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survived turkey day even on bed rest

Monday, November 26, 2012

well they say some of the hardest things in the world to do is to get up and moving when your body is not physically able to. or when you are in to much pain to. well thanksgiving was my challenge. you see my mother is a manager at a walmart super center and for the second year in a row. they decided that my mother was gonna have to work thanksgiving day. which meant that my mother would not have the joy of going to see her mother (my grams) and all her siblings. now for me..this was a relief..cause i am a estranged from the family. and they have not been a support to me on this weight loss journey. the last holiday function that they new i was attending they actually deep fried everything or cooked it in alot of butter and grease. or put items in it i was allergic too. or the fat content was so high i could not even imagine eating it. which led me to go to a local grocery store and by a smart ones dinner so i could eat. the rest of the time i sucked down bottled waters. while they drank like fish. so i had swore i was never going again anyway. but for me i was sad that my mother was not going. and i know my mother just as well as i know myself. when she gets bummed she will sleep until she has to work. and she actually had planned to eat just a bowl of cereal and go to work for 12hrs. and not eat. soooo even being on strict doctors ordered bed rest. i invited my mother over to my apartment for thanksgiving dinner with my witchlet, my fiancé and myself. she knew it would be healthy and as she has learned since i had the surgery ...little did she realize until then that her daughter has always really known how to cool.
so i rested the day before..and at 4am i was up cooking a huge turkey breast. i cooked from 4am till 4pm. when the last item came out of the oven and off the stove. i did it with all my timers i use to eat with ..and clocks and my son and fiancé kept watch as well. i made a very long large menu but it was actually bariatric friendly. as well as high in protein items. i made my 2 ingredient cupcakes..with sugar free icing..(allergic to aspartame so the icing has splenda in it). and it has less sugar in the cupcakes that regular cupcakes. was so yummy. made sugar cookies. but i only ate one later. i had ham and turkey. and bariatric friendly deviled eggs. and even altered some other recipes. when my mother arrived. there i layed back in bed. in my pjs. she came in with a hostess gift for me..Which i had never received before. it was this adorable night shirt...Loved it..she told me it was for inviting her to share dinner with us even then i was in so much pain and suppose to be on rest. i read her the menu..her jaw dropped. she said wait you cooked all that. i told her yep. if anyone could have seen her rush to the kitchen i swear it was priceless. counters full of food. and she just busted with joy.
at the end she ate, went off work happy, and bragged on how her daughter cooked. and when everyone asked..wait i thought your daughter just got out the hospital and was on bed rest..she told them..yep...she did and yes she is on bed rest...but my daughter is a survivor..she can do stuff that 10 people could not survive doing. and i love her for it.
that made me so proud to here. so for me...i want people to realize something...if you even survived not taking a second cookie, eating as big of a spoonful of something you would have eaten the year before, or maybe you passed on those sweet potatoes with the marshmallows on top this year. or took water instead of soda or diet soda instead of liquor. you are did great this thanksgiving ..cause some could not do that...and i am proud of etch of matter who you are.
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  • PATTYR81
    I like your strategies for food success and success for getting away from all those negative-nellies!!

    Please rest and take care of yourself so you're out and about for Christmas!

    2032 days ago
    LunieCat always remember be proud of what you did accomplish not what you did not. its those baby steps that turn into a walk, then a jog then a run.
    2033 days ago
    Thank you for this. It makes me feel much better for how I handled both of the Thanksgiving dinners I went to. I did fairly well on the meals, themselves, it was the pies that did me in! The one family promises that Christmas they will not serve such large portions, or will at least keep mine to one bite... or none. They are all trying to help, but have no idea what to do, or how to change things. I'm working on that. emoticon
    2033 days ago
  • NCSUE0514
    Hope you're up & about soon
    2033 days ago
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