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Holiday Weekend In Review

I hope everyone enjoyed this holiday weekend as much as I did. My boyfriend and I started our holiday by visiting with an elderly friend then enjoyed the rest of the day with his family.

I made homemade spanakopita, and it was very good if I may say so myself. 😉 I also made homemade cornbread dressing, watergate salad and pumpkin cream pie. I think I’m one of the few people in the state of New York who cares about cornbread dressing, but it is an essential part of the Thanksgiving spread in my family.

And I have to talk about what I ate…I definitely ate a lot, including about 9 servings of fruits and vegetables.

As you can see, I ate corn on the cob, 2 cups of veggies, 1/4 cup of sweet potatoes, 1/8 cup mashed potatoes, 1/2 cup corn bread dressing, 2 small pieces of spanakopita and a small serving of lasagna and a small piece of turkey breast. I also had a slice of italian bread with low fat butter. I drank green tea with dinner and 1/2 a glass of wine.

So, I ate the things I really wanted to eat without over indulging too much. I didn’t clean my plate either. I ate all of the veggies and dressing, but I didn’t finish the lasgagna.

For dessert, I ate a few bites of Junior’s Cheesecake and a bite of apple pie and a small piece of strawberry shortcake. I also filled up on fresh fruit before eating dessert. Seriously, self? Yep…I ate what I wanted, and went a couple of points over my daily allowance which is fine because I worked activity points at the gym later that evening. I also had 35 flex points if I needed them — thank you, Weight Watchers, but they weren’t needed. Though I have lost over 61 pounds, I still have a lot of points to work with everyday. Sometimes it’s tough to eat enough, but it was easy to eat enough Thursday. 😉

Following dinner, I mapped out plans for Black Friday though I have to say that there were no door busters of interest so I didn’t shop until later in the evening.

Actually, I started shopping shortly before I volunteered as a gift wrapper at a boutique cooking store. We were wrapping gifts and taking donations for an organization that helps abused children in NY.

Wrapping gifts with friends, in a store I love, helping out for a worthy cause is a great volunteer gig for me. I can’t wait to do it again.

So…it was a fantastic weekend filled with shopping, a lot of exercise (including a midnight trip to the gym after Thanksgiving dinner) playing cards and spending time with friends…I miss my family terribly, but I’m lucky to have such loving people here in NY too.

How was your holiday? How did you celebrate? Were you mindful of what you ate? Or did you enjoy the day without thinking about it? What was your favorite part of the holiday weekend?

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    November 30, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Your Thanksgiving weekend sounds and looks great in the pics.

    I didn't celebrate because we don't celebrate Thanksgiving so it was a normal weekend for me.

    Didn't realize you were at WW too, probably forget (sorry) but I'm back at WW too. We've got a new program in Holland: Propoints and I'm starting today. Wish me luck 🙂

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    ♥ Kenz ♥
    December 9, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Nice Fran! I wish you lots of luck!

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