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11/29/16 4:02 P

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Could have done better!!!

Remember: When you help someone up a hill, you're a little nearer to the top yourself! That's what I see here, so many willing to help us to the top!
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11/29/16 1:19 P

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Managed it pretty well.

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11/26/16 9:49 A

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DIABETIC99, You did great!

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11/26/16 8:25 A

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I think I did well. Had the turkey, dressing, sweet potato casserole (small helping), glazed carrots two small helpings and 1/6th piece of pumpkin pie. I certainly did better than what I wanted to eat. There was an apple and cherry pie there home made and i wanted a piece of both. But I didn't and I kept the portions small.

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11/25/16 5:09 P

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Brava (female correct) so proud of you. emoticon
much love emoticon & hugs, emoticon your Spark friend, Betty

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11/25/16 2:33 P

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I enjoyed and survived!! I cooked a turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, mushrooms, spinach soufflé, corn pudding, sweet potatoes, and cranberry sauce. A friend came over, and sent her home with a large container of leftovers. I packed up 2 entire dinners, one for DH who had to work yesterday, and I sent him off to work today with one of the dinners. The other one is for me tonight. There's lots of leftovers, so I imagine we'll have Thanksgiving all weekend long, which is fine by me!! Did not overindulge. Had firsts, no seconds, and no dessert. GF brought over a sweet potato pie, and it still hasn't been cut into yet!! Maybe tonight! lol

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11/25/16 2:10 P

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I made it. I had pre-planned my day so I had a full dinner with a sliver of pumpkin pie with cool whip and it was less than 600 calories.

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11/25/16 1:48 P

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I survived Thanksgiving unscathed ... 4 years and counting. I feel incredibly good about it! It's wonderful to wake free of a food coma the following morning.

What has supported me is the following:

I pre-track the day in the Spark Nutrition Tracker.
I eat a healthy breakfast with plenty of protein which means about 25 g for me.
No snacking between breakfast and Thanksgiving meal.
I eat the Thanksgiving meal as planned with healthy additions if pre-tracking indicated that I had wiggle room.
No eating following Thanksgiving meal and bed.

This year has been a particularly trying year for me in regards to inflammation. I have learned that I am not only gluten intolerant. I am grain intolerant. So, all grains have been removed from my diet.

This meant no dessert, no gravy, no dressing. All things I previously enjoyed. Honestly, I did not miss them. I prefer to be free of the pain and corresponding damage that accompanies the inflammatory flares. I thoroughly enjoyed the other holiday delights available.


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11/25/16 11:31 A

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Sounds like you did well! Really smart to send leftovers home with guests, it reduces the temptation. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving!


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11/25/16 10:55 A

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I did well Thanksgiving. I skipped potatoes, gravy and dessert. Dinner was at my house so there we a lot of fruit and vegetables. Not many left overs as I sent food with family.

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11/25/16 10:07 A

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Well, I "did" Thanksgiving, so lots of healthy options: turkey, dressing (didn't have), cranberries (made w/Agave), sweet potatoes, fingerlings (didn't have), broccoli and cauliflower, spinach salad, biscuits (didn't have that), black and green olives. Dessert was pumpkin cheese cake and pumpkin ice cream (had neither). so did well, but have had 6 sparking Thanksgivings, so it gets easier each year to eat the right things.

Had fun and laughs, and THAT was the focus.

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11/25/16 5:03 A

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My father passed away two and a half years ago and the first Thanksgiving after his death, we still had the same big dinner at my house. We really felt his absence, too. Last year my husband suggested that we celebrate the meal at a local park because Dad had told him on the last Thanksgiving he shared with us that it was such a beautiful day that it was a shame that they were spending it inside and one of these years he'd like to have Thanksgiving at Green Springs instead. So last year was our first year at Green Springs and the grandkids (my sister's and my grown children) didn't like it very much, as it was non-traditional. This year I suggested having it at my house again and my sister quickly booked the pavilion at the park and the kids were much happier with it this time around. I think my nephew's main complaint was that we weren't all sitting together because we couldn't move the picnic tables. Instead we set up a folding table between two of the picnic tables and we were able to sit together. My grandchildren loved it because they were outside and had a playground (!!!!), which they don't have at my house.

I am notorious for making WAAAAAYYYYY too much food, especially when we have the meal at my house. This year I carefully made about a quarter of the quantity of what I have in the past and we still had leftovers, although just small amounts of leftover. I know that we are supposed to have heaping tables, groaning with plenty, but I have to say that I am much happier seeing the small number of refrigerator dishes filled with food that will be gone before we are either sick of them or 10 pounds heavier because of them.

I did not buy any pies this year. My youngest daughter always makes some form of cheese cake to serve and this year made individual servings in muffin tins. My mother had a fruit platter with the most beautiful raspberries and grapes and I made some applesauce with honey, grated ginger, and a couple of tablespoons of blackberry brandy added to it. I had never had applesauce at Thanksgiving before but I had a bunch of apples that really needed to be used.

All in all, it was a beautiful day.

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11/25/16 2:56 A

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Hi! Hope you are doing well Down Under.

We totally did not do Thanksgiving this year - I have breathing troubles, so I passed on my sister's invitation. Instead, last night, Wednesday, I cooked a nice meal for me, my husband and my oldest son of steak, baby red potatoes, green beans and salad, and it was great! We were celebrating my husband's getting a new job, too, so it all worked out really well.

Today, Thanksgiving, I slept in until 4 in the afternoon (!) and had a bit of Chinese carryout instead of cooking.

So, actually, I am feeling pretty good, and I didn't overeat. I do miss not seeing my sister, though.

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11/24/16 10:22 P

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I love thanksgiving. It's one of the things I miss about the USA. It's just the way everyone comes out of the woodwork, even if they haven't seen each other in ages, and sits down together to be thankful about life, and then argue their way through a massive table of food.

It's fabulous and I miss it.

Anyhoo, how did people go? Let's confess, the good, the bad and the ugly. Or the perfectly well-behaved.

I'll start. I didn't actually do Thanksgiving yesterday, because I'm in Australia. But I did have a bit of a thanksgiving blip (I ate a packet of Pina Colada Timtams, which are the world's greatest biscuit).

Was it worth it? Dunno, ask me on 14th May 2017. That's my diet goal date... LOL.

Now you... GO!



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