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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.

Phew.

There's no place like home.

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MELLIE1030 11/25/2012 5:24PM

    Great job!

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BLITZEN40 11/25/2012 4:52PM

    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

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 11/25/2012 4:19PM

    I'm so glad you had a happy Thanksgiving And even lost a pound!

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1EMMA2011 11/25/2012 2:29PM

    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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