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20 day countdown to Thanksgiving...

Friday, November 06, 2009

I was less than impressed with the "new" Ryan's Steakhouse. There was no fish and very few vegetables. So I actually left feeling "not satiated" which is funny at an all you can eat buffet.

The best things I can say about our meal was half price and I lost weight, lol.

The desserts really weren't much of a temptation for me - just another thing to be thankful for. And most items on the "salad bar" had mayonnaise in them. If you don't know what is on or in a food, you really can't say what you are eating.

However, I was able to find the nutritional values of all the foods when I returned home.

  
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REDGRAMA 11/6/2009 7:02PM

    Nope, NO RYANS in Syracuse either. But that does not BOTHER
ME AT ALL. I'M a REAL STICK IN THE MUD to my FRIENDS when it
comes to EATING OUT. I'M VERY PICKY, and MOST RESTAURANT are
always a DISAPPOINTMENT to me. There are probably less than
15 restaurants that I have eaten in & at that I would ever go back again, and 5 of them are in Europe, 2 in Montreal,1 in Toronto & 2 in New York City. OOOPS, forgot 1 in Las Vegas,
& 1 in Denver.
Now are'nt glad we're not meeting for lunch. LOL
Have fun you all & God Bless.
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KAROUSELL46 11/6/2009 2:32PM

    What a bummer. To go out to dinner and the place is just not for you. We don't have one here, thank goodness. Have a great weekend...Karen

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MSLZZY 11/6/2009 1:58PM

    Cross that place off of your list. Glad you found all the info you needed when you got home. That, at least, was a plus! emoticon

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MESSENE 11/6/2009 12:36PM

    Good to know about the restaurant, no sea food! emoticon emoticon emoticonThe best of all is how great Your doing! emoticon emoticonYou have motivated me so much!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EMBBEAR 11/6/2009 11:47AM

    I haven't been too impressed with out salad bar either, being vegetarian for the most part I had the option of pasta drenched in cheese or cake. All I could eat of it. You are looking on the bright side though which is better than I would be behaving. I tend to throw little fits when I'm hungry.

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GRALLEN 11/6/2009 11:46AM

    That's too bad they didn't have more veggies. The one I used to go to usually had quite a few and I stocked up on green beans (love em) and corn with small portions of mashed potatoes (I know not good but I rarely get to have mashed potatoes), some chicken. The desserts never appealed to me and of the ones I did taste they were bland. At least you didn't come out over stuffed as I'm sure most people do.

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MARTY19 11/6/2009 11:41AM

    We don't have them here but I guess I am not missing anything. LOL!

Marty

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 11/6/2009 11:17AM

    That is a bummer...you sounded excited to go there too. Well, chalk it up to experience and avoidit if you can in the future. I'm sure there are lot's of better places to go.
Hugs,
Laurie

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SUPREME5 11/6/2009 11:15AM

    we don't have a ryans here so can not compare

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MOSIERMEISTER 11/6/2009 11:04AM

    Sorry your experience was not a good one. Here, our Ryan's offers lots of veggies, fish and a great baked chicken.

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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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