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trishpiglet3 - Monday Mar 12, 2018
(DIY regular and healthy)
Weight: 169.1

I am back!  And I am not going to get within 10 feet of the weighing scales until at least Wednesday.  I had a super lovely time with my family.  The only picture I took was of the dogs ...I think the flash gave one of the dogs laser eyes.  Every other picture would have had food in it!
We went to a lovely Chinese restaurant called Cathay Rendevous where everyone chose one dish but then they were put on a Lazy Susan wheel so everyone could try everyone elses... and as we know, the more variety - the more we eat.  I had the opportunity to skip dessert because it was my mum's birthday cake (with dairy, which I am allergic to) but oh noooooo I asked to be dropped off at a Sainsburys so I could buy vegan ice cream and dairy-free chocolate brownies.  I'm not a religious person but I swear there was an almost tangible dessert demon on my shoulder telling me that everyone else would be having a lovely dessert and I shouldn't be left out.  Dessert Demon: 1 / Trish: Nil

I did walk one of the dogs to get some exercise.  The oldest dog can't go on the same long walks as the younger ones so I took him for a meander to the local park and back, which took a long time even though it's only around the corner but he loves to go and meet other dogs.

Back to work and I've been very, very careful today.  I walked to and from my clinic (about an hour and ten minutes walking in total).  I have a podiatry appointment in the morning and I'm going to walk there and back also.

 Today's food in pictures

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 15.1 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/12/2018:
Sounds like a lovely time! And why shouldn't you have some lovely sweetness on Mum's birthday? ;-) Now that you're home, you can get back on track.

trishpiglet3 on 03/12/2018:
Thank you! I guess I noticed my clothes feeling tighter when I came home and thought 'aaaargh - all that hard work! have I ruined it?'

Maria7 on 03/12/2018:
Pretty dogs. Good on the walking, too. :-)

trishpiglet3 on 03/12/2018:
They're lovely. Very different characters, all of them. The youngest (the one whose eyes are shining in the flash) LOVES to play fetch with a ball and wants to do so pretty much all the time. Oldest dog (in the middle) very loving and gentle. Other dog (large blonde in front) likes being picked up and cuddled, although this is no longer feasible due to his size... he likes to sit on people's laps, usually unasked :)

horn_of_plenty on 03/13/2018:
well i guess you enjoyed the dessert, doggies are adorable :)

trishpiglet3 on 03/13/2018:
Mixed feelings about the dessert. I went a bit overboard with it. I left the remainder of the ice cream and cake at my sisters' place.

Yup lovely dogs :)

bearcountrygg on 03/14/2018:
Love the pups!

Maria7 on 03/20/2018:
Hope you are having a good day.

trishpiglet3 - Friday Mar 09, 2018
(DIY regular and healthy)
Weight: 169.1

Just a very quick one because we're packing to go spend time in Bristol with my family.  I'm going to take a break from the photos and calorie counting for the weekend as it will be a bit tricky at my sister's place and we'll also be going for a meal out.  I will take it carefully though.

Big love and good luck to all of you and I'll be back on Monday. xxx

 Today's food in pictures

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 15.1 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/09/2018:
Have a good time!

trishpiglet3 on 03/09/2018:
Thanks! I'll take photos :)

Horn_of_plenty on 03/10/2018:
keep on and do what you can...it's always good to be accountable even when away from here :)

Donkey on 03/10/2018:
Have fun on your trip. You will be missed!!

Maria7 on 03/10/2018:
Hope you are having a good family weekend.

trishpiglet3 - Thursday Mar 08, 2018
(DIY regular and healthy)
Weight: 170.0

Hi everyone!

I'm surprised this hasn't happened earlier but my body has gotten hold of the fact that I'm eating more healthily and I'm no longer constipated.  I ruined making my dinner by having to drop everything and run to the bathroom, and when I came back I couldn't face continuing with what I was making, hence banana and toast.  I've recycled a photo of some of my chocolate and squash, which I intend to have later.  My apologies for being indelicate but just approximately how long does this last when you begin eating healthily?

I didn't get a haircut today but I did go underwear shopping in a really nice shop.  Tried on some bras in the fitting room and was about to leave, then realised it was the men's fitting room (I had wondered why it smelled of aftershave)... and that there were suddenly loads of men around (it had been empty when I wandered in).  I was rather embarrassed and stayed in there till it was quiet enough that I could sneak out.

One bit of good news. The coach company refunded the money I lost on tickets from a trip to Bristol that was cancelled due to the snow last week. :)

 Today's food in pictures

Progress as of today: 4.6 lbs lost so far, only 16 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/08/2018:
Your food looked delish...all of it....and nice hearing that you got a refund.

trishpiglet3 on 03/08/2018:
They sent me an email asking for feedback on the journey and I let rip The call from them was in response to that and they were so polite... even refunded the difference between what I originally paid and the more expensive tickets I bought to travel this weekend :)

Donkey on 03/08/2018:
That was too funny about the dressing room! LOL!!

I eat very healthy and am quite often constipated. I think it's who you are.

trishpiglet3 on 03/09/2018:
I sent a text to my husband to ask for advice. His advice was to walk out with my head held high and say something like "Sorry chaps, honest mistake" but in the end I went with high speed.

Sorry to hear you're quite often constipated. It's horrible. I had the opposite problem yesterday though :(

horn_of_plenty on 03/09/2018:
i once wandered into a Men's Locker Room haha at the gym ;) by accident of course!

trishpiglet3 on 03/09/2018:
Did it smell of aftershave? :)

horn_of_plenty on 03/09/2018:
i can't give you any digestive advice bc i generally have issues always - my whole life really.

trishpiglet3 on 03/09/2018:
:( Very sorry to hear that. Digestive stuff is horrible

Maria7 on 03/09/2018:
Hope you have a good day. I really enjoy looking at your food photos. Thanks for sharing them with us.

trishpiglet3 on 03/09/2018:
You're welcome :)

trishpiglet3 - Wednesday Mar 07, 2018
(DIY regular and healthy)
Weight: 170.0

I have had a lovely day.  I went to the Natural History Museum... lots of photos here

I brought some water and a sandwich from home so that I wouldn't be tempted to go into the restaurant or grab snack food.
Really feeling like I'm properly on annual leave now.  Might get a haircut tomorrow :)

I'll post my food pictures later xxx

P..S. A baby dinosaur came home with me on the bus

Today's food in pictures

Progress as of today: 4.6 lbs lost so far, only 16 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/07/2018:
Great place to get a lot of walking in.......I think I would have brought him home too!!!

trishpiglet3 on 03/07/2018:
We've called him Dippy (because he's a diplodocus)

You're absolutely right! It was lots of walking :)

Maria7 on 03/07/2018:
Enjoying your journal here at DD. Thanks for all the photos you share with us. Have a lovely day.

trishpiglet3 on 03/07/2018:
Thank you. And HELLO to you :) I'm on holiday from work this week, hence plenty of time for photos. I'll try to keep up with them when I'm back at work next week too because I really feel they're helping me have a clearer idea of what, and how much, I'm eating

trishpiglet3 on 03/07/2018:
Thank you. And HELLO to you :) I'm on holiday from work this week, hence plenty of time for photos. I'll try to keep up with them when I'm back at work next week too because I really feel they're helping me have a clearer idea of what, and how much, I'm eating

trishpiglet3 on 03/07/2018:
DD won't let me delete one of the above!

bearcountrygg on 03/07/2018:
LOVED the Neanderthals checkered pants...very clever...LOL

trishpiglet3 on 03/07/2018:
I added them when I got home. I don't object in any way to nudity but I don't want to be a person who posts dick pics on the internet LOL

horn_of_plenty on 03/08/2018:
glad you are using your days off to do nice things for yourself. that's how it should be!

trishpiglet3 on 03/08/2018:
:) Thanks. One more day off and tempted to stay in and do housework but that can wait. I'll try to do something else nice for me :)

trishpiglet3 - Tuesday Mar 06, 2018
(DIY regular and healthy)
Weight: 172.0

Today has been ...not the most fun day.  I had a thing to do for work, even though I'm on leave.  My choice to do it but doing it when I return from leave on Monday would've meant it was done too late... and I only got permission to do it yesterday.  I won't go into detail but my day was sat at the dining table at home working on work laptop and really begrudging working during holiday time ..... SO, whatever else happens, I am going to go out tomorrow and take myself somewhere nice.

I got perilously close to eating 1,500 calories today.  I think because I was feeling aggrieved... and was busy so put less effort into preparing healthy things.

Hope you've all had a good Tuesday (are still having a good one, those of you who are in the US) xx

Today's food in pictures

Progress as of today: 2.6 lbs lost so far, only 18 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 03/06/2018:
The food photos look awesome!!!

trishpiglet3 on 03/06/2018:
Thank you! I don't know if I'll have time to keep up with them when I go back to work next week but I'm going to try to

bearcountrygg on 03/06/2018:
Your mangetout I believe is our pea pods......Your pictures are beautiful...and you gelatin and grapes in a wine glass is really cute.

trishpiglet3 on 03/06/2018:
Thank you! Being married to an American person, I am aware there are some food names which differ. Here are some more I'm aware of. - Courgettes are zucchini - Prawns are shrimp (we also have a separate thing called shrimp, which looks like smaller prawns so that's confusing) - Chips are fries. We have lots of Mickey D's here and they sell fries. Chips tend to be bigger and thicker - Crisps are potato chips... and are my downfall - Biscuits are cookies. Again, I think we have biscuits *and* cookies now, with some differences between them. A plain, dry biscuit for dunking in tea is a biscuit. Something round and very fatty and sugary, usually with chocolate involved somehow is a cookie - Aubergine is eggplant. However, in this part of London, Asian people just about outnumber European people... and they all call it eggplant. - Rocket is arugula. I like rocket!

Hubby and I are cool on which words to use but, after 7 years of marriage, we can't remember which is the correct pronunciation of things like "schedule" or "process". :)

Horn_of_plenty on 03/06/2018:
sorry you had to work - glad you will be going out tomorrow - good for you on not overeating while home doing work - this is always difficult for me !

trishpiglet3 on 03/06/2018:
Thank you lovely

I think my metabolism is so slow that I may even gain weight on 1,500 calories per day ;) but yes, it is really hard because the kitchen is right there and nobody is watching

Wherever I go out tomorrow, I'll post some pictures. That's an incentive to actually go!

trishpiglet3 - Monday Mar 05, 2018
(DIY regular and healthy)
Weight: 172.0

Hello lovely people

I was going to call this Day 1 but I already began to lose weight after how I ate yesterday so I guess this can be Day 2.  My first day of annual leave and I've been into the office twice so I don't think I'm doing this being on holiday thing properly.

I had to take my expenses sheet into the office because the deadline is tomorrow (and I can't go tomorrow because I have to wait in for the plumber).  I did so... then I realised that the receipts were in my other bag.  Not clever.  I went to the charity shop to drop off a donation of some clothes (2 sizes too small; I'm keeping the ones that are one size too small because I hope I'll fit back into them one day).  Then I went to my husband's office and handed him some healthy lunch (chicken salad sandwich and some grapes).  Back home again to get the receipts.  Back to the office to staple the receipts to the expenses sheet.  Then a bit of food shopping... I forgot the roll of baking paper so I walked to another shop to get that.  My fitbit thing isn't working at the moment but I am sure that was lots of walking.

Shop assistant "Would you like a bag?" (my other bag was full)
Me: "No, I'm going to carry it down the street like a sword"
Shop assistant: "Would you like a receipt?"
Me: "Yes, I think I should have one, especially if I'm going to be carrying this down the street like a sword"

What I'm eating now is definitely more healthy than what I was eating last week.  I'm going to try to throw in some proper exercise tomorrow so please do wish me luck!

I'm putting links to photos of what I'm eating (with calorie counts next to them, courtesy of MyFitnessPal doing lots of sums for me).  I don't think I'm going to eat any more today but if I do then I'll add another photo.

Love and peace to all xx

Also... quick question. Would you like to see calorie totals in addition to photos?
I can put calorie totals on here or at the top of each page I put the photos.

Today's food in pictures

Progress as of today: 2.6 lbs lost so far, only 18 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/05/2018:
The pics were great,....loved looking at what you eat in a day.

trishpiglet3 on 03/05/2018:
Thank you! I am finding it to be useful to be able to check, visually, that I'm getting enough veg. I noticed I hadn't had much/any carbs hence the potatoes near the end of the day :)

The photos are on a blog is one I kept from 2011 until 2013, which was the last time I successfully lost weight. I've got lots of different sorts of posts on there and some reviews of books about healthy eating etc. My job is so busy now that I wouldn't have the time to create the same input so I'm just using it as a space to store photos for now.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/05/2018:
you have a really interesting job. a friend of mine just quit smoking, again. he has copd and it all of a sudden got a lot worse bc i think he had a cold and it exacerbated the copd. he had a strained voice and still does bc of all the coughing. so sad how smoking hurts so many people. i hope my friend doesn't start again. he might even have cancer now - going to doctors. i really hope he isn't too sick and that something might be able to be done for him.

anyways, i thought of him when you mentioned your job.

also, if you want to post calories, it is up to you - calories are the way i manage my weight. and usually a lot of veggies especially at lunch at work - along with other food but i usually make sure to eat veggies so i can be full and satisfied that i ate.

trishpiglet3 on 03/06/2018:
I'm so very sorry to hear your friend has COPD. Quite a few of our clients already have it. If it's caught early and the person stops smoking then it's much less of a problem so I'm joining in with you hoping he stays quit.

Smoking can be like being stuck in an abusive relationship with someone who, nevertheless, can make you feel amazing some of the time. There's a gradual loss of independence within that relationship... people can become scared of how they'll cope without it, even though being in it is damaging them. :( And though we know the best thing with abusive relationships, the best thing to do is get out and don't look back, the idea of 'I'll just have one' can remain seductive, along with the illusion that one is going to remain 'in control' this time and that the damage will be minimal if we just keep the contact low.

Success often comes down to recognising, engaging with, and enjoying 'real life' rewards. Difficult if one is already very physically compromised. I'm hoping your friend heals and that there's no cancer. All the love to you and my best wishes to him.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/06/2018:
interesting food photos! def enjoyed them!

ty for king thoughtful words for my friend

trishpiglet3 - Sunday Mar 04, 2018
(DIY regular and healthy)
Weight: 174.6

Back again

My apologies for the previous disappearance!

In the absence of me paying attention, I have put on weight.  A few pounds.  Serious seriousness time - I have prediabetes now (high blood sugar but not yet diabetes).  I've taken some annual leave to get a proper start on getting back into healthy eating and exercising.  Having discussed with my doctor, we've agreed a sensible weight for me to aim for, that my body will be able to maintain... it's higher/heavier than I was originally aiming for on here but let's see how it goes. 

One of my family members had diabetes but got their blood sugar right down to the point where they no longer need medication, and that gives me hope.  It comes down to regular healthy eating and exercising.  One of my friends on social networking asked me recently, after seeing a photo of a cake I'd made for someone's engagement*, "Is there anything you cannot do?" and I replied "Yes, eating healthily and exercising regularly for any sustained length of time and it drives me mad!".  I am here to try to prove myself wrong about that.

Because it's already 2pm and I haven't eaten anything yet (terrible habit), I'm going to call tomorrow Day 1.  Today can be prep day.

*I will not be posting any photos of the cake I made but if anyone wants to see it, happy to email you

Big love to all and hoping you are all safe and warm


Today's food in pictures

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 20.6 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/04/2018:
Hi Trish......glad you found your way back!

trishpiglet3 on 03/04/2018:
Thank you. It's good to be back and I feel hopeful x

Donkey on 03/04/2018:
Hi Trish - so good to hear from you, although, I'm so sorry for the diagnosis. I want to encourage you on your journey - you can do this!

trishpiglet3 on 03/04/2018:
Thank you for the encouragement :) Hope I can get there and stay there

Maria7 on 03/04/2018:
Welcome back to DD. :-)

trishpiglet3 on 03/04/2018:
Thank you :)

Donkey on 03/04/2018:
The food pictures are a great idea! What is the recipe for the chocolate loveliness at the end?

trishpiglet3 on 03/04/2018:
I used what I had so the measures may sound a bit strange. Melt 73g cocoa butter (I put it in a small bowl in a sieve over boiling water in a pan) Add 31g raw cocoa powder Add 1g coconut sugar (just enough so it isn't bitter... people who don't have pre-diabetes may wish to add more) Add a tiny drop of vanilla essence Add nuts... I had cashews (22g), almonds (21g - mostly sprinkled on top because they look nice) and pecans (20g) Transfer to a container to put in the fridge Takes about an hour to harden I cut into 8 pieces because it's way calorific... I'm not sure how long it will stay nice but I don't intend more than one piece per day

trishpiglet3 on 03/04/2018:
Also to add, taking photos of my food helps me keep on track, especially at the beginning of healthy eating. It also makes me put a bit of effort into putting meals together rather than (my downfall) grabbing bread and something to put on the bread in a hurry. I'm not against bread per se, just it's a lazy thing for me to grab rather than putting a meal together. If I only ever used bread for nice sandwiches with some salad in then I wouldn't have a problem with it at all. Putting meals together is, for me, good self care. :)

happy-1 on 03/04/2018:
Welcome back!!!

trishpiglet3 on 03/05/2018:
Thank you!

horn_of_plenty on 03/05/2018:
WELCOME BACK! nice to have u back in our ranks of DDers.

What do you do for work that you can take leave ? I think this is a great way to get back on track - less work stress and more time to implement some healthy strategies.

How long will you be on leave?

trishpiglet3 on 03/05/2018:
I've got a week off! YAY My job is training people to be stop smoking advisors. I also see stop smoking clients myself ...and that's a bit of my job I can't really take 100% leave from because if a client contacts me needing some help or some meds then I still have to respond. I've warned them all that I'm on leave this week so emergencies only.

Getting back on track is absolutely the plan! Thank you for the welcome back :)

trishpiglet3 - Sunday Nov 06, 2016
(DIY regular and healthy)
Weight: 168.7

No weighing just yet - I'm just trying to get back to healthy :(
Apols if any of this is Too Much Information

Following 2 lots of antibiotics for a dental infection, I have had an unwelcome visit from the yeast fairy.  It would have been wise to not eat any sugar at the weekend but it was my birthday on Friday and there was a trip out to a lovely restaurant then to a vegan ice cream parlour and when I came home hubby had a vegan chocolate cake for me in the fridge.  PLUS I drank small amounts of alcohol at our Guy Fawke's outdoor party to keep me warm and I may as well have said "Come on in yeast, you're welcome, let me help you to multiply!!

I did some researching for what to eat and not (because I was awake till 5am... itching) and so now I have a bowl full of some of the very limited number of things it's ok to eat if you have the yeast fairy visiting (it's even in my mouth! no smoochies!) Is it me or is it not a very long list?

I have used all the stuff from the pharmacy (I had asked pharmacist could I eat specific food to help clear it up and he said "It's a bit late for that") which has burned a hole in my pocket. Would have been cheaper to get most of it on prescription but my doctor's surgery isn't open till tomorrow.  I have probiotic capsules too.

No sugar! Till this is gone. No sugar?!!!! Training people all day on Tuesday with no sugar?!
Maybe there are some good things about no sugar other than just starving the yeast fairy

I will be more cheerful next time I promise


Progress as of today: 1.9 lbs lost so far, only 21.7 lbs to go!

Donkey on 11/06/2016:
A day with no sugar sounds almost as dangerous as a day without coffee in my world. Still, it's probably better to be without sugar as often as possible. *sigh*

hollybelle on 11/07/2016:
Combat yeast with probiotics - you said it! Feel better soon!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/07/2016:
Nothing you write is TMI! you should read some of my nutty entries lol! I don't weigh either since weight fluctuates naturally, i do more by how my clothes fit.

lol never had a yeast infection, but have had two rounds of UTI's outch! what pain! happened bc of diet i think in addition to walking at lunch in the heat of summer over a year ago and sweating and not being as clean as i guess i needed to be afterwards. not that i'm unclean - lol...just the parameters of walking in the hot summer heat at lunch and going back a little sweaty to work isn't a good idea so i have learned! This year i used a very light natural deoderant and found i got a pimple under my armpit due to the same scenario, walking at lunch, sweating, reusing a cardigan having it touch my armpits bc i was wearing tank tops in summer more than one day at work = NO GOOD. Lesson learned :)...

at least we learn the lesson and try not to make the same mistakes again!

you have yeast in your mouth? can you explain just a little more?

i would say not no sugar, but less. no candy...no juices no maybe fruit. I think cranberry capsules are ok? feel better. you can also google it....

trishpiglet3 - Saturday Oct 29, 2016
(DIY regular and healthy)
Weight: 168.7

Lots of running around and working today even though it's Saturday.  I'm training at least one day per week all through November and on the 3rd there's a large team gathering at my place of work for which I was asked to produce a quiz so I've been in an otherwise-empty office today getting printing done.  Half of the quiz questions will be about smoking and stopping smoking, and half with be about cardio-vascular disease prevention i.e.exercise and healthy eating (those being the 2 things my workplace offers people help with, for free because of the NHS).  If any of you would like to try the quiz then please let me know and I'll put it here as a post - however it does have pictures (multiple choice answers) and by your lack of comments to my posts with pictures, I'm guessing you're not that keen on pictures.

Here's what I've eaten today

Breakfast: Banana, porridge and pumpkin seeds, ginger tea

Lunch: Roquefort and salad sandwich (I know - I'm an addict) + HALF of an apple, kale and cucumber smoothie - it was horrible

On the way home after working for ages and walking for more ages: Sainsburys Dairy-Free Chocolate Buttons  (behold the flimsy attempt at justification which precedes this chocolate announcement)

Dinner: Tofu and vegetable soup with coconut and lime (home-made) with 23g of BBQ Popchips as a highly incongruous accompaniment - I've just been looking on their site and they show different packaging depending on which country you click to say you're in.  Wooooow! I'm going to be here the rest of the day now, comparing popchip packaging!

Big love to you all

Especially big Halloweeny love to people who are doing things for Halloween.  It's not so much my thing but I like that people are having fun xxx


Progress as of today: 1.9 lbs lost so far, only 21.7 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 10/30/2016:
HappyHolloweeny, Trish.

trishpiglet3 on 10/30/2016:
Thank you! :) You also

innerpeace on 10/31/2016:
I would like to try your quiz! Thanks

trishpiglet3 on 11/06/2016:
hello! I saved the quiz to Google Drive and could share it with you there if you like xx

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/31/2016:
Cool! so you work in the health field and help people...nice :)

I love those smoothies but prefer to chew my veggies! When i drink liquid things, i find myself too hungry too early on. and also even if the smoothie has veggies, it is still all sugar.

yum to chocolate :) lol....you are funny!

soup sounds really tasty. and who doesn't like chips! i actually rely on one brand of veggie chips (because it's the lowest calorie brand i could find!) where it's 38 or so chips for only 130 calories. decent. and the chips are huge.

Happy Halloween!

trishpiglet3 - Sunday Oct 23, 2016
(DIY regular and healthy)
Weight: 168.7

Food for the day - This post is in progress and will be added to later

  1. Lemon and ginger tea
  2. Scrambled egg with grated carrot, tomato and a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds + black decaf coffee and a mini corn muffin (homemade no dairy or eggs, recipe on line I'll put a link in a bit)
  3. Sugar-free Sula Fruit Mix boiled sweetie/ hard candy (lemon) - I don't think a bit of sugar is necessarily evil but my teeth do. 8 calories - but since I'm not counting any other calories this isn't really relevant.
  4.  Roquefort on 2 oatcakes - readers may wish to note that, being allergic to dairy, I am not meant to eat this but I had some left in the packet and decided it was too nice to throw away. I must desist from buying. (I attribute this snacking to too long a time left between food no.2 and food no. 5)
  5. Aubergine and veg stew with wholewheat couscous
  6. Mini bar of dark chocolate - what was I saying about sugar just now - oops



Progress as of today: 1.9 lbs lost so far, only 21.7 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/25/2016:
it's ok to have a small chocolate! everything sounds good. i used to be hooked so much on ginger tea myself! i would sweeten it with stevia (no cals).

trishpiglet3 on 10/29/2016:
Thank you! I've been away from here for a while as I've been unwell (and not worrying about eating so much because I was too ill to want to eat!) but back onto it today :)

Horn_of_plenty on 10/29/2016:
Well I am glad to hear you are beginning to feel better :) Welcome back!!

hollybelle on 11/01/2016:
Looks like you are doing well. I would like to see the quiz and if I'd not been out of town I would have commented on your posts with pictures!! I recently organized and purged my pantry. Rewarding! Also your red pepper and butternut squash soup sounds marvelous!

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