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Monday, February 18, 2013

For several years now, a big group of my friends from different states has gotten together a couple of times a year. In the summer, we go camping. In the winter, we have a camp-in at a centrally located friend's house. It's a weekend of reconnection, fun, and, of course, food.

I brought a big veggie tray, some low calorie but packed with flavour red lentil and chipotle hummus, some white bean hummus, and the fixings to make sweet potato, quinoa, and peanut butter stew. I started out really well, but my resolve flagged around the time my friend brought out her homemade tres leches cake. I definitely overdid it, and went over my calories that day.

On the upside, I made myself get up at 6:30 in the morning, before anyone else was awake, and take a 3 mile walk in the 7 degree cold. Then, later in the day, we took the kids sledding. Climbing that hill was definitely a good workout! We also took a walk to the local (awesome) thrift shop. It wasn't as much walking as I'd been doing, but it definitely felt good to be active.

In life, there will always be temptations. And part of living life is knowing when to resist and when to accept those temptations. I need to work on being satisfied with just a taste of something.

How do you respond to temptations? Any tips or tricks that have worked well for you in situations like this?
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