Thursday, December 13, 2012
Day 5: So I decided to take the SparkPeople sugar challenge thing. This is one of the hardest times of years for me in terms of weight gain. When it comes to sweets, if they are readily available and everyone else is doing it, I dive right in and throw all self-control out the window. I'm also a stress eater. So yeah...add little sleep (i.e. high stress) to Christmas cookies, cakes, candy, etc everywhere and Christmas parties and get togethers and then throw in a avoiding-sugar-challenge thing for good measure, and I just might go crazy by the end of it. But, I may also come out of the holidays actually weighing less than when I went in. We'll see...hoping to gain some control of these sugar cravings. So part of the challenge is to blog about how you did for the day: Today I finished up making Christmas cookies with kids...and I ate only one. This is a big accomplishment for me. Normally I would have sampled one from each batch that went into the oven, you know, to make sure they're done and edible...wouldn't want anyone getting sick on my cookies. But yeah, I limited myself to just one. The rest are in the freezer bagged up to leave the house soon, so I think I had a pretty successful day in terms of that. Oh, I forgot I also had a small biscotti I got from one of my Sunday School students with my coffee after dinner. Tomorrow is a Christmas party...I am currently working on mentally preparing myself to eat a taste of something and throw my plate away and turn the focus to those around me rather than the tempting food on the table. I can do this.