How to Have A Bright Line Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, many people are wondering how they can possibly stick to their Bright Lines through the festivities. Hear my advice in this week’s vlog.

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  1. Monique

    I commit to the Thanksgiving challenge. I don’t want to feel discusted with the food so I will have my 3 bright lines. Thank you for the vlog and the good ideas of how to have a bright line day on Thanksgiving.

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  2. Sharon

    I’m in! Will stick to my Bright Lines on Thanksgiving. Thank you for this and all you do. So grateful for having you in my life.

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  3. JoAnn Bonamico

    I am in. I have been dared and I accept it with my whole heart and soul. You are the best, Susan. I now feel the true holiday spirit and I am looking forward to the whole season.
    Thank you, thank you! ?
    xoxoxoxoxo,
    JoAnn

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  4. Pat C. in Marysville, WA

    I’m taking the challenge to have a squeaky clean Bright Line day on Thanksgiving. I will spend the day visiting with my family and friends and not pigging out on NMF. I will post after the ‘event’ how it went. Blessings to all of my sisters and brothers that do BL’s may this Thanksgiving be a joy to you and not a challenge.

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  5. Tria

    Thank you for the challenge, Susan. I accept!! I am going to have my first, of many to come Bright Line Thanksgivings.

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  6. Riva Danzig

    I’m taking the Thanksgiving Challenge. Happy Thanksgiving one and all. So much to be grateful for, even if it doesn’t always feel that way. The sun rose today and I can count on it rising tomorrow. <3

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  7. Andrea Burrows

    I’m in..

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  8. Linda Harper

    I’m in.

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  9. Lisa Sinclair

    Hit the naiIl on the head, smack me right between the eyes! I am taking the challenge!

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  10. Susan Clow

    I’m up for the challenge and thank you and will let you know how it goes.

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  11. Donna K

    I accept your challenge Susan! Squeaky Bright Lines for Thanksgiving!

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  12. Nancy Wolf

    I am in! This will be my 2nd Thanksgiving with Bright Lines. You’re the best, Susan! What great tools you’ve given us.

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  13. Lila Stafford

    I commit to my 4 Bright Lines on Thanksgiving even though we are going to an expensive place and will not get my money’s worth ? Now there’s my saboteur Talking…haha. I want to feel good about myself afterwards! Just not worth it otherwise?
    Lila

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  14. Maria Sangiorgi

    I am not American so we do not do thanksgiving, but certainly this vlog has made me think about Christmas. I hope that you do something like this again around Christmas time. So I can be reminded. thanks susan ! love Maria

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    1. Ruth Kosgei

      We also dnt do thanksgiving here and looking forward to such encouragement during Christmas

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  15. Claire

    I’m in! I accept the Thanksgiving Challenge. I am hosting a large group of family and friends, but I know I can do this! Thanks, Susan!

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  16. Roy

    I Commit to taking the Thanksgiving Challenge. Want to make this a BLE holiday !!

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  17. Rebecca Rickey

    I’m in. Gratitude and blessings to all!

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  18. Anne

    I am with you! Thanks for your tips. I am also using Dr Alan Christianson’s advice. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day one and all!

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  19. Jim

    I will take the challenge to not overeat on thanksgiving day. I’ll let you know how I do.

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  20. Linda Lion

    I am taking my first Thanksgiving challenge.

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  21. Rosalee

    I accept the challenge.

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  22. Davida

    Count me in, Susan! I commit to my first BLE Thanksgiving Day. I’m so thankful that you are part of my life, Susan. Many blessings to you, your family and every member of our Bright Line family!

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  23. Deborah

    Thank you, Susan, for reminding us of the purpose of the celebration and our commitment to service, community, gratitude, and spiritual nourishment. Very timely presentation as we all think about and look forward to what can sometimes be a mindlessly-lived day in occasionally difficult situations with family (especially in light of the recent turmoil in the country). So nice to have your words to help us to prepare mindfully for this day. Blessings to you on your 15th Thanksgiving anniversary!

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  24. Linda

    Vegs, salad, protein…gotcha. I’m in!

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  25. Michelle Berkovitz

    I can’t wait to start calling friends and relatives to tell them how grateful I am to have them in my life! Thank you for the challenge. ?

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  26. Karen Burk

    I’m so in, thanks for all the tips!

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  27. Melissa

    I’m in!

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  28. Mary

    I am so thankful that you give so much freely, how you encourage anyone and everyone, and how you daily think of others as they strive to continue on with Bright Line Eating. You’re such an inspiration.

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  29. Kristina

    I am taking the Thanksgiving challenge! Thanks Susan for your vlogs.They are always very informative and practical! God bless everyone!

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  30. Hallie

    INNNNNN

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  31. Rikki Johnson

    You have inspired me to get back into my bright lines. It is so true that there is always a celebration or a birthday or just a reason to break bright lines as my sabby always says. I will take this one day at a time and I’m starting now to have bright lines. I don’t know how I will do this but I will just keep on trying!
    Rikki

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  32. Mar

    Thank you for this blog. I’ve been talking with my Sabby! And now I know how to respond and plan my menu. Dinner is at my house, so I have the control. My guests can bring the NMF and I’ll provide all the great BLE food and everyone can eat as they see fit. Yay!!!!!!!!!!

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  33. Carol Didier

    I’m in for the Thanksgiving Challenge!

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  34. Cathy

    Nice reminder Susan. It’s my first BLE Thanksgiving and I’ve got this one.

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  35. Robin

    Thank-you for sharing your plan for the day. I accept this as my first Thanksgiving challenge.

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  36. Tamaralyn

    I will keep to my brightlines on thanksgiving.

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  37. Greta

    I accept the challenge!

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  38. Nurit Nitzan

    I am in too although here in Israel we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving but we have so many other Holidays and celebrations

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  39. Edward J Rafferty

    Thank you Susan and lead on Girl……I’m in!

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  40. Sherry

    I accept the challenge to be squeaky clean on Thanksgiving. My first BLE thanksgiving. I am hosting So dinner time for this house.
    Blessings to you all and for your fabulous BLE journey in sunny Cali Susan.

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  41. Sarah

    I’m in! I’m not a Bright Liner, but I’m doing this on Thanksgiving. I’ve recently lost 75 lbs and need to stay on track. I’m just five pounds from my goal. So I’m sticking to my program. All through Thanksgiving and the extended weekend. Thank you for the pep talk and valuable ideas.

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  42. Laura

    You made me cry on this vlog. I am not a bright lifer, and I am trying to learn as much as I can about the BLE lifestyle. I will take up the challenge, although I am not sure how much I should eat as far as quantities. I need help, and I guess I will wake up early for an early meditation/prayer to God to help me through this day. I really cannot ind to learn more about the BLE bootcamp, I am o 10+ on the susceptibility scale.

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  43. Gina Heese

    I am SO IN!!! This vlog was a Godsend! Incredibly helpful and I will admit my sabateur was telling me I was gonna need WINE at dinner! You nailed it Susan! But i say the word “need” because of the mix of family that’s coming over ? And not because i am craving it (cus i am mot)..
    But now my thoughts have changed and this is gonna be the BEST and THANKFUL Thanksgiving ever for me!
    Thank you!!!!!!!!

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  44. Annie Green

    I accept the challenge. Thanks for being there.

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  45. Christine

    I’m in for the challenge as I am hosting the dinner. Will let you know!

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  46. Maria Benning

    This will be my first BL Thanksgiving and I was already worried about whether I could handle it, though I was already planning to bring my scale. One thing I did that I have only ever sat on the sidelines for is that I signed up for the Turkey Trot which benefits a local worthy non-profit organization. My cousin and I will be walking the five- mile route, spending time with people dressed up in hilarious theme costumes, enjoying community and laughter. I think it will be a great way to start the day! I WILL stay within the lines that day and I WILL be engaged in something other than the food. Peace to us all.

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  47. Nancy Husband

    Thank you for your vlog and reminding me that the holiday is really about connecting with family and friends! I really appreciate your bright and happy attitude!

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  48. Faith

    Thank you for the list of five actions to keep Thanksgiving without caving. Thank, too, for the summary of what can go on the plate. I’ve not done boot camp, so would like to do that soon. Taking this challenge, though, with the info from this vlog.
    Safe travels, much joy, and thank you for the inspiration.

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  49. Carolyn

    Great vlog! I am definitely in.

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  50. Shelly Anderson

    I look forward to taking the Thanksgiving challenge! Good luck to all.

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  51. Barbara

    Yes! We can do this. I accept the challenge on my first BLE Thanksgiving.

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  52. Nancy S

    I’m in! Thanks for the challenge!

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  53. Georgia helms

    Thank you so much for this vlog. And thank you for the ideas of what to do besides eat! That is so helpful 🙂

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  54. Terry N.

    Yes! I’m IN!!!! Happy to be a part of this amazing CHALLENGE 🙂

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  55. Tammy Ross

    I’m totally in!! This will be my second Bright Line Thanksgiving. I did it last year and I’m going to do it again! Luckily I am hosting so I will serve at dinner time and will be super busy with clean up and serving!! As a Bright Lifer I can’t wait to post my number and I hope to be lucky enough to talk to you!!. I am so grateful to you and your team for all you have done to help me finally have peace around food. You are at the tippy top of my gratitude list <3. Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  56. Eleanor Strickland

    YES1! AM TAKING THE CHALLENGE*****

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  57. Nancy Taylor

    Susan-you are so very inspiring! I am not a bright liner (yet?) but always find so much encouragement and so many helpful tips in your vlog. Thank you!! I will accept your challenge in terms of sticking to my current eating plan and share your inspiring words.
    Namaste,
    Nancy

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  58. Renee Hellen

    I accept the challenge. Thanks for the vlog! You are the best!

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  59. Annie Taber

    I commit to taking the Thanksgiving challenge. I’ve listed the 5 things that are helpful and already know who I might call for social connection. Thank you for these hints.

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  60. Michele

    I am just getting started but I will definitely take the challenge!

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  61. Carol Buckley

    I was thinking I would have a little glass wine. Thank you for this blog. I feel so strengthend and supported. I accept the Thanksgiving Challenge!

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  62. Bernice

    I will plan my BLE meals for our travel to Taos for Thanksgiving. I will be squeeky clean with my BLE. I will focus on the five willpower strengthening:
    Deep Gratitude, Meditation, Prayer, Helping out, & Social Connection with my attending siblings and possibly calling friends and sibilings in SLC on the phone if there is time. Thank you, Susan! You help me keep strong.

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  63. Jane Anderson Gitter

    Thank you, Susan!! I am definitely in!! And I accept this challenge.

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  64. Valerie

    I’m in for the Thanksgiving Challenge as this is my second BLE Thanksgiving and it will be day 415 and 284 days of maintenance. Every day has been a Bright Line Day! My gratitude is for you Susan!

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    1. Susan C

      Hey you Valerie! I join you in my second BLE Thanksgiving with the Challenge. Also in Maintenance this time around and feeling my Shiny Lines will stay that way as I cook a traditional meal with my son. Feeling grateful that the whole family knows I won’t break my lines.

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  65. Debbie P.

    I am so in! I was already talking to the little voice telling it I was going to win this year. You are so amazing honest and helpful. I will work to keep my bright lines clean this Thanksgiving.

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  66. Lynn Marie

    Listened while I was juicing. Yes, together we can do this. Now find myself singing, “We are gonna rock this, baby!” I will keep singing lol!

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  67. Robin

    I will take the Thanksgiving challenge! Thank you so much!

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  68. Julia Carol

    I am SO with you and with my Bright Line Eating meal plan for Thanksgiving and for every day… ODAAT.

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  69. Karen

    Here’s to celebrating FOOD FREEDOM at Thanksgiving! Everyone can eat whatever they want! And I want to eat my normal Bright Lines food because that’s what makes me feel best, physically and psychologically. I will watch this video every day for the next week and I will be totally ready with my positive attitude. In the past, just the thought of an upcoming holiday could push me off the rails. But I’m solid right now and I commit to staying in the Bright Lines, one day at a time, until Thanksgiving and then beyond. Thanks to everyone here for joining in this adventure! 🙂

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    1. Sara in Vermont

      I am inspired by your post, Karen—I am going to do that,too! I am going to watch this video every day until Thanksgiving and know it in an out. I admit, I am anxious as I have been one of those making excuses to over-indulge for special occasions. But here goes. I am going to take the double-dog-dare and do take the challenge. See my post below…

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  70. donna

    I really like your advice and plan and I am also fortunate enough to have family and friends to spend thanksgiving and other holidays with. But I am aware that this is not true for everyone. I wonder how the focus on connecting with cousins, spending time with great-grandma and playing with kids strikes people who will be alone.

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  71. Randy May

    I’m in for my first BLE Thanksgiving … I appreciate your motivation and challenge today, Susan!

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  72. Linda Storrs

    I’m In for my first Bright Line Thanksgiving.
    And what a day it will be – Thanks !!

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  73. Christine

    I commit to the Thanksgiving Challenge Susan! Thank you for the encouragement, I am grateful.

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  74. tom shpall

    HEY Susan, i hope your aunt judy doesn’t worry about why you are in the bathroom so much..

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  75. Diana Morgan

    I’m in!!! Thank you, Susan, for this!!!

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  76. Cathy A-Z

    I’m in!!

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  77. Hara Maderich

    I accept the challenge…I am hosting a huge group dinner so service, connection and gratitude is perfect. Thank you!

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  78. Molly

    I’m in the Thanksgiving challenge!!!!! Awesome blog!

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  79. Renae Leonard

    Thanksgiving Challenge – I am in!!!!

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  80. Lori Felzien

    I’m IN ? Our 1st. We’ve been BLE for 2 weeks and I can’t begin to tell of the benefits!!!

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  81. Peg Zelkowitz

    I’m taking the challenge! I will post again after Thanksgiving!

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  82. Stephanie

    Taking the challenge. This is beautiful, Susan – had me in tears. Your vision of service and phone calls is just lovely.

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  83. Jeanne Yamartino Samari

    I’m so in! At the end of Thanksgiving Day I will be sooo sooo full ….. of love , gratitude and joy and my bright lines are going to sparkle. Love and prayers for us all. I am making a list of friends I haven’t spoken to for a while that I will call or text my love to.

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  84. Madalyn Wade

    I’m connecting! I am also in on the challenge accepting that it is graceful and rewarding to be with wonderful people without being in a food fog. Thank you!

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  85. Heidi Stallman

    I accept the Thanksgiving Challenge!

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  86. Kathy Starks

    Ok, I accept the challenge !

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  87. JoAnne

    Sounds like a plan – I’m in!

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  88. Shelia M Cummings

    Even though I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving( because I’m thankful every day ) this is the time of year that everyone including myself likes to bake and the grocery stories have so many different kinds of foods that’s only done this time of year . I am not baking anything this year because of BLE and I’m going to try very hard and be determined not to go outside of my lines . Suzanne I must say that out of all the programs I have been on this is the one that is working for me because it is healing my mind . And I can’t thank you enough !!

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  89. Linda Rocco

    Thank you – I commit to the Thanksgiving Day challenge.

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  90. Linda

    I’m in, I’m up for the challenge!!

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  91. Jo Bryson

    I accept the challenge and will keep my bright lines squeaky clean and make this the best Thanksgiving ever! 🙂 Many blessings to all my Hazel House Angels and to you Susan!

    Love and Blessings,

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  92. Margaret Drumm

    I commit to keeping my BLs for the whole week of Thanksgiving–especially focus on my difficult times of prep beforehand and relaxing afterwards. I commit to daily walks of thanksgiving and celebration when weather allows.

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  93. Sharon Cook

    Thanks for the challenge, Susan. I accept and look forward to it! I am bringing ham (no sugar glaze or honey roast), butternut squash, salad, and green beans. This will be the first time I. My adult life that I will not have made and/or purchased 6 or 7 pies for the occasion. Shock! I am having the adult kids be responsible for that. I am thinking everything will turn out just fine. Thank you for everything. I am grateful for YOU!

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  94. M.A.

    Just sayin’, if you’re in a house full of people, you may want to find somewhere other than the bathroom to do all those little 2-and 3-minute things, otherwise you might be really unpopular after awhile.

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  95. Shelagh

    Dear Susan, you have me tearing up here at the Jersey shore. Thank you so much for caring about me and giving me hope. You are the first person I’ve ever known that believes that Thanksgiving is not about stuffing myself with food. It’s about everything you mentioned-service, connection, gratitude, etc… You have opened up my mind to a much better and healthier way of experiencing Thanksgiving. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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  96. Lynda Hahn

    Wish I’d had this VLOG prior to the Canadian TG in October. ?…oh well I made it anyway! No crossing any Bright Lines for me. ?

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  97. Dianne Harms

    I’m in!!! The family is not supportive of my new way of eating but I feel so good most of the time that it’s not worth it to eat any other way. Thanks for the challenge!

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  98. Bethany M.

    I accept the challenge! It will be my first BLE Thanksgiving and I expect it to be a very difficult day. Thank you for the tips; I know I can do this!

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  99. Mary

    Thank you!! This has been a concern for me. My First BLE Thanksgiving. I accept the Challenge!! Today I commit to a Squeaky Clean Bright Lines Thanksgiving!…*:)

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    1. Mary

      I made it!!!!! Thank you Thank you for holding me accountable!! It’s a Miracle! I was able to stick with my Bright Lines for the whole entire Thanksgiving Day ! I feel so empowered and ever so grateful to have a plan and to be able to follow through. Thank you so much Susan!!!!….*:)

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  100. Jan LeBaron

    I accept the Thanksgiving challenge! I commit to squeaky clean lines! Thanks for sharing and for articulating aloud what my saboteur has been whispering ?

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  101. Ewa

    I really love you, Susan. No Thanksgiving in my country, alas. But I take the challenge to keep BL next Thursday!

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  102. Davita

    I except the challenge and will keep my BrightLines extra bright. I will also come back to the comments next week to report in. I have never responded to a challenge before!

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  103. Gail Frangos

    This will be my second Thanksgiving on BLE. I was squeaky clean on the first one, but have been struggling in recent months to stay in my bright lines. I will visualize how it was last year, and will add elements of gratitude, support, meditation. Thank you, Susan, for this inspirational vlog.

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  104. Rhonda

    I’m in!!!!

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  105. Sandra Longenecker

    I commit to my first of many BLE Thanksgivings as well as to post a successful after Thanksgiving celebration. We can do this! So glad we have a solid foundation before the holidays.

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  106. Lucy

    We always attend a gigantic potluck dinner at our local Center For Spiritual Living. It makes this challenge both easier (no leftovers to call my name for days, more than a few folks who are gluten-free or vegetarian that will bring “cleaner” dishes) and harder (lots of gorgeous dishes from super-excellent cooks). It also affords the opportunity to have those deeper connective conversations with people committed to living more mindfully. I think this is totally do-able.

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  107. Brynda E. Privitt

    Count me in! I am back to Day 1 on BLE after a slip yesterday. Here is a shout out and cheer to all of us. We’ve got this!

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  108. Janet Riben, Sweden

    I’m in too!

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  109. Jennifer

    I’m in!

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  110. brook s ford

    When President Abraham Lincoln first proposed a “Day of Thanksgiving” each November it was intended to be a day of “Prayer and Fasting” –not the “eat till you bust” day that we have turned it into. Thanks for all the good suggestions! Thank you also for the encouragement to HAVE A PLAN! 🙂

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  111. Mary

    I’m in! Thanks for the awesome, cheerful pep talk. You rock girl!

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  112. Marion

    Great Idea! I’m in for the challenge!

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  113. Nikki

    I am in!

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  114. Barbara

    I’m in for the Thanksgiving Challenge!

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  115. Ellen Weinman

    Looking forward to sharing this day with my bright lifers family, and reporting back on my success! We are going to rock this Thanksgiving! Big check by my name, and I will be back with a follow up report.

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  116. Meera

    YEp, I’m in as well. thanks for the great vlog!

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  117. Dolf

    I accept your challenge, and thanks so much for your talk. I was already starting to “hear those voices” encouraging me that Thanksgiving is the exception to my plan. Not!

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  118. Ann Wedel

    I’m in and looking forward to it.. Thanks

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  119. Sally Jo Reich

    Thanksgiving Challenge is on! Thanks, Susan!

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  120. Yolanda E Breidenbaugh

    Me too! Thanks, Susan and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  121. DebiDebi

    This will be the weirdest Thanksgiving ever! …. But hey, I never shy away from strange or unique things, in fact, drawn towards them…. Taking all your suggestions, hints, tips towards that goal of making it a special day, NOT centered around food…. For me ….. Easy?….”no”….. Do-able?….”yes”…… Will I succeed?… emphatic “YES!” …. No backing down from a challenge, gives me more motivation to get to that finish line of the ‘dare’…. *chuckle*….. We got this team!

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  122. Melanie Hopwood

    I am going to take the bright line challenge.

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  123. Christina Moss

    I accept your double-dog dare and commit to keeping my bright lines on Thanksgiving. I am grateful for the BLE program and your weekly blogs. They keep me inspired and committed to becoming happy, thin, and free.

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  124. Theresa

    Yes, I’m Unstoppable and I’m up for the challenge!!

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  125. Jane Holmes

    Hi Susan, I enjoyed your talk about facing Thanksgiving. Here in Canada we have already gone by the special event. Since Bootcamp I have been hovering at my new weight, not goal weight but at a place where I have let up on the bright lines so I’m not losing. I thank you for the thoughts. They are so right on. It is inspiring to hear you talk about gratitude, meditation, and service as a way to keep the thinking in line. I need desperately to have a new brightline for myself and that is in my driving, because I get so many speeding tickets. I wish I could talk to you about the psychology of my speeding habit.

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  126. Nancy Bailey

    I have so much to be grateful for this year and really celebrating without abusing food will be the way I am going to show my gratitude. This will be the best Thanksgiving yet. I am 100% committed.

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  127. Judy Krick

    I commit to your Thanksgiving challenge. I always intended to keep my bright lines but was certainly worried that I would not be able to. This challenge will be one more reason to be successful! Thank you, Susan, for challenging us. I always wondered why you would start this BootCamp right before all the holidays, but now I get it. If we can get through Thanksgiving and Christmas, we can do anything! You’re just showing us how very UNSTOPPABLE we really are!

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  128. Debi

    Susan, I love you so much and I have not even done the bootcamp or anything yet!! I appreciate all you do. This video is fabulous and I am in!! How do we find out about a bootcamp?

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    1. Mariah

      Dear one,
      Seems that you are now on Susan’s mailing list. The next boot camp in early 2017 will be announced by emails mentioning a Food Freedom Launch, that will have links to three fairly long videos explaining Susan’s brain science of food addiction plus what will be in the boot camp, then there will be time for a few days to sign up! Save my email address, let me hear from you, and I can get you in with a big coupon, hundreds of dollars off, if you like.
      Sending you love.

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      1. Christine Gerace

        I would like to be emailed to for the camp. Can I have a coupon too.

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  129. Cindy in Pacifica, CA

    Okey dokey. I’ve already given this A LOT of thought. I’m ready for the challenge. I’m the main food provider and chef for the day, and we’ll be at my house so I’ll have major control AND will be super-busy and very distracted and preoccupied.

    Thanks for your helpful hints and fabulous support! You’ll be in my thoughts next Thursday (and every day!). I’m grateful for YOU and your marvelous program.

    THANKS!!

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  130. Linda

    Count me in! I accept the Thanksgiving challenge!
    Thank you Susan!

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  131. simone

    I’m innnnnn

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    1. Simone

      I did it 🙂 Thank you susan and I hope everyone else went so well too x

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  132. Joanne

    Count me in for the Thanksgiving Day Challenge! Thanks for the great tips and encouragement ?

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  133. Jana

    So thankful for your tips – especially the ones about a connection! Very useful and just what I needed to hear.

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  134. Jacqueline

    I’m in!

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  135. Nancy

    This is great! I love the idea of doing this together with other Bright Liners. Thanx for the challenge. I’m in!

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  136. Fredda

    I am in — I accept the challenge! Susan I think you are amazingly wonderful! Inspiring, vulnerable, honest and brilliant thanks again for polishing up my bright lines so they are strong and shiny. Ready for Thanksgiving!

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  137. Sharon Watson

    I’m in. Iaccept your challenge.

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  138. Anne Abrams

    Thank you for sharing your tips for Thanksgiving. I am taking the challenge!!!
    Thank you for everything, Susan!!!

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  139. Karen Dooley

    I’m in for the Thanksgiving challenge. So looking forward to a delightful day. Full of gratitude, friendship, joy and just enough good food to feed my body – not my soul. Prayer, service, meditation and friendship will do that.

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  140. Mariah

    Wonderful!! I am in.

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    1. Mariah

      Am abstinent so far today with planning and a mellow mood here at home. I pledge to eat one plate tonight of the Thanksgiving feast with no flour or sugar. Thanks all for joining in this group pledge, and a wonderful rest of your day!! With much love.

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      1. Mariah

        Had a great meal! Perfect!

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  141. Ruby Kikkert

    I was already making a plan/commitment for the day, but this pep talk (y challenge) guarantees my success. Thank you y happy Thanksgiving to Susan y all the other Bright Liners. You all are at the top of my gratitude list!!

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  142. Judith

    I’m taking the challenge!

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  143. Ramona Thompson

    I’m in! Sticking to my BLs for my 2nd Thanksgiving in a row!

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  144. diana Manchester

    I accept the challenge , I already have my dinner planned which is bright line meal . Thank you Susan. God Bless you!!!

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  145. Laura

    I’m in! The celebration will be at my house so I will be sure to have plenty of vegetables along with the turkey. Thanks for the tips and for the challenge. I know I can do it. I don’t want to ruin this great run of days not breaking my bright lines.

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  146. Colleen

    I already have my plan for Thanksgiving and I will stick to it. I am in my 6th week of boot camp and I think I can see signs of good habits forming. Happy Thanksgiving to the Bright Line family.

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  147. Laurie

    I’m IN! and so looking forward to an amazing BL Thanksgiving of gratitude, connection and service! Thank you Susan for your wisdom, encouragement and enthusiasm!

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  148. Gladys

    I am in for the challenge! I had been telling myself I could move my grain from breakfast to our late lunch Thanksgiving meal. I was going to eat mashed potatoes! .Who am I trying to kid? That is not a good option for me. I will treat my Thanksgiving lunch meal like any other Thurday lunch. No grain at lunch – I am still in weight loss mode.

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  149. Launa Grigg

    I commit to following my brute lines on Thanksgiving. I will be happy thin and free on Friday. thanks Susan

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  150. Barbara Ridgely

    I accept the squeaky-clean BL challenge for Thanksgiving. Our family meal will be on Saturday 11/26. Feeling gratitude for Hawthorne House and SPT.!

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  151. Christie

    I want to commit to doing the challenge too. I am sick of feeling guilty about my food and disgusted with my body!

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  152. Judith manning

    I accept the Thanksgiving challenge. BLE all the way!!!

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  153. Tish

    Not a bright line member but I will keep to the plan!

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  154. Ela Buchanan

    Our thanksgiving was in October in Canada. So I will take this challenge for the Christmas meal and next years Thanksgiving Day. I really liked your vlog.

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  155. Debbie

    I accept the challenge!! Today has been a saboteur day! Your Vlog was perfect. I have had perfect bright lines since June 28, 2016 when I started BLE. I’m going to keep it that way and have a gratitude filled, squeaky clean Thanksgiving! Thank you SPT!! From one Bright Lifer to another!! You are awesome!

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  156. Jennifer Baker

    Thanks, Susan! That was so motivating. I am in! Excited to be helpful this year instead of too tipsey!!!

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  157. Jeni

    I’m in! Thanks for the challenge, for the knowledge that will turn into power! This VLOG was so helpful!

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  158. Debbie

    THANK YOU!! I’m in for the whole plan!

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  159. Denny

    I’m in, Susan! I’m going to keep my lines SHINY for Thanksgiving! Thanks for the boost & invite on your vlog. That is super-helpful. What a riot it would be if you call me on Thanksgiving!! Gratitude, Service, Connection.

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  160. Marcy

    I am so in!! My inner voice has been telling me ways to break or stretch my BLE. Thanks for this vidio to remind me not to listen to that inner saboteur!!

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  161. Estra Rubin

    I accept the challenge. I may have to bring a salad to my son’s in-laws house as I don’t think they serve any. I’m not worried about eating too much, I concerned I won’t have the regular amounts of food required for my BLE. I remember last year before BLE, that no one really took much food on their plate. I don’t want it to appear that I am hogging all the food. Last year I had 2 slices of turkey. I know that doesn’t make 4 oz. I may have to do with less food than required for my meal. Any suggestions???

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  162. Judith Crowley

    I am “in” and looking forward to becoming a part of the BL community . I paid the $54 for an at home opportunity but have not heard any update for this purchase. Can you reply, Susan?

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  163. cathy

    Ok, Ok, I’M IN!!!

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  164. Gaynell

    I accept the challenge! I had already started to grieve for the NMF I usually eat on Thanksgiving day. Thanks you Susan for your extra support to Bright Lifers. I commit to do the gratitudes, prayer, call friends, and will try to find some ways I can also provide service on this day. With these actions, I believe I can have an intact bright line thanksgiving day.

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  165. Joy

    I think I can, I think we can, I know we can ! Great idea to make gratitude calls! I’m going for it – what a bold step to take in this new happy thin and free life!

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  166. Deborah Dumonceaux

    Thanks Again Susan for your warmth, inspiration and practical suggestions! I’m in on this and wish everyone here a bright and beautiful Thanksgiving!

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  167. Wendy

    I’m in too! There is no reason I can’t have a BLE Thanksgiving. Thanks for the VLOG, Susan. I needed this!

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  168. Helen

    Fantastic information. Thank you Susan

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  169. Rachael

    I’m in on the Thanksgiving challenge. Thank you for this very timely vlog! My saboteur has been chattering in my head already the past few days about making Thanksgiving an exception–your vlog was a great help to draw me back to what’s more important to me. Thank you!

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  170. Laurie

    Gratitude, Service, Connection. What great tools to use on Thanksgiving.
    I am IN for the Challenge. I am a plant-based BLE-er. I am looking forward to this extra special Thanksgiving. Thank you for all your tips and ideas on how to keep our Bright Lines and plan ahead. Blessings!

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  171. Elaine Loomis Olsen

    I’m in! This will be my 1st BLE Thanksgiving. I like turkey so since it will be at my house with my hubby cooking – I’ll suggest we eat the turkey at 2p – that way I’ll have my dinner at 7p and guess what will be my protein at both meals? Yep Gobble, gobble!

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  172. Lynda Dahl

    I’ll take the challenge! I’m in the Boot Camp. In addition to the salad I’ve offered to bring, I think I’ll need to bring a separate salad for myself that’s completely “pure”, no berries or cheese or nuts or dressing. My stepdaughters have insisted that I bring my usual NMF treat as well, so I know I’ll bring that, but my confidence is very high that I will not eat it because I’M NOT GOING BACK. I’ve lost 14 lbs. so far, and I’m moving closer to my right-sized body, and I’m so determined. I’m going to my sister-in-law’s and my family lives halfway across the country, so yes, calling them will be on the list. The main challenge will be the time. Dinner is at 2:00, so probably lunch unless I get up really early and make it my dinner – probably the latter.
    Thanks, Susan for all you do!

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  173. Leslie Rappaport

    I accept your challenge Susan! I am IN!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Love, Hugs & Wags,
    Leslie

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  174. Nancy

    I’m in.

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  175. Paula

    I accept the Thanksgiving Challenge to keep my BLs squeaky clean and connect like never before with loved ones! I’m hosting family at our house so there will be plenty of NMF but I commit to keep this going and have the best Thanksgiving ever!

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  176. Taline Yacoub Berberian

    I am not a bright liner and never did a boot camp (till now I can’t afford paying, someday I will), but I never skipped a vlog you post every week , I admire your way of explaining things, your approach of psychological side of the problem (I am 9 on susceptibility scale 140 lb. and 5.25 ft.) and the way you can convince people to stick on there Bright Lines. Living in Lebanon (a small country in Middle East) every weekend we have “Thanksgiving” as we are always surrounded with parents and children and brothers and sisters and nieces (I am soooo thankful they are in my life) because it’s our family tradition to gather all of us in the weekends. With this routine It will take some time to shift my mind and stick on the meal plan . But I will do my best to feel great at the end of the day every weekend. I am in … by accepting the challenge for the 2 weeks ahead (everything will have a start point and this will be my start)
    Thank you

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      My dear Taline! I am so happy knowing you are in Lebanon watching these weekly VLOGs and sticking with your Bright Lines. I hope this video is helpful long into the future as you navigate those weekend family meals. They can be happy and full of love and gratitude if you go in with this game plan. Sending love!
      xoxo
      Susan

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  177. Monica Dean

    I accept the Thanksgiving challenge to keep my bright lines in the forefront and be clean. Thank you for today’s blog it helped a lot. I / we can do this. This will be the best Thansgiving ever!!

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  178. Nickie McIver

    I’m in….

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  179. Stephanie Lien

    I am so thankful for this video! My mind keeps trying to come up with excuses for eating whatever I want on Thanksgiving and now I have something to talk back to those excuses. I am hoping to start 1:1 coaching with Chris if there is anyway she can fit me in. I am desperate for help with my eating addiction!!! I want to take part in the next boot camp that is offered as well. I lost 70 pounds by attending FA meetings earlier this year and then I quit going because the meetings were over an hour drive away. I am getting so far off track and have gained 20 pounds back. Please help me! I spoke with Linden yesterday and she was amazing! Excited to get started with Bright Line Eating!

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  180. Susan West

    I’m in! I accept the challenge and am drawing a super bright line that I will not cross my bright Lines. Thanks for the tips and pep talk! I’m looking forward to feeling amazing at the end of the day! I love the phone call idea!

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  181. Dawn Hennon

    preparing for family hosting a group of 11 but will be sure to have the choices we can have within the menu so that whenevr others are eating we will eat as well at the meal time and wihin my bright lines

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  182. Barb Schlie

    I accept the Thanksgiving day challenge!

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    1. Barb Schlie

      I successfully completed the Thanksgiving day challenge. I wrote down my BLE meals the day before & stuck to them on Thanksgiving Day! It helped tremendously that our Thanksgiving meal was at a restaurant at noon. That meant no stress for me with cooking & cleaning and the best part was no leftovers. I literally spent the day truly enjoying my family. I concentrated on talking with them & not obsessing over food. Thank you Susan Pierce Thompson for this challenge & ALL that you do!!

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  183. Erin

    “That’s your dopamine down regulation responding.” This was my favorite line of the whole vlog. I’m going to make my Thanksgiving plan and feel so good that day. Thank you!

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  184. Ellen Billings

    I accept the challenge! This vlog nailed my saboteur, who has been bargaining with me for weeks about the exceptions I can make. “Just a bite of this” and “only one glass of that” and “one small slice of that,” all the while trying to convince me that, even with these exceptions, I’ll still have much less food than normal. Now I can see that making the exceptions will only make it that much easier the next time and the next. Looking so forward to the great feeling I’ll have Friday morning! Good luck, everyone!

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  185. Carrie

    I’m in…thank you.

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  186. Judy Potocki

    Okay, I needed your pep talk and directions. I’m in!

    We’ll have Thanksgiving celebrations with two families and our church family, one on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, one on Thanksgiving Day and one on the Saturday following TG. Soooooo — I’m taking the challenge for (I can’t believe I’m saying this, but…) all three!

    Thanks!

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  187. Cindy Phillips

    Hi Susan, Thank you so much for this encouraging and challenging vlog. I am taking the challenge. Took some notes and I feel like I can do this.

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  188. Paula

    I’m in. My biggest challenge is going to be the family dynamic, often stressful. I plan to be more proactive in engaging in conversations rather than feeling like an outsider.
    Thank you for this program and this blog in particular!

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  189. Barb

    Susan

    Your vlogs are so inspiring and your messages are so calming. I am in for Thanksgiving Bright Lines challenge
    Hubby made me a special notebook for my Bright Line eating daily routines and notes. We put a piece of felt around it so that I can touch the felt( tactile as well as mental reminder) to help bring my thoughts back into line

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  190. Brenda Flanagin

    Thank you so much for this blog Susan. You are such an inspiration. I have really been stressing about Thanksgiving at my in-laws. We will be there for for 3 days. This has really helped alleviate all of that stress. I accept your challenge and will post back after each day if I can get service there. If not I will post back when we get back .

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  191. Rosemary

    I’m in !! First thanksgiving on BL. My daughter offered to cook and host. Woopee. Thank you Susan!

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  192. Stella

    I’m not from the USA so don’t have Thanksgiving, but like one or two others above, I’ll be re-reading this vlog before Christmas. In the past I’ve often tried to avoid over eating and even spent one Christmas alone to avoid the binge that then seemed to go on forever. Thank you so much for making me know that my saboteurs can be ignored (respectfully) and I can do what I know is best for me! Lots of love to the rest of the community.

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  193. Ayama Murray

    I’m SO in! Thank you, Susan. This is brilliant, and so are you.
    Much love to you.

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  194. Jean

    I accept the challenge. This was a wonderful blog. They all are but this one hit home! Thanks so much.

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  195. Eileen Lass

    I accept this challenge!

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  196. Ronica

    I am in! I love the focus on gratitude, service, and connect–these are the things my heart always wants and use to try to get food to fill. There is so many levels that BLE is life-giving. Thank you!

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  197. Sarah D

    I’m in, Susan! Thanks for such valuable tips on how to get through this day. I have had trouble the past few Thanksgiving holidays for just the reasons you describe. This year I am determined to change my behaviors and have a successful, happy and abstinent day.

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  198. Llanette

    I’m in!

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  199. Lesley

    I commit to sticking to my bright lines during Thanksgiving. I will admit the stuffing will be my biggest challenge. But I also know I have been so good and with that my carbohydrate cravings have significant diminished and I DO NOT want to go there again, EVER. I commit, I’m in, thank you Susan ?

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  200. Lauren

    I already had Canadian Thanksgiving in October, and I did decide beforehand to keep to the bright lines. It was as awesome as you said it would be. I felt great at the end of the day. I am now gearing myself up for Christmas.

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  201. Veronica

    I accept the challenge!! Thank you Susan…

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  202. karen

    I am in!!

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  203. Valery

    I’m in

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  204. Barbara Robertson

    I am in. I have two Thanksgiving days to enjoy and thrive in.

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  205. Suzan Hill

    I’m in. And I’ve been shaky in my recovery the past couple of weeks. Thank goodness for my mastermind group and for the practice of resuming. So profoundly aware of my food addiction. I have a plan to be with two other Brightliners in a beautiful place. I commit to a Brightline Thanksgiving . So much gratitude for you all!

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  206. Care

    I’m in too. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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  207. Marlize

    I’m in

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  208. Terassa

    I am in Canada so our Thanksgiving was right at the start of the bootcamp and i was unexspectly invited for supper . I had just dinshed supper when they came to my door so that did help with the not eating of all the good looking and smelling food. And there was stuff i could have eatwn if i had knowen before hand. But i sat at the table with everyone drinking my water , talkingand saying no thank you to EVEEYTHING they offered me. And at the start and end of the evening i just let them know that if i had knowen before i had eaten i would have loved the food . And asked them to please invite me early the next time .

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  209. Sarah

    I’m in!! I have a Thanksgiving (traveling) this Sunday and then one on Thursday. I’ve been packing my food for traveling, and I am committed! My first post as well.

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  210. Beverly Olson

    This will be my first BLE Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday. Groundwork is in place as I’m in my 7th week. So thankful. Thank you, too.

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  211. Deena Levy

    Hi Susan
    I am in – Bright lines intact for Thanksgiving – no wine, dessert etc. no sugar, no flour, space my meals – our dinner is at 5:30 so I’, OK. Meeting our daughter’s boyfriend’s family – eeeeK – very nice – 25 people. Plenty of talking opportunity. Be brave Deena – I’ll post later
    I am 7 weeks into the boot camp, I am 10 pounds lighter, I feel this is the only psth that has reversed the body weight creeping upward to 180!
    I am now 170.2 & it’s very new & not stable yet.
    My goal is to being the 160’s by next week & see that also on Friday after Thanksgiving.
    Looking forward ot the challenge. THX
    Deena

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  212. Sara in Vermont

    Susan—I am grateful for you and this exposure to others in the Bright Line community. I am currently in week 6 of the self-study course and doing humanly well. Imperfect and, uniquely, kind of celebrating that and not dwelling. I am succeeding!
    I accept this double-dog-dare knowing it will be a challenge–and am up for it. As I learned from a fellow blogger, I am adding another action to my plan: watching this video every day until Thanksgiving to build a pseudo “muscle memory” and mental can-do. Gearing up.
    Thank you for your open honesty and vulnerability that is so powerful and relatable. Thank you for sharing your education and knowledge with us so that we can better understand the complexities of our brains and how to make them work for us rather than primitively against. Thank you for sharing and building this Bright Line movement.
    AND—thank you to all that have posted. I am not alone.

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  213. ElikaFit

    Brilliant postSusan. So inspiring and the fact that helping others on the day is your thought of getting through it is so touching too. I’m loving listening to you posts and it’s helping me every week empower my clients to become better versions of themselves!!!

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  214. Cathy

    I am brand new and need to prove to myself that Im committed. I’m in!
    Got my daughter ready to help me (she’s an adult who has lost over 100 lbs by herself!) Got my husband, the love of my life and my little Chihuahua who I’m sure will need to go for a walk when I need to escape for a moment! I’m ready!

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  215. Beth Duncan

    I
    ‘ll take that double dog dare! I am SO in! Thanks for the guidance!

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  216. Laura Montoya

    I’m in as well! Thanks Susan!

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  217. Pamela Emard

    I am up for the Thanksgiving day Challenge! I have a plan and I’m keeping my lines squeeky bright.

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  218. Vicki Straw

    Had a perfect BLE Thanksgiving last year. The dinner is at my house, so it was easy for me to weigh and fix my plate at the stove and just take it to my place at the table. I brought no attention to myself and what I was or wasn’t eating, so I wasn’t questioned about what I wasn’t eating. Everyone was so concerned about geting and eating their own food, it was easier than I thought it would be.

    I take your challenge to make this a year #2 perfect BLE Thanksgiving! Love you Susan. Thanks for your inspiring post.

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    1. Maggie

      Hi Vicki, I really appreciate this post that you wrote nearly a year ago. I am almost 4 weeks into BLE without breaking the plan at all, but my saboteur has been going mad, with Canadian Thanksgiving coming up, trying to find ways around the plan.. the problem is that I AM THE ONE WHO HAS TO DO THE COOKING for my huge family. I go into so much fear when I think of providing the meal they have become used to from me… all those smells and traditional tastes and seasonal flavours… I honestly don’t know how I’m going to handle it. I can’t really focus on talking to people or playing with the kids or making phone calls when I’m cooking and serving all that food I can’t eat. Anyway your post made me think maybe it’s possible? I still think it’s going to be so hard… but thanks for the HOPE!

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  219. Tammy Andersen

    Challenge accepted!!!!

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    1. Nadine

      Ok Tammy, I too commit to this challenge.

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  220. MaryAnne

    I’m in! Looking forward to the grateful side of Thanksgiving. NFNS, three meals, balance and portions. I got this! Thank you!

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  221. Sandy

    I accept the Thanksgiving challenge and will keep all of my lines bright and clear.

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  222. Ann Rob

    I accept the challenge.

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  223. Leta

    I’m in!

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  224. nadwa

    Hello Susan i am gonna stick to my bright light eating and i am very proud of myself being with this style of life. I just want u to talk about protein from raw food .I was connected to the row evolution and i lnow that ur one of them. But i do trust only u to get my information about that matter so pls if u can do that i will be happiercz i am happy free and thin thank u so much. I was searching for u many years ago . And you got into my life to change completely. Yestetday waI finsh one month with bright light eating and i lost 14 pounds weighting last sunday.
    Thabk you so much.
    Waiting for ur next flog

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  225. Ruth in Maine

    I am in. I have been wrestling with my saboteur for over a week now. Your vlog, Susan, makes it all seem doable. This will be my first BLE holiday, and hopefully Season of celebrating in new ways. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

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  226. Janae

    I’ve always wanted to be strong and keep my bright lines through the holidays and have never conquered yet. This was my favorite vlog by far! Susan, you made it sound so attainable and if I follow the plan, I can conquer! I accept this challenge!

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  227. Penny

    I want in on the challenge! This will be my first Bright Line Thanksgiving…so excited to use the tools you suggested! Thanks, I’ll post again after the day with the deats… Happy Thanksgiving Susan!

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  228. Monica

    I’m in. It will be my first BLE Thanksgiving. I have been struggling to stay ble “clean”. Listening to the vlogs helps so much to get me back on track. Thanks!

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  229. Alyx

    I so commit the the Thanksgiving day challenge!!!!!

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  230. Marilyn L Kinman

    Thanks Susan…I’m not with your BLE program yet, but this is a great vlog.
    I will definitely use so many of the thoughts you shared on the gratitude, service, meditation, prayer, social connections.
    Thanks!

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  231. Diane Lamé

    I am a Lifer & kept my bright lines last Thanksgiving at a fancy restaurant. My dessert was a second helping of green beans. There weren’t vegetables on the dinner plate I was served. What none of my table mates realized is that those green beans were extra yummy & a real treat because they were made with butter. I never used butter at home. This year, we’re having the family dinner at our home. We get to be in control of the time we eat and we set up the potluck. My only challenge will be the pumpkin pie. I never eat the crust but the filling will be calling to me. I know I can resist the wine because I’ve done that for a over a year. My motivation is staying in my right sized body. That is more important to me than any wine or pumpkin pie!
    I may not be able to post until overnight company leaves sometime on Friday but I will bookend this. THANK YOU, SPT for continually being an authentic role model. I am a better person in numerous ways since you’ve come into my life. I will be forever grateful for what I’ve learned from you. Enjoy your CA stay & Congratulations in advance on your next clean BLE Thanksgiving.

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  232. Mary

    I commit to the Thanksgiving challenge. I don’t want to feel disgusted with the food so I will have my 3 bright lines. Thank you for the good ideas of how to have a bright line day on Thanksgiving.

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  233. Sharyl Landis

    I plan to keep my bright lines for the 3rd Thanksgiving in a row. I am thankful every day for finding BLE and that will definitely be true on Thanksgiving too!!!

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  234. Margaret

    Well, I am Canadian and was by my self on Thanksgiving because I had a severe knee infection . However I was just diagnosed with terrible food allergies which left me deflated not knowing what to eat. Well no sugar I already did but no dairy of any kind or grain of any kind I did not. As a bright lifer I lost a lot of foods that were my foods but now they are not. My body cannot even handle a fructose load of eating even berries or an apple right now. NO PPROCESSED FOODS AT ALL. Thank our Lord because through BLE, I already knew about whole foods. So I live on them, eggs, meat and green veggies. This is all so knew to me. I have lost 23 lbs since then. So my Bridget lines are altered but I know what and how to eat. Quanity still counts. Anyone that needs someone I am here to talk to. Just look me up and call. I live in Ontario Canada, Maggie

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  235. Pat

    Susan, you are such an inspiration – thank you.

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  236. Ginny

    I commit to the Thanksgiving challenge! I am in and I know it will be an excellent Thanksgiving…I am so thankful for this community and for all your help Susan! Hope you have a wonderful holiday in California.

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  237. susan olsen

    Thank you Susan and your staff too…I am a member of the 10/2016 Bootcamp and I accept your challenge. I made it through Halloween because candy has never been that much of a trigger for me…..but the Thanksgiving is another story. I am making my action plan tonight…and I will report back here next week with good results…thanks for mapping out this journey for us…it’s been an answer to my prayers.

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  238. Susan Richlin

    i am totally in..see ya back here afterwards! This will be my first..thanks Susan

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  239. Nancylouise Ludwig

    I love your idea about calling people you don’t talk with that often– perhaps someone who could use a lift. We do this at Christmas or birthdays, but Thanksgiving is a great time for reaching out.

    Hubby and I have been running so much lately that we both decided we would like some down time. We turned down a couple of invites so we could spend time together. We also decided last year that neither of us liked all the food we stuffed ourselves with making us feel rotten after. It tasted great on its way over the lips, but ugh!
    I still want to commit this day to being a special day and I will be glad to make a plan that will work with my BLE. Thanks Susan for the tips.

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  240. Joanne Gaylor

    Dear Susan,
    Thank you so much for your inspiration. I was already thinking how I’ll just have a little piece of dessert that was of course, homemade. This can’t harm me.
    But I’m in to taking the challenge on Thanksgiving.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  241. Gail Johnson

    Me too! Will be traveling and had already planned on bringing my own food and some to share. I am in the Self-starter program so this is my first BLE Thanksgiving and I have also been completely vegan for the 33 days so far. The wine/champagne is what I think I will miss most so bringing some sparkling waters. Thanks, Susan!

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  242. Karen

    Good morning, just had a chance to listen to this wonderful video. This will be my first Thanksgiving with BLE. I’m so excited . I’m 7 weeks in and have lost 17 pounds. I love this kind of eating as I feel so good. Great advise Susan and I’m eternally grateful to you for this program. We are at our cabin, the family is coming up Wednesday and Thursday depending on their schedules. I’m committing to dinner at 1:00, with my veggies, protein fatand a baked apple for my dessert. Love my family so can’t wait to spread the Lloyd and conversation around.

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  243. Jo

    YES! I’m in for a squeaky clean Thanksgiving to remember

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  244. Nancy

    I accept the challenge….what a beautiful vlog! The funny thing is, the part I am mos concerned about is what you barely mentioned at the end…..Our Thanksgiving dinner will be at 3PM! I can’t figure out whether to make that lunch or dinner. If it’s lunch, i’ll be starving by 3:00. If I have an early lunch, and call it dinner, it’s gonna be a mighty long stretch unil breakfast the next day! Any suggestions? I’ve been doing 3 meals a day, no snacks, for many years, and every year this is an issue. For some reason, my family/friends always serve Thanksgiving in mid-afternoon!

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  245. Sharlene

    Thank you for this vlog Susan — it really hit the mark for me. My brain is always looking for the exception, and often finding it. Up here in Canada, our Thanksgiving has already passed, but I feel like I need to watch this video every day until Christmas!! Big hugs and thanks again for this wonderful life advice.

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  246. Diane Brisse

    Yes, I am absolutely in! I will have a fabulous Thanksgiving staying within my Bright Lines. Oddly enough, I am actually looking forward to it! I am so thankful.

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  247. Patricia Smith

    I’m in… this will be BLE American Thanksgiving for me but since I am Canadian I get to double it as I celebrate both occasions with friends…#4 coming up…4 Thanksgivings eating BLE meals and feeling fabulous….will check in later. Love you Susan, you have changed my life! abrazos Patricia

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  248. bminott@cox.net

    I accept the challenge. This is the fist time I read about the Bright Lines: What’s the 4th one. What a concept! What about an occasional alcoholic drink? Thank you Susan.

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  249. Heidi

    I am in! I stuck with my Bright Lines (without knowing what BLE was) last year and I felt amazing afterwards! Here’s to another great year spending time with family!

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  250. Hildy

    Thanks, for the best vlog for the upcoming week. You hits all the spots I needed to have upheld. Bravo

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  251. Dixie

    Will be taking the challenge. Bright lines bright.

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  252. Katie Gates

    I am with you Susan! Thanksgiving challenge accepted!! ??

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  253. Linda Homan

    Thanksgiving challenge accepted. Thank you – Thank you so much.

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  254. Ruby

    Me, too – Susan – Thanksgiving challenge accepted.!!! My sabby has been extra busy working on me lately and it’s going to be a challenge, for sure.!!! I read about a recipe for stuffing (which is my favorite part of dinner) , anyway this stuffing is made with all the usual spices, seasoning, onions, celery, nuts – but with cauliflower instead of bread.!! That’s what I’m bringing and will bring my scale to my friend’s dinner. That will be my 6 oz. of veggies, with 4 oz. of turkey and green salad (I will bring my 8 oz. of that, too. I’m sure they won’t mind if I have my own plate in front of me – it’s the company that is important. Bright lines bright.!!!!!

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  255. SUSAN FULLER

    I commit to stick to my Bright Lines for Thanksgiving. I volunteered to have it at my house this year. I have been selecting low carb veggies dishes that are new to have for dinner. I think I will select 3 of them. My nephew is roasting the turkey in his new cooker. Other people are bringing the deserts. I will send home with the guests the mashed potatoes, stuffing and deserts so that they are not around to tempt me.

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  256. Carol Surban

    I commit to the Thanksgiving challenge! Woo Hoo! This will be my inaugural Thanksgiving with squeaky clean BLs.

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  257. Nancy Cansler

    Thanksgiving has taken on a whole new meaning for me this year. I can now “give thanks” for being happy, thin and free thanks to BLE. No more using this holiday as an excuse for overeating. Love you Susan!!!

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  258. Betsy

    I commit to the Thanksgiving challenge.

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  259. Tammy Palmer

    I commit to the Thanksgiving Challenge

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  260. Ann

    i commit to the Thanksgiving Challenge and to just tasting the mashed potatoes and stuffing once (at the end) as i make them. i’m whole food plant based, and will make eggplant cannelloni for the veggie eaters.

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  261. Pamela W

    I commit to a Bright Line Thanksgiving – my second! This is so do-able!

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  262. Stephanie

    I’m in! I commit to the Thanksgiving challenge!

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  263. Suzy

    I’m in. I’m bringing the spinach salad so I’m really good there, I can fill my plate with salad, & have 4oz. Turkey. Eat very slow & conversation at the table will certainly help with that since it’s hard to talk with my mouth full. I may bring steamed asparagus & then I’m good! I also love the gratitude calls. I have many clients & friends I can call. I absolutely loved that idea Susan. Just made my day! Thanks for the plan & encouragement. Suzy

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  264. Sheryl

    I’m in, I accept the Thanksgiving challenge. Wishing you all many blessings. Thank you, Susan

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  265. Nikki Perry

    I’m in and I accept the Thanksgiving challenge. This will be my first. Thank you Susan for ALL YOUR DOING! You are helping me in so many ways! What an inspiration you are to me. Thank you Thank you Thank God for you.

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  266. Aline

    Add me to the list of “innies”. It will be my first BLE Thanksgiving, although have done several Nutrisystem Holidays in years past.
    Saboteurs abound at this gathering, not just my own. It will be a test….will report back to this vlog. Also neighbors are huge saboteurs!
    Hope everyone has a happy and healthy. Much love……

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  267. Ana

    I’m in . Sabatour -OUT.
    Susan, you are #1 on my gratitude list
    You will never know how much you helped me

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  268. Caren Worel

    I’m In!! Did it last year and was new in the bootcamp of Oct. 15!! I know I can!!!

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  269. Richard

    I love to connecté Edith you , you are alway enjoy . Gratitude ,

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  270. Jamala Moochnek

    I am fortunate to be the one cooking Thanksgiving. I am able to control what is put on the table. I am taking this challenge and am looking forward to an impeccable bright line day. Thank you for this video and setting up this challenge.

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  271. Angela

    I accept the Thanksgiving day challenge!! Thank you Susan.

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  272. Jenny

    I’m in Susan! Thank you!

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  273. Sonia

    I accept the Thanksgiving challenge! And service is my middle name. I’m excited and wishing all my fellow Bright Liners a joyful and peaceful day!

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  274. Karen

    I’m in on the Thanksgiving challenge! Thank you so much for the tools you have given me to keep my BLE Bright! Happy Thanksgiving !

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  275. Cheryl

    You are the BEST! With heart felt gratitude and love I commit to a squeaky BRIGHT Thanksgiving.
    Thank you for caring !

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  276. Valerie

    Awesome! I had worked out everything except dessert. Have been thinking for a week, I’ll eat a BLM except for a little piece of x. NOW, I’m going to take the challenge. What’s a little piece of x? Nothing compared to feeling really great because I’ve stuck to my BLs! Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  277. Edie Hermes

    I’m in too! I just had my first mastermind group – thank you Heidi and Lorena for including me! I committ tomorrow to have 3 BLM’s with no food in between!

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  278. Christy

    I accept your double dog dare to have a thick bright line Thanksgiving full of gratitude!!!
    Thank you, Susan and my Hazel house comrades! We’ve got this, rock tomorrow!!

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  279. Susan Peirce Thompson

    Okay! Here’s my post! It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and I commit to the SQUEAKIEST of squeaky clean Thanksgivings. I’m going to use the plan I outlined here and FOCUS while I’m in Aunt Judy’s house on being loving and service-oriented. Then I’m going to take breaks outside and make phone calls. I think the morning is going to be spent with the hubby and kiddos. Plenty of opportunity for love and service. Have a great day everyone! Keep your eye on the ball! You’ll be SO GLAD YOU DID!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    1. Darla

      Thank you, Susan. I, too, accept your challenge for today. (I just watched the vlog ). Because of circumstances my husband and I will be alone today, and my sabatour was already looking for comfort foods. Instead I will follow my bright lines and I will take the time to make phone calls, not just to family. Great idea! I’m so greatful for your authenticity!

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  280. Rebecca Stark

    I’M IN !!!
    I’VE GOT THIS !!!
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ONE & ALL !!!
    XO
    OX

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  281. Gail Kelly

    Count me in too. This is my first Thanksgiving challenge and I am soooo ready! I’ve planned my meal, I’ve prepared things I can have and I’ve visualized success and the feeling of gratitude all day long. Especially in the evening knowing today I was free from food addiction. Thank you Dr. Thompson. I know you must have many challenges and responsibilities running BLE, SO GRATEFUL YOUR ON THE PLANET!

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  282. Veronica

    Of course I’m in!! I’m accepting the Thanksgiving challenge with honor and gratitude!! Thank you Susan!!! I appreciate you and soaked in every word on this post!

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  283. Sonya Lyon

    i had already decided to pack my food with me (going to large gathering at mother-in-laws) I know what I’m about to face with pressure to break from all sides, but your vlogs and modules give me that extra strength to not cross those precious bright-lines! Feeling gratitude already and I’m definitely in for the challenge!! Thank-you Susan and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

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  284. Laurie Rickerd

    I’m in!

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  285. Carol McKee

    I accept the challenge as well. Happy to know we are doing this as a community! Sending my best wishes to everyone!

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  286. DeLacey Gilmore

    I’m in!

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  287. Katy

    I’m IN. Thank you.

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  288. Joni

    I’m in! I accept the challenge to have a Bright Line Thanksgiving! Thank you for this video and your encouragement, Susan!

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  289. Beverly

    I am picking up the challenge i have come to far to break a line now. SO GRATEFUL

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  290. Patricia Hargil

    Totally taking the challenge!

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  291. Jodi

    I commit to squeaky clean bright lines today, thanks SPT & BLE community

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  292. SueG

    I accept your Thanksgiving challenge ?? I’ll be back.

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  293. Karen

    Susan, I want to thank you very much for this video, for the BLE program, and for all your outreach to suffering food addicts. Yesterday I had five guests for Thanksgiving dinner and I served turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans with bacon, green beans without bacon, rolls with butter, tossed salad, fruit, two kinds of pie, whipped cream and ice cream. I started cooking the day before, and I was up at dawn cooking, and everything came out perfect. [ I used my son to taste things to tell me if they had the right amount of salt and pepper.] I declared food freedom day, everyone can eat whatever they want and nobody will police what other people are eating. My meal was one plate with fruit, salad, green beans and cheese. In the afternoon when everyone else was groaning and saying, oooh, I ate too much, and they were all feeling groggy and sleepy, or even in pain from overeating, I was alert and happy. But I promise I did not gloat. All that exposure to trigger foods and moving my salad to lunch time instead of dinner had an effect, which was, after dinner I had cravings and wanted to re-visit the refrigerator. But because of this video and my commitment, I was able to go to bed early instead. I had a great night’s sleep and woke up guilt-free.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

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  294. Joni

    I’m just reporting back that I kept my commitment to have a Bright Line Thanksgiving! I kept my bright lines yesterday and it felt really good! I could not have done that without the tools that BLE has given me. Thank you Susan!

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  295. Gail Johnson

    I had a very successful BLE day yesterday, thanks for the support!

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  296. Ellen Weinman

    Happy to report a successful Thanksgiving!!

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  297. Karen D.

    I was quite concerned before we left the house and talked with my husband and son, they told me that they had my back. They checked on me during the afternoon making sure all was well. My BL’s where burning bright when it was time to head home. I felt like wonder women when we where getting into the car. I came to Thanksgiving talked to more people than I would have ever done before. Enjoyed my BLE and played game of Corn Hole with my son as my partner and we won!!!!!! Whoo!!!!! Best Thanksgiving for me ever. Thank you Susan for the tools so that I could be success at my first BLE Thanksgiving, #1 of many more.

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  298. Jeri

    Lost one pound over Thanksgiving! Thank you so much for the wonderful video and all of your encouragement!! Love you! ❤️❤️❤️

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  299. Susan Peirce Thompson

    Reporting back! Squeaky clean Thanksgiving! So grateful for the fellowship on this page, and for our Bright Line Eating community in general. Lovelovelove. xoxo

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  300. Nancy Bailey

    Reporting back to a beautifully clean Thanksgiving filled with personal connection, good company, and family. A good day all around.

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  301. Jamala Moochnek

    I forgot to post. I kind of did it. I my meals were BLE squeaky clean. However, I only ate 2 meals.

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  302. Stella

    Hello! Well I’m a “day late & a dollar short” on this challenge… 😉 Thanksgiving is over, and I didn’t see this till after. Oops! I did stick to the one plate rule AND I did not graze! I spent Thanksgiving with neighbors who don’t know my dietary needs. I ate breakfast at home. Ate Thanksgiving meal with them. They had it set up “buffet style” so no one was looking to see “who took what!” It was a good day for me!

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  303. Lynnette Stork

    I just re-listened to this in preparation for the pending Christmas season. I had listened to this at Thanksgiving, but it didn’t have the impact then that is has now because then I believed I was strong enough/healed enough to stray from the rules a bit and then get right back on them. I gave into my saboteur at Thanksgiving dinner and I’ve really been off track since. Now I know I have to commit and stick with the rules regardless of the occasion. Maybe one day I’ll be healed enough that the saboteur won’t win, but for now I have to accept that I’m not there. Thanks for such a great posting.

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  304. Laurie

    Back from out-of-town Thanksgiving. I planned and stuck to my Bright Lines! Your VLOG was invaluable Susan! MUCH GRATITUDE for your enthusiasm, education, guidance and love.

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  305. Jenna C Reed Livingston

    I’m watching this vlog well after Thanksgiving took place but I think the ideas Susan presented work well no matter what time of year and no matter what the occasion. I’m extremely introverted so the thought of calling a bunch of people on top of visiting with people in person makes me feel dizzy but I can shape it into something that will work for me (like sending emails or texts instead). The point is, focusing on others instead of myself and the food I want to eat is key. Thanks Susan.

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  306. Huxley Stevenson

    Though it is 2020, I commit to your Thanksgiving Day challenge to keep my lines bright! I look forward to posting my success! Thank you for bringing BLE into my life, and the education on how my brain may not be working to my benefit, unbeknownst to me!

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