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Old Yesterday, 12:51
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Nicco are your roads not bad? You are driving DS and you to the Y but I was assuming your roads were in tough shape??

hubby and I hit the little smokehouse meat store down the road WHO ALSO has tons of 'out of the ordinary products' and hubby spent the darn world! UGH...reminder, never take a bored hubby out to shop But I got chicken wings and I dusted them in baking powder and I have a ton in the oven now. Can't wait to try gonna divide my 1/2 into parm/garlic and buffalo sauce ones....I like to cook wings and pull out 1/2 way and then sauce/flavor them up cause I always seem to burn it all too much if I do it from the beginning.

Pasta and meatballs is a great choice for 'volume feeding' and easy on the provider!!

KM, yes I MUST have that meat soft! I want my meat falling apart to 'just' before mush but hubby likes his a bit firmer, so he pulls a bunch out to eat when he tests it and 'it feels' perfect to him, but I let mine go alot longer to get a very very very tender fall apart meat. The gravy is the bonus on it

You can do anything with it actually.
You can put a load over broccoli if ya love broccoli, or ya can put a load over some lc pasta or those 'miracle noodles' that are 0 carb. I have done that and while I hate the miracle noodles cause of texture, I have eaten a ton of it before and have lost serious lbs doing just that...and it was a filling thing to the tummy for me. Sadly tho I could not handle that texture but ya know, Blue has those lc enadame noodles she eats and that would be a plus with this meat over them.

No, never did chicken with gravy that way, cause, personally I hate all canned or jarred chicken gravy. has a funky taste to me.

Never did pulled pork with sauces cause I just love it plain, in eating terms, I pour the grease over some of the meat for more juicy meat and that is what I love so a sauce just doesn't come into play.

but experiment cause meat and 'lc sauces' are keys to eating real good and getting that comfort feeling while doing all the best for yourself



I just made shrimp sauteed in butter/tiny bit of oil and tons of Old Bay seasoning for kiddo with a load of fries she wanted. first meal of the day She ate like a queen and loved it. I laughed who in the heck is getting crazy meals like this on snow days LOL
she wanted dipping for the fries so I bought that 'queso consalsa' or whatever you call it cheese sauce.

well she left some shrimp and I dipped it in that cheese sauce and OMG it was so good. So now I am going to find a 'true real' cheese sauce to make and enjoy for dipping for myself. I can dip the world in cheese sauce ya know and over my meats it would be fab! off to experiment.

just chatting cause day is just yucky here but SO warm today, no ATV sledding, our road is melting very fast now.
Bummer, if I HAVE TO LIVE THIS, then give me some ATV sledding please
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Old Yesterday, 17:20
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Trig- I am so jealous of cheese sauce I can hardly stand it! But hey awesome for you right!

I am TIRED ladies. Even though I work from home it was one fire after another from work I was putting out fires all day. Do not have have energy to deal with school. Did some light light reading, so next step is writing. Have 2 small discussion papers.
Have HUGE paper in next two weeks. I need to get jump start on that. The next two weeks are going to be well challenging.

I will say though I had some real encouragement yesterday- from someone who has been here done this. She said- "Ya know Jaz, it's hard in the beginning for a few months. then you settle into a routine! " and before you know it you are done!
Dang that was music to my ears. This person is a NP in our dept. She she not a academic snob- just a disciplined person. One foot in front of the other.

I didn't get the townhouse/ condo. They countered WAY above what I thought it was worth. Then top that with 250- monthly HOA fees that are worthless to me. Those are HIGH.
No work out room, and I would be responsible for roof, bugs, gutters, NO thank you.

That is alot of month at the price they wanted for nothing I would use. Use of a clubhouse means nothing to me.

So the hunt continues........ Not worried. Maybe I should be, but I am not.

Ok- made chicken and Chili- for the leftovers. I split up the chili and will freeze 3/4 of it. 1 serving of chicken left.

Portion control is issue as usual/ and moving!!!!!!! Struggle here- same dance different day. BUT this year is my year!!!!YES IT IS

I think personally I too am getting down with house bound, cold, and more cold. I just can't do anymore winter. It's getting to me. Good news up to 50 tomorrow. I need some 70'+++++++

Ok all - off to pack
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Hi all,

Real quick check in for me---had a very crabby day and feel like my teeth have become sharp and pointed, my ears have grown hairy, and eyes have bulged out.

IOW, not feeling chatty. Just wanted to check in and say ON PLAN, despite the fact that I would like to do a big bag of tortilla chips up, melt cheese all over them, and use my razor like teeth to tear through them. But I'm not going to do that.

Going to have a Cheeseburger w/fried egg and LC pickle relish on it for dinner. No bun. NO LC bread. Then I'm going to hide myself away and hope I wake up on my much sunnier side.
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BRB- be right back

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Good Morning!

Don't have much to add except I woke up tired after a rough night of sleep. I am a very vivid dreamer. URGHHHHH.... Ever wake up and thankful it was just a dream? Do you all remember what you dream?
Plus I dream in color. How do I know that? Because in my dream I was trying on clothes. Tops and dresses with lace and yellows, and blues. It funny I can tell you exactly what that top looked like.
I ask people at work once if they remember their dreams. It was 50/50. Interesting.

WARMER TODAY!!!!!!!- It's going to be 60 this weekend. I have another paper to write, but I hope to play in the sunshine a little!

I was not stellar yesterday in my WOE and feel it today. I ate dairy and didn't care, I wanted some with my chili. I did and it's over. Lucky Gals- you all............

Schools STILL closed today- black ice in some patches. But I am going in- it has been a week since I have been in the office. But it's Friday. It will be a quite day.

Today is a new day! Personals tonight - have a great day ladies.

Hope you are feeling better Blue
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Jaz hang in there, the right place will fall in front of ya. This is your home for a while so you don't want to buy just anything, it has to fit ya and one will!

Cheese, yea lucky I can do it but I actually do not eat alot of it. Just with a few meals where it fits well and tastes good Cheese is not something I really need at all and all ZC'ers say if ya cut cheese out you lean up faster but I keep it cause I enjoy it on a few meals.

Dreams, I remember none. A few, which is rare, but if I have that one I remember and I feel like I was moving all the time in the dream I get up tired also. weird for sure. I kinda am glad I don't remember dreams, I don't know why but it suits me not to remember them LOL

Blue here is some sun for ya
I know those moods, I sure get into them. Another day, a new mood for ya!!

Hey all
cold still
warmer yesterday which was nice, melted alot of this nasty snow.
School closed today

all 3 of us are off to mom's later to visit, get out of the house. Might go out to lunch with mom, we shall see, that is IF SHE WANTS to get out also...she hates snowy roads etc so might just be a house visit, play by ear.

I am thinking Spring very hard guys, if ya all join me then maybe we can push it way way early

Nothing much doing.
Made some wings with that baking powder on them, I honestly didn't find them any crispier than when I make them plain. So not a step I will do again. They were great, just not a change enough to bother with that step for me.

Nothing much more to say. Usual cold and just trying to get thru the nasty days. Not moving much, eating a bit too big for being so inactive...bleck, whatever, I don't care, I don't gain but I never lose doing that LOL but will think about that later. I am not in a gung ho, let's lose another 10 lbs just yet. Cold has me hibernating and in a rotten mood and not in a good place to tackle any kinda weight loss thinking right now.

everyone have a fine day
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Good Morning!

Oh Blue.....I so feel you. I hate it when I wake up with the pointy teeth. And poor DH when I wake up that way! Lately I've been waking up with not so much pointy teeth, but just dragging and feeling sad. I hope today is a better day for you.

I just watched the forecast and it is looking much better for the next 2 weeks. I know I need to get back out in the mornings for boot camp. I will feel better if I just get back to it. This winter has bothered me more than any I can remember. Oh well....this too shall pass.

I had a good day at work yesterday. Just busy enough. I'm back at it today 12:30 - 5:30. Should be a bit busier on a Friday afternoon. I'm sure the time will go quickly. I scored a deal yesterday at work. The girl working apparel alerted me to some gloves that were going on clearance. They are North Face gloves that were originally $30 and I got them for $4.49! Score!! I didn't really need gloves, but I couldn't let them there for that price!

My cat was outside in the cold for a few minutes and now has come in and installed herself on my lap on my fuzzy blanket. This is our morning ritual. I won't complain too much as she has been so good lately about not waking me up early. That will change once the weather gets nicer as she is anxious to be out early in the morning in the Spring/Summer.

Happy Friday everyone!
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Good morning, friends! It is Fri-Yay!!

Trig- in response to your earlier question, nope, the roads were not bad. Driveways and walkways, sidewalks etc yes, plus side roads but main roads were fine.

So you sauce your wings halfway through? I don't sauce mine at all until I've cooked them, and then toss them at the end. Sorry the baking soda trick wasn't right for you.. sounds like your old method was best for ya.

Shrimp dipped in cheese sauce would never have occurred to me! Huh. I did have shrimp for lunch yesterday but just basically had it in a soup of homemade alfredo sauce. Yum!

Jaz- 250 a month for HOA seems like a lot to me also- I wonder what it covered? We don't have an HOA in our neighborhood and I am grateful for that. Some of them are so over the top ridiculous that I can't even take it.

Sorry this one didn't work out but it will likely be for the best. Something better is around the corner for you.

Hugs on feeling a little ick from the dairy intake. Hopefully it will run its course quickly.

Blue- Hugs to you too, on the crabby day. It happens sometimes and it sucks when it does. I hope today dawned with a brighter outlook for you.

Nope, I am not a dream-rememberer. The only ones I really remember are in times of stress- then I will dream about arguing/being angry with someone, or some kind of moral dilemma that is somehow reflective of some choice I am facing or worried about. Day to day I remember absolutely nothing.

Lori- Great deal on those gloves!! If you don't need them, you can gift them at Christmas!

We too are looking ahead to some nice warmer weather, in fact I believe it is supposed to be 55 degrees tomorrow. That will feel so warm!



Good day yesterday- got DS16 dropped off at 10:00 for school (exam week) and then went straight to the Y and got that in. Did some shopping at the store, then got home. I was hungry at this point but the twice-a-month cleaning crew was here and in the kitchen. I didn't get to eat until 1:30 for my first meal of the day and I was more than ready for it! I had shrimp in alfredo.

Dinner last night was chicken lazone. I knew DS16 liked it but was glad to see that DS19 liked it also. He can be sort of picky. I doubled up on the spices and the sauce, and used 6 chicken thighs.

Today DS16 has two exams and is out by noon. Will pick him up, then bring him home and take DS19 to get his two sport coats that were being altered. Other than that, a pretty chill day. I am ready to resume my normal schedule though. SO READY!! Two more days of this (Monday 8:15-10:15 school, Tuesday no school) and then life can return to a livable situation!

ILs coming tomorrow to spend the night. At least the house is clean and the bedroom is all set up!
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