. Never boil honey or put it in a microwave. To do
    so will kill the enzymes in the honey.

    Cinnamon
    and Honey
    Bet the drug companies won't like this
    one getting around. Facts on Honey and Cinnamon:
    It is found that a mixture of honey and
    Cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in
    most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today
    also accept honey as a 'Ram Ban' (very effective) medicine
    for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without
    any side effects for any kind of diseases.

    Today's
    science says that even though honey is sweet, if taken in
    the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic
    patients. Weekly World News, a magazine in
    Canada , in its issue dated 17 January,1995 has given the
    following list of diseases that can be cured by honey and
    cinnamon as researched by western scientists:


    HEART DISEASES:
    Make a
    paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread,
    instead of jelly and jam, and eat it regularly for
    breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and
    saves the patient from heart attack. Also,
    those who have already had an attack, if they do this
    process daily, they are kept miles away from the next
    attack. Regular use of the above process relieves loss of
    breath and strengthens the heart beat. In
    America and Canada , various nursing homes have treated
    patients successfully and have found that as you age, the
    arteries
    and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged;
    honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and
    veins.

    ARTHRITIS:

    Arthritis
    patients may take daily, morning and night, one cup of hot
    water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of
    cinnamon powder. If taken regularly even chronic arthritis
    can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the
    Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors
    treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon
    Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast,
    they found that within a week, out of the 200 people so
    treated, practically 73 patients were totally relieved of
    pain, and within a month, mostly all the patients who
    could not walk or move around because of arthritis started
    walking without pain.

    BLADDER
    INFECTIONS:
    Take two tablespoons of
    cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of
    lukewarm
    water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the
    bladder.

    CHOLESTEROL:

    Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of
    Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to
    a cholesterol patient, was found to reduce the level of
    cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours.
    As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken
    three times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured.
    According to information received in the said Journal,
    pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of
    cholesterol.

    COLDS:
    Those suffering
    from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon
    lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for
    three days. This process will cure most chronic
    cough, cold, and clear the sinuses.


    UPSET STOMACH:
    Honey taken with
    cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears
    stomach
    ulcers from the root.

    GAS:

    According to the studies done in India and Japan , it
    is revealed that if Honey is taken with cinnamon powder
    the stomach is relieved of gas.


    IMMUNE
    SYSTEM:

    Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the
    immune system and protects the body from bacteria and
    viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has
    various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use
    of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight
    bacterial and viral diseases.


    INDIGESTION:
    Cinnamon
    powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before
    food relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.


    INFLUENZA:
    A scientist in Spain has
    proved that honey contains a natural ' Ingredient' which
    kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu..


    LONGEVITY:
    Tea made with honey and
    cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages
    of old age. Take four spoons of honey, one spoon of
    cinnamon powder, and three cups of water and boil to make
    like tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It
    keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life
    spans also increase and even a 100 year old, starts
    performing the chores of a 20-year-old.

    PIMPLES:
    Three
    tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder
    paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and
    wash it next morning with warm water. If done daily for
    two weeks, it removes pimples from the root.


    SKIN INFECTIONS:

    Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on
    the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types
    of skin
    infections.

    WEIGHT LOSS:
    Daily
    in the morning one half hour before breakfast on an empty
    stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and
    cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. If taken
    regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese
    person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not
    allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the
    person may eat a high calorie diet.


    CANCER:

    Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed
    that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been
    cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of
    cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one
    teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month three times a
    day.

    FATIGUE:
    Recent studies have shown
    that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather
    than being detrimental to the strength of the body..
    Senior citizens, who take honey and cinnamon powder in
    equal parts, are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who
    has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey
    taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon
    powder, taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at
    about 3:00 P.M. when the vitality of the body starts to
    decrease, increases the vitality of the body within a
    week.

    BAD BREATH:
    People of
    South America , first thing in the morning, gargle with
    one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot
    water, so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.


    HEARING LOSS:
    Daily
    morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in
    equal parts restores hearing. Remember when we were kids?
    We had toast with real butter and cinnamon sprinkled on
    it!

    You
    might want to share this information with a friend,
    kinfolks and loved ones. Everyone needs healthy help
    information ~ what they do with it is up to them ~ share
    with your buddies!!!!!




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    HEEE HEEE HEEE! Is it OK to think it is funny if I just heard that Friday was the day from hell at school. Possibly the worst day ever. I love it. One kid had diarhea twice. The kid who is in a harness any time we leave the classroom was completely off the hook. They tried to send him home but couldn't get in touch with anyone. The kid who we think has multiple personalities(he is in first grade) and is bipolar stripped down while in time out and threw his underwear at them etc........She said too much went on to send in a text. The sub was useless. Pretty much sat there stunned.
    Ha HA

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    Meanmom, it would be great if you can get a good laugh plus get a new job out of your day off. You would think the teacher would maybe appreciate you a little more after that day but she doesn't sound like the type of person who would.

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    Oh my goodness, that does like a day from hell. Sounds to me like you might be a calming influence on the class just by being there, hope someone in power recognizes that.

    Pam the info on honey and cinnamon is very interesting. I know cinnamon has some great benefits, but I think the honey would have to be real and probably raw honey. Most of the stuff in the grocery store is really just sugar.
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    Yes, would definitely need to be real honey. I also know that if you use honey from the area you live, it will help with allergies. I eat a tsp in the morning and another in the evening if my allergies are acting up. Works like magic.

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    Laurie, the hike looks wonderful. Go today if you have leaves. The winds and rains yesterday removed many of ours, but we are weeks ahead of you. I like a walking stick or exercise poles. Five years ago when I didn't have a dog, I cut down bamboo cross country ski poles to the exact height of commercial ski walking poles. It's unbelievable how much they toned my midsection and took the pressure off my knees. I got Lily and went to one, I got Moira and went to none. I did use them Tuesday on our hike, thank goodness. I am very good with colors, but I had a scrap with me yesterday. Neither the LQS owner or I noticed the cream selvage on one and a blue selvage on the other. It's been washed - it lost a lot of dye and it's Shadow Play. The heads of cauliflower at the farm market are huge - as big as three in the store. My daughter was driving and ready to check out, so I only bought the apples I went after. It's only 1 1/2 miles so it's no big deal to go back. on the Pepsi. In two more days, you'll only want it on very hot days. It's been 18 years (osteoporosis and pop/soda is a no go) and I still want a Coke when I'm tired and it's very hot out. Try sparkling water and fruit juice if it's the carbonation you miss.

    sewNso, I generally eat the right foods, though I eat too much sugar, but not the right amounts. Your portions sound like snacks to me. I will try harder. I spent the first 38 years of my life trying to gain weight and I've never learned to eat smaller amounts.

    Pam, thank you for the info on the cinnamon. I will print it as soon as I hookup my new printer. I can't repair this one. I've tried all week. The honey is already in my diet - honey and vinegar for muscle spasms, etc., I take a cinnamon capsule everyday, and I eat a lot of cinnamon, but I can easily mix the two and ingest it in some form, but not the recipes that say to boil it. My honey is raw and I don't want to kill the enzymes. I thought when I read your first sentence that your sister ate only cinnamon and honey like a fast. Whoops.

    meanmom, Yes, you can get pleasure from the teacher's day from he!! as long as no one was hurt. Let's hope she sees you job in a different light and shows more appreciation after that kind of day. Obviously, you are a calming force in that room. Is this in a regular ed school or total special ed? I'm sorry, but I laughed out loud when I read your account of her day.

    I'm not worried about the injection. It's been two months - if I were going to become ill, I'd have done it by now - maybe my honey and cinnamon killed the bacteria, lol. I felt sorry for the young doctor on TV last night. He said they are want to help alleviate patient's pain, not cause more. He was a little pale.

    Crazy day. Sun, rain, sun, rain, etc. Have a great day. Take pleasure in whatever you do - be sure to do something for yourself.

    I am losing weight and getting healthier. I am going to go pick some mint and makes one of my concoctions.
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    be careful meanmoma. we don't want them to find any of your teasing posts. s--t sure would hit the fan then.
    BUT, i sure do understand your glee, and am glad they got their 'due'. usually it works out that way. don't know how you do that job. i sure couldn't.

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    It's definitely true that once you put something on here or anywhere on the 'Net, it's not private. I was following a Pinterest link to see some Spicy Spirals. I was surprised to see two of mine there, but even more surprised to see the BACK of my son's quilt with his daughters' pictures. I try not to post pictures of my family, especially the young ones and the gorgeous ones. I am very upset but I know there's nothing I can do about it. It's my fault for showing the QB the back of his quilt.

    On that subject, do you feel Paypal is secure? D listed his truck on Craigslist and a woman from Florida wants to pay him with Paypal. I think it's a secure thing, but when you are talking over $10,000, I'd question it, too. I told him to call his bank to ask.

    I have a horrible pain today. It's been checked by my doctor - he feels it is arthritis from my upper back affecting one rib. It rough today. I may have to hit the heavy meds, but not before I finish driving to the market.

    Cinnamon and honey on a banana tastes very good.

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    Fons and Porter had a segment on partial seams today. They make it look so easy. I think the problem with mine is that my center square where everything connects is only 1 1/4 x 1 1/4.
    We have gotten the house somewhat put together and rid of some of the extra furniture. The LQS is closing and turning into a quilt retreat. I gave her a couch, 2 wingback chairs, 2 side tables and a coffee table. I probably could have sold them on Craig's List or a garage sale but I feel good about giving them to her.
    I am trying to get things organized to take to my retreat on monday. I will work on my Celtic blocks but I also am taking a UFO - baby quilt that just needs the binding. I have the binding all ready to put on and the quilt squared up. I was thinking I just might want some hand work to do while chatting with all the nice ladies. I also need to get groceries for the meal that I am making.

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    Yes waiting is just as hard maybe even harder than know you are not wanted in a job. One of the jobs I am waiting to hear from, when I did a follow up call, got the feeling that I was being bolown off, like he was not really interested and made excuses. And when he called me back the other day he said I was is top candidate had to wait due to some corporate issues with expanding. Talk about suprised. I am now waiting to hear from 2 companies, one is part time and one is full time.

    Pam - thanks for sharing about the cinnamon and honey. I do a lot of local raw honey and haven't had the problems with my allegeriess as I have in te past.

    LaurieJo - The hike looks fun and exciting, enjoy the changes of seasons. Also received your FQ this week.

    Irish - Prayers for you feeling better.

    Ladies enjoy your weekend, I need to get ready for my weekly date, he is taking me for a good steak, will eat smart. After that not sure what we will do.

    Be smart, make wise choices, Keep up all the good hard work you have been doing to keep losing your weight. You didn't put it on all at once, so it wont come off overnight. (I wish it did though) LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam H View Post
    Fons and Porter had a segment on partial seams today. They make it look so easy. I think the problem with mine is that my center square where everything connects is only 1 1/4 x 1 1/4.
    We have gotten the house somewhat put together and rid of some of the extra furniture. The LQS is closing and turning into a quilt retreat. I gave her a couch, 2 wingback chairs, 2 side tables and a coffee table. I probably could have sold them on Craig's List or a garage sale but I feel good about giving them to her.
    I am trying to get things organized to take to my retreat on monday. I will work on my Celtic blocks but I also am taking a UFO - baby quilt that just needs the binding. I have the binding all ready to put on and the quilt squared up. I was thinking I just might want some hand work to do while chatting with all the nice ladies. I also need to get groceries for the meal that I am making.
    Pam.........maybe she will give you a time at the retreat at no charge since you donated the furniture. That would be nice, you have saved her a bunch of money. Enjoy your retreat next week, and I have to agree with you about the size of the center block being part of the problem. I hate working with pieces that small.
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    Time at a retreat sounds like a good trade to me. We did go on the hike, weather was perfect. Cool enough that we needed jackets, but the walking kept us warm enough. The trees are mostly still green but some lovely golden spots (that didn't really show up well on film, the light was wrong). We did the quarry hike today http://www.summitmetroparks.org/App_...l_maps/dlq.pdf

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    Irish I am praying that your injection was not a bad one. I hope your pain gets better without it lasting too long. The school where I work is a a regular school I am in a special ed classroom. We aren't supposed to have kids with mental illness but we do be cause it would cost about 4 times as much for him to be elsewhere. That is not a typical day. A typical day is very demanding and hectic but usually not that bad. In my opinion part of the problem is how the teacher handles some of the discipline. In general she is a very good teacher. We have a wide range of ability levels in the room.Anywhere from a kid who according to his IEP makes no purposeful movements (he isn't quite that low) to a pretty typical low first grader. There are 9 kids and none of them can do anything by themselves. She definitely has her pet students. Having enough help is a calming help in the room. Hopefully thing will go smoothly on Monday. The other aide is going to be out since her daughter hurt her knee and is having an MRI on Monday.
    I am going to try the honey treatment. I have some local raw honey. I was taking cinnamon capsules for a while but kept burping them and it grossed me out so I quit. My eating has been awful the last couple of days. I am going to behave tomorrow. My DD and SIL and grandson are here. They have been a bad influence. We had pizza at 11:00 last night.
    Irish I made a pizza crust out of cauliflower. I thought it was good. My DH liked it until I told him what it was. He is like that about thing that is why I rarely tell him what is in his food. I got the recipe at www.detoxinista.com. There are a bunch of interesting recipes there.

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    This fresh homegrown cauliflower doesn't need any embellishing, but I'll save the recipe for later. I like the recipes on the site. Are you on a food combining diet? I have the books, but haven't used it as much as I should. As far the rib pain goes, I've had it before though not as severe and it didn't last too long. I put a narrow back brace on it so I could walk the dogs. It seemed to help, but it was still not fun. I look like I suddenly grew a cup size - must the brace pushing fat up.

    I refuse to worry about the tainted injection, but seeing the word steroids in print has reminded me that every time I've had oral steroids, I have gained weight and it was around for a long time. The other injected one I had didn't do it so I thought I would be okay, but this was into the SI joints guided by a fluorescope and it was a larger amount, times two. First the pain killer, then the dye, then the steroids on each side. Luckily, my friend insisted on driving me. Otherwise the 50 miles home would have been interesting. So that explains the excess weight since the end of July. Good. Now I know I will get rid of it eventually. All this compliments of my insurance company. They won't okay a referral to the orthopedic surgeon for this surgery unless it comes through a pain clinic and this procedure is done. The injection alone was $700. No wonder insurance is so high.

    I'm seriously considering looking for new homes for Lily and Moira, but they 7 and 5 year old former strays. They deserve better than I may be able to give them soon. I was going to look for a foster home for 2 months, but if I they could have a new home, it might be better. Problems? Lily is shy and Moira has allergies. Will someone else give them the care they need?

    I am ahead of my schedule (self imposed) on the bazaar quilt, so tonight I can put the strips together and put on the mismatched brown 1st border.

    I had a grilled cheese sandwich and cauliflower for dinner. I think I could do that every day for a while. Nope, I have a 9 pound head of cabbage to deal with, so I will making a lot of cabbage soup. Good thing I like it.

    Eat clean, drink lots of water and exercise. If we do that, how can we not lose weight. Uh, I missed one for me - eat clean, but eat in moderation!!! You can overeat the good stuff, too.

    I am losing weight and getting healthier.

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    I just ran across the Detoxinista website and some of the recipes sounded interesting. I am trying to cut way back on my carbs and my DH has really really high cholesterol. I try to sneak in veggies and low fat where ever I can. My family usually has no idea what they are eating. When they see me cooking they inform me they aren't eating it and I tell them they have been for years. There are many sneaky ways to cut fat etc. Also my SIL and nephew are gluten free and there are a lot of interesting ways for GF on there. I cook GF for all family gatherings. I used the cauliflower crust as the base for an appetizer.

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    Irish, that is so sad to be thinking about giving away your dogs. I'm sure there are good homes with good people to take care of them if you feel that is what you have to do. Is this because you will be having surgery?
    You made me hungry for grilled cheese. I was going to pick up subway subs to eat during the packer game but I think I will make grilled cheese instead.

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    Irish, I know you will do what is best for you and your furbabies. I pray if you do decide to find a home for them that the right person is there. No doubts in your mind.
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    Oh some yummy looking recipes on that site! Of course the ones I gravitate to the most are the dessserts lol. Cauliflower and grilled cheese sounds yummy too, or even just cauliflower with cheese sauce yummo. Didn't go on another hike today, too cold. I will probably go for a walk after dinner.
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    The right home??? Six years ago I had emergency surgery on my right foot - the bunion joint exploded - only I could have that happen, and I felt I needed to rehome the Texas Heeler (AU Cattledog/AU Shepherd) as she was the dog from he11 and I wasn't quite through civilizing her. The rescue wouldn't answer my calls or emails so I put an add in the paper. I screened people better than an adoption agency (43 calls). I also was yelled at. A woman thought because I had posted an ad, I had no right to withhold the dog from her. The rescue called - they could take her back on Sunday and my surgery wasn't until Monday, so okay. Ha, I called the surgeon and asked him to put a very protective cast on my foot - no flimsy boot, and Sasha and I got along just fine. I have been watching the dogs and I think I could handle one, but will be Lily be brokenhearted if I take Moira away?? City dogs have to be walked and I don't want to wait until they are too old to rehome if I can't do it. Decisions, decisions.

    I went to my oldest daughter's house today for her b'day. Her son in laws cooked and her youngest daughter cleaned up. K did make her own dessert. I took L & M for the first time. At first they hung back because I wasn't out with them, but then they figured out they could run all over. I have two tired furgirls tonight. 40 acres to run on is dog heaven. Moira rolled in something - I think duck doodoo - so she's had a spot bath. Strip steak, barbequed pork, and chicken tenders on the grill. Some fancy grilled potatoes by the youngest GSIL and salad made by a GGS. Not fancy, but very good. THe oldest GSIL is a good grill cook.

    My rib is better. 2 good hours this morning, then moderate pain with severe moments for a few hours , then back to just light, so I don't think this time it will last long. My friend did say he'd take me to Traverse this week if I can't drive that far. I think he just likes to drive my car.

    Laurie, I agree the cauliflower with cheese sauce sounds good. I like 2% milkfat CoJack or Cheddar. I even use sharp for cooking - more cheese flavor with less cheese. No walk today. It's okay to take one day a week off, though I rarely get to because my walking partners don't need a day off, but they're covered today. It must be because fall and root vegetables are all over, but I just want cooked veggies - beans, cabbage soup, cauli/cheese, etc. A few weeks vegetarian wouldn't hurt.

    meanmom, I'll see what the food combining book says about high cholesterol It makes a strong case for only eating meat with veggies, bread with veggies but not bread with meat. Fruit must be alone. Doesn't fit the American way of eating, but both the Diamonds and the new book are pretty emphatic about it. That is, of course, very simplified and may be incorrect as I haven't read the book in a long time. Basis: different foods take different enzymes and different digestion times and you're screwing up you entire system if you don't combine foods correctly.

    I am losing weight and getting healthier.
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