My goal during this time is to stay in control. Many times, I decide to let food control me.
There are going to be days during this time when I will eat much higher calorie foods than I normally do. Instead of torturing myself and denying it all, I just need to stay in control and not overeat. Of course, that is much easier said than done. But I know, with God’s help, I can do it.
That is not to say I will be perfect, In fact, I have already had a couple of times this season I gave up the control. It made me feel horrible (physically and emotionally), yet I still do it.
So, if I can just maintain my weight through this time period, then I call it a success. The weight loss can begin again with the new year.