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12/20/11 9:35 P

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Today, I did whatever I was told to do.

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

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12/18/11 9:12 P

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No way. I don't even feel like it's the holiday. I would ignore it if I were permitted.

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

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11/2/11 9:23 A

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Dan, the cauliflower mashed spuds are awesome, I have to agree. I like the tip to remember how aweful you feel when you over-eat. Seriously good advice! We also have the meal in the afternoon too, so it's lunch and dinner combined.

I'm going with portion control, and smart food preparation choices. For instance, not adding sodium to the turkey. Turkey's not a bad food, and can be very lean. Cauliflower mashed potatoes such as Dan stated. Spinach salad with a fat free vinaigrette dressing. Spinach dip made with fat-free ingredients (you won't miss the fat). Breads and rolls don't do anything for me anymore, but I will make some for the kids. I always do boile peel-n-eat shrimp (bucket loads) for holidays, which I love and is lo-cal. The key is to not add the butter, or do so wisely. There are TONS of salt-free seasonings you can use, that are good for you and taste awesome.

I WILL have pie, sorry. And this pie I make is frankly, loaded with all the bad stuff, but you'd die happy eating that slice of pie. You have to live a little. I just have a smaller slice and only make one pie, so that there's not tempting left-overs

But I think about my 'food day' as a budget anyway... and I've upped my 'budget' lately, so I should have some room. I have been trying to fuel the body every couple of hours, so a holiday "meal' really lends to that actually. Just limit the size of those 'meals."

Just remember, it's one day. It's not a lifestyle of bad eating. Yes, you'll probably weigh more for a couple of days, but in the big picture, it's one day.

Don't forget to workout! If you put in a hard cardio and strength workout before you pig out, you'll be boosting your burn, which will help offset any debauchery from Turkey Day.

You never regret the workouts that you do. You regret the workouts that you DON'T do.

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11/1/11 9:57 P

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Ill keep the portions within reason,and do some extra cardio. But Thusday I know Ill be way over my range on calories. Try to make the rest of the week under.

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11/1/11 9:40 A

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We normally have our Thanksgiving dinner late afternoon, around 2:00 or 3:00...so it serves as both lunch and dinner....I'm not a fan of pies, but I hope no one brings fudge....

The thing I will have to look out for is the beer.....I really don't drink that often anymore, but we are going to the In-Laws this years.....

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11/1/11 8:40 A

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Dealing with thanksgiving.

1. Remember how BAD you feel when you stuff yourself! Keep the portions reasonable.

2. Remember very tasty foods can be healthy. There are 'better' ways to prepare some foods.

3. Remember, some foods are not worth eating.

4. Pick your absolute favorites to enjoy.

We have a basic roasted turkey, faux-potatoes (cauliflower mashed), I will make whole wheat dinner rolls. We have a delicious pumpkin pie filling (skip the crust ... just not that good). The filling uses xylitol instead of sugar. Get a FRESH pumpkin and make the puree yourself. Very tasty.

Just don't stock the junk foods.

Be sure that you have plenty of the GOOD choices, so that you can fill up on them, and be less tempted by the not so good choices.

Nothing tastes as good as being healthy feels!


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11/1/11 8:38 A

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I plan on using my uncle's plan of attack, by only getting one plate. Granted, It will have way more than one serving of food on it, but avoiding seconds or thirds of all that delicious food is an accomplishment in its own. A nice jog in the morning may be necessary as well.

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I don't know about you but I love Thanksgiving. It is my nemisis. Turkey, apple pie, mashed potatoes with gravy, and all the great, tasty, high calorie foods that come with it.

This year my plan of attack involves three items. Eat less during the two days leading up the Thanksgiving, take slightly less of each item then I think I would like, and plan to get a run in on each day before and a walk on the day of the event. Oh and drinking lots of water during the morning before the meal! It won't be perfect but I can live with it if I can achieve these goals.

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