Sunday, November 25, 2012
Not only did I not GAIN weight over Thanksgiving, I was shocked to see this morning that I had actually LOST a pound over the four day trip even though I felt like I ate a ton of heavy food. "Playing with kids" is in the fitness tracker for 513 calories an hour - it must be true.
The hotel had a computer, so I was able to spend a few minutes each evening tracking my food and exercise, and I also used the fitness room there.
As for Thanksgiving, I actually ate more the days before and after than the actual day. My Thanksgiving meal was quite moderate - only 527 calories - but of course I made up for it by having both kinds of dessert and a whopping 600 calories! (Thank goodness for that exercise bike.) Compared to the "typical" holiday meal which according to an article I read can pack in up to 4000 calories, I still did pretty well...
Although I was over my calories every day of the trip, I didn't go over the "calorie differential" so I was still burning more than I was eating.
My biggest triumph over the weekend was the morning that my sis decided to get doughnuts for everyone for breakfast. I had anticipated something unhealthy and tempting at her house but this was even more of a challenge than I had expected. At the hotel I had eggs, sausage and potatoes for breakfast to make sure I would not feel physically hungry. It was still incredibly hard to stay away from that big box of fresh doughnuts, but I took a cup of coffee and stayed out of the dining room altogether.
There's no place like home.