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Getting jolly without the jelly

WARNING: This post is going to come off as rude. And Grinch-like. But that's not my intention.

Don't say I didn't warn you.

I should start by saying I LOVE the holidays. I start listening to Christmas music sometime before Halloween, and I have all my decorations up and running the minute the turkey is in the Tupperware.

But this year, I have to cut back if I want to stick to my weight loss goals.

Thanksgiving was the trial run. Lunch was decent, with smart portions and a low-fat, low-sugar dessert that I made from a Pinterest recipe. But then I left for our next celebration, where all the food was left out for grazing. I told myself, "What's one day going to hurt?" and dug in for some treats. And then more treats. And then we had a dinner of leftovers. And then I needed another treat when we got back from shopping. And wine — liquid calories count just as much as solid ones.

Then I told myself that I might as well be bad for the rest of the weekend and resta…