Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Day One Of The Thankgiving Five Day Skirmish Of 2011 In Jennyland

Boy, the missile strikes have been coming strong. And it's just Day One!

First of all, let me say that I don't think even Helen Reddy can drink five 34-oz bottles of water a day. I'm changing that rule war strategy and dropping it down to two. I feel like I've been chugging water all day and that's all I've gotten down.

It's been a busy, productive day cleaning house, helping Donna rearrange furniture at her house, going to the grocery store (again), and deciding on our plan of hitting the stores on Black Friday which actually starts at 10PM on Thursday.

Food-wise....... (sorry for boring you, but I think I have to do this on my blog)....
Breakfast - Two scrambled eggs at Viola's with lots of green chili and one piece of toast.

Lunch - Went with Barb to Sonic (for "just a coke") and had a grilled chicken sandwich, no mayo, and only one side of the bun.

Supper - Wanted to go to Cafe Sushi (too late), then Subway (the safest), but ended up with Nina and Donna at DeColores where I had half a veggie burger, half a salad, 10 tortilla chips, and LOTS of salsa. It was that darn having to take other people's desires into account!

This evening I poured a glass of wine but then actually poured it down the drain when I remember what Deezer commented on my blog - "No walk, no wine".

I'm going to try to make that my motto, too!

I just got through trying to make cornbread dressing from the memory of the one time Rosie told me how to do it. Cornbread, bread, crackers, onion, celery, sage, poultry seasoning, chicken broth, eggs. I don't think I'm going to have to worry about eating a lot of it because it tasted like shit when I took a bite before putting in the eggs. The cornbread I bought (yeah, I didn't make it) was sweet and the sweetness overpowers the sage, poultry seasoning, onions, and celery.

Maybe it's dessert dressing.

I didn't stick to my strategy 100% - but I didn't totally blow it either.

So, my goals for tomorrow:
* Two 34-oz bottles of water
* Eat on a luncheon plate
* Maintain consciousness of who I am and how I want to be

I wish you a wonderful, peaceful, laughter-filled Thanksgiving. If you're dieting, I wish you good judgment and the ability to say 'no' to yourself. If you're not dieting, I wish you a tummy full of your favorite food!



  1. Remember Jen, Calling it dieting is setting yourself up for failure. Diets imply a temporary change in eating habits. We need to make permanent lifestyle adjustments. The word "diet" is almost always perceived as a negative experience: deprivation of comfort, shaming, punishment, just to name a few elements of dieting. Lifestyle adjustment is empowering, positive,and continually rewarding. Plus, we can own it; it's not always going to be forced on us because it just becomes our norm. Just a few thoughts from my inner dialog to yours. <3 ya

  2. Wooo Jenn!! Well done!! I didn't know how much 34oz was in mls till i converted it here - sorry, you were trying to drink 5 Litres of water a day - jeez, lady, you'd have been peeing non stop - i def think that 2 bottles is the best!!

    Happy thanksgiving Jenn - i will be having the same struggle in December for Christmas (week!!)