One year I decided to start pronouncing words as if a little 3 or 4 year old would. Thanksgibbing came out one year and has stuck ever since. Every year, I call my mom as soon as I wake up and in my best little kid voice announce, very loudly... IT'S THANKSGIBBING!!!
This was one heck of a great Thanksgiving. This year I am most thankful for getting my mojo back. I hope that doesn't sound too selfish or self centered. I am thankful for the other stuff too, like my family, a healthy daughter, etc. But I am really thankful I found my footing once again and am on the track to a healthier life.
As for our Thanksgiving activities: My husband made an incredible meal (I made the stuffing and am on clean up duty.) His sister is in town and she and I had a Twilight and New Moon marathon until my friend Hugo came over. Then we went into over drive to get dinner ready and to sit down to a feast.
All week I have been reading about people's plan for Thanksgiving. They would exercise in the am and after dinner, they would either prepare a super healthy meal, or if they didn't have control over preparation, they would watch portions. I wasn't sure what I would do for exercise or about eating. I would just wing it when the day came.
For me, Thanksgiving dinner is about the classic meal my family has always prepared. I wanted the same feast I have had for the past 33.9 years. No skimping, no updating the recipes to a lighter/healthier version. So, I enjoyed the classic meal, but I only had one plate and just a little bit of everything. I filled my plate up first with all the veggie dishes then went for the heavier, richer foods. I had the one serving, but could have eaten seconds. (I ate only a bagel in the morning and was starving.) But I didn't. Instead, I got up and started cleaning. I felt good. I was proud of myself. For the first time, I was satisfied after the meal and could still move around and had energy. It was amazing. Later of course, I did enjoy two slices of pie... one of each flavor. But I really think that would be it for the pie. I got my fix and really have no desire for anymore. Now, if it was chocolate cake or brownies, this would be a totally different post.
While I am proud of my choices and my self control, I didn't have a great food week. My portions have been great, but some of my choice of food have been less than stellar. Chicken salad sandwich, small bag of potato chips, 2 slices of pizza, M&M's, etc. It hasn't been 100% bad though. Lunch have been a small soup and salad, double fiber English muffin for breakfast, raisin bran, etc. Exercise has been severely lacking too. Not because I didn't want to but because of the same old reason - just short on time. Today I had plenty of time, I just wanted a day of rest after a crazy week. I just hope it doesn't hurt me too much on the scale on Saturday morning.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!