I’m still formulating my plan for Turkey day…

24 Nov

Like many of you, we are having quite the feast tomorrow…pork roast (okay, so not many of you are probably having THAT, but…), fig and apple chutney, my mother’s dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean salad, green salad and – two kinds of pie – pumpkin and apple cranberry.  Oh yeah, and wine!

We opted NOT to have appetizers because, really, who needs to eat some food right before you eat lots more food?  I’m tossing around several ideas for tomorrow: 1) fill up my plate mostly with salads, then smaller bits of the starchy stuff;  2) only eat one plate of food – no seconds; 3) don’t really worry too much, it’s Thanksgiving! 

The thing is, I don’t want to feel stuffed and miserable.  I also don’t want the 4-day-weekend to turn into a slippery slope of ‘let’s eat whatever we want – it’s a holiday.’  Another thought is, hmmm…two kinds of pie, wow!  I’m thinking a little slice of one on Thursday and keep a little slice of the other for Friday or Saturday night.  That way I don’t have my own personal pie frenzy in one night.

I think I need to commit to some pretty healthy and lean eating on Friday (with the exception of the slice of pie) so I don’t stray too far from the plan the day after the holiday.  I’ve been a bit stuck the last week and a half without any lost poundage, and I don’t want to get too discouraged.  I’m also planning a VERY low carb week next week to jumpstart my weight loss. 

It seems WAY too early for a plateau with all the weight I need to lose, and I don’t want to start any ‘stinkin’ thinkin” that will derail my efforts.  As I mentioned in my earlier post, I know I’ve been pushing the envelope of what I can get away with and still lose weight.  So, Monday will be the start of a more concerted effort. 

I’ve also committed to my therapist that Monday, I will eat my lunch away from the tv, and then knit while I watch a lunchtime show.  It’s good to have a plan, right?  I will report the outcome in a post late next week.  It’s kind of like research, right?

Gotta get the train rollin’ again…after all, mama needs a new (red) handbag!

One Response to “I’m still formulating my plan for Turkey day…”

  1. Diane November 24, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

    Sounds like you’ve got your act together, girlfriend. Can’t wait to hear how it all turned out!

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