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Vicki-I'll be at your house for Thanksgiving this year! LOL! My in laws serve pillsbury crescent rolls and stouffers stuffing. Blechhhh! At least there is no temptation there though.
Come on down Sarah-- we'll even help with the kids, and let you do what you can at the AF 9 minutes away!
I like the "Thanksgiving is a dinner, it doesn't end January 2nd." I'll have to remember that, although I am pretty good about watching what I eat until Christmas Eve...then it seems like I fall off the wagon until January 2!
Vicki- I would so be there, if it weren't for a dislocated pelvis!!!! I love TN, it's beautiful. How about I just send you my kids until my injury is healed up?!!! (At least I know they would be eating healthy! lol!)
Sure, we got the room! And the puppies love to take care of little ones. You would think they were sheperds, not hunting dogs (although they have been known to retrieve a child who slipped away to get into mischief.) One knows how to play with matchbox cars, the other let's kids play board games ON her.
Nice! My kids have no idea that dogs could be dangerous. They mix 0ur dog's food into her water and spoon feed her the resultant "dog soup" piece by piece. The dog just wags her tail through the whole thing
I had friend who's daughter used to have tea parties with their ChowChow-- and share the Snausages as tea sandwichs. "One for Yogi, one for me."
On Wednesday I kept went to my workout when I had 10,000 other things that needed to be done.
Vicki - you should try mashed CAULIFLOWER! It tastes very similar and it has 3/4 fewer calories. I love Tony's plan. That's funny.. I was just telling Amanda "Send leftovers home with your skinny relatives...Thanksgiving is a meal, not five."
Good luck, everyone!
I love mashed cauliflower - I have a recipe for mashed potatoes with reduced fat cream cheese, where you boil the potatoes in chicken broth, then mash them with garlic & the cream cheese. I am going to swap the potatoes with cauliflower and see if anyone notices!
I'm not eating them they can have them any way they want! I prefer Hungarian paprika cauliflower
My little victory was using the diet tracker. I have never, ever, tracked what I ate and trying my best to put in every day. I'll admit, many things I have to kind of guess at as far as calories go but try to look up on different sites what the calorie count might be. So, it's close. Also, rolling out of bed at 5am to get to AF before work, then 3 days a week meeting with my trainer after work. Some people say "You'll get burned out", well I tell them I am making hay while the sun shines. I like it, and thats how I want to workout today. Today is what counts!
I am aiming for more veggies....lots more! I never drink alcohol water is always my choice so that's an easie one. Mashed potatos aren't an option gotta love them. Turkey, white meat only. I will be a day to indulge and maybe hit the gym in the evening!
i don't think i'm going to skip out on anything this year, just be mindful of how much i put on my plate and not go too overboard with anything. i'm participating in a 2k fun run/walk thanksgiving morning with some of my family members. i don't think i'll be hitting the gym on turkey day so it'll be nice to have even a little bit of exercise squeezed in in the morning and then enjoying family and friends during the day.
So how did everyone's Thanksgiving go? I was able to enjoy a little bit of everything without going overboard. I like to think that it was my own little Thanksgiving victory. It really helped having a small fiber-rich snack before the big meal! I hope everyone else had their own little Thanksgiving victories as well. -Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate