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Choices for dining when visiting my children cooking feasts

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

And I did not choose so wisely!

DD2 and crew "cooked" a Christmas Eve feast. They do not have appetizers or have any chips in their house. They are more whole food, clean eating for the adults and try what you can with the kids. My choices were great.
My choices while completing my cooking for the families, not so much. I got to capture the candied pecans falling off rolls. Sampled a few cookies to ensure they were done right. Had a White Russian nightcap when I got home (I blame my cousin). I cried no blues; they were my choices and I submitted honest tracking!

I left my control home at DD1's house.
"Nibbles" as SIL2 called them were provided.

Bacon wrapped scallops and sliced Italian meats were keto-friendly but coronary artery enemies yet I had "some". It was their first hosting of a festive dinner and they aimed to please.

I ate a taste of everything, only one serving each but that put me waaay over my hoped for limits. I finally had a piece of my bread (in the foreground) wrapped around ham.
No desert both nights!

I may not get on the scale until 2019!

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    Tish already said it, but I’ll dig up some of the recent studies if you need proof: it ain’t the saturated fat to blame!
    Even with my recent indulgences in pasta & Tex-Mex, my weight has remained stable. My metabolism seems to be “normalizing” which is cause for great rejoicing! Happy New Year honey!!!
    554 days ago
  • ALICIA363
    OMG the olive penguins are so cute! I hope I remember that for next year ... or maybe New Year's!
    Sounds like a delicious time full of family memories. Way to go being judicious about consumption.
    556 days ago
    You did grrrreat!
    Love those little penguins.
    I had a tiny serving of loaded baked potato casserole (great for a crowd), plenty of prime ribs, and just the nuts off the top of a slice of pecan pie...and way too much champagne, wine and eggnog with rum!
    I feel yucky if I eat too many carbs!
    A 2019 weigh-in sounds perfect for me,too!
    556 days ago
    The food at the party looked amazing! Fat doesn't cause coronary artery disease. Sugar does.

    I sampled lots of things off plan for a few days - cake, ice cream, cookies, candy, soda. Not a serving usually but some and I lost 4 pounds. LOL.

    556 days ago
    It's only one day and it's meant to be a celebration. It seems you used marvelous restraint. Starting today our meals will be healthier. emoticon
    556 days ago
    I'm with BARBARAJ73, on each of her points. She beat me to making them.

    I partook of the roast lamb, made the mashed potatoes without added fat or salt, allowing son to season to his own taste... I added a little Brummel and Brown to mine. For dessert after our outdoor walk (last great weather day for a while), we had a full ounce candy cane apiece. His was Pina colada flavored, mine very cherry. Extra mug of decaf with the candy cane, too. Through the timing tracking for the OT out the window.

    Yep, progress, not perfection, and there is a reason for a holiDAY, and it's all good. Let's just not let it become a holi-WEEK, or worse a holi-MONTH. And come New Year's day, perhaps that scale will be kind to you! emoticon emoticon
    556 days ago
    LOVE those olive penguins. I know I saw this recipe on SP. Now . . . gotta try it!

    Today is a new day! Can't be perfect, but ca aim for progress!
    556 days ago
    Miscellaneous thoughts (because that's all I got today...)
    emoticon those olive penguins
    emoticon each healthier choice you made was a win
    emoticon Progress not perfection - believe it
    emoticon Sounds like wonderful times with your family
    556 days ago
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