2012 has flown by! So much has happened in one year (well at least for me it has!) I have found a wonderful new job, finished a half marathon, lost 30 lbs, got scuba certified, and married the love of my life.
As I am sure you are all aware, we are officially one week out from every American’s excuse to pig out, watch football and pass out from a tryptophan overload. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means that a slew of Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah parties are to follow all laden with alcohol and non-calorie conscious food lurking on easy-to-reach holiday infused tables.
Next Wednesday, TH and I are leaving NYC to fly out to his family in Austin, Texas. Every time I visit Texas (even non-holiday weekends), I gain weight. Not sure if it’s his mom’s southern hospitality or if it’s just that everything is bigger in Texas, including me! I have never spent a major holiday in Texas, so this year’s Thanksgiving day is likely to be bigger and better than ever with tons of food, tons of beer and tons of football (something I’m not particularly into, but will suffer through for the sake of Texan/American general happiness). I am going to legitimately try my best to successfully dodge major calorie bombs like loading up on the cornbread, potatoes and other unnecessary starchy fillers that make Thanksgiving worthwhile. After all, I did work so hard to lose weight – it would be such a shame to follow the general American populous throughout this holiday season and gain it all back in a matter of a few weeks.
To that end – check out this article from 2007 –> “The Skinny on Holiday Weight Gain“.
And I will leave you with that my Fat Girl friends…sorry to be a semi-holiday downer…I know it is a struggle, but at your next holiday gathering, try to stick to the veggies and the proteins and just dabble in the bad stuff that tastes oh so good. I am going to try my best, but there’s no doubt that social eating may get the better of me. I will certainly keep you all up-to-date and informed this holiday season.