A team member posted this and I hope I am allowed to expand on it, it has impacted me that much and it goes like this:
"I heard a report yesterday that we are all at the lowest weight we will be this year and it will take 5 months for most to lose the 10+ pounds they gain in the remainder of 2016"
Yes, I read it in a hurry and then gave my head a shake and reread it and the first thought that came to my mind was WHAAATT THAT CAN'T BE RIGHT and my second thought was "Not me, I am not going to fall victim to this prediction." On closer examination of that prediction, I realized that yes, I have been a victim of it. As recently as last year!!! I gained 5.6 lbs between October 6 and December 31 and would have gained a whole lot more if I hadn't found Spark People and all the wonderful friends here and Guess What I STILL haven't lost those 5.6 pounds. No nooo NO I am not doing that this year, in fact I am going to lose those 5.6 lbs. before December 31.
Yes, I know it will be a challenge because I am a sugarholic and like an alcoholic, once I get started one sweet is too many and 100 is not enough. My challenge will start tonight at my bro-in-law's birthday bash which starts with dinner followed with a dance at the Legion. Oh my this WILL Be a challenge, especially since DH is in an air cast for a broken?sprained? foot, so that will sure cut into my dancing darn and I love love love to dance but I guess I can sit and tap my toes!!
The next challenges will be Thanksgiving, not just the day but the whole weekend, then my and one of my GS's birthdays, Halloween, a birthday in November and I mustn't forget Christmas and the days before!!
I must formulate a plan as to how I am going to maneuver through all those obstacles for without a plan I am doomed. Portion control, yes that's it, only a little and no seconds, next no alcohol cause alcohol makes me loose, NO NOT that kind of loose silly just makes me throw all caution to the wind and any thoughts I ever had of eating wisely goes out the window as I chat up a storm (verbal diarrhea) so diet cola for me tonight. Oh yes a mantra such as "Yes I CAN DO THIS" will surely keep me focused. There that should get me through tonight and that should set the pace for the other celebrations. However, I must never ever let my guard down. Ok I'm good --I have a plan and a mantra that should do it and oh yeah a prayer for good measure.
So everyone who has read this knows about the prediction. How many of my sparkling friends would like to make it a challenge not to become a victim I wonder.