Ahh… I haven’t posted anything new in so long! I apologize for my hiatus. Between finals week and trying to prepare for Christmas, I sort of let things fall through the cracks! This includes my exercising, which unfortunately hasn’t been my top priority. I managed to watch what I ate throughout the holidays, but I didn’t practice what I preach and of course found reasons why I could put off my workouts.
SO! That being said, I’m making a come back of sorts and making up for lost time. I am starting a new job which will also open up my schedule and keep me from feeling like I have no time for myself. This will be wonderful in the sense that I’ll be able to do my 1-1 1/2 hour workouts without feeling rushed or guilty for not doing other things that need to be done. Problem solved!
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This year and every year, I’m thankful for my loving family. I’m grateful to have a bounty of good food to eat and people to share it with. I’m thankful for my new husband and our dog. I’m happy to have a safe place to live. I’m blessed to be going to a nice college and getting good grades. My brother is away for the holidays, but he’s missed and I wish he could be here to celebrate with us.
No health tips today! Instead, readers go ahead and list anything your thankful for this year!
Eat A Healthy Turkey!
This year, don’t eat yourself into oblivion, but still take the time to enjoy the holiday meals we all love!
Here are a few small ways to tweak your favorite dishes!
Turkey – Avoid eating the skin and stick to the white meat. Pass on the gravy as well.
Green Bean Casserole – Use low fat ingredients such as low fat cream of mushroom soup and fat free skim milk
Cranberry Sauce – Make your own homemade! It’s not that difficult and you can cut back on sugar,etc.
Sweet Potatoes – Use less butter and less sugar than you normally would.
Mashed Potatoes – Again skim milk and less butter! Use chives and non-fat yogurt in place of sour cream if called for in a recipe.
For dessert, just remember everything in moderation.
And most important, don’t stuff yourself silly. Take small portions and if you are still hungry, wait a little bit and then take a little more turkey. Don’t make a meal out of sweet potato pie!
At the end of the day, keep these tips in mind, but don’t stress so much that you end up not enjoying the time with friends and family. Be thankful that you are lucky enough to have a good meal in front of you and people who love you. That is what Thanksgiving is all about.
View the WebMD slideshow for more tips!
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