Did I mention that alcohol is a big trigger of mine?? How is it that I managed to do more damage the day AFTER Thanksgiving than the day itself?? ALCOHOL!! I had a glass of wine before we started dinner….and the rest is history.
Starting this morning, I woke up on little sleep and feeling icky from a glass or two of wine the night before. I had a big bowl of oatmeal with banana and walnuts before we departed on our family hike to Crowders Mountain.
Breakfast calories: 340
We did a 3.5 mile hike up a mountain and back down. I wore my heart rate monitor and burned about 300 calories. Not too bad, but not enough to fight Thanksgiving leftovers! At the top of the mountain, I had a cranberry-turkey-spinach sandwich and some fresh fruit. Check out the view!!
Cute husband eating!
View from the top of the mountain:
Lunch calories: 357
After we got back from the hiking, I was pretty hungry. I had a cup of tea to tide me until dinner, but it didn’t do much….I had some bites of mashed potatoes and vegetables.
And mom and I got in 40 more minutes of walking!!
After our walk, it was about 4pm and I was going on about 800 calories with 450 calories burned. I need some fuel!! Had a bowl of leftover veggies and brussels sprouts. And one too many nibbles of sweet potato casserole 🙁
Afternoon calories: About 300. Too many bites of other people’s dishes!
OK, can we emphasize again that wine is the catalyst for me to overeat?? At 5:00, the whole family came over again for a dinner of leftovers. We opened a bottle of pinot, and it was FABULOUS!!!!!!!! I had a glass before dinner (about 2 of these 3 oz ones) and it triggered me to overeat….
I also sipped on the husband’s DELICIOUS Chardonnay (Indian Wells from Washington – unbelievable!!) 2 more oz under my belt.
Here’s my plate of leftovers, which isn’t that damaging, except that I did a lot more nibbling than is photographed. Sorry to be inaccurate, but I was BAD tonight!
For dessert, I had a sliver of pumpkin chiffon and some pecan – too much of both! But seriously, is that really 151 calories worth of pecan pie?!?!? It is 1/3 of a slice, but I find that so hard to believe!!!
Also had about 2-3 oz of mead (honey dessert wine) when the husband surprise-opened it, which was above and beyond what I had planned.
Here’s my dinner calorie estimate:
SO as you can see, I was not very well behaved today. One day this week was enough damage!!
Total Friday calories: 2189
-448 through hiking + walk
+ 300 added maintenance calories to lighten the load.
= net of 1440.
Now I know plenty of people who have done fine on 1440 net, but I’m not one of them. I know my body and know that this was overboard. This is NOT how a nutritionist would eat. This is how the old me would eat. Get a grip, me!
Tomorrow we’re headed to Spartanburg, SC to visit my husband’s dad, and we’re going to dinner at a German restaurant. I would love to limit myself to NO alcohol tomorrow, but I know that is unrealistic. I think I’ll just do my best (absolute BEST) and call it a weekend. I’ll be back on track hard core on Monday. We do plan on hitting the gym hard tomorrow morning, early, so that should help.
See you then!!