The Feast and Hot 100 Update!

It’s Friday y’all!  Had a really nice day yesterday.

I woke up to do Allissa’s  virtual Thanksgiving 5K and it was 18 degrees outside.  Too cold!  So, I decided to go to the gym when it opened at 8 am.  That meant breakfast:

Yeah, it was dark out LOL!  I was up before 6:30.  I had to work 1/2 a day on Thanksgiving, so I got to work doing what work there was.  It ran out quickly.

When the gym opened, I hit the treadmill.  There were a hand full of people there, which was nice to see.

Blogger 5K

I ran the 3.1 for the virtual – and then just continued on to do 5 miles! This was the longest I have run since I herniated my disk back in April.  I kept a good pace for the last 2 miles at 5.9 mph, so I was super duper pleased with that 😀

Anyone following my blog knows I was avoiding the eggnog lattes until Thanksgiving day as a challenge to myself.  Well – Starbucks was open on Thanksgiving, so John and I headed out to partake!  I had them do half eggnog and half skim (for whatever *that* is worth).

You know how sometimes you build something up in your mind and it was not worth it?  Well – this was worth it!! Yum!!!!

I worked some more and then we packed up our offerings for Turkey Day and headed down to my sister’s house.

It was pell mell right when we got there as dinner was almost ready and we were the last to arrive.  We all seem to have assigned roles.  Mine is making gravy and John is the turkey carver.

This big boy was 25 pounds and from a local raiser.   It was delicious (brined a la Alton Brown).

Table centerpiece:

We had 11 people at dinner.  It was so hectic I actually did not get many pictures LOL!

My plate:

2 kinds of stuffing, sweet potatoes, green beans, and the bird.

My side plate:

Pom seeds, cranberry bread and cranberry sauce!

I had a couple nibbles more of one of the stuffings and then I stopped eating.  I was pretty happy with myself there.  Getting there right near eating time actually worked in my favor because I didn’t eat a bunch of cheese and crackers and nuts before the meal.

I actually had to work more, and set up my computer while there.  Good thing I can do my job remotely.  Everyone else was watching football and hunting while I finished up my work.  I do have to say it was challenging with 3 kids and 5 dogs to hear the doctors!

When I finished up, it was dessert time!  My dad made pumpkin pie and John and I made gingerbread cupcakes:

I had 2 cupcakes (cause they are small LOL).  So good.

We had a fun time playing Scattegories after that.  I love games that make you laugh.  I actually just like playing games.

A good day was had.  Lots of company, lots of noise, lots of food (but not too much), and football (Geaux Saints!!).   I was satisfied and not stuffed, so I hit that goal for the day.

Now it is Friday and I am working.  It’s also Hot 100 Update time!

  1. Maintain my weight. Scale up a little today, no surprise there after Thanksgiving.
  2. No eggnog lattes until Thanksgiving day!   I made it to Thanksgiving and the eggnog latte was delicious!.
  3. Do the duathlon and at least 1 more 5K race before the end of the year. Did the home duathlon.  5k done on October 30th.   virtual 5K done on Thanksgiving day!
  4. Do stretching exercises 4 days a week at least.  Did 4 days.
  5. Visit one new blog each week that is participating in the Hot 100 Challenge and cheer them on.  Need to visit this weekend.
  6. Do one no-added sugar day each week.  Completed

An okay week.  I need to really buckle down again.  Hope you all are having a great weekend!

Question:  Do you have games you like to play with family?

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21 thoughts on “The Feast and Hot 100 Update!

  1. deb

    I too am a gamer however i ‘am surrounded by a sea of non gamers! So not fair! Glad you had a great day! We did too. Daughter and hubby got up early and did a 5k with me. Just out the front door and downt he road. It was so nice not to do it alone. Talk at you later. deb

  2. joanne

    18 degrees already. Can you believe it? And it’s only going to get worse :(.
    That was an awesome run! Good for you and you felt great afterwards. Terrific.

    Those are some good eats. 25 lb turkey?! Was it touch and go as to who was going in the oven, the bird or you??!

    No traditional games with the family. We like to shoot the breeze and get silly instead.
    .-= joanne´s last blog ..Numb Thumbs and Lentil Soup with Escarole and Sweet Potato =-.

  3. Shelley B

    Great idea to arrive closer to dinner to avoid the pre-eats! And while your plate looked great, I have to say the thought of gingerbread cupcakes has me drooling…share the recipe? 🙂

    I love playing games – Jeff and I play a mean game of Upwords, and Monopoly has been a family favorite forever.
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Friday Mish – Turkey Trot 5K Recap! =-.

  4. Leah

    Our kids are getting old enough to enjoy playing Phase Ten and Monopoly. Great fun!

    I am currently addicted to playing Scrabble on my iPod touch in bed at night. 😀

    Have a great weekend!
    .-= Leah´s last blog ..Thankful Days – Hope =-.

  5. Fran

    What a wonderful day you’ve had Lori, the food looks really, really good! And you look so happy with your eggnog latte 🙂

    I used to love to play games when I was younger but haven’t played games in ages now. I still have all my board games but they’re at the addict.

    And you’re too funny: a forensic career 😆

  6. Biz

    Everything looks great Lori – good idea to show up right before dinner so you don’t mindlessly eat – having nuts around is really hard for me – I can eat a whole bowl without even noticing I am doing it!

    Okay, now I want an eggnog latte!

  7. Lisa

    I’m pretty happy with my workouts through the holiday. I didn’t feel guilty at all for indulging!! Your food looks wonderful!

  8. South Beach Steve

    I’ll bet that eggnog latte was oh so good!

    I don’t play many games with the family, but that isn’t because I don’t enjoy them. I pretty much like all sorts of games, but good, simple card games are always fun. My personal favorite game is chess though. Unfortunately, no one in my family plays chess with me.

  9. Jane

    You Thanksgiving dinner looks wonderful. I am in awe of how well you maintain your weight loss, although I know that it doesn’t come easy. You seem to have found the right balance of food and exercise. I hope that I will be as wise when I get to where you are today. You have done a wonderful job!
    .-= Jane´s last blog ..Hot 100 Update and Getting Back to Basics =-.

  10. Dawn

    Everything looked really yummy. We like playing farkle (a dice game), skipbo and uno the most but will play just about anything.

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