Originally Posted by Wanda51
Well I survived Thanksgiving.
I only ate 1 small piece of Pumpkin pie, I didn't overdo it on the potatoes or stuffing, and I avoided the cranberry sauce completely. The day after Thanksgiving is almost the same as that day due to leftovers. But again I made sure I didn't overdo it. Saturday I went back to my salads and put turkey on it but stayed away from the heavy carbs. I made sure I ate my yogurts and fruit. So now I'm making a huge pot of my fabulous turkey soup with lots of veggies. I am going to make sure I pile up on Lean Cuisines this week because I love the meals they have. And since they are on sale for $2 each I'm going to be able to really enjoy my foods. That means though I will have to eat my big carbs in the morning. I just hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and thank you all for being here. I have seen that my will to lose weight is strong and every little bit I do makes me feel like I've taken a giant step. Thank you all.
Thanks for the update Wanda. I've been following your posts on here and I think it's really great how you are able to keep at it.
Lean Cuisines do have some good choices just be careful because not all of them are the same. Some of them have more calories than others do and all are fairly high in salt so even if you're not counting sodium right now it is something to be aware of, especially if you have high BP.
I usually pick and choose between different frozen dinner brands. Healthy Choice, Lean Cuisine, Smart Ones, even a couple of Marie Callenders are ok on calories (not many of those last ones, but a couple). Just read the labels and you'll be ok.
I would suggest having some protein with your morning carbs to help you from feeling too hungry later. During the summer for example I was able to eat a plate of fruit in the morning and I felt full for hours but now that the weather's colder I'm craving fat and protein more and not really so into the fruits. I don't know if it's different for you or not.
I'm glad you know how to portion out your meals so well. It's hard for me to judge portions which is one reason it's good for me to use the frozen dinners for one meal a day. I think you're doing really well Wanda and congratulations on sticking with this!