Friday, October 15, 2010

Rockin' the Parties!!!

I am very pleased with myself tonight! My sister had her 6th annual Harvest Party. There were a ton of people there who brought a ton of food. Soups, chowders, chicken and biscuits, pumpkin pie, apple pie, donuts, smores, and on and on! I brought all the beverages. (Still having pain from gall bladder surgery on the 5th)

So here I am with all this food, knowing 1. I can't eat large amounts and 2. I can't eat 80% of what is there and still be on track for my next surgery on the 25th. So I said "Self, you can do this. You want to be healthier more than you want that pie." So I had a bowl of bean soup, a scoop of turkey sloppy joes and my water. I balanced my bowl on my plate and put the meat next to it. It looked like I had a lot of food. Then mingled while I ate. This helped me eat slower and get full faster.

 So, this party tonight kicks off the holiday season for us.  But you know what?  I really think I'm going to enjoy these holidays!  I can spend less time obsessing about food and more time congressing with those around me.  So bring on those Halloween treats, Thanksgiving dinners, and Christmas cookies, this mama is finally being set free!!!

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