kingkeld's Journal, 24 December 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!



Today is the 24th of December, the "big" Christmas event day in Denmark. Tonight is when we gather our families and loved ones, and celebrate. Most people eat "flæskesteg" (pork roast) or roasted duck. Several types of potatoes, pickled red cabbage, pickles, gravy and so many other good things. Then, we have a traditional dessert called "ris a la mande", which is a rice pudding with whipped cream and chopped almonds. In the mix is put ONE WHOLE almond, and the one who gets the almond gets a special little present. It's always a game to HIDE that you have in order to make the rest of the family stuff their faces silly. Well, that's gonna change this year. I think I have learned that stuffing faces silly is generally a bad idea.



We're just gonna be Wife, Daughter and I tonight. We're REALLY looking forward to it. Since Lodger is living with us for another few weeks, then we kinda miss our solitude just being us alone. Tonight's the night for that. I have instructed Daughter to bring out her cards for some games, and just generally hang with us tonight. It'll be nice.

Then, the next days, Christmas Day and on will just be general relaxation and enjoying NOT being at work.

The weigh-in? Oh that. yeah. I got my first little Christmas present from the FatSecret Gods. I am at a new low of 81.9 kgs. Not as much as I hoped for, but I'll take it. It does make it HARD, if not impossible for me to get below 80 by New Year. Oh, well. I will get there sooner or later. I will still make the attempt though, but 1.9 kgs (4 lbs) is a LOT in a week.

I won't do a too long journal today - it's Christmas and being on the PC is NOT what I want to do today. But I have to weigh-in and a few other things before I go.

So, the single most important thing to do here today is this:

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY BUDDIES!
I HOPE YOU HAVE THE MOST AMAZING HOLIDAY!
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!

I really mean thanks for everything. You guys have been there for so long, and I just love hanging out with you. I've learned so much through the last year's time, and I have changed in so many ways. I love the new me, and I love what you guys have done to me. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I hope you all have a very merry Christmas, and that you get to spend it with the people you love.

Today, I am thankful
- of my family. My wonderful, wonderful family that I love above all else.
- the AWESOME omelet that Wife cooked this morning.
- having days off from work.
- Rudolph the red nosed reindeer on TV.
- ....followed by A Christmas Story.

Have a Merry Christmas, folks. Life is good.

EDIT:
Since I am mentioning the evil anti-holidays kitty in the comments below, I figured I'd post a picture so perfectly describing her not-so-cheery holiday spirits. :)

180.6 lb Lost so far: 161.2 lb.    Still to go: 0 lb.    Diet followed 100%.

Diet Calendar Entries for 24 December 2011:
3769 kcal Fat: 194.20g | Prot: 145.81g | Carb: 339.04g.   Breakfast: Egg, Onions, Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, Tomato Ketchup, White Potatoes (Flesh and Skin), olive oil, becel, mushroom, cucumber, frikadelle. Lunch: reduced calorie rye bread, sylte. Dinner: Nakkekam med svær, White Potatoes (Flesh and Skin), Brown Sugar, Beef or Meat Gravy, Dill Pickles (Sliced), Rødkål, Beer. Snacks/Other: risalamande med kirsebaersauce, chocolate, Frikadelle, Toffifee. more...
2623 kcal Activities & Exercise: Sleeping - 8 hours, Sitting - 14 hours and 30 minutes, Standing - 1 hour and 30 minutes. more...
on diet kingkeld's own diet   losing 10.8 lb a week

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Merry Christmas Keld.... Glad you got that "new low" it may not be as much as you wanted - but at least it is in the right direction. Food looks awesome..... Have a great time just you, your wife and daughter... Great "family" time :-) 
24 Dec 11 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
Merry Christmas. Sounds like a great day for you and your family! Enjoy to the fullest. How do you download the photos onto your journal? 
24 Dec 11 by member: petuniak
This is a lovely journal. I love hearing about (and seeing) some of your customs. Everything looks so scrumptious and inviting, especially the pickled red cabbage. My Costa Rican mother made pickled red cabbage every year for me at Christmas when she was alive, and that was my special treat. It brings back good memories. Life IS good, Keld, and you have been such a tremendous support and inspiration to all of us. Congratulations on you 81.9kg. Such an achievement. Such a year of transformation. Glædelig jul og godt nytår, my friend, to you and your family. 
24 Dec 11 by member: Helewis
Merry Christmas!! I am very new here but just read your post and wanted to say that my mother is from Denmark (we are in ontario now) but we do the rice pudding with the almond every year, and it's always fun! We always do the same thing, someone hides it in there mouth so everyone else keeps eating...lol Also, you didn't mention it, but another thing she does is that we always have real candles on our tree every year, and we light them when all the family is together there and sing Christmas carols. One of my favorite parts of the holiday, the tree looks so beautiful! Anyway, good luck and Merry Christmas to you and your family! 
24 Dec 11 by member: pebbles0927
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS to you as well..I have only known your for a short while, but soo glad we are buddies...HERES to all of us having a wonderful losing 2012..(Salute) with my coffee...:O) 
24 Dec 11 by member: BHA
Salute to you too, BHA! As Pebbles stated, it IS tradition to have real candles on the tree. However, we have a war-hungry cat who detest candles, so we are skipping out on that one. :) 
24 Dec 11 by member: kingkeld
LOL don't blame you one bit on that buddy...:O) 
24 Dec 11 by member: BHA
Thanks all round. The year has been a good one and here's looking forward to the next one with a glad heart. I have made real changes and like you, I am loving the new me.....and....my new friends here on FS. My boss asked me a few days ago if I would like to do a clinic in Florida and was very suprised when I said no. (nothing against Florida) He thought I would jump at the chance. I explained....for me it is not where you are.....it is who you have next to you that counts!! That's how I feel about you guys....my journey has become a joy, not a chore because I have you all to share it with and the honour of sharing in your personal journeys. I have shrunk on the outside but have grown more than I ever expected on the inside. Thank you Keld and all of my wonderful buddies, you all mean more to me than you will ever know. XXXXXXXX 
24 Dec 11 by member: Di Happy
Awwwww, Di. You're so sweet. Thanks. You always make me smile. I couldn't have said it better myself.  
24 Dec 11 by member: kingkeld
Merry Christmas K - and to all a great night 
24 Dec 11 by member: JenKatja
Merry Christmas Keld! I love the anti-candle cat.  
24 Dec 11 by member: just.keep.swimming
@swimming - she's not just anti-candle! She's pretty much anti-anything. I'm glad I'm weening her off from being anti-cuddle. :) 
24 Dec 11 by member: kingkeld
Merry Christmas to you and your family! Your food picture looks delicious and your kitty is quite cute. I simply can't believe she'd do anything to irritate you :) Congratulations on another new low! 
24 Dec 11 by member: Sunrise
Your cat is sooooooo sweet :-) 
24 Dec 11 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
Merry Christmas, KingKeld! Love your kitty picture. Aww, what do you mean "anti-anything"? She's just a big ball of cuddly fur. Ha! 
24 Dec 11 by member: pkgardner
Merry Christmas and thanks to you - I've only been here a few weeks but your company and support have been invaluable and your own journey inspirational, not just for weight loss but as a wonderful example of how to love life and embrace change. Btw, we too have a kitty and she is the reason we have no lights at all on our tree this year! 
24 Dec 11 by member: Earthlady
Love the picture of the cat!!! That is classic kitty!!! Congrats on the new low today ... even if it wasn't quite as low as you had hoped for my friend. I too am having a nice quiet Christmas this weekend ... just me, mom, husband, and son ... so looking forward to it!!! I did not reach a "new" low this week Kingkeld ... WAH!!!! ... same as last week but I'll carry on ... hopefully next week has a bigger loss for me. Enjoy your days with the family ... I love my fatsecret family ... very, very, very much!!! 
24 Dec 11 by member: madaboutmoose
Merry Christmas Keld! Congrats on the new low. Enjoy the day off with your family! 
24 Dec 11 by member: bflegg
Merry Christmas Eve, Keld!! Loved reading your journal today! Awesome pic of your kitty. 
24 Dec 11 by member: Mom2Boxers
A very merry christmas to you, your beautiful wife, your daughter and your cat. Your cat is lovely, i am a cat person, i love them. I want to thank you so much as you have supported and responded to me since i started on this site, in fact you were the very first person to comment . Thanks for being my buddy. happy holiday. Sazy (Sheila)  
24 Dec 11 by member: sazy

     
 

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