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Holiday Update: Back On Track Again!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Well, I can't say I've been very successful in consuming fewer calories over the past months, or losing weight either. Actually gained 3 lbs but I hate, hate, HATE to move the tracker. Isn't that silly? It is what it is, so I may as well admit it, right?

Ok, if it still is what it is on Sunday, I'll move it. Who knows, maybe it's water weight...

And I'm back on track now, eating right and logging it all in without too much damage done, so I'm not going to regret a little excess during the festivities...

On the bright side, I can run again! (see earlier blog on arthroscopic knee surgery - bleh). Just a little bit, doing 1 mile of running to 3 miles of walking once or twice a week, and doing elliptical and yoga the other days. And doing my PT exercises 3-4 times a week (Hooahhhh! and no, I'm not Army, just picked it up doing their awesome 10 mile race a few times over the past 10 years!). I plan to be VERY careful and not run too much, switching it out with other cardio, but just being able to do cardio again should do a world of good.

So, the holidays were fun this year, but a major distraction on the food front. I had both my boys home and I am literally embarrassed to say how much I spent on food and drink...but I do love to feed them. And they do appreciate it! And we did go to a few parties and take a bottle of wine or a casserole of mac and cheese or, well, no, I didn't take the darn chocolates...they stayed home. Laying in wait for me. And they got me. Note to self: do not purchase large quantities of chocolate thinking you're going to give them away. Because you won't! So, yes the holidays were a bit tough and challenging, but so much fun.

And even through the holidays, I managed to keep on top of my other goals, restoring order to my home...and alright, maybe not doing quite so well with the budget, but I have a plan for restoring order there: I am thinking about getting a roommate when my younger son's job comes through and he gets his own place. That would make a big difference.

Other things not so much fun right now, but I am working them out. I am determined to be as happy as I can. I think that's a reasonable goal, don't you?

So here is to rededication (again!), with much determination and hope that I am able to overcome any obstacles I find in my path!

Cheers! And here's to a happy New Year!
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    You've got to leave some room for living. You can't be on a diet or counting calories all of the time, right? Some day those training wheels have to come off...unless you want to be here for the rest of your life tracking everything. I know I don't. I've been using Spark for 4+ years and am slowly learning that I have to cut myself some slack on holidays, vacations, and other celebrations. Weight naturally fluctuates, right? So I think it's perfectly natural to gain a little over Xmas and then get back to it after New Year's.
    Remember that every day you are improving your health simply by eating well and moving that body.
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    1976 days ago
    I like that it's your goal to be as happy as you can. More people should adopt it! :)
    1976 days ago
    Good for you getting back on track. Feels so good to do so.
    Make it a great 2013! You can do it!
    Have a terrific day.
    1976 days ago
    Good luck! A new year for a better start!

    1976 days ago
    Nell, thanks, that makes total sense. I'll do it.
    1976 days ago
    Do move your tracker. Your weight is what it is, and you'll want to see the success of losing those pounds you gained.
    1976 days ago
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