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Old 12-14-2013, 10:30 AM
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I just bought the butter, sugar, vanilla, cake flour and pecans for my annual Mexican Wedding cake cookies. I'm hoping I won't actually ingest any this year (it'll be tough, though). I'm just going to make three batches: one for a Christmas party we're throwing, one for a ladies' cookie exchange, and one for my family on Christmas proper. Lord willing, none of this sugar drunkfest I go on every year. I had been on it all summer!
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Old 12-14-2013, 11:09 AM
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Gilmer, you just named the 5 food groups! hahahahaha! (butter=dairy, sugar=fruit, vanilla=veg, flour=grains, pecans=protein) I think in the 80s, that was acceptable in public school lunches, anyway...
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:00 PM
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Ok, I had shrimp creole and broccoli for dinner. I'm getting there...

Gilmer, hope your cookies are delish, I love those cookies!
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:05 PM
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The party was fun....it didn't rain ....the food was awesome....Everyone was happy ( except my little grand nephew who is never EVER happy....how does a 7 year old become that snarly so young?)...The best part was hardly anyone drank anything ( big change from years past). The desserts that were brought would probably melt this thread, so I will not tell you......Okay, if you insist...... There was a Snickerdoodles cake....... A chocolate eclair cake.....some kind of other chocolate cake..... Chocolate covered pretzels....None of that was healthy .....but it didn't hurt my feelings, either. . At least we didn't eat Twinkies.
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:45 AM
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Gah! I've been sugar-free for two weeks, and I just had a blowout. Just like an alcohol relapse! Now I've just got to get back on the wagon.
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:19 AM
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"When preparing chocolate covered strawberries, cherries, oranges, pretzels for the holidays, always include a half dozen Twinkies to cover in chocolate..." quote taken from "Gourmet" magazine.

Gilmer! Wake up! Sugar high now = sugar crash later! Does that mean there are no more Mexican Wedding cookies?
You can do this! I've not had a Twinkie in several days... Let's go stock up on fruits today. Even some dried apricots and cranberries. Eat those with a few dark chocolate chips, and that's dessert. I said just a few!
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:23 AM
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Oh, I forgot to include...

"The Twinkies should be deep fried before dredging in the chocolate. Use the finest chocolate you can buy. The kind used when making $1 dollar each chocolate covered coffee beans, LDT." "Gourmet" magazine
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:26 AM
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Who is the Editor of "Gourmet" magazine? I'm just a little suspicious...
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:28 PM
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I did go on to make four batches of Mexican Wedding Cakes. I will put them away for Thursday's party, Saturday's cookie exchange, and Christmas proper. I have to hide them from the family, because they'll eat them all!
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:20 PM
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Oh, Gilmer, I love those little Mexican Wedding Cakes. My MIL used to make them and called them Crescent Cookies (how she shaped them). Covered in confectioner's sugar? I'm not much of a baker myself. I make a chocolate chip cake, and tiramisu. And gingerbread. And carrot cake... ok, I bake a little. But not often. You HAVE to measure when you bake, its chemistry really, and I never measure or follow a recipe. So its hit or miss around here... But, I've found, if you use a stick of butter and a splash of vanilla in a box mix, it can taste almost homemade... NOT HEALTHY. Sigh.....

I say, someone is trying to sabotage my healthful eating... a bag of dark chocolate M&Ms showed up in my kitchen tonight. I did NOT purchase those bad little things. How can I get rid of them?????

Had a yogurt for brunch, and a cobb salad for dinner. Getting there!
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:37 PM
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Yes, they're covered in confectioners' sugar! A

Sounds like you had a nutritious day. I just had some cottage cheese. I woke up at 2 am!
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:36 AM
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I just slipped again with some other person's gift cookies. Well--they won't tempt me anymore, because they're all gone! I stopped the hemorrhaging by eating a banana--that really worked well to quell the antsy sugar lust. I'll have to remember that for next time!

It's always tough to not graze when I wake up in the middle of the night.
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:02 AM
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I'm kinda sitting on the border between healthy eating and crappy eating, not really committing to either one.
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:13 AM
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Hey Heaters,

Sorry I've been M.I.A, lately. 'Tis the season and I've really nothing to report in the way of healthy eating. I've been bad and I deserve only coal in my stocking.....coal, with maybe a little gravy on the side?

I had a get-together for my adult students last night. They all played piano for each other and I had a small reception for them afterwards . We were serving some deer sausage (since we have a whole freezer full), but my dog snuck behind our backs and ate it all. Damn dog....lets see, the list of dinners he's consumed when we weren't looking is growing: a whole roasted chicken...a whole roasted goose.....ham off my mother's plate at Christmas ( he actually gets points for that one)....teal, that we were getting ready to grill....and now our deer sausage. ....And he ate a LOT of it .
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:21 AM
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Yesterday fasted for about 15 hours. Then had chicken in hot sauce, homemade cole slaw, and a paleo pancake with almond butter and jelly. Later had bacon, eggs from our own chickens and veggies. Topped it off with raw ice cream. That right there is how I am supposed to eat.
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Old 12-19-2013, 01:16 PM
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Heey Everyone doing ok here …

seem to be having quite a bit of meat and fish at the moment so i don't think breaking the 18st will happen .. touched 18st 5 lbs yesterday morning .. so am off my target by a bit probably going to be another 2 weeks .. maybe by new years day i'll hit the 18 st ..

i am now very near the weight i was when i gave up drinking just over 18st ..

40 at the begining of june next year so i'll keep going … my target is 13 st to 13st 6 lbs ..

All this just by not eating sugar , flour, potatoes , rice , pasta .. although i do eat battered fish which has a bit of flour in it

( for my american friends) So 37 lbs gone 5 to go to my target of 252 for this year .. target for next year 185 lbs around which i want to maintain my weight by a couple of lbs either way .. so 72 to go …

Good luck and wishing you all healthy choices next year , m
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Old 12-21-2013, 10:33 PM
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Sweet Mecanix!

We're hosting our Christmas Eve get together at our house. So, coming up with some things to make. Hmmmmmm...not sure. Maybe a ham. My apple sauce. My wife's Paleo devil'd eggs. Been thinking about trying out a new sweet potato mash recipe, but honestly, not sure how it will turn out and if anyone would like it. Others will probably be bringing some good things, but some are things I may want to stay away from. Though, with how I been eating the last couple weeks...who the eff cares?
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Old 12-22-2013, 04:11 AM
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Gohstly ,
as long as you get back to the good path soon , i have to be strict with myself because once i go off the rails i end up in the ditch flat on my back .. moderation doesn't seem to be part of my personality much as i might wish it were ..

Bestwishes, m
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:02 AM
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Hi Guys!

Just checking in....my eating is still not completely back on track, but I'm not beating myself up too badly. People just need to quit giving us gifts of sweets.... A colleague gave my H a bottle of rum for Christmas, but that doesn't even begin to interest me.....However, the chocolate covered pecans a friend gave us DOES interest me.... A little too much . And then of course my students love to give me gifts of forbidden food ..... December 26th , back on the wagon.

How's everyone holding up during the holidays? Everyone solid? This time last year for me I was not doing well, and was just a few days from giving up the hooch for good. I barely remember last Christmas. But this one I will!
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It's great to hear from so many people in recovery who are trying to improve their food choices. As the holidays approach, I am going to make wise choices about food, exercise, smoking and drinking. Doing the right thing makes me happy and a nice person to be around.
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