Saturday, November 20, 2010
Yes. Time flies when you're me. I wish my extra poundage would fly off as fast as the days on the calendar. It's almost Thanksgiving!
We here in the US celebrate Thanksgiving at the end of November. My Canadian friends celebrate it in October. I think they're on to something. I think those of us who are blubberly challenged would appreciate a two month break between eat-fest holidays.
I have never really enjoyed food-based holidays, but this year I am actually looking forward to Thanksgiving. I have planned a really fantastic Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. We will have a few items with higher caloric densities and a few healthy dishes as well. The idea is to put calories where they will count the most... stuffing, gravy... and keep other dishes on the lean side. We all plan to laugh and celebrate and count our blessings. We also have scheduled a walk for earlier in the day. That ought to contribute to a bit of wiggle room in our stretchy pants.
I will be interested to see how I handle the Christmas season with all of its cookie-baking and celebrating. I do need to make cookies, but I need a strategy to keep from eating them. Perhaps I could make the dough at my house and then bake it at mom's house. I could hide cookies there until it's time to distribute them...
Have fun this week! I hope SOMEONE is able to go on a nice vacation :-D