I have no clue where Chris was hiding when this was taken
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! I think this was the most relaxing Thanksgiving I've ever had. I stuck to my plan for the day, and was rewarded for it this morning when I stepped on the scale even though I didn't count calories all day. I exceeded my fluid intake as usual though.
My day started early with cooking, then grabbed a banana and headed to the gym where I did my 5K. Look how red my face was!!
Home for an omelet, followed by more cooking. Dinner at my parent's house wasn't until 4, and I stuck to my one plate. I definitely put too much on my plate, but I ate only about half of the baked macaroni and the stuffing- and there were 3 glasses of unsweetened tea. I also had a small piece of pumpkin pie, but I made it with Splenda, fat free evaporated milk, and egg substitute so it was only about 200 calories.
I was careful choosing what leftovers came home with us after dinner... We left an untouched pumpkin pie there, and what was left of the chocolate one. My mom was kinda pushy about sending home her homemade stuffing with us, but I won and we left with none! This was my biggest temptation on the table honestly. She makes it twice a year max, and I love it. She makes so much that we usually have leftovers for days, even with all of us eating on it constantly. It wasn't unusual for me to have another huge bowl after dessert with nothing but stuffing, gravy, and diced up turkey as a "snack," for lunch and dinner the next day, etc. Tonight, my leftover dinner consisted of turkey, green beans, and carrots- and more water. Much better this year. :)
No more eating the rest of the evening, just tons of water and freezing in the sleet for an hour and a half waiting for Old Navy to open. They had the Kinect game "Dance Central" free with $25 purchase. They only had 60 though, and we were just a few people shy of getting one. We've never been Black Friday shopping before, but we were convinced between the sleet (keep in mind it was 71 degrees outside when I left for the gym earlier) and the game that we just aren't meant to shop this time of year! We stuck around though because a lot of my clothes are getting baggy, and they had great sales on tops. I didn't get much, just a sweater, some pj's, and another top- all in size XL!! I wasn't sure they'd actually fit, but they did even if they were a little sausage-like. There was definitely a little happy dance in those pj's!
On top of that, a woman that checked out right next to us forgot to claim her game, so she gave us the wristband for it and we walked away with it anyway. Smaller clothes AND the game: VICTORY!
Now onto my Hot 100 Update!
1. Goal 1: Seeing 199 on the scale before 2011. I weighed in this morning and lost 1.8 this week putting me at 212.8! It's going to be tough, but it's not out of reach just yet.
2. Goal 2: Working out 3 times a week. Exceeded this one-- 2 hours, 20 minutes in the gym BEFORE my 5K; 30 Day Shred with Jillian twice this week; Yoga once for 45 minutes. I was bored with yoga, so someone suggested I try pilates. I plan on fitting that in sometime this weekend.
3. Goal 3: In bed on work nights before 11pm. Epic fail, the earliest we were in bed all week was 11:30 and we were still awake after midnight. This one's going to be tough!! I'm going to try rearranging some of our night routine to make it a little easier next week.
I got right back on track today- my calories after dinner came to only 760, so I may have a healthy snack later. Thanksgiving was ONE day, regardless of what happened yesterday during the food-fest. What you do today is your choice- choose your health over all that leftover stuffing and gravy! I'll be catching up on the 70+ unread blogs in my reader tonight, I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!!