Well, it's just about here! These blogs have actually REALLY helped! Thank you so much to everyone who commented and cheered me on!
Yesterday was NOT the good eating day that I had hoped for. My girlfriend who typically doesn't eat much is taking Prednisone (which really increases appetite), so while I was visiting at her house, she fixed me warm Ciabatta bread with oil dip. I ate about two pieces... should have only eaten one. Then she offered me a slice of pumpkin bread. It was really good but I only ate one third of the slice. That was hard.
Then, in the evening, when I got to the place where I'm staying (KRISTA4REAL's house), she had leftover Indian food that was amazing, so I ate half a serving of that. And she had a gift box of chocolate mints for me. I ate the entire box last night. Not good!
My only saving grace was that I ran/hiked/walked a total of 8.2 miles yesterday.
I'm preparing to go to the trail and run/hike as much as I can... possibly 9.3 miles total. Then tomorrow morning I'll be running a 5 mile Turkey Trot race and I plan to go as fast as I can, so that will burn a lot of calories.
As far as food challenges, I'm taking Krista and her husband to Flemings for dinner since they let me stay with them during my visit. I'm sure I will indulge, but it's a fancy restaurant so it won't be obnoxious. I'm thinking about getting the crab legs. I don't think a steak is wise the night before a race.
Then tomorrow I'll have plenty of Thanksgiving food. And on Friday I'll be traveling back to Texas.
I won't be blogging again until Saturday morning. At that time I will give an official progress report weight to see how I did this week I was out of town. Like I said, anything under 150 lbs will completely thrill me. But I'd settle for anything below 152 lbs. Anything above that means I just went completely ballistic. The scale here has been consistently reading under 145 lbs daily, but I don't know how accurate that is.
Thanks again friends! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I can't wait to check in with you to see how you all did!!