Independence from Holiday Overeating
Thursday, July 04, 2013
Without intending to make light of the REAL meaning of America's Independence Day...I am very grateful of the sacrifices of our forefathers...but I am celebrating my own independence from overeating just because I have a day off from work.
We don't have a lot of holiday gatherings at our home any longer. Our extended families live far away, and our children are off with their other families or doing whatever they choose to do on their day off. Nor do we get invited to go hang with others...so it's just hubby and I. But still, I somehow manage to make any holiday an eating frenzy...simply because I have the day off.
I woke up this morning with plans, hopes, dreams, and determination to NOT let that happen today. I've done that before, but always succumbed to the lure of some meaningless food that gets my maintenance plan off track. I am pleased to announce that so far today...I'm golden. I still have a few hours until bedtime, but I'm through the afternoon...the hardest time for me. Not only that...we went for a 3.5 mile run and burned 660 calories. I NEVER do that on a holiday. BONUS!
So Happy Independence Day my Sparky friends! I have plenty of other bad habits to work on...but I know that success breeds success! This is a big hurdle...I've done it once and I can do it again!