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Made it through Thanksgiving!

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.

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  • MELLIE1030
    Great job!
    1943 days ago
    Congrats on your success! Not only not gaining, but also losing- you're a rock star! I know how hard it is to say no to donuts too, so that's another great victory... you are just killing it this holiday! Way to WIN! emoticon
    1943 days ago
    I'm so glad you had a happy Thanksgiving And even lost a pound!
    1943 days ago
  • 1EMMA2011
    I love this!! You are awesome!!

    My friend only has doughnuts once a year on Christmas! I want to try that sometime too.

    Good for you for sticking with your plan!!

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    1944 days ago
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