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Old 01-15-2012, 04:46 PM   #91
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thanks so much, ladies. Ange...I swear I don't *feel* as old as I am, but no matter how many times I do the math, it still comes out to 53. Somehow...I just never imagined myself in my younger days actually being any number that started with an 'f' I was on stage recently in Nutcracker (a rare SILENT role for me!) I played Clara's mother again this year, but had to take my dress in 44.5 lbs worth. This is Clara's thin mum (this is the scene for which I made every damn dress on the stage heh):





The biggest difference for me is how lovely it is to move again. Heavier was so much work. I had been thin my whole life and then WHAM...I gained all the weight in like..less than 3 years, and the whole time I was working as hard as I could to lose...just wasn't happening because I was following the American Diabetes Association dietary guidelines and it was killing me. But that's a rant for another day. I'm just happy to have found a sympathetic physician, a good plan, and a board full of delightful new friends to share cyberspace with.
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:58 PM   #92
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Diva- You are a beautiful woman and you look fabulous, and loads of talent too!!!!! You should be very proud of yourself!!!

Rachel- thank you!!! I think strong women find each other, I think that is why the little group is so good, if you aint honey badger strong you are not in it for the long haul!! I loved Ang from the beginning, hell I have been with Ang longer than some of my husbands, LOL

Ang make the damn pancakes, I am totally picky and loved them they are not carby in the traditional way, the are just damn delicious, the vanilla powder is the key you must have good vanilla protein powder and that egg powder! I whipped the little bit left over this morning and they were still delicious and Tony loved them.!!!!

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Oh, Diva! I was right! you are still smokin hot on stage! You look just glamorous and beautiful. Brava! Brava! *hands you a boquet* Thank you so much for sharing.

Amber, longer than some husbands.

I will make the pancakes, but not until I make regular pancakes for the guys. Every couple of weeks or so I do that. I donIt want to get all crazy with pancakes, I have a baaaaad history of going bananas with yummy sweet low carb stuff, and I don't want to go down that road again. NO WAY!
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Old 01-15-2012, 05:24 PM   #94
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hell I have been with Ang longer than some of my husbands, LOL
This made my laugh out loud, and I spewed water all over my keyboard in the process. Not sure why it struck me so funny, but it did!
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Old 01-15-2012, 05:56 PM   #95
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The best thing about these pancakes, Ange...even though they're really yummy...the entire recipe has 346 calories, 50 grams of protein, 11 grams of fat, and a negligible amount of carbs. It's almost impossible to screw yourself up with even the entire recipe (which I can't eat, not that I haven't tried!)
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:07 PM   #96
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WOW Diva!!! You look amazing on stage!!! Very cool.

The pancakes sound pretty yum. Wonder if the vanilla powder i have is good enough for them to be tasty.

Dinner went well, I had my chicken wings as planned and I was full - not snacky at all tonight after that great big lunch.
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:09 PM   #97
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eeek I didn't mean to post my dinner update on your journal Angela...lol Sorry, I was having a badger hallucination and forgot where I was!!! lol
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cara, I would try your protein powder...I'm sure it will be yummy. If you like the way it tastes for other stuff, I would think it would make good pancakes! I think I might add some cinnamon and nutmeg to my next batch. Something I've always enjoyed is cinnamon toast...and cinnamon pancakes sound like a pretty good idea to me.
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:27 PM   #99
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(I am LOVING the fact that Ange said "brava"...it's a classy broad what knows the gender of her Italian interjections!)
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:35 PM   #100
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Lovely Diva! Lovely!!!

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Well, Diva, I am certainly a classy broad. (don't look at me sitting here with unbrushed hair and sweater full of dog hair.) And I will try the pancakes and see if they make me a crazy eating machine. Always on the look out! I will not be derailed by my own self!

Cara, you can report anything you like here! I'm glad your chicken was good and you are not snacky! I love that!

Maryo!

mmmm cinnamon pancakes. STOP IT!!

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Diva!!! Holy crap! You're a trophy wife!!! I want to look like you when I grow up! Hell, I want to look like you now!
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Hiya Izzy! Hope you are feeling good and relaxed and having a lovely day!
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ha ha Hooligan! Me too!
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Okay...Hooligan, you're my new best friend

Thanks y'all. It's fun to feel pretty again after dragging myself around for the last few years. There's a 'before' pic on here somewhere...not only did I look fat, I looked/felt like I was dying. The moral of my story: Looking cute is better than looking like you're dying. Heh.
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Ange...meant to ask where you buy your wings...or do you make them yourself? I'd love to have a bag of frozen ones around for quick dinners if I knew which were good. I like em pretty spicy.
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:03 PM   #107
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Plan Today:
CAD/Atkins: Day 47
3 generous meals
No snacks
Plenty of water

Exercise:
PM dog walk: 10 minutes

Vitamins:
Rainbow Light Women’s One X1
Rainbow Light Cal/Mag X2
Nature Made B-Complex X1
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Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar-2 tbsp
Ginko biloba X1
Resveratrol X1

Breakfast:
Black coffee (Freshly ground, French press, San Francisco Bay French Roast from Costco)
3 eggs scrambled in butter
4 slices bacon (plus two extra my son abandoned. NO BACON WASTED! EVER!)



Lunch:
Leftover enchilada slop w/ avocado, cheddar, sour cream



Dinner:
3 egg omelet in butter w/ bacon, fresh pesto, grape tomatoes, parmesan cheese (YUM YUM YUM)




Do I want my golden years to be stolen by degenerative frail health and immobility?
NO!

Do I remember that a simple planned camping trip “cheat” punted me into 3 months of struggling to get back on plan, feeling like crap, and regaining nearly all the pounds I just spent a whole year losing?
YES!

Am I fully aware that eating outside of my regular 3 meals will jeopardize everything I’m working towards? EVERYTHING. Family: I’ll be irritable. Business: I’ll be unproductive. Health: I’ll get fat and lazy again. Seriously. Don’t go there. Ever.
Yes!

Am I still damn mad, focused and determined to do what it takes to regain my Glamazon status?
HELL YES!

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*I bought that pesto at Costco—all natural and deeeeeelicious! But, I have a lot of it so you’ll probably see me use it for all kinds of stuff to use it up before it goes bad, lol.

My Positive for the day:
My favorite jammies are just hanging on me!

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Old 01-15-2012, 08:05 PM   #108
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Diva, the wings are made by Foster Farms and are in the freezer section-- they are in all the stores up here, and as they are a national brand I assume they are down by you, too. I got mine at costco-- I always have a big ol' bag of them at the ready! I tried to go the homemade route, becasue I'm all anti-chemical-n-stuff, but dude, I just could not get my act together and do it all and be a super all natural woman, so something had to give, and the homemade wings had to go-- and frozen wings became the lazy meal when I don't feel like cooking. If you see me eating wings (or eggs for dinner, ha ha) you know I'm being LAZY and don't want to cook.

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thank you! I shop a LOT at Costco (I'm addicted to San Pellegrino water and buy it by the case there) so I will look there! That's where I get my nuts...I eat a lot of almonds, walnuts and pecans, all from Costco.
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haahahahahah!!! Lazy LC foods Abandoned Bacon!!!! I must have a talk with your son!

Yay for jammies hanging on you!
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*slowly raises hand* Hello, my name is glamazon, and I am a Costco Addict.
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Hi Kitty! I KNOW, RIGHT? I should have spanked him. Abandoning bacon should be a spankable offense. Maybe call the cops and put him in a Scared Straight program.
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You go Ang!!!! You need some smaller sexy jammies!!!!
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Yay on the smaller sexier jammies!!!
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I third the smaller sexy jammies...and I'm battling costco envy...
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:23 AM   #116
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no Costco, Meg? Boy...that would pretty much render a town uninhabitable for me.
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Good Morning Ang!!!

Rocking the 240's!!! WOOOOO HOOOOOO!!

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Oh Ang, I'm with you on the Costco addiction. I love their diet green iced tea, but it's on my list of forbidden foods right now because of artificial sweetener and caffeine. Sigh. But I'm still headed that way later today for gas and all my other Costco goodies.

Your meal pictures just inspire me to think about learning to cook well. They look sooooo yummy. Now if only I could get someone to prepare them for me. . . My meals are usually some cut up frozen meat ('cause I forgot to thaw it) and veggies thrown in a pan and cooked so some of it is near raw and other parts are burnt. They don't look nearly so pretty on the plate as yours do.
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Oh, Maryo! No! I forget meat in the feezer all the time. There are better ways to deal with it! The frozen chicken breasts and frozen fish fillets and frozen wings can go right into the oven frozen, no problem. The frozen hamburger chubs get a hot water bath for an hour or so before use, and that also works brilliantly. If you must use your stirfry method, cook the meat FIRST, until it is almost ready, and then add your veggies. Veggies need so little time to cook up. (Well, except rutabaga, that stuff takes FOREVER to cook seems.)

Anyway, cooking is easy. If you have a recipe, just do what it says. If you are just learning, just start following recipes, and then you just get the hang of it. I am no great cook, I just pile stuff together and chow down. If you just want to learn some cooking basics, maybe you should google "cooking 101" and lots of helpful websites will pop up.

Hi CeeCee! Thanks!

Diva! Uninahitable!

Thanks, Meg! It's time for you to move. No Costco? OH NO!!

Thanks, Kitty!

Oh, Amber, I most certainly do need smaller jammies, but not sexier ones. My husband can't keep his hands off me as it is, with sexy jammies I'd never get any sleep!

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Good Morning

I couldn't imagine living without a Costco, either. If Costco doesn't carry it we don't eat it or drink it!! Not quite that bad, but almost.....

Busy day today

Isn't it nice when clothes don't fit any more and are falling off of you. That is the best measurement of how one is doing diet wise, I think. Have fun creating a new period dress for yourself, Angela.

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