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The Infamous "Santa 7."


Monday, January 06, 2014

It goes without saying, every Christmas Season, like clockwork, for as long as I can remember, I gain 7 lbs. Hence the name ďSanta 7.Ē Now the season is not officially over in this house until Jan 7, Ukrainian Christmas. We do this to honor the relatives on Rodís momís side. And it gives me a legitimate excuse to leave the decorations up a little longer. Now, I hope Iím not jinxing myself by saying this before the end, but to date, I didnít gain an ounce! And by no means did I refrain from enjoying what the season had to offer. I gave myself license to have what ever I felt I needed. The only difference this year is that I didnít allow myself to have everything I wanted. It was need vs want.

Now, to be fair, there were times when I absolutely needed to have an almond slice, or a chocolate ball, Xmas cake or other specialty, available only at this time. But I only allowed myself 1, no seconds. Beyond 1, it is no longer a need, but a want. And I feel if I live a life of need vs want things will go much better. Iím even hoping to post a loss this week.
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STALEYK 1/24/2014 2:50PM

    Sounds like you made a good plan and stuck with it!

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KRISKAY1962 1/22/2014 5:45PM

    I HAVEN'T KEPT UP VERY WELL WITH MY SPARK FRIENDS. IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE HANGING IN THERE PRETTY GOOD. I MANAGED TO KEEP THE WEIGHT OFF BUT NOT LOSING ANY MORE, I AM STUCK, AND HAVE BEEN SENSE LAST MAY. I AM WORKING HARD RIGHT NOW TO LOSE MORE WEIGHT AND I HAVE NOT GIVEN UP. I THINK IT IS PRACTICE FOR KEEPING IT OFF FOR GOOD. TAKE CARE. KEEP SPARKING.
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BOSS61 1/8/2014 9:09AM

    I try hard to identify with a chocolate "need" or a sweets "need." I have many food weaknesses (I need nuts by way of example) but not that. Happy Ukrainian Xmas all the same.

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GLYNISADELE 1/7/2014 5:11PM

    What can I say? You are just awesome!!!!!! Well done, go girl and just plain WOW!!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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LYNMEINDERS 1/7/2014 3:06AM

    Woohoo...go you...thats awesome...

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SPARKFRAN514 1/6/2014 11:45PM

    way to go on no weight gain this season . Enjoy the rest of the Christmas season. I still have my Christmas up too !

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1CRAZYDOG 1/6/2014 9:52PM

    Awesome job! Enjoy the Ukranian Christmas celebration!

HUGS

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IMEMINE1 1/6/2014 9:30PM

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LIBBYG7 1/6/2014 4:13PM

    Hi Boo-----
Congrats on your uncommon good sense!! and your success!! emoticon

Of course, when it comes to me, I NEED that second piece of whatever ---- and maybe even a third. Especially late at night when I'm semi-comatose.
How do you NEED a first piece of pie or a scoop of ice cream? No.....with me, it definitely starts with want. Then comes the needing... Now.............how do I stop the wanting?????
If you have an answer ---- pls. relay.
Luv and hugs.
Me.
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CHEBBA 1/6/2014 4:02PM

    Well done Twinnie! Terrific - and it just goes to show that eating healthily doesn't mean going without yummies.

This Christmas was so quiet for us that we didn't even do a "Christmas Shop", which was actually OK. No boxes of choccies, no Christmas pud (yuk), no bread sauce and no mince pies! If it's there it beckons, if it's not there, well, tough. And then Christmas is over anyway. We didn't have a miserable table, it just wasn't groaning and neither were we. However, just after Christmas my pal in Philly sent her usual gift, a box of bits and bobs - some non-food and some of it tasty things. And there they were, like hen's teeth or rocking-horse doodah over here in England... her annual gift of Hershey Kisses! Mmmmm....

Like you, I'm being careful and sensible, but not setting harsh goals..... and my Hershey Kisses are a godsend. 22cals each, I'm treating myself to a couple or so every day and tracking them. You have illustrated that treats are fine as long as we balance them out with healthy practices.

Hugs and WELL DONE AGAIN!

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MENNOLY 1/6/2014 2:06PM

    emoticon emoticon I wish I could say the same about no weight gain. You are doing great!

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LUANN7 1/6/2014 2:04PM

    I am so glad you didn't gain-that is great-congratulations!!!!

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