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Did You Overindulge or Stop Exercising Over Thanksgiving?

What's the Least Healthy Thing You Did This Holiday?

Now that Thanksgiving's over, it's time to continue the holiday eating and drinking festivities in earnest. Before you become discouraged about any Thanksgiving Day indulgences and abandoned, well-meaning diet plans, there's good news: first, one day of indulgent eating will not ruin an otherwise healthy diet, and second, sticking to your regular exercise routine during the holidays can ensure that you don't pack on any pounds.

Hopefully our recommendations for making a few simple, healthier choices during the holiday helped keep your Thanksgiving dinner from resembling the average 4,500-calorie plate, but if you're still feeling a little bit guilty about your overloaded Thanksgiving plate, now's the time to share, commiserate, and motivate. So tell us: whether you skipped any and all workouts in favor of pie or couldn't stop reaching for the leftovers, what's the least healthy thing you did this holiday weekend?

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tanya29 tanya29 5 years
My Smirnoff 6-pack overnight Thanksgiving night, combined with ending up not working out the next day as planned, since I was up til 7AM with my husband getting his 16-hour tattoo finished. Not that I wanted to skip out, he had to talk me out of it actually.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 5 years
Skipped the gym four days in a row, ate a massive amount of leftovers, had alcohol four days in a row, and spent sunday doing absolutely nothing productive. It was kind of amazing.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 5 years
Honestly? Wasted my time worrying about the family members I didn't see, the ones with chemical dependency or emotional issues that keep them out of my life. I consider that 4000+ plate of food to be one of the healthiest things I eat all year. The mental health benefits I get from spending time with the family members that really love me are worth the extra hours in the gym.
jadenirvana jadenirvana 5 years
A tie between my mom's homemade white bread and my sister's homemade mashed potatoes. Seriously considering a health retreat in Hawaii for thanksgiving next year. More like temptationgiving eeeeee.
amber512 amber512 5 years
Felt a moment of guilt over enjoying an amazing Thanksgiving spread. But there's simply no need to worry or stress. :)
KeLynns KeLynns 5 years
Ate like a pig. Including 4 of my brother's girlfriend's cookies for breakfast. But I loved every bite of it!
kellelilly kellelilly 5 years
Least healthy thing: Spent the entire week and holiday sick as a dog with bronchitis and a double ear infection! Awesome. :-(
jg5501 jg5501 5 years
It was probably the five layer chocolate cake my mother made.
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