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Friend Makin’ Mondays: Thanksgiving Edition

I can’t believe it’s almost Thanksgiving!  I love this time of year, and this year we’re doing things differently in my family.  We are going out rather than cooking a big meal at home.

We’ll celebrate Christmas at my sister’s house, but this year (for the first time ever) we’ll be totally low key on Thanksgiving Day.  It feels weird, but it also means that it should be easier to lose weight.

Today is weigh-in day, and I feel pretty confident that I’ll show some kind of loss, and I deserve it.  I watched my intake this week, and I exercised several times.  I joined a new gym that has locations close to school and close to home so I have no excuse not to sweat regularly.

I’m excited about the holiday season so let’s move on to this week’s topic!

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

Thanksgiving Edition


1. Do you have any Thanksgiving traditions?  If so, please share them.  Hmmmm, we don’t have any specific traditions, but I’m happy to be spending time with my family again this year.

2. List at least three dishes that are on your family’s table every year. Corn bread dressing, pecan pie and Watergate salad.  Yum…This year we’re going out to eat soooooo……….(Can you tell I’m not totally comfortable with that? Ha!)

3. Do you prefer pumpkin pie or pecan pie?  Um, really?  I love both, but it is imperative that pumpkin pie is topped with cool whip!

4. Will you watch football on Thanksgiving Day? I’m sure I’ll watch it at least for a while.  Maybe I’ll nap on the sofa during the Cowboys game.

5. Do you plan to exercise Thursday?  I’m doing a 5k turkey trot with my friends virtually.  Do you want to join me?  If so, get in touch with me, or leave a message in the comments.  I’m sure I’ll talk about it more this week!

6. Do you prefer ham or turkey?  I totally prefer ham! 🙂

7. Will you shop on Black Friday?  If so, where will you go first?  I’ll go to Wal-mart first because it’s the closest store to Mom’s house, and I’ll be there.  After a little morning shopping I will take a nap, then I’ll head to Houston to see Dad and family!

8. Do you take a nap on Thanksgiving? I don’t always do it, but I will try to this year so I’m rested for shopping Friday morning. 🙂

9. Share one dish that probably won’t be on anyone else’s table.  Hmmmm, I’ll be out, and I’m not sure what’s on the menu so I don’t have an interesting answer for this question.

10. What are you thankful for today?  I’m so thankful that I’ll get to see Mom and Dad this week.  I’m also thankful that I’ll see the rest of my family in December.  I’m thankful that Lance will be here in less than a week, and I’m thankful for my awesome friends.  I’m also thankful that I didn’t lock my keys in my car yesterday at the gym.


Now it’s your turn to post the questions on your blog!  Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments!  Happy Monday, and happy Thanksgiving!







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    November 19, 2012 at 5:55 am

    After answering these questions, I am super excited for Turkey Day!

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      November 19, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      I am too! I have one class this afternoon, then I’m done with school until next week!

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    November 19, 2012 at 7:46 am

    I’m so excited for Thanksgiving and just to spend time with my family and friends!

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    Nikki Brown
    November 19, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Excited to spend Thanksgiving Day with new family.

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    Evil Pixie
    November 19, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    November 19, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Great questions! Good luck on the turkey trot! Maybe next year I’ll plan for that…always wanted to do one. Happy Thanksgiving!

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      November 19, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      I’m just doing one by myself, but I have asked friends to join me virtually so it’s more exciting. I’d like to do one next year too! 🙂

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    November 19, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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    Janice @ fit foot
    November 19, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    I can’t take part this week as being from the other side of the pond I don’t know my Pecan from my Pumpkin Pie. However ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ for Thursday everyone!

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    November 19, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Hm, I’ve never heard of Watergate salad! Will have to look that up now. 🙂 Good luck on your weigh-in. And Happy Thanksgiving to everyone else! Here’s mine:

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    Glass Jar Notes
    November 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    My first time to your blog. Great blog. I took part in your Q&A. Look forward to following you.

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    November 19, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Love looking through all of the answers, great FMM this week 🙂

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    November 19, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Here are my answers! I hope everyone has a great holiday!

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    November 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    SO much to be thankful for.

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    November 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    I think the annual turkey trot is one of my favorite traditions ever, you’ll love it and should look for a non-virtual one when there’s a year that it fits your schedule. So much fun!

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    November 19, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    wish i was getting to have a real thanksgiving!

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    Angela @ Honey, I Shrunk the Mom
    November 19, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I would live to participate in the virtual Turkey trot!

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    November 19, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!! Looking forward to reading your answers!

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    Julie Ann
    November 19, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    I’m really interested to hear more about your virtual 5K. PLEASE SHARE 🙂

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    November 19, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    November 19, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Happy, Happy Early Turkey Day!!

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    Kerry @ Half Healthy, Half Nuts
    November 20, 2012 at 11:29 am

    I did this yesterday and forgot to put my link in the comments section! Boo! Happy Tuesday, and have a Happy Thanksgiving!!! 🙂

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    November 20, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Great questions! Excited to have found this! My answers are here:

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    November 21, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Better late than never! 🙂 Have a great Thanksgiving!!

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    Judy Susan
    November 25, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    I had never heard of this. What a wonderful way to meet new bloggers. Can’t wait to join in next time..

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