Dieting and the holidays
This time of year is a bad time of year for dieting for me. It’s not that I don’t want to diet. If it were left up to me, we would eat normally – ie diet – and nothing special on the holidays.
How are you affected by the holidays and dieting?
It starts on Oct 31. It doesn’t stop until Thanksgiving.
From Oct 31 to Thanksgiving, it’s a once a week thing. Every single week there is something to celebrate. 2 birthdays – one of which is mine. I get a break between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
I pigged out on Halloween candy. I’ve held out since April with no junk food. A record! Here’s a hint: just cut to the chase. Get Hersheys Milk Chocolate. They’ll fill you up and you’ll feel sick quicker than you will eating say mini Milky Ways and Three Musketeers. Those danged things are wannabes, lol.
I didn’t want a cake for my birthday, but ended up with one anyway. I was happy with having a piece of cake from the birthday a week before mine. It was a giant red velvet cake. I ate one piece and pretty much threw the rest away. Am I crazy? Yes. But it’s necessary for me to stick to my diet.
Christmas Eve we ended up with pizza. I’m not beating myself up over it – it was good and I haven’t had pizza in a while. I also didn’t feel like cooking. Christmas day I ate enough peanut butter cups to last 2015. I ate mashed potatoes and a couple of pieces of beef. The potatoes were unusually good this year. I ate what I was in the mood for.
I’ve had an odd craving for Ritz crackers and didn’t get those. I suspect this craving will go away when the Ritz commercials slow down some.
The day after Christmas, I ate chicken soup and pole beans. Why pole beans? I didn’t want to waste them on a pig out day. I cook them on Christmas day, no one else likes them – why I don’t know but that’s ok, more for me! The chicken soup and pole beans are low fat and will be easy on my tummy after the last couple of days and boy can I feel it.
New Year’s is up in the air. If I don’t mention it, there won’t be anything special in the way of food. I will cook a Boston Butt which was bought by accident for Christmas (which would have been fine by me.) I will also make something with black-eyed peas in it – maybe Hoppin John. No one else likes black-eyed peas – I’m in a house full of picky eaters, lmao.
Here’s a little history behind eating black-eyed peas at New Years: New Years Luck
I’m looking forward to starting the New Year. No resolutions, but I do plan on changing my workout from the 12 Minute Workout to the Fat Burning Workout. I would also like to step up aerobics a bit, but I’m supposed to stay in bed as much as I can. Don’t ask me how that is working out for me…