And The Countdown Begins -- Eat Hearty

Real Estate Agent with Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103

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healthy foodI don't know whether you're the kind of person who wants to get that last piece of layer cake or a big bowl of pasta, but if you are the time is now, before the weightiest challenge in the rain begins. Roger Mucci has decided to drop some unwanted pounds while getting healthier as he starts a new chapter of his life. A lot of us, yours truly included, have chosen to hang onto his coat tails in an attempt to pummel our extra pounds into submission.

I'm at a crossroads here. Do I eat every last piece of garbage that tantalizes my admittedly unrefined and uneducated palate, or do I get a leg up, so to speak and stop dead in my tracks here, training my body to stop craving carbs and all the other stuff that threatens to turn my arteries into solid concrete? How would you approach the challenge?

Why not come join Take It Off In The Rain and share our struggles and successes or share your own.  We're here to support each other in our attempt to stay healthy.

BTW, I just fell in love with the countdown clock when I saw it on Pat & Wayne Harriman's post and had to use it here.  Now don't forget, when the clock reaches zero (Eastern Time), it's time to start. 

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About the author: Geri Sonkin is a Licensed Broker Associate/Stager/Decorator serving Long Island sellers and buyers for over 24 years. Areas of expertise include Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens and Brooklyn. Specializing in resales, new construction, co-ops/condos, waterfront homes, estates, short sales, rentals and staging your home to sell for the most money the market will bear. For more information: For new construction: 516-425-6098 Search all MLS listings and access up to date market statistics at All text and graphics contained herein Copyright © 2010 Geri Sonkin & its licensors. All rights reserved.

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Debra Davis
Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners - Snellville, GA
Realtor - Atlanta, Decatur, Snellville, Loganville

Hi Geri, LOVE the clock. I couldn't wait until after 12 to see what your next blog post would be. Great as usual.

Aug 31, 2010 05:32 PM #1
Geri Sonkin
Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103 - Merrick, NY
Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert

Thanks Debra.  I love the clock too but it's Pat & Wayne Harriman's find, not mine.

Aug 31, 2010 05:35 PM #2
Dan Rosenberger
Harvest Realty - Westfield, IN

I remember at a New Year's Eve party one year where the hostess said go ahead and eat.  These calories don't count on next year's total.  Hmm.  But that is a pretty good idea to wait until after Labor Day weekend.  Plus it can give you time to prepare mentally for the next challenge.

Sep 01, 2010 12:36 AM #3
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

The countdown clock is it Geri.  You are such a friend and great support........if you want an opinion, have fun this week, eat those carbs, live it up, I am, and will get busy on the 7th.  This is your last chance for "true happiness" in the eating department until we all have to get serious and be accountable.  Here's a hint, you don't have to tell what you eat this week, or ever, so have at it my friend.

Sep 01, 2010 02:37 AM #4
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Geri - I have a huge family.  And unfortunately, we all think the ideal family gathering is to sit ourselves around a large table, talk for hours while plates, of Paella, Pasta, or whatever are being systematically rotated around.  Food means love to us:-)  I'm a serious cook, and that doesn't help, because I don't do small recipes.   I cook for an army, even if there are only a few of us.  One thing that is on our side, is we like fresh produce and ingredients.  I go to the Farmer's Market every Saturday morning to do my shopping.  Fortunately about half of us are on the thin side (I'm not one of 'em).  I attribute that to our being very active in sports, and outdoor activities.  You can get a way with a little more if you stay off the couch.

Sep 01, 2010 03:46 AM #5
Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

Oh love the clock!! But D day is getting so close..yikes!

Sep 01, 2010 12:03 PM #6
Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley

Yikes, Geri - I'm in the group too -- gotta shed those pounds. Your clock is great--I'm off to thank Pat & Wayne. See you next week in the Thin group.

Sep 02, 2010 04:19 PM #7
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I'm in too.  I've been needing to do this and now more than ever.  I stopped smoking 4 weeks ago.  I know if I don't watch it I'll eat everything that doesn't eat me first.

Sep 03, 2010 05:21 PM #8
Deanne Olivas
Keller Williams Realty East Valley - Tempe, AZ
Your Home Matters

I am taking the challenge and looking forward to sharing with the group.


Sep 04, 2010 03:17 AM #9
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