I’ve gained a bit of weight this year, maybe 10 lbs or so and I’m not happy about it. I realize that this year’s economy has made my workload a bit lighter than usual, and maybe to compensate for the extra time, I’m eating, drinking, and not exercising like I should. You’d think with this extra time, I’d hit the gym, but I haven’t been, because that extra time is focused on finding new work. As you can see, I spend way too much time at these computers, but it’s necessary.
Tomorrow, Thanksgiving will be here, one of my favorite holidays. My parents always invited the family over, we cooked and feasted on all our favorite foods and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. These are wonderful memories I have and each T-day my sister, niece and I get together. Much of the family is spread out and my parents passed many years ago, so the gatherings are more intimate, but we still prepare all the same foods, keeping that tradition going. Today I will be making the cole slaw, and my Mother’s famous chopped liver recipe. Tomorrow, of course, I’ll get that turkey in the oven, and prepare some other favorites. My sister always makes her special cranberries, and this year, she suggested baked apples, yum! I’ll be picking up the desserts including a pumpkin pie, today, from Goehrig’s Bakery, down the street. So, along with the traditional recipes, we sometimes add a bit of own spin to the menu.
Listening to friends and family talk about where they’re going to stuff their faces, started me thinking about how we pollute ourselves and not just at Thanksgiving. I don’t like the way I feel, but with this holiday coming, the parties in the next month, Christmas and NYE on the horizon, what can I do? How can I talk about the pollution out there, and not see what I’m doing within?
Quite a dilemma. One cannot realistically go on a diet now, and stop enjoying the wonderful dishes we make only at this time of year. And when they uncork the wine, should we not enjoy it and each other’s company?
I suppose the right answer is to have some self control, sample everything, but in moderation and get back on track the rest of the year. We must know our limitations and not over do it. So diet today, but enjoy Thanksgiving, but not too much! And afterward I’m promising myself to lose the weight, and get to the gym!