Thanksgiving Comes To An End

by HEAB on November 26, 2009

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Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Just a quick recap before I go to bed.

After my morning race and oat bran, CD and I took the pups for a walk around the neighborhood, and then came home to get ready for our annual Thanksgiving potluck. We weren’t going to be eating until 2, and so I had a protein smoothie around noon. I used to starve myself all day on Thanksgiving and Christmas and then stuff myself silly when it came time for the big holiday meal. That was dumb. Now I eat normally, and just treat the big meal as a late lunch.

The spread (part of it anyway)…

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This does not include the salad or other veggies…or the entire dessert TABLE. I fixed a plate of salad, roasted Brussels sprouts, turkey, cornbread pudding, green bean casserole, and some stuffing. Rather than focus on the food, I focused on my friends and family instead.

Me & CD.

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Me and my girls.

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Me and my papa. Everyone thinks my dad looks like the Dos Equis Beer commercial guy. Stay thirsty my friends. 😉

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Yes, I never took my scarf off all day. Wear it constantly during the winter months. :)

I skipped the dessert table altogether, opting for more sausage cranberry stuffing instead. I love stuffing. Honestly, I don’t fear the holidays like so many others. I know that if I eat a typical breakfast + a snack that day, I won’t go crazy when it comes to the main meal. Of course I’m sure I took in more calories today than normal, but it will all balance out in the end. Again, it’s my time with others that matters most. Life is too short to worry about how much pumpkin pie (or stuffing) I might eat, right?

Hope everyone enjoyed their day as much as I did! We have so much to be thankful for, no? Good night.