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The View from Temptation Island


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Ah, Christmas. Because of my faith, it's a very special time for me. I also love the twinklikng lights and the decorations and giving special gifts. I have to admit, however, that I am struggling with all the food that surrounds me. I am out of the controlled environment of home. It's great to visit family but oh my goodness! It's like Temptation Island around here!

Every year, my precious mom asks what I want her to fix for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Every year we talk about not having so much "sweet" stuff. Every year, she caves in to tradition and does what she's always known. It's ok in that I don't want everyone else to have to do what I do, that's not fair, but I'm here to tell you that no one in the family "needs" all those goodies! I won't even describe them all since I don't want to make my mouth start watering all over the keyboard!

So, how will I deal? Well, I've already worked out and I've committed to my accountability partner to report in daily. That is helping. Who wants to waste a good workout??!!! I will have some treats but I'm concentrating on not eating past full. I can also workout again later today.

OMG! THE SMELLS AS I TYPE THIS ARE OVERWHELMING!! AHHHHH!

Ok. Sorry about that. I'm back now from my little cyber-panic. Here's what I'm going to do. I'm going to go get dressed and head out for a little shopping. (I'm done with my Christmas shopping; I just like to get in everyone else's way! Although, I did pack everything in the car EXCEPT the bag with all my personal items. I had to go buy unmentionables last night! teehee) At least I'll be away from house and the incredible aroma of the old-fashioned Apple Cake might dissipate a little! Maybe if I tell myself that apples are "healthy" it will make me not want to eat it..... Yeah, the paradoxical approach to weight loss, that's it. (Too bad my nose ain't buyin' it!)

Well, I'm going to sign off for now. This has been Sheila reporting from Temptation Island. Over and out (of the kitchen.)

Merry Christmas!! Remember the reason for the season!
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PAULINLIM 12/24/2009 3:53PM

    I hear ya! Stay strong and do like Catherine says-- chew gum! It works. So does getting out of the house. Good for you.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 12/24/2009 10:51AM

    I sympathize! I have had luck with chewing gum when I don't want to be constantly grazing.

Merry Christmas!
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