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SherylInIowa

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Posted: 13 Dec 2012, 15:11
Thanks Jamie. It confirmed what I thought I knew was correct, so that is something.

Around holidays is a good time for me to take off work because the majority of my 120 person team and a lot of my clients take off during the holidays.

I'm off the whole week of Christmas and Thursday and Friday before. My 13-year old step-daughter will be with us for the week so we will have some great time together.

My office is upstairs and the kitchen is downstairs. I'm thinking of putting a mini-fridge in my office and only stocking it with water. I think that might be good encouragement for me. I'm starting a Master's program in January and will be spending more time than ever in my office.

I'm a little concerned about all of the baking I will be doing. I used to be a bakery manager and my family expects all kinds of wonderful baked good from me, and I'm happy to provide them, I just hope I can limit myself as much as I want. I'm not going to stress about it because that will just make it worse. Luckily, one of the medications I'm on seriously curbs my appetite, so even when I eat "bad," I eat less of it than I used to. I'm thinking a bowl of carrots on the table while I'm backing might help. If my meds didn't prevent me from drinking alcohol I'd just open a bottle of wine and the red wines I like to drink don't really mix well with cookies...

This weekend I will probably do some of my pre-work for baking this weekend to save time next week.

I got my decorations up from the basement last night, but not put up. Hopefully I'll get at least the outdoors done tonight.
Ever shrinking!
Sheryl



SherylInIowa

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Posted: 13 Dec 2012, 15:12
Juls, have we lost you?
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Sheryl



jaime30024

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Posted: 14 Dec 2012, 10:10
Hey Sheryl sounds like a good plan with the mini fridge to keep water on hand and flowing. What fun you will have with your step-daughter! I bet she is excited to come spend this time with y'all.

I do understand the baking; I am concerned about that too. I actually found recipes that either I will box up right away so it will be out of my reach or I picked recipes that I do not care for so much....in the hopes that I will not be so tempted. I think that is a good idea to put out something that you like that is healthy. Maybe I will fill some celery with cream cheese to munch on when I am baking.

We are going to Leavenworth this Sunday (so will go to Mass Saturday night) and then spend the night Sunday night and come back Monday. My daughter's off days are Sunday and Monday. Since DH and I both have a couple of vacation days we need to use or lose this was a good scenario. We should get a lot of walking in Sunday and/or Monday walking around the whole town. I will probably do some wine tasting so that could be dangerous. There is a shop there Cheese Mongers and they have some of the BEST cheeses....oh my! Need to try to drop a little more before we go just in case I gain a little...hahaha.

I hope you have a great weekend Sheryl.
Start weight 245#
1st goal: 220# - met 04/07/11
2nd goal: 210# - met 05/21/2011
Start over: 221# 11/08/11
Start over: 233.2# 10/2012
Start over goal met: 220# 11/14/2012
Mini goal to be in 212's by Dec - met 12/31/2012
Mini goal: 207's by end of Jan- met 01/31/2013
Mini goal: 197's by end of Feb - met 02/27/2013
re-start grrr Mini goal: 197's by 09/19/2013
I have to restart again as I slipped. I am leaving the above so I can keep track. It happens and I have to keep learning.
SherylInIowa

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Posts: 149

        
Posted: 14 Dec 2012, 13:46
Ended up going to the midnight showing of The Hobbit with my daughter last night. So disappointed! First, the way they filmed it, whenever the shot pans, it is blurry. Second, The Hobbit was the shortest of all the books so why is this two movies? Things that should have taken two minutes were drawn out into 10... Third, they did these weird twirling shots from above that would be more boderline dizzy, and then stop. Over and over and over... And 4th, and in my mind the worst is they tried to incorporate humor where it didn't come naturally. There were some naturally very funny parts that I loved, but sometimes they tried to force it and it just came off dumb. All in all, compared to the other three movies, I was very disappointed. No way this one is winning Best Picture!

And of course I'm exhausted today from not getting to bed until 4AM. And I have a 4 hour drive ahead of me to go pick up my daughter, alone, because James is on-call this week for work and can't leave town. I told him I will be getting Starbucks twice, once on the way there and again for the ride home. I sure wish we had a Dunkin Donuts, I like there coffee better.

Other than that, pre-baking, shopping, decorating, and wrapping this weekend. I hope everyone is in a festive mood. That always makes it much nicer for me.

Have a fantastic weekend!
Ever shrinking!
Sheryl



jaime30024

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Posted: 14 Dec 2012, 17:15
Sheryl..I now know not to go see this movie...hahaha. So sorry that you lost all that sleep over a cruddy movie.

Drive safe and I hope you get some rest!

Have a great weekend!!
Start weight 245#
1st goal: 220# - met 04/07/11
2nd goal: 210# - met 05/21/2011
Start over: 221# 11/08/11
Start over: 233.2# 10/2012
Start over goal met: 220# 11/14/2012
Mini goal to be in 212's by Dec - met 12/31/2012
Mini goal: 207's by end of Jan- met 01/31/2013
Mini goal: 197's by end of Feb - met 02/27/2013
re-start grrr Mini goal: 197's by 09/19/2013
I have to restart again as I slipped. I am leaving the above so I can keep track. It happens and I have to keep learning.
Juls63

Joined: Nov 12
Posts: 59

        
Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 15:50
Hi all - sorry been out of pocket lately - hope this post finds you all happy and well. Had a whirlwind of Christmas parties (yes I said the C word) some expected some not. Wasn't very good but still managed to lose a pound so won't beat myself up too much. Doing the eat / fast for the next few days before the weekend and see how that works out.

How are you gals?
Starting weight: 160
Short Goal 1: 145 Pedicure (take pic and measure)
SherylInIowa

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Posts: 149

        
Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 16:32
Happy Monday!

The weekend was both long and short for me LOL. My Christmas lights are up, as is my tree, but the tree is not yet decorated. Hopefully tonight. Unfortunately (or fortunately) our basement flooded a couple of years ago and we lost all of our holiday decorations, so I don't have nearly as many ornaments as I used to, so less to put on the tree!

I was very proud of myself this weekend. DH brought home Ben & Jerry's pumpkin cheesecake ice cream for me, one of my favorites, and it is still setting in the freezer. I'm not saying I won't eat it at all, but not jumping on it the minute he brought it home is a huge achievement for me! If only I could limit myself to a bite or two... but this will likely be my last time having it as it has gluten in it.

Tonight I have my final running around to do for Christmas, just a couple of gift cards that need to be mailed. I'll be glad to be done.

I hope you had a great weekend!
Ever shrinking!
Sheryl



jaime30024

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Posted: 19 Dec 2012, 10:41
Hey Juls good to see you back on here and wow parties and a pound lost...that is great!

Sheryl - sounds like you had a very busy and productive weekend. Lots up and tree up...that is great!

Yesterday was a day of misery for me...lol...Juls you may or may not have seen this from our other group.

We went to Leavenworth...left Saturday (a day early) and got back on Monday. I did good Saturday and brought low carb stuff on the ride. However, we went to a Thai restaurant Saturday night. Now I kept looking at the broccoli with chicken and I know that was the smart person in me telling me don't do this. I did not listen. I had two crab ragoons and two gyoza's and then I proceeded to ordered my favorite dish (which no longer is my favorite) Pad See Yew. I did not eat it all, but I ate enough to set myself off. I am even more sure that I have a gluten allergy or intolerance. We walked around probably an hour or maybe two after dinner and I was miserable the whole time. I could already feel my stomach hardening and it was distended. The smell of anything made me nauseated. My fingers were swollen and my feet and toes were swollen. I think up until then DH did not get the full grasp and maybe thought I was just making up a reason for my picky eating. When I got undressed and he saw how swollen my stomach was he could not believe it. Needless to say I could not sleep. Then to add insult to injury and all the discomfort I was constipated the rest of the trip! The only off plan eating I did after that was the sugar free candy with maltitol to try to 'move things along'. I weighed Tuesday morning and yes another symptom...I had a 6# weight increase from Saturday morning to Tuesday morning.

So I was already upset about it and feeling like I set myself back. I go downstairs and get on the ellipitcal machine. Now this is the machine of my choice and when I actually get a good habit formed I enjoy this machine. It broke...10 minutes into my work out. Broke in a way that cannot be fixed. So I go get on the stupid stationary bike that I hate and start pedaling. Then I am crying while I am pedaling and feeling like the world must be against me. I screwed up and ate that crap that I really knew better than eating and not only did it make me sick and miserable and then the 6# gain but now my beloved machine is broke beyond repair. I finised my work out and will do the bike again today but I hate it. I am sure the emotions were part of that roller coaster (it is a symptom too).

I got some ketosis sticks yesterday and checked this morning. I am showing a trace amount so I am getting back into ketosis and my body is feeling a little better. From yesterday to today I have already dropped 3 of the 6#'s; I am hoping that by the end of this week I can almost be back to where I was at and then will still make my December goal of being in the 212's. Then I can reset to a new goal.

I hope y'all have a great rest of the week!
Start weight 245#
1st goal: 220# - met 04/07/11
2nd goal: 210# - met 05/21/2011
Start over: 221# 11/08/11
Start over: 233.2# 10/2012
Start over goal met: 220# 11/14/2012
Mini goal to be in 212's by Dec - met 12/31/2012
Mini goal: 207's by end of Jan- met 01/31/2013
Mini goal: 197's by end of Feb - met 02/27/2013
re-start grrr Mini goal: 197's by 09/19/2013
I have to restart again as I slipped. I am leaving the above so I can keep track. It happens and I have to keep learning.
jaime30024

Joined: Feb 11
Posts: 660

        
Posted: 20 Dec 2012, 10:57
Hi All - checking in here. We have snow. DH had to blow lastnight (I shoveled) and then he was out this morning at 5:30am snow blowing again. Not sure if it is snowing now or not but I will be shoveling today.

My stomach finally does not feel like it has been run through a ringer; the pain has subsided and I am so happy. So not worth eating the crap.

I hope you all have a great day!!
Start weight 245#
1st goal: 220# - met 04/07/11
2nd goal: 210# - met 05/21/2011
Start over: 221# 11/08/11
Start over: 233.2# 10/2012
Start over goal met: 220# 11/14/2012
Mini goal to be in 212's by Dec - met 12/31/2012
Mini goal: 207's by end of Jan- met 01/31/2013
Mini goal: 197's by end of Feb - met 02/27/2013
re-start grrr Mini goal: 197's by 09/19/2013
I have to restart again as I slipped. I am leaving the above so I can keep track. It happens and I have to keep learning.
SherylInIowa

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Posts: 149

        
Posted: 20 Dec 2012, 14:32
Jaimie! WOW! I'm so sorry you had to go through all that! How disheartening. But it sounds like you are handling everything really well.

I'm on vacation from work until the new year which will make it interesting with my diet...

Today is my step-daughter's 21st birthday and we were supposed to take her for dinner but we are having a blizzard. We've gotten about 13 inches of snow so far and it is still coming down and we have 45 mph winds on top of it. I'm guessing we won't be going out. She is pretty disappointed, but time for her to grow up and accept that this is part of life. I already had a baby on my 21st birthday.

I hope you're all doing well!
Ever shrinking!
Sheryl



jaime30024

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Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 12:05
Hey Sheryl...take care with the blizzard!! We were in Leavenworth over the weekend and I think we had like 17 inches of snow. Our drive back home was VERY windy but at least the worst of the snow was overnight.

You are right it is disappointing for her (I am sure) but life sometimes has a terrible sense of humor. So you can't make it today, but you can always celebrate it on another day!

I hope you have a wonderful vacation. I am working but it is short weeks. We are going to stay in downtown Spokane tomorrow night....do a horse and carriage ride and go out and just relax and enjoy.

I think we may try to get in some snow tubing on Monday (the daughter is off then and she wants to go with). I still have to finish some shopping and yes even the post office still...I am terrible in that area.

Next weekend we are going out of town again and may venture into Canada.

I tell you I have been doing a lot of reading on celiac's disease and gluten intolerance. Celiac's is silent and that is scary...please take care of yourself. If it is doing anything to the body like the pain that I suffered through...well that is scary. I made a 'bread' slice today with cocounut flour (high fiber, low carb and gluten free). It was kind of bland but was great to have a slice of bread...I made a hamburger!!!!!! I am so stuffed from it. Next time I make it I think I will add sharp cheddar and maybe some minced onion or garlic or rosemary or basil (or al). It was very satisfying.

If I don't make contact again until after Christmas then I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
Start weight 245#
1st goal: 220# - met 04/07/11
2nd goal: 210# - met 05/21/2011
Start over: 221# 11/08/11
Start over: 233.2# 10/2012
Start over goal met: 220# 11/14/2012
Mini goal to be in 212's by Dec - met 12/31/2012
Mini goal: 207's by end of Jan- met 01/31/2013
Mini goal: 197's by end of Feb - met 02/27/2013
re-start grrr Mini goal: 197's by 09/19/2013
I have to restart again as I slipped. I am leaving the above so I can keep track. It happens and I have to keep learning.
SherylInIowa

Joined: Jan 11
Posts: 149

        
Posted: 26 Dec 2012, 10:16
I'm sure glad Christmas is over. The kids all seemed happy. I put my back out on Monday so the past couple of days have not been fun. I can't seem to be comfortable in one position for more than a few minutes. I hope it goes away soon.

We've gotten quite a bit of snow and no warming cycle in site. I just want it to go away. Walking with the dog is hard even when my back was feeling good.

James is going back to the gym next week and we're starting our new gluten free life style. I'm not looking forward to it, but I am looking forward to feeling better. I'm tired of being tired! We will start getting up at 5AM and he will go to the gym before he has to be to work at 7:00. I get up and make him breakfast and pack his lunch, then on nice days I'll take the dog for a walk and on crappy days I'll ride the exercise bike. Then I start laundry and the dishwasher and anything else that needs to be done, before I start work at 8:00.

James talked to his boss about transferring to Atlanta. That is where his company's corporate headquarters are, so there would be a lot more opportunities for him there. Since I'm a consultant to the company he works for, that would work out for me too, career wise, but I really don't want to live in Atlanta... I like to visit there well enough, but I can't stand the traffic and while I hate winter, I don't like the extreme heat and humidity that they get down there. James is miserable in his job here so he really wants something different. I guess we'll just wait and see what happens. One good thing about it is that house prices are CHEAP at least in the areas I was looking at. I focused mainly on the area around Alpharetta because that is the area I know best. A house that would cost at least $250,000 here is only like $150,000 there. Seems hard to believe!

My classes start back up in a couple of weeks, I ordered my books today. Should be fun watching James struggle with the gluten free cooking since our rule is that he does the cooking while my classes are in session. But of course I will help as much as possible.

I hope you had a fantastic Christmas and are looking forward to the new year!
Ever shrinking!
Sheryl



jaime30024

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Posted: 26 Dec 2012, 11:19
Hey Sheryl - like you I am glad to be back to normal.

Christmas was great; my daughter said it was the best ever. Had my truck window smashed in on Sunday so that brough on some emotional eating of some of the praline's that I cooked...not good. I did not eat badly though (with the exception of the praline's) and the ham biscuit yesterday morning. Althoug I feel a bit sleepy and dragging it didn't make me sick. I tried to be pretty careful about that.

TOM is around the corner and that probably had somethig to do with the eating of the sweets (and I am sure some emotional eating in there with my truck window smashed and my purse stolen).

It is still cold here; had more snow lastnight, but not enough to have to blow or shovel. However, it is enough to be slick. I can feel myself being more irritable than normal (TOM again) and I was weepy on Monday (probably a combo of TOM and my smashed window/stolen purse).

Today with work I am trying to get caught back up on laundry. It is just me and DH...why, oh why, can I not seem to keep it caught up. Oh I know...maybe because he hoardes several sweatshirts and then decides to put them in all at once???

I went to make bacon this morning and realized that I am out...oh noooooooooo. So must get bacon today. I have eggs on hand and already boiled to make deviled eggs. I had to eat something different for breakfast (than bacon), but have my foods planned out for the day. I will see what damage I did tomorrow morning (and remind myself that TOM is probably involved so the damage may not be true still).

Sheryl - it sounds like you have a great plan in place. I hope you and your husband can find a way to get your mind set around the gluten free. It really isn't that bad. I still have some but the things that I have tried are mostly good (I have tried a few crackers that aren't great). I think that once you have been on it for a couple of weeks and see how much better you feel that it will make it worth it. It is very much like a high protein, high fat, low carb diet and a lot of people have success with eating like that (and I have read a lot of good things too).

Hear is to a New Year and a healthier us!!!
Start weight 245#
1st goal: 220# - met 04/07/11
2nd goal: 210# - met 05/21/2011
Start over: 221# 11/08/11
Start over: 233.2# 10/2012
Start over goal met: 220# 11/14/2012
Mini goal to be in 212's by Dec - met 12/31/2012
Mini goal: 207's by end of Jan- met 01/31/2013
Mini goal: 197's by end of Feb - met 02/27/2013
re-start grrr Mini goal: 197's by 09/19/2013
I have to restart again as I slipped. I am leaving the above so I can keep track. It happens and I have to keep learning.
SherylInIowa

Joined: Jan 11
Posts: 149

        
Posted: 28 Dec 2012, 09:04
It is snowing... again... I hate winter!

I haven't been exercising much with my back. My back is getting better but I'm afraid of over doing it and being back to where I was... I did some walking yesterday and ended up getting in 5000 steps for the day, but a far cry from the 10,000 I want to be getting. That number is rather hard when you work from home! I can't imagine how many times I'd have to walk around my house to get that number. I'm thinking of putting my fitbit on my leg when I ride the bike to see if I can get that to count lol.

Camille has gone back to her Mom's so it is just us again. Today I need to go get my driver's license renewed and I'm thinking about taking down the Christmas stuff. I usually hate taking it down, the house feels so empty without it, but this year I just have not enjoyed it. We just seemed so busy this year and I don't know why. I haven't felt like everything was the way I wanted it at any point.

I'll be giving up soda again on Tuesday. I think I need a clean break from it. I need to by some mint and lemon to put in my water though, that seems to help at first.

James got an espresso maker for Christmas so I've been enjoying making myself sugar-free, skim milk lattes! But even skim milk has calories so I will need to keep an eye on it.

I think our only plan this weekend is to get back to normal. Get rid of all the boxes from Christmas, put the furniture back that was moved because of the tree, and I want to work on cleaning my office since I will be spending at least twelve hours a day in there, between work and school. I bought a new glider rocker to sit in while I'm reading and need to find a place for it. The office isn't exactly small, but I have two six-foot work tables that I use as my desk and I'm thinking of adding a third to create a u-shape (I only have two of my computers on my desk right now and would really like room for my third. Also, our media server is in there so I want to get another work table to hold that and where James has a spot to work on it, and the media computer and his laptops and the kids computers and... We have way too many electronics in our house... But I'm sure I'll find room for everything.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Keep moving in the right direction!
Ever shrinking!
Sheryl



Juls63

Joined: Nov 12
Posts: 59

        
Posted: 28 Dec 2012, 13:19
Hi all sorry been out of pocket for a while - connectivity at relatives house was spiratic with all the firewalls on my PC.

Sounds like you both had a great Christmas....mine was unusual first time I wasn't up at the crack of dawn cooking and no doing dishes...felt a little lazy but I got over it.

Back on track because I was very bad during the holidays but I will bounce back and am looking forward to the low carb challenge starting on the 1st.

Not sure if either of you have heard of a drink called ICE but it is great tasting, many flavors and no sodium, calories etc. It really helps me get through the "I am sick of water" moments. I will admit I am going to mix it with a little skinny girl margaritta mix on new years eve.

Hope you have a happy New Years Smile
Juls
Starting weight: 160
Short Goal 1: 145 Pedicure (take pic and measure)
jaime30024

Joined: Feb 11
Posts: 660

        
Posted: 28 Dec 2012, 15:07
Hey Sheryl - wow sounds like you have a lot going on with the office arrangements! I really need to re-organize mine some but that will be last on the list. I imagine I will take the tree down over the weekend and pack it up. I have already removed one of the Christmas table clothes, but I want to get another tub to store my stuff in and separate it better. I have two huge ones for the village and I have been adding some things to the tubs (not village stuff) and would like to get it all sorted out.

5,000 steps is not 10,000 but it is a 'step in the right direction'...you are off to a good start!!

Juls - good to see you back. It sounds like you had a great Christmas and glad that you got to visit with family. I have not heard of ICE...is it sold with the waters? I would like to try it. Not sure what our plans are for New Year's. I think we are going to dinner with some family and friends and then probalby home to relax...haha.
Start weight 245#
1st goal: 220# - met 04/07/11
2nd goal: 210# - met 05/21/2011
Start over: 221# 11/08/11
Start over: 233.2# 10/2012
Start over goal met: 220# 11/14/2012
Mini goal to be in 212's by Dec - met 12/31/2012
Mini goal: 207's by end of Jan- met 01/31/2013
Mini goal: 197's by end of Feb - met 02/27/2013
re-start grrr Mini goal: 197's by 09/19/2013
I have to restart again as I slipped. I am leaving the above so I can keep track. It happens and I have to keep learning.
SherylInIowa

Joined: Jan 11
Posts: 149

        
Posted: 28 Dec 2012, 16:00
Welcome back Juls. I'm glad you had a nice Christmas.

I LOVE ICE! Here, you can buy it at Sam's Club or HyVee (a grocery store chain). HyVee has it cold as singles which I really like because sometimes we stop on our way home from the gym to grab one. I didn't think about getting some to transition off soda.

For New Years eve were are taking two of the kids to our favorite pizza place. It will be my last time having pizza there (ok, probably not really) as they do not have a gluten free version. I can see choosing to cheat there occasionally though. Then we will be home for the night, hopefully. With having two, brand new, 21-year-olds this year I'm a little afraid of an early morning call to pick someone up. But better that than them driving! I encouraged them to rent a hotel room at one of the hotels with an attached bar, but neither of them took my advice.

I've always left the tree up until after New Years, but I don't think I am this year. I just want it put away! I'm also taking all of the leaves out of the dining room table. No reason to have them in since we don't have kids at home any more and we rarely use it. That will free up some room in the dining room and I may put my exercise bike right in the center of the room LOL. Hard to avoid it then! I gave my treadmill to a friend last year because I wasn't using it, and now I regret it. I sure don't love treadmills but sometimes I would enjoy it more than the bike.

If we don't talk before, I hope you all have a safe New Year!
Ever shrinking!
Sheryl



SherylInIowa

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Posted: 31 Dec 2012, 10:31
Today is my last day of eating gluten. We are going to my favorite pizza joint for dinner tonight.

I'm excited and nervous to start. The research and list of things I cannot have is a bit overwhelming. And since I start school in a week, it is the responsibility of DH to do all the cooking... We've come up with a list of 14 meals that we know the ingredients to are gluten free. We do not have any kind of bread or pastry on the list as I don't think it is a good idea for him to attempt that. Tomorrow I'm making a big batch of gluten free cream of mushroom soup, and freezing single meals worth, as a couple of our meals call for it. Luckily, several of the products we already use are gluten free, like Orieda french fries.

I have two sodas to get me through today, then not buying any more, though we have lots of bottled water on hand. I also found out that the flavors of Yoplait light yogurt I like are gluten free too!

We're going to make up several freezer meals that we can just throw in the oven, for busy nights, as take out won't be much of an option any more. Jimmy John's claims to have gluten free food and I know you can order lettuce wraps, but with them being so bread-centric and hiring minimum wage teenagers, I think cross-contamination is a real concern.

I have bought over $100 worth of gluten free flours. I have 6 types so far and I'm trying to figure out how to store them... Any suggestions? On one website I saw people using mason jars, but I think those are too small to be reasonable. I have 5 pounds of 4 of the flours and just a pound of two of them (starches that you only use a few tbsps of at a time). There is a Celiac group here too so I'm going to post my question there as well.

Do you have big plans for New Years? We are kind of home bodies so will be home after dinner. We'll probably crack open a bottle of wine, but we're not big drinkers and need to stay sober in case one of the kids needs a ride.
Ever shrinking!
Sheryl



jaime30024

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Posted: 31 Dec 2012, 14:57
Hey Sheryl...not sure if there is a P.F. Chang's around but my cousin frequents them at least two or three times a month for their gluten free. I made a gluten free piecevof bread in the microwaved it was perfect forma hamburger bun. You can do this!

Happy New Year
Start weight 245#
1st goal: 220# - met 04/07/11
2nd goal: 210# - met 05/21/2011
Start over: 221# 11/08/11
Start over: 233.2# 10/2012
Start over goal met: 220# 11/14/2012
Mini goal to be in 212's by Dec - met 12/31/2012
Mini goal: 207's by end of Jan- met 01/31/2013
Mini goal: 197's by end of Feb - met 02/27/2013
re-start grrr Mini goal: 197's by 09/19/2013
I have to restart again as I slipped. I am leaving the above so I can keep track. It happens and I have to keep learning.
Juls63

Joined: Nov 12
Posts: 59

        
Posted: 01 Jan 2013, 14:15
Hey Sheryl - my girlfriend stores her flour in the see through tupperware labled with her handy lable gun (I think she has a lable gun at her hip at all times her kitchen is better organized than most of the computer programs I work on LOL). If you have a celiac group in your area definitely join it - my understanding is that a lot of the new gluten free products are tested in these groups before they go out to supermarkets for a bigger test drive.

Jamie hope you are doing well you should be able to buy ICE at your bigger grocery stores it is in the pop aisle but not by the water (go figure) I had to go up and down the aisle a few times before I found it and of course it is on the top shelf so I have to bring the hubby when I want some because I can't reach it.

Happy New Year Day all. Here is to a happy, healthy and thinner 2013 for all of us.
Starting weight: 160
Short Goal 1: 145 Pedicure (take pic and measure)