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Thanksgiving Confessional: Share It and Move On

Whether you let yourself overindulge or try to keep things in check, it's impossible not to think about food during Thanksgiving. Perhaps you only splurged on the dish that is totally worth the calories to you, or maybe you ate one more piece of pie than you said you would.

The important thing is not to let it get you down. So join me in the Thanksgiving confessional! Leave a comment to shed your guilt about your biggest Thanksgiving indulgence, and together we'll resolve to get back on track now that the feast is over.

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Vanonymous Vanonymous 7 years
I went to Jamaica for the week and stayed at a resort with all food and drinks included - so i seriously ate a feast for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days in a row... and drank a lot too! haha. I really don't feel guilty about it. It's a vacation I was looking forward to all year and when the food and drinks are included, dammit, I am going to get my money's worth. I'm active and eat healthy almost every day of the year and I knew I was going to live it up for this one week. No regrets. No guilt. Life is too short to worry about that extra piece of pie!
angelina8023 angelina8023 7 years
No guilt here! I only eat like an oinker twice a year:)
Lo-Lo291303 Lo-Lo291303 7 years
It's not Thanksgiving up in Canada right now, but last night my parents, fiance, and I all went to an Italian buffet, and I went pretty crazy with the carboloading. Not only did I feel guilty, but I also was in serious pain, and almost didn't keep the food down! Never..again...
Florida-Snow Florida-Snow 7 years
I'm very proud of myself this year. I had a little bit of everything at Thanksgiving, and when I was done I was full, but not stuffed, and I never felt guilty. :)
laurenlanzaosias laurenlanzaosias 7 years
i am all for splurging, i don't "deny" myself much, but i seriously felt like a hippo after my delish meal. fried turkey, mashed sweet tatos, broc casserole, mac-n-cheese...sooooo much more. aside from the turkey our meal was essentially fat free, so what's there to feel guilty two slices of pie is acceptable, right? friday i had to play tennis and run, i felt so icky, so my husband seriously chased me around to keep me running...that sounds messed up...but it was really fun. that sounds messed up too. we are going on a clean diet starting tomorrow. i am soooo pumped.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Teagan--all you ate was a piece of pie and some turkey? That's like, less than 800 calories. I'm with Wild Magelet--if you are struggling with ED behaviors, I wish you the best in your recovery.
Run2bfree067 Run2bfree067 7 years
going veg saved me guilt this year, almost everything my aunt cooks has some form of meat in it. dinner of veggies with a roll and some pie and ice cream for dessert, eating lightly the rest of the day and a good workout. Loving the no guilt feeling ladies, its about time that we give ourselves a break!
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
I don't believe in food guilt either. Food is supposed to be enjoyed! :) Some of the foods you guys have posted sound soooo good.
mtn-girl mtn-girl 7 years
I did everything in moderation this year and tried to cook everything with a healthy modified recipe - and didn't eat any meat - Quorn "turkey" roast was really good this year - way better than the Tofurky or Unturkey from previos years.
Wild-Magelet Wild-Magelet 7 years
No Thanksgiving where I live, so just an ordinary day, although severe stomach issues are making it so difficult to eat anything without attacks of pain that, believe me, if I could indulge in a huge delicious meal, it would be with gratitude, not guilt! Teagan: I hope you aren't fighting with an ED at the moment. As a person with a past history of an eating disorder, your comment reminds me horribly of something I would have said at one time. "Exercised a lot, underate and still felt guilty about it". Very best wishes for recovery if you are; and if you're not, don't even entertain regrets about the pie! How hungry would you be if you hadn't eaten it!
Chicagomarie Chicagomarie 7 years
The only thing I ate all day was one slice of pumpkin pie (1/8 of the pie) and 5oz of light meat Turkey. Nothing else. and I worked out for about 70minutes (4mile run plus 45 min on elliptical). So no guilt here, though I kinda wish I hadn't eaten the pie.
sarah_bellum sarah_bellum 7 years
I actually didn't really over do it. Although I too gave way to temptation in the face of the cheese and cracker platter, but overall I'm quite proud of myself. I made Fit's wonderful dark chocolate chip oatmeal pumpkin muffins and had one for dessert instead of pie and it was the perfect touch. Everyone else loved them too, even while chowing down on pumpkin pie with heaps of whipped cream.
AZDaisy AZDaisy 7 years
I ate small portions of everything...but I still felt sooooo stuffed! I think cause I'm not used to eating so much anymore. And I ate more pie than I should have :-P But I ran 4 miles in the morning, and this morning I did pilates and ran 3.5 miles of intervals, so I'm feelin' pretty good :)
genipher85 genipher85 7 years
Pie, Potatoes, bread and more pie. Then I had to go to my boyfriend's parents house and have a whole 'nother feast there too! I am going to be doing a lot of workin out this weekend!
Akasha Akasha 7 years
Since I don't really use recipes to cook (I do a lot by taste), I'm usually full before we even sit down for the meal. It's not the best way to watch calories, but since I don't really eat once dinner is served I don't over eat, and my meal is spread out over the course of the day.
ClassySheek ClassySheek 7 years
No guilt here either. I decided which indulgences were worth it, indulged, and got over it. Holidays should equal happy time with family/ friends, enjoying life, and not overdoing it with food. I don't think our society has the right perspective with the holidays.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
No guilt here. Bring on the leftovers!
bethinabox bethinabox 7 years
I think my biggest indulgence yesterday was the cheese and crackers, lol! But as for the actual meal, I only had one decent sized serving of everything (sweet potato casserole, turkey, stuffing, brussel sprouts, cranberry chutney... oh but I ate 2 rolls haha!). And I only ate one piece of pumpkin pecan cheesecake! (SO GOOD)
Spectra Spectra 7 years
No guilt here, I worked out beforehand and I ate exactly what I wanted. I didn't pig out and I got to hang out with my family, so it was a good day.
cotedazur cotedazur 7 years
Jkat, I know exactly what you're saying about invisalign - having to brush your teeth EVERY time you eat really keeps you from snacking! Best diet tool ever, I say. I agree with the above posters re: post-Thanksgiving "guilt." But I will confess to doing a double workout today.
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