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Old 05-14-2017, 07:46 AM
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Today for Mother's Day my sister and I prepared a delicious tex-mex inspired lunch for my mom; since she's on a strict diet we had to find a compromise between taste and lightness, adapting the recipes to her needs. We came up with a sort of light tacos with cheese, spiced vegetables and black beans filling, light vegetarian chili (recipe taken from my sister's work place - a natural vitamin supplements company) and a banana flan with a bit of orange caramel on top.
When it was time to give her the present I entered the room with the box in the right hand while "We Are the Champions" was blasting from my mobile phone in the other hand.
It was a success.
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Old 05-14-2017, 09:59 AM
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Today for Mother's Day my sister and I prepared a delicious tex-mex inspired lunch for my mom; since she's on a strict diet we had to find a compromise between taste and lightness, adapting the recipes to her needs. We came up with a sort of light tacos with cheese, spiced vegetables and black beans filling, light vegetarian chili (recipe taken from my sister's work place - a natural vitamin supplements company) and a banana flan with a bit of orange caramel on top.
When it was time to give her the present I entered the room with the box in the right hand while "We Are the Champions" was blasting from my mobile phone in the other hand.
It was a success.
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Old 05-14-2017, 10:11 AM
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Today for Mother's Day my sister and I prepared a delicious tex-mex inspired lunch for my mom; since she's on a strict diet we had to find a compromise between taste and lightness, adapting the recipes to her needs. We came up with a sort of light tacos with cheese, spiced vegetables and black beans filling, light vegetarian chili (recipe taken from my sister's work place - a natural vitamin supplements company) and a banana flan with a bit of orange caramel on top.
When it was time to give her the present I entered the room with the box in the right hand while "We Are the Champions" was blasting from my mobile phone in the other hand.
It was a success.
That's amazing.
My mom doesn't celebrate Mother's day, she's all about that "every day is important" thing and really does lives up to that. It's beautiful to witness her displays of love and care for those around her on a daily basis... She's always giving presents, writing cards, and helping people all year 'round. That doesn't mean I don't want to celebrate, you know? I'm still bringing her cake and flowers for coffee late this afternoon whether she wants it or not.
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Old 05-14-2017, 01:16 PM
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That's amazing.
My mom doesn't celebrate Mother's day, she's all about that "every day is important" thing and really does lives up to that. It's beautiful to witness her displays of love and care for those around her on a daily basis... She's always giving presents, writing cards, and helping people all year 'round. That doesn't mean I don't want to celebrate, you know? I'm still bringing her cake and flowers for coffee late this afternoon whether she wants it or not.
Well, yes I'm a big mama's girl, my dad was a bit jealous.
My mom too always gives us presents, even if sometimes they're too much ("No mom, I can't eat lasagnas for 3 days straight") and she's always taking care of my ill grandma everyday and even looks after stray cats in the neighborhood, she deserves that we cook for her and give her presents when we can.
The surprise with cake and flowers is an amazing idea, what kind of cake is it?

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Old 06-16-2017, 11:55 AM
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Today I am cigarette free for 15 years!!! My method of quitting was cold turkey. I had cravings every day, four times a day for eleven months. I waged a war against my cravings and won.
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Today I am cigarette free for 15 years!!! My method of quitting was cold turkey. I had cravings every day, four times a day for eleven months. I waged a war against my cravings and won.
Good on you Mark, it takes lots of inner strength to give them suckers up..
Hows your marathon training going are you still pumping the pavement?
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:57 AM
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Today I am cigarette free for 15 years!!! My method of quitting was cold turkey. I had cravings every day, four times a day for eleven months. I waged a war against my cravings and won.


Me too,!!!!! I gave up in August 2002.
I gave up as I was sick to death of queuing at the Supermarket.
I found it easy(ish) except once or twice at a party, when I may have had a red wine or two.
Well done to us both.
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Old 06-21-2017, 11:05 AM
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Good on you Mark, it takes lots of inner strength to give them suckers up..
Hows your marathon training going are you still pumping the pavement?
Last year I injured my knees from jogging. Then I went to physical therapy to learn exercises to heal them. I rarely did what I was supposed to do so only time healed me but the knees are still weak. Jogging is out. I continued to eat healthy for several months without exercising but then the winter blues got to me and I started eating a lot of the cheat foods again and they quickly add weight. I started walking 3.3 miles every day about a month ago and then decided last week to power walk and that hurt my knees again so now I will just walk at my regular pace, try to eat right and lift weights and I guess it is a wait and see attitude right now.

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Me too,!!!!! I gave up in August 2002.
I gave up as I was sick to death of queuing at the Supermarket.
I found it easy(ish) except once or twice at a party, when I may have had a red wine or two.
Well done to us both.
Very glad to hear your story and to share the same anniversary year with you.
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Old 06-23-2017, 05:41 PM
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Just watched the Radiohead headline set at Glastonbury online...
I'm not sure I have adequate words to describe what I just saw... that was the most amazing concert I've ever seen. WOW!!!!!
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Old 06-23-2017, 09:19 PM
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Last year I injured my knees from jogging. Then I went to physical therapy to learn exercises to heal them. I rarely did what I was supposed to do so only time healed me but the knees are still weak. Jogging is out. I continued to eat healthy for several months without exercising but then the winter blues got to me and I started eating a lot of the cheat foods again and they quickly add weight. I started walking 3.3 miles every day about a month ago and then decided last week to power walk and that hurt my knees again so now I will just walk at my regular pace, try to eat right and lift weights and I guess it is a wait and see attitude right now.


Very glad to hear your story and to share the same anniversary year with you.
Good to hear your still at it though, same thing happened while on my fitness kick a few years ago, i ended injuring my foot ( Plantar fasciiitis ). Orthodontics helped a lot, im back playing sport again.. Good luck
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Old 07-06-2017, 08:13 PM
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Today I am 8.5 years drug and alcohol free. One day at a time.
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I rarely drink alcohol, and I mean rarely.
And I would never drink and drive. That
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I've nearly downed a bottle of Castello Del
Poggio Moscato and I feel nothing. I thought
it might make me feel different. But no.

How much does a fellow have to drink?
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Old 07-19-2017, 11:50 PM
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I rarely drink alcohol, and I mean rarely.
And I would never drink and drive. That
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I've nearly downed a bottle of Castello Del
Poggio Moscato and I feel nothing. I thought
it might make me feel different. But no.

How much does a fellow have to drink?
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:36 AM
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I rarely drink alcohol, and I mean rarely.
And I would never drink and drive. That
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I've nearly downed a bottle of Castello Del
Poggio Moscato and I feel nothing. I thought
it might make me feel different. But no.

How much does a fellow have to drink?
Well, at least you have good taste.
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Old 07-21-2017, 11:08 AM
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Finally went to sleep at 5am. The culprit was drinking 3 cups of coffee yesterday morning. I removed coffee from my life almost 2 months ago and have had it only two times after. Since dumping that stuff I have slept better, have more energy and my memory has improved. And also the most strangest thing of them all; my hair of which was thinning out because I am in my mid 50's has become thick again like when I was in my youth. Who wouldda thunk that caffeine could be so damaging?
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