Christmas Weekend......Not such a success

Monday, December 27, 2010

Not sure what happened, but all my resolve just disappeared, I had to have gained at least 5 lbs. over the weekend but I'm too afraid to get on the scale! It would have been fine but two things contributed to my lack of willpower - I baked cookies and it was a long weekend! I had a 1/2 day on Thursday so I came home and I was a little bored and for some reason its not Christmas unless I bake something. So I set out and made a couple of batches of cookies. The problem was they had no place to go, I couldn't bring them to work and I wasn't going anywhere for the holidays so home they sat. I started eating them and I have to tell you they tasted awesome. I haven't eaten cookies in such a long time and it was like a crazy person was loose. I didn't have one or two at a time, I'm talking three, four, five. And the funny thing is I'm not a big cookie person. The whole weekend was like that. And now here I sit, feeling like a big blob, mad at myself for letting myself go like that! I'm not beating myself up about it but I am a little disappointed I haven't made the changes in myself that would have stopped something like that from happening!

Anyways, here I sit at work today, getting back on track, drinking my water and getting on my treadmill tonight. I know if I really want to make some headway in 2011 I have to get more serious about this and not be so relaxed on my eating. I think sometimes I give myself too much freedom to not make anything off limits. I know what I have done wrong and I know what I need to do If I want to make progress. That is one of my goals for 2011, to concentrate on what and how much I eat and to exercise enough. 2010 was not a failure though, it brought some weightloss and changes that I've never been able to make so I can look back and be proud of what I did accomplish. I can see I wasn't the only one over the holidays who went crazy with the cookies so I guess we can only be human sometimes! 2011 we can and will continue to have successes!
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  • no profile photo LINNRAE
    I think I have a slightly different take on the cookie disaster. You will have to find recipes next year that you don't like. You could not make the cookies and set yourself up for temptation. Bake the cookies on a good day and freeze them. Think through how this whole thing came about and even write down what you will do next year when the cookie monster raises her head again. It is like you went through a battle and the other side won. Plan the next year's campaign now and be proud that you have faced up to the defeat but are not down for the count.
    3823 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5080021
    I think we are all walking in your shoes. Just remember a couple days of bad choices doesn't quench the progress, it just slows it down a bit. You are doing what needs to be done by getting back on the band wagon. Good for you.
    3825 days ago
    Oh, those cute little cookies...so tempting every time! Whatever happened is the past now. Maybe spend some time reflecting, but then continue moving forward. You are drinking your water and taking steps to get back on track...awesome. Each day gives us a chance to start over and you're doing that!
    3825 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6484093
    The big thing is that you're back at work today drinking your water and you have plans to get on the treadmill tonight. That's what it's all about. We are going to deviate, but now it seems easier to get back on track. That's progress!

    I had three days of holiday get togethers. The first day I was awesome. The second day I had a few slips. Yesterday was complete chaos. Today I determined to get back on track and go to the gym, which I did. But now that I'm home again, I seem to be slipping. And what's really scarey is that I'm not too upset about it. Must change my attitude so I can have a more productive 2011 . . . .
    3825 days ago
    You seem to be in the same boat as me. I did a lot of baking these past two weeks for friends and family as gifts. I didn't really eat a lot of it, just to taste. However, other foods and not too much exercise brought about what I fear is a 5lb gain as well. Do not look at your cookie rage as something you did wrong though because it only seems to make you less able to control yourself in the future. I have realized that now the holidays are over and now I have no excuses to fall on when it comes to food or exercise. So get back in there and stay positive I know you will do just fine!
    3825 days ago
    Homemade cookies have been my downfall too. I can't seem to get enough of them this year.
    3825 days ago
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