Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thankful Thanksgiving is Over

Hello everyone, I am having a hard time getting this post out this is my third time sitting down to write :) Wow it's been a busy one since I last posted. Monday I got the crud that has been going around. I  put some peeled and sliced ginger and lemons in water and left it on low all night. The result was a very gingery lemon tea which helped me feel a ton better at work on along with advil cold and sinus. From what I can gather any kind of cold or cough syrup contains an absurd amount of sugar but cold/flu tablets may only contain a small amount of sugar if they have a coating around them. I also made chicken and turkey soup.

I am so thankful that Thanksgiving is over! Even though it went smoothly it was a lot of work since I didn't feel 100% and hubby was busy with school and work. Our folks helped us out a ton getting ready, my Mom came over and helped me clean and last minute decorate, my FIL came over and helped finish painting our upstairs bathroom and installing a vanity. Long story short everything turned out nicely and with all our help I was able to stay out of the kitchen with my cold.

We had a pretty traditional meal: turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn casserole, rolls and gravy. I think I did pretty good I filled up half my plate with turkey, and only had a dollop of mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry and green beans. It was just the right amount of all the carby side dishes I had several good bites of each thing without going overboard. I completely stayed away from the sweet potatoes since the bfc all that added sugar just tastes gross, and I've never liked gravy.

All in all I'm sure I had more carbs than I needed for the whole day, but I feel good about it. I didn't go crazy with appetizers before dinner like I have in the past, I didn't drink too much wine I only had two glasses after everyone left and we watched a Christmas movie and looked at the black Friday ads. Another thing I did which has helped us not to pig out in the days after Thanksgiving was to send our guests home with generous plates of leftovers...all these things paid off because my weight was 139.5 on my Sunday morning weigh in :) Have a wonderful week everyone :)


  1. I hope you are feeling better now! I LOVE Advil Cold and Sinus! Was I the one who told you about it?...Can't remember, but I tell everyone about it. I used to Rep for Wyeth and my clients would go crazy (in a good way) when I brought it in. Lots of people don't like to take meds, but when you feel crummy and have to go to work, that is the right med to take (even though you have to sign your life away for it at the pharmacy counter....hehe) Glad you are happy with your Thanksgiving progress and hope you feel better soon!

  2. Hi Katie, it sure sounds like you did great with your eating. I hope you are feeling better now. Have a nice weekend. :-)

  3. Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday, and great job with your weight! woo hoo!!

  4. Sounds like a great Holiday success! Do you want to share any pictures of your new house?
    You are doing great on your weight and being a good girl!