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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:20 PM

Thanksgiving Health Challenge. UPDATED 11/22/2012

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I thought this was interesting -- the dietician at my weight loss group challenged each of us to commit to doing something to improve our Thanksgiving Day traditions in some way that makes it healthier.

The average American gains 3 pounds over the Thanksgiving weekend. Part is just fluid retention, but some is fat.

The challenge could be big or small. Something as simple as eating a half a slice of pumpkin pie, or as "big" as you want it to be.

I committed to taking a 30 mile bike ride on Thanksgiving morning before I have cook the family dinner for our evening get-together.

Anyone care to join me in committing to one healthy change to your T-day traditions?

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:24 PM

1. I'm not going to drink any alcohol this holiday week

...because with the medicine I'm on, it could make me super sick.

Does that still count as a Health Challenge?

Pie? screw that, I'm gonna kill some pies.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:09 PM

2. I just got through one Tday dinner...

I ate slow, and concentrated on conversation. Treated the sweet potato casserole as my dessert. Started walking again today for the first time in a long time.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:34 PM

3. nah its the one day a year to over indulge so i will feast like a king

 

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:38 PM

4. If you're the cook, you probably burn calories

There's all that chopping, stirring, mashing, basting, pouring, stuffing, slicing, bending over repeatedly to put things in the oven or take them out. It's a workout. I am totally exhausted afterward.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:35 PM

13. Exactly! I usually lose 3 pounds over the holidays!

Hardly have time to enjoy all the goodies.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:30 PM

5. Hmm, I have no idea what to do.

I give all of my employees the day off so I do ALL the farmwork/chores myself that day - that's a lot of exercise with 40 horses to take care of.

I haven't had dessert in 20 years... seriously, I haven't or I'd be a blimp by now (I gain weight very, very easily) so I have no plans to have any dessert on Thanksgiving - I am way over those cravings.



I'm not giving up my after dinner glass of wine - its my reward for a looooonnnnngggg day of cooking and work.....

I dunno.

But good on ya for the bike ride. That's a LOT of cycling....





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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:45 PM

6. I need glasses- I read this as "Thanksgiving Meth Challenge". And I CLICKED on it.

Geez.

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Response to kalli007 (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:38 AM

8. BWAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!!!!

hey, it's the lounge

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:19 PM

7. I'm low-caling most dishes. Roasted green beans and butternut squash, pear cake for dessert.

It won't be perfect; I do love cornbread dressing and God knows the meal has ten times the fat we usually have, but that just means we do pretty well otherwise. I'm trying to use as little butter as humanly possible.

And fortunately I have two single sons who'll take home leftovers!

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:40 AM

9. my one healthy change would be to just blow it off

alas, I seem incapable of sticking to that idea this year. again.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:43 AM

10. Nah. Thanksgiving weekend is a munch-fest. I throw caution to the wind then.

 

Nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom....

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 06:01 PM

11. Nope, I didn't do 30 miles today.

I did this:



I guess I rose to the challenge.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:02 PM

12. I ran two miles today

Plan on doing 3 tomorrow.

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