The eating holiday season is here! Most people look forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas as it is a time to enjoy family and friends over some good food, drinks, and fellowship. However, what may be a great time for any normal person is sometimes a time of apprehension for those that are dieting (I hate using that word dieting) and counting calories.According to Spark People, an average Thanksgiving dinner is about 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat! Whoooo…my body is NOT ready for that!
I’m hosting my family’s Thanksgiving dinner again this year, and while I’m looking forward to preparing and hosting my family and friends (not really), I am NOT anticipating that feeling of getting weak in the knees when I see my favorite dishes on the serving table!
It’s sometimes hard as a healthy eater to avoid those comfort foods that family gatherings seems to bring, but there are some ways that you can cut the calories while still enjoying those foods you love.
Today’s just a little quickie post to update you all on what I’ve been up to!
It’s been a while since I did an update post on where I am with my weight loss journey and that’s because as I mentioned in a few other posts, there hasn’t been much of an update. My weight loss over this past year has been at a standstill. In fact, I’ve gained a few pounds. I’ve been slacking on hitting the gym as frequently and everything has just been all out of wack. Plus with a new relationship comes a lot of dating and eating out…a LOT of eating out.
You either love or hate Black Friday shopping. I….love it and have always been one. Since it was actually Black Friday and not Black Thursday almost Friday, actually. I’ve been on both sides of the event as well, as a consumer and as a retail employee.
As a consumer, Black Friday kicks off my holiday shopping season and I love the excitement of hitting the stores at the crack of dawn to get some good deals. I didn’t mind it as a retail employee either (I worked at both Wal-Mart and K-Mart during college). Seeing people act crazy and line up in those long lines was fascinating to me, and working those long lines gave me a rush (I’m crazy, right?)!
I would call myself a Black Friday Pro, because contrary to what others may encounter, I always have a good experience, mostly always get the purchases I set out to buy (and more), and don’t encounter any issues. I’m still debating on whether I’m going this year or not, but I know if I do, it will be NOTHING like the all-nighter I did last year! Read that recap here.
Since the biggest shopping holiday of the season is in a couple of weeks, I’m here to share some tips on how to survive it (if you plan to go)!
Rental service? For clothes? Oh yes, my friends…YES!
I’m sure by now we have all heard about subscription boxes like birchbox and/or curlbox by now, where you pay a monthly fee and receive a box every month of products for you to try out. They have many out there that cater to nutritional lifestyles, natural hair, and cosmetics, just to name a few. I have toyed with the idea of subscribing to one or two boxes, but my pockets decided that wasn’t option! Plus after seeing tons of reviews on different blogs about their boxes, I realized only about half of the products contained in them didn’t really interest me.;-)
Until I heard of Gwynnie Bee. Gwynnie Bee subscription services are quite different and a LOT more interesting to me because, they offer my first love…fashion…and not only fashion…PLUS SIZE fashion!
Football season is well underway now and I’ve been wanting to do this post for a WHILE! As you may remember from this post, Football is my FAVORITE sport and I couldn’t WAIT for kick-off last month. Nothing screams fall like College and Pro football! I’m a big Carolina Panthers fan and my family and I tend to go to the home games a lot during the season.
Dressing for a football game isn’t rocket science when it comes to deciding what to wear, but there are a few factors, that could make it hard to figure out how to wear it! Don’t worry…I’m here to help!
Unlike last year’s birthday post, this one will be a short and sweet one, partly because I am resting on my day off and recovering celebrating all weekend in Savannah, Georgia my honey, and with my great friends yesterday!