Monday, December 08, 2008
This time of year is always a struggle. Temptations are hiding around every corner. My office is filled with holiday treats and the holiday parties are slowly but surely taking a toll on my diet. On top of that, the cold and blustery winter weather makes me want to skip the gym and plant myself on the couch (with a giant bowl of pasta) until Spring.
I'm fighting all of these challenges, but I feel that I'm losing the battle. I haven't stepped on the scale in weeks because I'm afraid of what I will see. Yes, I realize that isn't the best strategy.
It would be so easy to just call it quits until the New Year. It's only three weeks, right? How much damage could I really do in three weeks? The thing is, I don't want to be one of those "New Years Resolution" dieters...you know, the people who make the same weight loss resolution every year but never stick with it beyond the month of March. Also, I can't bear the thought of starting from scratch. I don't know exactly where I stand right now, but I don't think I'm back where I started - yet. I could easily get there if I don't watch myself.
So what to do? First off, I need to stop feeling sorry for myself. Yes, it's cold and miserable outside. Deal with it. The weather is not going to change so I just have to work around it. If I don't stay active, I don't have a chance.
Next, I need to focus on my eating. I need to make healthy choices every chance I can get. I know I will fall into traps every once in a while, but making good choices the rest of the time will hopefully counteract those pitfalls.
So my goal from now until the New Year is to NOT GAIN any more weight. I suppose I'll have to weigh myself to keep track. So be it.
Wish me luck. I'm going to need it.