Thanksgiving “aha’s”

by Amy on December 1, 2010

A few setbacks but the turkey didn’t get the best of me.

I’m back from a week with my husband’s family to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Somehow I managed to skate by 2 pounds lighter than I started. I’m now weighing in at 145! I started off the trip strong – stayed more or less between -2 and +2 on the Hunger Scale and kept the fog eating to a minimum. I noticed that, once Thanksgiving rolled around, my good habits started to weaken… Don’t get me wrong, Thanksgiving dinner was a solid joy eat. But the next day and the day after and the day after that…? I noticed myself eating past +2 ( cranberries and stuffing left over) and doing more fog eating.

One major thing I noticed… I eat when I’m bored. There was a lot of down time during our week long stay. A lot of football. I’m not a football fan. So I noticed myself wanting to eat or drink during football out of pure and plain boredom. This time, instead of moping around and feeling sorry for myself (and stuffing myself with chips and dip)  I made a conscious decision to improve my mood by doing something I wanted to do. I treated myself to a pedicure and went to a yoga class. Normally I wouldn’t have even thought to try this while staying out of town and with three kids to worry about but I just made it happen. The result? I felt a lot happier and I didn’t feel like eating!

BTW, I was invited to write about weight loss in Love Your Life Magazine. Check out my article, here!

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Megan Loughney December 5, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Amy, you are an inspiration! Great job on losing even more weight, especially during the holidays! I love what you wrote about how to combat the boredom. I will have 11 extra people here for Christmas–9 of which are STAYING AT OUR HOUSE for 5 days! I am already scoping out yoga schedules and other “self-care” activities for me to do.



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