Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Usually at this point in the Thanksgiving holiday, I am so frantic
from planning, cooking, and cleaning that it is crying time.  Not
so this year.  I am calm and feeling pretty good.

This year, because of medical issues, I can't cook the big
traditional dinner so my DH is doing it.  But my DSs asked
for a different menu.  They asked for broccoli and spinach
salad!  What sweethearts! 

Since May 8th, I've lost 37 pounds.  That is seven months
of healthy eating.  I never wrote down a single food, calorie
or carb.  I feel so much better!  I still have 40 pounds to
go so I'm half way there!  I still have diabetes but things
are better.  Here is what I did.

1.  Eat three vegetables every day. (Most important!)

2.  Eat three fruits every day. (Raw and colorful!)
3.  Drink 2 glasses of skim milk. ( I chose organic milk.)
4.  Eat a serving of lean protein every meal.
5.  In my mind, I counted 2 or 3 carb servings each meal.
Such as blueberries, a roll, broccoli, tomatoes and chicken is
2 carbs.
6.  Walk around the block 2 or 3 times each day you can.

No stress.  That was the important thing.  And eating for
vitamins and the nutrients was the goal.  So, because of
Thanksgiving dinner, we don't want to change our focus.
Oh, and DH is cooking the turkey this year!  What a

Everyone enjoy time with your families!
(It is really not about the food.)



  1. Lottie, That's fabulous about your weight loss! I am so proud of you that you are taking care of your health. I am glad you are doing so much better. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and enjoy your family (especially that wonderful turkey cooking hubby of yours)!

  2. Lottie, I'm so happy you are feeling better with your weight loss. A loss of 37 pounds is wonderful! Yeah for hubbys who can cook! ;)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  3. Congratulations on your success!
    Great job.

  4. Good job! That is amazing. Thanks for the "real" weight loss tips. What a sweet hubby. Spinach and broccoli sound perfect, we have added them to our dinner also. My hubby is cooking the turkey also. Glad you are feeling better and best wishes. Happy Thanksgiving!!

  5. Wow...congrats on the weight loss! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)