Not Derailed

I love my Weight Watcher meetings. I love my leader Bonnie. She inspires me. She helps me be accountable for my actions. Her meetings are always informative. Especially the meeting before Thanksgiving. She shared with us all the ways we could stay on our Weight Watcher program and not derail all of our hard work.

But during the meeting, my mind started to wander. I was thinking about how I was going to prepare my turkey and stuffing. I love stuffing. But this year I would make it without butter. That would be more Weight Watcher friendly. I was going to fix that delicious green bean casserole with those crunchy french fried onions. I did not have to eat them – did I? Gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, brussell sprouts. I figured I could save some points and make the cranberry sauce with Stevia and not sugar. I would bake 2 kinds of pies – pumpkin pie with real whipped cream and fresh home made apple pie, complete with ice cream.

The pre dinner snacks would be provided by my kids. And I figured we would forgo the rolls. Rolls would be too many carbs with the stuffing and potatoes. I was really going to enjoy my Thanksgiving dinner.

Back to the meeting. I left so pumped and believing that Thanksgiving would be a Weight Watcher day. But it did not totally turn out that way.

After all Thanksgiving is only one day. How can one meal derail your whole Weight Watcher program? I did gain 1.4 pounds this week but I did do some things right. And my weight gain was not totally because of one day or one meal. I had out of town guests and ate some things I normally don’t eat and I did consumed a lot of wine.

Even though I gained this week, I made a lot of healthy choices at my Thanksgiving meal. I made 4 pies (2 pumpkin and 2 apple). I had one slice of the apple pie and sent the uneaten pies home with the kids. I will admit I was very sad to see the pies leave my house. But I new it was the best thing to do. I had a lot of stuffing left over that went right down the garbage disposal. I threw out the leftover gravy. And I made a turkey vegetable soup with the leftover turkey. I will admit, I enjoyed the green bean casserole. I did have a small serving. I will not see that dish again until next Thanksgiving. I figured Thanksgiving is only one meal. It should be enjoyed – for that one meal.

I had a huge week of exercise. I ran 6 miles on two days, 4 miles on one day and 3 miles on one day. I walked 3 miles the other day and took one day of rest.

So my Weight Watcher plan was not derailed. I made choices this week. Most of them were good choices. And yes, tomorrow is another day.

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