Post-Thanksgiving Update

by Christine on November 27th, 2010

filed under Christine's Life Updates, Diet, Food, Nutrition

Good evening Revolutionists! It’s the evening of Black Friday–have you all survived the holidays? Family? Shopping till you drop? What was your favorite moment of the last few days?

My last few days have been very productive and fun! On Wednesday I went to the gym and did 5 miles on the treadmill to prep for my half marathon on December 5th. I did great and felt terrific afterwards, although since that day I have been nursing some sore muscles. That after-workout soreness (DOMS) is a great feeling though, and I love it!  We finished Wednesday off by going to the mall (eating mall food…I had a half a roast beef sandwich on a wrap, no dressing) and seeing Harry Potter 7.1 with friends. We thoroughly enjoyed the movie and thought it might be the best Potter yet! My friend Danielle brought baggies of candy with her to the movie, and I admit it, I indulged in a few sweedish fish and one small York peppermint patty. It was delicious! I also had a ginormous Diet Coke, which was a real treat–I haven’t had a diet coke in ages!

Me, post 5-mile workout

Thursday was Thanksgiving. We woke up, lazed about the house for a while, then headed up to Saratoga Springs to my in-law’s house. My in-laws are wonderful people, and my brother in law (also in the “wonderful people” category) was there too! We rarely get to see him, but when we do it’s always nice to catch up. My hubby is lucky to have a family that he gets along with so well!  My in-laws were busy cooking up a storm in the kitchen for most of the day, and at 5 p.m. we finally sat down to turkey breast, stuffing, twice-baked potatoes, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, fresh fruit salad, canned corn, cranberry bread, crescent rolls, two pies (hand-baked by some wonderful friends of ours), and about a bajillion cookies, I lost count.  Of course, my portion sizes were small, and I filled up nicely on the turkey, corn, cranberry sauce, and half a baked potato.

Almost immediately I fell into a triptophan coma, and an hour nap was absolutely necessary. When I woke up we spent the evening playing a few board games and being silly. Oh, and they were silly! I swear the turkey made everyone slap-happy! I had a few bites of home-baked pie and a few cookies over the course of the whole evening. Considering I only ate one meal that day, it wasn’t too bad.

We spent the night up at the house, and this morning hubby and his dad put new brakes on hubby’s winter vehicle. My brother-in-law made breakfast for us, isn’t that sweet? We had waffles (I had 1/4 of one) and some scrambled eggs. We came home around 1 p.m. and I immediately left to run errands and take advantage of a few black friday deals. I found myself a nice new outfit for work (size 2 skirt and an extra-small top from Ann Taylor, hooray!) and got the hubby a present too.

All in all I think I did already eating-wise. I know I look forward to eating some of these leftovers over the next few days!

Yummy twice-baked potatoes and turkey! That’s my FIL giggling at me from the background!

Hubby and his brother working on a crossword puzzle.

Art, Julie, and Xavier delivering their homebaked pies. They were delicious!

Sal & Sal’sWife…if you’re reading this…say hello and let me know how you’re doing post-surgery! I always ask Hubby for updates on how you’re doing, but I’d love to hear it from you!

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