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Old 06-12-2011, 06:52 PM   #181
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Woo hoo, DD food porn! I love it, SoHappy...........

..........I still plan to have a shake tonight, and my batch of gluc gel - not sure how the shake will photograph but I'll try!
Well, I decided that this would be the perfect thread to lay out my menu choices, and the photo documentation is always a plus for me when I want to refer back.

And if I dared put a photo or tell what I eat on Up Days, I'd be drummed out of the corp! But needless to say, JUDDD makes me happy on DDs, and it makes me very, very happy on UDs.


You have to try to get the photos of your shakes and gluc gel pudding. Hope the pics turn out, as I'd love to see them, and love the photo documentation.

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Evening gals!!

WHooo hooooooooooooooooo!!

PICTURES!!! YAY!!

SoHappy and Donna! I love your pictures and your menus! KEEP THEM COMING!!'
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Good Morning, JUDDDers. Hi, RFL. Glad you checked in too.

I like the food prep and menu pictures also. It'll be like JUDDD meets Bon Appetit.

Doing my Up Day today after yesterday's good DD, but I need to hold this one to a reasonable calorie level after the two back-to-back ones I enjoyed while company was here. So off to fix a good cup of coffee first while I decide what's going to be on the menu for today. I have some leftovers from the visit, so I think that will make up part of our meals today.
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Well, I decided that this would be the perfect thread to lay out my menu choices, and the photo documentation is always a plus for me when I want to refer back.
This is a GREAT idea! And I love seeing Donna's pictures as well!

I'm going to try to do it as well, although, y'all may think my eggs DDs are not appetizing!

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And if I dared put a photo or tell what I eat on Up Days, I'd be drummed out of the corp! But needless to say, JUDDD makes me happy on DDs, and it makes me very, very happy on UDs.
Quite the contrary!! I personally would love to see your UD menus / pictures as well as DDs! This is a great place to share all that! We have an equal amount of days that are UP and DOWN, and so it helps to see other's menus / pictures from BOTH of those!

So, please keep posting menus, recipes and PICTURES! YAY!


You have to try to get the photos of your shakes and gluc gel pudding. Hope the pics turn out, as I'd love to see them, and love the photo documentation.[/QUOTE]
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Morning again!

Here's my picture for today. I made a refreshing and soothing mint infusion from my organic chocolate mint leaves and tossed a few stevia leaves in as well.
Mint cold infusion1.jpg

Mint is wonderful for tummy troubles and it seems to be helping me.

Today is a MD, eggs and veggies. I'll try to share some of those.
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Hi Ladies! LOVE the food pics! I'll have to try and get a pic of my DD salad for you. YUM.

Up day for and work day for me. Yesterday DH and I did some major spring cleaning and de-clutter. What a job! We still have miles to go but I'm very happy with the results so far.

I've been kicking around the idea of having set DD's, like M-W-F.

Hope everyone has a great day!!
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Hi Ladies! LOVE the food pics! I'll have to try and get a pic of my DD salad for you. YUM.

Up day for and work day for me. Yesterday DH and I did some major spring cleaning and de-clutter. What a job! We still have miles to go but I'm very happy with the results so far.

I've been kicking around the idea of having set DD's, like M-W-F.

Hope everyone has a great day!!
Good Morning, sweet Rose. Isn't it funny how excited we get when we do a lot of cleaning and decluttering? I'm the same way. Except that I still have a long way to go with my cleaning this year. Sounds like you had a hard but very satisfying weekend.

I tried the set DD rotation awhile back and it didn't work for me worth a darn! LOL I think because we are a retired couple, we tend to decide on the spur of the moment to go somewhere or do something that would make me want to change up my schedule anyway, and then my rotation was always being bumped and no longer in the right order every week anyway, so now I just keep it on a calendar. Each morning I weigh myself and enter the weight, and enter UD or DD beside the weight, so I know what I'm aiming for that day. And then if something comes up, a DD gets changed to a MD sometimes.

I think most of the folks who are doing JUDDD opt for having set days, though. I think it's just a good idea to try out each way of handling it and settling in on what works the best for you. The set days seemed too rigid for my lifestyle, so having the fluidity seems to alleviate any stress about it for me. If you think you'll like it though, then I think you probably will. We seem to sort of have a feeling for what works best for us, and the structure is helpful for most, it seems.

I'm looking forward to seeing a pic of your DD salad!!!!! All of the ideas JUDDDers come up with for their meals is amazing to me, because having only 500 calories to work with, give or take depending on your aims, doesn't give us a lot of lavish ingredients to work with. Food porn pictures are very much welcomed. Post away!
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..........Quite the contrary!! I personally would love to see your UD menus / pictures as well as DDs! This is a great place to share all that! We have an equal amount of days that are UP and DOWN, and so it helps to see other's menus / pictures from BOTH of those!..........
OH, A Girl After My Own Heart! I love seeing photos and descriptions of the foods and meals real people prepare. We live in different parts of such a big country and world, that regional foods seem to take an important spot in our everyday choices, and then when you add in our family backgrounds and perhaps the areas of the world our families originally came from and foods that have been passed down through generations, it's going to be fun.

I know we certainly won't post all meals, all days, etc. but whenever we do this, it will be fun. And for a day or two, maybe I'll post even the very simple meals we usually eat on our UDs here. But it will be interesting to see what people work into their UD diet plans.


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..........Here's my picture for today. I made a refreshing and soothing mint infusion from my organic chocolate mint leaves and tossed a few stevia leaves in as well.
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Mint is wonderful for tummy troubles and it seems to be helping me.

Today is a MD, eggs and veggies. I'll try to share some of those.
I have a question about the mint infusion brewing on the railing in the sunlight. It looks like you're making sun tea, but just with fresh mint leaves.. right? And then do you drink it just like tea? Heat it up or pour it over a glass of ice?

I've never had this, but I know somebody at one of the Farmer's Markets should be able to provide me with fresh mint leaves. Sounds interesting.
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I have a question about the mint infusion brewing on the railing in the sunlight. It looks like you're making sun tea, but just with fresh mint leaves.. right? And then do you drink it just like tea? Heat it up or pour it over a glass of ice?

I've never had this, but I know somebody at one of the Farmer's Markets should be able to provide me with fresh mint leaves. Sounds interesting.
Actually, I made this a COLD infusion inside the fridge, but you could certainly do a sun infusion.

I only took the picture outside because it was so lovely!

I took a cup of freshly-washed organic chocolate mint (any flavor mint will do, there are some YUMMY flavors such as anise, peppermint, orange, pineapple etc) and a few fresh stevia leaves, placed them in the jar and CRUSHED or MUDDLED them to release their oil.

Then I simply covered them with water and placed in the fridge for 12 hours.

My family and I love it! Very refreshing, light and no-calorie. It has some stevia leaves in it, but you can add a pinch more powered stevia to taste.
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What a beautiful day - it's only in the low 70s, sunny and humidity free. This is MY kind of weather!

I did take a picture of the shake, it turned out meh but here it is. The texture is kind of like a Wendy's frosty:


I didn't take a picture of the gluc gel, since it basically just looks like soft jello!

SoHappy, you would LOVE the spiral slicer. Zuke angel hair is just one thing you can do, there are several blades that let you make all kinds of stuff out of all kinds of veggies. I bought mine several years ago and spent countless hours trying to find it locally. I ended up buying it on Amazon, where they still sell it for just a couple dollars more than I paid years ago. It's made by World Cuisine. I know some folks who got the Joyce Chen one and didn't like it. When I bought mine, I figured it would be a "starter" unit and I would eventually upgrade to a Benriner when this one gave out (it's all plastic), but I have used it consistently for all this time and it's still good as new.

UD for me today. My plan has hit a brick wall since I forgot to defrost the meat I had planned to make, so back to the drawing board. I miss my brain lol.
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Oh, still not done blabbing!

I really loved the idea of a set rotation but after doing it for months I realized a couple of things that made me switch to a 1/1 rotation instead. I had a much harder time with my Monday DD after two UDs on the weekend - one was always supposed to be a MD but usually ended up being a UD. I found that it wasn't as flexible as I needed it to be. And, I wasn't losing steadily enough to keep me focused. In early May I decided to go to the 1/1 and since then have been losing at what is for me a dizzying clip. I couldn't be happier! I'm totally on track to reach my goal of losing 5# by the end of the month.

That mint infusion sounds luscious with the chocolate mint, RFL! I haven't tried growing that. I have pineapple mint and spearmint, though, and what I usually do is pick and crush some leaves and just put it in a big jug of water which I keep in the fridge. It adds a lovely minty taste to the water. I never tried putting it out in the sun first - my guess is it would enhance the mint flavor?

And, I wanted to comment that I am so thrilled that the JUDDD plan does seem to be "fixing" my metabolism to some degree. We had a big fun dinner out on Saturday that included fattening appetizers and frozen margaritas, huge steak, sweet potatoes, and peanuts. I climbed on the scale Sunday fully expecting to be up at LEAST 3 pounds -- and I was only up .5!!!!! I was sure somethng wonky was going on and the weight would be there this a.m., and instead, I re-lost that .5 and am down another .5 after yesterday's DD. I am SO loving my JUDDD!
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I have a question about the mint infusion brewing on the railing in the sunlight. It looks like you're making sun tea, but just with fresh mint leaves.. right? And then do you drink it just like tea? Heat it up or pour it over a glass of ice?

I've never had this, but I know somebody at one of the Farmer's Markets should be able to provide me with fresh mint leaves. Sounds interesting.
Hi SoHappy!

Actually, this is a cold infusion! I took the pictures outside because it was a pretty day.

You can certainly do it as a hot drink, tea or infusion.

I took 1-cup of my organic chocolate mint tea (you can use any flavor mint - apple, pineapple, organic, anise, peppermint etc.). I crushed or muddled the leaves in the jar to release their oil. I did the same with several fresh stevia leaves. Then I simply covered them with pure water, covered and popped them in the fridge for 12 hours.

To drink, strain and sweeten (if necessary) to taste.

VERY refreshing on a hot day and no calories!
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My simple UD breakfast for June 13. (No pictures as camera apparently needs new strong batteries. It keeps turning itself off. )

Menu: oatmeal with brown sugar and milk, orange sections, and an egg, over easy, coffee with half & half

1/4 cup dry oatmeal (74 cal)
2 tsp brown sugar (23 cal)
sprinkle of salt --
water to prepare --
1/4 cup 2% milk over cooked cereal (30 cal)
3.2 oz orange, peeled sections (43 cal)
1 lg egg, over easy (72 cal)
1 spritz Pam spray (2 cal)
16 oz coffee (5 cal)
2 oz half & half (74 cal)

****** says 323 calories


In keeping with my return to eating as I used to in *the olden days* when I was a kid and everybody I knew in my small town was of normal slim weight, this morning's breakfast is typical of what mama might fix for us Saturday morning.. or on a regular school morning if she had time. Portions weren't large, but the meals were always filling, just not huge. We didn't eat like farm hands because we didn't do their hard work all day long.

So the little bowl of oatmeal and the single egg are just fine. And I always choose small pieces of fruit rather than the giant ones which are also available. The little orange this morning was only 3.2 ounces when it was peeled.. just a perfect amount. I've enjoyed my coffee with half & half during this morning. That's the only thing that would be different in my breakfast of this morning... in my childhood, mama would have had the coffee, and I would have been given a glass of whole milk.

Hope you all are enjoying this day. I'm doing 15:15 this morning and getting chores done, slowly but surely.
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I am going to definitely look up mint leaves at the Farmer's Market! This sounds just wonderful, and refreshing on hot summer days. I go through a lot of iced teas of various kinds, but none are *minty*.

Donna, your shake does look like an ice cream milkshake! Do you put ice cubes into it to get that texture? I've only tried that a couple of times, so the next time I make one of my favorite chocolate/coffee shakes, I'm going to put in a lot of cubes and see if I can turn it into that *ice creamy* consistency.

OH-OH-OH! Great brainstorm idea! I'll make some ice cubes out of leftover coffee!!!!! This is just going to be so good, I can hardly wait.


When the weather is warm (or hot and steamy in the summertime) I definitely like beverages a whole lot, so anything poured over ice or with ice blended into it will fill the bill. Mint teas and dessert-y shakes. YUM!
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SoHappy - yes, I put ice cubes in it. I do love the idea of making the coffee into ice cubes and will try that tomorrow! Actually, I might just make two cups of coffee and freeze one and use the other as cold liquid, since I like to blend up the powders into the liquid before I add the ice. The recipe I've been using is a big cup of cold decaf coffee (about 12 oz), one packet of diet Swiss Miss, one tsp gluc powder, one tube Baja Bob's mudslide powder, 1 scoop egg white protein and a drop of liquid Splenda. The Baja Bob's gives an added chocolate taste that I love - without it, I'd probably add a tsp or so of chocolate extract since I do love this to be chocolatey.
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..........SoHappy, you would LOVE the spiral slicer. Zuke angel hair is just one thing you can do, there are several blades that let you make all kinds of stuff out of all kinds of veggies. I bought mine several years ago and spent countless hours trying to find it locally. I ended up buying it on Amazon, where they still sell it for just a couple dollars more than I paid years ago. It's made by World Cuisine. I know some folks who got the Joyce Chen one and didn't like it. When I bought mine, I figured it would be a "starter" unit and I would eventually upgrade to a Benriner when this one gave out (it's all plastic), but I have used it consistently for all this time and it's still good as new..........
OK, Donna. I just went to Amazon and this is what I found: Is this the one?

World Cuisine 48297-99 Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer
Buy new: $34.99 $29.41

What all are the kinds of things you can make on it? I think the zucchini angel hair would be the number ONE thing I'd use it for, but what about other solid veggies, like carrots or beets, etc.?

I'd have to save a little bit more of my discretionary money, as we manage on a pretty tight *retired old folks* budget some months, depending on what else is happening in any given month. But I'd certainly like to have one before the good zucchini season is over! LOL

And what about the brand of spaghetti/marinara sauce you use? I can only find ones that have 50 cals in half a cup, and it seemed like your brand was apparently 50 cals in a whole cup?
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Ack, I KNEW that calorie count was too good to be true on my zuke spaghetti! See comment re missing my brain above! I knew I had always counted a serving at 100 calories and couldn't imagine why it was coming up on the calculator as 65. You would THINK I would've proofread my post, but nooooo. Anyway, my sauce IS 50 cals per half cup, too. I don't see how you can get real tomatoes much lower than that. Darn, sorry for the error. Anyway, adding 100 calories to that huge bowl really doesn't add a lot of calories per serving - another 25 if you eat monster portions like I do (and still under 100 cals!), or less if you have a more ladylike appetite.

The marinara sauce I love most is a local brand and I know they don't sell outside the area. But my second-favorite is Trader Joe's and it is also 50 cals per half cup. I scored some Ragu sugar-free sauce at a sale a couple of weeks ago, and I think it was about 50 cals too (not nearly as good as the other sauces though).

Yes that is the spiral slicer. Well worth saving for. You can make lovely ribbons of daikon radish, lovely curls of carrots, potatoes, onions (red onions spiral-sliced are such a pretty garnish!), just about any veggie that can be stuck on the prongs can be demolished in seconds into something fun and twisty. You need to use more elbow grease on the harder veggies like sweet potatoes and beets. Once I used the ribbon blade on a big potato and baked the curls in "nests" that were pretty good - but I almost never eat potatoes. For the most part I just make zuke noodles. I like the angel hair size the best, but there is also another blade that makes a thicker noodle, and the third blade makes ribbons. I just love it.
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..........I really loved the idea of a set rotation but after doing it for months I realized a couple of things that made me switch to a 1/1 rotation instead. I had a much harder time with my Monday DD after two UDs on the weekend - one was always supposed to be a MD but usually ended up being a UD. I found that it wasn't as flexible as I needed it to be. And, I wasn't losing steadily enough to keep me focused. In early May I decided to go to the 1/1 and since then have been losing at what is for me a dizzying clip. I couldn't be happier! I'm totally on track to reach my goal of losing 5# by the end of the month.

And, I wanted to comment that I am so thrilled that the JUDDD plan does seem to be "fixing" my metabolism to some degree. We had a big fun dinner out on Saturday that included fattening appetizers and frozen margaritas, huge steak, sweet potatoes, and peanuts. I climbed on the scale Sunday fully expecting to be up at LEAST 3 pounds -- and I was only up .5!!!!! I was sure somethng wonky was going on and the weight would be there this a.m., and instead, I re-lost that .5 and am down another .5 after yesterday's DD. I am SO loving my JUDDD!..........
Happy to hear that JUDDD is picking up and giving you results at a faster clip these days! That's exciting news.

For me, using a straight UD/DD rotation gives me those extra DDs each month, and even though it's just a very small difference in the month's calorie totals, I'll take all the help I can get. I seem to have some DDs that turn into MDs anyway... so actually inserting even more MDs into my plan intentionally in my weekly rotation doesn't work as well for me. I don't think this holds me any more accountable, but maybe gives me a head start each month.


And I don't know how JUDDD could stimulate metabolism, but I've noticed that I am functioning better than I used to, despite age and health. Something is definitely better, and I can only hold the thought that it must be JUDDD. Nothing else has changed.

I think there is truly great value in alternating days of high and low calories, rather than holding all days down to 'weight loss' calorie levels constantly. For myself, that was a thing that definitely slowed my metabolism! JUDDD seems to somehow work on that problem.
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..........The marinara sauce I love most is a local brand and I know they don't sell outside the area. But my second-favorite is Trader Joe's and it is also 50 cals per half cup. I scored some Ragu sugar-free sauce at a sale a couple of weeks ago, and I think it was about 50 cals too (not nearly as good as the other sauces though).

Yes that is the spiral slicer. Well worth saving for. You can make lovely ribbons of daikon radish, lovely curls of carrots, potatoes, onions (red onions spiral-sliced are such a pretty garnish!), just about any veggie that can be stuck on the prongs can be demolished in seconds into something fun and twisty. You need to use more elbow grease on the harder veggies like sweet potatoes and beets. Once I used the ribbon blade on a big potato and baked the curls in "nests" that were pretty good - but I almost never eat potatoes. For the most part I just make zuke noodles. I like the angel hair size the best, but there is also another blade that makes a thicker noodle, and the third blade makes ribbons. I just love it.
LOL on the marinara calorie count. But I'm disappointed there isn't a 50 cals/one full cup sauce out there! I didn't know how there would be, but I was really wanting some of that brand!

Well, we don't have a Trader Joe's here, but we do have Aldi's, and I read that they are both the same company and much of the Aldi stuff is the same, just with a different label. So if that is the case, I do get Aldi's spaghetti sauce and like it a whole lot! Can't remember what the cals were though. None on hand right now.

I'm sold on the spiral slicer idea! It's just a matter of time.
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Hi all!

SoHappy, I have the spiral slicer and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! You will not believe how you won't be able to live without it once you get it and use it.

Hiya Blonde! Good to see you!

Donna!
I love your pictures! I cannot get over the shirataki and Zoodle dish, man oh man, mouthwatering!! I cannot wait until I can get some zoodles here!

For lunch I sauteed 1 pound 12 ounces napa cabbage in homemade chicken bone broth, added 2 home-grown shallots and 4 handfuls of baby spinach. For my serving, I scoop one-cup of the veggies and topped that with 1/2 of a 5 oz can of tuna in water, drained. YUMMY and filling!

I also baked up some kale chips and had a few airy, crunchy kale chips. Nice!

Drinking my protein shake now.
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Hi all!

SoHappy, I have the spiral slicer and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! You will not believe how you won't be able to live without it once you get it and use it.

Hiya Blonde! Good to see you!

Donna!
I love your pictures! I cannot get over the shirataki and Zoodle dish, man oh man, mouthwatering!! I cannot wait until I can get some zoodles here!

For lunch I sauteed 1 pound 12 ounces napa cabbage in homemade chicken bone broth, added 2 home-grown shallots and 4 handfuls of baby spinach. For my serving, I scoop one-cup of the veggies and topped that with 1/2 of a 5 oz can of tuna in water, drained. YUMMY and filling!

I also baked up some kale chips and had a few airy, crunchy kale chips. Nice!

Drinking my protein shake now.
So another rave for the spiral slicer. If I wasn't already convinced, this would be that little extra to tip my decision! I now consider myself the proud owner of a slicer... I just don't actually have it in my possession yet.

RFL, your lunch sounds delicious and very, very healthful. I'm a real veggie (and fruit) lover too.

I also like the Kale chips. People either seem to or they really, really don't. I think it's that sort of bitter taste kale has. It's incredibly *green*. Ha. But I like them pretty well and make some here occasionally. Yes, they are light and airy, and I like that little fragile crisp of them.

Sounds like you're on a DD today.

Oh, by the way.. did you ever figure out if it was one of your supplements that was causing tummy upset? I was going to guess the Vit C tab.
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hey ladies, just a quick post to tell you that

I GOT MY DIPLOMA !!!!!

I am now officially a international conference french/japanese/english simultaneous interpreter... how cool is that

So well, as you may guess it's party time around here and JUDDD will wait !

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hey ladies, just a quick post to tell you that

I GOT MY DIPLOMA !!!!!

I am now officially a international conference french/japanese/english simultaneous interpreter... how cool is that

So well, as you may guess it's party time around here and JUDDD will wait !

Take care xoxo
SQUEAL OF EXCITEMENT!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations.. congratulations.. congratulations!

I know you are so proud of your wonderful accomplishment, and you worked hard for this. You deserve it. I wish you a wonderful and prosperous future. Big Hugs!

So glad to hear from you today, and you're right... JUDDD can wait. Time for celebrations now. Have fun and (the mother in me says) take care!
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hey ladies, just a quick post to tell you that

I GOT MY DIPLOMA !!!!!

I am now officially a international conference french/japanese/english simultaneous interpreter... how cool is that

So well, as you may guess it's party time around here and JUDDD will wait !

Take care xoxo


WOWEEEEEEEEEEEE ANNIE!!!

SO excited! Congratulations!
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JUDDD (and we) will be here when you're ready!
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Ran a bunch of errands and now have fresh batteries for the camera.

Wonderful to hear from Annie!

OK, had a fun 'kinda' carby picnic lunch with DH. No pic though.

Menu: big fat smoked sausage on a slice of low-cal bread w/yellow mustard, sliced onions, S/F relish, two giant slices of tomato, 1/2 cup of a good potato salad left over from company visit, and half of a nice very juicy nectarine.

Entered it all into ****** and came up with 492 calories for the lunch. And not a very low carb one either. So combined with the breakfast, I'm now up to 815 calories.

DH is out mowing, trying to get the front and side done before more rain moves in. It's on its way. The sky is darkening. I think I'll go out for a little walk while he mows and before the winds bring in the rain.

See you all later!
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So another rave for the spiral slicer. If I wasn't already convinced, this would be that little extra to tip my decision! I now consider myself the proud owner of a slicer... I just don't actually have it in my possession yet.
I love mine, I wouldn't be without it! I hope you love yours as much as I love mine.

RFL, your lunch sounds delicious and very, very healthful. I'm a real veggie (and fruit) lover too.

I also like the Kale chips. People either seem to or they really, really don't. I think it's that sort of bitter taste kale has. It's incredibly *green*. Ha. But I like them pretty well and make some here occasionally. Yes, they are light and airy, and I like that little fragile crisp of them.

Sounds like you're on a DD today.

Oh, by the way.. did you ever figure out if it was one of your supplements that was causing tummy upset? I was going to guess the Vit C tab. [/QUOTE]

Yes, I am shooting for a DD today, the last ones I've attempted have not gone well, :blush: but so far, I'm doing really great! I've planned out my menu on ****** and I have quite a lot left to eat when I get hungry.

No, it's not the Vit C, sorry. I had stopped taking that a while ago.

I'm thinking it was the L-Glutamine and possibly the 5-HTP. I've taken everything out and I'll add them back slowly to see how I react. The problem is, the lining of my tummy is still very inflamed and it needs to heal completely before I can add the supplements back and test the reactions. The inflammation causes pain and nausea and right now I'm just trying to heal and not eat for the pain. Thanks for asking!
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"..........I'm thinking it was the L-Glutamine and possibly the 5-HTP. I've taken everything out and I'll add them back slowly to see how I react. The problem is, the lining of my tummy is still very inflamed and it needs to heal completely before I can add the supplements back and test the reactions. The inflammation causes pain and nausea and right now I'm just trying to heal and not eat for the pain.........."

Well, Gosh Darnit! Just stop taking that stuff! Get yourself all healed inside and everything in there in the pink of health again.

I just feel like we can have good and effective Down Days without always keeping them down as low as 500 and fewer calories all the time.

I always aim for 500. Sometimes I go over and... Oh, Well! That's just how it goes, and it still seems to work out just fine overall. If I go much over on a DD, I just make sure I hold the ceiling on my following UD, but even then my UD ceiling is pretty high.

Maybe I'm too *casual* about it all, and I really do mean business with JUDDD, but never-the-less, if I don't get there this week, maybe next week is OK too. And if I only lose 6 pounds this month instead of 7, life will still be sweet next month.

I don't even really know what I'm saying, except that I hate for you to be intentionally swallowing something that is causing you gut pain and upset. (If it is that stuff...)

Anyway, you say you are feeling better now, and I want that to continue for you. And LOL about the vitamin C. I'd better not become a gambling woman. I'd probably bet on all the wrong horses!
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I just feel like we can have good and effective Down Days without always keeping them down as low as 500 and fewer calories all the time.

I always aim for 500. Sometimes I go over and... Oh, Well! That's just how it goes, and it still seems to work out just fine overall. If I go much over on a DD, I just make sure I hold the ceiling on my following UD, but even then my UD ceiling is pretty high.

Maybe I'm too *casual* about it all, and I really do mean business with JUDDD, but never-the-less, if I don't get there this week, maybe next week is OK too. And if I only lose 6 pounds this month instead of 7, life will still be sweet next month.
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That's what makes JUDDD so cool! We can all do JUDDD in our way and in the way that works for us.

I don't think you're "too casual" about JUDDD, I think you are doing in the way that you need to for YOU, for life. I think that's the whole beauty of it.

It's almost 8 PM and I have food to eat before bed if I get hungry! WHOO HOOO! I'm drinking the last of my protein shake.

If everything holds as it is now, I'll come in at 505 cals and 14 carbs (11 net). Now's THAT's what I like to see for me! I really pray I can get back to these types of DDs since they work so well for me.

Tomorrow is an UP day and I'm looking forward to enjoying my 1500 cals.

How is everyone tonight?
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..........If everything holds as it is now, I'll come in at 505 cals and 14 carbs (11 net). Now's THAT's what I like to see for me! I really pray I can get back to these types of DDs since they work so well for me..........
Worked for you!!! You practically were shrinking before our very eyes!!!

I can see why you want to get back to doing JUDDD like that again. You were so focused! I'm just trying to be gentle with you, and you are struggling to get free and fly with the eagles. The skinny eagles.

Sounds like you had a great DD. My UD was also a good one. I have a few calories left to use if I want, but may just let it go at 1,450.

I have some work to do tomorrow and some more on Wednesday for the builder who calls me occasionally. Since I'm doing a DD tomorrow, I'm going to cook up a lot of chicken breasts this evening to have in big protein-heavy salads tomorrow. That will keep me going strong, even on a DD.

Had a nice walk. Rain is holding off. Quite a relaxing evening. I'll just hang out on the computer and vegetate.
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Yay! After yesterday's UD, my weight didn't go up any, so I'm going to have a great DD today and hope tomorrow shows me more weight loss! I'd love to be back down to my pre-company weight and LOWER in the morning. (Or awfully darned soon.)

B/S chicken breast meat and salad today, breakfast, lunch & supper. No more than 500 calories. Lots of iced tea to drink. And reasonably early to bed for a change. That's the plan. Just .2 of a pound more to lose will have me back to the morning that the guests arrived and my low of the month. Then onward down from there! That's the rest of the plan!

Hope you all are doing well on JUDDD this morning and the scale is good to you. Well, except Annie, who is enjoying a well-deserved time of celebration after graduation!!!

Gillygum, how are you doing? Hope your Up and Down days are flowing easily for you, and you are getting the wonderful weight loss you are wanting as we head into summer.

Well, into the kitchen to fix food for the day.
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