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I Have Lost Two Large Turkeys Worth Of Weight Since Last Thanksgiving.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

2012 Thanksgiving at the Sheraton Portsmouth


 .by Anura Guruge

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Since yesterday morning I have been trying to defrost a 18 pound turkey for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving dinner.

This morning I was lugging it around, and it is quite heavy, to put it in a large pan of water, when I suddenly realized that I had lost much more weight than this heavy turkey in my hand. It was quite a realization.

As of this week I have lost over 30(+) pounds since January 22 of this year. That is when my cardiologist told me to lose 20 pounds. Well, I am an overachiever, plus on this low-carb diet I will lose weight. I am not trying too hard. I am NEVER hungry. I eat more than I ever did. Just very little carbs. I am sure my cholesterol is probably in excess of 500 … but he didn’t tell me to reduce my cholesterol (which was in the 90s). I only take 10mg of Liptor so I have plenty of scope to increase my dose.

I hope you all realize that turkey and ham is on sale all over N.H. this week. I have an upright freezer full of ham and turkeys! I have been picking up both every time I go by a supermarket. I am afraid to count. But, I think we have at least 5 turkeys and 5 hams — not counting what I took out for tomorrow.

So I went and fished out a 12 pound turkey.

That was 30 pounds. Devanee lugged them. She was suitably impressed.

30 pounds is 30 pounds.

Anura Guruge

The turkey in the green wrapping is 12 pounds. The other one, which we are having for Thanksgiving, is 18 pounds. So 30 pounds together. The weight I have lost since Thanksgiving last year; 189 pounds down to 159 pounds. Click if you dare.

The Hoped For January Thaw In New Hampshire — 2013.


Anura Guruge

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Halfmoon Lake in the snow and fog by Anura Guruge

The fog from the melting snow had been a constant feature the last few days — making it damp and gloomy. Today, Monday, was a different story. Beautiful day. This was at Halfmoon Lake, Alton, NH on Sunday. Click to ENLARGE.

Halfmoon Lake in the snow and fog by Anura Guruge

Deanna’s picture of the snow and ice on the beach melting exposing what is underneath. This was at Halfmoon Lake, Alton, NH on Sunday. Click to ENLARGE.

Having lived in New Hampshire for 26 years, I had got used to banking on the January thaw. It was always a welcome respite and cleared away some of the piles of snow.

If I am not mistaken we missed a couple of January thaws over the last 3 years or so. So this years thaw was doubly welcome, especially after the bitter cold days we had at the start of the year. It was supposedly above freezing since Wednesday or Thursday of last week. During the first two days of this, per the multiple thermometers we have, digital and analog, around the property, as is common in NH, the temperature hovered around the magical mark. On Friday it definitely ticked up. We had major melting over the weekend. The fog was something else. It was dark at mid-day on Sunday.

Today was a joy. A beauty. When I got ready to run up Prospect Mountain Road, as is my wont 5 to 6 days a week, the very accurate digital thermometer in the kitchen, with an external remote sensor, was saying it was 40°F. To me, in the NH winter, that is a veritable heat wave. Decided to forgo the second hand, ultra-padded women’s ski jacket I wear when I go running. Running in ratty, tattered clothes is one of my trademarks. So instead of the ladies ski jacket, I put on an old fleece sweat shirt on top of my even older sweat shirt, a T-shirt underneath. So two sweats were plenty warm enough to go up and down Prospect for about 45 minutes. Beautiful day. Much of the snow on the exposed flanks of Prospect are gone. The water was gushing in the ditches. Maya got soaked. We had fun.

The only thing about a good January thaw is that it invariably presages a bitter cold February, my least favorite month of the year — even if Chinese New Year falls during the month.