My THANKSGIVING 2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
I guess I will journal how I handled Thanksgiving this year. The good news is that I did implement some excellent new habits that I have learned since starting my journey in September 2018. I did drink all 8 cups of my water (which has been a huge challenge for me to do consistently but since I joined the Spark Water Challenge, I am having greater success). By keeping a glass of water in my hand, it also helped me avoid snacking throughout the day before supper. I also made sure to do my walking on the treadmill first thing in the morning for 35 minutes.
As far as the big meal, I would have liked to done a little better. The biggest change in my recipes was the fact I went for low sodium in my cooking. BUT the sugar was there in my sweet potato casserole and pie. I did fill my plate and the portions could have been smaller but didn't go back for seconds. Now, the really bad news...It appears the scale went up this morning about close to 3 pounds. Since my weigh in day is on Wednesdays, I have almost a whole week to lose those pounds. However, it will probably mean staying away from leftovers which will be another big challenge for me.
The Holiday season is so hard to be on a weight loss plan! Everything seems to be about food. I have no family in the area so I can't even focus on that. All I can do, I guess, is just try to cut back where I can and not beat myself up for not being perfectly on plan.