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    Brad said it was based on stats. Your burger sounds delish. I make burgers with bacon IN them and then fry them in bacon grease. So freaking yummy and so full of fat!
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    Sounds like you're doing great, Tomi. Can hardly wait till you break the 180 mark.

    You are so right, we can't entirely control what our bodies will do. But we can control what we do to them. And if we are doing that part right, sooner or later we will reap the benefits. Mine is being uncooperative right now. Keeps bouncing off that 144 mark and refusing to go under. We've been through this before. I eventually win, one way or another. I am more stubborn...
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    Well - the day is finally here. Today we learn who will lead us for at least the next 4 years - and we can say GOODBYE to all those political commercials and poling phone calls! AAARRRGGG!!! I hate politics. Romney or Obama? I don't have a lot of faith in either one. But by the end of the day - we'll have a President - its a toss up which one is going to win.

    The scales could have gotten thrown out the bathroom window this morning! UP 1.8 from yesterday - making me back up to 182.8. Must have had too much salt yesterday - cuz my total calories were only 1318 - and I woke up with bags under my eyes so I know its water weight. I think I might lay off the bacon for a while and see if all the salt in the bacon is causing me to hold on to too much water. My hopes of seeing 179.something have just been dashed. Oh well - it was a lofty goal anyway. But, we have to set goals right? So - I'm drinking water like crazy hoping to flush my system! Maybe, just MAYBE if I can pee enough today I will see a new number in the morning. Its worth a shot!

    So I have a situation that I am wrestling with............. I found out that our nephew is planning to bring his wifes sister and her 4 kids to Thanksgiving dinner. Thats 11 people from their house alone! We just don't have the space to put everyone! And we can't ask them not to come - that would be rude. So I'm trying to get a head count - but not everyone is answering my email. We've haad a couple already say they can't come - but from the already confirmed and the not yet sure side - we have 32 people! Our house can not sit 32 people. We can comfortably seat 20 if we take all the livingroom furniture out and put tables in there. But add 12 and I really don't know where everyone is going to sit. I'm begging my hubby to throw in the towel this year and tell everyone we just can't accomodate so many people. I can't believe how stressed I am over this! The largest gathering we've ever had was 23 and we were so crowded in ! I wish we had the money to rent a space.

    On to less stressful topics........... hubby did read the reciept wrong for the banana weight............. turns out we had 3800 pounds! So I alone must have loaded 2000 pounds! I had 3 bunches loaded before my son came out to help, and then hubby helped load the last 2 bunches. I think that counts as my lifting heavy things for an entire month!
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    If you don't have the room, you don't have the room. Is there somebody you can split the load with? Like another relative who will host a party at the same time? You could divvy up the guest list between the two of you.

    If not, just tell hubby (no begging here) that you can't do it. If he insists, tell him to draw up a workable seating plan. And until he does, you're not going to do it. And if he does, he has volunteered to be your full-time kitchen assistant and janitor. There's no way you should be carrying this on your own. (Or remind me, is this a potluck deal?)
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    Judg --- I think I'm going to have to do just exactly that. The family has just grown too large to be able to accomodate them all in our house. Even without the "extra" who are NOT family - we just don't have the room anymore. We've been sharing the hosting with my hubby's brother - we do every other year - and this is our turn. But the families keep growing - and now 5 more unexpected people are joining the group. Its just not possible - and I have to convince hubby of this fact. Its not even enjoyable trying to plan for all these people anymore.

    As for food........... it is potluck. Everyone brings curry - but we end up will all the clean up. Usually hubby and I can take care of it in a couple hours. But thats HOURS to set up and take down - and clean. I just don't want to do it this year. Its just too stressful. I mean - we don't have even the table settings for that many people!
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    Tomi, I have such a large family that having 30+ at any holiday dinner is the norm. Thanksgiving will be at my house this year, since my son, his fiancee, and my grandsons will be here.

    Eating is never formal and everyone brings food. My sister will bring lawn chairs and they will circle my living room. My dining room will have additional chairs. Some people will sit on the floor.

    When I was a kid holiday get togethers, at my grandparents' house, could see 100 people (my dad had 11 siblings). Their house was small. and people were everywhere. If you were lucky to get a spot where you could sit, getting up to get more food meant having the person next to you save your spot or risk not having the spot when you came back.
    When the older cousins got into our teens we would go sit in someone's car to eat.

    Crowded family dinners were/are the norm for us.

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    holy cow, Marcadav - thats a lot of people! I just don't handle crowds that well I guess. I'm trying to figure out how to handle this one. This will definitely be the last year we do this. Its just getting out of hand. We don't have the space to put all the food and all the people. Our house looks large from the outside --- but the floor plan does not flow well. The livingroom/dining room together is only 13 x 27. We have a family room but it full of stuff that just can't be easily moved.

    Bottom line - I don't want to host that many people. I'm from a small family. I have my mom and 3 sisters. Between the 4 of us we only have 6 children and 6 grandchildren. There are only 3 of those children living locally, and only 1 grandchild. Our gatherings are large if we have 12 people show up! My parents brothers and sisters stopped gathering at holidays when I was about 10 years old. So - big family gatherings are something new to me since marrying hubby 11 years ago. And his family has grown like crazy since then! Its just not doable anymore.

    I've just need to convince hubby of this fact.
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    Would it be possible since it sounds like the extra people is a temporary thing, to swap years with the other hosts? Maybe they take it this year (if their house can accommodate) and then you return the favor by having it two years in a row? Just a thought.

    Our families are small, but there are 4 of them. My parents are divorced and remarried. On my mom's side with have the H family. Also on my mom's side, we have the M family, which is my stepdad's family. Each has their own holiday celebration. On Brad's side, we have the T family and the S family... again, each has their own event. None are consolidated. Last year my mom hosted both the H and M families together in one event, but this year the H family decided they didn't want to do that b/c the number of people was too great (I don't think it exceeded 30 people and my mom's house held it well). So, this year I have 4 meals to attend if I want max participation...

    So far, one is unscheduled, but usually occurs the weekend before Thanksgiving. I have two on Thanksgiving Day (H and M families on my side) and one on Saturday evening. So, with any luck, the two on Thanksgiving Day will be at different times so I can attend both...
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    thats a lot of gatherings! and a lot of food!

    Hubby assured me it would all be fine........... we're scheduling for Friday evening at 5 pm. There is one family that won't be coming for sure - that eliminates 4. So now we're down to 28 - with 23 confirmed. I let hubby know I'm not happy with his decision and that I want this to be the last year we offer to host.

    As for the other hosts that we trade off with. Honestly, I don't think they like it any better than we do - so I wouldn't feel good about asking them to take this year. And, knowing the family who has the additional 5 people coming - I don't see anything changing in that department. They are looking to buy a bigger house to fit everyone in. Currently they are living in a house that is MAYBE 1000 sq. ft. with ONE bathroom and 3 bedrooms. The older boys are sleeping in a camp trailer in the driveway. The sister is divorced and has no where to go - has no job - and doesn't appear to be working on finding a way to support herself and her 4 kids.

    Normally I LOVE a large gathering at our house......... but I like there to be enough elbow room and seating so that everyone is comfortable. This gathering will have neither and I'm not feeling good about it. And I'm really not feeling good about having 5 non-family uninvited guests. As harsh as that sounds - its the raw truth. We've never even MET this girl and her kids. So that makes it a bit worse.

    Okay - I'm going to stop complaining now because it isn't going to help at all. This event is happening and I have to just roll with it. Prayers would be much appreciated ......... thanks.

    As for all things primal.......... I'm a stress eater! I just consumed a bowl of baked beans and 3 eggs! I'm stuffed and I want more.
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    Okay - hubby made the decision and I will stand by him. But I will do a really good job of convincing him NOT to do this again. I mean, I would love to host his mom and his brothers and their wives --- but come one --- when you add 10 kids and 9 grandkids in the mix its just WAY TO MUCH. I want to be able to visit with my guests - not have to shove people out of the kitchen so I can finish getting the food ready so we can eat! I like simplistic organized gatherings --- not free for alls!

    And - the date and time have been decided on also - also without me. Hubby talked to oldest brother and texted me his decision. So, I'm being to concede on the whole thing.

    Current head count 28.

    I've COMPLETELY gone off the deep end food-wise today. I won't embarrass myself by spelling out the details - lets just say - the cheesecake will no longer be a source of tempation. And, I won't be eating anything else for today. Stress is my worst enemy - stress and being totally out of control of my world. I guess thats why I gained 75 pounds in the first few years of my marriage - because hubby allowed his daughters to control EVERY detail of ours lives! Since they moved out a year ago I have begun to regain control of things......... I've lost 25 pounds too. I think there is a connection here.........
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