Happy November!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

This is the time of the year where it gets busy and it can get very easy to get off track.

But I have a plan to stay focused! emoticon

First, my youngest daughter's birthday lands on Thanksgiving Day this year. She turns 15 years old. So we have lots to celebrate! emoticon

I am breaking down each holiday so that I can tackle them on it's own. Every year I just lump this whole season together because I just thought that if I messed up around Oct. 31 with all that candy, then why bother. But I am doing it differently this year.

My plan of action for Thanksgiving is that I will eat the traditional Thanksgiving meal (it's at my house this year with family coming in from out of town) but I will only eat the REAL serving sizes of the foods I cannot live without and I will make a platter of raw veggies and fruit to start out with. I know it sounds crazy, but there are going to be so many sides, that if I did sample some of them, I would be satisfied. I am also drinking plenty of water and having a good breakfast.

Just to be on the safe side, I signed up for a 5K on Thanksgiving morning here in the West Valley where I will meet up with other fellow Sparkpeople members. I have to start burning calories early because let's be honest.....I WANT my piece of pumpkin pie with Kool Whip. emoticon emoticon
I plan to take the family and the dogs for a walk. Anyone that wants to stay and watch the football game can do so, but I will be enjoying our beautiful weather now that it has finally cooled down.

Last year, I was sick with Bronchitis and laid around like a slug and didn't get to eat because I was too sick. I refuse to waste this Thanksgiving away by laying around.

So, that's my to do it for me....even if it sounds crazy! hahaha

This was a good week for me. I lost 7lbs. Probably mostly water weight, but I'll take it!

I am wishing everyone a wonderful and blessed rest of this November. I have SO much to be thankful for this year! Praise God for holding me up during the times I could not walk.

Does anyone else have a "plan of attack" for Turkey Day? emoticon

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    I remember how sick you were last year. I was concerned about you.
    Hope this Thanksgiving went as you planned.

    2231 days ago
    So much going on for the holidays, so good to have a plan. Having a birthday on Thanksgiving, very special too. I do eat my Thanksgiving meal, I also remember to have my breakfast and I think it is a great idea to have a veggie platter, that way I do not go crazy. My family also goes for a Thanksgiving walk.
    Good idea for the 5k, maybe I should do something like this too. Glad that you are having some great weather.
    My plan is pretty much like yours. You have given me an idea about that 5k, so thank you emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2255 days ago
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