Well, good morning, friends and neighbors! Don’t forget your booties, ’cause it’s COLD out there!
Anyway, let’s get to what you’ve been waiting for – the moment when I face the music and weigh in, following a holiday week of unbridled foodly exuberance! Ready? Here goes:
Wow … um … that’s actually great!!
Not to mention completely unexpected. Especially when you consider that for the past four days, my conversation has consisted primarily of:
“Oh, all right, I’ll have some pie.”
“Sure, I’ll finish off that pumpkin pie.”
“Is that apple pie?”
“Oh, no, the alternator needs to be repaired? Rats. Well, let’s go sit in that diner while we wait. Maybe they’ll have some pie.”
BUT — even though I definitely had more pie than originally planned, and even though I gave myself permission not to write down my calories on those days — guess what? In the back of my mind, I was still keeping a running total.
And even though I went past the daily calorie goal set for me by MyFitnessPal (1460), I didn’t go *much* past it. No giant bags of Doritos or boxes of Cheez-Its for the road trip out/back. (“We’ll get a box! That way we can make it last the whole trip!“)
No “make your own waffles” plus two bowls of cereal plus a couple of those delicious chocolate muffins from the La Quinta’s continental breakfast room every morning.
No, even though it wasn’t intentional, I kinda switched back to the good ol’ reliable “No S Diet” for the past four days. That’s where you only eat 3 meals a day, one plate per meal, and no snacks.
“Hey, wait a minute!” I can hear you screaming, all the way from the other side of the screen. “Pie’s a snack! You cheated! You cheating cheater!! Unfollow!!!”
Calm down, pal. It’s OK. Want some ice? There, there. You’re quite right. Pie isn’t a snack. However, if you put it on your plate, along with the rest of your meal — guess what? It’s no longer a snack — it’s a vital part of your healthy meal!!
Well, technically, I think even the nice folks at the “No S” forums (a great place to get nutritional advice, btw) would argue, convincingly, that pie IS kinda sorta a snack-like food. Still, technically, if I had it on my plate and it filled up the plate … well, that’s the sort of argument that could go on for months, if not years.
Meanwhile, I’ve got my GIANT POST-HOLIDAY WEIGHT LOSS to throw in those pie-haters’ faces! Nyah nyah!! I ate pie and lost weight! How did YOU do, with your celery and your salad greens and your … your KALE??
Whew! Sorry about that! Lost my temper there, for a moment. Nothing wrong with salad greens and kale! Celery is another matter — everyone knows celery is the Devil’s walking stick (and to get that all-important “pingback” in, two celery stalks could be the Devil’s knitting needles, I guess) — but hey, if you like it, well, we’ll just agree to disagree.
Anyway … hey, I lost weight over the holidays!! But I’ll tell you a secret — if I’d gained, it wouldn’t have surprised me a bit. Given the fact that we just spent four days in a row experiencing the joys of family togetherness and bliss, I’m amazed that I didn’t gain back every pound I’ve lost since last year.
But now we’re home, and things can get back to (semi)normal. For a while, anyway. I understand there’s another holiday on the horizon.
So — how about you? How’d YOU do over the long Thanksgiving weekend? Tell me, tell me —
What did you eat?
What did you do?
Where did you go?
What did you chew?
Inquiring minds want to know!