Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Can I tell you how much I've MISSED you?!?!
If you've read some of the previous posts or Twitter updates, you'll know that I was traveling for the past 3 weeks for a new job I have. I have completely missed the month of November! Traveling was great though, and the people I met and things I learned will really help me with the new job moving forward.
I have so many things I want to share- stories to tell (fat camp follies anyone?!) and I'm excited to do that. This Thanksgiving I am super thankful to those of you who are my real-life friends and who I haven't even met yet that continue to push me on and encourage me during this journey of becoming Skinny Emmie.
When I started this blog a few months ago, I didn't know if anyone would read it. And honestly? I didn't start it for others, I started it for myself. This was the perfect way for me to put everything out in public. Struggles, triumphs, frustrations and victories. Online journaling, if you will. Even in this short period of time, I have people coming up to me saying that they read this blog and are following my journey! Some people are complete strangers and I am really excited when I hear that there are those out there reading this who may not comment and that I may not know. It's a silent motivation that really helps me push forward.
I grew up in the south, and typical southern Thanksgiving feasts included ham, turkey, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, giblet dressing (my mom made this and I wish I knew how she did it- it was like crack to me) with giblet gravy, ambrosia (sweetened with sugar), rolls with butter, macaroni and cheese, buttered corn, mashed potatoes with gravy (the real kind- nothing out of a box), and of course, sweet tea. For dessert, there were all kinds of pies: pumpkin, pecan (my favorite), apple; as well as pumpkin bread and banana bread.
This Thanksgiving, hubs and I are going to his mom's house. I plan on eating turkey, celery with pimento cheese, faux-tato salad (cauliflower based cold salad that is actually very delicious), and lowcarb pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. I made the cheesecake last night and it looks fantastic. For crust, you use a mixture of chopped pecans and almond flour. Filling is pure pumpkin, cream cheese, eggs, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice and Splenda. Super easy, and really delicious. There's no reason that I shouldn't be satisfied with these tasty treats on my plate!
Today, please remember to be thankful for all that you have. I'm so thankful for my fantastic hubs, his awesome family, my family (even though we're all spread out everywhere right now), my pup who makes me laugh, my wonderful friends who are there in good times and bad, my job, health and home. And for you. 🙂
Remember today that Thanksgiving is more than the delicious food and getting second and third helpings. It's about being thankful for your blessings and enjoying the people around you. I hope it's fantastic!