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Thanksgiving Report: How well did it go?

Friday, November 23, 2012

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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.)











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REFFIE1 11/23/2012 11:15AM

    Excellent work! How wonderful to grow and let past behaviour go. Nothing wrong with indulging in some pie once in awhile either especially when there is no heap of guilt accompanying it. As my husband says, if you want a treat enjoy it. If you are not going to enjoy it than don't have it. Glad you enjoyed your treats and a thankful day too boot! emoticon

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CINDYAST 11/23/2012 11:06AM

    So proud of you! And happy that the stress of the day didn't get to you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1STATEOFDENIAL 11/23/2012 2:45AM

    I'm glad you had a good, low stress day that allowed you to enjoy the meal while not over-indulging. Being mindful of your eating and making better choices is such a great accomplishment.

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KACEYSW 11/23/2012 1:08AM

    Sounds like a very wonderful day! Congratulations on your success!

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