I am thankful that I only lost 0.2lbs at Chubb Clubb this week. I weighed in Wednesday afternoon before getting on the road to make the 4+ hour trek back to Connecticut.
I couldn’t have asked for a better scale result. A gain would have made me think “F*ck it!” and would have resulted in a turkey free-for-all. Similarly, a large loss would have made me feel on top of the world, invincible and deserving of a Thanksgiving indulgence.
So… this is my perfect medium. It’s also my third week in a row of logging a loss and keeps me on track for my average 0.5lbs a week loss between the first week of November and New Years.
My strategy for today’s celebration:
- No wine… I’m driving back to Jerz after dinner, so I don’t need the combined sleepyhead effects of booze, tryptophan and overeating.
- Turkey. White meat. Love it. And it’s probably the healthiest thing on the plate.
- 2 TBS of mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and anything else I deem as “good” but not “great.” That’s less than a serving and enough to make me feel like I had the experience.
- Full servings of stuffing, butternut squash and other sides that I can’t help but fall in love with.
- Also, my grandmother is the queen of cutting 1″ slices of pie. Small enough to allow variety (pumpkin, pear/cranberry and pecan) without hitting a wall of sugar.
- Water, water, water. To flush out the extra sodium, stave off the carb coma and keep me walking (to the bathroom at least).
Post-Thanksgiving Success Plan
- Black Friday window shopping. I don’t see any great sales, nor do I want to wait in mile long lines, but the walk it good exercise and will help me get my Christmas spirit on.
- After that: online shopping for gifts. Not having to deal with traffic and long lines will free up my time to maintain my workouts and making healthy meals.
- Continuing the habit of indulging in only what is great and not necessarily what is just good.
- Also: plenty of non-food-related traditions like creating perfectly wrapped gifts, homemade gift tags, watching holiday movies and putting up the tree.
What did you do to keep portions in check and limit Armageddon-like holiday damages?