I love that this Christmas was different!
I was able to enjoy celebration meals on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day without over eating! No guilt, self loathing or regrets either!!!
I will admit that on Christmas Eve I did eat a couple more sweets than my body really needed or even wanted but still I was not in pain and feeling nauseous like most every Christmas that I can remember from the past....because of the couple extra sweets on Christmas Eve I went into tonight's dinner with a plan.
My plan was to eat a good serving of main course, then to enjoy a piece of ice cream cake that my mom makes at Christmas only.
I wanted to avoid the candies, cookies and squares that were going to be out all the time.....
What did I do???.....I had sweet potatoes (mashed), turkey, ham, boiled carrots, corn, lots of salad (no dressing on the salad) and about 1/4 cup stuffing.....then a piece of the ice cream cake....and a nibble of my sons peanut butter ball!!!
No gravy, white potatoes, buns/bread or seconds for this lady!!!!
And the best part is, I was SATISFIED!
Hmmm, Who knew?!?!?!
I call this a success!!!!
It is back to NO SUGAR again in the morning though!
Up until yesterday it had been 8 days without sugar and I felt great...so back at it again!!
I also started weight training more intensely at the beginning of the week...WOW!!!
I am loving the feeling of that kind of workout, it is so different than cardio workouts.
I have enjoyed a ice skating and great outside walk this week too though. Nothing beats getting outside in the cold air to clear my head at the end of the day!