Monday, December 1, 2008

Holiday Season: 1, Kiki: 0

When I stepped on the scale this morning, I was less than happy. I seem to have gained a ridiculous amount of weight over the Thanksgiving holidays, although part of it is from my good ol' PMS bloating. I promise not to moan too much about it, but here on my thoughts on how Thanksgiving one upped me.

I don't understand how I am able to eat right and exercise regularly when I'm at home, but when I go to my mom's house, it's like everything I've done has gone out the window. I did this over the summer when I took my month-long vacation there, and it happened again last week. What's the solution? I can't not visit my mom (and it isn't her at all)... it's me. It's treating the holidays like every other day of the week. Or maybe, instead of treating the holidays like a week long treat or a month long treat (depending how you see it), allow myself to indulge on just that one day instead of having a week long feast on homemade truffles (which I made), fresh French bread from the bakery down the street, bagels with cream cheese (there was Fiber One cereal in my mom's pantry, but I *wanted* that bagel), etc.

I am a bit disappointed in myself. And I think I'm a little scared about the upcoming Christmas/New Years combo. I feel like I never really learned self-control regarding my eating because my rule is to not buy things that I know I will pig out on. But when I go visit friends and family, and they have that stuff (which, duh, they're allowed to), I have no self-control. So, that is what I need to spend the rest of this month preparing: my self-control. I seem to have a stressful three weeks ahead of myself as the semester winds down, so self-control will come into play a ton over the next few weeks. I think it'll be a good test for Christmas break.

10 comments:

Devon said...

I ate like a horse this weekend.. and my scale punished me this morning for it. I even ran a 6k during the visit! I also eeked out a crappy 20 minute run yesterday. But I'll be on "extra-good" behavior for the next week or so! Then back to normal good behavior.

DaDivaStreet said...

While I managed to lose 1lb after the holiday. I don't think I will be so lucky after my cruise next week. I hear you on the Self-control. Not a strong point for me right now. Have a good week.

Marcie said...

At least you enjoyed your Thanksgiving...I spent mine in the basement of my mom's house sick! =(

You'll get back with it and lose whatever you gained this week and will be just fine! =)

RooBabs said...

Don't beat yourself up too much (and at least it wasn't a month this time around, LOL). I'm in the same boat; holidays and family celebrations are very hard for me to have self-control. Part of it is because I can't really plan, and part of it is because I keep telling myself that it's not that bad.

If you figure out any tricks, please let me (us) know! Hopefully once PMS leaves town, the bloating and extra weight will be gone, too. Unfortunately, mine has nothing to do with that. = (

KK said...

I totally get the eating right at home but being tempted at our parents' houses....this year while I was at my parents' house, I made it a point to have healthy food around me. I made my own salad when they ate coleslaw, I had green beans when they have a buttery veggie, etc. It can be hard but it is worth it!

c said...

How scary - I was just thinking similar thoughts today. I realized I need to find a balance and make myself use self control. I've gained back half of my weight because I do allow my temptations in the house. And then I finish them too quickly and buy some more.

I know you'll figure out how to make it work for yourself. I'm also worried about the next couple of weeks with finals. I'll be stressed out first studying and taking my finals, then you get to be stressed grading the finals.

Cammy said...

I think you're onto something with the 'day splurge'. Or maybe a daily splurge if it's only a week-long visit. Something a little more measured and controlled. You have half the battle won by knowing the area you need to focus on!

Half Blog Girl said...

At least you stepped on the scale. I have been too much of a chicken to even get on it. Tomorrow...

Angie Eats Peace said...

I hear ya, this happens to me at my Mom's house, too.
I think it is a comfort thing : / Not good.

carla said...

Im gonna say the words that I dont love said to me (I know. I know.) DONT PANIC.

dont be scared.

dont focus on what you do NOT wanna do (eat treat foods) as, for me, that only makes me want them more.

perhaps focus on how energized you feel after working out. after eating clean. after emailing me :)

lemmie know how I can help.