So I have a horrible sweet tooth. At home over Thanksgiving I at way to many desserts and now with going home for 3 weeks over the holiday season, I had to come up with something to stop myself from binging again, but still let myself relax and enjoy friends and family. I blogged about this but here are my two main rules that will help me I feel. One of the comments on my blog here was "This should be known as a Moderate's Guide to Christmas" so I figured I'd post my top rules here.
#1 Nothing out of a wrapper
I won't eat any store-bought treats this year. There are plenty of homemade ones that are so much better. A Snickers shaped like Santa is not special, my mom's peanut butter blossoms are. I'd rather use my calories on those.
#2 Treats are only for dessert
I can enjoy a cookie as dessert after a lunch no problem, but I don't need to grab one because its three in the afternoon and I'm walking by the cookie jar. A slice of pie after dinner is ok, but not another one late at night.
I think these two rules most of all will help me with my grazing problem, since there are always red and green M&Ms or something sitting out on our coffee table. If I stick by these, I think that'll cut out 75% of the sugar from last year, while still allowing myself to fully enjoy all aspects of the season. That's what moderation is about, isn't it?
Merry Christmas all
I'm 5'8" stinks being shorter
Summer 2011- 215 lbs. Peak weight
Christmas 2011- 200 lbs
Start of summer 2012- 170 lbs
September 2012- Made my goal of competing at feather weight for Bjj (under 149 with a little water cut)
Now I'm just trying to maintain around 152ish to leave me in easy cutting range. Also trying to relax and eat more like a normal person now, balancing enjoying life and staying healthy.
| current weight: 21.6 over