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It is to cry!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I had an experience today that proved to me that keeping fit during the Christmas season and not pigging out,

isn't as easy as it looks.

In fact, it's downright hard.

I found that out today. I was at the store, and I saw some of those frosted Christmas cookies,

The ones I just love so much.

And I always have looked forward to.

I picked some up and looked at that forbidden fruit.

but a years worth of habit made me look at the back where the nutrition code was.

I was shocked. It was over 350 calories! And calories I couldn't afford to eat.

So I put it back, or should I say, threw it back.

But not without a lot of tears.

So if you hear anybody saying that surviving the holidays are easy,

It's just not true. It's a lot of baloney!

But, it's worth the struggle.

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    2027 days ago
    What a great milestone! And as usual you presented it so well. May God help you in similar crises as Christmas approaches. We can (and will) do this thing.
    2029 days ago
  • 3016DEBRA
    WOW! But it's so true! A lot of those cute little cookies or muffins have a tone of fat & calories! You made a GREAT decision & I'm proud of you! emoticon emoticon
    2029 days ago
    Funny how looking at the calories and info on the back can change your mind almost all the time now...I remember eating and never noticing it was three servings because I ate it in one.
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    2030 days ago
    It IS worth it--just pick and choose the calories you eat!
    2030 days ago
  • 67YKCEB
    I so understand!! those cookies will get you every time!!
    I found a recipe for a chicken pot pie soup and was so excited ..... until I read that it has over 700 calories per serving ... emoticon
    2030 days ago
  • LINDAK25
    Terrific! You didn't give into temptation. You're right. It's hard work, but worth it!

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    2030 days ago
    Great job!!! You checked out the nutrition and made an excellent choice for yourself! Congratulations!
    2030 days ago
    Oh yes, I know how difficult it is - heck we only just got through Thanksgiving and although I managed to lose within a week what I gain during that fateful day, it does just show that we can't relax for a minute (certainly not for a day). The problem too with these holidays is that we are conditioned that celebrating is about food - and when we relax and get into the party spirit, our control and habit relaxes too - just one cookie, just one piece of cream pie .. yeah right like one of each doesn't add up to a whole days worth of food and then we still eat the meals and have more than normal.

    Your tears help us all to remember - just think, for those not yet at goal, maybe it would not be so bad spending a week to get back to pre-holiday weight but that week could have been a couple of pounds closer to goal. Fortunately for me, I am below goal but if I don't watch it every single day, I will start to see that slippage again - you know, the slipping back on of a couple of pounds here and there as well as that fat slipping down where it shouldn't be he he
    2030 days ago
    Nice job! You have inspired me to pass on the ice cream I wanted to scarf to dull the day. Thank you!
    2030 days ago
    Agreed - crying is better than succumbing and regretting!
    2030 days ago
    How did you get that picture of me crying over those cookies...LOL emoticon
    2030 days ago
    Cute post I enjoyed it and yes I checked calories during thanksgiving too!
    2030 days ago
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