In the past my Thanksgiving has consisted of large portions of turkey, ham, stuffing, gravy, potato salad, macaroni & cheese, collard greens w/ hamhocks, and yes the list goes on. A long with this heaping meal I also have a plate of guilt, gluteny, and five pounds of weight gain!! This was a different year. I was thankful that I was able have self control. I did all the cooking and I did so in a healthy way. Check out the menu below:
Collard greens with smoked turkey wings (miss the hocks but they had to go!)
Corn pudding (used fat free milk no butter)
Dressing (did not eat much of this but it's a staple on our Thanksgiving table)
Mashed potatoes (no butter, fat free milk, and vegie stock)
Sauteed squash, zuchini and onions (very little EVOO)
Root souffle (pureed carrots and sweet potatoes baked souffle style w/out butter or added fat)
But you get the basic idea. I had a guest bring the mac and cheese and dessert that I was tempted to devour but strayed from. I did have a small slice of pie and mac the next day. I'm not going to deprive myself completely! I did not work out during the holiday weekend but I did make sure I got in my work outs prior!
I am proud to say that I did not gain any weight this year. I did over indulge myself as I have in the past. It is a great accomplishment for me. I feel great about it! My latest photo is of me on Saturday. My pants were falling off because they have gotten too big in the waist.
A friend of mine has joined in the weight loss challenge. She recently got a breast reduction and is now seeking to lose 40lbs. She looks great after her surgery and she started going to gym. I advised her on the things I do and to join Spark! Hey Jazzy!! Hey girl, heeeey!! LOL!!