Cindy is out ill so I’m putting up her post for her today. Get well soon!
It’s been a love-hate relationship between me and Tom for some time now. Some years Tom beckons to me with a silent gesture. Under all his gorgeous plumage, the promise of a plump juicy thigh or a nibble of his neck. Then the next year, if he shows up at all, he barely speaks to me. And as quickly as he came, he leaves me in a wake of dirty dishes, saddled with leftovers and no one to take out the trash.
The truth is, making Thanksgiving dinner is just not the charge it used to be — unless somebody else is making it. To be honest, I just see a lot of last minute shopping, prep work, an inevitable pile of dishes and a lot of food that I don’t want hangin’ around my house.
Add to that the setting up of expectations that are difficult to live up to and telling yourself that this is the beginning of the weight gain season. Neither thing has to be true. This could be your first Thanksgiving where you come to the table with a new attitude, and a commitment to enjoy yourself, no matter what the day brings. It is just another 24 hours, after all.
- Develop holiday eating strategies that leave you fulfilled, not overfilled.
- If you decide to join us, make sure to remember to bring your favorite recipes and cookbooks with you. We’ll help you ‘healthy-up’ a favorite dish, or learn how to integrate a traditional family favorite into the mix.
- We’ll also practice fitness strategies to keep you moving in the midst of hectic holiday schedules.
- And there’s nothing more important at holiday gatherings than being with family. We’ll talk about coping strategies that help you be with your loved ones and enjoy your time without any of the stress.
So, what’s your relationship with Tom these days? I hear he gets around.