Give me Some Slack!!!
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
It is Christmas, it only comes once a year, and I cook all my favorite Christmas goodies. I am making turkey breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, collard greens with bacon, biscuits and pumpkin pie. I had a small 1 & 7/8 oz bag of chips and a diet coke. I had a little Christmas candy while I waited for my Christmas Dinner to cook. I eat this dinner around 1:00, I eat one serving. Then around 5:30 I have one more serving and my slice of pie.
I savor every bite I eat and enjoy it as much as anyone can. I only get meals like this two times a year, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I go over my calorie allotment for the day on these two days. The other days of the year I eat with in my calorie allotment most days. Last year I did not eat like this, I pigged out from Thanksgiving until January. I gained 10 pounds. With eating right and exercise I took those 10 pounds off and a few more before Thanksgiving came around again. This year I gained 4 pounds after Thanksgiving and have already taken that off and then some.
I am giving myself some slack today. Not going to obsess about how many calories and how much fat is in my food. I am going to enjoy every bite. I am going to enjoy the company of my Hubby and friends. I am going to enjoy my holiday, it only comes once a year. It is not how much you eat between Thanksgiving and Christmas that you need to worry about , it is how much you eat between Christmas and Thanksgiving.