Success at the Holiday Party
Sunday, December 23, 2012
I was so nervous about going to my family Christmas party. Like I said in my last blog I have not seen some of these people since 40 pounds ago (last Christmas). Of course everyone noticed. I really felt reasured about my progress. The best compliment of all came from two people. I have two cousins that are absolute health nuts.
The one has tried to give me advice on diet and exercise since I first started gaining weight 5 or 6 years ago. He looked at me and said "Wow." I don't know why but this one compliment made me feel really, really good. Not that I need his validation it is just that he doesn't compliment too many people about anything, and the fact that he complimented me was amazing.
My other health nut cousin pretty much cornered me to tell me in private how amazing I look. I was kind of caught off guard because I didnt really expect a compliment from him, he is not as vocal as my other cousin and has never tried to give me unwarranted advice, which I have always appreciated.
I told them about my intentions for toning up this year and opened up a conversation that I have never had with them. (they work out together in the ones home gym) I felt like I had joined a private club. lol.
I was also surprised at myself for not being tempted with all of the high fat, high calorie food that was available. Apparantly I have conditioned myself well. These foods just didn't seem appealing to me. I chose salmon and lots of greens with just a tablespoon of sweet potatoes.
The other stuff just didn't look yummy, although of course I treated myself to a chocolate drizzled pretzel and a few cocktails, but I didn't over do anything.
Today I am making sugar cookie cut outs with the kids for gifts and a Christmas Eve party at my moms tomorrow. And for the first time I am confident that I can enjoy a cookie without being tempted to eat a half dozen more as well.