Archives for: December 2004
I’m getting the gist from reading the other blogs that I am not alone during the Holiday season. We all have the same temptations and dietary failings. Thankfully, Dr. D’Adamo will not chastise and abandon us for our indescretions. He will be there to pick up our lectin-filled bodies and dust them off after the New Year.
We arrived back from our vacation in Cancun, Mexico early Wednesday morning. It was an okay trip. My husband and I have concluded that vacations in hotels are not for us any more. We will seek out places that have condos for rent. That way there is much more control over the foods we eat. By the end of the third day of hotel food, we were already looking forward to returning home and eating normally again. Of course, being in corn country, every time we sat down to a meal, a big basket of freshly baked tortilla chips and salsa were plopped down in front of us. I mainly stuck to fish or eggs for my protein sources. I think where I mostly went astray was with the tortillas and margaritas. Oh, and I couldn’t resist the perfectly cooked bacon strips at a breakfast buffet that we indulged in twice.
The weather on the trip was 100% better than what we were experiencing in the Pacific Northwest. It was cool and windy in the evenings and we needed to wear jeans and sweatshirts. But the days were warm enough for shorts and sandals. The Caribbean was absolutely gorgeous. It was my first visit to that particular body of water. I’ve never seen such a wonderful blue! Poor daughter caught a bad cold and stuck to her room for a couple of days. That put a little damper on things. We took a day trip to see some Mayan ruins. I tried to do some bargaining in the flea markets, but failed miserably at that. I’m sure I made some families very happy with the amount I paid for souvenirs and gifts.
So, we’re happy to get back to more normal eating and exercising. I went to Pilates yesterday after almost two weeks without, and my body is telling me about it today! I guess the normal eating will have to wait till after this weekend.
We didn’t have much time to prepare for Christmas. In fact, we have no presents for each other. There are just a few packages to open from relatives. Hubby ran out and got a tree last night that we decorated while listening to holiday music. This morning I have been conscripted to make at least one batch of Christmas cookies. We will have prime rib and mashed potatoes, veggies and salad for our dinner.
Okay, Monday……on Monday we will get back to normal
In my last blog, I said I was strong enough to resist those goodies at the Holiday party Saturday night. !!NOT!! I guess I just can’t separate food and fun yet. Had a really great time jabbering with friends and catching up with folks I haven’t seen since the heat of golf season. I enjoyed the food and the company. Of course, I woke up in the middle of the night with a stopped up nose. I think the consequence was worth the fun this time.
I’ve been fighting off a virus the past couple of days. Foggy head and the hint of a scratchy throat. I’m swigging the Proberry-3 and have upped the dosage of Vitamin C and an immune enhancing formula the nutritional therapist gave me. I think I feel a little better today, but will continue with the protocol for one more day to be sure. The last thing I want is a full-blown cold right now. We leave for a vacation in Cancun next week. I don’t want to be miserable there.
We haven’t been doing much about Christmas preparations this year. Mainly due to the vacation plans. I’ve been pretty busy with work and such, so that the only shopping I’ve done is online. The season’s spirit hasn’t hit me yet. I need some things to wrap. I probably won’t be doing much baking this year. At least I’m hoping so. Not having the goodies around the house would surely help me in my quest for weight maintenance this season. We’ll see.
Another Holiday challenge is coming my way this evening. A cocktail party at a friend’s house. I really, really don’t want to put on any weight this season. But I really, really like having a good time. Avoid foods and good times just seem to go together.
I am going to attempt to use ‘strategy’ this time. I’ll eat a handful or two of compliant nuts before I leave the house. There should be enough fat in them to stave off any hunger. With that in mind, I will make every effort to choose only compliant foods at the party. The question will be, if I can have a good time while being compliant.
This isn’t forever. It’s just one party. I can do it!