Despite my good intentions, I did eat a little too much yesterday. I bet I gained 10 pounds! What can I do now?
First of all, continue the Thanks. Be appreciative that you had food on your table in abundance, family and friends to share it with. Be thankful that you woke up again this morning, alive and facing the day. We don't need just one day of the year to be thankful; I think every day should be full of thanks. We are so blessed to be here, let's continue the praise.
Now, about the food. Ask God or your Higher Power to help you get back on your structured food plan. Just because of the fact Don't think because you overate yesterday it does not mean that you are a bad, or fallen person. On the contrary, you have admitted eating too much by writing this question to me and our readers. You are indicating that you want to do something about it. That's wonderful, congratulations.
Just eat less today. It sounds like you had some of everything yesterday, but you don't need to do that today. Get right back into your healthy eating habit by choosing to eat only one thing per meal, or one serving of something. For example, at breakfast you could have a leftover roll with a slice of turkey. Or if you're still full, you might even skip breakfast entirely, or just have a glass of juice or piece of fruit.
At lunch, perhaps you could have salad. Mix some of the leftover vegetables together and add some nutritious red-leaf or mesclun lettuces and just a touch of dressing. Skip the breads and meats.
For dinner you might choose a modest repeat of yesterday's big meal. Have a small portion of turkey with only two vegetables and one leftover roll. Skip the gravy and stuffing, and spare yourself the dessert.
One last thing - be sure to get up and move your body. Get the crowd together for a brisk walk or hike. Play a game of catch or kickball. Or put on some lively music and dance together.
Yesterday's over-consumption is in the past, leave it there, and just be thankful again today and get right back with your happy life and healthy habits.