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Day Before Thanksgiving Confession...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Okay, so there is nothing really bad to confess, but I wanted to keep myself accountable by posting about it anyway.

1. I made homemade cranberry sauce (whole berry and jellied) and I tasted both of them. I have broken myself of the habit of tasting my cooking while I'm making it, but for some reason, I did it anyway. Calories: Probably 20 or so.

2. I make these really yummy orange-raisin scones that my sister LOVES. I figured it would be a nice surprise to show up over there tomorrow morning with scones to have for breakfast. I decided to use dried cranberries to make them more festive. I ate about 6 dried cranberries, plus a little nibble of a scone (probably the size of a nickel). Calories: Probably 25.

Okay, so really, an extra 45 calories when I had only planned on eating 1250 calories today isn't that big of a deal. But I still have more things to make and I am saying right here and now that I will not taste another bite!! I think the knowledge that I'm not going to be in my calorie range has already gotten to me. Why bother being perfect today when tomorrow I'm going to eat Thanksgiving dinner??

Why? Because I have worked hard the last 3.5 months to lose the weight that I have, that's why! I am choosing to not stay within my calorie range for Thanksgiving, but I am NOT going to use Thanksgiving as an excuse to go off plan for any day other than Thanksgiving!

My punishment.. no, I don't like that! To make up for my tasting, today I am bumping my cardio up from 35 to 40 minutes!
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HEATHERHUNTER 11/23/2012 3:04AM

    You did great :) Calories add up so fast, and I hope that I can be as diligent as you with not tasting things as I cook. I never used to, but lately I have been finding my spoon in too many pots.

Thanks for the inspiration :)

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CAGMUAHFO2 11/22/2012 11:46AM

    Good for you!! Glad you are going to stay in your ranges!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EUEK098 11/22/2012 11:43AM

    Good job compensating!!!

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SONIA260 11/21/2012 8:10PM

    Isn't it absolutely insane how quickly calories can sneak up on us?! It's great the awareness that you had though, and that you were able to stop yourself at such a small number! And the fact that you have vowed not to taste anything else today shoudn't make you feel deprived...cause you know that you still get to enjoy it tomorrow :) Enjoy your thanksgiving!!!!

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DEBBYNATION 11/21/2012 4:36PM

    Great thinking - u can do it! :)

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HALINHALF 11/21/2012 4:34PM

    Obsessive much? :-P

My philosophy is that one day isn't gonna set you back. I like that you've added a little bit of exercise, and I hope you continue that with your diet AFTER the holiday ;-)

Have a great Thanksgiving tomorrow! :-)

Edit: I just realized that you aren't including Thanksgiving in that statement! haha! Still 1200ish calories is border low than mostly anyone should take in, those small calories you consumed when cooking are not bad at all. Even upping it a little more, you're still in range in my opinion!



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