Just as the title is suggesting, I’m taking a time out.  I had restarted but kept on allowing myself to fudge a little here and fudge a little there but that wasn’t working.  I think I was just having too many problems now that I had gotten away from my PDE.

This weekend is my family gathering for Christmas and I’ll be honest, there is no way that I’m going to pass on any of the food that the family is gathering to eat.  I wish I had the will power to say no but to be perfectly honest, I really don’t want to have any will power during this time.

However, I hope to use what I have learned to help me keep things down to a dull roar.  I’ll be including potatoes at least once a day and will try and eat them before I sit down to any major meal and maybe I’ll try to snack on a few.

This last weekend I had dropped below 200 and was happy but then I had to start baking my deserts for the gathering and I’m still in the process of finishing up my baking and then I have to help my mother with her baking and cooking of dishes and she always has me taste them because according to her, her taste buds are shot.  So I’m the taste tester and it is darn hard to stay on my diet.

So I’m taking the entire week off to include last weekend and it will go through this weekend.  I know I can’t resist some things so I’ll have them and when that is over with I will have to deal with the fall out of what I ate.

So if things stay on track, I should be able to get back on my PD (potato diet) on the 19th because all of my parties, special events and family gathering should be over.  I’m also hoping that I will be able to start walking or doing an easy ride on my trike.  I just haven’t tried lately seeing that I had to start my Christmas shopping and thanks to some break downs on my vehicles, it has also dampened my will.

I want to reach my goal and so I’ll give myself this time off because that is a reasonable thing to do rather than feel guilty and then break down completely and forget about my PDE.

Out of all of my diets, this is probably the easiest of them all but I know that in order to get down to my weight I will have to refocus my ideas about eating and exercising.  Oh don’t get me wrong, I don’t plan a big workout, just maybe moving around a bit more.  I also hope to keep on drinking lots of water and by doing this maybe I can slightly keep things under control.

So until that time, I’m hanging up my PDE until next week.  I guess it will be PD Part 2.

Let’s see if the cliff hanger leaves me in worse shape than ever or if I don’t do too much damage to my body during my time out.