RePost: How I Enjoy Thanksgiving Without Packing on the Pounds

Can you believe Thanksgiving is only TWO WEEKS AWAY? I originally posted this blog on November 16, 2015. My menu may change a little this year, but the principles are still the same. Even better? I signed up to do a Turkey Trot 5K Thanksgiving morning! I’ll have burned most of the calories I eat at dinner before lunch! 🙂

Let me know your coping strategies in the comments!


A Measured Life


Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It often gets lost between Halloween and Christmas here in the US (represented this year by the neighbor on one side having harvest/fall decorations up and my other neighbor having Christmas decorations up already) because it’s far less commercial than other holidays. There’s no special candy, no gift-giving, and not a ton of decorating to be done. It’s a holiday for family, love, food, and maybe football if you’re so inclined.

Since I lost my dad, The Hubs and I cook Thanksgiving dinner at home for just the two of us. Our moms both live several hours away, and neither one of us has an easy time getting leave from work around the holiday. I don’t mind it just being the two of us: it’s a nice, relaxing, quiet day, and after dinner we drive to my Godmother’s house, where we spend…

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One thought on “RePost: How I Enjoy Thanksgiving Without Packing on the Pounds”

  1. I second loving the ease of Thanksgiving. It’s so wonderful to not make it stressed, but relaxing. Relaxing
    can cut down the over-eating too. Sounds great. Happy Thanksgiving!

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