ve a lot coming up!! But don't panic -- there are a lot of things you can do to make it easier. Here are some ideas:
December 19 or 20: Catered lunch at work.
It's only one lunch- they just don't know the exact date.
December 21: Classroom Christmas parties -- The kids don't get to touch any of the food. Teachers handle and serve it- wearing gloves.
December 21: Work Christmas party. I'm really not too concerned about this- although one of my coworkers went to culinary school and she's bringing something.
December 21: Church Christmas party. I do plan on eating a lighter lunch/breakfast on this day, but not all of the food will be out at once. In fact, they're having a "bake-off" contest. People say parties are about spending time with people- not food. NOT with this group. It's pretty much about the food.
December 22: Traditional shopping trip - It's more likely to be a lunch buffet. I do plan on bringing snacks for when I'm shopping- at Walmart and Target. No food court options, fortunately.
December 24: Chinese food - Chinese food is something I tend to do on a regular basis, so there are no worries here!
December 25: I actually don't drink, but I do really love all of the food that's part of a traditional Christmas dinner. It's probably one of my favorite meals- and, unfortunately, I'm one of those people who ALWAYS has room for dessert.
Thing is, with everything right together, and being constantly exposed to these things, I know it's just going to start chipping away at me- little by little. Each event is going to get harder and harder to hold back, and that makes me very nervous. It also doesn't help that I'm a recovering binge-eater who is still in a very fragile state.
There is a part of me that is even considering just enjoying myself without worrying about it for these specific events, but make sure I have my snacks, breakfasts, lunches, and dinners outside these events top-notch. I've become addicted to plain FF Greek yogurt with agave, cinnamon, and fruit (grilled pineapple is my FAVORITE).
And, truthfully, this is really a once-a-year thing. I honestly only eat at this buffet once a year. I never go to parties/events like this. And truthfully, even if I put on a few pounds during that week, most of it will probably be because my weigh-in day is the day after Christmas. And, who knows? Maybe it'll trick my body to get such a huge influx of food after a few weeks of really watching what I eat.
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| current weight: 199.8