Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Every year my company hosts a 'Hold the Stuffing' challenge for their employees to maintain their weight during the holidays. Basically you weigh in before Thanksgiving and then again after the New Year and if you don't gain more than 2 lbs you are entered to win a prize.
2 years ago I gained 2.5 lbs
Last year I didn't participate (i.e. I probably gained 10 lbs during the holidays)
This year my goal is to maintain (or lose). So I weighed in today. And I will weigh in again the second week of January.
I've been working on my "Holiday Plan" for weeks now. I've made several "guidelines." A few are:
- No consumption of any baked goods brought in by co-workers (so far, we've had pie, cake, muffins, bagels and pastries)
- Allow myself 1 piece of dessert ON the day of the holiday and not the days before or after
I'm still deciding how to tackle Thanksgiving Dinner, as I will not have control of what is being prepared. Portions will be key.
Of course, when I talked to my mom tonight and asked her where she wanted me to eat Thanksgiving dinner (her family, or my dad's) she goes, "oh just eat a little at both."
I just can't win.