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Friday, November 23, 2012

I am no longer active on Spark People but I have learned some good habits. The pumpkin is stuffed with turkey chili and the seeds were roasted without salt. Dessert was yams (canned) followed by walnuts. (I have become allergic to peanuts and almonds) ;( Before the night was out we toasted our perseverance with a sip of Courvoisier. (We've been working on the same bottle for eight years. It's still half full. )
My dog Meri decided she likes pumpkin seeds. I gave her mostly burned ones. And she begged Brie until she shared half her Hungarian Pepper! It is just Brie and I this year. No more big to-dos.
Even though I am not actively participating in Spark, I am still losing weight. I'm 192 and still descending.
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    I miss you too! Happy holidays.
    2999 days ago
    Sounds delicious! Congrats on the weight loss!!! You Rock! So good to hear from you. emoticon
    3022 days ago
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    3023 days ago
    Miss you!

    I certainly understand having to cut back on commitments - even good ones like Sparkpeople. The Lord had been dealing with me on that concern throughout the summer months & into the autumn. I have dropped two worthy groups as a result of being obedient to Holy Spirit's leading on that matter.

    While away for Thanksgiving, I was up two hours earlier than the rest of the household, so picked up one of Dave Wilkerson's books (nicely supplied in the guest room) & his subject matter was again on time commitment & being in God's will as far as stewardship of time goes. It was like a wonderful assurance that I had heard right & had done His will in cutting back on going & doing - even though the going & doings were not, in & of themselves, bad. They were just not for this gal to be allotting time to. For some reason I just cannot seem to bring the name of the little book to memory.

    Your dinner looks tasty! I enjoy “everything pumpkin”!

    I have gotten to the age where preparing big to-dos is just too demanding, so again this gal understands scaling back.

    I hope that you will continue to stop in from time to time & allow us updates on your progress – both with your health program & your homestead work.

    God bless & keep you safely under His wing & reign down His unique & wonderful favor on your days!
    3024 days ago
    Glad you had a good time and relaxed just the 2 of you with the fur baby.
    3025 days ago
  • ANGEL1066
    Pumpkin goes well in-chili, surprisingly. My daughter in law served us vegan pumpkin chili one Thanksgiving and it was quite good. I did miss the turkey, tho, so we had a traditional meal this year. Glad to hear you are still trimming up. Good for you!
    3025 days ago
    I bet that pumpkin stuffed with turkey chili was really tasty! Never thought of doing that.
    So good to see your blog and learn that your weight is going down.
    Enjoy the rest of your week-end!
    3025 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    Tee, I am kind of curious: Did you use any pumpkin IN the chili? Like cut chunks up that you scooped out of the gourd?
    I Do know that rodents LOVE pumpkins,, the squirrels around her gorge on people's yard decorations after halloween.. I would imagine prairie dogs, field mice,etc are the same.. Not sure what critters you have out there..

    I can smell the wood and charcoal of that grill of yours..
    We got snow this morning.. no grilling today..
    3025 days ago
    thank you for sharing
    3025 days ago
  • DEE107
    woo hoo way to go
    3025 days ago
    I was so excited to see your post! I too am not as active on Spark People but pop in occasionally for recipes. This year was just hubby and myself, since we were sick.....and it felt nice to not be tempted with lots of food. I roasted some acorn squash with a stuffing of fresh cranberries, orange marmalade and cinnamon. It looked as pretty as your pumpkin picture! And for desert I made a smoothie out of fresh pineapple, banana and almond milk. Love to you and Brie!
    3025 days ago
    I miss your blogs and how things are progressing there in Texas but I'll take what I can get
    3025 days ago
    I, too, have backed away from the daily routine of "SPARKING" on line, but keep you and Brie in my thoughts and prayers. Though I am not losing weight, I have not gained any, despite our Thanksgiving feast.

    There were just three of us this year at our Thanksgiving table, but I still used my Mother's linens and china. We also made all of the same recipes. Today I am appealing to family members to come over for leftovers. Your meal sounded delicious.

    My love to you and Brie. Every once in awhile I check your sparkpage to see what your latest adventures are. I greatly enjoy your pictures.
    3025 days ago
    Doing good! Keep up the good work! emoticon
    3025 days ago
    great job
    3025 days ago
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