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August 24, at 7: November 27, at 9: It was so so wonderful meeting you at HLS! I am curious about the nailing process. Now go and enJOY all the money you saved.
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Have you done an expose on Cottonseed oil yet?? If not, please do. Keep up the good work. Actually she once said that cottonseed oil is the worst vegetable oil because it is not regulated since cotton is a fiber crop. She exposed it, albeit incorrectly as is often the case. Cottonseed oil is as regulated as any other vegetable oil crop. Very comparable to any other vegetable oil. Thanks for this great post. I know a good friend of mine who has worked for weight watchers for years.
She did lose weight on weight watchers initially, but she is still over weight. I am afraid of her reaction to this article, but I will share it anyways.
I feel compelled to share this since the ingredients on the products in this article are horrendous. As for cottonseed oil Kobi, it is the most horrible oil for sure. Cotton is not even a food crop so it is sprayed even more than other food crops. Cottonseed oil is considered a food crop and regulated as such. Nestle supposedly has Water rights over distribution in California.
Joe Biggs of Infowars is investigating this, can you help him? Weight Watchers is a great program and not everyone eats the pre-packaged foods. I cook all my own fresh food and count my points. Me, too , lost 28 lbs on weight Watchers, but make own food. They do need to be put on notice about these awful products tho! This post is missing a few pieces. The meal to which you refer was designed for people on a diet who are still seeking a comfort food. This is probably why it is their most complicated label.
I think this piece is overly critical and presumptuous, as these meals are an attempt to provide low-calorie, convenient alternatives while still maintaining a specific target consumer base. The preservatives have recently been taken out of the meals. FYI not every food company is evil and trying to kill everyone.
I agree with you completely. But sometimes, as someone who works full time and goes to school, I grab one out of convenience. And, like you said, for the comfort. This is one of the reasons I left their program.
Values for low fat and highly processed items that are not necessarily clean or real food. It always amazes me that people would defend wrong, then attack you for voicing your opinion. The question is not which foods are bad, and why some are okay.
They are capitalizing on their name, brand, and goodwill with people who are trying to be healthy. That trust from the consumers should be respected, not traded in for dollars. Some of their products help people stay fat. Then you purchase more of their products to help you loose the weight gain, and the circle continues. Still want to defend weight watchers because only some of their products are bad? What makes them different from Monsanto, or Kraft?
One drop of poison infects the entire water supply. I agree, that is the reason I just quit WW. I was just wondering, how large was your room that you did? Thank you so much! My husband tries to ban me from reading blogs because it means more work for him!! I love getting ideas from blogland!
Good luck on your floors! Your floor looks beautiful!! I have a question, though. Did you leave any sort of gap to allow for expansion and contraction of the wood?
I would love to do this, but worry about that. Some of the gaps are a bit bigger and some are smaller because some of the pieces were not perfectly straight. I think the bigger gaps give it a little characeter. So far, the floors are still absolutely beautiful!
This tutorial can be really helpful for installing plywood flooring, it sure looks easy after reading the above post but i am sure you must be knowledgeable enough to do this without any mistakes. Your floors are b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!!!! Question, how long did this take you both, did I read that you did it over a week-end?
Just wondering about applying the Poly, etc…timeframe estimates. It took us about three days ALL day. We put the poly on, waited four hours, light sanding, put coat 2 on, waited four hours, then we put four more coats on sanding lightly before the last coat. It monotonous but so worth it!! If you want to take a great deal from this article then you have to apply these techniques to your won web site. Hi there to all, how is everything, I think every one is getting more from this web page, and your views are pleasant in favor of new viewers.
Also visit my web-site — hardwood floors. Hi there, every time i used to check web site posts here in the early hours in the break of day, since i enjoy to find out more and more. Look into my web page — treatment for toenail fungus. I am curious about the nailing process. What size and style nails did you use, and did you stick to the pattern shown in your first diagram?
Again, lovely floors and thanks! We rented a finish pneumatic nailer gun and it was a lot of fun to use! We did not fill in the nail holes. We just stained over them and I think it just adds character to the floor. We all walk on them with bare feet and it is very smooth. We absolutely love our floors. Are you thinking of laying wood floors?
It was a lot of work but oh so worth it. I really want to do every room. Hi This looks really great! I was just wondering about spaces or gaps between the plywood strips. I am just worried about dirt being trapped between the plywood planks. We tried to put nickels in between each board. Some gaps were too big for the nickels. We vacuum and it seems to do the job. Your floors look great!
I never knew plywood could look so nice! I think of plywood as being kind of soft, relative to traditional hardwood floors. Do you have more dinks, deep scratches, etc. With kids and a dog, they are still looking great! I really want to stain all my light oak floors the same dark stain as my family room. Hi Linda, I love this idea! Do you have any pictures of the nailed down ends close up? Wondering how it looks. Also did you use a sander?
We love our floors. They are holding up very well. I do not have a close up of the nails. If you send me your e-mail I can send a picture to you. We bought A grade plywood that did not need to be sanded. We did do a light sanding after installation before staining.
We did that with a hand sander. We just butted each board against the previous board and nailed it down. So far it is holding up well. I think my favorite part is that your whole family works on these projects together. Have a great Christmas! Hi Linda I love the floor, and after laying to hardwood floors for my parents and knowing the cost,even doing the work myself, I love the idea of the plywood floors, I'm cureently building a small cabin up behind my parents house,for when I visit, and was considering hardwood floors,expensive,lol, then I came across your blog and love the floors, but after doing numerious google searches I can't seem to find a good how to on staining the plywood, What stain did you use, oil or water based and same for condioner and poly coat.
We absolutely love them and they are holding up so well. Then we used Minwax Red Mahogany water based stain. I just put it on with a clean cloth and my husband followed behind wiping the excess off. The polyurethane was Varathane water based. We brushed on six coats. Let me know if I can answer any more questions. Good luck with your floors. OMG I love your floor! Also did you sand the cut edges before laying floor and did you glue them to the subfloor before nailing them into place?
Did you nail them at a angel or straight into the floor? Do you think this would work for countertops as well giving them a sort of butcherblock look? We did not sand the cut edges.
We do glue to the subfloor before we nailed. Nailed them straight in. Not sure about the countertops. Your floor is incredible! I think your answer is really splendid. LOVE the way it looks. I truly appreciate you getting all over off that floor!!! The only thing we would have done differently is we would have to cut the plywood with a table saw instead of the circular saw we had at the time. We bought a table saw later and life would have been so much easier and the cuts would have been perfectly straight!!
We have small gaps but I can honestly say there has been no problem whatsoever. So happy we did it!!! I love the look of this! Just one quick question…what was the foam insulation board on the materials list used for? I don't see it anywhere in the instructional section. We love our floors! The foam insulation board was used to support the plywood sheets while we were cutting them. In your pattern diagram in step 5 — was there a reason you did not alternate the short pieces from one side of the room to the other rather than having long boards all on one side of the room?
Also, the board lengths do not seem to all add up to 19'. You have explained in more detailed. Thank you for that. And did I understand right you had to stain asap. Anything and how long have you have them now wear and tear. Any upkeep things I need to know. Hope you get this and private email me quilting nemont. I loooove your floors. Ever since we moved in I have been wanting to get rid of this gross carpet…now its 3 years later lol. A couple of questions: How do you clean your floors?
Your floor looks fantastic! I have a couple of questions though. I'll apologize ahead of time if someone has already asked. Did you use the foam board under the plywood over the subfloor?
And did you use glue and nails both? We did not use foam board under the plywood. Yes, we used glue and nails. I love how your floor turned out! From my birth to the present sober for a few years, hiding the drinking for a few, now he is out and proud with his drinkin my dad has been a drunk. I am sure you know what I mean when I say I lived through some truly horrific incidents day in and day out. Your a film production assistant?! Do you love it? I give you props since so much rides on you and time is money!
You have such an inspirational story. You seem so happy now! And your job sounds really exciting too. I found your blog via a recipe you posted for stuffed shells.
I, too, am overweight and have tried many different ways to tackle the weight loss. I really want to make a change this time. Keep the awesome posts coming.
Sandy, thank you so much! I know how hard it can be to make lasting changes and lose the weight. You can do it, trust me. What a wonderful story! You really are inspirational. Thanks for your honesty… and your blog! This is my first time visiting your blog, and your story is absolutely amazing. You are so inspiring!! I am very happy to have found your blog as well!!! It is truly my pleasure to have met you!! I love your blog Your story is so inspirational! I love your approach to leading a healthy lifestyle.
Such a great story! You truly are an inspiration to others! Look forward to reading more about your blog! I love your blog. I check it when I can. Your personal story is fascinating and definately inspirational.
Your narratives are well written, insightful, informative, and fun. Your recipes are varied, easy to follow, textually interesting, colorful and the food looks absolutely delicious. The pictures are clear and you have a good eye. Your blog looks like a labor of love. I just came across your blog and am already so inspired!
You have such an amazing story and I think it is wonderful and courageous! You definitely serve as an inspiration!
And your recipes look delicious. I love how easy to follow they are. Your story is incredible. Andrea you are such an inspiration and your blog is an amazing account of how strong of a woman you truly are!! I am not saying this just because you are soon to be part of my family, but because I am so proud to be a part of yours. You are inspirational and beautiful! Katie, Thank you so so much. You are the perfect role model showing how to eat healthy, yet still enjoy certain foods that you love.
I really appreciate your honesty and you being an amazing role model to so many people! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Your words mean more than you can imagine. I appreciate your sincerity and kindness, every word touched me. Your story is really fantastic and it sounds like we share a similar philosophy regarding food.
Congratulations on your weight loss!!! Seriously revealing my madness to the world. But thank you so much for the support and for your sweet sweet words! Love love LOVE your blog!!! And you look so fab! Thanks so much, Hill! It was so so wonderful meeting you at HLS! I read your blog in woman world. I have been 90 pounds overweight for 33 years and have tried every diet there is, even weight watchers.
Your plan is So easy and simple. I no I can do it, I want to be thin so bad. How long did it take you to lose your weight? Thank you for commenting! It took me about 13 months to lose it all. Trust me when I tell you that you can do it. Best of luck to you! Keep in touch if you ever have any questions! I just bought WW because the cover attrated my attention.
I lost my Mom to complications of Diabetes 10 yrs. So I try each morning to make better choices in my consumption of food, and exercise. I give into temptation, and wind up gaining the lbs I lose.
I am so excited to have found your website, and I am very inspired by your journey. I am hoping that I will discover a simular journey for myself: Try not to look at the big picture all the time. I found that just staying present- living fully in each moment of the day- really helped me to make the best decisions and stay with it. What a fabulous way to exercise! And group classes are fantastic for so many reasons!
Thank you so much Andrea: I am trying to fill up on veggies and fruits. Staying away from processed foods would benefit me in more ways then one. I seem to always feel bloated and sluggish after eating some breads, and I am lactose intolerant.
So the fruits and veggies seem to make me feel more energetic and lighter feeling. I will keep you posted, might check in every so often to let you know my progress. I am following you on twitter: He is very supportive: Andrea… your story is soooo inspirational. I hope your blog helps many others with their food intake.
We need a more healthy population. I just found out about this website, and I must say this: I LOVE you already. Well, I adore you. Your English was fantastic! Thank you so much for your kindness! I hope you cook some of these recipes and let me know if you like them! Love the blog, KerriAnn forwarded it to me. Keep up the good work and will enjoy reading more.
I remember your Mom and love the note you blogged about her using the internet and email. So fantastic to hear from you! I hope all is well with you and the family!! I made a bunch of your egg roll recipes last week. You are absolutely beautiful and inspiring: I am really glad that I found your blog! Will definitely be trying out your recipes soon!
Just discovered your blog, and I just have to say it is absolutely beautiful! You really know how to grasp the reader in, and every picture you take of each recipe is gorgeous. Your blog is so inspiring.
You are a wonderful writer. My husband and I are starting the Hunger Challenge today. I really get inspiration and ideas from your postings. Keep up the good work! I LOVE all your recipes and get so excited when you post a new one. I love how open and honest and hilarious you are on here and you are such an inspiration! Thank you thank you Meagan! Love your story— in the middle of my journey right now— eating healthier, exercising daily and finally seeing myself in the mirror with a smile: Not sure the topic will be helpful in my pursuit of healthy food though!
So I found your blog last night after a friend on facebook posted one of your recipes it was the mini lasagnes, so cute!
Anyway, I was up all night, and first thing I did when I dropped the kids at school was come back and read some more! I am just wondering, do you have any before pictures?
I have committed to making at least one thing off your blog each week: I relate so much to your story. I will definitely be checking back! I was reading through your posts and wanted to comment on how wonderful your blog is…then I saw you live in Seattle!
I moved to Seattle almost 2 years ago with my boyfriend, we should get together sometime: I might be your new biggest fan — so glad I found your blog. Keep up the great work! So you are not working in the entertainment industry anymore? I came across your blog tonight and am sitting here on the verge of tears.
But your words are wise and so full of inspiration and truth. I have to do that. That number is just a tool, albeit a powerful one. Thank you so much for sharing this piece of light on the internet. So glad I found your blog. You lost pounds, that is amazing! A friend posted a picture of your coffee cake muffins on her facebook after making them. I asked her what they were and she gave me your link. You are truely amazing and I giggle everytime I start reading.
I sent the link to a friend today and told her that your words move me like a well written novel. I found your blog on Pinterest and I am so psyched to make those buffalo chicken rolls, but more excited to have found your blog. Congrats on your success finding happiness and gaining health. I look forward to interjecting some of your sage advice into my own life and trying some of your recipes!!
Hey Andie I just want to say that I love your blog! Your food always looks delicious and your photos are gorgeous! You are an inspiring woman: What a joy to read your blog.
Thanks for sharing your journey and your recipes. Your blog is so inspiring! You are an amazing writer. I look forward to more inspiring words. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. I just found your blog.. I stumbled upon your website and see that you lost lbs. I am currently in the early stages of losing about that much myself. How did you do it?
Any tips or suggestions you might want to share? I am really glad to have found your blog, I need inspiration!! Thanks so much for sharing! You inspire me to cook lighter for myself and my family! Not only do you speak what I feel, but we went to the same college and I think around the same time … so I feel even more connected to you!
Kick it up a notch! So here I am at work and sucked into your blog: What an awesome lady you are! The working yourself to death at the gym is nor was it ever my thing. So happy to have been connected you! Oh my, I follow you on twitter and know you through foodista, yet now I realize I never knew you. I am so happy to discover your writing and your story. Congratulations on your book! I have to say, your boyfriend is one heck of a lucky guy.
I have some buddies coming over this weekend to watch football, and am planning on making the buffalo egg rolls. Buy her flowers, tell her she is beautiful, and appreciate what you have. Cheers, yah lucky dog! I came to look at the buffalo wraps recipe and found someone like my sisters and me. We have all suffered from emotionally eating, for reasons ranging from raising our younger siblings basicly on our own to sexual abuse to watching a another sister die slowly and painfully. It is empowering to hear the voice of someone who has found the healthy end of weightloss and is willing to tell the story of the past and not discount it.
You are an inspiration: I love your story and your beautiful smile. Looking forward to browsing through more of your blog. By the way, good luck on your books! I am an Andi as well! And I too am 26yo. Thank you for your blog!
I look forward to reading about your experience and getting your tips and maybe a few good recipes?! I gained alot of weight my first year in college and I hated to work out, but I still did it twice a day. I think the stress of having to work out made it hard to lose weight so I gave up the gym and just started cutting portions and walking and the weight all came off.
You have such and incredible story and are an absolutely amazing writer. For the first time, in a very long time, I feel inspired and hopeful. You are beautiful, then and now…. Happy to hear that you can enjoy a burger now and then, in moderation. Oh, and then walk Green lake of corse! I just came across your blog and am amazed by your weight loss and dedication to staying true to yourself instead of being a slave to the scale and gym.
And now that I read that you only live about 45 minutes north of me, I want you to come to my house and kick my butt into gear and cook me yummy healthy food: Wow, what a lucky day it was for me to happen upon your recipe on Pinterest, which lead me to your incredibly witty and thought provoking blog. Nice to meet you, Andie. I look forward to more of your creativity, humor and wit.
My good friend Lynsay shared it with me and this is what i just shared on my Facebook about you:. Thank you Lynsay Horton for sharing with me! It is incredible how we adapt as we learn about ourselves, our needs, what we can dissolve and what is worth the fight!
Definitely check it out! I stumbled across your awesome blog via Pinterest. I have a 3 year old and gained close to 90 pounds while I was pregnant. Reading your blog has given me new hope!
Someone pinned your blog on Pinterest today, so I followed the link.