We can do this over the next week, ladies (and gents). We can continue to eat right over the holidays and here's my theory on this. Do not deny yourself some goodies, just eat small bites. Slow down and chew them, eat less portions. Put food on smaller plates for the portion control or if a small plate is not available, check out this trick!
Oh, that's the other tip, stop eating when you are full. I realize we may continue to pick for taste but if you do, be honest about it and keep track of it. If you are doing that, you will find yourself picking more wisely. "I want a cookie but I'll break it in half and eat half now then half later after I have some fruit salad."
I've not exercised all week but employing the techniques above while cooking goodies and eating those meals out at parties, etc., I have lost another pound (and it's the beginning of my cycle, too so you know I'm bloated! lol).
I'm at 160.5. A loss is a loss, no matter how small!
So are you with me? You up for good choices during the Christmas feasts? Set your goal today and stick with it but make it a realistic goal so you feel good about working toward it.
My goal over the week is to eat in moderation and for every "junk" item I pick at, have a "good" item. Keep it even. My second goal? Start my evening drinking with water. I've learned that I don't drink as much (horror!) if I'm at a function if the first drink of the night I have is a glass of water. Then I switch to wine or the libation du jour and I find I'm more likely to nurse it than drink it expediently and get a prompt refill. Hey, sometimes (in those 8 hour gatherings) it's the difference between 3 glasses of wine and 6. LOL (but, if I choose to get loopy, well, I will balance that with healthier foods and not the sweets)
For me, these are reasonable goals and I think I can stick with them. It's not as good as Jillian Michaels would have me do (who I think would turn over at my warped method of weight loss) but I can do it. So what are your goals?
(ps - did you notice I did not have a goal about maintaining or losing this week? It's all about staying choice conscious.)