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How do you handle Thanksgiving?

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Do you count calories on Thanksgiving? Do you "watch what you eat," or do you just eat whatever you want? Do you stay within your limits, or take the day off, so to speak? Please share what you do on Thanksgiving, or any other big holiday (Christmas, etc.)
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    Thanks, everyone for your responses! This is really the first Thanksgiving that I've been "on a diet," so to speak. My co-worker today was teasing me, asking "What in the HECK were you thinking starting all this right before the holidays?!" I just want to be in control this year. And like another poster stated, if I do go over my calories, which I'm sure I will, I don't want to beat myself up over it, either. I'm bad to do that. One bad day can make me forget 20 very good ones. I was thinking that it would be nice to just be somewhat "normal" on Thanksgiving and Christmas...but really, that's what I'm going for in my journey...normalcy. I want to be in control, and be able to live a normal, controlled life. This is what I've been learning, that I really can have this new normal, of being in control and making good decisions. A thought-out, accounted for treat can be part of that good decision.
    1671 days ago
    since its tradition..i know pretty much what will be on the table so I'll be entering the foods in my tracker prior, making room for additional calories and definitely watch serv size. also bringing a main dish and dessert that I know wont sabotage my efforts. all the best! emoticon
    1672 days ago
    We make a lot of our favorite dishes lighter and still enjoy many of our favorites. We make "pumpkin fluff" in a graham cracker crust for a smidgen of the calories of pumpkin pie.
    1672 days ago
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