Thanksgiving Food Help! 5 EASY Steps!

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!! I know many of you are very very busy so I am going to make this short and sweet for you! 🙂 Here is how to make your Thanksgiving and any holiday a happy one in terms of your exercise and food program:

 

1. IT IS ALL ABOUT CHOICES! Decide what you are willing to do WITHOUT GUILT & do that!

2. If you decide to eat and enjoy it all with abandon, DO IT, OWN IT AND MOVE ON! Don’t get down on yourself the next day. Don’t do the negative self-talk the next day or even that day. Don’t do the “while I already blew it so I might as well keep blowing it”. Don’t do the “I already blew it so I am giving up until January”.

3. If you want to enjoy some but not all, plan ahead! Bring or make food and/or dessert that you want to eat. Decide what you are willing and not willing to eat & do – it is all about choices!!!

4. Plan some exercise or walking time with family & friends on Thanksgiving. Get out before or after if the weather allows it. You can always turn on music inside & dance around! Kids love that stuff! 🙂

5. Day after – MOVE ON!!!!!! No matter what you did or did not do – just move on & get back to “regular programming”. 🙂

 

After the fact note: FOR ME, AFTER I LOST WEIGHT, THE HARDEST LESSON I LEARNED WAS THAT IT WAS OK TO HAVE BALANCE IN LIFE & ENJOY. I did not do that at first & took me a few years to get it. Enjoy the day & move on. Craving & wanting & denying is worse than just enjoying the day & getting back to it. As you all know I have my HUGE cookies every weekend but my weeks are pretty spot on BUT I don’t freak out if they are not. 🙂 I just get back to it!

 

HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY!!!! I WILL BE BACK MONDAY FOR GRATITUDE MONDAY!!!

 

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  1. I feel that you remind us to be thankful in small ways once a week. Since I’ve started following your blog I look forward to Gratitude Mondays because it stops me in everyday (week) life to notice what I’m thankful/grateful for. So today I will be THANKFUL for the special person you are.

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    1. Smooch Tess! I originally started Gratitude Monday to do exactly what you wrote there – to make myself think about the little things that matter! 🙂 Thankful for you! Happy holidays!!!

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    1. Thx Lindsay!!!! 🙂 xoxo

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  2. Such great advise! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I’m grateful for getting to know you through your blog over the years!

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    1. Thx Lisa!!! You too – enjoy & back to you as well – such a great community!!!!

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    1. Back at ya Dr. J!!!!!!!!!

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    1. You too Lori!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Wonderful, Jody. Agree with the idea of eliminating the negative talk and just enjoying time with good food and the good people in our lives. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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    1. Ivonne – YES!!!!!!!!!!! Happy day to you!

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  4. I love this post! Thank you Jody I had every intention on doing just that no negative talk – OWN IT!

    Happy Thanksgiving my friend.

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    1. Yahoo Sheri!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy without guilt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a beautiful day friend!

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  5. Great tips. I am choosing foods I only get that one day a year and then remembering that it is a holiDAY and not a holiWEEK and moving on.

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    1. Great comment Abby!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy!

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  6. Guilt free is the key! Make choices and move on. Ta dum! Have a wonderful, love-filled holiday Golden One!

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    1. You have a beautiful day too Special K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Great tips but …. unfortunately here we don’t celebrate the Thanksgiving.
    Have a beautiful day.

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  8. I hope you have had a great Thanksgiving weekend, Jody!!

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    1. You to Kim!!!! Smooch!!!!

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