I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. The most dreaded day for dieters is behind us now, and it wasn't so bad, was it? I was pleasantly surprised, reading up on the blogs, at how many did well - enjoyed their meals and stayed, or got right back, on plan. Well done!
Today's motivation word is FOCUS (or Refocus, for those who deviated from their plans during Thanksgiving Day). It is very easy to become distracted from the background priorities, by the tasks at hand.
Dad enjoyed his day yesterday, thoroughly, as did our guests - so it was a wonderful day for all. He has one more treatment to undergo (in mid-December) and then it is entirely out of the hands of the doctors, who've been wonderful. Whatever next year brings, we have a wonderful Thanksgiving to add to our memories this year.
As for our Thanksgiving meal, I had a little bit of everything, but no seconds on a single thing. I even left some food on the plate. I was very pleased that I walked away feeling satisfied, but not stuffed. I did some walking each of the last three days too, so I'm comfortably confident there will be (at least) no weight gain for me this week, when I weigh in on Sunday. No small feat, given the limited selections available to me at the hospital - and given the crazy hours I've been keeping. It can be done! Dad is home again. He should be back to normal energy by mid-week ... he gets a bit wiped out, between the pain meds and cancer treatment. All is good there now too, for now. Thank you all for the prayers and well wishes. They were very much appreciated.
I can't possibly comment on everyone's blogs, but I've been reading quite a bit this afternoon. I anticipate things will return to a normal schedule by Tuesday - after I take the last of our guests to the airport. I just wanted to say how proud and pleased I am of everyone here in Blogland. No one (really) went too insane in their eating - though a few of you feel like you did. Everyone seemed to survive just fine, and now the main thing is to get back on track (if deviated from it).
For those folks, don't forget that tomorrow is SATURDAY STARTOVER. No matter what you've done, no excuses, back on your plans!
Sharon, I thought of you yesterday - spending the first Thanksgiving without your beloved FIL. I know you took comfort in each other's company though. Those "first" holidays are tough ones. I know, having been through that with Mom's recent passing. There is comfort in traditions too - our link with those who have gone before us.
No Black Friday shopping for me. I avoid crowds like those ... I like Allan's "Couch Friday" approach instead. But, for all of you BF shoppers out there, best of luck in finding those deals!
Day 128 and glad to have the Thanksgiving Feast behind me, while not adding to my behind this year ...