I am on my 2nd triple digit weight loss in 32 years of life and holiday weight gain doesn't phase me.
At 109.8 lbs lost currently on this 3 year journey, I am seasoned enough to know, the 4.6 I gained in 2 days of celebrating Christmas with family will come off within 7-10 days.
At Thanksgiving, I gained 5.8 in 3 days, but within 10 days I had taken all of that off.
Of course it is a lot of work to take the weight off but it is a rare occasion that I allow myself to eat in holiday fashion.
The weight gain didn't worry me and I know I will be taking it off because I have down it so many times before.
I am living the healthy lifestyle the majority of the time, when I arrive home from the holidays, I go back on my Nutrition plan and I exercise a lot to regain my health.
There were a few times when I didn't know if I would be successful in a healthy lifestyle. Growing up I was overweight for many years, I never knew how to eat properly and didn't exercise a lot. It wasn't until my 2 years Weight Loss Program between the ages of 25-27 that I knew what a success I could be in healthy living. I lost 187 lbs and 75 inches in that time and I gained so much knowledge and experience at a Gym and the Weight Loss Center.
As fate would have it, I gained back 153 lbs in 2 years because healthy doesn't necessarily equal happy. We must fix the issues we have that make us use food for comfort in our emotions rather than exercising our emotions away.
Returning to my parents for the holidays paints a very clear picture in my head of why I was so large and trapped mentally for so many years. In two days time at my parents, I can put on between 4.6 and 5.6 lbs in just two days. The family loves to eat and feed people and they don't care about living a healthy lifestyle.
Since living in Canada for 3 years, I am happy that my proximity to that situation is far. It is ok to indulge a couple times a year but this healthy lifestyle guru is bound to be on the right health track again!
My experience has taught me that consistency is the winner in the healthy lifestyle. By always using portion control and exercising for an hour, I will drop on the scale. Hard work is necessary to get there and I am willing to do just that.
Did you know you would be successful? If you achieve success, you will always know. Whether it is 1 lb or 100, your progress tells you that you CAN do it!