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DELICIOUS brunch!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Today after our church's worship team practice--getting familiar with the main songs we'll be singing during Advent--my husband, my stepdaughter & I went to a favorite brunch place. It was a send-off for V., since later in the afternoon she would be flying off to New Jersey (right near New York City) to visit a cousin & work with her in a catering job.

I was going to write about the wonderful food we ate, but then I erased that paragraph because it could make us all feel hungry for things that are highly calorie-laden. :-) Instead I'll just say that I was happy when I tracked today's food & tallied calories just now--I stayed within my range! It's because even though I ate rich food, I ate only half or less of each item & brought the rest home. (Breakfast will be yummy tomorrow!) AND I am not eating supper tonight--I'll just find something light to eat before my husband & I sit down to watch a movie together.

Afterward we took V. to Midway Airport & saw her through the security checkpoint. She will be gone for at least a month, we expect--maybe longer if things go well for her there. We're really enjoyed having her stay with us, but it will be kinda nice to be empty nesters & have plenty of privacy again, at least for a while.
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  • v STEPHANIEDIAN
    I hope your step-daughter has a great time! I'm glad that you'll get some alone time with your hubby though too! That will be nice for a while. Thanks for not posting the food. Leftovers are always yummy!!!
    3123 days ago
  • v MBR0830
    Hey, thats where my family lives! Thanks for not posting all the yummy food, it does make me hungry just reading about it. Good for you for still staying inside your points though.
    3123 days ago
  • v MARYLOUD
    I love a good meal. It's great that you get to enjoy it twice. That's wonderful will power on your part. I'm proud of you. I hope your step-daughter has a great time in New Jersey and you and your husband enjoy your alone time. Alone time is precious.
    3123 days ago
  • v PJBOKC
    Sounds like an enjoyable day. Good for you - using portion control even though we've loosened up a bit until the "restart" tomorrow. The last couple of days I've noticed I'm automatically making better choices - but also see it would be easy to slide back into old habits after a while. I think the long term consistency does help with making better choices. I certainly need a lot more time with a support group to solidify some healthy lifestyle habits.

    Hope you enjoyed the movie - and enjoy your time alone with hubby.
    3124 days ago
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