Sunday, November 29, 2009
I think this may be the earliest that we have ever put up our Christmas tree. I can't believe we have so many boxes of ornaments! We used to get lots of ornaments from friends and it's fun to go down memory lane when we're putting them on the tree. Nobody can remember when we bought this tree, but is sort of looking Charlie Brownish. It's probably been about 15 years, so I'm thinking next year we're due for a new one. However, when just the tree lights and our "floor lights" are on, it looks pretty good. The floor lights are strands of lights that we used to put on a porch railing several years ago. Last year, DS thought of putting them around the living room and dining room floors, and all of us liked the idea. In fact, we leave them out year round and they add a bit of extra lighting when we're watching a movie.
We were going to light one of the candles on the menorah, but DH can't find the thing anywhere. The menorah was given to us in 1989 by friends in East Germany as our parting gift when we left there after DH's year of study as a scholar. Most of the people that we were acquainted with had a menorah whether or not they were Jewish. I think it's a beautiful addition to our Christmas decor.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Well, I usually try to be upbeat and find the humor in life, but I am in tears right now. I get very little support at home for my weight loss efforts and anything else that I try to do because it takes time away from DH's and DS's agendas. I am giving and serving sort of person and now I have two "takers" whom I have ENABLED to take advantage of me. Anyway, what just happened at lunch is that I asked DS if he wanted the 1/2 piece of pecan cheesecake pie that is left from yesterday. My friend made it & it's divine. When I asked him if he wanted it, he asked me if it fit within my Spark points (he's used to the Weight Watchers points system that I used for years). Anyway, I said that I would make it fit. He said I don't want you to eat it because I don't want you to get fatter. aarrggh!! On the way to Dallas on Tuesday he saw a billboard advertising lapband surgery and asked me if I was going to get it. We have been over the surgery thing several times before and I have asked him several times to stop asking me about it.
I know I need to lose weight. I finally want to lose weight for myself, for improvement in my health and not just to look better, although that is an obvious reason. That's why I'm doing Spark! I'm pretty consistent in recording everything I eat even when I eat the wrong stuff. I have someone to whom I'm accountable and working through emotional issues with, so I'm happy that I'm making progress. It's living with two negative people that pull me down and then I want to go to the refrigerator or pantry to dull the emotional pain. It's how I grew up, my dad is just a monster and never really supportive of anybody, not just me, it's something I've temporarily overcome over the years because I have had some "thin" years. Usually those times were when I had fantastic supportive friends and I was busy working, although I still had to fight with them for help with stuff around the house, like many of you do.
All I can say is that if I didn't have my Spark friends, right now I would be stuffing my face. I am not going to do that! I am going to win this battle!! Thanks for listening.
Monday, November 23, 2009
I got up early, wrote out checks for some bills, went to the post office to mail everything, worked out, picked up milk & eggs, etc. for my baking projects, came home and put in a load of laundry to wash, started the double rise whole wheat roll dough, washed dishes, prepared two pumpkin pies to bake after the rolls, had lunch, washed more dishes, put laundry in to dry and another load to wash. Was that it? Oh, yeah, went out to gather more pecans and DH got up on the roof to sweep several down. Now, if I can just get DS back to his job of cracking them!
Then the big question: what's for dinner? With both of the dinners on the weekend, I didn't cook our own dinners and I brought home just tablespoons of leftovers. So I threw together Sourdough Apple Melt, which I posted on Spark recipes. The idea came from one of my friends who had described having something like this in a restaurant a few weeks ago. It's a splurge as far as a sandwich goes, but I hadn't eaten very much today, so it was worth it. I used the center cut bacon which is thicker and lower in fat than regular bacon. Don't even mention using turkey bacon instead of the real thing! Think about it: using turkey to describe bacon??? eeewwww
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