Friday, November 28, 2008

Would I eat pumpkin pie if I couldn't have whipped cream on it?

Answer: probably not.

Thanksgiving was a lovely day. 

Guess what! Guess what!

I totally didn't pig out--and it didn't kill me. 

Now, to be honest, I can't say that I ate entirely prudently, but I don't have any regrets. I didn't eat seconds of any of the dinner items (though I had two pieces of pie when we had dessert later.) All my portions were quite reasonable--I even cut back on the things I didn't care as much about (mashed potatoes, for instance) so I could have a little more of the stuff I really wanted (stuffing). Best of all,  I wasn't sick at the end of the day. 

Joel is the dieting king--he is better about sticking to a diet/healthy eating plan than anyone I've ever met. Yesterday, however, he just let go and ate with abandon. He logged all his WW points, though, so I guess he wasn't quite as wild 'n' crazy as he might have been. 
He used 37 points on pie alone. For those of you not up with the Weight Watchers lingo, that translates to roughly 1800 calories. I'm not entirely sure why he didn't descend into a diabetic coma during the night. 

As promised, I took a picture of one of my mother-in-law's enormous Thanksgiving plates (see above). As always, I made sure this picture was as flattering of me as possible. 

I hope you also had a very nice holiday. If you, along with Joel, ate a day's worth of calories in pie alone, please forgive yourself as soon as possible. Just be on the lookout for the diet dangers that December will be bringing your way shortly: fudge, fruitcake (ha!), chocolate Santas, frosted sugar cookies, eggnog, schnitzel with noodles...etc. 


Wendi said...

I'm glad you saved room for stuff like stuffing and that's a great picture with you and the biggest plate ever. :)

I didn't eat seconds either--although I did dip my veggies into quite a bit of Ranch dressing. And I also had two pieces of yummilicious pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Delish!! (However, I didn't eat the crust--I'm not a fan of pie crust, so I felt even better about the whipped cream on top!) :)

Wendi said...

I went on another of my walks to the store today. This time, my bags were even HEAVIER on the way home.

I saw Joel adding the finishing touches to your Christmas lights on my way to the store and I mentioned to him that he even looks skinny in his big, winter coat. Now that takes talent. :) It's bound to rub off on the rest of us, eventually. Right?!

Anonymous said...

That is one GI-normous plate. The kind my dad and mom would love to get their hands on (and funny thing is, my mom is tiny!). I'm glad to see that Joel had a pleasantly filling Thanksgiving!