Monday, November 16, 2009

Here comes turkey

"Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil". Who knew that I would be
thinking about food when I heard that quote. Here we go--one week until the floodgates open up all over the place. Four months of severe temptations and then we womder why we feel and look so terrible by the time summer rolls around.

This year I am going to have a new focus. I will exercise instead of obsessing about
what I will not eat at the holiday tables. My new focus will be shifted to when I can walk, when I can walk to the dog park and when I can get outside and push myself
away from the table. I will not dwell on guilt. Instead, my goal will be to move. In place of shooting the breeze in my cousin's room, I will go outdoors with her and chat while we walk. I'm overwhelmed figuring out what I can and cannot eat. This year I'm going to have one plate of whatever I desire and stop.

Lately, I have realized that taking my dog to the dog run is as therapeutic for me as seeing my shrink---just different. It is both exercise and a social event that
calms me and makes me feel at peace.

Find what makes you feel peaceful and less tempted to eat. Let's not feel guilty about food. Keep moving and do your best to make healthy choices. If we eat too much, then we'll walk more or do whatever exercise you choose. Forget that thinking that tells us that if we eat, we blow it all, because that type of thinking is what
stops us. I said it in my book and it is worth repeating---nobody got fat from one binge--never!!! Let me know how you are going to handle the holidays.

With love,


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate Thanksgiving, How am I suppose to not binge when my family makes me so angry?

November 20, 2009 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger stacey said...

Go with a plan! Make up your mind not to let things get to you so much. Don't let people cross boundaries and talk to you about subjects that might not be appropriate on the holidays. Sit next to someone in your family that you do like( come on their has to be at least one) Put yourself first and take care of you!

November 21, 2009 at 8:39 PM  

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