Today, like most of the rest of the country, I ate too much. But you know what? It's once a year. Also, I stayed within my maintenance mode calories that Lose It recommends, so I'm calling it a win. That also gave me pause as I was logging all of the foods I was stuffing into my face...I consumed fewer calories today than I did on a normal day this time last year. On a regular basis, I was consuming over 3,000 calories a day. Per. Day. Today, I consumed just under 2600. Now, 400 calories may not be a whole lot in the grand scheme of things, but I was eating this much every day. Now that makes me want to hurl just thinking about it! LOL
I accept that I ate a lot today. But you know what? Losing weight and getting healthy isn't about a diet. It's about a lifestyle change. And Thanksgiving is part of lifestyle. Sure, I could sit in a corner with a Lean Cuisine or something, but what kind of life would that be? Not one I'd willingly want any part of! So yes, I gorged today. But it's just today. Tomorrow, I'm back to my calorie budget, back to my workouts, and back to my new lifestyle.