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TG The 2013 Eating Season is OVER!!


Monday, January 20, 2014

This is the first year I have ever actually tracked the effects of the eating season on my body, and, well, wow. I take a 3-4 week Christmas break, and it is par-tay time with the family . . . complete with lots of red wine, ice cream, and butter butter butter, bay-bee!

So, I just did whatever, with the intention of checking back in here at the end of it all to check the impact, and impact it was. My first weigh-in, two weeks ago, said I had gained 14 lbs! So, I lept right back on the scale and it said 11 lbs and I decided to go with that one rotfl, although I could not bear to post that weight on here . . . how sad, eh? :/

However, I was very motivated to get back wit' da pro-grammmm, so did my first week and weight in again: down 5 lbs. Then this week, down another 2 lbs so only at a net gain of of 4 lbs (or 7 if you count that first weigh-in that I am trying to ignore lol. The mind is a wonderful thing.)

The scary part is what my Eating Season eating-style did to my other numbers. I have put on sooo much fat!! I didn't do those measurements two weeks ago because I didn't want to know, but did them today: There's an extra inch on my waist, an inch and a half on my hips, even a half-inch on my neck, ugh.

But that's a good thing, because I needed to be brought up short. I don't do New Year's Resolutions, but here's my new Life Avowal: I will eat healthily during ALL seasons, and when I party, it will still be with care, and with tracking, dammit.

No, I am not beating myself up. I am just shocked, but shocked into action is a good thing, so I say,

Thanks again, sparkpeople.com, for the tools I need to get and stay HEALTHY!!

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MAMABUGAZ 1/20/2014 10:25AM

    Our body types are all different.

But, during my weight loss phase (I'm in maintenance now), 6 lbs very consistently equalled one inch in my waist.

Glad to hear you are back on the weight loss wagon. You lost it before; you can do it again.

~ Faith

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NORTHFIRE 1/20/2014 10:10AM

  Thanks for the support, and exactly lol. It was a fun experiment in a way, as I make an awsum Christmas meal that goes on for a week lol, but wow, am glad to have learned what I did! I have announced to my many adult children that next year's Christmas offerings will be heart-healthy, and am not sure any of them will show for the feast, but I will be busy learning new ways of prepping old faves so they will still be happy. Or maybe I will still do the old faves, but give allllll the leftovers away. And of course, the week before and the week after for me are being eliminated, and going back to normal, not Eating Season mode. Live and learn . . . a good motto for all lol

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MBRASSFIELD2 1/20/2014 10:02AM

    Glad you are back at it. I guess we all need to learn moderation and track track track.
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