losinit1655's Journal, 23 November 2015

Another week, another 1-day stray . . . that's too frequent for my comfort. I'm not even sure how to categorize the emotional trigger . . . not quite boredom mixed with not quite stress -- 'anxious tedium,' maybe? (I essentially ate my way through a rather tedious work assignment on a tight deadline.) Regardless, I'm coming to terms with the realization that no matter how hard I work to change and remain true to my WOE and new 'mental' approach to food, this sort of emotional eating will likely ALWAYS be a 'clear and present' danger lurking just beneath the surface that I will NOT always be successful in avoiding. But I think I'm OK with that fact as long as it remains a (rare) exception vs. the rule (once-weekly is NOT an acceptable rate -- once-monthly or less would be more reasonable . . . not that I'm giving myself permission for such a day in advance, only that I'm going to allow that it's going to happen every now and again instead of stressing about the 'next time' before it even arrives).
On the subject of WOE/lifestyle changes -- my family is celebrating Thanksgiving a day early on Wednesday. I've been invited (along with others) to spend Thursday afternoon/evening through Saturday at a family friend's mountain cabin . . . I'm torn about attending (if I do go, it won't be for the whole duration -- I'll probably head up Friday and return Saturday); still, even with a shortened stay I'm hesitant to accept the invite as I'm sure the food choices will involve lots of T-Day leftovers and other 'goodies' and I can ill-afford more than 1 'indulgent' day a week . . . at the same time, I know I shouldn't deprive myself of such events (in some twisted form of 'social' quarantine) and must learn to maneuver around these inevitable edible obstacles if I'm to make my WOE work with my lifestyle.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving week, FSers! ENJOY without OVER-indulging and without a side of guilt, count your blessings and savor the time spent with loved ones!
146.0 lb Lost so far: 51.0 lb.    Still to go: 19.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 23 November 2015:
1157 kcal Fat: 45.52g | Prot: 75.60g | Carb: 104.43g.   Breakfast: Starbucks Caffe Misto with Soy (Tall), Raspberries, Quaker Steel Cut Oatmeal. Lunch: Publix Premium Blackened Tilapia with Tarragon Potatoes and Parmesan Asparagus. Dinner: Outback Steakhouse Grilled Asparagus, Ruby Tuesday Blackened Tilapia, Spinach, Mission Flour Tortillas (Fajita Size), Hidden Valley Buttermilk Ranch Dressing, Jason's Deli Tomato Slice. more...
1872 kcal Activities & Exercise: Shopping - 20 minutes, Standing - 45 minutes, Driving - 20 minutes, Walking (brisk) - 4/mph - 35 minutes, Resting - 14 hours, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
on diet losinit1655's own diet   losing 0.2 lb a week

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Yes! Your life cannot stop because of food - if you do that, you allow food to continue to control you! You can do it - just plan ahead and enjoy the vacation! 
23 Nov 15 by member: HCB
nice comment HCB! 
23 Nov 15 by member: iulani
I'm with you on the discipline we have to maintain over the holidays or any social gathering for that matter. On a daily basis we exercise and watch what we eat, so we can reach our goals to then stress about Thanksgiving. Perhaps we are too hard on ourselves; at least I know I am. Seriously... it's a meal and we know what smart choices are with a bit of indulgence. We deserve to treat ourselves to that on Thanksgiving. When we wake up Friday it's back to the grind. Our body will thank us for the extra calories and we will have a killer work out! I wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving :) 
23 Nov 15 by member: Bebe Sport
I think HCB is right, you have to take the control and if you want to go, then go. Maybe there will be some sort of physical activities that you can do while you're there to balance out some of the extra calories. I hope you enjoy whatever you decide. :) 
23 Nov 15 by member: mars2kids
This is how I see it...control what you can i.e. bring your own food. Ignore what you can't control i.e. those who don't actually support your decision to lose weight and eat healthier and ultimantly if it isn't working for you...leave! If you discover that you are not able to resist the temptation then don't go or leave when you realize what is happening! I know from experience that this can be difficult for other people to understand but that is really their problem not yours. A weekend in the mountains sounds great...take a nice long hike through the woods for me...I'll go kick a cactus for you :D  
23 Nov 15 by member: spiritspell
I think you and I are going through the same thing, aren't we? You should go to the cabin. It would be a mistake to miss out on a nice social event, in my opinion. In the end, people stop asking you if you keep saying no. Go, enjoy it, if you feel you need to control your input, then do that. But don't miss out on a fun time with your friends. 
23 Nov 15 by member: heidij123


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