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Thanksgiving Day Dieting

Weighed in this morning at 176 pounds, down another pound.

It's not quite the 175 pounds I had hoped to hit by Thanksgiving, but it's still progress. 176 is the lowest weight since going on this diet. Yesterday, I had 7 ounces of jerky, and 5 cans of Diet Coke.

Today I get to gorge on all the food my wife made. She got up early to make the stuffing and put the bird into the oven.

There's just tons of carbs here for me to eat, with the pies, the cheesecake, the yeast rolls, the stuffing, the potatoes. Since I'm trying to diet, I guess I would try to eat more turkey than anything else. But this stuffing my wife made is actually from her grandmother's recipe, and involves a lot of work. She had to tear apart several loaves of bread, slice up sausage, cut up onions, even work in some oysters, and then mix everything by hand. There's just no way I can avoid eating that after she put so much work into it.

The most I have to be thankful for is that I have a wonderful wife, who has supported me and loved me no matter how fat or skinny I've been. She's one of the few remaining in my generation that still takes Thanksgiving seriously, and spends several days cooking and baking up a feast. She even bought the pumpkins fresh to make the pie and cheesecake; no canned stuff here. In past years, when I suggested going out for dinner on Thanksgiving, she looks at me with an angry face, as if I had just spoken blasphemy.

They say that love means never having an empty stomach. Well on days like these, love means never going on a diet.

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