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About QuilterInVA

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  • Birthday 10/09/1941

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    Yorktown, VA
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    Quilting, Reading, and Working Out at the Y

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  1. QuilterInVA

    Tigers and Turtles - 2016

    I made a Briam yesterday. It is a Mediterranean dish of potatoes, zucchini (or sometimes eggplant), red bell pepper, onion, garlic and olive oil baked in the oven. Thursday I made green beans, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, garlic and olive oil. So good and even better the next day. I had some for breakfast topped with fried eggs. I still go to the YMCA 5 days a week. I love Yoga and a new water yoga class started this week.
  2. QuilterInVA

    Tigers and Turtles - 2016

    That is great. This isn't much different than I have been eating. I just needed to eliminate grains and dairy.
  3. QuilterInVA

    Tigers and Turtles - 2016

    Sounds good to me.
  4. QuilterInVA

    Tigers and Turtles - 2016

    I am still here. I'm sorry about your health problems. I have been following the Mediterranean which and doing well. I would love to plug along with you. Let me know when you want to start.
  5. QuilterInVA

    Casein - Other [dangerous] Sources?

    It is a milk protein. N
  6. Read SugarCubes post above.
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  8. QuilterInVA

    Smoothie bowl success?

    Still not the same as eating the whole food. I wouldn't use them.
  9. Kale and other dark green leafy vegetables and sweet potatoes have a lot more potassium than bananas.
  10. QuilterInVA

    Tigers and Turtles - 2016

    Good morning, ladies! I've had a rough 2 months. I started with strep throat, then a bad asthma attack and before I was over that I got the Individual and ended up in the hospital for a week followed by 3 weeks in rehab. I came home in time for Thanksgiving. I'm definitely in for the Christmas party and January W30.
  11. QuilterInVA

    Tigers and Turtles - 2016

    Today was the first time I've received notification of a post in a month! I should have checked sooner. I've been reading "Food Freedom Forever" and it's like Melissa was talking to me personally. If you haven't read it, its worth your time. If some of you are reading it, maybe we could discuss it. I have been doing pretty well. Kelly over at The Nourishing Home (Paleo website - she sends out email with dinner menus every week) started a Whole30 yesterday so I joined. She has a month of menus and recipes for the Whole 30. I plan to read the book then go back and make notes and highlight during this time so I'll be prepared for the "eating season."
  12. QuilterInVA

    Tigers and Turtles - 2016

    Good morning, ladies! Off and running on the W30 Challenge. In looking in the freezer to see what I needed I found Chocolate Chili and Cauliflower Soup so I'll use those this week along with some Kalua Pork that was lurking there. Like many of you, I just don't have brakes for some foods and it's all downhill after the first bite. Then there is no use not eating everything in sight until next Monday because you can only start a W30 on Monday (LOL). I think this first week is going to be pretty hard for I have really strayed. I had to redo my gym schedule because they changed the time on my Yoga class and added a new Silver Sneakers that will fit my schedule better. I was thinking about going for a walk this afternoon but the walking trail will be a mess since Hermiane came on the weekend. My flower sure loved the rain after 4 weeks of not one drop. Have a wonderful day.
  13. QuilterInVA

    Tigers and Turtles - 2016

    You can go to the Blog tab and then go down to the August 18 post to get all the info and sign up.
  14. QuilterInVA

    Tigers and Turtles - 2016

    Good morning, ladies! Hot and humid in VA. We have had no rain for 3 weeks. The trees are starting to loose their leaves. Being the "Granny" of the group at 75, I can tell you it does get easier to make wise food choices but the Sugar Dragon is always just around the corner waiting to bounce. In 1971 I weighed 356 pounds. Slowly I got down to 140 by eating a lower carb diet. Over the years I've gained as much as 25 pounds and then lost it again. For the last 20 I've managed to stop at a 5 pound gain and get back under control. What sets me off on a binge is denying myself the salty treats I love. Sweets not so much. I'm much better off if I can plan to have some chips once a week. My grocery store has 1/2 oz. bags of corn or potato chips for $.30 and if I decide to have them, I can get through another week. The problem is that sometimes I feel like my week has not been good foodwise so no chips are allowed. Next thing I know I've the big bag half gone. I also find I get into a rut sometimes and have the same thing over and over. I need to try new recipes or new foods but sometimes it seems too much for just one person. I'm hoping Melissa's new book that comes out October 4 will help me set up a better plan for the rest of my life. I've also signed on for the special W30 Challenge that starts September 5. There will be extras for those who have signed up, including tips on setting the plan up for the rest of your life; there are recipes for Labor Day so we get off to a good start; and there will be tips for reintroduction. We'll all be doing the 10 day version. It's times so the book comes out at the end of the 30 days, then we have 10 days to read the book and make a plan while doing reintroduction. Anyway, I'm giving it a shot. Melissa also has a new W30 cookbook coming out December 6. I just pre-ordered it on Amazon. Have a wonderful day!
  15. QuilterInVA

    Tigers and Turtles - 2016

    Nancy, what hospitals and doctors bill the insurance company and what they pay is far apart. They probably have to bill $6k to get $500. Sorry you are having problems with your W30 attempts. I'm doing the biggie that starts September 5. I like Melissa Joulwan's batch cooking and plan on following it for the W30. That way there is always food ready to be put on the table in 10-15 minutes. Crimsann, love your ideas for the gift bags. How about adding some dark chocolate? We still need rain. We're nearly 3 inches down for the month. I just don't want any hurricanes coming to provide it. September is the big hurricane month for us. Have a wonderful evening.