The end of this challenge is here

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This has been a good challenge. I can actually tell the difference in my skin from the extra water I drank. So I am hoping you guys are seeing benefits from our water, fruit, and veggies challenge!

Please post the final day's counts here.

I am thinking about an exercising challenge for next week, so if you guys want to weigh in let me know.

Thank you

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I am sometimes overwhelmed with just how many people still read my LJ. I know I go MIA on occasion so it's aways wonderful to see how much support I have here.

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Thank you so much for your kindness today. This is the hardest thing I have ever done, and it's been such a wonderful experience, even when I went crazy from time to time, and even threw in the towel for a while, I am so glad I got back on that horse and rode again.

I just feel so rewarded, that my time, sweat and will power has been properly used. I haven't been gaming since the snow melted and watching TV has become a right before bed thing, and I am tan already and I am grateful for what my body has done for me. I love myself for the first time in my life. Not because of the weight loss but because I am taking actual active care of myself.

To Carol

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There are no words for how I feel this morning after I read this post. http://outletmallgal.livejournal.com/5106.html while I am filled with emotions I have no words for all I can think is that I would have loved to have known her, known the real her and wish that things were different.

My very first fan fic ever was chapter 16 of Deconstructing Brian. I read it in the barn at my in-laws house, after we had to move in with them, after our dot.com company went under and Scott and I lost 16 million dollars on paper. I lost myself in that story once I found it and it healed wounds inside me. It helped me forgive CEO's that got tired and a CFO that went nuts and gave our money away.

I wrote Randall a fan letter begging to know more and to see if he was a show writer and to thank him for his obvious love for Brian Kinney. I can't tell you how much that story meant to me. It also meant the world to me because it was my path way to Queer Theories a story that would become an almost ghost like presence in my life. A story I love for so many reasons that counting them would quite possibly match it's page count ( I am just kidding Gael :)

So while I have tons of questions, and my emotions are all over the place. All I can say now is that Carol was one of us. She loved our boys, wrote for our boys and she was one of the boys.

To Carol. To Randall, and to Brian may they all rest in peace. This isn't a time to judge it's a time to mourn.

Thank you to besame_bj for the link.

Weigh in

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Since starting over I have lost 10 pounds. meaning I just have 10 more to lose to get back to where I was went I went a bit crazy. To be under 200 again is going to be great. I realize now that losing your way is much worst for you than being 300 pounds to start. I don't know why really but it's the truth.

Dec. 20th, 2012

Damn Dean
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I am not sure if I will have time to get back here before this weekend. I wanted to say warm Happy Holidays to all of you. I have spent so many years here on Live Journal and met so many wonderful people. I have shared life stories, bonded over fandom silliness, snarked together over countless things.

Thank you for being supportive of all my craziness. From weight loss, to burgeoning businesses, and partnership agreements.

Thank you for sharing your talents, your laughs, and your tears. 

I wish everyone a great time this weekend and coming weeks with their families, friends and loved ones.

You have been so kind to me this year. And 2013 is going to be great. 

Love,

Heidi

Sympathies.

Damn Dean
My sympathies go out to the families members, friends,and staff of Sandy Hook Elementary School.

 

curried carrot and squash soup.

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Ingredients
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
5 cloves Garlic, Minced
1 whole Large Onion, Diced
3 whole Carrots, Washed And Sliced Thin
4 whole Yellow Squash, Sliced ( can replace this with butternut or pepper squash )
Salt and pepper To Taste
2 Tablespoon Curry Powder ( I up this to about 1 cup when I make this in 10 quart batches!)
48 ounces, fluid Chicken Broth/or veggie broth.
Heavy Cream or coconut milk ( I really love how the coconut milk makes this taste really rich)


Heat olive oil in a heavy pot over medium heat.
Add garlic and onions and stir to coat.
Add carrots and cook for 3 minutes, or until they start to get soft.
Sprinkle in a little salt.
Add squash. Stir and cook for a few minutes, until squash is soft and tender.
After a few minutes, add salt to taste and the curry powder.
Pour in wine if using. Let evaporate for about 30 seconds, then pour in chicken broth. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover pot, and cook for 1 hour.
After 1 hour, taste and adjust seasonings. Turn off heat.
Puree soup using an immersion blender, or in batches in a regular blender. Return to soup pot and bring to a simmer.

Add the cream or coconut milk and serve.

Keep calm and grab a cup of coffee

Damn Dean
It's not over until a phone call is made. At 11:30 Karl Rove told Romney not to concede. Now he is holding out hope for Ohio. I am optimistically happy right now but I think it's going to be a long night. Go Florida and Go Ohio!


He made the call!!!!!! As I was typing!

The future

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I just watched NASA put Curiosity down on Mars! Human spirit and human enginuity have no limits. 

Writer's Block: Vision Test

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I believe in love. I don't care how it happens or when it happens.

My husband and I fell it love without even seeing each other. We fell in love in 11 hours on the phone. We decided after those 11 hours we would spend the rest of our lives together. Were we silly, sure and perhaps a bit crazy, but what is this world for if it's not for being silly and crazy.

So not only do I believe in love at first sight, I believe in love at first hear, at first smell, at first taste, and at first touch.

This answer is brought to you by 2 weeks of nothing but Dr. Who.