Thanksgiving Rewind 2018

November 25, 2018

How was your turkey day? Mine was wonderful – lots of family, laughs, and great food. And abiding by the rules of my annual pledge helped guide me through the day without overeating or going into a food coma! I did break a couple rules, though, in minor ways, and I’ll get to that. But first, let’s talk Turkey Trot!

One of my Thanksgiving rules is to exercise before the big meal. This year, for the sixth time, I Read the rest of this entry »

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Turkey Day is One Week Away! Take My Four-Step THANKSGIVING PLEDGE and Commit to Sensible Eating During The Year’s Biggest Food Holiday

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 »


Thanksgiving Rewind 2017

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 »


Take the Keep It Up, David THANKSGIVING PLEDGE! It’s Your Ticket to a Guilt-Free Turkey Day

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 »


Thanksgiving 2016 Rewind

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!

louisville-turkey-trot-group-selfie

Thousands of people of all ages participated, and Read the rest of this entry »


Steamed Dijon Brussels Sprouts and Carrots

November 25, 2016

I have plenty to share about my wonderful Thanksgiving (I hope you had a great turkey day as well!), but, in my last post, I promised to share the fate of some Brussels sprouts, so I’m gonna deliver on that promise, and write about Thanksgiving next time.

cutting-brussels-sprouts-off-stalk

I paired these Brussels sprouts with Read the rest of this entry »


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.

thanksgiving-plate

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 »