Friday, November 26, 2010

South Beach on Thxgiving ~ FAIL!

I gained a pound and a half yesterday.... LOL!!!

It's ok, I knew I wouldn't be able to stay on the strict eating plan on Thanksgiving Day!!

I did really good up to that day (not sure how much I've lost, but it's about 12 - 15 pounds!), and I'm jumping right back on that wagon today. But everything was SOOOO WELL WORTH IT!!!! What a great meal we had!!

I ate turkey, rice stuffing, brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes with leeks, a little gravy, homemade cranberry sauce, green beans (actual fresh green beans, NOT the casserole), baked yams (WITH ALL the bad stuff on them), appetizers, wine, and a slice of apple pie.

BUT, I didn't bring ANY leftovers home!! And I left two whole pies (I'd made four) there with my cousin at his request.... which worked out perfectly for me. I brought a couple slices each of the other two pies for Chris and my mom.

Yes, I went WAAAY off plan, but hey, it was Thanksgiving Day!!

We had a BLAST though, my cousin just moved down here from Oregon about a month ago, and his mom was here visiting from Arizona, so we had a great time together catching up and enjoying 'family' again. There was 11 of us and we fit perfectly around the huge ROUND table my cousin has!! I got to help in the kitchen, and we laughed so much, I didn't feel like I was missing anything not preparing the meal at home.

My cousin's new place is beautiful, and he's VERY proud of the fact that you can see the world famous 'Hollywood' sign from his house.... but my sister brought him back down to earth when she rolled her eyes and said 'TOURISTS!!!' LOL!!!

Thanksgiving with FAMILY, worth EVERY OUNCE!!! = )

I caught a fish THIS big!!! (My nephew) (Note: my cousin MADE that beautiful fresh flower centerpiece!!)

NO video games at the dinner table!! (My nephew and my son)

My niece, my mom, and my sis

My gorgeous niece and her handsome boyfriend, Tony

My handsome nephew and his beautiful fiancee, Carrie

My beautiful sis and her son


  1. I am so pleased to see what a wonderful Thanksgiving you had surrounded by family..Your meal sounds brilliant...I did like the flower arrangment it looks beautiful..
    Back to earth again with a bump today and back on the lifestyle new food regime !
    Love Sybil xx

  2. I don't know of many who lose weight on Thanksgiving! lol. So don't worry about that. Now you got to get through December. Glad you had a good time with family.

  3. No worries, glad you enjoyed the day. Good food and family is a treat and a treasure.

  4. congrats with the weight loss to date, Joann! That pesky holiday gain will be gone in no time once you get back on plan!! Sounds like a fun time was held by one and all at your family gathering!!

    enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  5. I don't know anyone who can (or would) stay on their diet over thanksgiving...well it just wouldn't be right!!!! I ate wayyyy too much too. Lovely family pictures you've posted, looks like a nice time was had by all.

  6. What a beautiful family! And don't worry about one day... you have been doing great, go back to doing what got you there and that is all that matters (with the weight loss).

    Like what you did with the journal and loving the new title!! Take care.

  7. The best decision was not bring those leftovers home. Good for you. You will be right back on track.

  8. Glad you had a wonderful celebration with your family. There is time to diet after the holidays. Too much temptation during them. Hang in there.

  9. Going off a diet for thanksgiving is a law. You are obligated not to diet on such a wonderful occasion. Good for you Joann! I looks like fun was had by all.



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