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Christmas parties or a Silent saboteur?

Monday, December 17, 2007

Today we had a Christmas party at work, The dinner was being catered in. Lunch time came, I walked into the solarium, and there it was a HUGE dinner table. All trimmed up shiny silver and gold decorations, and the meal itself.
Ham, Turkey, whipped potatoes, green beans, scalloped corn, dinner rolls, and NOW was the desert table, with unside down pineapple cake, velvet cake, pretzels dipped in white chocolate, hersheys chocolate, pies of every kind.
By now my mind is thinking one thing, and my stomach is thinking another...are you catching my drift...lol
I could smell the sugar, and sweets calling my name
I keep saying " Lord lead us not into temptation."
The catering person was looking at me, I know with that saborteur look, and even said oh take some, its christmas. What will a little do? All I could see in my mind was the bathroom scales going up!!
And the song weird al used to sing..." when I go out to get the mail it registers on the ricktor scale!
So I took a small piece of Turkey and made a mad dash to the nurses station....And got myself busy so I would get past the lunch time.and I broke out the can of " slim fast"...sounds tasty huh...lol
A little while later the saborteur, I mean caterer came in...there is still some food back here if you want any....No thanks I exclaimed.
When I got home I was telling my 17 year old son, how proud I was of myself for not going over the edge, now you will children understand the meaning of excited...sigh, he showed none!
But I was...I imeddiately went in and got on the scales and said
yesssssssssssssssss.....The dinner didn't win!

I know that the weight loss was far better at motiviating me then I would have with the guilt of eating those sweets for 1 day..
I actually felt powerful to know I can eat, I can choose, and I can do this!

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  • JOYCEANN1955
    I enjoyed your blog and your commitment! You done good!..lol..I look forward to reading more. Keep up the good work!
    4368 days ago
    If this is any sign of how your blogs are going to be...I can't wait...I loved reading it...I felt like I was standing right there with you....I'm proud of you....keep up the good work....

    Have a great Tuesday....
    4370 days ago
    WooHoo! First Blog and it is a good one!! Excellent job of resisting temptation!! Congratulations!!
    4370 days ago
    I needed to read this today. I have been hiding in my office as they had a cake break this am and cake and ice cream this afternoon. I nippled on some dried fruit to satisfy the desire to eat something sweet.
    GREAT first blog entry what a way to start!
    4370 days ago
    Congrats and wonderful blog post on what being in control and powerful really is.
    4370 days ago
    great job with your choices sheri !!! i read somewhere; chose the food, don't let the food chose you.

    sometimes that works for me and sometimes it doesn't.
    the feasting will be over soon.

    here's to a happy and healthy new year.
    4371 days ago
    I am very proud of you for sticking to your guns even though
    teenagers dont understand I understand what and how you did this and I am very proud now getting passed the new years lol
    Im sorry your the girl thanks for sharing..


    4371 days ago
    Way to keep the will power......I am proud of you.
    4371 days ago
    Sheri, your self discipline is very inspiring. I am so proud of you!! I am baking this week, so I know it's going to be hard for me not to taste everything I bake. I will think of you and let you be my inspiration. Just because I made it doesn't mean I have to eat it!!

    You rock!!!
    4371 days ago
    Rock on, Girl!!
    Thanks for the inspiring blog!!
    I know we can sometimes see others (IE: the mean catering peeps) as our enemy, but the reality is, WE can be our own worst enemy! Congrats on listening to your brain and NOT your stomach! Hope you've got all sorts of fun, new skinny clothes under your Christmas tree!
    4371 days ago
    Sounds like you did awesome - way to go! I know what you mean about the kids and showing no sign. I have a daughter and I know how it feels.

    Congratulations!!! Much success reaching your weightloss goals and with the lessons you will learn along the way.
    4371 days ago
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