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Winning is not an option
Thursday, December 31, 2015      3 comments

I think what I learned this holiday season is that I'm never going to actually win this battle over temptation, comfort eating, and weight control. "Success" is going to mean being healthy enough to earn the opportunity to continue the fight. ... Read more
My new year starts today
Wednesday, December 30, 2015      1 comments

We are finally home. Yesterday was a tediously long travel day, and my food consumption was abysmal - the worst day that I've had the entire year. So awful that there is no way I'm going to document it; it's best forgotten as quickly as possib... Read more
One final lost travel day
Tuesday, December 29, 2015      1 comments

Really bad food. One day more to regular life!... Read more
Last day of escape
Monday, December 28, 2015      0 comments

Today we had an early celebration of my Mom's birthday. More food, more cake, more hugs. Tomorrow we start our trek home - every year the visit feels even more too short than the year before. I'm trying not to miss my Mom before we actually l... Read more
Home stretch
Sunday, December 27, 2015      1 comments

Another day in our family visit, and another ample dinner. I am torn between being impatient to have these big holiday dinners end so I can eat like a normal person again, and wanting these days to pass more slowly so I can spend more time with... Read more
Kid love
Saturday, December 26, 2015      2 comments

Today my maternal side got a real workout. First we had a 1-year-old join us for breakfast. She let me hold her on my lap and peel orange segments for her to feed on - what a treat. And my two nieces, 6 and 9 years old, stayed the whole day and... Read more
Marking the days by meals
Friday, December 25, 2015      2 comments

We are eating so much this holiday. It seems we start planning the next day's dinner as soon as we finish the current day's. What day is it? It must be Christmas Eve if we are having fish again. What did we do Sunday? Oh yeah, that was the ... Read more
A lost week
Thursday, December 24, 2015      6 comments

It's been pretty much impossible to stick to plan the last few days. Old friends have stopped by with homemade holiday cookies and a birthday cake - impossible to not indulge graciously. My brother had us over for a weird dinner of sushi, frie... Read more
Story time
Wednesday, December 23, 2015      1 comments

I'm a little jet-lagged, so no matter how late I go to bed, I am up by 7 am and can't get back to sleep. The rest of the family is solidly in vacation mode, so sleep in as normal people would. But these uncharacteristic (for me!) early morning... Read more
Meaningless drama
Tuesday, December 22, 2015      6 comments

I love visiting my family, but every time I visit we have some sort of overblown family drama over something laughably trivial. Today my Mom and brother got into a shouting match over ... his tv being too loud. And then my sister stepped in t... Read more
No regrets
Monday, December 21, 2015      5 comments

We had to hit the mall today to find a shirt for the son, and ended up eating at the food court. But what a fantastic meal we cobbled together from fast food stalls: I had an order of steamed shrimp dim sum dumplings from one place and some ch... Read more
Sunday, December 20, 2015      5 comments

After a 3 hour drive to the airport, a 4.5 hour flight, and another 3 hour drive, we made it to my Mom's house just before midnight and created havoc and mayhem. Well, perhaps it just seemed that way after waking up from the car ride. I ma... Read more
Sweet respite
Saturday, December 19, 2015      7 comments

I'm taking a week off from work - woo hoo! I feel like running around in circles until I'm dizzy and tip over. Or I would ... but I still have some work chores to get done tonight. After that, I'll feel like letting loose! Well, maybe after ... Read more
Friday, December 18, 2015      3 comments

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter. I shall sit down on the pavem... Read more
Lost in temptation
Thursday, December 17, 2015      3 comments

I thought I had a good plan. We have 2 work birthdays coming up; one was mine. We always have cake to celebrate, but I thought if I brought in a cake for the first birthday, people might assume it was for both, and I would be spared a to-do. ... Read more

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