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Post-Christmas lunch reflection

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Well, that's that so far as I'm concerned. A day and a bit expunged from my SparkMemory and as of this moment, I'm back on the wagon. Won't be eating anything else today - the mere thought of food makes my stomach feel a bit unruly.

It was nice while it lasted . . . though to be honest, it wasn't quite as nice as I expected, I really can't eat all that much at once any more, not without indigestion. Started feeling a bit like a forcefed goose myself. The 200g bag of bombay mix was definitely a mistake. Must be the SparkInfluence. I'm sure it's not guilt. I clearly haven't got the capacity I had, pre-Spark, for eating a lot of very rich food at once. To say nothing of junk food.

Hope I remember this next time the oppo comes along for untrammelled gluttony. That'll be on new year's eve. Thank goodness I'll be out for the evening. I'll stick to wine.

There's half a Christmas pud in my kitchen, any takers?

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LTMURPHY7 12/26/2012 8:56AM


No thanks . I'm back to my regular food

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OFGREENGABLES 12/26/2012 8:55AM

    I felt so sick after supper - then I tracked and it wasn't bad - it was that I had so much dessert I had a headache

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LRSILVER 12/26/2012 8:53AM

    No thanks on the pudding.
good luck with meeting your goals.

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LOOKINGUP2012 12/26/2012 8:40AM

    I've been to that force fed goose place before myself, and I'm never going back. emoticon

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DJSHIP46 12/26/2012 8:26AM

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LIFETIMER54 12/26/2012 8:12AM


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INGMARIE 12/26/2012 8:09AM

    we can trade, i have a cake, italian cassata, YUMMY.
but you are right, eating is not what it used to be. emoticon

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NEPTUNE1939 12/26/2012 8:08AM

    I enjoyed every Bite! emoticon

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THEIS58 12/26/2012 8:02AM

    back on food wagon indeed!

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MIMIDOT 12/26/2012 8:01AM

    You and me both. I felt ill after a day of junk food. And I didn't eat that much. Sweets don't agree with my stomach any more. Guess we had better eat what is good for us and let the rest go. Hope you have a Happy New Year!

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FARIS71 12/26/2012 7:40AM

    My capacity for stuffing myself isn't the same either. Although I forced it a bit the last few days.

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CFMOSS 12/26/2012 7:34AM

    Happy Day to you. New one. Holidays are almost done.

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TDEMAIO2 12/26/2012 7:33AM

    emoticon I was so looking forward to all the food and like you it was not as GREAT as I thought it was going to be- SO getting back on the wagon is going to be easy emoticon

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BECKYANNE1 12/26/2012 7:29AM

    Same here. Although I watched what I ate at my meals, I indulged a bit too much on cookies, etc. and boy did my stomach feel it. Not a good situation. Back to normal today!

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ANDY_54 12/26/2012 7:19AM

    Yep, I'm in the same boat...saw the food, even made a lot of it myself, but ate sensibly which is the odd feeling I equate with what you might have felt. However, being spectacularly tired by the time I returned home--I ate quite a bit. Hm, a lesson in there somewhere! Take care and thanks for the blogs, you have shared some wonderful insights.

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TORTISE110 12/26/2012 6:56AM

    I have loved reading this thread. Like so many who posted here, I have been really consistent for so long with my eating that yesterday, when I indulged in things I have often walked away from...cookies, a rich entree, I did not go overboard. It just felt so odd and unlike me. I think that some of the rich foods still in our house may well just get wasted. So be it.

My new normal is healthy, as it seems to be for so many in this thread. Yay, US!

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AMARILYNH 12/26/2012 6:42AM

    I'm SO with you - it feels good to be back 'on plan'!

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SENIMMO 12/26/2012 6:17AM

    Even in the hospital I'm managing a few holiday treats, my son got a new stainless steel juicer from my mother-in-law, so yesterday he made me red grapefruit juice. Yummy, now I'm back to bed and a nap. enjoy the rest of your holiday.

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CATHGREEN8 12/26/2012 4:21AM

    Ok, I want a bite of that pudding! I ate what I wanted, but not nearly as much as usual. Didn't even consider seconds of anything, ate absolutely nothing to be polite, only picked my favorites, skipped the bread. Even dumped a half glass of wine as my gut was feeling a bit acidy. Did not stuff for once, and feel so much better for it.

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KRISUA 12/26/2012 4:14AM

    Wow, a good girl!

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OLIVIANIGHT 12/26/2012 4:04AM

    We bought profiteroles and apple pie and pannetone and ice cream for dessert, but by the time we got there I just didn't want any. It was a bizarre feeling when normally I eat myself sick.
Yay for SP I suppose (the pie looked SO tasty).

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POPSY190 12/26/2012 1:36AM

    At the end of Boxing Day here. Leftovers eaten up, no more chocolates. New Year will be celebrated but not with food!

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PCASEY7 12/26/2012 12:29AM

    I can so relate to your blog and am feeling a bit overstuffed not interested in the pudding.

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LIS193 12/25/2012 11:28PM

    The anticipation is always sweeter than the food itself...
New Year's Eve is less than a week away - you'll remember :)

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ALDEBARANIAN 12/25/2012 10:04PM

    I guess this is what happens when you downsize your tram. Nice to know you'll be able to get just as much pleasure from smaller meals. Isn't nice to be on track for getting done what you need to this time without making a bunch of new year's resolutions?

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LOUISE3518 12/25/2012 9:16PM

  aweeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...... sorry you had to find out this way. But, you know what, it makes for a lasting reminder...and somehow the NEED RUSH... isn't that needed so much. I found that out a few times.... and then I go and do it again.... the need rush trips me... and I start putting the brakes on.
Wine and ME are not a duo anymore.... rather eat and chew :) Happy Christmas....

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REGILIEH 12/25/2012 7:49PM

    Not me! I didn't eat too much but I am exhausted! I had 9 for dinner on the 23rd. Today I had 10 for dinner and tomorrow I have 8 for dinner. I might not ever eat or cook or wait on people again!

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IMEMINE1 12/25/2012 7:29PM

    Merry Christmas. emoticon

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MARYBETH4884 12/25/2012 6:59PM

    Being over stuffed is never fun. Just ask the Christmas turkey!

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DOVESEYES 12/25/2012 6:53PM

    Know what you mean I couldn't eat as much as last year, no thanks on the pud.

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CATLADY52 12/25/2012 6:23PM

    No thanks on the pudding. I'm saving myself for roast chicken, carrots and gooey noodles. Maybe something for dessert. Have a good rest of the year.

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MARYJEANSL 12/25/2012 6:14PM

  Know what you mean - I haven't been able to eat much because I am not feeling well - I look at the food and feel ill. I hope your Christmas was wonderful in many other ways.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 12/25/2012 6:10PM

    Thanks for this post, Chuck. It reminds me I still have trifle left over! Hahaha! Nom nom.

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    I am proud of all you have achieved, and learned this year.
I am also very grateful for all the wonderfully wonder-filled blogs you have posted.
Thankful for you being you.
Wishing you a Very Happy & HEALTHY New Year.
May your year 2013 be filled with many joys, few if any woes, and abundant HEALTH.
And may you be blessed with many more wonder-filled years.

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DALID414 12/25/2012 4:50PM

    Live, eat, and learn!

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HUNGRYWOMAN2 12/25/2012 4:03PM

    You have learned well. It is interesting how our tastes and appetites change.
No thank you for the pudding-I had a homemade cinnamon roll for breakfast. My significant other is bored, and that is a trigger to eat for him. I try and avoid all that is put in front of me.
You are correct in that all can be put behind and we can begin with a clean slate.
Hope you are having a Happy Holiday. emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 12/25/2012 3:59PM

    Nope, no takers!

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LYNCHD05 12/25/2012 3:59PM

    We have not had our dinner het.....I am on the west coast so it is only 1:00. It is good to read this blog before it is my turn to eat my turkey dinner. I don't want to feel stuffed!
Merry Christmas and many thanks to you for your inspiring blogs.

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HARMONIUM 12/25/2012 3:57PM

    You are already on the road to recovery! Cheers!

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MICKEYH 12/25/2012 3:44PM

    Mary Xmas to you !! Hope you had lots of gift and enjoy the every bit of your day.

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LIVEDAILY 12/25/2012 3:41PM

    emoticon Happy Christmas!
I'll pass on the pudding, thank you. I still can't smell or taste much of anything. I'll occasionally get a slight whiff of something...this morning I thought I smelled my coffee brewing...I look at it this way, at least I won't be tempted to overindulge! But this has been one of the worst sinus infections I've ever had. I had such plans for the week, too!! Like you, I've learned I cannot indulge in foods that I once enjoyed. Thank goodness!! Who knew we'd get excited over fresh veggies, salads, and whole wheat pasta??

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IAMWINNING 12/25/2012 3:11PM

    Sometimes you can just get peeved with Sparks for 'ruining' a good gluttonous feast, huh! : ) I'm glad you enjoyed your feast.

You learned something from this experience, and I doubt you'll forget it. Now if only I could say the same for myself. I'm feeling stuffed from my 'lunch' (burp).

Hope you've been having a great Christmas Day.

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DR1939 12/25/2012 2:58PM

    We had lots of rich food last night. It's back on track today for me too.

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CAMEOANDLACE 12/25/2012 2:54PM

    I know what you mean. I have to keep reminding myself not to try to eat what I used to. But, memory keeps trying to make me think I want it still. I often finish something and tell my DH to remind me to cut back, that even if I can have the calories I felt too full.

Good for you. We are making changes the Spark way!

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XTINA46 12/25/2012 2:52PM

    I feel the same way after too much turkey dinner! didn't eat THAT MUCH but it was definitely TOO MUCH and I felt sick for the rest of the evening.
One of the things I am going to do is re-tool my Spark page for the new year -- and start blogging at bit myself -- plus keep track of my exercise with Spark People. (For food tracking, I love my little App on iPhone called Lose It)
Anyway, Happy Hols to you and your cats -- keep on keeping on. You are succeeding and with remarkable spirit and aplomb, no matter what muddy fields you cross (literal and figurative) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KIPPER15 12/25/2012 2:51PM

    Your attitude is great. Back at it tomorrow! emoticon

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CHANGING-TURTLE 12/25/2012 2:44PM

    emoticon We need to give are salves some slack once in awhile emoticon

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