The Big Turkey Day

Thanksgiving is usually a day that I love to spend cooking.  Even if I am going to someone else’s house for dinner, I make a dish to bring with me.  This year, I am not cooking at all.

I am going with my brother and his family to his wife’s parent’s house.  They often invite me over for holiday meals.  They are so nice to include me to make sure that I have somewhere to go on holidays.

I am really happy to spend the day with my niece and her little cousins as well.  They make the holidays so much more fun.  I even get to meet the newest cousin.  I think he’s over a year old and I have not met him yet.  The last time I saw his mother, (my sister-in-laws brother’s wife), she was pregnant with him.  I cannot wait.

I will be taking my baby bullet blender with me so that I can puree some turkey.  I also plan on having some sweet potatoes and some green beans if they’re not baked in a casserole.

I was so happy today.  I pulled out a dress pants suit that I have not worn in forever.  When I bought it, it was kind of snug.  I had to wear spanx under then to get them buttoned and they were still very snug.  I’ve only worn the outfit twice.  I put it on today and the pants fit me perfectly with a little room even sans spanx.  The jacket also fits me perfectly.  The blouse is a little snug, but only because I am still wearing a support garment under my clothes.  The garment is kind of bulky so it is hard to judge just how my shirts fit unless I put them on without it.

I have really been struggling with my protein shakes.  I do not like the soy shakes at all.  I have tried using brewers yeast, which works well in chicken broth, but I still do not like it.  I’ve made the decision to try the protein shakes with the milk protein.  Trader Joe’s has a great chocolate shake.  The vanilla one was too sweet for me.  I had some dumping after drinking it.  I also bought a chicken soup protein drink made by Unjury.  I keep plenty of Zyrtec and Benedryl handy just in case of a reaction.  I do still some of the soy drinks and Brewers Yeast during the week, but I’m mixing in the Trader Joe’s and Unjury shakes as well.

I am really concerned about not getting enough protein.  I do not want to lose my hair.  Yes, I want to be healthy and all that, blah, blah, blah…but I am kind of vain about my hair.  I was born on a good hair day.  My hair texture is fine, but it is thick.  It doesn’t look thick until you try brush it.  Hair dressers love to work with my hair.  I am always getting a free style when I go get my hair done.  As they are working on it, or drying it, they often say, “I want to try something different, do you mind?”  Sometimes I go get my hair trimmed just to get it styled.  I’ll take a picture the next time I go to the beautician and show you how great my hair looks after I go.  Can’t wear a bikini, have great hair.  It’s the one good thing I have.  I really do not want to lose it.

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving.  I know I will, even though I cannot pig out this year.  I still have a lot to be thankful for.  I have great family and friends.  The best ever!  I have received so much love and support this past year I know that I am blessed and lucky to have them in my life.  I am also thankful for all of the support and well wishes I have received from the readers of my blog!  It feels so good to have strangers reach out to you and be supportive of what I am doing.  Thanks everyone and enjoy the big feast today!

 

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One response to “The Big Turkey Day

  1. It sucks that you’re having trouble finding a good protein powder. I’ll ask my Vegan friend about what she uses. I also love Garden of Life products. THey’re very good… I searched for, and found, Vegan protein powder they offer. From reading reviews their vanilla is sweet, but their original has no added sugars or flavors. It also has probiotics and other amino acids all from vegetable sources. 🙂

    They also have meal replacements and a product called ‘Perfect Food.’ I’m debating whether to get some of this myself, as I’ve been debating whether to go Vegan.

    I sound like a salesperson. :/

    RAW Protein:
    http://www.gardenoflife.com/Products-for-Life/Foundational-Nutrition/RAW-Protein.aspx

    RAW Meal Replacement:
    http://www.gardenoflife.com/Products-for-Life/Foundational-Nutrition/RAW-Meal.aspx

    RAW Perfect Food:
    http://www.gardenoflife.com/Products-for-Life/Foundational-Nutrition/Perfect-Food-RAW.aspx

    Of course, check out the reviews and stuff. This is made from grains and stuff. Someone said they found packets that they could purchase just to taste it. Maybe check Vitamin Shoppe or Whole Foods.

    http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/search/controller?N=4294967184&Ntk=SiteSearch&Ntt=garden+of+life+protein&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Nty=1&cm_sp=keywordSearch-_-Form-_-Packets

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