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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Mar 20, 2018 1:54 PM CST
Happy first day of spring! I hope it's more spring-like where you are than it is where I am. Pretty cold in Ottawa, but sunny and the snowbanks are slowly disappearing even if it is cold.

If you want to look back on winter, you'll find it at: The thread "Support for a Healthy Lifestyle in Winter 2017 - 2018" in Sandbox forum

Here's a teaser of things to come.
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Ann

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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Mar 20, 2018 2:10 PM CST
It's not spring-like in Cincinnati, either, Ann. We have a winter storm warning for 1 to 3 inches of snow by tomorrow. Grumbling

I didn't really exercise today but I did change the bed sheets, clean the second floor, and did 2 loads of laundry. Next up, cooking dinner.

Karen
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 20, 2018 2:30 PM CST
The crocus are beautiful. My poor crocus are trying to bloom but not doing so great in this nasty March weather.

Not very Springlike here either. Nasty snow storm on it's way and gonna start soon.

I did take my dog Lily on an exercise walk earlier this afternoon.
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Mar 20, 2018 2:37 PM CST
Partly cloudy, in the high 30's, and kinda windy. I made a batch of bagels. I was hungry for something of substance to gnaw on that was user-friendly............bagels it is. 14 calories, 2 g. carb, and 0 g. of both protein and fat.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Mar 20, 2018 3:41 PM CST
14 calories and 2 g. carb? What's in them??? Or are they the size of a dime? Hilarious!

Karen
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Mar 20, 2018 3:52 PM CST
Nope, they are nice sized (if you are able to divide the dough equally............LOL)

1 1/2 cups water
4 tsp. yeast
1 T. salt
3 1/2 cups flour

That's it. Makes 12.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Mar 20, 2018 3:52 PM CST
It's a little more spring like here, the snow is slowly melting, the bird are returning from the south, wonderful to see and hear them.

Yesterday and today I did my 90 minutes, to was torture on the treadmill today. Sighing!
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Mar 20, 2018 3:56 PM CST
Here are the bagels.


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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Mar 20, 2018 3:59 PM CST
A cup of flour is around 92 grams of carb, right?
https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/f...

What am I not getting here?


Karen
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Mar 20, 2018 4:00 PM CST
They look good!

Karen
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Mar 20, 2018 4:16 PM CST
I use MyFitnessPal........they have a "recipes" section where you put in the ingredients and amounts and the number of "servings" and it calculates the macros.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
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kqcrna
Mar 20, 2018 5:10 PM CST
I use that too, Anna. I just tried to enter that recipe and it calculated carbs in 3.5 cups of flour at 26 carbs, when it should be 322!

1 cup = 92 carbs

3.5 x 92= 322 total carbs

322/ 12= 26 g. carb per bagel

It also calculates total flour calories at 123, but flour has 455 calories per cup.

3 x 455 calories = 1595 total

1595 / 12 = 132 calories per bagel.

I hate to break your bubble but these might break your diet. (If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is...)

Karen
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Mar 20, 2018 6:27 PM CST
Yup...........my coach also admitted it was an incorrect entry in MFP. I told her that I'd probably be better off using pencil, paper, and my "Food Bible". Really torqued me off...............oh, well..........tomorrow is another day. I have it RIGHT now in my recipes. I don't see how they can have those incorrect entries in a log where people are supposed to track stuff. Grumbling
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
Echinacea Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder
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kqcrna
Mar 20, 2018 6:47 PM CST
I agree! Though I use that tool too and I've never thought it did anything that obviously "off".

Speaking of bagels, have you ever tried the 2 ingredient dough that's all over the internet? I haven't yet, but I plan to. People make bagels, pizza dough, pretzels...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Karen
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
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ViolaAnn
Mar 20, 2018 9:16 PM CST
You can improve those bagels by using whole wheat flour. And reduce the salt - 1 Tbsp salt for 3.5 cups of flour is a LOT! (over 500 mg/bagel) Do you boil them before baking?
Ann

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Mar 20, 2018 10:47 PM CST
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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Mar 20, 2018 11:30 PM CST
Yes Ann. 45 seconds in simmerimg water before baking.
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
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Kelli
Mar 21, 2018 7:34 AM CST
We went for a walk yesterday.
Take a walk with me at http://cubits.org/dayhikes/
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Mar 21, 2018 10:56 AM CST
No exercise walk for me today because it is snowing. I hate the stuff and we are supposed to get at least 12 inches.

It's supposed to be Spring but not happening.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Mar 21, 2018 12:58 PM CST
Rita, maybe you will luck out like the last time and not get as much as predicted. Group hug

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