Sometimes you lose

Today I made a recipe that sounded pretty good – but it is likely a loser. Veggie Lentil Chili – it’s a shame because it made a LOT (10 cups). So we’ll eat some for our lunch tomorrow and I’ll freeze the rest. Only thing is – the freezer won’t hold much more frozen soup/chili.

It’s warmed a bit. We’ve still not hit 30° but we are out of the single digits at least and we’ve had sunshine.

We went to eat Chinese for lunch – too much sushi (and other assorted Chinese goodies). Not sure why I do this to myself.

Don is rambling now about what we are going to eat for dinner – yikes!


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Almost the weekend again

I am not doing really good updating this. Probably was not that great of an idea to start, but hopefully I’ll catch on and keep track better.

WW meeting today and we have a new leader. I am glad – change is always good.

I’m still following Core, but not really tracking. I MUST do that if this is going to work. I am not sure why I am so resistant to doing the things that I need to do. I go through these rebellious phases still.

Had email from Jennifer and from Brent. They are waiting to hear if they can get a mortgage to buy a house. I do hope so. It is a nice investment and will be so much better place for the kids to live. I know they are all so cramped up in such a small place now – they need some room to spread out – plus a nice big yard to play in.

Lots of junk going on at work. I’ve really been busy this week and the time’s flown by. That is good in a way, but I have a ton of things to accomplish that just have not gotten done. Big deadline looming on Wednesday – I may need to work at home some this weekend.


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This is just not working out, is it?

I like the way this looks, but I can never recall how to get here and especially how to make a post here.

So February 3, we have almost the first measurable snow of the year – amazing.  Since the groundhog did not see his shadow yesterday, looks like we may escape winter this year.  I am not complaining over that.

Next Saturday is Seth’s birthday, so we need to get out this afternoon and buy a gift to get into the mail.


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This is just nor working out, is it?

I like the way this looks, but I can never recall how to get here and especially how to make a post here.

So February 3, we have almost the first measurable snow of the year – amazing. Since the groundhog did not see his shadow yesterday, looks like we may escape winter this year. I am not complaining over that.

Next Saturday is Seth’s birthday, so we need to get out this afternoon and buy a gift to get into the mail.


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Snow day

So we got some snow. My cat Rusty was all snuggled up last night in MY blanket I’d put here on the sofa to keep MY feet warm. In fact, he’s in there right now. Greedy cat!

My experiment with the chicken in the foil packages was so so only. First off, the chicken was so WHITE – I guess there is a visual aspect to eating, and this was not a visually pleasant meal. It tasted good, but I’ll stick to the crockpot for this recipe. It was much more appealing and it did taste better.

I’m cooking some pinto beans in the PC right now. I had a bit of an issue with getting a good seal again. I am not sure what the deal is, but this really would never be a turn on and leave the room appliance. It’s going now, but I’ve had to open and reseat the lid twice. Annoying.

I’ve got the Grey’s writers’ podcast on my Palm – the ordeal of moving it there made me realize I may not want to wait another 6 weeks to get my iPod – Don said for my birthday. Today he said how about for Valentines – that would still be a stretch.

Next Saturday is Seth’s birthday, and he’s at an age where it’s difficult to know what to buy. So we are off to Walmart in a bit to purchase a gift card. Walmart because that is a store they have access to locally.


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Inventing a recipe

I have some leftover sauerkraut, so I am going to try to combine a Lorna Sass recipe with the ingredients for the Chicken Reuben crockpot dish.

Hope it works.
I am going to cut up a couple of the gold potatoes in the bottom of the PC.
Then I’ll put in a 1.5 cups of water.
I’m going to flatten two chicken breasts as best I can and then put them (separately) on a piece of foil, top with sauerkraut and perhaps a Tbsp. or two of FF Thousand Island salad dressing. I’ll wrap and seal the packets and place on top of the potatoes.

I think the cooking time says 9 minutes at high pressure – hope it works.

I could put some shredded soy cheese on top – maybe I’ll do that, too.


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Officially Weighed for February

It is not often I can get the monthly weigh in done on the very first day of the month. I was down a pound from last month. I’m happy with that. I had so many months last year where it seemed my weight slowly crept higher that any downward movement is great.

So we have a really small “snow event” tomorrow – likely nothing at all. I did bring my laptop home though. Will work half day and take half day off. So this is really almost like Friday night.

I indulged in a bit of ice cream – I don’t normally “celebrate” with food but I’ve been holding off on trying this new flavor until after my monthly weigh in, so I enjoyed a cone and tomorrow it will be back to my Core smoothie.

Next week I think I need to actually write down my non-Core points – I’ve not done that this week. I don’t think I’ve gone over, but how can I know?


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What an annoying day

First, my offsite boss called and insisted that I use Yahoo Messenger at work. I’d told him from day one that it is not my style of work communication and I really resent being forced to use such a non-professional means of communicating. He said I need to be flexible, so I did load the application. But I do not like it one bit.

THEN I had a subscription to ezBoard that was due to renew today. I paid for the renewal on the 19th. On the 22nd, I got a reminder to renew. I submitted a help ticket and was told they were sorry and that my payment had been applied. Well guess what – today it expired. I am furious. Their only means of communication is via email which brings me to the next annoyance.

My Charter.net online email is broken. That was one way I could monitor my email from work.

Life seems to be conspiring against me. Not a happy day here.


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No change

Scale is the same this morning. That is good for a Monday morning.

I did have a good weekend. Ate at Ruby Tuesday at the salad bar, though, and had a few non-Core items.

I am hoping to stay where I am right now (at least) until Thursday, February weigh-in. The monthly weigh in worked well this month. I will continue doing that.

Okay time to finish up my shredded wheat and bran and get out into the cold. 22 degrees – which will feel warm compared to some of our last week’s temperatures.


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A picture?

I am trying to post a picture – third time is the charm. It is a bit large.

We had a little dusting of snow, but the lake is frozen now and has some snow on it. The picture is of the boat slips.

Walked outdoors this morning. The sunshine was great – brisk air, but if you wrap up it’s nice.

I have a crockpot dish starting, so we will likely have to leave home soon. The smell gets to me every time. However, I am attempting to hold the line with eating, so I’m debating if we eat in or out.


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