Hi everyone! Happy Thanksgiving week! I hope you all get the opportunity to rest this weekend and spend time with your families. I was sick last week (which is why I didn’t post) and I’ve been so busy that I am more than excited for a four day weekend. I will have to grade some and continue to exercise but there will be no working, no teaching and no tutoring for four whole days and that is most definitely something to be thankful for. I was sick for over a week and it still feels like there are some germs hiding in my sinuses and I think I’m having problems getting rid of it because I rarely rest. Well, that’s all going to change soon! In other news, I managed to lose about 3 pounds in the past two weeks (even after going crazy for Halloween and the LSU game). This is perfect timing because I am sure that I will gain all of it and more on Thanksgiving day. I have seen several dieting sites recommending recipes and ideas on Thanksgiving. I’m probably a bad influence because I am a hardcore believer in enjoying your holidays. I have never held back on Thanksgiving and Christmas, even the past few years when I’ve been on Weight Watchers. I always bounce back the next day or week (for leftovers). I think it’s worth it to have to shape up and lose the holiday weight in order to enjoy your company and the food that is around. If you aren’t the type of person that has the ability to do that though, you may consider more healthy alternatives when you are at the Thanksgiving table. Meanwhile, I’ll be trying not to eat an entire apple pie.
So, I don’t have a recipe to share but I wanted to show you something I tried this week. Green Giant makes this series of “Just for One” vegetables. First of all, I get it Green Giant. I’m the only one eating the broccoli. There’s no need to call me out in the freezer section because I’m unmarried. I just think they should consider changing the name so 29 year olds don’t get a complex just from trying to eat a serving of food. Anyway, I digress. I don’t eat enough vegetables and honestly, it’s not like this has many nutrients but it is nice to pull out one small pack for a side and not have to worry about making a whole pack of frozen broccoli or some other veggie. There are other combinations out there but this one kind of put me in the Thanksgiving mood…preparing for my mother’s amazing broccoli cheese casserole.
I had decided I wasn’t going to share anymore images of record breaking from my Nike app but I kind of thought this one was funny and I posted it anyway. I had no idea that Nike would track a 1K but apparently I ran .62 miles in a faster speed than I’ve ever done before. I thought it was interesting. There is no record breaking going on right now. I have been running on the treadmill the past couple of weeks because I hate the cold weather and for some reason, I run much slower on the treadmill than I do outside. You would think that wouldn’t be the case but it is.
I also decided to share a picture of my Dad and brother with my parent’s dog. She’s so BIG! It’s crazy.
The Iron Bowl is this weekend, y’all and the media is having a field day. It’s a big game because not only does it determine who goes to the SEC championship game but if we lose, it means our hopes for yet another national title game are dashed. If Bama plays like they should, they will win so I hope that’s what happens.
Enjoy Thanksgiving and ROLL TIDE!
“Cause time will go
And we may be
Far apart I know
But as far as I can see
This is so good
There’s no need for change
It’s alright with me
It’s as simple as it should beSimple as it should be…” Simple As It Should Be-Tristan Prettyman