HOLIDAY IAP (Indulgence Avoidance Plan):
1) Get a fill! Fill #5 scheduled for this Thursday. Why wait until January? I don't know what I was thinking. Oh, and I think Thanksgiving caught up with me. WTF? Two weeks later, but the scale is now up two pounds. Real weight gain- indulging seemed like such a good idea at the time. I keep asking my husband if the scale is saying he's gained weight (in hopes that the scale is wrong about me)- but his weight has remained the same. Goody for him. :(
2) Take down my stocking at work. My work/weekdays are when my eating is more controlled, and I rely on that. I cannot bring the goodies home, an I can't think of anywhere else to dump it. I'm fine having candy around... until I'm not. I told my boss what my plan was, and she proceeded to tell me that she thinks she ate 5,000 calories yesterday, and right now I honestly think I could the same thing.
3) Be mindful. I need to acknowledge when I'm struggling, without panicking. That's new. Weight will always be a concern for me, but hopefully not a worry. If that makes any sense. I need to be aware of what I'm putting in my mouth in the evenings and on the weekends as well as during the day. And hope my Ambien eating isn't too bad. My daughter texted me this morning to say "someone" went on a Combo's & Candy Cane frenzy last night. Hmmmm...
4) Blog and learn. Blog and learn, baby. Thanks for the thoughtful advice, I appreciate the help and support. I fully credit BOOBS for the majority of the mental success I have had in dealing with my weight issues. Having the physical help from my band is wonderful, but almost meaningless without addressing the mental emotional aspects. THANK YOU!!!