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Oh boy! Approaching Family Birthday season and I'm already feeling gassy and bloated just thinking

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I got bloated and gave myself gas today just thinking about the dreaded family birthdays. We have a couple of birthdays in February, a couple in March, quite a few in May, a few more in June and July, all the way into October. Don't get me wrong, I love both my families (hubby's extended and my extended family) What I mean are the cakes, treats and restaurant meals I will be partaking in. My willpower for cake is not very strong. For example, tonight we celebrated my hubby's birthday. I portioned out my food during the day, to allow for the "extra"at dinner, but I didn't account for the honkin' huge piece of cake I hoovered. Now as i write this, i feel so blah, and now that it's late, I can't do my cardio either. No biggie as this wasn't a strength training day for me, but, still, I have been very diligent in doing my cardio EVERY day. And now I have gas. Great. When I worry or overthink things, I get bloated and tooty. I know exactly what i will do as my brain is working overtime here. I am going to arm myself with celery, raisins and crunchy peanut butter. I think I can still eat a sliver of cake, or enjoy the restaurants' entree salads, (my fav is raw spinach salad with walnuts, grilled chicken, tangerine slices drizzled with raspberry vinaigrette dressing), without compromising me. The celery, raisins and peanut butter I will use a backup. (or maybe a handful of almonds, or a yogurt). Yup, I'm ready now....bring on the birthdays and cravings. I'm so ready for it.
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