November 15, 2018
One week to Thanksgiving! This is my 9th year taking my Thanksgiving Pledge, which allows me to enjoy whatever I want on Thanksgiving, without feeling terrible the next day or completely abandoning my healthy living efforts. I encourage you to take the pledge, too!
Thanksgiving is practically synonymous with overeating, but it doesn’t have to be. I work way too hard on my weight loss maintenance (160 pounds lost and kept off since 2010) to abandon it all in a turkey and gravy free-for-all.
So I created my Thanksgiving Pledge. It’s my way to get through Thanksgiving, enjoy everything I want, not feel guilty, and not open the floodgates for a month-long binge of poor choices. Read the rest of this entry »
November 23, 2017
I had a fantastic Thanksgiving, and I hope you did too! My day began with a great workout – the Louisville (Colorado) 5k Turkey Trot. It was my fifth time doing this race, and my sister Sarah, 9-year-old niece Allison, and friend Lauren joined in too.
The changed the route this year, so there was Read the rest of this entry »
November 14, 2017
Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK! I’m ready for it. This will be my 8th consecutive year taking my Thanksgiving Pledge, which gives you the freedom to enjoy whatever you want on Thanksgiving, without feeling like you’ve completely abandoned your health or weight loss program.
It’s so easy to overeat on Thanksgiving, and for many people, it kickstarts an entire month (or more) of senseless, uninhibited consumption. But I work way too hard on my weight loss maintenance (160 pounds lost and kept off for nearly eight years) to see it go out the window.
So, back in 2010, I created my Thanksgiving Pledge. It’s my way to Read the rest of this entry »
November 28, 2016
I’m back home from Colorado and had a great Thanksgiving with my family. And since I take my annual Thanksgiving Pledge seriously, I wanted to share how I did. Overall, I stuck to the four rules pretty well!
The day started with a 5K Turkey Trot. This was my fourth time running it, and my sister’s third, but this year my sister’s husband and kids joined in the fun too!
Thousands of people of all ages participated, and Read the rest of this entry »
November 27, 2015
A couple weeks ago, I shared my Thanksgiving pledge – 4 simple rules that I follow as a way to get through this food-based holiday without gorging myself. I’m happy to share: they worked!
One of the rules was to exercise on Thanksgiving. So I did the Louisville Turkey Trot in Colorado (where I was spending turkey day at my sister’s place). It’s a 5k run. I’ve done 5k runs before – including the Louisville Turkey Trot twice before – but NEVER in 23 degree weather, while it was snowing!
I’m glad that Read the rest of this entry »
November 28, 2014
I hope everyone had a wonderful Turkey Day! Mine was spent in Colorado with family, and it was great. And my pledge, that set rules so I could enjoy the day without gratuitous overeating, was a complete success. I actually did more, pledge-wise, than I was planning, because I photographed everything I ate all day, instead of just the big meal. Below are the four rules of the pledge, and how they worked on Thanksgiving Day. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »