What To Do With All The Holiday Goodies?

It is now the second day of January and traditionally the day we take all the decorations down and put them away. I don’t think that is going to be a problem. The problem is what to do with all the leftover Christmas goodies. christmasgoodiesmailbox

The wine and booze are definitely not an issue. What is left, and there is much less than I expected, can be kept for other occasions such as Thursday nights and Sunday afternoons in March. But what about the chocolates, cookies, candies, chips, crackers (I’m”c-ing” a pattern here), cheeses, sausage and pop. We have had so much there is even a full, unopened box of chocolates in the spare bedroom.

OK, the extra pumpkin Christmas pudding is in the freezer for a special occasion within the next month. I’ll add the leftover whipped cream into Norm’s hot chocolate until our doctor reads him the riot act. I see her today so I know what my lecture will be about. I’m never mad at her, Dr. Michele Fretz is fantastic! She is a good model of how to be healthy. Oh yeah, back to the recovery phase of holidays. I guess I could take the chocolates to work but I won’t be back there until the end of January. life-is-like-a-box-of-chocolates-1-andee-photographyMaybe the food bank. Yeah, that would be a nice post-Christmas surprise. They only accept unopened food so I could also give them the extra boxes of crackers from the cheese balls we haven’t eaten, yet. Maybe the pop, too, even though pop is bad and I would be encouraging others to drink pop. gold cokeI’ll keep all the club soda to add to my juice and think my mocktails are “good” for me. Norm can keep his “Gold” Coke for a once-in-a-while refreshment. Gold Coke has no calories or caffeine, just lots of chemicals.

You know this perusing and planning is just the first phase of “get healthy in 2018”. It’s hard to be really good or even “try-to-be-good” when your coffee table is always covered with great art and snacks.  I sit across the room from the food so it is not within arm’s reach but Norm is very helpful by throwing me things (except BBQ’d peanuts) when he thinks I crave them.Coffee table I was brought up to never waste food. I cannot throw out still edible candy, cookies, chips and dip etc. or leftover food. The turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes are long gone. I didn’t even make turkey soup this year, just turkey stock that I can cook with and have no guilt.

My “No White Food Diet” starts this coming weekend after a Friday “purge the carbs” pizza. I’ve started to stock up on veggies, fruit and eggs. I will need more bacon, tuna and low carb rye crackers. I wonder what the carb count from the cheese balls is? Oh well, I’ll work it out. I even have a new food journal for 2018. That also will start after this Friday.

Thanks for listening!   ;D   Diane

~ by 1fatgirlshrinking - Diane Kirby on January 2, 2018.

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