First of all my hubby and daughter were planning our menu, as the week before I was up to my eyeballs in making cookies for the homeless shelter. Anyway, when she asked me the question, I got to thinking about this whole weight loss and fitness journey and wondered if it was really necessary to change our whole tradition just because I'm the only fatty in the house.
Because of my lack of involvement in the meal planning and because the food was already purchased, I decided that I could not change what we were serving, but I did decide that I could and would change my usual Thanksgiving behavior.
Instead of doing what I always do on Thanksgiving, which is overeating and inactivity...this is what I decided to do instead.
First things first....I made sure I had a healthy breakfast and lunch and I drank a ton of water all day. Then, while setting the table, I made sure I found the smallest plate for my place setting. The plate was just a little bit larger than a saucer. When the meal was finally served, I had a little bit of everything. Probably had no more than 1-2 tablespoons of each item and gratefully I had only 1 roll. The only thing that I struggled with, during the day, was potato chips. Don't even know why they made it into the house, but there they were. I had too many. It's not that I sat down and had a bunch...it was that every time I went by the table, I had one. Usually a small piece, just to get the taste, but definitely more than I needed. Do you know that potato chips make my throat hurt and today, it still hurts and there's been nothing I can do to make myself feel better. I hope I will remember this for future use....potato chips are not good for me!!
The the other thing I did for myself was walk. My hubby and I took a 2 1/4 mile walk in the morning and then we went again with my daughter in the evening. That's 4+ miles for me...on Thanksgiving....I've never done that before. Also, I probably ran about 1 of those miles, as my daughter was challenging me to push myself. Kind of proud of that!!
Finally the absolute worse thing I did was I did have a piece of cheese cake. Thankfully it was a very small piece and I enjoyed every bite of it. I mean it is Thanksgiving after all ~ Geez!
All in all, I did pretty well, certainly a ton better than prior times. I am just glad it's over and I'm happy to be back on track today!
How did you do?