In the book French Women Don't Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano it says, "Making choices that are meaningful to you is the essence of the French woman's secret."
Yesterday I did not do that at all. I was famished all day. After the kids got out of school, I found a leftover container of cheese tortellini. I wolfed down a cup full (yes I measured). THIS WAS NOT A MEANINGFUL CHOICE! I WAS NOT CHANNELING MY INNER FRENCH WOMAN! I don't even like tortellini!
So fast forward to last night... A church Christmas dinner event...Homemade tamales, homemade refried beans, homemade Mexican rice. I DID NOT HAVE ONE BITE! I was regretting my foolish afterschool binge because tasting this authentic Mexican fare would have been so much more a meaningful choice !
I have been hosting a Holiday cookie exchange every year for the past six years. I love to bake at Christmastime! This year I decided to choose a cookie that would not tempt me. I chose Biscotti. My mom and I spent the entire day baking loaves and cutting them. I will dip them in chocolate and be done. Guess what? There are a lot of unuseable end pieces! And guess what else? They are good! My preplanning failed a bit...
How are you getting through holiday celebrations without guilt?