Stayed within my ranges on the holiday, that is!
My motto was, "Only One."
Only 1 beer before, only 1 glass of wine with dinner, only 1 roll with only 1 pat of butter, only 1 plate of food...and that not heaped up. Most of all, only one piece of pie.
I plugged everything in under Nutrition on my Blackberry SP app. I said, "WooHoo! I did it...I'm actually a few calories under my upper limit.
We had a good time at Suz son and DIL's house. The new GD was there, of course, delighting us all with her smiles and coos
. Suz daughter was also there, and her sister, Patti, and her 'other' were in attendance, too.
Conversation was great. No arguments (as have happened in the past). Suz sis and myself helped with clean-up though Ginger (the DIL) wouldn't let us do much.
I went for three separate walks during the day...one being over a mile
. Exceeded my step goal on my pedometer and did 15 minutes of stretching, strength and isometrics to boot.
I was very pleased...
THEN on the way home I thought, "Oh, oh...I didn't put in the deviled egg I had for an appetizer and I don't know if I logged the pumpkin pie" (I hadn't...though I did enter the whipped cream. Go figure)
I checked a few minutes ago when we got home, and I see after adding those missing items, I am 350 calories OVER for the day.
Shucks! I still think it was pretty good for an eating holiday like Thanksgiving.
I'll just eat toward the lower end of my ranges for a couple days and increase fitness. I'll have to point out this blog to my Here Comes January team (and Positive Mental Attitude, too).
I hope all of you are as pleased with your day as I am. Even if you're not, if you're Sparking and putting anything into it, you are learning a lifestyle to live with forever! That's what's so great about Spark People: more nutrition but still no deprivation (80%/20% rule), more water
, and the terrific friends and teams.
Spark People, what I have learned here and the experiences I've had, have given me a new confidence. I have lost just short of 45 pounds now in 7 months. I feel taller! I have dropped 4 sizes in jeans...almost 5! Incredible!
Thank you, Spark Guy and team, thank you teams and leaders, thank you Spark Friends!
If there's ANYTHING I can do for you, please let me know!