Thoughts of Thanksgiving strategy~ *others welcome!
Thursday, November 20, 2014
I have gotten down to 192.2 pounds! HARD WORK and not sabotaging myself. Things are going good in my life for the most part. NOT PERFECT by any means...but good overall.
I have been thinking to myself about the up coming giant meal that will be served next Thursday. It is at my parent's house. Me and my oldest son will do most of the cooking but MOM has say this year on what will be made. I did get to sneak in more veggies than she wanted and she added things like full sugar jello with peaches and whip cream on top with coconut sprinkled on top and her "magic cake" that lol is NOT good for you! She said she will make it healthy by using no sugar cake mix lol. UM MOM>>>still not good for you...but tasty! Yellow cake mix with butterscotch chips mixed in that sink to the bottom and make a sweet crust with a carmel coconut frosting on top. MMMM yum. She is making full fledge pecan pie and pumpkin pie with whip topping. I am bringing rolls from a near by bakery and a cream puff that was a request from my mom. JUST ONE! We wont be having turkey at request of my mother. Instead we will have ham and roast beef. Mash potatoes (real not boxed), yams with marshmellows (I requested real fresh yams not canned) both of which she will most likely put butter in. Green bean casserole, relish tray, Brussels sprouts, gravy...I didn't think we needed this but she insisted, cranberry sauce..mom insists on the canned jellied kind (ol school and I do like it), there will be no stuffing unless I make it from some corn bread I am making. My father is deathly allergic to sage. Corn is on the menu too. And probably more than I can remember. I lost my list the other day. I am making my own seasoning mix in case I do make stuffing. I asked her to get stock and didn't tell her why lol I plan on sneaking that into recipes instead of cream and butter. She will most likely catch me and add her own.
So I need to be armed with a plan of attack before that day. Plan #1: substitute for healthier ingredients any chance I get! Plan #2: Drink a whole lot of water. Plan #3: Make use of the treadmill and recumbent bike while I am there. Plan #4: Plan on eating meat, beans, veggies but allow for some freedom this day. Plan #5: Teaspoon or Table spoon size servings of the things that tempt me or I shouldn't eat.
I have learned if I go outside certain rules I will feel horrible and it will take me almost a month to return to a normal feeling. I must watch my blood sugar! I crash when it goes high, and queasy when it drops quickly. This is such a horrible physical feeling. Not to mention the guilt. SO! This year...I give myself permission to follow this plan and keep in good health. I can feel good about these rules. They are not too loose and not to strict. I do not eat like this often. One time a year. I see my family once or twice a year if I am lucky and mom should get to say what she wants too. I can't force my ways on anyone. I am responsible for myself and my own choices. I believe I can go through with this and everyone...including myself! will end up happy.
I am interested in other people on here and welcome their "Plan of attack" on Thanksgiving day. So, what's YOUR plan? Are you going to stay strict with yourself, rules don't matter, or find a compromise you can be happy with??
I welcome other people's plan...maybe I can learn something.