Saturday, December 29, 2012
Today is our big family Christmas gathering, which means lots of food and drinking will be available. It's the last day, aside from New Year's, that I won't be on my own normal eating schedule. I really can't wait for January 2 so I can be around healthy options again.
So we're driving down to New Jersey today (unless the weather looks too bad to go) to my aunt and uncle's house and I am going to do my best at portion control. I didn't do as well with that as I would have liked to over this past week. I went out to lunch with a friend and wrapped up half of it to go, and then when I got home I promptly ate the rest of the meal. Or I let myself have seconds with the mindset that this week has already been shot (not a mindset that I should have had, I will be more aware of it in the future). And we tend to drink a lot more alcohol this time of year in my family, which I think may have been my biggest downfall.
I have tried to amp up my exercise to counteract. I did really well in the beginning of the week, however I started to slack of in the middle. I got back on track with it yesterday and will be sticking with it.
I'm sure that I probably put on a few pounds. We'll see when I step on the scale tomorrow. But, I have made the choice to not let that upset me or derail. I'm am ready to go with getting back on track and am probably going to be doubling my efforts as soon as possible.
UPDATE: We are no longer going to the family party. It's already snowing fairly hard and it's a two and a half hour drive into the storm.