Starting week 9: End of the Thanksgiving trial

Sunday, November 25, 2012

I almost forgot to post this weekly update today - I was so worn out from the week that it slipped my mind. However I just sat down at my computer with some potatoes for dinner and a nice pumpkin spice chai tea (Terrible habbit, eating at the computer, I know!) and I realized - I still have to post my Sunday blog! So here I am, duly chastised by myself...

This last week has been crazy. It seems like it lasted longer than it did, and yet also seems like it was shorter at the same time - if that makes any sense. I had 3 different thanksgiving dinners to go to with my family. All of them were relatively pleasant, though each one had it's own thing that bothered me - I won't go into details!

Alrighty so I did actually promise last week that I would post pictures of the meals I got. Unfortunately, I only got pictures of 2 of them! But I will explain the third one, and say what I had.
Before I put the pictures, I'd like to say that I managed to not gain any weight throughout the thanksgiving dinners... However I did gain 2 lbs on the 2 days before thanksgiving when I went to work with my dad at the mill for his mine. I was rather disappointed at the gain because I really worked my but off! I was running all over the place, hauling 5 gallon buckets of water up and down a hill, carrying 5 gallon buckets full of ore, etc. etc... But I'm gonna assume it was muscle weight that I gained, from all the work my muscles took, they must have gotten bigger afterwards! (I like to think that's what it was, anyway!)
But, at least I can be proud that I didn't actually gain weight from the food!

So, here are the pictures of the plates I got;
For the first dinner on Thursday, I got a salad with tomatoes to start, so I wouldn't have too much room for bad things! And I kept dessert to 2 little slices of the Gluten-free cake I made, with a few scoops of light whipped cream.

And for the second dinner I really didn't eat much because they didn't have much in the way of vegetarian foods.

So for the third one, it's a little silly but we went to a mexican food restaurant with some friends because no one felt like doing any more cooking! As you can imagine, I thought there wouldn't be much of a choice for vegetarian food. However, I asked the waitress if the tostada could be made with beans instead of chicken/beef/pork like they offered on the menu. She said yes, so I got an enchilada with mexican cheese as filling, and a tostada with beans and lettuce and tomatoes on top. The standard side dishes for this place is refried beans and rice. I would have preferred the rice be brown, but I figured I could settle for white rice - at least this time. I actually had to take about half of the plate home, because I really couldn't eat the whole thing.

As a last note on this blog post, I'd like to say that I've been doing really well with drinking enough water - and I rarely drink anything with my meals other than water. I actually make a point of getting a big glass of water and making sure it's empty by the time I finish eating. So, there's something, at least!

I really hope everyone had a great weekend, and was able to have a good time with their friends, family, and loved ones!
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    Great job! You stuck with your diet through thanksgiving which is not easy. Though your "healthy" versions actually looks pretty yummy. Anyways, you did good! :D
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    2279 days ago
    You did really well navigating all of the holiday goodies--good job! Your plates look yummy, so you still got great holiday food. It's difficult, but it can be done! Great work!
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    2279 days ago
  • KIMPY225
    I love black beans in mexican food!
    Nice job!

    2279 days ago
    Looks like you did a good job staying "on" last week. I know you can do it at Christmas, too!
    2280 days ago
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