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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

We are soon moving into the last week of the PAT. (Rootin' For Ruby's Second Annual Labor Day Pound-A-Thon Challenge). That is a mouth full but no calories.
I pledged to lose 15 pounds. That is a bit much as the challenge is only five weeks long but some of those pounds were re-visitors. Is there even such a word? What I mean is, those pounds had been banished and were gone, only to sneak back on when I wasn't looking.
I did really well the first three or four weeks. Was able to turn my back on any and all temptations. And lost 11.25 pounds. Woo Hoo But looming over the horizon is September 2. Oh, my!!
That is my birthday and you know how birthdays go; full of celebration, and in our culture, celebration and food seem to mean the same thing. Why is that??
Some restaurants give a free meal on a person's birthday. Well, hey, who can turn away a freebie?? So this week, before such a momentous day, I find myself giving it a lot of thought. Now I could go to one in the morning and have a free breakfast, then another one at noon and have a free lunch and with no time for tracking my food that day, I could go to yet another for a free dinner. Is there maybe one who gives a free dessert later in the evening?? My tummy is starting to hurt just thinking about it, yet my mouth is salivating.
Is there even hope for me or am I a lost cause??
Of course, you all do know that I would never eat three main meals plus a dessert all on the same day. But the temptation is there, set forth by our culture and then we wonder why obesity is so rampant in our land. Sparks and my Spark friends are all here to tell me we can turn this around. All I can say is "Thank You!!"
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    Just as long as you dream about it. Then make a choice of one meal. It hasn't gotten where I don't go out anymore the portions are so large I end up bringing over half of it home or wasting it.. At least at home I can control what is in it...

    Hugs Martha n tx
    3570 days ago
    Oh yeah, On every birthday we in my family would go out and celebrate our birthdays with a free meal, I don't do that to much anymore, It is to cold usually to go out on my birthday anyway! LOL!
    3570 days ago
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    great idea ssplawn... I come from a family that has a birthday (several) every week of September... on the 25th we are celebrating my sons, mine,motherinlaw and brotherinlaws.. I also have a niece, her son, 2 brothers and a aunt... its a busy month but I only worry about the top 4 LOL have a nice one Arlene and congrats on the 11+ pounds it doesn't matter if they are do over pounds you still worked hard to loose them so they count every bit as much and any other pound...
    3570 days ago
    Amen. Why in the heck do the portions get bigger and bigger when most of the population is overweight? If money is tight and so are the pants... why not reduce the cost of meals and reduce the portions? Make that happen Obama.
    3570 days ago
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