an idea for Thanksgiving...
Thursday, November 04, 2010
i'm trying to eat 6 -300 calorie meals a day. i know turkey day is around the corner and i've yet to figure out a game plan for not turning into a butterball with my family for the holidays.
so for lunch today i tossed a couple ounces of pork on the good ole george foreman along with some sweet potato slices. i put that into my nutrition planner and noticed i needed another 100+ calories to add to that. (i didn't plan ahead today) so i opened the fridge and didn't see anything i was terribly interested in. i settled on making a salad.
as i sliced the romaine the beep went off on the grill. i got my pork off and thought the sweet potatoes could use a couple more minutes. i added some craisins to my romaine and thought, this is a sucky salad so far.
i sliced up the pork into bite sized pieces and tossed them onto my salad. then, BEEP, my sweet potatoes were done. i cut them up into bite sized yumminess and tossed them into my salad as well. i added some of my fav sesame asian dressing, put the lid on my tupperware bowl and shook shook shook while i put stuff back in the fridge.
i smiled as i got a teenie tiny work out with my left arm vigorously shaking my salad.
then it dawned on me as i was chompin' on my salad! this is LIKE thanksgiving dinner! i don't need a huge plate full of everything being served. exchange the pork for a couple ounces of turkey, grill up some sweet potato, craisins, maybe a smidge of stuffing tossed in.... i have all the thanksgiving elements in a bowl with lettuce!!! (i don't care for mashed potatoes and gravy anyway. i tend to eat it cause it's there. what a waste!)
i'm sure i'll get funny looks but i'll just look back at their bellies and their need to unbutton their thanksgiving pants as they snore away on the couch!
i'm so dang excited a bout the 2 mile walk we are going to do as a new family (my hubby, our exchange student and i) tradition! i hope my step daughters will join us someday. we get to help feed the hungry and get a nice walk in. next year i hope to run the 5K. this year i will settle for the 2 mile walk. still a good cause and good exercise. YEAH for a new healthy life! Race Against Hunger 2010 Visalia, Ca. Thanksgiving Morning! come out and join in! you'll be home by 10am!!!