Happy Thanksgiving everyone. It is a glorious day to be thankful for. I am looking out my front window I can see the sunshine enhancing each red, yellow, orange, and mossy leaf. The leaves are jostling up and down as though they were a dancers skirt. I am listening to chamber music and it is so very fitting to the happy mood of the day.
I am conserving my points because there are so many great foods to eat today. I went to spin (yes 5:15 am I did it) in the hopes that will be the start of a new Thanksgiving tradition.
In thinking about new traditions, for Thanksgiving, I feel the need to pay homage to old ones- my featured image for this post is dedicated to the Thanksgivings of my childhood. Just looking at the shelled nuts, the Nutcracker, and silver dish makes me think of the 1970’s and 1980’s. I think about orange plaids, Macy’s parades, and Miracle on 34th Steet, or Planes Trains, and Automobiles.
I plan on being strategic with my choices. I will stick to shrimp and vegetables when appetizers are out. I will have one (or two) wine spritzers. I will taste anything during dinner that I’d like just in smaller portions. I will estimate my points but I will not deprive myself. I am glad that Thanksgiving came along on my 82nd day of consistent tracking. It makes this, a happy but challenging day, a little easier.
I have that Thanksgiving feeling, I am still feel stuffed. My sister, Virginia, prepared an amazing meal and everything was very delicious. I did eat small portions, but really don’t know how many points I used. I estimated and tried to remember it all on the ride home.
I’m ok with this because it’s – Thanksgiving. I hope you had a nice holiday, and that you take some time to count your blessings. More tomorrow….