Well I made it through Thanksgiving day and the weekend too, which included my granddaughter Chloe's 2nd birthday party. The fact is, I am in such a zone right now that I had no problem at all resisting temptation. I ate all of the traditional Thanksgiving foods such as turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and an assortment of vegetables. What I did not eat was gravy, bread and butter or the tremendous assortment of desserts that were offered. When it came time for dessert, I was prepared. I unwrapped my own homemade pumpkin cake which, I know, is made with healthy ingredients and contains 130 calories.
Fortunately, my gym opened at 5:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning so I was able to get my normal workout in before I went on to give thanks at a few different locations. I ended the day singing happy birthday to Chloe but not having any of her Mickey Mouse birthday cake.
I still have 5 weeks to go to make it past the most difficult time of the year for me. I feel very confident that I will make it this year and am aided by the fact that I am very busy at work. I find that the busier I am, the less I think about food and, therefore, the less I eat. My weight right now is 193 lbs. Last year at this time I was 192, so the week before Christmas I thought I would try various desserts. I was in such a groove, I knew I could get right back on track. I was wrong, though, and I am determined not to make the same mistake again this year. Last year's mistake caused me to battle with cravings and a weight gain of 7 to 12 pounds that I spent 6 months trying to lose in addition to trying to regain my focus. Lesson learned!
I will keep you posted of my progress.
Veteran, Business Owner, Father, Author, Nick Mirrione fought a three decade-long battle against food addiction and obesity disease and won! This is his story.