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Friday, November 30, 2007

OK - I'm feeling desperate. Not only didn't I lose anything eating "sensibly" the past week -- I gained two more pounds. Time to revise my idea of what passes for "sensible". Like maybe not the "just a couple of bites won't hurt" and the "I've been really good all day, I deserve a (food) reward, or the "it's a special occasion". Rationalizations all!!!! If I was half as good at anything income-producing as I am at rationalizing, I would be a rich woman today. So I am tracking today and got back on the treadmill. Good. But the challenge for me, always, is consistency - Keeping on. One day at a time..., week by week.

On a brighter note:
Twenty-some years ago my parents bought an artificial Christmas tree. I was just appalled. What were they thinking?!! Was I really related to them?!!!
So.........I am now about the age they were at the time and today I put up MY first artificial tree. (;-) I do love the looks and smell of a fresh tree, and we live in the middle of Christmas Tree County, USA, so we can get a 7' tree for $20 or less. What finally got me down was the lights -- putting them on and taking them off each year was starting to feel like so much trouble I really didn't want a tree at all. So we bought one at Costco that is permanently covered with lights. I just had to do the fun part. It actually looks pretty real -- but smells like plastic. I'll need to bring some greens in for aroma management.
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MARI2006 11/30/2007 8:29PM

    That's how it is... We started with real trees but hubby got concerned about fire. So..an 8' artificial tree was bought 20 years. Just replaced it with another 8' artificial tree last year with its own lights and it comes in three seperate pieces and opens and closes like an umbrella. Still some work but its better. Once my son has left the nest (that may be a few years) and its just me and hubby, I am going to do what my mother-in-law did. Buy a 4' artificial tree, decorate it and when it's time to store it, just put a sheet over it and keep it in the basement. ha... Then next holiday, all I need to do is unveil it... tada! =o)
p.s. I know it sounds kind of sad.

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