Gearing up for the Holidays
Monday, November 14, 2011
I have begun putting on my battle gear for the holidays, which are fast approaching. My problems generally begin with Halloween, so this year, I joined Weight Watchers the week prior to Halloween, with the idea that having to face a group of people would keep me from caving on Halloween.
It worked. The first week, which included Halloween, I actually lost 3.4 pounds. The second week, I lost 3.8 pounds. This week, the scale showed that I lost another 5.8 pounds - which I'm sure is actually less (I'd been doing a lot of physically intensive work at a volunteer event prior to the meeting, and I think I was pretty dehydrated), but still, I think I may have lost a true 3 lbs or so. So far, the scale at the Weight Watcher building shows that I've lost over 13 lbs in three weeks.
Granted, I fully realize that this will slow down. I'm in the first phase, where you lose all that extra water weight, etc., and while the body is still getting used to the new diet, etc. But still, 13 lbs is a good jump-start, so I'm happy. It makes me feel confident that I can lose 15 by Thanksgiving, and hitting that 15 lb mark will help me stay accountable on Thanksgiving weekend. I would LOVE to have 30 lbs gone by Christmas, but that's barely feasible (could be, but it'd be pushing it, especially with how the holiday season usually goes), but I known without a doubt I can get 5% of my starting weight gone by Christmas, and I know I can get to 20 lbs.
I'm starting to feel motivated again, truly motivated, after a very long bout of feeling very unmotivated and helpless. I'm finally being able to see clearly again.