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.
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
I will have struggled through Christmas cookies, Egg Nog, Fudge Brownies, Fruitcake, and the entire Christmas Season food landmine. Then there's Christmas dinner.
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,