It may have been my imagination, but I think I say my coach's eyebrows go up when she saw that I ordered "small" pants for Seniorgee.
I'm sticking to my guns, even though I'll be wearing them for a performance 2 days after Thanksgiving. Eating until I am stuffed beyond belief and have to lie down, like Thanksgivings from my past, will not work. I have my eye on those pants and I have a score to settle with those aforementioned eyebrows. There's nothing like an eyebrow telling me I can't do something to fire me up and cause me to say, "Oh, yeah? Watch me!"
I have planned things so that I can do this. Thanksgiving morning at 8:30, the company my daughter works for has invited employees and their families to a Thanksgiving Bootie Camp on the beach in Pewaukee. I told her to sign us ALL up. It can be our own version of the old tradition, the "turkey trot".
I'm eating light as much as possible (about 1500 cal per day) in the days between now and then and continuing to work on my daily calorie deficits. I plan to eat some of everything that is served on Thanksgiving, and some of it will be in very small portions, telling myself to breathe, stay in the moment, be aware, eat slow, and focus on enjoyment of the people.
I expect to weigh 145 on the 27th of November when I strut my stuff in THE pants. I weigh 147.4 now. So, it's reasonable and doable.
UPDATE on November 28th.
Thanks for the votes of confidence. I did do it. I weigh 145 and the "small" pants are loose. I'm now calling them my "Biggie Small" pants. It was definitely worth the effort to plan my days for the last few weeks.
My family and I enjoyed the exercise down by the lake on Thanksgiving morning. It was cold, but we felt good and warmed up pretty fast, once we started moving. I was able to enjoy the same foods as always, just not to the point of feeling overstuffed.
It was a great learning opportunity. I've learned that I do my best work when a situation provokes me to "action".
Here's a link to a picture from Saturday night's game. I'm number 69 in the middle row to the right of center.