Thanksgiving Report: How well did it go?
Friday, November 23, 2012
I feel good about the choices I made. I had smaller portions and I did not feel overstuffed. I didn't feel "heavy" or bloated. After dinner I had a slice of pumpkin pie and
I tried to eat in a slower manner. It was delicious. I won't lie, I also had a small piece of apple pie. Still, overall I did pretty well. If I was to rate it on a scale, I would rate it 7.5-8/10. I see where I can make improvements. :)
In the past, I would have anxiety over holidays like Thanksgiving because I would worry about gaining weight. The two years before this were incredibly difficult because that's when I had gained a lot of weight from having endocrine issues & I was still finding answers & when I didn't yet have answers, it was easy to fear food & stress over whether I would gain even more weight even if I stayed within my calorie range and practiced portion control. I was frustrated and stressed to say the least.
This year, progress was made. I reminded myself that the treatment for my endocrine issues ishelping (not 100% but I feel better) & I felt less worried. Beginning to think positively really helped me to prepare for today. I didn't feel as though food was to fear like it was an enemy. I made mostly mindful choices. My stress level was low. It was lower than it has been & when I talked to a friend, she said I sounded calm. I was able to watch movies and actually get into them instead of thinking about other things. I was able to talk to my family and just enjoy the day. I was able to celebrate all of my blessings and have fun. I reached a goal of living in the present moment & I don't think reaching it could have come at a better time! :)
The progress I made today helped me feel like this huge mountain I feel like I am climbing sometimes is getting smaller and smaller. I know sometimes the mountain will feel like it is in the way but right now I am just enjoying today's progress.
How did you do?
If you didn't fare so well, don't worry. The next blog will be a Post-Thanksgiving forgiveness blog. (Thank you to Mrsmostimproved for the idea.)