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Drink and Lose?

The cocktail Diet, I hope this is rated G, I don’t see why not, it isn’t too much as you will be careful. Liquor, being about 100 calories whether it’s a jigger, a cooler with low sugar, or, lite beer, is the mainstay of the diet.

You snack on a drink 5 times a day, one every three hours. That is 100 calories to 120 each using sugar less mixtures and combinations totalling 500-600 calories and very few carbohydrate grams. You take a full spectrum multi-vitamin and any of your other favorite other supplement, saw palmetto for prostrate or  breast enhancement, extra E for heart and skin and C for cold season that you want to take.

Breakfast, at mid morning or lunch, consists of an omelet with 4 egg whites, 2 egg yolks and seasonings plus 3/4 oz of processed cheese singles (one individually wrapped slice) prepared in a teflon coated pan that has been lightly  buttered with a spray on non-stick coating that contains no flour or with margarine from a stick of margarine. Lemon tea, coffee, kool-aid or such with no sugar are the beverage.

5 drinks 550

Omelet with cheese 230

Total calories 780-825.

Free foods are tomatoes up to two large, coffee-black with sugar substitute, seasonings under 20 calories tb,, Worcestershire, Mrs. Dash, salt.

8 am drink

10:30am the tomatoes seasoned?? if desired, other beverage like coffee with or instead of

11 am to 12 noon drink

12:30–2 pm The Omelet

3-4 pm drink

7-8pm drink

11pm drink

You can add a chunk of white meat chicken breast at night if hunger is an issue. 3 oz. x 35 calories = 105 more calories and reduce the drinks to four omitting one of them.

Here is a link to some cocktail choices. Drinks here and above refer to one jigger as a base.

Some cute jigger measures hereImage.

Here is a creative commons shot of a well-stocked liquor pantry, some cocktail glassware and so on. Make it pretty while you are at it.

String Crochet Red and White Top W/Green

Materials Needed:

Size 10 Crochet Thread

3 balls white red, white and green variegated

1 ball red

Crochet Hook size US H


Single Crochet throughout

String is held double.

Chain 69, sc in second chain from hook for a total of 68 sc with the red, white and green variegated thread held double. Work for 40 rows –

about 8 inches

, increase 3 sc on each side. 74 sc. Work 8 mor rows (about 3 inches) – 74 sc. Change to red sring at either side, holding red string double, crochet 13 rows or about 3 inches in sc before dividing the string and creating neck bind off.

Counting about 18 stitches in center from 74 sc leaves 56 stitches, so each shoulder side piece (in red thread held double) is 28 stitches. Working on one side at a time, keep binding off at neck one stitch every other row until only 24 sc stitches remain, about 2 inches. Bind off for armholes at this point, 2 stitches every other row. Work on 20 sc until shoulder area measures about 7 inches from armhole bind off and red area measures about 12 ½ inches.

For sleeves chain 39 with variegated string held double, turn and work 1 sc in second chain from hook – 38 sc. Work 38 sc for 10 rows or about 2 inches, decrease to 32 sc and work for one inch or 6 rows. At this point increase 4 stitches every one inch or 5 or 6 rows until there are 60 sc across. 7 times (60-32=28/4=7) 2 in + 1 inch + 7 x 1 inch = 10 inches and 60 sc. Work on 60 sc for 8 more inches – 18 inches and 60 sc.

Increase 2 stitches on each edge, work 4 more inches sc in variegated string, 22 inches. 64 sc

Cap: beginning binding off by sc two together on each side edge of sleeve twice, do this every other row until you have 20 sc, 11 times, about 2 -1/2 inches. Work 20 sc about three rows before ending and tying off.

Back is worked entirely in variegated string, chain 69 as in the front, sc in second chain from hook for 68 sc across, with the redwhitegreen string held double. Work just like front increasing to 74 sc except after about 4 inches. Work 9 more inches and bind off for armholes, by sc two together twice every other row at arm’s edge on each side of back. 66 sc. Work 5 more inches before binding off for back neck, bind off 24 stitches, by skipping center 24 stitches and attaching string to each half of back neck that lead to the shoulder on each side. 66 -24 = 42 or 21 on each shoulder. Work 21 sc a couple of times on first shoulder then sc 2 together to bring sc count to 20 sc at back neck edge, let the should measure 2 inches more from beginning of neck bind off. After last sc tie off and repeat for second shoulder.

Odds and Ends Throw

Odds & Ends ThrowNote: Make the fringe multicolor. Colors used:


Medium Gray


Navy Blue


Denim Teather


Avacodo Green

Golden & Cream Speed-cro-sheen held double


Some Solid, Some color changed on the diagonal, Some have contrast color in the center & some have contrast color for the border.

Put no more than 4 or 5 solids same color blocks in one place.

Make fringes 8 inches long with black, green & rust.

Crochet a black border of 6 rows of single crochet at 2 opposing ends

Make 132 squares. Sew together with size 16 darning needle. Change colors to match section you are working with.

For Square: Chain 3, slip stitch into first chain, to make the start ring,  chain 3, 3 double crochet into ring, chain 2* 4 double crochet into ring, chain 2* repeat between stars 3 times-first group of chain 3, 3 double crochet counts as 4 double crochet-so you have a four cornered square with 15 dc and one chain 3 this is the same as 16 double crochet, at each corner is a chain 2-this is Round 1, join final chain 2 to first chain 3 (dc substitute stitch).

Round 2, Chain 3, double crochet in next 3 dc, *2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner chain 2*, [4 dc-1 in each stitch before corner chain 2, repeat corner from *to*], repeat from ‘ [‘ to ‘]’ twice more making four sides and 32 stitches.

Round 3, Repeat round two except Chain 3, double crochet in next 7 dc, *2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner chain 2*, [8 dc-1 in each stitch before corner chain 2, repeat corner from *to*], repeat from ‘ [‘ to ‘]’ twice more making four sides and 48 stitches. Fasten off.

When changing colors, change at the corner on each subsequent row, or change at the beginning of one of the rows. The colors are good with only one or two colors per most of the blocks. If you run short you can put more than two colors in from 3 to 7 blocks and get this look that looks great with the multi-colored tassels on the ends.

Note: I use the lighter color of yarn for sewing the squares together, like if the squares are ecru and olive and rust, I sew the edges with ecru for all of them. And, if the squares are black, rust and navy I sew the edges with the rust.