Do you ever find yourself be approached with an idea and rebelling against it, only to find out you already partially planned to follow that idea or you aren’t really as upset about it as you portrayed?
I did just that this past Monday at Weight Watchers when our leader handed this worksheet out and then told us she wanted us to actually fill it out right then.
|(Pardon my pen that wasn’t dry when I folded this paper later.)|
Um, my plan for Thanksgiving was to eat anything I wanted in moderation, not count any points and enjoy it like I would a vacation. Same was the plan for my friend sitting next to me, so we joked and uttered comments under our breath about how we weren’t going to care that day.
And then as our group began discussing the caloric cost of our meals I found myself realizing I was already planning to be careful this holiday. I told my friend as much, adding, “I need to be quiet, because I already think I might pare down the mashed potatoes this year so I can enjoy my once-a-year treat of sweet potato casserole.” (Which you will notice is the highest point value on my menu, before the desserts. Thank you, sugar. )
She laughed and said she still didn’t care, which is totally fine.
Will I sit and measure my foods and stay within my points budget during Thanksgiving? I really don’t know. In the past, eating smaller portions of exactly what I want has worked well for me and that really is my goal this year as well.
I may make it my goal to track it all, for the sake of being accountable, but I need a few more days to think on that. I’m not committing to something I won’t do.
My daughter has already agreed to go on a morning 5K walk (possibly a run if I can) that morning, so I’m looking forward to getting movement in prior to the cooking/eating.
How about you? Do you cook healthier versions of Thanksgiving traditional favorites or purposefully scale back your portions?
Whatever you do I hope you are not stressing the holiday and food. And I will try not to stress, or rebel, either. 🙂