Happy Turkey Day

Hopefully you can still move after eating all of the wonderful food today. 

Because Thanksgiving Wasn’t Enough

You would think that after all of the cooking I did for Thanksgiving I’d be done with it for a while.
You’d think wrong.
Today I whipped up a double batch of chocolate chip cookies, gluten free of course.
I am debating what to make for dinner. There is always leftovers but as that was lunch I’m not sure I want it for dinner too. I’ll be eating leftovers for the next couple of days and definitely don’t want to overdose on the goodness that is Thanksgiving food.
I’m happy to say that I avoided all retail shops with ease. I actually never left the house today. Because well I have no desire to deal with the craziness that is holiday shopping. I will have to go to pick up a few gifts but I’m planning on going in the middle of the day in the middle of the week. Hopefully, the mass of people will be a little bit more manageable. Hope you’re enjoying this holiday weekend.

Happy Thanksgiving

I’d like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you’re spending it with your loved ones.
And, well what holiday would be complete without a shot of all the yummy food.

Yeah, let the food coma commence. And, well we won’t even mention the pumpkin pie with whipped pumpkin pie cream I’ll be devouring later. Well okay so I just mentioned it but yum. I’ll be working my butt off tomorrow, but today it’s about good company, food, and giving thanks for all that I have.
And, one last parting shot.

No, these are not my dogs. One my dogs would never sit still long enough to take a picture, two they would eat their hats before I could even get them on them, and three my dogs are not that color.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I hope your day was filled with family, friends, and great food.

I stuck to my plan fairly well today. I had some carrots and hummus as appetizers and then stuck to my food choices that I had planned on, although I had for got about the latkes, so I had 2 of them, they were baked rather than fried so, not too horrible. I also got in my workout, and went 2,500 steps over my daily goal. So all in all it was a good day.

But, even sticking with my plan I do feel a little something like this:

Happy Hanukkah

Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah

And, tomorrow is Thanksgiving.  With tomorrow being Thanksgiving, I’ve created a plan for myself to keep the complete overeating and indulging to a minimum.

First, my workouts. I will be torturing myself again by doing Ballet Beautiful’s 1 hour total body workout, followed by yoga. I also will be hitting the treadmill for an hour broken up into 20 minute sessions.  These sessions will be occurring while I’m making the yumminess that I will be taking over to the Wolfpack’s Thanksgivukkah feast.  By adding the hour of treadmill time in I should be able to get my daily step goal in, as well as burn some extra calories.

I’ve planned and well have been telling myself over and over again that I will stick to one serving of each food that I am eating, and also will watch the “serving” I put on my plate.

I think I’very prepared myself as best I can for tomorrow, and if I do overindulge it won’t be the end of the world, I’m just planning on not.

Happy Hanukkah to all of you who celebrate.

Planning Ahead

This week has a true challenge ahead, not just for me but anyone on weight loss/healthier self journey.  It’s called Thanksgiving, or overindulged till you can’t move and then do it again.  I’m currently trying to plan what I will be eating on this day where we eat way to much, and consume more calories in a day then we normally do all week.

I’ve been doing pretty good with creating a plan, and then sticking to it.  So, I think that is what I will be doing for Thanksgiving this year.  I don’t know what foods will be there other than the ones that I will be bringing.  I’m going over to a friend’s house, as the husband is away for work.  I know there will be turkey, which I won’t eat, vegetarian up in this place.  There also will be a Tofurky, due to vegans joining the party.  Vegans sweet I might be able to eat some food, oh wait throw in no gluten, and I may be in trouble again.  I’m not even sure I can have Tofurky I’ll have to look that up, I’m not sure if that contains gluten or not.

So after being invited to Thanksgiving dinner at the Wolfpack house, I immediately went on over to my friend Pinterest and found 3 recipes that I can make gluten-free and vegan.  Score!  I’ll be making a cornbread stuffing, since I love stuffing and will want to devour some, a sweet potato casserole, because who doesn’t love that, and an apple crisp.  I’ll be making those 3 dishes to bring with me, ensuring that not only do I get to eat some of my favorite foods, but there will be something for the vegans as well.  I’m sure that there will be other side dishes that I can eat as well.

But, with the thought of all of the food that will be available for the eating, I’m not going to lie, I’m a little freaked out about it.  I mean I’ve been doing awesome with my food choices and not overindulging, I’m just hoping I can keep it up.  That’s why I am going to make a plan, I know that I will eat the foods that I am bringing and then will budget in calories for other items that may be offered that are something that I can eat.  Hopefully, I’ll be able to stick to the plan, stay within my food goals, and if not well Friday will be another day.

Plus, I’m preparing myself I have 3 more days till the event so I think I can get myself mentally prepared for the day by then.

How about you, how are you planning to avoid the overindulgence that is the holiday and stick with your goals?