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Birthday Cake Follow Up

Sunday, August 19, 2012

So I didn't think I could do it. Brushing the teeth really helped. I still can't believe how greasy my mouth was. I DID alter the plan and called Mom to ask how many she wanted. When she heard I was getting rid of them, she signed on for 4.


And the rest went . . .

Going . . .


Going . . .


Going - they just don't want to go!!


Gone!!


And after a swish, it was all over. Except for the way I feel.

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FLUFFYWONKENOBE 2/14/2013 7:01PM

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A-NEW-TARA 8/19/2012 11:59PM

    Congratulations for sticking to your plan! That is not always an easy choice, but what a great choice! Keep it up! I like your plan for next year.
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BRAVELUTE 8/19/2012 10:32PM

    Karen, I've decided that aside from what I've been doing to myself, food at church and school is the worst. It doesn't matter whether its a covered dish, a planned luncheon for the Women's Club, a pancake supper, church picnic on the grounds or a wake. However, I was able to find a pretty healthy selection at the last wake. And school cafeteria food. Don't get me started.

Baby steps to help the family (and everyone else) know what healthy food is like, and then the benefits of actually eating it.

My mom used to boil the stuffing out of vegetables. I hated vegetable. I love them now raw and steamed. She does, too. That was a long, tough fight but I won!!

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KAREN608 8/19/2012 10:20PM

    My last birthday at ladies bible study that gives out candy for your birthday (everyone brings a candy bar EEK, 11 of them)... I told them put the money in the charity container ... we are saving to help a lady (we don't know who yet) as a mission project. Sometimes we ask for fruit or healthy snacks. Birthdays can be celebrated in lots of other ways.

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KAREN608 8/19/2012 10:17PM

    oh yeah. my DH keeps asking for cake, chocolate (he bought $8 worth a day ago, ack!) etc and he is over 300 lbs. So cake etc is a real problem since I am wanting to do the right thing and he wants to hurt himself and ME with sweets I don't even want.

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BRAVELUTE 8/19/2012 8:50PM

    Thanks, Irish! But next year, we are going to start some new traditions, Fruit Kebobs, Home made Whole Wheat Bran Muffins, Or just put my whole grain Royal Rice, dried cherries and almonds in a cupcake cup. We really enjoy that recipe!

Funny how years of, "Well, that's what we always did for birthdays" just seems the way you should keep on keepin on.

But it's not. Mom requested Red Lobster for her dinner where I usually order pecan crusted shrimp kebobs or Parrot Isle coconut shrimp. Both entrees carb in just under 60. No room for veggies, fruit, etc. So I Opted for broccoli and snow crab legs and had a great time working for my supper.

I'm putting my family on notice that we are going to find some healthy alternatives to our unhealthy traditions. That won't bother my sister. She wouldn't take any cupcakes home with her.

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IRISHANGIE1 8/19/2012 8:36PM

    You have great will power, thank goodness your Mom signed on for more, LOL!!! Next year just buy 3 cupcakes and you won't be tempted later!!

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