Archive for the 'Dealing with Holidays' Category

My New Way of Eating Tested at Two Events

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 06 April 2010 | 21 Comments
Categories: Day to Day Stuff, Holiday Eating, intuitive eating

So I blathered on the other day about how on Saturday 3/27 I tried my first day at intuitive eating. It just so happened that was the same day as my nephew’s 3rd birthday party. Typically, going to my sister-in-laws house for any event fills me with anxiety. For some reason, I was still holding […]

Valentine’s Day Candy

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 15 February 2010 | 19 Comments
Categories: Dealing with Holidays

I was in an emotional whirlwind of emotions Valentine’s Day morning. I had asked my husband to buy just a couple of one of my favorite things – dark chocolate covered oreos. I strongly urged to please just get a few, so that I could have a treat, but not be tempted by them if […]

I Walked into the Lion’s Den

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 24 December 2009 | 3 Comments
Categories: Holiday Eating

Every year at my kids’ elementary school, at december holiday time, each student always makes the obligatory gingerbread house in class, with the help of parents. Because I try to be involved with kids’ school activities, when it was my 2nd grader’s day (my daughter is in the middle school now) to make the gingerbread […]

The Day after our Holiday Party

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 14 December 2009 | 4 Comments
Categories: Holiday Eating

Warning, there are graphic descriptions of decadent food, so beware!   So I went into the party with the mindset that no foods were forbidden and that it would be ok if I indulged a bit in the desserts.  I tried to allow myself that freedom and not be so restrictive.  I spoke to my […]

Holiday Party at our House

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 10 December 2009 | 2 Comments
Categories: Holiday Eating

So on Sunday we are hosting a Chanukah dinner party.   This will be the 12th annual get together of a core group of friends (and their families) that my husband has known since childhood.  Some new, dear friends have entered into the fold of the party over the years, but the core families remain the same.  Each […]

Compulsive Eating at Thanksgiving Dinner

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 27 November 2009 | 7 Comments
Categories: Thanksgiving

*Sigh*  I knew going into the holiday that it was going to be rough.  I always have a tough time when  there is a buffet of some sort.  I’m pretty good with “meal” foods, but it’s the buffet of desserts that gets me. The first step of OA is to admit that you are powerless […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 26 November 2009 | 1 Comment
Categories: Thanksgiving

Hey all, Just wanted to wish you a happy, smart-eating Thanksgiving.  There is a way to not overindulge this holiday.  Try to stop and think before you start eating something that is going to get you into trouble.  We can all do this, although it certainly won’t be easy.  Good luck to us all!

Thanksgiving Dinner on My Mind

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 20 November 2009 | 2 Comments
Categories: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is approaching and I’m already trying to wrap my brain around how I’m going to try to deal with the dinner.  Typically, we host so it’s easy for me to sort of control the menu and I can easily sneak into the kitchen and weigh/measure my food so I know exactly how much I’m having.   As you […]

I Survived Halloween Night

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 01 November 2009 | 1 Comment
Categories: Here comes Halloween

So I went into Halloween with a plan – light dinner and then I would be able to eat four pieces of my favorite candy.  Not the most well balanced nutritional meals, but hey, every once in a while you have to shake things up a bit, right?  So as we were out walking the […]

Less Than Two Weeks Until Halloween…

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 20 October 2009 | 4 Comments
Categories: Here comes Halloween

What used to be one of my favorite times of the year is coming up – Halloween.  While it is really fun to take your kids trick or treating , to see and enjoy the holiday through their eyes, it is also fun to hold their candy bags for them (which of course always get too […]

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