Tuesday, January 08, 2013
You read it correctly, the holidays were a success.
Confession: I lost zero pounds, not even an ounce over the holidays (Thanksgiving-New Years)
Excitement: I GAINED zero pounds, not even an ounce over the holidays!
Seriously, while I know many people had the goal of dropping pounds over the holiday season, realistically I wasn't certain that was a possibility for me, however, I knew I didn't want to gain weight over the holidays, so my goal: DON'T GAIN WEIGHT.
I stepped on the scale this morning (figuring the holidays are definitely past and I have now attended my last holiday party (last night) and decided to face the facts, face whatever that small scale would say..... she said.... VICTORY, she said SUCCESS, she said, YOU DID IT, she said WHOOOOOHOOOOOOO.... or really she said, YOU DIDN'T GAIN AN OUNCE!
Holiday season, holiday gatherings, holiday food, Christmas cookies and goodies, you didn't win. I WON!
Yes, I let myself eat some of the marvelous holiday food, yes, I let myself eat the delightful food. (I love holiday food) However, I watched my portions, I ate one cookie rather than four, I ate a small portion of the cheesy potatoes rather than a plateful, I opted for water rather than a can of soda and another glass of wine. I worked out, I ran when I could, I spent some time in the gym, I spent time playing games with my family outside, I went snow shoeing, I took a nap or two.
Holidays, I have proven you wrong, you don't always win (I know lots of people can attest to this), so HA!
When we meet again dear holidays, you won't win, you may have won in the past but the reality is, I have now proven to you and more importantly to myself, that I CAN WIN, I CAN do this! Bring it on holidays! Next year, I will be even stronger and next year I will go into the holidays much much more confident that I did this year.