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Oh My....Pumpkin Pie!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I know I'll be crossing paths with pumpkin pie on Thursday, and I know how to resist things like that. HOWEVER, in past years, I've started at breakfast and had the entire pie devoured (and enjoyed) by early afternoon. I relied on my lifelong body's ability to do that sort of thing without gaining weight. Of course, it also contributed to keeping me on that forever plateau I recently broke through.

I can't make this a bigger deal than it really is or else, by the time it appears, it'll take on a life of its own.(smiling) And, in perspective, with so many truly important issues in the world, I feel silly thinking about trivialities like daily eating and health. But they are not really trivial in the overall scheme of things.

Glancing into my personal crystal ball, and based on the hard work I've done in November (and 7 lbs down, which I intend to blog about soon), I can tell you that I will conquer the pumpkin pie - by giving it away.

Wishing all a happy day.
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    I usually do pretty good at abstaining from it all on Thanksgiving. Its the darn leftovers that torture me. I wish I could toss them, but that wouldn't be fair to my family.
    1944 days ago
  • JLITT62
    Yup, it DOES seem trivial . . . but it's not.

    Enjoy your pie today . . . healthily!
    1946 days ago
  • NANCY-
    WTG Deciding on what you need to do for you!
    What a wonderful commitment to yourself, that is something to be grateful for.
    1947 days ago
  • RFJSJ50
    I don't care for pumpkin pie but have the same feelings about homemade Christmas cookies. All my friends think they're doing me a favor by bringing me some - and I always give them to the neighbors after my friends leave - If not, I'll eat the entire plate of cookies in one sitting! I'm posting a "CHRISTMAS COOKIE FREE ZONE" sign on my front door this year!
    1947 days ago
  • BARBIE176
    What a great attitude. Thinking about food may be trivial, but it is also important, especially when you've worked so hard to get where you've gotten. Stay strong, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1947 days ago
  • DEBBY4576
    Yep, you sound like me. I have been so close to my goal and never reach it. I finally broke thru a plateau, and dang it, I don't wanna go back up and be in that place again. I will give away the pie too.
    1947 days ago
    Great attitude!
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    1947 days ago
    Thereby giving someone else the weight gain. Clever but still kicking the can down the road (so to say). I think individul pies are better. Just make sure there is room in the freezer. emoticon
    1947 days ago
    You go, girl! And think about the pounds you're "giving away" with that pie. Waiting to hear about those 7 pounds. emoticon
    1947 days ago
    you could make your self pumpkin brownies and freeze the rest and just have one healthier than the pie. or you could do pumkin cranberry bread, or muffins. all better than the pie just remember to freeze the rest besides your ultra healthy portion that way you can have your pumkin and eat it too. Have a great are doing awesome I know you can continue
    1947 days ago
    I have more fears of Christmas with chocolate!
    1947 days ago
    I totally hear you! You can conquer the whole day. I believe in you!
    1947 days ago
    Know the feeling!! Been there done that! I have already tasted some already-one of my fave pies in the world! As a matter of fact all things pumpkin flavored is my addiction. Hang tough!
    emoticon on the 7 pounds!! And busting through that plateau! Don't be discouraged if it happens again....that has happened to me three times over the past 2 years! But, bask in it and hopefully the scale will keep going down with no more problems! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1947 days ago
    Oh my , Oh my
    I do Love Pumpkin Pie!
    1947 days ago
    Pumpkin is healthy so I will nix the crust (white flour, butter/lard, sugar, etc,) and the sugar in the filling and make a healthy substitute. I will use portion control. It's what I do every year. Good job on avoiding your nemesis.
    1947 days ago
    All you need is the Inside Out Weight Loss technique called the pre-do. You imagine yourself enjoying your Thanksgiving day without feeling the call of the pie until after your meal is over, then you enjoy a single slice, savoring each bite, stopping when satisfied and feeling pleasantly full. Just imagine this everynight for about 5 minutes before you go to sleep, then, come the big day, you will find that you just have a wonderful time, without the pie being larger than life, and without giving up enjoyment. Its a great technique, very effective, and its free.
    1947 days ago
    You'll do just fine.
    1947 days ago
  • NEPTUNE1939
    emoticon Yea with whipping cream, Earl
    1947 days ago
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