WOO! I made it! I didn’t overdo it this Thanksgiving holiday and that feels like a real accomplishment. Many times holidays are an excuse for me to overindulge but for some reason, this year was different. Perhaps it is the permission I grant myself on a daily basis to eat whatever I choose thereby defeating any associations with denial. Denial always sets me up for a binge. Also, we didn’t spend exorbitant amounts of time with my sister which also seems to be a binge trigger. She and I are not good for each other that way. We each enable the other to give in to our baser desires for food. Perhaps it’s a subconscious wish to see the other fail in our respective quests for weight loss. Damn, sibling rivalry is rough!
Thursday, I got up and had a croissant for breakfast. It was a low-key morning because we were heading over to my sister’s for Thanksgiving lunch. There, I was quite good about putting a TASTE of each item on my plate and not heaps of food. As a result, I didn’t overeat and suffer needlessly. Later, we went to Sean’s mom’s house and thankfully I was still content from our late lunch so I didn’t eat anything there. I did eat something when we got home but I don’t remember it being much of anything. The rest of the weekend is a blur eatswise but there weren’t any calorically crazy meals. Today, I did actually roast a turkey breast, make cornbread dressing and green bean casserole. We have leftovers but not a ton so it will not be Gorgefest around here.
I feel really good about how I handled eating this week. We did eat out once but I ordered a grilled chicken sandwich. I feel like things are finally under control and like I’m really ready to face this challenge head-on.
Here’s to a new week of good eats!
Food at my sister’s house.
All my boys on Turkey Day. Don’t they look handsome?!