Sunday, December 20, 2009

DANGEROUS scenario for a pig-out disaster!

Well, after all my big pledging to “feast responsibly”, it turns out that I must not understand my own concepts very well. We had a big family Christmas party out in Tooele and we were there most of the day. I had a proper breakfast at about 8:00am and then did not have the opportunity to eat again until the hors d'oeuvres were spread on the table at 3:00pm. DANGEROUS scenario for a pig-out disaster! Years back, I once had to step in front of a runaway horse to try and turn it around. As the gelding barreled towards me his eyes were rolled to the back of his head and I knew there was no stopping him. He was running blind. Well, that’s pretty much how I approached the dinner table tonight. I knew it was Christmas and I had planned to partake but I failed to plan exactly what that meant. As a result, sadly, I gorged like there was no tomorrow. Just like that runaway gelding, my eyes rolled back and I was barreling blind…and no one could have stopped me. Not even thoughts of you or my duty to write this blog entry tonight.
I don’t feel like tonight’s splurge is the end of the world, it’s just Christmas, but I have got to have better eating parameters set up before Thursday! In the meantime, what’s done is done and I can’t take it back. Now I am interested to see how tonight binge will affect the scales on Thursday (I plan to weigh early this week because of Christmas being on Friday). I will be back on track with proper nutrition and exercise tomorrow. I’ll work my butt off and then let the cellulite chips fall where they may!
Tonight marks the end of my perfect control streak. I am sorry to all those who may be disappointed in me. Hopefully, you had better success than I. I can see that I must have a premeditated plan as to what I am going to eat, and what my limits are. Tonight, I was running blind, but it’s my own fault for not lighting my own path!
I am very interested in your feedback on what I did to myself. Please post a comment, shoot me an email, or give me a call! Thanks everybody.
PS It was a very fun party, and I must say that if I was going to have a free day, I could not have picked better company or a better menu!


  1. hey, now you know one of your triggers, ie; not eating lunch! and you can plan better next time :)It's really healthy that you aren't beating yourself up about it. It's so NOT the end of the world! Just don't turn into a chronic runaway gelding :)

  2. I haven't come to this yet, but I have a plan. I am going to take a plate and count out my crackers or chips or whatever I want, and then walk away from the serving table and enjoy it slowly. I think the problems come when I don't slow down and pay attention to how much I am putting in my face or how my stomach really feels. I agree, it's not the end of the world. holidays are hard. I am still doing well---went to a concert tonight and there were refreshments, a bunch of kinds, including sweets. I ended up eating 1/2 a slice of cheese with a little piece of ham (maybe 2 oz.) and a piece of lettuce. I psyched myself up when I saw the table full of stuff. In the end, I mostly enjoyed visiting with people instead of feeding myself.

  3. Thanks Sara and Rachel. Both were very helpful comments!