Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Stepping on the scale

I did it. It took me a couple days, but I actually did it!
I stepped on the scale after Thanksgiving!


My weight is the same.
WHEW!  I was very worried.  I don't believe I ate too MUCH food (portions), but being at my mother-in-laws (MIL), I didn't have all the types of foods I would normally have available, and therefore ate what was there.
My MIL is a carb addict...and I know this because I have seen her eat, I have heard her talk, and I recognize my own addiction in her. 
And she has admitted that she would be unable to give up bread (or alcohol, but that's another story).  And I see the look in her eye when she says it...she shares my carb addition. 
It's not chocolate for her, it's breads and rolls and buns and crackers. 
Yep, I totally get that.

Anyway...back to me.
When I returned, I had some carbs to finish off (another sign of my addiction - I cannot just throw carbs away, I have to finish them off).  Then Monday I went to 2 shakes, one meal, and two protein snacks.  I'm doing the same meal plan today.
It helps me get OFF the carbs again.

So, what do you do to "recover" from a food holiday?

(ps...I did bring some of my own food to eat, I wasn't totally at a loss for low carb foods.  But I never quite know what I'm getting into as some seemingly "safe" foods are made "unsafe" by her.  For example, she puts sugar in deviled eggs-something I would have NEVER expected and therefore cannot prepare.)


  1. Yes it can!! And sometimes that mere "two feet on a piece of metal" can make or break my day.
    I can give it toooo much power.