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The Food Ambush

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Well it has been three days since I was able to have full access to Sparkpeople. And it was three days of full of eating, I must admit.

Wednesday, the 26th Mom and I drove down to Florida... which means I was able to have a healthy breakfast at least. I did stick to my planned meal at Wendy's, but I'm afraid it didn't hold me very well. I did resist getting any snacks at the gas station, so yay for me! But my aunt fixed dinner... and I faithfully wrote down what she had cooked for us and recorded my portions in a notebook so I could log it later. It was not in the least bit healthy. And unfortunately, it wasn't all that tasty either... so I only had a little bit of her dinner, but then I was still hungry by the time we got to dessert. So I'm afraid I did not stick to my one desert a day plan... and I went over my calorie allowance by a good bit.

Thursday I did manage to have just fruit for breakfast, and then I went out for an hour of exercise. I got in 30 minutes of walking and 30 minutes of jogging intervals. And I did have a small lunch, of mini sandwiches on potato rolls... not the best choice, I know. And then we had a HUGE get together where absolutely EVERYBODY in the family plus some extras came to dinner and so I filled my plate up with a little bit of everything. I tried to take more veggies than anything else, but even the veggies had breading and milk and extra beef bouillion and whatnot in it... and then there was an entire table of desserts... but I managed to do about 150 calories better than on Wednesday, but still over my allowances.

Today I did manage to get my eating a bit back under control, but I think part of that is because half of the relatives departed today so the house was much quieter and things became much more relaxed and food became a "eat what you want, because I'm not fixing anything!" situation, which meant I could make my own meals without hurting someone's feelings because I didn't eat their food.

Tomorrow is the "clean the house and put away all the Christmas Decorations Day." Tomorrow is also supposed to be a jogging day for me. And it's supposed to rain in the AM.
We shall see what happens.

I'm pretty sure that I've gained back some of the weight that I had lost... but I am not too worried about it. I have shown myself that I CAN lose weight. And I know what I have to do in order to continue on the right path to my goal. So even if I'm taking a few days to celebrate the holidays with my family and friends, I will be all right.

I will be driving back to Atlanta on Sunday, so I will not be able to weigh in that day. Then I'm attending an all night party and breakfast with a bunch of my friends from high school and college... so I won't be weighing in until January First! Wow! I get my first peek of the year at the scale after a week of routine disruption and much food and alcohol consumption... Should be interesting!

I hope you all are having loads of fun with your families and enjoying the holiday season.
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  • no profile photo CD12063550
    Don't worry too much over the extra food you might have consumed...say positive and think if all the goals that you managed to keep. You tracked your food, you jogged, and I'm sure you realized that you were eating too much but holidays and family can get stressful!

    Keep up the good work!
    2941 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    you have to forget what you did not do and start doing what is right. emoticon
    2942 days ago
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