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Jess
Posted 2010-07-28 11:30 PM (#47851 - in reply to #47828)
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I grilled a Boca burger tonight with some salsa verde and ate it on top of a piece of bread. Fast and to the point! Mmmm. I have a plan for tomorrow night though!
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Jess
Posted 2010-08-01 6:52 PM (#48099 - in reply to #47851)
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Yum, Pork Chile Verde. From "Cook This Not That." Very, very yummy. I think I will make it with pork tenderloin next time and see how that goes. The tortillas are La Tortilla Factory White Corn Tortillas.



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scraphappydenise
Posted 2010-08-02 12:19 AM (#48117 - in reply to #19439)
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Grilled top sirloing steak.... baked potatoes on the grill... and a large green salad.....

Beef... it was what was for dinner...
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Gerda
Posted 2010-08-02 12:43 AM (#48120 - in reply to #19439)
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We had Caesar salad with grilled chicken patty - we are going to try to lose a few pounds - the hard part will be cutting back on the sweets and salty snacks - he's still Dutch enough that he wants a piece of chocolate with tea, and a square or piece of pie with coffee (except in the morning) - for me it's home baked cookies (which is why, partly, I don't bake too often anymore) and chocolate. Neither of us is an exercise-type person - we dislike it a lot, and besides, it's bloomin' expensive to go to the pool or gym - especially on a pension! $8.50 per person each time you go!! Every dollar is already accounted for for everyday expenses. So we will try to cut back on snacks and portions, not that we eat THAT much! to begin with - we both lost a bunch when we were building the house, and a bunch has come back. DH's back is so bad now, that other than a walk around the block a couple of times a week, he is in much pain and takes days to recuperate from a bit of work. I guess I'll be buying salad fixings more, and trying to figure out breakfast and lunch stuff we actually LIKE (for me especially, I'm a bread and potatoes kinda gal, he will eat most things). We'll work it out!

Denise, your dinner sounds right up my alley!! Yum!

 gerda



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Dorian
Posted 2010-08-02 8:57 AM (#48129 - in reply to #19439)
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That's the hardest part Gerda, learning to eat differently. I find that if I eat SMALL bites, and chew them slowely, I tend to eat less. After about a week or so, your tummy is used to eating less, so that helps.

Dh picked a bunch of small new potatoes, we had them last night fried up with bacon, beans, corn and peaches. LOL. I do tend to 'fry' a lot, I guess. But I use just a small amount of olive oil, so it's more of a sautee than a fry.

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MsMeow
Posted 2010-08-02 10:23 AM (#48133 - in reply to #19439)
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Denise, we had steak & baked potatoes last night, too. We prefer home-grilled steaks to restaurant ones, and it sure costs less to have it at home!
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Gerda
Posted 2010-08-02 11:24 AM (#48138 - in reply to #19439)
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Dorian, the small portions is nothing new for me - I've ALWAYS been the last one to finish eating, I'm poky that way, and for years, I haven't been able to eat huge portions - restaurant meals are always enough for two, so when we do eat out (rarely) I take home a good part of what I ordered. Bill scarfs his food, always has, and yes, he eats way more than he needs to. But again, a few years ago, I started to make much smaller portions of extra lean meat, I don't fry it, it has water in the frying pan to cook in, we don't use sauces, and he eats small breakfasts and lunches. It's the inactivity, mainly, I think, that's the culprit (if you can call it that). He's always sitting in front of his computer, for HOURS. I at least, am always up and down, and I do more with the girls when they are here. Fish gets broiled in the oven, as does chicken. Once or twice a month we may have a few fries, but they are the McCain's that you do in the oven, so no added grease/fat there. We use Becel on toast and bread. I think it's mainly more fruits and veggies we need, and exercise!!

Talking about steaks, years ago he LOVED it when I would splurge and buy a steak - he often wanted them. Nowadays, they cost about the same as ground beef and less than chicken, (I buy round steak and marinate for hours). BUT NOW HE RARELY WANTS STEAK!!

Oh, well, we shall see and keep trying. IT would be good for me to lose a few pounds that have crept back up - I'm still borderline diabetic, and I don't want to go there!

Gerda
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scraphappydenise
Posted 2010-08-02 11:39 AM (#48141 - in reply to #19439)
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our favorite steak is top sirloin.... DH likes his very well done,... no pink! so we rarely get steak at restuarants... they never get it right... and they want way too much! we both ate last night for under $10. total! would have been close to 40 plus tip if we wnt out. I like to save eatingout for chinese / mexican foods if possible.

DH is also border diabetic.... not on meds.... or insulin, but he does need to watch his food. And Gerda... he is my potatoe, corn and bread guy! I can only nag so much....w/o becoming a B-----.
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MsMeow
Posted 2010-08-02 1:50 PM (#48151 - in reply to #19439)
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Gerda, Mark is famous for eating everything in sight that isn't a vegetable, and he pours blue cheese dressing on just about everything! And he still weighs exactly what he weighed 25 years ago - 5'11" and 175 pounds. It's just disgusting.
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Dorian
Posted 2010-08-02 4:57 PM (#48154 - in reply to #19439)
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Unfortantely, much of our weight issues, whether we have too much or too little, or just enough....all depends on our DNA. And the older a person gets, the harder it is too keep the weight off. You have to eat sparingly AND exercise all day...LOL. And who wants to live like that??

Many people are over weight...but healthy...

And the big thing that doesn't help, it is actually really bad, is all the preservatives, hormones, and other crap that goes into our food. If we ate foods that were grown naturally, without added stuff to them, this world would be a LOT healthier/trimmer.

>>>>>>getting off my soapbox now>>>>>>

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MsMeow
Posted 2010-08-02 6:42 PM (#48159 - in reply to #19439)
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I agree with you, Dorian. I think many of the allergies and diseases people have now are really from the crap they add to our food, rather than the foods themselves.
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Gerda
Posted 2010-08-02 7:00 PM (#48162 - in reply to #19439)
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I fully agree - but it's so much more expensive to buy organic! And "fresh" fruits and veggies always have chemicals on them. DOrian, you and hubby are smart to be growing much of your own food. Allergies are no fun! my son can't/shouldn't have gluten, DIL can't have any milk products. It makes it hard to cook for them!

We're having scalloped potatoes (a package ) as well as boiled potatoes, meatloaf and frozen green beans - it's DH's 60th birthday today, and he's not fussy, but he does like this. He came into my sewing room this morning, saying "Eh, sonny" in this high pitched voice like the commercial - can't for the life of me remember which one, but it's an old man - he thinks he's OLD now!! He's only 60, though his body feels older. I bought a DQ ice cream cake with an old pickup truck on the top for dessert. I know, we want to lose weight, but a birthday only comes along once a year!

Gerda
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misisipimenace
Posted 2010-08-03 7:03 AM (#48170 - in reply to #48162)
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happy birthday, bill!!!  hope you had a fantastic day! 
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Dorian
Posted 2010-08-03 8:53 AM (#48173 - in reply to #19439)
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Hope Bill had a great birthday Gerda!

Yah, it's HARD to eat organic anymore. It's expensive, and it's just not practical for everyone to have a milk cow, their own veggies and fruit orchards, and raise their own meat...LOL. I am glad to see many companies are at least using sugar again, instead of High Fructose corn syrup. Yes, sugar has calories and is processed, but it IS better than HFCS. 

But we can only do, what we can do...and so that means...I guess...that we have to eat well and do the dreaded EXERCISE!!!!!!!!! LOL

For dinner last night we had stuffed baked potatoes, beans and veggies.

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scraphappydenise
Posted 2010-08-03 11:13 AM (#48181 - in reply to #19439)
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Last night I had a BLT when I got home from guild board meeting. it was too late to eat anything heavier.... oh, I did add a couple slices of avacado to it.... yummy. need to shop for groceries today... so don't know what tonite hold in it's future.


"organic" cracks me up.... when looking for veggie starts this spring, I was amazed that there were more "organic starts" than regular starts.... at more than double the money! don't folks know that once you plant it in "unorganic soil".... that it is no longer an organic tomato or cucumber? It takes 7 years to certify soil as organic.... and most true organic gardners, start their own seeds....
the average home gardner takes their seedling starts home, put it in their garden and then water with "miracle grow".... no longer organic!

ok, getting down from my soap box....

Happy eating all!
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