How I managed

Christmas has passed with not too much drama.  It was nice, low-key and relaxing.  I still have gifts to wrap and give to friends, but am able to do that leisurely (as is always my goal to do way ahead of the holiday.  Ah, well: maybe next year). 

Surprisingly, I managed to stay mostly on the diet this holiday.  Our neighbors had us over for dinner Christmas Eve and we went to my parents’ house for brunch Christmas Day.  The biggest temptations were all the assorted cheese-engulfed hors d’oeuvres at dinner and the quiche and bacon at brunch.

Things I did succumb to:

  • Salt (in prime rib, yummy stir-fry vegetables, and half a slice of bacon)
  • 1 piece smoked salmon (salt again, too)
  • crumbled bleu cheese and raspberries on the salad
  • 1 bite of dark chocolate
  • Coffee  (but black and only in half-cups)

How I managed:

I avoided the hors d’oeuvres, drank red wine instead, and ate everything at dinner.  At brunch I had spelt toast with fruit spread, mixed fresh fruit, and a mimosa.

It’s been about a month, I do eat regularly so am not going hungry and still have lost some weight, but have not seen a big change in my health yet.  I have, however, seen small changes and that’s keeping me focused on the goal of this experiment.  

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