Overload

I don’t know about you, but typically we all overindulge ourselves during the Thanksgiving holiday feast. This was the first year I consciously decided not to do that! I went to my son’s new In-Law’s house for the gathering, and I was asked to bring a salad and the ever-so-delicious pecan pie. They have a beautiful new home, and it’s perfect for entertaining.

Since everyone was asked to bring an item or two, you can imagine there was an abundance of food. The spread looked wonderful. Mike grilled a turkey and Alaska salmon. With all this amazing food, I was determined to not stuff myself because I would feel horrible afterward – mentally and physically.

I took small amounts of the foods I wanted to eat. I did not deprive myself of carbs or gravy! I stuck to one plate, and small portions. There were many deserts to choose from, and I took a sliver of two pies. That was it. I drank water with my meal too. I am proud to say I did not feel stuffed or blotted in any way. I was done eating by 4:30pm and that was the end of my eating for that day.

I hope you did not overindulge. It is so tempting, right? When that much food is set in front of us, it is hard to say no.

Most medical reports state the flu season starts after Thanksgiving and in part, may be attributed to overeating all day long and sitting around watching football all day. There may be something to that, I don’t know. I do know that three people in my office were out sick last week with the flu. Knock on wood, I feel great and healthy.

I have dropped 32 lbs in 6 months. I wish the weight would drop off faster, but I remind myself it took years to put on, so give myself time to lose it. I’m very grateful!

I hope all of you are doing well. Be mindful of what you eat and how much. It takes dedication, determination, and reminding yourself of the GOAL!

Here’s to health and happiness.

Deanna

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