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Old 07-12-2014, 02:13 PM   #621
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So, out of the shower. Cool now, but still hungry! Where did those 2 quarts of soup go?

Step on the scale. It says I am now 3.5 lbs heavier than before the soup. OK. There's no calorie in the water, but how 'bout the big carrot, 1/2 of an onion, 3 stalks of celery, one potato, 2 tomatoes, one zucchini, 2 tablespoons of olive oil? Whatever it is, it is apparently not enough as I am still hungry.

I am munching on a wedge of cheese now, as something to tide me over until dinner, when I will bake that frozen fish fillet I spotted in the freezer. If this cheese doesn't do it, I will have to break open that pack of sliced salami.
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Step on the scale. It says I am now 3.5 lbs heavier than before the soup. OK. There's no calorie in the water, but how 'bout the big carrot, 1/2 of an onion, 3 stalks of celery, one potato, 2 tomatoes, one zucchini, 2 tablespoons of olive oil? Whatever it is, it is apparently not enough as I am still hungry.
After all that fibre, you will soon be lighter again!
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I don't think all that fiber by itself weighs much at all. It's all the water that I add to the pot as well as what's in the veggie. That water will not stay in the body long, certainly not in this dry heat.
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I went to Brazilian restaurant with friends, one retired recently. I started with a pomegranate mojito. I'll be full for quite awhile!
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Three eggs, fried this morning. A large bowl of salad with half a grilled chicken breast chopped. Oh, and some jalapeno pepper and two Chile de arbol chile peppers finely chopped. Local stores don't carry it so I bought some when we were in an area that has a higher Hispanic population. Yeah, I like spicy stuff.

And a bowl of chocolate mint ice cream.
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I took him out for lunch again.

He got this, which I would have killed for:



But, I am trying to stick to salads this week because of my weight, so I got this:


It was probably a LITTLE better for me, despite the almonds and blue cheese.
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W2R, my food eats the same food you eat!

Do you find salads filling? I would be starving again in less than two hours.
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Do you find salads filling? I would be starving again in less than two hours.
Sometimes, if I get intensely focused on something afterwards. Often not though, hence the chocolate mint ice cream. And even now I'm munching on a bag of almonds simply because they are filling.
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W2R, my food eats the same food you eat!

Do you find salads filling? I would be starving again in less than two hours.
I'd RATHER have the pasta dish. But I have to do something about my weight.
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Fry bread with prosciutto, Dubliner cheese, and tomatoes.
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Sometimes, if I get intensely focused on something afterwards. Often not though, hence the chocolate mint ice cream. And even now I'm munching on a bag of almonds simply because they are filling.
Yes, almonds and macadamia nuts will fill me up. And despite the warnings, don't seem to cause me to gain weight.
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I am sweating profusely despite the ceiling fan. Yes, I am finishing up the whole pot of veggie soup.

I am going to take a shower now to cool down.
Ever have cold soups ? Gazpacho is a favorite of mine. I use my homegrown fresh tomatoes. Wow!

Cold cucumber soup is a real treat.

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Hey, nice to see you're back!

Yes, I have had gazpacho but I do not like it.

If it is savory, I like it at least warm. If it is cold, then it's a slurry or smoothie, and I can have it but not savory.

I am not really picky, just particular about this.
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I took him out for lunch again.

He got this, which I would have killed for:



But, I am trying to stick to salads this week because of my weight, so I got this:


It was probably a LITTLE better for me, despite the almonds and blue cheese.
Both dishes look delicious but the portions are huge . I really wish restaurants would serve half or even a third of the portions .
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Both dishes look delicious but the portions are huge . I really wish restaurants would serve half or even a third of the portions .
I do too! These photos were taken from websites online, and not by me, but still the portions were much too big even if not quite as big as the photos. I think a lot more people would eat out if the portions were half the size, and half the price, too. That is why we split one lunch portion between us 99% the time, but this time he didn't want salad. Oh well.
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I have absolutely no problem eating a salad plate of that size if that's all I eat, as I have done many times in the past. And I would be able to repeat that in an hour. There's no calories, and nothing there to satiate the hunger.
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Here are what these two dishes REALLY look like (photos taken by me at the same restaurant, several years ago).
The salad looks bigger but it is on the same size plate as the pasta dish. Still pretty doggone huge!
The menu lists the salad as being 510 calories, which I think is a lot for just a salad. The calories in the pasta dish are a State Secret.
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Isn't there cheese crumble in the salad? If so, that's where the calories are. I usually eat salad without cheese, so most of the calories come from the oil in my favorite Italian dressing.
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Isn't there cheese crumble in the salad? If so, that's where the calories are. I usually eat salad without cheese, so most of the calories come from the oil in my favorite Italian dressing.
It is called an "Apple Almond Bleu" salad, and after analyzing it at a calorie counter website (www.calorieking.com) I think there are even more calories in the almonds than in the bleu cheese! You can't win. I sometimes order it without the almonds, but since I was celebrating and lunch is my main meal of the day, I figured I would "go for broke" and enjoy the whole 510 calories.

Oh well, at least it wasn't spaghetti or pizza or steak, any of which can be a LOT more calories than that whether at home or at a restaurant.
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That photo of "Tomato Basil Chicken" dish gave me an idea. I will make that some time next week.

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