Wednesday, January 8, 2014
So easy to spot 'em in hindsight, eh?
Here are some phrases that came out of our mouthes that should've been a massive red flag to the mayhem awaiting our fat cells over the holidays.
One of my friends LOVES Christmas cookies and he looks forward to getting mine because I spoil him with a ton of them. I'll give him like 8 different kinds of treats and he's in heaven. Obviously I don't want to give someone treats with my name on it without tasting to make sure they don't suck. Problem is to "taste" them, I didn't need to give the one to the Mr and one to me. We could've split one for tasting purposes and left it at one.
Bringing in treats every time I came back into the living room.
It got to the point the Mr would sit up like Pavlov's dog when he heard me walking in, anticipating my grubby paws would be full of yuletide treats. He was right 90% of the time. Even after our taste cookie was consumed, I might grab one later, come in, he'd look over and I'd give puppy dog eyes like "I know I shouldn't" and I'd say "if this is bad, I can put them back." I knew damn well it was bad and so did he. Ask if we gave a flying fart at the time. My hips don't lie...we didn't.
"I'll just eat how I want for the holidays and we'll get right back to it January 1st."
We did and then some. We paid for it. We got hooked and food had a ridiculous amount of control over us as a result.
We'll start January 1st.
Yeah, we made that January 1st, it's a new year bullcrap statement like it was gospel. It wasn't. It was lip service and our hearts weren't in it. The 1st itself wasn't too bad but the days following? Yeah, not so great...the next reason is...
"Let's just get X out of the house"
Boxes of cookies, candy and all kinds of crap staring at us on the downstairs food shelves while we worked out that hadn't been a problem, suddenly were. To most people that statement of just getting them out of the house would mean throw them away, take them to work or whatever. Nope. Not us. We paid good money for that crap, we weren't going to give them to others. Down the gullet. Truth has consequences, yo.
"I'm okay with skipping tonight, if you are."
This is the one that scared me the most because it was the 5th of this month and our "last day" of shoveling whatever we wanted in the pie holes. It was a busy day and it was late and neither of us felt like working out. We were thisclose to skipping and we went down and did a 20 minute free weight session. It wasn't a big calorie burner but we could say we did SOMETHING so as not to have ruined our exercise streak that we kept all through the holidays.
Did you have any warning signs you were about to go off plan during the holidays? Justifications? Etc.
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