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Old 03-07-2005, 09:33 AM   #1
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I'm back - 8# heavier - belch!

I got several cookbooks for Christmas and absorbed myself in trying a lot of new (and, unfortunately, fattening) recipes the past couple of months. Julia Child was the main culprit - I can see why she wasn't modeling competition for Heidi Klum and Elle McPherson. I gained 8# and now have to start taking it off.
PS: I really like the new format!

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Old 03-07-2005, 09:36 AM   #2
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wb otter!!! you seem like you'd have no problems taking off 8 pounds. good luck to you.
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Old 03-07-2005, 01:10 PM   #3
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You've been gone too long!!!! Welcome Back
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Old 03-07-2005, 03:00 PM   #4
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Well, hello dere den, otter. There's just more of you to pick on now!


Glad you are back.
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Old 03-07-2005, 04:18 PM   #5
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Well, hello dere den, otter. There's just more of you to pick on now!


Glad you are back.
Hopefully not too long at the higher weight. At the store today I picked up some fruits, veggies and boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I attribute 4# of my gain to Julia, 2# to Baking Illustrated, 1# to your bread pudding and 1# to jkath for getting me hooked on Fontina.
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Old 03-08-2005, 06:54 AM   #6
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It's nice to be in the same company as Julia and jkath!

Perhaps you could shovel some more snow as part of your workout...........
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Old 03-08-2005, 09:15 AM   #7
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mr. ot-tair!!! glad to see you back. did you ever get around to making any of the bread machine recipes? i'm gonna try to tackle one this week...maybe.
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Old 03-08-2005, 09:32 AM   #8
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Welcome back, Otter! I was afraid you were in hibernation from that MN winter!

And you wonder why I don't use my Baker's Illustrated much! ;-)
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Old 03-08-2005, 09:35 AM   #9
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HEY! It's great to have you back Otter!!
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Old 03-08-2005, 09:58 AM   #10
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After Buckytom was kind enough to post some bread recipes I found my book. Plus, I had previously emailed eSalton, and they took forever to reply, but finally sent me an email that had even more recipes. I now have a dangerous amount of bread recipes and too many good cookbooks. With the MN weather being what it is, it's easy to eat too much and exercise too little. I had just a pear for breakfast and am about to take my dog Bridget for a l-o-n-g walk.
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Old 03-20-2005, 06:57 PM   #11
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Since I'm fairly new here Otter, I'll just say hello! Don't worry about 8#, I lost more than that when I was sick with the flu and have gained ALL of it back. I was so excited that I was fitting into some old jeans, now not so good. I got over being sick and my appetite came back, have to work on that. :-)
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Old 03-20-2005, 09:16 PM   #12
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Don't let LeeAnn fool you. She looks just great the way she is. !!!
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Old 03-21-2005, 12:28 AM   #13
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Haha, Trish you are too nice to me! :-)
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Old 03-26-2005, 05:35 PM   #14
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glad you are back otter, we all missed you.
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Old 03-27-2005, 07:57 AM   #15
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glad you are back otter, we all missed you.
Thanks. I can't believe how much better the site has gotten in the 2 months I was gone!
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Old 04-03-2005, 03:51 AM   #16
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I attribute 4# of my gain to Julia, 2# to Baking Illustrated, 1# to your bread pudding and 1# to jkath for getting me hooked on Fontina.
Well, at least now I know what I'm good for!

Remember, Otter - life is short. Do you remember those lousy, lo-cal, lo-fat, lo-carb, lo-tasting dinners? nooooooo!

do you remember that dish you had 4 years ago that was smothered in a 3-cheese sauce with roasted pecans on top? of course you do!

It's really nice to have you back {{{{hugs}}}}
and rather than cheat yourself out of fabulous fontina,
go to the gym often- it works for me!
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Old 04-03-2005, 10:32 AM   #17
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yep, jkath, life is too short to eat things you don't like. I have taken off three pounds so far (smaller portions), and am working on the last five. Winter being over will also help.
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Old 04-03-2005, 10:41 AM   #18
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good for you, otter!!!
(my biggest weakness is brownies, but I eat only1 per panfull instead of the entire pan!)
You should get onto this thread:

http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...ead.php?t=8613

It is really motivating!
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