O. M. G. Boy I have had a week, thank goodness it’s a short one. Well, it is a short one for most people, but I’ve still got plenty of Hungry Hobby stuff planned don’t you worry. So, let me just catch you up. Nala puking all over the floor two mornings in a row. It’s been a disaster. We took her to the vet, they said it was fine to wait it out. The next day the vomit had blood in it so off to the emergency pet hospital we went. Then I proceeded to pay A TON, and I mean A TON to find out she didn’t have an obstruction and her blood work looked fine. I could have paid a third of the amount, treated her with fluids/antibiotics/anti-nausea and she would most likely have been fine. I’m typing this and praying that I don’t insert my foot in my mouth and wake up to a dog puking it’s brains out for the third morning in a row. If she doesn’t puke I’m headed to a coffee shop so I can actually get some uninterrupted work done. If she isn’t fine, I won’t know what to do. They said it’s most likely a GI bug or irritation, let’s hope that’s what it is.
I literally do not think I can take any more craziness. I just want to hang out with my family, give my nephew horsie rides, and drink a little to much sulfite free wine. Isn’t that what the holidays are about anyway? I know we have talked about the holidays before, but let’s do a quick little recap. One day is not going to make or break your lifestyle. In my opinion, it’s not actual Thanksgiving you need to worry about it, it’s all the days surrounding it. Same with any other holiday, those actual days are to be enjoyed. The days surround it are filled with people bringing treats from all directions to extend the celebration period of the holiday. My clients who are teachers or nurses seem to have it the worse. The teacher’s lounge and break room are filled with all kinds of craziness. Luckily, I don’t interact with people in that way. In fact, if there are treats around it’s likely because I baked them for the blog or a client and I’m the one bringing them to get them out of my house. However, over the weekend we made a double batch of pumpkin pie bars to serve at my SIL’s party. We made one pan too many so there was plenty of leftovers, so pumpkin pie every night is totally okay right? So you get my drift, watch out for the days surrounding Thanksgiving and other holidays more than the holiday itself. That is tip number 1.
Tip number 2 is to use your common sense. I know I didn’t post a healthy habit this week, that is because this week it’s all about chilling out and relaxing. Don’t be an idiot, don’t starve yourself all day just to enjoy food that will be in endless supply for daaaaayyyyyysss. Get a workout in the morning, we have a tradition of a Turkey Day run but you do you. Ideally get some good hard work in, sprints or Tabata training would be fantastic. If you need an idea, check tomorrow’s blog post, hint hint.
Tip number 3 is to use your intuitive eating skills. 1) Gauge your hunger cues before you sit down to eat 2) eat until you are 80% full 3) focus on the time with people, not the food. I don’t recommend restricting yourself from things you love (and your stomach tolerates). I also don’t recommend looking at it like a free for all one time a year pass. The first is not a lifestyle you can maintain, if you can maintain it, you won’t be happy about it. We are all on this earth for a short period of time, don’t waste your time being unhappy. The latter will lead to consuming the 4000 calories that most Americans consume on Thanksgiving, simply unnecessary. For me, I eat whatever I want on Thanksgiving until I’m not hungry anymore. I make sure I get some vegetables as well as all other side dishes on my plate and don’t stress about it. Stress is going to make you gain more weight than the Thanksgiving side dishes, probably quicker too. It is hard when people are going up for seconds or thirds, I want to go but know I’m not hungry. I remind myself there will be plenty of leftovers and bait myself with my leftover favorite, Turkey Enchiladas.
What’s on our Thanksgiving menu:
- Healthy Cornbread Stuffing
- Cranberry Sauce
- Buttermilk Cauliflower Mash
- Mash Potatoes
- Brussels Sprouts
- Roasted Green Beans (with olive oil, seasonings and sliced almonds)
52 Healthy Habits E-Course
Did you miss this series or wish you could repeat it? No problem! I’ve put all the posts together in an e-course that directly corresponds with the healthy habits series! By focusing on one healthy habit per week you’ll be able to master the skills needed to successfully improve your health, increase your energy, and drop those unwanted pounds. The best part is, you’ll do it while barely even realizing it. These 52 habits are the habits I review with almost every single Hungry Hobby RD client. These habits are the backbone of getting off the diet train and getting the results you wanted! What are you waiting for??????
The e-course will provide supportive information such as tips and tricks to help you ingrain each healthy habit as part of your permanent lifestyle.
Cost of the automated series is $26 dollars (just 50 cents per week) for the whole year, which helps me cover the cost of automating the emails through my server. Thanks!
( Want to really plan to succeed and save money? What To Eat? Meal Plan subscriptions also come with this E-Course as part of the subscription! They also come with a supportive facebook group and a ton more goodies, check them out!)
52 HEALTHY HABITS IN 52 WEEKS SERIES:
The 52 Healthy Habits Series is about ditching the diet mindset and making small changes to improve health overall naturally leading to a healthy body composition, increased energy and improved health. Please follow along and check out the past weeks!
- Week 52: Healthy Habits Wrap Up
- Week 51: Nightly Reflection
- Week 50: Limit Harmful Chemicals
- Week 49: Find Your Tribe
- Week 48: Cultivating Positivity
- Week 47: Healthy Thanksgiving Tips
- Week 46: Check In
- Week 45: Mobility – Foam Rolling
- Week 44: HIIT Training
- Week 43: LISS or Steady State Cardio
- Week 42: Limit Alcohol
- Week 41: Eat White, Wait What?
- Week 40: Eat Blue & Purple
- Week 39: Eat Green
- Week 38: Eat Yellow/Orange
- Week 37: Eat Red
- Week 36: Learn Which Foods to Purchase Organic
- Week 35: Read the Ingredient List!
- Week 34: Focus.
- Week 33: Chew Your Food!
- Week 32: Meditation
- Week 31: Gratitude Journaling
- Week 30: Plan & Revamp Dessert- 20 Healthy Ideas
- Week 29: Two fistfuls of veggies per meal
- Week 28: Get In Veggies At Breakfast
- Week 27: Healthy Veggie Snacks
- Week 26: Nourishing Fats for the Gut (Healthy Digestion Part 4)
- Week 25: Keeping Regular – The Other Fiber (Healthy Digestion Part 3)
- Week 24: Feed The Probiotics With Prebiotic Fiber (Healthy Digestion Part 2)
- Week 23: Amazing Health Benefits of Probiotics (Healthy Digestion Part 1)
- Week 22: Check In
- Week 21: What You Will Learn From Recording Your Meals (Intuitive Eating Series Part 4)
- Week 20: Eat Until 80% Full (Hara Hachi Bu) (Intuitive Eating Series Part 3)
- Week 19: Limit Distractions While Eating (Intuitive Eating Series Part 2)
- Week 18: Gaging Your Hunger Cues (Intuitive Eating Series Part 1)
- Week 17: 10,000 Steps Per Day
- Week 16: Assess Your Caffeine Intake
- Week 15: Decrease Sugar Intake
- Week 14: Healthy Coffee Creamers (upgrade yours)
- Week 13: 3 Month Check In
- Week 12: Sleep Enough & Sleep Better
- Week 11: Schedule Your Workouts
- Week 10: Pack A Healthy Lunch (5 Ways to Create Endless Combinations)
- Week 9: Prioritizing Protein
- Week 8: How and What to Meal Prep
- Week 7: Create & Stick To Your Healthy Meal Plan
- Week 6: Get Enough Omega-3’s (Fight Inflammation)
- Week 5: What Is A Healthy Fat & How To Get Enough (Include Healthy Fats)
- Week 4: How to Spot A Healthy Carbohydrate (Upgrade Your Carbs)
- Week 3: Tips to Increase Veggie Intake (Eat Veggies)
- Week 2: 15 Healthy On the Go Breakfast Ideas (Eat BF Challenge)
- Week 1: Tips to Drink More Water