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Visiting Temptations

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My mom has been in town the past couple of weeks. She lives over 2000 miles away, so it’s a real treat for us all. The kids love having Nana around, especially because she’s apt to hand out gum rather liberally. I enjoy walking into the kitchen to find the dishes have been washed. The best, of course, is the long talks and the unparalleled attention for the kids.

There is, however, a drawback. Do you know how hard it is to maintain 1500 calories a day when your mom is in town? She wants to cook for you, take you out for coffee, and make cookies for your kids. Meanwhile you want to impress her with your fabulous cooking, which I might add isn’t always the low-fat kind. Ice cream is purchased because you can’t have a guest staying without some desserts around. And there is the must for any visitor to California—a trip to In-N-Out Burger.

The past few days have not been my best health-wise, but not my worst either. I am still trying, in spite of not making the 1500 mark. I suppose with Thanksgiving right around the corner that I am setting myself up for some weeks of no weightloss progress. But if there is one concept that I have tried to share this past year of blog-writing, it’s that you should try even when you fail. Keep trying. Going over the allotted calories will happen, especially at this time of year. Still, keep trying. It always pays in the end. mydailyavocado.com
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  • no profile photo CD7542230
    One thing that worked when my mother in law was visiting was to give her recipes and ask her to cook them. She was more than happy to make whatever I wanted her to cook. I even was able to tell her how to modify the recipes to make them lower in calories. And we ate healthy things for dessert, mostly, like fruit with yogurt. (Although I did break down at one point and ask her to make an apple-sour cream cake ...)
    3766 days ago
    Enjoy your mom's visit. Get her to go for a walk with you--or take the kids to the playground. I'm getting better at "just a taste" so I could do that--but couldn't do that before July. So don't go too far and gain a lot but ENJOY your mom!! That is most important!
    3867 days ago
    I know what you mean! but you know the crazy thing is I BUSTED A plateau that way!!! my MIL food was "different!"
    3867 days ago
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