Support Group Time: What is your plan to get through Thanksgiving Day without pigging out?
As you know, I'm working to get healthy. Pretty successful thus far, except for this HUGE setback still going on, but I've been thinking about this holiday pig-out situation. I don't want to blow it around the holidays. Neither do I want to be so tight and strict with my eating that I forget this is REAL life, to be LIVED!
So, this year for Thanksgiving, we're planning a nice quiet time. My Kid and I really don't like typical Thanksgiving food anyway, and well, Hubby will have to deal. Plus I still feel really sick with this flu and sinus infection.
I didn't want to go to the in-laws for T-Day anyway. It got really tense there last year, and I just don't want the family drama this year. So ... Thanksgiving will basically be us 3 going to a movie (Harry Potter!) then grabbing something to eat. Then, on Friday, I **WAS** gonna have a Friday Feast with ONLY mom-in-law coming over but she's concerned she'll get the illness that I have so we're going to postpone it to the second Saturday after Thanksgiving. Anyway, the four days Hubby has off from work for Thanksgiving will be spent seeing that movie, doing board games, cards, maybe do a little karaoke, and possibly take a walk if the weather is ok. Play with our chickens and goats and bunny. Sleeping in. Ah, bliss.
When we have our Savory Saturday Supper ... I'm planning to have a little bit of everything. Control. Maybe that'll be the key this year.
I know. Unusual concept!
Menu: Savory Saturday Supper (formerly Thanksgiving Day Dinner)
Crockpot Turkey in Garlic Butter (smart balance)
Spaghetti Squash and Baked Potatoes with bacon/onion/parsley butter
Gluten-free walnut stuffing
Green beans with a side of onions & mushrooms
Raw veggies (cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, green beans) with ranch dip
Gluten-free Pecan Pie Bars
My Kid wants a "real" pecan pie but is willing to be satisfied with my pecan pie bars IF they taste similar. Got my work cut out for me!
So two questions:
(1) what is on YOUR menu?
(2) what is your plan to eat healthy and normal (small) portions?
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