I'm excited. My writer friends wrote this really cool young adult novel called Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist. Then a movie studio bought their story, and tonight, the flick will be on the big screen with Michael Cera and other young stars. I'm going into New York City later to meet up with the authors and watch the movie in Union Square. I can't wait.

But before I have fun, I must work. Today, I'm looking for weight loss stories and diet ideas for next week. I am also interested in politics and health care. What do the different candidates stand for? What issues do each represent? I'm going to write a rundown soon so readers can make educated decisions come November.

I'm a little tired because the debate kept me up late, and as usual my twins were up early. My daily 6 a.m. alarm is my daughter Annabelle standing at her bedroom door yelling, "I need to go pee pee POTTY, Mommy."

I hope you're all set to have a good weekend. Most importantly, I hope you have some fun and get some rest.


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Oct. 6, 2008 at 1:03 AM

I have an idea for you.  A member of my group wrote a post asking what to do about her weekly lunches with her MIL.  Her MIL likes to take her to a sit-down restaurant for lunch once a week, and insists on going someplace nicer than fast food.  The member did not want to hurt her MIL's feelings by saying no, but she KNEW that her weekly restaurant lunch might be really hurting her efforts to lose weight.  

This very conversation spurred a new feature for our group.  We added a list of links with the nutritional information from more than 20 different restaurant chains and fast food places, and we are working on adding more.  When we looked up a typical meal at some of the restaurants, you could EASILY consume more than two DAYS worth of calories in just one meal.  And if you go in uneducated about the choices you are going to make, you might just consume more than that. 

In our efforts to help our members make smart choices and eat healthier for life, we want to give them the information they need so that they can eat out at restaurants, but PLAN AHEAD and know what they will be eating.  Few restaurants place their nutritional information online, but kudos to the ones that do.  And thankfully, there are some other sites that have the skinny on some of the restaurants that try to hide the truth.  We are working to get as many links as possible, so that if one of our members has a chance to choose someplece to dine, she'll be ready and able to make the best choices possible. 

TwnmomPlus - G.O. of Why Weight?  http://www.cafemom.com/group/41719

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Oct. 6, 2008 at 8:24 PM

I love this idea, and I will address it in a post soon. Thank you TwnmomPlus. This is a complicated and understandable conundrum. Best, Kristen

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