Judy, it's a cause of supply and demand. Those 89.99 knobs were something like .89 to make. The manufacturers know that they are crap and will have to be replaced to they up the market price because they know that you will break them and that you can't use your stove unless you have them. It's a money making machine that works because, as a consumer, you are stuck in the grinding gears.
I'm just glad that you contacted the agent. I'm sure that he didn't just check on your situation, I'd bet he's going over their consumer complaints and will breathe down their backs for awhile on this.
Honestly Judy, it's been so long since I've even seen that stove, I think it was a GE though. Those knobs though are the cheapest part of the whole oven, and they aren't made by the parent company. Those are "farmed out" accessories from plastics manufacturers worldwide. Whomever can make it the cheapest, that's who gets the bid. Impurities in the plastic mix, bubbles in the blowmold, dust... inaccurate quality testing, it all adds up to cheap product that , ultimately gets handed to the consumer.
I'd kill to have cool weather. It's still in the 90s most days here and it's really getting on my nerves. The older I get the worse I handle the heat.
Judy, amazing! 149, Wow! I hope you like your new oven. Sounds like everything else on the market now. A little less for your money but what there is of it , is stronger. Perhaps ovens should come with something like a mileage warranty.... like 30,000 uses before you need to change a bulb... or something like that. Knobs are the worst though, I had troubles with my last regular oven before I left Michigan. Not a year into it, the knobs started cracking. Bah! But I'd gotten mine at the local appliance dealer, small family business not big box store, and the guys who I knew from clear back in school that ran the place just kept giving me knobs (which broke so often that they just had a drawer of replacements for owners, lol)
Breakfast was 1 egg, turkey bacon biscuit made here at home and 2x coffee w/ stevia
Lunch coconut chobani w/ blueberries
Dinner Beef fajitas (homemade again) and unsw. iced tea
hope everyone had a great day Glad to see you again Laura! Was wondering how you were.
Hi Kevin and Jen, welcome aboard! Grazing,mindless munching, the "hungry horrors" .... they hit everyone to some degree , and it's up to you how you feed them so as to better control them. The key is nutrition. Your body wants something, needs something, that it's not getting enough of. As Judy said, water is a big key to keep on your control chain. The human body needs at least 64 oz of pure , unadulterated water every day to properly function. More during exercise and on warmer days. But 64 is the magic number to shoot for, so keep a big water bottle where you keep your goldfish and move the goldfish to a place that you only visit once a day and only for a couple of minutes. This is the first step. Make water your new best friend. Don't go all hari kari and tell yourself you can't have the munchie, because going cold turkey will make you feel deprived and that will make you upset and you may quit. We heavy people are nothing more than very little, spoiled rotten children inside and we throw fits that may hurt ourselves if we don't depressurize the situation a little at a time. Go slowly, add in better choices, like a whole wheat or rye hard pretzel and a 2x2" pc of hard, sharp cheddar cheese and some baby carrots... or a whole container of grape tomatoes.. in place of the goldfish or whatever. Put baby in the corner..... After a couple of weeks of doing the once or twice a day nibble, then remove the fave munchie altogether.
Eat a variety of heart healthy low sodium or unsalted nuts from the baking aisle... walnuts, almonds, a few cashews, macadamia nuts... more nutrition dense, more protein, more filling than typical bagged or boxed snacks. Eat to feed your body. Read the labels. Google the nutrition needs of the human body... how much protein, how much and what type of fats, how much sodium to shoot for... educating yourself along the way will help you lose and maintain loss in the long run. You'll give yourself the chance to truly succeed.
Oh, Kathy! That's great news about your lungs! I'm so glad for you. Biiiig Huggs
My eye dr told that I probably had diabetes because of floaties he was seeing in my retinal fluid, when I was 12! My mom went apes--t and had me tested and put on a really strict diet for the rest of that year. The stress sucked. So I'm glad that's over for you...at least that part of it.
Shor n Begorra! Every wee lad n lassy has their ooown agenda to try to brrrring to pass! Peaceful wants nothin more than 60 pooonds to fall off in but 3 1/2 moonths, n our ooown Judy wants her ooown new ov'n t' last not less n 5 years. Look how our goals'v changed! I love that Scotland is staying with the Union, but I'm equally glad that they took control over having their say about it. Ach! Democracy is a loovely thing!
Breakfast 2x coffee w/ stevia english muffin ,egg and turkey sausage sandwich
AM snack protein shake
lunch golden tomato soup w/ small garden salad
dinner swedish meatballs w/ ww noodles (half gr turkey/half gr beef w/ gr veggies mixed in)
looks like we have to get a lasso and round up the herd, Judy...too many of the flock are wandering
Hi peaceful. Well, you are getting sort of a late start on this 60lb loss, huh? I'm sure you have your reasons for setting this particular goal in the time frame you are giving yourself. The weight loss , mostly recommended by doctors and nutritionists, is 2-3 lbs a week. Your goal puts you at just over 4 lbs a week for the next 14 weeks. I guess I need to say this right now. It's entirely possible to lose 60 lbs in 14 weeks. But it's not a healthy weight loss goal and it's probably not going to be sustainable for the long term. That said, I suggest starting a food and fitness log here on Webmd , Livestrong.com, Sparkpeople.com or wherever you wish. Most are free for the basic logging. This will help you keep tabs on your food intake and your exercise output. Mind you, these are set up for the recommended weight loss goals of 2-3 lbs so you will have to adjust if you are going to go through with this. Secondly. Make sure you are healthy enough to put your body through such a rigorous regime. Everyone should start with a full checkup to check their blood pressure , heart, etc and it's a really good idea to get a blood run to make sure your glucose is in the normal range. If you are going to go full "balls to the wall" on this, tell your doctor. He may suggest blood work every few weeks to make sure you stay healthy. Next comes the exercise. Remember this, you cannot exercise away everything you eat. So choose your intake very carefully . Eat only healthy, raw, fresh foods. This way you will be able to keep your non nutritive sugar, sodium and fat calories low while still getting all the nutrient rich calories you need to survive. Any movement is exercise. Any movement done over and above what you do right now, is an improvement and will count on the "plus side" of caloric output. If you work close, ride a bike or walk. If you work/live on an upper floor , take the stairs. If you have a lunch break, grab a hard boiled egg and your water and go for a walk. Standing burns more calories than sitting. Running burns more than walking. But, again, it depends on your overall health right now and your physical capabilities. At 60 lbs over, it's a good idea to start out slow and work up. The "couch to 5k" program is a great way to get in shape and burn calories. Check it out online. Post here or just lurk. Ask anything. Share your misery and your triumphs. We'll be here to try to help you as best we can.
Hi Judy, and everyone else. Judy, you are so right about food compulsions when tired. The Hungry Horrors hit me most and are most effectively in charge of my actions, when I'm overtired. Nice that you had a dip on the scale again. It's a nice payoff for munching less than your HH's wanted you to.
Brunch; 2 eggs n greens, 1 toasted english muffin w/ 1T ff cream cheese and a little all fruit jam water and coffee x 2 w/ stevia
PM snack will probably be frozen red grapes
Dinner; Chicken breast w/ sweet chili/peanut sauce brown rice pilaf, steamed mixed veggies(cauliflower, carrots, broccoli, gr beans)