Sunday, November 20, 2011


I will not get on the scale today.  No, I will not.  It's not that I'm afraid to see what's on the scale, but rather, I would like to live without the scale for a while.  I have gotten into the habit of chronic weighing.  It's a bad habit, I know.  I've been doing it because I am so afraid of regain.  After I put on the 30 pounds so quickly in July, I realized that I needed a daily affirmation of "this is where you are right now, so work toward one digit smaller tomorrow" mentality.  I need to know that what I'm doing is enough and it doesn't have to be a daily event, but rather a weekly effort to move the scale lower.

This week is a good week to try that.  Yep, Thanksgiving, the holiday to begin the season for pigging out.  I've got one of my best long-time friends coming into New Orleans to visit this week and she has heard so much about my amazing cooking that I will be making quite a bit of stuff to bring to my parent's house on Thursday.  However, I have pretty much already planned what I want to eat on Thanksgiving day.  I will try the Earl Grey & Caramelized Pear cheesecake I'm making, I will have one-half of my mom's stuffed miriliton (squash stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat), I will have one tablespoon of cornbread pudding, I will have one slice of turkey, and I will have a bite of anything new that I would like to try.

I will also be making Turkey Gumbo, but that is very low cal, low fat.  I would post the recipe, but I use MamPapaul's Gumbo mix!  You should too!

Anyway, it's been a while.  I read back and saw that I was struggling with ice cream in September.  I was... I'm not so much now as I don't buy it.  I've been much better about buying only what's on the grocery list.  I'm sticking to my plan and hoping my plan helps me stick to the guns about getting down to 160 by April.  I could do it quicker, but I want to lose it lean and healthy!

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