Thursday, November 27, 2008

This Turkey is Stuffed

Well, Happy Thanksgiving to ya. I've been skimpin' on the posts a bit this week due to the holiday and my work schedule, so as soon as the holiday weekend comes to a close, I'll be posting regularly again.

We spent the day with my side of the family today, and it was real nice. I stuffed my face. And I don't even care.

Normally I try to be very good with my portions. I generally try to eat healthy foods, but I don't really have anything that's off limits. My general rule of thumb is just to select healthy portions of whatever it is I'm eating.

Before I got pregnant, I lost 18 pounds by doing Weight Watchers online, and I loved it. It really helped me to learn what healthy portions are, and now that I'm back at my goal weight after having Kaylee, I just try to eat appropriate amounts of food.

But, not on the holidays. The holidays are a free for all. Especially when you have my mom and my mother-in-law cooking for you. The holidays are really the one time a year when we have a really big, special, traditional dinner, and I want to enjoy it all. Today I felt completely stuffed - not a feeling I'm particularly fond of, but it was totally worth it.

We ended the night with Dennis and I teaming up against my dad and brother for a good old game of Bash Five. My brother cheated, but we're not quite sure how - he wouldn't give up his secret. But, it doesn't matter because Dennis and I won the championship of the world game - we beat 'em 2 out of 3.

Well, I know this was a rather boring post, but I'm sort of gorked out on food right now - this is the best I can do right now.

Are you going shopping on Black Friday? I'm planning to hit a couple stores in search of some sales after lunch sometime. I miss enough sleep as it is these days, though - so you won't find me at those crazy 4 a.m. store openings. Thanks, but no thanks.

Feel free to come back and share your good Black Friday deals or crazy shopping stories.


Jenners said...

I wore my "Expanda Pants" but still felt bloated and uncomfortable after dinner...must have been that last piece of pie.

Whenever I get too nuts and the weight starts to creep up, I do Weight Watchers Online. (I'm currently "off the wagon.")It does really work and I do feel better when I do it but eating just 22 points a day (with flex points) is just not fun. I usually lose about 20 pounds and then fall off the wagon and then gain the 20 pounds back and then rejoin Weight Watchers again.

We did hit Target this morning but not early or anything. We got some AWESOME deals on some toys -- there was this great "Dr. Suess I Can DO That" game for only $3.85. I swear it must have been a mistake but the cashier didn't say anything. We must have gotten 15 things for my son (lots of little stocking stuffers too) and only spent $65.00! probably the only time that has happened at Target!

Jenners said...

By the way, how did you get your "post a comment" to show up right under your post? I want to do that but couldn't get it to work.

sassy stephanie said...

I was actually good for THE Thx dinner, but bad the rest of the time! URGH!!

thrilled by the thought said...

It's totally ok to splurge on food at the holidays!

Jennifer said...

No--no Black Friday shopping for me! I'm already in "holiday eating mode" though and already hating myself for it!!

Jenners said...

Sera--Oh my god...we both got shout outs on MamaKat's blog today!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you believe it!? This is like a dream come true! Her blog is like my ideal! I just wanted to let you know in case you didn't see it right away -- sometimes it is hard to get to the blogrolls..what with our real life and everything!