My holiday goals - Wishing for a Happy New Year!!
Friday, October 28, 2011
So, I admit it, I have no willpower! Not just no willpower, none, absolutely none, zero, zilch, NADA!
If I am faced with a plate of cookies, I can, and have turned them down and can avoid them altogether for the entire night without a problem. BUT, if I get a hankering for a sweet, LOOKOUT! I will not only eat one, I will binge and eat the entire bag in one sitting! Or, until I am so absolutely sick to my stomach I tell myself never again. Only to do it again with a different sweet.
I know this is my biggest weakness, my achilles heel to my health and happiness. But you add this to my medications that put on body weight and make it difficult to move and exercise and I have a recipe for disaster.
And now comes the two most dreaded months on the calendar. Most people think this is the happiest time of the year. I fight through the grocery isles, the holiday cooking, the candies, the cookies, the chocolate seemingly overflowing from everywhere! Last year, I decided to make only minimal Christmas cookies for the family get-togethors so I would not have too many left overs. This year, I am thinking, I may not make any. It is just not healthy for myself or my family at this time. Until we can learn to enjoy the goodies on a healthy level, I just do not think that I want them in the house AT ALL!
So, My Holiday Goals for November/December 2010:
- Lose 8 pounds - That is only one pound a week - very do-able
- Exercise a minimun of 4 times a week and track
- drink water daily and track
- blog weekly results
I am hoping my New Years Day will start out with my weight being under 200 pounds for the first time in many years. But more importantly, I hope to have a greater understanding of how to tackle my binging, empower my willpower, and gain control over my weekly weight gains. Hopefully, This will be my gift to myself, and one of the greatest I can give! And, one that will continue to give into the new year.