Saturday, October 11, 2008

Happy Turkey!!!!!!!!!!!

Just got back from my W.I and I'm down 2.2- YAY! 187 lbs doesn't feel too shabby! I worked for it this week though. It was my TOM, and I usually gain regardless of what I do (or so it seemed). I was determined to fight it. ran every night this week and made sure to keep myself busy. I'd usually gain 2.2 during my TOM, but NOT THIS TIME. I didn't want to be pushed back into the other "decade".

This week was all about the squash. I ate about 3 medium-sized butternut squash this week. I just couldn't get enough. When I read up on the nutritional information, I decided that this has to be the best thing out there. 1 cup of butternut squash has something like 300% of the Vitamin A you need in a day. It has anti-inflamatory agents, fights & prevents cancer, is full of fiber- the list goes on! I also made a spaghetti squash caserole and it was simply to die for.

I have two Thanksgiving dinners to go to this week end. Scary I know! Tonights won't be so bad as it's at another WW members' house and she's got everything under control. I'm more worried about dinner at my moms tomorrow. The WW meeting today was all about Thanksgiving and being prepared for it. We created a mock menu and even then the total point amount was astounding. Our menu was even all about being careful and it was still insanely high in points. We just have to remind ourselves that we didn't get to our high weights by eating pumpkin pie once per year and to enjoy ourselves. I'm already drooling thinking about the potatoe casserole that my aunt is bringing tomorrow. I think there's about 10 different cheeses in it and it is what I would describe as Heaven On Earth.

Time for the treadmill.

Happy Thanksgiving my fellow Canadians!!!


Tanya said...

I'm lucky. I'm cooking a turkey for the boy and myself so I have complete control. I'm limiting it to turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and steamed vegetables.

Hopefully, you'll be able to find some good options at moms house.

Anonymous said...

I too have been "on" the butternut, you will have to let me in on your spaghetti casserole secret!

btw-congrats on your loss, you are awesome and i am so damn proud of you!

Have a awesome thanksgiving weekend and have a little fun!

You deserve it!

Jen said...

WOW - awsome WI. I think I need to get some butternut squash - lol
I've never tried though, I think I will buy some next time I'm in the grocery store.
I wonder, is squash core?
Happy Thanksgiving -and remember, a taste of Heaven is still good.

nmburleson said...

Woo Hoo!!! Great job on your weigh in!!! :)

So tell me how you prepare your butternut squash..

MeltingLisa said...

Awesome loss, well done!!

And happy turkey day :)