Tuesday, October 11, 2005

LG - Life's Good

This is going to be a very quick post as I am super busy at work today. Al arrived safely on Sunday – although they landed 10 minutes earlier than scheduled it took him over an hour to actually get through immigration and customs – but he did eventually and there was a very happy reunion !!!
Had a great day together and talked until the early hours of this morning. It is soooooooo good to have him home again. What is even better is he told me that he is home for 4 weeks – YAY !!!!!!!!!!!!! I thought it was only 3 weeks so I get to spend an extra week with him before he goes back again – hip hip hooray !!!!!
I was talking to a friend of mine who asked me what I new about a the George Foreman grill – I told her I didn’t know anything but I did know that there were of few of you who used George all the time and so I said I would ask some of you to let me know if you use George – are there any drawbacks to using George in terms of cleaning / storing, do you think he was worth the money and is there anything else you would recommend instead or anything else you can tell me ?
Am not sure what was going on with the scales yesterday morning – I jumped on and was down 2.4kg from last Monday’s weight – really rather strange so I got off and back on another twice but it didn’t move. When I went to weigh last night I was down 0.6 (total now lost 20.5kg !!!) and I went “Phew” because I would have hated to try to explain a big loss to Al – he has enough on his plate without having to worry about me and my weight. Al liked the clothes that I bought although did say yesterday that he thought my pants were too big. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I have really been making an effort to get some exercise in the past couple of weekends and during the past week – I don’t know but I am feeling good and that is the main thing.
Have a great week everyone, take care and be good !

TFTD : The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.

TIAGF : My best friend being home again with me


Blogger Slim Suzy said...

Glad Al is back safely and all is well.
Re George. He is my absolute favourite cooking friend. I have both the grill and the small roaster and they are both fantastic. No drawbacks. Easy to clean. I run hot water over them and wipe them with a sponge and sometimes very stubborn spots with a scotchbrite. He does come with a plastic scraper for large blobs. Grill can be used for everything from a toasted sandwich to grilled pork chops. My roaster cooks 1 chicken or 1/2 a leg of lamb or a chicken size beef or pork roast. I put the potatoes in with the roast and they are delish as well. You can see I absolutely love him.
I haven't bought a BBQ chicken since buying my roaster cause the chicken is so delish!
George is a must have!
OMG, sorry about such a long comment!

9:12 AM  
Blogger jak said...

Yay Linda!! I'm so glad Al is home safely and that you had such a great day together yesterday. AND that he's home for an extra week,woohoo!! :)

I don't have george so I can't personally comment, but i have a couple of friends who have one and they absolutely swear by him.

10:41 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

I hope I have as good a weigh-in as you!!!!

Welcome home to your best bud - how very cool that he loves your clothes, he must be so proud of you :-)

11:19 AM  
Blogger Lee-Anne said...

Al's home at last. And a bonus extra week, yay!!!!

Fancy after all those sugar points of late, lol, you lose 0.6. Awesome.

Have a great week with your best mate.

11:29 AM  
Blogger Jodie said...

Yay for Al being home!!!!
Yay for Al being home 1 week longer!!!

Re George - I actually don't like it. I find the meat goes incredibly dry. I like steaks etc cooked med/rare but on a really hot BBQ plate so the outside is nice and brown etc. Same with other meats. If you cook with George it takes longer for the meats to get brown and therefore dries everything out. It is good however for toasted s/wiches etc. I haven't tried sausages but I've been told they are good. I don't know if cooking sausages in the GF grill reduces the points or not so I refuse to have sausages at all until I find out otherwise. XX

3:03 PM  
Blogger michelle said...

Wonderful to hear you so happy. And total lost 20.5!!! Congratulations. See that chocolate didn't hurt you after all. Have a great week with Al and K.

3:08 PM  
Blogger kathrynoh said...

Four weeks - woohoo! And a lose. I bet it's smiles all round at your place :)

3:19 PM  
Blogger Paulene's Journal Journey said...

So pleased to hear Al is home safe and you are all reunited as a family once more!!!

Cheers P

3:22 PM  
Blogger Cath said...

Hi Linda. I've just sat down and finally caught up on all my blog reading.

I think you an I must have very similar triggers when it comes to comfort eating. I too, am fine when my man is home (although our dinners are bigger), but when he has been away for a while, I sometimes lose the plot. 'Secret eating' is a good way of describing it, although I'm sure noone is as conscious of us as we are!

I had a little chuckle about the comments your daughter made when you said you might go for another 10. Mostly because I freaked out when my mums weight started to approach my newly reached goal weight. Now we recognise that we are both in our healthy weight range, which is the best for both of us.

5:57 PM  
Blogger Sandilee said...

I purchased my GF Grill this year and I love it it is all a cook with now, my mum also has one and yeah I don't use anything else now.

Glad to hear Al is back safe and sound.

9:28 PM  
Blogger M said...

Whooo Hoooo for 20kgs. Blooming heck woman. You are amazing. And I don't have a George, but have been thinking about it too so am very happy to read all your comments received.

Have a fabulous 4 weeks with your family. That it so cool.

Life is Good :)

9:43 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Yay, glad Al is home!

We got a George for a wedding present - used it once or twice then gave it to my Mum. Hate it. Found that it cooked meat on the outside, but not inside, and as Jodie said - went really dry. Not nice. I woudn't buy one. It's easier to bake things on a slotted tray so that the fat drips underneath.

7:21 AM  
Blogger Kt said...

hooray for Al being home and an extra week with Him :)
& wow, 20+ kg, thats awesome!!!
Have a fantastic week!

8:57 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

LG, spot on! So glad to hear that Al arrived safely and you have an extra week together now, WHOO HOO!! Have a great week beautiful :-)

12:33 PM  
Blogger Leighanne said...

Glad to hear Al is back safe!
I have george ~ only really use it for toasted sandwiches and sausages - I am happy with it!!

2:03 PM  
Blogger Elisa said...

I am glad things are happy at your house and that Al is home for an extra week...
I have a george and I cook all the steaks (need only small amount of cooking) chops and sausages for the kids on it....I love it and he makes a killer toasted sandwhich...

3:08 PM  
Blogger Philippa said...

Hi Linda

David and I bought a George about 18 months ago when our stove broke and we had to wait a week for it to be fixed. We didn't have a bbq at the time and thought it would be better to buy that than get takeaway every night.

We used it a lot when we first got it, it did sausages very well. But once the stove was fixed I mostly used it for browning meat to use in a casserole. We bought a bbq in April this year and I don't think I've used it since. The type of meals I make don't tend to suit it. For eg, we eat steak regularly and I never cooked steak on the George because, like Jodie, I have my steak medium rare and it didn't get hot enough for my liking. I also found that things did stick to it after a while - maybe I didn't follow the instructions closely enough LOL. I probably would buy a small bbq and a cheap sandwich press over a George.

But, on the other hand, my parents have a George and they use it a lot - mostly to cook chicken breasts, or as a sandwich press. So, each to their own.

Like anything, it's worth getting if you'll get a lot of use out of it.

Enjoy your 4 weeks with Al!

1:55 PM  
Blogger Lee-Anne said...

Hope you and Al and K are having some quality time together. Take care and have a great weekend.

12:58 PM  
Blogger M said...

It's Friday. It's a great day. Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

1:03 PM  
Blogger Kellee said...

Yay for you and your Al! I hope you have a wonderful time together. How awesome that it's longer than you thought!

George - well, he's pretty good. Storing is fine, but I find that if you don't clean it AS SOON as you use it (ie. while it's still hot) it can be hard to clean. Still good though.

4:59 PM  
Blogger Paulene's Journal Journey said...

No big suprises all is quiet in the world of Linda....her online world at least *wink*
Hope you enjoying your man :)

Cheers P

3:50 PM  
Blogger Thinner Nancy said...

Yay for your Al being home and for staying an extra week at home. Enjoy!


7:46 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Hope you've been having a great week babe! Thinking of you :-)

12:49 PM  
Blogger LeisaB NewMe said...

Hi Linda - hope everything is going well for and just busy with your love of your life back in town. catch up soon.lb.

2:48 PM  
Blogger Slim Suzy said...

Hope all is well with you and your time together is wonderful.

4:34 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Lol, life must be VERY good! ;-)

7:09 AM  

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