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4th of July Still Lingering On My Body

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Hope everyone had a fabulous 4th of July! As usual, we spent the holiday at our lake house in the Poconos. Thank goodness the rain stopped and we had a wonderful sunny day. Below is a pic of our modest annual gathering. If you can't see me, I'm the one in the black bathing suit!

Anyway, this party started at 11am and didn't end till 11pm. I started out thinking that I would have a modest lunch and then later a modest dinner. I also decided to have a few cocktails. Well, everyone brings food to this picnic. And modest foods were not on the menu. Now mind you, I didn't go crazy. However, I did pretty much eat what I wanted. I also picked the very worst cocktail to imbibe in. Pina Coladas!!

Friday morning I felt so sick. My body was not used to eating all that junk and it decided to punish me for it. My scale also jumped up 2 lbs. Now, I know I did not eat 7,ooo calories that day. So, I didn't panic. I know that it's just a temporary weight gain. However, I immediately got back on track Friday morning. Today is Sunday and that darn 2 lbs. is still hanging around!! I highly doubt that my friends and family gained 2 lbs. from their indulgence the other day. Sometimes it's just not fair. I look at these people and I am envious that they can live and eat normally without any consequences.

I know I need to stop feeling guilty about it. We all deserve to enjoy ourselves over the holidays. My sparkfriend, Boilham, talked a little bit about John Adams and Thomas Jefferson in his 4th of July blog. It got me thinking.....do you think our founding fathers had 4th of July parties? Do you think they broke out the hibachis and grilled hamburgers and hot dogs? Maybe Abigal Adams brought some homemade apple pies. And Samuel Adams brought the keg!

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  • BRADMILL2922
    That is a great picture...and a lot of people! Sounds like a good time and you will get rid of those 2 lbs. in no time! Gotta enjoy yourself from time to time as well. Isn't it a funny visual to think of Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin grilling with "Kiss The Cook" shirts on or something? LOL!
    1498 days ago
  • TERRI289
    I know what you mean about "after party weight Gained three pounds after a dinner at Outback. I figure, it is mostly water and sodium..it will dissipate on its own.

    Like boiling water, you can't watch it!! LOL

    Glad you had fun!! Now enjoy today and drink lots of water!! emoticon
    1499 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/9/2013 8:53:09 AM
  • KANOE10
    I know you will get those two pounds off. It sounds like you did enjoy yourself! Hope you have a good week...Who knows how our ancestors celebrated..I bet there was beer around!

    1499 days ago
  • CECE0330
    Mmmm....apple pie! emoticon

    The thing with me is, if I drink, the scale WILL go up, and STAY up for several days. Same thing if I eat starchy foods and/or gluten. Booo, hiss!

    Keep at it, those 2lbs will disappear just like that...*POOF!* (and I, in the old days, would use an off day as an excuse to go into 2 or 3 or SEVEN off days! Leftovers? You bet! load me up!)
    1499 days ago
    WOW what fun : ) that 2lbs will be off soon just stay on the journey. You did GREAT getting back on track the next day woo hoo :D this is what life is all about :D family friend and fun!
    1500 days ago
    I will say I am having a HECK of a time trying to pick you out...sorta like ''where's Waldo?'' ....hmmmm where's Tina? :)

    Sounds like you had a great time... if I was a betting man, I would venture you are not the only one feeling the effects of the outing...

    No worries my friend, shake it off and stay the course.
    1501 days ago
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