Things I learned over thanksgiving
1. A large, healthy breakfast can keep me going for quite a while. I kind of have to keep it in this grey area between what I’d normally eat for breakfast and purposefully overeating (which would just make me feel bloated and tired.) But it’s really freeing knowing that I can plan around times when I don’t have time to eat lunch or get a snack without turning into superbitch, hungry attrice.
2. Twenty minutes of moderately intense exercise per day is the minimum of what I need in order to feel good physically. Missing it makes me feel like I’m going to burst out of my skin. However, so long as I can get in some activity, the details aren’t that important.
3. Even when trying to lose weight, I want everyone to shut up about my body. I don’t care if it’s a compliment in their mind.
4. When attending a very NOT VEGAN thanksgiving, don’t just make your own dishes, pack your own leftovers. I was totally flattered that everyone liked what I made, but I was pretty crabby the next day when everyone was enjoying leftover turkey and I had nothing left to eat.
5. Despite using my bathroom scale on a regular basis, I don’t freak out or worry about those numbers while away from home.
6. Next time don’t sit next to your cousins who like to spend thanksgiving dinner talking about the different techniques for “dressing” animals. Nothing good can come of it.