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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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    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.

    2676 days ago
    Sounds GREAT!! I'm glad you had an awesome day and still stayed within your weight and calorie range. Way to go Girl!!!
    2679 days ago
    Sounds like a reasonable free day- like the other skinny people do it, I guess!
    2679 days ago
  • MARTY19
    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?
    2680 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/21/2009 3:33:40 PM
    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?
    2680 days ago
    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!

    2680 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/21/2009 12:26:27 PM
    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!
    2680 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/21/2009 12:12:35 PM
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