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The Story of my Thanksgiving

Friday, November 29, 2013

Getting up early was part of the big plan. I got in a good half hour workout and felt so proud of myself. I just had a small breakfast so that I wouldn't be outrageously hungry. We planned to have a brunch so that we could all do our own thing later in the day. And then it happened. The fresh donuts arrived and all of my good plans of eating in moderation flew out the window.
But after everyone left, we took the dogs out for a nice long walk. And I thought, well, that is awesome, I have burned off a lot of those extra calories.
When we got home I knew I had a small already prepared turkey dinner waiting in the refrigerator. So I got busy and put it in the over - then I thought, hmm, we have to have mashed potatoes and candied sweet potatoes. Thanksgiving just has to have a few traditions foods or it isn't Thanksgiving. Right? Oh my gosh, the food was so delicious, and my 1 helping turned into 1.5 helpings. And of course I had purposely not planned any dessert (thank goodness) but there were still a couple of donuts left over from our brunch and I just couldn't resist.
Moral of the story: I have to get myself back on track today. Not tomorrow. All delicious food - gone. Back to exercising. And I will add a few extra minutes today. Although I wish I had followed my original plan to not feel like I had overindulged, I think maybe it is good that I feel like I have to push myself a bit harder and get right back on track today. No more throwing in the towel and letting one day of disruption become a week, month, 2 months, 1/2 year of overeating. One day is one day, just a small bleep -
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    Good thoughts. You had 1.5 helping not 2, or 3!
    2525 days ago
    I love this blog, Joann ~ and your attitude. You enjoyed your Thanksgiving ~ and today is a new day! I really like your last saying, as well. We don't have anything to prove, for sure! I laughed about the donuts because they are one of my trigger foods, as well. When I am around donut, all bets are off! :) But, now you are back on track! Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon
    2526 days ago
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