Monday, December 25, 2006

overdid it

Well, predictably, I overdid it yesterday and today. The big extended-family party was on Christmas Eve. I had fun with my family but there were also mountains of food, and a lot of it stuff I would never buy to keep at home: Crackers and cheese spread, various types of chips and dips, candy, cookies, etc. I was in the house with all this food most of yesterday, and kept going back to nibble on something. I would have a hard time even guessing what I ate yesterday.

I have actually journaled today's big breakfast and bigger lunch with my immediate family. I didn't eat dinner until about half an hour ago, and dinner was two slices of toast on sprouted-grain bread with natural peanut butter, celery, an apple, a banana, and green tea. My stomach is still feeling touchy. I haven't counted points for my whole day yet but I think that the week is still salvageable as long as I keep things reasonable from here. At least I got in a run outside in the nice weather.

Unfortunately, there is another Christmas dinner coming up with my in-laws, but the food won't be as good and it will just be a few hours. I think I can do fine if I bring a few healthy dishes of my own to supplement what everyone else is bringing.

I plan to go to a meeting tomorrow, just to keep myself focused. I thought about hitting the After-Christmas Sales, but decided against it, since if I wait a few days the lines will be shorter. I got some really nice gifts and only have a couple of things to return. I don't plan to buy a whole bunch of extra stuff. I have an Ann Taylor gift card to spend, but I think I might save it as a Goal Weight shopping spree.

1 comment:

  1. Dearest, darling Jen - Merry Christmas! You did excellently well in spite of the temptations. You remembered that the main focus of the occasion was being with family and you kept an eye on your food but you weren't obsessive about it and it sounds as though you had a good time.

    As I write this, it's the day after Christmas so last night's meal is a thing of the past. Just take today as a new day. Shopping could be fun or chaotic. Do what makes you happy - maybe a run would feel good, or a nice brisk walk? I know I could use some outside time after being inside in a smokey space for 3 days. Going to a WW meeting would serve the same purpose of getting focused and I honor you for seeking one out. Me, I'll be on the road on the way home with pitstops at McDonalds where I know there are clean bathrooms, diet coke, and low-point ice cream cones if I feel I need a treat. It will be good to be home - I'm sure you are feeling the same.


"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07