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Maria7 - Thursday Mar 01, 2001
(High Fiber, Low Fat)
Weight: 143.0

Good morning, everyone! It is a sunny, chilly (45 degrees fahrenheit) morning here in South Carolina, with high forecasted to be 65. Menu for today is: Breakfast: 1 cup canteloupe cubes and decaf coffee. Lunch: barbequed no-skin roasted chicken breast, 1 and 1/2 cups green peas, decaf tea. Afternoon snack: small snackpack of nekot peanut butter cookies, banana, decaf tea. Supper: 2 cups fat-free vegetable soup, 5 fat-free saltine crackers, decaf tea. Today's Totals: 1000 calories, 15 fat grams, (13.5% fat in today's menu). I got back into my workout again yesterday, walking and jogging on the treadmill with ankle weights on (and listening to a good inspirational tape about the Bible with headphones on). Plan to do the same today unless Hubby wants to go walking with me outside. Have a great day, all of you! :-) P.S. I threw some bread out earlier and am now watching the bluejays get it. I love to watch them eat! :-)

Miss piggy on 03/01/2001:
Hi Maria. Rented some pretty good videos yesterday. One was called Left Behind and one was called Tribulation. I think you might enjoy them. Today I am going to rent one called Revelation which is along the same lines. And I am going to look and see if they have one in the store called Judgement. They are not all totally biblically accurate but they are pretty good movies. Nice to see something that isn't a cuss word every other word for a change. We have ran across some real stinkers lately. Hope you have a nice day. Hugs.


muggg on 03/01/2001:
I can't wait until it gets to 65� here! Enjoy your walk outdoors if you get to go!


pastagal on 03/01/2001:
Maria,,your menu sounds good today,but just doesnt' seem like enough food,you sure your eating enough:} I am getting lots of birds around my house now,,i have a bird feeder outside my mother in laws bedroom window for her and every morning the birds are covering it trying to eat,,,and the humming bird feeder is always got alot around it,,she use to enjoy them so much,,but her eye sight isn't good anymore and mind isnt good now either,,but i still keep them hanging out there,,well enjoy your day and hope hubby walks with you tonight;}}


berry on 03/01/2001:
Thanks for the quick comment on my entry today. And yes, I live 10 min away from nearby beaches. I'd love to live much closer to the beach, but I chose here because it only takes me three min to school.

I once threw some Gorditas from TacoBell out on the beach and let this seagul have it. But then he must have had too much of sourcream and he ended up thowing them all up. I feel so sorry for him and I've tried not to feed a bird with fattenning foods since then. ;(


Anita on 03/01/2001:
Hi Maria! I wish it was that "chilly" here! I live in Eastern Canada. Brrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Thanks so much for your suggestion re: the encouragement letter. I think that not only will it push me forward as I go, but I think it'll be a real valuable thing to have when I have reached my goal!

Thanks again! Anita.


sparkymel on 03/01/2001:
I just love South Carolina! Enjoy! Have a great day!


sparkymel on 03/02/2001:
No, I don't live near you. I live in Texas. Keep up the workout. That always helps!! Have a great weekend



Maria7 - Wednesday Feb 28, 2001
(High Fiber, Low Fat)
Weight: 143.0

Good morning, everybody! It is a cloudy, rainy morning here in South Carolina. It is 57 degrees fahrenheit. The rain is supposed to leave early afternoon, so I plan to grill out barbequed chicken breasts on the back deck about 3:00pm if it does quit raining. Menu for today is: Breakfast: fruit bowl of 1 cup cantaloupe, 1 cup seedless red grapes, 1/2 banana, 4 ounces grapefruit juice. Lunch: 2 salmon patties, 1 cup grits, decaf tea. Supper: grilled, no-skin, barbequed chicken breast, 1 cup green string beans, decaf tea. Day's totals: 1055 calories, 17 fat grams (15%). I haven't exercised in 3 days as I haven't felt up to it and also have been very busy. I hope you all have a wonderful day today. :)

Breann on 02/28/2001:
Your menu sounds great. Hopefully the weather will clear up so you can barbeque. I can't wait for the summer to do that! Have a great day today.

Breann


pastagal on 02/28/2001:
Well maria you have had good reason not to exersise,,,you haven't been feeling good,and you need to get over what you had before you start again,,and you will:}} have a great day and your menu sounds good by the way:}


Tabby on 03/01/2001:
Thanks for writing! I make my menu up as I go. Yours sounded wonderful. I love meats grilled on the grill and we hope to start being able to do that more often as Spring gets closer.I may copy some of you menus down to use as I go. Tabby


SoccerMom on 03/01/2001:
Our menus for today are very similar. I'm having cantaloupe and honeydew for breakfast, broiled salmon and steamed broccoli (with cheese melted on top) for lunch, and if the weather holds, we're grilling chicken for dinner (and having new potatoes, sliced tomatoes, a salad, and the rest of the melons, too)

Have a great day, and go exercise...you'll feel wonderful after you move a bit, promise!



Maria7 - Tuesday Feb 27, 2001
(High Fiber, Low Fat)
Weight: 143.0

Good morning, everybody! It is a beautiful, sunny, warm day here in South Carolina. Thank you for all your comments...I am doing better....I gargled with 100% hydrogen peroxide (ick!) and that got rid of the sore throat. I'm just about back up to par. Just a little cough every now and then. Well, today's menu is: Breakfast: 8 ounces grapefruit juice. Lunch: 1 cup lima beans, 1 cup brown rice, and decaf tea. Snack: 5 fat-free saltines, banana, and decaf tea. Supper: 1 cup lima beans, 1 cup brown rice, and decaf tea. Total calories: 1186, including 2 fat grams, totaling 2% fat. I know....this really looks like a boring menu, but I am presently cooking a big pot of lima beans and a pot of brown rice, and this is what I am hungry for, so.... Also, did not exercise yesterday or day before, was not up to it. This afternoon, I will be going to get my Mother and take her to her doctor, so when I get back I will probably still not get any exercise in, but that is the way it is, sometimes. Hope you all have a great day! :)

Miss Piggy on 02/27/2001:
I used to think I didn't like lima beans. Until one day when I was married and we had some friends of my husbands who had 5 children and they lived out in the country and didn't have any washer and dryer or much money so my husband told them they could do laundry at our house and they just took up there and were there for every meal etc. So I decided one day that I would have to stop feeding them so well if I wanted them to go away so I fixed a whopping big pot of Lima beans and cornbread for a meal one night and boy was I surprised at how well everyone liked it and I tasted them and they were the best lima beans I ever made, and the corn bread wasn't bad either. I have eaten them ever since. I haven't tried them with rice yet though. I guess I started cooking them too long now or something because when I fix them now they always slip their skins for some reason.


bas63 on 02/27/2001:
Glad you are feeling better. I have never had brown rice but have heard alot about it lately. This may be a silly question, but do you cook it just like regular rice and does it taste much different??


Breann on 02/27/2001:
Glad to hear you are feeling better. It is okay that you didn't exercise. Your body can use the rest. You will get back to it when you are ready!

Breann


berry on 02/27/2001:
I hear brown rice has more nutrition than white rice..although I always have white rice I get from my work.(coz it's free) But I guess I'll have some brown rice this weekend. sounds yummier than white rice. have a nice day:):):)


pastagal on 02/27/2001:
<font color=Red>Maria,,,,so glad to hear your feeling better,,,yuck tho with the stuff you gargled with,,,that would be hard for me to do :{,,and now and then your entitled to take a day off from exersising,,,especially for a family member,,and ESPECIALLY moms;}} so enjoy and hope this is just a routine checkup for her and nothing serious,,,,and your menu sounds yummy,,i LOVE beans,,anykind and rice,,,making me hungry now for some;}have a great day,,,take care.


Kyrin on 02/27/2001:
Hey, somedays it's more important to go with what you really want to eat rather than eating things you don't really want ...and then eating the things you do want as well. (I've been guilty of eating like that!)

Spring is here in Alabama. Our flowering trees and azaleas are all blooming. It's beautiful! Makes me wnat to go outside and breathe deep! :-)


Beth on 02/28/2001:
Boy, I'm getting sick of you always telling us how beautiful it is in South Carolina! Just kidding, what I'm really sick of is February in Michigan. Just one more day to go, and it will be March, my favorite! Enjoy your sunshine.



Maria7 - Monday Feb 26, 2001
(High Fiber, Low Fat)
Weight: 143.0

Good morning, everyone. I am posting an early entry this morning, as I am up with sore throat pain. It is forecasted to be high 60's (fahrenheit) and sunny today here in South Carolina. Menu for today: Breakfast: 8 ounces grapefruit juice, 1 cup grits, 1 egg (fried with vegetable spray). Snack: 1 cup cold cantaloupe cubes. Lunch: 2 cups speghetti (with sauce and diced tomatoes added) and meatballs (made with ground turkey) and decaf tea. Snack: 1 banana. Supper: 1 cup chicken noodle soup broth, 5 fat-free saltines, decaf tea. Total: 1363 calories, 21 fat grams, 13.87% fat. Have a great day, all of you. :)

Tabby on 02/26/2001:
Do you go by a diet for your menu's or do you make them up yourself?I am awful at counting calories. Any suggestions? I am going to use the Atkin's diet this week. Although I am going to modify it to better suit myself. I am going to weight myself later on today and see if I have lost anything. It will be the first time I have weighed since I have started writing in here. Have a wonderful day.Tabby


Beth on 02/26/2001:
You seem to be doing wonderful with your calorie intake. I absolutely LOVE turkey meatballs. Geez...you're making me hungry. Today in Michigan, freezing temperatures after yesterdays thaw, the flood waters over the roads frozen now. Man, I'm moving! have a great day.


Kyrin on 02/26/2001:
Hi Maria. I see the sore throat has decided to stay for a bit. Yuck. How about taking your juice, go sit on that lovely deck of yours...and soak up some Vitamin D. Birds and sunshine! I can just picture it. Yeah.


pastagal on 02/26/2001:
Aww maria ,,,,,so so sorry to hear you have this sore throat,,,i really know what your going through:{{ i hope it gets better soon,,,get some popcycles and eat on them and drink alot fluids,,but i would not drink citris juices right now,not while the throat is so raw,,stick with water and milk shakes are good for sore throats to,,,well get plenty of rest and gargle with salt water,warm salt water,,really helps to,,,,well take care,,:}


herb on 02/26/2001:
I get those sayings from a little book published by O/A alled "For Today." Each page is devoted to a day in the year. Those quotes appear on the top of the page. Whoever edited this book seems to like Ralph Waldo Emerson, he seems to have hit the nail on the head more often than not.


SoccerMom on 02/26/2001:
I see you lost another pound over the weekend! Congratulations!!

Have a wonderful day!


Miss Piggy on 02/26/2001:
I tried baking that sweet potato and okra today instead of frying it. The okra wasn't so great but the sweet potato was superb. Especially with a little honey drizzled on it.



Maria7 - Sunday Feb 25, 2001
(High Fiber, Low Fat)
Weight: 143.0

Good afternoon, everyone! Sh-h-h-h-hh! Don't tell my Hubby, but I've got a sore throat today. He will make me drink chicken noodle soup broth immediately and I am not in the mood for it right now...just ate lunch a little while ago. I hope you are all doing well. Menu for today is: Breakfast: fat-free pancake with 1 tablespoon ff light syrup, banana, decaf tea. Lunch: 2 cups macaroni noodles, 1 cup green peas, 1/2 grilled no-skin barbequed chicken breast, decaf tea. Snack: 2 cups wheat bran flakes with 1 teaspoon sugar. Supper: Guess it will be a cup of chicken noodle soup broth and 5 fat-free saltines. Total: 1301 calories, 10 fat grams, which is 6.9% fat for today's menu according to 'Enhanced Calorie Calculator'. I can barely swallow because of my throat hurting. I hope this is not going to be a two-week deal like it was last year when I got an awfully painful sore throat that lasted for two weeks around this same time, actually it was February 22nd that it began last year. Still planning on walking this afternoon, if able. Take care, all of you. :)

Bunny on 02/25/2001:
Sounds like you need to rest and drink that broth. Take good care of yourself. Hubby sounds so sweet! Have a great day and get well soon!


Kyrin on 02/25/2001:
I'm sorry about your sore throat. Rest and take care of yourself. Hubby might be right, ya know. Soup is soothing for a sore throat...as well as tea, orange juice, salt-water gargle, etc.


Kyrin on 02/25/2001:
Hi, Maria!

About Kyrin's Kitchen...I will be putting the link up at night after the day is finished. One of my weaknesses is planning the menus and then figuring my work is done. ...and then eating something else. LOL I do better when I pay attention to my intake as I go along during the day. What seemed like a good menu plan in the morning, doesn't always appeal in the afternoon. So, I just avoid all of that now by eating what pleases me. ...keeping my options open, sort of.

I had thought about giving the total day's nutritional summary at the end of the menu list. What do you think?


berry on 02/25/2001:
Ok I'm whispering... are you in the mood for some hot water with lemon, ginger and honey? Trust me. Mine is the best.(lol)

Drink a lot of liquid, sleep a lot and sweat a lot!!

Hope you'll feel better soon.


pastagal on 02/25/2001:
Oh maria,,,,i feel so bad for you,,i get sore throats so often,,and there so painful,:{{ i sure hope you get over it quickly,,,i always have to end up going in and getting meds from the doctor,,i have strep throat now and then and that can be serious,,so don't let it go to long without getting checked by your doctor ok,,,take care and YOU go drink that chicken broth:}}


breakaway on 02/26/2001:
That was cute!! lol I promise not to tell! Your menu sounds really good...it's making me hungry. I better get my butt to bed before I start to smell it. lol Your doing great...hope your thoat feel better soon. I know lemon ice tea will sooth in right away!! It's fast. But it has to be cold! Have a wonderful day!! talk to you tomorrow!



Maria7 - Saturday Feb 24, 2001
(High Fiber, Low Fat)
Weight: 143.0

Good morning, everyone! It is a warm, sunny day, like springtime, here in South Carolina. I hope you are all doing well. Take a look to the left...I am down another pound. Menu for today is: Breakfast: pancake with one tablespoon light syrup, ear of corn on the cob with light salt, no butter, decaf tea. Lunch: Small bowl (1 cup) of black-eyed peas with onions, also steamed broccoli, broiled squash, Spanish rice, decaf tea. Afternoon snack: banana. Supper: Grilled (plan to grill out on the back deck and take advantage of this beautiful sunny, warm weather this afternoon) no-skin barbequed chicken breast, also salad with 1 tablespoon fat-free, low-calorie dressing, decaf tea. (I only use 1 teaspoon sugar which is 15 calories, per 15 ounce glass decaf tea.) Menu listed is 1112 calories, 14 grams fat which totals 11.3% fat. Exercise: Walk with Hubby 1.5 miles. Water: 100 ounces. Have a great day, all of you! :)

Bunny on 02/24/2001:
Way to go on another pound lost! Menu today sounds so yummy. Can you throw a little of that beautiful weather my way:) Have a great healthy day!


Kyrin on 02/24/2001:
Your menu looks pretty good...lots of variety. How is hubby taking to all of the veggies?

Congrats on the pound that disappeared. Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap!!!


breakaway on 02/24/2001:
Congrats on the weight loss!! Great job! You have a wonderful menu planned...Hope you have a wonderful day today!


Miss Piggy on 02/25/2001:
Hi Maria. I worked up to that 60 miles rather gradually. I started out riding in town and then out to the lake that is 4 miles out and 4miles back and then to a little town called Canute, which is about 10 miles and then worked up to driving to Sayre and Clinton Lake which are about 12 and 16 miles away each and back and one day I rode to Clinton which is 30 miles away from Elk City and 30 miles back. Like I said, it took me 10 and a half hours. My mom was frantic and came to look for me when I got about 2 miles back to Elk City. I was in a lot better shape back then. That was 4 or 5 years ago. I would have to start over and build back up to that gradually. A century ride is 100 miles in a day. A lot of people do century rides, but they also ride faster than I do. I have to get my heart in a lot better shape to be able to ride fast enough to cover 100 miles in a day. Being diabetic, I really should have someone follow me in a car also but I really don't have that much sense. Or have another rider go with me on another bike. That sure will never be one of my boys. They thought it was awful when I made them ride out to Elk Lake with me (4 miles out and 4 back) They are so wimpy. I don't ride fast enough to ask most serious bike riders to ride with me. Other people have to ride fast to maintain balance. So they ride 2 miles for every mile I ride because they have to keep riding on ahead and circling back or stopping to wait for me to catch up. My ex boyfriend was a bike racer but by the time I knew him he had blown out his knees so he couldn't do the distance thing. I am definately into distance over speed.


berry on 02/25/2001:
I like your menues. It sounds very sensible and healthy meal. Keep up the cooking with cooking spray and fat-free dressing!

I like broiled squash too. I don't know if there's any difference, but I buy a squash that's under the name of Kabocha-squash. I cut it(500g)in a little bigger than bite-size with its peel left. Broil them first with 2 tbs(15mlx2) of sugar, and sake for 4 min. Broil with sweet-seasoning("Mirin" in Japanese name. you can get it at an Asian food section) and 1 tbs(10ml) of soy-sauce with a plate covered over the squash toprevent them from losing their shape for another 4 min. Then take the plate out and broil them for another 4 min or more until they're soft.

I don't know if I explained it well but try it if interested. It's super yummy:)



Maria7 - Friday Feb 23, 2001
(High Fiber, Low Fat)
Weight: 144.0

Good morning, everyone! Cloudy, foggy, cold (38 degrees fahrenheit) morning here in South Carolina. Well, take a look to the left...ta-da!...down another pound. More errands to do today. Exercise will be either treadmill or Hubby and I walking. Water: 100 ounces. Have a great day, all of you! :)

sunny3 on 02/23/2001:
Cool! Congratulations on the 1 pound loss!! That is terrific! Keep up the awesome work! Hugs! ~~Sunny~~


SoccerMom on 02/23/2001:
<font size= "+1"><b>CONGRATULATIONS on another pound lost!</b></font>

Good for you. Have a wonderful day.


Beth on 02/23/2001:
Good job on that pound! Sounds like you're having a good day. I wish I could drink as much water as you do!


muggg on 02/23/2001:
Wow, Maria... congratulations on the pound lost! You have been very consistant and dedicated! Good for you!<br> <font color = green><b> Regarding the gardening....<br>I planted the onions from seed and I use an empty fish aquarium to keep everything in.. kind of keeps the humidity just right and then set a shop light right on top of the aquarium (window light is not suficient - but a grow light is not necessary). Then I plant the seeds in peat pots. Onions are much like grass... they don't need much room in the beginning and you can just plant a bunch in a peat pot and then just separate them when it is time to transplant. Onions need to be started early enough though so that they are a certain age by time the longest day comes. If they are not old enough... they will not "bulb up". That is why people buy onion sets to give them a head start. In my area, I could also plant onion seed in September to make my own sets but I haven't tried that yet. You'd have to do some checking to get the right plant dates for your area.

P.S. Glad to hear someone else has been bit by the garden bug!!!


Kyrin on 02/23/2001:
HOORAY, Maria!!! All that walking is doin' you good.


pastagal on 02/23/2001:
<font color=Black><b>Wow maria,,sounds like your body has adjusted to your new way of eating,thats super,,,being consistent is really working for you and your really very consistent on your daily routine,,keep it up girl,,,,,have a wonderful weekend,,,,,CONGRATS On the 1 lb loss:}}


pastagal on 02/23/2001:
<font color=Red><b> Hmm that is weird,,i put them all there ,in the Inspirational and Motivational section and even looked later to make sure,,but your right,there gone now,,how that happened i have no idea,,,anyway,,here they are maria,,,if this doesn't work i will email them to anyone who wants them,,,

Success Stories:}

www.enteract.com/~jldavid/lowcarb/

www.web-magik.com/beforeafter.html

www.painpals.com/txlowcarb/index.html

www.TheWeighWeWere.com

www.3fatchicks.com/friends/perspages.html

I hope this works,,let me know if they don't and i will email them to you,,alot of great success stories:}}


Bunny on 02/23/2001:
Way to go!! You are really doing a great job! I bet you look great! Keep up the good work!


pastagal on 02/23/2001:
LOL maria,<font color=RED><b>I found the sites i thought i put in the Inspirational site,,,i put them under the "DIET & PROGRAMS site";:}}}



Maria7 - Thursday Feb 22, 2001
(High Fiber, Low Fat)
Weight: 145.0

Good morning, everyone! It is rainy and cold (38 degrees fahrenheit) this morning in South Carolina. Hope you all are having a great day. I will be out running errands most of today, so do not know what menu will be yet. Water: 100 ounces. Exercise: Treadmill walking unless it clears up and Hubby and I get to walk later. Also, maybe workout on home gym. Have a great day, all of you! :)

Breann on 02/22/2001:
I hope you have a great day and get all your errands done! Have fun on your walk if you can get out!

Breann


pastagal on 02/22/2001:
Enjoy your day maria out and about with errands,,,,just remember,,make good choices ok:}} you can do it!!


sunny3 on 02/22/2001:
Have fun with your errands today!! Try not to stay out in that rain too long! I really dislike the wet rainy weather!

Sounds like you have a great excersize plan and you are doing awesome as usual!! Hugs! ~~Sunny~~


Bunny on 02/22/2001:
Hurray for you!!! A size 6 that is great! I am so happy for you :) Keep up the great work!!!


SoccerMom on 02/22/2001:
You've got a cold rain, and we're getting dumped on with snow! Really surprised us.

Have a wonderful day!


breakaway on 02/22/2001:
OHH errand day...same for me. Have a good one and keep up that exercise!!



Maria7 - Tuesday Feb 20, 2001
(High Fiber, Low Fat)
Weight: 145.0

Good morning, everyone! Sunny, warm (the high is to be 65 to 70 degrees fahrenheit) day here in South Carolina. I'm still at 145, weightwise, but not complaining. Getting ready to soon leave and go to the next town (larger) over and do some shopping (and returning) today. Menu is: Breakfast: 1 cup wheat bran flakes with 1 teaspoon sugar and fruit plate of cantaloupe, banana, grapes, 5 cherries and water, no coffee or tea. Lunch: String beans with potatoes, fat-free cornbread fritter and water. Snack: 4 cups airpopped popcorn, banana, and water. Supper: Green peas, brown or Spanish rice, fat-free cornbread fritter, and water. Water: 100 ounces Exercise: Walk with Hubby 1.5 miles. Have a great day, all of you! :)

breakaway on 02/20/2001:
oh Maria!! I want to come visit you for the day...it sounds beautiful there! Its about 10 degrees here I think. Great menu plan for today...Have a wonderful day!! ANd enjoy that weather!!


SoccerMom on 02/20/2001:
It's nearly 60 here today, and I'm going outside to do some yard work. Wonder how many calories I can burn clearing honeysuckle out of the raspberry canes? LOL

Have a great day.


muggg on 02/20/2001:
Just hearing about warmer weather makes me feel better!!! Sounds like you have a great day planned!


pastagal on 02/20/2001:
Sounds like a great day planned,and your menu sounds <font color=red><b>TERRIFIC!!!!:}}}


Tabby on 02/20/2001:
Thanks for the address for cyberdiet.com there are some pretty neat things on there and I will take all of the help I can get. Tabby


miss piggy on 02/20/2001:
Hi Maria. How did your day go today. I had a very busy one. Mama is doing fine. Thank you for your prayers. Getting chilly here. Had to light the fire back. I am very excited. I took out a new membership at the health club again and I did more exercise today than I have in 6 months at least. Gave me enough energy to come home and start to clean house! Hugs/.



Maria7 - Monday Feb 19, 2001

Weight: 145.0

Hello, everyone! Sunny, cold day here in South Carolina. I'm not feeling too great today....I don't know if it is because I ate bread and did a high carb menu yesterday or what. I was in the grocery store last night and I found some veggie hotdogs, veggie sausage and veggie (Boca) burgers and got a pack of each to try. Hubby looked at them when I came home and told me I could have them all. (He is a meat and potatoes man.) Menu for today is: Breakfast: 1 cup wheat bran flakes with 1 teaspoon sugar, no milk, and fruit plate of canteloupe, grapes, sliced banana, and 5 cherries. Also, decaf coffee and tea. Lunch: string beans with potatoes, small fat-free cornbread fritter, decaf tea. Snack, if have one: banana or 4 cups air-popped popcorn, or both, decaf tea. Supper: Veggie hotdog, baked french fries, tea. Water: 100 ounces, of which 1/2 are already gone. Exercise: Walk with Hubby 1.5 miles. I am still reading the diet books I bought at the used books store Saturday. Very interesting information in some of them. Some are vegetarian, some are low-carb, others are somewhere in-between. Have a great day! :)

Kyrin on 02/19/2001:
Just curious...why no milk with the cereal? Isn't it hard to eat that way?

Your fruits sound delicious. Yum! ...Are you having to cook two different kinds of meat at each meal? I considered veggie burgers until I tried them. I decided that it would be better for me to buy the leanest meats possible and have half portions. I just use meat as an accent now... maybe 2 oz per person in a mostly veggie dish.

Let me know what you think of the veggie meats.


breakaway on 02/19/2001:
Hi Maria...Good food choices! Hubby's never know what's good for them. lol Sounds like you are doing very well! Keep up the excellent work!! Have a wonderful day!


SoccerMom on 02/19/2001:
It turned much colder here, too. Was 22 degrees this morning....BRRRR!! Think I'm gonna grab a cuppa hot tea.....want to join me?

Hope you're having a wonderful day!


pastagal on 02/19/2001:
Hi maria,,,,,,what kind of diet books did you buy,,,,i have a closet full,,,,actually i have my own book store as hubby says,,,lol,,,,i love reading them tho,,, Your menu sounds good,,,but i must agree,how do you eat cereal with sugar and no milk??? I have tried the bocca burgers,,,,didn't care for them myself,,,but then i have always had a tough time with anything that wasn't regular food to me,,,fat free is something i just can not eat,,,,only one i like is ff cool whip,,,and i love it,but hot dogs or meat,,,,nope,,can't touch the stuff,,,,glad you like em tho,wish i did:{

well you are doing great,,,keep it up,,,i am thinking of going on low carb for a month and seeing if carbs are what my problem is,,,,the more i read,,,the more i think it is:{ well have a great nite,,,,,see ya tomorrow;}}


miss piggy on 02/19/2001:
Mama and I thank you for those prayers. She is finally out of srugery and doing well. I am tired and going to bed. I used to get veggie hot dogs at the Seventh Day Adventist bookstore. I had a hot dog salad spread made out of those-grate the veggie dogs, add miracle whip light and some pickle relish. You can add grated cheese and minced onions if you want but I just put in the miracle whip and sweet pickle relish and spread it on whole wheat bread. The only thing was taht the veggie hot dogs were so expensive.



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