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True Confessions

Friday, December 03, 2010

Well, this is hard for me to do, but I must confess that for the first time since joining SP I fell off the proverbial wagon for almost a whole week! The holidays are really hard at our house...we have Thanksgiving, three birthdays in December (1, 9, & 19th), and then Christmas and New Years! I confess to all of my friends that I ate over my calorie allowance 3/6 days! Am I a failure? What does God think of me after I implored Him for help and grace?

That's the bad news, but the good news is, I went over, but only 100-200 calories over! What a difference from last year! I do NOT feel like a failure nor a sinner, I just enjoyed life! The difference is not just how fewer calories I consumed, but that they were planned calories! I tracked every bite and planned these...I know life happens and I am right back on the plan!

In the past, I would have given in on Thanksgiving day to all of the holiday delicacies and kept on going until New Year's Day. Now I have no desire to continue gorging...I see an end in sight. Are you as amazed as I am that Christmas is almost here? Does it seem to you that we just celebrated Christmas 2009? That's how fast a year goes, and when I think about how fast it will arrive in 2011 it gives me the motivation to keep on working the program because at this time next year, in a seemingly blink of an eye, I will be at my goal! Be of good courage, my Spark Friends, your destiny is awaiting you! Happy Holidays to all! emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SILLYHP1953 12/12/2010 8:32PM

    You are doing great!! Thanks for the motivation.

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DONNAJZ4241 12/3/2010 10:15PM

    Way to go! You planned what you were eating, tracked it and went over just a little...but didn't let it make you lose control. Congratulations! emoticon

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STEPHIEKNITS 12/3/2010 3:18PM

    I agree. I don't see it as fall off the wagon, you planned and you enjoyed well. That is very good!

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NEVERORNOW 12/3/2010 2:05PM

    You did very well! emoticon I'd not even think of that as falling off the wagon, lol, more like you just leaned over the side a bit and then caught yourself!

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LORISMITH_125 12/3/2010 1:38PM

    Give yourself a break- 100-200 calaories over during the holidays is not a failure, heck, adding a piece of pie to your day adds more than that, so you made some adjustments somewhere. It is hard this time of year, but it will be fine if you just increase your physical activity a little, that what I'm trying to do. Good luck!

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