I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving day! We had a great time with my family and today is spent with the hubby's side. If you're married & both families live close, you might be like us & have 2 actual Thanksgiving meals. In the past that's been quite a filling experience. This year though, I decided to stay almost 100% on program (I had 2 bites of yams & a danish my dad made-and that was enough!) and was armed with a few things to help me feel like I was getting some treats in with everyone else: sugar free cider, diet soda, etc. It helped me a ton and I realized that it really ISN'T about the food! Pretty powerful.
It also made me realize how much of eating for me is in the social aspect. I found that as long as I'm eating something at the same time that everyone else is eating, I'm usually okay. For instance: while everyone else ate a big Thanksgiving lunch with all the fixings, I ate my yummy salad with tons of veggies & some roasted turkey on the side. But because I was eating & chewing alongside everyone else, I didn't even think about what I wasn't eating. Pretty cool, huh?
Anyway, this is a short post because it's a crazy busy weekend with family, but I wanted to end with some awesome motivation from my old high school friend. She has done Take Shape for Life and has totally excelled (as you can see)! I am so proud of her. She is 5'2'' & started at 177 and is now 141! She's still going strong, too! I think it's completely amazing what this program can do for those who commit themselves to changing. It's a journey, but it's a well worthwhile one. Have a great Holiday weekend!