... and it was fantastic!! My band did a great job of keeping me from over-eating. I was only able to eat a small bowl of soup on Christmas Eve and a tiny plate of traditional Christmas food on Christmas Day (turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberries, etc.). Unfortunately, the band did NOT keep me from indulging in the holiday slider foods that I was surrounded by.
But you know what? I don't care. I didn't gorge, I sampled. I ate more than a good bandster should have, but it was friggin' CHRISTMAS! If I ate like that every day, I'd be 300lbs again in no time. It was very freeing to know that I could indulge and get back on track the next day. So yes, I enjoyed myself and had what I wanted. Artichoke dip (on crackers, not bread lol), my grandma's famous english toffee, cranberry-peach cobbler, and even a glass or three of wine.
Here are just a couple of photos of our Christmas...
**Disclaimer** The dogs are NOT ours. They were my MIL's Christmas gift. The top one is Molly, the spunky and ornery Shi-tzu Yorkie (aka Shorkie). The bottom pup is the drowsy and cuddly Tinkerbell, a Chihuahua Yorkie (aka Chorkie). They were pretty sweet.