That sounds horrible. Makes me glad that in my culture, we don't do the holiday thing so I have never had a thanksgiving or Christmas dinner my whole life. If its something u don't want to eat, no anount of shame and pressure and guilt-tripping will make me eat it. I've say through Chinese wedding buffets without eating a bite and my family doesn't care lol.
F 28/5'4/100 lbs
"I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath; do your research."
Drumroll, I don't know your family, so I don't claim this will work for you -- but I often find that I can eat as much or as little as I want to of anything as long as I keep my mouth shut. I have even been known to say "Oh yes, that was DELICIOUS!" when asked if I'd tried something I didn't want to eat. People in my experienmce are not usually actually apying attention to what other people eat as long as no one brings it up and as long as folks are eating *something*. That will still be rough on pasta night...but maybe you can supply BAS for everyone and then mostly eat that?
Grain Free since 2009, WP from 2005
~100% primal (because anything less makes me very sick)
Goal: hike across Sweden with my grandchildren when I retire in a few years
Might be worthwhile to have your own private sign printed at a printing house: "Occupied" Then you'll be able to reserve a toilet for your own personal use. If you've been off wheat for a while, it may be that your system is going to rebel....and when it does, having an "occupied" sign is going to be your relief. ;-)
F, 48, 5'10"
Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)
Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.
I guess I am incredibly lucky that the only two bad Thanksgiving foods at my mother's are the soybean oil based dressing in the marinated veggies and the homemade sourdough based sage stuffing. Otherwise my grandmother does all she can to get as much turkey, butter, and plain baked sweet potatoes in us as possible. Our holiday meals are always mostly primal.