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Thanksgiving Aftermath

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Well, I wondered why I was so worked up about cooking Thanksgiving dinner and I finally figured it out. It wasn't just the cooking, it was the fear of pigging out on the traditional favourites. I wasn't perfect but I was moderate.

Upon reflection:

I didn't have to make the traditional things the traditional way. I suppose I could have made healthy versions and maybe gotten away with it. For instance, I made Martha Stewart's stuffing recipe that calls for white bread. However, I could have used whole grain. I could have lightened up many of the sides as well and still had lots of flavour.

As a result, of eating sugary thing, white flour, etc. I feel like I have been run over with a truck.
My head is foggy. I forced myself to go to Zumba and a group personal training section but it was like moving through molasses.

I have come to the conclusion that maybe I can't eat the way I did even on special occasions. It is not even about weight gain. It is more about feeling bloated, having stomach upset and lethargy. I must really ponder how I will handle the upcoming holiday season.
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CANDOSUE52 10/13/2012 9:19AM

    I totally hear what you're saying. It becomes not so focused on losing weight, but rather, just feeling good within your own body. The older I'm getting the more of an awareness of have of when my body feels good and when it doesn't.... you're right, there are little tweaks, even in a holiday meal, that can make all the difference.

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TALVARADO6 10/11/2012 8:28PM

    Sometimes I feel that way when I stick to my diet for a long time and then splurge. Body doesn't like changes like that. I hope you feel better tomorrow!

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RISINGBLUESTAR 10/11/2012 5:17PM

    Reffie, you did good on Thanksgiving. You always have next year to make the dishes as healthy as possibly. Isn't it amazing how after eating healthy for so long, you feel blah when you not eat so healthy? I think it's our bodies way of telling us it really appreciates the healthiest choices. :)

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