Please allow me to be ungrateful for the next few minutes. Truth be told, that 1.6 loss left me disappointed. And please spare me the "A Loss Is a Loss Lecture."
For the last couple of weeks (yes, a couple) I can honestly say I put forth a gallant effort toward my weight loss undertakings. For two weeks I shunned bread, rice, and pasta. I woke up 3 times at 4:25 AM for the 5AM session at the CrossFit gym. Although I am thankful for that 1.6 loss, I feel I deserved MORE! That just means next week I work harder!! GAME ON!
Okay, back to being grateful...I owe my loss thanks in part to my strategies I employed & to my TAKE NO PRISONERS attitude!
My previous post provided a variety of strategies to survive Thanksgiving unscathed. Let me share the strategies that I actually used:
- PLANNING! My mom and I planned our Thanksgiving day meal. She took care to ensure the dinner remained as waist-line friendly as possible. I call this... THANKSGIVING-TO-GO!
- Traditionally on Thanksgiving Eve, my family kicks of the holiday season with piping hot bowls of gumbo. Well, not me, I ate a salad lovingly prepared by mother. And I sat and stared as everyone else devoured gumbo. Not a big deal, I can always ask my mom to make gumbo anytime I desire...
- I saved points by skipping the gumbo and rice. I wanted to use any extra points for the mac-n-cheese my mom made for Turkey Day dinner.
- For our Thanksgiving Eve festivities, my Mom made these tasty Paleo Friendly Crab Stuffed Mushrooms.
- GETTING IT IN! My top Thanksgiving Day goal ...incorporating activity. Since, I snoozed on signing up for the local Turkey Trot 5K, I ran my own Turkey Trot at the local hike & bike trail. The crisp fall weather made for a pleasant run.
- After my run I scooted on over to Wal-Mart to pick a few new games for Family Game Night. While at Wal-Mart I nearly clothes-lined myself on the rope you see pictured below.
- The store roped off the store in anticipation of the Black Friday lunatics expected later that evening.
- The moment of truth arrived when plating my meal. Strategy #1...I chose a smaller plate. The smaller plate forced me to return to the pan, some of the hearty helping of macaroni I served myself. My initial larger serving of mac & cheese left no room for other sides.
- Strategy#2...Veggie Overload. Check out that big serving of farm fresh collards!
So how did you fare this Thanksgiving? VICTORY of food coma?