Well...I'm at my friendly neighborhood library. I hate posting here because of the lack of privacy. But I'm needing to be in touch with you guys!
I can't answer any e-mail so for those of you that have written me there...but I WILL be in touch soon! My brother-in-law (the computer guru) is coming tonight to assess the damage. Hopefully it will be as easy as re-loading some missing programs that got swallowed up into oblivion.
I have also not been able to e-mail the Brita company regarding your prizes (double GRRR) but I will do that as soon as my e-mail is up and running. (The address I need is stored in one of the files I can't access.) But I can at least read my mail!
And I do so want to visit the blogs of those of you who have visited recently! I'll do that soon too!
The Challenge is proving to be..well...a challenge! I haven't gone shopping yet so I'm still working on planning around what's in the house. (Hubby is a stockpiler) so we have a large pantry downstairs that is chock full of whatever we need. Unfortunately he shops most of the time and nothing is really diet-friendly. I am going to bite the bullet and spend a little more to eat a little less - so to speak.
In the meantime I spoke with my WW pal and asked her the scoop on egg-beaters. I noticed the recipes on Amy's site called for them exclusively instead of eggs. She said that she uses mostly egg whites for cooking. And if she needs a yolk she'll do a 3 to 1 ratio. For instance...making egg salad - 3 cooked whites and one cooked yolk. She never buys egg beaters. So that's one savings.
Does anyone else have any tried and true substitutions for the more expensive diet-friendly foods? One of my main gripes with tradition diet plans is the calling for specialty stuff. I want something I can stick to for life and honestly...I don't see myself buying lo-cal bread from here on in...or fat-free cheese.
On the home front - we had a surprise visit from our youngest from Massachusetts. I barely had time to miss her (though I did!) and she was back! She had some business in town regarding her car so we were able to have an nice birthday dinner for her and her sister (their birthdays are 5 days apart.)
Okay guys - keep your fingers crossed that my PC gets fixed tonight! In the meantime - keep up the good work!