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Getting ready for Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Such as it is here. Got the Butterball Turkey thawing, went to the grocery store again today to get the rest of the meal. I panicked a bit because I couldn't find my gravy recipe that I used last year that we liked. Despite living in Saudi Arabia we will have a traditional American Thanksgiving BUT made healthier and using portion control for me at least.
Butterball Turkey roasted
Stuffing/dressing made with whole wheat bread and vegetables
Herbed Turkey gravy that is diabetic friendly
baked plain sweet potatoes
carrots with orange sauce
Peas and pearl onions
home made from scratch cranberry sauce
Ginger Peaches in sugar free jello
Pecan pie
Pumpkin pie
Whatever dishes our friend brings.

I didn't get much exercise time in today, I had to go sit at our friends house and wait for maineinence to come to fix the broken a/c. I gave up waiting after an hour and went home. Called back in the afternoon and had to go back over there while it was fixed. Then cleaned up here a bit and got dishes out, food prep lined up, table cloth on, decorations arranged then went and zoomed through the grocery store again.

Wednesday we also have to go to another friends house and clean it out. He left on emergency in August and won't be back. so go through and get his personal stuff to ship back and sell what is left. I looked through a few odds and ends he had which wasn't much, brought home a knife, 2 cup coffee pot, a couple of pans and a cat toy that our boy kitty now loves.

i will get in plenty of exercise on Wednesday running back and forth baking and rockin' to my tunes while I cook.


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MAREANNIE 11/24/2010 12:16AM

    Happy Thanksgiving, Robin. Blessings to you.

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HJFOGARTY 11/23/2010 10:55PM

    sounds like you have it all under control! and your meal sounds wonderful! so enjoy! remember to take care of you and the rest will all fall in place! you are doing so great!

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RWETHAIRYET 11/23/2010 4:40PM

    I"ve gotten in a lot of exercise the past couple of days just trying to dig out my house before the houseguests arrive. I've got the basics of the Turkey day menu...turkey, squash, stuffing, gravy and pumpkin pie. My son in law is responsible for every thing else, so lord knows what he'll come up with...but I'm sure we'll end up with enough food to feed 20, haha!
Have a great holiday.

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Monday, Nov. 22

Monday, November 22, 2010

Wow, November is over 1/2 gone.

Today I did 45 minutes of Walk Away The Pounds
10 minute bootcamp workout for abs
15 minutes of vigorous house cleaning
I also got in my 8 cups of water so we'll see if that brings my blood numbers down.

The turkey is in our little fridge defrosting but will probably go in the bathtub on Wednesday. I have my grocery list done and will go grocery shopping Tuesday night but I don't have to worry about a grocery store rush because it's not celebrated here. I did get out my Thanksgiving cross stitch things and set them up and my other decorations.

My dinner will be mashed potato-less, only baked sweet potatoes but we will have stuffing made with whole wheat or bran bread.

I can't wait to start the Biggest Loser Winter Meltdown challenge! Go Cranberries!

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KEAMOM1510 11/23/2010 6:31AM

    Great blog! I think I'll make a place where we can track our challenge. Otherwise I think we'll forget what we've done!! See you in Cranberry land!

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SOFEDUPP 11/22/2010 9:30PM

    I am glad you could get a turkey over there!!

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DIDIDIHU 11/22/2010 3:29PM

  Love that cranberry relish!

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Today is our Monday, the begining of the work week but my husband is still on his Eid holiday vacation, he'll go back to work on Monday.

Today I did do 45 minutes or 3 miles of Walk Away The Pounds video
10 minute upper body boot camp video
10 minute arm work out with the Firm, Fit and Fired up DVD.
5 more minutes of extra dumbbell workouts.

Not really much else happening here.

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CHATTIEGIRL 11/21/2010 7:06PM

    Hi RD03875;

Glad to see you could do your exercise and you did a good job. I have gout in my right thumb today and I take medicine for it. It is very painful and most people have no ideal how painful. Keep up your healthy eating, routine exercise and you will see different changes in your health problems.

On the Spark. com date site, not sure if it is connected to Spark people or not I cannot say. I received an email from Spark about the site and it is part free and you can pay also. I am going to do a little more investigating and find out more.

You have a lovely Thanksgiving with your family and friends. May you be thankful for all Gods blessings he has graciously given us this year.

Love the Spark people, friends, teams and learn from the.


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KEAMOM1510 11/21/2010 10:51AM

    Wow! Great job! You'll reach your goals in no time!!


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JOURNEYOF3 11/20/2010 11:08PM

    Great job!

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HJFOGARTY 11/20/2010 8:31PM

    way to make a good day happen girl! enjoy the last few days of the hubbies vacation.

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PLAYBLUES22 11/20/2010 4:51PM

    Sweetie, you did fantastic with your workouts emoticon

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What can you do in 15 minutes?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I made homemade pizza for supper so I had 15 minutes to wait for it to be done.
I did 10 minutes of Leslie Sansone Walk Away The Pounds moves, 10 walking Lunges-from one end of my kitchen to the other, wall pushups using the kitchen counter, squats, hip flexor, knee lifts, a short jog, plus the side steps, kicks, knee lifts and kick backs(hamstring curls) from the WATP moves. I DID work up a sweat and I DID get my heart rate up.

Then this morning there was the weekly rush through the grocery store but today I had one of those damned carts that just wouldn't steer at all. Also there was grabbing that 14lb turkey up out of the freezer compartment in the store, putting it in the cart, taking it out of the cart and putting it on the checkout belt, taking it out of the grocery bag and lobbing it into the refrigerator freezer.

So tomorrow I will get back to my full exercises.

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SOFEDUPP 11/18/2010 6:51PM

    Sounds like a productive day even though you don't think you did your full exercise routine!

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BIKERBABYZ 11/18/2010 1:55PM

    Turkeys are heavy!

That sure does sound like a fully packed 15 minutes while you were waiting on your pizza! WAY TO GO!! WOOHOO!

And I sooooo hate those damned carts that won't steer! Not sure which is worse, those or the ones that SCCCRREEEECCCHHH the whole time you push them!!

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Back to my 10 Minute Exercise Challenge posting.
This SHOULD be Week 4/Day 4 but I didn't get around to posting on Saturday so I started it today.
45 minutes Walk Away The Pounds Video for 3 miles
5 minutes SparkPeople Bootcamp video
10 minutes extra assorted exercises.

I made some delicious home made lemonade today, it was soo good! I used the recipe from Food Network Magazine so I don't know if I can put it in my recipe calculator and share it or not. It's not really all that healthy because I made the simple syrup and used real sugar. There are some recipes that I do not substitute ingredients and this was one of them. I muddled (pounded for you non bar flies) some mint and thin lime slices together in a cup then added it to the simple syrup, water and lemon juice. MMMMMM that was good!

I'm doing well with the exercise this week and I've met my calorie level too so hopefully something works right this week.

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HJFOGARTY 11/16/2010 5:22PM

    ohhh that sounds yummy! glad you had such a great workout seems like the fog has lifted for you and you are back on track! you go girl! take care of you!

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