To Feast or Not To Feast
Last Update: Nov 26, 2016
I have been on a very strict eating lifestyle since the end of March. Now with Thanksgiving upon us, I had to answer the question. To feast or not to feast. With a strict limit of carbs and calories and elevated protein, you can see my dilemma. I must tell you that my new found eating habits are not doctor ordered but of my own decision. I found myself extremely overweight and made up my mind to help my body in its healing efforts.
I realize that dieting is often considered to be faddish, but I know that I am not doing this without total commitment. This is the reason that I had to struggle with the subject of to feast or not to feast. To date, I have been able to shed more than 50 lbs. since March. I have done this without any prescriptions or over the counter stimulants or drugs. Simple desire and commitment have helped me achieve this level of success. My concern is that by allowing myself to indulge in the traditional Thanksgiving feast would destroy what I have been working for.
My weight became an issue because I love to cook, bake and eat. Also being confined to a wheelchair made it nearly impossible to burn off the calories. Still unable to ambulate on my own I learned that by controlling my caloric intake I could lose weight. I also learned that calories alone would not be healthy. So with the aid of a computer program, I was able to set my calorie goal with carb limits and protein goal. To disregard what I have been doing took some consideration.
As most everyone knows, even if you're not from the U.S., Thanksgiving is more than food. It is a time to spend with family and friends in giving thanks. There is the time to prepare, time to share, and time to fellowship. I could jokingly say that by not participating would be anti-social, but in a sense that would be true. My family had gone through a lot of preparing for this meal. So, you ask, what did you do. You beat ya. I through caution to the wind and ate like all the rest! Let me tell you that it was a wonderful time shared by all. And now it is back to the scale and counting but I am happy for it. You see I know what my goal is and I will reach it.
I hope you all had a wonderful time! And to top it off, the Steelers won.