oh chunky - you're in a tough position starting that pre-surgery diet during THANKSGIVING WEEK!!!!! good grief. almost cruel and unusual punishment, isn't it?
and instead of staying home from the food fest, perhaps you could just stop in for A LITTLE WHILE, and eat some turkey and vegs and whatever else you're permitted, and THEN LEAVE?
Also, you might find a SCHEDULE to be helpful - things like making an appt [and KEEPING it] to exercise. having tea/coffee with a friend - whatever it might be.
and now, for the one bit of advice that EVERYONE [just about] has said that has saved them - plan for something that will keep your hands busy!!!! we have several knitters/crocheters around here, artists, grandmas who run around after the young-uns. the key thing is to get involved with something that's not food-related, and that makes eating HARD TO DO while you're doing it.
we all have to face this at one point or another in our journeys, so dealing with it sooner rather than later gives you a leg up.
other ideas, folks??? i know you have them!!!!!!!
Start your day with a smile, and get it over with.
Keeping it off is a hundred decisions a day that help you maintain what you achieved. And that's the hard part. - L Sanders
start: 506 [Sept 2001]
weight at gastric bypass [Jan 29, 2002]: 409
current weight: 225
weight for plastic surgery: 200
final goal: 180
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