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Fiona

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  1. I find that if I get hungry I try to drink some water. Many times this suppresses my hunger and saves me the points. Don't forget about the WPA and also earning activity points.
  2. Hi - I saw your questions - i don't have time to reply now but will later today.
  3. Steriods will give you an increased appetite. I speak from experience. I have been on prednisone daily for over five years now. Including some situations where I have been getting 1000mg/day. I constantly fight the battles of the hunger munchies but have also worked out what foods I can eat that will satisfy my need to eat without compromising my weight. I was at my goal weight when I started the steriods. I gained back 20 lbs. It took me 2.5 years (including a pregnancy) to get back to my goal weight. I then maintained it - whilst still taking my steriods daily for 2.5 years before I had to go back on massive doses. This time round I was wiser and my gain was limited to 5lbs. That was in the begining of Febrary and I am happy to say that it is gone now. Write what you eat down. Drink lots of water - if you feel the need to eat have a drink instead. Then if you are truly hungry eat. Make sure you eat foods that are high in fibre and protien. Try and stick with whole grains which fill you up more. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. And if you have any more questions feel free to PM me.
  4. I agree here. And really measure it out You will be amazed at how much 1Tbsp of peanut butter is.
  5. Sounds good. I have made something very similar in the crockpot. It makes a great winter staple.
  6. Can you join. To be a member and make lifetime you need to lose a minimum of 5lbs. Just as a warning be prepared for some people to look at you if you go to the meetings and wonder why you are there.
  7. I'm lifetime and have been maintaining for about two years now post baby. I do a mangled mash of core and flex. I count my points but try to incorporate as many core items into my day as possible. I am fortunate though that I have a high daily points allowance to maintain.
  8. The others are right - this isn't true. I am currently 12 plus pounds below my goal weight and they don't care unless i get to below the bottom of my Weight range.
  9. I'm not a leader but work as a receptionist and they shouldn't be saying anything to you until you get too close or below the bottom of the range. I'd talk with your leader and let her know how you feel about the lectures.
  10. Have you ever tried lactose free milk... sounds like you may have a lactose intolerance.
  11. They look great. Can you print them out at all?
  12. I can't believe that to be true. The bowls the salad come in can't be much bigger than six inches. And for their to be a rat that big - it would have taken up most of the bowl.
  13. Gesh I have been knitting since I was 8 or 9 and have been making sweaters since about 10. I have made plenty of scarfs and blankets and hats and sweaters. I went thru a baby shower craze last year and everyone got a cardigan and hat and booties for baby. I currently have about 4 WIP. A sweater for me, a blanket for DD, and a couple of other blankets. I really should look at getting them finished. I am also going to have to check out some of the knitting sites recommended.
  14. I buy a butternut squash. Cut it open and into chunks and clean out the seeds then (spray it with a little oil) roast it in 400F oven with some garlic for about an hour. Its nice and soft. Then I scoop the flesh out and put it in a saucepan with the garlic and I use a combination of apple cider and fat free milk and puree it with my immersion blend until it is a consistency I want. And I add a little nutmeg. Its yummy and relatively low in fat. The last batch I made made about 7 servings. And I used 1 cup of apple cider (2 points) and 1 cup of ff free milk (2 points). Fiona
  15. I use glad freezer bags and they seem to work fine. Or I buy those disposable ziplock containers and freeze leftovers in them.
  16. How about sprinkling a little Lemon juice on them.
  17. I would love to try this but can anyone tell me a substitute for the salsa. Unfortunately I am allergic to tomatos.
  18. I was just reading the Diet coke thread and someone suggested poking holes in the cake and topping with ff/sf jello. it would set up nice and not add much (if anything) in the way of points.
  19. I was told about these by someone else but never tried them. Maybe I will try it for dinner this evening.
  20. Fiona

    Espresso cake

    Thanks Dawna for that information. I might try that next time I make it. Fiona
  21. Fiona

    Espresso cake

    Hi I have a couple of questions. I made one of these cakes yesterday. I put it in a 9x5 loaf pan but it took almost an hour to cook at 350F. What size loaf pans were you using when you made it in a loaf pan. By the way DH loved it and said it was a real keeper. Fiona
  22. Carol and Dawna I just want to let you know that I made these last week and they were a hit with not only DH but the Skids as well (for me that is a major achievement). I am going to try them again sometime this week. They made great filling sandwiches. Fiona
  23. Thanks Dawna I really appreciate you doing this for me as I am hopeless at it. Fiona
  24. Thanks Dawna That is pretty good point wise considering how filling it is. And it I only use squirts of the oil spray then it will be even less. Fiona
  25. Hi This is for the buddies over on the lifetime board who asked for it. Makes 8 servings 3lbs of butternut squash, seeded, peeled, cut into wedges 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 4 cloves of garlic 1 onion, corsely chopped 1 Granny Smith Apple,peeled, cored and corsely chopped 5 cups of chicken broth 1 cup apple cider 1tspn salt 1/8 tspn nutmeg 1/2 cup sour cream 1/8 tspn ground cinnamon 1. Heat oven to 350F. In roasting pan, mix squash and 2 tbspns oil. Arrange squash, curved side up, place garlic in curved side of squash . I didn't do the mix in oil I just did a couple of sprays of olive oil spray. 2. Roast in 350F oven 1 hour or until tender. Turn halfway through cooking. 3. In large pot, heat remaining oil. (I used the spray again). Add onion, saute until soft - 5 minutes. Add squash, garlic, apple, broth, cider, salt black pepper and nutmeg. Bring to boil over high heat. Cover, reduce heat to medium. Simmer 25 minutes until apple and squash are very soft. 4. Working in small batches puree soup in food processor. Rewarm and garnish with sour cream and cinnamon. Dawna- if you could help with the points that would be good. Fiona
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