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Holidays and a lost pound

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Thanksgiving was good and bad. I spent the entire month of November giving thanks daily, and I won't stop there. Thanksgiving needs to be in your heart daily.

We got a locally raised organic turkey (13 + lbs) - it cost a lot more than the grocery store, but it was very good. So good, there were no more leftovers by the next day, except for the legs and wings that I threw in the freezer and just made curried turkey rice soup yesterday, along with my egg-free oatmeal banana chocolate chip bread. Great breakfast. Very moist.

Desserts. Shall we go there? Sure, you may find it quite amusing. Well, hubby did not feel up to making his typical pumpkin pie, so we bought a frozen one. No problem there. I made a chocolate cream pie with a graham cracker shell and chocolate pudding and real whipped cream as opposed to artificial cream. I also made a gluten free, egg free pumpkin spice cake with cream cheese frosting. I can say all of this with no guilt whatsoever. I can't eat the pie due to eggs. I had 2 small pieces of chocolate cream pie through out the day, before it fell topside down on the floor. Only my hubby and I got to have any. Finally, right after our dinner, one of the kiddos was putting dishes away and dropped a glass that broke all over my pretty little cake. Alas, it met the trash can with nary a taste. Sigh! I will have to try that one again, when the kiddos are not around. (These are adult kiddos mind you.)

My new job at work won't start until January. They need me in production too much with Christmas sales right now. I will be audio proofing audio books for errors, etc. So excited. I can't wait! Mean time, I still do second proofing, listening for errors before final production.

My husband is improving, walking with a cane without the air boot. He tires easy, but I am slowly working him up. He can get exhausted walking from the car just to the inside of the mall to the optician on Friday. But yesterday, I noticed him dragging his feet less, and crossing the parking lot with a little more vigor, and I told him so.

After all this, I have been so busy, I hadn't hopped on the scale. I did after breakfast, and am happy to inform you, I broke 190's and am now 189! That is 23 pounds down since last December. Yes! Happy dance. Thanksgiving for the lost pound(s).

Merry Christmas!
I am doing my Snoopy dance!

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  • _LINDA
    Way to go on the weight loss! Perhaps fate has intervened to keep you from those delightful desserts!
    That is great news your hubby seems to be doing better! What a long road he has had to come back from!!
    Keep up the great work!
    1633 days ago
    emoticon "D" lots of good things going on. A job you aspire to, how great that is.

    You are very slowly losing weight again, very well done for sure. Losing slowly stays off longer.

    And now your Darling Husband is regaining his strength day by day.

    Great times now it has been a tough year for you and DH.

    emoticon but we will catch up.

    (((((((HUGS))))) and much love emoticon emoticon Pat in Maine.
    1633 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    So happy to hear that DH is continuing to improve. Thankful for that blessing in your life. It is great to know that soon you will get to move on to a job that sounds like you will love it. More blessings. And the icing on the cake, the pound lost-hopefully to never be found. Blessings are coming and all in God's good time!
    Blessings to both of you in the coming week.
    1633 days ago
    Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday - I know how it is with those grown-up kiddos!! Congrats on losing a pound through the holidays and on breaking out of the 190's. It's a great feeling, right?? And I love what you said about having Thanksgiving in your heart every day. I used to say "Be grateful, not grumpy" to remind myself that my life is truly blessed. Thanks for the reminder!!
    1634 days ago
    YOU ARE DOING THIS GIRL!!! So proud of you!
    1634 days ago
    you're emoticon emoticon on 23Lbs lost
    1634 days ago
    I heartily agree that it has to be in your heart every day. Congrats on your lost lb and the progress you've made. Good job!
    1634 days ago
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