Thanksgiving... a holiday where we are forced to remember all the things we're thankful for. Good food. Good friends. Loving family. Great job. Yadda. Yadda. Yadda. Don't get me wrong. I am completely thankful for all those things. But the whole time I sat at that table, staring at all that yummy food and the family I was sharing it with, all I could think about was this ginormous belly attached to my body, sitting between me and that yummy food. How dare I gorge on such deliciousness when I sit here with enough fat on my body to last me an entire winter? I mean seriously. How could I even think about enjoying such a feast when quite honestly, that's how I eat most nights.
No. This Thanksgiving wasn't going to be about the food for me. I have so much to be thankful for and that's what I wanted to focus on. Sure, I ate. But I had small portions and only one helping. Really, aside from the eggs and whole wheat toast at breakfast, all I had to eat the entire day was one roll, about 1 cup of delicious mashed potatoes, same amount of stuffing and a few glasses of some sparkling apple cider. Compared to the normal 2-heaping-plates-of-food thing that I normally do, I was impressed. I did enjoy a small slice of my mom's apple pie but skipped the crust so ate just apples in cinnamon. Yah, that's right. I rocked it!!!
What does this tell me? Well, I guess I can have control over what I eat. I can be satisfied with small amounts. I can enjoy food in social settings without going overboard. SWEET! One Day At A Time is my mantra. I just keep saying over and over to myself and hope that it will catch on quickly. I tend to worry to much about what I'm going to do tomorrow when in reality, I just need to focus on today!
Anyhoo, for today, I'm beat. It's been a long day so I'm off to bed. I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving as much as I did.
-= Black Kat =-