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A Thanksgiving Discovery!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Every Thanksgiving I, like most SparkPeople, are trying to figure out how to get through the food fest day of the year without gaining weight. Most of us are probably thinking, "If I can just maintain, I'll be happy, never mind about losing weight." I've thought the same thing. This year, my family went at it a bit different. We took Chef Meg's recipes and made them fit our lifestyle and it worked. I managed to lose a little over 1/2 pound and I still could have put more exercise into the holiday, but it seems amazing at how simple it was. But then SparkPeople make the entire process seem simple. I know it's not, but sometimes when I look back, it all seems so simple.

What was my surprise discovery this Thanksgiving? You know those bottles of Sparkling White Grape or Apple? I love those things. I stay away from alcohol because of the sugar, but you know I never even thought about looking at the nutrition label on the Sparkling White Grape and when I did this year, I nearly fell over. It's ALL sugar! Next year, I'm getting regular White Grape and mixing it with sugar free soda water or, if that still won't work, I'll find something else to make it feel like I fit in with the crowd around me all merrily drinking something I can't drink any more. I haven't even investigated alternatives yet, so suggestions will be appreciated. I may have to just give up on the "drinks" and live my life with filtered water, period. Oh well! Better living takes work since I learned it all wrong in the first place. Onward!!!

Thanks SP and SPFriends for making my journey easier than I ever thought it would be.
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DBFBILLY 11/30/2010 8:14PM

    That was a really good idea..i might do that for our Christmas. I like to put a few slices of fruit in my water..anything works, orange slices, lemon, strawberries..i enjoy it and drink more that way...
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41SUSAN14 11/30/2010 12:43PM

    Try fizzy water with a hint of flavor - 1/4 cup of orange juice, or something similar.

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JANETLP 11/30/2010 12:40PM

    Good Job, Yes, I gained but I've lost it all. Must have been the salty foods that caused em to bloat up. We also used many of the recipes for our imediate family dinner. But, the big dinner with all the Husband's family was a different story. They had no vegetables at all. Doesn't surprise me, one bit. No wonder thay all have high blood pressure and high cholesterol numbers!

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MYSTERY4EVER 11/30/2010 9:17AM

    I have become an avid label reader. It is shocking how much sugar is added to things that really don't need sweetening. How wonderful that your family was in this together.

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SKUNKY4 11/30/2010 7:56AM

    It really is simple! Sometime peer pressure gets the best of us. It looks like you have overcome that pressure! emoticon

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