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Thanksgiving . . . the day after!

Friday, November 27, 2009      5 comments

Friday morning, 5a.m., time to get up, get started, face the consequences of my yesterday. Was I good? OMG, that really depends on how you define good. I was too good to me, lol. I really really enjoyed the skin on my fresh fried turkey!... Read more

I promise myself...

Thursday, November 26, 2009      11 comments

...to take today as it comes. ...to try to eat sensibly but not beat myself up when I "taste" ...to enjoy the love and friendship around my table ...to get back on track when the company goes home ...to not even need to forg... Read more

Thanksgiving is coming!

Thursday, November 19, 2009      13 comments

Thanksgiving is coming next week. I do not want you to be afraid! Eat as sensibly as you can - and then move on. Friday will follow the "feast day" and you will get back on track. It is more important to try your best - but remember ... Read more

Thankful at Thanksgiving! ... and everyday!!

Monday, November 16, 2009      13 comments

Yes, I am thankful at Thanksgiving. I am thankful that my DH is still here after discovering cancer 8 years ago and surviving chemotherapy. I am thankful that he has Medicare plus his Supplemental Insurance from Blue Shield and it is not free.... Read more

Friday the 13th!

Friday, November 13, 2009      14 comments

AARGH!! But I did survive, happily, and am busy earning my sparkpoints! I live, therefore I blog! **edit: Nope, not really superstitious, but it seemed like a good blog for the day. Read more

Tribute to Chris3215

Thursday, November 12, 2009      9 comments

I have this lovely lady in my friend's feed and I am totally blown away by her astounding number of fitness minutes. 83,616 Fitness minutes! I am equally blown away by her story www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge.asp?id=CHRIS3215... Read more

Maintenance is just another word.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009      8 comments

I don't want anyone being afraid of any word, and certainly not diet or maintenance. They are just words that describe our new lifestyle. We do not have to live lives of deprivation, we only need to learn moderation. If I can do... Read more

back in the 120's today!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009      17 comments

My homemade bread made with cream shoved me up to 122.5 on Nov 7 but I am back to 120.8 today, 3 days later. Maintenance is definitely doable. ... Read more

17 days and down another half pound...

Monday, November 09, 2009      7 comments

Back to 121 today - so that fried turkey wing didn't do much harm yesterday! We now have 17 days to Thanksgiving and company coming! So why am I sitting here typing at my computer?? Why not? 17 days, are you ready?... Read more

18 days and fried some turkey wings today...

Sunday, November 08, 2009      5 comments

My weight was back down a pound today, so I felt a lot better! I have been thinking of fried turkey wings for weeks so today I indulged myself. 380 calories of total bliss! I managed a little more on my evening walk - 3 miles - so t... Read more

19 days to Thanksgiving...

Saturday, November 07, 2009      6 comments

I was up today, aargh! Too much of my homemade breads yesterday but it's ok, just one day. Today I was back on track eating fruits and veggies! I bought my turkeys today - yup, bought 2. I needed a bird under 12 lbs for the fryer but the... Read more

20 day countdown to Thanksgiving...

Friday, November 06, 2009      10 comments

I was less than impressed with the "new" Ryan's Steakhouse. There was no fish and very few vegetables. So I actually left feeling "not satiated" which is funny at an all you can eat buffet. The best things I can say about our meal was hal... Read more

21 days to Thanksgiving, and the eating begins...

Thursday, November 05, 2009      4 comments

Today we are going to celebrate Ray's oldest sister turning 92! The family decided to meet at Ryan's Steakhouse. I want to include a link for joining the e-mail club www.ryans.com/ with their new $4.99 mega lunch deal. J... Read more

22 days to Fried Turkey!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009      4 comments

You are all right, I shouldn't go below 120. So today I will not have a CDE! Phew! That was easy! 22 days to Turkey and the trimmings! Gosh, I haven't been this excited about a holiday since I was a kid and it was Christmas! ... Read more

23 days and still counting down to T-day!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009      3 comments

My calorie banking is going very well! I am averaging about 300 calories deficit daily! Thursday we must go out to lunch with Ray's oldest sister who will be 92! I will be down at 120 and maybe 119 for Thursday and then just wait for the dama... Read more


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