I ruminated a little on Jinx’s comment about whether or not I ever let my guard down. The short answer to that would be no, not ever completely.
I actually ate a good amount of food yesterday. I did not record the food I ate (except what showed up in picture form 🙂 ). In fact, I even took off my GoWear fit for the day when I got back from my run. I just wanted to enjoy the day. With that being said, I have learned some things. I despise feeling stuffed. I don’t like it when I am so uncomfortable after eating that I can feel my stomach bulge (something that I could not notice at 250 pounds) or that I wished I hadn’t eaten something.
That last part is so important to me. I have made it my mission to not feel guilt or remorse over food anymore. To do that meant to conquer the part of me that would just eat and eat because it was the holidays (or whatever occasion) and the food was there. I don’t have to eat 5 slices of cranberry bread because 5 slices are available to me. I don’t believe in deprivation, but I also know that is is okay to *not* want something. I didn’t have any pumpkin pie last night because I didn’t want any. I certainly could have had it because it was there, right? What I really wanted was the cheesecake. I knew that if I had both the cheesecake and the pumpkin pie, I would have been stuffed. So, I didn’t have the pie. I loved everything I ate yesterday (okay, the moose was a little overcooked, but anyway…) I nibbled on the cashews and chocolate pieces probably more than I should, but that happens.
As you all know, enjoying food on a daily basis is important to me to keep the weight off. That way I don’t feel the need to gorge on particular days of the year, especially since I don’t restrict my calories to the extent that I feel the need to do that. That is just what works for me. Everyone is different in how they need to approach these things.
Maybe that is what is meant by everything in moderation? I don’t know. That phrase is pretty relative 🙂
Anyhoo, I woke up this morning and thought a nice walk was in order. It was so foggy that I decided to go to the track for safety sake. Crazy Black Friday shoppers and all that! I couldn’t keep from a little running, though. I did 3 miles and jogged one lap out of each mile. Nice and easy.
Came back to protein pancakes!
Full of ‘cleansing oats’ as John said this morning
John was off today, so it kind of feels like Saturday! No shopping on Black Friday here. I don’t like crowds and pretty much avoid the mall from here on out. I will be participating in Cyber Monday, though!
I won the football picks last week, so it was my choice for a meal out. I decided that I wanted some pizza for lunch! We went to East End Eatery, which I lurve! John and I split a calzone (I so love that he splits meals with me!). Side salad to start:
And then the calzone.
Fresh out of the oven and delicious!
Now is the time to get into the spirit. Time to put up the Christmas tree! Pixie wanted to help:
The rest of the afternoon was spent assembling and decorating!
I love real trees, but John is allergic – so we have had a fake one for many years. I would like a nicer one, but the ornaments are the important part! I think I will showcase one a day via pictures starting in December.
After finishing up, we had lattes and a slice of sweet potato cheesecake. How thin can you slice cheesecake and still have the slice hold its integrity? This thin 😆 :
I’ll have to get the link for the cheesecake recipe from John. This is the real deal, though! Good thing there isn’t much left.
I realized that yesterday was sorely lacking in fruits and veggies! I had 1 banana and some cranberry sauce and a few green beans. Ooops. So, I decided on another salad for dinner. 2 in 1 day – that is pretty rare! I had something similar to the other day:
Turkey (you think??) with BBQ sauce, feta cheese, and sliced almonds on hearts of romaine. It really tasted so good!
Making more ornaments tonight. These things take forever! Staying warm and snug tonight. Rain is moving in with likely some sloppy snow by morning. Think I will be going to the gym in the morning to run!
Question: Black Friday shopper? And if so, did you score any great deals?