Holiday Eating Vs. Me!

I totally knew it was coming.

It’s kind of like that weather forecaster that knows an intense hurricane is coming and then somehow gets surprised when they get blown across town by the strong winds?? Yes. That is what these holiday parties are doing to me!

So Saturday was the baby’s birthday party, but I will save that story for later because that deserves 300 words all to its own. :)

However, there was junk food (and healthy food) but I ate a lot of the junk food :) there was pizza and cake and ice cream and really it was a miracle I stayed within my allotted calories — it really wasn’t a miracle at all.  I burned 606 calories teaching Zumba that morning. Call it a Zumba miracle.

Then Sunday comes and so does that crazy monthly aunt that makes me eat like a vacuum. I also had my church staff dinner which is located downtown at the Marriott. The food has never disappointed me and let me tell y’all it was so insanely good.

But before I get into that can I get two claps for this jacket that barely fit and didn’t close when I attended this event in May, but now fits and closes super comfortably?! (NSV!)

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As a part if my strategy, I did manage to fill my plate up with salad which was actually pretty yummy! But there was also a small amount of rice, fingerling potatoes and short rib that was out of this world.

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For dessert I had half a red velvet cupcake (I am a huge red velvet snob) and half of a brownie.

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Whew! That is a lot of crazy eating for the weekend. But I am happy to say that exercise saved the day! I am so ready to get back to normal this week. (If normal includes the company holiday party! Oy vey.)

How is your holiday eating going so far? Are you watching what you are eating, or going with the flow? Are you attending a lot of fun holiday parties his season?



Mommy. Fitness Addict. Socialite.
Schnelle "Nellie" Acevedo is a busy mom of two young boys (3 and 6), she is an Account Manager by day and a self proclaimed fitness junkie by night. Brooklyn Active Mama is a body positive community that focuses on demonstrating to all women that you can always find time for fitness. A recent running addict, Nellie has completed 7 Half Marathons and is currently training for the New York City Marathon on 11/1/2015. Nellie also is a co-founder of the annual A Healthy U Conference which is a conference dedicated to helping women improve their mental, spiritual and physical health. Nellie is a licensed Zumba instructor in Brooklyn. You can find Nellie on TwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest, PeriscopeGoogle Plus.

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  1. Hello Ms Slim & Trim! 2 claps….2 more. :) #yaaaaz Keep it up. & I love the single button blazer.
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  2. I just know this time of the year is a losing battle and deal with it. But come January I always get serious and begin counting my calories better again and working out, too. Just can’t fight it though (at least that is me) and just deal for the holidays as best as I can. That said, you look great and seriously proud of you!! :)
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  3. This time of year is just ripe with food possibilities! I am dying over how yummy BOTH plate pictures look!!-Ashley
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  4. I maintain my one way of eating throughout the year so to avoid the difficulties of getting back on track. I approach food as being my medicine and I haven’t been sick since eating this way (plant based diet) and that is my motivation to eat healthy all year long. I wish you strength in getting back on the ball.
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  5. A couple of bad days won’t ruin all of your hard work – especially since you are still working out!!
    Hooray for the jacket success!
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  6. I never gain weight during the holidays probably because I don’t eat holiday food like greens and stuff. I will be making my apple pie though that is the one thing that I must have and I eat the entire pie in about two days.
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  7. GAH! I suddenly want ribs for Christmas Day. All your fault. Yep. Indeed it is.
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  8. You did good girl!! My monthly shark does it really bad to me, but I try my best to keep my head above the water. I miss my “formal” exercise, but I have a 12mo that is attached–like I can’t put him down for anything, attached. So I dance with him in my arms. The funny thing is, during the holidays, I’m the crazy person that tells people to “eat, eat!!” I make everyone’s favorite. Hahaha.
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    • Thank you — Having a 12mo that is attached certainly does burn a ton of calories because that isn’t for an hour, its ALL the time! And remind me not to come to your house for the holidays LOL

  9. Going with the flow here! I crave things I never usually crave this time of year – peppermint mocha type stuff. Sugar cookies. Mmm…I do pretty well because we don’t have that much in the house but a good friend left a bag of sprinkled sugar cookies in my mailbox last night.
    I ate them all already.
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  10. Oh wow those short ribs look AMAZING! I don’t limit myself at holidays but I don’t gorge anyway like I used to in my early 20s. I’m more of a nibbler 😉
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  11. Yeah! It feels so good when things fit the way they are supposed to. No squeezing required. You look amazing!

    I haven’t’t really done any holiday eating yet. And we’re not celebrating until January so check back with me then. :)
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  12. I honestly don’t worry about what I eat this time of year. So far everything still fits, so I think I am doing ok. :) I do like to indulge though, as you know.
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  13. Girl I’m over here clapping to because I can really see your progress with that jacket! ROUND OF APPLAUSE!!!!! YASSSSS
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  14. My pregnancy has definitely thrown a wrench in my idea of healthy eating. It seems I come up with something I want to eat everyday. Sometimes it is a little bit healthy, but mostly, it is salty and not healthy. I haven’t really craved sweet, but that red velvet cake and brownie looks tasty right now! I also used to love love pork. Ribs, sausage, ham, pork loin, bacon, you name it. We cut down a lot on it though in recent years. With the pregnancy though, I’m looking at that rib and I can definitely buy some ribs and make some for dinner! Yum! LOL.
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    • you a preggers!! Baby runs the cravings!! I know you know how to measure your eating without going overboard, but you definitely have loads more leeway than me!

  15. No parties over here! That short rib looks good ma’am! Good thing you do workout on the weekends….makes you feel a tad better about these little parties!
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  16. You get more than 2 claps … you get a round of applause! No big holiday parties for us here, just a Christmas play at Little’s school tonight and a full turkey dinner put on by the students. I’m hitting the treadmill for 10k today so that should take care of the extra slice of pie I plan on eating right?
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  17. those short ribs look TO-DIE-FOR. i did mention i am preggers, right? can i get a helping of those short ribs please?!
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  18. !0 claps for you!! It is so hard to balance amazing holiday food with the healthy stuff!

  19. Oh, I am so with you on all the holiday eating. It’s got to stop! Add PMS to that and it’s like one giant week-long caloriefest. I hate to admit it, but I’ll likely be looking like a lot of the January dieters next month. BUT…LOVE the fact that you burned 600 calories at Zumba. Great job!
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  20. You are looking too cute in your jacket! The picture is gorgeous! I’m managing my holiday intake by eating healthy meals at dinner during the work week(grilled salmon, salads, and rice). I’m watching myself on the sweets, but the starches are what get me…especially during ‘that time of the month!’ I’m a savory food kind of girl!
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  21. Yay! Awesome job with good eating over the holidays! My plan is to stay really active and make as many good choices as I can but not to worry too much about splurging!
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  22. Holiday eating has killed me. *hangs head low* today is our christmas party at the Cheesecake Factory. I want to cry……
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  23. WOO WOO! Congrats on your jacket fitting much better – clothing fitting better is such a better indicator of your weight loss than the scale, that stupid scale can DIEEE! ha ha ah!

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend full of delicious eats :)
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