Looking back at Christmas

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Gained 3 pounds over Christmas! Dang it, I was doing so good! But, that's ok. At least it wasn't the 5+ pounds that I used to gain over each Holiday!

I learned some things about myself that I can now work on:

I learned that it's not the left overs, or deserts (well, a bit of them) that make me overeat, so much, as the finger foods! If it's small, and in front of me, or within arms reach, it's in my mouth! God bless hubby for pointing that out to me! Next time, I'll stand at the counter, or somewhere else, as long as those trays are on the table!

I'm going to have to have a chat with my daughter's mother-in-law, since that's where we go for major dinners, about either clearing the table sooner, or shoving everyone away from the table sooner. She is being very supportive of my diet, so this may not be a bad thing.

I also learned that I DO have will power! And, I have the power to change other people's eating habits by my example! When offered pie and cake for desert, I asked for a small piece for hubby, and then I took a bite, or two, from him, and was satisfied. It heartened me to see most everyone else at the table taking pieces much smaller than they had had at Thanksgiving! Ray, the Patriarch of the house, took 1/4 pie pieces at Thanksgiving, from all 4 of the pies, and this time only a 1/8 piece of apple.

Because I didn't eat as much, I was more awake afterwards for the presents, and chat. I felt better the next day because I wasn't still bloated. I hadn't pigged out on the stuffing and gravy, (as I used to do) so I probably didn't gain as much as I did over last Christmas.
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    Thanks for sharing. Yeah, I had my share of what I like to call "mindless gnoshing" over Christmas and finger foods are always so sticky for me. I swear I could live on snacks! I love them! Very proud of you for standing up to the goodies and being such an encouragment to others. My family with the exception of my father does not watch what they eat one iota so holidays are tough for me too. I am very encouraged by your post. Thanks again!
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