Herbie's Journal, 01 August 2008

I was visiting my family all week, just got back tonight. Although I had some good days, there is always too much food there and my dad constantly tries to give me wine. I think both my parents have some kind of attachment to food--they always want other people to eat what they are eating and enjoy it with them. So, makes it hard to diet. I don't even really like wine in the first place! But, for some odd reason, that hurts my dad's feelings. So, I end up having some despite myself. It's kind of a bad cycle.

Anyway, the girls and I are home now, which is great. We got home and the first thing we noticed was how many ripe tomatoes we had in our garden! The first thing the girls wanted to do at home was to pick tomatoes. We also have lettuce. So, I had a nice big salad for dinner. :)
129.5 lb Lost so far: 40.5 lb.    Still to go: 0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.
on diet The South Beach Diet   steady weight

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I love tomatoes - did you plant any heirloom tomatoes? One of my favorite SB friendly treats is Salad Caprese - heirloom tomatoe slices, fresh mozarella slices and fresh basil leaves drizzled with a good, thick balsamic vinegar and olive oil - yummmmm. You really have done a great job maintaining and sharing your challenges and how you deal with them. Have a wonderful weekend Herbie! 
01 Aug 08 by member: 4thehalibut
My family is the same way. It is almost as if they show you love by feeding you. And we all socialize by cooking big meals and eating all day. That is the only good thing about not living close by. Constant temptations all the time. And everyone is overweight. I wonder why? The garden sounds great. We are going to plant some things next year I think. My husband and kids eat tomatoes like they are candy.  
02 Aug 08 by member: graciepoo
yup- i have the same family food thing and it comes up all the time. I am guilty of it with my own children- even with healthy foods ...."hi guys, I just bought the best cherries at the market come have some"...food and family and love is all wrapped up together for me. I don't know why. it sounds like you are doing great. 
02 Aug 08 by member: sharonfriz

     
 

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