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Sat. Feb 4, 6:28pm

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The way I'm handling it...

Apparently I'm stuck with the kids tomorrow and hubby wants to go out with friends!

Sucks!

So I'll be staying home making some pillows for my living room, cleaning kids' rooms and readying my house for a surprise b-day party we're having next Saturday for bro-in-law turning 30.

How is this fair???

At least I won't fall off the bandwagon!!

Saturday, February 04, 2006, 7:31 PM

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If making "sour cream" dips, use Fage Total 0% (fat free) Yogurt instead of sour cream. The texture is nearly the same and you will not have to suffer from all of the fat! :-)

Saturday, February 04, 2006, 8:05 PM

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Making home-made dips and foods means that you can control the fat, sodium and sugar content of your foods. :-) Much better than store-bought and YOU will know what goes into your mouth!

Saturday, February 04, 2006, 8:05 PM

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OH, and Fage FF is awesome in chili!

Saturday, February 04, 2006, 8:06 PM

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Is it fair for you to be "stuck"with the kids? That depends, are there times he takes over so you can go out with friends? Are you feeling overwhelmed by your kids? You deserve time for yourself too.

Sunday, February 05, 2006, 5:54 AM

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Just a little info here... the game doesn't start till 6:00 p.m. EST. I'm sure there's lots of pre-game stuff too.

Sunday, February 05, 2006, 9:33 AM

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You need to today sit down and plan an afternoon out with some friends and your husband to take care of the kids. If not this frustration you are feeling will make it very difficult for you not to overeat or even binge because you are in a emotionally frustrating situation...maybe guilt that you would rather be having fun like you husband who isn't having to be the parent. You need breaks too no matter how much you love your children. If your husband will not watch the kids for you when you plan your time out take the money...if you are like our family with kids money is always tight but it isn't too tight for your husband to spend some for his special super bowl plans. If you are isolated and do not have girlfriends who can do something with you here are some suggestions I have done to keep myself mentally fit and not overeat. Go to a matinee movie by myself...one my husband NEVER would want to see and pack my healthy diet food and diet drink in my purse to eat. Go walking on a walking path with a friend from church...do not do this alone or at night. Go to a bookstore, find a book that I want to read but too exspensive for my budget and read it in a quiet corner and drink a decaf. that does not have those extra calories. Finally, sit down today and write a letter to your husband telling him what you have told us here about your frustrations and leave it on his pillow. Get the kids to bed early tonight take a relaxing bath and get yourself to bed early too. This will be taking care of yourself and if you sit up and wait for him to come home it can get more frustrating and if you are like me I will use that as a bad reason to overeat. If your husband would react to the letter in anger do not leave it for him but still write it and then burn it. THEN get some professional counciling for your marriage...minister,hot line or you local health department. I am pulling for you and do not overeat! You are trying to take good care of yourself and keep it up!

Sunday, February 05, 2006, 11:25 AM

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Sorry to hear that you are so frustrated...
Maybe next year, the compromise is to host the Super Bowl party-- Invite your girlfriends and kids as well-- the guys can hang out by the TV-- The gals can chat, play games, etc... :-)

My friends do the Superbowl Party thing. Most of the time, people just do it as an excuse to hang out-- we do the "number squares" game (making a grid of 100 squares and then people pick from them for a small amount of money per square...
It's a 10 x 10 square and you randomly pick the numbers 1 - 10 on each side, (after all squares are filled) and then randomly put the team names on each side.)

Basically, that creates 100 squares, with 2 numbers each corresponding to each team... At the end of each quarter or half, you split the monies for the pot. :-)

Kind of fun-- no knowledge of football is needed, the numbers correspond to the last digit in the score for each team... :-) The funny thing is that the few times I've been to big super bowl parties, the guys get upset because the ladies end up winning the pot, and they really didn't even watch the games! LOL

Sunday, February 05, 2006, 12:42 PM

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Oh, and I do agree- you should schedule a "day out" with your gal pals, leaving kids at home with hubby. (hopefully, he will be okay with this.)... OR, as my mother-in-law did when 1st married-- if he goes out and spends $, then you should get to "Save" that amount... (in her case, my father-in-law was a smoker, she saved the same amount he spent in cigarettes and then went on a trip.)

Sunday, February 05, 2006, 12:44 PM

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I made 2 dips for our party - taco dip and spinach/artichoke dip - plus a big veggie platter.

taco dip: 1 can refried beans (400 calories in entire can, whether fat free or not - not only has 0.5g fat per serving, which is 2g per can), spread over bottom of serving dish. layer 2 is 1/2 cup fat free sour cream, 1/2 cup light mayonnaise, and half a packet of taco seasoning, mixed together. Layer 3 is sliced olives. Layer 4 is pieces of tomato. Layer 5 is sliced green onions. Layer 6 is low fat, part-skim mozzarella cheese. Serve w/ baked tortilla chips or baked pita slices.

spinach dip: 1 bag frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained; 1 can quartered artichoke hearts, 1/2 cup fat free sour cream, 1/2 cup light mayonnaise, 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese - combine all ingredients (using hands works way better than a spoon, and lets you mush up the artichoke better), then sprinkle a little extra mozzarella cheese on top, and put in the oven at around 375* until cheese on top melts, serve warm w/ baked tortilla chips or pita or veggies (makes a good dip!)

People are impressed that we have homemade food, and really, I know that none of it is all that bad! Not good enough for every-day consumption, but, my boys aren't in the Super Bowl every day!!!

jilli10582

Sunday, February 05, 2006, 4:50 PM

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