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OT - Tone-up Tuesday

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Happy Tuesday, STalkers! How goes it?

What do you do when you're craving sugar? Do you give in to your craving or do you have a satisfying substitute?

I am a chronic insomniac and caffeine does nothing for me when I’m tired, so I’ve developed a bad habit of using sugar to give me boosts of energy. It’s a habit I need to break, so I need some substitutes.

Prunes
Prunes have a bad rep. They’re dried plums and naturally sweet. (Much tastier AND moister than raisins, IMO!). A serving of six is just 100 calories.

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The audactity

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It has been such a long time since I've posted anything about HCBM, but as HCBM's usually go, it never lasts, does it?

This time it's about trying to control how we parent skids when they are with us - specifically in the areas of diet and exercise - I'm sorry, I almost choked on those words, because.... THIS coming from a 350 lb.+ pill head HCBM just seems so crazy that I'm still trying to wrap my brain around it.

It's been a while since I've discussed skids here, so for background info:

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OT - Forn Friday

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'Forn' is 'food' and 'p0rn' combined.

Summer is a time of year when there are a lot of outdoor gatherings, barbecues, and picnics. With the soaring temperatures, I prefer lighter foods over the heavy, filling comfort foods of Fall and Winter (chili, stew, homemade rolls, etc....). You never know when you're going to get a last minute invitation to an impromptu picnic (Heikki caught a TON of fish so we're having a party!). Here is a recipe that is ready to eat as soon as you make it. (Yes, I did post this on Tone-up Tuesday.)

Tomato Avocado Cucumber Salad

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OT - leftover pico de gallo ideas

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Happy Monday, STalkers!

Yeah, right. Uh-huh. I didn't want to get out of bed either. I slept like shite, which translates into a pounding headache and a gallon of coffee likley won't be enough to get me to lunchtime. I'm still waiting for those ibuprofens to kick in but, after 30 minutes, I'm not holding out much hope.

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OT - Forn Friday

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'Forn' is 'food' and 'p0rn' combined.

STalkers, it is officially SUMMER! You know what that means: school's out, swimming, biking, mosquitos, and COOKOUTS!!! Cookouts, barbecues, picnics... Have you ever been invited to a last-minute cookout/barbecue/picnic? Or invited - last minute - to one? Now you know I luuuuuuuuurrrrrvv to cook. But in the Summer? I hate having the oven on. I do a lot of stovetop and slow cooker meals.

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OT - Forn Friday

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'Forn' is 'food' and 'p0rn' combined.

Cool, crisp lettuce. The crunch of celery. Sweet strawberries. The tang of cheese…

We’re moving into warmer temps and fewer clothes. I don’t know about you, but warmer weather means I want lighter foods. I loooooooooooooove salad. And I’m not talking about a side salad. When I eat a salad, it’s my main course.

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OT - Forn Friday

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'Forn' is 'food' and 'p0rn' combined.

Let's talk about grilled cheese (sorry if you're lactose intolerant or a vegan!). Last night, I watched the movie 'Chef' with Jon Favreau and Sofía Vergara. Jon's character is, of course, the Chef. He makes a grilled cheese sandwich that he shares with his son. OMG. The outside was golden, the cheese was gooey and stringy when they cut/bit the sandwich, and the bread was almost crunchy. You could hear their teeth CRRRUUUUNNNNNNNCCCCHHHH when they bit into it. ~drool~

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