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What is your plan?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

SO, I am very curious.... What is your plan on Thanksgiving?

Free for all?
Cheat day?
Lighten up traditional meals?
No snacking?
No Pie?
Walking it off?
No celebrating?

I will tell you my plan...

I have lightened up some appetizers (baked chips with fat free sour cream dip, bacon wrapped shrimp, stuffed mushrooms) and have the traditional turkey meal with mashed potatoes ( low fat milk) green beans with almonds (not cream of mushroom soup),wild rice stuffing, gravy that I will make myself skimming off the fat first, low fat corn bread and regular biscuits for options, fresh cranberrie sauce (not canned) and my sister is making mini pies for portion contol.

Now that sounds like I have it all together right? Where could I possibly go wrong?
Eating TOO MUCH of even the "GOOD" food.
Alcohol (specifically champagne) that makes me say, Screw it! It's only ONE DAY!
Not going for a walk.
Being stressed and not taking the time to enjoy the day and the family

SO, we are bringing back poker (we always used to play but havent for a few years) so I will be busy, enjoying people and not just eating, eating, eating.

Tell me your plan then lets talk again friday and compare notes.

Be good, kids. And from my heart, Happy Thanksgiving. I am proud of us. Look what we have done since last year!
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    My plan is always to eat what I want and just try to take smaller portions and be moderate...but I still really struggle with it. I refuse to limit myself on holidays indefinitely - I mean, I'm below my original goal weight, so I need to have a realistic maintenance plan. But somehow, I always end up getting too excited and my eyes get bigger than my stomach and I eat until it literally hurts to breathe.

    But I did better this time! I was stuffed and a bit uncomfortable, but not so much that it hurt like it has in the past at events like these. :) So that's something.
    2009 days ago
  • DAISY443
    I'm staying home and cooking a whole Thanksgiving dinner for Daisy and me! But, I don't do the dinner rolls, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, green bean casserole or pumpkin or pecan pie. I will still have plenty to eat and enjoy every bite of it! And Daisy dog and I are planning to take a walk after we (?) trim the tree. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
    2011 days ago
    Well Im just doing the basics, all the things we love-turkey, stuffing and baked fresh sweet potatoes (not canned) with brown sugar, pecans and coconut topping (worth it-trust me) Then pie and whipped cream. For pre meal snacking will be nuts, col shrimp and cocktail sauce, cheese and crackers and pate. I will probably have oatmeal for breakfast so I dont starve and over snack thru the day, we will 'feast' around 3ish. Oh and I plan to do my c25k run in the morning, maybe walk the dog after dinner and Im going for that 'Turkey Burn' workout posted on Spark!
    2012 days ago
    Free for all in moderation followed by lots of fitness minutes over the long weekend. Stuffing and desserts will be my true challenges.
    2012 days ago
    Eating really light and really clean for breakfast and dinner and whatever I want for lunch, but stopping when I am full. Extra workouts today and Friday.
    2012 days ago
    I use things like low sodium chicken stock instead of cream and make the gravy with that instead of the turkey drippings. Serve dishes that don't need to be lightened like roasted sweet potatoes instead of fat ladened mashed. I got some pumpkin macarons for dessert. Alcohol is often my downfall too.
    2012 days ago
    A fruit and veggie smoothie to keep me full but low calorie for breakfast. A LONG walk with my hyper dogs before and after the big meal. Staying outside to deep fry the turkey will keep me away from any calorie bombs lurking before sit down time. At dinner I'll eat what I want but stop eating when I'm full (trickest part). And leaving early to travel to an alternate location for dessert.... where there won't be dessert. I baked a pumpkin pie but wont have more than a taste tomorrow. That's because had my special super small sample pumpkin pie today, got it figured into my meal plan. Muhahahaha. Thanksgiving, your are going down! It's all about being thankful to see the extended family and less about the food for me this year.

    Have a very happy Thanksgiving and good luck at the poker tables! :)
    2012 days ago
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    2013 days ago
    I am making the Clean Eating Thanksgiving meal! With a sinful lemon curd pie!!
    2013 days ago
    I'm really happy about my plan for Thanksgiving. I'm spending the entire morning volunteering for GobbleGobbleGo, a local group that prepares food and toiletries for the homeless. People then drive around L.A. stopping whenever they see a homeless person and surprising them with a good meal and gifts. This includes me baking a whole bunch of yams early in the morning and heating up a whole bunch of canned veggies. It doesn't involve eating!

    For dinner, I am going to a French restaurant! There will be three fairly small courses of extremely delectable food. I'm not counting. I'm just not eating a lot, and I will probably have a bit of fabulous French cheese for dessert rather than a sweet.

    Call me crazy, but I don't like turkey.
    2013 days ago
    I'm going to go into it with some grace, and accept that there are times normal eating means overeating (this from my dietician). That being said, it's not the plan. Since I can substuitute a carb for a dairy (according to my dietician), I'm going to have... around a cup of potatoes with gravy, 1/2 cup stuffing, 3-4 oz of turkey, cranberry sauce, and a piece of dutch apple pie with vanilla bean ice cream. I think that covers it!

    I don't want to stuff myself, but I do want to be psychologically satisfied. Working on that!
    2013 days ago
    The calories have been figured in. I'm not giving up the things that come around once a year and everything in moderation as my calories for the day allow along with a kick butt workout in the morning.
    2013 days ago
    emoticon Can I come?

    Love your plans and remake of your menu. You're right though... portion (& alcohol control...) will be key. I'm going for portion control myself. We're joining relatives, so the menu is up to them. I'm bringing a lightened version of pumpkin pie and apple pie.

    For the first time in years, my parents are going to be able to join us (they're usually out of state) and we've planned a hike for Friday after.

    So, there you go! That's my plan. I hope you have an awesome Thanksgiving!

    PS - No poker here; but we do have vicious games of hand and foot! emoticon
    2013 days ago
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