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Old 01-17-2013, 09:20 AM   #391
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Liberian food sounds awesome!

I hope that I can try it sometime......

Regardless of what way of eating we focus on, I love experiencing new foods....
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:24 AM   #392
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Day Ninety-Four:

Today has been a lazy day. I'm reading a book called "Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That". It's a collection of essays on "taboo" subjects; mainly sexuality. So far, it's a fun "vacation" read....

Today I'm going to the dentist at 3.15pm. Since it's downtown, I know we'll get stuck in rush-hour traffic on the way back, so I'm not sure if we're not just going to stay in the city and have dinner. Either way--it'll be something low-carb for me!

Breakfast:
Omelet with chicken shwarma and cheese (leftover shwarma, it was good!)
1 cup of decaf coffee with 5% cream.

Lunch:
Don't know yet!

Dinner:
Don't know yet!
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Day Ninety-Four:

Today has been a lazy day. I'm reading a book called "Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That". It's a collection of essays on "taboo" subjects; mainly sexuality. So far, it's a fun "vacation" read....

Today I'm going to the dentist at 3.15pm. Since it's downtown, I know we'll get stuck in rush-hour traffic on the way back, so I'm not sure if we're not just going to stay in the city and have dinner. Either way--it'll be something low-carb for me!

Breakfast:
Omelet with chicken shwarma and cheese (leftover shwarma, it was good!)
1 cup of decaf coffee with 5% cream.

Lunch:
Don't know yet!

Dinner:
Don't know yet!
HaHa on the book! Let us know if you learn anything new! LOL

I love lazy days when I can sneak one in. Its been kinda lazy around here too with DH gone all day helping a friend. I love having the house to myself sometimes. I did get some cleaning done, exercised a little, and made a chocolate zucchini loaf. Its baking now. I hope it turns out good! If I like it I'll make a cream cheese frosting to go on the slices.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:34 AM   #394
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Day Ninety-five:

My mouth hurts. My dentist fixed my problem but I now have residual sensitivity.

I was awake until 1.30 am reading my book (finished it). I didn't learn anythi ng new but the studies were interesting.

When I stepped on the scale this morning I was up anothr 4lbs. I think it's all the salty restaurant food I've been eating this week.

I'll add my menu later since I haven't eaten yet.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:45 PM   #395
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It's been an interesting eating day.

Breakfast:
Skipped

Lunch:
Chicken Caesar salad
Diet soda

Dinner:
Salmon sashimi
Duck salad
Garlic beef
Tamarind tiger shrimp
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:29 PM   #396
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Dinner sounds yummy. Sorry about the mouth. Hope it heals fast.

Eating out is a challenge with the extra seasonings, but so much fun!

It will go away. You can't gain 4 pounds on what you have been eating!

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Old 01-19-2013, 08:39 AM   #397
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Day Ninety-six:

I know it's impossible to gain on what I've been eating but seeing the high numbers on the scale plays with my mind. I refuse to give in to the thought process of "if I'm going to gain 5 lbs I want to gain it by eating deep fried Mars bars"...

Thank goodness for my husband. ..he always keeps me on track.

I'm glad we're back to work on Monday. Being at home leaves us open to "holiday"eating...going out to lunch to often, etc. I think the extra salt is my problem. I was 1lb down from yesterday this morning.

Breakfast:
3 eggs
Sausage
Bacon
Coffee

Lunch:
None-going home to clean the house

Dinner:
Don't know yet
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I know the up and down of the scale drives me nuts too. All we can do is stick to our guns and know that staying on plan will ultimately keep the pounds off. Good for you for your good attitude and determination to stay with it. It is working for you Melles!
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:38 PM   #399
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Day Ninety-seven:

Having a pedicure as we speak. Poor girl is having the time of her life ripping out my ingrown toenails.

Breakfast:
Spinach and feta omelette
Decaf coffee

Lunch:
None

Dinner:
Homemade Chicken wings
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:57 AM   #400
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Day Ninety-Eight:

Back at work---bloody swamped!

There's a part of me that is glad that I'm back on my regular schedule. I hate sleeping in and missing breakfast because I tend to eat more at other meals when I skip my breakfast. Not to mention, all the salt in restaurant food does a number on my fluids.

This morning, my weight was back up to 329. Grr...

Breakfast:
2 boiled eggs with kosher salt
1 cup decaf coffee

Lunch:
4 chicken legs
1 oz friulano cheese
1 cup decaf coffee

Dinner:
1 veal chop
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1 diet soda
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:09 AM   #401
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Day Ninety-Nine:

Busy day at work today (what else is new?)

Had a near-nervous breakdown last night when I looked at one of my side projects and noticed that the bank hadn't been reconciled since September. I almost died! I spent hours looking at backups and trying to determine how the "error" occurred. This morning I went into the office to drop off some paperwork and decided to check the reconciliations folder. Sure enough, the woman who works in the office didn't give me the statements. *SIGH*. Thank goodness I didn't waste too much time worrying about it.

My Husband is having a lot of issues at work--typical baloney...people covering their asses, no recognition or appreciation for hours and hours of unpaid overtime. You'd expect more from a bank.....

I'm trying not to make my Husband's troubles my own, but I find myself wanting to eat in order to dull the nervousness. It's not like our lives would be ruined if he lost his job, I just don't want to deal with that in my life. I thought I was over that baloney at this stage. I wanted to focus on having a baby, but considering that my husband's mood is always , baby-making is on the back-burner. Even having fertility treatments aren't something he's interested in any longer. (Lots of money involved)

Ah well...I can just sit back and focus on clean eating, I suppose:

Breakfast:
2 hard boiled eggs
1 decaf coffee with 5% cream

Lunch:
4 chicken legs
1 oz friulano cheese
1 diet soda

Dinner:
1 trout filet
1 diet soda

(I made a no-bake chocolate cheesecake for my Husband. He used to HATE cheesecake, but he loves this one. I may have a piece tonight)
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Sorry to hear you're having some bumps in the road, Melles. At my age you realize life is pretty much up and down and its always good to enjoy to the fullest the good ones!

I'm proud of you for sticking with LC even when you get stressed. Its a true test, thats for sure. And not one I ALWAYS rise above, but I try.
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Day One Hundred:

Hi JayLyn---thanks for your contribution. Yesterday was a stressful day for me. Today may not be much better....argh...still behind in my work and I just received noticed that I have a payroll audit to complete in 10 days. BLAH!

I did weigh in this morning and I'm at 324.2. Not bad.. AT least I didn't gain.

Breakfast:
2 boiled eggs with kosher salt
1 decaf coffee with 5% cream

Lunch:
4 chicken legs
1 oz friulano cheese
1 diet soda
1 green tea

Dinner:
1 chicken breast with salsa, bacon and cheddar cheese
1 diet soda

Snack:
I slice of sugarfree, no-bake cheesecake (that I made myself and it's AWESOME).
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Day 101 --(new format, it's getting annoying spelling out these numbers)

Well, it's Thursday and I have one HELL of a weekend coming up.

Friday night--I have an After Christmas, Christmas Party at a local bar. This is going to be a challenge because the group is the type that orders appetizers for the table (all thin people---all carby) so I can't partake in that. I'm HOPING upon hope that I can order some naked chicken wings and a nice Caesar salad....

Saturday night--The dreaded Thai dinner at the home of my husband's co-worker. ARGH. That's going to be TOUGH. My strategy is to eat a late lunch before I leave so I can just graze and tell them I'm not hungry or something.

Sunday night--celebrating my sister's birthday at my mother's house. SO, my mom is too ill to cook, so I'm going over early to prepare two chicken dishes (low carb) and potatoes (imagine that, my mother putting me in charge of the potatoes--she's such a dear)....my sister in law is bringing a Caesar salad. So yeah, I'm pretty much making my sister's birthday dinner at my mother's house. That's not an eating issue, except that my mother LOVES to derail me.

SO, today I'm almost caught up at work, geez--it only took a WEEK! I'm feeling good though.

I'm not sure if any of you are Rush fans, but this is such an inspiring song for me (even though it was written during a low point in Neil Peart's life)

Far Cry-Rush

Pariah dogs and wandering madmen
Barking at strangers and speaking in tongues
The ebb and flow of tidal fortune
Electrical changes are charging up the young

It's a far cry from the world we thought we'd inherit
It's a far cry from the way we thought we'd share it
You can almost feel the current flowing
You can almost see the circuits blowing

One day I feel I'm on top of the world
And the next it's falling in on me
I can get back on
I can get back on
One day I feel I'm ahead of the wheel,
And the next it's rolling over me
I can get back on
I can get back on


Whirlwind life of faith and betrayal
Rise in anger, fall back, and repeat
Slow degrees on the dark horizon
Full moon rising lays silver at your feet

It's a far cry from the world we thought we'd inherit
It's a far cry from the way we thought we'd share it
You can almost feel the current flowing
You can almost see the circuits blowing

One day I feel I'm on top of the world
And the next it's falling in on me
I can get back on
I can get back on
One day I feel I'm ahead of the wheel,
And the next it's rolling over me
I can get back on
I can get back on


It's a far cry from the world we thought we'd inherit
You can almost see the circle growing
You can almost feel the planet glowing

One day I feel I'm on top of the world
And the next it's falling in on me
I can get back on
I can get back on
One day I feel I'm ahead of the wheel,
And the next it's rolling over me
I can get back on
I can get back on

One day I fly through a crack in the sky
And the next it's falling in on me
I can get back on
I can get back on


This song speaks to my infertility issues and the feelings of inadequacy I have when I think of how I've let my husband down (he wanted children badly). Sometimes I have to remind myself to get back on and have hope for the future.

Breakfast:
2 boiled eggs with kosher salt
1 decaf coffee with 5% cream
1 decaf coffee (at work)

Lunch:
4 chicken legs
1 oz friulano cheese
1 diet soda

Dinner:
1 veal chop
1 c. mushrooms and cream sauce
1 diet soda
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Hi Melles, Looks like you have a big weekend ahead. Being aware of all the potential pitfalls ahead is good. Be prepared and do the best you can. And remember to have fun!

The lyrics are meaningful for all of us I think. Thanks for sharing!

I have a busy weekend coming up too. My 10 year old granddaughter is spending the weekend with us. I'm sure she will keep me running around and having a great time. She's a real firecracker and a sweet kid.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:11 AM   #406
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Day 102

Weighed in this morning and the scale said 322.4. WOW, new low! I'm not calling it officially until Wednesday.

It's Friday and my boss is out of the office. Don't get me wrong, I don't hate the guy, but things are much more relaxed when he's not around. I don't screw the proverbial dog, but I like being able to just take a breath.

SO--here's a funny story....two weeks ago, I asked my Husband if I could make a dish for our dinner with his co-worker. At that time, he said "oh no, we're going to bring a bottle of wine--he doesn't want you to make anything"...alright, so with that, I just forgot about it. As of yesterday at noon, my husband informed me that he TOLD his co-worker that I would make a sugar-free, chocolate cheesecake! AHHHH...I have no time tonight and I have to do my housework Saturday afternoon--when the HELL am I going to make a cheesecake?? I'll figure something out (which involves waking up at 7 am on Saturday....)

On top of that, my mom is being a huge pain in the arse about my sister's birthday. As of yesterday, I'm doing the following:

1. Making chicken breasts for 15 people
2. Making roasted potatoes, fried peppers and sausages
3. Bringing an extra table and 5 chairs
4. Arriving at 1.30 pm to tidy the house and set the table.
5. Buying the candles for the cake ( really?)
6. Bringing the wine
7. Doing all the prep and shopping involved in above.

Heaven help me....

Breakfast:
2 boiled eggs with kosher salt
1 cup decaf coffee

Lunch:
4 chicken legs
1 oz friulano cheese
1 diet soda

Dinner:
No clue--invited to that after Christmas thing at the bar.
I'm going to try and have chicken wings.
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Sounds like you'll be so busy all weekend you won't have time to eat!

Maybe it will turn into a good thing.... and congrats on the scales....that will be your new number officially, very soon.
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I think you need a hug!

Congrats on the new weight.....

Don't let the weekend get to you, easier said than done, I know!
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Day 103

Thanks Seabreezes and JayLyn for your support.

The weekend is getting to me. *sigh*

Last night was a hoot. I had fun.

For dinner, I had an 8 oz steak with some seafood on top with a Caesar salad and some string beans. For dessert, I had a cup of decaf coffee. We sang songs and danced--it was fun. Everyone was drinking, so I was the DD. We arrived home at 2.00 am. I was bushed.

This morning at 8.30 am I woke up to make the cheese cake for tonight. After that, I did some housework, did some last minute shopping for tomorrow and went out for breakfast. In hindsight, going out for breakfast was a stupid idea (but not mine) because I didn't have enough time. Also, my husband didn't think I "needed" a side of bacon with my omelet, but tonight is that Thai dinner and I figured the more protein I ate at lunch/breakfast, the better. That wouldn't have bothered me as much if it wasn't that the moment I tried to update this blog while I was seated at the restaurant, he was rushing me to choose something. I hate being rushed, ESPECIALLY when it's my only downtime during a pretty busy weekend.

Anyways, I brought it up to him and he felt that I could easily ate some plain guacamole for lunch (what lunch? We're leaving in 30 minutes and I haven't even gotten ready yet). I probably won't have the guacamole and tonight will be pretty difficult.

It's hard to have dinner with people you don't know very well who are already judging you because you're the biggest person in the room. I brought a cheesecake that I CAN eat, but can you imagine how that'll look? (The fat person didn't eat our dinner, but she ate her dessert---what a BAD choice). This is one of those times when I think my husband deliberately sets me up to fail. It's easy for HIM because he can just say "to hell with it" and eat the carby food--he has 8 lbs to lose. I can't do that. I gain weight eating salty things, not to mention carbs.

The problem isn't my husband though...the problem is that I'm plain tired. I didn't expect to be out until 2.00 am last night and knowing that my husband will be with his friends tonight, I know it'll be late (with a one hour drive home). I'll have to be awake early to prepare the food for my sister's birthday tomorrow, too. Not to mention, at some point, I have to do the work for my side jobs and so some paperwork that I've been putting off.

*sigh*...

Breakfast:
Omelette with feta cheese, tomatoes and chicken
1 decaf coffee

Lunch:
None--won't have time

Dinner:
Whatever I can salvage from this Thai dinner
Cheesecake
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ARGH........

MY MOTHER IS GOING TO BE THE DEATH OF ME.
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I'm at home now, feeling a bit less stressed (had a migraine, had to take meds)...

I wanted to expand on that Thai dinner I was at last night. So strange...

The guy is a co-worker of my husband. I've met his wife a couple of times before and she's nice enough. They invited us to a BBQ in the summer, but I wasn't able to get very friendly with her because she invited her friends from work, so I was the odd person out. Anyways...they invited us to this Thai dinner.

I have no reason to doubt my Husband, but he said that he mentioned to his co-worker that I don't eat spicy food. Truth be told, I can tolerate mild heat, but to be safe (because everyone's measure of "spicy" is different) he just said I don't eat anything spicy. Now, I don't want you to get the wrong idea, I never expect anyone to cater to my dietary needs.

I guess what made me feel weird was the set time of 6.00pm for dinner--we got there right at 6.00 pm and they said "Wow, you guys are on time". Well, that's the polite thing to do, right? We're generally always on time and if weather or something out of our control comes up, we call and say we'll be late....strange.

When we came in, they didn't take our coats. We just stood there, took off our shoes and our host ran up the stairs, leaving us to navigate through the house with our coats on. I found that odd.

Finally, when I walked into the kitchen with my coat on, the wife told me to put my coat in the spare bedroom so I asked where it was, she directed me and my Husband and I went into this room and took off our coats and scarves and left them on the bed. Weird! I always take the coats and hang them (doesn't everyone do that, or am I the weird one?)

So, I went into the kitchen and she was only then preparing the meal. This is what it consisted of: Potatoes, carrots, chicken breasts cubes and two cans of a white saucy substance that smelled like coconut milk. HEY--it smelled AWESOME. My first thought was to eat chicken and that broth and call it a meal. Here's the kicker. She served it to me without rice and when I sipped that wonderfully smelling broth, it was so spicy, I choked. You know when it hits the back of your throat and you instantly feel that your esophagus is closing? Yep, that was me.

SO, at that point, I realized that sipping the broth was out. All that was salvageable was the chicken. Problem was, the majority of the dish was potatoes and carrots. The chicken breast was the minority ingredient. I had about 5 small cubes of meat. I ate each chicken cube...slowly...and then sampled a few carrots. There was a salad (I figured that would be safe) but it was thin strips of mango and carrots (again). The dressing was sweet, but I just bit the bullet and ate all the carrots out of the salad and I ate a few mango strips. They were paper thin. I could have eaten the whole bowl because it was delicious, but I had to hold back because mangos would have set me on a carb fest extraordinaire.

Thankfully that chocolate cheesecake came in handy! If I hadn't eaten a piece, I probably would have been hungry.

I'd better get to bed--just thought I'd share that.

Oh--PS--my Husband wasn't really too sympathetic. He said I have to deal with those situations. People don't have to cater to me. He's probably right, but as I mentioned before---he can eat rice and he did.

Ah well...good night.
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Wow. It sounds like you were not very comfortable at this dinner party. These people sound....like you said....strange. Is the co-worker and your hubby pretty friendly? Will you have to suffer this again?

Next you'll have to tell the story of what happened at the birthday party today. Sounds like another lovely time!
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Day 105

Busy, busy at work (I always say that, don't I?)

Even though I have to go home and do a lot of side work today, I feel so relieved that all the crazy weekend festivities are over.

JayLyn: Thanks for listening to my BS. My mother is SO difficult to deal with. When I left her place yesterday, I just burst into tears in the car and of course, that made my husband angry because he thinks she's "not a very nice person".

My mother is too ill to make dinner for my sister's birthday herself, so instead of just letting me have it at my place, she wants me to do the work at HER house. I thought it wouldn't be difficult because my Dad would clean up the house and help me set the table, but THAT wasn't the issue. The moment I arrived (at 2.00 pm) my mother wanted things done HER way. It's always as if she wants to be able to say that she made dinner, so she barks orders all day (as if I'm incapable of knowing how to do anything).

Everyone was supposed to "bring" something. My aunt brought a dessert and a yam casserole. My sister in law brought a salad and a prepared salad from a deli (made with fake crab--you know what I mean) and my responsibility was chicken and potatoes. Seems equal until you realize I brought the entree (chicken ---something that had to be prepared ahead of time), potatoes (I had to boil them that morning) then I had to lug all that stuff to my mom's place and cook all of it (the potatoes were roasted, the chicken had to cook AND my mom had fried peppers and sausages that I had to cook when I got there). On top of that, I polished all the silverware. I even brought the tablecloths.

After cooking everything, assembling everyone at the table and making sure everyone ate and was satisfied, I was bushed. THEN, I helped clean the kitchen while my sister washed the pans. I put all the pans away, but little did I know, the whole time I was doing this, no one was arranging for the birthday cake or the coffee, so after all that, I had to get THAT going. By 9.00 pm, I was finished mentally and physically.

Anyways...after I finish my side jobs tonight, I'm going to relax (I hope..my Husband had some issues at work today)....ugh.....the stress is unbelievable.

Breakfast:
2 boiled eggs
1 decaf coffee
1 green tea

Lunch:
3 chicken legs
6 chicken wings (leftover from last week)
1 diet soda

Dinner:
Leftover chicken breast
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:22 AM   #414
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Nothing special about today--work is okay, but my husband is having issues at work again. I hope that he comes home happy and relaxed tonight.

Breakfast:
2 boiled eggs with kosher salt
1 cup decaf coffee with 5% cream
1 cup decaf coffee with half and half (at work)

Lunch:
1 chicken breast topped with salsa, bacon and cheese
1 diet soda

Dinner:
1 trout filet
eggplant, onions roasted
1 diet soda

Have a great day.....WEIGH IN DAY TOMORROW!
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Today I've been thinking about children a lot--not sad thoughts, just accepting, happy thoughts.

On Sunday, my sister in law made sure to mention in front of me that she'd likely be pregnant by April (it kind of sounded like she was hinting that she already was) and I'm just kind of lukewarm about it.

I found this poem a few months ago and when I first read it, it really made me cry. Now I read it and I feel differently---I've accepted everything so it's not such an emotional subject for me anymore.

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I Will Be A Wonderful Mother - Author Unknown

There are women who become mothers without effort, without thought, without patience or loss, and though they are good mothers and love their children, I know that I will be better.

I will be better not because of genetics or money or because I have read more books, but because I have struggled and toiled for this child.

I have longed and waited. I have cried and prayed. I have endured and planned over and over again. Like most things in life, the people who truly have appreciation are those who have struggled to attain their dreams.
I will notice everything about my child. I will take time to watch my child sleep, explore, and discover. I will marvel at this miracle every day for the rest of my life.

I will be happy when I wake in the middle of the night to the sound of my child, knowing that I can comfort, hold, and feed him and that I am not waking to take another temperature, pop another pill, take another shot or cry tears of a broken dream. My dream will be crying for me.

I count myself lucky in this sense; that God has given me this insight, this special vision with which I will look upon my child. Whether I parent a child I actually give birth to or a child that God leads me to, I will not be careless with my love.
I will be a better mother for all that I have endured.

Yes, I will be a wonderful mother.
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Beautiful poem. Sometimes when you accept things, wonderful things happen!

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Thanks, Seabreezes!

I really love that poem, too.

So it was weigh in day today and I gained 2 lbs from my posted stats. I was really annoyed but y'know what? I just thought "F-U scale" and went on my merry way.

I was really feeling tired and bloated today and it is near ovulation time so maybe that's why I saw the gain. It certainly couldn't be a 7000 increase in my calorie intake this week, that's for sure.

Breakfast:
2 eggs boiled
1 cup decaf w/5% cream
1 cup decaf at work

Lunch:
1 chicken breast with bacon, cheese and salsa
1 diet soda

Dinner:
1 trout filet
Green beans
1 diet soda

....and then I'm relaxing because I'm bloody well beat.
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It's 9.39 am and I'm eating guacamole and green tea. I just *felt* like guacamole. It's nice to have a healthy craving so I'm giving in to it, regardless of the unhealthy thoughts of "but it's not lunchtime yet" and all that stupid thinking that leads me to binge.

Breakfast:
2 boiled eggs with kosher salt
1 cup of decaf coffee
1 cup of green tea
8 oz guacamole with two Wasa crackers (8 carbs, not bad)

Lunch:
I have chicken breast if I'm hungry

Dinner:
1 ribeye steak
Mushrooms
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Day 108

It's 9.39 am and I'm eating guacamole and green tea. I just *felt* like guacamole. It's nice to have a healthy craving so I'm giving in to it, regardless of the unhealthy thoughts of "but it's not lunchtime yet" and all that stupid thinking that leads me to binge.

Breakfast:
2 boiled eggs with kosher salt
1 cup of decaf coffee
1 cup of green tea
8 oz guacamole with two Wasa crackers (8 carbs, not bad)

Lunch:
I have chicken breast if I'm hungry

Dinner:
1 ribeye steak
Mushrooms
1 diet soda

mmmm ribeye steak today...my favorite cut of beef. I don't eat beef often, maybe 2x a month, but when I do have as much as I want. Do you make a sauce with the mushrooms to go over the steak?
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mmmm ribeye steak today...my favorite cut of beef. I don't eat beef often, maybe 2x a month, but when I do have as much as I want. Do you make a sauce with the mushrooms to go over the steak?
Hey JayLyn! Generally, I don't eat steak in the winter. It's mainly a summer food for me when I can grill it. We usually eat steak on a weekend when we can make a feast of it. Problem was, I had this steak in the freezer (I bought it on sale) and yesterday it just looked good to me.

I made a light cream sauce with the mushrooms and it turned out very nice. I made a nice chicken vindaloo for my husband and my sister (who dropped by for dinner). Apparently, that turned out well, too...but it was too spicy for me.

I feel so great because I cleaned my office today. I got rid of some old paper work, wiped my desk down and finally trimmed my plants and cleaned all the dead leaves off my file cabinets. I feel like a new person. I'll be doing the same thing at home this weekend since I was too busy to clean the house last weekend!

Breakfast:
2 boiled eggs with kosher salt
1 cup decaf with 5% cream
1 cup black tea

Lunch:
1 chicken breast
8oz guacamole
2 Wasa Cripbread (the low carb ones)
1 diet soda

Dinner:
1 filet of trout
Eggplant and onions roasted
1 diet soda

Have a great weekend, everyone!
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