Thursday, January 10, 2019

Simply Fit For A Princess

Do you remember the movie, A Little Princess (also known as The Little Princess)?  My thoughts turn to the Shirley Temple version before the more recent one (1995). The movie is based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

There is a scene in the book/movie where young Sara Crewe wakes up surrounded in splender including an abundant buffet of delicious food.  She had gone to sleep the night before in rags in her bare cold attic room.  Hungry and destitute or so we thought...

The photograph above is my Sara Crewe dream.  Though Sara's was real, mine is not.

I am still plugging along on my Weight Watcher journey.  I have been very diligent with my food points though I dream of eating delicious foods.

I did go ALL out today and for a snack I had... a bowl of Cream of Wheat! Three points for the Cream of Wheat instead of the usual two points for cottage cheese. And I tell you, it tasted really good! I added a minute (as in small) amount of butter, sugar, and milk.

Today's weather called for such a warm filling indulgence.  I don't think the temperatures rose past 34 degrees.  We are due for snow and ice this weekend.  Brrr!

Do you remember the book or movie A Little Princess?

18 comments:

  1. Good for you, Gina, for sticking with the Weight Watchers way of counting points and eating. And, yes, definitely those cold temperatures warranted that extra point in order to warm you up. xo

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    1. Thanks, Dianna. The cream of wheat warmed all of me right up!

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  2. I remember the Shirley Temple version when I was a little girl and I cried over the way Mrs. Michen( is that her correct name?) would mistreat Sara. But I cheered when she dump ashes on those snobbish girls.
    I too am still sticking with my Sparkpeople plan. I can have up to 200 more calories this evening so I will probably just have a cup of herbal tea with agave and maybe two Danish butter cookies. The tin says four is a serving size but that's way too much in my opinion.
    Have a blessed weekend.




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    1. Yes, Regina. I think it was Miss (who'd want to marry her!) Minchin. (not sure about the spelling). I loved the little girl that was Sara's friend.

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  3. Oh I love that Shirley Temple movie.....when my children were young we checked those movies out over and over at the library. ( VHS days) We also enjoyed Fairy Tale Theater. Do you remember that one?

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    1. Arlene, I have the S.T. movies on dvd! ♥ I vaguely remember Fairy Tale Theater. I'll have to see if they have any on YouTube to watch.

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  4. I do remember that book. Such a heartbreaking story, but with a very happy ending. Sorry you're feeling a bit deprived with your weight loss journey. It's hard to be disciplined, isn't it?

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    1. Lorrie, it is a heart wrenching story and thankfully with a happy ending. Definitely need a tissue when you read or watch this!

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  5. It sounds chilly there, Gina. I would want to tuck into some hot pudding and custard. =) I love the movie The Little Princes...both the Shirley Temple one and the new version. I read the book for the first time a couple of months ago and was surprised how different it is to the movie. I like The Secret Garden book better as it had a cheerier ending. Have a beautiful weekend, lovely Gina....keep warm♥

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    1. Kim, hot pudding and custard. I've not had it but it sounds delicious! I think I like The Secret Garden better too although that one also has very sad parts. xo

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  6. I've never watched that movie but I'm intrigued. Keeping on your diet must be hard but cream of wheat is a might good snack. A little bit of sugar makes it taste so much better too. You're doing great Gina. Great effort pays off. ♥
    xx Beca

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    1. Thanks, Beca. Oh you should watch the movie. It is very sweet - I like both versions but love the Shirley Temple one best.

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  7. Brrrrr, you have it cold there, Gina, but I'll bet the cream of wheat warmed you up. I should remember the story of The Little Princess, but it's not coming to me. Happy weekend, Gina!

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    1. Kitty, I bet your granddaughters would enjoy watching this movie (either versions). Very sweet! Happy weekend to you!

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  8. I love the flowers in the image here.
    Brr your temperatures do sound chilly.

    Have a good weekend.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Jan, thankfully it is nice and toasty inside the house! ♥

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  9. I am sure I have seen the Shirley Temple one back in the day, we watched all her shows when I was a kid together as a family, but I don't remember it. Glad you found something special to eat that tasted good to you.
    We went out today to buy a small snow blower, really it is a snow shovel that blows but it is much easier to use then a shovel, it was lunch time and hubby asked if I just wanted to eat lunch out, so we ended up at Chick a fala so my diet didn't go well today.

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    1. Connie, I am not sure what kind of snow blower we had in NJ. We certainly used it and I was thankful for it. I hope your's works well too. Mmm that restaurant has some healthy wraps as I remember.

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