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