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HAPPY EASTER!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

  
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SIEGRID 4/20/2014 8:03PM

    Happy Easter!!

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 4/20/2014 7:30PM

    Happy Easter.

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IMEMINE1 4/20/2014 4:49PM

    Happy Easter

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STITCH4EVER 4/20/2014 4:12PM

    HAPPY EASTER TO YOU TOO MY FRIEND!

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LIS193 4/20/2014 11:08AM

    Happy Easter!

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FROSTY99 4/20/2014 10:39AM

    Chris wishing you and DH a very Blessed Easter and a wonderful week.


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_LINDA 4/20/2014 10:33AM

    Enjoy your day!

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GARDENCHRIS 4/20/2014 10:28AM

    Happy Easter to you also!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/20/2014 10:26AM

  Easter blessings to you too!

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MAW_OH 4/20/2014 10:09AM

    Happy Easter!

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MRSJERRYBUSH 4/20/2014 9:29AM

    Christ is Risen!

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MRSJERRYBUSH 4/20/2014 9:29AM

    Christ is Risen!

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EVIE4NOW 4/20/2014 7:33AM

  Hope you have a happy and blessed Easter too.

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DONNABRIGHT 4/20/2014 7:10AM

    And back to you!

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ROX525 4/20/2014 6:50AM

    Happy Easter back at you.

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Fuhrman Ratatouille over Spaghetti Squash

Saturday, April 19, 2014



Ratatouille over Spaghetti Squash
www.drfuhrman.com

Serves: 4

Ingredients:
1 medium spaghetti squash
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 large tomatoes, chopped
1 medium eggplant, peeled and cubed
1 medium zucchini, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil

1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce, no-salt-added or low sodium

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Slice spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Place both halves upside down on a baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes or until tender.

2. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons water in a large deep skillet. Water saute the onion until softened, about 3 minutes.

3. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, adding more water as necessary to prevent scorching.

4. Reduce heat to low-medium and add the tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, red pepper, mushrooms, oregano and basil.

5. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally until vegetables are very tender, about 1 hour.

6. Add spaghetti sauce and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.

7. When squash is done, remove from oven and using a fork, scrape spaghetti-like strands from the squash onto serving plates.

8. Top with eggplant mixture.


Per Serving:

CALORIES 243; PROTEIN 8g; CARBOHYDRATES 46g; TOTAL FAT 6.3g; SATURATED FAT 1g; SODIUM 77mg; FIBER 10.1g; BETA-CAROTENE 1174ug; VITAMIN C 75mg; CALCIUM 110mg; IRON 2.2mg; FOLATE 113ug; MAGNESIUM 90mg; ZINC 1.3mg; SELENIUM 4.8ug

  
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IMEMINE1 4/20/2014 4:49PM

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REJ7777 4/20/2014 9:20AM

    That sure looks good! I plan to try it. emoticon

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That looks really good!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 4/19/2014 5:02PM

    thanks for the recipe it looks lovely a shame i have never found speghetti squash over here. emoticon

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NASFKAB 4/19/2014 12:03PM

  thanks for sharing this great idea

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GARDENCHRIS 4/19/2014 11:34AM

    I love ratatouille.... I make it thicker like a stew and eat it just like that. I sometimes put lentils or quinoa in for protein and that is my meal.

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LIS193 4/19/2014 10:32AM

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HMBROWN1 4/19/2014 9:53AM

    Oh my gosh! That looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/19/2014 9:47AM

  Delicious-o! Thanks for sharing.

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DRAGON-CHICK 4/19/2014 9:42AM

    YUM! Thank you!

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To remind myself ....

Friday, April 18, 2014

I liked that checklist of Seven Habits of Successful Dieters.

I just put a note on my google calendar to reassess every 6 months using that same list.


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chris

  
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LIS193 4/19/2014 10:32AM

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Yep, if it isn't on the calendar, it isn't going to happen!

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IMREITE 4/19/2014 1:43AM

    good idea. i have to do reminders or i forget too, i get distracted and often make mindless mistakes.

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MISCHIEFBOI 4/19/2014 12:51AM

    You too, huh?
I hid things from myself & can't remember squat. Too many doorways in the house to walk through. They erase my memory of what I went to get in the first place.

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Darn, a shoulder replacement is in my future

Friday, April 18, 2014

I had the second 'cortisone" shot over 3 weeks ago. Only a little improvement in pain. I went back and the doctor spent a long time with me. He took 4 x rays right there and showed me. Yuk! Lots of problems are evident in the bone, capsule, no cartilage left, etc.
So I signed up for surgery. They are scheduling into next November!

He said I have started "frozen shoulder." I should keep moving it. He gave me a brochure about frozen shoulder showing some exercises, which I already know. I did a few this morning. Heat before the stretches , do the stretches, then ice to relieve any inflammation. Sessions of 3 times a day! I don't mind doing the exercises but I do mind being in pain 3 half hours a day. I guess that can improve till the shot wears off. I can get another shot in June to keep the pain down.

chris

  
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ALIHIKES 4/20/2014 12:45PM

    So sorry to hear your shoulder is needs surgery, and that the cortisone did not provide relief from pain. emoticon

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FLOWERDALEJEWEL 4/19/2014 6:52AM

   
I feel your pain. I suffer from recurring Bursitis in my left shoulder, definitely not as bad as your problems but painful just the same.

I hope the surgery, whenever it is, helps you.

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TWESTEN1 4/19/2014 6:47AM

    Wow,that stinks....especially having to wait so long for surgery. But once its done you'll feel so much better - so you have that to look forward to. Hang in there & hopefully the shot will help.

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FROSTY99 4/18/2014 10:16PM

    WOW-I can't believe it takes that long to get scheduled for surgery. I agree with what someone else said-I would look into another dr/surgeon. My DH has his shoulder repaired almost 2 years ago. It helped, didn't solve all the problems but it sure isn't as bad as it was.
Good Luck Chris.
Pat

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CRAFTSFAN1 4/18/2014 7:02PM

    emoticon It's good to know that there are solutions for the pain. I just don't want to imagine a life where no pain killers exist.

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MILLYMOUSE1 4/18/2014 6:26PM

    Chris, sorry to hear about the shoulder replacement. I need two new hips, unfortunately the risk for me is too high having emphysema. It's a true saying .. Use it or lose it, hence the frozen shoulder. I had Bursitis in one of my shoulders I went to gym did exercises at home so I wouldn't end up with a frozen shoulder

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PICKIE98 4/18/2014 5:46PM

    Oh honey, I am so sorry to hear that,,but do eh exercise religiously.. It will help post op tremendously. Praying the shots relieve somewhat until then.
With summer coming up, is it possible to do the exercises UNDERWATER?

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CATLADY52 4/18/2014 5:42PM

    emoticon Keep up with the exercises and get a second opinion!

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 4/18/2014 5:26PM

    I'm so sorry to hear this. Praying you'll get some relief from the shot. Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers. emoticon

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I_AM_COLLEEN 4/18/2014 2:01PM

    wow, i am thinking i would look into a new Dr. / surgeon .. if you need surgery i am thinking waiting till next Nov. would not be the right course of action .. next Nov. is a year and a half away .. that is just out of line with your needs i am thinking .. ya, i would look into a new specialist/surgeon, etc...

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WENDYSPARKS 4/18/2014 1:52PM

    sorry...but get well soon.....and heal....hugs!!!!!!!! emoticon

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RHOOK20047 4/18/2014 12:30PM

    My wife had shoulder surgery for a torn rotator cuff, and the rehab was bad, but she feel so much better now. The benefits will outweigh the hurt! Good luck will send prayers.

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IOWAGRAMMA 4/18/2014 12:20PM

    DH had a shoulder replacement (now both shoulders are done) almost 2 years ago. The exercises are a must and very important for you to keep up with them regardless of the discomfort. If you allow the muscles to stop working, you will have trouble regaining the function after the surgery, too. It's a tough one, but very doable! Good luck to you. Jeannie

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GARDENCHRIS 4/18/2014 12:05PM

    wow.... so sorry ... look at the bright side no more pain.

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IOEINC 4/18/2014 11:55AM

    Oh so sorry to hear that. I too have started having shoulder problems and they are not fun, are they? One of the orthooedists I work with thinks mine is a rotator cuff tear because I have biceps involvement too. I will need to see my orthopedists which I have been putting off thinking the darn shoulder will get better since some days it is better but then will flare up again. I too have been doing exercises for it. My husband needs a hip replacement. He was told by an orthopedist a year ago and he did not like the orthopedist so he put it off but now thinks he will find a new one and get it done soon.

Good luck and hope it starts feeling better soon!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 4/18/2014 11:44AM

    sorry to hear that i have the hospital on tuesday to see if i am well enough for my knee replacement that they had to cancel last week as my wound hadnīt recovered from the op march.so i feel your pain and it is no fun .if it helps try to remember it is not so much what life throws at us but how we deal with it that counts.moving your arm and shoulder despite the pain will keep it more subtle and shop it siezeing up.so do the best you can with what you have and be thankful that it is not worse.that is what keeps me going somedays is to be thankful it is not worse. emoticon emoticon

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DRAGON-CHICK 4/18/2014 11:31AM

    Oh my! Best of luck!
I hope it's a miracle cure for you!
I don't know anyone who had that done, but I've seen knee and hip replacements that were wonderful for friends. So it might be "Just what the doctor ordered." :-)

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JLAMING263 4/18/2014 11:30AM

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1CRAZYDOG 4/18/2014 11:29AM

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SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL DIETERS

Friday, April 18, 2014

Seven Habits Of Highly Successful Dieters
and my own "grade" for each.

To be honest, my average grade seems to be a C+
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And I'd say my "payoff" is about that . Loss of 25 lbs. in 5 years (years! not months!).

I have a few things to work on. chris



1.Get organized. emoticon Plan snacks ahead so when the urge to eat hits you there is something "good and easy" to reach for. AVG. C-
-Peel carrots, cut celery or cucumbers ahead of time so they are handy. F emoticon
-Place no more than 10 (50 calories) pretzels in a baggie for a snack. NA
-Drink water, ice tea, V-8 when you feel like snacking. Tell yourself if you're still hungry when you finish the drink that you'll have a snack. C- emoticon
-When the urge to snack hits you, go out and walk around the house five times. F emoticon

2.Get rid of all (or most) junk food in the house or ask a family member to hide it. C emoticon

3.Don't let yourself use the old excuse at the grocery store, "The cookies are for the kids. They're not on a diet." Remember if they end up in the house, they will probably end up in your mouth. C emoticon

4. If you blow it at lunch, don't write off the rest of the day. B emoticon

5. Try to plan your meals at least one day ahead. The more decisions you leave to the last minute, the more chance you have of grabbing something quick and fat. D emoticon

6.If you find yourself becoming very hungry mid-afternoon, or in the evening, eat a bit more nutritious food at mealtime, or anticipate the in-between-meal hunger and plan a nutritious snack. C emoticon

7.Go easy on yourself. A treat here or there won't be the end of you. Just be reasonable!
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Maintaining healthy eating habits in our society is a life long challenge, not a three-month program. Its a challenge in which the payoffs are well worth the effort.



http://www.healthcentral.com/diet-exerci
se/fitness-survival-guides-81088-137.html

  
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STITCH4EVER 4/20/2014 4:16PM

    I GOT ALL EXCEPT #2 BUT I HAVE GOTTEN DH TO KEEP HIS JUNK FOOD SNACKS IN HIS ROOM. SINCE HE HAS DECIDED TO GO FULL-BLOWN VEGETARIAN, IT HAS MADE ANY SNACKING EASY FOR ME SINCE THERE ARE TONS OF FRESH VEGGIES IN THE HOUSE. NOW TO JUST GET HIM TO EAT SOME FRUIT TOO. AND I HAVE LOST 85 POUNDS IN 5 OR 6 YEARS. I DON'T REMEMBER WHEN I STARTED.

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ELSCO55 4/18/2014 9:28PM

    Bad report card here

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CRAFTSFAN1 4/18/2014 7:05PM

    One of my mottos in my healthy journey is: "Changes Need Planning."

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MPETERSON2311 4/18/2014 4:39PM

    Oooo I am going to try this! I'd say my biggest things to work on is:

emoticon If you blow it at lunch, don't write off the rest of the day.

emoticonTry to plan your meals at least one day ahead. The more decisions you leave to the last minute, the more chance you have of grabbing something quick and fat.

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2HAMSDIET 4/18/2014 4:18PM

    emoticon Back to school for me.

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LIS193 4/18/2014 12:05PM

    Great habits to strive for.. I have a hard time with #7

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EVER-HOPEFUL 4/18/2014 11:37AM

    chris donīt be so hard onyourself.you have not only lost 25lbs but you have also kept it off did you here.KEPT IT OFF:that in itself is no small feat.as long as you keep on keeping on and never give up you will get there in the end.learn by your mistakes.own your choices weather good or bad remember the next choice you make is that and it is your choice so that makes it very powerful.it makes you very powerful.so make your bext choice count . emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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_LINDA 4/18/2014 10:13AM

    emoticon review!
Not such a great grade here either!

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DRAGON-CHICK 4/18/2014 10:10AM

    Oh, I think I'm just squeaking through...
Great blog!


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RHOOK20047 4/18/2014 10:06AM

    Great advice. I ranked about a C as well, with more improvement necessary! Have a great Easter!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/18/2014 9:55AM

  Excellent advice. Thanks for sharing this information. And hey, a C+ is still above average! That is a GOOD thing, because it leaves room for improvement, and that's what every day is about . . . making improvements slowly each and every day.

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