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FAMILYMAN9 Posts: 2,619
11/21/11 8:29 A

I am going to try a couple of things this Thanksgiving

1) smaller plates

2) smaller serving utensils

Let's see how that works... :)

PEGGIE57 SparkPoints: (93,142)
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11/20/11 9:47 P

I will be having 3 Thanksgiving meals in one week! I had one today, one on Thanksgiving, & one next Sunday. I have 2 strategies. 1. Exercise as much as possible. 2. Don't stuff myself. Also I plan to help with the clean up at my Mom's so I'm not just sitting around.

JGROTH51 Posts: 1,093
11/20/11 8:31 P

I agree - Thanksgiving problems for me are with deserts, not the meal, so my suggestion is to get a very, very small portion of what ever - one or two bites at the most, eat those and then go for a walk, play with the kids, or if you have to stay in the house, keep a glass of water in your hand. Good luck and pray for me too!

TATTER3 SparkPoints: (260,348)
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11/20/11 7:50 P

I agree with Luann...it's the whole pic, not just the one day.....SP suggests that you balance out the pending 'binge' with moderate pre/post planning. Just keep Sparkin'!!!

Keep Sparkin'!

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God, making mention of you always in my prayers Philemon 1:3,4



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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 16,895
11/20/11 4:41 P

No reason some turkey, potatoes, salad and pie can't fit into a healthy lifestyle.

Just remember portion control!

�We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.�
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
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11/20/11 2:56 P

I am wondering how you have handled Thanksgiving while trying to eat healthy.
I am tormented by the very thought of getting off track. Last year, I was on a healthy eating cycle, and sure enough, Thanksgiving came and I caved completely and was worse the days following. What can I do to help myself stay focused on healthy eating this year? I just started and I am eating lots of raw vegetables, cooked veggies, soy based meats or very lean meats and egg whites. How can I fit this into Thanksgiving?

"This is where I am right now. There is no more denial. What strength I don't have, my mind must have. I see an athlete. Let's go!"
(Paraphrase from Bob Harper of Biggest Loser on a discouraged contestant)
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