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LAND MINES (Or Timing is Everything)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

WOW - here I sit, looking forward to the next round of BLC - gathering ideas, making plans, etc. Of course I still have this last week of BLC17 to get through. Now, I know the biggest goal we all have is to END the round lower than we began, right???? No problem, right???? Well, TIMING IS EVERYTHING! The round ends with Thanksgiving right in the middle of that last week! OUCH! What do people do on Thanksgiving??? EAT, EAT, EAT!

Now, I was very mindful of what I ate, and for the most part a Thanksgiving meal isn't terrible....turkey, veggies, fruit salads. IF you avoid the sweet breads, the gravy, the dressing, the desserts...... I did pretty well and sent a LOT of leftovers with all the family. Home free, right?

WRONG. Still had leftovers to face the next day and for some reason, picking at them all day long I wasn't as careful. I mean, what's wrong with a couple pieces of zucchini bread for breakfast or a big bowl of grape salad for lunch (with a cream cheese dressing). LOL OK, over and done with - move on!!!

Saturday - baby shower. Only thing on the menu - huge croissant sandwich with chicken salad! Some fruit and veggies, but couldn't quite make a huge plate of that! And of course cake - but I did not eat any of the icing!

OK - still have Sunday, Monday, Tuesday to get through and make up for that! Then granddaughter tells me last night "Grandma, Jim's family is doing nothing for his birthday, can I have a get together here?" (Jim's her boyfriend). So, of course Grandma says, "I guess so." Now I am facing sloppy joes, buffalo chicken dip and my daughters famous ice cream dessert tonight!

I have to tell you - this final week of BC17 has been full of land mines for me!!! I am trying really hard to tip toe my way through them and finish the round at least no higher than when I started.......note to self, pray no other round ends in a holiday week!! WHEW - TIMING IS EVERYTHING!

PS - and I forgot that next Sunday is a housewarming party for one of our granddaughters! But at least that's AFTER weigh in! LOL
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    Joyce - we have the same life! My niece's birthday party was Wednesday night, Thanksgiving Thursday, my DD and DS birthday party on Friday night, engagement celebration on Saturday. I'm afraid I stepped on the land mine's all over the place!!!!There is a not of damage control to do in the coming days!
    3431 days ago
    Life is full of land mines whether you WI or not. All you can do is handle them the best you can and move on. So tomorrow will be a great OP day so you can enjoy the land mines of life. I'm proud of you for how far you have come. Doesn't matter what the scale says.
    3432 days ago
  • MUSTANG0421
    I understand exactly how you feel. I am so afraid that Wednesday is going to find me with more pounds than I started this challenge with, that I really am tempted to skip the weigh in! I won't though because I have come to understand that it is essential that I am honest with me. My field of landmines began with my birthday, November 11 and usually continues until January 1st. I hoping that keeping these ideas in mind I can maneuver through the remaining time more successfully than I have handled the holidays so far
    3432 days ago
    Between Thanksgiving, holiday parties, a couple of family birthdays, and then Christmas, I have entered the land mine field! I will be checking out your page to see how you were able to maneuver past all them (or most of them). Wishing you only success!! emoticon
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    3432 days ago
    I've eaten out every day except Thursday. I know the feeling of being challenged this week!
    3432 days ago
    I also had the landmines this week, but I think I did okay. But for me, they are now over until Christmas, I think. But then for me, it continues, as there is New Years Eve and Day, then my birthday January 11th. So after January 11th, we will have to see where I am at. Those are at home though, which is easier than traveling and being at someone's else's mercy when it comes to when to eat and what to eat.
    3432 days ago

    Oh my goodness. Good luck
    3432 days ago
    oh you poor thing. sounds like a little extra working out might come in handy. good luck to you
    3432 days ago
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