|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Nov 20 2012
Cool - I jsut saw a little ad pop up for hte St PEte's FL Rock n Roll Half Marathon in February - I AM REGISTERED!!!! YAY FOR ME!
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Nov 20 2012
Aw sinkpea - thank you so much for the warm welcome home!
BRAG - kicked some booty with my trainer Nina this mroning - row machine 15 minutes, 15 minutes pilates, 15 minutes row, 15 minutes pilates = 60 minutes of fun!
DESIRE - to have a relaxing and soothing Tgiving weekend with lots of lean turkey!
GRATITUDE - to be back here on BDG - I do not have close friends surrounding me daily now that I am in FL to help lift me up when I am down so I am feeling blessed to have come home to the BDG gang.
Eat what I want on T'giving Day
Friday - eat only healthy nutritious leftovers = turkey
I am tired of planning nad depriving on holidays - it's not hte actual holiday that hurts us - its the days around the holidays when we are slurging just because it's near the holidays.
The Holidays are rally what? T'giving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New YEar's Eve/Day? Max 5 days.
Yay for us I am glad to be back sharing my thoughts nad seeing what others think too and what they struglgle with and most of all to have more support in my life!
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Nov 19 2012
Please do not oanic. This is not your imaginition.
BRAG - I am not a quitter.
DESIRE - to have the body to match my spirit
GRATITUDE - I am overwhelmed this is still an active thread. Wow. Did I really start this?
Easing my way backin and re-esstabishing my sense of community.
I am grateful for so much in life. Sometimes I forget. Soemtimes I get distracted. Soemtimes I do remember and am over joyed.
Quick recap of my life in last year or so ...
Came to Cape Coral in June 2011 and fell in love so we bought a house here, sold the hosue in ATL, and have been here since. The transition was HARD. Even though it's one of the best choices we've made, it was so hard to leave our close circle of friends, our chosen family. Ate our way around the area for hte first 9 months or so, wondering are there ANY good restaurants here? Answer was a simple no, the restaurants are no where NEAR the caliber of ATL so finally I cracked down and since May have lost about 25 pounds. I feel great again about the weight loss and fitness, and am finding my self esteem and self confidence again. Wow that had really plummeted - between weight gain and missing my sense of communty and support in ATL? Wow the transition was hard!
So here I am agai nand guess what? The last couple weeks I've eased back on the manual logging of foods nad calories because I still obsess over food - wheterh its hte over abundance of wanting to eat moe or the frantic self imposed controlling nature of obsessing over each calorie - it's still not a healthy relationship.
So my new GOAL?
At hte end of each day am I PROUD of what I did?
Am I making MATURE food decisions?
I have another half marathon in February to work towaards, I found a fantabulous trainer here who mainly works with me in a pilates type studio but she is so awesome, duffers from eating disorders and is in recovery herself, so she GETS IT.
I am back to thinking about surgery next year to remove the excess skin that will never melt away on its own.
I am findging myself again and decided I wanted all of you back in my life.
THANK YOU FOR BEING SO FAITHFUL AND LOYAL.
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Mar 20 2012
BRAG - I completed an 8 mile training walk on sunday in 143 minutes ... I was really pleased with how I felt, didn't get fatigued, and at hte end felt like I could keep oging ... I am gearing up for 13.1
DESIRE - fore the foods that we do not normally bring into the hosue to be gone .... we have family visiting for hte next several weeks - I find that what we keep in the hnouse is much more restrictive than most people ..... if you don't buy it you can't eat it!
GRATITUDE - that we are able to have our parents come visit for weeks at a time ..... our parents deserve this and I am honored they are comfortable staying here with us! The In Laws visit has been much easier than I imagined it would be .... :)
I hope all of you are well and still reading nad still thinking about BDG's even when you cannot post.
It's a great tool for centering yourself, for remembering how great life is, and that we are works in progress!
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Mar 08 2012
brag - had to cancel lunmch plans and work late last night to finish up some deliverables and while at 7:30 i wanted to sit on the couch or lay outside on the great lounge chairs we have and stare at hte stars ... I made myself go for my 4 mile training walk ... it was hard last night, I struggled but still kept grat pace - 4.2 miles in 72 minutes .......
desire - to release hte control that i allow food to have on me ... I allow it ..... I cna change it
gratitude - When I was about 1.5 miles from home last night my cell phone ang and i wasn like who is calling me i am not answering i am walking at a great clip! 2 minutees later hte phone rings again ... so i decide to answer nad it's Camaskign where are you? so i told him and he said OK see you soon i love you! And in another 3 minutes there he was on his bicycle to encourage nadd support me on the last leg of my training walk ... and it was great to have him there - io told him not to expect me to talk to him and he said that's ok i am here if you need me annd peddled slowly behind me, sometimes singign whistling or just being silent or telling me he loves me nad is oproud of me
how lucky am i?
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Mar 07 2012
sinkpea - congratulations to you and your best friend nad i am so excited that i might also be in the same place iwth my best friend! You are a great example of keeping hte spark going over the long term .... rare these days!
hth - it's summer in SW FL already - come on down! HAve had A/C on a couple times already in the past couple weeks when it got up to 88* .....
BRAG - i am trying to have a breakthrough
DESIRE - to find something that helps me get to the next level of my journey
GRATITUDE - ffor feeling so close to finding it ... I am actually anxious with butterflies in anticipation .... it's close ..........
I am training for a Half Marathon.
I have a work out shcedule to help me build speed, endurance, to help keep my herniated disks healthy with lots of Pi;ates in between training walks ..... I have excellent support for training as well as the Event itself........ I am setting myself up for success in ALMOST every way.
I am working towards cleaner eating. Stringing together clean days is like an alcoholic keeping it together all day while at work, while taking care of the fmaily nad household, only to crash on the couch with a bunch of booze every night. It's the evening that kills me. If only it was mornign nad afternoon all the time or middle of hte night.
So anyway I am considering this and hoping it helps get me to the next step in my very long journey to a healthier life style .....
Why am I so willing to do everything except for to concentrate on getting smaller?
FACT - my body weight slows me down and diminishes my endurance.
If I am smaller I will be able to physically move fsater iwthout so much flabby bulk causing so much pain and discomfort.
I will be able to alst longern ad go faster with less weight and less bulk.
I will be able to build a stronger core - I can only crunch SO FAR before the oversized belly physically stops me.
I can only bring my knee into my chest SO FAR before hte belly falb physically stops me from moving it in closer.
My muscles are capable.
MY FAT IS IN THE WAY.
I wish I was angrier at hte far rather than feeling passively accepting of it ...... sometimkes I think i am not hard neough on myself in this aspect - that I makle too many excuses or too many justifications or too many That's OK ... look at all the good you HAVE done....... maybe I am coddling myself TOO MUCH and need ot get ngry at my fat?
This always helps me make that leap of faith to the next step of my journey .....
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Mar 06 2012
BRAG - today is rest day after 5 work out days in a row ... Started Thursday with 4 mile training walk, Fri Pilates for an hour, Sat 6.2 mile training walk, Sun 4.3 mile training walk, Mon Pilates 60 minutes ... my eneregy was low yesterday - am guessing it was me jsut getting ready for a rest day! Although I LOVE my new bike and do not consider it exercise nad will probably go to Walgreen and Subway at lunmch on bike! So that's another brag I guess?
DESIRE - to find the commitment to eating less ... I don't eat a lot of crap, I jsut eat too much ... to remember every minute of every day that I want to be smaller. My brain actually forgets I think and I jsut want to eat ... and the desire to eat blocks out all other thought
GRATITUDE - that I can admit my issues nad am not ashamed of them any mroe like I used to be. I have moved from shame to dealing with it with a drgree of humor nad self deprecation. Maybe that's not hte healthiest, but I am grateful that the shame and secrecy is mostly in the past.
I love life nad I want to enjoy it 150% by not carrying around 50 pounds of extraneous weight. I mean, I don't feel like it belongs to me but I wear it like an albatross around my neck.
Hope all is well in BDG Land for hte rest of you and htank you again for keeping htis alive while I am so absent!
PS - 50 some odd days till my HALF MARATHON IN NASHVILLE!!!!!
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Feb 20 2012
Brag - started my work week off with a pi;lates personal training session
Desire - to solve the mystery of food control
Gratitude - for my parents being here psending some time with us, been here a week, Mom has to go back to OH tomorrow and go back to work but dad is retired and staying till end of month ... yay! We are having a wonderful time
So I hope everyone here is doign well .... I cannot say why I have not checked in regularly - jsut Life getting in the way and distracting ,me.
But I need soemthing to keep me anchored .... and I love my working out and I love my new life, but I still cannot seem togain complete control over food and diet. Maybe the desire to control it needs to be released? Maybe it the release of hte control that will let htings flow more naturally? I certainly do not have the answer.
Eat clean ... keep a clear head ..... think of protein i nthe meal/snack first ...... those htings work well for me .... jsut need to rememebr to do them all the time rather than jsut some of hte time I guess!
Hang in there everyone and TRUST YOURSELF to do the right hting ....
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Feb 07 2012
Happy Tuesday indeed ladies!
sinkpea - Happy Almost 3rd Retirement Week! You crack me up - they are never goign to let you go forever are they? What a nice problem to have!
hth - I agree with sinkpea .... your outstanding outlook on life brings you blessings over nad over again and I am certain that you had an asesome review with your boss!
BRAG - 4 miles walking in 68 minutes. Firsttimes training for he half marathon and I am exactly on target pace wise.
DESIRE - so many ...... yhou know ..... burden of addiciton nad compulsion being released
GRATITUDE - well unfortunately hte baby shower for my friend is being postponed becuase her little adopted daughter from India was hospitalized nad relaly needs quet and rest till she is fuilly well and acclamated to her new world! But that will not stop me from goign to ATL this weekend - I feel SO spoiled that I go on so many weekends with friends while Cam stays at home ....... he sends me away with his blessings - WHY DO I FEEL GUILTY about it? Anywya, I am grateful that no one else seems to think I am a spoiled brat, runnign away every other weekend nad leaving my husband to care for hte children/dogs ......... I am a lucky woman to have a wonderful huisband like him who gives nad gives nad jsut wants me to be happy .......
So there you go!
Shake what your mama gave you!
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Feb 06 2012
Sheesh I stink at being consistent with this thread but I love that any time I come back around, it's still alive nad well ...... I feel so comforted by that!
BRAG - working toward consistency again with working out and food consumption
BRAG - Februaru is a big month of anniversaries for me ......
DESIRE - to find whatever it is that will help me get to a goal weight - the goal weight represents so much - its hte FEELING of freedom, freedom from the weight nad the burden I carry with it - both physically nad emotionally nad mentally
I have faith in me .... I will find it some day
DESIRE - for hte tain to stop today becuse my little ocnvertible is not water proof! Some leaks in the window seals makes it very wet inside when its rainy! I hope it dries out todya so I can drive to the gym and do 4 miles on treadmill!!!!
GRATITUDE - that I will NEVER GIVE UP
I hope all had a wonderful weekend - it was busy here getting ready for hte Parade of Parents wich starts next weekend and cntinues through end of MArch. YUesterday we took the dogs to a state park and we pretended we were hiking aorund North GA ... hat is definitely ONE thing I miss about north GA - the hiking, the mountains, the forest , the trees, the fresh rivers with the beautoful river rocks ........ it was a ncie walk, only about an hour or so but it was all 4 of us - me nad Cam and Sadie nad Happy - getting outside to enjoy nature together. Super Bowl was just us, I grilled some filets and we snacked on soem awesoem cookies from Costco as our treat ......
And now this week brings lots more stuff - Weds night I am flying to ATL again - this is for a baby shower this weekend. Got a really cheap ticket for Weds night so had to take it. But don't like being away from my hubby so much eitehr! I will miss him!
Happy Monday everyone - let's make htis a great week!
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Jan 30 2012
Hi Everyone! Happy Monday!
hth - HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Cheers for antoher year of happiness health love and laughter!
sinkpea- your grandbaby is gorgeous!
ALL _ I LOE BELYLY DANICNG! I took it for about 3 years pre BDG ... I was jsut starting to lose weight nad feel better about myself and became very good friends with the instructor eventually and it made such a huge difference for me as a woman to see myself in a mirror with lots of curves but being bale to move them in a sexy way .... I never saw myself as anything other than a blob of shapeless fat, so learning to use what I have in belly dancing helped me become more comfortable as a woman.
And Zumba! What fun and I now have my friend Sherri ready to try it with me tomorrow night!
Not bellky dancing tronight htough b/c I am getting this gray hair colored - ugh - it';s NASTY and makes me look trashy with this gray overtaking me normal hair color! Oh the pains of getting older!
BRAG - what a wonderful weekend .... volunteer orientation at hte Humane Society Friday afternoon, then drove to East Coast to Lauderdale By The Sea and stayed with MAria this weekend, we drank Dreaming Tree wine, talked, cried, laughed, sat on beach and WALKED 5 K in the West Palm Beach Komen Race for the Cure! YEAH! Wonderful time - and then came back to Cape Coral and took our friends Sherri and Phil for dinner last night to celebrate Sherri's birthday and it was delicious ....... yum!
DESIRE - back to high protein super low carb for a couple days and back to a normal routine of work, working out, regulated food consumption, eating for fuel and not for pleasure .....
GRATITUDE - that we live in a wonderfulky dog friendly town so that when Sadie hte Beagle wigled free from collar nad lead in yard yesterday morning, she was found soon after, a nice older couple took her home nad she settled in nicely for a bit while Cam and our friends were searching the neighborhood for her nad I was dirving back from the East Coast at 80000 MPH to get home and find my baby! The man who found her was driving aorund hte area to see if anyone waso ut looking for her and TA DA! All was well again but she was gone for about 2.5 hours,m Cameron was frantically panicked about our Sadie girl being lost ...... but she is found and she made some new friends along hte way - we went back to the couple's house in the evening to drop off some cookies nad dog treats/toys that we'd picked up as a thank you and they were SO sweet - had already found her a new home in case they didn't find us! LOL That Sadie ... she ius in trouble for wandering away from home nad I would have been devastated beytond belief if she';d not been fond .... we need to tighten her collar! If she'd not wiggled out of it, our phone numbers nad her home again microchip phone number would have been right htere ... maybe we need to tatoo her address in big numbers/eltters right on her belly!
Ok so back to the grind at work now .... I hope all of you have a wonderful week, filled with positive actions nad positive outcomes!!!!!
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Jan 24 2012
hth - hot tea huh? I wlaked around the block a bit ago an worked up a sweat it's so warm here! Talk about different worlds!
BRAG - got brave to go to a dance studio and take a belyl dancng class last night nad loved it! I am sure I will go back at least for a while while I am trying to find my groove again.
BRAG - going back to dance studio this evening for zumba!
DESIRE - relinquish obsession for food
GRATITUDE - for so many people who support me nad want me to succeed!
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Jan 23 2012
lele189334516 - I really like your Gratutyude .... especially the Jsut for Today ....
Brag - this BDG has been actiuve for almost 3 years now and has over 2500 posts. It has joined strangers together. It has helped me focus and even though its for selfish reasons that I started this, it's been Paying Forward to others. I am proud of that.
Desire - to release the hold that food has on me. To release control .... naybe I've been trying to control it myself when I jsut need to let go and remove the obsession?
Gratitude - for a lovely weekend of being super sore from a hard work out Friday after work! It was a mighty fine reminder all weekend that iof we do not keep moving nad stretching and extending ourselves phusically, we will recoil ...... I want to feel strongn ad powerful and capable again each and every day!
OK anbtoiher Desire .....
I want acceptance of my bosy. But i am in a quandry becuase there are parts of me that are physically stopping me from being hte ME I want to be. How do I find self love of my bosy while having hte drive to rid myself of unwanted bosy mass?
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Jan 18 2012
Hi BDG Gang! I need to start taking time to come here daily. It akways helps. I owe you all a couple - well maybe I owe MYSELF a ocuple BDG's to make up for lsot time eh?
BRAG - I am back ath te personal trainer for pilates work out once a week.
BRAG - I registered for a Half Marathon in Nashville April 28!!!! Yeah baby! I am looking to briskly walk with intermittent jogs ... asl ong as I finish within the 4 hours that hte course is open I will be happy! I know I can do the distance - not sure about kicking up the pace to make better itmes - tht will be my challenge.
DESIRE - to get my compulsions with food under control
DESIRE - size smaller than what i am wearing now!
GRATITUDE - we have one house nad one mortgage payment - the hosue in GA is sold!
GRATITUDE - for gorgeous weather
I kope you are all well and being true to yourself!
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Jan 10 2012
Shame on me for disappearing again!
BRAG - I put a top on Sunday that was fitting much looser than in October when I last wore it
DESIRE - to be a size 14
GRATITIDE - the Atlanta house sold and I am going back up there for hte closing which is on Friday!! YAY FOR ONE MORTGAGE!
Busu busy at work but wanted to poke my head in and say hi all!
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Dec 29 2011
Sometimes I feel lonely. Soemtimes I feel like I am the only one who struggles.
Then I come here nad read your posts ... and I know I am not alone. I am part of soemthing BIGGER than jsut me.
Y'all made me cry this morning.
03bubblegum - you are not alone, I am here. I don't know the answers, I don't have a clue, I have been working towards beating an eating disorder for almost 9 years. It's endless it seems. But I learn more abnout myself with each passing year. I hope some day I will find hte key to unlock the mystery of compulsive overeating. If this is your case as well, hang in there .... I have faith that we will get to an easy place with our food relationship.
I truly believe that recovery of any type requires support nad love nad compassion from tihers who understnad your plght.
I am goign to have to duble up on some BDG's since I haven't been here in a while!
BRAG - what a wonderful holiday season of love nad friends nad family too!
BRAG - great news at work - my manager sent an announcement yesterday on my "new role" on the team ... I will be in a lead spot, thank goodness i do not have people reporting to me, but I will have influence and input on the items my teammates are working on so that we can move towards one common goal nad view .... it's a good hting!
DESIRE - so many that seem frivolous ..... hot tub, heater in pool, new bicycle, to get DIVING again ......
DESIRE - for a healthy relationship with food.
DESIRE - for an ease of the anxiety that comes with the holidays nad the food that I am afraid of and yet drawn to, to not freak out last night because tonight we are goign to an Italian restaurant for dinner, to not freak out about what I will do today to counter balance the meal I will have tonight ... I am so tired of hte emotional strain that food creates in me
GRATITUDE - for love of my friends here in FL who have done SO much to make this holiay season special since this is our first year here
GRATITUDE - that throughout so many upheavals in my work place over hte last 3 years, it's all OK now and I feel good about my role and have a somewhat stable position right now ...... eases soem anxiety of hte unknown, what iwll happen to me as i telecommute? Will I be forgotten? Am I seen as easilly dispensable? Doesn't seem that way - in fact telecommuting has given me greateer focus
Am I the only one who feels great anxiety and tension internally during social times? During hte holidays when so many gather to spend time with each other, but those times always include food nad drink. It freaks me out.
Food has great power over me.
it can be scary.
MY best friend is my worst enemy.
I want to be joyous. I want to be carefree, but my thoughts are consumed by teh food, the caloties, the protein carb fat .....
I am looking forward to January 3 when boring life comes back.
It's sort of messed up isn't it?
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Dec 22 2011
BRAG - no flour or sugar yesterday, anoer day where the carbs i got were from coffee creamer in morning, salad dressing at lunch, veggies in teh salad at lunch, and some fiber rich peanuts for evening snack. All else was protein/fat ..... saving up for pizza
DESIRE - for lifelong control, for food to not consume so many of my thoughts
GRATITUDE - Ozzy won the Survivor Fan Favorite ... LOL ..... yes I am a Survivor fan and finally watched the finale last night!
SERIOUS GRATITUDE - for all that I have - this wonderful husband, family nad freinds who support me, great coworkers and a good job that keeps getting better, fairly good health, capabilities beyond my knowledge, for the control i used yesterday in food consumption ..... .jsut for LIFE i am grateful
And here we are coming into the holiday and I am calm and relaxed, we don't ahgve one single plan for hte holidays can you believe it? I am actually a little bit looking forward to quiet owrk days so that I can get a lot accomplished on my projects .....
Life is Good
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Dec 21 2011
Wow, finally got a chance to come out here! Busy busy at work ... tis a good thing - I reiterated to my manager today when he was giving me some new responsibilities .. "hey you are letting me work from FL .... I will do whatever you tell me to do!"
BRAG - I finished up with work late yesterday and missed the group class I was goign to take at hte gym .. so instead since I didn't have time to run to teh grocery store either yesterday ..... I walked to the grocery store ..... did my shopping ... and carried home all my groceries. :) I think it's only about .5 miles but on the way back home, I was carrying a pretty aawkward 40 pounds of groceries or so. It was a good stabilizing walk as I had to hold my core tight in order to stop my back/shoulderblades from SCREAMING in agony! :)
So I am glad I dot in some activity yesterday!
DESIRE - to have a gym like Lifetime back here ... UIreally am not a big fan of hte new gym. I joined b/c its hte only one in town with an indoor pool and since I am considering a mini tri I wasted a pool inside/lap friendly to train ...... its really pretty dumpy compared to Lifetime. I am trying to find a way to spark my excitement again. I also miss Fran so much! And Miguel! I don't think I will EVER find that sort of support and comraderie again ... but I have to do SOEMTHING to get myself excited about working out again .........
GRATITUDE - that I still love wlaking and so I am already here with sneakers on and getting ready to take the dogs out for an hour ish walk around hte hood. :) In shorts nad tshirt. On 12/21! I love my new home!
Oh I have another brag .... I've super cirbed my carb intake yesterday and today to help counter he over indulgence from Monday night.
Rad about a new study showing that women who went 2 days per week no carbs and normalk other days lost more weight than women on south beach or adkins ...... plus with Cam's diabetes ... goign heavy on protein/fat rather than carbs helps him out a lot ....... trying to find a better balance so that we CAN have pizza weekly without feeling bloated for hte next 23 days ..........
OK what ever tricks I need to do and keep trying new ones till I finally reach that goal ..... size 12 really isn't hat far away .... I just need to stay focused. While they're snug ... i AM still wearing 16's .... only 2 more sizes ... I can DO THIS
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Dec 20 2011
sinkpea - you g'baby pix is aDORable! Have a wonderful time with them, safe travels, and I can't wait to hear how great you feel dancing around in that dress on NYE!
hth - HB to your son! You are very blessed to have such a wonderful young man to call "son" ... he seems like he really has a gracious and generous spirit and I hope you gie yourself credit for settingsuch a solid foundation for him!
BRAG - we had a delicious dinner with wonderful friends last night! So fun!!!
DESIRE - for the salad, the creamed spinachm the au gratin potatoes, filet, half bottle of wine, and warm apple crumb tart to have been CALORIE FREE!!!!!!
GRATITUDE my furry babies who have been snuggly with me since coming back from our long trip away from the,
Love to all of you - get some FORWARD MOMENTUM going!
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Dec 19 2011
03bubblegum ...... my thoughts are iwth you are you deal with your recent diagnosis. All of us are here for you and I pray you continue to come here during recovery if possible.
I've believed for a long time that I have an ED as well ...... i tried to find a therapist who specialized in binging/compulsive overeating but most therapists only deal in anorexia and/or bulimia based on my research which was several years ago.
I have been considering looking for a therapist in FL who will treat binging/compulsiove overaeting becuase I know I have vwery little control over it myself.
We all deserve a normal relationship with food.
BRAG - made it through The Tour of Families with only getting super aggravated with mom once or twice! Success!
DESIRE - for control over my behaviors with food, I want that powerful feeling again when gfood does not have a ghold on my every thought and hwne I feel ophysically fit and strong and capable of doing anything!
GRATITUDE - my 2 nephews who are amazing young men, wise nad mature, yet fun and spontaneous ...... great teenagers who ae goign to become incredible men ,,,,, my sis nad her husband have done an amazing job laying a firm foundaiton for these 2 young men and I am so proud of them for being great people, compassionate, caring, they are great students nad talented athletes ..... the whole package! I never wanted kids myself but these two make me feel so proud and I am so grateful to have them in mylife nad am so much enjoying watching them become incredible young adults.,
We have a business dinner tonight at Rith's Chris which I have nbever been to before - me thinks i need to cut back this afternoon in preparation for an over indulogent dinner .........
Hope you are all well and that you had a great weekend!