Of course at the holidays, we all are faced with lots and lots of food. Every time you turn around, there's some type of party or gathering or celebration all involving lots of FOOD! At what point did food become such a necessity for social gatherings?
I guess this can be answered from delving into our history as humans on the planet; going back to the hunters and gatherers and enjoying a big feast with your fellow cavemen/cavewomen. But that's boring...well it is at least to me.
Seeing that I don't think any of us are solely able to change how social gatherings evolve, maybe a better question is how in the hell do you cope with all of the food without making a pig of yourself and totally screwing up all of the pounds you have lost?
For me, I guess I have to look at food as my enemy at these types of events. I need to see food as the "popular" girl in school that could -- and would -- take away your boyfriend at any minute. You have to acknowledge it's presence and you have to understand how it can take advantage of any and all of your vulnerabilities.
So no more hiding behind the buffet line; no more staying close to the hors d'oeuveres; no more wallowing in the sweets. If I'm going to survive these events, I'm going to have to survive on my own and am going to have to make sure all vulnerabilities are very well hidden....just not behind food any more. Not sure if I'm ready to be this "out in the open".......