November 26, 2005 at 9:14 am
I somehow managed to lose weight the week of Thanksgiving. Go figure. But knowing my body, next week I’ll be completely good and gain a pound.
I got through Thanksgiving relatively unscathed. The title round bout this year, as it is every year, was PastaQueen vs. the Pumpkin Pie. In one corner, the lifestyle-changing, weight-losing, queen of dieting – PastaQueen! In the other corner, the most delicious pie known to man, covered in Cool Whip – Pumpkin Pie! Want to guess who won? I don’t think you need to look at the spread to know.
Pumpkin pie is my kryptonite. I can honestly say I like a slice of pumpkin pie covered in cool whip better than chocolate. Better than ice cream even. It works some sort of voodoo on my taste buds. Before I’m even done with the piece I’m eating, I want another. I convinced my mother to make the pie with a whole-wheat crust and to substitute Splenda for sugar, so it was probably only 90% as bad for me as it would have been otherwise, but still – pie is pie.
I was rather proud of myself and only had two pieces on Thanksgiving day, one after the meal and one in the evening. The next day I finished off the one and half pieces left of the deliciously evil creation. All in all, I probably ate between 1/3 and 1/2 of the pie. Honestly, I consider it an accomplishment that I didn’t scarf the whole thing down on Thanksgiving day and start snorting Cool Whip. Other than a small helping of stuffing, it was my only indulgence and I don’t really feel guilty about it. Pumpkin pie only comes around once a year, so I’d better enjoy it while it lasts. It’s stuff like this that makes the difference between dieting and changing your lifestyle.
Only one more holiday to go and we’ll be through the holiday dieting gauntlet!