Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Update

I was very worried about Christmas and the days leading up to it. We went to my parent's house Saturday morning and came home last night. In preparation, I packed some of my own food (popcorn, V8, apples, chicken salad mixture and oatmeal) and took it with me.

I told my mom that I was on WW and she was pretty supportive. I asked if she still had her old diet scale, and she did, so I was able to weigh my food and stay within my portions.

I tracked everything I ate, the best I could. Here are some of the foods that I ate while home: chili, chicken noodle soup, french dip sandwich, pork sirloin roast, and boiled potatoes.

For Christmas dinner I had everything I normally have, except I took more turkey and less of the other things. I took just enough of the 'sides' to amount to 3 bites (a helpful hint from last week's meeting). So I had turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, sweet potatoes, and corn. I also had one piece of the pumpkin dessert I made, too. Other than that dessert, I had one cookie and a piece of peanut brittle...which were both on Saturday evening.

I am really surprised that I didn't give into temptations while I was home. I think it was mostly because I knew that if I did, my mom would think "she's not doing so well on this 'diet' thing" and I didn't want that.

We got back to Lincoln around 7:00 last night and decided to have a frozen pizza for dinner. I had two slices and dipped into my flex points to do so. But hey, that's what they're for, right?

Anyway, I stepped on the scale this morning just hoping that I maintained and not expecting to lose. To my surprise, I lost a little while being out of town!

I'll post again after this Saturday's weigh-in.

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