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Friday, December 10, 2010

I"ve decided to do the best I can in December on eating and not worry about losing, just hold my own. Last night I attended a Chamber event that honored our newly elected local officials. I paid $40 to attend this event and it being heavy hors doeuvres, is intended to be dinner. At WW someone suggested I eat in advance but knowing what food to expect, that was not a choice. The choice is to not go; because if you are paying $40 to eat and drink, you eat and drink.
They had a beautiful fruit and cheese tray and I started out with lovely cherries and some grapes. Then the buffet included coconut shrimp, bacon wrapped scallops, filet mignon tidbits, cheese stuffed pasta, barbecue chicken on a stick, eggrolls, and bruschetta. It was all delicious and I had a modest plate full. There were a few desserts but I had one small lemon square and a chocolate cookie and I was full. There was nary a vegetable in site, except the tomato/mozzarella combo to put on the toast. So filling up on the veggies wasn't an option. I had 2 glasses of wine.
The good news is that last year, at this same event, I would have gone back for seconds on my favorite things and tasted all of the desserts and I certainly would not have stopped at one lemon square so there is progress. And probably another glass of wine too.
So I have made progress in paying more attention to what and how much I eat.
I was talking with a friend who had lost 25 lbs last year and she has maintained. She asked how I felt about my weight and I said I felt good at the weight I'm at and she said that I should probably be happy then. We compared arms. My big bones and her tiny wrist. She is in a size 6 and a size 6 would fit on one leg of mine. I am a big boned woman so I can' t expect to be tiny and skinny. Even my sister is smaller boned than me.

But I am not giving up on getting into WW after the first of the year. I just have to get past December. At least I will have made a good plan and an attempt to get into it. I weigh less than I did last year at this point so that is progress and my clothes fit better so there you are. Thanks for reading. Later.
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    I agree with you: sometimes just staying in one place IS progress! Keep going and don't give up! The changes in your attitude are really significant!

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    You're doing great !
    Keep up the good work !
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    The important thing is that you were aware of what you were eating and you made the best choices of what was available. Cogratulations on tackling a problem in the best way possible.

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    Just keep on keepin' on!!!!You're doing great and the fact that you were mindful of what you were eating at the party was wonderful...it's too bad, tho' that no one thought of having a veggie platter or something! emoticon
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  • LADYJ6942
    Gratz on preogress and good choices at the holiday party. It can be tought be little nibbles arent the end of the world and allow you to taste more without over doing it.
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    Congrats on your progress! I also have made kind of the same decision for this month. I am not going to go hog-wild or anything, I am going to keep doing what I've been doing and try to maintain my weight during the holidays.
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    Good for you ... there is a life out there with more to focus on than food!
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