Thursday, December 29, 2011

The holidays are almost over and this is the first year that I can honestly say that I think I am glad. I am usually a Christms "freak"! This year I just was not in the Christmas spirit/mood. It's usually in the '30's here and sometimes we have snow this time of year. This past week has averaged in the low '50's during the day. Also, with finances being tighter than usual (just like everyone else), my JOY for the sheer sake of giving was stifled. And, I'm ashamed to say, worrying about what to eat & drink (or not) has caused me a great deal of stress so, I didn't worry about it. I didn't go CRAZY but I did indulge on Christmas Eve & Christmas day.
I usually weigh-in first thing Monday morning. However, because of the holidays, I have to go to the Tuesday evening meetings until after the 2nd. Our group was told we didn't have to weigh-in because of the time change. I was fully prepared to take advantage of that option until I stepped up to the scale Tuesday evening. At that instant I decided to face what I had done rather than avoiding it (which is my norm) so I took off my shoes and stepped on. I was not "disappointed". The combination of my indulgences (wine, lots of turkey & prime rib with lots of salt, etc...), fluid retention from my indulgences and weighing in the evening rather than the morning showed up as a 4.8 pound gain! Talk about a slug in the gut!!! That was more than enough to get me back on track. And, according to my home scale, I've already begun to undo the damage.
So . . . one more hurdle to get over or through (New Year's Eve) and we'll be "there" ~ through the holidays and out on the other side. Phew!!! I think I'm going to keep my hurdle very quiet & subdued.
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    Hey friend! It's been quite a year! I have fallen off the wagon as my mom took ill around Thanksgiving. So that with the eating of the holidays and no exercise were like a loose cannon! I hope that 2012 brings us both a wonderful start to a new year! emoticon
    3197 days ago
    Sounds like you are back on track-
    I'm sure you can hurdle it :-) emoticon
    3197 days ago
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