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A week of indulgences.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

With today being Fat Tuesday and this week coming with Valentines day, you may end up with a few overindulgences that you may not normally take in. I don't personally come from an area that is trying to get in all the festivities today with the King Cakes and the alcohol and the foods you won't be able to eat until Easter, but I know some people will be enjoying this day. It's one thing to enjoy a little because it's on your normal indulgence in moderation, but on holidays like these, you may overindulge more than you would on the days you allow yourself a little something.

Then Valentines day will show up, full of chocolates and treats and you may not be able to stop yourself from eating the whole thing.

Fortunately holidays don't show up too often and it's okay to indulge a little. Just don't go so overboard that you'll be feeling it in the morning. Even if it's just a lot of cake, cookies or candy, you'll still be feeling it because it's not part of your normal diet now and your body will fight back when you're done with the binge.

So go out and enjoy the holiday, but remember the reason for the holidays, which is usually family time, no matter what religion (or lack thereof) you come from. As long as you can enjoy yourself you'll be fine. Don't give into temptations if it makes you feel bad, just enjoy the things you'd like to enjoy and don't feel like you need to indulge because everyone else is.

Have fun, but don't go overboard! Know your limits and be safe!
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    1890 days ago
  • KAREN608
    Another holiday. First thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years, then Valentines day? eat eat and more eating? It does seem many holidays are about eating, aren't they? If you want some candy, eat a bit less on the meals for the day to balance out the calories, or do more activities. Remember Tigger.
    1891 days ago
    I don't celebrate Fat Tuesday for my religion, so I didn't have to worry about that, but I will be celebrating Valentine's Day with my husband. He doesn't drink at all, and I very seldom enjoy spirits, but I'm going to go ahead and crack open a bottle of champagne on Friday and we're having a Valentine's dinner. I will make sure I track what I eat and savor every bite, or sip, lol. I know that my husband has bought me a box of my favorite chocolates, but I'm going to do what I always do and portion control. I will only eat a serving and make sure it is part of my alotted calories. My problem is that Easter is coming and those dang Cadbury Creme Eggs kill me!!! I will not give in to temptation!!!! LOL
    1892 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Fat Tuesday and I have been behaving well today. I never have been one that has gone overboard on this day. In fact today, I have been so busy that I actually am under my limits in food. As for Valentines Day, we don;t go all out for that day either, so won't have to worry about over-doing.
    1892 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    So true! I asked my husband to skip chocolates but we will go out to a nice dinner on Friday. He is still my Valentine so I am going to enjoy a delicious dinner but won't go overboard!
    Keep on sparking! emoticon
    1892 days ago
    just another day, would love to be in New Orleans one time but maybe another time
    1892 days ago
    Fat Tuesday! How appropriate as I am going to dinner at a cute little diner in Placerville called Buttercup. It has terrific old fashion milkshakes-- the kind that are made with real ice cream and they pour it into a glass and top it with whipped cream and a cherry. Then they give you the rest that is left in the metal container it is made in! It also has great hamburgers. Yes, definitely, Fat Tuesday! emoticon
    1892 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/12/2013 7:05:13 PM
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