Monday, January 06, 2014
It goes without saying, every Christmas Season, like clockwork, for as long as I can remember, I gain 7 lbs. Hence the name ďSanta 7.Ē Now the season is not officially over in this house until Jan 7, Ukrainian Christmas. We do this to honor the relatives on Rodís momís side. And it gives me a legitimate excuse to leave the decorations up a little longer. Now, I hope Iím not jinxing myself by saying this before the end, but to date, I didnít gain an ounce! And by no means did I refrain from enjoying what the season had to offer. I gave myself license to have what ever I felt I needed. The only difference this year is that I didnít allow myself to have everything I wanted. It was need vs want.
Now, to be fair, there were times when I absolutely needed to have an almond slice, or a chocolate ball, Xmas cake or other specialty, available only at this time. But I only allowed myself 1, no seconds. Beyond 1, it is no longer a need, but a want. And I feel if I live a life of need vs want things will go much better. Iím even hoping to post a loss this week.