Saturday, April 05, 2014

Ex-Centerfold, Ex Senator, Scott-Brown (R-It depends) actually said this

It's not often you hear a candidate express his complete lack of qualifications for an elected office, but to say it in a way that shows what a vacant, fatuous air-head Scott Brown really is, is remarkable. When questioned by reporters in New Hampshire about his qualifications and residency he actually said this:

Now I believe that is one of the stupidest things that have come out of his mouth since he dropped his earlier career as 'stroke material', but with the enormous cache of verbal foolishness that has come from him (with more to come, I'm sure) we'll have to say this is it. For now...

Jenny Craig Diet Update, Week 1

Jenny's delights
Today was the first 'weigh-in' day after my first week back on the Jenny Craig weight loss plan. I must say that the old ghosts are haunting me again about finding the time to eat six times a day and eating nothing but this food. However I have had some progress to report. More on that later.

When I went into the Jenny store today there was a late twenty-something gabbing away on her cell phone about nonsense, that blew in just in front of me. She went right down to the scale and weighed herself and came back looking just disgusted. The nice girl at the front desk asked her what was wrong and she said she had 'gained a pound and a half' and was completely bullshit and frustrated that she had put weight on. She seemed to have a real problem with that because she kept muttering about how she doesn't want to do this anymore, and how sick she was of it. She also didn't seem to have an appointment and was upset that there was no one to consult with her. The girl at the desk kindly gave her a hug and asked if she wanted to reschedule the appointment she missed and I guess perhaps she did but I didn't get to hear any of that. 

After she left I saw the two girls at the front desk whispering, obviously about her, and I chimed in 'What a nut! You win some and you lose some when dieting.' We were giggling about what a nut she was and then my consultant, Lynne, came in. 

She was very nice and cautioned me about eating 'all the food that is on my menu' and to 'keep the furnace burning'... you all know the drill. Anyway we did not use the pre-ordained diet plan this week, I am trying to plan the menu myself using their guidelines and me choosing the food I find least objectionable. 

When I had finished that process we went down and weighed in and sure enough I had lost 11.4 pounds during my first week! Now that will definitely not happen every week but it was a good start and a real boost to me to keep this plan up. I'll be posting my update again next Saturday so check back in then for the update. Wish me luck (and willpower)!

Monday, March 31, 2014

A few 'stats' on my blog tonight

It's surprising what search terms direct people to my site. For example:

Diet Notes

Day 2 of Jenny Craig. I don't know about you but I'm not a morning eater. I get up at six and usually don't feel like eating until after 9 am. On the Jenny program you eat six times a day so you have to start early to get it all in. I just finished eating a bowl of cereal, milk and a 2-egg white omelette. Eating this early is going to be the most difficult part if this. Plus eating everything they want you to eat. 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

HMtQ snaps a 'selfie' with the family

I fri@#ing love this!

Sunday Funnies

Keeping busy... Vinegar Peppers Edition

I'm trying to keep myself occupied today so I won't perseverate about this diet. There's laundry to do, vacuuming, dusting.. all the things you don't want to do but must be done. But first, I need to use up some of those little red, yellow and orange sweet peppers they've been selling in the market. I'll make some Sal's Vinegar Peppers!

UPDATE: They're all done! They're really easy to make. All told it took 1-1/2 hours from beginning to end of cleanup!

They're really easy to make. First wash the peppers and clean out the seeds and ribs inside. Cut them up into 1-inch pieces
Into sterilized pint jars place 3 peeled garlic cloves, 1-1/2 teaspoons each table or pickling salt, sugar, dried oregano and 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (or more to your taste... I don't like them too spicy so I use just a pinch). Pack the peppers in very tightly as they do soften somewhat in processing. Pour in a mixture of 1/2 water and 1/2 cider vinegar leaving 1/2-inch head space. Wipe jar rims, top with sterilized lids and rings and process in a boiling water bath for 7 minutes.
I will wait for 4 weeks before I use these peppers for sandwiches, salads, pork chops or sausages with vinegar peppers. They are very versatile. Note: If you use table salt the garlic may turn blue. The blue color will dissipate by the time the peppers are ready to be eaten. You can prevent this by using pickling salt which is pure sodium chloride and has no iodine or anti-clumping agents.