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What a Christmas!

Friday, December 25, 2009

My gift to me today was to totally enjoy tasting all the goodies! I decided not to track today and I ate so many "forbidden sweets" that I am totally stuffed!

So, I had to get my sparkpoints - I attempted to log my foods into the Nutrition Tracker and am sure I am woefully off, but probably pretty close.

I ate close to 2 days food, salt, carbs, fat - you name it, I ate it!

Do I have any regrets?

No! I don't have a single regret for over-indulging today. This was my Christmas present to myself and I not only ate like I enjoyed it, I enjoyed what I ate.

Could it have been worse? Oh my yes! But I was just too full to eat another bite, lol.

Will I weigh tomorrow?

Oh my yes! Because I need to see the number on the scale, no matter what it is.

I know my weight will be up tomorrow but I also know I didn't really gain a pound let alone the 2+ that the scale might show.

Now to flush out all the fat, sugar and salt I consumed during the remainder of this weekend. Fruits, veggies and lots of water. Can you say "soup"?

I only hope that everyone reading my blog also had a great Christmas and no regrets. It is one day a year, a day to celebrate my saviors birth and like it or not, we celebrate with food. It really doesn't matter what religion you follow; most religions celebrate with food and it never seems to be low-calorie foods.

Today I celebrated my life.

Tomorrow is another day and I return to my Spark Program.

Love life! emoticon emoticon emoticon

**edit: 12/26 -
weighin 123.7 - still within 5 lb range from 120 but higher than I would prefer.
Already did the treadmill for 2 miles and had a sensible fruit-filled breakfast!
Did some ST already too, more to follow later today along with mega-veggies!

***edit: 12/27 -
weighin 122.0 - still doing my ST and eating my freggies!

12/28 122.1 - but still doing ST!! and eating my freggies and drinking my water!!

12/29 121.7 - coming down again! Still doing ST! No veggies today emoticon but 4 fruits emoticon

12/30 121.9 - still doing ST. Circumstances made leftovers the only choice for very late lunch - eating fresh fruits instead of veggies this week. Got to use them up!

12/31 122.0 - ending the year up a bit but doing so much more ST that I don't care! See y'all next year!!
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    Sounds like a great present to me. Glad you enjoyed.
    2492 days ago
    Glad you enjoyed your cheat day, I did too!
    2493 days ago
    Good for you! Glad you CELEBRATED. It is a special time, once per year.
    2493 days ago
    Teeheehee....came to pay you a blog visit too...Loved the blog! Fudge? of all things!! CHUCK CHUCK CHUCK!!

    Glad you had a great holiday....I'm off to food shop tomorrow morning and cut up all of the fruits & veggies for the week; even on our trip upstate, I'm bringing fruit.

    Rock on!! emoticon emoticon
    2493 days ago
    Out of the entire year, we have to have at least one cheat day. Glad you enjoyed yours.
    2494 days ago
    Merry Christmas!

    With almost six months at goal weight, one holiday isn't going to return you to a constant overeating habit or stop your exercise habit.

    Good for you for a great attitude -- one I really admire!
    2494 days ago
    Christmas is all about celebrating being alive, and you are certainly one very lively being. So glad you shared your Christmas, Hugs.
    2494 days ago
    Sounds very sensible to me! Also fun! And fun is essential!
    2494 days ago
    You are so cool! I'm glad that you had a fantastic Christmas, and a tasty one too!!! I did cheat, but I kept it to a minimum.... I guess if you think that 10 Anise Cookies is a minimum! Love them, and I enjoyed.

    I do think that we celebrate Christmas with food, and I think we can all enjoy small indulgences once or twice a year.

    Hope the New Year brings good health and happiness to you and your family!

    Laura emoticon
    2495 days ago
  • MARTY19
    What I love about you is you don't whine and blame everyone and everything for what you did. I'm so glad you enjoyed every bite you ate. Way to go. I didn't track but as soon as I get home I will be back on my scale. I too enjoyed and if there is a price to be paid I gladly pay it because it was worth it.

    Love you,
    2495 days ago
    As ever, you have such a balanced and sensible attitude. I'm glad that you enjoyed Christmas. You deserve every treat that you had!
    2495 days ago
    Glad that you had a good day and indulged. I did the same. Overall I did much better than I did last year. That's a victory.
    Now to hit the treadmill!

    emoticon emoticon
    2495 days ago
    Delighted to hear that you had a lovely Christmas

    I had a great one too, with a delicious dinner

    But today it is back to the exercise :)
    2495 days ago
  • _VALEO_
    I'm glad you had a great day with your family, and guilt-free in the food department.
    All family gatherings involve food, and you're right it is never a "light meal"!

    You go, girl!

    2495 days ago
    I did eat more than usual yesterday and today, but it was a matter of dropping the restriction from a calculated -8 lbs/month to -6 lbs/month. (300-400 more calories than I usually eat)

    I tracked everything and did my exercise. Tomorrow it's back to the -8 lbs/month intake.

    I considered it part of the experimentation I need in order to slow down the rate of loss as I get closer to goal (less than 10 lbs left). And yet I did get to taste more things than I would have otherwise. So for me it was a way to get close to the edge without actually going out of my comfort zone.

    I did gain .6 lbs between yesterday morning and this morning. Tomorrow will be interesting.
    2495 days ago
    emoticon THAT'S the spirit, Linda! What you had was a planned holiday feast, a healthy way to celebrate life - especially on Christmas! I take mental notes on how you deal with all these challenges, and I'm glad you met this one with joy and enjoyment! - Susan emoticon
    2495 days ago
    Love life is right!!!! I believe their own times for everything. Today was a day your chose to eat what you chose - good for you - I see nothing wrong with it. You will get back on track and be just fine. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
    2495 days ago
    You are, once again, my hero.
    That's what I did today, too.
    I had a wonderful ONE DAY indulgence and loved every minute of it.
    Merry Christmas!
    elizabeth> emoticon
    2495 days ago
    Thank you. It's good to know just how you did it. You'll be just fine.
    2495 days ago
    Awesome blog. Thank you for sharing Linda. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself and had a good "guilt free" day. You've worked very hard and you surely deserve it! emoticon
    2495 days ago
    A great attitude. Why spoil a perfectly perfect day my beating yourself up. Like Bob Crachit told Ebenezer Scrooge, "It's but one day a year". You earned today and you enjoyed it. Good!
    2495 days ago
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