Saturday, November 28, 2009
Holidays are evil. Families want to see you and stuff you full of fatty goodness and you somehow have to fend them off and stick to your eating plan. Surprisingly, it wasn't too difficult this time around. I'll admit that I dove head first into the small red potatoes and gravy but I steered clear of the dark meat and rolls. I'll further admit it was easy to avoid my favorites, stuffing and green bean casserole, but that's only because there weren't any. Turkey was easy to limit too, thanks to Gramps cooking it too long and it being too dry. I still ate too much but I was pleased to discover a 2 lb loss when I hopped on the scale yesterday morn. Apparently I didn't go too overboard and I'm happy with that! The pounds slide off so slowly but since beginning bellydance I have noticed two inches just melting off my waist. I'm proud of that. I feel so much more aware of myself in my space, in my body. I can feel abdominal muscles. I can feel my back straightening, I feel my chin lifting. I almost feel more graceful.
Battling hunger is still my biggest hurdle. I know I shouldn't be hungry but I still feel it. I've tried to switch out snacks for better ones but my biggest downfall is late night snacking. I've gone to carrots and popcorn but I need to get stricter. I think that if I could cut that snacking out I'd see the pounds come off a lot easier.
School keeps me on my toes. Finals are coming up after next week and I am not prepared, not by a long shot. I just need to dive head first into the books and not come out until it's over. I'm too easily distracted.