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Old 11-26-2013, 05:29 AM   #931
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Good job getting back on the wagon! I think its good that you were able to share your off plan eating with your husband. Even though he might have been harsh, it sounds like it was his way of supporting your long term effort, so there's that, right?
He didn't mean to be an ass...he just knows that I hate it when I'm not on plan. It was his harsh but effective way of reminding me that I don't WANT to go back to bingeing.

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What you DESERVE is a hug from him and a comforting pep talk such as "Oh honey, I know how important staying on plan is to you! You must have been really upset... I know you will handle it better next time". THAT'S what you deserve MS!
In a perfect world, yes. In my world, hubby calls 'em as he sees 'em. It was effective--I got the message loud and clear. Regardless of how the message came across, it was pretty effective.

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Good on you for being able to gather your resources and get back on plan. Life is always fraught with set-backs and missteps.
Tell me about it!

After my Christmas party on Saturday, my husband decided to tell me that I was selfish and I didn't support him...why?....because I'm having Christmas dinner at our house. If you read my blog, I think I mentioned that I asked him about it and he AGREED to have Christmas at our place. He said he only "went along" and I "SHOULD HAVE" known that he didn't WANT to have it at our house because LAST YEAR he said he wanted to go on vacation at Christmas. He said I was a crappy wife for having not remembered that. ..I've already invited everyone....I'm still going to have dinner, but I'm feeling pretty glum about it now.

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HELLO MS! Just quickly stopping in to say HI! you're doing great! stepping back on the wagon quickly after a bad day is the hardest part. Just keep at it. I've been reading on my phone when i can but haven't been able to write much but always rooting you on!
Thanks! Glad you're still out there! Too bad my blog has become so morose.

SO YEAH...my husband really decided to rip into me about Christmas. Although he doesn't want me to cancel it (I offered more than once, even though the invitation already went out) he said I should just have it and we'll go away next year (that's what he wants--no family for Christmas). It's not my idea of a holiday---Christmas is about family. Next year, my neice will be born and I was really looking forward to spending Christmas with a little one (they're so much fun)....but, looks like I have to bite the bullet and just go away with my husband.

It's weird--he doesn't even want to go on vacation. He just wants to spend the day in a hotel. To me, that seems so depressing. Nothing is open...it's not like you can have a great meal...so...why bother doing that?

My SIL is having a Christmas potluck this weekend. I'm bringing Monkey Munch (for the kids), "woman of questionable morals" brownies (LOL..for the grownups) and I have to bring savory appetizer, so I'll probably make garlic/spinach dip with veggies. Any ideas are appreciated!
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:24 AM   #932
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Hi MS!
Been following you for a bit here.
Any chance you guys can do a post Xmas get away?! Dec 26th-Dec 31st?!?
My Hubby and I get away every year in early January to get out of the cold (Canada!) and just enjoy the post holidays away from everyone.
Hope things get brighter for you soon.
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Sweetheart, sending hugs to you. What a shame it is that your husband is being so negative about your planned holiday celebration. That certainly 'rains on your parade' to some extent and it would make me feel rather glum too. I do hope that once everyone is gathered at your home to celebrate he'll be able to get into the spirit of things and enjoy himself too.

Have you discussed with him the cause of his negativity regarding family celebrations? Does he have specific problems with your family members? Or is his issue Christmas celebrations in general? It certainly is true that the holidays can be a stressful time for many people and for many different reasons. Someone on another thread was discussing the stress she's feeling due to family members not getting along and I suggested to her perhaps celebrating Christmas with family members individually before and/or after Christmas Day and then during Christmas week going on vacation with her spouse. I've seen friends adopt such an approach and it seemingly has worked quite well. Maybe you and your hubby can try something like that next year.

I am curious and hope you won't think it inappropriate of me to ask your husband's age. Of course, I'm probably being too nosy and you certainly don't need to answer that question. I only mention it because in some ways he seems to retain the innocence and naivete of youth. I sense that he lacks the experience it may take to understand that successful relationships and lives require some degree of compromise. We who are older have learned that often our greatest happiness in life comes from seeing that we've made others, especially perhaps our spouses, happy rather than making choices to please ourselves alone. I'm thinking that as your DH gets a little older and grows to accept that although that our lives and circumstances are never exactly as we might wish, we can always find joy and satisfaction within the limits imposed upon us. I am sure that as he ages things will become smoother for him and easier for you. In any case, I am so impressed by your loving strength. He is so fortunate to have a wife as kind and supportive as you are. Have a good day today, dear Sweetheart.

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Old 11-26-2013, 07:18 AM   #934
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I agree with Lola.. he's one lucky guy to have you. My DH is anti-social and when I had family around we always figured out a compromise on the holidays. Yeah, he pouted a bit, but was fine the day of the event. Now that I don't any family alive, we just go off and do our most fun thing together.. go on a casino getaway! Leaving tomorrow for 4 days for our Thanksgiving holiday in St. Louis!
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:46 PM   #935
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MS sorry to hear about all of this with your DH and all. I've been off the wagon for 3 days now. I start off back on and by dinner fall off. I'm working on it though. I had a close friend die in a horrific car accident on November 10th so I've been struggling ever since.

Anywho, you have our support and we are rooting for you all the way!! Keep up the good work! Hugs~
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:54 AM   #936
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Before I get to my responses, I wanted to share that I stepped on the scale this morning and I weighed in at 301.8. Not bad, considering.....I did try to do the IF on the weekend, so maybe that helped?

Hubby received some negative news yesterday--the jobs that he applied for in the other department won't be filled until at least the new year.....UGH...don't know why everything is going so slowly, but I am buying him some books on how to deal with workplace stress and bullying today.

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I had a close friend die in a horrific car accident on November 10th so I've been struggling ever since.
So sorry to hear this, Mayimba....

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Any chance you guys can do a post Xmas get away?! Dec 26th-Dec 31st?!?
Normally, we do but my husband had to give up his holidays to make up for some sick time he took in the summer. We'll definitely spend the day together on December 26th, so no issues there.

OH--I'm Canadian, too!

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Have you discussed with him the cause of his negativity regarding family celebrations? Does he have specific problems with your family members? Or is his issue Christmas celebrations in general?
I have discussed this.

1. He hates my mother.
I'm not all about defending her because she can be annoying, but she's not a witch. She is very compassionate toward my husband but because she's not as logical and he is and she tends to be a bit of a bleeding heart, he HATES her.

2. He hates my brother.
My brother is really outgoing and I think that intimidates my husband a bit because he's really shy. My brother can be a braggart, which is annoying to me but not to the point where i wouldn't invite him for Christmas.

3. My husband has never "celebrated" religious holidays.
I've explained that Christmas is cultural, but he doesn't buy it. He wants to "go away for Christmas" because that's what his brother does (back home in Europe)

4. It annoys him that my family says a prayer before Christmas dinner.
He doesn't participate in the prayer, but feels that they shouldn't be praying at our house. I figure--why not? Not my hill to die on.

No problem about asking my husband's age--he's just turned 38 in November. He should be more mature in his views, but as I may have mentioned before, he's quite spoiled by everyone in his family due to a life threatening illness he suffered as a child. I think this has a LOT to do with it.

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We who are older have learned that often our greatest happiness in life comes from seeing that we've made others, especially perhaps our spouses, happy rather than making choices to please ourselves alone.
I'm 42 and this is one of my greatest joys. I love to cook for my family and I wish that I could make my husband happy during that process, too. He LOVES it when I make a "feast", but he wants that feast to be made for him ONLY.

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Thanks for that...I really wish I could make all my husband's issues disappear, but I can't and it really bothers me.

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My DH is anti-social and when I had family around we always figured out a compromise on the holidays. Yeah, he pouted a bit, but was fine the day of the event.
This is usually how my husband behaves. He'll complain a bit but the day of the event, he always seems really happy. Mind you, the last time I had Christmas at my place (2 years ago) he left my guests at the dinner table and went to the family room to watch TV. I tend to forget those negative occurrences and I guess that's why I continue to make the mistake of inviting people to my place.

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please forgive me MS but your husband is being completely unreasonable and needs a stern talking to. He doesn't want prayer that takes seconds? he doesn't like your bleeding-heart mom who is making an effort? REALLY??? Get over it! we all sit through religious ceremonies that we don't agree with for the sake of our friends or family. We sit through much more and put up with much more than what you are asking. We all tolerate people we aren't crazy about for the sake of people we love. thats LOVE. Love is about not sweating the small stuff. BIG HUG to you. I'm feeling a little angry for you.
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Old 11-28-2013, 04:20 AM   #938
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please forgive me MS but your husband is being completely unreasonable and needs a stern talking to. He doesn't want prayer that takes seconds? he doesn't like your bleeding-heart mom who is making an effort? REALLY??? Get over it! we all sit through religious ceremonies that we don't agree with for the sake of our friends or family. We sit through much more and put up with much more than what you are asking. We all tolerate people we aren't crazy about for the sake of people we love. thats LOVE. Love is about not sweating the small stuff. BIG HUG to you. I'm feeling a little angry for you.
Oh, I know, Abby...

If he was in a good frame of mind right now, I'd really be making a stink about this but I'm trying to make his home life happy because he's so miserable at work.

He's hated/disliked my mom ever since he met her. She really does make an effort, but...what can I say? I have no idea why he feels so much animosity toward her. We have discussed it and he really has no concrete reasons---for instance---one of the reasons is that she talks about her health too much.

I was brought up religious, so a prayer doesn't bother me at all. It's a tradition/rite like anything else. My husband tends to want to stand his ground when it comes to religion, but I say "live and let live".

I know it's easy to feel angry for me, but my husband has had a rough time lately and in the past 12 years, he's made me happy more than he's made me miserable, so I tend to overlook certain things.

He's still not happy about Christmas, but I'm going to get through this by hook or by crook!

SO, today I'm at work at 7.00 am and I have to get a whole wack of stuff done because it's American Thanksgiving (Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!) and our home office is closed today and tomorrow.

I've decided to make the following for my SIL's party on Saturday:
Monkey Munch
Brownies
Cream cheese spinach dip in a rye bread (w/ celery for me)

Hope it all turns out!

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Old 11-29-2013, 04:20 AM   #939
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Happy Friday, everyone!

Crazy busy day for me!

Hope all you Americans are enjoying your turkey and fabulous black Friday sales. Both my SIL and my friend took time off work today to go shopping in the US!

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Old 12-02-2013, 05:52 AM   #940
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WELL, it was certainly an interesting weekend.

Saturday was busy. I cleaned the house, made 2 appetizers for my SIL's party and I went to her place to help her set up. As a result, I ate NOTHING except a couple of the brownies I made (I know, BAD) and I ate 2 chocolate cupcakes. That's ALL I ate though.....it wasn't like I binged out on all the yummy food that was available--I was too busy.

On Sunday, I woke up with a migraine which was probably due to the load of sugar I ingested on Saturday. I should have known better. Yesterday, I took it very easy, drank losts of fluids and even had soup for lunch in order to flush my system. Luckily, I feel fine today and my eating is back on track.

I REALLY don't want to know what the scale will say on Wednesday, but I went into it knowing that it wouldn't be good.

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Good morning, all!

Blech, I feel like doo-doo! I think I'm getting sick or something...I've had the sniffles since Saturday so I don't know....

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I have food poisoning.

I don't know how this happened, but I'm down for the count. Nothing except broth for me today....

BlAHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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Yikes. That sounds awful; what a shame. Take care of yourself and feel better quickly.
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I have food poisoning.

I don't know how this happened, but I'm down for the count. Nothing except broth for me today....

BlAHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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Yuck, I've had that several times.. Not fun.. Feel better soon!
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I'm better today, but I started the day off only eating broth. My lunch went down okay but my tummy is still pretty sensitive...blah....

I'm very busy at work today so I don't have time to add in my foods and by gosh....I don't really want to think of eating....

Thanks for your concern!
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Happy Friday, all!

It's been a tough week, but we all got through it.

A couple of thoughts for today:

1. I will enjoy this weekend. My husband and I have a few things planned and I will enjoy them. I am planning on making a gingerbread house.

2. Good news: My husband suggested that we invite out friends for Christmas Day which indicates to me that he's looking forward to the day.

3. RIP Nelson Mandela.

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All good things!! Have a great weekend and enjoy yourself! What are you going to do with the gingerbread house after you make it? I always wondered if people dismantle them and eat them.. (I was raised Jewish, so I don't know about this stuff).
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All good things!! Have a great weekend and enjoy yourself! What are you going to do with the gingerbread house after you make it? I always wondered if people dismantle them and eat them.. (I was raised Jewish, so I don't know about this stuff).
I'm Jewish and i have made a gingerbread house and christmas cookies I just call them the "Chanukah gingerbread house and Chanukah cookies" anything for food
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Very funny Linda! I am more of a savory person.. Give me the Lox and Bagels, Kugel and Gefilte Fish!! LOL
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Very funny Linda! I am more of a savory person.. Give me the Lox and Bagels, Kugel and Gefilte Fish!! LOL
I live on that I love cooking jewish food, especially for the holidays
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What are you going to do with the gingerbread house after you make it? I always wondered if people dismantle them and eat them.. (I was raised Jewish, so I don't know about this stuff).
Well, there are two things that can happen:
1. Spray it with silicon spray and use it as a decoration again next year.
2. Break it on Christmas Day and eat the darn thing.

I made four. I'll probably give one to my neice on Christmas day and another to my parents. Instead of making a plate of cookies, it's cool to give a whole house. (A recipe for 6 dozen cookies makes ONE HOUSE)

You have to be careful though. Some people use a modified cookie recipe that is GREAT for building the house, but not so great for eating (too hard).

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I'm Jewish and i have made a gingerbread house and christmas cookies I just call them the "Chanukah gingerbread house and Chanukah cookies"anything for food
Sure, why not?

Gingerbread wasn't created by Christians, after all! LOL...I'm agnostic/atheist and I was brought up Catholic. I didn't even attempt a gingerbread house until well after I gave up religion.

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Very funny Linda! I am more of a savory person.. Give me the Lox and Bagels, Kugel and Gefilte Fish!! LOL
Yum, yum and yum! I love Jewish food, too!

New week--I PROMISE to be GOOD this week. No sickness, no cheating, no sneaking gingerbread house decorations (yeah, that happened)....

I was knocked for a loop on Friday night---a friend of my husband's in England had a BABY and no one KNEW about it. She just casually posted the photos on Facebook. UNBELIEVABLE. How can you keep a whole pregnancy a secret? My husband suspects that the child may be adopted since the adoption laws in the UK are much more lax than they are in North America.

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Hi MS.. thanks for the info on the gingerbread house. Sounds like you sure had a busy weekend in the kitchen!

I was reading this thread and thought of some issues you had.. You may find it helpful: Low Carb long term sustainability?
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I made a HUGE spaghetti squash lasagna this weekend. I thought of you as I made it haha!
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