The Thanksgiving Blur

If your Thanksgiving is anything like mine, you cook for three days, eat for an hour, and then wonder what happened once it’s all over. Being with family is wonderful and the time together is great; but sometimes it can leave you feeling bloated and in a daze. I know I have completely enjoyed all the wonderful foods that come with the holiday, but I am ready for a detox from all the rich food for sure.

At holidays, thoughtful eating seems to be put on the backburner. A buffet of cakes, macaroni and cheese, dressing, mashed potatoes, creamed corn, pecan pies, and cookies seem to magically fill your plate and your belly. You don’t even know what hit you until the smoke clears. I know I am ready for a clear mind and a clear way of eating in order to recover from the day.

“Your mistakes don’t define your character. It’s what you choose to do after you have made the mistake that makes all the difference.”- Dave Willis. Over these next few weeks, I am going to try and eat as healthy as possible because, let’s all face it, by the time Christmas rolls around, I am going to indulge in my favorite Christmas goodies.

Life, this whole eating healthy and being healthy thing, is just one day at a time. Some days, you knock it out of the park. It is a celery and water sort of day and you feel great. Then there are those days that nothing will satisfy like a 10-piece nugget meal with a large fry…and don’t forget the hot mustard, bbq sauce, and diet coke. Both of these are okay, it’s all about balance.

As 2020 comes to an end, I’m feeling really good about where I am in my healthy journey. Is my weight a little higher than it was last year? Sure, but that’s okay! Am I mentally at a better place than I was last year? You betcha! Health is not solely a number on the scale. It is a combination for sure.

This week’s recipe is a simple chicken and vegetable dish. It is a great way to detox from the week, and it is a crowd pleaser. It is easy to make and delicious! I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.

For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light. Ephesians 5:8