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My weakness is....lickin' the bowl!!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I call it the 'Lickin' the Bowl' Syndrome. emoticon

When I was a very little girl.....way, way back in the 1940's...my Mom always allowed me to stand on a chair and watch her while she was baking. In those days, for all you younger ones, we had food coupons. Now, these allowed you to buy only a certain amount of any one item per month. For instance, you could only have so many pounds of flour, or sugar, only so many eggs, and there was a limit on lots of items, due to the shortage during WW2. Each time you purchased one of these items you had to have a coupon that was for that month.

My Mom was a teen and young woman in the depression years of the 1930's and she had learned how to 'make do'....as there was a shortage of many things and opportunities during that time too. So when the war years came and she had just got married...she was well prepared to deal with the challenges that came her and my Dad's way.

So, because of this, my Mom encouraged us to eat everything that was on our plate as sometimes there wouldn't be anymore of that particular food until the next month. Mom was very, very good at using absolutely everything she could get her hands on. And she always had a garden full of fresh veggies going wherever we lived.

A real treat for my Mom was chocolates. And my Dad, to the day he died, made sure she had a box of chocolates on hand at all times. Quess who learned to snitch them when she wasn't looking...(like she didn't know....yeah, right!!!)

OK...so back to my 'Lickin' the Bowl' problem. While Mom was making cookies, or whatever, she would always let me lick the bowl, and the big mixing spoon, so as not to waste a drop of food.
And it kept me very happy as you can imagine.
And this continued as a 'normal' in our lives right through until I left home at 19 and got married.

Up until this day, I have licked the bowl! We always finished leftovers, nothing was thrown away, nothing was wasted.
So, I lick the bowl, the spoon, the fork, even clean the chicken bones right down to the shiny. I learned to love the fat on the roast, chicken skin...baked pork skin...you name it.

So I caught myself a couple days ago going to lick the bowl when making cookies for friends....I did it, BUT it registered!!!

Today...I DID NOT LICK A BOWL ~ EAT THE CHICKEN SKIN ~ EAT THE LITTLE LEFTOVERS IN THE PAN OR EVEN LICK THE SPOON! emoticon

They went into the sink and were rinsed immediately.

I am so happy with myself as I type this....it is a feeling of accomplishment I have never felt before.

Thanks for reading my blithering.... emoticon ..it's been fun typing this out and seeing it in print.

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KIMS_SHNOOKY 2/21/2013 6:09PM

    If your under 25 your saying: Bowl? What's that! Everything prepackaged and microwavable. Just got a set of mixing bowls and like every new kitchen utensil I get, I got the shakes with excitement!
I mostly use them to mix salad in now instead of cookie dough!

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LYN-EDWY 2/21/2013 3:27PM

    emoticon ...you got me Gloria....I have to admit, I still lick my ice cream bowl.
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GLORYB2014 2/21/2013 7:19AM

    I, too, grew up in the war times and I well remember the coupons and rationing. Our mothers had to make sure we got enough to eat and licking the bowl/spoon was a good way of doing that. We wasted nothing in those days.

But on the down side, it also taught us the feeling that we HAD to eat everything on our plate, even when full! And licking the plate? It's still a habit with me, when I have a dish of ice cream, lol.

Good for you Lyn, for "licking" the habit! Pun intended, lol.
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CELEST 2/21/2013 5:31AM

    All before my time, but Ive heard about it and because my mom went through it, we were also taught to eat EVERYTHING on our plates. Being younger we played non stop and rode horses which meant we worked off anything we ate...not so today.
But good for you in stopping a life time habit and starting a new one.

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BOOKWERME 2/20/2013 11:28PM

    emoticon You did it!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 2/20/2013 10:53PM

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 2/20/2013 9:57PM

    i remember those days too... i try not to now.... but sometimes... hahaha

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'WOW, what a ride!'"

Monday, February 18, 2013

I found this on a fellow sparkers page....just have to keep it for me to read once in awhile.

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming 'WOW, what a ride!'"

If I can skid in broadside...that means I am going at a pretty good speed when I get there. In order to do that...I need to be healthy.

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GLORYB2014 2/21/2013 7:21AM

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GINILEE4 2/19/2013 10:56AM

   

Love it!!

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KIMS_SHNOOKY 2/19/2013 9:11AM

    I've gotta start avoiding the speed bumps! emoticon


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CELEST 2/19/2013 8:12AM

    Cute

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ONLYTEMPORARY 2/18/2013 8:58PM

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BOOKWERME 2/18/2013 8:11PM

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LESLEYANNE11 2/18/2013 8:06PM

    emoticon I love that message Lyn.Wouldn't it be awesome to arrive at Heaven's door all banged up from living an active, awesome life.
Thanks mate.lesleyanne.

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ANOTHER pleasant surprise.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Well, here it is Monday again, my weigh-in day.
And as usual, I was fretting yesterday that I had not lost anything this past week.
Saturday I cooked a 4 course dinner for 6 and I decided to step it up a notch. For me, that means doing a lot more from scratch. Consequently, it takes more time, more effort, and......more time to lick the bowl, taste the batter, sample the baked goods, etc. AND I DID!
This is an old photo from 4 years ago, but it's how I felt about myself.

I almost resisted, but I thought....aw, what the heck Lyn, you've been doing real good since the beginning of the year...no cheating, no slip ups. And as I thought that, I popped a spoonful of PB cookie dough into my mouth. Then another, and darn it was good...then another. Also had to taste the finished product and I think I had 8, not sure but close.
I can also add at dinner on Sat. and again on Sunday afternoon, about 4 cups total of french vanilla ice cream, with lots and lots of chocolate sauce.
So before I went to bed I did 20 min on my treadmill at 3-3.5 ...hoping for at least no gain!
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I lost one pound!
Boy, am I one surprised Mama today.
And a happy one.
I'm refocused...knowing that SP works....and like INDYGIRL said, "there is no wagon to fall off".
Let's do it everyone, that's why we are all here on SP!

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KIMS_SHNOOKY 2/19/2013 9:18AM

    Some times after you haven't had those types of things for awhile our body (I believe) goes into reject mode and tries to eliminate it as fast as we put it in! Others gain water weight from doing that.

Most of the time it seems soooo good when we're doing it though! As long as it's not consistant we're good!


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You are doing well. keep up the hard work

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 2/18/2013 5:53PM

    NICE!

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WATERMELLEN 2/18/2013 5:24PM

    Congrats to you: it's what we do "every day" and not the occasional . . . . deviation from that which counts overall!!

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BOOKWERME 2/18/2013 5:06PM

    FANTASTIC!!! emoticon

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CINA-MINI 2/18/2013 3:45PM

    Congrats on your loss! Sometimes, when it tastes good, you really crave it. That means you are one great cook!!!!



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A Pleasant Surprise.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Boy, do I ever fret on Sunday evening about my weekly weigh-in on Sunday morning. Last night I did some more exercising than I usually do, hoping it would reflect on the scales. Well, I'm happy to say it did. I lost 2.5 pounds. But I know it was a week long effort, not just last night.
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However, pushing myself last night past my normal workout made me feel rather good. And my level of tiredness was pushed back and I actually really enjoyed getting to that 'sweaty' stage.
I also slept better last night. emoticon
Anticipating a poor showing on the scale this morning, I was planning on making my Blog Entry title... "Biggest Loser....NOT!!!"
However, that does not apply now, I am pleased to say. emoticon
Since Jan.1/13, I have lost 10 pounds. That was my goal for the end of Feb.
So, my conclusion is that I am doing what is right for me. Not a rigid schedule of eating and exercising, but just doing it each and everyday, regardless of what comes up to the best of my ability.
Just making sure my nutrition tracker is within calorie range and 10 plus min. minimum for my fitness.
Because I no longer work or have kids at home...I have more time to do the things I like. And being on SP is one of the things I like.
Not only am I getting healthier physically, but SP gives me the privilege of expressing myself, as I do in my blogs. And this venue is an outlet that helps emotionally as well.
All my thoughts and frustrations, etc. are not pent up inside. I know that even tho' I am not face to face with any of you dear Sparkers...that you do read and some of you understand some of what I am sharing.
I thank you for that....I thank you very much for that. emoticon

So here's to another week... emoticon of positive thoughts and happy results.

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JOSIE2013 2/12/2013 8:58AM

    That is awesome!! Good job!
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    Great Job Lyn. emoticon emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 2/11/2013 8:44PM

    A pleasant surprise indeed: and it's nice to have you back here at SP!

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PICTUREME40 2/11/2013 6:52PM

    I'll do a happy dance for ya! Keep moving you will get there.
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CINA-MINI 2/11/2013 3:17PM

    Congratulations! That is great!

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BOOKWERME 2/11/2013 3:00PM

    emoticon Very happy for you!!!

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GLORYB2014 2/11/2013 1:47PM

    Lyn, I am so PROUD of you! You've taken it to heart, worked at it and wow, 10 lbs gone!!
Yes Lyn, I do understand what you're saying.
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GAMOMMY3 2/11/2013 1:35PM

    Great job!!! So happy for you that you are meeting your goals!

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    AWESOME LYN!!!! emoticon

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First craving in over a month....

Friday, February 08, 2013

Well, it finally happened. I had a craving...and for a grilled cheese and ham sammy.
Of course it has to be the way my Mom made them.
Butter on either side and grilled in the frying pan.
It wasn't a major crave...and I only had one. But it did
put me behind in my calorie count on my journal for today
and left me with a lot fewer calories for dinner.
But, you know, I don't really feel to bad about it....because
I chose it, planned it and also used 12 grain bread...which I 'luhv'.
And now I am satisfied. Actually, it feels rather heavy in my tummy.
I have been real good these past few days, cutting down on my
bread....so I quess all in all, it's not too bad.
Broccoli and brussels sprouts coming up for dinner!

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PS:
I felt the need to compensate for my straying a little at lunch, so I just
got back from a really hard walk...uphill all the way home. I feel good. emoticon

  
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CELEST 2/10/2013 1:27PM

    I made a choice to eat 2 pvm energy bars today to try and boost my energy levels and all I got out the deal was heart burn. emoticon

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GAMOMMY3 2/9/2013 11:47AM

    It's great that you are aware and that you made choices - the choice to have it but to compensate with less calories and more exercises later in the day. Well done!!!

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JOSIE2013 2/9/2013 8:02AM

    That isn't that bad and you made up for it with a walk. My mom is an awesome cook and sometimes I just all of a sudden get a craving for different things she used to make me as a child. They are normally unhealthy meals, but oh they take me back to a carefree childhood. The key is to stop yourself at a proper portion.


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ONLYTEMPORARY 2/8/2013 10:50PM

    Good job. When you plan for something, you can compensate for it in your other meals for the day.

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TXTOAD9970 2/8/2013 5:06PM

    I know how you feel. It's been three weeks since I have had a slice of pizza and I am dying for some! I planned my calories to be able to have it for dinner tonight. Can't wait!
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GLORYB2014 2/8/2013 5:02PM

    You were okay having your 'sammy', Lyn. You haven't gone on a huge binge or anything, just gave in on something that's not bad for you.
You'll see, your calories will tally okay tonight!
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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 2/8/2013 5:00PM

    Remember to allow yourself a little leeway for an earned day. Sometimes the body will need that few extra 50 calories to keep from going into starvation mode.

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