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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

DD and DSIL are coming to dinner to help eat up Christmas dinner. I will have turkey and a bit of stuffing with no butter, asparagus, green beans and a small microwaved yam. I will section fresh oranges and grapefruit from our trees and add to the fruit salad -- mostly watermelon and cantaloupe left -- along with fresh pineapple, mango and banana. Great! I'll let them eat up the ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, the buttery stuffing, the candied yams, the dinner rolls.

The whole apple pie that is left and the half of chocolate pie that is left are not tempting me at all. But I do hope they will eat them and maybe take the rest home.

The temptation I truly had trouble with was a beautiful big plate of homemade cookies and fudge delivered by a neighbor. Last eve I switched it to a smaller plate and put it out of sight. Hubby thought I had eaten it all! Thank heavens, I didn't. I ate enough, though. OK, too much, but I did stop. Some credit for the stop! Fully got my holiday sweet fix.

I am now ready to return to the best, healthiest eating I can do! I am at my scream weight again! Hoping for a truly healthy and happy 2018 -- for you and for me. Wishing the best for sweet SparkFriend in the hospital again. Wishing that the US life expectancy decline of the last 2 years will be reversed and more emphasis on healthy living becoming apparent throughout our schools and neighborhoods!
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    Wise woman!
    601 days ago
    emoticon on reaching your ideal weight! emoticon emoticon

    I hope that your friend feels better soon! emoticon
    602 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    I know the feeling but today is another day! All the best to you and yours!
    602 days ago
    Way to go!! I had to throw out some foods because the temptation was so strong I was afraid I was not going to be able to stop.
    602 days ago
    You did a great job of stopping! That is progress! Yay you!
    602 days ago
  • NANCY-
    Excellent solutions. WTG on stopping.
    It seems that there is more emphasis on healthy eating for kids. More about whole foods, less marketing of crap toward children. More farmers markets , yes they do sneak in some things that are not so good. But over all I feel that there is more of a focus on kids eating healthfully.
    602 days ago
    NOt easy, but you stopped! Credit given! And prayers for sparkfriend in hospital!
    603 days ago
    Full credit for stopping! HoliDAY, not holiWEEK or holiMONTH! emoticon

    Grousing over gained pounds seemed to be a theme at the training class last night... from young, fit, athletic types who have indulged. I have come to believe over time and from hanging out with very active people, that these little setbacks have a purpose... but that purpose does expire. And those who are successful pay attention to the expiration date!

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    603 days ago
  • DIROB57
    Sounds like you did good! There is still a goodie table at my house but we still have guests too so there are folks making it disappear.

    Enjoy your family dinner!

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    603 days ago
    Credit for stopping and having a plan in place for today.

    603 days ago
  • MARTHA324
    Big credit for the stopping! A plate of cookies and fudge would be gone in a minute!
    Happy New Year to You!
    603 days ago
    Give yourself credit big time for stopping . . . and for your good planning for today!!

    Thanks for your good advice about post-fall courage. I find I AM watching where I walk, a bit cautious about ice/broken pavement . . . but I haven't been a complete couch potato either!!
    603 days ago
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