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Old 10-23-2012, 08:16 PM   #511
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Had to laugh at the "candy drawer". I always had one too, now when the kids come over they always pull open that drawer, go, yuck, and move on . Nothing it it but very high percent dark, dark chocolate! They also miss the bowl of Dove Milk Chocolates I usually had sitting around.
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Hi Y'all
Yippee!
I got my HST (Hated Sales Tax) done! Also hooked up the new PVR to TV (which I also figured out & set up); got all my gadgets working...
Yesterday my order of clothes arrived from Old Navy yesterday, tried them all on & I like most of 'em... packed up the things that I didn't & its ready to mail. So fun having some cute tops!
You know, I'm just so happy that my foggy-brain is going away... any one of those things would have been a huge challenge for me... of course I've been working on the books to get the HST done, but it had lots left to do.
Thanks Carolyn- I tried doing a few with both 5 lb wts in one hand... does feel more like it would do something! I really need to decide what I'm going to do about toning up, what kind of equipment I need, etc. Don't have room for a huge appliance... & a set of wts. seems so masculine!
Shelby's testing the limits yesterday & today... trying out "self-will" to the things she doesn't want to do not fun. Comes with the territory though I guess.
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Hi Y'all
Yippee!
I got my HST (Hated Sales Tax) done! Also hooked up the new PVR to TV (which I also figured out & set up); got all my gadgets working...
Yesterday my order of clothes arrived from Old Navy yesterday, tried them all on & I like most of 'em... packed up the things that I didn't & its ready to mail. So fun having some cute tops!
You know, I'm just so happy that my foggy-brain is going away... any one of those things would have been a huge challenge for me... of course I've been working on the books to get the HST done, but it had lots left to do.
Thanks Carolyn- I tried doing a few with both 5 lb wts in one hand... does feel more like it would do something! I really need to decide what I'm going to do about toning up, what kind of equipment I need, etc. Don't have room for a huge appliance... & a set of wts. seems so masculine!
Shelby's testing the limits yesterday & today... trying out "self-will" to the things she doesn't want to do not fun. Comes with the territory though I guess.
WOW Debby - what a great report!!

Makes me wonder if I have foggy brain because I often think every single thing is a challenge. My favorite thing to say is, "It just takes time and effort!" meaning - I have neither going for me right now....
I am amazed at the people who are able to make themselves do all the things needing doing...

I never feel "tired" during the day, but so often frazzled.

See how I turned that around to talking about me me me me me??
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Again - congrats to you. That is a LOT.
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Debby, glad you are feeling better and taking things more under control. DD mentions frequently that she is so glad to be out from under the carb fog she was in.
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Hi ladies..

Now to bed...

Debby: Yup, 10 pounds does build muscle faster, I think.. Good for you..and have fun with your new clothes.

Fun night at the queening of Queen Neelah. Two "out of town" girls won Queen and 1st runner up. They deserved it, though...

I get tired around 4 p.m..It's like the circadian rhythm thing..Have a little food and then perk up.

See you in the a.m.
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WOW Debby - what a great report!!

Makes me wonder if I have foggy brain because I often think every single thing is a challenge. My favorite thing to say is, "It just takes time and effort!" meaning - I have neither going for me right now....
I am amazed at the people who are able to make themselves do all the things needing doing...

I never feel "tired" during the day, but so often frazzled.

See how I turned that around to talking about me me me me me??
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Again - congrats to you. That is a LOT.
The brain fog is one of the worst thyroid symptoms... its been with me for a long time.
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Ah, carb-fog? I know how carbs make me feel more like "drunk then brain-fog... brain fog is a thyroid symptom.
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Debby: Yup, 10 pounds does build muscle faster, I think.. Good for you..and have fun with your new clothes.
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Morning all!
Carolyn, you had another really busy day. Hope you have a few days at home coming up. I like to go but I really do like my at home time too. Always so many things that need to be done that I never seem to get to. Hmm, bet if this computer was out of the house for a week or two, things might be different, haha, but, I would not be happy!

I think I am home for today. Need to make some more of those pumpkin muffins, everyone really liked them. Going to replace a little of the almond flour with the almond bran, and also add nuts this time. Wish there were something that added what pumpkin does that was lower in carbs, but have no idea what that would be.

I am clear off of the diuretic now, first the Dr. lowered the combo BP pill/diurectic to contain half as much of the D, now this week I am taking that med just in a BP pill. Weight is up about 1 1/2 lbs, hope it is due to that. But, baby steps!

UTI slowly getting better and energy is back, which is so important.
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Yes Buffy, baby steps.
Your body will adjust correctly.
SO glad to hear the UTI is a little better and energy is better.

Happy day to all!
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Good morning!
Glad you're on the mend Buffy! I have a hard time without computer when we travel out of internet range on the moto... couple weeks ago we had a 8 hr. power outage... kind of reveals how dependent we are on electricity & computers! Not pretty.
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Hi gals..

Finished serving at the funeral dinner for a sweet lady of 89. Her dh had died this summer and she was ready to go be with him.

Glad you are on the mend, Buffy...Is there any preventative meds you can take for UTI's??

Weight was down a bit..Hurray..

Off to return my overdue library books..
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I just need to remember to up my probiotics.

Good to hear your weight is being good to you today Carolyn.
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I'm on my second round of homemade mayonnaise. I told my mother and sister I'm turning into a hippie!

I also made the Ranch Dressing in another jar. I hope it lasts a long time because it makes A LOT. I did not add whey to the Ranch.

I have a bag of unflavored (dry) whey I bought when I was going to make every low carb thing under the sun. I wonder if it could be used for whey when I make my hippie mayonnaise? THE EASIEST THING TO MAKE EVER.
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Busy day and busier day tomorrow and Friday. I'm on baby duty tomorrow and Friday so I made the lc/sf cheesecakes today and put in the fridge for Friday's dinner. Thank goodness we're having taco salad b/c I probably won't have the energy for a big, full course dinner! Grandmas wear out too easy. This grandma does anyway, lol.
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Hi ladies..

My probiotics are in the fridge...Have to remember to take them....Note to self..Take them.

Dh is coming home tomorrow night instead of Friday..One more day to do the laundry.

Ds is going to the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in KCity on Sat. night with his old roomie from KState.

I have to make that mayo.............
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Judy, don't you need to start wearing fringe and a headband????

Oh Sandy, you are going to be sooo tired by Monday. Wow. Are you going to have both the little ones or just the baby? And then, the dinner too.

Carolyn, I have some probiotics that don't seem to have to be refrigerated, so I put them in with my AM and PM meds, but this week I am taking extra and those are in the fridge.

Have mani/pedi today, very much needed, I missed my last appt. b/c I didn't feel well. Then on to pick up DGS for his allergy shot and he will want to go get some dinner with Mema before I take him home so we can catch up on all his news.

DD who is doing NK with me saw another new low today, she is sooo happy and I am so happy for her. My weight is being more stubborn but I did see a new BF% low on my "somewhat" accurate tanita scale this morning. The BF just keeps inching downward which if it is accurate at all, tells me this is working like it is supposed to.

I haven't taken the time to log my food this week and have to get back to doing that, I haven't eaten anything I shouldn't but have no idea if my protein/fat/carb % are anywhere near right.
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Headband and fringe.

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Are you using olive oil for your mayo Judy? The last time I made mine I used Hollywood safflower oil. Now I'm hearing that safflower oil being a seed causes inflammation. Just wanted to get your input on this. Personally I love the taste of the safflower mayo and want to keep using it. Just a little afraid of the olive oil because of the extra virgin. I haven't been able to find any thing not extra virgin around here.
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Hi Sharon,
I had good advice from Metqa and Buffy - do NOT use extra virgin olive oil.
It "tastes" too much.

I waited until I bought the lightest olive oil and that's what I've used. I suppose we could try to do everything perfectly, but I'll never get there. So if you love safflower oil and cannot find anything but extra virgin olive oil, I'd stick with what you're doing.

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Thank you Judy I think I'll do just that. I know the taste is so much better and there aren't any baddies put in if we do it ourselves. I figure you're ahead of the game.
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Morning gang!

Yes, Cindy, off to join the circus again, are you????

Ok, this is the third thread I have posted this on, just in case you haven't seen it on the other two, LOL

Some good news to report. Even though my weight loss is at turtle time, something started happening in just the last couple of weeks that is pretty exciting. I have a tanita scale that measures % of body fat. I know they aren't that accurate but they are consistent. When I started on Sept. 3rd, my BF was 50% on my scales and stayed there, say give or take 1 1/2 % points for over a month. Then, it started going down, little by little. This past 2 weeks, it has gone down to 45.6% this am and it is consistently this low the past few days. So, to me, that means how I am doing my NK is working just like it should, burning BF. And, I assume that the lower my % of BF gets, the more calories I will burn, even at rest,if I understand all that correctly.

DD is now down to 195!!! I am so thrilled for her, she is doing great and loving this WOE.

Took DGS for his allergy shot and we always go to dinner, at the place of his choice, afterwards. He chose Whataburger last night. I had a cheeseburger, no bun, and the lettuce that came with it with some of their yucky ranch dressing. Wow, compared to the yummy home made meals I make now, that was not good eating, but the company more than made up for it

Monday is my 8 week NK anniversary! Soooooo happy I found this WOE when I decided to come back to LC.
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Ok, I want to make some more of Barbo's rye bread today, for sandwiches, but, I also want to make a bread that I can toast. There are so many recipes out there, the almond bread looks promising, I just don't know which one to try. I gave away my bread machine so don't want anything that takes a lot of work, lazy me, just something that will toast and be a good platform for butter/jelly. What suggestions do you gals have for me?

Ok, read on another thread that Polaner SF fruit spread with fiber just has 2 carbs per T, and the apricot, which is my favorite flavor, only has 1. Now, I am brainstorming here but going to try mixing that, with, Walden Farms fruit spread. I like the taste of the WF's, just don't like the gel like texture. I think if I whisk the two together, it will be good and cut the carbs in half. Will report back.

Taking my 2 TX DD's to a concert at the casino tomorrow night, it is a stand up comic, and we are going ahead to eat the surf and turf buffet. They have king crab on Sat. nights and good boiled shrimp, plus a good salad bar. They also have a great dessert bar but I don't go near that these days. The only bad thing is the "so called melted butter" that you dip your crab in is come kind of yellow, oil that tastes ok but I am sure is bad for you. Might figure out a way to take some real butter in, or, might not be worth the effort for one meal.
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Oh I didn't know Polaner SF fruit spread was so low in carbs. I would like to know how or if you like mixing it with Walden Farms. I have the Walden Farms strawberry in the fridge. It's OK but only OK meaning - I wouldn't throw it out.

I hear you on any other Ranch dressing than I've just made.
Man oh man that is SO good. I might turn into an oil and vinegar dressing person at salad bars now - heavy on the oil.

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Ok, I also want to make a bread that I can toast. There are so many recipes out there, the almond bread looks promising, I just don't know which one to try.
Buffy if you are interested in doing a little mixing on the front end, I have just yesterday made Jef Eloff's 'bread'. It uses her baking mix which does have some oat flour in it, so not strictly grain free.
It makes a very nice microwave bread that can be used for grilled cheese and/or toasted. It made a LOT, too. And it's also a lot of calories (I think 220 +/- for the entire recipe). I cut the 'bread' in 2 slices and each was a very large slice. It doesn't have a lot of flavor, which is just fine with me. It also has a lot of protein, so.... not the friendliest for this WOE but if you just keep in mind how much and what you're adding, it can all work out.

Let me know if you want the recipes. I can do that!
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Buffy, that really is exciting news!! Now I wish I had one of those body fat scales. I used to have one but got rid of it when I got my new one. I might just have to start looking.
Let me know if you find a good toastable bread. I have to say I miss toast with over-easy eggs just about more than anything else!
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I've made this before - not the one I just spoke about but quite similar.
I bought a couple of small round casserole dishes - they sort of look like "personal" casseroles, but they are bigger than that. They are 4.5" in diameter so it's a big 'bread' when it comes out of the microwave; I make two slices out of it for toasting.
This recipe is Jennifer Eloff's:

ENGLISH MUFFIN (Jennifer Eloff)
I love this crispy English Muffin recipe. It is a take off of the one minute muffin (made with flax meal) on Lowcarfriends.com, but some of them have a sponge-like texture and this one does not. This recipe was born the day I opened my refrigerator and found nothing to spread my Strawberry Jam on. Try it – you will feel like you are cheating without a conscience. I think it is some kind of breakthrough.



1 egg
1/8 tsp salt (0.5 mL)
3 tbsp Gluten-Free Bake Mix, (45 mL)
1/4 tsp baking powder (1 mL)
2 tbsp shredded Monterey Jack (30 mL) cheese

In cereal bowl, beat egg and salt with fork. Add Gluten-Free Bake Mix, and baking powder. Whisk in well with fork. Stir in Monterey Jack cheese until well combined.

Nuke 1 minute and 10 seconds. Immediately loosen sides and invert muffin. Using a good, serrated bread knife, slice horizontally in two. Set an ordinary toaster to the last setting and toast. If desired, toast it one more time after that as well (maybe not for the full length of time - depends).

Helpful Hints: The muffin should be dry when inverted; i.e. no wet, soft spots in the center. My microwave oven is a powerful one and runs hot, so your times may differ depending on the strength of your microwave oven. This bread-like muffin may be used toasted for a variety of sandwiches or as a toasted bun for hamburgers. What is neat about this recipe is that it is ready in a jiffy. It doesn’t come more convenient than that! It is bland like an English muffin (have you ever had one not toasted?), therefore, great toasted and buttered with sugar free preserves or a little honey and shredded cheese to go with a cup of tea or coffee any time of day. Yummy! Essentially, it is "bread" in a jiffy for busy people.

I have also tried it with Pepper Jack Cheese in an Egg McMuffin. I used it in the muffin and also on top.

Yield: 1 serving
1 English Muffin
223.2 calories
13.1 g protein
16.0 g fat
5.2 g carbs

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I doubled this recipe and keep it in the refrigerator.

SPLENDID GLUTEN-FREE BAKE MIX (Jennifer Eloff)
Almond flour versus almond meal produces slight differences. Since my husband is merely intolerant of gluten, we use the garden variety oat flour by Arrowhead Mills. Gluten contamination is apparently minimal. The bold part about cookies is something I still need to verify soon, but it appears to be a better idea to use this bake mix cup-for-cup for cookies only as adding another egg usually changes the texture of the cookies too much.

1 2/3 cups almond flour, OR (400 mL)
(I use almond meal, i.e. ground sliced
almonds versus almond flour)
3/4 cup certified gluten-free oat flour (175 ml)
2 tbsp sifted coconut flour, (30 mL)
(Bob’s Red Mill®)
3/4 tsp xanthan gum (3 mL)

In large bowl, combine almond flour, OR almond meal, oat flour (if you are intolerant to gluten-free oat flour then substitute some other gluten-free flour like sorghum flour which others have had success with in the bake mix), coconut flour and xanthan gum. In container with airtight lid, place bake mix and shake the container well to combine. When measuring oat flour (not necessary with the other ingredients) into measuring cup, make sure to tap the cup on the counter top and fill to the top to get the correct yield for the bake mix. Keep bake mix at room temperature for up to one month or freeze for much longer storage.

Instructions: Substitute 1/4 cup (60 mL) additional bake mix when substituting for 1 cup (250 mL) or more than 1 cup (250 mL) flour in recipes and use 2 tbsp (30 mL) more if substituting for less than 1 cup (250 mL). Always begin by adding an extra egg in muffins, loaves, cakes and coffee cakes, except for cookies and except if bake mix required is less than or equal to 1 cup (250 mL). Withhold a quarter of the liquid/wet/fat ingredients; add in as needed (usually need it all). If batter after processing at least a minute is still too thick, add more of the liquid ingredients and if accidentally the batter ends up too sloppy, then add a little more bake mix. If all the liquid has been used and the batter is still too stiff, add another egg and another if necessary. Baking experience is helpful. .

This bake mix is great in muffins, loaves, cookies, squares or bars, coffee cakes, many cakes, pie crusts and a few other specialized applications, but will not be suitable for all applications, nor for most yeast applications. Xanthan gum has gluten-like properties, binding ingredients together to prevent crumbly outcomes.
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Jennifer Eloff's website - search her "Jiffy Bun". That's what I made 2 days ago with her bake mix for a grilled cheese sandwich. VERY good.
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Stats: Type 2 Diabetic as of 6/1/08
WOE: Ketogenic
Start Date: Restart 7/1/2014
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Originally Posted by JMCM1 View Post
Oh I didn't know Polaner SF fruit spread was so low in carbs. I would like to know how or if you like mixing it with Walden Farms. I have the Walden Farms strawberry in the fridge. It's OK but only OK meaning - I wouldn't throw it out.

I hear you on any other Ranch dressing than I've just made.
Man oh man that is SO good. I might turn into an oil and vinegar dressing person at salad bars now - heavy on the oil.

What fun you have with your family!!
Ok, my experiment was a WINNER!!! I only had blackberry Polaner and strawberry WF's, so, I mixed a T of each, put in microwave for about 10 seconds until it was nice and warm, then used my teeny little whish to mix them up. Came up with a nice, thick berry syrup!! 1 carb for 2 T. Very tasty. I am sure if I had put it in a little teeny jar, in my big ole fridge, it would have turned back into jam consistency, but, whoops, it never made it that far. As I said, it was tasty

Ok, Judy, you have given Sandy and I some great bread ideas. I like the idea of just making single servings at a time, even if I like some of the baked goods, they seem to always be better when first made. I have both the cookbooks and had Jen's bake mix marked to mix up. I need to look to see if I have everything needed to make it. Then, I think I will try the english muffin first, for dinner tonight. Will have to look at your posts again to see if it uses the baking mix or not.

Thank you
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