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we have 4 days. I'm at a stopping point { almost } with the benefit, and wanna try to get to the water. Hoping the windy stuff they are callin for will not happen. where ya'all goin? btw. happy turkey day.:)
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I'm gonna hit the Indian River in the AM while the turky is cooking.
The rest of the day will be spent tasting the fruits of my labor and a nap will be right behind that . A nice time to relax and enjoy .:cool:

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You've been looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner all year - turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Mmm mmm! But after you finish that second helping of turkey with gravy, you start to feel a little sleepy.

As your Uncle George starts to explain why eating turkey makes people so tired, you suddenly feel like curling up in front of the TV and napping until next Thanksgiving. But is gobbling up all that turkey really to blame?

Not exactly. Here's why: turkey meat contains a lot of an amino acid called L-tryptophan (say: el-trip-teh-fan). Amino acids are the "building blocks" for the proteins that make up our muscles and other important parts of our bodies. (L-tryptophan is just one kind of amino acid - there are many different kinds of amino acids in the foods we eat.)

When we eat foods that contain L-tryptophan, this amino acid travels in the blood from the digestive system and later enters the brain. The brain then changes the L-tryptophan into another chemical called serotonin (say: sare-uh-toh-nin). Serotonin calms us down and helps us sleep.

But scientists now know that L-tryptophan can really only make a person tired right away if it is eaten or taken by itself without any amino acids. And the protein in turkey contains plenty of other amino acids!

Instead of just turkey being to blame, nutrition experts and scientists believe that one reason you may feel sleepy after your Thanksgiving feast is because of all those carbohydrates (say: kar-bo-hi-drayts) you ate. Carbohydrates are found in starchy and sugar-containing foods like breads, yams, potatoes, pumpkin pie, and other yummy Thanksgiving desserts.

There's another reason why this special meal might make you drowsy. Eating a big Thanksgiving dinner causes increased blood flow to the stomach (needed to help digest the meal) and less blood flow to the brain. So just how do you avoid that sleepy feeling on Turkey Day?

Eat small, healthy meals (try to limit junk foods) throughout the day before you sit down for your big meal - don't starve yourself in anticipation of the feast to come.
Have small portions of foods that are part of your Thanksgiving meal (including whatever veggies are on the table). Try not to take in too many carbohydrates.
Drink water and take breaks while you are eating to see how full you've become.
Stop eating once you're full - there will always be leftovers tomorrow.
Finally, take a walk outside afterward to digest your meal. This will make you feel better than crashing on the couch.
 

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I may hit Playalinda on Friday when I regain consciousness from work. Saturday I plan to hit the rivers off 528, maybe the beach and possible Cocoa Beach pier.
 

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dang.... KNEW IT koz !!:D i was up too late ... dont feel like loadin the 'yak..... think ill just hit the beach and see if i can find any Pomps.
 

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Mark I was down by the Pier Wednesday..... Saw a ton of action ! Too bad it was all blue lights. lol dont know what the heck was goin on down there, but at one point, I thought my ole truck was gonna get a new coat! Johnny Law and Co.ran the stop sign by the Best Western, and 'bout took off my hood ! There were about 6 of 'em ! Figured I'd just leave out the other way.
 
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