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

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Choices

Well, I feel the need to share with everyone how my eating went yesterday.

We had a very nice time.

I got up and got my turkey in the oven. Then I cleaned up around the house before getting dressed. We had done so much prep work on Wednesday that I really didn't have as much to do as in the past.

The meal turned out wonderful. My sister-in-law made a dish that is custom in her family and a couple that came brought a yummy pie and side dish.

I had a small spoonful of everything. I almost took a picture of my plate to share with you, but I didn't want to make everyone else feel uncomfortable. There was about 2-3 small bites of everything. It was enough to leave me just over satisfied and little enough that I knew I hadn't overdone it. I also chose to drink water with my meal instead of soda so as to not fill up on carbonation.

What a great feeling!!

I had a small piece of French Silk Pie with my coffee for dessert and that was fine also.

The only area I kind of "messed up" in was the crackers and cheese ball with the relish tray.

I LOVE green olives and ate a few too many crackers with cream cheese ball topped with olives.
They began to make me feel sick. Ugh.... but I knew I hadn't overeaten throughout the day, so I could recover from the snacks easily.

So, that's it. My honest post about how I ate. I feel I did fine.

Could I have eaten better? Yes, I could've stayed away from the hors d'oeuvres. That's what I will change for the future.

Am I proud of my other choices? Yes. My plate was by no means piled high with food and I didn't go back for seconds.

All in all, I made some good choices and I learned from other choices. I enjoyed wonderful time with our friends and family. We played games and talked a lot and it was a great day!

I hope you all had a wonderful day and enjoy some more rest and recreation during this long weekend.


  1. I'm glad you had a good day. It's always a really good feeling. Hope you have a good rest of the weekend!

  2. I admire how you were conscientious of your choices...and seemed to be living in the moment. (I went into automatic and thought, "This food is just too good to stop at one serving!" (drool drool drool) I want to develop your resolve.

    Realizing you made good choices is motivating, isn't it?!

  3. Leah, it sounds like you did a great job yesterday - congratulations. I don't consider the minor indescretions at the hor d'oeuvres table anything to worry about, especially not in the full context of things.