"Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants." -Michael Pollan

Wednesday, November 21

4-day Weekend Begins!

Fun afternoon!

After getting off of work early (YAHOO IT'S THE WEEKEND!!!!!!!) we went for a 30-minute walk (what I beautiful afternoon!), made cranberry sauce (it boiled over), brined the turkey (it's in a cooler in a brining bag full of salt and OJ and spices), baked the most DELICIOUS sourdough bread for the stuffing, baked a loaf of pumpkin bread, went to EarthFare for dinner, and watched Planet Earth.

Surprisingly, I was able to realize that I didn't need a huge planned snack and just nibble on a few things - a bread sample and some cranberry sauce - this afternoon.

At EarthFare, I got a salad, but I didn't get lots of the fun side items so it was a little disappointing.
  • Mixed greens
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Shredded carrots
  • Bell peppers
  • Raw mushrooms
  • Marinated mushrooms
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Broccoli salad (3 florets)
  • Saffron pasta (5-6 fettuccine pieces)
  • Glazed baby carrots (4)
  • Kalamata olives (4)
  • Spicy peppers
I think that's it??

Plus the most delicious Cranberry Butternut Squash Salad EVER!!! (SUSAN - this one's for you!!!) I warmed it in the microwave. Thanks to Wegman's, which I've never been to but would LOVE to have in the South!!, I was able to get the nutritional info for this pretty accurately. Calorie King has so may of Wegman's packages salads in its database. Since it was .13 pounds, or 2.1 oz, I calculated it about 60 calories. It was delicious!!!

With all of our Thanksgiving prep, I forgot to have my glass of leftover wine I've been saving all week! I had it when we got home, but was really too tired and it was a tad old (too bad because it was expensive!) so I had 3 oz and gave the rest to the husband.

Dinner calories + Wine: 425

Total Wednesday Calories: 1605 (possibly a little more b/c of unlogged bites today)

-519 thru workout and walk

= net of 1097. Too low but I'm too sleepy! Plus, I felt like I ate enough today. If I wasn't counting, I'd think I ate plenty.

Our house smells amazingly like a brewery from the yeasty bread. And it's sitting in the cabinet drying out for tomorrow - so tempting!!

Tomorrow's plan:

8:00 - 5 mile run (if my hamstrings aren't too sore from Tuesday's lunges - I can barely walk!!)
9:30 - Oatmeal Pancake
10:00 - Thanksgiving prep
11:30 - Parents Arrive
12:00 - Smoked salmon sandwiches with my mom
1:00 - Thanksgiving prep
2:00 - Family walk
3:00 - More cooking
4:00 - Cocktail hour + hors d'oeuvres
5:00 - Dinnertime!
7:00 - Mandatory family walk
8:00 - Dessert

I've got a game plan for eating for the day - y'all need to hold me accountable!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Kath- what a great blog!! I am a big fan of the self "eatlikeme" blog, which is where I saw yours. Although I love Cristin's blog, you seem to be more like the average person. I have just looked back at a lot of your past posts and see that you too are tempted and struggle with eating- and do a great job. I also lost about 30 lbs, but have gained 12 back and am really struggling with it. It is nice to see you work hard- it seems to come so easy to Cristin (which can be frustrating when I am tempted eat an entire cake at times)! Just wanted to say that I loved your blog and will continue to check it out! Thanks for your honesty!

Anonymous said...

hi kath! i got the link to your site from your comment on cristin's "eatlikeme" blog, and i just wanted to let you know how much i love your blog. i'm 18 years old and have struggled with disordered eating for 5 years now. i just recently lost about 50 pounds and got pretty obsessed with being thin, but now i'm going in the opposite direction and can't stop bingeing. it's an endless struggle, but i appreciate your blog .. it helps me realize that healthy eating doesn't have to perfect all the time. you're doing a great job and you look fabulous! i admire your dedication to your health and thank you for your honesty!

Kath said...

Thanks so much to you both :) I do try to be honest with my choices, but I find that each day eating intuitively and eating for health gets just a little bit easier? You know how they say it takes 21 days to make a habit? Well, I think food is so complicated that it took me 21 months to finally start to develop a healthy relationship with food, but I think I'm there! (Or almost there!)

Thanks so much for your kind words. And congrats to you both on the tremendous weight loss!!


Elle said...

I'm sure that you're going to do GREAT today! I can't wait to see pics of all the yummy Thanksgiving food you're serving!

Anonymous said...

Hey Kath! I've been following Cristin's blog for two months now and I love it. Congratulations on your blog!
I'm a junior in college and I'm trying to lose my freshman twenty. I'm half way there... and it's soooo hard to keep healthy eating habits during thanksgiving!
I have a question... where do you find the pumpkin tea?? what brand is it?

Have a great thanksgiving!

-- Trish

Kath said...

Hi Trish! The college 20 is so hard to get off while you're in college - but it's possible! Best of luck :)

The pumpkin tea is Bigelow and I get it at Harris Teeter here in North Carolina. Here's a link to their website: http://www.bigelowtea.com/shop/details.cfm?si=1&sc=33&pi=00190

The Egg Nog tea is even better!!!

Thanks for checking out the blog :)


Anonymous said...

That's so funny... I'm the North Carolina for the weekend! I'll definitely go to Harris Teeter and get some pumpkin tea!

-- Trish

Kath said...

Cool! Where are you? I live in Charlotte but grew up in Hillsborough near Chapel Hill.

Anonymous said...

I'm visiting some friends in Greensboro. I live in Savannah.
I didn't find the pumpkin tea... but I did find gingerbread holiday tea (celestial seasonings) and it tastes great!

--- Trish