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Sunday, February 10

*jumps on the no smoking bandwagon*

*grin* As of 12:30 pm yesterday, I am a non-smoker.

I did the weight loss too to combat the usual weight gain. No cravings, no bitchiness (other than the usual), I seldom even THINK about a cigarette.

Rescue Ray and his wife came with me. Ray was really ready to quit. His wife wasn't as convinced. She fell on the ice while we were curling the night before and I think she was in more pain than she let on.

There were about 30 people in the session. A few teenagers, a few twenty somethings, lots of overweight older people and one very big lady in a wheelchair. Only five men. There was a lot of coughing going on while she spoke. One guy in front of me was wheezing loudly and when he said that he smoked 5 packs a day, I understood why.

The first hour she talked about reasons why we should quit smoking/eat better. She explained that by planting the right thoughts into the subconscious we could change our behaviour. We would remember that we use to smoke but that it was not something that we did now. It's weird. The hypnosis was weird too. Dusterboy had questioned if he had really been hypnotised when he did this in November. I understand what he meant now. I know we were but it's such a low level of hypnosis that we wondered if it had really happened.

I'm completely convinced that I'll never smoke again. And if a bunch of pounds happen to fall off that would just be a bonus! *snicker*

Wednesday, February 6

Chicken Pot Pie

I have no idea why I've been craving it but tonight we had nothing out for supper so I came up with a new recipe for Chicken Pot Pie. OMG!!! One of the best ever! And it all came out of either the pantry or the freezer! We had part of one for supper and I froze the other one.

Two frozen boxes of 2 pie shells.
Two cans of cooked chicken (Kirkland brand from Costco)
Two cans of cream of mushroom soup (because I didn't have cream of chicken)
One can of mushrooms
One pkg of frozen green beans (from my garden - about 1 cup or so)
Frozen corn niblets (not sure how much I added - about 1 cup if I had to guess)
One can of sliced potatoes cut up into pieces

Took the pie shells out to thaw while getting everything else mixed.
Opened all the cans and thawed the veggies.
Divided the chicken, mushrooms, veggies, potatoes, and soup into two bowls and mixed.
Poured one bowl into each pie crust and covered with top crust. Poked holes in top crust and baked at 350 for about 40-45 minutes.

I? Am a domestic Goddess! :D