Friday, December 28, 2012
I'm back from Vermont, and when I got on the scale yesterday I was actually kind of afraid to step on. I haven't had that fear of the scale for almost a year!! I usually weigh myself daily, not obsessively but because it's now part of my routine. I don't even think about the results for more than 5 seconds until I go on with the rest of my routine. It's just something I do every morning!
I expected to have gained a couple of pounds. I was prepared for the worst. All of that food and not a lot of moving! I'm not used to it.
Imagine my surprise and glee when I saw that I had somehow LOST a pound! I was so excited! Now I'm just trying to reason out how exactly that happened. I thought about it and decided I really didn't eat that terribly, considering. I brought a vegetable platter with low-fat ranch dip to a Christmas Eve party, knowing that it would be the healthiest and most vegetarian thing there, and ate a lot of that before I allowed myself to snack on other more delicious things. That definitely helped. I also really took it easy on the sweet treats. We spent an entire day baking cookies, but that day I only tested out one or two of them. Plus I went for a run that day! And even after that, I probably only ate another 2 cookies for the next 2 days. The bad day was Christmas, when I had two pieces of pie for dessert. Really my only big indulgence, though! At our dinner, I ate mostly sides, since I don't eat turkey. My Mom also cooked me a Tofurkey! :-) They're delicious and packed with protein!
I am still a pound over my goal, but I am still celebrating. That pound will come off, as will many more next year--but I'll wait for my next post to talk about that! :-)