Wednesday, December 26, 2012
It was nice to hear family commenting on my weight loss when I arrived at my parents' home yesterday. My wife has been a wonderful support as I've worked at my weight loss. For Christmas, she got me new sweat pants (size medium - nice change from large) and a nice sweat shirt for my exercises routines. She also got me a food scale, something I wanted to be able to track my food intack better. I enjoyed a fabulous Christmas dinner of scallops and chicken and exquisite sides without overeating - staying with one serving eaten slowlly and savored. The week ahead will test my resolve as we go from one family gathering to the next but I am determined to fully enjoy the special meals by savoring each bite and sticking to one serving - no seconds. I'm also going to track to keep myself motivated. I feel like I'm off to a good start to enjoying the holidays while staying on track with my goals.
I also had fun yesterday adding exercise into the long seven hour drive to my parents' home. I did ten minutes of exercise before leaving for the trip. Then I did isometric exercises in the car off and on. Did some jogging while fueling up (embarrassing my daughter a bit) and ten more minutes of exericise upon arriving. We ate a healthy lunch on the road that we had packed ahead of time. Instead of feeling stiff and sore upon arrive as normal I felt great. It seems possible to enjoy a healthy holiday - so far so good.