Sunday, April 08, 2012
I didn't get much sleep (about 3 hours) but that's nothing new, of course. I went over to Mom's, expecting to help her cook. She already had most of it done....I came just in time to help her finish up and, of course, do all the dishes. (She keeps telling me that's what daughters are for, but Hmmm.....I wonder) lol
It was a small event, being as how all of our family is scattered over the states. But her boyfriend's family popped in here and there later in the day.
I am proud to say that there was *AWESOME* food, and yes, I did partake in everything that was made, but I am also proud to say that I ate normal helpings, and I didn't go back for seconds. I kept myself in check amongst the glorious food.
We even made an angel food cake, cut the top off of it, scooped out a "trough" and put chocolate chip ice cream in it, replaced the top and then smothered it in whipped cream and decorated it with Peeps. It was a cute holiday cake. Did I eat some? OF COURSE! But only one small piece! It was so very good...I don't get sweets very often... and I did want to go back to get another piece, but I resisted and I won that battle! My Mom, however, had 3 pieces and admitted that she wanted to get a fourth, but refrained. Of course, my Mom is about as skinny as they come......too bad I didn't get her genes!!
But overall, it was an awesome day! I got to be with my Mom (which is always awesome!), and I had good food with NO GUILT because I had the willpower to control myself. I can't even explain how proud that makes me, considering my never-ending battle with food!
The only downer of the day was when Mom handed me the pictures she'd had developed from Christmas and our trip to the beach in February. Looking at those pictures was a downer for me, because no matter how many times I see pictures of myself, I just can't believe how BIG I am! And truth be told, I don't feel that big, so seeing pictures that prove it tend to make me depressed. However, I raised my chin high and didn't let it spoil my wonderful holiday, because I knew that even though I may look like that NOW....I am still on my way to becoming a better and skinnier me!