I don't do too bad with Christmas holiday eating usually. It's 10 years this month that I moved from my hometown to the city where I now live, about 2 hrs by car away. Since my family is not here, it's easier to refuse foods that I shouldn't have. And because mother-in-law likes to have the whole family at her house for Christmas supper, I don't even have to cook a turkey or fixings! Woo-hoo!!! Well, no, wait.... she does make awesome homemade pies. *sigh* I swear I wait all year for them, because I don't eat pie except when we visit the in-laws. This past Thanksgiving (back in October for the Canadians), I had good portions for the supper, remembered to save room for dessert, and got to sample 3 kinds of pie.... I cut them each in half and gave the other halves to My Guy. It was the first time I hadn't overeaten at a turkey supper, ever.
Can I just skip right over the turkey stuffing horror stories, too? :-P
What does kill me, though, is the week between Christmas & New Year. My Guy & I usually take a week's vacation that week, and I don't do well when there's no set schedule to work with. I can easily consume well over 3000 calories in a day when on vacation, and that's cutting back from what I *used* to do! Boredom is one of my worst enemies in this war against the weight.
This year will be somewhat different during that week. Work commitments put me in a spot where it would be best if I worked that week, and in early January is when My Guy & I will take our week off. I am taking holidays before Christmas, but I know I'll be busy.
My plan is to keep a regular eating schedule. I've tried to do this on a few shorter vacations and the occasional days off, with some measure of success. I'm not looking to lose weight this holiday season, I just want to maintain instead of gain.
Oh.... and make sure My Guy gets all the chocolate goodies that happen to make it into the house. :-D
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| current weight: 173.0