Posted by WW-Paul:
So, it might be sadist to start a weight loss blog the week of Thanksgiving. Don’t worry! We’re going to provide some coping strategies to help you through this, er, fluff-supporting holiday.
I heard in my WW meeting that the average person gains fifteen pounds between Halloween and New Years. I refuse to be one of those people.
Let’s start with Thanksgiving. What is your plan? Consider this poem(?) I got from my WW leader this week (slightly modified):
Take time to plan
Have low calorie meals before Turkey Day dinner
Attitude is everything
Not a 4-day eating holiday; don’t binge!
Keep track of what you are eating
Seconds will add to your daily calorie total. Plan and prepare!
Get in some extra walking and exercise
Indulge in the foods which you can’t have any other time
Visualize practicing self-control and portion-control
It is possible if you want it bad enough
No matter what you eat, don’t give up and call the month a loss
Give thanks that you have a dinner on your table and family to share it with.
You can do it! We can all do it together!