Saturday, December 12, 2009

Banishing the Baby Belly: The Holiday Edition (Week 1)

I know, I said I wasn't going to think about my weight this month. I lied.

I just got on the scale, and it told me I'm up two pounds. I'd be more worried about that if I hadn't eaten enough for three people yesterday.

First we had our holiday potluck at work. Sure, I tried to stick to veggies and fruit, but the dessert table? Would not be denied. Then my husband and I went out for dinner, and I filled my belly with yummilicious steak (and a to-die-for piece of flourless chocolate cake).

So those two pounds probably aren't completely real. And if they are? Oh well.

Yeah, I'm feeling pretty mellow this morning.

Later today, we've got to head up to the Real City to go car seat shopping for Tori. Which means fast food somewhere along the way. So there's challenge #1 for this week.

And given the fact that it's officially less than two weeks before Christmas, the office is likely to be a minefield of goodies this week. I'm going to limit myself to noshing on one munchie a day (or that's the plan, anyway).

Capping it all off will be the office Christmas party, which is traditionally followed by a pub crawl that lasts until no one can stand up anymore. So next Saturday? Is probably not going to be a good one.

But I'm just going to do the best I can knowing that come January 1, I'm going to pay for any sins I commit now.

So that's me. Anybody else want to confess their sins?


  1. Yes when it comes to temptations and lots of good food holidays are just evil. I guess just have to take the policy make the mistake than ask for forgivness ;)

    Happy SITS Saturday!

  2. Christmas is especially hard to keep away from the 'sins'. I say indulge for now but balance w/ a little exercise. I completely hear you, that has been my dilemna for 2 years after having my baby boy. What we do for those precious little ones. :)
    Happy SITS Saturday!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    Candace at

  3. my sin is I'm about to make toffee and cinnamon rolls. double sins! Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest

  4. I know I could get rid of my baby belly but I am totally lazy and I admit it! lol Good luck conquering yours and thanks for visiting my blog!

  5. Way too much wine and rich sauces and cupackes - i ate cupcakes with REAL WHIPPED CREAM FROSTING. But I will address this seriously after the holidays.

    seriously. I mean it.

    Thanks for visiting - I am following too now!

  6. well, yes I DO need to confess...but I won't!!!

  7. Haha...a confessional for foodie sins, huh? LOL!
    I confess that I've packed on about 15lbs. since last year and I've not a clue how it metabolism has taken a nose-dive and I pinky-swear I've not indulged any more/less than the years before.
    I fear that being in your 40's really does come with body changes that are beyond your control...yeah, that's's not my fault.

    As you can see, I'm in denial.

  8. I tried to not think about the weight loss this month either. But then when I saw that Mr. T will be 9 months on the 20th....YIKES. All I have in my head is, "Nine months on...Nine months off!" And so...two more pounds baby!!

    Thanks but no thanks to the chocolate, home made fudge, tin popcorn, martinis (oooo, scratch that...gotta have a drink or two!!)

  9. Your WOrds are published! :)
    Thanks for your participation! Have a great day!

  10. Last night for dinner I ate half a pan of brownies and a glass of red wine. :)

  11. I'm glad you got on the scale. Keeps me honest :)

    Really though, it's better to see what's going on now, rather than 4 weeks from now!

  12. Two pounds is nothing. Don't sress about it. :)

    So nice to pop by,


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