Well, like many I had a gain this week. It’s not because I pigged out on a big Thanksgiving day dinner either…I just fell off track with everything it seems.
The turkey trot was Thanksgiving morning…
…& I burned tons of calories that day. I planned on doing a simple, low key Thanksgiving meal for the three of us after the race. Sadly – my heart just wasn’t in it. If I’m going to do a turkey, stuffing, etc. it’s all going to be from scratch, my Mom & Grammie’s recipes – real delicious food. But…I didn’t. I just didn’t have it in me this year & knew with the race that morning I wasn’t going to either. Plus, as I’ve mentioned before Rich has a second job & had to leave the house at 4:45 for work & he would have missed out on it too. Why cook a huge meal for a picky 3 year old & myself?
Instead, I threw a simple turkey in the oven & decided to put up my Christmas tree & decorations. LOVED doing it! I was active all day and totally got into the Christmas spirit! Thanksgiving who?
Unfortunately along with the Christmas spirit came the Christmas munchies. Those extra calories I had burned off went on with lots of mindless munching that lasted until I got a little text on Sunday from my PIC – Kim, who nudged me to get back to tracking on MFP! Kim’s push helped me only gain 1.1 this week instead of the 5+ I probably would have had if she didn’t keep an eye out for me. Oh…and did I happen to mention she was on a family vacation & took the time to save a friend? Yeah… I’m very blessed to be on this journey with her…very blessed!