I am at a weight lose of 17.6 pounds . I have basically stayed the same this month. This holiday season is very nerve racking. The week before thanksgiving I attended not one, but two feasts. I maintained control, and stuck with my basics, protein, veggies, and rice or potatoes. I did not have any desserts at those parties. That has taken me alot of self restraint, if you know me well, you know I look forward to dessert time. Thanksgiving at my house was a "cheat day" . I went for a long walk before dinner and felt okay to eat whatever I wanted. I ate until I felt sick and then got right back into things the next day. That was hard for me because I always eat a turkey sandwich with everything the day after. I decided that one day was enough. I'm not sure how I'm going to face Christmas month. Its filled with baking cookies, many parties, and visiting people who cook all to well. I think that will be much more challenging, hope I make it!
Last night I was really hungry and I made the kids mac and cheese bites. They smelled so good I wanted to put all of them in my mouth, so I did. Well not all, I put two in my mouth chewed them, and spit them out. It wasn't the same as swallowing them but at least I got the taste, and I really have gained willpower during these last few months, and didn't attempt to actually eat them. In place of my carb craving, I sliced up potatoes into chips and baked them in the oven. All was good in my world in that moment. Everyday is a challenge, so wish me luck going into the food zone this month.