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Old 11-06-2012, 09:40 AM
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Hello peeps, thought I'd check in here after a long absence and this is what I see?!?!?!?!?!

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So...I recently found out they have a 1/2 pound Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. Since I found this out I cannot stop thinking about them.
Prior to August I would have been running out the door to find 1 of these but since I've been sugar free since the beginning of August the thought of a 1/2 Reese's PB cup makes me gag, and that's a good thing.

Hope everyone is doing well, since I quit sugar (mostly I'm not obsessive about it, cut out all processed sugar as far as I know) I no longer have stomach issues and inflammation problems and I have lots more energy. I only lost 1 sticking pound getting off the sugar but that's because I wasn't able to exercise and losing the inflammation made me feel many pounds thinner. I have on 2 or 3 occasion since August tried eating a sugared item and each time I immediately felt and saw my abdomen swell, really kind of creepy and uncomfortable. I'm still eating lots of fruits and vegees. My new favorite veg is BRUSSEL SPROUTS! took me until mid 50s to develop this taste and now I can't get enough of them. I'm also eating chicken about once a week mainly because I had to give up the tempeh cause it was causing too much inflamation too sheesh.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:49 AM
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Right on Judy, yeah sugar is so bad for us! I try not to eat too much of it, too, and for the most part I do pretty good except for the occasional weak moment.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:52 AM
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Well i may get a BD cake and won't look back. I lost 60 pounds and have become a vegie but once a year I can let go
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by MycoolFitz View Post
I lost 60 pounds and have become a vegie but once a year I can let go

Good for you! That made me laugh though that you've "become a vegie" what kind of vegetable have you become? I know what you meant but it made me wonder what kind of vegetable I would be if I was a vegetable and I think I'd be some sort of a squash because I have a tough exterior but I'm pretty soft on the inside...

After working out pretty hard last night I didn't feel like fixing dinner so I kind of "grazed" and had:
1 hard boiled egg with a little salt
1 whole tomato with a little salt and balsamic vinegar
1 large plate of steamed asparagus with a bit of olive oil/seasoning/lemon
1 apple
a couple of grapes
6 wheat crackers

Pretty healthy for a grazing kind of meal
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:22 PM
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I made some guac and salsa and had it with chips and I'm so fffffuuuuuuuulllllllllllllllll!!!!!!!
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:09 AM
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Dang it! Thanks to Ghost I am addicted to Trader Joes cranberry and cashew trail mix. I just. can't. stop!

Such a trouble maker he is! Between that and the peanut butter cups.....

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Haha! I need to try that stuff.
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I would be a Yam
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:15 AM
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We had fennel sausages last night, mmmmm. With steamed potatoes and veg. Then, we went to this crazy frozen yogurt place called Menchies at the university-ready for this? you might want to stop reading--had vanilla and pumpkin yogurt, with oreo pieces, reese's pb cup pieces, clodhoppers, toasted coconut, aaaaand caramel sauce. WHAT? Yeah it was self-serve. And, it was amazing. No regrets.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by InParticular View Post
Then, we went to this crazy frozen yogurt place called Menchies at the university-ready for this? you might want to stop reading--had vanilla and pumpkin yogurt, with oreo pieces, reese's pb cup pieces, clodhoppers, toasted coconut, aaaaand caramel sauce. WHAT? Yeah it was self-serve. And, it was amazing. No regrets.
Oh, good lawd almighty, IP! I nearly caused an electrical short in my laptop from drooling. Send one of those criminally decadent frozen yogurt concoctions over ASAP. I have 8 more pounds to gain to return to normal weight, and I'm pretty dang sure that's the easy answer.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:31 PM
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Oh yeah InP...I had my own cheat...remember this?

Originally Posted by Ghostly View Post
So...I recently found out they have a 1/2 pound Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. Since I found this out I cannot stop thinking about them.
Well...Unfortunately I can report that this was an amazing treat. Of course, in my true fashion, I had both cups, in one sitting...took me about five minutes. Ugghhhh. Unlike you InP...huge regrets.

Coffee - That trail mix is great!

Ok...I'm NOT trying to antagonize our veggie people here, but have to say...went to red Robin. Dumb of me...I accidentally ordered a veggie burger. Wanted a lettuce wrapped beef burger, and was thinking the veggie burger was a regular burger with a lot of veggies (dumb I know).

It was absolutely disgusting and my stomach is not doing well. For those that like those things more power to ya. For me...I'll stick to meat!
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:56 PM
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GHOSTLY---YOU had me craving reese's pb cups for days, till I finally caved in and bought some today!
I had a terrible day at school and needed a pick-me-up.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:43 PM
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I picked up organic Oreo knock-offs. They taste really good. Do I get a pass for choosing organic?

My appetite is returning after my long recovery from illness. So in rounding out the healthier side, I cooked up a nice dinner of linguine with marinara sauce. I sauteed about 5 freshly chopped garlic cloves in olive oil and red pepper flakes, added a large can of diced tomatoes with its juices, added several shakes of (dried) basil and oregano, a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar, a half cup of olive oil, a teaspoon of sugar, and placed it on a high simmer for about 15 -20 minutes while the pasta boiled. I drained the al dente linguine, added it to the pan of sauce for a minute and then threw in half a cup of freshly grated pecorino romano cheese. Mmmm, mmm! Plenty of yummy leftovers for lunch the next day. All organic ingredients, too.

Happy eating, healthy mates!
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Originally Posted by FrenchPink View Post
I picked up organic Oreo knock-offs. Do I get a pass for choosing organic?
No. However...I am not one to talk after eating a pound worth of peanut butter cups the other night. Your other food sounded great though!
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Organic Oreos, you say?????? Hmmmm.........
Your dinner sounded great FP! Nicely done.
We had sushi tonight. One of the best ones in the city is right around the corner, so we are spoiled! Dynamite roll, alaska roll, "house" roll and negitoro roll. If you don't know what those are, it doesn't matter. All you need to know is that it is delicious seafoody goodness.
Oh cripes it's 11pm and I'm drinking coffee to stay up and keep working. Two weeks of school left thank goodness!!!
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What is a clod hopper?!

Loooove those self serve yogurt places! I have them instead of supper sometimes.

Been eating a lot of eggs lately...not sure why.....
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Ha ha that's funny, I've been eating them my entire life but I had to look it up to tell you what they are. They are "crunchy, fudge-covered graham clusters." From out of Winnipeg, which is why you don't know what they are. They are so yummy, but with Clodhoppers it's all about the crunch.
Been eating pretty well lately. Nothing too heinous since the fro-yo debacle. Trying to really be a bit more disciplined with what I eat.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:52 PM
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I ate bbbbbaaaaaaddddd this weekend.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:29 AM
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Lots of sugar eating going on in here, watch out the annual 'national over indulgence day" (thanksgiving) and season are about to land. I do believe this will be my first holiday season in many many years that I won't gain weight simply due to not eating sugar.
Ghost, although I love vegee stuff I have to agree with you on the vegee burgies ugh...but I still think ground beef is 1 of the most disgusting things on the planet...
I've been eating home made chicken tamales! I don't make them of course but every year about this time different Latino friends make them and sell them, I anxiously anticipate their arrival and was rewarded last Friday with several dozen, they will last me at least until the end of the year, and they go great with brussel sprouts. Sat night I had a salmon burger I think it was salmon and red peppers that I picked up at Whole Foods yummy! ate that with a spinach conconcoction from WF too. I wish I lived closer to W F I'd get dinner their every day but it's about 4 miles out of my way.
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InP: Those sound Great...specially if they were on top of ice cream!

French: Your dish sounds Really Good!

Ghost: You gotta do that every now and again. I see you wrote this the 18th, did you get back with it?

Judy: I'm not sure I've ever been to a WF? Would love to roam through it!

HEY, Top!

Eating is going okay here. My biggest vice is bread. So, I buy a really, really good loaf from a bakery and make it last all week.

Everybody do okay over the first wave of the Holiday Eating Organza?
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