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17 days and down another half pound...

Monday, November 09, 2009

Back to 121 today - so that fried turkey wing didn't do much harm yesterday!

We now have 17 days to Thanksgiving and company coming! So why am I sitting here typing at my computer??

Why not?

17 days, are you ready?

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MONGO2TEN 11/10/2009 6:01AM

    I eat whatever I feel like on Thanksgiving Day and don't feel guilty. The next day, I get right back on track. I've done this for 4 years and never showed a gain after a week of staying on track. (I don't weigh myself until the next Monday). It works well for me.


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MARTY19 11/9/2009 5:14PM

    I may just stay home this year. Not sure I want to go anywhere.


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EMMABE1 11/9/2009 4:30PM

    I have a feeling Thanksgiving might be a problem (food wise) to many SP members - good job we don't celebrate it!!

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 11/9/2009 3:42PM

    We're going home to MN and I'm soooo not ready yet. Emotionally --YES, but I've got a lot to do before then!!!!

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MESSENE 11/9/2009 3:40PM

    Oh Yea! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PAISHAR2 11/9/2009 3:39PM

    I am counting the days to Thanksgiving also!!!! I have a lot to be thankful for and I know by the grace of God that he is going to able me to eat and not over do it!!!!!! We are all in this race and WE CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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BESTSUSIEYET 11/9/2009 3:39PM

    Yep, it's coming! And it's gonna be fun to plan a Thanksgiving meal that is healthier and still satisfies the hunger for the traditional!

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18 days and fried some turkey wings today...

Sunday, November 08, 2009

My weight was back down a pound today, so I felt a lot better!

I have been thinking of fried turkey wings for weeks so today I indulged myself. 380 calories of total bliss!

I managed a little more on my evening walk - 3 miles - so that brings today's total to 11.25 aerobic miles and 629 calories burned. I deserved that turkey wing, lol, I walked for it!

18 more days to the big T day!

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 11/9/2009 1:22PM

    Too funny! How'd you make them??

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MARTY19 11/9/2009 6:44AM

    WOW, I guess you did enjoy and deserve those wings. Way to go my friend


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EMMABE1 11/9/2009 12:31AM

    I still don't know about this fried turkey - wings or bird - but as long as you enjoyed it - go for it!!

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NEWLIBRARIAN 11/8/2009 8:16PM

    Sometimes treats are worth it!
So I have to ask why fried turkey wings, I have never had such a thing.

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19 days to Thanksgiving...

Saturday, November 07, 2009

I was up today, aargh! Too much of my homemade breads yesterday but it's ok, just one day. Today I was back on track eating fruits and veggies!

I bought my turkeys today - yup, bought 2. I needed a bird under 12 lbs for the fryer but the best I could find was 12.06 and 12.59 so I bought both and will see if my friend can do the larger of the 2 birds. One was a butterball on sale for $.98 lb and the other was a cheaper brand for $.40 per pound over at Walmart! Wow!

19 days to Thanksgiving...

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LOPEYP 11/8/2009 4:31PM

    I just ordered my turkey on Friday. Having 15 to the house so I'll be busy. It's coming fast......... emoticon

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MSLZZY 11/8/2009 7:30AM

    You are making me hungry already! Turkey day is coming so quickly! emoticon

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GRALLEN 11/7/2009 11:04PM

    We still have no idea what we are doing for T-day. We just might be by ourselves but the hub hasn't talked to his folks yet to see what's going on. We hate to infringe on them cuz his mom's had health problems lately and we know they really shouldn't travel here to our house. We'll see.

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    I can't believe it's turkey time already! This blog entry makes me so excited for the holidays. I'm really looking forward to doing my best to practice moderation.

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MEADSBAY 11/7/2009 9:43PM

    ok, now I'm getting excited, too.
Our family tradition seems to be changing the last few years.
My mom died; my inlaws don't want to come out (don't expect but will gladly accept plates delivered); my oldest son moved far away and has a girl.
My younger son got married last year, as his new brides dad was dying (he just lasted through Christmas). Last Thanksgiving that son and his new bride came for dinner and then we went to her parents' house for dessert.
Now his widowed MIL want s us to come for dinner so we are in negotiations.
I really love to cook Thanksgiving dinner!
It's so complicated.

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MARTY19 11/7/2009 8:13PM

    I love Thanksgiving but it isn't a big deal. I don't really overeat then. Christmas is another story. So I am planning my strategies early.


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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
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!


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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.

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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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