Facing family gatherings

I have been overweight my entire life. I have worked really hard to get the weight off, and kept it off for over a year. The last few months between health and a broken “give a darn”, I shot up the scale.

The holidays are coming. So many reasons to just tell myself to wait until next year… after all there are parties, family stuff, tons of goodies in the window.

I had promised myself I would start again on November 15th. We flew home on the 13th, and I was going to use the 14th as my day to say goodbye to the foods I have been shoving in my face.

I woke up in the 14th prepared to do just that… only I couldn’t. I woke up with this fierce determination to start immediately and change the direction I had been heading in. This is the same feeling that hit me when I started IP.

This weekend I drove to my brother’s home. He lives in another state. My brother is a gourmet chef and a darn good one too! And we enjoy his food a lot.

To my surprise they had all worked together to prepare meals that would be protocol for me! My brother did his research on the veggies and meat I can eat.

I know my determination is strong right now… but having people willing to be in my court during the holidays…. priceless! I am ready, and I will not fail! Bring on the holidays… I am prepared to truly enjoy spending time with family and friends!

I am updating this because I was asked about recipes.  For dinner last night we had a salad bar with oven roasted turkey, lettuce, bell peppers, mushrooms, & homemade tomatillo sauce (my brother does not use a recipe but it has tomatoes, garlic, jalapeño, onions, lime juice, apple cider vinegar.) as the dressing!

Breakfast was scrambled egg, peppers, & mushrooms, topped with tomatillo sauce.


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