"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Monday, November 23, 2009

No Stress Allowed

Hello! Well, Thanksgiving week is upon us and there is so much to be done. I really love this time of year. I enjoy cooking up the Thanksgiving meal and baking some pies. I enjoy putting together some baked goods for friends and spending time with loved ones over the long holiday weekend.

I wonder how many people are nervous about this holiday centered around a HUGE meal? How many people are already nervous about putting on a couple of pounds, or not being able to eat anything because it's all too high in calories? How many people think they will lose all control this holiday and in turn they will feel like they are a failure at weight loss and give up?

I'm not. I will eat what I like. I will enjoy a little of my favorites and then I will stop. Yes, I will even have a small piece of dessert, or bites of a few different ones. I will enjoy the food, but in moderation.

I've done this before and I know it can be done.

Will I lose weight this week? Honestly, I'm not sure. I know I will be careful the rest of the week and I will try and fit in some exercise, but I'm not going to stress myself out over my weight.

In my humble opinion, Thanksgiving is too wonderful a holiday to ruin it with weight-related issues.

My body knows what it wants and it knows to tell me when it's had enough. This Thanksgiving I will listen to my body and I will stop eating when it says, "Okay, we've had enough." and I will be content with that.

How about you? Are you stressing over the amounts of food that may possibly be set before you this Thanksgiving and your ability to control yourself around it all?

Please don't be.

Do your best and don't stress. If you do put on a pound or two, please don't hate yourself. You'll have plenty more days and weeks to continue working on your weight loss.

Have a great week everyone!


  1. Am I stressing? Not yet. I am concerned that I will do just like I have done in years past and eat way, way too much. I feel strong going into the holiday, but I am cautious.

    I like this different perspective by the way.

  2. I'm not stressing over it either. I just really try to think of the meal as just a meal, but the time with family as the most special part of the holiday. That way I eat like a regular person and have a dessert if I want it.

    I think you have a great outlook on Thanksgiving and you will do great!