Post # 1
As Thanksgiving gets closer and closer I’m getting more and more nervous! I really want to have a good week despite the Holiday!
Obviously I’m saving all my weeklies, and the best I can do is hardcore portion control! It’s dessert that has me worried. I have like 0 willpower over dessert Usually I just avoid it, but it will be unavoidable!
So, what are your game plans?
Post # 3
I have the (un)fortunate pleasure of celebrating Thanksgiving twice this weekend! On the actual day, I will be the one cooking so everything I make will be with healthy recipes. In this instance, it all comes down to portion control for me.
The second meal, on Saturday, will be much more difficult as I won’t be cooking anything and the cook, my mother, is notorious for using HUGE amounts of butter, salt, and everything else that is even remotely unhealthy. In this case, I plan on snacking on zero points fruits/veggies leading up to the dinner so that I am not excessively hungry when I sit down to eat the unhealthy food. I also plan on working in some time for a couple of extra work outs since I won’t be at work this weekend.
When it comes to dessert I feel you with the 0 will power. I am planning on minimizing the damage by eating only the pie filling. I figure I can cut quite a few calories/points by simply avoiding eating the crust!
Post # 4
I’m not the best person to ask, because I hate turkey and stuffing and honestly most of the sides. I’m probably the only person who’s hungry on Thanksgiving :P.
But as far as dessert goes, just cut things into smaller pieces, and tell whoever you’re with that you’re going for more of a “sampler platter,” so you’ll have small bites of everything and not too much of anything. Unless there are ten different desserts, you should end up eating less than if you had eaten one entire piece of pie :).
Post # 5
Oh I have a receipe that my gal gave me this weekend that I’m going to make!
1 can of pumpkin filling
1 small pack of sugar free vanilla pudding
1 container of Fat Free Cool Whip
Pumpkin spice (or nutmeg, and cinnamon)
She said to mix the pumpkin filling and pudding together. Then mix the cool whip and pumpkin spice. She didn’t really say how much spices, but hit them up if you like them. The mix can be put in little glasses to make pudding like style.
1/2 cup for 1 point!!
I can’t wait to make it!! 🙂 I also got a receipe for Crustless Pumpkin pie but I don’t have that w/me.
Post # 6
I joined WW this past weekend so I’m looking forward to seeing some of your stratagies! I know for right now I’m saving my extra points for that day and going to snack on the 0 point stuff early in the day on Thursday. I’m also going to try to get in a few extra workouts!
Post # 7
I have been following WW for over 6 years and have only had ONE year where I successfully tracked on TG. Dinner was at my mom’s and I made several requests that made it possible. She made steamed broccoli for me while everybody else was eating corn. I brought a veggie tray with hummus for appetizer so I could fill up a bit before dinner. I filled half my plate with broccoli then stuck with white meat turkey and portioned those potatoes and stuffing. I made myself go for a walk before I could have dessert (pumpkin cheesecake.) I honestly will not be counting points this Thursday, but I will be listening to my hunger signals and I’ll be saving activity points along with the weekly points. Good luck.
Post # 8
@MandaMack: I’m cooking my first Thanksgiving meal so I will be trying to be healthy as possible.
And if it fails and we have to eat at my aunts house, then I’m saving all of my weeklies. lol
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
I was doing WW with my husband (then-FI!) last year and my approach was to save my weeklies, eat a super-duper small breakfast and then I just tried not to get seconds at dinner… which was harder than I thought because everything was so good. Other than that, I tried to treat it like a normal day, and normally I wouldn’t pile everything six inches deep onto my plate. 🙂 I also shared a piece of dessert with Mr. S instead of getting my own. I was pretty full by then, anyway.
I got into more trouble with the wine than the food, though. 😉 I tried to rack up some activity points that week, also.
Good luck, ladies!
Post # 10
I am really watching my points this week on everyday accept for Thanksgiving. I am getting in several extra workouts to rack up AP’s. I expect to have around 35 activity points, plus my 35 weeklies.
I’m just going to enjoy the day. You only get to do it once a year, so I am just working around it.
Post # 11
I’m pretty nervous – lots of people in my family over eat and I want to be uber careful.
So far I am saving all of my weekly points and I am going to try to wrack up as many activity points as I can both before, during and after the big turkey day.
I’m going to try to focus on eating slowly and taking small portions. I’m also going to try to avoid taking seconds of anything. I just started WW a couple of weeks ago and have been having success so far and losing weight, so I really don’t to undo the modest amount of success I’ve had so far.
Desert is always tricky. I love my moms lemon meringue pie, and she only makes it for Thanksgiving, so I will probably have a full (but reasonably sized) piece.
I figure if I can make it through this weekend, it will give me some good confidence for getting through the rest of the holiday season.
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
Good luck today!! Enjoy 🙂
Post # 13
…my will power was lacking…guess I’ll have to work out extra hard tomorrow and see what the damage is when I weigh in on Saturday!
Post # 14
i just ate thanksgiving dinner and i am a failure lol…. i did eat a ton of veggies before hand so i had much smaller portions than i have in the past…. i didnt eat any bread (except stuffing hehe)…. but i did eat dessert, a piece of pumpkin and a piece of cherry pie 🙁 i also have no willpower lol
Post # 15
Turned out much better then I thought! Down 1.2 for the week, and I’m 3 pounds away from goal!