Beer Geek was out of town last week. He was in San Francisco, which meant he left here early on Monday morning and didn’t get back until Friday evening. When Beer Geek is gone, my eating goes to hell. I don’t fix meals for me, I just snack while I do chores. The boys eat in front of the tv (I mostly fix them real meals, although last week did include pancakes and pumpkin bread) and I eat standing up in the kitchen. One night I went out with a friend for tapas and wine. Add in the fun of PMS in the early part of the week and the number on the scale this morning was one I hadn’t seen in a while. I knew it was going to be up as I’m even feeling “fluffy” right now. Bleh.
I hate starting the holiday season at my chubby weight. Even if I don’t gain any weight (and really, who doesn’t gain weight over the holidays?), I get to spend the whole season feeling uncomfortable with my body.
So, I’m working on a plan. First step, get back to eating normal meals instead of constant snacking. Second, start drinking water again. Third, remember that Thanksgiving day is only a day (or in the case of this year, two days) and then I have almost a month until Christmas. Every event between them does NOT need to be an excuse to overeat and eat junk. Finally, the Holiday Bootie Buster starts tomorrow and I’m going to be a walking/running/weight lifting fool. So there, fat cells. The fight is ON.
15 thoughts on “Just in time for holiday eating”
i'm joining you in that fight… lol about the eating standing up, i do that a lot too.
Thank goodness for the HBBC! Hopefully all the point incentives will help with the holiday temptations.
yes this time of year is always a battle! I just did a post of Clean-Eating on my blog with some yummy and FAST (like 15 min) meals. Take a peak if you want!
I hadn't stepped on my scale for about a month. The fluctuations were stressing me out! But I'm going to be brave and monitor my weight this holiday season.
I'm finally starting to lose some weight and the upcoming holidays have me feeling a little nervous (I make delicious fudge and I LOVE to sample it!).I'm doing the Bootie Buster, too. It may just be the motivation I need to avoid the fudge pudge. :p
Don't remind me. This post-marathon eating binge of mine is stretching a little way too long.
Maybe this will help you (or not) but my husband traveled a lot when the kids were little too.I started planning meals ahead. For the whole week. Posting it on the fridge. And shopping for that. And insisting that whoever was home all sat down and ate at the table together.Really really really really helped me. A lot. I was eating like crap before that.We still do this. Although with the kids older and having jobs and extra curricular stuff, it's often just Husband & I at the table. But the meals are planned and sitting down makes us eat that and not something else. *shrug* maybe give it a try.
"feeling fluffy" – now THAT is the best description I have ever heard of that particular feeling 🙂
Oh, man. I know the feeling. Good for you for keeping perspective — Thanksgiving IS only one day. Kudos also for having a plan. Sometimes, simply having self-imposed marching orders makes it easier to stay healthy-ish through the holidays!
Sounds like you have a good plan to whip yourself in shape. Good luck!
I'm in exactly the same situation except that I won't get to celebrate Turkey day this year which will make me feel deprived and I'll snack like a crazy person for the whole week. Heaven preserve me.I hate feeling fluffy.
I know exactly what you mean! My husband travels quite a bit, but mostly in the summer so I usually only eat salads then. The cold months are hard b/c I just want something warm and gooey!Good luck with the HBBC!
Weight that appears suddenly like that usually goes away suddenly too. Drink lots of water, and I bet you're back to your fighting weight in no time!
I've been trying to be really good about bringing my lunch to work and cooking healthy meals . . . maybe then I won't feel so bad about overinduldging on Thanksgiving!
Definitely know what you are feeling right now. I'm going to remind myself of this too! I do too much eating out and drinking wine. Such a battle…