Celebrate Weekend Successes.
Weekends are generally challenging food-wise, but in December, that challenge can increase exponentially. Whether you are busy shopping and decorating, or attending a holiday gathering, don’t beat yourself up if you feel you’ve wiped out your efforts through the week with some poor choices. Take a moment to reflect on what you have done right. Did you take a walk? Pack a healthy snack to grab between errands? Did you get to bed at a reasonable hour? Take time to read your Bible and pray? Shifting your focus to your successes and away from perceived “failure” is a great way to keep a slip from becoming a slide.
Prayer: Jesus we are thankful that you see us through eyes of love, understanding and forgiveness. Show us how to see ourselves that way so we can offer ourselves the same grace that we would offer to a friend. Help us focus on the successes, knowing there is always something to be thankful for, even if it means we only ate 6 cookies, not 10.