Friday, November 18, 2011
I love cooking, especially for holidays. I make EVERYTHING from scratch and enjoy every minute of it. I get giddy over planning the menu and finding all the perfect recipes. I bask in glowing compliments from friends and family when the meal is devoured. It is one of my favorite times of the year.
This year, I am not so giddy.
I have never counted the calories of a Thanksgiving meal before. I ran my pecan pumpkin pie thru the calculator today and almost died.
662 calories per SLICE!
That about as many calories as I consume over 2 meals these days. *gulp* I couldn't bear to continue finding out the caloric horror behind my favorite holiday meals.
I am the only one in the family on a diet andwould not dream of depriving them of their favorite holiday foods for an alternative "diet friendly" menu. Believe me, I looked at the sparkpeople Thanksgiving recipes and think they look great. BUT, my husband is already saying how excited he is for wild rice and sausage stuffing...my daughter asked if she can help make her favorite pie, carmel apple, with me...my friend called and said she is bringing bourbon sweet potatoes...I fear a riot over a menu change.
Oh Lord...my mouth is watering for all those Thanksgiving delights, too!
So, I am wondering if I make a few "slim" dishes to eat while everyone else rolls around in turkey heaven OR just eat teeny portions of my favorite things OR give myself permission to be BAD for a day.
I am so stoked about my loss of 5.5lbs. I am so excited about all my forward momentum. I am so lost as to how to handle a diet during the holiday season.