Friday, November 27, 2009
I actually feel proud of myself for how I handled the temptation of the calorie-killer meal, know as Thanksgiving! In the past, a holiday would have been an excuse for falling off of the wagon for the day. Heck, I wouldn't have just fallen off, the wagon would have run me over a few times! But that was then, and this is now! In the battle of me vs. Thanksgiving, I WON! I told my DH that I would allow myself a SMALL piece of dessert, ONLY if I exercised first, so we went for a nice bike ride in the morning.
We went to our friend's house for the holiday, as usual. I resisted the cocktails and chose sparkling water with fresh lime. Despite the fact that my friend told me 'to go off of my diet' for the day, I didn't. I don't want to look at the WAY I eat as something that I'm either on or off of. It's not about deprivation, but instead moderation, and making smart choices. The way I see things now is totally different than the past, and I had no apprehension about facing a big holiday meal. I thought about how long I would have to ride my bike to burn off the calories, and realized that it's just not worth it!
Instead of focusing on the food, I decided instead to have a good time enjoying the company of my DH and our friends. I was careful with my choices and my portions, and yet still enjoyed a holiday dinner. We always watch a Christmas movie after dinner to kick off the holiday season. We laughed, talked, and really had a great time! And yes, since I exercised, I allowed myself a very small piece of pie, which was delicious. I didn't stuff myself like a Thanksgiving turkey, and the best part - NO guilt!