Sunday, November 18, 2012
My Thanksgiving plans have just been finalized and I'm very happy with them: For lunch, I'm taking the women at the shelter to a restaurant that's giving us free turkey feasts with all the fixings. The women often worry about having enough food every day since their disability checks are a whopping $661/month. I've been able to find some donated food, including fruits and veggies, but they never get to go out to restaurants. They're very excited! There's no place I'd rather be than with the women when they're being treated well:)
My plan to keep from overeating, since I never have to worry about getting enough food, is to eat a healthy breakfast, then have coffee and just the veggies at lunch.
Afterwards, my best friend and I are making dinner. She's having a roast with mashed potatoes, potato salad, gravy and cheesecake (she naturally only eats 1400 calories a day, has perfect health, and weighs 130 pounds. But don't be mad, you and I are stronger and can out lift and out run her). I'm having a baked sweet potato with a savory nut crumble, curried cauliflower, brown rice and 1 piece of cheesecake. I feel very fortunate that after 2 years of training myself to make better food choices, I'm not slightly interested in the gluttony and over consumption of the holidays!
Not to sound like a Scrooge, but I'll be quite happy when the holidays are done just because it takes a lot of work to make them a little less miserable for the women I work with. The nice part of it is getting help from volunteers, and I'm happy to do the extra work to manage and train them, but my team is also short staffed, so I'm taking on extra work I always knew I never wanted to do. But it's temporary, and in the meantime, my move to the city is making it tons easier for me to take care of myself with good exercise, nutrition, and friends.
Oh, right, the name change: 2wheeledSharon. Living in a city with a mild climate means I can commute by bike and those of you who know me know how much I love that:)