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11/12/19 7:23 P

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Well, I have missed you all so much that I actually chimed in on Lessons #71 & 72. sounds like everyone is doing well. I have been out of sorts for some reason in recent days and so I am using the rest of this week to nurture myself and treat myself gently. Filling up my bucket in prep for Thanksgiving!

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11/11/19 6:12 A

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emoticon Here we are beginning another chapter of the 100 Days book. It still brings new thoughts and ways of coping with food every time I read it.

Congrats Janet on the scale number. We sometimes gloss over just how important it is in our quest for good health that the scale number is a good sign we are on the right track!
emoticon Today we have a Great grandson coming for the day, I need to get into my ďactivityĒ mode for sure. At least he still takes a nap after lunch!
He really is a joy to have around and loves to ďhelpĒ wash dishes, color and have me read to him.
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11/9/19 3:08 P

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Thanks, Janet. I know what you mean about having a body that "begs pounds to stay'! My weight will go up the day after even a minor transgression!

I'm so glad to know you enjoyed those self-nurturing days away, Phyllis - the Xmas projects sound interesting.

Gill

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11/9/19 10:45 A

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Thanksgiving can be a trigger for depression for me. My husband and I don't have family to visit. I used to get angry about inviting another couple who hardly brought any food. I've come to terms that it is a blessing to have a home and be able to cook enough to invite others even if they don't carry their part of the food load.

I hit a new low on weight loss this morning. (I'm braced that it may go back up tomorrow because my body begs pounds to stay.) Anyway, I'm happy about that.

New thoughts about junk food. I do not ban foods from my diet; however, certain foods have certain consequences that go with them. I still have a small dark chocolate bar with low sugar every day, without cravings, without guilt. However, I've come to realize that it is 150 calories out of my 1200 to 1500 range, so 10% or a little more. If I add more junk on top of that, I'm robbing myself of nutrients from good foods. I'm going to blog on this.

Gill, yes, I realized those were not your words in the post each day, but I love that you do that for us. It helps me.

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11/9/19 8:36 A

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emoticon Happy weekend everyone.
I love reading how you are all doing. This has always been one of my favorite teams.

I got the chance to go away for a couple of days and be quiet and enjoy some quality time just for myself. It was truly wonderful. I came home with new craft projects and some beautiful alpaca yarn to make Christmas gifts.
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My hubby and I are going to a restaurant on Thanksgiving (no leftovers) and then having our big family for breakfast on Saturday. I love the limited menu of breakfast.
We love sweet potatoes, bake them and eat them with a little butter only.
emoticon Have a blessed weekend!

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11/8/19 3:39 P

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You did a wonderful job - I bet that felt good?
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and, hey, I hope you realise that the message I 'quote' in the daily email is the first paragraph of the chapter in the book - by Linda Spangle - not my own words. At least, not this time around.



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11/8/19 7:44 A

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On sweet potatoes - I was at a gathering where someone made roasted sweet potatoes. They were yummy! They had a kick of spice to them. I might make these.

I was successful yesterday at bypassing sweets. Meeting in the morning with donuts and sausage balls. I grabbed a cup of coffee and sat down. Book group in the evening - had tons of wonderful snacks to choose from - I had decaf. Before each of these, I was mentally and physically prepared. I had healthy meals and didn't go hungry.

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11/8/19 12:51 A

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Sue, Iím pretty much a lurker myself...partly because someone else says what Iím thing before I get around to posting it.
I like the idea of small pies, but himself likes the leftovers as much as the fresh baked, so heíll eat pie until itís gone.
Weíre empty nesters this Thanx, so itíll be turkey thighs, stuffing, baked yams, and creamed celery for fourógotta have those leftovers. I donít like stuffing, but he does.
Halloweíen thru new yearís are extra tough for me.

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11/6/19 12:15 P

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Yes, Gil puts a lot of herself into the job. I love her enthusiasm. Thanks for the welcome.

My DH wouldn't eat sweet potatoes until I made oven fries with them. He likes those. They're just as good just plain baked in oven or microwave as far as I'm concerned. Enjoy.

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11/6/19 12:03 P

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Welcome back, Sue. Arenít Gillís messages fantastic? I look forward to them. Theyíre always insightful and motivating.

Janet, your menu for Thanksgiving sounds delicious. Planning ahead for me is key.

Iíve been thinking about sweet potatoes. I know theyíre a carb, but theyíre healthy too. Of course, thereís a limit as far as Ďportioní goes. I read an article here on SP quite sometime ago about a member who loved sweet potatoes and ate them every day. She lost weight doing it too, but she loved them and wanted them in her meal plan. She baked them. Iíve read that baking (or microwave) them, adding a little cinnamon is good. I might try that. Theyíre very filling.

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11/6/19 8:24 A

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Hi, Janet, and thanks for the welcome. I used to be the official "family pie baker" on Thanksgiving at my brother's house, but he passed two years ago, and his extended family are with their own growing families now. Since we have no children, I make a lovely relaxing dinner for DH and me. Last year I bought individual frozen apple pastries so that we did not have dessert leftovers. That worked well for us.

Onward through the trail of goodies!

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11/6/19 7:41 A

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Susmannie - Welcome back! I was just wondering the same thing about Thanksgiving.

Halloween was no issue for me. We live in the country and don't get trick-or-treaters. My son is in college. I'm not invited to parties for it, so Halloween was just another day for me.

Currently, I'm working on losing weight. I'm going to plan Thanksgiving dinner to be a pause, but it really should not be much off of plan. Turkey, green beans (not casserole), probably skipping mashed potatoes and bread, but eating a small dessert.

Christmas dinner will be similar. But after Christmas, we plan to take a trip, so I will just do the best I can.

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11/5/19 2:55 P

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I've belonged to this group but not participated in a while. It's time to take care of Sue. So I came back. Been reading Gil's messages every day, but not posting.

Have a nice day all!

Question: How to handle all the food issues coming up with the holidays? I was getting over being sick on Halloween and didnít participate. Other years in the past Iíve gotten Halloween goodie bags and pre-bagged it all. Once I got mini pretzel and candied popcorn bags so I wouldnít be tempted by mini candy bars.

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11/5/19 10:29 A

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emoticon I love reading all the posts. There is so much knowledge, experience, compassion and understanding here - I love this!

Today's lesson 'I blew it' fit me to a 'T' so many times. I'm learning and I'm making changes. Yes, progress - that's what this is about.

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11/5/19 8:03 A

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Gill - Thank you for the encouragement.

Sometimes I think losing weight has some similarities with practicing the piano. You get better at it. You still make mistakes. Some situations are more complex than others, like piano pieces.

Janet in Georgia

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11/4/19 7:05 A

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safe travels, Phyllis!

Janet - it's a journey - and we're all making progress, bit-by-bit. I still have times when I go 'off the rails' - but they are fewer and farther between these days. I never used to be able to throw food away - but I can now.

I threw away all the left-over Halloween food when I went into work yesterday (a lot of it had been eaten overnight!) And I have some left-over malt-loaf here from the weekend, which I'm going to freeze for next weekend.

Gill

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11/4/19 6:54 A

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Thanks Janet, itís not easy to get through death but in this case my BIL was 89, lived a great life, and was in his shop ďputteringĒ at the end. It was such an easy passing so we were happy for him. Congrats on your great Sunday!
I donít think we ever ďmake upĒ for bad days. We just move on and learn the lesson if weíre working on ourselves.

Today Iím packing an overnight bag for a short trip. Iím not sure how internet will be the next two days so I may not check in until Friday.
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11/3/19 8:55 P

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Phyllis - Very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother-in-law.

Gill - I love that powerful statement! And you not eating the leftover Halloween foods and avoiding the pita chips is impressive!

I had a big downfall on Saturday. I had a light lunch to prepare for the afternoon tea at a friend's house. I got hungry before leaving and ate A LOT of ginger snaps. Then ate more there. I got very mad at myself. I also had a big downfall last Monday. I have 3 friends who talk about losing weight but they really don't make the sacrifices needed to succeed. I DON'T WANT TO BE LIKE THEM. Today, Sunday, I did much better - ate according to plan and hiked 75 minutes. It may not make up for yesterday, but it at least helped. Progress, not perfection is happening.

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11/2/19 3:01 A

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I posted this on the No S team as well, so if you're on both teams, don't worry - you're not going crazy!

Yesterday I accidentally hit upon a brilliant self-controlling statement that will really help me!

"I don't do random eating!"

O.M.G!

This spilled from my mouth without thought when I was invited to come and join in with a buffet of 'taster' dishes at the Slimming World meeting I was supporting someone to take part in. They were all chomping away, and I was invited to join in........ and I said "Thanks, I don't do random eating!"

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11/1/19 4:57 P

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OMG - I went into work this morning and, sure enough, the evidence and the left-overs were all over the place: Hallowe'en Party food! containers of cake, sweets, popcorn, chips, sausage rolls, kebabs. Empty boxes of creamy gateaux and frozen party-foods, a complete French stick of bread that hadn't been used.

I didn't touch any of it. If it's still there tomorrow I'll start throwing it away! I have a reputation at work for being someone who throws food away!!!

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11/1/19 8:09 A

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emoticon Well Gill, I feel lucky enough not to have any enemies that I need that SPELL for.
emoticon Todayís lesson is an encouragement to keep my resolve to share the extra goodies with the birds, squirrels and whatever animal is out there.

Itís been a long week for me with the death of hubbyís brother, the first really cold rainy weather, and all the new aches and pains setting in. And the furnace needed repaired.
Iím ready for this one to be over.
emoticon Today is supposed to be sunshine and Iím looking forward to some healthy self-care for the weekend!
I wish you all a good day today, I hope you are in the sunshine too!

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11/1/19 3:00 A

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Well done, Phyllis - I saw a lot of children around the back-streets of town going from door-to-door with their parents, collecting goodies from the houses that had pumpkins glowing in the window. I also read something yesterday about the TONNES of plastic that is bought and then discarded at Halloween, and the TONNES of pumpkins that are thrown away!!!!

I avoided it totally - but I did share something with the women who came to my home for a Buddhist meeting in the afternoon - just as a bit of fun. It was a SPELL that was written down centuries ago, and is kept in the County archives.
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youtu.be/ldQdKSG3GLw

After the meeting, three people stayed to have tea and chat. Someone had brought in a bag of lentil chips which I tipped into a bowl and put near them. They were all eaten. Without really planning it, I didn't eat any of them, and I was sitting too far away to easily reach them. I didn't even want to eat them (although I love them). It was OK for me to not eat them - the two people who did, are two who are overweight. The other woman who had one or two, then stopped, has diabetes (and is not overweight). Interesting experience.

Another funny thing was that I'd bought dairy milk for the meeting (as not everyone is on plant milk) and had 'sugar' on my shopping list too (as I don't have any in the house). But guess what? I forgot to buy that sugar - and actually, no-one asked for sugar.

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10/31/19 8:40 P

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No Halloween trick-or-treaters on my street, no treats since my son is at college. So, I stayed on my food plan today.

A cold chill is moving through here. I like it! Hot tea goes well with it.

Gill - Way to go!

Phyllis - Awesome plan on getting rid of treats!

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10/31/19 8:43 A

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emoticon Nice ending to your work day!

I waited until yesterday to make Halloween treats and already know that what doesnít get passed out will go out to the birds and squirrels.
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10/31/19 5:21 A

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Thanks - if only it was always that easy!

Actually, it did work again yesterday.......... I was at work until 6.30 pm, and had my planned third meal at 4.30 pm (before I go and support people to cook their meals!). Then, of course, by 6pm when other people were eating and talking about pizzas and burgers I felt quite hungry.

When I got home, I made a cup of hot cocoa and put about a teaspoonful of spiced rum in it. Then I settled on that sofa again and read for about an hour!

Perhaps I'm forming a new behavioural habit?! One that doesn't involve eating!!
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10/28/19 8:35 A

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emoticon Here we are, Monday again!
Iím wishing everyone a good week as we carry on.
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Gill--congrats on using that great strategy! emoticon Rough days are just that: Rough!
Janet - Isn't it great when the kids come home for some good cookin. Sorry about the weather--ours is nap-inducing, too--good thing it's Sunday.
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Gill - Wow! Great example on how to do the Day 60 lesson. Thanks for sharing.

My one night away was great! I had a food plan for Friday, carried it out, didn't go crazy on Saturday (that was the food plan, to just be reasonable). I got some stretching and strengthening in, and read a lot of my book club book while enjoying free coffee from the hotel lobby. My son's birthday is today; he's coming home from college (4.5 miles away) for dinner, cake and presents. I'm making his favorite chicken casserole for dinner, not so healthy but not overdoing it, and lemon cake which will go to college with him. It is dreary here, so not great walking weather, but I will get some indoor exercise done.

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10/25/19 3:39 P

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It seems to have been a funny week for a lot of people....... I've had a very turbulent week at work. But my victory (thanks to the STOP sign lesson) was that when I left work today, instead of heading to the shop and buying a bag of Doritos, I kept my feet going and went straight home. I changed into my comfy clothes, put my feet up on the settee with a blanket over myself, and chose a guided 'power nap' track to listen to. I knew that my real need was rest - not salty, fatty, crunchy corn chips! It worked today! Hooray!

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emoticon Itís been an out-of-sorts week...this day is the day to pul an end to this feeling of dissonance emoticon
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emoticon Love this sign when Iím having an out-of-sorts day, it reminds me that food only fixes true hunger, not upset feelings.
emoticon Itís Friday, letís finish this week in a good place!
Do something nice for yourself today.

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Yesterday, I was just hungry in the afternoon and hungry after dinner. Real hunger, not emotional hunger. Trying to learn from this experience - Maybe because I got behind on my water. I did a lot of yard work in the afternoon, so maybe that contributed. Anyway, I ate more, recorded my food, I was over my calorie limit by 200 calories. Not a disaster. Not great.

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Itís been one of those run-around weeks for me but today the plan is to stay home and catch up with all the housework and laundry.
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Eating just two of those home-made cookies was excellent control, Janet!

And the weather? Well seems like just about anything can happen these days! We had a beautiful, golden autumn day here today - at the same time, the Council are on the watch for icy roads that need gritting.

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emoticon emoticon Good morning Spanglers. It's another beautiful morning here. I was looking ahead at the forecast. I was surprised - there's a snowflake for Halloween!! It's been years since we had flurries for Halloween, but that's over a week away. Who knows what the forecast will be by then.

Got in some walking over the weekend. So pretty outdoors. It felt great.

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Managed to stay on track yesterday even with cookies in the house. My son made some last night. He's going back to college campus today and will take them. I did eat two; recorded them in my food log, stayed within boundaries for the day.

Gotta go walk now. It's a work day, so now is the time to get moving.

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It was a most beautiful weekend in our area.
Today we have thunder, lightening and some pretty strong winds!
No matter, Iím meeting one of my sisters for a little catch up time. We have both been through some medical issues and need a little sister therapy!
May you all have a Marvelous Monday! emoticon

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Son is home from college for fall break. I was completely off the road last night at dinner. Regrouped, planned my food for today, and carried it out.

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Thanks, Phyllis!

This inspires me every weekend.


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emoticon Good morning team!

Janet, congratulations on good changes, your hard work is showing. It takes time, keep going!

Gill, thanks for keeping our days moving forward! Have a good weekend.

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Phyllis - Sounds like such a fun day!

Yes, blood test results are back. Improvement in cholestoral compared to 3 months ago. Much better than 2 years ago. Still some room for improvement. Ugh!

That was the only concern.

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emoticon Good morning everyone.
Babs, I do hope you are having a great week and still enjoying good fall weather.

Janet, good luck with the test this morning. Let us know how it went when the results come in. Iím impressed to see your not going to let it change your good plans of eating.

Gil, sounds like you have a long day today, great planning though.

My day yesterday was good as they always are with my Sparker friend. The weather was a perfect fall day and the drive was very familiar to her so we were ďoff the beaten pathĒ and the countryside was so pretty. We chose a restaurant that was classic and both came out with ďto go boxesĒ and satisfied but not stuffed. Roaming around with another Sparker is awesome!


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Wow, these lessons are really hitting home for me. Yes, I turn to food for lots of reasons besides being hungry. Now that it's cooler, I can turn to hot tea.

This morning I'm not eating as I am going to follow up fasting blood work to see if my efforts have made a difference in some of the numbers. I would love to eat, but I'm not doing it. I'll come home afterwards and have my usual breakfast, so no plans for deviating from the plan.

Phyllis - Yes, leave the stress of the furnace. I hope you had fun planning with the friend.

Gill - from the other thread, love your plan with the small, portion controlled treats.

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Jeanne, hope youíre feeling better today. I believe itís that time of year again. The weather changes quickly now and I think that might be part of the problem. Cup of hot tea always seems to help me.

Janet, what a great NSV! Helped enjoy the hike even more.

Gill, how is the Ďtreat systemí working for you? It usually works OK for me, but there have been times I let it get out of control. Iím learning - slow but sure.

Phyllis, enjoy meeting your friend to plan a day trip. Sounds wonderful.

Gorgeous day here. 46 degrees, sunny. Perfect in my opinion, but Iím not a Ďhot and humidí gal. Here in the Midwest we get so much humidity. Iím happy to have that gone.

Iím focusing on having a fantastic week. How about you?

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Great NSV Janet!
Jeanne and Gil hope you are better today.
Today I have PT and will meet my best friend after to plan a day trip for tomorrow.
emoticon I need to just be gone when the repair man comes for the furnace!
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That's a great NSV Janet! Thanks for sharing. I liked your phrase 'food without brakes' too - that's SO true! Like you, there are certain things I know I cannot have in the house without eating the whole darned lot! Whether that's 'emotional eating' or just a chemical effect I'm not sure - I'm pretty sure it's like a drug/chemical effect!

Jeanne - I sympathize, I have a sore throat and cold too - guess it's that time of year again (or is it always 'that time of year'?!)

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Jeanne - So sorry you are sick. I hope you got some rest today and feel better when you read this.

NSV to share - We went hiking today at Cloudland Canyon! It is beautiful. It would have been very difficult if I had tried it in the spring, but it was just a good workout for me today, not exhausting. I'm in much better hiking shape than I was this time last year.

I hope everyone had some fun in their weekend.

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emoticon Under the weather Iíve had a bad cough all week.

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Way to go ladies!
Have a great weekend! Mine will be on the chilly side but it will be sunny so off I go!
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Gill - Wow! Great day of not starting on the slippery slope. There are certain foods that I just feel compelled to polish off. "Food without Brakes" is a term my friend taught me.

I still eat a small dark chocolate bar every single day. It has 150 calories and 7 g of sugar. They come 5 to a box. Aldi's. If I get the ones with 140 calories and 14 g of sugar, I eat the entire box within an hour. So I don't buy those.

I also love Yasso frozen yogurt bars at 100 calories each,

Today I'm having popcorn at the movies. I have a coupon for a free large. Going with hubby and a friend, taking paper bags so we can split it up. I've built it into my plan for today.

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It's the weekend - and on the No S diet, this tends to be when I allow myself some (semi-calculated!) treats. Having the weekend 'treat' helps me stay on-track during the week.

This kind of 'treat' system is built into a lot of diet plans - do you have any food treats built into your plan?

I do think that the food treat is still 'emotional eating'. I've come to think that 'emotional eating' is part of being human and I'll never eradicate it completely.

Last night when I came home from work I really craved something (I did feel hungry as it was over 4 hours since I'd eaten) and was sorely tempted to go and buy a big bag of crisps (potato chips). But I didn't. I did eat something - in fact I had 8 rye crispbreads with vegan butter on, and a mug of homemade (so not too sweet) Mexican hot chocolate. BUT - I was really pleased I had NOT eaten junk food (potato chips, cookies or chocolate). It was one of those small wins that could easily be over-looked, but having the strength to divert my craving to something less harmful was a really good win for me!

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emoticon Sometimes when I want those veggies, a Frittata is my choice, Iím glad you like them Janet.

Before retirement I very rarely ate out, now itís often. I have favorite meals that I pretty much stick to usually. When winter comes I will not be eating out so much.
My Spark friend and I go to Dennyís if we meet for breakfast. The calories are on the menu.
Now they have those pumpkin pancakes and we have found they are really good.
However, the difference in dry wheat toast (which I usually order) and 2 pancakes with or without syrup is just nuts. We have vowed no more pancakes!
emoticon The blog by Linda made us actually go to the Dennyís website and do a true comparison!
emoticon Yesterday I spent at an out-of-town Doctor trying to find a solution to a foot problem. Today I will start some physical therapy to try to help.
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Thanks for the encouragement, Gill. Yes, Wendy's has the calories posted, is clear that it is without dressing. The dressing is 80 calories, which I knew ahead of time. The ones in the US have several salads to choose from, and they all work for me. The 1/2 salad is enough for me.
I've found Wendy's to be the easiest for dieting and least tempting of fast food places. Yep, McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Chicken are just out for me right now.

Phyllis - I made a frittata again last night. Thank you for introducing me to that.

If anyone has any "go-to" restaurant meals, I'd love to hear about them.


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Well done with managing Wendy's - it must be very tempting. In Wetherspoons (UK) the menu is calorie-counted, so you can absolutely see what you're getting. Do they have that in Wendy's? I don't go into McDonalds or Kentucky, but all of those chains that have the food pre-prepared may do the same.

I just checked to see when our 100 DWL will end, and it takes us right up to 20th December. I think this is perfect timing! There are then some great Holiday Tips from Linda that we can share over the Xmas/New Year season.

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Had dinner with a friend that I have not seen in 3 months. She was a cheerleader about my weight loss and said she could really notice. I don't feel like it is very noticeable, going from obese to less obese, so I was very flattered. Oh, I ate at Wendy's - they have great salads, and a 1/2 one is plenty for me and keeps me within my calorie range.

Loved Linda's blog about Pumpkin Pancakes. I'm afraid to eat them. I might just fly off of the road and never make it back on.

Gill - I definitely feel like most people in the USA eat out a lot. I did when I was single and working full time. Back then, I never took lunch to work unless I was on a diet. When I started my current job, 2 days a week, I found myself failing to plan for it and ending up at McDonald's and Wendy's a lot. In trying to lose weight, I feel like I can handle Wendy's, PF Chang's, and Panera Bread. Now, I eat the same lunch every day that is quick to pack. My preference is actually to have a friend over for lunch rather than eating out. I feel like I have more control over the food, if at my house, we aren't needing to leave to make room for others, and the conversation is not heard by others.

I'm having a friend over for lunch today. We're having tuna or egg salad sandwiches. I will have the pita bread to save calories. Fruit salad and pretzels. Maybe veggies and hummus also.



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Hi Phyllis!

Yes, I read Linda's pumpkin pancake blog. It surprises me that so many people eat out to be honest. I guess when you have things like shopping malls, the food outlets are all around you and it's hard to resist. I'm lucky I live in a small town, and can go home for my coffee.

I picked up a pancake at the green-grocer's the other day and realised it was just too heavy to carry home, and I'd never be able to cut it open! I bought a butternut squash instead.

Pancakes are find as a treat - just not every day.
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emoticon Our weather is beautiful today.

June and Janet, both posts Day #47 today are great! I need to get mine on there because itís an important subject.
emoticon I do hope everyone reads Lindaís blog today ďpumpkin pancakesĒ! Itís really good.
emoticon I love Dennyís and have been getting those pumpkin pancakes lately although I usually order dry wheat toast. Thereís a lot of difference in calories, carbs, fat and sugar (syrup) by comparison.
Not nearly so good to order often for sure.

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How's everyone? Here we are nearly half-way through our 100 Days of Weight Loss book. There's always something new to learn every time I read this book - quite amazing.

Seems like people are having all sorts of weather at the moment - some people having storms and floods, some having hot weather, some people already seeing snow. But, yes, for most of us it's Autumn/Fall. I've found myself enjoying more 'comfort food' - good stuff, I mean, like veggie soups, tagines and stews.

I'm off to make my Day 46 list of what's important........... if not food, then what?

Gill

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There are lots of good mantras on that list.
emoticon Today we begin the big cool down, I am loving it. My day is planned and it should be a great one. I hope all of you have a Fantastic Friday!



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Yes, I saw that one - very inspiring (especially for us older Sparkers!)

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