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11/24/17 12:47 P

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Thanksgiving and Christmas are the only time of year I make homemade rolls.

So that got me. And the pecan pound cake

I did weigh. Didn't do too badly. I also have my period. So that could account for some weight gain.

Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 11/24/2017 (12:49)
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11/24/17 12:15 P

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What happens on Thanksgiving stays on Thanksgiving. tee hee. No, I did OK. Over my range, but OK.

People!
read the INGREDIENTS!

"It's not what you eat between Christmas and New Years that matters, it's what you eat between New Years and Christmas that counts. "

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11/24/17 11:59 A

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I enjoyed every moment. I'm finally re-learning to stop eating when I'm full.



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11/24/17 7:37 A



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Like the turkey, I am stuffed. LOL.

Dinner was great. paced myself, ate plenty of veggies, skipped the roll.

Dessert was my downfall. I did have slivers of the various pies, but my family brought so many homemade desserts. There was pecan pie, apple pie, pumpkin pie, chocolate pudding pie, cake and grape nut pudding. By the time I was done having a bit of this and a sliver of that, I was stuffed.

However, I'm owning it. I ate too many desserts, but it's back to a normal routine today. That means plenty of salad and lots of left over veggies with dinner.



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11/24/17 6:44 A

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I actually managed okay without eating too terribly much. I was full after our dinner but not stuffed. I brought pre dinner snacks of fruit and vegetables with hummus and ranch dip. The 10k I started the day with helped as well.

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11/24/17 12:30 A

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hope that everybody enjoyed their thanksgiving with friends and family.

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11/24/17 12:10 A

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I did eat a little more than I usually eat, but all in all, I think I did ok.

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11/23/17 8:07 P

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I ate to much, but tomorrow is a brand new day

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11/23/17 12:00 P

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Great reminders Arch! And they actually work for almost any gathering where there is a lot of food.

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11/23/17 9:18 A

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Yes, especially don’t weigh yourself until two or three days after, don’t let water weight fool you. Thanksgiving doesn’t bother me very much because of all the cooking, I’m sick of smelling the food. Am I the only one who hates pumpkin pie?

Happy Thanksgiving!

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11/23/17 9:13 A



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First, I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Second, no matter how much you eat today,"DON'T PANIC !"

I know we're either trying to lose weight or maintain the weight we've lost. BUT, I don't want anyone beating themselves up if they happen to eat a little too much today. Here are a few strategies that might help you get through your day.

1) Eat a little something at breakfast. Don't starve yourself to save room for extra dessert. If you go to the meal already hungry, you'll end up grabbing the cheese/crackers or chip/dip and appetizers for munchies.

2) Eat plenty of veggies. Load up on the green beans, squash, salad, sweet potatoes, etc... this the one time of year Americans do eat their veggies.

3) When you get to the dessert table, be selective if there are a lot of choices. Try to eat smaller portions of the items you'd like like to have such as grandma's homemade chocolate chip cookies or your uncle's pumpkin pie. If there are more than one pies and you'd like to try them all, have small slivers of each, not a huge piece.

4) If possible to try eat off a smaller plate. If you have a dinner plate, make sure it's loaded with all those yummy veggies.

5) one roll with a bit of butter is fine, try to skip 2 or more rolls.

6) Sit and savor your food. Don't inhale it like a Hoover. Take the time to taste your food. The faster a person eats, the less likely they are to taste their food. When you eat too fast, you feel deprived and need to go eat more to feel satisfied. Take your time. Chat with the family. Slowly eat your meal so that your body has time to digest.

7) watch the fruity cocktails. like the rolls, one glass is okay, but the more you keep drinking, the more those calories add up and the more likely that you'll be less mindful of what you eat.

8) Unless you're cooking the meal or have to drive a long distance, get in your normal morning workout. Don't do extra exercise, try to stay on schedule. If you miss a day, that's okay too. You can resume your normal routine tomorrow.

9) Don't weigh yourself for at least 3-5 days after Thanksgiving. If you weigh yourself the next day, you'll be totally miserable. Why ? It'll be the physical weight off all the food you ate as well as any water retention from the excess salt. So, step away from the scale a few days.

Try to be mindful, but if you do end up eating a little too much, you have NOT hindered your efforts at weight loss or good health in any way !!

If anyone has any other holiday strategy they would like to add, let's get those ideas posted !!!

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