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!