Wednesday, January 01, 2014
In Mid October I got a great piece of news. Something that I have been dreaming of and fighting for for years finally came to fruition. It was going to involve a major relocation, a tighter than usual schedule for a time, and less flexibility eating and exercise-wise as I adjusted.
When the news came in, every friend and family member wanted to take me out to lunch/dinner to celebrate.
I dealt with this on a smaller scale the year before last and gained about 20 pounds
My good exercise and eating habits mitigated that this time. Yes, I only worked out 2-3 times a week, but I did work out. Yes I've been eating out a lot, but I still am getting 2-3 servings of lean dairy and 2-4 servings of fruit.
I've gained about 8 pounds since mid-October and am happy with that. Starting now, I'm going back to the foods that lost me 20 pounds last year (practically destroyed any desire to eat sugar).
It's been the holidays with lots of parties and candy always available. Nothing for me to be ashamed of. It's life.
Though it's not really my goal for this year, I would like to lose about a pound every month (0.2-0.4 pounds a week). I'll blog about my actual goal Saturday.
I'm not sorry that I took the time away from SparkPeople, I needed it.
I'm not beating myself up over the 8 pound gain. I factored it in to my life when the good news came in at holiday time.
Now it's time for me to focus, figure out what my goals are, reseach how to achieve them, hit the gym and hit the fridge. In early July this year, the beach is not going to go to itself.
Just Sayin' (Yes, I think I'm the last person who still uses that term)
- TD Out!