Thanksgiving. Goodness. Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is the kick off of every possible sweet, savory, and amazing food on Earth slathered in butter, dusted with sugar, and personally kissed by Paula Deen. It’s where men, women, and children of all ages don their elastic waist pants, crack their knuckles and dive head first into gravy.
It’s also 7 shorts days away from a potential anxiety attack.
People just don’t seem to know how to act on Thanksgiving. And not just any people FAMILY PEOPLE!
“Really, what’s ONE POTATO?”
“Stop this foolishness and EAT.”
“This is the worst time of year for a diet!”
“Not eating? Okay, drink wine.”
The questions will be never ending and the pressure to strap on the feedbag is going to be insane. The very same people who exhaled loudly and rolled their eyes at the mention of my joining YET ANOTHER program will be the very same people trying to get me to eat deep fried mayonnaise coated in bacon grease!
Since the beginning of the month I’ve been telling myself that I can do this. I can calm noise about food and just focus on the true nature of the holiday: giving thanks! So instead of focusing on the food that I can’t have I will focus on what I have and why I am so blessed.
- I am thankful for God and all the blessings that He has bestowed to me
- for my amazing husband who loves me unconditionally
- for my beautiful children who have shown me with each passing day how every stage of their lives is a joy and benefit
- for the fact that I have a roof over my head, a car in the garage, and a place that is truly my sanctuary and until you’ve slept in your car I don’t think you really have a true feeling of how amazing that really is
- I am thankful that I have another chance to get my health together and this time I feel like I’m ready
- I am thankful that for the first time I feel like I am worth it!
Posted on November 15th, 2012 by futurehealthywoman
Filed under: Emotion