Turkey...steamed green beans, fruit salad, mashed potatoes (I'l make them so I know they will be light), sweet potatoes(a little because I love them) and dressing (O.K. one major weakness...I'll measure and keep it light) I am realy measuring and watching everything this week and if I decide to give in a eat a dessert...pumpkin pie because it is probably the best choice (I'm allso bringing the cool whip free for the pie)
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We're house hopping - early visit at the brother's house and then on to the in-laws, where "manja!" is the key word to envision. My MIL just lost 40 pounds (she gained back 10) - so I know she'll be keeping it pseudo-healthy.
My plan is to eat really really well the next 3 days...low fats, high protein, veggie rich....and then let myslef eat a little bit of everything and listen to my body. It's gotten pretty smart over the last few months, and knows when to halt...now all I have to do is convince my brain!! LOL
I hope everyone has a great holiday - no matter what their plans are!!!
- Everyday is a new day, with no mistakes in it.
Maintenance goal range: 145-150 Successfully maintained for one year 7/08-7/09
136-140 Successfully maintained from 12/01/09- 8/31/10
New Maintenance range starting 09/22/10: 130-135
Uber-Ultimate goal: 136 with a healthy BMI has been achieved!!!!! Am now in normal BMI range!
What if you make a few side dishes that you can eat, and share with everyone then you know what's in it. Some kind of a big green salad, fruit salad, what about a healthy green bean casserole, veggie tray, turkey, ham... That's all I can think of right now
"Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food."
Romans 14:20a (NIV)
current weight: 155.0
Fitness Minutes: (61,835) Posts: 3,019 11/23/08 6:30 P
I'm starting to run into some unanticipated troubles. As a result of my surgery (and I've had friends assure me it's temporary!), dairy makes me sick. Even butter on bread! Went out to dinner last night, and learned that spicy food also makes me ill. *sigh* My in-laws tend to cook a very traditional Thanksgiving meal, which involves a lot of butter, so I'm pretty concerned about what I can eat.
I'm almost considering packing a roast beef sandwich... do any of you have suggestions of things I can bring that I can eat? I could bring lettuce, I suppose, and make myself a salad...?
My plan is to eat a small, but healthy breakfast before I go and then make healthy choices for the Thanksgiving meal. I will have a few treats, but watch the portions. Then I will have a light dinner or snack. We do have to travel a little way so I will take some of my 94% fat free kettle corn to keep me satisfied without doing too much damage.
"Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food."
It's really smart to think of these things ahead of time, having a plan makes us more mindful of what we are eating, and remembering the meaning of the holiday should help too. I'm reading a lot about gratitude, and have seen and heard a lot of people expressing their gratitude, it's been really nice!
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Have a great trip, with planning like that you cannot fail.
"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew." Saint Francis de Sales
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Fitness Minutes: (56,259) Posts: 10,542 11/21/08 2:00 P
I make "trade-offs" with myself...if i eat turkey, i leave the rolls alone. if i eat sweets, no more than 2, and leave the turkey alone. This forces me to fill up on veggies, before i tackle the dessert table!
Skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, Crystle Lite in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
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Fitness Minutes: (251,726) Posts: 27,252 11/21/08 8:34 A
Sounds like a great plan to me! :) We stay home now days and I cook, so I can make it as healthy as I want. :) My dad is going to my sister's this year for a change and my other sister is going to her mother in law's so it's just hubby and I. I think it'll be nice for a change to do it up..small and relaxing. :) Usually we start on Christmas decorations on Thanksgiving a little in the evening, but it may be too cold to do any of it outside, so inside stuff will have to do first. It's going to be a nice day for us! Happy early Thanksgiving everyone!
I'm off to spend a week with the in-laws, and Thanksgiving and all that! I just got down to goal weight and wanted to share my plans for holding firm...
(1) Think about my day every morning and have a plan in mind! (2) Start each morning with my "default weight loss" breakfast: a boiled egg, a glass of tomato juice, and a big ol' black coffee. (3) Go to the grocery store the day after we arrive and buy enough frozen vegetables to last me the whole week's worth of lunches! (4) No boring bread or store-bought treats. It's not worth it. Only really amazing homemade bread, or grandma's pumpkin pie, or soft pretzels bought hot and fresh, allowed. If I'm going to eat the calories they better be worth it. (5) Go to the Y in my in-laws' town and keep up my 2x/week swimming. (6) Make a big dish of roasted vegetables to take along to Thanksgiving dinners (yes, I have 3 different dinners to attend!) Fill half my plate with my own veg and then the other half with the other Thanksgiving things. (7) Restaurants on the road trip: Order salad/veg as if I were two people, and other food as if I were half a person.
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