Well, as for Thanksgiving bloat, I didn't really deal with any this year. My Thanksgiving menu was healthy enough this year that I avoided the weight gain that most struggle with and the "food coma" business that results from overeating on Thanksgiving. However, I don't know if I mentioned this the other day or not, but I had a rise in my weight that I was thinking was water in my muscles and I was getting stronger possibly. Well, my weight went back down this morning and I'm 275 again so it should hopefully continue to go down now. I finished up my Thanksgiving food for lunch today (except I still have plenty of pie! the pie is such a great treat and it makes me feel pretty nice to be able to have a dessert to indulge in without all that sugar and guilt) and it was all really good healthy food that I felt positive about and so for once I wasn't left feeling guilty and bloated after Thanksgiving so I've kind of started a new tradition when it comes to the holidays.
Nutrition: I'm seeing myself eat better and better. I picked up some Premier Protein cafe latte protein shakes this morning that have 30g protein 160 calories 0g added sugars 2g fiber so have been enjoying those quite a lot. They taste really good! But then I am a big fan of protein shakes. I am going to get back to food tracking asap so I can see how my macros and everything are lining up right now.
Hydration: Hydration is going pretty well. Still loading up on ice water in the morning. I have 2 ice trays now and use my big ice tray mainly for ice for icing my ribs. The small ice tray I use for drinking ice water. I have been drinking some sugarless iced tea and I brewed some of my own English breakfast tea this morning and bought some more coffee beans this morning for freshly ground coffee, plus got the protein drinks, so there's plenty to keep me going.
Exercise: Exercise is a big priority right now. I'm loving yoga and really enjoying doing my exercises right now. Will be dedicating a good chunk of time to this today and hoping the good habits rub off on my son.
Sleep: Been resting a lot lately, especially with the big changes that have been going on in my life. I need the extra rest and time for contemplation.
Quit Progress: It's been tough lately, but things are starting to look up.
General Health: Cough is a bit better and ribs are feeling a little less inflamed. It's a slow recovery but bit by bit every day I make forward progress.
Weight Loss Progress/Bloat/ Pretty stiff and inflamed today, but I think that may have something to do with the super cold weather. Weight is down and feeling pretty good overall, energy levels are good, but strength isn't what it really should be and just have a lot of bloat issues going on.
Motivation: Motivation is pretty high today. I have a lot of aspirations for today and ready to make things happen even though today is already on its way out.
Meditation: Did a long bit of hypnosis yesterday which helped a lot. Plan on doing some visualization meditation today maybe or even more hypnosis--whatever seems to appeal to me at the time.
There's a lot I'm behind on and need to work on catching up with. Plenty to do and will hopefully stay as busy as possible tonight.