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Better to realize my sweet tooth in my miniature work than on my hips.

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My Mom's Birthday Gift July 2009

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My Mother-in-law's Birthday Gift May 2009

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Be the kind of woman that when your feet
hit the floor each morning
the devil says
"Oh Crap, She's up!"

Plant seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses.

- Norman Vincent Peale

Your stomach shouldn't be a trash can.

Getting discouraged? Lift something equal to the weight you've lost and carry it around for awhile.

"Obedient women are never remembered in history."

You will never plough a field if you only turn it over in your mind. ~ Irish Proverb

Lean into your changes. Don't try to do everything at once.
You'll only get frustrated and fall off the wagon
~ Kathy Freston

Member Since: 1/14/2008

Fitness Minutes: 27,558

My Goals:
I am working to achieve total wellness - mind, body and spirit.
Below 180 --- Completed Jan. 2015

Below 170 --- Completed March 2, 2015

Below 160 ---

Below 150 ---

Below 140

Be able to walk in a store and buy a pretty bra off the rack. No more online "tank bras" for me!

My Program:
I am a vegetarian. As of Nov. 8, 2012, I also eat following a low carb program due to being prediabetic. After a few cycles of doing well, then goofing off (and finding out my doctor meant 20 carbs max per MEAL rather than serving), I am on track and losing weight again.

Personal Information:
I grew up in Massachusetts and now live in North Carolina! I'm the proud mom of two great young adults, Ryan & Meghan. I married my wonderful husband Jim Aug. 2007. Ryan and his wife Beth live in NH.

Other Information:
Mother, wife, REALTOR, miniature artisan, cryptogram solver and vegetarian.

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    Hi, just wanted to stop by and say hi, I've missed seeing you around. I really enjoyed all your pics ! Have a great weekend !
    You look great !!! ; }
    Love ya', Flutterfli emoticon
    2101 days ago
  • v KOSHIE1
    Just stopping by to say hi and tell you I hope you are staying active on some supportive teams! We miss you here on the LC 50+ Women's team.
    3013 days ago
    Stopping by to just say HI!!!!

    Hugs, Sharon
    3050 days ago
  • v KOSHIE1
    Hi (I say shyly because I somehow missed your response a whole MONTH ago and am embarrassed!)!
    Here is a recipe:
    Tofu Parmigiana serves 8 @ 7.5 g carb
    2 lb firm tofu, cut in 1/2" thick slices
    1 lb mozzarella cheese
    2 c Hunt's Meat or Mushroom "Homestyle" pasta sauce
    2 T oil
    grated Parmesan cheese (the cheap stuff is better for this use)

    Heat oven to 350º F. Sprinkle Parmesan on tofu, saute in oil until lightly browned. Layer tofu in baking dish with tomato sauce and mozzarella. Garnish with a bit more Parmesan cheese and bake 30 minutes.

    Oven-Fried Eggplant serves 4 @4.8 g carb
    1/2 c mayonnaise
    1 lb eggplant, sliced 1/2" thick
    cheap grated Parmesan cheese (actually, I use crushed pork rinds but given your vegetarian bent, you'll prefer the Parm!)
    Heat oven to 425ºF. Lightly grease a baking sheet. Smooth a thin layer of mayo on each side of the eggplant slices then sprinkle heavily with the Parm. Lay slices in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake each side up 12 minutes.

    Cheesy Eggplant Casserole serves 6 @ 9.1 g carb
    1 recipe Oven-Fried Eggplant (above)
    1 1/4 c spaghetti sauce
    1/2 lb grated Mozzarella cheese
    1/3 c Parmesan cheese (the good stuff)
    In a greased casserole, layer half the eggplant, sauce, and Mozzarella, in order, twice. Sprinkle Parmesan on top. Bake at 350ºF for 20-25 minutes until bubbly.

    Mushroom Casserole serves 6 @ 4.4g carb
    12 oz fresh sliced mushrooms
    3 oz grated Swiss Cheese
    1/4 c chopped onion
    1/3 c cream
    2 eggs
    1/2 t tarragon
    4 T butter

    Heat oven to 325ºF. Grease casserole dish or ramekins. Saute mushrooms and onions in butter until soft. Add tarragon; cook 4 minutes more. Mix cream and eggs in bowl. Sprinkle cheese over dish bottom; cover with mushrooms; pour cream mixture over all. Bake 30 minutes. (note: this is too cheesy to be a quiche, and is absolutely fabulous!)
    3128 days ago
    I love your miniture work! Thanks for the goodie. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas - it's my first being vegan!

    3140 days ago
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