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Old 11-24-2023, 11:17 AM   #121  
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I had a nice drop on the scale. That always makes me feel a bit smug after a holiday. But I did make it quite easy for myself by staying home and making a meal that had a nod to the festive season, but very limited in scope.

We had family drama last night. I suppose that's not unusual on a holiday, but it took me by surprise. It impacted my sleep. So I want to remind myself that following my food plan works and makes me feel better than the opposite.

Since pecan pie came up, I'll tout my favorite version -- Kentucky Derby Pie. It's a cross between a pecan pie and a chocolate chip cookie. My rule is that I only eat it in Kentucky. Since I've only visited that state once, it neatly fits Beck's definition of rare.

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I nipped along to the library again as another of my requests came in, and I went to the bookshop and bought a book for the DD for Christmas. I also managed to get the electric mower going and cut about a quarter of the grass. It’s a hazard as one of the cables is a bit loose so I’ll tape it up and also see if I can get it repaired. My cold has morphed into a bit of sneezing and a cough. It came back in the late afternoon and I was barely able to talk to the SO on the phone. I think I’m going to have to change the plans I had in outline and just concentrate on getting better. I’ve just succumbed, actually, and am having a hot whisky.

maryann, persimmons are really lovely! As are crudites and hummus. Great contributions to any meal.

Bill, the green bean almondine looks very nice. Bad luck that DIL stopped you having any leftovers! Yes, the greenhouse has been here for more than 25 years. My mother mostly grew tomatoes in it. I’ve had some broken glass and the automatic roof vent opener mended and it’s ready to go. I’ll be trying out parsley and coriander over winter, and possible some salad. We’ll see how things go. I met a slow worm there in the summer which I don’t mind at all but I do hope there are no rats or mice. There is a small tunnel …

curlyjax, credit for not feeling overstuffed yesterday! That's a great achievement.

gardenerjoy, sorry to hear about family drama but, as you say, not unusual at holiday time. Not nice that it took you by surprise, though. Credit for devising the Kentucky Derby Pie rule. I’ll remember that one!
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Good afternoon, Coaches.

I came home from the holiday madness that is still down at the ranch. There is another dinner to be had tonite but I have realized over the years I can only do 2 nights in the hubbub. I have talked myself through the hardwired guilt of leaving DS and DH to the crowd. They don't care. We had a very successful, peaceful holiday. DS is free to come up if he feels he needs to escape. I will have 10 days with DS in just 3 weeks once we begin the cruise. The truth is I must remember that my capacity for groups and dramas has been set by my inherited nervous system, my ptsd from being a child of chaos, and my sobriety. I can not numb anxiety with food or alcohol. So credit for coming home. I gave a big sigh when I got here grateful for the holiday and grateful to a nuclear family that really just want me to be happy.

Highlights of the holiday:
1. Playing with the 11 littles.
2. A felting class this morning at a lavender farm. We made snowman from the wool of the sheep at the farm. Super fun. I love the craft and will do much more.
3. Rather than snapping at DH this morning for not paying enough attention to me, I gave him a little attention and he relaxed and remembered to work on us a little. Perfect.
4. Long walks on the river near my future home.
5. Snagging an UltraLight sleeping bag for next summer that is 1 pound 11 ounces and a new internal backpack both of which were 50% online at the Black Friday Deals. My equipment is sadly 25 years old.


Curly: Totally Agree that it is a super bonus to still have a weekend.
BBE: LOL that you brought the one pie. I compared it to the 11 I bought. Of course, the crowd is still down at the ranch so pie serves as breakfast and dessrt for lunch and dinner twice over. My favorite was a tie between homemade blackberry and peach.
Joy: Awesome bragging rights with a dip in the scale.
Silverbirch: Colds do need to be tended.
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Thumbs up Saturday-35 survivors of the mutiny on the slave ship Amistad return to Africa (1841)

Diet Coaches/Buddies – Excitement was seeing the final version of the gate to our yard that was redone by the carpenters doing our small deck. We've spent years trying to solve a sagging gate problem. But it was caused because the fence was too short to have its own structural strength. So the fence would bend onto the gate and it would bind and scrape the concrete walk. There was a lovely decorative archway above the gate before but it was just decorative; it provided no support. It was rotted; had to go. The new design is made from 6"x6" lumber sculpted in a gentle way. All DW's arrangement with the contractor. My goal had been to have a board up there to prevent sagging. We both got what we wanted. All I have to do now is make no comment about the cost.

Eating was on plan with no daytime snacks, CREDIT moi. Dinner was an exact repeat of the Thanksgiving meal including a fresh dish of Green beans Alamadine. DW wanted to make it again since she'd burned the almonds the day before and wanted to learn to get it right. It was all good again. Included the leftover half-piece of apple pie for me and half-piece of pumpkin pie for her. Since we normally don't do dessert, that was a treat.

A huge kick was discovered left behind from the family meal. The two girls had crawled under the table after they had stayed as long as they could take. Crawled and stuck stickers onto each one of the adults still sitting there. We were happy having adult conversation knowing where they were. The find was that the 8 yo had drawn up a battle plan! She made a diagram of the dining room table listing the name of each of us where sat with instructions: "Crawl under; put on stickers; crawl away." Was more organization than I thought she had in her. Of course it'll end up on the wall of the office of this overly-proud granddad.



Joy (gardenerjoy) - Food Porn alert: Kentucky Derby Pie with Bourbon. Yeah, that should stay in Kentucky. There was a time that I could limit sourdough bread to visits to San Fransisco; it escaped and is everywhere on the East coast now. I know that you make it and admire that you can limit yourself. Wish you well keeping your equanimity during a family drama.

Silverbirch - Do wish you speedy recovery from a cold that's impacting your life. Love the notion of waking up a green house that's been in place for 25 years. Will be pretty neat to harvest your own salad greens and coriander (cilantro) all winter long.

maryann – I certainly agree, "So credit for coming home." So good that you enjoyed the company and can then slip away before it gets to be a chore. Congrats for snagging some needed gear on Black Friday deals. Kudos for making things work with your DH.

curlyjax - Kudos indeed for "I do not feel overstuffed today, yay." A family gathering where the cousins all chatter non-stop is certainly the tradition. Great that they all like each other.

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If you think this may be the case, it's probably worth at least trying the next calorie level. If you find it doesn't make a difference or you're too unhappy with the weight gain, you can always go back to your previous calorie level and the extra weight will come off.

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Kind of a wasted day yesterday. I did go sit in front of a reservoir and stare at the water for awhile which was very peaceful, then went to get a coffee that was overpriced and not hot enough but oh well. We all grazed on the leftovers-I was actually craving my spinach salad with the goodies in it so had that for a last snack at night.
On a separate note I've been experiencing some uterine cramping that is concerning. I'll have to check my medical records again, I know I've experienced something like this before.
Today's plans are getting the Christmas tree and hitting the dump; nothing exciting beyond that. I think i'll splurge on some takeout as I don't feel like cooking today.
Gardenerjoy-that pie looks so good!
Silverbirch- lovely to have a greenhouse. It will be fun to see what you can grow in it.
Maryann- 2 family dinners would definitely be enough for me! yay for being able to have some down time.
Bill-So cute about the battle plan!
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Good Morning, Coaches.

I am in productive mode. I can feel it. On the agenda :
1. research and organize a "renovation binder" suggested by the plumber.
2. Try to make yoghurt in my instant pot with 1 gallon of cheap milk I froze a month ago.
3. I have bags and bags of persimmons to start to process. An Apple Cider Donut Cake is already in the Instant pot. It is using "persimmon sauce." I pulp the persimmons with a food processor and freeze it in 2 T. amounts in ice cube trays. 4. 4. There is laundry and exercise.
5. I am going to make walnut butter in my omega juicer.

On these days I feel productive I rarely over eat. I am going to drink a smoothie a day to not waste the many "powders" I have that are threatening to go bad. If all goes well, I will not do a multiple item grocery shop until after the cruise on Dec. 27. The two pick up items will be greens and my coffee creamer.

Note on the renovation scene: I took a DN and her husband on a tour of the century home. They were incredibly negative. It was astounding to me how incredibly rude they were. Mentioning multiple times in many ways the attempt was a fool's errand. Rather than being upset, I have chosen to be grateful for the supportive environment of my everyday life and friends. I must be surrounded by positive to have been so shocked by the negative. I am also grateful Dh and I have worked through so much stuff that he is very

Other note: With DH's approval, I am going to have a lighting design shop come and map out the house. I have chosen the lighting style which is a really cool Edison industrial design https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1378126778921755. I think it will be perfect for the space.

BBE: I better get use to the phrase "make no comment about the cost."
Curly: Enjoy getting the tree. Always a favorite of mine. No tree or decorations this year , though. Christmas trimmings come free with the cruise
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I'm giving away tree ornaments on our Buy Nothing group and thanking my past self from a year ago. She made all the decisions and packed them all appropriately for this purpose. That same past self made plans for decorating this year, but I haven't looked at those yet. I'll get these ornaments out of the house first.

I'm journaling about my emotions. For me, that's a good alternative me to eating over them. I'm working with the notion that cultivating sorrow over sad things is probably healthy. I discovered that I'm feeling fear about things that might be more appropriately addressed as sorrow, with a lot less stress. Encouraging myself to feel sorrow seems weird, at first, but not if it frees me from feelings of inadequacy, worry, and frustration. Sorrow seems to put me in a calmer, more accepting, place -- a better foundation to let go and move on to something else.

I'm feeling grateful for this group. Where else could I type the above paragraph and have even half-a-chance of it being understood? Or, if not understood, accepted as part of my journey.

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maryann: I love feeling in productive mode! That's a great list. Good for you for surrounding yourself with so much positive that it's opposite is a shock -- and for drawing that awareness from what sounds like an unpleasant experience.

curlyjax: I hope your Christmas tree procurement is successful and fun! Good luck tracking down the past medical experience to help you figure out what's going on now.

BillBlueEyes: I love DGD's ability to make a plan and implement it. Such a great life skill!

silverbirch: I hope you're feeling better soon. A green house for a winter crop was a dream back when I was more into gardening. I always wanted to try swiss chard because that did well in my garden even after a few freezes.
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Thumbs up Saturday - Last weekly installment of Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" (1859)

Diet Coaches/Buddies – The big win, CREDIT moi, was two more boxes of books went to the stack to leave this house - maybe to a good home but, if not, to leave gloriously to be recycled having given me great pleasure. I was emotionally done and had to quit for the day. The last discovery was a monster 8"x14" book, The Wall Chart of World History From Earliest Times to the Present, A FACSIMILE EDITION. If unfolds to a long scroll. Just plain fun to see history laid out in a row with occasional faces. Could imagine that it could get some kids interested who simply aren't able to get history from words followed by more words. Noted that it was a tad Eurocentric. Even more so British centric. Of course, after we bothered to read that it's a reproduction of an old mural from the British Museum. Referenced as "Victorian" without a clear date. It unapologetically adheres to the Chronological system of the Archbishop of Ussher. This makes history begin at exactly 4004 BC with a picture of a white, European, Adam and Eve, naked but modestly covering that which would be inappropriate for Queen Victoria to see. It's updated to events of 1997. Reminds me that the Ottoman Empire and the Holy Roman Empire, can be seen in place and not just in some mythical past.

Previous victory in that department was letting go of three sweaters (jumpers) that I no long wear and have no intention of ever wearing again. Since I carry a case for reading glasses sweaters are an inconvenience. Hate to see them go since I have fond memories, especially of the cardigan style that made me feel like Mr. Rogers after I got home from work. The good news is that the clothing rooms love to get stuff that matches the current season.

Eating was on plan with no daytime snacks, CREDIT moi. Lunch was my much-anticipated turkey sandwich that included dressing, cranberry relish, and gravy. It was superb - worthy of its anticipation. Dinner was dahl so I only had meat once for the day.


Joy (gardenerjoy) - Yes, Kudos indeed for your past self who made current decisions easier. I've been told for my whole life to just "get over it" when faced with sorrow. Dealing with it seems to be a better way.

maryann – You certainly sound productive. I heartedly approve of a "renovation binder." My experience is that the volume of paper just grows and grows making an early form of organization much appreciated. Think the Edison Industrial lighting will be a gas. You can always casually say, "We kinda linked it so saw no reason to change what the former owner had put in when electricity was distributed to this area." Super Congrats for dealing with negative people without falling into their hole.

curlyjax - Sounds like a peaceful day, indeed. I wish you well with the physical stuff.

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Check on your level of acceptance. Some dieters or maintainers get to the point where they ask, "You mean, I have to eat this way for the rest of my life?" They many have understood intellectually from the beginning that they had to change their eating for good, but they didn't really grasp it on an emotional level, so they struggle.

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., The Complete Beck Diet for Life (Green book), Pg 192.
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Good morning, Coaches.

Yesterday's accomplishments lived up to my hype.

I put together a binder making my own tabs from address labels. I am airdropping photos from my phone and depositing them in my "look book" folder. I'll put together images on a doc and them print the out. Next, I need to find the physical location of where to order toilts, sinks and tubs.

I am super thrilled over making my own greek yoghurt. Unbelievably easy with the Instapot. Super inexpensive. A $2.67 gallon of milk will give me a high protein breakfast for two weeks. I added our walnuts and the pureed persimmon I did yesterday. Tasty and extremely filling. I made persimmon breads with the extra puree.

It does not escape me that I love super frugal wins and then have extravagant vacations like a cruise. It seems to me it is like my eating habits. I have really healthy eating habits until I don't. On the other hand, I am actually healthy in both in that I don't go into debt and maintain a very healthy physical lifestyle.

Taking DS to the airport and pick Mom up. Then gardening at the River house.

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Not a great day yesterday. There was a mixup about a massage booked at my old massage place-I checked a few weeks ago and didn't see any appt online so I assumed it hadn't happened, and I didn't get an email reminder. Someone called telling me I did have one, so I threw my clothes on to zip over, to discover that they had moved. I drove towards there but made a wrong turn, and finally gave up, as there wasn't much time left. The receptionist insisted she had emailed me-well, she hadn't, and I never received an appt confirmation either, so something is going on with their website. Anyhow that whole thing got me grumpy..DS and I did get the tree and put it up so that was nice, I love the smell of the tree.
I felt lonely and depressed for a chunk of the day. I did get some roast beef and a little dessert from Whole foods for dinner, and the deli guy slipped me a little extra which was so sweet. Today I'm driving DS home and then groceries. I need to spend some time thinking about what I want my life to look like in the next few years; what do I want to spend my free time on, what would make me happy and healthy etc. Thanks for process that here.
Gardenerjoy-I love the idea of cultivating sorrow, and your entire paragraph really speaks to me. I feel so grateful to this group too!
Maryann- I love being in that productive mode! Great idea to have a renovation journal to have all your ideas etc in one place. Those lights look perfect!!
Bill-that book looks really interesting, something DH would have liked. Great job letting go of sweaters, books etc.
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We had a second festive meal last night. We reheated the second drumstick. I made brussel sprouts again. And, we roasted sweet potatoes. So, we got both stuffing and sweet potatoes during the weekend, but at different meals. Both at one meal would have been too much food for us. We were quite pleased with ourselves last night, so that will become a new tradition for our festive meals.

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curlyjax: Sorry about the frustrating experience with the massage -- the opposite of what one wants from a massage! Good for you for managing time and experiences with DS, anyway.
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Still staggering along with this cold. I can’t remember the last time I had one so that’s possibly why I think I’m suffering! I must tell you about my latest piece of problem-solving. The southern house has only one storey and some people call it a bungalow. There are no stairs. I’ve just come across the alarming notion of “bungalow legs”, the idea that people retire to a bungalow and the lack of casual stair-climbing finishes their legs off. In fact, the northern house only has a very short and steep run of stairs and I’ve never worked out how to fit climbing into my daily life. Anyway, I’ve worked out how to avoid the threat of these frightful legs here in the south. Every time I pass the library, which will be quite frequently, I’ll go in and climb their stairs, whether I have business there or not. And every time I go to the supermarket, I’ll climb the longer run of steps (28 rather than 20) which I’ve actually been doing for years. It all counts, doesn’t it? I’ll report back on the number of stairs in the library. Food - not great as there’s not a lot in the house. I’m going to make a determined effort in the direction of a planned and balanced diet by tottering to the shops tomorrow.

Bill, very well done on the books, especially that map from the BM. Bishop Ussher, what a guy! The 17th century was a tricky time in these parts. Glad to hear that Queen Victoria’s modesty was preserved too. Well done on the sweaters (jumpers) too! And excellent child, that DGD, making a battle plan!

curlyjax, thinking about how you want the next few years to look is such a positive thing to do. I’ll give that a go too.

gardenerjoy, facing sorrow is such a positive step to take. And the planning then to give away the tree ornaments now is pretty impressive too!

maryann, great to be in a productive streak!
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Diet Coaches/Buddies – Eating was on plan with no daytime snacks, CREDIT moi. Dinner was turkey soup made with chicken stock instead of from our own reduction of the carcass of the turkey. I saw a YouTube video of a happy young woman stuffing the remains of their turkey in a huge pot and going through the steps to make true turkey soup. "Simple," she said, after lifting the five-gallon pot to strain the results over the kitchen sink to get the stock. She didn't show the 'simple' step of extracting the turkey from the boiled remains. If that's the metric, we're failures in the Thanksgiving cooking department.

Our standard visit with the (3.5 yo) DFGD was cancelled due to her overbooked schedule. Have to accept our place in line for the many activities in her life. We did get outside, despite the cold, to move our Weber propane grill onto our newly renovated deck. We are ready to grill whatever fish is found at Whole Foods on Tuesday.

The big excitement was that DW chose a new tea kettle from the local hardware/home goods store. I thought that she'd made her peace with a clever way of using the Revere kettle despite its broken trigger latch. She liked the
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and just bought it. The excitement is that she was able to use a $10 off coupon that was otherwise destined to be wasted. We both feel like we beat the universe on that one. It goes in a stack for me to wrap as a Christmas gift under the tree for her. It's our little game. Since we don't need anything, whatever standard item gets bought leading up to Christmas becomes a gift under the tree so that our kids and the grands don't feel sorry for us not getting enough gifts. Whatever gerrymandering it takes to create the spirit of Christmas.



Joy (gardenerjoy) - Congrats for making two festive meals in a way that left you feeling pleased with how much food you ate. New tradition established!

Silverbirch - Ouch for the notion of “bungalow legs” - a new phrase for me. Perhaps I could take a clue from you and stop planning my trips to the basement to do several errands at once but to run up and down for each item separately. Do wish you well in defeating that cold. Especially since my news reports that a blob of cold is about to descend on Europe all the was to Britain.

maryann – What a whirlwind of success. A gallon of good yogurt will be fun eating - especially since it's a bargain. It boggles my mind that there are a zillion options for toilets, sinks, and tubs - good luck making the choices.

curlyjax - Ouch for a massage appointment that added tension to your life instead of reducing it. I admire the notion of thinking about what you want life to look like in the next few years. Seems to me that most of us just drift along.

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I delivered DS safely back to campus with a minimum of traffic as we wisely chose to go in the late morning.I treated myself to a latte and "egg in a cup" at a independently owned Brazilian coffeeshop that I really like. Very tasty and filling. There are usually a lot of young adults milling about behind the counter, speaking mostly Portuguese but slipping into English when needed; a nice atmosphere. Afterwards I started feeling blue again so I broke down and called manfriend whom I haven't spoken to in months. He was "on" for a bit in his on again, off again relationship so I avoid calling him then as I know he's busy and doesn't really have time for me, but I figured enough time had gone by and he might be off He sounded happy to hear from me which made me feel better, and we'll probably do lunch or something at some point. I had odds and ends for dinner and finished off the pumpkin pie. There's a little cranberry sauce left which I will mix with yogurt for today's snack, and a tiny bit of squash left, but that is it for the thanksgiving foods.
I did use the treadmill for 10 minutes at home- its not electric and takes some force to get it going-I'll see how my hip feels today, but it would be good to add to the repertoire if I haven't strained anything.
Off to my annual mammogram this morning!
Silverbirch-great idea to incorporate more stairs. Since you go to the gym and do weight training, I think you will have no problem keeping up your leg strength!
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Good Morning, Coaches.

Back to school. I found myself dragging my feet. I truly have one one foot in working life and one foot in retirement life. Still It is a good way to transition. Three hours gardening at the River House uncovered two rose trellis and a small bed. Were are replacing a thin, tall broken arbor with a sturdy arch. DH is using something called a saw-all saw-eez. I can't remember. That will be next then I will attempt to take cutting from a succulent that will be ripped out. Apparently I cut them, place the in mason jars and watch the roots grow. I'll believe it when I see it. Food yesterday was a great model for what I hope the next three weeks will be like. I went to bed hungry.

Today is stretches and a walk. I brought some bricks from the house. i will cover them in duck tape and carry a day packing. "rucking light." The 13 pound rock was too heavy. I'll try two bricks which weigh 7 pound.

silverbirch: You have put to words what I have been thinking for a long time. Stairs keep you healthy. Here in America people mindless repeat "retire to one level." People have warned us about the River home. My dad is 92 and lives upstairs in a reverse home. ( sleep downstairs.) My mom lives in a condo with only one bathroom upstairs. She put in a lift chair but still uses the stairs for exercise. She is 88. Dad has a grand stairway he has to use several times a day. DH's grandmom was in a one story and broke her hip on the one stair descent to the back yard. My theory is "if you stop doing it, you stop being able to do it." Great idea about the library. In the book, the Comfort Crisis the author states the stat that 2% of American will take the stairs if an escalator is available.
Curly: I think it is important to envision a life and work toward it - even in small ways. I want to be able to get a free ski ticket at 80. I want to learn how to garden.

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