Thursday, December 9, 2010

Got to Get it Together

I feel like I've awaken a sleeping giant. Why am I wanting to eat everything in sight. Am I squashing emotions? I didn't post yesterday and that probably was a mistake. Maybe I should have posted something about my desire to find something to eat that is satisfying and it doesn't have to be hot dogs, french fries, candy or popcorn. Those were things that I reached for yesterday that I should have found a good substitute.

I do feel a little overwhelmed but it's not to the point that I'm frantic. In fact things are starting to come together with my plan to do first things first. My department luncheon is today and last night I got everything done that I was responsible for. Next in line is the party at our house on Saturday and I delegated things to Gary to help me with that. That isn't me. I usually want to handle it all but I've opened my eyes a little on that.

I'll work on Christmas cards and shopping after our party and then should be in good shape ... oh, I forgot about our company Christmas party which I coordinate, but that will be fine too. I just want to enjoy the season and have some fun along with it. Overeating junk is not to be considered fun and I'll keep reminding myself of that.

Tonight is my grandson's school Christmas program. If anything lifts my spirits, it's my grandkids smiling faces. I spent wonderful time with my three in Maryland last week and get to see the other two several times this week because of the Christmas programs. Who needs gifts when I have these living treasures.


Ann (-36 lbs in -60 lb challenge) said...

Good morning, Sheilah!

EVERYONE gets the munchies this time of year - wanting more to snack and graze than to binge perhaps.

It is probably habit mixed with the busy season prep stuff.

I was telling someone just this morning, I keep a bag of baby carrots and celery sticks handy, when the munchies hit. It satisfies that need, while keeping me on plan.

Assume you'll need something, so stock up on go-to foods. And, with luck, you won't even need them!

The food-psychology that affects us all this time of year can be quite the battle. You aren't alone.

Enjoy those grandchildren! They are especially adorable this time of year. I'm guessing you'll have a lot of precious quotes of them, by year's end. What is it that Art Linkletter used to say? Kids say the darndest things? So true! Enjoy!!

NAN said...

That's exactly what I am doing. I just got back from the holiday luncheon at my grandsons school; I ate with the first one and just sat with the second.The food was fine- turkey, green beans and a roll and apple crisp. I ate the meat and beans and drank some water. The boys were glad to see me. I was surprised to see the cafeteria was segregated- boys on one side and girls on the other but they had plenty of time to eat and then a 30 minute recess.