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What will be on your Thanksgiving plate?

The great thanksgiving plate – What will be on yours?

Karen asked us what’s gonna be some of your challenge this week? Some responses were:

All week off/eating marathon
Being on vacation and away from home
Family saying ‘I fixed ur favorite dish!’
Leftovers
Game time with family & wanting to snack
Too high expectations at the family get together- just remember there’s never a perfect get together! 😉

We need to mentally rehearse before T-day – think about positive things and think about what your gonna do/eat and then make a PLAN!!

Think about Friday after Thanksgiving and imagine what you wish you would have had on Thanksgiving Day. Make sure you allow yourself to have a serving of that item so that you will be satisfied and happy, and can move on. The most important thing we can do the day AFTER Thanksgiving is GET BACK ON PLAN!!!!!  And get to a meeting. 😉

There are lots of ways to substitute or make little changes for less points and still enjoy Thanksgiving dinner. Use lite cool whip instead of ice cream on top of your serving of pie, give up a serving of that dish  you don’t really want to have so that you can have a serving of the dish you’re craving the most, pile up with veggies, use your WW measuring spoons to serve with to keep your portions in check, use E-tools to help you determine the Points+ values on some of your fav dishes before hand, cut back on butter or oils in recipes by using applesauce, bring a WW friendly dish or a dessert to the get together that you know you will eat…….the list is endless.

One member asked ‘How long before this meal would show up on the scale?’  Typically if you eat on Plan all week and have that one splurge meal/day then it shouldn’t show up on the scale. Remember that you have your 49 WPA and also activity points. I know for me I love to go for a run on Thanksgiving morning. I always feel like it starts my day off right and then I’m ready for the day, my metabolism is burning, and I can make better choices because I feel better and am more aware of how full and satisfied I get while eating.

She had us imagine that it was T-day……..What are u gonna wear that day? Are we gonna go dig out our buffet clothes or the maternity pants so we can eat?! Or are we gonna dress cute?! 😉

She shared her heart with us a little bit which of course made us all tear up- she lost her oldest brother a few weeks ago and said that she would give anything to hear her two brothers arguing again at this Thanksgiving dinner. She also said if anybody wants to break out the video camera or take pictures – you let em! There will come a time that you will do anything to hear their laugh again on video or see their smile in pictures- it will become priceless to those left behind. She said the most important thing to remember is that the holidays are not all abt the food – it’s abt the company. I love that. 😉

She encouraged us all to get to a meeting next week- will be talking abt the emotional effects of eating during holidays!

Motivational Quote: 

“Satisfaction does not come from indulgence.”
-Calvin Coolidge

So what will you do to make this year the BEST Thanksgiving ever???! 

*For me my Thanksgiving Day plan is to get up and go running with my husband, mentally rehearse the things I want to eat on my plate, go to my Granny’s house with a good attitude and have an awesome time visiting and catching up with my family that I love, enjoy my plate of Thanksgiving dinner, and have a good time play games with the family as always. 😉

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About Carman

36 year old military wife of 18 years and stay at home mom to 4 incredible kids (3 girls ages 17, 11, 11 and our son is 6). After my 4th, and final baby, I decided I wanted to be more active, healthier, happier, and to be an example to my kids. I joined Weight Watchers and started using the Points Plus program to learn portion control, moderation, and develop healthier habits. I also used the dietSNAPS app to track my meals and it was such a life changer for me to literally *see* what I was putting in my body! Cyndi, Lexy and I created this blog to be accountability partners and that has been a huge key to this journey! I love to cook and I love converting my favorite recipes into a healthier version for my family to enjoy! I love the after effects of exercising :) I love challenging myself to fitness goals to change things up and in doing so I have run numerous 5K/10K's, several half marathons, one full 26.2 marathon, and a Tough Mudder. I love circuit training, weight training, and running sprints. My goal is to inspire others to take their health seriously, and to show how small changes can lead to big results.

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