When the chips and dip and cheese and crackers came out and everyone started digging in, despite the fact that I was truly NOT hungry I wanted to munch. I just wanted to stuff food in my mouth because it's what I've ALWAYS done and it's what everyone else was doing. But I didn't. Instead I ate a couple of garlic pickles (so good!!) and drank my blackberry carbonated water.
Then dinner came out and I saw the plethora of food and felt obligated to eat it so there weren't too many leftovers. Then I remembered that my body is not a garbage disposal. It is NOT my job to get rid of the food on the counter. It can be packaged up and put away. Or thrown away! So I got my measuring cups and food scale and I weighed and measured my turkey, stuffing and chicken and dumplings. I wasn't planning on eating the chicken and dumplings but my sisters mother-in-law who's visiting from Louisiana made them and I do like them. I had them once 3 years ago when I visited Louisiana and I haven't had them since; I probably won't have them again for another 3 or so years so it was worth the 6 points...
However, I skipped the mashed potatoes; I can have those anytime! I skipped the potato salad; it's not my favorite and if I'm going to spend A LOT of points on something it absolutely has to be a FAVORITE of mine. I had 1 serving of stuffing instead of 2 and brought some home with me. I had mashed turnips for the first time in my life and they were SO good! I'll definitely be making those again! They were so good and a great mashed potato substitute! I had 1/2 C of green bean casserole (which I know was made with FF soup and milk) and didn't bring any home with me because it's good but not good enough to spend the points on again tomorrow.
For desert there was an apple crumb pie, a pumpkin pecan pie and a pumpkin pie but I didn't eat any of those; instead I ate the pumpkin cupcakes I brought with fat free cool whip. I really like them and the pie sliver is so tiny, it would be such a tease for me!! 8 points for a teeny-tiny piece of pie isn't worth it for me. I'd rather have 2 cupcakes for 5!!
Seeing the pies on the table did make me think "it's just one day..." and I started thinking about just giving in but I've worked really freakin hard to change my life, make better choices and take the power away from food and I know for sure that if I gave into "just a little pie" it would've turned into an all out binge...I would've absolutely headed down the path of a binge and I would've regretted it.
I didn't run as I planned today but I did take a 3 mile power walk instead and I did my pull and abs routine at the gym. I wish I had run but I didn't feel like it LOL!! I wish there was a better reason but I just didn't want to. I don't feel like I got a GREAT workout, but I enjoyed my walk.
I didn't plan on having coffee creamer this morning with my breakfast, it's 2 points and I planned on skipping that this morning but when I woke up this morning I wanted it...I also didn't plan on eating dumplings but like I said; I get them once in a blue moon and I'm REALLY proud that I didn't say "I only get to eat them once in a while so I'm going to eat so many I can't breathe" and I didn't bring any home either.
I'm going to Zumba tomorrow and doing push and legs weights and then we're going to a concert but we decided to eat dinner at our respective houses after the concert instead of going out to eat. Not only will that help us save money but it'll help me save points. I'm going to bring a couple of snacks for the car ride home. The concert is about 2 hours from where I live so I'll eat lunch before I go but I'm sure I'll be starving by the time the concert is over and I don't want to make a bad choice because I'm hungry and desperate. Fail to plan, plan to fail!!
Of course I'll be having Thanksgiving dinner again tomorrow for dinner ;-) Turkey, stuffing and broccoli, yum!! <3