Get Thee Behind Me, Satan, and Don’t Push

While browsing through my email this morning, I came across this from Williams-Sonoma:  “Caphalon waffler, $49 plus free shipping, four days only.”  Waffles?  I’ve always wanted a waffle iron!  My mother had one, and I remember her making the batter and adding diced apples and some cinnamon, or she would slice up strawberries to put on top with a little whipped cream for garnish.  Sometimes we had breakfast for dinner as she made her waffles and served them alongside little sausages.  I WANT THAT WAFFLE IRON!

Excuse me for shouting.  It’s just that it’s been years since I’ve had bread of any kind.  Okay, it’s been three weeks and two days, but it seems like years.  I’ve been following this Paleo diet thing for that long now, wanting to look fantastic in the dress I’m wearing to the wedding we’re attending this weekend.  Okay, I’m just wanting to fit into the dress I’m going to wear to the wedding.  I’ve at least accomplished that last part.  I have managed to lose a total of close to ten pounds, if you consider almost three pounds as being close to ten pounds.  My husband, on the other hand, has lost a total of eight pounds.  Eight pounds in three weeks!  Why do men lose weight faster then women?

I will have to admit this Paleo diet has been good for us.  I think I do actually feel better.  My husband was very happy with his weight this morning, and he said his clothes are fitting him so much better.  I took a good look at him this morning, so handsome in his striped blue pinpoint dress shirt and tie, and realized there really is a change in him.  I commented, “You are looking really great, honey!” to which he replied, “It’s all thanks to you.”  So it’s a no-go on the waffler.

But I’m going to eat whatever I want during this wedding weekend!

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I am a writer, wife, mother, and grandmother who thinks you're never too old until you're dead. My inspiration is Grandma Moses who became a successful artist in her late 70's. If I don't do something pretty soon, though, I'll have to find someone older for inspiration.
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37 Responses to Get Thee Behind Me, Satan, and Don’t Push

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  2. Amy says:

    I nominated you to the Kreativ and Inspiring awards. It’s new to me, I hope I got it right… Let me know.

  3. I am sure you look great in the dress. Congrats!
    Your determination is admirable.

  4. Mmm, waffles. The temptation that you have lead us all into now. 🙂

  5. Margie says:

    Before you give up on waffles forever, consider the upside of Belgium waffles (those are the ones with the really big holes.) They are absolutely great with big spoonfuls of fresh fruit mounded on top and a squirt of maple syrup. Really, they are mostly holes!

  6. pattisj says:

    I enjoyed the lack of food cravings the first two weeks of the South Beach Diet. When I had some bread the following week, the munchies returned. It’s nice to know there’s a solution to them! Enjoy your trip, wedding and feast! 🙂

  7. gaycarboys says:

    i love the way you talk about your hubby. It’s so romantic. And congrats on the clothes fitting a little better. I could use that myself.

  8. Amy says:

    Congrats, Susan! That’s a lot of determination to lose this much in three weeks. Have fun, enjoy the food, and look fabulous!

    • Coming East says:

      Um…Amy…did you read that paragraph carefully? I only lost three pounds. George, on the other hand, lost eight. But I still think my body has shrunk anyway.

  9. Huffygirl says:

    Hurray for your Susan. At our age, weight comes off in light years, so three pounds is big progress. I looked at your paleo diet thing and decided I could not live like that. So what will I do with the ten pounds I need to lose so my doctor’s office will stop calling me fat? My latest attempt involves trying to add a little jogging – all that biking was just not doing it. I know what you mean about men losing weight faster – my husband gives up one of his regular cookies for a few days and loses 10 pounds. And by giving up one of his regular cookies, I mean eating 5 a day instead of 6! Men!

  10. Dor says:

    Ooooh how I envy you both the weight loss. I will have to look at the Paleo diet too. Congratulations and have a wonderful time at the wedding!

  11. winsomebella says:

    Walk away from the waffle iron. They take up too much cabinet space. But wear the dress with sass:-). Congrats on the weight loss.

  12. Yay!!! You fit into your dress, congratulations. You lost three pounds, again, congratulations! I have done exercises, walked more, and have eaten less. I remain the same. Not to fear though, I feel better about the flab on my arms, I don’t think I will knock anyone out if I turn to quickly, thanks exercise. I confess, I did find a cute little sundress at Steinmart for the shower next weekend, and it’s still a size with single digits, so that’s good.
    Have a wonderful weekend at the wedding, enjoy everything about it, the wedding,the food, the reception, the food, the romance, the food.
    Have missed reading your blogs each morning, but haven’t stopped lately to read anything. Love the post! Have fun, DAF
    P.S. I bought my first waffle iron this year, they are wonderful and after you make them a couple times you actually do think twice about pulling it out of the cupboard to make them again, just a thought.

    • Coming East says:

      You mean the waffle iron goes the way of the rice cooker, steamer, crockpot, electric skillet, etc. In other words, all the things you thought you could live without, DAF? Ha-ha. I’m definitely going to enjoy myself at the wedding, and that includes eating anything and everything I want.

  13. Congratulations to both of you on successfully sticking with the Paleo diet. Other than the bride and groom (we must give respect where respect is due) I’ll bet you two will be the hottest couple there!! My crystal ball shows you two in a great diner having waffles with strawberries and whipped cream on Sunday. Have a great weekend! P.S. We have pasta shaped like moose!

    • Coming East says:

      Ha-ha about the moose pasta, Carol. Next time I’m in Maine, I’m going to look for it. What I crave even more than waffles for breakfast is a slice of Trader Joe’s sprouted rye toast with a slather of real butter.

  14. Have a lovely weekend. The wedding sounds like a great event to enjoy. Congratulations on all of the above…fitting into the dress you are looking forward to wearing. (You will look wonderful.) Having a date this weekend with a handsome guy.
    I have given this waffle thing a lot of thought, too. I found a waffler that makes waffles the shape of Texas! I WANT THAT ONE! Wouldn’t that make just the greatest Christmas presents…for the Texans in the crowd?

  15. Hooray for sticking to it! (AND for eating whatever you want to this weekend!) I’ve heard of the paleo diet and need to check it out because 3, 8 or 10 pounds all sound pretty good to me! 😉 Have fun at the wedding!

  16. fiztrainer says:

    Ahhh yes … the Paleo diet that has put my husband into carb withdrawal … But he is looking good. I loved your post … made me smile. You’ll be glad you stood strong I’m sure. 😀

    • Coming East says:

      I have to admit, Fiz, that I started this thing for me, but I’m more excited that it’s making such a difference for my husband. He’s really the one that needed it the most, and he’s so happy with the results. A little success makes him want to do even more. Yea!

      • fiztrainer says:

        That’s so awesome. Yeah … My husband works out hard literally 7 days a week but he just wasn’t losing weight (of course double stuff Oreos at 10 at night could be the culprit and I’m totally not kidding … LOL). So he started and it’s amazing how fast he’s seeing a change. Kudos to our guys (and to you as well). 😀

      • Coming East says:

        Yea for your husband as well, Fiz! Good for your husband working out so hard, too. That’s the next step for my husband. I’m laughing about the Oreos because that sounds so much like my husband. Before we started this, he was snacking almost Before I had the dinner dishes cleaned up, and we don’t eat dinner until nearly 7:30 because he gets home so late. That means we don’t finish until eight, but he kept on eating. This diet has made him stop that.

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