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    RAYLINSTEPHENS   186,021
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A day for being thankful for the many blessings in my life.

Friday, November 25, 2011

My sister decided to host Thanksgiving in her new home yesterday - what a great time I had! Family visits when we are now all in our sixties (I arrived at 60 the day before) brought out some awesome childhood memories. We laughed and giggled - a lot!

... and food - I forgot to mention FOOD!
I came, I saw, I ate! I was stuffed more than the turkey, lol.

One pound. ONE pound! OMG! It was soooo worth it!!

I started with dessert and I ended with dessert - I can't even figure out how to log it all!

Today, back on track! Was it worth it? Yes, it was worth it to me. I planned for this and I decided that whatever the scale said today, I was not going to weigh and measure everything that went onto my plate and into my mouth.

I worked hard to get to where I am and being able to enjoy one day here and there must also fit into my program or I will not be happy and feel complete.

I refuse to be bound to "healthy living" if it means never being able to enjoy at least a taste of what someone has labored to create.

Bragging on my sisters creations brought her so much joy! She does cook and bake healthier than most people - this does not make anything "calorie-free".

I hope everyone in SparkLand had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday - and everyday. emoticon

**it's time to put the rest of my birthday candy into the freezer - and not into my mouth! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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LORENVER 11/30/2011 7:18PM

    That sounds wonderful! I am glad you had such a great time of it.

Loren

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KALISWALKER 11/28/2011 8:03PM

    It's sounds like a wonderful day!

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DESTINYE 11/25/2011 10:13PM

    Glad you had a day of break and enjoyed yourself and Happy Birthday!

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 11/25/2011 5:34PM

    Sounds like you had fun! emoticon

Happy belated birthday! emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/25/2011 3:31PM

    emoticon Happy belated birthday!!! emoticon

Glad you enjoyed such a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. Sounds like you were all blessed with the company of each other and some great food.
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SWEETYOUNGTHING 11/25/2011 1:29PM

    Your blog made me smile. I love your attitude - Thanksgiving comes once a year - eat/drink what you want and then get back on track. The great time you had was worth the 1 pound tradeoff emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 11/25/2011 12:12PM

    I'm glad you had such a terrific day! I didn't track yesterday and ate more than usual, but I'm sure I did better than most other years, and I'll bet you did, too! Somehow, our bodies get fuller faster when we're not used to stuffing them! Happy Thanksgiving!

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MAWDOT35 11/25/2011 12:03PM

    So glad you had a good day!! What is one little little ole pound? You will get rid of that in no time!!!

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MARTY19 11/25/2011 11:58AM

    You should have totally ejoyed the day. One day will not kill you.

Love
Marty

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LINDA! 11/25/2011 10:52AM

    Sounded like a memorable day....so happy you enjoyed it!

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 11/25/2011 10:40AM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful day!

Happy birthday!!

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SUSIEPH1 11/25/2011 9:53AM

    Congrats on turning 60!! my friend .. Hope you had a wonderful Birthday!!.

Glad you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving day with Family!!

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LENIASTY 11/25/2011 9:45AM

    We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in Australia but it always makes me happy to see my friends being full of joy with their friends and family during this day! I a glad you had a happy day! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 11/25/2011 9:44AM

    emoticon on turning 60 Linda, sneaky.
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IILAAD65 11/25/2011 9:20AM

    Good for you!! i am so glad you had a GREAT time with your family!!

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WALKING_WONDER 11/25/2011 9:02AM

    Glad to read that you had a great Turkey Day!

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MEADSBAY 11/25/2011 8:52AM

    Amen, sister!
Did you think we wouldn't notice that juicy tidbit about turning
SIXTY
the day before Thanksgiving?!?

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ONEKIDSMOM 11/25/2011 8:51AM

    Totally with you about holidays. We worked hard to get to maintenance... we can't eat like that EVERY day... but depriving ourselves only leads to worse behavior later! At least for me.

As is, I'm satisfied with yesterday's feast, enjoyed each chosen bite... and today: back to NORMAL! I find the application of the word "normal" to healthy eating to be a great reason for gratitude!

Spark on!

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LINDAJ0621 11/25/2011 8:46AM

    I agree with you so much, Linda! I am not at my goal yet, but I still have no problem with taking one day to celebrate. I also enjoyed Thanksgiving and ate everything with more moderation. I had a weight gain this morning of 5 pounds (how unreal!), but I know most of this will be gone by tomorrow. Thank goodness it is NOT my weigh in day! Back to my regular routine today!
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LAG1212 11/25/2011 8:28AM

    Feeling is mutual Glad you guys had a wonderful holiday...Blessings. emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 11/25/2011 8:23AM

    I did the same! Enjoyed the good food and decided that one day would be a treat to savor. Getting back on track with no regrets!

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