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And the winner is.........

Sunday, June 21, 2009

...So I didn't post my weight yesterday - it was 122.6! And I did enjoy myself and did a lot of sampling yesterday! Today is 124.3 for a difference of 1.7 lbs - but I am still under 125! WooHoo!!

I had a reasonable lunch plate too, really stayed mostly in bounds. I had a small plate of deserts, about a spoonful each of maybe 6-8 different deserts - NO COOKIES! I had a couple of bites of each on my plate but I am not ready to tackle cookies yet, lol.
Came home and indulged myself in a coffee mug full of ice cream! But as a free day, I was determined to enjoy and indulge so for dinner (we invited my family to join Ray's) we made hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill and I had one hamburger on a bun with a spoonful of baked beans (aren't I naughty, lol), a serving of mixed vegetables and I ate a pickle! Sodium be darned!!
For desert - I was going to end my Free Day in style - I had a reasonable portion of my Dad's famous Junior's Cheesecake with fresh strawberries and fresh pineapple!
My beverage of choice all day was H2O so that doesn't count.

I believe I entered everything I ate and came up with 2400 calories and at least 3800 in sodium! Since I was estimating a 3000 calorie day, there was still room for error.

**6/22/09: OOPS! I forgot my Desert Sampler Plate - estimated calories 600 - so that accounts for the 3000 I had guessed I would consume. Today was 123.3 so the weight is returning quickly to before reunion weight!

I would call my Free Day a total success!

**Last night, while watching TV, I saw a Pizza Hut commercial and I told Ray that the only thing my Free Day was missing was a Pizzone! I have wanted to try one ever since they came out!!

Maybe on my next Free Day. I wonder if it will take until next year's family reunion!
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***OMG, I forgot! Everyone was pretty much 'blown away' by the new me! And I managed to hand out half a dozen SparkPeople Cards! One of them joined last night!

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JERSEYGIRL24 6/25/2009 4:54PM


I will echo the sentiments of Marty and others who have said that they wish they needed only one free day a year. However, you really pulled it off intelligently.

For some reason, I am fascinated about the story of Kirstie Alley's failure (to the point that I may blog about it). As I see it, she needed a little time off and did it in such a disorganized way that it became a disaster. In her words, she "cut herself some slack". In principle, I understand this. I also understand if a person accepts that they want to eat a little more and don't care if they gain a little weight. But you still have to watch yourself. As I am sure you know, there is a very fine line between weight loss and maintenance.

But I still admire how you did this in such an intelligent and organized fashion and then jumped back in the saddle.

BTW I hope you are feeling better.


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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 6/22/2009 10:14AM

    Sounds GREAT!! I'm glad you had an awesome day and still stayed within your weight and calorie range. Way to go Girl!!!

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MEADSBAY 6/22/2009 9:27AM

Sounds like a reasonable free day- like the other skinny people do it, I guess!

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MARTY19 6/21/2009 3:32PM

    Sounds like you had a fantastic day and ate well to boot. I am very impressed. You are still rockin it girlfriend!


Where did you get SP cards to hand out?

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POLARBEARSCAT 6/21/2009 12:31PM

    I'm impressed that this was your first "free day" in a year! You certainly earned it! How long will you go before your next one?

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PALESEPT 6/21/2009 12:21PM

    And I hope you had a TON of fun on your Free Day! You deserve it! You are so awesome! And thank you for all your help! you are a great friend to me!


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MSLZZY 6/21/2009 12:11PM

    So glad you had a free day and could enjoy it in style! Wasn't it fun?
Glad you handed out SP cards-you are an inspiration!

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