Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Calories, you mock me!

I heard yesterday that the average American consumes 400 more calories per day between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and the average Thanksgiving meal is over 4000 calories - twice what should be consumed in one day. What they didn't take into account is that I will eat pie for breakfast for the next two days.

I have tried to set in place some things to avoid weight gain.

  1. I will try a few bites of something instead of eating the whole thing.
  2. I will not eat something I do not like. (why waste my calories on something yucky!)
  3. Drink lots of water.
  4. Take that walk on Thanksgiving Day, that I always think I'll take, but instead sit and watch football.
  5. Walk on the treadmill (because it is too cold outside!) four days a week.

I know I don't walk enough to account for the extra 400 calories, but at least it is something!

I reached a plateau with my weight loss and really don't have the motivation to try something hugely different headed into the holidays. I'm just gonna stick to the things I know to do and hope to keep those extra calories at bay. Of course I've already blown that with the doughnut I had for breakfast this morning. So in good Scarlet O'Hara fashion...

Tomorrow is another day!


Shay said...

I'm dying laughing because I totally do the pie thing too. Pie is magical and must be enjoyed repeatedly. :)

Elizabeth Wickland said...

Sooo... how did you fare?