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Where the Days are Longer, the Nights are Stronger

Monday, December 26, 2011

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I0d29s6GCc

I've always loved the gentle, intricate hook of this song. And a part of its beauty is the great lyric that I am using for today's blog entry.

For the days, truly, ARE getting longer.

But sometimes it doesn't feel like that, because it's cloudy for too long, or something or other is falling out of the sky, or we are up too early and back too late to even see the light. It can be a tough row to hoe, the last few weeks of December, beginning of January.

It is no wonder that both Christmas and Chanukah hold light dear in celebrations. It can be just so hard to go through this time. It can be very, very easy, as you hear the siren song as it gently sings to you -- "Give up."

Give up, it says, even as it has not struggled and worked like YOU have. It sings to you of pie and hangin' out, and staying under the covers instead of going out to meet the day. It complains that the weights are too heavy, that walking is BORING, and that eating right is just such a heavy and horrible cross to bear.

Or it tempts you, with its promises of fun and frolicking and socializing. It tells you that you cannot be a good guest unless you eat a great BIG chunk of something horrendously fattening because, of course, a smaller chunk or even just a taste could not possibly do and your host or hostess is a slave driver who DEMANDS that you grab at least a good 90 degrees (that's 1/4) of whatever circular dessert is plonked in front of you because, somehow, the success or failure of the party - nay, of the very day itself! - is hinged upon your intestinal capacity.

It's not always easy to tell that little voice to go scratch, but that is, truly, what must be done. I have seen, oh so many of the topics posted here, where people ask how to handle temptation, or how to get the whole family exercising or whatever, and the truth of it is, I know that some people (hell, I did, in the beginning) need a script to get through some of these moments. But I think I have been doing this long enough that I already have the script in my head. And it goes something like this -

I worked damned hard for this.
I will not allow it to be sabotaged.
I will eat right and work out and drink water even if others don't. They are not responsible for me, and they need not live in my skin. I live here, and I am going to treat this body the way it should be treated.

Onward to the light and the warmth.

  
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ABURRIS2 12/27/2011 2:48PM

    Thanks for these encouraging words! Really.

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FIT_TERI 12/27/2011 11:30AM

    This is a great blog. I love the script....I need a very similar one for inside my own head. I was just thinking yesterday about my goals for next year and about how I deserve to be treated better....not by anyone else but me.
And here's to longer days!
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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 12/27/2011 2:40AM

    Paradoxically I'm beginning to appreciate kayaking in the freezing dark, LOL. I spent 5 hours tonight on Cayuga Lake with a friend. We went about 8 miles and there was no wind and the stars and Milky Way were out. And a thin crescent moon. It was actually really beautiful out there. It was also 28 F by the time we got off the water at 9pm, and ice was crusting all over everything. LOL
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So I guess it's possible to adapt to Living In The Dark, and still enjoy doing things I like. Go figure!

But yeah, it IS exhausting to have to fight temptations. Christmas dinner left me whipped, having to tell myself "NO" over and over and over like a broken record. Those old habits sure die hard!
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MS.ELENI 12/26/2011 10:14PM

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HANNAHSUCCEEDS 12/26/2011 10:03PM

    Wow, what an awesome blog. I needed to read this today!

Thanks so much for your inspiring words.

Hope you have a blessed New Year,
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2WHEELEDSHARON 12/26/2011 7:12PM

    Love that script! I also loved the big hair of the 70's, but not so much the flock of hair-do's of the 80's.
I hope January is gentle on your constitution and finds you feeling successful!

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DDOORN 12/26/2011 2:55PM

    Great reminders Jes...getting outdoors down south here where the temps are milder too...nice preview to keep things MOVING! :-)

Don

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FLPALM 12/26/2011 2:27PM

    I like your SCRIPT, for getting you through the holdiays and those "pesky" times when you have to BE WITH OTHERS, WANT TO BE WITH OTHERS, but not necessarily want to EAT LIKE THE OTHERS!

Love it,
Fran

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CODYG123 12/26/2011 12:24PM

    Thank you for sharing and motivating us out of the gloom. The weather here had been very reasonable lately, Christmas Eve was all warmth and sunshine. We were looking forward to a nice long walk on Christmas Day. But, we awoke to heavy rain and it didn't stop there. The wind picked up and it stormed all day long. Sigh. It was an indoors day and it was full of fudge, cookies and lobster newburg. Yikes.

Now I'm actually looking forward to broccoli and yogurt and I'm certainly looking forward to the longer days.

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CAROLISCIOUS 12/26/2011 12:21PM

    That siren is haunting me today. I missed my final workout in my 10-week plan. I am avoiding doing my final measurements because I fear the numbers may be up instead of down. Shoulda done it last week before Anniversary pizza and beer, Christmas Eve Gumbo,and Christmas Day feasting. Now that siren is trying to tell me I blew it and that all that work I did over the past 10 weeks was for naught. The back up plan is to make up that missed workout this week and measure again after a few days of pushing water and eating better...then pictures and blog and set goals for 2012.

I hope you don't mind if I steal your script. I'm going to print it and post it in a few key places...like EVERYWHERE! (I will respectfully add your name to the printage for credit!)

This blog is truly one of your best!

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AIRPEACH 12/26/2011 11:15AM

    Thank Moonshine. :D
You can do this!

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I Thought, Oh God, My Chance Has Come at Last

Monday, December 19, 2011

www.youtube.com/watch?v=INgXzChwipY

This is for everyone who suffers from Seasonal Affective Disorder. You know who you are.

The Solstice is in two days. Two!

And then it will begin to get brighter. So, yay on that.

But in the meantime, man oh man.

It suddenly got colder here. A LOT colder. We had been skirting around in the 50s, and it was lovely, but you also knew it was a lie. I mean, this is freakin' New England! It gets cold here during the winters. We have hard freezes! Every year! So, it was out of place and wicked bizaah.

I held out, in terms of wearing my winter jacket, until last week. And that was somewhat good, as last year I had gone to DefCon 5 with my bundling a lot earlier in the winter. This time, I held out, but it was the warm weather that helped, of course. If it had been in the 30s, well, then of course I would've grabbed my winter jacket earlier.

My winter jacket is also a lot less forgiving in terms of size than my autumn things. And so I was reminded that 2011 has been less than optimal in terms of weight. While things are not horrid (I weighed in at 216.6 this morning), they could certainly be better. I fear the subtle creep back on of weight, and I think that may be starting again. But it's hard to get enthusiastic about being vigilant right now. Life just feels cold and ugly and drab and draggy.

This is not a license to eat gobs of cake and I don't. Plus I do get the working out in. And I do it by lying to myself. The bus, you see, it gets on the highway to Boston. But there are numerous stops after it leaves the highway (this is in terms of the evening commute) and before it gets to the stop closest to my home. So I get off at the first stop after it gets off the highway, and I walk. This results in either 25 or 30 minutes of walking, with the differential dependent upon whether I take one bus versus another. It may not seem like a lot, but it is how I am getting it done these days.

As for the weekends, I make an effort to do the big walk on at least one of the two days, if not both. Last weekend, it was planned out for me as I ran the last 5K of the year, the Somerville Jingle Bell Run. I did not do so well, and could tell, but it is rather difficult to get anywhere near a PB when it's less than 30 degrees F out and you are mainly just trying to keep warm. I also totally forgot to take my performance enhancing drugs (Advil), so the aches and pains and slowness there was also caused by that oversight. But I did finish, and I got another nify finisher medal. :)

In the meantime, the light will come back, you know. It will come back incrementally, and sometimes we can lose patience with that, just as so many other things come back incrementally, and it can be tough to hang in there and wait for it all to happen. And as we goose it along, even then it may not come on our own personal timetables.

But it will happen.

For all of you SAD sufferers, there is a light, and it never goes out.

And that light is in you.

Enjoy the Smiths. :)

  
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CARLAH528 12/30/2011 8:25PM

    Thanks for this blog. I didn't know there were others like me. I called it spring fever. I live in GA and it is in the 60's one day and the 40's another with the nights getting cold. I hate the rain and the temps fool the bulbs into coming up and the trees into budding and then the temps drop for a week and kills it all. January thru March are hard for me. I thrive on green growing things. I have my cactus garden on top of the fridge and much be content with that until warmer weather. But now I know I don't suffer alone.

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TEENY_BIKINI 12/30/2011 7:14PM

    Thanks for this blog.

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DDOORN 12/22/2011 9:06AM

    Thx for the reminders, chin up and all...hanging in there!

Don

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2WHEELEDSHARON 12/20/2011 9:24PM

    My heart goes out to you SADies. I'm exactly the opposite, spring time comes and woe is me with that warmth and sun all up in my grill, which is why Seattle is perfect for me.
But I do like the light being around longer. Hang in there, it's SO close. I don't remember much about East coast sunsets in January, but here, they're beauteous. Keep an eye up and let me know!

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SUNONMAPLES 12/20/2011 5:26PM

  Oh, FLPALM, me too -- DH is in the same boat! And we mark it as the coming of the lighter days. We also have a new granddaughter, whose birthday is TOMORROW. So lots of cause to celebrate here. But Jespah, thank you for a wonderful blog entry. I do sometimes feel the blues and it's been unceasingly GRAY hereabouts, and rather warm. In fact, I had to buy a new winter jacket -- my old one is absolutely worn to bits, although I LOVED it for our wet, rainy climate -- and it has been TOO warm to wear. I have had trouble getting in the holiday spirit exactly because of the grayness. So in that sense, I am a SAD sufferer. And I'm really looking forward to the Solstice this year!!

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CHANARO 12/19/2011 6:49PM

    Getting off at the earlier bus stop is brilliant! Thanks for the idea.

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 12/19/2011 4:22PM

    OMG I hate the dark. I can't paddle rivers in it. I can do lakes though. And if it's too dark or the rivers are all frozen, that's what I do, with a buddy who also doesn't mind the dark and the cold. Fortunately the Finger Lakes are extremely deep (basically the same thing as Loch Ness, no really) and so they don't freeze over.

But yeah, I am totally looking forward to solstice. And not looking forward to that point when they change the time on us and we have to start waking up in the dark again. But I'll worry about that when we get there.

Hang in there, and shine brightly.
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FLPALM 12/19/2011 2:31PM

    The 21st is my DH's birthday, so we look at it as, his day....then the days just START GETTING LONGER!!!

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TMW54812 12/19/2011 1:35PM

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I keep my indoor Christmas lights on till spring...it helps, living in NH White Mts.

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AIRPEACH 12/19/2011 12:04PM

    I, too, am awaiting the solstice. Just after midnight, a little over 2.5 days from now (12:30am EST 12/22/11), we'll be there.
Hmm... Perhaps turning on my full spectrum craft light might be helpful?
Trying to find my internal light, but having a hard time this morning. Thank you for the reminder.
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CODYG123 12/19/2011 10:55AM

    I love to decorate everything with a ton of lights, all that color and sparkle help my sense of well being during an otherwise torturous few months of darkness. This year our Canadian west coast weather has been mild, without a flake of of snow here at sea level. But, as E says, "It's not even winter yet!" Hope you have a Happy Solstice! emoticon

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I'm so Fly, that's Probably Why

Monday, December 12, 2011

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibsxpihjKmE

So, a big thank you again, as I was chosen as Motivator of the Day last week. :)

It turned into a very busy week, as I was not only thanking folks but also doing reporting, as we hit the first five business days of the month and a boatload of stuff is due. Kinda tired at the end of the week. I had been concerned that I did not have enough to do during the days and, at least last week, I did. So that's better in some ways, as I hate just sitting around, but not so wonderful in others, as I truly did not want to be filling my days with that stuff. Eh, it's okay. These are the cards that were dealt.

In other news, holiday shopping is done, including the Yankee Swap gift for work. Er, actually, I take that back as Mr. Jay's folks aren't done yet, but they will be soon. And then we can relax and start to think of gifts for each other. For me (and I know Mr. J reads these), I would like new unmentionables. Size 36C. Thank you. :)

Oh yeah, for those of you who are not New Englanders, I will now explain the Yankee Swap, in iambic pentameter.

Working in New England, it's holiday time
to not participate would be a crime
the Yankee Swap is the method for the madness
to banish Seasonal Affective Disorder sadness.

A number is selected - you really want one
'cause two has the least amount of fun
an example, here, we'll go with twenty
unmarked gifts, you see, the selection's plenty
number one picks first
the gift might be the worst.

Two then picks, unwraps a present
and can trade it for one's, which is kinda pleasant
three comes along and opens a third
and can trade it for one's or two's - my word!

And four and so on, until all are done
and then it comes back to number one
who can trade his gift for any other
so he gets the best, oh brother!

Spending limit is small, but don't be sad
if you pick my gift, you'll get colored pencils and a sketch pad :)

I always give either crayons or colored pencils and an unlined sketch pad. That way, I figure, if anyone needs to give a last minute gift for a kid, they can always regift mine. Scratch tickets and Starbucks gift cards, and cheap alcohol, tend to be favored, so it's often a contest to see who gets the best of the booze. Last time I played this, I actually got my own gift back (I did not have the best of numbers).

Our holiday party is the 22nd. I'll let you know if I get anything good (Yankee Swaps are also, often, a place for people to dump weird stuff from their homes. I could end up with an old picture of Carl Yastrzemski). C'mon one (the numbers are generally picked out of a hat)!

  
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CHRISPYLEE 12/15/2011 9:20PM

    Haha...we call this Chinese Christmas where i come from (Texas)....i hope you get the 1.
36 C? Nice!

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TEENY_BIKINI 12/15/2011 1:07PM

    Personally, I would like a 36C for Christmas, in general :)

Congrats on finishing the shopping early - right now, going to any store is a madhouse, even the supermarket.

Rock this holiday - like you rock everything else.

Cheers.

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QUEENOTHEFOREST 12/14/2011 9:29PM

    Aiyiyiyi! Good thing we don't do one like this at work. I wold be lost for sure.And end up buying 20 gifts in case somebody did not like theirs. Ha

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SEAJESS 12/14/2011 2:12PM

    Fly on, MOD! Thanks for telling me what it is and where to look for it. Good thing the motivation you provide is not as obscure as the acknowledgement you get for giving it.... maybe there's a parable there....

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SUNONMAPLES 12/14/2011 8:42AM

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DMPRIDER 12/13/2011 9:25AM

    I missed our annual barn party and Yankee Swap this past weekend as I was out of town visiting family. It is always so much fun to see what gifts people bring and what the most coveted item is. There is always one thing that gets swapped for the most.

I was once at an enormous holiday gathering that did the swap with this twist - There are a lot of kids in attendance. This was "horsey" group so most of gifts were in that vein. After the last person had chosen a gift, instead of going back to number one, all the kids in the room had their choice. They could swap their gift for one from any of the adults. It worked pretty well.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 12/12/2011 9:42PM

    We're having a Yankee Swap this Wednesday at work. If somebody (in addition to me) doesn't bring booze, my griddle will be officially sizzled and I will strike!
Have fun!

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CAROLISCIOUS 12/12/2011 8:52PM

    We call it Nasty Santa in the South. It was played at our Parrot Head Christmas party...and lucky me, I got number 2. I selected an obviously wrapped bottle of wine. No one took it. (The rums and tequilas are favored at a parrot head party...go figure?) The wine turned out to be a good choice...a nice Port...and, come to think of it, totally unsuitable for regifting to a child.
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Hubby got $20 in scratch off tickets...of which he won $2. The tickets were our own gift. I convinced him to steal them from the chick who got them...after I saw the incredible look of disappointment on her face when she opened her surprise. She very happily turned them over and stole a fluffy blanket from another party-goer. What a great game.

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FIT_TERI 12/12/2011 8:48PM

    You *are* so fly!! I live in what can sometimes be considered as the very southwestern-most portion of New England (but it's really NY metro)....but I AM familiar with the Yankee Swap! It's fun, especially with the right crowd. Good for you for getting your shopping done. And congrats on the MOTD!!


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MINIUM 12/12/2011 4:01PM

    Sounds like fun!
I quite like the song - I didn't know it.
Have a great holiday season!

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CODYG123 12/12/2011 3:49PM

    Congrats on the Motivator thing! And on the 36C! (My last shopping for unmentionables, last August, was an "ah ha!," or "egads" motivating moment to get me back to SP.)

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MS.ELENI 12/12/2011 11:56AM

    It is a fun thing to do.I belonged to a club that did it each year but some would get upset if thay didn't get something they liked etc. So I made sure it was understood it was for fun and do not do it if you can't be a good sport.

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Get Out of that State You're In

Monday, December 05, 2011

www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7t7cGwN7_0

So, kids, it's December 5th. This means that the darkest day o' the year will happen in 16 days.

It also means that things will start to brighten up in 17 days.

Interesting.

It's all in the perspective, yanno?

I weighed in this morning at 211 and change.

Oh, my God! I'm 5'6"! I'm supposed to be 156! As in, 55 lbs. lighter.

Oh, my God! I used to be 346! As in, I am 135 lbs. lighter.

I will be 50 in less than 9 months.

Oh, my God! I'm getting old! I will never be bouncy again!

Oh, my God! I'm so much bouncier than I was when I turned 40!

This morning, I went into my less than optimal job.

Oh, my God! It stinks! I hate it! This is not what I wanna do for the rest of my life!

Oh, my God! I'm making money! People are nice! I'm making contacts!

My lower teeth are crooked. I've been going grey since I was 20 something. I can't sing. I don't go on awesome vacations.

My eyes are pretty nice. I do a good job coloring my hair. I can write. I stay home for vacations 'cause my house is almost paid for.

... And there you have it.

We can pick apart our own flaws, and the flaws of others, until the cows come home. We are all observant enough people. Surely we all see the flyaway hair, the slightly smeared makeup, the jiggly butt, the uneven fingernails. Or we can see the eyes that are like a window to the sky. And the smile that lights up a whole city block. And the proud stance. And the confident walk. And the wisdom in a look, or in words.

And we can see the essence from within, yes?

Can we see that in others?

I sure as hell hope we all can.

And can we turn that mirror inward, and see it in ourselves?

I sure as hell hope we all can.

Get out of that state you're in.

Slip into a better one.

  
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TCEDEROTH 1/7/2012 12:18AM

    Yet again, you bring me to tears.

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THECITYMOUSE 12/10/2011 11:06AM

    Uhm....so I love your blogs and all....but I think this one is my fave.



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FLPALM 12/8/2011 11:12AM

    Good BLOG! I think it is cute, STAYING HOME FOR VACATIONS, paying off the house! It works for me!

I live in Central MA, but was born and raised on Cape Cod!
You never know, we could be meeting each other on the streets....I promise I'd wave! Honestly, it is so nice to know that there are people willing to share their stories, it helps so much!

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MINIUM 12/6/2011 2:48PM

    Excellent! Thanks for sharing!

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CHRISPYLEE 12/6/2011 12:52PM

    Right on!!
Crazy how Spark led me to your page today, when i needed to read this most!
I am getting out of this "state" right now!
Thanks.

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TINNATEE 12/6/2011 10:49AM

    Thank you so much. I really, really needed to read that today. I love your perspective.

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MRE1956 12/6/2011 10:33AM

    I'd love to do exactly that - and preferably head for *Florida*!

(insert "rimshot" here, followed immediately by groaning.....)

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JOHNTJ1 12/6/2011 9:41AM

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Good Stuff!!!

Thank you for sharing this

Much Love

John

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IFDEEVARUNS2 12/6/2011 9:39AM

    Awesome blog!

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KELLIGIRL523 12/6/2011 8:05AM

    perspective. right on!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 12/6/2011 7:03AM

    That's pretty bad ass.
I'm envious of your hair dyeing talent. Er, I mean, I have hair that keeps my ears warm!

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DDOORN 12/6/2011 1:56AM

    Thx Jes', much needed that!

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Don

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DOKEYOKEY 12/6/2011 12:20AM

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OMG! what inspired writing! I loved every word of it. Thanks from the bottom of my heart, Jes...you said it Just. Right!!!
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DMPRIDER 12/5/2011 8:21PM

    Thanks! I needed that!

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JESSIEJUICE 12/5/2011 7:40PM

    Your attitude is AMAZING!

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CAROLISCIOUS 12/5/2011 7:20PM

    Ouch! But thanks...I sure needed that kick in da pants!

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TEMPEST272002 12/5/2011 7:16PM

    Great blog. I really is all a matter of perspective.

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MARCHMAID 12/5/2011 3:33PM

    I needed that--just finished my calories for the day and it's only 3:30! I do much better if I can avoid breakfast till 10 a.m. : )

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Will You Meet Me in the Middle?

Monday, November 28, 2011

www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzUQZw3wfro

I had a lovely Thanksgiving. And how 'bout yourself?

We did not go overboard, but one thing is clear - they don't sell small turkeys. I found the smallest one in the store, and it was still a good 12.7 pounds. This was for two people. Hence, we have many turkeyesque leftovers at home. But that's fine; it'll help to keep us going over the winter. There will be weeks when we want chicken soup - so we'll have turkey soup instead. It's all good.

The remainder was, as this holiday always is, painfully carb-centric. A yam (yes, just one, and sans seasoning, just nuked), mashed taters (also sans seasoning; I took very little of these as we have them every week so they are not a once a year treat), homemade cranberries (just an ounce or so of boiled berries with sugar, which is a necessity because otherwise I'd be puckering until 2057; the remainder were frozen), mixed veg, salad, smoothies, homemade stuffing (just cubed bread, chestnuts, sage, onion powder and it was tossed into the turkey pan drippings - probably the fattiest item on the menu. Maybe three ounces of this), and stuffed mushrooms (hollowed-out portabellos, the insides chopped with oyster mushrooms and mixed with a breading mix, then baked, no other seasoning. The breading mix was a bit salty. Again, around three ounces or so).

Aside from the turkey, we also have leftover stuffing (we'll freeze the remainder tonight). Everything else is gone.

Plus we walked/jogged every day of the long weekend, for over an hour each time, and I got writing done even though I did less cleaning/decrapifying than I had originally planned. I also winterized my closet and had good calls with the family.

All in all, I consider it to be a success.

Oh, and I gained 1.4 pounds.

Now, there are folks who would have totally led with that little tidbit. And it is well within their rights, of course.

But yanno something?

It is freakin' Thanksgiving.

As in, it comes but once a year (or at least it should). And, as you can see, we did not go overboard (notice there are no desserts? That's right; we didn't make any) and we worked out every day. 1.4 pounds is easily within the ping-ponging that I have now been doing for a couple of years.

I am past beating myself up over every blip on the scale. I would get upset if the holiday had been pie-centric. Or if the portions had been seconded and thirded in an endless stream of carbs and fat and salt. Or if we were planning on doing it all again tomorrow.

But it wasn't, and we're not.

Now, keep in mind that we do not celebrate Christmas. And Chanukah is not, aside from latkes, a huge foodie holiday. It is certainly not the feast that Christmas is.

So - guess what?

Life is grand. Most things went well. A few were less than ideal. But the world continues to spin and I am feeling pretty damned awesome about the whole weekend.

Except for the fact that I'm back at work today .... :)

  
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MARCHMAID 12/4/2011 1:08PM

    Hugs and congrats for no self beat-ups!

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VALERIEMAHA 11/29/2011 9:19AM

    Ah, yes...the venerable Middle Path. And skillfully you trod it, I say from my vantage point!
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2WHEELEDSHARON 11/29/2011 7:23AM

    Yummers!
Love that awesomeness!
If I hadn't renounced the scale from my life, I'd be a hot mess. I suppose I'm beyond a luke warm mess, but that's apparently part of the big long process. Thanks for that reminder!
Enjoy your week.

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MS.ELENI 11/28/2011 8:38PM

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CAROLISCIOUS 11/28/2011 7:43PM

    You and Mr. J did well. I did better than last year...nowhere as good as you...but better.

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ARLENE_MOVES 11/28/2011 7:34PM

    That sounds like a great Thanksgiving! You done good lady!

I agree- dips, up or down on the scale are ok. Just not mountains!!!!!

Thanks for sharing your holiday -- I enjoyed reading it.

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CODYG123 11/28/2011 4:15PM

    Glad you had a good holiday, for four days. Here in the Great White North, Canada, we celebrated a three day Thanksgiving in the second week of October.

The holidays are such a food trap. I never could decide between bread and dessert, so I always had both. As weight can vary by 1kg in any part of any day, we never count that first kg. So, you did great to come in at .4 above.

So glad to hear you spent some time writing and/or rewriting. Yea you!


I'm so glad you found some time for writing. emoticon
And thanks for the tune ... such memories.

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ORGANIC811LFRV 11/28/2011 11:36AM

    You did great!

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JOPAPGH 11/28/2011 11:03AM

    Two lbs up, including pie. No biggie. Just time to get back to moderation again

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 11/28/2011 10:37AM

    Heh. I gained 4 lbs. But I'm still under my Physicsdiet trend line, so I don't care. Besides, my apparent % body fat is dropping again. (probably just hydration due to more salt than usual)

And I got to kayak outdoors 3 times in the last week, so it's all good.

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DDOORN 11/28/2011 10:36AM

    The middle sounds like a sensible path to me...! I've given myself one more day before returning to work tomorrow.

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