I did an entry over at Blogger about my lack of Christmas spirit this year, and it got me thinking about how our eating habits have changed in the past year.
It started a year ago, our dieting. We cut fat and calories drastically.
After Cliff's heart bypass in April, I made other changes, like banning trans-fats from our house and keeping cholesterol intake low.
Because we neither one have great will-power, the best way of not eating too much of the wrong things is to simply not have them around.
This means no fruitcake. No Christmas brown-sugar fudge or sugar cookies. No cheese ball.
It means baking stuff that tastes better fried, and trying not to think about what you can't have.
The rewards are here in plain sight, every time we get on the scale. But I sure do miss eating anything I want, any time. Especially at Christmas.