Tuesday, December 07, 2010
I had my yearly family Christmas Party on Saturday nite and it was great! I was more focused on talking with my relatives and not so much on the food. It just amazes me how a change in thinking can make such a difference. I ate light during the day before the party but made sure I didn't go there starving. I had some of the healthier appetizers - fruit, shrimp and kept away from the cheeses and dips which were more fattening. Dinner I kept to my usual strategy and I did indulge in some dessert but didn't over do and I didn't go off the deep end because I had eaten some sweets. All these small successes add up and help to motivate me further. I can feel myself wanting to relax and let go for the holidays but I am not going to let myself do that. I am going to enjoy the holidays but not go overboard. I am thinking that if I get myself involved in a challege (and hopefully I can find the time to do it) it will keep me on track and accountable.
Thinking back over the past year I admit I'm not perfect but I am 18 lbs. or so lighter than when I started on January 4th and that is an accomplishment. I have also stayed with Sparkpeople all year and that is too a first. This makes me hopeful that maybe this time will be different. I am not losing fast, but I am losing and maybe, just maybe I will get all this weight off before long. I know its in my power and only I can do it. This will be the first year I won't make a weight loss resolution. I will just keep on sparking and continuing my journey for 2011!