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Tis The Season of Temptation.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Here we go - it's gorging time for everyone but us - I hope. There was a time when I could eat a full plate and seconds at Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixins and not worry about my weight. That was then this is now. However, it all tastes sooooo good. I really like Turkey and without the skin it's safe to eat as much as I want. The rest of the food is a culinary minefield and I'm not going to ask my wife and daughters to prepare special low calorie foods for me. What's a guy to do. Everyone expects Grandma's dressing, mashed potatos, giblet gravy, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce and whatever else she decides to put on the table. Oh yeah - don't forget the Pumpkin and Apple pies and the cake - and you can't have pie without Ice Cream.

ARGHHHH!!! I can't resist it all. I'm weak. I have no control over this so I'll just pile my plate high and stuff my face until I can't move. emoticon NO! NO! NO! I have to find a happy medium. Maybe, just maybe I can accept the fact that my calories are going to be a little high on Thursday and keep my calorie count on the lower side the rest of the week. Maybe, just maybe I can avoid gaining weight this week by paying attention every day of the week. Maybe, just maybe I can get through this week but then I have to face all of those Christmas goodies.

By the time Santa leaves me my lump of coal emoticon I will have struggled through Christmas cookies, Egg Nog, Fudge Brownies, Fruitcake, and the entire Christmas Season food landmine. Then there's Christmas dinner. emoticon

I've ben on maintenance for four months now and I cannot let this Season of Temptation set me back. I think I know what I have to do so now I just have to do it.. I'm hoping that with using portion control, strict tracking, and limiting how much I let my guard down that I can get through this "Season of Temptation". I think I can do it and still enjoy all of the family time.

Enjoy the ride,


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FLGIRL1234 11/29/2012 9:29PM

    You have a good plan of action. i am going to follow in your lead.

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KARENLEIGH32 11/23/2012 5:29PM

    Just remember (as we all should) I think I can, I think I can! The little train made so can we all, just use moderation the rest of the week and make sure to exercise. You and your blog made me realize that I can make it!

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DIDMIS 11/23/2012 12:23AM

    Lew I ate lots of good for me stuff and bad for me stuff but I did NOT eat dessert so that made 141 days w/o dessert and they had good looking desserts.
Hope looking doesn't make you fat. Before I couldn't look LOL Somehow it found my mouth.
I have been on maintenance for over 5 years.

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COCHESE321 11/22/2012 7:37PM

    I weighed in this morning at 200.2 - so you BET I can do this!!! It is one meal out of one day out of the year. But it has the potential for a LOT of regret. Well, not this year. I have on a pair of nice pants that do not have a stretch waist band. I have plenty of foods that I can eat and lots for everyone else. I can have a bite of stuffing. The second bite will taste exactly like the first one - so I need to pay attention to the first bite and be happy. It is NOT now or never. I can make it any day of the year if I want to.

So - Happy Thanksgiving, Lew! Enjoy your meal.

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TEXASFILLY 11/22/2012 8:24AM

    Congratulations, Lew, on your AWE~some success! Reading your blog, I'm reminded of my late beloved Mamaw's wisdom~ "just a li'l taste of everything"~ being all things in moderation. I'm sure you will do just fine because you have success written all over you. Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours! *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon

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GRAMMAP1 11/22/2012 12:47AM

    And don't forget the delicious leftovers. My Family gorges on the Turkey-rice soup i make with plenty of the relish tray veggies that are left. All things in moderation is what I will be repeating to myself this next month. I am sure you will be fine, Lew. You won't want to undo your previous achievements. emoticon

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REXTINE1 11/21/2012 4:57PM

    We are eating out tomorrow, and I expect to blow it a little. It's only once a year.

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KAREN608 11/21/2012 11:33AM

    I've already had a Thanks supper and only had one plate, and no pie or cake tho tons were around me. I have so much to lose, weight, that is, so calories are my enemy. I am learning moderation even in celebration. It always will be a test, won't it? Love your title Season of Temptation!

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GLORYFB80 11/21/2012 10:30AM

    I think I can, I think I can, I KNOW I can!
We had our Thanksgiving in Canada last month but your wonderfully written blog brought home the fact that Christmas with all it's trimmings and goodies is just around the corner!
Lew, I gave up all desserts and this is my 50th day without any and I'm not tempted, but Christmas is going to sorely test me!
I'll keep your blog in mind, you have great plans for not going awry over these holidays!
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HELEN_BR 11/21/2012 8:52AM

    Sounds like you have a plan! Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving. emoticon

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LEB0401 11/21/2012 8:51AM

    Good plan! Mine is similar.

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DABLUECAT 11/21/2012 8:43AM

    Sounds like you have your own Survivor Challenge season!
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