Good morning and happy Thanksgiving. I love this holiday, despite the fact that we have to sacrifice a turkey for our feast. At the Zipp home, today, there will be tons of plant-based foods to go along with traditional dishes. The turkey will go on the grill, stuffed with herbs and fruits, while 3 tofurkys cook in the oven. Family members have been asked to make and bring a vegetable dish, preferably, one that EVERYONE can eat. Everyone has also been instructed to invite ANYONE who doesn’t have a place to eat Thanksgiving dinner. This means Derek will bring any number of friends, and we love that. While we will miss Kyle and Nicole being with us, we are happy that they are celebrating with Nicole’s family and look forward to seeing them over the weekend.
I wish I could comment on the BL special that aired last night, but I honestly slept through most of it and will need to watch it again. I was happy to see so many previous contestants and winners doing a great job of maintaining their healthy weight. The love story between Sam and Stephanie, is a beautiful one. They are a beautiful couple and my guess is that their bond is stronger than most couples. While Mitch kept reminding me that this love story is part of a TV show, I still believe in my heart that THIS is real love story. I did see Tara win the 25,000 at the end and I can’t remember which guy, I think Mark. Those brothers, Mark and Jay, once huge and uncomfortable to look at, both look ridiculously handsome, lean, fit and happy! Congratulations to all the Biggest Losers and they truly are the Biggest Winners and no doubt have MUCH to be thankful for today and every day.
It was nice to wake up to a rain storm this morning. Even in the worst of storms, there is always so much to be thankful for. I am incredibly thankful to be spending the day with Mitch, preparing for our guests. I am incredibly thankful to be sharing our home and the holiday with lots of family and friends. I am incredibly thankful that our 2 children are who they are and where they are, today. They have always and continue to make us proud in every way. I am thankful for my furry family members and my friends near and far who are just incredible human beings. I am thankful to all of you for being a part of peaceandfitness and my life.
Wishing you all a very magical Thanksgiving. Eat, drink and be merry. I personally believe a holiday is a perfect day to indulge. I will be sending my guests home with leftovers and ALL the desserts are definitely going home with people, too. It will make it much easier to jump back on the healthy eating road, tomorrow morning. I will also make sure that all the leftover turkey goes home with guests, too. I firmly believe as long as they have to be sacrificed, the least we can do is make sure they don’t get thrown in the garbage. That hurts even more.
For now, it’s time to start baking and cooking. With a little luck and courage, I’ll be jumping in the pool later today. My body and mind are crying for a good swim, as it’s been over a week since my last one. I hope that your day is just perfect in every way and that your list of things to be thankful for is never ending. Wishing you a horn of PLENTY!
Today is my very favorite holiday. As you mentioned, it is a day to be grateful for all that we have. I am truly grateful this year and I am looking forward to our family and friends gathering together this afternoon. I love to see all the smiles, hear all the laughter and talk about food…..omg….there will be plenty of that for sure. For everyone “out there,” I want to wish you a heartfelt, Happy Thanksgiving! Peace, love and fitness to all of you! xoxoxoxxo
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