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3 oz of turkey, an oz of steamed sweet potatoes (I add Torani SF Brown Sugar/Cinnamon instead of butter or brown sugar), a tiny bit of cranberry sauce, a couple of steamed green Beans, an oz of my homemade dressing with a tablespoon of gravy.

I don't think it's going to be a problem at all. Last night, we took my daughter and her friend to Joe's Crab Shack, and they all had giant buckets of crab, butter, potatoes, corn on the cob, Desserts, drinks -- about a million calories.

I had 5 of my 8-piece steamed shrimp appetizer, iced tea with Splenda, one spoonful of crab dip, and one tiny bite of my wife's key lime pie. They all felt horrible afterwards (none of them are overweight though). I walked the dog. AND I made all of my calorie, Protein and Fluid goals!

I really want to know where skinny people put all these calories. You look at us and realize how little we need to actually survive. How is everyone not getting super fat with normal portion sizes? Human bodies are confusing things.

I asked my husband that he said, well, we've been living off the fat we accumulated for the last 4 months. I'm glad we have been but at the same time, what a gross thought!

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Like this but I toss the cooked sprouts with caramelized onions and bacon or pancetta.

That was going to be my question--where's the bacon?? :)

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That was going to be my question--where's the bacon?? :)

mmmmmm. Bacon. Love to bacon up my sprouts or green beans!

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I'll probably have a few bites of everything, and stop once my tummy tells me to-trying to focus on the Protein. I'll probably share a small slice of pie with my mom who is also sleeved. It's just me and my parents this year and we're going out to a nice restaurant so I don't have to worry about having to explain to people who don't know about the surgery why I'm eating so little.

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I can't eat turkey so I am hoping a ham appears. I am making mashed taters, a veggie tray, a cheese tray, and rolls so I know I have something there I can eat.

I will eat ham if it's there is one, a deviled egg, cheese, a bit of mashed and green bean casserole or corn pudding. I have no doubt I will be moving food from my plate to Mr. Lipstick's.

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I won't know until tomorrow. I am supposed to find out my surgery date then, so Thanksgiving depends on that. I was planning on making a turkey breast and all the trimmings for Son and I (hubby is a cancer patient on a feeding tube), but now, I don't know. That along with the recent disaster in our house that could mean moving to a hotel until repairs are made, I just don't know.

ACK, I hate not knowing things like this.

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I'm doing my first 5k ever thanksgiving morning so I can have a few bites of that pumpkin pie! After my turkey of course!

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Planning on turkey, fresh cranberry sauce, sprouts, small portion of stuffing if it is crispy and maybe some baked yam. Dessert will be a baked apple instead of the apple pie and ice cream everyone else will have.

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I'm doing my first 5k ever thanksgiving morning so I can have a few bites of that pumpkin pie! After my turkey of course!

Congrats! What an accomplishment

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I won't know until tomorrow. I am supposed to find out my surgery date then, so Thanksgiving depends on that. I was planning on making a turkey breast and all the trimmings for Son and I (hubby is a cancer patient on a feeding tube), but now, I don't know. That along with the recent disaster in our house that could mean moving to a hotel until repairs are made, I just don't know. ACK, I hate not knowing things like this.

I hope it all get figured out. Hang in there.

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I won't know until tomorrow. I am supposed to find out my surgery date then, so Thanksgiving depends on that. I was planning on making a turkey breast and all the trimmings for Son and I (hubby is a cancer patient on a feeding tube), but now, I don't know. That along with the recent disaster in our house that could mean moving to a hotel until repairs are made, I just don't know. ACK, I hate not knowing things like this.

I hope it all get figured out. Hang in there.

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Planning on turkey, fresh cranberry sauce, sprouts, small portion of stuffing if it is crispy and maybe some baked yam. Dessert will be a baked apple instead of the apple pie and ice cream everyone else will have.

On that's a good idea to bake the apple! I love baked apples with cinnamon. I think I'm going to try a pumpkin one with no crust and Protein Powder to sweeten. We'll see how it turns out.

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how do you make the brussel sprouts? my husband likes them but I've never really cooked them. We don't have them in India, and you think I'd have tried them by now!

Roast them in olive oil, balsamic vinegar and sea salt until soft and caramelized. Use a hot oven. Delish.

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For the first time we are having thxgvg at a restaurant. I usually cook a big meal, but this year we are going out. No fuss, no mess, no leftovers. I'll eat my turkey first, then the other stuff and I think I'll be OK. A least that's the plan.

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For the first time we are having thxgvg at a restaurant. I usually cook a big meal, but this year we are going out. No fuss, no mess, no leftovers. I'll eat my turkey first, then the other stuff and I think I'll be OK. A least that's the plan.

I've done that quite often. I used to have lots of friends over but then we decided to keep if more to just the four of us, and we can't ever finish a ham or turkey. Going out has been just as enjoyable for us.

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