Happy after Thanks Giving!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

First I want to say I Hope everyone Had a Fantastic Thanksgiving!!
I had told myself before ThanksGiving day, I was going to watch what I eat, the portions, and calories, but not deprive myself either.
A normal Thanksgiving, I eat a good breakfast to hold me over till dinner. ( usually at 1:00 or 2:00) eggs, bacon, pancakes, OJ,

this year Low fat yogurt and a banana.

helping cook, I have to taste the gravy while stirring it, the turkey when cutting it, the potatoes after mashing... you get the picture.. ( I did none of that this year, didn't even lick a spoon!! emoticon

Normal for me turkey dinner, two pieces of turkey, one piece ham, 2 or 3 dinner rolls, 2 cups mashed potatoes lots of gravy, jello salad, stuffing, corn ( mom mixes creamed and reg corn together.) green bean casserole, a few carrots tomatoes and a pickle to make my plate look more healthy.

hour after dinner, 2 - 3 pieces of what ever pie we have, usual pecan, apple and pumpkin, topped off with ice cream.

later in the day, another plate of leftovers , heaped full.

This year I was thankful I had lost weight and wanted to remain that way.

2 small pieces of turkey, 1 cup mashed potatoes, maybe 1/4 cup gravy. 2 cups steamed vegetables, ( that I fixed just so I had something healthy to fill up on) , 1 cup cubed and roasted sweet potatoes. 1 roll,

an hour after dinner: 1 slice pumpkin pie, with 2 table spoons lite coolwhip.

snack later half bag popcorn.

I was actually at the bottom of my calorie range..wooohooo!

a couple days later i have to admit on pizza and movie night. I only had 2 pieces of pizza, but pigged out on 5 bread sticks. thank goodness I hadn't ate much the rest of the day because amazingly enough I was still in calorie, fat and carb range. ( high end of carbs and fat.)

So that brings me to today. I was hoping I had at least maintained my weight, I knew I was doing good on food intake but my fitness minutes has gone way down in this cold overcast weather. So I went to Walmart this morning and bought myself a new scale. brand health meter. cost around 25.00. a little more than I planned but it guaranteed to be within .2 lbs of the correct weight ( I'm sure manufactures don't lie right.

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I usually weigh in on WED but I couldn't wait. 250 lbs ... That's down 5 lbs since I went to the docs about 3 weeks ago!!!
I am soo Happy! emoticon

If you read my other blogs you know my other scales were off 10 lbs and then my grandsons broke them. but from my calculations, I have lost ( since last weigh in) 4 lbs.
That makes me want to exercise!! doing a happy dance for sure.

I was so worried about the holidays , I always gain at least 10 - 20 lbs over the winter.
I'm determined that will not be the case this winter, in fact I am going to do my best to lose another 15 lbs by spring.

If we set our mind on something we can reach the stars!
I hope you are having a wonderful week! staying warm and having fun emoticon
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  • JRIMM4
    Sounds like an awesome thanksgiving dinner! Congrats on the overall weight loss and on the new accurate scale!!

    2730 days ago
    emoticon AWESOME job!
    I love the comparison between most years and this year. And when you read everything you still ate it sounds like a perfectly balanced and still totally holiday appropriate meal!
    Way to go!!!!
    2732 days ago
    I am SOOOOOOO proud of you! Not only for the weight loss, but for sticking to your plan on Thanksgiving. Obviously you did better than I did! Hope Mom didn't give you a hard time, but it sounds like you had a reasonable plate of food, so maybe she thought it was enough?

    Funny how that winter weight gain meals, plus weather too cold to exercise outside plus all the fresh veggies are suddenly the starchy kind=winter weight! Me, too. Was happy to find sliced yellow squash in the freezer section last grocery trip--maybe I can keep losing too. 5 lbs. by Christmas--race you!

    And obviously, that scale was a good investment. Now if only you can keep the boys from playing with it!

    2733 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon The holidays & winter are definitely tough. You sound ready to take them on and win with a loss!! You can do it!! emoticon
    2733 days ago
    Good for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2733 days ago
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