Mom (regarding Christmas eats): "I've got turkey, ham and beef brisket. Your SIL is bringing some kind of potatoes and a pie for those of us who are allowed. If you'd bring some fresh veggies for dipping, we'll be all set ... oh, and I even made some quick-type breads that you can eat -- totally sugar free, made with Splenda!"
Me: "Ummm, Mom? Thanks for trying to look out for us but...
1) I am and always have been sensitive to aspartame, sucralose and even erithrytol - do you really want me to be sick on Christmas day?
2) Those breads are still made with wheat flour, right -- big no-no in our new way of eating!
3) Would you be ok with me bringing sliced turnips and parsnips along with the more 'classic' celery and carrots... I know Dad would love it!"
Gotta pick the battles with her... don't wanna hurt the feelings, but gotta lay down da rules before we get there so we can honestly say "we told you about ........ so don't get your knickers in a bunch!"
Started 7/5/11 at 274 lbs
Now 214 -- that's 60 lbs!
Goal 160 lbs -- last time there was in junior high!
"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." (Margaret Thatcher)