Thanksgiving week, for me, began Saturday morning and ends next Saturday night (so it's really eight days). In that week I count 6 meals-on-the-road, 3 restaurant meals, and 3 family holiday get-together meals. Plus all the normal eating.
I will be content to remain more-or-less steady, a half a pound above my target weight.
Last night dinner at a fancy seafood restaurant. I followed the "fill up on vegetables" strategy: a giant salad with dressing on the side, baked fish with broccoli and red pepper, and I had them swap the rice pilaf for a second side dish of asparagus. I was far too full to even think about dessert, so ended with cappucino.
I am not sure about the "fill up on vegetables" strategy. When I first started back in May, I was determined to practice getting hungry, to learn to be unafraid of hunger feelings. Filling up on vegetables denied me opportunities to practice feeling hungry instead of stuffed. Later I decided I'd had enough practice with that and started pounding the Brussels sprouts. But I'm not sure -- maybe it is better to avoid ever "filling up" on anything. Is it still gluttony if you stuff yourself with plain okra?
Maybe the important thing is to have both those tools in my toolbox. I can fill up on vegetables when there are vegetables available (plain ones anyway; butter-soaked asparagus and dressing-soaked salads have limits). And if there are not healthful food choices around, I can practice my staying-hungry skills until I get within striking range of some lettuce.