Take the Keep It Up, David THANKSGIVING PLEDGE, and Enjoy a Guilt-Free Turkey Day!

November 15, 2016

I feel like Thanksgiving is sneaking up on me this year. It’s next week! It doesn’t seem like a year has gone by since then last time I tucked into a plate of turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and the rest, but it has.


It’s the time of year when a lot of people start giving up on their health and weight loss goals. Why bother during the holidays, when you can start over fresh in January? My answer to that is simple: I work too hard during the rest of the year to let go and senselessly gain weight back, especially when I have a plan to get me through food-based celebrations.

And that’s why I created my Thanksgiving Pledge. It’s a way that I can Read the rest of this entry »

It’s the 2015 Keep It Up, David THANKSGIVING PLEDGE!

November 11, 2015

THANKSGIVING IS TWO WEEKS AWAY! My mouth is already watering when I think about turkey… stuffing… gravy… cranberries… pie… And pictures like this, featuring my Thanksgiving plate from last year, are no help whatsoever:


Thanksgiving is a fantastic holiday for gathering with family and friends, sharing good times, and honoring all the things we’re grateful for. It also can be an engraved invitation to gorge yourself silly, pass out into a food coma, and, if you’re trying to lose weight, undo weeks of hard work.

But it doesn’t have to be. I have a simple pledge that I use to negotiate Thanksgiving Day, and guess what? IT WORKS! It allows me to eat whatever I want, without feeling guilty, and without ever having to go change into a pair of fat pants. Read the rest of this entry »

Take the 2014 KEEP IT UP, DAVID Thanksgiving Pledge!

November 24, 2014

It’s almost Thanksgiving! Holidays can sometimes make me anxious. I know I can eat sickening amounts of food (and I spent years doing exactly that), but I don’t want to do that anymore. On the other hand, holidays are built around food traditions, and I’d like to partake in them.

So I created a simple pledge that gets me through Thanksgiving Day. Read the rest of this entry »

Take the KEEP IT UP, DAVID Thanksgiving Pledge!

November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving is a few days away. Are you ready? I love Thanksgiving, because I get to see my family, whom I very rarely get to see. But it is a holiday built around a feast, and I know I can undo weeks of hard work with a day or two of uncontrolled eating.

My Thanksgiving plate from last year.

My Thanksgiving plate from last year.

For the past few years, I’ve given myself a couple rules to help guide me through Turkey Day. I’ve blogged about them during the past three years: they worked like a charm last year, and I broke both of them in minor ways in both 2011 and 2010. Even though I wasn’t perfect those years, the rules were still helpful, and I’m certain that on Thursday I can repeat last year’s success. In fact, I’m expanding my rules this year, and I’m going to make a pledge to myself that I will abide by them.

You should take the Keep It Up, David Thanksgiving Pledge too! Here are my rules: Read the rest of this entry »