Today, if all goes as planned, I will be blessed with the opportunity to share this evening with much of my family. This is something that day-in and day-out I take for granted.
Like many households, we typically have a bountiful feast to celebrate on this holiday. But, this year, I'm attempting to do something different.
I'm going to bring over a low-carb appetizer, a side-dish and a dessert. Things that are "on-program" for me but that others can share in, if desired.
My mother and sister (and perhaps my niece) will make the turkey, the usual sides (mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, vegetable dishes, etc.). But, of those, I'll likely only have some turkey and perhaps some veggies - along with what I'm bringing.
The three items I'm bringing are: prosciutto-wrapped avocado slices (as an appetizer), mashed cauliflower and a stevia-sweetened "pumpkin bake".
I'm also bringing along a bottle of wine to share.
I doubt my dishes will make any converts. But, they'll be healthier options for me and I'll be sharing a part of my life with those that I love.
I did weigh myself this morning, using a scale that measures both weight and fat percentage.
Here are the grim figures:
body weight: 235.6
body fat %: 38.9
As you see, I have a long way to go. But, I'm working at it. And, that makes me feel slightly better about who I currently am and life in general.
I wish all who read this a happy, healthy and truly thankful Thanksgiving Day. And, to those that don't celebrate this holiday ... I still wish you the same, minus the 'Thanksgiving' part. ;-)
Thursday - November 27, 2008
+ one cup of "choco-coffee" - (two tablespoons of pure cocoa powder, one teaspoon of instant coffee, hot water, stevia to taste and a splash of half-and-half)
+ a vanilla whey protein shake - (two scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder and 4 oz of half-and-half)
+ one cup of "choco-coffee" - (two tablespoons of pure cocoa powder, one teaspoon of instant coffee, hot water and stevia to taste) No half-and-half this time.
+ psyllium fiber
+ 3 slices of tomato, mozarella and basil (appetizer)
+ 2 deviled egg halves (appetizer)
+ 1 small slice of avocado (appetizer)
+ several ounces of dark-meat turkey, with some skin
+ half-cup of mashed cauliflower
+ several baby asparagus spears
+ a glass of red wine
+ a piece of low-carb "pumpkin bake" with a small amount of regular whipped cream on top
+ three small breakfast sausages (left-overs that couldn't be left-over much longer)
+ a glass of red wine
More to come ... I hope!
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