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whatscooking's picture

I've really been good through Christmas.  I made cookies that the kids like and didn't make the kinds I like.  I had dessert on Christmas but didn't go back later that night for just another slice.  I had wine but didn't overdo it.  BUT THEN, my neighbor dropped off some homemade toffee with dark chocolate and nuts, And I ..... just couldn't stop eating it.  So, I'm sitting here in my gym clothes, having just gone for a 3m walk, and I finished off the toffee, just one little broken piece at a time while I read CT posts until, lo and behold, the container was empty.  The only good thing is that, at least, the container is empty so I won't be eating anymore.  I guess toffee is my achilles heel, buttery, nutty, chocolatey crunchy goodness that it is.  I forgive myself and I will get right back on the smart eating wagon.

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. 
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Chicago-style deep-dish:  "Pizza for people who just aren't fat enough"
Anthony Bourdain
http://theoutdatedkitchen.blogspot.com/

soupereasy's picture

(post #57133, reply #1 of 20)

I too have gained 5 lbs which really don't want to go away. Doesn't do my aching joints a bit of good.


I think around the holidays it is always those little extras we wouldn't even think of during the rest of the year! :/

whatscooking's picture

(post #57133, reply #3 of 20)

The temptations are so many.  It is easy to keep the cupboards clear during the rest of the year.   But I had a Christmas party this year,  there were cookies and guests brought a carrot cake (I love carrot cake!,)  a cheesecake (I love cheesecake!,) and an apple pie (same goes for apple pie!), plus Fanny May chocolates, the too delicious toffee, other kinds of cookies, bubbly wines, dips involving cream cheese and/or sour cream...  Not to mention the main courses of shells stuffed with ricotta and roast beef.  A girl can only be so strong.  My mantra was moderation, moderation  but then one bite of that scrumptious toffee and my will power crumbled.  I'm exercising just hoping to break even and not gain any of the pounds I've lost. 

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. 
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Chicago-style deep-dish:  "Pizza for people who just aren't fat enough"
Anthony Bourdain
http://theoutdatedkitchen.blogspot.com/

roz's picture

(post #57133, reply #2 of 20)

Tomorrow is another day, that's what I am telling myself right now. My day is finished, it is 10:19 p.m. here and my pants are slightly tight around my middle. The morning's oatmeal is on the stove soaking, it is raining buckets outside and I have to remember I did work out in the gym today....lifting 16 kg. dumbbells in each hand for incline press. So...I'll walk tomorrow and eat smaller portions.

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whatscooking's picture

(post #57133, reply #4 of 20)

Yes, tomorrow is another day and a chance to be strong in mind and body.  Breakfast is the easiest time for me because I love and look forward to my healthy breakfasts.  However, I have been known to really enjoy a piece of pie in the morning with a good cup of strong coffee.  Sleep well, good night :)

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. 
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Chicago-style deep-dish:  "Pizza for people who just aren't fat enough"
Anthony Bourdain
http://theoutdatedkitchen.blogspot.com/

soupereasy's picture

(post #57133, reply #5 of 20)

Just my opinion, it is those little tastes that do us in! :/

beebuzzled's picture

(post #57133, reply #6 of 20)

Well, it seems that my noshing was curbed, after all. I have actually lost weight this year, all due to the B plan diet. It's most effective. Get a whole set of braces put on your teeth and a pin in your hard palate and you, too, will be immune to the holiday gain. I guarantee it.


 


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Quilter's picture

(post #57133, reply #7 of 20)

A pin in your hard palate?  My turn to faint.

whatscooking's picture

(post #57133, reply #8 of 20)

LOL, Ouch!  It is good to see you're maintaining your sense of humor through it.  Although I don't see how, that sounds so painful, the pinning part!!!

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. 
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Chicago-style deep-dish:  "Pizza for people who just aren't fat enough"
Anthony Bourdain
http://theoutdatedkitchen.blogspot.com/

schnitzel's picture

(post #57133, reply #9 of 20)

I've been pretty good. Eating small portions. Didn't even make any cookies for Christmas. And I've not bought any wine. But then, some of DH's clients sent gifts of food. A 6-1/2 gallon tin of popcorn—butter, cheese, and caramel flavors from The Popcorn Factory. Trappist cheese and bourbon fruitcake from the monks at Gethsemani Abbey. Someone else sent a box of fresh fruit, not bad. I've gained back two pounds. Boo. Those small portions can add up.

Jean's picture

(post #57133, reply #10 of 20)

I fell off the wagon too. Both DH and I have put on a couple of pounds.  Time for a South Beach refresher course. After the tangerines are gone.  The no fruit for 2 weeks is the hardest part of Phase 1 for me. I can live without the potatoes, bread, rice and pasta for that long, but I do miss the fruit.



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schnitzel's picture

(post #57133, reply #11 of 20)

I'm not a big fruit eater but do like half a grapefruit in the morn. I've been using Fitday to keep track of things, around 1200 calories per day. Although, that increased a bit during Christmas. So far, I've lost 30 lb and have kept it off since last year. I just need to keep focused.

whatscooking's picture

(post #57133, reply #12 of 20)

Congratulations on the 30 lbs.  Don't you feel great?!  I have lost at least twenty and I was closing in on 25 until Christmas happened.  Now I'm at about 22.  But as I know you know, it is more about staying on course for the long run even with a mishap or two.   This is my new way of life and I'm not ever going to eat unconscientiously ever again.  I feel better about myself than I have in years.

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. 
Oliver Wendell Holmes


Edited 12/28/2007 10:24 am by whatscooking

Chicago-style deep-dish:  "Pizza for people who just aren't fat enough"
Anthony Bourdain
http://theoutdatedkitchen.blogspot.com/

schnitzel's picture

(post #57133, reply #13 of 20)

Congratulations to you, too. And yes, I do feel great. I'll keep on going until I reach a happy weight, whatever that is. Be strong!

Jean's picture

(post #57133, reply #14 of 20)

Good job. I'd still like to get down one more size!  I really don't care too much what the scale says.



Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
Marcia's picture

(post #57133, reply #17 of 20)

At least you know South Beach works for you and your DH and you can go back to it after the holidays. Your attitude about size instead of weight is such a good one, and healthy, or so it seems to me.


Here's to a slim and healthy New Year to all CTers along with great food in smaller portions!

whatscooking's picture

(post #57133, reply #18 of 20)

Here's to a slim and healthy New Year to all CTers along with great food in smaller portions!

 

What a lovely sentiment, Thanks!


A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. 
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Chicago-style deep-dish:  "Pizza for people who just aren't fat enough"
Anthony Bourdain
http://theoutdatedkitchen.blogspot.com/

Marcia's picture

(post #57133, reply #19 of 20)

You are entirely welcome, and I meant it, too!


Sad to say, eating smaller portions is sometimes easier said than done, but it's good to try, and then there's room for the occasional splurge.

Marcia's picture

(post #57133, reply #16 of 20)

Congratulations from me, too. Thirty pounds is nothing to sneeze at.


I'm not overweight, but I MUST begin excercising again on a regular basis. I've started doing only a few yoga postures and can see a bit of difference, or so I think.


My father had a "fruit man" and would always bring home the loveliest specimens of seasonal produce as well as unusual things. But I do love fruit - far more than desserts, which isn't a bad thing.


 

Regality's picture

(post #57133, reply #15 of 20)

I don't suppose anyone wants to hear this, but I'll say it anyway:  I lost about 1/2 lb. over the holiday.  That's what happens when one's body can't digest all the sugars that make many foods fattening and one eats those things anyway because resistence is futile.  *L*

 


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PerfectCellar's picture

We all do it.. (post #57133, reply #20 of 20)

We all go through this.. (anyway those that love food do) just the other day I finished a packet of  popcorn whilst watching a  movie. it was utter bliss.. It felt great then I thought about all those days I spend gyming hard to go down a stone or two.