Today I am thrilled to have Jennifer Domenico guest posting here. I met Jennifer through an awesome author’s site. She is so fun to read that I just knew y’all would enjoy her.
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Does this Eggnog Latte make my butt look big?
Seriously, trying to watch your waistline during the holidays is like trying to avoid Santa commercials, possible but challenging. In spite of that, I decided to start my healthy eating plan effective today, just days before Christmas. “Is she crazy?”, you might be asking yourself. Well, yes I am, in many ways, but not when it comes to losing weight during the holidays. My reason is simple. Left to my own devices, I will eat my weight in apple pie; I’ve seen me do it. The last thing I want is to face another January 1st, feeling like a busted can of biscuits.
Don’t get me wrong, it won’t be easy. I don’t live in a cave, or on a weight loss reality show ranch. I live in the real world; I work in an office cubicle by day, and write books by night. I spend an inordinate amount of time sitting on my rear. Not to mention the ever-present holiday do-gooders passing out their homemade treats daily. There are potlucks, parties, Oreo truffles, oh, and holiday flavors at Starbucks. Did I mention I’m married to an Italian, who cooks dinner for me every night?
The truth is, I’m no spring chicken. As soon as I hit forty, my metabolism bolted for the door. Ten years ago, I could enjoy December and its bountiful goodies and just go for a walk and eat a few salads to get the extra pounds off. Now, it takes the better part of a month to burn the calories from one tiny cheesecake binge. Meh.
So it takes more effort, more planning, and more exercise than it used to for me to maintain a healthy weight, and a healthy weight is my only goal. I can’t stand feeling deprived of anything, even if I’m the one that made the rule. You won’t see me swapping baked chicken and broccoli for the glazed ham and mashed potatoes on Christmas day. It’s just one day- I say live it up. For the other twenty-four days leading up to the main event, take it easy.
So there will be eggnog lattes in my future, just smaller, less frequent ones. I will eat an Oreo truffle, just not a plate of them. I will find the mental capacity to decipher between just another glazed donut and your great-grandmother’s handed down through the family cookie recipe. That’s special. And special treats, not mindless gorging, are what the holidays are all about.
Bio: Jennifer Domenico lives in Phoenix, Arizona enjoying her very own la dolce vita. She believes in steaming cappuccinos, luxurious red wine, the pleasure of a hot bath on a cold night, and the power of Nutella to heal the soul. She is the author of Turn Towards the Sun, the first book in the contemporary romance Sunflower Trilogy, and is hard at work on book two of the series.
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