Friday, November 25, 2011

I Conquered Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is rough for a lot of us, isn't it?  Foods that we only usually have a few times a year are everywhere.  Stereotypically, we are supposed to eat until we're overstuffed...and still make room for some desserts after.

This is what my plate looked like this year.  I don't think I did too bad!  As you can see, half of the plate is vegetables - steamed carrots, broccoli

and cauliflower, as well as Oriental Green Beans.
 I have about 6 ounces of turkey, 2 small rolls, 1/4 cup mashed potatoes, 1/8 cup gravy, 1/2 cup noodles (I didn't eat all of them) and 2 stuffing balls. My mother-in-law has a set of the Weight Watchers easy measuring ladles, so I was able to portion everything out easily.  I need to get a set the next time I go to weigh in!

I followed that with a piece of sunshine cake (which is yellow cake with pineapple and coconut), a piece of chocolate pie, and a piece of Snickers pie (a Weight Watchers recipe).  I had a 2nd piece of Snickers pie later that evening.

I did end up using about 19 of my weekly points in addition to my dailies, but I am perfectly fine with that - that's what they are there for!  I still have some left for the week.  I monitored everything I ate and logged it.  I am feeling pleased that I was full, not overstuffed, and made healthier choices overall.

How was your Thanksgiving?

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