Finding my way through life, exercise, and weight loss....
because happiness does not come gift-wrapped in your goal weight!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Forget Halloween...Thanksgiving is scary!!
Today is November the 2nd.
Do you know what that means?
No, it's not my birthday....
It means that there are only 22 days until Thanksgiving ... (insert creepy horror movie music here)
"Adrienne...Halloween was 2 days ago. There is nothing to be afraid of!"
Really.. really? (Said with my most serious face)
I realize that most people get to this time of the year and they start breaking out the Christmas music, and putting up Christmas lights, and feeling a little touch of the Holiday spirit.
Yes, I love all of those things. I love Christmas!
But I'm not talking about Christmas.
Seeeee!!! There is a reason that everyone just skips Thanksgiving and starts celebrating Christmas on November 1st! Even if it is subconsciously - nobody really likes Thanksgiving.
The thought of Thanksgiving makes me want to do this:
Because I'm honest with myself.
Here is what everyone pictures Thanksgiving will be like:
And this is what ACTUALLY ends up happening:
Also...I don't understand some Thanksgiving foods. Like... Green Bean Casserole. I'm sorry - I realize that there is a "Green Bean Casserole Cult" out there that like has a fan club and as soon as you say Green Bean Casserole they start salivating uncontrollably - I don't want to offend any Green Bean Casserole worshippers - but I just don't get it.
My green beans are perfectly fine without cream of mushroom soup and onion crunchies - they are fine that way all of the other 364 days of the year - not sure why we suddenly have to cover all of our green beans in cream just because it is Thanksgiving.
I also don't get sweet potato pie. Wasn't pumpkin pie good enough?
So, I am starting to prepare myself for this dreaded Holiday. I'm thinking ahead about what I can do to make it easier on my waist-line. I found this article that might be helpful to you if you are preparing yourself too...