Sunday, November 29, 2009
It is now the Sunday after Thanksgiving and I have again broken 120!
Bring on Christmas, I am ready!!
Friday, November 27, 2009
Friday morning, 5a.m., time to get up, get started, face the consequences of my yesterday.
Was I good? OMG, that really depends on how you define good. I was too good to me, lol. I really really enjoyed the skin on my fresh fried turkey! I enjoyed a serving of stuffing and some candied sweet potato casserole with marshmallows toasted on top.
I indulged in cheesecake, cheesecake (yes, I know I listed it twice, 2 pieces), pumpkin pie with cool whip, some danish that I couldn't begin to describe here and some very rich white bread made with heavy cream. Oops, forgot a "Martha Washington" made by the lady who's husband was frying my turkey!! (Not on my Nutrition Tracker!)
I tallied up my calories - of course I used the Nutrition Tracker! Would you think otherwise of me? I stayed within range, sort of, too much was guessing about portions. Not to mention the aforementioned forgotten "Martha Washington fudgie thingie."
I calculated my calories burned - yup, managed to get in a little walking time yesterday too.
I ended the day in the negative by eating at least 200 more calories than I burned.
I consumed more sodium and cholesterol than recommended. Was it worth it? You betcha!
Slow drum roll here please - I stepped up to the scale and got on, held my breath, and looked down - - - .1 less than yesterday! 121.1, still well within my maintenance range!
I keep telling you, maintenance is doable!! Fear is the enemy, not the food.
P.S. I apologize to all but I took the day off yesterday and didn't do any unnecessary emails, or much SparkPeople stuff. It was a mini-vacation for me.
P.P.S. I was MIA & AWOL for 2 days! But now I am playing catchup with my spark emails! And back on track too!!
P.P.P.S. It is now the Sunday after Thanksgiving and I have again broken 120! Bring on Christmas, I am ready!!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
...to take today as it comes.
...to try to eat sensibly but not beat myself up when I "taste"
...to enjoy the love and friendship around my table
...to get back on track when the company goes home
...to not even need to forgive myself for the indulgences to happen today, tomorrow and maybe even Saturday
...because I am human, I am worthy, and "I deserve a break today!"
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Thanksgiving is coming next week.
I do not want you to be afraid! Eat as sensibly as you can - and then move on. Friday will follow the "feast day" and you will get back on track.
It is more important to try your best - but remember this is a day to celebrate with our loved ones and to be thankful for each other as well as the bounty bestowed upon us.
You will persevere!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Yes, I am thankful at Thanksgiving. I am thankful that my DH is still here after discovering cancer 8 years ago and surviving chemotherapy. I am thankful that he has Medicare plus his Supplemental Insurance from Blue Shield and it is not free. Neither are his medications.
I have heard so much about the National Debt that I am sick of all the complaining. Mind you, this is just MY OPINION. You have the right to disagree in your own Blog and please, if you do disagree, let me know by sending me the link to read Your Blog. I will respect your opinion, please respect mine.
I keep hearing how Medicare is to blame for the National Debt. Well, which one of us would not have lost a parent or grandparent years ago without Medicare? My DH and my Dad would be long gone without the benefits of Medicare - and seniors do pay for this, it comes off the top of their social security. And many like my DH and my Dad are WWII veterans and they really did put their lives on the line to protect our freedom. My Dad lost most of his buddies in his battalion - he saw too much action in Africa and he was at the Normandy landing and no, he is not considered disabled. He worked very hard until retirement as a Pastry Chef, that's a baker of sweets. I am very thankful he is here today. And my DH is a "notch baby" - this is because he was born in 1921 and he receives less to live on than people that never worked and collect SSI. But I am thankful that "we have enough". Being able to live on what we have is a blessing I am truly thankful for.
I hear how Socialized Medicine doesn't work. What do you call Medicaid? Free health-care and food stamps. No, we're not allowed to say Welfare, politically incorrect.
And how about everyone in prison? Do you think prisoners aren't receiving Socialized Medicine? Even prisoners that do not have USA citizenship receive all manner of health-care without paying a dime plus three square meals, air-conditioning and the chance to get a college degree for free. Anyone that can get across our borders will receive free emergency medical care. This is not going to change.
Yes, the National Debt is horrendous. But this is not all about money leaving this country. This is Social Security, SSI, our Prison System, The Senators and Congressmen who do have their own Socialized Medicine, FBI, anyone that receives any form of government payment.
I am not embarrassed to admit, I will not send Ray's Social Security back to help the National Debt.
And while our system is in trouble and the debt comes from spending money before it is collected, I am proud to be an American. And I am thankful to be an American. I am thankful to be a citizen of the United States of America. I don't always agree with everything, but I am always thankful I am not sitting in the Big Chair trying to make all the difficult decisions that affect everyone living in this country. And I am thankful I don't have to live in fear for voicing my opinions.
**edit: I was on Welfare for 9 months when my back went out in 1980 - and I was thankful then to be able to get the medical attention I needed to strengthen my back so I could return to the working world.
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