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Brach Pumpkins: The Tradition Continues, but Differently

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

My stepfather's dad, Granddad, was a life insurance salesman by trade but had been a magician in his youth. One of the only memories I have of him is him making Brach pumpkins magically appear all over his enormous house.

In his honor, I buy a bag of the Brach pumpkins around this time of year. I bought two when they were on sale about 2 weeks ago. Not sure what BF did with the first bag (I was going to take it to work and share the contents), but I opened the other one at work today.

I read the serving size on the label. Four. Sugar is not in my diet these days. But, I chose to have ONE. I enjoyed it and thought of Granddad and that happy memory.

I dedicated today's step count to him. While I did not achieve my goal, I got more steps in than I thought I would.

We had a free lunch, costume contest and dessert at work. I skipped the main dish and loaded up on salad and veggies. I did not have any candy or desserts. As I sat there and laughed with coworkers, I reflected on how I felt last fall at the time. I was not well and did not realize how sick I really was. Thanks to the gall bladder removal in January and the loss of about 36 pounds, I am feeling so much better.

I have a long way to go. I am OK with that.
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    Lovely memory!
    So glad you enjoyed your work celebration! I love to see costumes and some can be quite inventive. A boy came dressed up as a Rubik's Cube to my Mom's door. Did you dress up?
    171 days ago
    Great way to put things all in perspective.
    172 days ago
    That is wonderful and a great memory to have. Isn't it amazing that the littlest things remind us of loved ones.
    172 days ago
  • MISSY455
    So glad you are feeling much better now. Surprising what a year can do for us.
    Way to go on your food choices today! I hope the rest of your week goes well.
    172 days ago
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