This year, consider making the celebration more about family, friends, catching up, talking, laughing, and enjoying life.Enjoying family traditions, or starting new ones.
Concentrate on fun activities, visiting those you’ve not had much time with lately, learning a new dance or craft, or playing games. Catch up on reading and on your rest, but, this time make it less about the food.
You know what’s good for you and what you should avoid. Tell yourself you will honor yourself by doing what you know is right.
Be active, get some walking in, especially after meals ( take a walk around the block), drink lots of water, sleep late, and make some phone calls – sitting down, or even lying down.
Take some time for yourself, read the newspaper or a book, listen to some music, and enjoy the season, and the reason for the season. Start by making a list of all the things to be thankful for. I’ve started a list in a book, and just add to it each day.
If you are going out to eat, do not go to the dinner hungry, eat something light, maybe a small salad, or fruit first, and have something nice to drink. Have you tried a naturally sparkling water?
You know sodas are bad for you, but this can be a real treat for soda lovers. Mix it with a fruit or veggie juice, or just pour into a beautiful glass.
But, we know that the thanksgiving meal is a big deal, with lots and lots of food, so remember to:eat the healthier foods, first – fruits and veggies;limit the high fat foods- anything with butter, cheese, meat and grease; put smaller amounts on your plate – you can get more if you need to;choose the turkey breast – remove the skin;eat slowly – so you can know when you’re getting full;don’t think you have to eat everything offered – choose only your favorites;while others are still eating, you can remain at the table, enjoying the conversation and fun while enjoying a light desert and water or green tea or, have desert later and suggest you all go for a walk outside. Having desert after a little exercise is the best way to go. ( Work for it.)
Clear out a path, roll up the rug and do the “soul train” dance or the electric slide, and really make this evening memorable. It’s all about family, friends, enjoying life, relationships, and being Thankful. And don’t forget the camera. Smile. Blessings to you all, and have a safe, healthy and happy holiday season.
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