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Wk 90 Weigh In Christmas eating

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Hello and good Saturday to you all. This was a rough week, eh? These weeks that involve feasts are feared by all of us who are trying to lose weight and get healthier. We know there's going to be lots of good food and drinks doing their best to tempt us into giving in to their calorie laden siren song.

So I say give in. In the grand scheme of things what's really going to be the damage from enjoying yourself gastronomically for a few days? A bad weigh in? Big deal, odds are that we have all had bad weigh ins during weeks where there is no feasting taking place. So go ahead, give in to the temptation and enjoy the delicacies of the season. That doesn't mean you should give yourself carte blanche to pig out, but enjoy yourself.

That's what I did this week, I enjoyed the Christmas food. Unfortunately I also enjoyed other foods for most of the week as well. I gained this week and I know that if I had been diligent each day, except Christmas, I probably would have posted a small loss. But I didn't and I'm not that concerned about it. I still want to try and stay at or below 217.2 when I weigh in on the 5th of January, but if I don't accomplish that, it won't be the end of the world!

Let's check this week's numbers:

Weight : 218.0
Gain : 1.6
Total : 99.2

So I gained 1.6 lbs, actually I don't think that's too bad considering how much I ate this week. So I won't be beating myself up over this gain. If I were to beat myself up over anything, it would be for not losing more weight in the last month so it would be easier to stay below 217.2!

Well, that's all from me for now. I wish that each and everyone of you have a happy and safe New Year's Eve and that 2013 brings all that you desire.

Ken Heaston
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    Ken, you have done amazingly well on this journey. It's great that you pay close attention to the changing trends and make adjustments as needed. I continue to be inspired by you!
    1990 days ago
    That is not a bad week at all Ken!!!! Now it's time we get back on it!!! We can get this weight off quick and we will!!! Let's get it Brother!!!
    1992 days ago
    A rough week indeed, but I have faith that you'll work it off in no time! Love the positive attitude! That's what keeps us going :) emoticon
    1992 days ago
    awesome!! love the attitude.
    1992 days ago
    Sounds like a realistic attitude for this time of year. One day at a time, and we have 365 new ones coming up :)
    1994 days ago
  • KITTY775
    Yep, life is supposed to be lived and sometimes that means a little indulgence. I indulged over Christmas, too, but the good thing was that tracking to food made me more aware of what I was putting into my mouth and I did better than normal. Sounds like you have a reasonable attitude. emoticon
    1994 days ago
    I couldnt agree more!!! i say we have to enjoy a little..and as long as we dont continute with it, its fine!
    you are doing GREAT!!

    1996 days ago
    You are doing great! besides twice a year isn't that bad...

    Keep going! and have a happy new year
    1996 days ago
    Great blog Ken and Happy New Year to you too emoticon

    Yes it is not the end of the world. We care about ourselves now and balance is a part of that. If we were too strict , we would be slaves to the food and we are NOT,


    I gained too and had the same opinion before the day came along. I knew I had gained new skills to face the day and enjoyed myself without going mad.

    So I feel good about it

    thanks for sharing emoticon emoticon
    1996 days ago
    Way better than my 8lb gain, and I did not feast-just gave in here and there for the season's snacks. But like you said "Merry Christmas!" I'll be diligent this week when it's all gone.
    1996 days ago
    I couldn't agree more - I am so done with beating myself up/feeling badly about what I eat, or how I look, or any of that garbage. At this point in my life - I'm done with being so unhappy with myself. Time to celebrate the accomplishments and the positive! That said, not beating ones' self up does not equate to permission to repeat bad choices! So I blew it the last week and a half or so. Fine - it's the holidays! But - what makes the difference between success and failure is picking ourselves up and moving forward with good choices each day rather then get sucked into the old, bad habits and the defeatist all-or-nothing attitude. (I was famous for- I blew it - why bother now? NO MORE!)

    Like you said, good thing we don't have much more to worry about until Easter!'ve got me thinking...maybe I'll have to set a mini - goal to reach by then.

    1.6 gain...that's not bad at all, my friend! Hats off to you! ( I did much worse! )

    A happy and healthy new year to you and yours, Ken!
    1996 days ago
    Nice blog & HAPPY NEW YEAR Ken!! :)
    1996 days ago
    So glad to see you enjoying the holiday, and not letting a couple pounds ruin it for you. Happy New Year!!

    emoticon emoticon
    1996 days ago
  • JULIA_211
    The same to you! January 1rst., will be here very soon, so enjoy what's left of 2012! emoticon emoticon
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