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MALASIL Posts: 66
11/27/12 9:32 A

I came in around 2500 calories. It's hard to tell because you can't be sure exactly what you're eating (prepared by others). But I got a 2 mile run in that morning, so overall I felt pretty good about the day.

DAKOTA4411 Posts: 1,009
11/27/12 7:07 A

Nothing, did not have it, kids don't come home so no need fixing a big dinner

M2MOMSC Posts: 18
11/26/12 7:03 P

I went 1300 over my plan but that's OK because I have my calorie intake on the low side anyway. So while not great that I went over that much, it's not that damaging. I still exercised that day and am back on track now.

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11/26/12 6:55 P

I did fine on Thanksgiving. My meal came in at under 700 calories. emoticon

Then I went and blew on the weekend by eating 2, count em, 2 boxes of clif bars in 3 days. I simply cannot have those things in the house. emoticon

As a result, I gained a pound but I consider myself lucky it wasn't more. emoticon

Back to the straight and narrow today. emoticon

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VKLINE326 Posts: 946
11/26/12 6:46 P

I ate what I wanted and didn't think twice. I decided on special holidays, I would give myself a pass to enjoy but not gorge.

Just keep going...
MDDLLAMA Posts: 97
11/26/12 4:34 P

I didn't overeat on Thanksgiving but the day after . . . yikes! It was only one day so I didn't get too worried over it but . . . it is very easy to slip back into bad habits.

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11/26/12 4:27 P

My mom and I have a tradition of going to a local restaurant we like every Turkey Day. Because the rest of our family lives in another state it makes no sense for us cook a whole turkey to eat by ourselves. The restaurant charges just under $20 per plate and it's traditional thanksgiving foods (turkey, sweet potatoes, tiny little amount of cranberry sauce, drizzle of gravy). The food is well proportioned so we don't over eat, we don't have endless leftovers, and best of all...we don't feel guilty!

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11/26/12 4:11 P

BROWN, a lot of that is probably just water weight. Thanksgiving food has a lot of sodium in it! Gaining 5 actual pounds would have required you to eat 17,500 calories OVER what your body needs to run itself, so it's highly unlikely that the 5lbs you "gained" is fat :) Give it a few more days, drink lots of water and watch your sodium.

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BROWN0082 Posts: 7
11/26/12 4:03 P

I ate horribly! Gained 5 pounds... working on losing it in two weeks! I've already planned my meals and I plan to hit the gym every day this week. It's sad how you can gain 5 pounds in three days but it takes two weeks to lose it!

MNNICE Posts: 14,778
11/26/12 12:04 P

Not too bad at all. I did enjoy everything I wanted, but just didn't go overboard and stuff myself.

TMORRIS13 Posts: 1,142
11/26/12 11:37 A

to everyone who feels like they over-did it this weekend (either in terms of food or alcohol), today is a new day! get back on track! :)

11/26/12 11:11 A

Ooof. Ate too much. Thanksgiving wasn't too bad, but I ate a lot on Friday and Saturday and pretty much lived it up. Back on track today, and glad of it.

"I owe everything you see here to spaghetti."

-Sophia Loren
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11/26/12 10:47 A

I decided not to track thursday-Sunday, as I would be out of town (my mom has the slowest internet connection...). I think I ate sensibly on for Thanksgiving, but definitely overdid it with alcohol calories for the rest of the weekend.

CHASESMOM15 Posts: 56
11/26/12 8:19 A

I ate like a pig and felt incredibly sick on Thursday night. Got back on track Friday morning but I'm still up over a pound from where I was Monday morning of last week. I can't believe I ate enough to gain more than one pound from just one day of bad choices. Lesson learned for Christmas----I won't do that again. Yuck....

STEVIEBEE569 Posts: 9,993
11/25/12 10:28 P

Way too much! Ugh!

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11/25/12 10:11 P

I asked around beforehand as to what everyone would bring, then I figured out a filling but healthy meal out of those options. I also drank a lot of water and unsweetened tea.

Then, Black Friday I got a ton of exercise walking around. My sister has a broken foot, so I pushed her around in a wheelchair for hours, looking for deals (and buying some amazing new shoes, which will be a reward for hitting 150lbs). I was pleased to find I had actually lost a pound come Saturday!

Nothing changes until you do.
11/25/12 9:10 P

I didn't track food from Thursday - Saturday but surprisingly weighed in this morning and found I had lost 3 lbs! I had planned to skip the bread on Thanksgiving and the hostess ran out of stuffing before I had gotten any. Things work out for a reason! I was full but not uncomfortably stuffed like previous years. I took a sliver each of apple, pumpkin & coconut custard pie and was more than satisfied! My biggest indulgence was several glasses of wine. This was non-negotiable as I was with in-laws!

If you change nothing, nothing will change.

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11/25/12 8:15 P

The main turkey dinner was shared with 37 others so no seconds or leftovers. A major dessert portion splurge but otherwise a good day. The next AM I worked out at the hotel on both the ET and treadmill. Then we went back over as I had brought lumpia and fried them to share with everyone but that was my brunch. (3 pcs)

Later we went for pizza and I ate mostly from the veggie one and only 1 slice of pepperoni.
Again I swam the next AM for nearly an hour. I ate no other sweets, and limited the alcohol consumption to one day, and a couple beers over the next two days. I think that was a success considering how much damage I could have done.

MUSHCAT Posts: 4,639
11/25/12 6:18 P

I ate in moderation and I enjoyed it. We went out to a sit down restaurant that served reasonable portion size, so no tempting leftovers either.

Happy Days come from a limitless well I can drink from whenever I choose - Petra Van Baar

I thank God for all His Blessings on me,
And the mercy that He's bestowed.
I'm drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed. - Michael Combs

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11/25/12 5:30 P

I cooked all the food myself, I looked forward to it for the last 2 weeks and I ate everything I wanted and I went way over my calories...but I do not feel guilty and I very much enjoyed every morsel! I got back on track the next day and I actually have lost weight in the last week. I have been exercising a lot though, too!

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11/25/12 3:23 P

I made some choices before Thanksgiving. Enjoyed my favorites & went without foods that didn't really matter.


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11/25/12 1:45 P

Too much probably. I stopped tracking after Wednesday lunch as we went out to eat on Wednesday night. I didn't start tracking again til yesterday. I didn't weigh in today but yesterday I weighed in at 147.5, so only 1lb weight gain. I'm going to weigh in tomorrow to see what my real weight is since it usually takes a couple days for everything to "settle in".

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MTGIRL2012 Posts: 53
11/25/12 9:32 A

I ate unhealthy foods just because they were made with butter, sugar, and fattening ingredients, but I was restricted because of my gluten intolerance. i am getting back on track today. it's amazing how easy it is to forget to track your foods after a few days of eating badly.

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11/25/12 8:42 A

Oh, I was bad - very bad. Mostly carbs, carbs, carbs. And fat. But now, that is over - and I can move forward with my healthy regime!

It is not so much what you eat on Thansgiving, but what you eat the other 364 days, right?

11/25/12 7:50 A

Not much as I was too sick to attend. :(

Yep, there I am, swimming through the desert sands. Might just be a mirage, after all. But this is life, and we learn best about it if we explore it, and take our chances. A life unexplored, after all, is one of the saddest things out there.
11/25/12 7:37 A

I splurged a little bit... had a piece of pumpkin pie with cream. But for the most part I cooked healthier dishes, and the family didn't even know the difference. In fact, I got complimented on a couple of lower fat/lower calorie casseroles. lol
I figure a whole day of marathon cooking would cancel out a few calories as well.

It's never too late...
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11/25/12 6:07 A

I didn't over eat, or drink and made healthy choices

NSMANN Posts: 976
11/24/12 6:46 P

I don't even know how much I went over because I did not track that day. It wasn't pretty emoticon

Edited by: NSMANN at: 11/24/2012 (18:47)
KRISTEN_SAYS SparkPoints: (75,327)
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11/24/12 6:20 P

I didn't track anything, and quite frankly I don't want to know how many calories I ate. I had a little bit of everything (minus the turkey) - mashed potatoes, squash, vegetable casserole, corn bread, stuffing, banana bread, cinnamon swirl bread, a few cookies, pumpkin pie, a sliver of apple crumb pie and 2 glasses of wine. After dinner I was comfortably full, but once I had dessert I was stuffed.

Thursday morning I ran/walked almost 4 miles and Friday I ran/walked almost 6 so I didn't feel that bad about my carb overload haha.

Edited by: KRISTEN_SAYS at: 11/24/2012 (18:22)
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MNNICE Posts: 14,778
11/24/12 1:34 P

I didn't do too badly. Ate a little of everything, but didn't stuff myself.

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11/24/12 9:45 A

I splurged a bit, but I was on my feet all night during Black Friday and the next morning shopping.

I have faced it. Having tasted, a life wasted. Oh, I erased it, I'm NEVER going back again- E. Vedder

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11/24/12 9:15 A

I ate exactly what I had planned to eat and enjoyed every bite.

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11/24/12 12:03 A

I stayed pretty much on track

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11/23/12 11:08 P

I splurged a bit, but it was a planned and relatively balanced splurge, as I stayed very active, lots of exercise and evening it out with less to eat today, etc.

BADDMAMA Posts: 31
11/23/12 11:03 P

I'm having our Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. There are some great ideas on here that helped people stay on track so I will plan on incorporating some of those into my day. I have committed to tracking everythhing no matter what! For me, as I'm just starting out, that is a huge task for me. I do great when I am eating well but not so much when I eat poorly. Thanks everyone for sharing and motivating me to get this right.

MYBULLDOGS Posts: 8,611
11/23/12 8:51 P

i use a salad plate for all meals. helps me stay on plan.

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11/23/12 7:52 P

I went over by about 600 also. I was surprised it wasn't more, but I ate to mostly full and not overly stuffed as in years past :) I feel pretty good about that, and also I had 3 days prior of being on the low end of my range, so I figure it will work itself out. I decided not to trip on it if I went over, so I am very pleased.

We also went for a walk afterwards, which I can't remember EVER doing. emoticon

Edited by: GOPINTOS at: 11/23/2012 (19:54)
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TACDGB Posts: 6,136
11/23/12 6:51 P

I did not splurge at all. I even did my cardio workouts and lifted weights.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,890
11/23/12 3:37 P

I splurged way too much. Today is a brand new day and I got right back on track

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TMORRIS13 Posts: 1,142
11/23/12 10:58 A

I actually did not really splurge. I stayed within my calorie range, and walked 5K with my family in the morning. I made sure to have a light but filling breakfast and lunch, and then enjoyed the meal with my family. I ate until I was full, I focused on the wonderful and light dishes. I had a tiny, tiny piece of pumpkin pie (without the crust) and felt very satisfied and not stuffed or gross. Oh, but I did indulge in 2 pear-cranberry bellinis (but I made sure to drink LOTS of water and not use a lot of alcohol in mine).

Hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving!!

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
11/23/12 9:44 A

i didn't. I had nowhere to go since I just moved to a new state and couldn't make it to family. I just treated it like a regular day off and didn't make anything super special. Surprisingly, i was ok with that.
Tonight, i get t decorate for the holidays.

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11/23/12 9:37 A

Oddly enough after eating all day and night. I found that I only ate 2600 calories. That's only 600 more than my daily plan allows. I think the key to this was eating the vegetable salads and baked sweet potatoes instead of the candied potatoes and baked cheesy broccoli casserole. I did splurge of a slice of cheese cake and a canoli for desert but my choices the rest of the day were more healthy than in the past.

Weight is the result of what you have been doing for the past week.
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