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Happy Days and food

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Today is the 24th anniversary of my wedding. So much more has happened than that young woman could have imagined. I am not sure exactly what she would have done. Upon reflection the past couple of days I realize all the things I have been through I have been stronger than I would have ever thought possible. So i must be a strong lady. I can move forward and learn to make good food choices. That should be easy compared with life. Ha-ha.

The family picnic went well. I was trying to finish a shawl for my great aunt who was also celebrating her birthday. I did not get time to make my salad. But I was able to choose foods and count the carbs. I am pretty happy with my choices. I did eat one bite of cake from my daughter who did not want her cake. It was OK but, I really wanted to have that day be a success.

No one really paid attention to what I ate except my step mom. She has weight to lose too. I talked about my diabetes and what I am trying to do about it and my new found attempt to only eat when I am hungry. She said she should do that and asked me if I was actually full at that point. I checked again and said a confident yes. I felt a bit awkward because I am not used to being that kind of person. But, she was not at all bothered by it.

I even managed to skip the short cake festival I was invited to. I had to do some other things. I am making progress.

Happy Fathers day to all the fathers out there. I gotta go.
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  • USARUNNERGIRL
    You did awesome at the family picnic. I think it is awesome that you helped your step mom out too. She sounds like she finds you inspiring.

    Happy Anniversary.

    Take care my friend.
    3752 days ago
  • SMILESWITH7KIDS
    You are a strong lady and a loving one to put finishing the shawl before making a salad for yourself. Was that the first time you talked comfortably with your step-mom about food?
    3752 days ago
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    Happy Anniversary!
    3753 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    emoticon I think your day WAS a success. That 'taste ' of cake is not a problem. If you stayed within your calories, you didn't EAT a whole piece of cake, you watched your carb.....CELEBRATE!~ YOU DID IT!~
    3753 days ago
  • MSWEEZER
    Congrats! You're doing great indeed.
    3753 days ago
  • WALKINGGRANDMA
    What a great day! I love the checking and being sure you were full. How is the shawl going? I like taking something to do with my hands. Now that your youngest is getting a little bigger, you can do that sometimes. It also makes visiting more productive.

    Now for a walk after dinner and taking everyone with you. It surprises me that sometimes we all take that walk and talk while we all walk the dog and kids. Lots of laughter and visiting.
    3753 days ago
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