A Good Time Was Had
Monday, January 04, 2016
I will not lie: I love the last few months of the year. Thanksgiving. Halloween. Christmas. There is much opportunity to have fun. And I've indulged. I've gained some weight. This next part is the important part: I don't feel guilty about it. I've enjoyed myself and spent time with my family while doing it.
What did we do? Thanksgiving was simply delicious. Halloween was fun and we partied with good Halloween-themed food. Christmas was filled with gatherings and cookie baking and all sorts of fun. I knew it was coming and what I wanted to do. My first choice was to indulge and have it not impact me at all. Okay, so that's never going to happen. Failing that my choice was between eating healthy while everyone around me wasn't or to indulge and accept the consequences. So I gave myself permission and I HAD FUN!
But that is all over now. My healthy food vacation is over and it's time to eat responsibly again.The afterglow of cookies, chocolate and good rich food is fading and I find I've missed food that isn't loaded with fat and calories. While the holiday fare brought flavour and good memories, it also brought indigestion and about 8 pounds. These are things I won't miss.
So now it's January and the long party that ends the year is done and it's a time of new beginnings. Happy New Year!