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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Well, my weigh in today was 223.2.. up 6/10ths of a lb. Not worth some wings. Of course to be fair, I did eat 2998 calories yesterday, and the last bit was 4 ozs of extra sharp cheddar cheese, which put me over 2,100 mg sodium. Either way, it's water weight.

Today I already did a 2 hour walk, burning 795 calories, and then drove to get groceries, so my brother could sleep in, which he is still doing at 11:45. I had to buy air fresheners, and they had a smell called Holiday Cookie. I didn't think that was Lunch and dinner are chili, so getting 2,664 calories in today. Gonna watch football today, and relax, read more of the Hobbit today. I also put 8 Murder She Wrote books on hold, and hope they will get here by Tuesday. On Tuesday morning we have to get the brakes fixed. They said it would take 3 hours, and it is within 500 feet of my house, and luckily my brother is off after 2 classes tomorrow, until next Monday. That will be a huge relief. Right now when you brake, the whole front end shakes. I guess they can do our oil change too, if they are willing.

I got a small roast for Thanksgiving, and plan to cook it with some vegetables. My brother plans on having mashed potatoes, and gravy, and we'll probably have a few side dishes, but I can't have potatoes. I will probably be a little high on carbs that day, but want to stick to carby vegetables like carrots that I can cook with the roast, along with onions. I don't want to go crazy on carbs though. So besides olives, carrots, and onions, does anyone know a lower carb choice to have with roast beef? The beef is over a lb each, so I don't need much. I just don't want to be sitting there with a hunk of meat on a plate. My backup plan is a salad, with HB eggs, and bacon.

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and tomorrow is exactly 11 years since I got out of the hospital in 2001. Of course at that point, I was on oxygen, had a hernia, and had just been told I had 6 months to live. Diabetes was in my near future. So you can imagine all the things I have to be grateful for. Plus Thanksgiving is probably the most low carb friendly holiday. I just skip Christmas dinner, and eat regular meals, so this is the last holiday meal I have to worry about for the year.

Well, hope you all are having a great weekend, I will be weighing in again on Tuesday, and I am hoping for a big drop.
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ADEWYN 11/19/2012 5:01PM

    i AM GRATEFUL YOU ARE STILL HERE SO WE CAN BE FRIENDS :) I seriously dont know what i would do with out you and your encouraging words and thoughts...enjjoy thanksgiving... eat what you want and call it a day :) thats my plan :)

hugs and love :)

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KICK-SS 11/18/2012 11:52PM

    You can use brussells sprouts.. Cut them in half or fourths, saute them in a skillet with a little butter and add some bacon if you like. Saute until they're soft - they'll kind of brown and are very good. Or you could do the same with cabbage wedges as well.

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-POOKIE- 11/18/2012 1:38PM

    What about cabbage? Or can you not because of the Vitamin K?

We always have roasted parsnips... but they are higher carb and something Im not sure most of the world other than the UK consumes much!

mashed swede (rutabaga) works as mashed potato too.

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WOUBBIE 11/18/2012 1:19PM

    Hmmm. How about spaghetti squash? It's kinda got a sweet potato vibe going on and it's stupid-easy to cook. Wash. Cut in half lengthwise. Micro each half for 6-8 minutes. Use a fork to scrape the innards out. Serve with melted butter or bacon grease.

A whole cup has this:

Calories 41.9
Total Fat 0.4 g
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 27.9 mg
Potassium 181.4 mg
Total Carbohydrate 10.0 g
Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
Sugars 3.9 g
Protein 1.0 g

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HOUNDLOVER1 11/18/2012 12:46PM

    You can eat mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes. It works great. Just add some butter or cream to it.
There are also other root vegetables like parsnips that are lower in carbs than potatoes. You may have to google them to find out details.
Happy Thanksgiving

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FANGFACEKITTY 11/18/2012 12:44PM

    I don't think it is low carb but I like cauliflower.

I also like steamed zucchini , squash, green beans and snow peas with the carrots; artichoke hearts; asparagus; bamboo shoots; endamame (probably spelled that one wrong), bean sprouts, mushrooms, and, of course, tomatoes.

I don't really like corn, and I positively hate creamed corn. Makes me ill even to think about it. I like sweet potato pie but that's as far as it goes for that veggie, and I don't really care for yams either.

We'll have our Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday but I'm going to struggle with the gravy. I haven't found anything quite like what we have in the US yet, and I've never been good at making my own. We can get turkey legs/breast, just not the whole turkey, which works out better anyway. My oven is too small for a traditional American size turkey and with only 2 of us we don't need that much anyway. I haven't found any canned pumpkin yet and I missed out on buying a real pumpkin - they were only in the stores for a week and now they are gone.

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