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21 days to Thanksgiving, and the eating begins...

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Today we are going to celebrate Ray's oldest sister turning 92! The family decided to meet at Ryan's Steakhouse.

I want to include a link for joining the e-mail club www.ryans.com/ with their new $4.99 mega lunch deal. Join their e-mail club and receive a coupon for a buy one/get one free meal.

This is a chain including Ryan's and Fire Mountain. On their site is their menu and Nutritional Information. Seniors get a discount if you ask for their seniors card. 60+ gets $.50 off making the lunch $4.50 They also have a soup and salad bar for $3.99

I didn't get to choose the place but I am glad I will be able to track my meal no matter what I choose to eat.

21 days - are you ready?

  
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MSLZZY 11/6/2009 7:23AM

    Not quite ready yet but the holidays are getting closer all the time LOL! Thanks! emoticon

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EILAROSE1 11/5/2009 10:49AM

    Thank you for the info

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GRALLEN 11/5/2009 8:20AM

    I've seen it advertised on TV. The hub isn't much of a buffet style restuarant kind of guy so I rarely get to eat there but used to when I worked.

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JUHOEG 11/5/2009 7:14AM

  Thanks for the info. I went on line to Ryan's and found out on Long Island, it's Country Buffet, and I just joined and when you sign up, it's buy one get one free. Can't beat that.

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22 days to Fried Turkey!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

You are all right, I shouldn't go below 120. So today I will not have a CDE!

Phew! That was easy!

22 days to Turkey and the trimmings! Gosh, I haven't been this excited about a holiday since I was a kid and it was Christmas!

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JUDYK17 11/4/2009 8:27PM

    I love Thanksgiving. Can't wait to have turkey and stuffing!

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MYSHERO 11/4/2009 4:21PM

    Your blog made me so happy. Not because I am looking forward to all the food I am going to have to turn down but how the holidays bring families together - - and I adore watching the snow fall......
Thank you so much.

Love you, Yvette

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SHEL151 11/4/2009 3:49PM

    Seems like it was just yesterday we were looking forward to fried turkey this time last year! Time flies when you're having fun!

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 11/4/2009 3:36PM

    You're excited and most of us are anxious trying to decide how to prepare ourselves for all the food that will be there to tempt us! How ironic. emoticon

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23 days and still counting down to T-day!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

My calorie banking is going very well! I am averaging about 300 calories deficit daily! Thursday we must go out to lunch with Ray's oldest sister who will be 92! I will be down at 120 and maybe 119 for Thursday and then just wait for the damage to be seen on Friday.

Fried Turkey sounds so greasy but I was surprised and delighted last year when I tasted it and it was moist and succulent! And the skin was totally edible! Incredible!!

A friend is going to fry our bird for us this year but I have purchased a fryer to try whole chickens!

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 11/4/2009 2:23PM

    Careful Sweetie!!

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MARTY19 11/4/2009 6:45AM

    I agreee with Elizabeth. Too low and you won't be able to give platelets again.

Hugs,
Marty

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MEADSBAY 11/3/2009 9:24PM

    Better be careful, Linda, or you'll lose too much weight! emoticon
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T day in just 24 more...

Monday, November 02, 2009

I am practicing "calorie banking" for the meals I know I will be eating.

I am hoping to stay around 120 for the entire month and we're starting this Thursday with a Birthday Lunch out with family. Ray's oldest sister will be 92!!

I am not planning on many desserts for Thanksgiving, but we are having Fried Turkey and I will indulge in the skin!
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MESSENE 11/3/2009 6:15PM

    emoticonmmmmm yum! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonI'm sure it will be tiny pieces. emoticon emoticon

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STEPHANIE0904 11/3/2009 6:02PM

    Oh yum!!! Enjoy. I plan on just watching what I eat through the holidays. I'm sure I will indulge here and there but the other days I will be eating lighter and very healthy. I'm sure I'll pick up a pound or two but I get on the scale every couple of days and hopefully that will keep me in line.

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EILAROSE1 11/3/2009 9:20AM

    Fried turkey never had it, don't forget to send me some emoticon

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MEADSBAY 11/2/2009 9:36PM

    I bet fried turkey is delish but I always wonder if people pay more for the oil than the bird!?
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JERSEYGIRL24 11/2/2009 5:22PM

    DH has been threatening to fry a turkey for T-Day. I would actually like to try it. He already brines it before roasting it, and I think it makes a difference.

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MARTY19 11/2/2009 5:16PM

    Sounds yummy! I've never had fried turkey.

Marty

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DHOLLOWAY60 11/2/2009 3:40PM

    Sounds yummy.
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GONE2BEACH101 11/2/2009 3:07PM

    Luckily...it will just be the 3 of us and I have control of the foods and baking!! I can do 'low cal/low fat and we can spread the treats out over a few days instead of just on Thanksgiving Day....Honestly, it is my very favorite holiday!!

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 11/2/2009 2:34PM

    Great goals Linda!!! I'm trying to lose up until the holidays and then if I maintain during the holidays, I'll be happy. I'm going to practice "tasting" instead of all out "inhaling" food!! LOL I want to keep reminding myself that these are not my LAST meals.

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MSCANDICE25 11/2/2009 1:45PM

    YUMMY!! I cant wait for t-day But a little uneasy at the same time but will see when we get there I do know that i will be eating ham and a little turkey side un sure

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FINDINGREALME 11/2/2009 12:57PM

    Yum...fried turkey skin! Excellent...plan to succeed!!

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25 and counting down...

Sunday, November 01, 2009

to Thanksgiving!

Are you ready for the challenge of the feast??

  
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MARTY19 11/2/2009 5:15PM

    I'm ready but I don't know yet whether I am going to NH

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JERSEYGIRL24 11/2/2009 11:42AM

    Probably my biggest challenge of the year. But I really believe that I have been changing my mentality and that I can do it!!!

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STEPHANIE0904 11/2/2009 9:47AM

    I can do it!!!

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MSLZZY 11/2/2009 7:07AM

    My youngest daughter hosts Thanksgiving and we all bring a salad or dessert! Less stress for her! The month will go quickly!

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MARTY19 11/2/2009 6:44AM

    I'm not sure if I will be going to NH for that weekend. If I don't it won't be a challenge.

Hugs,
Marty

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MONGO2TEN 11/2/2009 6:28AM

    Getting my menu all ready. Hubby and I worked on it this morning. I don't worry about what I eat on Thanksgiving, I just make sure that I track the very next day after that. It's worked well for me.

~Nancy

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EILAROSE1 11/2/2009 4:22AM

    We can do it!!!!

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_VALEO_ 11/2/2009 3:16AM

    Like Emma, we don't celebrate it over here!

Good luck to those who'll celebrate it with their family!

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EMMABE1 11/1/2009 11:08PM

    Yes - Thanksgiving isn't a bother to me!! LOL!!
We don't celebrate it in Australia!!

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CICI510 11/1/2009 9:27PM

    Good gosh is it coming quick! I think I need to start planning my fight against all that yummy food! LOL

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PMFISH 11/1/2009 8:50PM

    Where has this year gone? This year should be interesting, I have a Polish family living with me and my daughter is coming to visit. What will Thanksgiving dinner look like? I have no idea, just know I will not be cooking.

Pat

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MEADSBAY 11/1/2009 8:42PM

    I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.
Yes, I am ready.
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