I keep thinking of what I learned on Biggest Loser several weeks ago... about how we can rewire our brain over a period of weeks or months, but our brain quickly reverts back to its old ways when we stop our healthy habits. (Post: Obesity and the Brain.) Maybe that's why Thanksgiving seems to set off a period of overeating that lasts until New Year's.
It's so easy to think, "Overeating this once isn't going to hurt me in the long run." HA! I need to wake up to that lie.
I do take courage in the fact that I recognize what's going on and I'm trying to get a grip.