Friday, November 28, 2008

I made it through Thanksgiving, AND went to the gym...

  Well it has been a whirlwind two days..but I survived!Now, I just need to get through Xmas and New Years with no weight gain and I am home free!! I spent Thanksgiving at my Mom's house in New Windsor, and loved spending time with them. Eating within my meal plan was super easy. I packed my bag with two premade had lowfat turkey chili, and the other was celery sticks with almond butter. Instead of my usual two treats that I make: Baked Brie in Croute and Death by Chocolate, I volunteered to make crudities (raw veggies of broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, red pepper, and celery) with a nonfat sugar free curry onion dip. Recipe below!
When it came time for the main meal (which my mom laid out like a buffet), I made my dish up with my premade main meal, added some asparagus (which my mom made for me, yay), and warmed my plate up. I stuck to my plate and was not tempted in the least by the mashed potatoes, turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing or most importantly my fave: sweet potato pie with pineapple, coconut and rum added , yum!

I helped clear the dishes, and set up the desserts, and treated myself to a lovely warm mug of coffee...yummm, and then sat away from the food for the rest of the night. A couple of hrs later, when people started to pick again, I took the celery sticks out and almond butter and noshed with them (the healthy grazing way).

Today was Black Friday, and at first I had planned on maybe heading out for some cheap wii games, or digital frames. But, on second thought, i decided to wait for Cyber Monday, and sit in the warmth of my home. I did pick up a couple of things for Duncan's stocking (shhh do not tell him)...on Amazon, and I made my list for family requests. In the afternoon, I headed to my upstate Gym: Gold's Gym for 2 hrs of cardio sprints, ab intervals and weight training. I worked out 800 calories all by myself and feel sooo proud. Now I can relax in front of the boob tube and continue unpacking boxes of stuff we packed when we did the floors.

I am a little scared of this program ending, but i do have my backup plan in place, 2 gyms, occasional personal training, and lots of cardio. I have 4 lbs until i hit my lifetime goal..and I am not stopping now!!

Happy , Safe and Merry.

Curry Dip:

Source: dLife

Prep Time: 3 hours
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Makes 12 servings

Amount Per Serving

Calories 39.5

Total Carbs 6.8g

Dietary Fiber 0.8g

Sugars 3.7g

Total Fat 1.1g

Saturated Fat 0.2g

Unsaturated Fat 0.9g

Potassium 23.4mg

Protein 0.8g

Sodium 252.6mg

1 1/2 cup fat free mayonnaise
1/2 cup fat free sour cream
1/4 fresh green onions , thinly sliced
2 tsp horseradish sauce
2 tsp curry powder
2 tsp sugar (i used splenda instead so my sis could eat it)
3 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 pinch salt and pepper

1 In a large bowl, mix mayonnaise, sour cream, green onions, horseradish, curry powder, and sugar.
2 Season to taste with lemon juice, salt and white pepper.
3 Refrigerate for several hours for flavors to blend.
4 Serve with dippers

I used broccoli florets, cauliflower, carrots, celery and red pepper. Enjoy and Bon Appetit.


pteilman said...

Wow! You've done so well and really seem to be in the zone! As for me.....well, I splurged, but did fit in a short workout today (we had Thanksgiving today with my family). My sprained knee has kept me for really going full blast at working out.

Your new clothes are lovely and I know you must really be enjoying that small size. Keep up the good work, those last few pounds are always the hardest to take off.

Chelsea Van Tol said...

sounds yummy